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Cricket in the 40s

Cricket team photo, 1949, Waverley College

The 1st XI in 1948/49

The First XI in 1948/1949 included Kelly, Curotta, Hunter, Ford, Prichard, Morrin, Gow, Fitzhugh, Watson, Hayes and Blundell. The team noted their ‘most successful year’, winning 5 games in the first innings, drawing another two and losing one game to both Cranbrook and Knox.

Posing in their whites, the boys are wearing a unique Waverley College Blazer, made of ‘royal blue wool with striking gold stripes, off-set with a hint of red’. From available records, it seems that these blazers were only worn by the school’s sporting champions – the cricketers and the swimming team amongst them.  By the mid 1950s, the blazers were no longer apparent, replaced with a plain deep blue jacket that formed part of a suit.