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Interstate Championships

Men's: 10 May 1952, Nepean River NSW
Women's: 17 May 1952, Town Reach Brisbane River QLD

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1952 programme

1952 Programme Cover for the Men's Interstate Championships

 

Regatta Committee & Officials

Regatta Committee: Doug W Bowden, Eddie G Dorsch, Charles R Smith, C D Taylor, Jack Reddan, Victor A Mossong, Doug Keys, Sid Rafter, William McCormack, Jack McCormack, William (Bill) K Murray, Bruce W L Neale, Fred C Cronin, Harry F Kerr, John R Winton
Starter: Ossie N Rosevear
Umpires: John R Winton (Eights), Tom C Nickson (Sculls)
Judge: L R Hoolahan
Timekeepers: Doug Keys & N C Pottie

64th Men's Interstate Eight-Oared Championship—The King's Cup

Distance: 3 Miles
Time: 15.30.8
Margin: 4 lengths

1st VIC - Bow: William L Wallace, 2: Brian J Doyle, 3: Harry D Duncan, 4: Warwick O Granowski, 5: P Neil Everist, 6: W Neville Howell, 7: A G (Paddy) Barrett, Str: Robert R Aitken, Cox: W Max Bailey, Emerg: S John Rowe, Cch: Norman Cairnes, Manager: Dean J R Morgan, Selectors: Ron J March, Jack South & coach
2nd NSW - Bow: Robert N Tinning, 2: Vic R Middleton, 3: Don R Palmer, 4: Ernie W Chapman, 5: Nimrod Greenwood, 6: Mervyn D Finlay, 7: Edward O G Pain, Str: Phil A Cayzer, Cox: Tom E M Chessell, Emergs: David R Anderson & Geoff Williamson, Cch: Tom E M Chessell, Mgr: A B (Joe) Gould
3rd TAS - Bow: W C Paul, 2: Jack D Grace, 3: D E Heron, 4: Harry C Wells, 5: B D H Fisher, 6: Robert R Boniwell, 7: Robert J Clark, Str: Frank L Heron, Cox: David C Archer, Emergs: Malcolm H Will & D H Hammond, Cch: Ivan Short, Mgr: J C Meehan
4th WA - Bow: Gerry O Fagan, 2: Jack H Richardson, 3: R G (Bob) Semple, 4: Allan G Hall, 5: John A McMeekin, 6: Alec W Murphy, 7: Graham L Norton, Str: Paul T Travers, Cox: Allan T Botterell, Emerg: N Lindsay Hart, Cch: R R (Dick) Day, Mgr: Jack F Howson
5th QLD - Bow: D L Jones, 2: K A Taylor, 3: D G McDonald, 4: D S Kronfeld, 5: D H Gutteridge, 6: A Battaglene, 7: F Hepple, Str: C J Brett, Cox & Cch: D Brown, Emerg: R Hitchcock
6th SA - Bow: E Tucker, 2: R Simpson, 3: I Lowcock, 4: Bryan Draper, 5: K H Simmons, 6: Keith L Coldwell, 7: John A Hill, Str: Graham D Coldwell, Cox: C Davis, Emerg: R S Webb, Cch: R Francis, Mgr: Robert S Palmer

1952 Victorian Men's Eight

Bow: William L Wallace, 2: Brian J Doyle, 3: Harry D Duncan, 4: Warwick O Granowski, 5: P Neil Everist, 6: W Neville Howell, 7: A G (Paddy) Barrett, Str: Robert R Aitken, Cox: W Max Bailey

NSW were the early leaders in this race but were quickly overhauled by Victoria by the mile mark. Victoria and NSW set the same rating of 34 but Victoria drew away over the rest of the race. The media called for the NSW crew to have their nomination for the Olympic Games withdrawn in favour of the Victorian crew. However the Australian selector Joe Gould maintained his faith in the crew. The crew had taken their travel injections just prior to this race and several had suffered badly from them including stroke Phil Cayzer.

Men's Interstate Sculling Championship—The President's Cup

Time: 15.14.5
Distance: 2 1/2 miles
Margin: 300 yards

1st NSW - Mervyn T Wood
2nd QLD - Sid F Rogers
3rd TAS - A Jones
VIC did not start due to work commitments- Ron V Rawlins

Mervyn Wood

As the margin indicates, this was another commanding performance by Merv Wood.

Women's Interstate Four-Oared Championship—The ULVA Trophy

Distance: 3/4 Mile
Time: 4.47.0
Margin: 6 lengths

1st NSW - Bow: Gloria Woolbank, 2: Shirley Harrison, 3: Doris Collins, Str: Fay Barnes, Cox: Lionel Robberds, Cch: Gordon Parry
2nd QLD - Bow: Colleen Sexton, 2: Pam Sexton, 3: Judith Webb, Str: Muffy Reid, Cox: Mr S Barker, Cch: Mr Robert G Longmore
3rd VIC

Queensland Women's Four

Bow: Colleen Sexton, 2: Pam Sexton, 3: Judith Webb, Str: Muffy Reid, Cox: Mr S Barker

The NSW win was commanding, leading from start to finish.

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