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Rowing Victoria State Championships

1957 Rowing Victoria State Championships

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Race Results

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Victorian Eight-Oared Championship

(2 1/4 miles, Norwich Shield, Sir Thomas Nettlefold Medallions)

Time: 12:14.6 Margins: 1 length

1st Melbourne University – Bow: J R Colville, 2: S N Johns, 3: E M H Hilditch, 4: T R Davies, 5: J B Ward, 6: R L Simpson, 7: J R Hunt, Str: I E Douglas, Cox: J B Richards, Coach: L S Williams

2nd Albert Park

3rd Mercantile

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on the Lower Yarra on the 16th February, 1957. Course, 2 1/4 miles. Won by Melbourne University Boat Club by one length from Albert Park, second, and Mercantile, third.

Victorian Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:10.5 Margins: 3 1/2 lengths

1st Albert Park – Bow: D Christie, 2: K McMahon, 3: R Libbis, Str: I Allen, Cox: J Cockbill, Coach: F Easton

2nd Melbourne University

3rd Mercantile

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on the Lower Yarra on the 15th December, 1956. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Albert Park Rowing Club by three and a half lengths from Melbourne University.

Victorian Pair-Oared Championship

(1 mile)

TIme - Not recorded

1st Albert Park – Bow: R B Duncan, Str: B D Dickson, Cox: J Cockbill, Coach: H R Duncan

2nd Corio Bay

Rowed on Lake Nagambie on the 26th December, 1956, over a one mile course. The race was won by Albert Park Rowing Club from Corio Bay. No time was taken.

Victorian Sculling Championship

(2 1/4 miles)

Time: 15:52.2

1st D Dudgeon, Richmond

2nd P Begelhole, Yarra Yarra

3rd R G Willis, Melbourne

Other competing crews:

D Brook, Essendon

E Handley, Essendon

Holder – D. Dudgeon, Richmond Rowing Club. Rowed on the Lower Yarra on the 16th February, 1957. Course, 2 1/4 miles. Won by D. Dudgeon from P. Begelhole.

Victorian 2,000 Metres Sculling Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 9:00.0 Margins: 2 lengths

1st D Dudgeon, Richmond

2nd P Begelhole, Yarra Yarra

3rd G Pratt, Essendon

Holder – D. Dudgeon, Richmond Rowing Club. Rowed on the Lower Yarra on the 23rd March, 1957. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by D. Dudgeon by two lengths from P. Begelhole, second.

Victorian Junior Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:14.8 Margins: 1 canvas

1st Melbourne Grammar вЂ“ Bow: A R Millear, 2: G I Taylor, 3: F J Grant, 4: P C Van de Veld, 5: P W Dodswell, 6: L A Taylor, 7: C S McArthur, Str: W R Watson, Cox: J Cockbill, Coach: G Sargood

2nd Scotch College

3rd Corio Bay

Other competing crews:

Banks

Footscray City

Hawthorn

Mercantile

Holders – Scotch College. Rowed on the Lower Yarra on the 23rd March, 1957. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Melbourne Grammar School by a canvas from Scotch College, second. 

Victorian Junior Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:58.0 Margins: 2 1/2 lengths

1st Footscray City – Bow: P Gray, 2: W Femby, 3: R McColl, Str: F Phillips, Cox: G O’Donnell, L A J Wilkinson

2nd Lake Colac

3rd Preston

Other competing crews:

Essendon

Hawthorn

Dimboola

Mercantile

Holders – Albert Park Rowing Club. Rowed on the Lower Yarra on the 15th December, 1957, over a course of 2,000 metres. Won by Footscray City Rowing Club by two and a half lengths from Lake Colac, second. 

Victorian Junior Pair-Oared Championship

(1 mile)

Time - Not recorded

1st Footscray City – Bow: P Gray, Str: R McColl, Cox: G Curtain, Coach: L A J Wilkinson

2nd Wendouree

3rd Yea

Other competing crews:

Yarra Yarra

Essendon

Banks

Mildura

Holders – Albert Park Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Nagambie on the 26th December, 1957. Course, one mile. Won by Footscray City Rowing Cub from Wendouree, second, and Yea third. No time was taken.

Victorian Lightweight Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:08.0 Margins: 1 3/4 lengths

1st Leichardt – Bow: M McLennan, 2: J Fisher, 3: K Cooley, 4: J Henderson, 5: R Stone, 6: D Docherty, 7: D Paterson, Str: D Jackson, Cox: L MacPherson, Coach: B Harding

2nd Yarra Yarra

3rd Mercantile

Holders – South Melbourne Rowing Club. Rowed on the Lower Yarra on the 23rd March, 1957. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Leichardt Rowing Club by 1 3/4 lengths from Yarra Yarra, second, and Mercantile, third. 

Victorian Lightweight Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 8:08.8 Margins: 2 1/2 lengths

1st Yarra Yarra – Bow: E M Wilson, 2: J Hume, 3: S Bulmer, Str: R Bulmer, Cox: J Jenkinson, Coach: D Evans

2nd South Melbourne

3rd Mercantile

Holders – South Melbourne Rowing Club. Rowed on the Lower Yarra on the 15th December, 1956. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Yarra Yarra Rowing Club by two and a half lengths from South Melbourne, second, and Mercantile, third.

Victorian Lightweight Pair-Oared Championship

(1 mile)

Time - Not recorded

1st South Melbourne – Bow: R Taylor, Str: W Tanner, Cox – Not recorded

2nd Wendouree

3rd Yarra Yarra

Other competing crews:

Richmond

Footscray City

Hawthorn

Mercantile

Holders – South Melbourne Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Nagambie on the 26th December, 1956. Course, one mile. Won by South Melbourne Rowing Club from Wendouree Rowing Cub. No time was taken.

Victorian Junior 2,000 Metres Sculling Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 9:16.8 Margins: 1/2 length

1st D McMillan, Corio Bay

2nd I Wilson, Mercantile

3rd S Holmes, Richmond

Other competing crews:

G Pratt, Essendon

D Brook, Essendon

E Handley, Essendon

D Griffiths, Barwon

A Pugh, Yarra Yarra

L Gallaher, South Melbourne

Rowed on the Lower Yarra on the 4th April, 1957. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by D. McMillan of Corio Bay by half a length from I. Wilson of Mercantile.

 

Sources

Victorian Rowing Association, Reports 1942 - 1975.

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