1891 was the wettest season on record, with rain on 13 of 20 Saturdays as well as wet conditions on four others from overnight rains.
With the MCC having had to step in and take the club over due to their perilous financial position at the end of 1889, one of the moves to save money was the disbanding of the second twenty at the conclusion of the 1890 season. The club missed out on return matches against Carlton, South Melbourne, Fitzroy and Geelong after the VFA stepped in and cancelled the games to help balance the competition fixture.
In July a player was suspended for a month for throwing the ball at an umpire and hitting him.
Rule changes included reverting to two yards for 'little marks', and not granting any permits after 1 June. To decrease boundary play it was decided to bring the ball five yards inside the line and bounce it instead of throwing the ball in.
The Second 20 effectively folded, not playing any games from June onwards.
|May 30||South Melbourne||LOSS|
|June 6||St Kilda||WIN|
|July 4||North Melbourne||WIN|
|August 1||Port Melbourne||WIN|
|August 15||Port Melbourne||WIN|
|August 22||South Melbourne||WIN|
|September 5||North Melbourne||DRAW|
|September 19||St Kilda||LOSS|
|25 April||Public Schools||WIN|
|18 May||Associated Banks||WIN|
|13 June||South Melbourne||LOSS|
|18 July||South Ballarat||WIN|
William Aitken, J. Benson, David Christy, Arthur Connelly, Ferrier, Eddie Fox, Herbert Fry, Robert Gibson, Ed Griffith, Hall, George Hallett, H. Harper, Alf Healing, Ernest Howes, Jones, R. Kelly, Leslie, Austin Lewis, Lew Massey, Alex McKenzie, G. McLeod, J. McRaile, Miller, Moore, D. Moyes, Murphy, P. O'Loughlin, Alexander Salton, William Sharp, Fred Sheahan, G. Slattery, W. Smith, Eddie Toms, J. Wilson, J. Wiseman
W. Smith - 35, D. Christy 9, E. Griffith 6, R. Kelly 6, J. Wiseman 6, J. Benson 5, J. Wilson 4, W Aitken 3, A. McKenzie 3, Ferrier 2, P. O'Loughlin 2, W. Sharp 2, A. Connelly 1, A. Lewis 1, Miller 1, A. Salton 1, F. Sheahan 1
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