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Joe Wilson

Image DOB: 27 September 1870
Died: 7 December 1912

From: Launceston Grammar/Launceston

Honours:
Captain - 1895 - 1896
Victorian state player - 1891

Tasmanian cricketer who played from 1890 to 1896, who played in two premierships for Launceston before leaving the state. He had debuted in senior football in 1886, aged 15.

He crossed to Melbourne in 1890 after being offered a job by Richard Wardill in the banking industry. He also played cricket for the MCC for four seasons. In his second football season he was chosen to represent Victoria.

Wilson almost retired before the 1894 season, but was lured back with difficulty and returned in the fifth game of the year. In 1895 he was promoted to vice-captain when Patrick O'Loughlin moved to Queensland in June. Two months later Eddie Fox retired and Wilson took the top job.

He remained captain through 1896 before retiring to concentrate on playing bowls.

Lists
Pre-VFL Players

Media
Sportsman - 16/04/1890
Argus - 28/05/1894
The Australasian - 31/08/1895
Herald - 01/05/1897
Argus - 01/05/1897

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Created by supermercado. Last Modification: Friday 22 February 2019 14:13:28 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 12)

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