DOB: 19 December 1948
From: Sandhurst/Bendigo Teachers College/Carlton
Number: 20 1975-1977
Games: 19 (72 total)
Recruited from the Bendigo League, Hurst played on a half-back flank in the victorious 1972 Carlton premiership team. He won a clearance to the Demons for 1975 and played three seasons with Melbourne.
Hurst failed to kick a goal in his 53 games at Princes Park but opened his Melbourne account in his first game. After impressing during his first year Hurst only played three games over the next two seasons before leaving the club in mid-1977 to join VFA side Coburg.
At the start of 1978, Melbourne asked for a $7000 transfer fee, after he had already played 10 games, but the Lions countered by saying the agreement was that they would pay Melbourne $100 for every game Hurst played in 1977. The dispute carried on for over a month, with Melbourne then demanding $2000 but Coburg refusing to pay. The teams finally settled, allowing him to play out the year in the VFA. He applied to join North Albury in 1979 but was refused a clearance. He was finally allowed to go on appeal to the VFA.
|1976 Practice Match vs Hawthorn||Striking||2 matches|
|Round 9, 1976 Reserves||Striking||Unknown|