DOB: 28 October 1870
Died: 19 January 1953
Debut: Round 1, 1897 against South Melbourne at Lake Oval
Last Game: Round 1, 1898 against St. Kilda at Junction Oval
From: Port Adelaide/Vaucluse
Life Member - 1944
Victorian state player - 1891, 1894
The ruckman started his career with the club in the VFA in 1889, and remained with the team through its last years in the association and into the new competition. In 1891 and 1894 he played for Victoria against South Australia.
The Australasian named him amongst the best followers in the league for the 1896 season, but he missed games at the end of the season due to injury.
More injury trouble, a wrenched knee in the Round 9 match against Geelong, caused him to miss almost the whole second half of the year. Another injury in the first game of 1898 was ultimately career ending.
After his retirement he became a trainer for the club, including to the 1900 premiership side. In 1910 Fry he was a recruiter for the club and later served as a doorman into the late twenties. He also played cricket for Collingwood, and the receipts from a match between them and the MCC in 1928 was given to benefit Fry when he was in ill-health.
He also played eight first class cricket matches with Victoria and umpired a first-class match between Victoria and New Zealand in 1899.
Argus - 14/07/1894
Australasian - 03/10/1896
Australasian - 10/07/1897
Argus - 12/04/1901
Richmond Guardian - 04/09/1920
Herald - 12/10/1928
Australasian - 17/11/1928
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