Ossie Lovelock

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Ossie Lovelock
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Personal information
Full name Oswald Ifould Lovelock
Born (1911-08-28)28 August 1911
Highgate, Western Australia
Died 1 August 1981(1981-08-01) (aged 69)
Subiaco, Western Australia
Batting style Right-handed
Role Wicket-keeper
Domestic team information
Years Team
1932–40 Western Australia
Career statistics
Competition F/C
Matches 22
Runs scored 750
Batting average 25.86
100s/50s 0/3
Top score 94*
Catches/stumpings 18/16
Source: CricketArchive, 16 October 2011

Oswald Ifould "Ossie" Lovelock (28 August 1911 – 1 August 1981) was an Australian sportsman and sports administrator. He represented Western Australia at cricket and baseball, and also played football for West Perth in the West Australian National Football League (WANFL). In later life, he took up golf, winning several tournaments at clubs in Western Australia, and went on to serve as president of the Subiaco Football Club.

Career[edit]

Born to Oswald Oliver Lovelock and his wife, Rose Janey (née Ifould), in Highgate on 28 August 1911,[1] Lovelock played both cricket and football from an early age, representing Western Australia at a national schoolboys' carnival in 1926.[2] He debuted for West Perth in the WANFL in 1932, and played in the club's 1932 premiership win. In total, he played 25 games for the club over three seasons from 1932 to 1934, kicking three goals, and also spent time with the club's reserve team in the West Australian National Football Association (WANFA).

He made his cricket debut for Western Australia in October 1932, against the touring MCC side, making 14 not out and recording two stumpings.[3] He played another match six days later, this time for an Australian XI, featuring players such as Vic Richardson, Jack Fingleton and Don Bradman.[4] He was Western Australia's first choice wicket-keeper throughout most of the 1930s, and served as vice-captain to Dick Bryant in most matches, captaining the side for one game against the MCC in 1936 when Bryant was unavailable.[5] He played one match for a Western Australia Combined XI in 1936, featuring Jack Badcock, Stan McCabe and Clarrie Grimmett[6] In total, Lovelock played over 100 matches for West Perth and North Perth in the WACA District competition, making several centuries and captaining both clubs. As was common amongst Australian cricketers at the time, Lovelock played baseball during the winter to keep fit. A member of the Ramblers club in the Western Australia Baseball League, he played in the position of catcher, and was selected in the state team for Western Australia's first interstate match, against Victoria in September 19336.[7]

In 1940, Lovelock was transferred first to Victoria for his job,[8] where he played for Essendon in the Victorian Premier Cricket competition.[9] In 1941, he was again transferred, to Tasmania, where he played for New Town in the TCA Grade Cricket competition.[10] Returning to Western Australia in 1950, he took up golf, competing in several tournaments, and winning one, a stableford event held at Yokine.[11] In 1951, he was elected to a position on the executive committee of the Western Australian Cricket Association.[12] In 1952, he was appointed president of the Subiaco Football Club.[13][14]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Oswald Ifould Lovelock – personsheet. Retrieved 16 October 2011
  2. ^ SCHOOLBOYS' CARNIVAL. West Australia's RepresentativesThe Sunday Times. Published 22 August 1926. Retrieved 16 October 2011.
  3. ^ Western Australia v Marylebone Cricket Club, 21, 22, 24 October 1932, at the WACA Ground – CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 October 2011.
  4. ^ Australian XI v Marylebone Cricket Club, 27–29 October 1932, at the WACA Ground – CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 October 2011.
  5. ^ Western Australia v Marylebone Cricket Club, 16, 17, 19 October 1936, at the WACA Ground – CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 October 2011.
  6. ^ Western Australia Combined XI v Marylebone Cricket Club, 22–24 October 1936, at the WACA Ground – CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 October 2011.
  7. ^ HE'S MASKED BUT NOT ARMEDThe Daily News. Published Thursday, 17 September 1936. Retrieved from Trove 10 July 2012.
  8. ^ LOVELOCK'S DEPARTUREThe West Australian. Published 11 November 1940. Retrieved from Trove, 16 October 2011.
  9. ^ Ossie LovelockThe West Australian. Published 1 December 1940. Retrieved from Trove, 16 October 2011.
  10. ^ LOVELOCK IN FORMThe Western Mail. Published 27 November 1941. Retrieved 16 October 2011.
  11. ^ O. Lovelock Wins Golf At YokineThe West Australian. Published 12 July 1954. Retrieved from Trove, 16 October 2011.
  12. ^ New Cricket OfficialThe West Australian. Published 27 September 1951. Retrieved from Trove, 16 October 2011.
  13. ^ West Perth FlavourThe West Australian. Published 18 April 1952. Retrieved from Trove, 16 October 2011.
  14. ^ Presidency Filled At SubiacoThe West Australian. Published 15 February 1952. Retrieved from Trove, 16 October 2011.