Billy Orchard

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Billy Orchard
Personal information
Date of birth 9 August 1888
Date of death 22 July 1965(1965-07-22) (aged 76)
Place of death Geelong, Victoria
Original team(s) Geelong Grammar
Debut Round 16, 1906, Geelong
v. Carlton, at Corio Oval
Height/Weight 180 cm, 76 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1906, 1908–1915 Geelong 112 (67)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1914 Geelong 18 (11–6–1)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1915 season.

Billy Orchard (9 August 1888 – 22 July 1965) was an Australian rules football player for the Geelong Football Club between 1906 and 1915. He captained the club for two seasons in 1914 and 1915. He was also playing coach in 1914.[1] He was a field umpire in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1920s. Orchard was also an outstanding cricketer taking 264 wickets at 12.6 between 1903–1936 in the Geelong Cricket Association.

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