Eric Johnson (Australian sportsman)

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Eric Johnson
Personal information
Full name Eric Alfred Johnson
Date of birth (1902-07-17)17 July 1902
Place of birth Norwood, South Australia
Date of death 10 January 1976(1976-01-10) (aged 73)
Place of death Adelaide
Position(s) Rover
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1925–1934 Norwood 124 (192)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1934.

Eric Alfred Johnson (17 July 1902 – 10 January 1976) was a South Australian sportsman who represented his state as both an Australian rules footballer and first-class cricketer. He played his league football for Norwood in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) and cricket with the South Australia cricket team in the Sheffield Shield.

Johnson wasn't selected in Norwood's 1925 premiership team, during his first league season, but was a member of their premiership side in 1929. He captained Norwood to a grand final in 1933, from fourth in the ladder, but they lost to West Torrens. A rover, he represented the South Australian interstate team on one occasion.[1]

As a right handed batsman, Johnson played in six first-class cricket matches for South Australia. He had a modest record, only scoring 141 runs in ten completed innings, with a highest score of just 28. He took part in South Australia's 1927/28 and 1928/29 Sheffield Shield campaigns.[2]

Soon after his football playing career ended, Johnson was appointed Norwood's treasurer, a role he would hold for almost 40 years.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eric Johnson (1925 - 1974) - Young at heart". Norwood F.C. official website. Archived from the original on 5 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Eric Johnson (6)". CricketArchive. 
  3. ^ "Eric Johnson - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 14 August 2015.