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Jimmy Bates

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Thomas James Edward Bates 25 June 1910 – 6 October 2009 was an Australian rules footballer for the Essendon Football Club and a boundary umpire in the Victorian Football League

Contents

  • 1 Playing career
  • 2 Umpiring career
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Playing career

Bates played just one game in the VFL Recruited to the Essendon seconds from Nathalia, he filled in as a wingman replacing Tom Clarke who was ill with the flu, and played his only league game on 6 May 1933, against St Kilda at Windy Hill

In Bates' own words: "I played one game, had one kick and got paid three quid" Unhappy with his performance, Bates retired from football immediately after the game, and returned to his favoured sport of competitive running, winning the Keilor Gift in 1939

Umpiring career

Bates was appointed to the VFL list of boundary umpires for the 1941 season He made his debut in the round 1 match Footscray versus Hawthorn earning Heritage Number 256 By the end of the season he had officiated in 13 league games

A postal employee by trade, Bates volunteered for the Australian Imperial Force AIF on 27 January 1942 and was posted to 2 Australian Base Postal Unit StKilda Despite a Melbourne posting he did not return to umpiring that season In August 1942 he sailed for New Guinea, returning in December 1943 While overseas he contracted malaria for which he was hospitalised on his return He was discharged from the AIF in June 1944

Before his death on 6 October 2009, Bates was the oldest surviving VFL/AFL player

References

  1. ^ a b Oberhardt, Mark: Your sport questions answered, The Courier-Mail, 22 July 2007
  2. ^ "Past player profiles" Essendon Football Club Archived from the original on 6 July 2015 Retrieved 6 December 2013 
  3. ^ "Boundary umpire statistics" AFLUA Retrieved 6 December 2013 
  4. ^ Bates, Thomas James Edward NAA: B883, VX73625

External links

  • Jimmy Bates's statistics from AFL Tables

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