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Basil SCOTT

STATISTICS

Guernsey Number: 1, 2
Career: 1920 to 1924
NFC Games: 60
NFC Goals: 33
Debut: v West Adelaide (Norwood) 5th June 1920
Finale: v South Adelaide (Adelaide) 3rd May 1924

Premierships: 1922, 1923
 

Basil Scott had an impressive, but relatively short, career with the Norwood Football Club. He joined Norwood after serving in the Light Horse in Palestine during World War 1

The elder brother of Norwood legend, triple Magarey Medallist Walter "Wat"  Scott , Basil played in Grand Finals in each of the four seasons he completed at the club.

Basil and "Wat" both came to Norwood via the Stirling Football Club in the Hills Association, making their League debuts in 1920. Although he played mainly as a centre-man, or as a rover resting up forward, Basil proved to be a fine player in many positions. A clever footballer, with a good mark and kick, he was dangerous when resting in the forward lines.

A dual premiership player, he was named in the pivot for the 1922 Grand Final and at full forward changing on the ball in 1923. In the losing Grand Finals of 1920 and 1921 he played in the centre and as forward pocket, respectively.

He was named the club's best junior in 1920, most improved in 1922, and best user of the ball in 1923. 

At the end of the 1921 season, Scott played against Carlton (runners-up in the Victorian Football League) on the Norwood Oval. Norwood were victors, 12.9 to 10.14 and Scott played as a forward/rover.

Scott was vice-captain to Sid White in 1921 and 1923, and his two League coaches were William Hutton and Tom Leahy.
 
Injured in the opening match of the 1924 season, he did not play for the club again.

He was employed by the Postal Department at Eudunda, and subsequently ended up playing locally.  In 1925 he played for Eudunda in a match against Norwood Reserves.

R Cialini Jan 2014
 


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