Coach: n/a
Captain: Fred McGinis (until Round 2) - Bill McClelland (from Round 3)
Finishing Position: 5th
Best and Fairest: n/a
Leading Goalkicker: Tommy Ryan (24)
Best First Year Player: n/a

Matches Ladder Playing list

Melbourne entered the season as defending premiers, but had been lucky to make the 1900 Grand Final after finishing sixth. Their win prompted a change in finals format, introducing a top four for the first time, and when they lost their first two games of the new season the premiership looked even more fortuitous. Fred McGinis captained the side for the first two games, replacing premiership skipper Dick Wardill, before resigning and handing over to Bill McClelland.

From a 1-4 start, Melbourne finished with six consecutive wins to sit a game and a half inside the top four. Matched up in the sectional rounds against fellow top four contenders Collingwood and Fitzroy, they lost two of three games and missed the four. They were inside the four until the last quarter of Round 17, when Fitzroy came back from five points to finish ahead of them on percentage.

Practice matches

Leopold ?
Combined Juniors WIN141-28

Premiership season

1 GeelongLOSS21-23
2 South MelbourneLOSS36-40
3 St. KildaWIN58-21
4 CollingwoodLOSS22-44
5 EssendonLOSS24-50
6 CarltonWIN49-34
7 FitzroyDRAW36-36
8 GeelongLOSS46-59
9 South MelbourneWIN61-45
10 St. KildaWIN38-28
11 CollingwoodWIN36-35
12 EssendonWIN42-33
13 CarltonWIN42-36
14 FitzroyWIN29-23
15 CollingwoodLOSS28-44
16 St. KildaWIN124-22
17 FitzroyLOSS24-37


South Melbourne80999.632
St. Kilda101632.14

Playing List

Ernie Adams 52
Lindsay Anderson 22
Harry Boully 60
Bill Bowe 141
George Cathie 26
Graham Colclough 118
Vin Coutie 87
Vic Cumberland 156
Harold De Gruchy 10
Corrie Gardner 130
Eric Gardner 53
Ed Garlick 10
Stewart Geddes 161
Maurie Herring 10
Frank Langley 1317
Jack Leith 74
Austin Lewis 92
Bill McClelland 151
Fred McGinis 158
Jim McLean 115
George Moodie 142
Dan Moriarty 150
Laurie Ogilvie 43
Harry Parkin 150
Jack Purse 162
Curtis Reid 20
Les Rippon 113
Tommy Ryan 88
Billy Shaw 10
Eddie Sholl 42
Arthur Sowden 150
Jack Strong 10
Alf Tredinnick 71
Dick Wardill 31
Bert Wregg 33
Charlie Young 171

A match was scheduled against a 'District' team in Bright on Saturday 10 August.

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