Arnold Byfield

Image DOB: 1 November 1923
Died: 4 July 2015

Debut: Round 4, 1946 against South Melbourne at Punt Road
Last Game: Grand Final 1946 against Essendon at MCG

From: Claremont

Number: 34 (1946)

Grand Final team - 1946

Games: 18
Goals: 10
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Known as "Bud", Byfield played first-class cricket for Western Australia and won a flag with Claremont as a 16-year-old before crossing to the east and joining Melbourne during his time in the army. He originally enlisted in 1942, then again in December 1944, serving until January 1947.

Byfield played as a half-forward in the Grand Final but returned to Claremont for 1947. From 1948 he played 284 games for country clubs and umpired a further 152. He was president of the West Australian Country Football League from its inception in 1973 to 1991 and was also inducted into the Western Australian Sporting Hall of Fame.

He also played six first class cricket matches for Western Australia as an all-rounder.

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