Charles Forrester

Image DOB: 9 August 1849
Died: 27 June 1935

From: Scotch College/Carlton/Royal Park

Life Member - 2020

Nicknamed "Chubby", Forrester attended Scotch College until 1863 and was first named in the Carlton squad in 1866. He also played for Royal Park that year. At the end of 1868 he transferred to Melbourne along with James Byrne and Harry Chadwick after an internal dispute at Carlton.

He played for the club until at least 1878 and was captain in 1874. In his last season he only made a handful of appearances.

Forrester was appointed to the committee of the MCC in 1886, and was treasurer of the Cricket Club from 1902 until his retirement in 1930.

Served on the MFC committee in 1932 and 1933. Professionally, Forrester was in a real-estate partnership with fellow ex-Melbourne player Herbert Hammill.

Some sources show him playing with East Melbourne in 1874 and 1875 then Melbourne from 1872 to 1876

Pre-VFL Players

Argus - 15/04/1922
Narendera Argus - 11/08/1933
Herald - 27/06/1935
Argus 28/06/1935
Age - 28/06/1935
Age - 02/07/1935
Australasian - 06/07/1935
Corowa Free Press - 02/07/1935

Blueseum profile (image courtesy of Blueseum and the MCC Library)

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