Reginald Newnham Ellis

Last edited: 19 July 2020
Nickname:Reg
Place of birth:South Yarra, Victoria, Australia
Born:2 October 1892
Died:26 May 1959
Reginald Newnham Ellis.

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Description

Reginald Newnham (Reg) Ellis, born in Randwick, NSW in 1891, was an Australian sportsman who played first-class cricket for Victoria and Australian rules football in the Victorian Football League (VFL). He had attended Wesley College in Melbourne.

Ellis, a defender, played 53 games in the VFL, all but one of them for St Kilda from 1913 to 1915. He had been recruited from the YMCA club in Sydney in 1913 and went on to participate in St Kilda's 1913 VFL Grand Final loss to Fitzroy. In 1920, after not playing at all during the war, Ellis returned to the league and signed up with Melbourne. He made just one appearance for the club.

His cricket career began over seven years after he played his last VFL game and he was aged 36 when he made his first-class debut against Tasmania. The Victorian opening pair in the first innings of Fred Baring and Basil Onyons were also league footballers as was their wicket-keeper Stuart King. Ellis came in at three and made just the one run before being dismissed. He made amends in the second innings with a century. His even hundred allowed Victoria to chase their fourth innings target of 182 with five wickets in hand.

Ellis went on to represent Victoria in the 1928/29 and 1929/30 Sheffield Shield seasons. He finished with 355 runs from his seven first-class matches at an average of 29.58. His only other century came in a Shield encounter against Queensland at the MCG in 1928 when he made an unbeaten 107. Ellis also took three wickets in his career, including dismissing Test player Alan Fairfax.


Clubs

Role Started Finished Came from Went to
YMCA logo. YMCA Player 1909 1912

Games played

New South Wales logo.
18 August 1909
New South Wales
v
Collingwood FC
3 - 3 (28)
12 - 12 (84)
Erskineville Oval (old ground)
Collingwood FC logo.
Position: CHF Rank: Player
New South Wales logo.
11 June 1910
New South Wales
v
North Adelaide FC
12 - 12 (79)
18 - 12 (120)
Erskineville Oval (old ground)
North Adelaide FC logo.
Position: HFF Rank: Player Goals: 1 Best
New South Wales logo.
10 August 1910
New South Wales
v
Geelong FC
19 - 19 (128)
16 - 12 (108)
Erskineville Oval (old ground)
Geelong FC logo.
Position: Foll Rank: Player Goals: 3 Best
New South Wales logo.
13 August 1910
New South Wales
v
Fitzroy FC
6 - 6 (44)
6 - 17 (53)
Erskineville Oval (old ground)
Fitzroy FC logo.
Position: Foll Rank: Player
Combined Sydney logo.
20 August 1910
Combined Sydney
v
Combined Riverina
13 - 13 (99)
8 - 4 (52)
Erskineville Oval (old ground)
Position: Foll Rank: Player Goals: 2
Combined Sydney logo.
22 July 1911
Combined Sydney
v
Kalgoorlie Railway FC
10 - 10 (66)
13 - 11 (89)
Erskineville Oval (old ground)
Position: Foll Rank: Player
Combined Sydney logo.
28 July 1911
Combined Sydney
v
Broken Hill FL
6 - 6 (48)
1 - 5 (11)
Jubilee Oval - Broken Hill
Broken Hill FL logo.
Position: HFF Rank: Player
New South Wales logo.
2 August 1911
New South Wales
v
VFL
11 - 11 (72)
13 - 18 (96)
Adelaide Cricket Ground
VFL logo.
Position: CHF Rank: Player Best
New South Wales logo.
7 August 1911
New South Wales
v
Western Australia
8 - 8 (66)
9 - 13 (67)
Adelaide Cricket Ground
Western Australia logo.
Rank: Player Best
New South Wales logo.
10 August 1911
New South Wales
v
Tasmania
3 - 3 (27)
15 - 11 (101)
Adelaide Cricket Ground
Tasmania logo.
Rank: Player
New South Wales logo.
3 August 1912
New South Wales
v
East Fremantle FC
7 - 7 (49)
7 - 12 (54)
Australian Football Ground
East Fremantle FC logo.
Position: Foll Rank: Player
Combined Sydney logo.
10 August 1912
Combined Sydney
v
Geelong FC
12 - 12 (86)
11 - 18 (84)
Australian Football Ground
Geelong FC logo.
Position: HFF Rank: Player Goals: 1
New South Wales logo.
17 August 1912
New South Wales
v
Queensland
19 - 19 (136)
12 - 9 (81)
Australian Football Ground
Queensland logo.
Position: Foll Rank: Player

References

Reg Ellis playing with St Kilda