Reginald Newnham Ellis

Last edited on 26th October 2015.

Nickname:Reg
Born:2nd October 1892
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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.

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Games played

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1909-08-18
New South Wales
VS
Collingwood FC
3 - 3 (28)
12 - 12 (84)
Erskineville Oval (old ground)
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Position: CHF Rank: Player Goals: 0 Points:
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1910-06-11
New South Wales
VS
North Adelaide FC
12 - 12 (79)
18 - 12 (120)
Erskineville Oval (old ground)
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Position: HFF Rank: Player Goals: 1 Points: Best
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1910-08-10
New South Wales
VS
Geelong FC
19 - 19 (128)
16 - 12 (108)
Erskineville Oval (old ground)
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Position: Foll Rank: Player Goals: 3 Points: Best
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1910-08-13
New South Wales
VS
Fitzroy FC
6 - 6 (44)
6 - 17 (53)
Erskineville Oval (old ground)
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Position: Foll Rank: Player Goals: 0 Points:
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1910-08-20
Combined Sydney
VS
Combined Riverina
13 - 13 (99)
8 - 4 (52)
Erskineville Oval (old ground)
Position: Foll Rank: Player Goals: 2 Points:
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1911-07-22
Combined Sydney
VS
Kalgoolie Railway FC
10 - 10 (66)
13 - 11 (89)
Erskineville Oval (old ground)
Position: Foll Rank: Player Goals: 0 Points:
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1911-07-28
Combined Sydney
VS
Broken Hill FL
6 - 6 (48)
1 - 5 (11)
Jubilee Oval - Broken Hill
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Position: HFF Rank: Player Goals: 0 Points:
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1911-08-02
New South Wales
VS
VFL
11 - 11 (72)
13 - 18 (96)
Adelaide Cricket Ground
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Position: CHF Rank: Player Goals: 0 Points: Best
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1911-08-07
New South Wales
VS
Western Australia
8 - 8 (66)
9 - 13 (67)
Adelaide Cricket Ground
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Rank: Player Goals: 0 Points: Best
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1911-08-10
New South Wales
VS
Tasmania
3 - 3 (27)
15 - 11 (101)
Adelaide Cricket Ground
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Rank: Player Goals: 0 Points:
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1912-08-03
New South Wales
VS
East Fremantle FC
7 - 7 (49)
7 - 12 (54)
Australian Football Ground
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Position: Foll Rank: Player Goals: 0 Points:
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1912-08-10
Combined Sydney
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Geelong FC
12 - 12 (86)
11 - 18 (84)
Australian Football Ground
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Position: HFF Rank: Player Goals: 1 Points:
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1912-08-17
New South Wales
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Queensland
19 - 19 (136)
12 - 9 (81)
Australian Football Ground
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Position: Foll Rank: Player Goals: 0 Points: