1897 South Brisbane A Grade Team


This is the first known picture of cricketers for the Souths Electorate (later to be known as the South Brisbane District Cricket Club) Team taken in November 1897. Most are un-named in the picture.

Captain W T FISHER picture on the reversed chair in the middle with the hat is our first Captain.

B Papi is in the front row at the far right of picture seated (with bow tie).

A H Jones is seated in the front row, 3rd from the right.

Long time player J Justins (back row, third from the right in whites) also features in the 1905 Souths Electorate Cricket photo on this site. J Bolger, unidentified in this picture, scored what is probably the first Grade century.

Read about the first game here