Norwood, with 17 men, was three players short when it kicked off nearly a quarter of an hour late against a full-strength Adelaide team early in the 1892 season. That did not matter much. Charlie Woods had a goal on the board in less than a minute and bagged five more as Norwood crushed its lowly opponent 15.16 to 1.2.
The Advertiser selected the following as its best players for Norwood: O. Bertram, Daly, Kirby, Holbrook, Crisp, Thomson and A. Grayson. All but Crisp were regulars. Crisp was not named in the 17 listed before the game. He is not mentioned in The South Australian Register.
Despite Crisp’s promising debut, there is no record of him as a Norwood player before or after that day. It is possible he was Charles Crisp, aged 18, from the Aldinga family, or one of his brothers, Jonathan, 23 or Clement, 24.
P. Robins, D. Cox July 2023