Charles Waterfield HAYWARD


Guernsey Number:
Career: 1884
NFC Games: 1
NFC Goals:
Debut: v Port Adelaide (Adelaide) 30th August 1884
Finale: v Port Adelaide (Adelaide) 30th August 1884


It is highly probable that the Hayward who played for Norwood in 1884 was Charles Waterfield Hayward, born June 6, 1867 at Norwood, died February 2, 1934 aged 66 years at North Adelaide.

His one game for Norwood was played on Saturday, August 30 against Port Adelaide on Adelaide Oval ‘...Morgan, an old ‘red and blue’ and Hayward from St. Peters filled the vacancies...’ (Express & Telegraph 3 Sept 1884, p7). Hayward was named in the best players.

Two days later, on Eight Hour Day/Duke of Edinburgh birthday public holiday match at Adelaide Oval, Hayward was selected to play. The match was described as a ‘special match’ and not part of the SAFA fixture programme.

C.W. Hayward played for Norwood Cricket Club Second XI in 1884/5 season with A.E. Waldron, W.O. Whitridge, J.E. Woods, J.J. Woods, H. Blinman, and led the season batting average with 36 (three innings, 14, 19 and 39 no for 72 runs). He was captain of St. Peters College First XI in 1883 and 1884.

He played cricket for South Australia in 1891-92 with George Giffen and was treasurer of Norwood Cricket Club 1896/97 in a premiership year and captain of Grange Cricket Club.

Hayward was a lawyer and  educationalist who graduated from Oxford University , Keble College, with a BA in law with honours in 1888, MA in 1891 and was awarded ‘house colours - Oxford Authentic Cricket Club’. Called to the Bar in London, he returned to South Australia in 1891 and joined the law firm, Symon, Bakewell, Stow and Piper and later to Murray, Hayward and Magarey . He retired from law in 1928.

Hayward married, Emily Nina Seabrook and they had two children, Cedric Charles Hayward, solicitor (1895-1950) and Kitty Pauline Hayward (1893-1984) who married Sir Archibald Grenfell Price (1892-1977). His brother was Arthur Dudley Hayward (1874-1953).

M Coligan Dec 2017

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