Samuel Cleveland (Cleve) GOOD


Guernsey Number:
Career: 1904
NFC Games: 1
NFC Goals: 0
Debut: v Sturt (Unley) 30th July 1904
Finale: v Sturt (Unley) 30th July 1904


Cleve Good is a likely candidate to be the C. Good who in 1904 played one senior game with Norwood.  He would have been nearly 18 that July day at Unley Oval, where Sturt upset an inaccurate Norwood 5.9 to 3.13.   (See also Gordon Powell GOODE)

Born at Glenelg on 5 October 1886 to Thomas Good and his wife Helen, née Garrett, Cleve had five sisters and went to five schools – Yoothamarra (Glenelg), Queen’s School (North Adelaide), Prince Alfred College, Hahndorf College from 1892 to 1902 and finally Kyre College.  We lack reports of him as a schoolboy footballer but he was a champion hurdler at Hahndorf College.

After school he went jackarooing in the Flinders Ranges and in NSW, worked on a Gippsland dairy farm and briefly ran his own farm at Culburra in the SA Mallee before abandoning it in the 1914 drought. He finally found his career as an inspector with Queensland Insurance.  He married Doris Pritchard at the Prospect Methodist Church in 1916 and they had two daughters, Barbara and Enid.  Doris’s father was the printer H. H. Pritchard and her mother was a daughter of James Veale, a pioneer stonemason in Mount Barker and Adelaide.

Cleve’s father, Thomas, was a draper before going into partnership with Samuel Toms as wholesale importers and manufactures in Adelaide.  Cleve became a junior partner when his father retired.  

A son of Samuel Toms, Ernest, played football for Norwood between 1890 and 1893.

Cleve Good maintained an interest in the Australian countryside.  He wrote stories, played bridge and chess, and grew carnations.  He died at Prospect on 1 September 1949

P Robins, D Cox March 2020

Reference: Butler, Reg A college in the wattles:  Hahndorf and its academy, Hahndorf Academy Foundation , 1989


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