Ray Gartner

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Player No. 185
Nickname
Position Five-Eight, Halfback
Contract 1964
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DOB
Origin
Debut Vs St George - 4th Apr 1953
Dog Years (12) 1952 , 1953 , 1954 , 1955 , 1957 , 1958 , 1959 , 1960 , 1961 , 1962 , 1963 , 1964
Captain Years (8) 1955 , 1958 , 1959 , 1960 , 1961 , 1962 , 1963 , 1964
Captain Record 71 games, 18 won(25%), 49 lost(69%), 4 drew(6%)
Rep Caps
Other Clubs
Junior Club

Biography Ray Gartner joined Canterbury in 1952 as a five-eight.

The son of Joe Gartner and cousins of Jim, Clive and Keith Gartner, Ray would often play half and centre.

He was a regular member of the first grade team for 11 seasons from 1953 to 1964. In 1956, Ray played for Port Kembla in the Illawarra competition.

In 1955, Ray became the regular captain of the first grade team. He was also appointed captain in 1958, 1963 and 1964. Ray captained Canterbury on 71 occasions.

In 1953, Ray played two games in the Possibles v Probables matches and in 1958 captained the NSW Colts team.

Ray's halves combination with Ron Thornton first commenced in 1955 and their last game together was in 1962.
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Career Stats
Grade Year Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
1 1953 16 5 0 0 15
1 1954 17 5 0 0 15
1 1955 16 2 0 0 6
1 1957 18 3 0 0 9
1 1958 17 5 0 0 15
1 1959 15 5 0 0 15
1 1960 21 7 0 0 21
1 1961 17 3 0 0 9
1 1962 17 9 0 0 27
1 1963 16 1 0 0 3
1 1964 15 1 0 0 3
Total: 185 46 0 0 138
Average (per year): 16.8 4.2 0 0 12.5
Average (per game): 0.2 0 0 0.7

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Total - All Grades
  Years Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
Total: 12 189 46 0 0 138
Average (per year): 15.8 3.8 0 0 11.5
Average (per game): 0.2 0 0 0.7

Data provided by Clint Crofts