Full name Percy James Beames
Born July 27, 1911, Ballarat, Victoria
Died March 28, 2004, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 92 years 245 days)
Major teams Victoria
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|First-class span||1933/34 - 1945/46|
Percy Beames made his name playing football for Melbourne - he was in three premiership teams and was named in their team of the century - and Victoria. He also played cricket for Victoria 18 times either side of the war, scoring 1186 runs at 51.56 with a career-best of 226 not out against Tasmania in 1938-39. After his retirement from top-level sport in 1945 he became a journalist and for more than 30 years was chief football and cricket writer for The Melbourne Age. He retired in 1976. "His voice was from the Bradman era, but his ideas were contemporary," Greg Baum wrote in Beames's old paper. "His enthusiasm for sport and for Melbourne never dimmed. Now both he and the Members' Stand are gone, and the sporting landscape in Melbourne will never be the same."
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