1930 Game Reports / Vancouver Island     

1930 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley 
1930 BC Interior 
1930 Vancouver Island   


Sons of Canada


(May 5)  Norm Forbes, speedball artist, fanned 15 and tossed a no-hit, no-run gem as the Elks whitewashed the Eagles 8 – 0 in the season opener for both teams. Forbes also lit up losing chucker Dan Lidstone for a double and single while teammates Murty Dunn and Herb Cummins each contributed a brace of one-baggers to the winners’ attack.  

Lidstone (L) and Nex
N. Forbes (W) and Morgan     

(July 21)  Blasting a three-run homer in the top-of-the-ninth inning, moundsman Jack Noble of the Sons of Canada won his own game, a 6 – 4 conquest of the second-place Elks and, in the process, clinched top spot in the league standings for his team and a first-round bye in the playoffs.  

Noble (W) and xxx
xxx (L) and xxx

Sons of Canada     13 –  5  .722
Elks               10 –  8  .556
Jokers              8 – 10  .444
Eagles              5 – 13  .278

SEMI-FINALS  Jokers vs Elks (best-of-three series)

(August 4)  Hard-hitting third baseman Jack Morgan belted three home runs to lead the Elks past the Jokers 9 to 2 in the first game of a best-of-three series to decide an opponent for the pennant-winning Sons of Canada in the Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League finals. Norm Forbes struck out 13 in pitching a seven-hitter for the win.
Holden (L) and Donaldson
N. Forbes (W) and Bowden

(August 6)  Collecting a dozen safeties, including four for extra bases, the Jokers evened up the Senior Amateur League semi-finals by downing the Elks 11 – 4. Batting honors for the evening went to Leo Holden of the Jokers who crashed out a home run, a double and three singles in support of winning flinger Wes Stickney.

Steele (L), Dangerfield (6) and Bowden
Stickney (W) and Down

(August 8)  Pitcher Leo Holden’s timely two-run double in the sixth stanza allowed the Jokers to escape with a 2 - 2  tie in the third game of the Victoria Senior Amateur semi-finals which was called after seven innings because of darkness. Holden allowed just two base raps, both by Jack Morgan while Elks’ heaver Norm Forbes was touched for four safeties. 

N. Forbes and Bowden
Holden and Down

(August 11)  Norm Forbes hurled a two-hitter in leading the Elks past the Jokers 4 – 0 and a berth in the league finals against the pennant-winning Sons of Canada. The Antlered Tribe managed just three safeties, including a double and single by shortstop Jack McKenzie, off the slants of Leo Holden in the seven-stanza affair but made the most of their opportunities by plating deuces in each of the fourth and sixth stanzas.

Holden (L) and Down
N. Forbes (W) and Bowden

FINALS  Elks vs Sons of Canada  (best-of-five series)

(August 13)  The Sons of Canada got off to a flying start in the Senior Amateur Baseball finals when they took the Elks into camp 6 – 4.  The Horned Herd got off to a bad start and trailed 5 – 0 after 2-1/2 innings. The Sons thwarted a late comeback attempt by the Wapiti when winning heaver Jack Noble engineered a snappy double play in the seventh and final canto. Bill Holman had the hot hand with the lumber for the Canadians, contributing a home run, double and single.

Noble (W) and Bacon
Webster (L) and Bowden

(August 15)  The Elks managed to secure a 2 – 2 tie when a seventh-inning error by the Sons of Canada allowed an unearned run to score. Jack McKenzie notched a double and single for the Antlered Tribe who had an 8 to 2 margin in hits during the darkness-shortened encounter.

N. Forbes and Bowden
Cann and Bacon

(August 18)  Taking a two-run lead after their first turn at bat and coming on strong during the late stages of the game, the Sons of Canada overwhelmed the Elks 11 to 1 to grab a stranglehold on the Senior League finals. Four costly errors by the Brother Bills killed any chance they had of savaging a victory. Colin Campbell picked up a double and two singles for the Sons while winning chucker Jack Noble delivered a circuit-clout.

Noble (W) and Bacon
N. Forbes (L) and Bowden

(August 20)  With veteran tosser Ray Parfitt on the hillock, the Sons of Canada annexed the 1930 Victoria Amateur Baseball League crown by disposing of the Elks 5 to 2 at Royal Athletic Park. Parfitt rang up six punchouts, holding the Lodgemen to eight scattered hits while blanking them on the scoreboard for the first six frames. The only real thorn in his side was Jack McKenzie who lit him up for a two doubles and a one-bagger. Bill Holman and Cliff Hilton each stroked a two-bagger and single for the champions while teammate Orville Falconer dialed long distance with a four-ply clout.

Webster (L) and Bowden
Parfitt (W) and Bacon