W.J. (Bill) Dowling Bill Dowling joined Brunswick in 1907/08. He moved to Carlton in 1910/11, where he played six games. He returned to Brunswick the following year and captained the club's first premiership team in 1914/15, making 77 runs opening the batting in the final. He also played in consecutive premierships in 1928/29 and 1929/30 making 122 in the latter final.
In his first 13 seasons with Brunswick which was interrupted by a period of enlistment in the armed forces, he won the batting average on 11 occasions.
As well as an outstanding batsman, Bill was a brilliant cover-point fieldsman.
Bill Dowling's record at Brunswick: