1911 Magarey Medallist

Brilliant knock ruckman who for three years between 1909-1911 dominated the game in Adelaide. A powerful, running player who could take a strong mark, pick out a team mate with a handball and who also had a superb long kick on him, Cumberland came to South Australia after playing for Melbourne and then St Kilda in the VFL and finished runner up in the 1910 Magarey Medal before winning it the following year, playing 39 games and kicking 33 goals for Sturt.

He was a crucial member of Sturt’s powerful 1910 team that narrowly lost to Port Adelaide in the club’s first ever Grand Final and he also represented South Australia in nine State games, including the 1911 Adelaide Carnival, in which South Australia won all four of their games played including a win against the Victorian team and in 1996 was inducted as an inaugural member of the AFL Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding career.

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