CYCLOPEDIA OF NZ 1897
UDY, Mr. Edwin William
Mr. Edwin William Udy, Club Captain
Photo by J. Lewis, Greytown
Mr. Edwin William Udy, Captain Greytown Football Club, was born in 1867 in Greytown, where he was educated. In 1891 he was married to the eldest daughter of Mr. Duncan Campbell, of Westport, and has two daughters and one son. As a footballer, he commenced at fourteen years of age, and has played every season since. He played first for the Wanderers, joining the Greytown Football Club at seventeen, when he was admitted to the first fifteen. In 1889 he became captain, which position he has held for four successive years. For ten years he has played in the Wairarapa representative team, filling at different times the positions of full-back, three-quarter back, and forward. As a forward he has few equals in New Zealand. Mr. Udy's height is six feet one inch, and his playing weight fifteen stone. For a number of years he scored in almost every match he played in, and is still the terror of opposing players. At the time of writing he has been nominated for the New Zealand representative team to play Queensland. Mr. Udy is a member of the management committee of the Wairarapa Rugby Union. In cricket, too, he has a brilliant record. Having joined the Greytown Cricket Club in 1888-9, after playing two seasons in the second eleven he was chosen for the first. When in the second eleven he won the bat for the best bowling record, and since playing in the first has won the ball presented for the best bowling average every year since 1891-2. He has played in the Wairarapa representative eleven since 1894-5. He has also been a member of the Greytown Rifles.
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