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Jamie Cripps
Cripps
DOB
23/4/1992
Height
183cm
Weight
81 kg
Junior club
East Fremantle/Northampton JFC
Arrived
Traded from St Kilda at the end of the 2012 season with pick 45 (Brant Colledge) for pick 40 (Brodie Murdoch) and pick 43 (Josh Saunders)
Number
Debut
Round 1 2013 vs Fremantle
(206th Eagles player)
Games
128
Goals
165
Honours
Premiership medal (2018)
B&F Top 10
4 (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)
Best Finish
4th (2018)
Other clubs
East Fremantle (WAFL) 2009-2010
St Kilda (AFL) 2011-2012
East Perth (WAFL) 2013-

Originally from Northampton, Jamie Cripps played two seasons at St Kilda before requesting a trade back to WA, where he has developed into a defensive-minded small forward.

St Kilda careerEdit

Cripps played senior football for East Fremantle at 17 before being taken by St Kilda with their first pick (24th overall) in the 2010 national draft. He played 16 games in two seasons at the Saints before asking to be traded to West Coast, citing homesickness.

St Kilda were reluctant to release him but eventually agreed to accept a pick in the 40s and a slight swap of picks.

West Coast careerEdit

Cripps was selected in the opening-round derby, kicking two goals from a half-forward flank. He went on to play 15 games for the 2013 season, generally as a defensive forward with stints on the ball, and occasionally starting as the substitute. When not selected for West Coast he played for East Perth under the new alignment arrangement.

In his second season at West Coast the former Saint cemented himself in the side as a small forward, apart from a midseason drop in form that saw him spend a few weeks at East Perth. Cripps kicked 27 goals for the year, good for fourth at the club, and showed an ability to impact the scoreboard even when having a quiet game.

Despite his form tailing off late in 2015, Cripps had a career-best year as a defensive small forward. Playing every game, his 34 goals was good for fourth at the club and he recorded more tackles than anyone bar Matt Priddis. He again played every game in 2016, but was one of many Eagles who failed to reach the heights of the previous season, although his 28 goals was again good enough for fourth on the team.

Cripps recorded his 100th AFL game early in 2017 but suffered an ankle injury several weeks later, and although he was able to return earlier than expected he failed to recapture his best form for the rest of the season.

After signing a contract extension early in 2018, Cripps turned in a career-best year, playing every game, finishing fourth in the best and fairest and regularly kicking bags of goals. His 38 goals for the season was behind only spearheads Jack Darling and Josh Kennedy and he kicked a crucial goal during the third term of the Grand Final.

Cripps' cousin Patrick, also from Northampton, was selected by Carlton in the 2013 national draft and finished second in the 2015 Rising Star.

StatsEdit

AFL Gm G B K M H D T Cl WAFL Gm G B K M H D T
2013 15 12 5 91 42 66 157 61 19 EP 9 16 8 97 37 51 148 32
2014 19 27 14 136 57 80 216 72 15 2 3 2 25 10 7 32 19
2015 25 34 30 218 103 127 345 139 33 0
2016 23 28 18 193 92 99 292 94 21 0
2017 21 26 18 183 90 102 285 79 20 0
2018 25 38 18 249 122 149 398 97 31 0
Tot 128 165 103 1070 506 623 1693 542 139
Avg 1.3 8.4 4.0 4.9 13.2 4.2 1.1

Tribunal recordEdit

Year Rd Charge Outcome
2016 9 Engaging in melee Accepted $1,000 fine
2016 18 Rough conduct against M.Gawn Accepted $1,000 fine
2018 2 Misconduct against M.Honeychurch Accepted $1,500 fine

NewsEdit

25/6/13: Embley, Cripps rubbed out for a week

24/4/15: New deal and brush with ray on busy day

25/4/17: Cripps, Nelson to spend time on the sidelines

5/4/18: Cripps signs for another two years

ReferencesEdit

http://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/J/Jamie_Cripps.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamie_Cripps

http://www.wafl.com.au/players/view/2119