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Jamie Cripps
Photo: aflphotos.com
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
230
Goals
287
Honours
Premiership medal (2018)
B&F Top 10
6 (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2021, 2022)
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 and a premiership player.

St Kilda career[]

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 career[]

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.

Despite missing the following pre-season and the first two rounds due to a foot issue and suffering a mid-season groin injury, Cripps had a solid 2019, finishing equal third at the club with 30 goals. He struggled for form during 2020, and left the team's Queensland hub late in the 2020 season for the birth of his first child, returning for the elimination final. His form struggles continued in the early part of 2021, but he bounced back later in the season, equalling his career high with a five-goal performance against Adelaide.

After a delayed start due to a pectoral injury, Cripps had a solid 2022 season, bringing up his 200th West Coast game in the final round. He suffered a serious ankle injury in the first Derby of 2023, but returned later in the year and finished as the club's third-highest goalscorer, equalling his career-high with five goals as the side stunned the Western Bulldogs in the penultimate round of the season.

Stats[]

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
2019 19 30 13 145 59 113 258 64 22 WCE 0
2020 14 9 7 94 36 73 167 45 13 N/A
2021 22 26 26 205 82 109 314 86 24 WCE 0
2022 17 22 13 170 70 64 234 68 34 0
2023 12 16 12 88 40 69 157 55 13 0
Tot 212 268 174 1772 793 1051 2823 860 245
Avg 1.3 8.4 3.7 5.9 13.3 4.1 1.2

Tribunal record[]

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
2019 15 Striking J.Sicily Accepted $1,500 fine
2021 17 Striking T.Thomas (NM) Accepted $2,000 fine

News[]

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

References[]

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

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