Socceroo 1922 B Matches

Socceroo B Matches for 1922

Written and Researched by John Punshon, Andre Kruger, Thomas Esamie and Greg Stock. Thanks to the late great Kevin Christopher for the use of his personal material. For more details see credits


An Australian team toured New Zealand in 1922 for a three match series. This was the first time an Australian team had played and the "Socceroos" were born. The tour of New Zealand included three A internationals and eleven tour matches. The three A internationals are listed in the A archive while the list of tour matches follows. The Australian team was made up of players from NSW and Queensland only. A notable matter was that they wore the colours light blue (for NSW) and maroon (for Queensland) in that game.
Played: Saturday May 27 1922 Venue: Cooks Gardens, Wanganui, New Zealand
Wanganui (New Zealand)
Thomas, Healey, O'Neill, McGorram, Mitchell, Barker, Mackley, Beckett, Richards, McKechnie, Cooper
Goal : Cooper
1 - 3 Australia
George Cartwright, Alan Fisher, D Cumberford, Alec Gibb, C Shenton, Peter Doyle, G Brown, J Bratten, Bill Maunder, Jock Cumberford, Tom Thompson
Goals : J Cumberford _, 83, Bratten
Referee: J Leddy (New Zealand)
Attendance: 2000


Played: Wednesday May 31 1922 Venue: Nelson, New Zealand
Nelson (New Zealand)
A McKellar, W Schofield, A Hurst, C Jackson, S Wheeler, E Beveridge, H Mansell, W Richards, E Hayward, A Davies, W Davies
Goals : Wheeler _, _pk
2 - 8 Australia
J Bryant, W McBride, D Cumberford, Alec Gibb, C Shenton, Peter Doyle, W Dane, Dave Ward, G Brown, Jock Cumberford, Tom Thompson
Goals: Brown _pk, _, _, Ward x3, J Cumberford, Doyle
Attendance: 2000


Played: Saturday June 3 1922 Venue: The Basin, Wellington, New Zealand
Wellington (New Zealand)
J Ewing, J McKenzie, E Taylor, L McGirr, William Brownlee, Dan Jones, William Thomas, Charles Ballard, W Palmer, George Campbell, Gilbertson
Goals: Campbell, Thomas, Gilbertson
3 - 0 Australia
George Cartwright, Alan Fisher, W McBride, Alec Gibb, C Shenton, Peter Doyle, W Dane, Dave Ward, Bill Maunder, Jock Cumberford, Tom Thompson
Referee: W Bryce (New Zealand)
Attendance: 4000


Played: Wednesday June 7 1922 Venue: Victoria Park, Greymouth, New Zealand
Westland (New Zealand)
Bennett, Hogg, Penman, Henderson, Sharp, Kinsey, F Clarke, C Quibbell, Grey, Howie, J McNicol snr
Goal: Grey 15
1 - 2 Australia
George Cartwright, Alan Fisher, W McBride, Syd Storey, D Cumberford, Peter Doyle, W Dane, J Bratten, Bill Maunder, G Brown, Dave Ward
Goals: Brown _, _pk
Referee: M Thornley (New Zealand)
Attendance: 1,489


Played: Saturday June 10 1922 Venue: Lancaster Park, Christchurch, New Zealand
South Island (New Zealand)
N Wilson, C Hogg, H McAuley, W Bond, J Race, J Simpson, Walter Brundell, Alex Bissett, M Munsie, E Norman, J Rarity
Goal: Race
1 - 4 Australia
George Cartwright, Alan Fisher, W McBride, Alec Gibb, C Shenton, Peter Doyle, W Dane, J Bratten, Bill Maunder, Jock Cumberford, Tom Thompson
Goals: Maunder x2, Bratten, Dane
Referee: George Black (New Zealand)
Attendance: 4000


Played: Wednesday June 14 1922 Venue: Carisbrook Park, Dunedin, New Zealand
Otago (New Zealand)
Mantell, Dickel, H McAuley, Smith, J Race, Kennedy, Walter Brundell, Robinson, M Munsie, W Hanlin, J Rarity
Goal: Robinson pk
1 - 2 Australia
J Bryant, Alan Fisher, D Cumberford, Syd Storey, Alec Gibb, Peter Doyle, W Dane, J Bratten, G Brown, Dave Ward, Tom Thompson
Goals: Fisher pk, Dane
Referee: W Smith (New Zealand)
Attendance: 3000


Played: Wednesday June 21 1922 Venue: Ashburton, New Zealand
Canterbury (New Zealand)
M Wilson, W Mitchell, J Flood, F Newell, P Dowker, J Simpson, Len Barwell, A Bissett, C Mizen, E Norman, R Lidden
Goals: Mizen 3, _, Norman
3 - 1 Australia
J Bryant, Alan Fisher, G Brown, D Cumberford, C Shenton, Syd Storey, J Bratten, Dave Ward, Bill Maunder, W Dane, Tom Thompson
Goal: Maunder
Referee: E Davey (New Zealand)


Played: Wednesday June 28 1922 Venue: Pukekura Park, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Taranaki (New Zealand)
Johnson, G Jones, Barker, Worthington, Howarth, Pooch, Woodhead, P Thompson, Fitzgerald, Freakley, Davis
Goal: Freakley _
1 - 6 Australia
J Bryant, W McBride, D Cumberford, Syd Storey, Alec Gibb, C Shenton, W Dane, Jock Cumberford, G Brown, Bill Maunder, Tom Thompson
Goals: J Cumberford, Brown x4, Dane


Played: Saturday July 1 1922 Venue: Domain, Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland (New Zealand)
J Batty, M Meikle, P Colvin, W Corrin, A Neesham, F Haycock, Bob Innes, Cec Dacre, W Hooper, F Knott, F Simm
Goal: Knott
1 - 4 Australia
George Cartwright, Alan Fisher, D Cumberford, C Shenton, Alec Gibb, Peter Doyle, W Dane, G Brown, Bill Maunder, Jock Cumberford, Tom Thompson
Goals: Brown x3, Maunder
Referee: A Bowie (New Zealand)
Attendance: 3,000


Played: Wednesday July 5 1922 Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand
South Auckland (New Zealand)
Davidson, Dodds, Williams, Walker, McLellan, W McNeill, Marsh, Hayes, Crabb, Barnett, Tait
Goal: Barnett pk
1 - 2 Australia
J Bryant, Alan Fisher, W McBride, Jock Cumberford, Syd Storey, C Shenton, W Dane, W Bratten, G Brown, Dave Ward, Tom Thompson
Goals: Brown x2
Referee: J Ball (New Zealand)


Played: Wednesday July 12 1922 Venue: The Showgrounds, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Manawatu (New Zealand)
Carson, Dick, Taylor, West, Contour, Coombs, Crowe, Hearsley, Harris, Randall, Kennedy
0 - 5 Australia
J Bryant, Alan Fisher, W McBride, Peter Doyle, D Cumberford, Alec Gibb, J Bratten, Jock Cumberford, W Dane, Dave Ward, Bill Maunder
Goals: Maunder x3, Ward, Dane 89


Upon return to Australia the Socceroos played a match against the New South Wales state representative team.
Played: Saturday July 22 1922 Venue: Wentworth Park, Sydney, Australia
Australia
George Cartwright, Alan Fisher, W McBride, Peter Doyle, Alec Gibb, D Cumberford, W Dane, Dave Ward, Jock Cumberford, Bill Maunder, Tom Thompson
Goal: Ward
1 - 1 New South Wales
J Boyle, Frank Gallen, S Robinson, E Loveridge, W Harrigan, Harry Spurway, H Gowan, Percy Lennard, A Phillips, P Sinclair, D McLaughlin
Goal: Lennard
Referee: A Peaty (Australia)