1922 Australia Men's National Team Results
Researched by Kevin Christopher and Doug Butcher, written by John Punshon, Thomas Esamie and Greg Stock

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Friendly Matches | Wanganui | Nelson | Wellington | Westland | South Island | Otago | Canterbury | Taranaki | Auckland | South Auckland | Manawatu | South Maitland | New South Wales

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Friendly Matches

Saturday May 27 1922
Cooks Gardens, Wanganui, New Zealand
Referee: J.Leddy (New Zealand)
Attendance: 2,000
Wanganui (New Zealand)
Thomas, Healey, O'Neill, McGorram, Mitchell, Barker, Mackley, Beckett, Richards, McKechnie, Cooper
Coach: Not known
Goal: Cooper
1 - 3 AUSTRALIA
George Cartwright, Alan Fisher (c), Dave Cumberford, Alec Gibb, Clarence Shenton, Peter Doyle, George Brown, Wilfred Bratten, William Maunder, Jock Cumberford, Tom Thompson
Coach: A.Morgan
Goals: J.Cumberford _, 83, Bratton _
For the first time, an Australian national team toured New Zealand in 1922 for a three match 'test' series. Arriving in May, Australia's tour would involved eleven additional matches against club and representative teams across New Zealand. The first was against Wanganui on the North Island, the visitors scoring a first ever win.

Wednesday May 31 1922
Nelson, New Zealand
Referee: Not known
Attendance: 2,000
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
Coach: Not known
Goals: Wheeler x2 (incl a pen)
2 - 8 AUSTRALIA
J.Bryant, Bill McBride, Dave Cumberford, Alec Gibb (c), Clarence Shenton, Peter Doyle, William Dane, Dave Ward, George Brown, Jock Cumberford, Tom Thompson
Coach: A.Morgan
Goals: Brown x3 (incl a pen), Ward x3, J.Cumberford, Doyle
Four days later, Australia delivered a comprehensive 8-2 win against Nelson, the match notable for not one, but two hat-tricks, Queenslander George Brown and New South Welshman Dave Ward the beneficiaries.

Saturday June 3 1922
The Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand
Referee: W.Bryce (New Zealand)
Linesmen: F.O'Connell, D.Stirrat (New Zealand)
Attendance: 4,000
Wellington (New Zealand)
J.Ewing, Jim McKenzie, E.Taylor, L.McGirr, William Brownlee, Dan Jones, William Thomas, Charles Ballard, W.Palmer, George Campbell (c), Gilbertson
Coach: Not known
Goals: Campbell, Thomas, Gilbertson
3 - 0 AUSTRALIA
George Cartwright, Alan Fisher (c), W McBride, Alec Gibb, Clarence Shenton, Peter Doyle, William Dane, Dave Ward, William Maunder, Jock Cumberford, Tom Thompson
Coach: A.Morgan
Wet weather greeted the Australians in Wellington, and a disappointing performance in muddy conditions resulted in their first loss on tour.

Wednesday June 7 1922
Victoria Park, Greymouth, New Zealand
Referee: M.Thornley (New Zealand)
Attendance: 1,489
Westland (New Zealand)
Bennett, Hogg, Penman, Henderson, Sharp, Kinsey, F.Clarke, C.Quibbell, Grey, Howie, J.McNicol snr
Coach: Not known
Goal: Grey 15
1 - 2 AUSTRALIA
George Cartwright, Alan Fisher (c), W.McBride, Syd Storey, Dave Cumberford, Peter Doyle, William Dane, Wilfred Bratton, William Maunder, George Brown, Dave Ward
Coach: A.Morgan
Goals: Brown x2 (incl a pen)
Westland opened the scoring in the fourth match on tour, but George Brown countered with a brace, ensuring Australia would return to winning ways.

Saturday June 10 1922
Lancaster Park, Christchurch, New Zealand
Referee: George Black (New Zealand)
Attendance: 4,000
South Island (New Zealand)
N.Wilson, C.Hogg, Robert McAuley, W.Bond, J.Race, J.Simpson, Walter Brundell, Alex Bissett, M.Munsie, E.Norman, J.Rarity
Coach: Not known
Goal: Race
1 - 4 AUSTRALIA
George Cartwright, Alan Fisher, W.McBride, Alec Gibb (c), Clarence Shenton, Peter Doyle, William Dane, Wilfred Bratton, William Maunder, Jock Cumberford, Tom Thompson
Coach: A.Morgan
Goals: Maunder x2, Bratten, Dane
A healthy crowd in Christchurch witnessed another improved performance from Australia, with West Wallsend's William Maunder nabbing a brace in a comprehensive 4-1 win.

Wednesday June 14 1922
Carisbrook Park, Dunedin, New Zealand
Referee: W.P.Smith (New Zealand)
Attendance: 3,000
Otago (New Zealand)
Mantell, Dickel, Robert McAuley, Smith, J.Race, Kennedy, Walter Brundell, Robinson, M.Munsie, W.Hanlin, J.Rarity
Coach:Not known
Goal: Robinson pen
1 - 2 AUSTRALIA
J.Bryant, Alan Fisher, Dave Cumberford, Syd Storey, Alec Gibb (c), Peter Doyle, William Dane, Wilfred Bratton, George Brown, Dave Ward, Tom Thompson
Coach: A.Morgan
Goals: Fisher pen, Dane
Australia defeated Otago in a comfortable display, bringing their record to five wins and a loss, as they finalised preparations for the first 'test' against New Zealand at the same venue in Dunedin.

Wednesday June 21 1922
Ashburton, New Zealand
Referee: E.Davey (New Zealand)
Attendance: Not known
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
Coach: Not known
Goals: Mizen 3, _, Norman
3 - 1 AUSTRALIA
J Bryant, Alan Fisher (c), George Brown, Dave Cumberford, Clarence Shenton, Syd Storey, Wilfred Bratton, Dave Ward, William Maunder, William Dane, Tom Thompson
Coach: A.Morgan
Goal: Maunder
Following their loss to New Zealand in the first 'test' Australia appeared rattled, and were beaten by the same scoreline in their following match, Maunder's goal the only shining light in an otherwise disappointing display.

Wednesday June 28 1922
Pukekura Park, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Referee: L.C.H.Dawson (New Zealand)
Attendance: Not known
Taranaki (New Zealand)
Johnson, G.Jones, Barker, Worthington, Howarth, Pooch, Woodhead, P.Thompson, Fitzgerald, Freakley, Davis
Coach: Not known
Goal: Freakley
1 - 6 AUSTRALIA
J Bryant, W McBride, Dave Cumberford, Syd Storey, Alec Gibb, Clarence Shenton, William Dane, Jock Cumberford, George Brown, William Maunder, Tom Thompson
Coach: A.Morgan
Goals: J Cumberford, Brown x4, Dane
An improved performance against New Zealand in the second 'test' was followed by a comprehensive win against Taranaki, with a lethal George Brown becoming the first player to score four goals in national colours.

Saturday July 1 1922
Domain (now Carlaw Park), Auckland, New Zealand
Referee: A.Bowie (New Zealand)
Linesmen: T.C.Kent, J.Wright (New Zealand)
Attendance: 3,000
Auckland (New Zealand)
J.Batty, M.Meikle, P.Colvin, W.Corrin, A.Neesham, F.Haycock, Bob Innes, Ces Dacre, W.Hooper, F.Knott, F.Simm
Coach: Reg Boyne
Goal: Knott
1 - 4 AUSTRALIA
George Cartwright, Alan Fisher, Dave Cumberford, Clarence Shenton, Alec Gibb (c), Peter Doyle, William Dane, George Brown, William Maunder, Jock Cumberford, Tom Thompson
Coach: A.Morgan
Goals: Brown x3, Maunder
Brown and Maunder were among the scorers again, as Australia scored a strong win against Auckland.

Wednesday July 5 1922
Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand
Referee: J.Ball (New Zealand)
Attendance: 2,000
South Auckland (New Zealand)
Davidson, Dodds, Williams, Walker, McLellan, W McNeill, Marsh, Hayes, Crabb, Barnett, Tait
Coach: Not known
Goal: Barnett pen
1 - 2 AUSTRALIA
J Bryant, Alan Fisher (c), W.McBride, Jock Cumberford, Syd Storey, Clarence Shenton, William Dane, Wilfred Bratton, George Brown, Dave Ward, Tom Thompson
Coach: A.Morgan
Goals: Goals: Brown x2
Brown continued his goalscoring exploits in the lead-in to the final 'test' against New Zealand.

Wednesday July 12 1922
The Showgrounds, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Referee: Not known
Attendance: Not known
Manawatu (New Zealand)
Carson, Dick, Taylor, West, Contour, Coombs, Crowe, Hearsley, Harris, Randall, Kennedy
Coach: Not known
0 - 5 AUSTRALIA
J Bryant, Alan Fisher, W.McBride, Peter Doyle, Dave Cumberford, Alec Gibb (c), Wilfred Bratton, Jock Cumberford, William Dane, Dave Ward, William Maunder
Coach: A.Morgan
Goals: Maunder x3, Ward, Dane 89
With Brown rested for the final match of the tour, it was left to Maunder to take centre stage as the tourists claimed a comfortable win.

Thursday July 20 1922
Drill Hall Ground, Kurri Kurri, Maitland, Australia
Referee: Tom Crawford (Australia)
Linesmen: H Hinks, G Endean (Australia)
Attendance: Not known
AUSTRALIA
George Cartwright, Alan Fisher, W.McBride, Peter Doyle, Alec Gibb (c), Dave Cumberford, William Dane, Wilfred Bratton, Bill Maunder, George Brown, Tom Thompson
Coach: A.Morgan
0 - 3 South Maitland
Robert Austin, D.Leece, George Williams, Andy Henderson, J.Strange, Peter Coppock, John Martin (c) (Tom Oliver 30'), Jack Avis, Percy Lennard, Jack Gilmore, Les Brown
Coach: Jack Bates
Goals: Gilmore x2, Lennard
Upon their return, Australia played a match against a South Maitland representative team.

Saturday July 22 1922
Wentworth Park, Sydney, Australia
Referee: A.L.Peaty (Australia)
Linesmen: G.Fooks, D.McKinnon (Australia)
Attendance: 6,000
AUSTRALIA
George Cartwright, Alan Fisher, W McBride, Peter Doyle, Alec Gibb (c), Dave Cumberford, William Dane, Dave Ward, Jock Cumberford, Bill Maunder, Tom Thompson
Coach: A.Morgan
Goal: Ward
1 - 1 New South Wales
J.Boyle, Frank Gallen, Sid Robinson, Ted Loveridge, Bill Harrigan, Harry Spurway, H.Gowan, Percy Lennard, A.Phillips, Tommy Sinclair, Dave McLaughlin
Coach: Not known
Goal: Lennard
The final match of the year was played at Wentworth Park where Dave Ward ensured a 1-1 draw against New South Wales.
 

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