Socceroo 1922 B Matches

Socceroo B Matches for 1922

Written and Researched by John Punshon, Thomas Esamie and Greg Stock.
Thanks to the late great Kevin Christopher & Doug Butcher. 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 (c), Dave Cumberford, Alec Gibb, Clarence Shenton, Peter Doyle, George Brown, Wilfred Bratten, William Maunder, Jock Cumberford, Tom Thompson
Goals: J.Cumberford _, 83, Bratton
Referee: J.Leddy (New Zealand)
Attendance: 2,000
Manager: A.Morgan (Australia)


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 (x2 incl a pen)
2 - 8 Australia
J.Bryant, W.McBride, Dave Cumberford, Alec Gibb (c), Clarence Shenton, Peter Doyle, William Dane, Dave Ward, George Brown, Jock Cumberford, Tom Thompson
Goals: Brown (x3 incl a pen) Ward (x3), J.Cumberford, Doyle
Attendance: 2,000
Manager: A.Morgan (Australia)


Played: Saturday June 3 1922 Venue: The Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand
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
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
Referee: W.Bryce (New Zealand)
Linesmen: F.O'Connell & D.Stirrat (New Zealand)
Attendance: 4,000


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 (c), W.McBride, Syd Storey, Dave Cumberford, Peter Doyle, William Dane, Wilfred Bratton, William Maunder, George Brown, Dave Ward
Goals: Brown (x2 incl a pen)
Referee: M.Thornley (New Zealand)
Attendance: 1,489
Manager: A.Morgan (Australia)


Played: Saturday June 10 1922 Venue: Lancaster Park, Christchurch, New Zealand
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
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
Goals: Maunder (x2), Bratten, Dane
Referee: George Black (New Zealand)
Attendance: 4,000
Manager: A.Morgan (Australia)


Played: Wednesday June 14 1922 Venue: Carisbrook Park, Dunedin, New Zealand
Otago (New Zealand)
Mantell, Dickel, Robert McAuley, Smith, J.Race, Kennedy, Walter Brundell, Robinson, M.Munsie, W.Hanlin, J.Rarity
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
Goals: Fisher pen, Dane
Referee: W.P.Smith (New Zealand)
Attendance: 3,000
Manager: A.Morgan (Australia)


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 (c), George Brown, Dave Cumberford, Clarence Shenton, Syd Storey, Wilfred Bratton, Dave Ward, William Maunder, William Dane, Tom Thompson
Goal: Maunder
Referee: E.Davey (New Zealand)
Manager: A.Morgan (Australia)


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, Dave Cumberford, Syd Storey, Alec Gibb, Clarence Shenton, William Dane, Jock Cumberford, George Brown, William Maunder, Tom Thompson
Goals: J Cumberford, Brown (x4), Dane
Referee: L.C.H.Dawson (New Zealand)
Manager: A.Morgan (Australia)


Played: Saturday July 1 1922 Venue: Domain (now Carlaw Park), 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, Dave Cumberford, Clarence Shenton, Alec Gibb (c), Peter Doyle, William Dane, George Brown, William Maunder, Jock Cumberford, Tom Thompson
Goals: Brown (x3), Maunder
Referee: A.Bowie (New Zealand)
Linesmen: T.C.Kent & J.Wright (New Zealand)
Attendance: 3,000
Coach: Reg Boyne (Auckland)
Managers: R.Bannister (New Zealand) and A.Morgan (Australia)


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 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
Goals: Brown (x2)
Referee: J.Ball (New Zealand)
Attendance: 2,000
Manager: A.Morgan (Australia)


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, Dave Cumberford, Alec Gibb (c), Wilfred Bratton, Jock Cumberford, William Dane, Dave Ward, William Maunder
Goals: Maunder (x3), Ward, Dane 89
Manager: A.Morgan (Australia)


Upon return to Australia the Socceroos played a match against a South Maitland state representative team.
Played: Thursday July 20 1922 Venue: Drill Hall Ground, Kurri Kurri, Maitland, Australia
Australia
George Cartwright, Alan Fisher, W.McBride, Peter Doyle, Alec Gibb (c), Dave Cumberford, William Dane, Wilfred Bratton, Bill Maunder, George Brown, Tom Thompson
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
Goals: Gilmore (x2), Lennard
Referee: Tom Crawford (Australia)
Linesmen: H Hinks & G Endean (Australia)
Coach: Jack Bates (South Maitland)
Manager: A.Morgan (Australia)


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 (c), Dave Cumberford, William Dane, Dave Ward, Jock Cumberford, Bill Maunder, Tom Thompson
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
Goal: Lennard
Referee: A.L.Peaty (Australia)
Linesmen: G.Fooks & D.McKinnon (Australia)
Attendance: 6,000
Manager: A.Morgan (Australia)