1937 Australia Men's National Team Results
Researched by Doug Butcher, written by Greg Stock

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Friendly Matches

Saturday July 10 1937
Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, Sydney, Australia
Referee: Herbert Reay (Australia)
Attendance: 37,295
AUSTRALIA
William Morgan, Jack Evans, Jock Parkes, Ray Bryant, William Coolahan, Tom Harris, Roy Crowhurst, Jack Hughes, George Smith, Billy Price, Harold Whitelaw
Manager: W.Beaney
Goals: Hughes 1, 6, Price 30, Smith 39, _
5 - 4 England Amateurs
Albert Woolcock, Tony Strasser, Horry Robbins, Jim Lewis snr, Bernard Joy, Thomas Leak, Edward Collins, Stan Eastham, Roy Matthews, Lionel Thornton, Lester Finch
Manager: Charles Wreford-Brown
Goals: Matthews (x2), Eastman (x2 incl a pen)

An England 'amateur' side toured Australia after a six year negotiating period to get them here playing three 'test' matches and a fourth against an Australian XI. The full England national team was thought impossible to bring to Australia so an English Amateur side toured in their place. There is some conjecture as to whether these matches were A or B internationals but since the English FA don't recognise it as internationals we have placed them in the B archive.
Match Day Programme

Saturday July 17 1937
Exhibition Ground, Brisbane, Australia
Referee: Not recorded
Attendance: 25,000
AUSTRALIA
William Morgan, Jack Evans, Tom Harris, Ray Bryant, William Coolahan (c), Jock Parkes, Roy Crowhurst, Jack Hughes, George Smith, William Price, Tom Parry
Manager: Not recorded
0 - 4 England Amateurs
Albert Woolcock, Tony Strasser, Horry Robins, Thomas Leek, Bernard Joy, John Sutcliffe, William Parr, Jim Lewis snr, Roy Mathews, Stan Eastham, Lester Finch
Manager: Charles Wreford-Brown
Goals: Matthews (x2), Eastham, Finch

Tuesday July 20 1937
Newcastle Sports Ground, Newcastle, Australia
Referee: G.Saunders (Australia)
Attendance: 15,000
AUSTRALIA
Jimmy McNabb, Jack Evans, Jim McDougall, William Coolahan, Ian Davidson, Bert Murray, James Wilkinson, Jack Hughes, George Smith (c), Billy Price, Aub Teece
Manager: Sid Grant
Goals: Smith (x3), Hughes 46
4 - 3 England Amateurs
Albert Woolcock, Tony Strasser, Horry Robbins, Jim Lewis snr, Thomas Leek (c), John Sutcliffe, Edward Collins, Stan Eastham, Roy Matthews, Fred Riley, Freddie Davies
Manager: Charles Wreford-Brown
Goals: Matthews (x2), Riley
The victory by Australia gave them a 2-1 series win.

Saturday July 24 1937
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia
Referee: Not recorded
Attendance: 11,000
AUSTRALIAN XI
George Sheppard, Jack Evans, Alfred Mackey, William Coolahan, Peter McCluskey, Jock Parkes, James Wilkinson, Ian Anderson, George Smith (c), Jack Hughes, Jack Fyfe
Manager: Not recorded
Goals: Smith 22, Hughes, Anderson
3 - 4 England Amateurs
Albert Woodcock, Tony Strasser, William Pickering, Jim Lewis snr, Thomas Leek, Horry Robbins, William Parr, Stan Eastham, Roy Matthews, Lionel Thornton, Fred Riley
Manager: Charles Wreford-Brown
Goals: Thornton 51, 80, Matthews, Eastham pen
At the end of the three game series the England Amaters played a game against an Australian XI at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
 

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