Socceroo 1950 B Matches

Socceroo B Matches for 1950

Written by Alan Garside, John Punshon, David Hearder and Greg Stock. For more details see credits


Australia had a very busy 1950... before heading off to South Africs they played this warmup match.
Played : May 3 Venue : Fremantle
Australia
Lineup and scorers unknown
7 - 1 Fremantle City XI
Lineup and scorer unknown
sources :
West Australian Thu 4 May 1950 p17


An Australian team toured South Africa over two months in 1950. The side played four test matches against the South Africans which are found in the A archive, and a number of games against club and representative sides. These matches are listed below.
Played : May 24 Venue : Capetown, South Africa
Western Province (SAF)
A Credie, W Brown, J Hastie, M Maskin, A Louw, A Powell, T McKay, A Boswell, A Luck, L Miller, J Bingle
Goal : Bingle pen
1 - 2 Australia
Norman Conquest, Kevin O'Neill, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie (c), Tom Jack, Bob Young, George Sanders, Allan Johns, Gordon Nunn, Eric Hulme, Harry Robertson
Goals : Nunn 15' 16'
Attendance : 10,000
Coach : Tom Jack (Australia)


Played : May 27 Venue : Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Southern Transvaal (SAF)
P Els, B Mechanick, Gordon Frew, H Konner, L Boonznaier (C), G Jacques, R Montgomery, K Zeising, V Morais, A Butler, M Taylor
Goal : Montgomery 47'
1 - 1 Australia
Norman Conquest, Kevin O'Neill, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie (c), Tom Jack, Bob Young, George Sanders, Allan Johns, Gordon Nunn, Frank Parsons, Harry Robertson
Goal : Parsons 85'
Attendance : 25,000
Coach : Tom Jack


Played : May 31 Venue : Pretoria, South Africa
Northern Transvaal (SAF)
Aubrey Tyrell (GK), Roulf Oelofse, P Whyte, C Swemmer, Harry Naish (c), W Bunton, M Gray, K Shea, Johnny Claassens, Tony Holtz, Venter
Goals : Holtz 10' _' Venter (Other scorers unavailable)
5 - 3 Australia
Norman Conquest, Kevin O'Neill, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie (c), Tom Jack, Bob Young, George Sanders, Allan Johns, Gordon Nunn, Frank Parsons, Harry Robertson
Goals : Nunn pen (Other scorers unavailable)
Attendance : 13,000
Coach : Tom Jack (Australia)


Played : June 3 Venue : Durban, South Africa
Natal (SAF)
K Nadauld, S Reece, V Hall (c), B Upton, K Chamberlain, E Dickson, L Grunsell, B Gibson, I Palmer, G Stewart, J Carr
Goal : Palmer 15' Stewart
2 - 1 Australia
Norman Conquest, Cyrill Nicholls, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie (c), Tom Jack, Bob Young, George Sanders, Allan Johns, Gordon Nunn, Eric Hulme, Harry Robertson
Goal : Lawrie 55'
Attendance : 13,000
Coach : Tom Jack (Australia)


Played : June 7 Venue : Bloemfontein, South Africa
Orange Free State (SAF)
(Lineup incomplete) Nicholas (GK)
Goals : (scorer unavailable) pen
1 - 2 Australia
Bill Mahoney, Cyril Nichols, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie (c), Tom Jack, Bob Young, George Sanders, Allan Johns, Frank Parsons, Eric Hulme, Harry Robertson
Goals : Johns 10' Parsons
Coach : Tom Jack (Australia)


Played : June 10 Venue : Benoni, South Africa
Eastern Transvaal (SAF)
Jimmy Pickerill, G Gloete, J Preston, G Penn, P Driver, V Ferreira, Ray Botha, Harold Paton, S Westcott, N Turner, N Welman
Reserves: Ray Ferreira, Blewett
Goals : Botha 10'pen (2nd scorer unavailable)
2
- 2 Australia
(Lineup incomplete) Bill Mahoney, Cec Drummond, Tom Jack, Eric Hulme, Allan Johns, Frank Parsons, Harry Robertson
Goals : Robertson, Jack 86pen
Attendance : 15,000
Coach : Tom Jack (Australia)


Australia then travelled north to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) where they played two matches against the Southern Rhodesian side. These games are considered B matches, mainly because considerable doubt exist that these were full 'A' games.
Played : June 14 Venue : Salisbury, Rhodesia
Southern Rhodesia (RHO)
Blair, Fitzgerald, Johnson, Prescott, Wood, Coop, Davies, Ball, Lewis, Buchanan, Law
0 - 5 Australia
Norman Conquest, Kevin O'Neill, Bob Young, Bob Lawrie (c), Tom Jack, Jack Smith, George Sanders, Allan Johns, Frank Parsons, Eric Hulme, Harry Robertson
Goals : Johns (x2), Hulme (x2), Parsons 51'
Attendance : 6,000
Coach : Tom Jack (Australia)


Played : June 17 Venue : Bulawayo, Rhodesia
Southern Rhodesia (RHO)
Bell, Fitzgerald, Johnson, Prescott, Wood, Coop, Davies, Ball, Badenhorst, Kirkpatrick, Law
Goal : Badenhorst
1 - 4 Australia
Norman Conquest, Cyril Nicholls, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie, Tom Jack, Bob Young, George Sanders, Allan Johns, Frank Parsons, Eric Hulme, Harry Robertson
Goals : Sanders (x2), Johns, Hulme
Coach : Tom Jack (Australia)


The Australian team then returned to South Africa where they played some further enagements including four "tests" against the Souh African national side (see A archive).
Played : June 21 Venue : Maritzburg, South Africa
Natal (SAF)
(lineup incomplete) Brian Gibson, Carr, Little
Goals : Carr, Little (3rd scorer unavailable)
3 - 2 Australia
(Lineup incomplete) Bill Mahoney (GK), Allan Johns
Goals : (scorers unavailable)
Coach : Tom Jack (Australia)


Played : June 28 Venue : Wilbaulk, South Africa
North Transvaal Country (SAF)
(Lineup unavailable)
0 - 9 Australia
(Lineup incomplete) Allan Johns
Goals : (scorers unavailable)
Coach : Tom Jack (Australia)


Played : July 12 Venue : Kimberley, South Africa
Griqualand West (SAF)
(Lineup and scorers unavailable)
3 - 7 Australia
(Lineup incomplete) Allan Johns
Goals : (scorers unavailable)
Coach : Tom Jack (Australia)


Played : July 15 Venue : East London, South Africa
Fronteir (SAF)
(Lineup unavailable)
0 - 4 Australia
(Lineup incomplete) Allan Johns
Goals : (scorers unavailable)
Coach : Tom Jack (Australia)


Played : July 19 Venue : Mossee Bay, South Africa
South Western Country (SAF)
(Lineup unavailable)
0 - 13 Australia
(Lineup incomplete) Allan Johns
Goals : (scorers unavailable)
Coach : Tom Jack (Australia)


Played : July 29 Venue : Capetown, South Africa
Western Province (SAF)
(Lineup and scorers unavailable)
3 - 3 Australia
(Lineup incomplete) Allan Johns
Goals : (scorers unavailable)
Coach : Tom Jack (Australia)


When Australia returned home from their tour of South Africa they played a number of games against the representative sides of states. The first of the these was Western Australia.
Played : August 17 Venue : Subiaco Oval, Perth, Australia
Australia
Norman Conquest, Kevin O'Neill, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie (c), Tom Jack, Bob Young, Allan Johns, Frank Parsons, George Sanders, Gordon Nunn, Harry Robertson
Goals : Cherry 32og, Nunn 43, unknown scorer, Parsons, Hulme
5 - 1 Western Australia
Syd McGovern, Ron Adair, G Nash, J Grant, R Cherry (c), S Johnstone, Jack Smethurst, A Robertson (vc), E Hughes, A Beale, H Norman
Goal : Robertson
Referee : A Gilchrist (Australia)
Managers : T Johnstone and HGH Barwick (Australia), AF Craigie (Western Australia)


The next game was against South Australia, played during the time it took to unload and load cargo on their ship "Arawa".
Played : August 26 Venue : Kilburn, Adelaide, Australia
Australia
Bill Mahoney, Kevin O'Neill, Cec Drummmond, Bob Lawrie (c), Tom Jack, Bob Young, Eric Hulme, Allan Johns, Gordon Nunn, Frank Parsons, Harry Robertson
Goals : Nunn x3, Johns x2, Robertson
6 - 0 South Australia
(Lineup incomplete) Giancaspro, Heffernan, Thompson, Combe, Zivic, J Freckleton, W Grace, Cranswick


The stopover by the "Arawa" was not long enough to allow a game against the Victorian team. On their return from the Western States they played two games against NSW, the first in Sydney.
Played : September 2 Venue : Sydney Sportsground, Australia
Australia
Norman Conquest, Kevin O'Neill, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie (c), Tom Jack, Bob Young, George Sanders, Alan Johns, Gordon Nunn, Frank Parsons, Harry Robertson
0 - 3 New South Wales
Ron Lord, Cliff Almond, Doug Wendt, Eric Duff, Bill Wilson (c), Milija Vesovic, Ernie Kemp, George Russell, Reg Date, Jock McMahon, Ray Marshall
Goals : Marshall, Date, Jack og
Referee : Jack McKenzie (Australia)
Crowd : 6000


Australia then played the second match against NSW
Played : September 3 Venue : Crystal Palace Ground, Wallsend, Australia
Australia
(Probable lineup) Bill Mahoney, Kevin O'Neill, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie (c), Tom Jack, Bob Young, Eric Hulme, Alan Johns, Gordon Nunn, Frank Parsons, Harry Robertson
Goals : Parsons 10, Johns 24
2 - 1 New South Wales
Ron Lord, Cliff Almond, Doug Wendt, Bob Bignall, Bill Wilson (c), Milija Vesovic, Ernie Kemp, George Russell, Reg Date, Jock McMahon, Ray Marshall
Goal : Russell
Crowd : 6000


Not content with all that travelling Australia went to New Caledonia for more.
Played : September 17 Venue : Noumea
New Caledonia
Lineup and scorer unknown
1 - 0 Australia
Lineup unknown
sources :
Grant p.26; Courier Mail 18 Sep 1950 p6


The exact date of this match is unknown, it was played between September 10 and 28.
Played : September ?? Venue : Noumea
New Caledonia
Lineup and scorers unknown
2 - 4 Australia
Lineup and scorers unknown
sources :
Grant p.26
SMH 18 Aug 1950 p 8
SMH 22 Aug 1950 p10
Courier Mail 22 Aug 1950 p9
Courier Mail 1 Sep 1950 p9
SMH 4 Sep 1950 p6


The exact date of this match is unknown, it was played between September 10 and 28.
Played : September ?? Venue : Noumea
New Caledonia
Lineup and scorers unknown
3 - 1 Australia
Lineup and scorers unknown
sources :
Grant p.26
SMH 18 Aug 1950 p 8
SMH 22 Aug 1950 p10
Courier Mail 22 Aug 1950 p9
Courier Mail 1 Sep 1950 p9
SMH 4 Sep 1950 p6


The exact date of this match is unknown, it was played between September 10 and 28.
Played : September ?? Venue : Noumea
New Caledonia
Lineup and scorers unknown
2 - 3 Australia
Lineup and scorers unknown
sources :
Grant p.26
SMH 18 Aug 1950 p 8
SMH 22 Aug 1950 p10
Courier Mail 22 Aug 1950 p9
Courier Mail 1 Sep 1950 p9
SMH 4 Sep 1950 p6