Socceroo 1950 B Matches

Socceroo B Matches for 1950

Written by Alan Garside, John Punshon, David Hearder and Greg Stock.
Thanks to the research of Doug Butcher. For more details see credits


Australia had a very busy 1950... before heading off to South Africs the touring team played a farewell match against a local Western Australian XI before sailing to South Africa.
Played: Wednesday May 3 1950 Venue: Stevens Reserve, Fremantle, Australia
Australia
Lineup Included; Gordon Nunn, Eric Hulme
Goals: Nunn (x6), Hulme
7 - 1 Fremantle City XI
Lineup Included; Ted Croft
Goal: Croft
Coach: Tom Jack (Australia)
Managers: David T.Johnstone & H.J.Barwick (Australia)
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: Wednesday May 24 1950 Venue: Hartleyvale, Capetown, South Africa
Western Province (South Africa)
Alec Creadie, W.Brown, John Hastie, Max Maskin (c), Alf Louw, Angus Powell, Thomas McKay, Sid Boswell, Alfred Luck, L.Miller, J.D.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
Referee: B.Gardner (South Africa)
Attendance : 10,500
Coach: Tom Jack (Australia)
Managers: David T.Johnstone & H.J.Barwick (Australia)


Played: Saturday May 27 1950 Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg, South Africa
Southern Transvaal (South Africa)
Paul Els, Ben Mechanick, Gordon Frew, Hymie Konner, Len Boonznaaier (c), Cliff Jacques, Ron Montgomery, Ken Zeising, Viv Marais, Arthur Butler, M.Ferreira
Goal: Montgomery 41
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 75
Referee: Jimmy Dove (South Africa)
Attendance: 23,000
Coach: Tom Jack (Australia)
Managers: David T.Johnstone & H.J.Barwick (Australia)


Played: Wednesday May 31 1950 Venue: Caledonian Ground, Pretoria, South Africa
Northern Transvaal (South Africa)
Aubrey Tyrell, Roelof Oelofse, P.Whyte, C.Swemmer, Harry Naish (c), W.Bunton, Ken Shea, Danie Venter, John Claassens, Tony Holz, M.Taylor
Goals: Holtz 6, 24, _, Venter 27, Claassens
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 11 pen, _, Oelofse Own Goal
Attendance: 13,000
Coach: Tom Jack (Australia)
Managers: J.J.Gardner (Northern Transvaal), David T.Johnstone & H.J.Barwick (Australia)


Played: Saturday June 3 1950 Venue: Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa
Natal (South Africa)
Ken Nadauld, Stan Reece, Vernon Hall (c), B.Upton, Ken Chamberlain, E.Dickson, L.Grunsell, B.Gibson, Ian Palmer, Gordon Stewart, Jackie Carr
Goals: Palmer 14, Stewart 72
2 - 1 Australia
Norman Conquest, Cyril Nicholls, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie (c), Tom Jack, Bob Young, George Sanders, Allan Johns, Gordon Nunn, Eric Hulme, Harry Robertson
Goal: Lawrie 50
Attendance: 18,000
Coach: Tom Jack (Australia)
Managers: David T.Johnstone & H.J.Barwick (Australia)


Played: Wednesday June 7 1950 Venue: Springbok Park, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Orange Free State (South Africa)
S.R.Nicholas, Derek Thake, Joe Manthey, Eaton, J.J.Fouche, N.McCarthy, Hermanus Pretorius, D.Swart, L.Calder, A.J.Rabie (c), S.van Rensburg
Goals: Pretorius 32 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 66
Coach: Tom Jack (Australia)
Managers: David T.Johnstone & H.J.Barwick (Australia)


Played: Saturday June 10 1950 Venue: Willowmoore Park, Benoni, South Africa
Eastern Transvaal (South Africa)
Jimmy Pickerill, George Cloete, Jimmy Preston (c), George Penn, Paddy Driver, Viv Ferreira, Ray Botha, Harold Paton, Joe Blewitt, Neil Turner, Neville Welman
Goals: Botha 10 pen, Paton 45
2
- 2 Australia
Bill Mahoney, Kevin O'Neill, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie (c), Tom Jack, Bob Young, George Sanders, Eric Hulme, Allan Johns, Frank Parsons, Harry Robertson
Goals: Robertson 46, Jack 77 pen
Referee: Fowler (South Africa)
Attendance: 15,000
Coach: G.M.Vijoen (Eastern Transvaal), Tom Jack (Australia)
Managers: L.Cole-Willey (Eastern Transvaal), David T.Johnstone & H.J.Barwick (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: Wednesday June 14 1950 Venue: Old Harrarians Ground, Salisbury, Rhodesia
Southern Rhodesia
R.O.Blair, P.Fitzgerald, D.S.Johnston, G.H.Prescott, Don Wood, Roy Coop, R.Davies, Dennis Ball, P.Lewis, W.R.Buchanan, Cecil 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 6, _, Hulme 34, 77, Parsons 46
Attendance: 5,000
Coach: Tom Jack (Australia)
Managers: David T.Johnstone & H.J.Barwick (Australia)


Played: Saturday June 17 1950 Venue: Queens Ground, Bulawayo, Rhodesia
Southern Rhodesia
Bell, P.Fitzgerald, D.S.Johnston, G.H.Prescott, Don Wood, W.R.Buchanan, R.Davies, Dennis Ball (c), Badenhorst, Jack Kirkpatrick, Cecil Law
Goal: Badenhorst 67
1 - 4 Australia
Norman Conquest, Cyril Nicholls, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie (c), Tom Jack, Bob Young, George Sanders, Allan Johns, Frank Parsons, Eric Hulme, Harry Robertson
Goals: Sanders 65, _, Johns 25, Hulme 42
Attendance: 6,000
Coach: Tom Jack (Australia)
Managers: David T.Johnstone & H.J.Barwick (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: Wednesday June 21 1950 Venue: Alexandra Park, Maritzburg, South Africa
Natal (South Africa)
Ken Nadauld, Dickson, Vernon Hall, B.Upton, Ken Chamberlain, Ross Dow (c), Ian Palmer, Brian Gibson, Jackie Carr, Harper, Little
Goals: Carr 60, Little 61, Palmer 75
3 - 2 Australia
Bill Mahoney, Cyril Nicholls, Cec Drummond (c), Bob Young, Kevin O'Neill, Jack Smith, George Sanders, Eric Hulme, Frank Parsons, Jack Wilson, Harry Robertson
Goals: Parsons _, 77
Attendance: 6,000
Coach: Tom Jack (Australia)
Managers: David T.Johnstone & H.J.Barwick (Australia)


Played: Wednesday June 28 1950 Venue: Witbank, South Africa
North Transvaal Country Districts (South Africa)
Prentice, Quinan, Herholdt, Buchan, Pearson (Eric Dickson), Oelofse, Woods, Bousted, Vivian, Robert Devine, Miller
0 - 9 Australia
Bill Mahoney, Cyril Nicholls, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie (c), Kevin O'Neill, Jack Smith, George Sanders, Allan Johns, Gordon Nunn, Frank Parsons, Harry Robertson
Goals: Parsons (x5), Robertson, Nunn, Johns, Sanders
Coach: Tom Jack (Australia)
Managers: David T.Johnstone & H.J.Barwick (Australia)


Played: Wednesday July 12 1950 Venue: De Beers Stadium, Kimberley, South Africa
Griqualand West (South Africa)
E.Boschoff, J.Partridge, R.McDonald, J.Patterson, F.Hughes, K.Helfich, M.McDonald, K.Ormiston, J.Gray, A.Symmonds, Len Anley (c)
Goals: Symmonds, Anley, Other scorer not known
3 - 7 Australia
Bill Mahoney, Cyril Nicholls, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie (c), Tom Jack, Bob Young, Eric Hulme, Allan Johns, Frank Parsons, Jack Wilson, Harry Robertson
Goals: Parsons (x2), Johns (x2), Hulme (x2), Robertson
Coach: Tom Jack (Australia)
Managers: David T.Johnstone & H.J.Barwick (Australia)


Played: Saturday July 15 1950 Venue: Jan Smuts Ground, East London, South Africa
Frontier (South Africa)
T.Keir, D.Morrell, D.George (c), L.Mason, S.Williams, T.Forber, K.Petzer, D.Daniel, George Cook, R.Holshausen, N.Gailey
0 - 4 Australia
Norman Conquest, Kevin O'Neill, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie (c), Bob Young, Jack Smith, George Sanders, Allan Johns, Gordon Nunn, Frank Parsons, Harry Robertson
Goals: Nunn 8, 42, 45, Parsons 9
Coach: Tom Jack (Australia)
Managers: David T.Johnstone & H.J.Barwick (Australia)


Played: Wednesday July 19 1950 Venue: Mossel Bay, South Africa
South Western Country Districts (South Africa)
Reg Saunders, J.Pienaar, P.Becker, N.Mitchell, O.Bands, A.Dean, F.Quine (c), H.Heunis, C.Henning, H.Ohlsen, W.Pienaar
0 - 13 Australia
Bill Mahoney, Kevin O'Neill, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie (c), Tom Jack, Cyril Nicholls, George Sanders, Gordon Nunn, Frank Parsons, Eric Hulme, Harry Robertson
Goals: Nunn (x5), Parsons (x4), Sanders, Nicholls, Hulme, Robertson
Attendance: 2,000
Coach: Tom Jack (Australia)
Managers: David T.Johnstone & H.J.Barwick (Australia)


Played: Saturday July 29 1951 Venue: Hartley Vale, Capetown, South Africa
Western Province (South Africa)
Alec Credie, B.Lotter, John Hastie, Max Maskin (c), W.Brown, Angus Powell, Thomas McKay, G.Miller, E.Ackerberg, Alfred Luck, Arthur Roos
Goals: Miller 25, 78, Luck
3 - 3 Australia
Bill Mahoney, Kevin O'Neill, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie (c), Tom Jack, Bob Young, George Sanders, Eric Hulme, Gordon Nunn, Frank Parsons, Harry Robertson
Goals: Parsons 13, 31, Nunn
Referee: T.Davis (South Africa)
Attendance: 4,000
Coach: Tom Jack (Australia)
Managers: David T.Johnstone & H.J.Barwick (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: Thursday August 17 1950 Venue: Subiaco Oval, Perth, Australia
Australia
Norman Conquest, Kevin O'Neill, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie (c), Tom Jack, Bob Young, Allan Johns, Frank Parsons, Eric Hulme, Gordon Nunn, Harry Robertson
Goals: Cherry 32 Own Goal, Nunn 43, 88, Parsons 62, Hulme 80
5 - 1 Western Australia
Syd McGovern, Ron Adair, Gordon Nash, J.Grant, Robert Cherry (c), Stewart Johnstone, Jack Smethurst, Albert Robertson, E.Hughes, Alan Beale, H.Norman
Goal: Robertson 48
Referee: A.Gilchrist (Australia)
Managers: David T.Johnstone & H.J.Barwick (Australia), A.F.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: Saturday August 26 1950 Venue: British Tube Mills Recreation Ground, 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
G.Giancaspro, Gordon Combe, H.Johnson, Kevin Heffernan, W.Thompson, R,Mills (c), D.Zivic, Louis Toth, J.Freckleton, W.H.Grace, P.Cranswick
Referee: Jack Moore (Australia)
Coach: Tom Jack (Australia)
Managers: David T.Johnstone & H.J.Barwick (Australia)


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: Saturday September 2 1950 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, Dick Kemp, George Russell, Reg Date, Jock McMahon, Ray Marshall
Goals: Marshall 9' Jack 15' Own Goal Date 80'
Referee: Jack McKenzie (Australia)
Attendance: 6,000
Coach: Tom Jack (Australia)
Managers: David T.Johnstone & H.J.Barwick (Australia), Stan Jones (New South Wales)


Australia then played the second match against NSW
Played: Sunday September 3 1950 Venue: Crystal Palace Ground, Wallsend, Australia
Australia
Bill Mahoney, Kevin O'Neill, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie (c), Tom Jack, Bob Young, Eric Hulme, Allan Johns, Gordon Nunn, Frank Parsons, Harry Robertson
Goals: Parsons 10' Johns 24'
2 - 1 New South Wales
Ron Lord, Cliff Almond, Doug Wendt, Milija Vesovic, Bill Wilson (c), Dave Williams, Dick Kemp, George Russell, Reg Date, Jock McMahon, Colin Newton
Goal: Russell
Referee: Harold S.Parker (Australia)
Attendance: 6,000
Coach: Tom Jack (Australia)
Managers: David T.Johnstone & H.J.Barwick (Australia), Stan Jones (New South Wales)


An Australian squad travelled to New Caledonia for a two week tour. None of the players from the touring squad to South Africa played earlier in the year were considered for the series. The team has been referred to as an Australian Association XI.
Played: Saturday September 17 1950 Venue: Velodrome Georges Brunelet, Noumea, New Caledonia
New Caledonia
J.Van Soc, M.Song, B.Tsutsui, P.Iwami, R.Nicol, M.Barthelemy, C.Dalmas, R.Valette, R.Kosack, P.Beurrier (c) (A.Nakagawa 65'), A.Veau
Goal: Barthelemy 40'
1 - 0 Australian Association XI
Wal Mitchell, Eric Heath, Ron Hughes, Ron Coleman, Harry Brophy (c), Angus Drennan, W.H.Grace, Ron Hassett, Alf Hall, Cliff Sander, Malcolm Wild
Referee: E.Legrand (New Caledonia)
Linesmen: G.Roire & G.Viale (New Caledonia)
Attendance: 4,000
Managers: Bob Telfer & Peter Sander (Australia)
sources :
Grant p.26; Courier Mail 18 Sep 1950 p6


Played: Monday September 19 1950 Venue: Velodrome Georges Brunelet, Noumea, New Caledonia
New Caledonia
J.Van Soc, M.Song, B.Tsutsui (Felix Day), P.Iwami, R.Nicol, M.Barthelemy, Veaux, R.Kosak, R.Baurrier, R.Valette, R.Sakamouri
Goals: Scorers Not Known
2 - 4 Australian Association XI
Wal Mitchell, Eric Heath, Denis Creedon, Ron Coleman, Harry Brophy (c), Angus Drennan, W.H.Grace, Ron Hassett, Alf Hall, Ron Hughes, Malcolm Wild
Goals: Hughes (x3), Other scorer not known
Attendance: 4,000
Managers: Bob Telfer & Peter Sander (Australia)
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


Played: Friday September 23 1950 Venue: Velodrome Georges Brunelet, Noumea, New Caledonia
New Caledonia
J.Van Soc, M.Song, B.Tsutsui, Dubois, R.Nicol, M.Barthelemy, R.Sakamouri, R.Valette, R.Kosak, Reuter, A.Nakagawa
Goals: Nakagawa 26' Kosak 75' Sakamouri
3 - 1 Australian Association XI
Wal Mitchell, Eric Heath, Denis Creedon, Ron Coleman, Harry Brophy (c), Angus Drennan, W.H.Grace, Alf Hall, Ron Hughes, Ron Hassett, Malcolm Wild
Goal: Scorer not known
Referee: Victor Neugy (New Caledonia)
Attendance: 3,000
Managers: Bob Telfer & Peter Sander (Australia)
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


Played: Monday September 26 1950 Venue: Velodrome Georges Brunelet, Noumea, New Caledonia
New Caledonia
Lineup and goalscorers unknown
2 - 3 Australia
Lineup and goalscorers unknown
Managers: Bob Telfer & Peter Sander (Australia)
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