Socceroo B Matches 1951

Socceroo B Matches for 1951

Written by Thomas Esamie, John Punshon and Greg Stock. For more details see credits

This was the first of a five match series played against the visiting English FA side. This series saw a full strength Australian side take on a visiting English side but these matches are not recognised as full A internationals by the English FA. Hence we have located them in our B matches archive.
Played : Saturday May 26 1951 Venue : Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia
Australia
Norman Conquest, Kevin O'Neill, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie (c), Tom Jack (vc), Eric Duff, Dick Kemp, George Russell, Frank Parsons, Malcolm Wild, Harry Robertson
Goal : Parsons 42'
1 - 4 England
Sam Bartram, Harry Bamford, Frank Lock, Joe Shaw, Reg Flewin (c), Leo Keiran, Gordon Hurst, Jack Sewell, Ike Clarke, Jim Hagan, Bobby Langton
Goals : Sewell 3' 15' Clarke 23' Hurst
Managers : Stan Jones (Australia), Frank Adams and Dave Wiseman (England)


The English side also played two games against Australian XI's.
Played : Monday June 11 1951 Venue : Richmond Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia
Australian XI
Ron Lord, Eric Heath, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie (c), Tom Jack, Eric Duff, Joe Wilson, George Russell, Gordon Nunn, Alec Heaney, J.MacKenzie
Goal : Flewin Own Goal
1 - 6 England
Edward Burgin, Harry Bamford, John McCue, John Shaw, Reg Flewin (c), Leo Kieran, Gordon Hurst, Jack Sewell, Ike Clarke, Bill Smith, Bobby Langton
Goals : Clarke (x3), Sewell (x2), Smith
Attendance : 29,000
Managers : Frank Adams and Dave Wiseman (England)


This match was the second game against an Australian XI on England's Australian tour.
Played : Saturday June 23 1951 Venue : Adelaide Oval, Australia
Australian XI
Norman Conquest, G Coombes, Cec Drummond, E Busodini, Hedley Parkes, Kevin O'Neill, Jock Hodge, Eric Hulme, Gordon Nunn, Malcolm Wild, J.MacKenzie
Goal : McKenzie
1 - 13 England
Edward Burgin, Harry Bamford, John McCue, John Shaw, Reg Flewin (c), Leo Kieren, Jack Sewell, Jim Hgan, Ike Clarke, Frank Broome, Bobby Langton
Goals : Clarke (x4), Hagan (x4), Broome (x2), Sewell (x2), Langton
Referee : J Harvey (Australia)
Attendance : 15,000
Managers : Frank Adams and Dave Wiseman (England)


This match was the second of the five match series against the visiting Englishmen.
Played : Saturday June 30 1951 Venue : Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia
Australia
Norman Conquest, Hedley Parkes, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie (c), Tom Jack, Eric Duff, Dick Kemp, Eric Hulme, Reg Date, Malcolm Wild, R MacKenzie
0 - 17 England
Sam Bartram, Harry Bamford, John McCue, Derek Parker, Reg Flewin (c), Joe Shaw, Gordon Hurst, Jack Sewell, Ike Clarke, Jim Hagan, Frank Broome
Goals : Sewell x6, Clarke x4, Hagan x3, Broome x3, Hurst
Referee : H McLeod (Australia)
Attendance : 14,146
Managers : Frank Adams and Dave Wiseman (England)


This was the third of the five match series played against the visiting Englishmen.
Played : July 7 1951 Venue : Brisbane Cricket Ground, Australia
Australia
Ron Lord, Kevin O'Neill, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie (c), Bob Bignall, Eric Duff, Jock Hodge, Eric Hulme, Gordon Nunn, John McMahon, Harry Robertson
Goal : Robertson 29'
1 - 4 England
Sam Bartram, Harry Bamford, John McCue, Reg Flewin (c), Joe Shaw, Derek Parker, Gordon Hurst, Jack Sewell, Jim Hagan, Bobby Langton, Ike Clarke
Goals : Clarke x2, Hagan, Langton
Attendance : 23,216
Managers : Harold Barwick (Australia), Frank Adams and Dave Wiseman (England)
Half Time : 0-0


This was the fourth match in a series of five matches against the visiting English side.
Played : July 14 1951 Venue : Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia
Australia
Ron Lord, Kevin O'Neill, Cec Drummond, Bob Lawrie (c), Robert Bignall, Eric Duff, Kevin Lake, Eric Hulme, Frank Parsons, John McMahon, Harry Robertson
Goal : Hulme pk
1 - 6 England
Sam Bartram, Harry Bamford, John McCue, Frank Lock, Syd Owen (c), Joe Shaw, Gordon Hurst, Frank Broome (Harry Webster), Jack Sewell, Ike Clarke, Bobby Langton
Goals : Webster (x3), Clarke, Hurst, Sewell
Managers : Frank Adams and Dave Wiseman (England)


This was the fifth and last match in the series against the visiting English side.
Played : Saturday July 21 1951 Venue : Newcastle Showground, Australia
Australia
Ron Lord, Bob Bignall, Kevin O'Neill, Bob Lawrie (c), Tom Jack, Lex Gibb, Sid North, Eric Hulme, Gordon Nunn, Alec Heaney, Harry Robertson
0 - 5 England
Edward Burgin, Harry Bamford, John McCue, Derek Parker, Reg Flewin (c), Joe Shaw, Gordon Hurst, Jack Sewell, Ike Clarke, Bill Smith, Bobby Langton
Goals : Clarke x2, Sewell, Smith, Hurst
Attendance : 14,000
Managers : Frank Adams and Dave Wiseman (England)