1950 Australia Men's National Team Results
Researched by Alan Garside, John Punshon, David Hearder and Doug Butcher and Written by Greg Stock

| 1949 | A-Internationals | B-Internationals | Index | 1951

Friendly Matches | Fremantle City XI | Western Province | Southern Transvaal | Northern Transvaal | Natal | Orange Free State | Eastern Transvaal | Southern Rhodesia | Southern Rhodesia | Natal | North Transvaal Country Districts | Griqualand West | Frontier | South Western Country Districts | Western Province | Western Australia | South Australia | New South Wales | New South Wales | New Caledonia | New Caledonia | New Caledonia | New Caledonia

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Friendly Matches

Wednesday May 3 1950
Stevens Reserve, Fremantle, Perth, Australia
Referee: Not Recorded
Attendance: Not Recorded
AUSTRALIA
Lineup Included; Gordon Nunn, Eric Hulme
Coach: Tom Jack
Goals: Nunn (x6), Hulme
6 - Fremantly City XI (Western Australia)
Lineup Included; Ted Croft
Manager: Not Recorded
Goal: Croft

The Australian national team played a farewell game against a local Western Australian XI before heading to South Africa by ship.

Wednesday May 24 1950
Hartley Vale, Capetown, South Africa
Referee: B.Gardner (South Africa)
Attendance: 10,500
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
Manager: Not Recorded
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
Coach: Tom Jack
Goals: Nunn 15, 16


Saturday May 27 1950
Ellis Park, Johannesburg, South Africa
Referee: Jimmy Dove (South Africa)
Attendance: 23,000
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
Manager: Not Recorded
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
Coach: Tom Jack
Goal: Parsons 75

Wednesday May 31 1950
Caledonian Ground, Pretoria, South Africa
Referee: Not Recorded
Attendance: 13,000
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
Manager: J.J.Gardner
Goals: Holtz 6, 24, _, Venter 27, Claasens
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
Coach: Tom Jack
Goals: Nunn 11 pen, _, Oelofse Own Goal

Saturday June 3 1950
Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa
Referee: Not Recorded
Attendance: 18,000
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
Manager: Not Recorded
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
Coach: Tom Jack
Goal: Lawrie 50

Wednesday June 7 1950
Springbok Park, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Referee: Not Recorded
Attendance: Not Recorded
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
Manager: Not Recorded
Goal: 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
Coach: Tom Jack
Goals: Johns 10, Parsons 66

Saturday June 10 1950
Willowmoore Park, Benoni, South Africa
Referee: Fowler (South Africa)
Attendance: 15,000
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
Coach: G.M.Vijoen
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
Coach: Tom Jack
Goals: Robertson 46, Jack 77 pen

Wednesday June 14 1950
Old Harrarians Ground, Salisbury, South Africa
Referee: Not Recorded
Attendance: 5,000
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
Manager: Not Recorded
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
Coach: Tom Jack
Goals: Johns 6, _, Hulme 34, 77, Parsons 46
Australia then travelled north to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) where they played two matches against the Southern Rhodesian representative side.

Saturday June 17 1950
Queens Ground, Bulawayo, South Africa
Referee: Not Recorded
Attendance: 6,000
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
Manager: Not Recorded
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
Coach: Tom Jack
Goals: Johns 25, Hulme 42, Sanders 65, _

Wednesday June 7 1950
Alexandra Park, Maritzburg, South Africa
Referee: Not Recorded
Attendance: 6,000
Natal (South Africa)
Ken Nadauld, Dickson, Vernon Hall, B.Upton, Ken Chamberlain, Ross Dow (c), Ian Palmer, Brian Gibson, Jackie Carr, Harper, Little
Manager: Not Recorded
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
Coach: Tom Jack
Goals: Parsons _, 77

Wednesday June 28 1950
Witbank, South Africa
Referee: Not Recorded
Attendance: Not Recorded
North Transvaal Country Districts (South Africa)
Prentice, Quinan, Herholdt, Buchan, Pearson (Eric Dickson), Oelofse, Woods, Bousted, Vivian, Robert Devine, Miller
Manager: Not Recorded
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
Coach: Tom Jack
Goals: Parsons (x5), Robertson, Nunn, Johns, Sanders

Wednesday July 12 1950
De Beers Stadium, Kimberley, South Africa
Referee: Not Recorded
Attendance: Not Recorded
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)
Manager: Not Recorded
Goals: Symmonds, Anley, Other Goalscorer 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
Coach: Tom Jack
Goals: Parsons (x2), Johns (x2), Hulme (x2), Robertson

Saturday July 15 1950
Jan Smuts Ground, East London, South Africa
Referee: Not Recorded
Attendance: Not Recorded
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
Manager: Not Recorded
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
Coach: Tom Jack
Goals: Nunn 8, 42, 45, Parsons 9

Wednesday July 19 1950
Mossel Bay, South Africa
Referee: Not Recorded
Attendance: 2,000
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
Manager: Not Recorded
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
Coach: Tom Jack
Goals: Nunn (x5), Parsons (x4), Sanders, Nicholls, Hulme, Robertson

Saturday July 29 1950
Hartley Vale, Capetown, South Africa
Referee: T.Davis (South Africa)
Attendance: 4,000
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
Manager: Not Recorded
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
Coach: Tom Jack
Goals: Parsons 13,31, Nunn

Thursday August 17 1950
Subiaco Oval, Fremantle, Perth, Australia
Referee: A.Gilchrist (Australia)
Attendance: Not Recorded
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
Coach: Tom Jack
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
Manager: A.F.Craigie
Goal: Robertson 48
When Australia returned home from their tour of South Africa they played a number of games against some state representative teams as they made their way across the country.

Match Day Programme

Saturday July 29 1950
British Tube Mills Recreation Ground, Kilburn, Adelaide, Australia
Referee: Jack Moore (Australia)
Attendance: Not Recorded
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
Coach: Tom Jack
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
Manager: Not Recorded
The next representative game against South Australia was played during the time it took to unload and load cargo on their ship "Arawa".

Saturday September 2 1950
Sydney Sports Ground, Moore Park, Sydney, Australia
Referee: Jack McKenzie (Australia)
Attendance: 6,000
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
Coach: Tom Jack
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
Manager: Stan Jones
Goals: Marshall 9, Jack 15 Own Goal, Date 80
The stopover by the "Arawa" was not long enough to allow a game in Melbourne against the Victorian represemtaive team. On their return from the Western States the national team played two games against New South Wales in Sydney and Newcastle.

Match Day Programme

Sunday September 3 1950
Crystal Palace Ground, Wallsend, Newcastle, Australia
Referee: Harold S.Parker (Australia)
Attendance: 6,000
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
Coach: Tom Jack
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
Manager: Stan Jones
Goal: Russell

Match Day Programme

Saturday September 17 1950
Velodrome Georges Brunelet, Noumea, New Caledonia
Referee: E.Legrand (New Caledonia)
Linesmen: G.Roire and G.Viale (New Caledonia)
Attendance: 4,000
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
Coach: Not Recorded
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
Managers: Bob Telfer and Peter Sander
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.

Monday September 19 1950
Velodrome Georges Brunelet, Noumea, New Caledonia
Referee: Not Recorded
Attendance: 4,000
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
Coach: Not Recorded
Goals: Goalscorers 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
Managers: Bob Telfer and Peter Sander
Goals: Hughes (x3), Other Goalscorer Not Known

Friday September 23 1950
Velodrome Georges Brunelet, Noumea, New Caledonia
Referee: Victor Neugy (New Caledonia)
Attendance: 3,000
New Caledonia
J.Van Soc, M.Song, B.Tsutsui, Dubois, R.Nicol, M.Barthelemy, R.Sakamouri, R.Valette, R.Kosak, Reuter, A.Nakagawa
Coach: Not Recorded
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
Managers: Bob Telfer and Peter Sander
Goal: Goalscorer Not Known

Monday September 26 1950
Velodrome Georges Brunelet, Noumea, New Caledonia
Referee: nr
Attendance: nr
New Caledonia
Lineup Not Known
Coach: nr
Goals: Goalscorers Not Known
2 - 3 AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION XI
Lineup Not Known
Managers: Bob Telfer and Peter Sander
Goals: Goalscorers Not Known
 

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