South East Asia Trip of Calcutta Indians 1924


This tourist side from Calcutta was generally referred to as Mohan Bagan in the Batavia press; however, in fact the team consisted of selected players from the leading Bengali clubs of the Indian Football Association of Calcutta, with only 4 players coming from the Mohun Bagan club. (The team sported shirts with a big B on it, apparently for Bengal.) Batavia club B.V.C. had invited the visitors and organised the trip. When on Java, they were asked to play additional matches in Semarang, Pekalongan and Padang (on Sumatra) but these requests were refused. The tourists played barefoot throughout the tour.
Match in Birma

 ?- 9 Rangoon           Rangoon XI       0-1 Calcutta Indians
NB: the hosts were a team of Burmans, Europeans, Anglo-Indians and Karens.

Matches in Singapore

24- 9 Singapore         S.F.A. XI        0-4 Calcutta Indians [HT: 0-3]
25- 9 Singapore         S.C.F.A.         0-1 Calcutta Indians [HT: 0-0]

Matches in the Dutch East Indies

28- 9 Batavia           Hercules         0-2 Calcutta Indians [HT: 0-1]
29- 9 Batavia           B.V.C.           0-1 Calcutta Indians [HT: 0-1]
 2-10 Batavia           W.J.V.B. XI      0-0 Calcutta Indians [HT: 0-0]
 5-10 Soerabaja         H.B.S.           1-0 Calcutta Indians [HT: 0-0]
 9-10 Soerabaja         S.V.B. XI        0-1 Calcutta Indians [HT: 0-0]
13-10 Batavia           Hercules         2-1 Calcutta Indians [HT: 2-0]
15-10 Bandoeng          B.V.B. XI        0-0 Calcutta Indians [HT: 0-0]
17-10 Bandoeng          Sidolig          0-1 Calcutta Indians
19-10 Tegal             N.J.V.B. XI      1-2 Calcutta Indians [HT: 0-1]
21-10 Bandoeng          B.V.B. XI        5-1 Calcutta Indians [HT: 3-0]
23-10 Batavia           W.J.V.B. XI      n/p Calcutta Indians

Total Record Calcutta I.: 13   8  2  3  15- 9  18



Squad Calcutta Indians

GK: P. Das                            [Aryans]            
DF: D. Guba (also listed as D. Guha)  [Wari A.C.]          
    P. Chatterjee (sr.)               [East Bengal Club]
MF: F.K. Mitter                       [Bhowanipur Sporting]        
    B.D. Chatterjee                   [Mohun Bagan]   
    M. Das (captain)                  [Mohun Bagan]   
FW: A. Samad                          [East Bengal Railways]        
    H. Bose                           [East Bengal Club] 
    P.C. Chatterjee (jr.)            
    M. Dutt (also listed as M. Datta) [East Bengal Club]     
    R. Ganguly                        [Mohun Bagan]   
    F. Rahaman                        [Mohun Bagan]   
manager: A.B. Rosser       

Available Match Details

24- 9 S.F.A. XI        0-4 Calcutta Indians
S.F.A. XI: Pratt; Said, Wheatley; Aeria, Lee, Edlin;
           Meredith, Le Sueur, Leijssius, Yahya, Rogers
Calcutta: P. Das; P. Chatterjee, D. Guba; F. Mitter, B.D. Chatterjee, M. Das;
          F. Rahaman, R. Ganguly, M. Dutt, H. Bose, A. Samad
Goals: Bose 0-1, Samad 0-2, Ganguly 0-3, Samad 0-4
referee: C. Salter
Half-Time: 0-3
Note: at Anson Road Stadium

25- 9 S.C.F.A.         0-1 Calcutta Indians
S.C.F.A.: Boon Eng; Chee Lim, Gheok Wah; Koon Yam, Seng Chye, Boon Lay;
          Mun Fun, Un Sun, Yong Liang, Chan Hee, Sit Choon
Calcutta: P. Das; D. Guba, P. Chatterjee; F. Mitter, B.D. Chatterjee, M. Das;
          F. Rahaman, R. Ganguly, M. Dutt, P.C. Chatterjee, A. Samad
Goal: Dutt 0-1
referee: R.H. Gale
Half-Time: 0-0
Note: at Anson Road Stadium; net proceeds divided equally between the
      South China Flood Relief Fund and the South India Flood Relief Fund:
      attendance around 10,000 (reportedly the highest ever attendance for
      a match in Singapore to that point)

28- 9 Hercules         0-2 Calcutta Indians
Hercules: Flückinger; Davies, Wittmer; Lieb, Scholte, Geertsema;
          Pesch, Olivé, Wattimena, Bode, Pipper
Calcutta: P. Das; D. Guba, P. Chatterjee: F. Mitter, B.D. Chatterjee, M. Das;
          R. Ganguly, H. Bose, F. Rahaman, M. Dutt, A. Samad
referee: W. van Galen
Half-Time: 0-1
Note: at B.V.C.-veld, Weltevreden; attendance around 20,000;
      first goal scored from penalty

29- 9 B.V.C.           0-1 Calcutta Indians

B.V.C.: Krekelberg; Gaster, de Haas; Van de Wall. Vink, Max Prins;
        Weynandts, Weskin, Tet Lim, Guus Overbeek Bloem, Koster
Calcutta: P. Das; P. Chatterjee sr., D. Guba; F. Mitter, B.D. Chatterjee, M. Das;
          M. Dutt, R. Ganguly, F. Rahaman, P.C. Chatterjee, A. Samad
referee: J. Hetharia
Half-Time: 0-1
Note: at B.V.C.-veld, Weltevreden

 2-10 W.J.V.B. XI      0-0 Calcutta Indians
referee: F.X.A. Drilling
Note: at B.V.C.-veld, Weltevreden; match moved from October 1 to October 2 to give
      the tourists additional time to recover; this match was the sixth of the tour
      for the Indians (including the three played in Rangoon and Singapore) and the
      first in which they failed to win; however, they did manage to keep their
      record of not having conceded a single goal

 5-10 H.B.S.           1-0 Calcutta Indians
Goal: Cana
referee: Henny van Alphen
Half-Time: 0-0
Note: at T.H.O.R.-veld; attendance around 10,000

 9-10 S.V.B. XI        0-1 Calcutta Indians
S.V.B. XI: Van Alphen; Bekker, Risakotta; De Boer, Thomas Leslie Miller, Westerveld;
           Patrick Leslie Miller, Pino Post, De Raadt, Jahn, Oei Hoo Swie
referee: Wegeman
Half-Time: 0-0
Note: match moved from October 8 to October 9; attendance around 6,000

13-10 Hercules         2-1 Calcutta Indians
Hercules: Flückinger; Davies, Geertsema; Wattimena, Scholte, Lieb;
          Pipper, Olivé, Galstaun, Bodegraven, Pesch
Calcutta: P. Das; P. Chatterjee sr., D. Guba; F. Mitter, B.D. Chatterjee,
          P.C. Chatterjee jr.; F. Rahaman, R. Ganguly, M. Dutt, H. Bose, A. Samad
Goals: Willy Galstaun 1-0, Willy Galstaun 2-0, B.D. Chatterjee 2-1
referee: W. van Galen
Half-Time: 2-0
Note: at B.V.C.-veld, Weltevreden

15-10 B.V.B. XI        0-0 Calcutta Indians
B.V.B. XI (announced): Linck; Schmidt, Scholte; Kooymans, Timmer, Claessens;
                       Hagenaar, Giesel, Cisman, De Jager, Middleton
referee: Foltynski

17-10 Sidolig          0-1 Calcutta Indians
Goal: Samad
referee: De Wilde

19-10 N.J.V.B. XI      1-2 Calcutta Indians
Goals: Dutt 0-1, Samad 0-2, Julius 1-2
Half-Time: 0-1
Note: N.J.V.B. XI represented the Noord Java Voetbal Bond and included players
      from various cities on the northern coast of Java such as Tegal and Cheribon,
      including Julius, Lennertz, De Calonne, Van Run, Souhoka and Manoppo

21-10 B.V.B. XI        5-1 Calcutta Indians
Goals: 5' De Jager 1-0, 10' Middleton 2-0, 20' De Jager 3-0, 41' Giesel 4-0,
       N.N. 4-1, 55' own goal 5-1
referee: Foltynski
Half-Time: 3-0

23-10 W.J.V.B. XI      n/p Calcutta Indians
Note: match cancelled due to exhaustion of Calcutta players

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