The list of matches below is complete for the New Zealand part of the tour, but is almost certainly incomplete for the Australian part of the tour.
DATE VENUE OPPOSITION RESULT 27- 5 Napier Hawke's Bay & Poverty Bay 12-0 W 29- 5 Wellington Wellington 7-0 W 2- 6 Invercargill Southland & Otago 9-0 W 5- 6 Dunedin New Zealand 12-0 W 9- 6 Christchurch Canterbury & Westland 7-1 W 13- 6 Auckland Auckland & Sth Auckland 8-4 W 16- 6 Wanganui Wanganui & Taranaki 12-0 W 19- 6 Auckland New Zealand 6-0 W 26- 6 Wellington New Zealand 12-1 W 10- 7 Sydney Australia 4-5 L 17- 7 Brisbane Australia 4-0 W 20- 7 Newcastle Australia 3-4 L 24- 7 Melbourne Australia XI 4-3 W
27/05/1937, Napier, 2000 HAWKE'S BAY & POVERTY BAY 0 ENGLISH AMATEURS 12 (L C Finch 3, T H Leek, L C Thornton 2, R J Matthews 2, Brian OG, B Joy, E C Collins, J W Lewis) H. Bay & P. Bay: Hill (gk), Brian, [9 players missing]. England Amateurs: L C Finch, T H Leek, L C Thornton, R J Matthews, B Joy, E C Collins, J W Lewis, [4 players missing]. Referee: R Callacher 29/05/1937, Welington, Basin Reserve, 10000 WELLINGTON 0 ENGLISH AMATEURS 7 (L C Thornton 2, R J Matthews 4, L C Finch ) Wellington: Wyatt (gk), Todd, Miles, Haines, Leslie, [6 players missing]. England Amateurs: T Huddle, B Joy, E C Collins, R J Matthews, L C Thornton [c], G A Strasser, H S Robbins, L C Finch, [3 players missing]. Note: The half-time score was 0-3. 02/06/1937, Invercargill, Rugby Park, 2000 SOUTHLAND & OTAGO 0 ENGLISH AMATEURS 9 (F A Davies, R J Matthews, S Eastham 2, J W Lewis 2, Riley 2, T H Leek) Southland & Otago: G Taylor, A Sutherland, G Sutherland, S Duncan, [7 players missing]. England Amateurs: E Tunnington, F A Davies, R J Matthews, S Eastham, J W Lewis, Riley, T H Leek, [4 players missing]. Note: The half-time score was 0-4. 05/06/1937, Dunedin, Carisbrook, 3500 NEW ZEALAND 0 ENGLISH AMATEURS 12 (R J Matthews 2, S Eastham 4 (1 pen), L C Thornton 2, L C Finch 2, J W Lewis, E C Collins) New Zealand: F Cameron, R Haggett, P Gerrard, J Todd, A Sutherland, M Gordon, L Wood, S Duncan, A Leslie, T Farnan, M Kay. England Amateurs: T Huddle, G A Strasser, H S Robbins, J W Lewis, B Joy, T H Leek, E C Collins, S Eastham, R J Matthews, L C Thornton, L C Finch. Notes: The half-time score was 0-3. Due to an injury, T Farnan left the field in the second-half. 09/06/1937, Christchurch, Lancaster Park, 6000 CANTERBURY & WESTLAND 1 (G or R Smith) ENGLISH AMATEURS 7 (S Eastham 2 (1 pen), W W Parr, R J Matthews 3, F A Davies) Cant. & Westland: D N McRae, S Cawtheray [c], G Roberts, A McMillan, M A Gordon, A K F Gordon, A Almond, R Smith, G Smith, R Scott, C Crowe. England Amateurs: A H Woolcock, G A Strasser, W H Pickering, E Tunnington, B Joy [c], J Sutcliffe, W W Parr, S Eastham, R J Matthews, F Riley, F A Davies. Referee: S Doree. Notes: Two days prior to the match it was announced that W Sutherland was to be the twelfth man and that D Souter and M Burnand would start for Canterbury. However, two last minute changes were made and D Souter and M Burnand were replaced by R Scott and C Crowe (who were Westland's only representatives in this match). It is not clear whether W Sutherland remained as the 12th man. J Cawtheray was in charge of selecting the Canterbury & Westland team. Canterbury were 1-0 up after only a minute. The half-time score was 1-4. 13/06/1937, Auckland, Blanford Park, 7000 AUCKLAND 4 (Angus 2, Kay, McCallum) ENGLISH AMATEURS 8 (L C Thornton 3, S Eastham 2, R J Matthews, T H Leek, L C Finch) Auckland: Cameron, Angus, Kay, McCallum, Hooton, Blackie, [5 players missing]. England Amateurs: L C Thornton, S Eastham, R J Matthews, T H Leek, L C Finch, E Tunnington (W H Pickering), E C Collins, [4 players missing]. Notes: E Tunnington (England) suffered a broken leg and was replaced by W H Pickering. The Auckland team also included players from South Auckland, which at the time probably included the Waikato province. 16/06/1937, Wanganui, 2000+ WANGANUI & TARANAKI 0 ENGLISH AMATEURS 12 (R J Matthews 6, B Joy 2, W W Parr 2, F A Davies, T H Leek) Wanganui & Tara.: Alex Healey (gk), Whiting, Proudfoot, [8 players missing]. England Amateurs: B Joy, R J Matthews, W W Parr, F A Davies, T H Leek, [6 players missing]. Notes: The half-time score was 0-5. F A Davies suffered a strained muscle in a leg in the second-half and was not able to continue. 19/06/1937, Auckland, Carlaw Park, 18000 NEW ZEALAND 0 ENGLISH AMATEURS 6 (L C Finch 3, L C Thornton 2, S Eastham) New Zealand: F Cameron, S Cawtheray, R Stone, F Blackie, A Sutherland, E Jeffery, L Wood, A McCallum, A Leslie, R Scott, M Kay. England Amateurs: B Joy, L C Thornton, L C Finch, S Eastham, G A Strasser, J Sutcliffe, J W Lewis, [4 players missing]. Note: The half-time score was 0-2. 26/06/1937, Wellington, Athletic Park, 5000 NEW ZEALAND 1 (R Scott) ENGLISH AMATEURS 12 (R J Matthews 5, L C Thornton 4, W W Parr 2, L C Finch) New Zealand: F Cameron, S Cawtheray, R Stone, F Blackie, A Sutherland, E Jeffery, L Wood, A McCallum, A Leslie, R Scott, M Kay. England Amateurs: A H Woolcock, G A Strasser, W H Pickering, W W Parr, L C Finch, L C Thornton, R J Matthews, T H Leek, B Joy, S Eastham, [1 missing]. Note: England scored eight goals in the first-half. For the known details of the Australian part of the tour see: http://www.ozfootball.net/ark/Socceroo/1937B.html English Amateurs Touring Squad ------------------------------ T Thorne Team leader C Wreford Brown Team leader T Huddle (gk) (The Casuals) A H Woolcock (gk) (Cambridge University) G A Strasser (Corinthian) W H Pickering (Sheffield Wednesday) H S Robbins (Dulwich Hamlet) B Joy (The Casuals) J W Lewis (Walthamstow Ave) T H Leek (Moor Green) J Sutcliffe (Corinthian) E Tunnington (Lloyd's Bank) R J Matthews (Walthamstow Ave) E C Collins (Walthamstow Ave) F A Davies (Walthamstow Ave) L C Finch (Barnett) L C Thornton (Derbyshire Amateurs) W W Parr (Blackpool) S Eastham (Army) A W Strollery (Dulwich Hamlet) F Riley (?)
Sources: Greg Stock's contributions to OzFootball, [Hou 52], The Press (Christchurch, NZ)
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