China National Team Tour of Australia 1923


The tour was organised by sports commentator Harry Millard, who had served with the New Zealanders in the First World War. Originally Mr Millard had been commissioned to visit China with the aim of raising a rugby league team to tour Australia and New Zealand, apparently under the assumption that rugby was the prevalent code. Upon arrival he soon found otherwise, aborted the original plans, and contacted the Australian and New Zealand football associations to arrange a soccer tour instead. His negotiations with the Chinese were conducted with the Far Eastern Games committee, there being no single China football association at this time.

The selection for the tour was based primarily on the team which had won gold at the Far Eastern Games in May. In that event China was represented solely by the South China Athletic Association of Hong Kong. On the way back to Hong Kong the team stopped in Shanghai and played two games there. For the Australian tour, three Shanghai-based players were added to the South China squad so that it would be more representative of all China.

Public subscriptions in Shanghai raised funds for the team's playing kit, but this was replaced in Hong Kong by shirts of the S.C.A.A. (emblazoned with the two Chinese characters for "South China"), apparently in an attempt to claim sole ownership of the tour. This, coupled with an alleged favouritism of the management towards the South Chinese, alienated the Shanghai-based players who felt that they had been made to play under another banner. In addition they felt that China had not received its share of the profits from the tour. Once in Australia the finances were conducted through a private company "Australian Tours Ltd" in which the Australian states football associations were stakeholders. Further discussion of the financial issues is omitted here; more details may be found in the Australian press, the New Zealand press, and in a Chinese review article.

The team left Hong Kong on 18th July aboard the Yoshino Maru and arrived in Sydney on 6th August. A report in an Australian newspaper suggests that "a huge crowd witnessed a practice match" during a stopover in Manila, although no further information has been found - this may have been an informal practice. En route the ship called at Brisbane, where the team watched an interstate match between Queensland and New South Wales at the Brisbane Cricket Ground on 4th August, won 3-0 by New South Wales.

The next three months were spent touring Australia; negotiations to extend the tour to New Zealand fell through, the dates and terms proposed being found unsuitable. In Australia 24 matches were played including five "test" matches vs the Australian national team. None of these five matches are recognised as full internationals by the present-day incarnation of the Australian governing body, though it is somewhat ambiguous whether they were recognised as such at the time. The reasons for discounting the matches appear to be based on the fact that in this period there was no All-China football association as such. Also, in some Australian sources the Chinese team is viewed as a "combined universities team" or only a South China team, rather than as a national team.

Following the tour the team left from Sydney for home on 17th November aboard the Arafura, arriving in Hong Kong on 8th December. One match was played during a stopover in Sandakan (British North Borneo) on the way. A week after returning the team played a showpiece exhibition match vs the "Rest of Hong Kong" (i.e. non-Chinese players) drawing 1-1. South China A.A. began its league fixtures the following week, and that season it went on to become the first Chinese team to win the Hong Kong league championship.


Team

The team consisted of 13 players from South China and 3 from East China (indicated *).
See list of players for Chinese script and alternative transliterations.

Goalkeeper: Lau Hing-Cheung
Fullbacks:  Ng Kam-Chuen, Chan So, Shen Kuo-Chuan*
Halfbacks:  Leung Yuk-Tong [captain], Leung Tai-Fong, Wong Shui-Wah, Lam Yuk-Ying, Wang Chen-Sheng*
Forwards:   Wong Pak-Chung, Pang Kam-Wing, Kwok Po-Kan, Yip Kau-Ko, Lee Wai-Tong, Chan Kwong-Yiu, Chang Hsi-En*
Manager:    Mr Mok Hing (president of South China A.A.)
Organiser:  Mr Henry A. Millard (New Zealand)

It is noteworthy that Lee Wai-Tong, who scored half the team's goals on the tour, was only 17 years old.
He went on to become the most famous footballer in China, perhaps in Asia.


Results

In Manila (en route)
 ??- 7-1923  Manila         (unknown)

In Australia (P24 W8 D7 L9 F63 A54)
 11- 8-1923  Sydney         New South Wales       3-3  China
 15- 8-1923  Sydney         Sydney Metropolis     4-2  China
 18- 8-1923  Sydney         Australia             5-1  China    [1st "test"]
 22- 8-1923  Granville      Granville & District  2-2  China
 25- 8-1923  Newcastle      Australia             4-3  China    [2nd "test"]
 28- 8-1923  Newcastle      Newcastle & District  7-1  China
  1- 9-1923  Wollongong     South Coast           1-1  China
  4- 9-1923  Abermain       South Maitland        2-2  China
  8- 9-1923  Brisbane       Queensland            1-1  China
 12- 9-1923  Ipswich        West Moreton          4-2  China
 15- 9-1923  Brisbane       Australia             5-0  China    [3rd "test"]
 19- 9-1923  Tamworth       New England           0-9  China
 22- 9-1923  Sydney         Australia             1-3  China    [4th "test"]
 26- 9-1923  Harden         Sydney Metropolis     3-2  China
 29- 9-1923  Melbourne      Australian XI         2-0  China
  3-10-1923  Adelaide       South Australia       2-6  China
  6-10-1923  Adelaide       Australia             2-2  China    [5th "test"]
  9-10-1923  Melbourne      Victoria              1-3  China
 13-10-1923  Hobart         Tasmania              2-1  China
 17-10-1923  Hobart         Southern Tasmania     1-8  China
 20-10-1923  Launceston     Tasmania              1-4  China
 24-10-1923  Launceston     Northern Tasmania     1-5  China
 27-10-1923  Melbourne      Victoria              0-2  China
 10-11-1923  Woonona        South Coast           0-0  China

In North Borneo (en route)
 ? -12-1923  Sandakan       Sandakan              1-6  China

Upon return to Hong Kong
 15-12-1923  Hong Kong      Rest of Hong Kong     1-1  China


Match details

 11- 8-1923  Sydney         New South Wales       3-3  China    (HT 1-2)
   Royal Agricultural Showground, 40000
   [Lennard (1-2) (3-2), Hancock (2-2) / Lee Wai-Tong (0-1) (0-2) pen (3-3)]
   N.S.W.: George 'Nick' Cartwright (Balmain Fernleigh); Charlie Leabeater (Granville), R.Critcher (Corrimal);
           Lawson Bailey (Adamstown), Andy Henderson (Granville), J.Avis (Weston) [c];
           Stan Bourke (Granville), Perce Lennard (Cessnock), J.Sherringham (Sydney),
           F.Hancock (Balmain Fernleigh), Frank Melliar-Smith (Sydney).
   China: Lau Hing-Cheung; Ng Kam-Chuen, Chan So; Leung Yuk Tong [c], Leung Tai-Fong,
          Wong Shui-Wah; Pang Kam Wing, Yip Kau-Ko, Wong Pak-Chung, Lee Wai-Tong, Chan Kwong-Yiu.
   Referee: W.A.Wright.

 15- 8-1923  Sydney         Sydney Metropolis     4-2  China    (HT 2-1)
   Sydney Cricket Ground, 7000
   [Phillips (1-1) (3-1), Sherringham (2-1), Bourke (4-1) / Wong Pak-Chung (0-1), Lee Wai-Tong (4-2)]
   Metropolis: George 'Nick' Cartwright (Balmain Fernleigh); Charlie Leabeater (Granville), S.Anderson (Pyrmont);
               Alan Fisher (Balmain Fernleigh), Andy Henderson (Granville), J.Timms (Pyrmont);
               Stan Bourke (Granville), A.Phillips (Balmain Fernleigh), J.Sherringham (Sydney),
               J.Milner (Granville), Frank Melliar-Smith (Sydney).
   China: Lau Hing-Cheung (sub. Leung Tai-Fong); Shen Kuo-Chuan, Chan So; Leung Yuk-Tong [c],
          Wang Chen-Sheng, Lam Yuk-Ying; Pang Kam-Wing, Yip Kau-Ko, Wong Pak-Chung,
          Lee Wai-Tong, Chan Kwong-Yiu.
   Referee: E.Jones.
   Note: Goalkeeper Lau Hing-Cheung was injured in the first half with the score at 1-1 and was
         replaced in goal by Lam Yuk-Ying while Leung Tai-Fong entered to replace Lam played at
         left-half.

 18- 8-1923  Sydney         Australia             5-1  China    (HT 3-1)
   Royal Agricultural Showground, 20000
   [Masters (1-0) (3-0) (4-1) (5-1), Henderson (2-0) / Lee Wai-Tong (3-1)]
   Australia: J.Hamilton (Qld); Cameron (S.A.), Tom Oliver (N.S.W.); Gilbert Storey (N.S.W.),
              Andy Henderson (N.S.W.), Harry Spurway (N.S.W.); J.Stoner (Tas.), Perce Lennard (N.S.W.),
              James 'Judy' Masters (N.S.W.) [c], F.Hancock (N.S.W.), Frank Melliar-Smith (N.S.W.).
   China: Lau Hing-Cheung; Ng Kam-Chuen, Chan So; Leung Yuk-Tong [c], Leung Tai-Fong, Wong Shui-Wah;
          Pang Kam-Wing, Yip Kau-Ko, Wong Pak-Chung, Lee Wai-Tong, Chan Kwong-Yiu.
   Referee: E.Lukeman.

 22- 8-1923  Granville      Granville & District  2-2  China    (HT 2-1)
   Clyde Oval
   [Doerner (1-0) (2-1) / Wong Pak-Chung (1-1), Lee Wai-Tong (2-2)]
   Granville: J.Hedges; Charlie Leabeater, E.Doherty; Leonard Leabeater, J.Comrie, Harry Spurway;
              Stan Bourke, H.Winter, A.Doerner, F.Ramsay, W.Watson.
   China: Lau Hing-Cheung; Ng Kam-Chuen, Chan So; Leung Yuk-Tong [c], Leung Tai-Fong, Wong Shui-Wah;
          Pang Kam-Wing, Chang Hsi-En, Wong Pak-Chung, Lee Wai-Tong, Chan Kwong-Yiu.
   Referee: Mr McGrath.
   Note: Chan So missed a penalty with the score at 1-0.

 25- 8-1923  Newcastle      Australia             4-3  China    (HT 2-1)
   Newcastle Showground, 16000
   [Lennard (1-0), Hancock (2-1) (4-3) pen, Masters (3-2) / Wong Pak-Chung (1-1) (3-3), Lee Wai-Tong (2-2)]
   Australia: George 'Nick' Cartwright (N.S.W.); Charlie Leabeater (N.S.W.), Tom Oliver (N.S.W.);
              Gilbert Storey (N.S.W.), A.Creighton (N.S.W.), Lawson Bailey (N.S.W.);
              Stan Bourke (N.S.W.), Perce Lennard (N.S.W.), James 'Judy' Masters (N.S.W.) [c],
              F.Hancock (N.S.W.), Frank Melliar-Smith (N.S.W.).
   China: Lau Hing-Cheung; Ng Kam-Chuen, Chan So; Leung Yuk-Tong [c], Leung Tai-Fong, Wong Shui-Wah;
          Pang Kam-Wing, Chang Hsi-En, Wong Pak-Chung, Lee Wai-Tong, Chan Kwong-Yiu.
   Referee: W.Scott.
   Note: a Chinese source reports that Wong Shui-Wah scored one of the Chinese goals instead of Wong Pak-Chung.

 28- 8-1923  Newcastle      Newcastle & District  7-1  China    (HT 6-0)
   Tramway football ground, 10000
   [Coates (1-0) (5-0), Chan So (2-0) OG, W.Maunder (3-0) (4-0), ? (6-0), McLaughlan (7-0) / Chan Kwong-Yiu (7-1)]
   Newcastle: Coutts; F.Hayes, H.Maunder; Lawson Bailey, A.Lambert, Ernie Owen; McLaughlan,
              E.Urwin, William Maunder, Muir, T.Coates.
   China: Lau Hing-Cheung; Ng Kam-Chuen, Chan So; Leung Yuk-Tong [c], Leung Tai-Fong, Wong Shui-Wah;
          Chan Kwong-Yiu, Kwok Po-Kan, Wong Pak-Chung, Lee Wai-Tong, Pang Kam-Wing.
   Referee: H.Winley.

  1- 9-1923  Wollongong     South Coast           1-1  China    (HT 1-1)
   Bodes Oval, 10000
   [J.C.Jones (1-0) / Chang Hsi-En (1-1)]
   South Coast: J.Boyle (Thirroul); P.Hunter (Balgownie), J.Muir (Balgownie); W.Johnston (Balgownie),
                A.Jones (Corrimal), A.Druery (Corrimal); E.Jarrett (Woonona), T.Green (),
                James 'Judy' Masters [c] (Balgownie), J.C.Jones (Corrimal), Tom Thompson (Balgownie).
   China: Lau Hing-Cheung; Ng Kam-Chuen, Chan So; Leung Yuk-Tong [c], Leung Tai-Fong, Wong Shui-Wah;
          Pang Kam-Wing, Chang Hsi-En, Wong Pak-Chung, Chan Kwong-Yiu, Lee Wai-Tong.
   Referee: Herb Reay.

  4- 9-1923  Abermain       South Maitland        2-2  China    (HT 0-0)
   Abermain Recreational Ground, 1600
   [Gilmore (1-0), McCroarey (2-1) / Lee Wai-Tong (1-1), Chang Hsi-En 85']
   South Maitland: Rob Austin; Tom Oliver, G.Jones; P.Mathieson, J.Martin, R.Bower;
                   J.McCroarey, L.Brown, Perce Lennard, Jack Gilmore, Roy McNaughton.
   China: Lau Hing-Cheung; Ng Kam-Chuen, Chan So; Leung Yuk-Tong [c], Leung Tai-Fong, Wong Shui-Wah;
          Pang Kam-Wing, Chang Hsi-En, Lee Wai-Tong, Wong Pak-Chung, Chan Kwong-Yiu.

  8- 9-1923  Brisbane       Queensland            1-1  China    (HT 0-1)
   Brisbane Cricket Ground, 15000
   [Robertson 80' / Lee Wai-Tong 35']
   Queensland: J.Hamilton; George 'Arch' Harris, W.McBride; E.Nunn, C.McGovern [c], J.Williams;
               Herb Robertson, C.Stone, Tom Hainsworth, W.Bratten, J.Edwards.
   China: Lau Hing-Cheung; Ng Kam-Chuen, Chan So; Leung Yuk-Tong [c], Leung Tai-Fong, Wong Shui-Wah;
          Pang Kam-Wing, Chang Hsi-En, Wong Pak-Chung, Lee Wai-Tong, Chan Kwong-Yiu.
   Referee: A.F.Jackson.
   Note: a Chinese source reports that Wong Pak-Chung scored China's goal.

 12- 9-1923  Ipswich        West Moreton          4-2  China    (HT 4-1)
   North Ipswich Recreation Reserve
   [A.Williams (1-0), Edwards (2-0) (3-1), J.Williams (4-1) / Chang Hsi-En (2-1) (4-2)]
   West Moreton: R.Millar; J.Routledge, C.Gedge; J.Williams, A.Heaton [c], E.Nunn; E.Edwards,
                 A.Pedley, Tom Hainsworth, A.Williams, W.Warrell.
   China: Lau Hing-Cheung; Ng Kam-Chuen, Chan So; Leung Yuk-Tong [c], Leung Tai-Fong, Wong Shui-Wah;
          Pang Kam-Wing, Lee Wai-Tong, Wong Pak-Chung, Chang Hsi-En, Chan Kwong-Yiu.
   Referee: A.H.Evans.

 15- 9-1923  Brisbane       Australia             5-0  China    (HT 1-0)
   Brisbane Cricket Ground, 8000
   [Masters (1-0) (2-0), Gilmore (3-0) (4-0), Robertson (5-0)]
   Australia: J.Hamilton (Qld); Jim Crum (N.S.W.), George 'Arch' Harris (Qld); James Love (Qld),
              A.Creighton (N.S.W.), Harry Spurway (N.S.W.); Stan Bourke (N.S.W.), Perce Lennard (N.S.W.),
              James 'Judy' Masters (N.S.W.) [c], Jack Gilmore (N.S.W.), Herb Robertson (Qld).
   China: Lau Hing-Cheung; Ng Kam-Chuen, Chan So; Leung Yuk-Tong [c], Leung Tai-Fong, Wong Shui-Wah;
          Pang Kam-Wing, Lee Wai-Tong, Wong Pak-Chung, Chang Hsi-En, Chan Kwong-Yiu.
   Referee: C.Lyst.

 19- 9-1923  Tamworth       New England           0-9  China    (HT 0-4)
   No. 1 Oval, 3500
   [Lee Wai-Tong x4, Chang Hsi-En x3, Wong Pak-Chung x2]
   New England: Woodcock (Armidale); Baker (Tamworth), Jefferson (Tamworth); Satchell (Quirindi),
                Milner [c] (Armidale), Montgomery (Quirindi); Don (Gunnedah), Cookson (Tamworth),
                Greer (Werris Creek), Darling (Tamworth), Beulay (Tamworth).
   China: Lau Hing-Cheung; Ng Kam-Chuen, Chan So; Leung Yuk-Tong, Leung Tai-Fong, Wong Shui-Wah [c];
          Pang Kam-Wing, Chang Hsi-En, Wong Pak-Chung, Lee Wai-Tong, Chan Kwong-Yiu.
   Notes: the local team was also called 'Tamworth District'.  The goal-scorers are also given as
          Lee WT x3, Chang HE x4, Wong PC x2.

 22- 9-1923  Sydney         Australia             1-3  China    (HT 0-1)
   Royal Agricultural Showground, 5000
   [Hancock (1-1) / Chang Hsi-En (0-1), Lee Wai-Tong (1-2) (1-3)]
   Australia: George 'Nick' Cartwright (N.S.W.); Jim Crum (N.S.W.), George 'Arch' Harris (Qld); Alan Fisher (N.S.W.),
              Andy Henderson (N.S.W.), Harry Spurway (N.S.W.); Stan Bourke (N.S.W.), Perce Lennard (N.S.W.),
              James 'Judy' Masters (N.S.W.) [c], F.Hancock (N.S.W.), Herb Robertson (Qld).
   China: Lau Hing-Cheung; Ng Kam-Chuen, Chan So; Leung Yuk-Tong [c], Leung Tai-Fong, Wong Shui-Wah;
          Pang Kam-Wing, Chang Hsi-En, Wong Pak-Chung, Lee Wai-Tong, Chan Kwong-Yiu.
   Referee: J.H.Lester.

 26- 9-1923  Harden         Sydney Metropolis     3-2  China    (HT 2-0)
   Murrumburrah Showground, 1600
   [MacFarlane 10', Phillips (2-0), Sherringham (3-2) / Wong Pak-Chung (2-1), Lee Wai-Tong (2-2)]
   Metropolis: E.Atchison; S.Anderson, Jim Crum [c]; C.Timms, A.Forrester, Alan Fisher; J.MacFarlane,
               J.Sherringham, Stan Bourke, Frank Melliar-Smith, A.Phillips.
   China: Lau Hing-Cheung; Ng Kam-Chuen, Chan So; Leung Yuk-Tong [c], Leung Tai-Fong, Wong Shui-Wah;
          Pang Kam-Wing, Wong Pak-Chung, Chang Hsi-En, Lee Wai-Tong, Chan Kwong-Yiu.
   Referee: A.L.Peaty.

 29- 9-1923  Melbourne      Australian XI         2-0  China    (HT 1-0)
   Fitzroy Oval, 12000
   [Orr (1-0), Lennard (2-0)]
   Australian XI: J.Robinson (Vic.); Barber (Vic.), Tom Oliver (N.S.W.); Gilbert Storey (N.S.W.),
                  A.Creighton (N.S.W.), G.Rowe (S.A.); H.Winter (N.S.W.), Perce Lennard (N.S.W.),
                  Les Honeysett (Tas.), John Orr (Vic.), A.Phillips (N.S.W.).
                  [Note: Winter was a late replacement for T.Thompson.]
   China: Lau Hing-Cheung; Ng Kam-Chuen, Chan So; Leung Yuk-Tong [c], Lam Yuk-Ying, Wong Shui-Wah;
          Pang Kam-Wing, Yip Kau-Ko, Wong Pak-Chung, Lee Wai-Tong, Chan Kwong-Yiu.
          [Note: Lam and Yip were late replacements for Leung Tai-Fong and Chang Hsi-En.]
   Referee: W.A.Cumming.

  3-10-1923  Adelaide       South Australia       2-6  China    (HT 1-2)
   Jubilee Oval, 4000
   [Walls (1-2), Elliott (2-4) / Lee Wai-Tong (0-1) (1-4), Chang Hsi-En (0-2) (2-6), Wong Pak-Chung (1-3) (2-5)]
   S.Australia: G.Kirk (South Adelaide); E.Gormlie (Sturt), E.Lowe (South Adelaide);
                G.Wright (Port Adelaide), J.Wallace (Port Adelaide) [c], G.Rowe (Sturt);
                F.Draper (North Adelaide), T.Elliott (Glenelg), G.Walls (Hindmarsh),
                G.Holt (South Adelaide), W.Hewish (North Adelaide).
   China: Lau Hing-Cheung; Ng Kam-Chuen, Chan So; Leung Yuk-Tong, Leung Tai-Fong, Wong Shui-Wah;
          Pang Kam-Wing, Chang Hsi-En, Wong Pak-Chung, Lee Wai-Tong, Chan Kwong-Yiu.
   Referee: T.Chilton.

  6-10-1923  Adelaide       Australia             2-2  China    (HT 0-1)
   Jubilee Oval, 9000
   [Phillips (1-2) (2-2) / Lee Wai-Tong (0-1), Chang Hsi-En (0-2)]
   Australia: J.Robinson (Vic.); S.Gore (S.A.), Tom Oliver (N.S.W.); J.Wright (S.A.),
              Gilbert Storey (N.S.W.) [c], E.Lowe (S.A.); H.Winter (N.S.W.), Perce Lennard (N.S.W.),
              G.Walls (S.A.), H.Denman (S.A.), A.Phillips (N.S.W.).
   China: Lau Hing-Cheung; Ng Kam-Chuen, Chan So; Leung Yuk-Tong [c], Leung Tai-Fong, Wong Shui-Wah;
          Pang Kam-Wing, Chang Hsi-En, Wong Pak-Chung, Lee Wai-Tong, Chan Kwong-Yiu.
   Referee: William Ashworth.

  9-10-1923  Melbourne      Victoria              1-3  China
   Melbourne Cricket Ground
   [? / Yip Kau-Ko, Lee Wai-Tong x2]

 13-10-1923  Hobart         Tasmania              2-1  China    (HT 1-0)
   North Hobart Ground, 4000
   [Grimmond (1-0), Les Honeysett (2-1) / Yip Kau-Ko (1-1)]
   Tasmania: C.Lucas (Sandy Bay); Joe Honeysett (South Hobart) [c], W.Faulkner (Corinthians);
             A.Holton (Corinthians), L.Norman (Cadbury's), F.Cliffe (Sandy Bay); J.Stoner (South Hobart),
             Les Honeysett (Sandy Bay), D.Finlay (Elphin), Harold Grimmond (Sandy Bay), Jack Beattie (Sandy Bay).
   China: Lau Hing-Cheung; Ng Kam-Chuen, Chan So; Lam Yuk-Ying, Leung Yuk-Tong [c], Wong Shui-Wah;
          Pang Kam-Wing, Yip Kau-Ko, Wong Pak-Chung, Lee Wai-Tong, Chan Kwong-Yiu.
   Referee: Capt. E.Kallend.
   Note: Chan So missed a penalty in the second half, with the score at 1-0.

 17-10-1923  Hobart         Southern Tasmania     1-8  China    (HT 0-5)
   North Hobart Ground
   [Faulkner (1-5) pen / Yip Kau-Ko (0-1) (0-4), Lee Wai-Tong (0-2) (0-3) (0-5) (1-6) (1-7) (1-8)]
   S.Tasmania: C.Lucas (Sandy Bay); Joe Honeysett (South Hobart) [c], W.Faulkner (Corinthians);
               J.Leadingham (Sandy Bay), L.Norman (Cadbury's), F.Cliffe (Sandy Bay); J.Stoner (South Hobart),
               Harold Grimmond (Sandy Bay), L.Davis (Cadbury's), T.Gayton (Cadbury's), Jack Beattie (Sandy Bay).
   China: Lau Hing-Cheung; Ng Kam-Chuen, Chan So; Leung Yuk-Tong [c], Leung Tai-Fong, Wong Shui-Wah;
          Pang Kam-Wing, Yip Kau-Ko, Wong Pak-Chung, Lee Wai-Tong, Chan Kwong-Yiu.
   Referee: R.H. Kirfoot.

 20-10-1923  Launceston     Tasmania              1-4  China    (HT 0-2)
   Launceston Cricket Ground, 1750
   [Faulkner (1-4) pen / Lee Wai-Tong (0-1) (0-2) (0-3), Yip Kau-Ko (0-4)]
   Tasmania: C.Lucas (Sandy Bay); Joe Honeysett (South Hobart) [c], W.Faulkner (Corinthians);
             H.Perry (Elphin), L.Norman (Cadbury's), F.Cliffe (Sandy Bay); J.Stoner (South Hobart),
             Les Honeysett (Sandy Bay), D.Finlay (Elphin), W.Davis (Corinthians), B.Bell ().
   China: Lau Hing-Cheung; Ng Kam-Chuen, Chan So; Leung Yuk-Tong [c], Wong Shui-Wah, Lam Yuk-Ying;
          Pang Kam-Wing, Yip Kau-Ko, Wong Pak-Chung, Lee Wai-Tong, Chan Kwong-Yiu.
   Referee: F.Willis.

 24-10-1923  Launceston     Northern Tasmania     1-5  China    (HT 0-2)
   Launceston Cricket Ground
   [Gladstone (1-3) / Yip Kau-Ko (0-1) (1-4), Chang Hsi-En (0-2) (0-3) (1-5)]
   N.Tasmania: Rushton; H.Perry, Bell; Hawkesford, R.Finlay, Matthews; Duncan, Vincent,
               D.Finlay, Gladstone, Tuting.
   China: Lau Hing-Cheung; Ng Kam-Chuen, Chan So; Leung Yuk-Tong [c], Wong Shui-Wah, Lam Yuk-Ying;
          Chang Hsi-En, Yip Kau-Ko, Wong Pak-Chung, Lee Wai-Tong, Chan Kwong-Yiu.
   Referee: A.Talbot.
   Note: a Chinese source reports the Chinese goalscorers as Lee Wai-Tong x3, Yip Kau-Ko, Chang Hsi-En.

 27-10-1923  Melbourne      Victoria              0-2  China    (HT 0-1)
   Essendon Cricket Ground, 7000
   [Yip Kau-Ko x2]
   Victoria: J.Robinson; Lee, Tait; Van der Driche, Cameron, Morrison;
             Andy Lauchland, Dryden, Maxwell, John Orr, L.Hyder.
   China: Lau Hing-Cheung; Ng Kam-Chuen, Chan So; Leung Yuk-Tong [c], ?, Wong Shui-Wah;
          Pang Kam-Wing, Chang Hsi-En, Yip Kau-Ko, Lee Wai-Tong, Chan Kwong-Yiu.
   Referee: W.Palmer.
   Note: at half-time there was a long-distance kicking contest between Chan So and Charlie Hardy
         (the Australian Rules player), which was won narrowly by Hardy.

 10-11-1923  Woonona        South Coast           0-0  China
   South Coast: G.Richardson; Sam Broadhead, ?; Harold Green, ?, ?; Williams, Suddick, ?, Lane, ?.
   China: Lau Hing-Cheung; [10 unknown].
   Referee: Herb Reay.

In North Borneo (en route)
 ? -12-1923  Sandakan       Sandakan              1-6  China
   [? / Lee Wai-Tong x4, Yip Kau-Ko, Kwok Po-Kan]

In Hong Kong
 15-12-1923  Hong Kong      Rest of Hong Kong     1-1  China    (HT 1-0)
   Club Ground (Happy Valley), 10000
   [Forsyth (1-1) / Wong Pak-Chung (0-1)]
   Hong Kong: Angus (Club); Wynne (Police), Bishop (Club); McKelvie (Kowloon), J.Stewart (Club) [c],
              Lelliott (R.G.A.); Mason (Kowloon), Forsyth (Club), Johnson (Police),
              Roberts (Tamar), Begg (Club).
   China: Lau Hing-Cheung; Ng Kum-Chuen, Chan So; Leung Yuk-Tong [c], Wong Shui-Wah, Lam Yuk-Ying;
          Pang Kam-Wing, Chang Hsi-En, Wong Pak-Chung, Lee Wai-Tong, Chan Kwong-Yiu.
   Referee: Mr Smith.





China University XI Tour of Australia 1927

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Sources included : various Australian and Hong Kong newspapers, online forum postings by "xudn" (Chinese football historian) and "Tanaka" (Roon Ba forum).

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