Batavia Trip of British Malaya 1923


Known as the "British Malaya football team" or the "Peninsular team", this was (according to an article in The Straits Times of 22 March 1923) the supposedly strongest European team ever to represent British Malaya. They were generally referred to as Selangor in the Dutch East Indies press.
Matches in the Dutch East Indies

on Java

 1- 4 Batavia           Rest Batavia     1-0 British Malaya   [HT: 0-0]
 2- 4 Batavia           Hercules         3-0 British Malaya   [HT: 2-0]
 3- 4 Batavia           W.J.V.B. XI      5-0 British Malaya   [HT: 1-0]
 6- 4 Batavia           Batavia Dutch    3-0 British Malaya   [HT: 1-0]

Note: matches 2x30 minutes

Total Record Br. Malaya:   4   0  0  4   0-12   0

Squad British Malaya

GK: Bryce (Selangor)
DF: Bell (Negri Sembilan)
    Corben (Singapore)
    Fenwick (Malacca)
MF: Farquharson (Selangor)
    Roeper (Selangor)
    J.W. Winter (Singapore)
FW: Brand (Selangor)
    Gillingham (Negri Sembilan)
    Harvey (Singapore)
    Meredith (Singapore)
    Ogg (Malacca)
    Wardle (Singapore)
    Wilkins (Perak)
    Wilson (Selangor)
res Glascoe (Singapore)

NB: according to the Straits Times, Bryce had played for Queen's Park of Glasgow,
    while Bell had been at Sunderland and Newcastle United between 1911 and 1920.
     
Match Details

 1- 4 Rest Batavia     1-0 British Malaya
Rest Batavia: Ter Laag (B.V.C.); De Haas (B.V.C.), Voorstad (Oliveo); Djoko (S.V.B.B.),
              Guus Nitzschke (Vios), Van Emmerick (Oliveo); Rubini (Oliveo),
              Paulus (S.V.B.B.), Kooymans (S.V.B.B.), Soedirman (Oliveo),
              Paul Vaillant (Oliveo)
British Malaya: Bryce; Corben, Bell; Winter, Roeper, Farquharson;
                Ogg, Wilkins, Brand, Wilson, Wardle
Goal: 58' Rubini 1-0
referee: Willy van Galen
Half-Time: 0-0
Note: at Deca-park, Koningsplein; att: 12,000; hosts combination of players from
      all Batavia clubs other than Hercules.

 2- 4 Hercules         3-0 British Malaya
Hercules: De Hoogh; J. Malasch, Olive; E. Witmer, Van Polanen Petel, Geertsema;
          Pesuwarisa, Van Bodegraven, Galstaun, Davies, Pipper
British Malaya: Bryce; Fenwick, Bell; Corben, Roeper, Brand (HT Meredith);
                Winter, Wilkins, Wilson, Gillingham, Ogg
Goals: 16' Galstaun 1-0, 28' Van Bodegraven 2-0, 51' Galstaun 3-0
referee: Carli
Half-Time: 2-0
Note: at Deca-park, Koningsplein; att: 20,000; Galstaun and Van Bodegraven were
      rated as "quite up to English First League standard" by the Straits Times.

 3- 4 W.J.V.B. XI      5-0 British Malaya
W.J.V.B. XI: Van der Pieterman (Oliveo); Thijs (S.V.B.B.), Oost (S.V.B.B.);
             Olive (Hercules), Boogh (Oliveo), Geertsema (Hercules);
             Rehatta (Oliveo), Van Bodegraven (Hercules), Galstaun (Hercules),
             Davies (Hercules), Pipper (Hercules)
British Malaya: Bryce; Corben, Fenwick; Roeper, Winter, Farquharson;
                Wilkins, Wilson, Harvey, Bell, Meredith
Goals: 2' Davies 1-0, 36' Galstaun 2-0, 37' Davies 3-0, 52' Galstaun 4-0,
       57' Van Bodegraven 5-0
referee: Foltynski
Half-Time: 1-0
Note: at Deca-park, Koningsplein; att: 10,000; hosts represented the Batavia
      football federation.

 6- 4 Batavia Dutch    3-0 British Malaya
Batavia Dutch: Van der Pieterman (Oliveo); De Haas (B.V.C.), Van Wijhe (B.V.C.);
               Rodrigues (Vios), Van de Wall (B.V.C.), De Leeuw (B.V.C.); 
               M. Prins (B.V.C.), Dengerink (Sparta), Lont (Vios),
               Van der Velde (B.V.C.), Noordhoek Hegt (B.V.C.)
British Malaya: Bryce; Corben, Bell; Roeper, Winter, Farquharson;
                Wardle, Harvey, Wilson, Gillingham, Meredith
Goals: 5' Dengerink 1-0, 55' Lont (pen) 2-0, ~58' Van der Velde 3-0
referee: Willy van Galen
Half-Time: 1-0
Note: at Deca-park, Koningsplein; att: 2,000; hosts combination of Dutch-born players.

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Main sources: Het nieuws van den dag voor Nederlandsch-Indië, Bataviaasch Nieuwsblad, Straits Times

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Last updated: 28 Dec 2017

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