DATE VENUE OPPOSITION RESULT 13- 5 Kuala Lumpur Malaya 4-2 W 17- 5 Singapore Singapore 9-0 W 21- 5 Hong Kong Hong Kong 4-2 W 23- 5 Hong Kong Combined Chinese XI 3-0 W 31- 5 Dunedin Otago* 10-0 W 3- 6 Christchurch Canterbury* 11-1 W 5- 6 Wellington New Zealand 8-0 W 7- 6 Napier NZ Minor Provinces 13-0 W 10- 6 Auckland New Zealand 6-1 W 14- 6 Auckland Auckland* 8-0 W 19- 6 San Francisco San Francisco 2-1 W * - region of New Zealand
13/05/1961, Kuala Lumpur, Nerdera Stadium, 20000 MALAYA 2 (Koh, Choe) ENGLISH FA XI 4 (Ray Charnley 3, Hugh Lindsay) Malaya: Yusuf Bakar, Seng Chey, Ahmed Nazari, Wal Hong, Kamaruddin, Dutton, Gabrielle, Ghani, Choe, Arthur Koh, Abu Hassan. English FA XI: Fred Else (Mike Pinner), Grenville Hair, Graham Shaw, Gerry Summers, Laurie Brown, Colin Appleton, Tom Finney [c], Hugh Lindsay, Ray Charnley, John Fantham, Alan A'Court. Referee: T Nadarajah (Malaya). Note: The half-time score was 1-2. 17/05/1961, Singapore, Jalan Basar Stadium, Singapore, 14294 SINGAPORE 0 ENGLISH FA XI 9 (Ray Charnley 2, John Fantham 2, George Hannah 3, Alan A'court, Tom Finney) Singapore: Idros Albar, Lee Wah-chin, Matmoon Sudasee, M Sutton, Kok Seng, Osman Johan, Ibrahim Hussain, Rahmin Omar, Sahar Hussain, Kim Swee, Ibrahim Mansoor. English FA XI: Fred Else, Grenville Hair, Graham Shaw, Bobby Moore, Laurie Brown, Colin Appleton, Tom Finney [c], George Hannah, Ray Charnley, John Fantham, Alan A'Court. Note: The half-time score was 0-5. 21/05/1961, Hongkong, Government Stadium HONGKONG 2 (Lau Chi-lam, Yeung Wai) ENGLISH FA XI 4 (Ray Charnley 2, Bobby Moore, George Hannah) Hongkong: Wong Su-woo (Kwok Chow-ming 29'), Lok Tak-hing, Kwok Kam-hung, Wong Man-wai, Keung Ke-pe, Keung Le-chung, Wong Chi-keung, Lau Chi-Lam, Chow-Siu Hung (Yeung Wai 7'), Ho Cheung-yau, Mok Chun-wah. English FA XI: Fred Else, Grenville Hair, Graham Shaw, Bobby Moore, Laurie Brown, Colin Appleton, Tom Finney [c], George Hannah, Ray Charnley, John Fantham, Alan A'Court. Referee: Sammy Tsang (Hong Kong). Notes: Crowd reported to be large. The half-time score was 2-4. 23/05/1961, Hongkong, Government Stadium, 20000 COMBINED CHINESE XI 0 ENGLISH FA XI 3 (Ray Charnley pen, John Fantham, George Hannah) Combined Chinese XI:Le Takueu, Lok Tak-hing, Tau Mee, Lo Shun-king, Lau Tim, Wong Man-wai, Wong Chi-keung, Lau Chi-lam, Yeung Wai-to, Ho Cheung-yau, Leung Wai-hung. English FA XI: Fred Else, Bryan Thurlow, Grenville Hair, Bobby Moore, Laurie Brown, Gerry Summers, Tom Finney [c], George Hannah, Ray Charnley, John Fantham, Alan A'Court. Referee: I Petrie. Notes: The half-time score was 0-0. 31/05/1961, Dunedin, Caledonian Ground, 7500 OTAGO 0 ENGLISH FA XI 10 (George Hannah 10', Alan A'court, Colin Appleton 2, Bobby Brown 3, Hugh Lindsay 3) Otago: E. J. Stephenson, A. Young, H. Sperandio, D. Downie, J. Ferguson, John Rae, W. Berry, George Cuthill, G. Little, Duncan McVey, Charlie Steele Jr.. English FA XI: Mike Pinner, Bryan Thurlow, Graham Shaw, Colin Appleton, Laurie Brown, Gerry Summers, Tom Finney [c], George Hannah, Bobby Brown, Hugh Lindsay, Alan A'court. Notes: Initial reports stated that the crowd was 7000. Steele was a guest player. His home province is Southland. The half-time score was 0-3. 03/06/1961, Christchurch, English Park, 12500 CANTERBURY 1 (D. Durant) ENGLISH FA XI 11 (George Hannah, John Fantham 4, Jim Lewis 2, Ray Charnley, Tom Finney 2, Laurie Brown) Canterbury: Derek Chapman, Kevin Hendy, Phil Frost, Dick Durant, Dave Simmonds, Hiram Taylor, A. Verham, Paul Rennell [c], Edward Charlton, Terry Haydon, Peter Saunderson. English FA XI: Fred Else, Grenville Hair, Graham Shaw, Bobby Moore, Laurie Brown, Colin Appleton, Jim Lewis, George Hannah, Ray Charnley, John Fantham, Tom Finney [c]. Referee: D. Welham (Otago) - assisted by L. J. Tointon and J. A. Davidson. Notes: Initial reports stated that the crowd was 11000. Canterbury's goal came as a result of the following situation: Appleton handled the ball in the penalty area when trying to halt a run by Verham and Canterbury were awarded a penalty. Durant's initial kick was blocked by Else but the ball rebounded to Durant who managed to score. At that stage the match was 1-3. According to the source, all the second-half goals (5) were scored in the last ten minutes of the match! The source lists D. Chapman, P. Frost and P. Saunderson playing for Canterbury in this match. It is likely, but not confirmed, that those players are Derek Chapman, Phil Frost and Peter Saunderson. The half-time score was 1-6. 05/06/1961, Wellington, Basin Reserve, 19000 NEW ZEALAND 0 ENGLISH FA XI 8 (Ray Charnley 2, John Fantham 3, Jim Lewis, Tom Finney, Jim Middleton OG) New Zealand: Peter Whiting, Jim Middleton, Arthur Leong, Jim Warrender [c], John Kemp, Ken Armstrong, Gary Eccles, John Wrathall, Rodney Reid, D Buller, Robert Ormond. English FA XI: Mike Pinner, Grenville Hair, Graham Shaw, Bobby Moore, Laurie Brown, Gerry Summers, Tom Finney [c], Jim Lewis, Ray Charnley, John Fantham, Alan A'court. Referee: Dickie (New Zealand). Notes: Initial reports stated that the crowd was 15000. Ken Armstrong was also the New Zealand coach. The half-time score was 0-2. 07/06/1961, Napier, McLean Park, 6000 NZ MINOR PROVINCES 0 ENGLISH FA XI 13 (Tom Finney 3, Bobby Brown 3, John Fantham 2, Jim Lewis 2, Hugh Lindsay, Laurie Brown, Graham Shaw) NZ Minor Provinces: R. Leakey, T. Henderson, K. Eyles, J. McGhie, Arthur Leong, P. Marshall, Jim Bell, E. Bellchambers, K. Polyansky, E. Stewart, Robert Ormond. English FA XI: n/a Notes: In addition to the scorers, the source also listed Mike Greenwood in its descriptions of the English team. The New Zealand Minor Provinces line-up given above is based on information which was published by the source about a week before the date of the match. Some late changes may have been made to the line-up. The source listed the following as reserves: W. Clarck (goalkeeper), W. Webber, J. McMillan. The half-time score was 0-4. 10/06/1961, Auckland, Epsom Showgrounds, 15000 NEW ZEALAND 1 (Duncan McVey 87') ENGLISH FA XI 6 (Jim Lewis 15' pen, Ray Charnley 18', Alan A'court 30', Tom Finney 54', ?' , John Fantham 62') New Zealand: Peter Whiting, Jim Middleton, Arthur Leong, Jim Warrender [c], John Kemp, Ken Armstrong, Gary Eccles, Arthur Inglis, Rodney Reid, Duncan McVey, Robert Ormond. English FA XI: Fred Else, Grenville Hair, Graham Shaw, Bobby Moore, Laurie Brown, Colin Appleton, Tom Finney [c], Jim Lewis, Ray Charnley, John Fantham, Alan A'court. Referee: Williams (New Zealand). Notes: Initial reports stated that the crowd was 20000. Tom Finney's second goal was scored between 62' and 87'. 14/06/1961, Auckland, 8000 AUCKLAND 0 ENGLISH FA XI 8 (Tom Finney 4, Bobby Brown 2, Laurie Brown, OG) Auckland: A. Cozens, B. J. Wallace, G. Kaiser, Ken Armstrong [c], W. G. Ward, John Kemp, Gary Eccles, John Wrathall, L. Polyansky, R. J. Cochran, P. Oden. English FA XI: Fred Else, Grenville Hair, Graham Shaw, Bobby Moore, Laurie Brown, Gerry Summers, Tom Finney [c], Jim Lewis, Bobby Brown, John Fantham, Alan A'court. Referee: Morrie Swain - assisted by Les Coffman and Barry Wilkins. Notes: The first four goals of the match were all scored in the first 20 minutes. The Press (Christchurch newspaper) credited Bobby Brown with three goals. 19/06/1961, San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO 1 (?) ENGLISH FA XI 2 (Hugh Lindsay, Ray Charnley)
After the series was complete, The Press (a New Zealand newspaper that was used as the main source for this document) published summary statistics for the series. Unfortunately, the summary contains some information that contradicts the earlier reports released by the very same newspaper. The main differences are: CROWDS Venue Original release Summary Dunedin 7,000 7,500 Christchurch 11,000 12,500 Wellington 15,000 19,000 Auckland 20,000 15,000 [match against New Zealand] GOALS Player Sum based on original releases Summary Tom Finney 11 12 Bobby Brown 9 8 The source of this difference is believed to be the Auckland match on June 14th.
Thomas [Tom] Finney (ex Preston North End) Player-Manager-Captain Alan A'Court (Liverpool) Colin Harry Appleton (Leicester City) Laurence [Laurie] Brown (Northampton Town) Robert Henry [Bobby] Brown (Fulham) Raymond Ogden [Ray] Charnley (Blackpool) Frederick [Fred] Else (Preston North End) John Fantham (Sheffield Wednesday) Michael [Mike] Greenwood (Corinthian Casuals) Kenneth Grenville Arthur [Grenville] Hair (Leeds United) George Hannah (Manchester City) James Leonard [Jim] Lewis (Walthamstow Avenue) Hugh Murray Lindsay (Kingstonian) Robert Frederick Chelsea [Bobby] Moore (West Ham United) Michael John [Mike] Pinner (Manchester United) Graham Laurence Shaw (Sheffield United) Gerald Thomas Francis [Gerry] Summers (Sheffield United) Bryan Alfred Thurlow (Norwich City) Notes: Stan Anderson (Sunderland) and Joe Shaw (Sheffield United) were included in the original tour party, but later withdrew from the squad. They were replaced by Laurie Brown and Gerry Summers. The touring squad included five amateurs (Bobby Brown, Greenwood, Lewis, Lindsay and Pinner). These five plus Laurie Brown all appeared for England in Amateur Internationals. Corinthian Casuals, Kingstonian and Walthamstow Avenue were part of the Isthmian League during the 1960-61 season. Charnley (Blackpool) and both Graham and Joe Shaw (Sheffield United) toured New Zealand with their respective teams in 1965.
Thanks to Phil Clayton for additional information
Sources: [Mad 87], [Sma 03], British and Irish Special and Intermediate Internationals by Keith Warsop (published 2002); The Press (Christchurch, NZ); The Times (London, UK); http://allfootballers.com/
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