Australia national team tour of New Caledonia 1933


The team left Sydney on 4th August and arrived at Nouméa six days later, departing on 12th September.
Three "test" matches were played vs the New Caledonia national team. None of these 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.
Team

Goalkeeper:  Jimmy McNabb (Weston, N.S.W.)
Fullbacks:   Jack 'Digger' Evans (Cessnock, N.S.W.), E.Hayden (Hakoah, Victoria)
Halfbacks:   Charlie O'Connor (Concord, N.S.W.), A.Stewart (Caledonians, Victoria),
             Bert Murray (Latrobe, Queensland), Jimmy Osborne (Wallsend, N.S.W.)
Forwards:    Roy Crowhurst (Metters, N.S.W.), Alec Cameron (Adamstown, N.S.W.),
             George Smith (St George, N.S.W.) [captain], Eric 'Hec' Gorring (Latrobe, Queensland),
             A.E.Giltrap (South Adelaide, S.A.), J.P.Kelly (Melbourne Thistle, Victoria).
Utility man: W.D.Bower (Railways, S.A.)
Manager:     Mr Alex Thompson (Gladesville-Ryde, N.S.W.)


Results


Practice match

  3- 8-1933  Leichhardt   Sydney Metropolis  3-4  Australia     (HT 2-2)
   Ibrox Park
   [Everndon (1-2) (2-2) (3-4) / Cameron (0-1) (0-2), Smith (2-3), Crowhurst (2-4)]
   Metropolis: A.Willicks (Granville), W.Coom (Canterbury), G.Froome (Annandale-Leichhardt),
               J.Abercrombie (Canterbury), R.Seddon (Annandale-Leichhardt), W.Armstrong (Concord),
               A.Carig (Gladesville-Ryde), H.Everndon (St George), R.Morton (Annandale-Leichhardt),
               W.Price (Gladesville-Ryde), F.Smith (Canterbury).
   Australia: Jimmy McNabb; Jack Evans, E.Hayden; Charlie O'Connor, Bert Murray, W.D.Bower;
              Roy Crowhurst, Alec Cameron, George Smith [c], Hec Gorring, A.E.Giltrap.
   Referee: D.Quinn.

Tour matches (all played at the Vélodrome du Receiving, Nouméa)

 13- 8-1933  Nouméa       Combined Clubs     1-8  Australia     (HT 1-2)
   [Lacabanne (1-1) / Smith 20', Cameron 40', 6 missing]
   Combined Clubs: Lévy; Verger, M.Chambellant; Lacabanne, G.Rabot, Parazols;
                   Porcheron, Georget, Beyney, Rolland, J.Gouzène.
                   [Substitute used: Bône.]
   Australia: Jimmy McNabb; Jack Evans, E.Hayden; Charlie O'Connor, J.P.Kelly, Jimmy Osborne;
              Roy Crowhurst, Alec Cameron, George Smith [c], Hec Gorring, A.E.Giltrap.
   Referee: G. Pons.
   Note: the local team was reported as "a combined team of two leading clubs" and as "New Caledonia's
         second selection", or "New Caledonia B".  Local press called it "Entente des Clubs".

 15- 8-1933  Nouméa       New Caledonia      1-2  Australia              [first "test"]
   [A.Canel (1-1) / Gorring 25', Murray (1-2)]
   New Caledonia: P.Dupont [c]; P.Panéonin, M.Van Ba; M.Kollen, E.Pentecost, G.Beyney;
                  Déplanque, J.Panéonin, A.Canel, C.Canel, H.Payan.
   Australia: Jimmy McNabb; E.Hayden, Jack Evans; Charlie O'Connor, Bert Murray, Jimmy Osborne;
              J.P.Kelly, Alec Cameron, George Smith [c], Hec Gorring, A.E.Giltrap.
   Referee: Parazols.
   Attendance: 3800

 20- 8-1933  Nouméa       New Caledonia      2-4  Australia     (HT 2-2) [second "test"]
   []
   New Caledonia: P.Dupont [c]; M.Van Ba, P.Panéonin; M.Kollen, E.Pentecost, G.Beyney;
                  Déplanque, J.Panéonin, A.Canel, C.Canel, H.Payan.
   Australia: W.D.Bower; Jack Evans, E.Hayden; Charlie O'Connor, Bert Murray, Jimmy Osborne;
              Roy Crowhurst, Alec Cameron, George Smith [c], Hec Gorring, A.E.Giltrap.
   Attendance: 3500

 27- 8-1933  Nouméa       New Caledonia      3-7  Australia     (HT 1-4) [third "test"]
   [C.Canel, Beyney x2 / Smith x4, Gorring x2, Crowhurst]
   New Caledonia: P.Dupont [c]; M.Van Ba, P.Panéonin; Lacabanne, E.Pentecost, G.Beyney;
                  E.Porcheron, A.Canel, C.Canel, J.Panéonin, H.Payan.
   Australia: Jimmy McNabb; Jack Evans, E.Hayden; Charlie O'Connor, Bert Murray, Jimmy Osborne;
              Roy Crowhurst, Alec Cameron, George Smith [c], Hec Gorring, J.P.Kelly.
   Note: La France Australe said that Cameron scored twice whereas The Sydney Morning Herald said Gorring.

  3- 9-1933  Nouméa       Impassible Club    1-6  Australia     (HT 1-2)
   [H.Payan 4' / Smith 2' 41' 57' 77', Crowhurst 58', Cameron 72']
   Impassible: M.Guépy; P.Panéonin, A.Canel; Verger, C.Canel, G.Beyney;
               Déplanque [c], J.Panéonin, H.Beyney, J.Gouzène, H.Payan.
   Australia: Jimmy McNabb; E.Hayden, Jack Evans; Charlie O'Connor, Bert Murray, Jimmy Osborne;
              Roy Crowhurst, Alec Cameron, George Smith [c], Hec Gorring, W.D.Bower.
   Referee: Charbonnel.
   Note: the Impassible club was reported as the champions of New Caledonia.

  9- 9-1933  Nouméa       New Caledonia      0-5  Australia              [benefit match]
   []
   New Caledonia: P.Dupont [c]; M.Van Ba, A.Canel; M.Kollen, E.Pentecost, G.Beyney;
                  E.Porcheron, Rabot, C.Canel, J.Gouzène, H.Payan.
   Australia: Jimmy McNabb; Jack Evans, E.Hayden; Charlie O'Connor, Bert Murray, Jimmy Osborne;
              Roy Crowhurst, Alec Cameron, George Smith [c], Hec Gorring, J.P.Kelly.
   Attendance: 3500


About this document

Sources included: La France Australe, various Australian newspapers, History of Soccer in Northern New South Wales (H.Hetherington).

Thanks: Mark Cruickshank, John Punshon

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Authors: Doug Butcher and Neil Morrison
Last updated: 28 Nov 2013

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