Batavia Trip of Singapore Cricket Club 1921

The Singapore Cricket Club (also referred to as plain Singapore in contemporary Batavia newspapers) was the dominant football club of the city, and its reigning and record champions at the time (they had won 5 out of 10 championships of the Singapore Amateur Football Association); it should however be noted no official championship had been played since 1914.
The W.J.V.B. (West Java Voetbal Bond) invited them for a visit to Batavia during which they played 4 matches within six days, including the first ever match by an official N.I.V.B. selection against foreign opposition. In addition they played against representations of the federations of Soerabaja (S.V.B.) and Batavia (W.J.V.B.), who had played each other on 26 March, the W.J.V.B. XI beating their guests 2-0. It is not clear whether this match was part of a triangular tournament with those of 27 March and 1 April.
Matches in the Dutch East Indies

on Java

27- 3 Batavia           S.V.B. XI        3-0 S.C.C.           [HT: 0-0]
28- 3 Batavia           N.I.V.B. XI      1-0 S.C.C.           [HT: 0-0]
30- 3 Batavia           Rest van Batavia 1-2 S.C.C.           [HT: 0-1]
 1- 4 Batavia           W.J.V.B. XI      0-0 S.C.C.           [aet]

Note: matches 2x30 minutes; extra time in the final match was 2x5 minutes.

Total Record S.C.C.:       4   1  1  2   2- 5   3

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

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