The squad consisted of 17 players, selected from clubs in South Africa and Rhodesia.
RESULTS DATE VENUE OPPOSITION SCORE 09/09/1953 Ilford British Universities 1-3 South Africa 12/09/1953 King's Lynn Norfolk County FA 2-4 South Africa 14/09/1953 London Charlton Athletic FC 3-1 South Africa 19/09/1953 London England Amateur 0-4 South Africa 23/09/1953 London Arsenal FC 2-2 South Africa 26/09/1953 Birmingham Birmingham County FA 2-2 South Africa 30/09/1953 Wolverhampton Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 3-1 ! South Africa 03/10/1953 Bangor Wales Amateur 1-0 South Africa 07/10/1953 Liverpool Liverpool FC 3-2 South Africa 10/10/1953 Belfast Northern Ireland Amateur 2-5 South Africa 14/10/1953 Belfast County Antrim FA 1-0 South Africa 17/10/1953 Inverness Scottish FA Northern XI 3-1 South Africa 21/10/1953 Dundee Dundee FC 3-1 South Africa 24/10/1953 West Hartlepool Durham County FA 2-2 South Africa 28/10/1953 Newcastle Newcastle United FC 3-1 South Africa 31/10/1953 Leeds West Riding County FA 2-2 South Africa 04/11/1953 Sheffield Sheffield Wednesday FC 9-3 South Africa 07/11/1953 Weybridge Vickers-Armstrong FC 1-5 + South Africa 09/11/1953 London Anglo-South African XI 6-1 * South Africa 11/11/1953 Southampton Southampton FC 6-2 South Africa ! This match on 30 September marked the inauguration of the first floodlights at Molineux. + Vickers-Armstrong FC played in the Metropolitan & District League. * The Anglo-South African XI consisted of South African players who played for English league clubs; the match on 9 November was played at Highbury, attendance: 3.000, with the following line-ups: Anglo-South African XI: Albert Uytenbogaardt (Charlton Athletic), Roelof Oelofse (Watford), John Hewie (Charlton Athletic), Edward Purdon (Birmingham City), Norman Nielson (Derby County), Eddie Stuart (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Billy Strauss (Plymouth Argyle), Syd O'Linn (Charlton Athletic), Alfred Ackerman (Hull City), Eddie Firmani (Charlton Athletic), Bill Perry (Blackpool) Goalscorers: Perry, Ackerman (3), Strauss and Stuart Springbok XI: Tyrrell, Dow, Meeser, Coop, Machanik, Gibson, Claassens, Warren, Hurly, Keys, Roos. Goalscorer: Warren
The team left England on Thursday 12th November to play some more games on the continent.
DATE VENUE OPPOSITION SCORE 17/11/1953 Amsterdam North & West Netherlands 4-0 ! South Africa 22/11/1953 Oeiras Portugal 3-1 South Africa 23/11/1953 Madeira 3-4 South Africa ! Noord-West Nederland: Jan van de Wint (VSV); Joop Odenthal (Haarlem), Kees de Voogd (Haarlem), Kees Kuijs (Haarlem); Klaas Smit (Volendam), Loek Biesbrouck (RCH); Tonny van Ede (Sparta), Rinus Michels (Ajax), Cor van der Gijp (Emma), Jan Luppens (Stormvogels), Piet van der Kuil (VSV); reserves: Jan Hagenaars (De Volewijckers), Ferry Mesman (Blauw Wit), Gerrit Krist (Ajax), Jos Vonhof (DWS); goals: Rinus Michels (2), Piet van der Kuil, Cor van der Gijp; geographically the inclusion of Dordrecht-based Emma forward Van der Gijp made little sense.
SOUTH AFRICA SQUAD Aubrey John Tyrrell Berea Park Northern Transvaal Kenneth Robert (Doug) Rudham Germiston Callies Southern Transvaal Clarence Meeser Peninsula Western Province Maurice (Morrie) Jacobson Johannesburg Rangers Southern Transvaal Benjamin S. (Ben) Machanik Marist Brothers Southern Transvaal Roy Coop Southern Rhodesia Harry Edward Naish Berea Park Northern Transvaal Allan Clifford (Cliff) Jacques Johannesburg Rangers Southern Transvaal Ross Dow [captain] Berea Park Natal Brian Kenneth Gibson Balfour Park Southern Transvaal John Henry (Johnny) Claassens Garrison (Pretoria) Northern Transvaal Walter (Wally) Warren Marist Brothers Southern Transvaal Leslie E. (Les) Salton Berea Park Natal Godfrey Keys Peninsula Western Province Henry Edward Charles (Charlie) Hurly Marist Brothers Southern Transvaal Daniel Leow (Dan) Le Roux Queen's Park Natal Arthur Edward Roos Peninsula Western Province Trainer: Dirk J.F. Kemp Team Manager: W. (Freddie) Ferguson Tour Manager: H.M. Hosking Notes: Doug Rudham signed for Liverpool FC in 1954, and played 66 games over five seasons. Dan Le Roux signed for Arsenal FC in 1957, and played 5 games.
South Africa tour of the British Isles 1958
Sources: [Raa 02], "The Times" newspaper archive, "Liverweb" (www.liverweb.org.uk), "British and Irish Special and Intermediate Internationals" (editor: Keith Warsop), "Almanaque da Selecção - Edição do Campeonato Europeu de 2004"
Thanks to Perry Menexis, Karel Stokkermans, Yaniv Bleicher, Nathan Mackenzie, Mark Cruickshank, Barry Ian Sanders
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