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Wednesday, 18 November 1931
Home International Championship 1931-32 (44th) Match

England 3 Wales 1 [1-1]
 

Match Summary
England Squad

Wales Squad

Anfield Road, Anfield, Liverpool, Lancashire
Attendance: 15,000;
Kick-off: tbc GMT

Wales - Walter Robbins (Cook controlled the ball skilfully before passing to Robbins whose left foot shot was well out of the reach of Hibbs 30)
England - Jack Smith (placed from a Strange pass from a free-kick 38), Sammy Crooks (cut in finely to shoot on the run following a Bastin cross 50), Ernie Hine (scored from a pass from Crooks, the ball going in off Gray's arm 65)
Results 1930-39

England won the toss, Wales kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Wales

Referee - William F. Bunnell
England

Linesmen - F. Boardman, Cheshire, and not known

Prior to the match, the draw for the FA Cup first round was made.

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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 6th
Colours: The 1923 uniform - White collared jerseys and dark club shorts
Capt: Alf Strange, third captaincy Selectors:
In charge: Arthur G. Kingscott
The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following a trial match, on Monday, 9 November 1931.
146th match, W 94 - D 27 - L 25 - F 448 - A 166.
England Lineup
  Hibbs, E. Henry 25 27 May 1906 G Birmingham FC 9 11 GA
  Cooper, Thomas 26 9 April 1905 RB Derby County FC 9 0
  Blenkinsop, Ernest 29 20 April 1902 LB Sheffield Wednesday FC 20 0
  Strange, Alfred H. 31 2 April 1900 RH Sheffield Wednesday FC 10 0
  Gee, Charles W. 22 6 April 1909 CH Everton FC 1 0
  Campbell, Austen F. 30 5 May 1901 LH Huddersfield Town AFC 7 1
Crooks, Samuel D. 23 16 January 1908 OR Derby County FC 10 3
Smith, John W. 33 28 October 1898 IR Portsmouth FC 2 2
  Waring, Thomas 25 12 October 1906 CF Aston Villa FC 4 3
Hine, Ernest W. 30 9 April 1901 IL Leicester City FC 6 4
  Bastin, Clifford S. 19 14 March 1912 OL Arsenal FC 1 0

reserves:

Joe Tate (Aston Villa FC) and Tosh Johnson (Everton FC)
 
2-3-5 Hibbs -
Cooper, Blenkinsop -
Strange, Gee, Campbell -
Crooks, Smith,
Waring, Hine, Bastin

Averages:

Age 26.6 Appearances/Goals 7.2 0.9

 

Wales Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 30th to 31st
Colours: Made by St. Margaret's - Red shirts with white collars, white shorts, red socks
Capt: Ben Williams Selectors: Team selection chosen by Committee.
Wales Lineup
  Gray, Albert 31 23 September 1900 G Tranmere Rovers FC, England 17 35 GA
  Williams, Benjamin D. 31 29 October 1900 RB Everton FC, England 6 0
  Ellis, Benjamin 25 11 April 1906 LB Motherwell FC, Scotland 1 0
  Jones, Charles 31 12 December 1899 RH Arsenal FC, England 7 0
  Griffiths, Thomas 25 21 February 1906 CH Everton FC, England 7 1
  John, Robert F. 32 3 February 1899 LH Arsenal FC, England 10 0
  Phillips, Cuthbert 21 23 June 1910 OR Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, England 2 1
  O'Callaghan, Eugene 25 6 October 1906 IR Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 4 1
  Astley, David J. 22 11 October 1909 CF Aston Villa FC, England 2 0
Robbins, Walter W. 20 24 November 1910 IL Cardiff City FC 4 1
  Cook, Frederick 29 20 January 1902 OL Portsmouth FC, England 8 0

reserves:

reserves not known
 
2-3-5 Gray -
Williams, Ellis -
Jones, Griffiths, John -
Phillips, O'Callaghan, Astley, Robbins, Cook

Averages:

Age 26.5 Appearances/Goals 6.2 0.3

 

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Source Notes

Welsh Football Data Archive
Original newspaper reports
Rothmans Yearbooks
FA Yearbooks 1950-60
Ancestry.com
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