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Wednesday, 18 January 1950
International World Cup Trial Match

England 5 Switzerland 0 [2-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England B Party
Switzerland B Party

Hillsborough, High Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Attendance: 43,053;
Receipts: £5,916; Kick-off: 2.30pm GMT

England - Billy Gray (28), Eddie Baily (34), Walter Rickett, Tommy Briggs, Redfern Froggatt
B Team Results

? kicked-off. ? minutes (? & ?).

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Switzerland

Referee (-) - Reginald James Leafe
x (-), Nottingham.


Linesmen - A. Holland
, Barnsley (red flag) and L. Richardson, Doncaster (blue flag)


A plastic waterproof orange ball is used in the second half of this international.

The substitute rule meant that two injured players could be replaced up until the 42nd minute, and a reserve goalakeeper at any time.
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England B Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established; Colours: The 1950 away uniform - Royal blue collared short-sleeved jerseys, white shorts, black socks with white tops.
"England looked strange when they took the field in blue shirts with red numbers."
Capt: Laurie Scott Manager:
Trainer: Billy Knox (Sheffield Wednesday FC)
Walter Winterbottom, 36 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching on 8 July 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
fifth B match, W 4 - D 1 - L 0 - F 18 - A 1.
Team chosen by Selection Committee headed by Arthur Drewry, on Monday, 9 January 1950.
England Lineup
  Ditchburn, Edwin G. 28 24 October 1921 G Tottenham Hotspur FC 2 0 GA
2 Scott, Lawrence 32 23 April 1917 RB

Arsenal FC

2 0
3 Swift, Humphrey M. 28 22 January 1921 LB Sheffield Wednesday FC 1 0
4 Nicholson, William E. 30 26 January 1919 RHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 2 0
5 Hughes, Lawrence 25

2 March 1924

CHB

Liverpool FC

1 0
6 Dickinson, James W. 24 24 April 1925 LHB Portsmouth FC 2 0
7 Gray, William P., off 46th min. 22 24 May 1927 OR Chelsea FC 1 1
8 Froggatt, Redfern 25 23 August 1924 IR Sheffield Wednesday FC 1 1
9 Briggs, Thomas H. 26 27 November 1923 CF Grimsby Town FC 1 1
10 Baily, Edward F. 24 6 August 1925 IL Tottenham Hotspur FC 1 1
11 Rickett, Walter 32 20 March 1917 OL Sheffield Wednesday FC 1 1
England Substitute
  Bentley, T.F. Roy, on 46th min. for Gray 25 17 May 1924 CF Chelsea FC 2 0

reserves:

Ray Middleton (Chesterfield FC), Walter Rickett, who was replaced with Joe Shaw (Sheffield United FC)

team notes:

Jimmy Mullen (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC) was the orginal named outside-left, his place going to original reserve, Rickett, on Saturday, 14 January 1950.
The team were set-up in Bakewell, Derbyshire, prior to this match, and trained on the ground of Chesterfield FC.
 
2-3-5 Ditchburn -
Scott, Swift -
Nicholson, Hughes, Dickinson -
Gray
(Bentley), Froggatt, Briggs, Baily, Rickett

Averages:

Age 28.2 Appearances/Goals 10.9 3.7

 

Switzerland B Team

 
Rank: No official ranking system established; Colours: White jerseys, black shorts, black socks with red tops and two white hoops.
Capt:   Manager: Severin Minelli
Switzerland Lineup
  Müller, Walter       FC Basel    
2 Gyger, Ruedi       Cantonal-Neuchatel FC    
3 Steffen, Willi       Cantonal-Neuchatel FC    
4 Hotz, Adelreich       FC Zürich    
5 Lusenti, Gerhard       AC Bellinzona    
6 Guerini, Hans       FC Zürich    
7 Scheiter, Walter       FC Zürich    
8 Huegi, Hans       FC Basel    
9 Bader, Rene       FC Basel    
10 Hugi, Josef       FC Basel    
11 Bosshardt, Walter       FC Zürich    

reserves:

Pernumian (goalkeeper), Soldini (half), Ballaman and Stauble (forwards)

team notes:

The Swiss team were staying at The Grand Hotel in Sheffield prior to this match.
 
2-3-5 Müller -
Gyger, Steften -
Hotz, Lusenti, Guerini -
Scheiter,
H.Huegi, Bader, J.Huegi, Bosshardt

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Source Notes

 

 

 

Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks

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