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Sunday, 18 May 1952
End-of-season Continental Tour match

Italy 1 England 1 [0-1]
Match Summary
Italy Party
England Party

Team Records
 

 

The England Party for the end-of-season European Tour  May 1952
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club starts subs App G Capt
Allen, Ronald 15 January 1929 23 OR West Bromwich Albion FC 0 0 0 0 0
Baily, Edward F. 6 August 1925 24 IL Tottenham Hotspur FC 6 0 6 5 0
Broadis, Ivan A. 18 December 1922 28 IR Manchester City FC 2 0 2 0 0
Dickinson, James W. 24 April 1925 27 LHB Portsmouth FC 17 0 17 0 0
Eckersley, William 16 July 1925 26 LB Blackburn Rovers FC 6 0 6 0 0
Elliott, William H. 20 March 1925 27 OL Burnley FC 0 0 0 0 0
Finney, Thomas 5 April 1922 30 OR Preston North End FC 35 0 35 20 0
Froggatt, Jack 17 November 1922 29 CHB Portsmouth FC 5 0 5 1 0
Garrett, Thomas H. 28 February 1927 25 LB Blackpool FC 1 0 1 0 0
Lofthouse, Nathaniel 27 August 1925 26 CF Bolton Wanderers FC 5 0 5 5 0
Merrick, Gilbert H. 26 January 1922 30 G Birmingham City FC 3 0 3 3ᵍᵃ 0
Nicholson, William E. 26 January 1919 33 RHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 1 0 1 1 0
Pearson, Stanley C. 11 January 1919 33 IL Manchester United FC 7 0 7 5 0
Ramsey, Alfred E. 22 January 1920 32 RB Tottenham Hotspur FC 19 0 19 0 3
Sewell, John 24 January 1927 25 IR Sheffield Wednesday FC 1 0 1 0 0
Williams, Bert F. 31 January 1920 31 G Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 18 0 18 24ᵍᵃ 0
Wright, William A. 6 February 1924 28 RHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 40 0 40 3 23

The England B Party for the match against France Espoirs  May 1952
Astall, Gordon 22 September 1927 24 OR Plymouth Argyle FC 0 0 0 0 0
Barlow, Raymond J. 17 August 1926 25 LHB West Bromwich Albion FC 0 0 0 0 0
Foster, Robert J. 19 July 1929 22 IR Preston North End FC 0 0 0 0 0
Foster replaced Lewis on 13 May.
Grant, Wilfred 3 August 1920 31 CF Cardiff City FC 0 0 0 0 0
Gregory, Ernest 10 November 1921 30 GK West Ham United FC 0 0 0 0 0
Gunter, Philip E. 6 January 1932 20 RB Portsmouth FC 0 0 0 0 0
Gunter replaced Rutter on 13 May.
Hawksworth, Derek 16 July 1927 24 OL Sheffield United 0 0 0 0 0
Kennedy, Joseph 15 November 1925 26 CHB West Bromwich Albion FC 0 0 0 0 0
Lewis, Derek I.E. 10 June 1929 22 IR Preston North End FC 0 0 0 0 0
Lewis withdrew from the team on 13 May because of injury.
Owen, Sydney W. 29 September 1922 29 CHB Swindon Town FC 0 0 0 0 0
Rutter, Charles F. 22 December 1927 24 RB Cardiff City FC 0 0 0 0 0
Rutter withdrew from the team on 13 May because of injury.
Shannon, Leslie 12 March 1926 26 IL Burnley FC 0 0 0 0 0
Wheeler, John E. 26 July 1928 23 RHB Bolton Wanderers FC 0 0 0 0 0
Wicks, Stanley M. 11 July 1928 23 LB Reading FC 0 0 0 0 0
Edwards, Bryan 27 October 1930 21 OF Bolton Wanderers FC 0 0 0 0 0

All information is complete to and including England's last match, the fifth of the 1951-52 season, against Scotland on 5 April 1952.

Diary

Friday, 25 April 1952 - The Football Association Selection Committee chose their seventeen players to take in three matches on the Continental Tour. No players have been chosen from either of the FA Cup finalists, Arsenal FC and Newcastle United FC. This means that Jackie Milburn, the United centre-forward, who was a strong candidate for a place in the party, will be able to go to South Africa with the club.
At the same meeting, the B team to face France B on 22 May is also selected.

Monday, 12 May 1952 - The Party report to Eastbourne. As an experiment, suggested by the F.A. Technical Committee, all tuning-up for the Italy-England match is being carried out at the Sussex resort.

Tuesday, 13 May 1952 - Thirteen of the Party who arrived yesterday took part in light training on Larkin's Field. Finney, Dickinson and Froggatt also arrived to swell the party to sixteen. Only Jackie Sewell was missing, as he is already in Switzerland. Later in the day, the B Team also report to Eastbourne for light training, as part of the Technical Committee's experiment. There are two enforced changes to the B team, Preston's Derek Lewis and Cardiff's Charlie Rutter have been forced to withdraw, there places going to Foster and Gunter. There are now thirty players at training headquarters—a useful mixture of seasoned stars and promising youngsters—from whom teams for practice work-outs can be drawn. All are staying at The Albion Hotel in the town.

Wednesday, 14 May 1952 - Full-scale trials under the guidance of Walter Winterbottom on a schoolboys' pitch near their Eastbourne headquarters, under the presence of the selectors. The starting XI that will face the Italians is named, showing just one change from the team that defeated Scotland, Billy Elliott winning his first cap instead of Jack Rowley, who is not part of the touring Party. The two teams play against each other, with the senior side winning two-nil, Pearson and Nicholson scoring for the seniors, with both goals set up by Elliott.
In the afternoon, the players and officials called on the Mayor of Eastbourne, Alderman R.J.S. Croft, at the Town Hall and visit the summer show at the Winter Garden Pavilion.

Thursday, 16 May 1952 - The England team leave London Airport for Milan, before taking the train to Florence (right).

Saturday, 17 May 1952 - The England team are invited to watch a football match in Florence between local sides in medieval costumes in the public gardens. The costume game is a tradition dating to the early 16th century, when the early Florentines played a form of football.

England Form: last six games
W D D W W L  f 14:a success: 67%
264 19 May 1951 - England 5 Portugal 2 [2-1]
Goodison Park, Liverpool
(52,686)
Nicholson, Milburn (2), Finney, Hassall
Patalino, Albano
Fr HW
265 3 October 1951 - England 2 France 2 [2-2]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury
(57,603)
Firoud OG, Medley
Doye, Alpsteg
HD
266 20 October 1951 - Wales 1 England 1 [1-1]
Ninian Park, Cardiff
(51,500)
Foulkes
Bailey
BC AD
267 14 November 1951 - England 2 Ireland 0 [1-0]
Villa Park, Birmingham (57,889)
Lofthouse (2) HW
268 28 November 1951 - England 2 Austria 2 [0-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley
(100,000)
Ramsey (pen), Lofthouse
Melchior, Stojaspal (pen)
Fr HW
269 5 April 1952 - Scotland 1 England 2 [0-2]
Hampden Park, Glasgow
(133,991)
Reilly
Pearson (2)
BC HL
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