City v Country Patriotic Match

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1940 SANFL Patriotic All-Stars
Country TeamMetropolitan Team
17.23 (125)23.14 (152)
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Country5.6 (36)6.11 (47)15.16 (106)17.23 (125)
City4.5 (29)13.8 (86)20.8 (128)23.14 (152)
Date3 August 1940
Stadium Adelaide Oval
Attendance5,592
UmpiresStan Jacquier

The City v Country Patriotic Match was a one-off all-star game between two representative sides organised by the South Australian National Football League, following the cancellation of an interstate match between South Australia and Victoria in 1940. [1] [2] Admission to the ground was set at ninepence and 1 6 to the grandstand, children threepence and sixpence, with profits donated to the Navy League of Australia. [3]

Contents

The match was played on 3 August 1940 at Adelaide Oval, between the Country Team (Country) and the Metropolitan Team (City). City won the match by 27 points. [4] [5]

Teams

The teams were selected from SANFL footballers by the State football selectors; C. McArthur, T.R.L. Alderman, and Sergeant C.L Shea of the 2nd A.I.F. [3]

Country Team

Colours: Red and Black

No.NameSANFL club
1 Jack Dawes (c) South Adelaide
3 Angus Strauss West Torrens
4 Vernon Richter Glenelg
6 Hartley Bagshaw Sturt
7 Lew Roberts Port Adelaide
8 Lawrence Rusby South Adelaide
11 Lyndsay Reynolds West Adelaide
12 Andrew Brown Port Adelaide
14 Ivan Dangerfield West Adelaide
16 Richard Halliday Glenelg
17 Claude Greening Port Adelaide
18 Harold Huxtable Norwood
20 Jim Hogan North Adelaide
21 Reginald Schumann Port Adelaide
22 Bruce Schultz Norwood
23 Jack Oatey Norwood
24 John Boyle South Adelaide
Theo Chynoweth West Adelaide
Ken Obst Port Adelaide

Colin Smith (West Adelaide) was initially selected as Vice Captain but dropped out of the team on the day of the match, along with J. Reilly (North Adelaide) and Jack Furniss (North Adelaide), who were replaced with Jack Oatey, Angus Strauss and Theo Chynoweth. [4]

Metropolitan Team

Colours: Blue and White

No.NameSANFL club
1 Bob Quinn (c) Port Adelaide
2 Tom Warhurst Sr. (vc) Norwood
3 Patrick Connolly Norwood
5 Max Lowe Sturt
6 James Templeton South Adelaide
7 Jack Skelley Port Adelaide
8 Colin Aamodt North Adelaide
11 Ken Farmer North Adelaide
12 Robert Thatcher West Adelaide
14 Stan Cox West Torrens
15 Arthur Lance Sturt
16 Ralph Green Sturt
18 Bob McLean Port Adelaide
19 Maxwell Carmichael Port Adelaide
20 Allan Reval Port Adelaide
21 Donald Budarick West Adelaide
24 Marcus Boyall Glenelg
25 Mel Brock Glenelg
26 Horace Blight West Torrens

Lionel Bennetts (North Adelaide) dropped out of the originally selected team, to be replaced by Mel Brock (Glenelg) [4]

Best on ground award

Whilst there was no official award presented for the player judged best afield, Jack Oatey's performance was singled out in multiple accounts as the best performed player in the game. [6] [7]

Scorecard

City v Country Patriotic Match for Navy
Saturday, 3 August 1940Metropolitan Teamdef.Country Team Adelaide Oval (crowd: 5,592) Report
4.5 (29)
13.8 (86)
20.8 (128)
 23.14 (152)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
5.6 (36)
6.11 (47)
15.16 (106)
 17.23 (125)
Umpires: Stan Jacquier
Farmer 8
Quinn 5
McLean, Blight 4
Brock, Thatcher 1
Goals Schultz 7
Halliday 5
Dangerfield 2
Rusby, Dawes, Oatey 1
Quinn, Cox, McLean, Boyall, Brock Best Oatey, Dangerfield, Halliday, Schumann, Reynolds, Schultz, Bagshaw
Warhurst Injuries

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