|1940 SANFL Patriotic All-Stars|
|Date||3 August 1940|
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.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.
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.
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.
Colours: Red and Black
|1||Jack Dawes (c)||South Adelaide|
|3||Angus Strauss||West Torrens|
|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|
|17||Claude Greening||Port Adelaide|
|20||Jim Hogan||North Adelaide|
|21||Reginald Schumann||Port Adelaide|
|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.
Colours: Blue and White
|1||Bob Quinn (c)||Port Adelaide|
|2||Tom Warhurst Sr. (vc)||Norwood|
|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|
|18||Bob McLean||Port Adelaide|
|19||Maxwell Carmichael||Port Adelaide|
|20||Allan Reval||Port Adelaide|
|21||Donald Budarick||West Adelaide|
|26||Horace Blight||West Torrens|
Lionel Bennetts (North Adelaide) dropped out of the originally selected team, to be replaced by Mel Brock (Glenelg)
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.
|City v Country Patriotic Match for Navy|
|Saturday, 3 August 1940||Metropolitan Team||def.||Country Team||Adelaide Oval (crowd: 5,592)||Report|
|Umpires: Stan Jacquier|
| Farmer 8 |
McLean, Blight 4
Brock, Thatcher 1
|Goals|| Schultz 7 |
Rusby, Dawes, Oatey 1
|Quinn, Cox, McLean, Boyall, Brock||Best||Oatey, Dangerfield, Halliday, Schumann, Reynolds, Schultz, Bagshaw|
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