Ashes Series 1908 Series

Game 1

England 22 drew with Australia 22

Match URL
www.rugbyleagueproject.org/matches/4145
Date
Saturday, 12th December, 1908
Kick Off
2:30 PM (local time)
Referee
JH Smith
Venue
Park Oval (London)
Crowd
2,000
England
Lions
22 22
Australia

Match Stats

Halftime Score 14 5

Match Scoresheet

Billy BATTEN 2 T 3 Jim DEVEREUX
Ernie BROOKS   Arthur BUTLER
Asa ROBINSON      
Johnny THOMAS      
George TYSON      
 
Ernie BROOKS 2 G 5 Dally MESSENGER

Teams

Harry GIFFORD 1 FB 1 Mick BOLEWSKI
Billy BATTEN 2 W 2 Wilhelm HEIDKE
Bert JENKINS (c) 3 C 3 Sid DEANE
[North Sydney]
George DICKENSON 4 C 4 Dally MESSENGER (c)
[Eastern Suburbs]
George TYSON 5 W 5 Jim DEVEREUX
[North Sydney]
 
Ernie BROOKS 6 FE 6 Arthur HALLOWAY
[Glebe]
Johnny THOMAS 7 HB 7 Arthur BUTLER
[South Sydney]
 
Arthur MANN 8 FR 8 Larry O'MALLEY
[Eastern Suburbs]
John HIGSON 9 HK 9 Sandy PEARCE
[Eastern Suburbs]
Bill JUKES 10 FR 10 Alex BURDON
[Glebe]
Bill LONGWORTH 11 2R 11 Jim ABERCROMBIE
[Western Suburbs]
Arthur SMITH 12 2R 12 Ed COURTNEY
[Newtown]
Asa ROBINSON 13 L 13 Pat WALSH
[Newcastle]
 

Match Notes

The Times newspaper reported that the quality of football on display during this game deserved a much larger patronage.

It also mentions a good performance by Herbert Messenger, which was marred by "two or three examples of inexcusable obstruction".

It also reports that the half time score was 14-5 in favour of the Northern Union.

This match is a part of the following:

Contributions: Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson