Spurs players get up to all sorts things other than playing 11-a-side football … here are some of them …

 

August 1911

Spurs played Chelsea at cricket.  The match was held at Walthamstow


05.05.1954

Evening Standard London 5-a-side Tournament (Empress Hall, Earl’s Court)

First Round :   West Ham United    Won    4-3

Reached final, losing 1-3 to Charlton Athletic.


13.04.1955

Evening Standard London 5-a-side Tournament (Harringay)

First Round :   West Ham United    Lost    0-4  (West Ham scorers were Musgrove 2, Parker, Hooper)


04.04.1956

Evening Standard London 5-a-side Tournament (Harringay)

Won the tournament beating Fulham 2-1 in the final.


03.04.1957

Evening Standard London 5-a-side Tournament (Harringay)

First Round :  Arsenal   Won    2-1   (Blanchflower (p), Walters; Evans scored for Arsenal)

Second Round :  Chelsea   Lost   1-2  (Blanchflower (p); Jimmy Greaves scored both Chelsea goals)


06.05.1958

Evening Standard London 5-a-side Tournament (Harringay)


05.05.1959

Evening Standard London 5-a-side Tournament (Wembley Empire Pool)


10.05.1960

Evening Standard London 5-a-side Tournament (Wembley Empire Pool)

Second Round : –  Millwall    Won   3-1  (Cliff Jones 2, Terry Medwin; Howells scored for Charlton).

Semi-final : –  Charlton Athletic    Won   3-1  (Cliff Jones 3; Howie scored for Charlton).

FInal : –  West Ham United    Won   3-1 (Terry Medwin 3, John Ryden; Cartwright scored for West Ham).

Squad : –  John Hollowbread, Ron Henry, John Ryden, Terry Medwin, Cliff Jones.


November 1963

Dave Mackay, Bill Brown, John White and Dave Mackay take part in the Daily Record Footballers’ Golf Competition at Gow Wood golf course, Glasgow.


19.09.1965
Ex-Spurs All Stars played v Maccabi Association, London at the Maccabi Stadium, Hall Way, Hendon on Sunday 19th September (kick off 15:00) with entry by programme costing 5 shillings (25p).  Playing for the John White Memorial Trophy.
Ted Ditchburn, Horace Woodward, Ron Burgess, Danny Blanchflower, Harry Clarke, Les Bennett, Tommy Harmer, Len Duquemin, Eddie Baily and Les Stevens were all down to take part.

For S.P.A.R.K.S., an association for sportsmen who pass the money onto the fund for poliomyelitis and other crippling diseases.

08.10.1965

Dave Mackay was honoured by the Anglo-American Sporting Club at the Hilton Hotel on Monday 8th October 1965 being given the award of Sportsman of the Year, the first footballer to receive such a merit.


February 1966

Jimmy Greaves presented with silver salver for services to football on 21.02.1966 at Anglo-American Sporting Club by Rear Admiral Sir Anthony Miers.


10.05.1967

Evening Standard London 5-a-side Tournament (Wembley Empire Pool)

First Round : –  Brentford    Won   4-0  (Derek Possee 2, Parkinson, Neil Johnson).

Second Round : –  Watford     Lost   0-2.


08.05.1968

Evening Standard London 5-a-side Tournament (Wembley Empire Pool)

First Round : –   Chelsea    Won   4-3 on penalties after a 0-0 draw.

Second Round : –  Orient    Lost    0-1 on penalties after a 0-0 draw.


23.04.1969

Evening Standard London 5-a-side Tournament (Wembley Empire Pool)

First Round : –  QPR   Won   1-0

Semi-final : –  Crystal Palace    Lost   0-2.


..1969

Daily Express National 5-a-side Tournament (Wembley Empire Pool)

Spurs lost in the First Round to Crystal Palace 0-1 (Tony Taylor)


08.04.1970

Evening Standard London 5-a-side Tournament (Wembley Empire Pool)

Reached final and lost 1-2 to West Ham United.


04.11.1970

Daily Express National 5-a-side Tournament (Wembley Empire Pool)

Spurs ended up as runners-up in the tournament, losing to Manchester United 2-1 in the final, both goals scored by George Best (YouTube video showing Manchester United highlights)


05.05.1971

Evening Standard London 5-a-side Tournament (Wembley Empire Pool)

First Round : –   West Ham United     Lost   0-1  (Billy Bonds).


12.09.1971

Ex-Spurs All Stars XI will play the London Fire Brigade XI for the Brigade’s charitable fund at Barking FC on Sunday 12th September 1971. Kick off at 15:00.

Old Spurs players to play were Tommy Harmer, Terry Medwin, Ron Henry, Terry Dyson, Cliff Jones, Alf Stokes and Johnny Brooks.


24.10.1971

Ex-Spurs All Star XI played Tic Tacs XI at the Henry Barrass stadium, Edmonton at 15:30 to raise money for Old Age Pensioners in the Borough of Edmonton.


03.11.1971

Daily Express National 5-a-side Tournament (Wembley Empire Pool)

Tottenham lost in the First Round 0-1 to Glasgow Celtic.


07.11.1971

The Ex-Spurs All Star XI were playing Redbridge Jewish Youth Centre to raise funds for the Centre. Kick off 14:30 at Woodford Town’s ground in Snakes Lane, Woodford Green.


03.05.1972

Evening Standard London 5-a-side Tournament (Wembley Empire Pool)

Preliminary Round : –  West Ham United    Lost   0-2   (Bryan Pop Robson, Billy Bonds).


15.11.1972

Daily Express National 5-a-side Tournament (Wembley Empire Pool)

In the Second Round of the tournament, John Pratt scored just before the end of the match against Manchester City.  Spurs beat Derby County in the semi-final and went on to win the trophy by beating Ipswich Town in the final on penalties.

The Spurs squad consisted of Barry Daines, Terry Naylor, John Pratt, Jimmy Pearce, Phil Holder and Jimmy Neighbour.


02.05.1973

Evening Standard London 5-a-side Tournament (Wembley Empire Pool)

Preliminary Round : –  West Ham United    Won   2-0.


01.05.1974

Evening Standard London 5-a-side Tournament (Wembley Empire Pool)

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28.11.1974

Daily Express National 5-a-side Tournament (Wembley Empire Pool)

Spurs knocked out Glasgow Celtic in the Second Round 1-0 and reached the final, but lost 0-2 to Leyton Orient.

Spurs’ squad contained Barry Daines, Joe Kinnear, Chris McGrath.


30.04.1975

Evening Standard London 5-a-side Tournament (Wembley Empire Pool)

First Round : – West Ham United    Won   3-1   (Jimmy Neighbour scored one of the Spurs goals and Clyde Best got West Ham’s goal)


28.04.1976

Evening Standard London 5-a-side Tournament (Wembley Empire Pool)

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03.11.1976

Daily Express National 5-a-side Tournament (Wembley Empire Pool)

Round 1 :  Queens Park Rangers  –  Won   2-0  (Naylor, Taylor)
Round 2 :  Fulham  –  Won   3-0  (Perryman, Taylor, Pratt)
Semi-Final :  Stoke City  –   Lost    0-1

Squad : –  Barry Daines, John Pratt, Glenn Hoddle, Peter Taylor, Steve Perryman, Terry Naylor


17.04.1977

Sportsman Club London Professional Footballers’ Golf Championship in Sudbury.
The Spurs squad came from Pat Jennings, Glenn Hoddle, John Pratt, Peter Taylor, Neil McNab and Jimmy Holmes.


24.05.1977

Evening Standard London 5-a-side Tournament (Wembley Empire Pool)

First Round :   Watford   Won   3-0

Second Round :   Orient   Won   1-0

Semi-final :   Arsenal   Lost   0-2


03.05.1978

Evening Standard London 5-a-side Tournament (Wembley Empire Pool)

First Round :  Lost to West Ham United 2-1 (Trevor Brooking and Billy Bonds scored for West Ham)


25.04.1979

Evening Standard London 5-a-side Tournament (Wembley Empire Pool)

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28.11.1979

Daily Express National 5-a-side Tournament (Wembley Empire Pool)

Expected squad : –  Milija Aleksic, Steve Perryman, Glenn Hoddle, John Pratt, Ossie Ardiles, Chris Jones


30.04.1980

Evening Standard London 5-a-side Tournament (Wembley Empire Pool)


25.11.1981

Daily Express National 5-a-side Tournament (Wembley Empire Pool)


13.04.1983

Evening Standard London 5-a-side Tournament (Wembley Empire Pool)

First Round :  Beat Orient 2-1
Second Round : – Lost 1-2 to Brentford on penalties.

Squad : – Ray Clemence, Glenn Hoddle, Ossie Ardiles, Ricky Villa, Graham Roberts, Mark Falco


..1983

Daily Express National 5-a-side Tournament (Wembley Empire Pool)

First Round : –  Ipswich Town  –  Lost   0-3   (Wark 2, O’Callaghan) 


1984

Evening Standard London 5-a-side Tournament (Wembley Empire Pool)

Reached the final, but lost to West Ham United.  Jimmy Pearce out Spurs ahead before two John Charles goals won the trophy for the Hammers.
Spurs wore home kit, while West Ham wore all light blue with two claret hoops on chest of shirt.


13.03.1985

Evening Standard London 5-a-side Tournament (Wembley Empire Pool)

First Round :  beat Fulham
Second Round :  Lost to Arsenal 2-1 on penalties after a 1-1 draw – Ian Crook and Chris Whyte scored.


26.11.1986

Daily Express National 5-a-side Tournament (Wembley Empire Pool)

Spurs were knocked out in the First Round, losing on penalties to Coventry City after the match ended 0-0.


09.12.1987

Guinness Soccer 6 Championships (G-Mex, Manchester)

Spurs were in Group  of the competition and drew 0-0 with Everton and 3-3 (Gary Stevens (p), David Howells, Shaun Close) with Manchester United, who topped the group.

Squad : –  Tony Parks, Brian Statham, Chris Fairclough, Gary Stevens, David Howells, Shaun Close, John Moncur, Billy Manuel, Mark Robson, Paul Moran, 

Manager : – Allan Harris.


1993

Evening Standard London 5-a-side Tournament (Wembley Empire Pool)

First Round :  Charlton Athletic  –  Lost  0-2  (Peter Garland, Darren Pitcher)


15.05.1995

Evening Standard London 5-a-side Tournament (Wembley Arena)


17.04.1996

Spurs v Arsenal charity golf match at Brands Hatch in aid of Capital Radio’s “Help A London Child”.