Mervyn Crossman

1935 -

The men’s hockey team won its first Olympic medal, a bronze behind India and Pakistan, at Tokyo 1964. Merv Crossman, from Queensland, was a member of the teams to Rome 1960 and Tokyo.

The medal winning Tokyo team comprised of Crossman, Paul Dearing, Ray Evans, Brian Glencross, Robin Hodder, Don Martin, John McBryde, John McCormack, Don McWatters, Pat Nilan, Eric Pearce, Julian Pearce, Des Piper, Don Smart, Anthony Waters, Graham Wood.

Olympic Results

Tokyo 1964 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Men
Preliminaries Pool A - Match 07 - GBR V AUS HT: 0-5, FT: 7-0; Goals: Piper 4', McWatters 12', 18', 31', 42', Evans 23', Pearce 61' GBR 7-0 Win
Preliminaries Pool A - Match 11 - AUS V RHO HT: 2-0, FT: 3-0; Goals: McWatters 19', Pearce 32', 47' RHO 3-0 Win
Preliminaries Pool A - Match 16 - AUS V JPN HT: 1-0, FT: 3-1; Goals: Smart 4', Evans 49', McWatters 69' JPN 3-1 Win
Preliminaries Pool A - Match 25 - KEN V AUS HT: 1-0, FT: 1-0 KEN 1-0 Loss
Preliminaries Pool A - Match 47 - PAK V AUS HT: 1-1, FT: 2-1; Goals: Nilan 13' PAK 2-1 Loss
Preliminaries Pool A - Match 29 - AUS V NZL HT: 1-0, FT: 2-1; Goals: Hodder 2', Pearce 8' NZL 2-1 Win
Semi Final HT: 3-1, FT: 3-1; Goals: Nilan 11' IND 3-1 Loss
Bronze Final HT: 1-0, FT: 2-2, AET: 3-2; Goals: Pearce 16', 91', McWatters 70' ESP 3-2 Win  
Final Placing 3 / 14

Rome 1960 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Men
Preliminaries Group B - AUS V JAP HT: 6-1, FT: 8-1; Goals: Crossman 1', 25', Pearce E 13', 27', 31', 42', 70', Evans 33' JPN 8-1 Win
Preliminaries Group B - PAK V AUS HT: 0-0, FT: 3-0 PAK 3-0 Loss
Preliminaries Group B - AUS V POL HT: 0-0, FT: 1-1; Goals: Crossman 67' POL 1-1 Draw
Quarter Final HT: 0-0, FT: 0-0, AET: 1-0 IND 1-0 Loss
Classification 5-8 HT: 0-0, FT: 1-1, AET: 1-1; Goals: Crossman 45' KEN 1-1 Draw
Classification 5-8 Replay HT: 0-0, FT: 2-1; Goals: Evans 29', 34' KEN 2-1 Loss
Classification 5-6 HT: 0-1, FT: 2-1; Goals: Crossman 55', Evans 73'; A decision by the 'Ground Jury' ruled the match not valid and ordered it be replayed NZL 2-1 Win
Classification 5-6 Replay HT: 1-0, FT: 1-0 NZL 1-0 Loss
Preliminaries Group B - Play off - AUS V POL HT: Pearce E 60', Currie 71' POL 2-0 Win
Final Placing 6 / 12

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