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England's Matches
It was the Under-23 side that represented Young England. For the first three of these games, the England team was restricted to the over-30s.

Season 1953-54

1 Friday, 30 April 1954 - England 2 Young England 1 [1-1]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London (43,554)
Mannion, Lawton

England: Bartram, Mozley, L. Smith, Johnston, Leuty, Cockburn, Matthews, Mannion, Lawton, Shackleton, Langton. 
Young England:
 Sims, Sillett, Byrne, Adamson, T. Smith, Edwards, Hooper, Quixall, Hines, Viollet, Pilkington.

Season 1954-55

2 Friday, 6 May 1955 - England 5 Young England 0 [1-0]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London (38,000)
Matthews, Lawton (2), Langton (pen), Mortensen

England team (as announced): Swift, Ramsey, Eckersley, Johnston, Chilton, Dickinson, Matthews, Mortensen, Lawton, Bailey, Langton. 
Young England team (as announced):
 Matthews, Sillett, Shaw, Clayton, Smith, Flowers, Hooper, Atyeo, Hines, Haynes, Blunstone.

Season 1956-57

3 Friday, 3 May 1957 - England 1 Young England 2 [0-n/k]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London (30,795)
Stevens, Groves

England team: Ditchburn, Taylor, Metcalfe. 
Young England: Hopkinson, Armfield, Shaw, Anderson, Smith, Neal, Groves, Stevens, Clough, Haynes (capt), A'Court.

Season 1957-58

4 Friday, 2 May 1958 - England 4 Young England 2 [2-1]
Stamford Bridge, London (40,630)
Finney, Haynes, Douglas, Kevan
A'Court, Clough

England: McDonald, Howe, Langley, Clayton, Wright (capt), Slater, Douglas, Robson, Kevan, Haynes, Finney. 
Young England: Hodgkinson, Hall, Sillett, Setters, Norman, Clamp, Brabrook, Hayes, Clough, Broadbent, A'Court.

Season 1958-59

5 Friday, 1 May 1959 - England 3 Young England 3 [3-1]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London (34,212)
Flowers, Charlton (2)
Parry, Pointer, Greaves

England team (originally announced): Hopkinson, Howe, Shaw, Clayton, Wright (capt), Flowers, Bradley, Broadbent, Charlton, Haynes, Holden. 
Young England team:
 not known

Season 1959-60

6 Friday, 6 May 1960 - England 2 Young England 1 [2-0]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London (34,671)
Baker (2)

England: Springett, Armfield, Wilson, Robson, Swan, Kay, Brabrook, Haynes (capt), Baker, Greaves, Charlton.
Young England:
 Macedo, Angus, Allen, Setters, Labone, Miller, Paine, Eastham, Pointer, Fantham, Holliday.

Season 1960-61

7 Friday, 5 May 1961 - England 1 Young England 1 [n/k]
Stamford Bridge, London (46,661)

England: Springett, Armfield, McNeil, Robson, Swan, Flowers, Douglas, Eastham, Hitchens, Haynes (capt), Charlton. 
Young England:
 Macedo, Angus (capt), Ashurst, Kirkham, McGrath, Moore, Paine, Hill, Baker, Robson, Harris.

Season 1961-62

8 Friday, 4 May 1962 - England 3 Young England 2 [2-2]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London (21,051)
Peacock, Charlton, Hitchens
Barnwell, Byrne

England: Springett, Armfield, Wilson, Robson, Swan, Flowers, Douglas, Peacock, Hitchens, Haynes (capt), Charlton. 
Young England:
 West, Kirkup, Jones, Crawford, Labone, Moore, Paine, Barnwell, Byrne, Tambling, Thompson.

Season 1962-63

9 Friday, 24 May 1963 - England 3 Football League 3 [2-2]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London (26,994)
Greaves (pen), Hinton, Byrne
Hunt, Hurst, Kay

England: Springett, Armfield (Marchi), Wilson, Moore, Norman, Milne, Douglas, Greaves, Byrne, Eastham, Hinton. 
Football League:
 Bonetti, Shellito, Shaw, Flowers, Labone, Kay, Paine, Hunt, Hurst, Melia, Dobson.

The Football League eleven were all English players (effectively England B). Only Bonetti, Dobson, Hurst and Labone were eligible to play for the Under-23s.

Season 1963-64

10 Friday, 1 May 1964 - England 3 Young England 0 [n/k]
Stamford Bridge, London (29,761)
Charlton, Greaves, Hunt

England: Banks, Cohen, Wilson, Milne, Norman, Flowers (capt), Paine, Greaves, Hunt, Eastham, Charlton. 
Young England:
 Bonetti, Badger, Thomson, Bailey, Talbut (capt), Cross, Usher, Tambling, Chivers, Venables, Thompson.

Season 1964-65

11 Friday, 30 April 1965 - England 2 Young England 2 [1-1]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London (26,840)
Temple, Bridges
Tambling, Hollins

England: Banks, Cohen, Wilson, Stiles, Flowers (capt), Mullery, Paine, Greaves, Bridges, Eastham, Temple. 
Young England:
 West, Knowles, Thomson (capt), Hollins, Mobley, Peters, Murray, Tambling, Jones, Ball, Armstrong.

Season 1965-66

12 Friday, 13 May 1966 - England 1 Young England 1 [1-1]
Stamford Bridge, London (18,274)

England: Bonetti, Armfield, Newton, Milne, Flowers, Moore (capt), Callaghan, Hurst, Byrne, Greaves, Eastham. 
Young England:
 Stepney, Reaney, Knowles, Smith (capt), Cross, Peters, Ball, Chivers, Saul, Venables, Thompson.

Season 1966-67

13 Friday, 19 May 1967 - England 0 Young England 5 [0-2]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London (13,018)
Marsh (2), Clarke (2 pens), Barrett

England: Springett, Cohen, Newton, Peters, Labone, Moore (capt), Summerbee, Hunt, Byrne, G. Hurst, Ball.
Young England:
Montgomery, Charles, Thomson, Harvey, Mobley, J. Hurst, Barrett, Marsh, Clarke, Sammels, Sissons.

Season 1967-68

14 Friday, 17 May 1968 - England 1 Young England 4 [1-1]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London (20,077)
Baldwin (2), Chivers (2)

England: Banks, Newton, Knowles, Mullery, Moore (capt), Hunter, Bell, Hunt, Clarke, Peters, Thompson. 
Young England:
 Jones, Badger, Cooper, Hollins (capt), Stephenson, Smith, Sammels, Baldwin, Osgood, Chivers, Sissons.

Season 1968-69

15 Friday, 25 April 1969 - England 0 Young England 0 [0-0]
Stamford Bridge, London (18,140)

England: Bonetti, Knowles, McNab, Mullery, McGrath, Moore (capt), Sammels, Hurst, Astle, Peters, Tambling.
Young England:
 Springett, Smith, Charles, Brown, McFarland, Hollins, Coates, Robson, Weller, Gould, Sissons.