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Jimmy Ashcroft

Woolwich Arsenal FC

3 caps, 2 goals against
2 clean sheets

P 3 W 2 D 1 L 0 F 7: A 2
67% successful
1906

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
270

Profile

Full name James Ashcroft
Born 12 September 1878 in Liverpool, Lancashire [registered in West Derby  'probably' in September 1878, there was another James Ashcroft in December 1878].

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, there was one James Ashcroft's born in West Derby in 1878, he lives at 3 Pringle Street, West Derby. The youngest of five children to Henry and Elizabeth. His father is a greengrocer.

According to the 1891 census, James is an errand boy, and the only one of the children to still be living at 80 New Road, West Derby, with his parents. His father is a labourer.

According to the 1901 census, James is a plumber. Living with two Woolwich Arsenal trainers in 38 Conway Road, Plumstead, London. He is residing with the Shoebridge's.

According to the 1911 census, James is now married to Bertha and they have two children, Bertha Agnes and Henry James. He is a Professional Footballer, and is visiting his in-laws, the Abram's, at this time, who live at 26 Dunluce Street in Walton, Liverpool.

Married to Bertha Abram [registered in West Derby, September 1901]
Died 9 April 1943, aged 64 years, 210 days [registered in Liverpool North, June 1943]
Height/Weight 5' 10½", 12st. [1906].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Club Career

Club(s) Played his youth football with Wilbyn's United FC, Anfield Recreation Club and Garston Copper Works, all in Liverpool. Ashcroft began with Everton FC amateurs in 1897, but joined Gravesend United FC in the 1899 close season.  Moved to Woolwich Arsenal FC in May/June 1900, and after making 273 league appearances, joined Blackburn Rovers FC in May 1908, [ill-health in the 1911-12 season meant he had no participation in the Championship winning side]. After another 114 league appearances, he was released. Joined Tranmere Rovers FC in the 1913 close season, and retirement soon followed.
Club honours None
Individual honours Football League (two appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 312th players (312) to appear for England. 35th goalkeeper to appear.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
First match No. 86, 16 February 1906, Ireland 0 England 5, a British Championship match at Solitude Ground, Belfast, aged 27 years 158 days.
Last match No. 88, 7 April 1906, Scotland 2 England 1, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Glasgow, aged 27 years 207 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1905-06;
Team honours British Championships shared 1905-06;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Arsenal FC's first English international.

Beyond England

no additional information. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.13/14.

 

Jimmy Ashcroft - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av.
Capt. Disc.
3 3 3 270 2 135 2 2 0 min none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Jimmy Ashcroft - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - British Championship 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 0 2 2.333 0.667 66.7 +2
All 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 0 2 2.333 0.667 66.7 +2

 

Jimmy Ashcroft - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1905-06 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 0 2 2.333 0.667 66.7 +2
BC All 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 0 2 2.333 0.667 66.7 +2
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 0 2 2.333 0.667 66.7 +2
All 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 0 2 2.333 0.667 66.7 +2

 

Jimmy Ashcroft - Match History
 Club: Woolwich Arsenal F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 3 full capsx

Age 27
1 86 17 February 1906 - Ireland 0 England 5, Solitude Ground, Cliftonville, Belfast BC AW Start gk
2 87 19 March 1906 - Wales 0 England 1, Cardiff Arms Park, Westgate Street, Cardiff AW Start gk
3 88 7 April 1906 - Scotland 2 England 1, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AL Start gk

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