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Bill Ashurst

Notts County FC

5 appearances, 0 goals

P 5 W 4 D 0 L 1 F 13: A 6
80% successful

1923-25

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
450

Profile

Full name William Ashurst
Born 4 May 1894 at 19 Yates Street, Wigan, Lancashire [registered in Wigan, June 1894].
Baptised 4 June 1894 in All Saints Church, Wigan, Lancashire. Stated as living at 19 Yates Street in Wigan, his father, William, was a labourer. Baptised by the curate, H.F. Lloyd.

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, a seven year-old William, the third of five children, is living at 44 Albert Street, Willington, County Durham, with his father, William, a coalmine hewer, and his mother Louisa (née Bennett).

According to the 1911 census, William is a Coal Mine Putter.  Living with his parents, and now the second oldest of eight children living with them at 11 Albert Street in Brancepeth Colliery, Willington. This census return reveals that the family moved to Willington between the births of the fourth and fifth children, between 1900 and 1901.

Died 26 January 1947 at his home in Bulwell, aged 52 years 268 days [registered in Nottingham, March 1947].
Height/Weight 5' 9½", 12st. 4lbs. [1925]

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990], FindMyPast.co.uk & Lan-opc.org,uk

Club Career

Club(s) Began at Willington Schools before joining Durham City FC.  Signed for Leeds City FC in the 1918-19 close season, only to be released soon afterwards as City were disbanded.  On 16 October 1919, at an auction of City players at the Metropole Hotel in Leeds, Lincoln City FC purchased Ashurst for £500, where he went on to play in 24 league appearances.  Transferred to Notts County FC for £1000 in June 1920 and made another 200 league appearances. West Bromwich Albion FC paid £3100 for his services in November 1926 and made a final 22 league appearances, scoring one goal.  Less than two years later, he joined Newark Town, then Brentwood Colliery FC. Retiring at the end of the 1929-30 season. Although he was came out of retirement to play for Bestwood Colliery FC in 1933.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1922-23;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & The Mighty Leeds website.

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 451st players (452) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-back
First match No. 135, 21 May 1923, Sweden 2 England 4, an end-of-season tour match at Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm, aged 29 years 17 days.
Last match No. 145, 4 April 1925, Scotland 2 England 0, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Glasgow, aged 30 years 335 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1924-25;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

A miner along with his father.  The family also ran a small farm. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.14/15.

 

Bill Ashurst - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
5 5 2 450 0 0 min 0 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.

 

Bill Ashurst - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Away 4 3 0 1 9 6 +3 1 0 2.25 1.50 75.0 +2
All 5 4 0 1 13 6 +7 1 1 2.60 1.20 80.0 +3

 

Bill Ashurst - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 2 1 0 1 2 3 -1 1 0 1.00 1.50 50.0 =0
Friendlies 3 3 0 0 11 3 +8 0 1  3.667 1.00 100.0 +3
All 5 4 0 1 13 6 +7 1 1 2.60 1.20 80.0 +3

 

Bill Ashurst - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1924-25 2 1 0 1 2 3 -1 1 0 1.00 1.50 50.0 =0
BC All 2 1 0 1 2 3 -1 1 0 1.00 1.50 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 1 0 1 2 3 -1 1 0 1.00 1.50 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 2 3 -1 1 0 1.00 1.50 50.0 =0

 

Bill Ashurst - Match History
 Club: Notts County F.C. - 5 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 5 full capsx

Age 29
- 134 10 May 1923 - France 1 England 4, Stade Pershing, Paris tour AW squad/reserve
1 135 21 May 1923 - Sweden 2 England 4, Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm AW Start rb
2 136 24 May 1923 - Sweden 1 England 3, Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm AW Start rb
Age 30
3 143 8 December 1924 - England 4 Belgium 0, The Hawthorns, West Bromwich Fr HW Start rb
4 144 28 February 1925 - Wales 1 England 2, Vetch Field, Swansea BC AW Start rb
5 145 4 April 1925 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow AL Start rb

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