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Jack Ball

Bury FC

1 caps, 0 goals, 1 goal conceded

P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 0: A 2
0% successful

1927

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name John Ball
Born 29 September 1900 in High Lane, Marple, Stockport, Cheshire [registered in Stockport, December 1900].

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, the six month-old John was born in High Lane in Marple. He lives in Mellor View in Marple, Stockport, with his nine older siblings, and his parents, George and Phoebe Ann (née Steward). His Welsh father was a railway labourer.

According to the 1911 census.  The entire Ball family has disappeared. No members of the family can be found in 1911!!

According to a 1921 census. Ball is recorded as a Professional Footballer living at 27 Doncaster Road.

Died December 1989, aged 89 years 63-93 days [registered in Coventry, Warwickshire, December 1989].
Height/Weight 5' 9", 12st. 7lbs [1927].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990], JohnDoxey.com/Silverwood & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Started his football career in the Silverwood Colliery FC team.  He signed on at Silverwood to work on Haulage in February 1921. Beginning with Silverwood Colliery, Ball went on to play for Sheffield United FC in 1919, Bristol Rovers FC in May 1921, Wath Athletic FC in 1922, Bury FC in May 1923 for £350 fee. He scored 92 league goals, before a move to West Ham United FC in May 1929, and Coventry City FC in May 1930.  In the 1930-31 season, he made fifteen appearances as a forward for Coventry City in which he scored nine goals. In September 1931, he was found at Stourbridge FC, before moving onto Hinckley United FC, Atherstone Town FC and Coventry Gas FC. He totalled 269 league appearances, scoring 108 goals.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of three who became 521st players (523) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left
Only match No. 157, 22 October 1927, Ireland 2 England 0, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 28 years 23 days. Ball spent the second half as goalkeeper.
Major tournaments British Championships 1927-28;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

No additional information. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.21.

 

Jack Ball - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 90 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.

 

Jack Ball - 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 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1

 

Jack Ball - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1927-28 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1

 

Jack Ball - Match History
 Club: Bury F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 28
1 157 22 October 1927 - Ireland 2 England 0, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast BC AL Start il/gk

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