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Jack Ball Bolton Wanderers FC



  John Ball
Birth 13 March 1925 in Ince-in-Makerfield, Lancashire [registered in Wigan, June 1925]
  to Thomas Alker and Ann (née Ashcroft)
Marriage to Irene Gaskell [register in Ince, September 1947]
Death 16 July 1998 in Tewantin, Queensland, Australia

Playing Career

Club honours  
Individual honours  

England Career

Player number did not appear for England.
Position(s) Right-back
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1954 (provisional)
Team honours None
Individual honours None

Beyond England


The Numbers
Parties unused
1 0

Match History
 Club: Bolton Wanderers F.C. - no full appearances manager: Walter Winterbottom - no full appearancesx

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Age 29
286 16 May 1954 - Yugoslavia 1 England 0, Stadion JNA, Beograd tour AL withdrawn
party member
withdrawn party member - Yugoslavia 16 May 1954
287 23 May 1954 - Hungary 7 England 1, Népstadion, Budapest   AL withdrawn
party member
withdrawn party member  - Switzerland 23 May 1954
1 May 1954 was the date set by FIFA for a list of forty names to be submitted, from which the final 22 could be selected for each country's World Cup party. England's list appeared on 22 April 1954, nine days ahead of the deadline. Then five of these players, including Jack Ball, were still with the party when it was first reduced to 27 names on May 31. Three days later, when a party of seventeen was announced, it excluded Jack Ball.