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Harry Betmead

Grimsby Town FC

1 cap, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 8: A 0
100% successful

1937

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name Harry Betmead
Born 11 April 1912 at 46 Albion Street, Grimsby, Lincolnshire [registered in Grimsby, June 1912]. To Ernest and Alice (née Lamming).
Married to Margaret Grace 'Peggy' Marshall, on 27 July 1939, St Giles Church, Scartho, near Grimsby [registered in Grimsby, September 1939].
Three children, John and twins, Margaret and Ann.
Died 26 August 1984 at South Cleveland Hospital, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, aged 72 years 137 days [registered in Central Cleveland, August 1984].
His ashes are scattered on Blundell Park, home of Grimsby Town FC.
Height/Weight 6' 0½", 12st. 0lbs [1936].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990], FindMyPast.com & Margaret Gore (Harry's daughter).

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in Grimsby and played with local side Hay Cross FC.  Signed for Grimsby Town FC in October 1930. Betmead was to sign for Chelsea FC in September 1939, but war broke out and put the transfer in hold.  Sadly, football did not resume for over six years and Harry was past his prime. He retired a Grimsby Town player in December 1947, having played 296 league appearances, scoring ten goals.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1933-34;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Was also a right-hand batsman for Lincolnshire CCC.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 636th player (637) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-half
Only match No. 211, 20 May 1937, Finland 0 England 8, an end of tour match at Pallokentta Stadium, Helsinki, aged 25 years 39 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours FA Representative team (two appearances, 1939)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Apparently, worked on the railways as a porter. After retiring, he went into a business in Hertfordshire in 1956. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.33.

 

Harry Betmead - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Minutes. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Captains Discipline
3 1 0 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.

 

Harry Betmead - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - White - Friendly 1 1 0 0 8 0 +8 0 1 8.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 8 0 +8 0 1 8.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Harry Betmead - Match History
 Club: Grimsby Town F.C. - 1 full cap

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

Age 25
- 209 14 May 1937 - Norway 0 England 6, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo Tour AW squad/reserve
- 210 17 May 1937 - Sweden 0 England 4, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna kommun, Stockholms län AW
1 211 20 May 1937 - Finland 0 England 8, Pallokentta Stadium, Helsinki AW Start ch
Age 27
FA Tour 1939 - South Africa 0 FA XI 0, x x x x x
1 July 1939 - South Africa 0 FA XI 0, x x x Captain x

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