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Jack Bowers

Derby County FC

3 caps, 2 goals

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

1933-34

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
270

Profile

Full name John William Anslow Bowers
Born 22 February 1908 in Low Santon, near Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire [registered in Glanford Brigg, Lincolnshire, March 1908].

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, John W. was the youngest of five children to Timothy and Mary Ann, living at 30 Santon Terrace in Scunthorpe.  His father was a blast furnace labourer.

Married to Edith Mason, in May 1936, at St James the Greater Church, Derby [registered in Derby, June 1936].
Died 4 July 1970 in Lichfield, aged 62 years 132 days [registered in Lichfield, September 1970].
Height/Weight 6' 0", 12st. 10lbs [1934].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Started his career with Appleby Works FC in Scunthorpe, before he joined Scunthorpe & Lindsey United FC in December 1927. Joined Derby County FC in May 1928. He made 203 league appearances, and scored 167 goals. Leicester City FC signed the prolific goalscorer in November 1936 for a £6000 transfer fee. He scored 52 goals in 79 league appearances. Retired in August 1943.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1936-37;
Individual honours Football League (two appearances)
Distinctions His son, Jack, also played for Derby County FC (1957-66)

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of three who became 588th players (590) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
First match No. 188, 14 October 1933, Ireland 0 England 3, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 24 years 234 days.
Last match No. 191, 14 April 1934, England 3 Scotland 0, a British Championship match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 26 years 51 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1933-34;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Appointed coach of Notts County FC's colts in August 1943. Returned to Derby County FC as assistant trainer in 1945, and was still there two decades later. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.39/40.

 

Jack Bowers - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
3 3 3 270 2 135 min 2 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 Bowers - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 0 1 2.00 1.00 50.0 =0
Away 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All - British Championship 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5 0 2 2.333 0.667 66.7 +1

 

Jack Bowers - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1933-34 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5 0 2 2.333 0.667 66.7 +1
BC All 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5 0 2 2.333 0.667 66.7 +1
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5 0 2 2.333 0.667 66.7 +1
All 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5 0 2 2.333 0.667 66.7 +1

 

Jack Bowers - Match History
 Club: Derby County F.C. - 3 full caps

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

Age 25
1 188 14 October 1933 - Ireland 0 England 3, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast BC AW Start cf
2 189 15 November 1933 - England 1 Wales 2, St. James' Park, Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne HL Start cf
3 191 14 April 1934 - England 3 Scotland 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HW Start 88 cf

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