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Tom Crawshaw

The Wednesday Club/Wednesday FC

10 appearances, 1 goal

P 10 W 7 D 1 L 2 F 40: A 8
75% successful
1895-1904

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
900

Profile

Full name Thomas Henry Crawshaw
Born 27 December 1872 in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Sheffield, December 1872].

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, Thomas was the middle child of three, all sons, to George and Mary Ann (née Simmonite), living at 136 Park Hill Lane in Sheffield. His father is a saw grinder. They have a boarder, an uncle, Farwell Simmonite, who is also a grinder. The Simmonite family lived at 134 Park Hill Lane.

According to the 1891 census, Thomas is one of four children living at 48 Duke Street with his parents. His father is now a beerhouse keeper and his eldest sister Mary is a barmaid. Tom himself is an edge-tool maker.

According to the 1901 census, Thomas is a professional footballer married to Jane and living at 104 Lord Street, Sheffield, with five children, George, Emma, Doris, Elsie and Thomas H.

According to the 1911 census, T.H. and his wife, Jane and their five children live at The Shrewsbury Hotel, 109 South Street in Sheffield.  Thomas is a licensed victualler.

Married twice, firstly to Jane Blackwell [registered in Sheffield, September 1891], Jane Crawshaw died in 1930, secondly, to Elizabeth Greaves [registered in Sheffield, June 1936].
One of Tom and Jane's children, the youngest at the time, died on or just before 16 March 1896, the day Crawshaw played against Wales for England.
Died 25 November 1960 at Wharncliffe Hospital, Bradfield, Sheffield, aged 87 years 334 days [registered in Wortley, December 1960]. Living at 174 Lupton Road, Sheffield, left £205 to his daughter Doris and son Thomas H.
Height/Weight 5' 11", 12st. 0lbs [1901].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990],  FindMyPast.com & his great grandson, Tom Crawshaw.

Club Career

Club(s) Started his career with local clubs in the Sheffield area, Park Grange FC, Attercliffe FC and then Worksop FC and subsequently to Heywood Central FC, from where he was signed by The Wednesday FC in April 1894. After 418 league appearances and 25 goals, Tommy signed for Chesterfield FC in April 1908 and made another 25 league appearances. Joined Castleford FC on 5 January 1910 for a brief spell.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1895-96, 1906-07; Football League Division Two winners 1899-1900; Football League Champions 1902-03, 1903-04.
Individual honours Football League (eight appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of four who became 218th players (219) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-half
First match No. 53, 9 March 1895, England 9 Ireland 0, a British Championship match at The Derbyshire Cricket Ground, Nottingham Road, Derby, aged 22 years 72 days.
Last match No. 81, 12 March 1904, Ireland England 3, a British Championship match at Solitude Ground, Cliftonville, Belfast, aged 31 years 75 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1894-95, 1895-96, 1896-97, 1900-01, 1903-04;
Team honours British Championships winners 1894-95, 1900-01, 1903-04;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After a spell as secretary of Glossop FC (1910 until 1914), he looked after various public houses in the Sheffield area, firstly, The Shrewsbury Hotel, in South Street, then The Sportsman's Group in Owlerton, followed by The Yorkshireman's Arms on Cross Burgess Street. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.78.

 

Tom Crawshaw - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
10 10 10 900 1 900 min 1 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.

 

Tom Crawshaw - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 5 4 0 1 23 2 +21 0 1 4.60 0.40 80.0 +3
Away 5 3 1 1 17 6 +11 0 4 3.40 1.20 70.0 +2
All - British Championship 10 7 1 2 40 8 +32 0 5 4.00 0.80 75.0 +5

 

Tom Crawshaw - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1894-95 1 1 0 0 9 0 +9 0 1 9.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1895-96 3 2 0 1 12 3 +9 0 1 4.00 1.00 66.7 +1
BC 1896-97 3 2 0 1 11 2 +9 0 2 3.667 0.667 66.7 +1
BC 1900-01 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1903-04 2 1 1 0 5 3 +2 0 0 2.50 1.50 75.0 +1
BC All 10 7 1 2 40 8 +32 0 5 4.00 0.80 75.0 +5
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 10 7 1 2 40 8 +32 0 5 4.00 0.80 75.0 +5
All 10 7 1 2 40 8 +32 0 5 4.00 0.80 75.0 +5

 

Tom Crawshaw - Match History
 Club: Wednesday F.C. - 7 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 10 full capsx

Age 22
1 53 9 March 1895 - England 9 Ireland 0, Derbyshire County Cricket Ground, Derby BC HW Start ch
Age 23
2 56 7 March 1896 - Ireland 0 England 2, Solitude Ground, Belfast BC AW Start ch
3 57 16 March 1896 - Wales 1 England 9, Cardiff Football Ground, Cardiff AW Start ch
4 58 4 April 1896 - Scotland 2 England 1, Celtic Park, Glasgow   AL Start ch
Age 24
5 59 20 February 1897 - England 6 Ireland 0, Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, Nottingham BC HW Start ch
6 60 29 March 1897 - England 4 Wales 0, Bramall Lane, Sheffield HW Start ch
7 61 3 April 1897 - England 1 Scotland 2, Sports Arena, Crystal Palace HL Start ch
 Club: The Wednesday F.C. - 3 full caps  
Age 28
8 71 9 March 1901 - England 3 Ireland 0, The Dell, Southampton BC HW Start ch
Age 31
9 80 29 February 1904 - Wales 2 England 2, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AD Start ch
10 81 12 March 1904 - Ireland 1 England 3, Solitude Ground, Belfast AW Start ch

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