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Arthur Cursham

Notts County FC

6 caps, 2 goals

P 6 W 2 D 0 L 4 F 12: A 17
33% successful

1876-83

disciplined: none
captaincies:
twice?
minutes played:
510

Profile

Full name Arthur Cursham
Born 14 March 1853 in St. Peters, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire [registered in Nottingham, March 1853].

Census Notes

According to the 1861 census, Arthur was the fourth of ten children to William G. and Harriette, living in Wilford, with four servants. His father is a solicitor.

According to the 1871 census, Arthur W. was the eldest of eight lodgers, seven of them Cursham's, living at Wilford Green in Wilford.

According to the 1881 census, Arthur W., now a colliery manager was visiting his older brother Francis, who was now widowed, at Main Street in Cropwell-Butler in Basford.

According to the 1891 census, Arthur's wife Emmeline had returned to St Mary's in Nottingham.  Stated as a widow, she lives with her parents, William Hall and Annie Whyte, and her and Arthur;s on, also called Arthur.

Married to Emmeline Maria Whyte [registered in Strand, London, September 1882]. One son, Arthur St. Wilfrid, born in Ambergate 1883. [registered in Belper, September 1883]
Died 24 December 1884, aged 31 years 285 days [not registered in UK] died of Yellow Fever and Malaria, in Pera, Florida, USA. His death was reported in The Derby Mercury, 21 January 1885.
Height/Weight Not known.

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Notts County FC 1875-84, but also played for Oakham School, Nottingham Law club and Sheffield FC.  Played occasionally for Grantham Town between 1876-79.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Also played first-class cricket with Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of nine who became the 34th player (42) to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
First match No. 5, 4 March 1876, Scotland 3 England 0, friendly match at The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, aged 22 years, 355 days.
Last match No. 19, 10 March 1883, England 2 Scotland 3, friendly match at Bramall Lane, Highfield, Sheffield, aged 29 years, 361 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Older brother of Harry Cursham

Beyond England

Colliery Proprietor/Manager in Ambergate, Derbyshire, according to the 1881 census. Emigrated to America in 1884, and died shortly after. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.83/FindMyPast.com

 

Arthur Cursham - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
7 6 0 510 2 255 min 0 one - possibly two 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.

 

Arthur Cursham - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 4 2 0 2 10 7 +3 0 1 2.50 1.75 50.0 =0
Away 2 0 0 2 2 10 -8 1 0 1.00 5.00 00.0 -2
All - Friendly 6 2 0 4 12 17 -5 1 1 2.00 2.83 33.3 -2

 

Arthur Cursham - Match History
 Club: Notts County F.C. - 6 full caps

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 6 full capsx

Age 22
1 5 4 March 1876 - Scotland 3 England 0, The West of Scotland Ground, Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow Fr AL Start f
Age 23
2 6 3 March 1877 - England 1 Scotland 3, Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London Fr HL Start cf
Age 24
3 7 2 March 1878 - Scotland 7 England 2, Hampden Park, Hampden Terrace, Glasgow Fr AL Captain f
Age 25
4 8 18 January 1879 - England 2 Wales 1, Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London Fr HW Captain? 60 f
Three reports, The Field, The Sportsman and Football Annual give the captaincy to Arthur Cursham, whilst The London Times, Athletic News and Bell's Life, gives it to Henry Wace.  The fact that Charles Alcock's own Football Annual lists Cursham makes us favour the Notts County forward, but one can never be sure and we will not commit ourselves with any degree of certainty.
Age 29
5 17 3 February 1883 - England 5 Wales 0, Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London Fr HW Start or
- 18 24 February 1883 - England 7 Ireland 0, Liverpool Cricket Ground, Aigburth Road, Aigburth, Liverpool Fr HW replacement, then withdrew
6 19 10 March 1883 - England 2 Scotland 3, Bramall Lane, Highfield, Sheffield Fr HL Start ir

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