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Arthur Cursham

Notts County FC

6 appearances, 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 William Cursham
Known in his latter years as R.H. Venables
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 son, Arthur, also died with him.
Height/Weight Not known.

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Represented Nottingham in 1875 in their match against London, and played for the Notts County club from 1875 up until his benefit match on 3 April 1884 against Queen's Park, who defeated them 3-0, but had earned Arthur with £284 to emigrate with, becoming club captain. In his last season with Notts County, he was known as R.H. Venables. He also helped Nottingham Forest FC in their 1879-80 campaign. Throughout, he assisted other clubs, such as Oakham School, Nottingham Law club, Nottingham Thursday Wanderers FC and Sheffield FC. Played occasionally for Grantham Town between 1876-79. Later in his career, represented both London and Sheffield. In all, he played over 300 matches.
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, a friendly match at The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Hamilton Crescent, Partick, Glasgow, aged 22 years, 355 days.
Last match No. 19, 10 March 1883, England 2 Scotland 3, a friendly match at Bramall Lane, Little Sheffield, Sheffield, aged 29 years, 361 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Older brother of Harry Cursham. Brother-in-law of Harold Morse.

Beyond England

A mining engineer. A Colliery Proprietor/Manager in Ambergate, Derbyshire, according to the 1881 census. Emigrated to America in March 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 Appearances Minutes Goals Goals Av.min Captain Discipline
7 6 510 2 255 min 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 Cricket Ground, Partick Fr AL Start f
Age 23
2 6 3 March 1877 - England 1 Scotland 3, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HL Start cf
Age 24
3 7 2 March 1878 - Scotland 7 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow Fr AL Captain f
Age 25
4 8 18 January 1879 - England 2 Wales 1, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HW Captain 60 f
Age 29
5 17 3 February 1883 - England 5 Wales 0, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HW Start or
- 18 24 February 1883 - England 7 Ireland 0, Liverpool Cricket Ground, Liverpool Fr HW replacement, then withdrew
6 19 10 March 1883 - England 2 Scotland 3, Bramall Lane, Sheffield Fr HL Start ir

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