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Harry Cursham

Notts County FC & Corinthians FC

8 appearances, 5 goals

P 8 W 5 D 0 L 3 F 42: A 16
63% successful

1879-84

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
720

Profile

Full name Henry Alfred Cursham
Born 27 November 1859 in Wilford, Nottinghamshire [registered in Basford, March 1860].

Census Notes

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

According to the 1871 census, Henry A. was one of eight lodgers, seven of them Cursham's, living at Wilford Green in Wilford.

According to the 1881 census, Henry A. was one of seven children still living with their parents in Wilford, along with three servants. Father was the Colliery Owner as well as a solicitor. Henry is a law student,

According to the 1891 census, Henry A. is now married to Francis A.E., with three children, Francis Irene, Curzon and Francis George, with three servants. Henry is a District Manager of an Union Assurance Society. They live at Grove Avenue in St Mary, Nottingham.

According to the 1901 census, Henry and his wife, and one of his daughters now live at The Firs, Holme Pierrepont. Henry is an Insurance Broker.

According to the 1911 census, Henry Alfred, still married, and now with two of his children at The Firs. He is now an Insurance Agent at District level. They have three servants.

According to a 1914 Will & Testament of Reverend Francis Lambert Cursham, Henry's elder brother, Henry was the executor of his will, living at Holme Pierrepont, on 30 November 1914.
Married to Francis Annie E. Rawson [registered in Nottingham, September 1885]. Wedding was postponed after his brother, Arthur had died, a year earlier
Died 6 August 1941, at The Firs, Holme Pierrepont, Nottinghamshire, aged 81 years 252 days [registered in Bingham, September 1941].
Buried at Holme Pierrepont Church, 9 August
Height/Weight Not known.

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Attended Repton School and played with Grantham FC in 1877 and Nottingham Thursday Wanderers FC; before he joined Notts County FC circa 1880, and played with the Corinthians FC team 1882-86;
Club honours None
Individual honours Cursham is the current FA Cup highest goalscorer.  From 1877 to 1887, he scored 49 FA Cup goals. He got 48 in the Competition Proper and one in a Qualifying tie;
Distinctions Played first class cricket with Nottinghamshire, in 1880 and 1904;

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of six who became the 75th players (78) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left/right;
First match No. 11, 15 March 1880, Wales 2 England 3, friendly match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 20 years 109 days;
Last match No. 20, 23 February 1884, Ireland 1 England 8, a British Championship match at The Ulster Cricket Ground, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast, aged 24 years 88 days;
Major tournaments British Championship 1883-84;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Younger brother of Arthur Cursham

Beyond England

Original Committee member of the Corinthians FC in 1882. He was an insurance broker by profession.  Was a law student according to the 1881 census. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.83./FindMyPast.com

 

Harry Cursham - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
11 8 1 720 5 144 min 3 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 Cursham - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 2 0 1 14 3 +11 0 2 4.667 1.00 66.7 +1
Away 5 3 0 2 28 13 +15 0 1 5.60 2.60 60.0 +1
All 8 5 0 3 42 16 +26 0 3 5.25 2.00 62.5 +2

 

Harry Cursham - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 1 1 0 0 8 1 +7 0 0 8.00 1.00 100.0 +1
Friendly 7 4 0 3 34 15 +19 0 3 4.857 2.143 57.1 +1
All 8 5 0 3 42 16 +26 0 3 5.25 2.00 62.5 +2

 

Harry Cursham - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1883-84 1 1 0 0 8 1 +7 0 0 8.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 8 1 +7 0 0 8.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 8 1 +7 0 0 8.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 8 1 +7 0 0 8.00 1.00 100.0 +1

 

Harry Cursham - Match History
 Club: Notts County F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 8 full capsx

Age 19
- 9 5 April 1879 - England 5 Scotland 4, The Oval, Kennington Fr HW reserve
Age 20
1 11 15 March 1880 - Wales 2 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham Fr AW Start ol
 Club: Notts County F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 7 full caps  
Age 22
2 14 18 February 1882 - Ireland 0 England 13, Knock Ground, Belfast   Fr AW Start ol
3 15 11 March 1882 - Scotland 5 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow Fr AL Start or
4 16 13 March 1882 - Wales 5 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham Fr AL Start 48 ir
Age 23
5 17 3 February 1883 - England 5 Wales 0, The Oval, Kennington Fr HW Start il
6 18 24 February 1883 - England 7 Ireland 0, Liverpool Cricket Ground, Liverpool Fr HW Start or
7 19 10 March 1883 - England 2 Scotland 3, Bramall Lane, Sheffield Fr HL Start ol
8 20 23 February 1884 - Ireland 1 England 8, Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast   BC AW Start
ol
Age 25
- 21 15 March 1884 - Scotland 1 England 0, Cathkin Park, Glasgow BC AL withdrew, following an accident
- 22 17 March 1884 - Wales 0 England 4, The Racecourse, Wrexham AW

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