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Fred Dewhurst

Preston North End FC & Corinthians FC

9 appearances, 12 goals (one on debut)

P 9 W 8 D 0 L 1 F 41: A 8
89% successful

1886-89

Captain: none
minutes played:
810

Timeline

  Frederick Dewhurst
Birth Wednesday, 16 December 1863 in Fulwood, near Preston, Lancashire [registered as unnamed in Preston, December 1863].
 

According to the 1871 census, Frederick is the sixth of seven children to Thomas and Ellen. They live at 23 Maudland Bank in Preston. His father is a mule spindle maker.

 

According to the 1881 census, Frederick is a pupil at Spinkhill College in Eckington, Chesterfield.

  "NORTH END FOOTBALL CLUB.
SUBSCRIPTIONS are now Due, and must be paid to the Secretary, on or before January 17th, 1891.
                                                   FRED. DEWHURST, Secretary, Unicorn Hotel, Garstang-road, Preston."
- The Lancashire Evening Post, Wednesday, 7 January 1891.
 

According to the 1891 census, Frederick is living with his brother's wife Jane and her children. His brother, Alfred had died in 1889. They live at the Unicorn Hotel, 378 North Road in Preston.  Frederick himself is an assistant master at the Grammar school.

Death Monday morning, 22 April 1895 in Preston, Lancashire, aged 31 years 128 days [registered in Preston, June 1895].

Obituary

"DEATH OF A FAMOUS FOOTBALL PLAYER
"Frederick Dewhurst, one of the best known Association football players in the North of England, died at Preston yesterday. He joined North End as an amateur in 1883, and played for them during the height of their fame. He had no superior as inside left forward, and in that position represented England in nine international contests against Scotland, Ireland and Wales, besides playing several seasons for the Corinthians. He was a school teacher, was only thirty-one years of age, and died after a lingering illness, which prevented him from playing for the past four years." - St. James's Gazette, Tuesday, 23 April 1895/Totnes Weekly Times/Central Somerset Gazette, Saturday, 27 April 1895
[stated he died on 'Monday']

Source

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

Playing Career

Club(s) "He learned his football at Mount St. Mary's College, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, and returning to his native town in the year 1882, he was soon enrolled a member of the North End Club..." until 1891, when he was too poorly to play.
Corinthians 1886-89, 28 appearances, twelve goals
League History
24 appearances, thirteen goals
Preston North End FC 1888-92, 24 appearances, thirteen goals
debut: 8 September 1888, Preston North End FC 5 Burnley FC 2.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1887-88, winners 1888-89 (five appearances, one goal);
Football League Champions 1888-89 (16 appearances, 12 goals), 1889-90 (six), runners-up 1890-91 (two apps, one goal);
Individual honours Lancashire FA (1883-84).
Height/Weight 5' 10½", 12st 13lbs. [1889], 12st 7lbs. [1889]

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of eight who became the 125th player (130) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-right/inside-left;
First match No. 26, 13 March 1886, Ireland 1 England 6, British Championship match at Ulster Cricket Ground, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast, aged 22 years 87 days;
Last match No. 35, 23 February 1889, England 4 Wales 1, British Championship match at Victoria Ground, Boothen, Stoke-upon-Trent, aged 25 years 69 days;
Major tournaments British Championship 1885-86, 1886-87, 1887-88, 1888-89;
Team honours British Championship shared 1885-86, winners 1887-88;
Individual honours England's Top Goalscorer (six 1888) equalling the record.
Topped the goalscoring list in
1889-91, his twelfth goal equalled the record tally by Charlie Bambridge, overtaken by Tinsley Lindley.

Beyond England

He was a master at Preston Catholic Grammar School. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.87



The Numbers
parties Appearances Comp.
Apps
minutes Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Captaincies
11 9 9 810 12 68 min 12 none
Minutes are approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
9 8 0 1 41 8 +33 0 3 4.556 0.889 88.9 +7

Venue & Competition Record

Venue & Comp P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home British Championship 3 2 0 1 13 3 +10 0 2 4.333 1.00 66.7 +1
Away 6 6 0 0 28 5 +23 0 1 4.667 0.833 100.0 +6

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1885-86 2 2 0 0 9 2 +7 0 0 4.50 1.00 100.0 +2
BC 1886-87 3 2 0 1 13 3 +10 0 2 4.333 1.00 66.7 +1
BC 1887-88 3 3 0 0 15 2 +13 0 1 5.00 0.667 100.0 +3
BC 1888-89 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 9 8 0 1 41 8 +33 0 3 4.556 0.889 88.9 +7

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 9 8 0 1 41 8 +33 0 3 4.556 0.889 88.9 +7
9 8 0 1 41 8 +33 0 3 4.556 0.889 88.9 +7

Match History

 Club: Preston North End F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - nine full appearances (810 min)

F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - five full appearances (450 min)x

Age 19
20 23 February 1884 - Ireland 1 England 8, Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast BC AW withdrew
  

Age 22
1 26 13 March 1886 - Ireland 1 England 6, Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast BC AW Start ir
27 27 March 1886 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AD reserve
2 28 29 March 1886 - Wales 1 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham AW Start ir

Age 23
3 29 5 February 1887 - England 7 Ireland 0, Yorkshire Cricket Ground, Sheffield BC HW Start
2,89
ir
4 30 26 February 1887 - England 4 Wales 0, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington BC HW Start ir
5 31 19 March 1887 - England 2 Scotland 3, Leamington Street, Blackburn BC HL Start 51 ir

 

F.A. International Select Committee - four full appearances (360 min)x

Age 24
6 32 4 February 1888 - Wales 1 England 5, Alexandra Recreation Ground, Crewe BC AW Start

16,70,88
il
7 33 17 March 1888 - Scotland 0 England 5, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AW Start
40,49
il
8 34 7 April 1888 - Ireland 1 England 5, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast BC AW Start 10 ir

Age 25
9 35 23 February 1889 - England 4 Wales 1, Victoria Ground, Stoke-upon-Trent BC HW Start il
   

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