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Andy Ducat

Woolwich Arsenal FC, Aston Villa FC

6 appearances, 1 goal

P 6 W 3 D 1 L 2 F 11: A 9
58% successful

1908-20

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
540

Profile

Full name Andrew Ducat
Born 16 February 1886 in Brixton, Surrey [registered in Lambeth, March 1886].
Attended Brewery Road School and Compton House School, Brixton

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, the young Andrew is the only child to Scottish (Forfar) father, Andrew, a carpenter, and mother, Florence Alice (née Crabb).  They live at 27 Ducie Street, Lambeth, with his widowed grandmother, Eleanor Crabb, and his aunty Gertrude Crabb.

According to the 1901 census, Andrew was now living with his parents and aunty Gertrude at 7 Hermitage Road in Prittlewell, Rochford. His father is a builder.

According to the 1911 census, Andrew is now a Professional Footballer with Woolwich Arsenal FC and a Professional Cricketer with Surrey CC, still living with his parents in his aunty Gertrude's house, at 20 Drayton Road in West Ealing. His father is now a joiner.

Married to Vera Barbour [registered in Brentford, Middlesex, June 1914].
Died 23 July 1942 at the wicket, Lords Cricket Ground, St John's Wood, London, aged 56 years 157 days [registered in Marylebone, London, September 1942].

Death notes

That Ducat should collapse and die, bat in hand, was the last thing anyone would have expected of such a well-set-up, vigorous, healthy-looking and careful-living man. Evidence of those in the field proved clearly that he expired directly after playing a stroke and as he prepared to receive another ball, for he was dead when carried to the pavilion. The medical report gave the cause of death as failure of a heart that showed signs of definite weakness.  The loss of Ducat in this way may be attributed to the war, but for which there would not have been the Home Guard for him to join. His Surrey Unit were playing their Sussex brothers-in-arms, and Ducat was not out at lunch-time. On resuming, he raised his score from 12 to 29 before the catastrophe occurred. - ESPNCricInfo

Height/Weight 5' 10", 11st. 11lbs [1910].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played local football in Southend-on-Sea, including schoolboy as a full-back, Westcliff Athletic FC and Southend Athletic FC, from where Woolwich Arsenal FC signed him in February 1905.  In June 1912, Aston Villa FC acquired Ducat's services for £1500. He broke his leg on 14 September 1912, missing the rest of that season. Returning to London and Fulham FC on 13 May 1921 for £2000, retiring three years later in May 1924. After giving up the post as Fulham FC manager, Ducat returned to Amateur status and joined the Casuals club.
Club honours FA Cup winner 1919-20;
Individual honours None
Distinctions A noted first-class cricketer with Surrey CCC (1906-31) and one test appearance for England in 1921 alongside Wally Hardinge.

Source

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

Managerial Career

Club(s) Upon retiring from playing with Fulham FC in May 1924, Ducat become the club's manager, a post he held until May 1926.

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 344th players (346) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-half
First match No. 105, 12 February 1910, Ireland 1 England 1, a British Championship match at The Solitude Ground, Cliftonville, Belfast, aged 23 years 361 days.
Last match No. 123, 23 October 1920, England 2 Ireland 0, a British Championship match at Roker Park, Roker, Sunderland, aged 34 years 248 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1909-10, 1919-20, 1920-21;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Held differing positions in differing jobs, including sports outfitter, journalism and hotel management.  He was the cricket coach at Eton College 1931-36. He was a sports reporter at the time of his death. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.91/2.

 

Andy Ducat - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
9 6 6 - - - min - 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.

 

Andy Ducat - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Andy Ducat - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Friendly - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Andy Ducat - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1909-10 3 1 1 1 2 3 -1 1 1 0.667 1.00 50.0 =0
BC All - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
x - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Andy Ducat - Match History
 Club: Woolwich Arsenal F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 6 full capsx

Age 20
- 92 15 February 1908 - Ireland 1 England 3, Solitude Ground, Belfast BC HW reserve
Age 22
1 105 12 February 1910 - Ireland 1 England 1, Solitude Ground, Belfast BC AD Start rh
Age 23
2 106 14 March 1910 - Wales 0 England 2, Cardiff Football Ground, Cardiff BC AW Start 66 rh
3 107 2 April 1910 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow AL Start rh
Age 25
- 109 13 March 1911 - England 3 Wales 0, The Den, New Cross BC HW reserve
Age 26
- 112 11 March 1912 - Wales 0 England 2, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AW reserve
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 3 full caps

 

Age 34
4 121 15 March 1920 - England 1 Wales 2, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury BC HL Start rh
5 122 10 April 1920 - England 5 Scotland 4, Hillsborough, Sheffield HW Start rh
6 123 23 October 1920 - England 2 Ireland 0, Roker Park, Sunderland BC HW Start rh

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