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Leslie Gay

Cambridge University AFC, Old Brightonians AFC & Corinthians FC
      
3 appearances, 5 goals against

P 3 W 2 D 1 L 0 F 12: A 5
83% successful

1893-94

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
270

Profile

Full name Major Leslie Hewitt Gay
Born 24 March 1871 in Brighton, Sussex [registered in Brighton, June 1871].

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, the eight-day old Leslie is the youngest child of three to Ada and Alfred. They live with Susanna Gay, Alfred's mother, Leslie's grandmother, along with six servants, at Percival Terrace in Brighton. His father is the Curate.

According to the 1881 census, Leslie is a pupil at Windsor, boarding at The Wardens House in Alma Road, Clewer. His mother and two of his sisters are living with his Ada's parents, Augustus and Harriet Hewitt, at 28 Dorset Square in Marylebone in London. His father, Alfred, has remained at home, at The Rectory in Salisbury Road, Plaitford in Romsey.

According to the 1891 census, Leslie, now an undergraduate, is one of four children still at home with his clergyman father and mother. They live at The Rectory in Plaitford.

Not on the 1901 census, probably in Ceylon where he was a coffee planter.

According to the 1911 census, Leslie is still married, boarding with the Elliott's at 'The Hollies', Church Brampton in Northampton, with two servants. He is a land agent. His wife, Marguerite, was living at home with their two daughters, Phyllis Evelyn and Thelma Muriel, at Walsham, in Broadway Road, Exmouth.

Married to Marguerite Dora Bece [registered in Kensington, March 1898]. Born in Bombay, India
Died 1 November 1949 in a nursing home in Salcombe Hill, Sidmouth, aged 78 years 222 days [registered in Honiton, Devon, December 1949]. Left £17,547 16s 6d in his will.
He lived at Belmont Hotel and Lee Ford in Budleigh, Sidmouth.
Height/Weight not known

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Attended Brighton College and played football in 1889, he then attended Clare College, Cambridge University, earning his blue in 1892. By default then, he became an Old Brightonian and guested for the Corinthians team between 1891 and 1894.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Wicketkeeper for Cambridge University (1892-93), Somerset CCC (1894) and Hampshire CCC (1900), and the MCC throughout. He also played golf for Devon.

Source

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

England Career

Player number 210th player to appear for England. 24th goalkeeper to appear.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
First match No. 49, 1 April 1893, England 5 Scotland 2, a British Championship match at Athletic Ground, Kew Foot Road, Richmond, London, aged 22 years 8 days.
Last match No. 52, 7 April 1894, Scotland 2 England 2, a British Championship at Celtic Park, Kerrydale Street, Parkhead, Glasgow, aged 23 years 14 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1892-93, 1893-94;
Team honours British Championship winners 1892-93;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Also played Test Cricket for England against Australia on 14-20 December 1894 at Sydney Cricket Ground (scored 37 across two innings, caught three times, stumped once). England one the First Test by ten runs. But lost the Ashes Series.

Beyond England

Gay was a land agent as a profession and also worked as a coffee planter in Ceylon during the 'nineties. Served in the 3rd South Lancs. Regiment. Later, became secretary of the Northamptonshire Golf Club and the East Devon Golf Club. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.105.

 

Leslie Gay - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
3 3 3 270 5 54 min 5 0 0% 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.

 

Leslie Gay - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1
Away 2 1 1 0 7 3 +4 0 0 3.50 1.50 75.0 +1
All - British Championship 3 2 1 0 12 5 +7 0 0 4.00 1.667 83.3 +2

 

 

Leslie Gay - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1892-93 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1
BC 1893-94 2 1 1 0 7 3 +4 0 0 3.50 1.50 75.0 +1
BC All 3 2 1 0 12 5 +7 0 0 4.00 1.667 83.3 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 3 2 1 0 12 5 +7 0 0 4.00 1.667 83.3 +2
All 3 2 1 0 12 5 +7 0 0 4.00 1.667 83.3 +2

 

Leslie Gay - Match History
 

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 3 full capsx

 Club: Cambridge University A.F.C., Old Brightonians A.F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 1 full cap

 

Age 20
- u/o 19 December 1891 - England 6 Canada 1, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HW Start gk
Age 22
1 49 1 April 1893 - England 5 Scotland 2, Athletic Ground, Richmond BC HW Start gk
 Club: Old Brightonians A.F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 2 full caps  
Age 23
2 51 12 March 1894 - Wales 1 England 5, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AW Start gk
3 52 7 April 1894 - Scotland 2 England 2, Celtic Park, Glasgow AD Start gk

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