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Billy Gunn

Notts County FC

2 appearances, 1 goal

P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 4: A 1
50% successful

1884

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name William Gunn
Born 4 December 1858 in St. Anne's, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire [registered in Nottingham, March 1859].

Census Notes

According to the 1861 census, William is the youngest of two children to John and Sarah. They live at Russell Street in St. Mary's area of Nottingham. His father is a brewer.

According to the 1871 census, John and Sarah still live at Russell Street with two more daughters. William is not on this return.

According to the 1881 census, William, a cricketer, is with his widowed mother and his three sisters, at 169 Kirkewhite Street in St. Mary's.

According to the 1891 census, William is now married to Ann Elizabeth, with a daughter, Mary Florence. William is a cricketers outfitter and they live at 9 Hope Drive in Nottingham. Their daughter was born in 1889, but does not appear until the 1901/11 census'.

According to the 1901 census, Wm, a sports outfitter, still married with their one daughter, and one servant, living at 9 Hope Drive.

According to the 1911 census, William is a sport manufacturer, still married and living with their one daughter, at 9 Hope Drive.

Married to Ann Elizabeth Taylor [registered in December, March 1883]
Died 29 January 1921 at his home in Hope Drive, Standard Hill, Nottingham, aged 62 years 56 days [registered in Nottingham, March 1921] after an operation for an abdominal complaint. Despite good recovery, complications set in that were ultimately fatal.
His estate was valued at £57,392 15d 9s.
Funeral took place on 1st February at Church Cemetery, Mansfield Road, Nottingham.
Height/Weight 6' 4½" according to Lamming, ?st. ?lbs [?]. 6' 2"/3" according to cricket archives.

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played as an outside-left for Nottingham Forest FC (one appearance, November 1881) and then Notts County FC from 1881 until 1890. In September 1890, Gunn was reinstated as an amateur and played junior football in Nottingham.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Played first class cricket with Nottinghamshire (1880-1904, scoring 24,899 runs including 48 centuries); Uncle of George and John Gunn (Notts County FC)

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 111th players (113) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
First match No. 21, 15 March 1884, Scotland 1 England 0, a British Championship match at Cathkin Park, Cathcart Road, Glasgow, aged 25 years 102 days.
Last match No. 22, 17 March 1884, Wales 0 England 4, a British Championship match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 25 years 104 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1883-84;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Also played test match cricket with England (eleven test matches) and appeared for the MCC;

Beyond England

Gunn helped to found the sporting goods firm of Gunn & Moore in 1885. Director and Vice-President of Notts County FC at the time of his death. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.113/4.

 

Billy Gunn - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
2 2 2 180 1 180 min 1 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.

 

Billy Gunn - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - British Championship 2 1 0 1 4 1 +3 1 1 2.00 0.50 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 4 1 +3 1 1 2.00 0.50 50.0 =0

 

Billy Gunn - 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 2 1 0 1 4 1 +3 1 1 2.00 0.50 50.0 =0
BC All 2 1 0 1 4 1 +3 1 1 2.00 0.50 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 1 0 1 4 1 +3 1 1 2.00 0.50 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 4 1 +3 1 1 2.00 0.50 50.0 =0

 

Billy Gunn - Match History
 Club: Notts County F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 2 full capsx

Age 25
1 21 15 March 1884 - Scotland 1 England 0, Cathkin Park, Glasgow BC AL Start ol
2 22 17 March 1884 - Wales 0 England 4, The Racecourse, Wrexham AW Start 90 ol

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