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Stanley Harris

Old Westminsters AFC, Cambridge University AFC & Corinthians FC

6 appearances, 2 goals

P 6 W 4 D 1 L 1 F 12: A 4
75% successful

1904-06

disciplined: none
captaincies:
four
minutes played:
540

Profile

Full name Stanley Shute Harris BA
Born 19 July 1881 at Glenavon House, Sea Mills, Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire [registered as Stanley Shute, in Barton Regis, September 1881].

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, Constance M. was pregnant with her first child, that would become Stanley Shute (Shute is her maiden name). She is married to a welshman, Charles A., who is working in the colonial office. They were living at 107 Victoria Street in Westminster, London, with a single servant.

According to the 1891 census, Stanley is the oldest of three children to Charles A. and Constance M.. His father is in the civil service of colonial office in the higher division. They have three servants and live at The Hermitage, The Avenue in Cuddington, Epsom.

According to the 1901 census, Stanley is now an undergraduate at Cambridge, still living with his parents and now three younger siblings and three servants at The Homestead in Cuddington.

According to the 1911 census, Stanley Shute is headmaster at St. Ronans School on Mill Road in East Preston, Worthing in Sussex
In the GWR Shareholders entries, on 4 March 1919, Stanley Shute Harris was an executor (along with his brother Walter) of Captain George Augustus Williams will, upon his death on 6 February 1919. Stanley was living at St. Ronan's in Worthing.
Stanley Shute's own death is mentioned as an entrant in 1926, his brother Walter being the executor. His address again, was St. Ronan's.

Died 4 May 1926 at Greenhill Brow, Farnham, aged 44 years 289 days [registered as Stanley S., in Farnham, Surrey, June 1926].
Height/Weight 6' 0", 13st. 0lbs [1904].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Attended and played for Westminster School, making the XI in 1900 and 1901. Went on to attend Pembroke College in Cambridge University, earning his Blue in 1902, 1903 and 1904, being the captain in his final year. By default then, Harris became a player for the Old Westminster AFC team, as well as turning out for Casuals FC, Worthing FC, while he was headmaster there, and the world-famous Corinthians FC team between 1904 and 1910. Played with the Portsmouth FC team between 1905 and 1907 also, as well as representing Surrey FA.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Played cricket for Cambridge University between 1902 and 1904, but did not earn his Blue. Played once for Gloucestershire CCC (1902) and once for Surrey CCC (1904). Three times for Sussex CCC (1919).
In June 1928 through an appeal to Saint Ronan's families, the Stanley Harris Memorial Scholarship was established at Pembroke College and endowed with a gift of £2,800 worth of stock. Now called the Harris Fund this scheme continues to support undergraduates.
In 2005 a Stanley Harris Scholarship was established at Saint Ronan's. This is awarded annually in February to academically gifted and/or children talented at sport, art or music who wish to applying for a place in the Prep School.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of four who became 298th players (301) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left
First match No. 82, 9 April 1904, Scotland 0 England 1, a British Championship match at Celtic Park, Kerrydale Street, Parkhead, Glasgow, aged 22 years 265 days.
Last match No. 88, 7 April 1906, Scotland 2 England 1, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow, aged 24 years 262 days. Captain
Major tournaments British Championship 1903-04, 1904-05, 1905-06;
Team honours British Championship winners 1903-04, 1904-05, shared 1905-06;
Individual honours England Amateur (one appearance as Captain, 1906)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

BA (Cantab) and a headmaster of a Worthing preparatory school, St. Ronan's, 1904-26. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.121.

 

Stanley Harris - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
6 6 6 540 2 270 min 2 four 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.

 

Stanley Harris - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 0 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1
Away 4 3 1 0 8 2 +6 0 3 2.00 0.50 87.5 +3
All - British Championship 6 4 2 0 12 +8 0 3 5.00 0.667 75.0 +4

 

Stanley Harris - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1903-04 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1904-05 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 0 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1
BC 1905-06 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 0 2 2.333 0.667 66.7 +2
BC All 6 4 2 0 12 +8 0 3 5.00 0.667 75.0 +4
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 6 4 2 0 12 +8 0 3 5.00 0.667 75.0 +4
All 6 4 2 0 12 +8 0 3 5.00 0.667 75.0 +4

 

Stanley Harris - Match History
 

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

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

 

Age 22
1 82 9 April 1904 - Scotland 0 England 1, Celtic Park, Glasgow BC AW Start il
 Club: Old Westminsters F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 5 full caps  
Age 23
2 83 25 February 1905 - England 1 Ireland 1, Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough BC HD Captain il
3 84 27 March 1905 - England 3 Wales 1, Anfield Road, Liverpool HW Start 80 il
Age 24
4 86 17 February 1906 - Ireland 0 England 5, Solitude Ground, Belfast BC AW Capt 56 il
5 87 19 March 1906 - Wales 0 England 1, Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff AW Captain il
6 88 7 April 1906 - Scotland 2 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow AL Captain il

Notes

Cambridge entrant:
Stanley Shute Harris, 1881-1926
Admitted at Pembroke College in October 1900
son of Sir Charles Alexander Harris, Lincoln's Inn Principal Clerk: in Colonial Office of The Homestead, Cuddington, Worcester Park, Surrey.
and Constance Maria Shute Harris, daughter of John Clifton Shute.

born at Glenavon House, Clifton, Bristol, 19 July 1881.
School: Westminster School

Matric October 1900, BA 1903, MA 1909
Football (assoc.) "blue" 1902, 1903, 1904
Captain of Football (assoc.) 1904
Translator into French on behalf of Foreign Office 1903
Joint Headmaster of St Ronan's School Worthing, Sussex
Publ.: The Master and his Boys
died 4 May 1926.

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