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Bill Oakley

Oxford University AFC & Corinthians FC

16 appearances, 0 goals

P 16 W 10 D 3 L 3 F 47: A 16
72% successful

1895-1901

disciplined: none
captaincies:
one
minutes played:
1440

Profile

Full name William John Oakley
Born 27 April 1873 at 34 Castle Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire [registered in Atcham, June 1873].
Attended Shrewsbury School and Christ Church, Oxford.
Baptised 20 May 1873 in St. Mary's Church, Shrewsbury

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, William is the eldest of five children to William and Emilia, living at 34 Castle Street in Shrewsbury. They have four servants. His father is a malster brewer.

According to the 1891 census, William J. is a boarder at the Kingsland Grammar school in Atcham. His family now live at 'Lucerne', 116 Oakley Street in Shrewsbury.

Cannot be found on the 1901 census.
But his family now live at 76 Preston Gubbals in Shrewsbury.

According to the 1911 census, William is a schoolmaster at Ludgrove School in Barnet, alongside Gilbert Smith.
His father is now widowed and is a farmer living at Lea Hale, Harmer Hill in Shropshire.

Died 18 September 1934 in Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, aged 61 years 144 days [registered in Carlisle, September 1934]. He died from his injuries they day after his car had overturned nera Carlisle on the Monday. He was returning from a holiday in Scotland.
Living at Ludgrove, Cockfosters in Hertfordshire. Left £19,089.
Funeral held on 21 September at St. Mary's Church, Shrewsbury.
Height/Weight 6' 0", 11st. 7lbs [1901], "6' 1", nearly 14st. [in his playing days]."

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Attended and played for Shrewsbury School XI from 1887 until 1892, being Captain in the final year. Went on to attend and play for Oxford University AFC from 1893 until 1896. He was also invited to play for the infamous Corinthian side from 1894 until 1903. After which, he played for Casuals FC.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Also famous in Athletics. Being President of the Oxford University Athletic Club in 1895, representing the University between 1893 and 1896, winning the AAA long jump in 1894 and represented England against USA in 1895 doing the long jump and in the 120 yard hurdles, he also appeared in the trial eights.  Oakley also rowed for Shrewsbury. Played in the Christ Church lawn tennis team, fives, weight-putting and hammer-throwing, as well as golf.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 222nd player (223) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left/right-back
First match No. 54, 18 March 1895, England 1 Wales 1, a British Championship match at The Recreation Ground, Queen's Club, West Kensington, London, aged 21 years 325 days.
Last match No. 73, 30 March 1901, England 2 Scotland 2, a British Championship match at Sports Arena, Crystal Palace Park, Penge, London, aged 27 years 337 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1894-95, 1895-96, 1896-97, 1897-98, 1899-1900, 1900-01;
Team honours British Championship winners 1894-95, 1897-98, 1900-01;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

A schoolmaster by profession (MA (Oxon)), he was joint headmaster from 1902 with Gilbert Smith at the Ludgrove Preparatory School. The pair also shared the Corinthians' secretaryship (1898-1902) and the writing of a book Association Football. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.186.

 

Bill Oakley - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
16 16 16 1440 0 0 min 0 one 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.

 

Bill Oakley - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 7 4 2 1 23 4 +19 0 4 3.286 0.571 71.4 +3
Away 9 6 1 2 24 12 +12 1 3 2.667 1.333 72.2 +4
All - British Championship 16 10 3 3 47 16 +31 1 7 2.938 1.00 71.9 +7

 

Bill Oakley - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1894-95 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 1895-96 3 2 0 1 11 3 +8 1 1 3.667 1.00 66.7 +1
BC 1896-97 3 2 0 1 11 2 +9 0 2 2.667 0.667 66.7 +1
BC 1897-98 3 3 0 0 9 3 +6 0 1 3.00 1.00 100.0 +3
BC 1899-1900 3 1 1 1 4 5 -1 0 1 1.333 1.667 50.0 =0
BC 1900-01 3 2 1 0 11 2 +9 0 2 2.667 0.667 83.3 +2
BC All 16 10 3 3 47 16 +31 1 7 2.938 1.00 71.9 +7
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 16 10 3 3 47 16 +31 1 7 2.938 1.00 71.9 +7
All 16 10 3 3 47 16 +31 1 7 2.938 1.00 71.9 +7

 

Bill Oakley - Match History
 

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 16 full capsx

 Club: Oxford University A.F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 5 full caps  
Age 21
1 54 18 March 1895 - England 1 Wales 1, Recreation Ground, West Kensington BC HD Start lb
Age 22
2 56 7 March 1896 - Ireland 0 England 2, Cliftonville Gardens, Belfast BC AW Start lb
3 57 16 March 1896 - Wales 1 England 9, Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff AW Start lb
4 58 4 April 1896 - Scotland 2 England 0, Celtic Park, Glasgow AL Start lb
 Club: Corinthians F.C. - 11 full caps  
Age 23
5 59 20 February 1897 - England 6 Ireland 0, Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, Nottingham BC HW Start rb
6 60 29 March 1897 - England 4 Wales 0, Bramall Lane, Sheffield HW Start rb
7 61 3 April 1897 - England 1 Scotland 2, Sports Arena, Penge HL Start rb
Age 24
8 62 5 March 1898 - Ireland 2 England 3, Cliftonville Gardens, Belfast BC AW Start rb
9 63 28 March 1898 - Wales 0 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham AW Start rb
10 64 2 April 1898 - Scotland 1 England 3, Celtic Park, Glasgow AW Start rb
Age 26
11 68 17 March 1900 - Ireland 0 England 2, Lansdowne Road, Dublin BC AW Start lb
12 69 26 March 1900 - Wales 1 England 1, Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff AD Start lb
13 70 7 April 1900 - Scotland 4 England 1, Celtic Park, Glasgow AL Start rb
Age 27
14 71 9 March 1901 - England 3 Ireland 0, The Dell, Southampton BC HW Start lb
15 72 18 March 1901 - England 6 Wales 0, St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne HW Start lb
16 73 30 March 1901 - England 2 Scotland 2, Sports Arena, Penge HD Start lb

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