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Herod Ruddlesdin

The Wednesday FC

3 appearances, 0 goals

P 3 W 2 D 1 L 0 F 6: A 3
83% successful

1904-05

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
270

Profile

Full name Herod Ruddlesdin
Born 9 June 1876 at 3 Robinson Square in Birdwell, Worsbrough, near Barnsley, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Barnsley, September 1876].
Baptised 2 July 1876 at St. Mary's Church, Worsbrough

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, Herod is the fourth of six children to William Chapman and Harriett (née Wroe). His father is a coal miner and they all live at 3 Robinson Square in Birdwell.

According to the 1891 census, Herod is a colliery labourer with two more younger siblings. He is one of seven living at home with their parents still at 3 Robinson Square. His father is still a coal miner.

According to the 1901 census, 24 year-old Herod is one of four children still living at home with their parents at 3 Robinson Square. He is stated as being a professional footballer, his father, a hewer in the coal mine.
According to West Yorkshire Electoral Registers, between 1908 and 1910, Herod was living in Colt Lane.

According to the 1911 census, Sarah Ellen is widowed with one child, Eddy. The census reveals that they had another child, Annie, born in 1906, died on 17 March 1909. They live in 64 Sychar Villas on the Colt Lane in Birdwell.

Married: to Sarah Ellen Walker [registered in Barnsley, March 1906].
Sarah would remarry in 1912 to John H. Butterworth, and she would die herself in 1963.
Died: 26 March 1910 at 64 Sheffield Road, Birdwell, aged 33 years 290 days [registered as Ruddlesden, in Barnsley, March 1910] from consumption.
Buried in Worsbrough Cemetery (left), 30 March. Left estate valued at £490 3s. 9d.
Funeral took place at 4 o'clock from 64 Sheffield Road.
Height/Weight: 5' 7", 11st. 2lbs [1905].

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his football career with local side, Birdwell FC. Joined The Wednesday club in the 1898 close season. After ten years, in which he made 259 league appearances, scoring seven goals, Wednesday chose not to retain Ruddlesdin. However, Southern League side Northampton Town FC signed him on 3 May 1908. But he was too poorly to fulfill his contract, and his conract was cancelled on 20 August 1908.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1899-1900; Division One Champions 1902-03, 1903-04;
Individual honours None
Distinctions A seven-handicap golfer

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 290th players (292) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left/right-half
First match No. 80, 29 February 1904, Wales 2 England 2, a British Championship match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 27 years 265 days.
Last match No. 85, 1 April 1905, England 1 Scotland 0, a British Championship match at Sports Arena, Crystal Palace Park, Penge, London, aged 28 years 296 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1903-04, 1904-05;
Team honours British Championships winners 1903-04, 1904-05;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Had once been a collier. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.214.

 

Herod Ruddlesdin - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
3 3 3 270 0 0 min 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.

 

Herod Ruddlesdin - 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 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Away 2 1 1 0 5 3 +2 0 0 2.50 1.50 75.0 +1
All - British Championship 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 0 1 2.00 1.00 83.3 +1

 

Herod Ruddlesdin - 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 2 1 1 0 5 3 +2 0 0 2.50 1.50 75.0 +1
BC 1904-05 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 0 1 2.00 1.00 83.3 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 0 1 2.00 1.00 83.3 +1
All 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 0 1 2.00 1.00 83.3 +1

 

Herod Ruddlesdin - Match History
 Club: The Wednesday F.C. - 3 full caps

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

Age 27
1 80 29 February 1904 - Wales 2 England 2, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AD Start lh
2 81 12 March 1904 - Ireland 1 England 3, Cliftonville Gardens, Belfast AW Start rh
Age 28
3 85 1 April 1905 - England 1 Scotland 0, Sports Arena, Penge BC HW Start rh

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