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Frank Saunders

Swifts FC & Corinthians FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 5: A 1
100% successful
1887-88

captain: none
minutes played:
90

Timeline

  Frank Etheridge Saunders
Birth Friday, 26 August 1864 in Brighton, Sussex [registered in Brighton, September 1864].
Baptised Friday, 25 February 1865 in Brighton.
 

According to the 1871 census, Frank A. is one of two children to John and Jane Rebecca, who owns, and all live at Bristol Hotel on the Marine Parade in Brighton, along with sixteen servants.

 

According to the 1881 census, Frank E. is now a pupil at Repton College.

 

According to the 1891 census, Frank is a medical student, lodging at 83 Lambeth Palace Road in Lambeth.

 

No where to be found in the 1901 census.

 

Passenger Transcripts reveals that Frank Etheridge Saunders left London for Cape Town on 18 June 1902. As a doctor. One of 47 passengers on the Bulawayo.

Death Sunday, 14 May 1905 in Ficksburg, Orange River Colony, South Africa, aged 40 years 261 days
Probate "SAUNDERS Frank Etheridge of Ficksburg Orange River-colony South Africa spinster died 14 May 1905 Probate London 8 November to George Digby Stillwell army-accoutrement-maker.
Effects £422." [2019 equivalent: £51,697].
Cambridge University Alumni
Adm. at CAIUS, Oct. 1, 1883.
S. of John Saunders, deceased. B. Aug. 26. 1864, at Brighton.

School, Repton. Matric. Michs. 1883; B.A. 1886.
Football (assoc.) 'blue' 1885, 1886, 1887; played for England, 1888.
At St. Thomas's Hospital. L.S.A., 1896.
Of Battersea, London, in 1900.

Lived subsequently at Ficksburg, Orange River Colony.
Died there, May 14, 1905.
(Charterhouse Sch. Reg. The Times, Apr. 11, 1922.)

Source

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

Playing Career

Club(s) Attended Repton School where he was educated privately, making the XI in 1882-83. Went onto Caius College in Cambridge University, earning his Blue in 1885-86-87; Joined Swifts FC, and also played for St Thomas' Hospital in London. After 1891, Saunders became a member of the staff at Barnwood Mental Health Hospital in Gloucester and played friendlies for Gloucester FC in January and February 1891.
Corinthians 1885-91
Club honours None
Individual honours Sussex FA
Height/Weight not known

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Timothy RD Clark, Gloucester City FC's club statistician.

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 140th player (142) to appear for England.
Position(s) Half-back
Only match No. 32, 4 February 1888, Wales 1 England 5, a British Championship match at the Alexandra Recreation Ground, Nantwich Road, Crewe, aged 23 years 162 days;
Major tournaments British Championship 1887-88;
Team honours British Championship winners 1887-88;
Individual honours None

Beyond England

He was a licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries, before emigrating to South Africa. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.217.



The Numbers
parties Appearances comp. apps minutes Goals captain
1 1 1 90 0 none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1

Match Record

Venue & Comp P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away venue
British Championship
1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1886-87 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
BC 1887-88 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1
1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1

Match History

 Club: Swifts F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)

F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - no full appearancesx


Age 22
31 19 March 1887 - England 2 Scotland 3, Leamington Street, Blackburn BC HL reserve

 

F.A. International Select Committee - one full appearance (90 min)x


Age 23
1 32 4 February 1888 - Wales 1 England 5, Alexandra Recreation Ground, Crewe BC AW Start hb
  

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