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Jimmy Ward

Blackburn Olympic FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

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

1885

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name James Thomas Ward
Born 28 March 1865 in Blackburn, Lancashire [registered as James, in Blackburn, June 1865].
If this is the correct Ward, because there are no James Thomas' in Blackburn in 1865.

Census Notes
based on the only correct-aged James Ward, born in Blackburn.

According to the 1871 census, James is the oldest of three children to William and Elizabeth. Like so many Blackburn residents, his father is employed as a weaver at the cotton factory. The live at 5 Wall Street in Blackburn.

No Blackburn-born James Ward's can be found on the 1881 census. According to his 1886 wedding registration, James was living at 34 Florence Street in Blackburn.

According to the 1891 census, 26 year old James is married to Sarah Louisa, and has three children, Elizabeth, Albert and Frank, and they live at 59 Goldhey Street in Blackburn. He is a cotton weaver.

No Blackburn-born James Ward's can be found on the 1901 census.

According to the 1911 census, James is still married to Sarah, and still a cotton weaver, and with Albert, they live at 8 Eastwood Street in Blackburn.

Married
based on the above
to Sarah Louisa Helme, at St. James' Church, Blackburn, on 25 December 1886 [registered in Blackburn, December 1886].
Died summer 1941, when the only correctly aged James Ward died in Blackburn, aged 77 years [registered in Blackburn, September 1941].
Height/Weight not known

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played locally in Blackburn for the junior sides before joining Little Harwood FC in 1879.  He joined Blackburn Olympic FC in 1881, and then Blackburn Rovers FC in 1886 - retiring a year later.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1882-83;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 120th players (120) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back
Only match No. 24, 14 March 1885, England 1 Wales 1, a British Championship match at Leamington Street, Mile End, Blackburn, aged 19 years 351 days;
Major tournaments British Championship 1884-85
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

A cotton machine operator, before becoming a Blackburn licensee. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.259.

 

Jimmy Ward - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 90 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.

 

Jimmy Ward - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - British Championship 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0

 

Jimmy Ward - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1884-85 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC All 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0

 

Jimmy Ward - Match History
 Club: Blackburn Rovers F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 1 full capx

Age 19
1 24 14 March 1885 - England 1 Wales 1, Leamington Street, Blackburn BC HD Start lb

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