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Arthur Cursham

Notts County FC

two captaincies, one goal

P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 4: A 8
50% successful

1878-79

Full appearances: six
minutes as captain:
150

Profile

  Arthur William Cursham
Born Monday, 14 March 1853 in St. Peters, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire [registered in Nottingham, March 1853].
Died Christmas Eve, Wednesday, 24 December 1884 at Wilford Grove, Peru, Florida, aged 31 years 285 days [not registered in UK].

Playing Career

Club(s) Represented Nottingham in 1875 in their match against London, and played for the Notts County club from 1875 up until his benefit match on 3 April 1884 against Queen's Park, who defeated them 3-0, but had earned Arthur with £284 to emigrate with, becoming club captain. In his last season with Notts County, he was known as R.H. Venables. He also helped Nottingham Forest FC in their 1879-80 campaign. Throughout, he assisted other clubs, such as Oakham School, Nottingham Law club, Nottingham Thursday Wanderers FC and Sheffield FC. Played occasionally for Grantham Town between 1876-79. Later in his career, represented both London and Sheffield. In all, he played over 300 matches.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Also played first-class cricket with Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
Height/Weight not known.

Source

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

England Career

Captain number Sixth player to captain England.
Player number One of nine who became the 34th player (42) to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
First captaincy No. 7, 2 March 1878, Scotland 7 England 2, a friendly match at The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Hamilton Crescent, Partick, Glasgow, aged 24 years 353 days.75
Last captaincy No. 8, 18 January 1879, England 2 Wales 1, a friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 25 years 310 days. Match lasted only for an hour.
Individual honours England's joint-Top Goalscorer (one 1878). Only the second player to be awarded the captaincy twice, the first to retain it.
Distinctions Older brother of Harry Cursham. Brother-in-law of Harold Morse.

 

Arthur Cursham - Captain 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 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
Away 1 0 0 1 2 7 -5 0 0 2.00 7.00 00.0 -1
All - Friendly 2 1 0 1 4 8 -4 0 0 2.00 4.00 50.0 =0


Arthur Cursham
- Captain History
 
 Club: Notts County F.C. - two captaincies (150 min), one goal

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - two captaincies (150 min)x

Age 24
1 7 2 March 1878 - Scotland 7 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow Fr AL third app
75
f

Age 25
2 8 18 January 1879 - England 2 Wales 1, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HW fourth app 60 f

Notes

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