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George Brann

Swifts FC & Corinthians FC

3 appearances, 1 goal

P 3 W 2 D 1 L 0 F 8: A 3
83% successful

1886-91

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
270

Profile

Full name George Brann
Born 23 April 1865 in Eastbourne, Sussex [no registration found].

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, George is boarding with the Bray's at The Green, Ringmer in Lewes. His father is also called George, according to his marriage registration.

This George Brann cannot be found on the 1881 census.

According to the 1891 census, George is a visitor to Bridge Cottage on Walton Lane in Shepperton. There is no householder on this night, but there are two servants. George is an insurance agent. According to his marriage registration, George was living at 14 Temperley Road in Streatham, in 1892, and his job listed as a solicitor.

According to the 1901 census, George is now married to Florence, and they are currently residing her her widowed mother, Mary Ellwood, at 15 Nightingale Lane in Streatham. George is living 'within his own means'.

According to the 1911 census, George is Secretary to the Golf Club, still married, and are living at 42 Ewell Road in Surbiton. The census reveals that their one and only child died.

Married to Florence Elizabeth Ellwood, 18 October 1892 at Balham Hill Ascension, Streatham [registered in Wandsworth, December 1892].
Died 14 June 1954 at Ivyholme, 42 Ewell Road, Surbiton Hill, Surrey, aged 89 years 52 days [registered in Surrey N., June 1954]. Left £21,170 14s. 6d. in his will
Height/Weight not known

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Started his playing career with Ardingley College in West Sussex.  Brann went onto play for Swifts FC, which then merged with other teams from Slough in 1890 to form Slough Town FC. Guested for the Corinthians FC team from 1885 until 1893 (32 apps, eight goals)
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Also played first-class cricket with Sussex CCC 1883-1905;

Source

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

England Career

Player number Became the 133rd player to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left/right and inside-forward;
First match No. 27, 27 March 1886, Scotland 1 England 1, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Crosshill, Glasgow, aged 20 years 338 days.
Last match No. 41, 7 March 1891, England 4 Wales 1, a British Championship match at Newcastle Road, Sunderland, aged 25 years 318 days;
Major tournaments British Championship 1885-86, 1890-91;
Team honours British Championship winners 1890-91, shared 1885-86;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Following his retirement from cricket in particular, Brann became a good golfer and was secretary to the Home Park Golf Club in Surbiton for twenty years. He also taught at Ardingly College. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.44.

 

George Brann - 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.

 

George Brann - 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 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
Away 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 0 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1
All - British Championship 3 2 1 0 8 3 +5 0 0 2.667 1.00 83.3 +2

 

George Brann - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1885-86 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 0 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1
BC 1890-91 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 3 2 1 0 8 3 +5 0 0 2.667 1.00 83.3 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 3 2 1 0 8 3 +5 0 0 2.667 1.00 83.3 +2
All 3 2 1 0 8 3 +5 0 0 2.667 1.00 83.3 +2

 

George Brann - Match History
 Club: Swifts F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 2 full capsx

Age 20
1 27 27 March 1886 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AD Start ol
2 28 29 March 1886 - Wales 1 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham AW Start or
 

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 25
3 41 7 March 1891 - England 4 Wales 1, Newcastle Road, Sunderland BC HW Start or

Notes

BRANN, MR. GEORGE, who died at his home at Surbiton, Surrey, on June 14, aged 89, was a famous Sussex batsman at the turn of the century. A product of Ardingly College, where he spent ten years, he first appeared for Sussex in 1883 and played his last match for the county in 1905, but his career really began in 1885 and ended in 1904. Originally a very free batsman and powerful hitter, he forsook his dashing methods during his last few years of county cricket, but although becoming a far more watchful type of batsman he continued to make many runs. Born on April 23, 1865, he scored altogether 11,150 runs, average 25, and he scored twenty-five centuries for Sussex. He owed much to the coaching of Alfred Shaw and William Mycroft. Standing nearly six feet, Brann was a capital fieldsman and once at Ardingly threw a ball over 115 yards.

His biggest score was 219 against Hampshire at Brighton. In 1899 he and C. B. Fry opened the two Sussex innings against Middlesex at Lord's with partnerships of 135 and 148. In 1892 he enjoyed what was then the rare distinction of scoring two centuries in a match--105 and 101 against Kent at Brighton. Only Dr. W. G. Grace (three times) and W. Lambert, of Sussex, had to that point in cricket history achieved the feat. Brann went to Australia in 1887-88 as a member of Shaw and Shrewsbury's Team, visited South Africa under W. W. Read in 1891-92 and America in 1899 when K. S. Ranjitsinhji was captain.

Brann was also a fine Association football forward. Fast and heavy, he did great work for that celebrated Slough club, the Swifts, and for the Corinthians and played for England against Scotland and Wales in 1886 and against Wales in 1891. After retiring from cricket he achieved some fame at golf. - Wisden Obituary

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