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Nevill Cobbold

Cambridge University AFC & Old Carthusians FC, also Corinthians FC

9 appearances, 6 goals

P 9 W 5 D 2 L 2 F 31: A 9
67% successful

1883-88

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
810

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Full name William Nevill Cobbold
Born 4 February 1863 in Long Melford, Suffolk [registered in Sudbury, March 1863].
Attended Charterhouse School

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, William N. was the youngest of three children (the only son) to Edward A. and Matilda C., living at Cheriton Villa in Folkestone, with three servants. His father was a clergyman, assisting at The Trinity Church in Folkestone.

According to the 1881 census, William Nevill was a pupil at Charterhouse in Godalming.

According to the 1891 census, Nevill is now married to Hester, and are the only two visitors at The Ship Inn in Doverhay, Porlock in Minehead. Nevill is a tutor.

According to the 1901 census, Wm N, still married, and still a Tutor, is visiting alone, the Escombes at 34 Kidbrooke Park Road in Woolwich, London.

According to the 1911 census, William Nevill cannot be found. However, his wife was found in Abbey School in Marlow Hill, High Wycombe. She was only visiting though. It shows that she and her husband had had three children, one sadly died. One of them, Laura, was also on the Abbey School census return.

Married to Hester Marion Arbutnot, 23 July 1890 at West Hoathly Parish Church [registered in East Grinstead, September 1890].
Died 8 April 1922 at 1 Richmond Gardens in Bournemouth, aged 59 years 63 days [registered in Christchurch, Hampshire, June 1922]. Left property of the value of £3750.
Height/Weight not known

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) He started playing for the local club in Long Melford, went on to play for and attend Charterhouse School, 1880-1882, and was Rustat Scholar at Jesus College, Cambridge (BA 1885; MA 1889) gaining his first football Blue in 1883, playing for Cambridge against Oxford for the next three years and as Captain in 1885 and 1886.  Played as an Old Carthusian also, as well as guesting for the Corinthians team between 1885 and 1888. - Cobbold Family History Trust
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Also represented Cambridge University at tennis and cricket.  Played a single game for Kent CC in 1887.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of six who became the 103rd players (105) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside/outside-right;
First match No. 18, 24 February 1883, England 7 Ireland 0, a friendly match at Liverpool Cricket Ground, Aigburth, Liverpool, aged 20 years 20 days;
Last match No. 31, 19 March 1887, Scotland 3 England 2, a British Championship match at Ibrox Park, Copland Road, Glasgow, aged 24 years 43 days;
Major tournaments British Championship 1884-85, 1885-86, 1886-87;
Team honours British Championship shared 1885-86;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

A schoolteacher in later life, working principally as a 'crammer'.  that is, preparing boys for the British army. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.69.

 

Nevill Cobbold - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Minutes Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Captain Discipline
12 9 7 810 6 135 min 3 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.

 

Nevill Cobbold - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 7 4 2 1 27 7 +20 0 4 3.857 1.00 71.4 +3
Away 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 0 0 2.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 9 5 2 2 31 9 +22 0 4 3.444 1.00 66.7 +3

 

Nevill Cobbold - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 7 4 2 1 22 6 +16 0 3 3.143 0.857 71.4 +3
Friendly 2 1 0 1 9 3 +6 0 1 4.50 1.50 50.0 =0
All 9 5 2 2 31 9 +22 0 4 3.444 1.00 66.7 +3

 

Nevill Cobbold - 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 2 1 1 0 5 1 +4 0 1 2.50 0.50 50.0 =0
BC 1885-86 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 0 2.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 1886-87 3 2 0 1 13 3 +10 0 2 4.33 1.00 66.7 +1
BC All 7 4 2 1 22 6 +16 0 3 3.143 0.857 71.4 +3
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 7 4 2 1 22 6 +16 0 3 3.143 0.857 71.4 +3
All 7 4 2 1 22 6 +16 0 3 3.143 0.857 71.4 +3

 

Nevill Cobbold - Match History
 

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 9 full capsx

 Club: Cambridge University F.C. & Old Carthusians F.C. - 2 full caps  
Age 20
1 18 24 February 1883 - England 7 Ireland 0, Liverpool Cricket Ground, Liverpool Fr HW Start 17, 19 ir
2 19 10 March 1883 - England 2 Scotland 3, Bramall Lane, Sheffield Fr HL Start il
 Club: Cambridge University F.C., Old Carthusians F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 4 full caps  
Age 21
- 20 23 February 1884 - Ireland 1 England 8, Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast BC AW withdrawn
Age 22
3 23 28 February 1885 - England 4 Ireland 0, Manchester Football Ground, Manchester BC HW Start il
- 24 14 March 1885 - England 1 Wales 1, Leamington Street, Blackburn HD withdrawn
4 25 21 March 1885 - England 1 Scotland 1, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington HD Start il
Age 23
5 27 27 March 1886 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AD Start il
6 28 29 March 1886 - Wales 1 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham AW Start il
 Club: Old Carthusians F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 3 full caps  
Age 24
7 29 5 February 1887 - England 7 Ireland 0, Bramall Lane, Sheffield BC HW Start il
8 30 26 February 1887 - England 4 Wales 0, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington HW Start il
9 31 19 March 1887 - England 2 Scotland 3, Leamington Street, Blackburn HL Start il
 

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 0 full capsx

Age 25
- 32 4 February 1888 - Wales 1 England 5, Alexandra Recreation Ground, Crewe BC AW withdrawn
- 34 7 April 1888 - Ireland 1 England 5, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast AW withdrawn

Notes

 

MY WIFE'S SPECTACLES by W.N. Cobbold.

Her specs are here, her specs are there,
Her spectacles are my despair,
Sometimes they're found upon the stairs,
At times in depths of cosy chairs.

I seek them here, I seek them there,
At times I feel inclined to swear,
These deemed elusive spectacles,
They're in some sofa's tentacles.

I search the grounds and grope the floors,
I hunt in vain without a pause,
But all she says is "Lend me thine,
They suit me just as well as mine
".

Cambridge University entry

Admission as a pensioner at Jesus College: 1 October 1882
son of Edward Augustus [1844], clerk .
born Melford, Suffolk  4 February 1863
School: Charterhouse
Matriculated 1882, Rustat Scholar BA 1885, MA 1889.
Football (assoc.) blue' 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886.
Of West Wratting Park, Cambridgeshire.
Army and University Tutor; a very successful 'coach.' Married and had issue.
Died at
I, Richmond Gardens, Bournemouth 8 April 1922, aged 78.
(Charterhouse Sch. Reg. The Times, Apr. 11, 1922.)

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