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Harry Daft

Notts County FC & Corinthians FC

5 appearances, 3 goals

P 5 W 4 D 1 L 0 F 18: A 4
90% successful

1889-92

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played: 450

Profile

Full name Harry Butler Daft
Born 5 April 1866 in Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire [registered in Bingham, June 1866].

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, Harry Butler is the youngest of two sons (the older is Richard Parr) to Richard and Mary (née Parr). They live at Radcliffe Hill in Radcliffe-on-Trent, with one servant. His father is a brewing agent and cricket outfitter.

According to the 1881 census, Harry now has three younger sisters living with their parents at Main Street in Radcliffe. Harry himself was a student at Trent College in Long Eaton.

According to the 1891 census, Harry B. is a manager of a sports warehouse.  He lives alone with a servant at 43 Dovecote Lane in Beeston, Nottingham.

According to the 1901 census, Harry B. is a professional cricketer, married to Florence with one daughter, Dorothy. They live with Florence's mother, Catherine Whitlock, at Lorne Grove in Ratcliffe-on-Trent.

According to the 1911 census, Harry Butler is living with his wife and daughter and his older brother, Richard, at High Cross in Ware, Hertfordshire.

Married to Florence Whitlock, on 23 April 1891 [registered in Bingham, June 1891].
Died 12 January 1945 in High Cross, Ware, aged 78 years 282 days [registered in Ware, Hertfordshire, March 1945].
Height/Weight 5' 9", 11st. 7lbs [1895].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played football since the age of thirteen while he attended Trent College, after leaving he joined Notts County FC in the mid-1880's. Daft played for the Corinthians team as well beteen 1887 and 1890. He joined Nottingham Forest FC on 17 January 1893, where he played for only eight months, before rejoining County in August.  Joined Newark FC in December 1894 before retiring. Throughout, he represented Nottinghamshire FA.
Club honours Football League (two appearances)
Individual honours FA Cup runners-up 1890-91, winner 1893-94;
Distinctions Also played first-class cricket for Nottinghamshire CC 1885-99.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of nine who became the 157th players (164) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside/outside-left
First match No. 36, 2 March 1889, England 6 Ireland 1, a British Championship match at Anfield Road, Anfield, Liverpool, aged 22 years 331 days.
Last match No. 44, 5 March 1892, Ireland 0 England 2, a British Championship match at Cliftonville Gardens, Cliftonville, Belfast, aged 25 years 335 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1888-89, 1889-90, 1890-91, 1891-92;
Team honours British Championship shared 1889-90, winners 1890-91, 1891-92;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

England Disgrace

THE AFFAIRS OF NOTTS CRICKETERS
Messrs. Richard and Harry Butler Daft, lately of the Trent Bridge Hotel, West Bridgford, Nottingham, appeared at the Nottingham Bankruptcy Court on Wednesday to undergo a public examination. The joint statement of affairs placed the liabilities at 3.374l, 9s. 2d., and the assets at 127l. 7s., Richard Daft's separate liabilities being 108l. 13s. 4d., and assets 129l.; whilst the liabilities of Harry Butler Daft were put down at 296l. 8s., and the assets at 35l. 10s. It transpired that during the twenty months of trading Richard Daft withdrew 958l. 15s., and his son 902l. 10s. The money had, it was stated, been expended in household and personal expenses, but both debtors admitted that some had gone in betting—less than 100l. in each case. H.B. Daft stated that 100l. had been received by him in earnings as a professional cricketer, but it had cost him more than half that to play. The examination was adjourned.
Harry Butler Daft and Bernard Barnett, sports' outfitters, of Carrington Street, Nottingham, also underwent examination. The liabilities were 1.942l., and the assets 1,054l. The examination was closed. -
Derby Mercury, Wednesday, 26 January 1898.

Beyond England

Served on the FA Committee from 1884-85. Carried on with his professional cricket career after he hung up his football boots - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.83.

 

Harry Daft - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Minutes Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Captain Discipline
5 5 5 450 3 150 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.

 

Harry Daft - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 2 0 0 12 2 +10 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +2
Away 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 0 1 2.00 1.50 83.3 +2
All - British Championship 5 4 1 0 18 4 +14 0 1 3.60 0.80 90.0 +4

 

Harry Daft - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1888-89 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1889-90 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 0 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1
BC 1890-91 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1891-92 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 5 4 1 0 18 4 +14 0 1 3.60 0.80 90.0 +4
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 5 4 1 0 18 4 +14 0 1 3.60 0.80 90.0 +4
All 5 4 1 0 18 4 +14 0 1 3.60 0.80 90.0 +4

 

Harry Daft - Match History
 Club: Notts County F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 5 full capsx

Age 22
1 36 2 March 1889 - England 6 Ireland 1, Anfield Road, Liverpool BC HW Start il
Age 23
2 38 15 March 1890 - Wales 1 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AW Start ol
Age 24
3 40 5 April 1890 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AD Start ol
 Club: Notts County F.C. - 2 full caps  
4 41 7 March 1891 - England 6 Ireland 1, Molineux, Wolverhampton BC HW Start ol
Age 25
5 44 5 March 1892 - Ireland 0 England 2, Cliftonville Gardens, Belfast BC AW Start ol

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