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Kenny Davenport

Bolton Wanderers FC

2 appearances, 2 goals

P 2 W 1 D 1 L 0 F 10: A 2
75% successful

1885-90

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name James Kenyon Davenport
Born 23 March 1862 in Bolton, Lancashire [registered in Bolton, March 1862].

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, James K. is the youngest of four children to James and Catherine. They live in 4 Partridge Street, Great Bolton, in Bolton. His father was a joiner.

According to the 1881 census, James K. is one of two children living with their widowed father. The other child is his older sister Mary, now married to Samuel Ashall with two children, all living at 59 Mason Street in Great Bolton. James is a mechanic.

According to the 1891 census, James K. is now married to Emma with two children, James (82) and Amy (87). He is a brewer's labourer and they all live at 10 Washington Street in Great Bolton.

According to the 1901 census, James K. is still married and still has only two children and still a beer seller.  He now lives back at Partridge Street in Bolton. Now at number 16.

Following the death of James, and according to the 1911 census, Emma, a widower, is living with her brother, John Thomas Eves at 16 Partridge Street, and she now sells the beer.
Their son James, is now married to Ellen, with three daughters, and they live at 29 Partridge Street. James snr is a machine fitter.
Amy married James Edwin Stallard in 1905, and in 1911, they were living at 18 Lamberts Cottages in Swansea with two children.

Married to Emma Eaves [registered in Bolton, June 1881]
Died 29 September 1908 at The Jolly Drummer Inn, 16 Partridge Street, Bolton, aged 46 years 190 days [registered in Bolton, September 1908].
Height/Weight not known

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career with Gilnow Rangers FC in Bolton, before joining the towns senior side, Bolton Wanderers FC in 1883.  Joined Southport Central FC during the 1892-93 season.  Also represented Lancashire FA on at least six occasions.
Club honours None.
Individual honours None.
Distinctions Almost certainly, Kenny Davenport is credited with scoring the first ever Football League goal in the world.  On 8 September 1888, when the Football League played its first matches, Davenport had scored a hat-trick within the first five minutes for Bolton Wanderers FC against Derby County FC.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 120th players (121) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside/outside-right
First match No. 24, 14 March 1885, England 1 Wales 1, a British Championship match at Leamington Street, Mile End, Blackburn, aged 22 years 356 days;
Last match No. 38, 15 March 1890, Ireland 1 England 9, a British Championship match at Ulster Cricket Ground, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast, aged 27 years 358 days;
Major tournaments British Championship 1884-85, 1888-90;
Team honours None.
Individual honours None.
Distinctions None.

Beyond England

A fitter by trade. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.84.

 

Kenny Davenport - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
4 2 2 180 2 90 min 2 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.

 

Kenny Davenport - 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 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
Away 1 1 0 0 9 1 +8 0 0 9.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All - British Championship 2 1 1 0 10 2 +8 0 0 5.00 1.00 75.0 +1

 

Kenny Davenport - 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 1889-90 1 1 0 0 9 1 +8 0 0 9.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 2 1 1 0 10 2 +8 0 0 5.00 1.00 75.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 1 1 0 10 2 +8 0 0 5.00 1.00 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 10 2 +8 0 0 5.00 1.00 75.0 +1

 

Kenny Davenport - Match History
 Club: Bolton Wanderers F.C. - 2 full caps

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

Age 22
1 24 14 March 1885 - England 1 Wales 1, Leamington Street, Blackburn BC HD Start ir
Age 24
- 29 5 February 1887 - England 7 Ireland 0, Bramall Lane, Sheffield BC HW reserve
- 30 26 February 1887 - England 4 Wales 0, The Oval, Kennington HW reserve
 

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

Age 26
2 38 15 March 1890 - Ireland 1 England 9, Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast BC AW Start or
According to some newspaper match reports, Davenport didn't score any of the goals against Ireland, instead giving four, possibly five, goals to Fred Geary.  The truth is that several of England's goals were typical of the time, scored from massed scrimmages in muddy goalmouths - Cris Freddi, England Football Factbook

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