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Basil Patchitt

Corinthians FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 2 D 0 L 0 F 7: A 3
100% successful


captain: two
minutes played:


  Basil Clement Alderson Patchitt
Birth 8 August 1900 in Singapore [not registered in UK].
Possibly arrived in England in April 1905, according to immigration lists.

Not on the 1901 census, still in Singapore.
A Mr and Mrs W. Patchitt left London for Singapore on board the Sanuki Maru on 16 February 1900.


According to the 1911 census, Basil is the only son to William and Mary Georgina. They are visiting The Hotel Metropole in Northumberland Avenue, The Strand. His father is a merchant.


Not on the 1921 census, location unknown.
East Sussex Electoral Registers places Basil with his parents, William and Mary, at Battle Court, Prideaux Road in Eastbourne in 1922-24.

Marriage to Mary G.T. McArthur, 18 June 1926, at Arrochar Parish Church, Dumbartonshire [not registered in UK]. They had two children, Basil John (b.1927) and Sheila M. (b.1930).
  According to British Phone Books, as well as West Yorkshire Electoral Registers, in 1926-27, B.C.A. Patchitt was living at Sycamore House in Heath, on the outskirts of Wakefield, he could be contacted on Wakefield 697, and according to Kelly's Directory, in 1927, Basil C.A. was a private resident at Bellamy House, also in Heath, (BT 1927-33) now at Wakefield 2597.
According to Surrey Electoral Registers, in 1934, Basil Clement Alderson and Mary Patchitt are living at 23 Sandersfield Road in Banstead. 
According to passenger lists, on board the UCM Windsor Castle, Basil departed Southampton for Capetown, South Africa, on 20 September 1935, the engineer was living at Black House in Sutton Coldfield. .
  Patchitt or his family are not on the 1939 register.
According to passenger lists, Basil, and his wife and daughter, arrived back at Southampton from Durban on the UCM Pretoria Castle on 17 March 1950. On the same ship, Basil and Mary emigrated to Capetown on 20 July 1950. They were stated as living at 126 Hawes Lane in West Wickham, Kent. He is an engineer. Again, the British Phone Book confirms this, and he could be contacted on SPRingpk 5215.
A newspaper report in 1955 confirming the engagement of Basil John, states that the Patchitt's were living in Witkoppen in Johhannesburg
Death 2 July 1991 in Johannesburg, South Africa, aged 90 years 328 days [not registered in UK]. Confirmation by his son.


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

Playing Career

Club(s) Attended and played for the Charterhouse School in 1917-19. Went on to be educated at Trinity College, Cambridge University, earning his Blue in 1922. First guested with the famous Corinthian FC side from 1921-22, and played with them for a couple of seasons. Also played with Castelford Town FC in late 1923/early 1924.
Club honours None
Individual honours FA Charity Shield runners-up with Amateurs 1923;
Distinctions None
Height/Weight not known


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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 451st players (453) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-half, left-half
First match No. 135, 21 May 1923, Sweden 2 England 4, an end-of-season tour match at Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm, aged 22 years 286 days, as captain
Last match No. 135, 24 May 1923, Sweden 1 England 3, an end-of-season tour match at Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm, aged 22 years 289 days, as captain
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Basil's father is English, born in Thorne in Yorkshire, thus as a British subject, he was eligible to play for England.

Beyond England

The recipient of two full appearances yet never so honoured at amateur international level - an unusual occurrence. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.192.


Basil Patchitt - Career Statistics
Squads Apps comp. apps Mins. Goals goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
2 2 0 180 0 0 min 0 two none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.


Basil Patchitt - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - Friendly 2 2 0 0 7 3 +4 0 0 3.50 1.50 100.0 +2
All 2 2 0 0 7 3 +4 0 0 3.50 1.50 100.0 +2


Basil Patchitt - Match History
 Club: Corinthians F.C. - 2 full appearances

F.A. International Select Committee - 2 full capsx

Age 22
1 135 21 May 1923 - Sweden 2 England 4, Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm tour AW captain rh
2 136 24 May 1923 - Sweden 1 England 3, Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm AW captain lh