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Thelwell Pike

Brentwood FC & Cambridge University AFC & Old Malvernians FC & Corinthians FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

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  Thelwell Mather Pike
Birth Saturday, 17 November 1866 in Weyhill, Penton Grafton, Hampshire
  registered in Andover October-December 1866.
"On the 17th inst., at Weyhill, Hants, the wife of Thelwell Pike, M.D., of a son." - Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette, Saturday, 24 November 1866

According to the 1871 census, Thelwall is the fourth child of six children to Dr. Thelwell and Fanny Pratt (née Watson). With six servants, living at Sun Inn, Penton Grafton in Andover. His father is a surgeon and physician.


According to the 1881 census, Mather is a scholar with his older brother Sydney at Malvern College, Worcestershire.


According to the 1891 census, Thelwell, a schoolmaster at Cargilfield Preparatory School, is boarding with Lillias Robinson at 7 Montague Terrace in Edinburgh.

Marriage to Jeannie Mary Homewood, Wednesday, 21 April 1897 at All Saints, Galley Hill, Swanscombe
  registered in Dartford April-June 1897
Children Thelwell and Jeannie Pike had two daughters together. Kathleen Mary Wentworth (b.1 November 1899) and Joan Mather (b.15 January 1901).

According to the 1901 census, Thelwell is married to Jeanie with two daughters, Kathleen and Joan. With the pupils, all living at Weybridge Boarding School on Oatlands Drive in Walton-on-Thames, Chertsey. Thelwell is a schoolmaster.


According to the 1911 census, Thelwell still married with his two daughters. Also two boarders and one servant. All living at The Hook, St Peters Footpath in Margate. Thelwell is still a schoolmaster.
(His mother died in 1914 and his father a year later)


According to the 1921 census, Thelwell Mather and his wife are visiting his younger brother Harry at Sandhurst Lodge in Bexhill. Thelwell is still a schoolmaster.

  According to the 1939 register, Thelwell, a tutor, is still married to Jeannie, and they live at 2 Hollands Avenue at Little Common in Bexhill, with his younger brother, Henry, a retired Indian Governor.
Death Sunday, 21 July 1957 at Rusper House, Horsell Birch in Margate, Surrey.
aged 90 years 246 days registered in Surrey NW July-September 1957
Probate "PIKE Thelwell Mather of Rusper House Horsell Birch Woking Surrey died 21 July 1957 Probate London 18 October to Leslie Horace Ayliff White company director and Frederick Hammett Knott golf club secretary.
Effects £6366 15s. 4d." [2019 equivalent: £154,644].
  Jeanie Pike died 11 October 1975, a month past her 102nd birthday.


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990], British Medical Journal &

Playing Career

Club(s) Attended Malvern School, making the XI in 1884-85.  Went onto Cambridge University, earning his Blue in 1886 and 1888. In 1886, Pike was also playing for Brentwood FC, the Old Malvernians AFC team, and began playing Crusaders FC, Swifts FC and Thanet Wanderers FC.
Corinthians 1886-91
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Pike also played first-class cricket with Worcestershire CCC 1886-95;
Height/Weight not known


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

England Career

Player number One of eight who became the 125th player (132) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left; [outside-right at club level]
Only match No. 26, 13 March 1886, Ireland 1 England 6, British Championship match at Ulster Cricket Ground, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast, aged 19 years 116 days;
Major tournaments British Championship 1885-86;
Team honours British Championship shared 1885-86;
Individual honours The South (one appearance, January 1888);
Distinctions Died five days after Bert Morley and Albert Sturgess, and eighteen days after George Blackburn.

Beyond England

Held scholastic appointments on the South coast of England, he was assistant master at the South Eastern College in Ramsgate in 1888, at Clare House School in Walmer in 1889-90, Cargilfield in Edinburgh in 1891, and at Shortlands in Eastbourne from 1892-96, before becoming headmaster of Weybridge Preparatory school 1897-1906, then was head of Thanet School, Margate, until his retirement in 1924. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.198

The Numbers
parties Appearances comp. apps minutes captain
1 1 1 90 0 none
minutes are approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6 1 100 +1
His only match was played in the British Championship competition and at an away venue

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition

Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1885-86 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1

All Competition

Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1

Match History

 Club: Brentwood F.C., Cambridge University A.F.C. Old Malvernians F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)  

F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - one full appearance (90 min)x

apps match match details comp res. rundown pos

Age 19
1 26 13 March 1886 - Ireland 1 England 6
Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast
BC AW   ol

one of eight who became the 125th player (132) to appear for England
the only player from Brentwood FC to represent England
one of three who became the fifteenth player from Cambridge University AFC to represent England
the first player from Old Malvernians AFC to represent England
one of seven who became the sixteenth Corinthian to represent England
the youngest player to represent England competitively - until 1888

Age 21 trial  
one appearance - The South vs. The North, January 1888