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Alfred Stratford

Malvern College AFC & Wanderers FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

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


disciplined: none
minutes played:


Full name Alfred Hugh Stratford
Born 5 September 1853 in Kensington, Middlesex. [registered in Kensington, September 1853].
notes: Kensington was in the Middlesex Registration County up until 1889.

Census Notes

According to the 1861 census, Alfred H. 'Stafford' was the fourth child of six. His father, Hugh, was not in the census, but his mother, Annie, was a schoolmistress, living at 11 Stanley Gardens, St Mary Abbots in Kensington, with five servants.

According to the 1871 census, Alfred, a scholar, was lodging with the Savage's, at Alber's Villa, in Mathon, Herefordshire.  The family were living at Stanley Gardens in Kensington.

According to the 1881 census, Alfred H. is back at home with both his parents, the oldest of three children, Edith and Fred in the household, at 18 Villa Road, Lambeth.  No occupations are stated, but they have one servant

According to the 1891 census, there is no Alfred, he maybe had left for the States before the census.  His father had died, and his mother however, was staying with her cousin, Mary Cocks, at 23 Loughborough Road in Brixton.

Died 2 May 1914 in Newark, New Jersey, USA, aged 60 years 239 days.
Height/Weight not known.


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

Club Career

Club(s) Stratford attended and played for Malvern College, captaining them in 1874.  Became part of the Old Malvernians FC team, also Wanderers FC and Swifts FC; also represented Middlesex.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1875-76, 1876-77, 1877-78;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Stratford also played first class cricket for Middlesex and Herefordshire, as well as United States of America.


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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 21st players (22) to appear for England.
Position(s) Full Back;
Only match No. 3, 7 March 1874, Scotland 2 England 1, a friendly match at The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Hamilton Crescent, Partick, Glasgow, aged 20 years 183 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Emigrated to America, around 1890. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.239/40.


Alfred Stratford - Career Statistics
Squads Appearances Minutes Goals Goals Ave. min Captain Discipline
2 1 90 0 0 min 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.


Alfred Stratford - 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 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 00.0 -1
All 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 00.0 -1


Alfred Stratford - Match History
 Club: Malvern College A.F.C. & Wanderers F.C. - 1 full cap

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

Age 20
1 3 7 March 1874 - Scotland 2 England 1, The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Partick Fr AL Start fb
Age 22
- 5 4 March 1876 - Scotland 3 England 0, The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Partick Fr AL withdrawn


Alfred Hugh Stratford was in the Malvern XI in 1871 and two following years, and played occasionally for Middlesex between 1877 and 1880. For the former in 1873 he made 703 runs with an average of 32.40, scoring 149 v. Cotswold Magpies and 120 v. Rev. H. Foster's XI, and took 62 wickets for under thirteen runs each. Scores and Biographies said of him:-- A good and free hitter, and his bowling is slow and twisting, breaking both ways, being very difficult to operate against at times. In the field he is excellent, generally taking cover-point or long-leg. His highest score in first-class cricket was 55 not out v. Gloucestershire at Clifton in 1879, and his best feat with the ball to take five wickets for 12 runs for M.C.C. and G. v. Yorkshire at Lord's in 1879. In 1876 he took 17 wickets out of 20 for Incogniti v. Ealing, on the Ealing ground, and 18 out of 20 (besides making a catch) for Kensington Park v. Bickley Park at Notting Hill. Whilst in America he played with success for Winnipeg, Pittsburgh, New York and Newark, and when appearing for New York XVIII against the Australians in 1893 scored 25, the only double-figure, in his side's first innings. Mr. Stratford was famous at Association football in the early days of the game. He played for the Wanderers when they won the FA Cup in 1876, 1877, and 1878. - Wisden Cricketers' Almanack