Bill Ashurst (footballer)


William Ashurst (4 May 1894 – 26 January 1947) was an English professional footballer who made 200 appearances in the Football League for Notts County as a right back.[1] He was capped by England at international level and represented the Football League XI.[3] Ashurst also played league football for Lincoln City and West Bromwich Albion.[1][4]

Bill Ashurst
Personal information
Full name William Ashurst[1]
Date of birth (1894-05-04)4 May 1894[2]
Place of birth Willington, England[2]
Date of death 26 January 1947(1947-01-26) (aged 52)[2]
Place of death Bulwell, England[3]
Height 5 ft 9.5 in (177 cm)[3]
Position(s) Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1913–1914 Willington
1914–???? Durham City
1919 Leeds City 0 (0)
1919–1920 Lincoln City 24 (0)
1920–1926 Notts County 200 (0)
1926–1928 West Bromwich Albion 22 (1)
1928–???? Newark Town
0000–1930 Brentwood Colliery
Bestwood Colliery
National team
1923–1925 England 5 (0)
1923 Football League XI 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Personal life


Ashurst's younger brother Eli also became a footballer.[5] During the First World War, Ashurst served as a gunner in the Royal Field Artillery and as a private in the Tank Corps.[6]

Career statistics


Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lincoln City 1919–20[2] Second Division 24 0 0 0 24 0
Notts County 1922–23[7] Second Division 41 0 0 0 41 0
1923–24[7] First Division 33 0 0 0 33 0
1924–25[7] 30 0 0 0 30 0
1925–26[7] 19 0 0 0 19 0
Total 123 0 0 0 123 0
West Bromwich Albion 1926–27[4] First Division 22 1 1 0 23 1
Career total 169 1 1 0 170 1

Honours


Notts County

References


  1. Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939 (Third edition, with revisions ed.). Toton, Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 12. ISBN 9781905891610. OCLC 841581272.
  2. "William Ashurst". The Lincoln City FC Archive. Archived from the original on 15 July 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  3. "England Players – Bill Ashurst". englandfootballonline. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  4. "Albion Till We Die – An Independent West Bromwich Albion Website". www.albiontillwedie.co.uk. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  5. "Ashurst Bill Notts County 1925". Vintage Footballers. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  6. Bill Ashurst on Lives of the First World War
  7. "Notts County FC in the 1920's". Archived from the original on 20 June 2018. Retrieved 27 April 2020.