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Encyclopedia > Maxwell Woosnam
Max Woosnam
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Personal information
Full name Maxwell Woosnam
Date of birth September 6, 1892
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Date of death July 14, 1965
Place of death London, England
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Position Centre half
Youth clubs
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Professional clubs*
Years Club Apps (goals)
1914
1919–1923
Chelsea
Manchester City
3 (0)
96 (4)
National team
1922 England 1 (0)

* Professional club appearances and (goals)
counted for the domestic league only.
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Men's Tennis
Gold 1920 Doubles
Silver 1920 Mixed Doubles

Maxwell "Max" Woosnam (September 6, 1892July 14, 1965) was a British amateur sportsman who excelled in many sports during the early part of the 20th century. In lawn tennis he was an Olympic gold medallist and Wimbledon champion, both in doubles, as well as captain of the British Davis Cup team. In association football he was the captain of Manchester City and once played for and captained the England national team. In snooker he scored a maximum 147 break; in cricket he scored a century at Lord's in a schoolboy match, and in a table tennis game against the actor and film director Charlie Chaplin he won while playing with a butter knife instead of a bat. Image File history File links Olympic_rings. ... A tennis net Tennis is a sport played between either two players (Singles) or two teams of two players (doubles). Players use a stringed racquet to strike a ball, a hollow rubber ball covered in felt, over a net into the opponents court. ... The 1920 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VII Olympiad, were held in 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium. ... The 1920 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VII Olympiad, were held in 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium. ... This article is about the day of the year. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... This article is about the sport, tennis. ... For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ... Wimbledon logo The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly referred to as simply Wimbledon, is the oldest and arguably most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... The term doubles as used in sports like tennis and badminton refers to games with two players on each side. ... Logo The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in mens tennis. ... The striker (wearing red jersey) has run past the defender (in white jersey) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to stop the ball. ... The team captain of a football (soccer) team, sometimes known as the skipper, is a team member chosen to be the on-pitch leader of the team: it is often one of the older or more experienced members of the squad. ... Manchester City Football Club is an English Premier League football club based in Manchester. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... Snooker is a billiards sport that is played on a large (12 × 6) baize-covered table with pockets in each of the four corners and in the middle of each of the long side cushions. ... In the Billiards game snooker, a break is the total score achieved by a player in a single visit to the table. ... For the insect, see Cricket (insect). ... In the sport of cricket, a batsman reaches his century when he scores 100 or more runs in the innings. ... The Pavilion The Grand Stand Match in progress The Media Centre at Lords Cricket Ground This memorial stone to Lord Harris is in the Harris Garden at Lords Lords Cricket Ground is a cricket ground in St Johns Wood in London, at grid reference TQ268827. ... Wang Liqin winning a forehand drive against Jörg Rosskopf. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, Jr, KBE, (April 16, 1889 – December 25, 1977), better known as Charlie Chaplin, was a British comedy actor, becoming the most famous actor in the early to mid Hollywood cinema era, and also a notable director. ... A butter knife is a flat, metal knife used to spread butter, peanut butter, vegemite or other spreads. ...

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Early life

Woosnam was born in Liverpool, England, the son of Charles Maxwell Woosnam, a canon in the Church of England, and his wife Mary. Woosnam was raised in his father's parish, the small village of Aberhafesp in North Wales. He came from a sporting family on his mother's side — she herself was a keen tennis player who was one of the first women in Britain to use the backhand stroke, when it was considered daring for women to do so. Mary's brother, Hylton Philipson, had been wicket-keeper for the England cricket team. Liverpool waterfront by night, as seen from the Wirral. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population –mid-2004... A canon (from the Latin canonicus and Greek κανωνικωσ relating to a rule) is a priest who is a member of certain bodies of the Christian clergy subject to a rule (canon). ... The Church of England is the officially established Christian church[1] in England, and acts as the mother and senior branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion. ... A parish is a type of administrative subdivision. ... Aberhafesp is a town in the Welsh principal area of Powys. ... Approximate extent of North Wales North Wales (known in some archaic texts as Northgalis) is the northernmost unofficial region of Wales, bordered to the south by Mid Wales. ... Justine Henin-Hardenne has one of the best one-handed backhands in todays tennis The backhand in tennis is a stoke hit by swinging the racquet away from ones body in the direction of where the player wants the ball to go. ... Hylton (Punch) Philipson (born 8 June 1866 in Tynemouth, Northumberland, England; died 4 December 1935 at Hyde Park, London, England) was a cricketer who played first-class cricket for Oxford University between 1887 and 1889 and for Middlesex between 1895 and 1898. ... A wicket keeper in characteristic position, ready to face a delivery. ... The English cricket team is a national cricket team representing England and Wales. ...


The money in Mary's family allowed his parents to send their son to prep school at Horris Hill School, near Winchester in England, which his older brother Charles also attended. Starting at the school in September 1900, he began playing cricket for the school team in 1902. He topped the batting averages in his first year and made innings of 97 and 71 runs, the highest by some distance of any boy on the team, most of whom were older than Woosnam. He also played for the school's football team, of which he became captain, before in January 1906 moving on to join his brother at Winchester College. In the United States a preparatory school, or prep school, is usually a private secondary school (or high school) designed to prepare a student for higher education. ... Horris Hill is a private preparatory school situated a few miles south of Newbury in West Berkshire and directly south of the small town, Newtown. ... Winchester is a historic city in southern England, with a population of around 40,000 within a 3 mile radius of its centre. ... Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... Winchester College is a public school in the city of Winchester in Hampshire, in the south of England. ...


He continued playing cricket and football at Winchester, winning honours for his house team as well as also taking part in the school's own code of football, Winchester College Football. He became captain of the school's cricket team, and in 1911 was selected for a Public Schools XI which played against Marylebone Cricket Club at Lord's cricket ground, the home of English cricket. Woosnam made a century, scoring 144 not out in the first innings and 33 not out in the second as the match ended in a draw. Match around 1840. ... Lords 2005 The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), founded in 1787, is a private members club and was the original governing body of cricket in England and across the world. ...


University and the First World War

In June 1911 he enrolled at Trinity College, Cambridge, again supported in his education by money from his mother's side of the family. His subject was classics, but he concentrated on his sporting rather than studying career. He continued to play cricket for a time at Cambridge, but gradually lost interest in the sport as he began to concentrate more on football and lawn tennis. He was captain of the Cambridge University football team in 1914, and altogether earned his "blue" — represented the University — at five different sports during his time there: football, cricket, lawn tennis, real tennis and golf. Full name The College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity Motto Virtus vera nobilitas Virtue is true Nobility Named after The Holy Trinity Previous names Kings Hall and Michaelhouse (until merged in 1546) Established 1546 Sister College(s) Christ Church Master The Lord Rees of Ludlow Location Trinity Street... Classics, particularly within the Western University tradition, when used as a singular noun, means the study of the language, literature, history, art, and other aspects of Greek and Roman culture during the time frame known as classical antiquity. ... This article is about the sport, tennis. ... A University Sporting Blue is earned by sportsmen and women at Cambridge, Oxford and some other universities in designated sports for competing at the highest level of university sport. ... Real tennis is the original racket sport from which the modern game of lawn tennis, or tennis, is descended. ... Golfer after swing. ...


His reputation as a footballer, a sport in which he played in the centre half position, rose to such an extent that in 1913 he was selected to play for the famed Corinthians amateur team on a tour of Brazil. Towards the end of the 1913–14 season he joined the professional team Chelsea — albeit on strictly amateur terms, as he was to remain an amateur throughout his sporting career — and played several games for them, earning plaudits for his strong performances. In the sport of football (soccer), each of the eleven players in a team are assigned to a particular named position on the field of play. ... Corinthians Football Club were a football team based in London playing at various venues including Crystal Palace and Queens Club. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously as The Pensioners), founded in 1905, are one of the most famous English Premier League football teams. ...


His academic and sporting careers were, however, interrupted by the outbreak of the First World War in August 1914. Woosnam joined the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry as a Second Lieutenant, eventually earning promotion to Lieutenant and later Acting Captain. He saw heavy fighting in Turkey, Egypt and France, fought during the Gallipoli Campaign in 1915, and in 1917 served alongside Siegfried Sassoon in Egypt. Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... Combatants United Kingdom France India Australia New Zealand Newfoundland Ottoman Empire Commanders Sir Ian Hamilton Otto Liman von Sanders Mustafa Kemal Strength 5 divisions (initial) 14 divisions (final) 6 divisions (initial) 14 divisions (final) Casualties 252,000 (205,000 British, 47,000 French) 253,000 The Battle of Gallipoli took... Siegfried Sassoon, 1916 Siegfried Loraine Sassoon, CBE, MC (September 8, 1886 – September 1, 1967) was an English poet and author. ...


He had been awarded his Bachelor of Arts degree in absentia in December 1915, and after the conclusion of the war returned to Cambridge where in June 1919 he was awarded his Master of Arts qualification, although as with all Cambridge MAs the award was purely honorary. A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B., from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... In Absentia is the eighth studio album by British progressive rock band Porcupine Tree, first released in September 24, 2002. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ...


Manchester City

After finishing his time at Cambridge in the summer of 1919, Woosnam took part in his first Wimbledon championships, reaching the second round of the men's singles, the final of the plate for first-round losers of the men's doubles and the third round of the mixed doubles. Following this debut appearance at a major tennis tournament, however, he had to look around for employment, as being an amateur he did not earn any money from his sporting activities, and from this point on would have to fit them around his spare time from his work commitments.


Woosnam applied for a job at Crossley Brothers, an engineering firm based in Manchester. He was quickly taken on by the firm, and upon moving to Manchester, the strength of his reputation as a footballer ensured that he was given offers to join both of the city's major teams, Manchester United and Manchester City. On the advice of Billy Meredith, who had played for both teams, Woosnam joined City, signing for them as an amateur player in November 1919. Engineering is the application of scientific and technical knowledge to solve human problems. ... Manchester is a city in England, considered by many to be the countrys second city [1][2]. It is a centre of the arts, the media, higher education and big business. ... Manchester United F.C. is an English football club, and is based at Old Trafford Football Ground, Stretford, Manchester. ... Manchester City Football Club is an English Premier League football club based in Manchester. ... Billy Meredith is perhaps one of the most famous names in not only Mancunian football, but in British football. ...


The arrival of Woosnam — by then already known as "the famous amateur" in the press — created much excitement amongst the Manchester press and the team's supporters. However, at his own request, Woosnam initially played only in City's reserve team, in order to improve his fitness and get used to competitive football again, having played only a few matches for the Corinthians since the end of the war. He finally made his first team debut on January 1, 1920, in a 1-0 win against Bradford City in the league. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 3 - Babe Ruth is traded by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time. ... Bradford City Association Football Club is a football team based at the Bradford and Bingley Stadium (formerly known as Valley Parade) in Bradford, England. ...


Due to his status as an amateur, Woosnam did not initially play in City's away games, as he felt unable to miss work in order to travel long distances with the team. However, after City lost an away match 3-0 at Leicester City at the end of January, rumours spread amongst the team's supporters that Woosnam was unable to play in away games because Crossley Brothers refused to give him the time off. Despite the fact that the rumours were untrue, they gained sufficient strength for a large number of Crossley Brothers employees, who were also City fans, to threaten to take industrial action if Woosnam was prevented from playing for the team again. Unhappy with the possibility of a strike by their workers, as well as the negative publicity they were receiving because of the matter, Crossley Brothers gave Woosnam — indeed, practically ordered him to take — complete freedom to have as much time off from work as his sporting commitments required. Leicester City Football Club, nicknamed the Foxes, are an English football team, playing in the Football League Championship. ... Strike action (or simply strike) describes collective action undertaken by groups of workers in the form of a refusal to perform work. ...


During the off-season from football in the summer of 1920, Woosnam enjoyed a hugely successful lawn tennis season (see below), and even decided to reluctantly retire from football in order to better concentrate on the other sport. However, he registered as a player for City in the 1920-21 season just as a precaution against later changing his mind, which proved fortunate as he did eventually return to the City side as a regular player despite his tennis achievements. This article is about the sport, tennis. ... Maxwell Max Woosnam (September 6, 1892 – July 14, 1965) was a British amateur sportsman who excelled in many sports during the early part of the 20th century. ...


Indeed, so popular was he not simply with the Manchester City fans, but also with the players, that he became captain of the side. This was at the request of the players themselves, who after consulting with each other sent the team's existing captain, Eli Fletcher, to request from manager Ernest Mangall that he made Woosnam captain of the team. Woosnam accepted the offer, and captained the team for the remainder of his time with them.


During the following 1921-22 football season, his achievements in Manchester City's defence earned him recognition on the international footballing stage. In November 1921, Woosnam played for and captained the England national amateur football team in a 4-1 victory over the Irish national amateur team at Leicester City's ground. Later the same month, he scored his first goal for City in a 6-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion. The England national amateur football team was the amateur representative team for England at football. ... West Bromwich Albion Football Club is an English football club formed in 1878 by workers from Salters Spring Works in West Bromwich (then in Staffordshire, now part of the West Midlands). ...


In January 1922 he again captained the England amateur team, this time in a 7-0 win over the Welsh amateur side in Swansea. His performances for the amateur national team led to him being selected for the full, professional England national football team for a match against Wales at Anfield on March 13, 1922. Despite the fact that this was his first — and eventually, only — appearance for the full England team, and despite his status as an amateur in a team of professionals, he was given the honour of captaining the side in a 1-0 victory. Swansea (Welsh: , mouth of the Tawe) is a city and county in South Wales in the United Kingdom, situated on the coast immediately to the east of the Gower Peninsula. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... First international Scotland 4 - 0 Wales (Glasgow, Scotland; 26 March 1876) Largest win Wales 11 - 0 Ireland (Wrexham, Wales; 3 March 1888) Worst defeat Scotland 9 - 0 Wales (Glasgow, Scotland; 23 March 1878) World Cup Appearances 1 (First in 1958) Best result Quarter-finals, 1958 European Championship Appearances none (First... Anfield, aerial view Anfield, view from Kop end Anfield is a football stadium in the district of Anfield, in Liverpool, England. ... March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Lawn tennis

In parallel to his successful footballing career, Woosnam also developed a reputation as a leading lawn tennis player, particularly in doubles. Following his first appearance at Wimbledon in 1919, the following summer he was selected for the British tennis team to compete in the sport at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. Woosnam accepted the offer, despite the fact that scheduling conflicts meant he thus had to turn down the chance to be a part of the United Kingdom national football team at the same Games. This article is about the sport, tennis. ... Wimbledon logo The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly referred to as simply Wimbledon, is the oldest and arguably most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... The 1920 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VII Olympiad, were held in 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium. ... The Cathedral of our Lady (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal, Antwerp) in the Handschoenmarkt, in the old quarter of Antwerp is the largest cathedral in the Low Countries and home to several triptychs by Baroque painter Rubens. ... There is currently no single United Kingdom national football team. ...


Woosnam was knocked out of the men's singles competition in only the second round, falling to the Spanish player Manuel Alonso. However, he enjoyed far more success in the doubles events. In the men's doubles he partnered Oswald Turnbull, and the pairing made easy passge through to the final, where they defeated Japan's Ichiya Kumagae and Seiichiro Kashio to claim the gold medal. Woosnam enjoyed similar success in the mixed doubles, partnering Kathleen McKane. The pair again reached the final, although Woosnam had to settle for a silver medal on this occasion as they lost to Suzanne Lenglen and Max Decugis. Oswald Graham Noel Turnbull was a male tennis player from Great Britain. ... Ichiya Kumagae is a male tennis player from Japan. ... Seiichiro Kashio (柏尾誠一郎, January 2, 1892 in Osaka - September 6, 1962) was a male tennis player from Japan. ... Kathleen Kitty McKane Godfree (May 7, 1896 - June 19, 1992) was a British female tennis player. ... Suzanne Rachel Flore Lenglen (24 May 1899 – 4 July 1938) was a French tennis player who achieved much success in the French and British womens game from 1919 to 1926, winning 25 Grand Slam titles. ... Max Décugis is a male tennis player from France. ...


Now an Olympic champion in the sport, Woosnam was selected for the Great Britain Davis Cup team to play Spain in London in the first round of the competition in May 1921. Woosnam played in the doubles rubber of the tie, partnering Randolph Lycett in a four-set victory which clinched the match for Great Britain, the two preceding singles rubbers having already been won by the home side. This sent the British team through to the next round, where they would face Australia in a match to be played in Pittsburgh in the United States. Logo The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in mens tennis. ... London is the capital city of England and of the United Kingdom, and is the most populous city in the European Union. ... Randolph Lycett was a famous mens doubles tennis player. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ...


Before that tie, however, Woosnam took part in the Wimbledon championships again, enjoying his greatest success in that tournament. He lost to Ireland's Cecil Campbell in a five set match in the third round of the men's singles competition, but again enjoyed greater success in the doubles tournaments. Partnering Phyllis Howkins in the mixed doubles, the pair reached the final of the competition, where they lost in straight sets to Woosnam's Davis Cup doubles partner Randolph Lycett and his partner Elizabeth Ryan. Elizabeth Ryan was an American tennis player who holds the most womens doubles and mixed doubles titles in Wimbledon history. ...


Following their earlier victory in the Davis Cup doubles, Lycett and Woosnam had agreed to partner each other in the men's doubles event at Wimbledon. They reached the final, where they defeated the Lowe brothers Gordon and Arthur, meaning that Woosnam was now both an Olympic and Wimbledon champion in men's doubles, in addition to his achievements in other sports.


Following Wimbledon, Woosnam was named as the captain of the Davis Cup side which travelled to the United States to face Australia in July 1921. As well as leading the team, Woosnam played in two singles rubbers as well as the doubles. He lost his opening singles rubber against J. O. Anderson, and the following day also lost against Anderson and Clarence Todd in the doubles rubber, playing alongside his Olympic partner Turnbull in the five set defeat. On the final day of the tie Woosnam was able to win his second singles match, but by then Australia were already 3-1 up in the tie and it was a dead rubber. Australia thus won 3-2, and knocked Woosnam's Great Britain side out of the competition.


It was during this trip to the US that Woosnam and his team-mates were invited to the home of Charlie Chaplin. Chaplin, who was originally from the UK himself, apparently became upset that Woosnam did not play easily against him in a sociable game of tennis. In an effort to lighten the mood, during a subsequent game of table tennis Woosnam attempted to amuse the actor by playing with a butter knife instead of a bat. However, as Woosnam continued to win despite this disadvantage, Chaplin was only further humiliated. A final attempt by Woosnam to cheer up Chaplin by throwing him into his own swimming pool resulted in the actor storming upstairs into his house and demanding that the Davis Cup team leave. Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, Jr, KBE, (April 16, 1889 – December 25, 1977), better known as Charlie Chaplin, was a British comedy actor, becoming the most famous actor in the early to mid Hollywood cinema era, and also a notable director. ... Wang Liqin winning a forehand drive against Jörg Rosskopf. ... A butter knife is a flat, metal knife used to spread butter, peanut butter, vegemite or other spreads. ...


Injury, retirement and later career

On April 28, 1922, Woosnam was playing in a home match for Manchester City against Newcastle United when he suffered an injury that was to bring his top-flight sporting career to a close. Going in for a tackle on one of the Newcastle players, Lowe, the players collided and the force with which Lowe's foot hit Woosnam's leg broke the City player's limb. April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 247 days remaining. ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Newcastle United Football Club is an English professional football team based in Newcastle upon Tyne, nicknamed the Magpies, who currently play in the FA Premier League. ...


Woosnam was forced to miss a year of sport as his leg slowly recovered, something that he found immensely frustrating. He did, however, find further success in his professional career, being head-hunted from Crossley Brothers by a hew company called Brunner Mond as their personnel manager. Brunner Mond later merged with another company to become Imperial Chemical Industries, better known as ICI. Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) is a British chemical company, based in London. ...


He was fit enough to return to Wimbledon in the summer of 1923, although he lost in the second round of the man's doubles (partnering Donald Greig) and the third round of the mixed (with Phyllis Covell, formerly Howkins, his partner in the final two years earlier). He did, however, enjoy his best ever run in the singles event at the competition, reaching the quarter-finals before losing to South Africa's Brian Norton. Phyllis Lindrea Covell (born May 22, 1895 as Phyllis Lindrea Howkins) was a female tennis player from Great Britain. ...


However, he was increasingly aware that his injured leg had robbed him of his ability to move and compete as quickly and committedly as previously, and this was confirmed to him when he made his return appearance for Manchester City on August 25, 1923. Despite his long absence, Woosnam was captain of the side as they played Sheffield United in City's first league match at their new Maine Road stadium. City won the game 2-1, but Woosnam decided he could no longer meet the standards he set himself and retired from football following that match. He had made ninety-six appearances for Manchester City, and scored four goals. August 25 is the 237th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (238th in leap years), with 128 days remaining. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Sheffield United Football Club are a professional English football club based in the City of Sheffield, South Yorkshire. ... Maine Road was a football stadium in Moss Side, Manchester, England. ...


In tennis, he played three more times for the British Davis Cup team in 1924, all in doubles, but following a 4-1 defeat of the team against France, Woosnam also ended his front line career in that sport. Wimbledon of 1924 was his final appearance in that tournament, partnering John Wheatley to the quarter-finals of the men's doubles; Phyllis Covell again to the semi-finals of the mixed and losing to Jean Borotra in five sets in the opening round of the men's singles. John Wheatley (May 19, 1869 - May 12, 1930) was a Scottish socialist politician. ... Jean Borotra (August 13, 1898 in Domaine du Pouy, near Biarritz - June 17, 1994) was a champion tennis player, one of the famous Four Musketeers from France who dominated tennis in the late 1920s and early 1930s. ...


He still took an interest in sport — taking up snooker he once managed a 147 maximum break, and played occasional football matches for Northwich Victoria in the Cheshire County League. After Manchester City won the FA Cup in 1934, Woosnam attended the celebratory banquet held in the team's honour. Snooker is a billiards sport that is played on a large (12 × 6) baize-covered table with pockets in each of the four corners and in the middle of each of the long side cushions. ... In the Billiards game snooker, a break is the total score achieved by a player in a single visit to the table. ... Northwich Victoria F.C. are an English football team based in Wincham, Northwich, Cheshire. ... The FA Cup - this is the fourth trophy, in use since 1992, and identical in design to the third trophy introduced in 1911. ...


However, he now concentrated on his business career, eventually becoming a director of ICI and moving to the company's headquarters in London following the death of his wife in the 1940s. During the General Strike of 1926 his reputation was suffered when he was popularly regarded as having betrayed the strikers by driving a bus for Crossleys when others much less well-off than him supported the strike, but although there was considerable bitterness against him for some time, it appears to have faded enough to allow a street in Manchester near the Maine Road ground, Max Woosnam Walk, to be named after him. However, despite all of his sporting achievements, his name faded from popular consciousness and a few years after his death he had been almost completely forgotten by the British sporting public. London is the capital city of England and of the United Kingdom, and is the most populous city in the European Union. ... The Subsidised Mineowner - Poor Beggar! from the Trade Union Unity Magazine (1925) Foraging for coal in the strike Tyldesley miners outside the Miners Hall during the strike The UK General Strike of 1926 lasted nine days, from 3 May 1926 to 12 May 1926, and was called by the General...


He retired from ICI in 1954 and became an occasional motivational speaker for the remainder of the decade. A lifelong smoker, Woosnam died of respiratory problems in a London hospital on July 14, 1965. Motivational speakers are persons engaged in public speaking who help motivate others with their knowledge and real-life stories in public setting such as sales seminars and corporate meetings. ... Respiration can refer to: Cellular respiration, which is the use of oxygen in the metabolism of organic molecules. ... July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ...


Personal life

Woosnam married his first wife, Edith Johnson, in February 1917. They had three children — Denise (born May 8, 1918), Penny (1919) and Maxwell junior (1922). Edith died in October 1939, and Woosnam later married for a second time to a woman named Dorothy. May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (129th in leap years). ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ...


References

  • Collins, Mick (2006). All-Round Genius: The Unknown Story of Britain's Greatest Sportsman. London: Aurum Press Limited. ISBN 1-84513-137-1.

Mick Collins (b. ...

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BBC - Mid Wales Newtown Life - Aberhafesp (6575 words)
When they returned to the UK in 1689, they also changed their surname to Woosnam and chose to live in Llandinam, Powys, only five miles from the Trefeglwys Woosnams, who were their cousins.Max Woosnam (1894-1965) was descended from the Trefeglwys/Rochdale Wolstenholmes.
Ian Woosnam (b1958) and I (b1932) and many other Woosnams living in mid-Wales and elsewhere in the world, are descended from the Llandinam/Holland/Stanmore/Dronfield branch of the Wolstenholmes.
Cannon Woosnam was a Brigadier in the Forces before moving to Aberhafesp, my Father worked for him and then Mrs Woosnam for many years and after her death George and Prescilla.
Maxwell Woosnam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (356 words)
Max Woosnam (September 6, 1892 - July 14, 1965) was a British World War I veteran, and arguably the greatest all-round sportsman that Britain ever produced.
After the war Woosnam continued his amateur sporting career taking part in several sporting events including Wimbledon and began to attract a great deal of fame.
Woosnam's uncle, Hylton Philipson, was a cricketer and played five Test matches for England.
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