John Davis (sportsman, born 1882)

John William Davis (10 April 1882 – 29 October 1963) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Derby County;[1][2] he was also a cricketer who played first-class cricket for Derbyshire in 1920.

Jack Davis
Personal information
Full name John William Davis[1]
Date of birth 10 April 1882[1]
Place of birth Ironville, England[1]
Date of death 1963 (aged 80–81)[1]
Place of death Ripley, Derbyshire, England
Position(s) Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1902–1903 Grimsby Town 0 (0)
1903–1904 Somercotes United
1904–1910 Derby County 138 (9)
1910–1911 Ilkeston United
1911–1912 Eastwood Rangers
1912–1913 Sutton Junction
1913 Ilkeston United
Total 138 (9)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals
Cricket information
Domestic team information
Only FC14 August 1920 Derbyshire v Essex
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 1
Runs scored 9
Batting average 4.50
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 8
Catches/stumpings 2/–
Source: CricketArchive, October 2011

Davis was born at Ironville, Derbyshire. He is recorded as having performed prodigiously for Quorn Cricket Club[3] He played one match for Derbyshire during the 1920 season. This was in August against Essex when he made 8 and 1 in his two innings and made two catches. Davis was a right-hand batsman who played 2 innings in 1 first-class match making a total of 9.[4]

Davis died at Ripley, Derbyshire at the age of 81.


  1. ^ a b c d e John Davis at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
  2. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. SoccerData. ISBN 1-899468-67-6.
  3. ^ Quorn cricket club
  4. ^ John Davis at Cricket Archive