FENWICK, JOSEPH 
 
DOB: (1st Q) 1864, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE. 
DIED: JAN.12th.1928, (Aged 64), 2 LILBURN ROAD, WALKER, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
(Internment Heaton Cemetery- JAN.16th.1928).  POSITION: FULL BACK & FORWARD.
 
CLUBS: STANLEY CC (1881), STANLEY FC (1881 To 1882) / EAST END FC (1882 To 1887),
GUILD OF ST. JOHN CC.   
 
HONOURS:
 
NORTHUMBERLAND FA. COUNTY TRAIL MATCHES 1 APPEARANCE:
OCT.6th.1883, ‘Town Colts XI’ v Tyne Association. Lost 1:3.  
NORTHUMBERLAND SENIOR CHALLENGE CUP FINAL- 1885.
NORTHUMBERLAND & DURHAM CHALLENGE CUP RUNNER UP: 1885.
NORTHUMBERLAND FA CHARITY SHIELD FINAL WINNER: 1885, 1886.
 
PLAYER PROFILE
 
Joseph Fenwick was a local young men who lived in the Byker area of East Newcastle. He, and a number of other local teenagers, began playing cricket, calling the club that was formed Stanley, named after a local street, close to where Joseph & the other young men lived. Census information identifies him as a 17 year old coppersmith. The earliest recorded friendly cricket matches of the club were very localised affairs, with Joseph appearing to be ‘in on the action’ from the very onset. Unfortunately no line ups from the clubs first summer of activity in 1880 have come to light, however, the following summer in 1881 he is known to have featured in the clubs first known line up on July 23rd. The match was against Gateshead Wanderers & they lost 26 runs to 126 runs. Fenwick hit a single run. In total four Stanley Cricket Club line ups are known from that summer; out of the seven known matches & Fenwick played in all four hitting a total 8 runs. Following their summer activities, the players held a meeting on November 15th 1881 & at this they agreed to form a football club, playing their first ever match soon after on November 26th. Fenwick missed out on selection to play that day, but he was involved in the clubs next football match on December 10th when they defeated North Eastern’s 2nd. XI, 3:1. All the clubs matches in that first season of football activity were friendly games. The last one took place on April 8th 1882 against Burnopfield & they lost 2:0. Fenwick’s involvement in the game, brought his season’s tally to 6 first team appearances. His role seems to have fluctuated from a defensive half back role to a more forward role.  The club continued to play cricket during the summer, but very little was reported of their matches.    
 
The club now renamed themselves East End for the start of the 1882-83 season. Their first fixture as East End was a friendly against Hamsterley Rangers, which they won 1:0. Fenwick featured in this game on October 7th 1882 & in a return match on November 11th which they lost 4:0. His only other known appearance that season, was playing in the clubs first ever competitive fixture. This was against Elswick Leather Works in the 1st Round of the Northumberland & Durham Senior Challenge Cup on Jan.13th 1883. They lost 2:1 & it was at this point in his career he began been seen in a more defensive role. The following season saw Joseph featuring in most of the clubs matches, of which 15 friendly & 2 cup games are known. His earliest game that season was on October 13th.1883, featuring at right back in a 1:0 win over Prudhoe Rovers. His only known goal that season was scored on November 17th in a 4:2 friendly win over Jarrow. On February 2nd he was also in the East End side which scored their biggest victory so far, when they defeated City Harriers 8:0. His last known game that season was on march 29th when they defeated North Eastern 4:3 in a friendly. Fenwick’s two cup appearances were on December 1st when they lost 3:2 to North Eastern in the newly created Northumberland FA. Challenge Senior Cup; & that summer on June 14th 1884 when they defeated rivals West End in the 1st Round of the Town Moor Temperance Festival Football Competition. East End reached the final of that summers’ competition before losing 3:1 to Sunderland on June 25th. Unfortunately the team line ups from that game are not known. Joseph’s  season began with a trial for the Northumberland County team on October 6th 1883. Here he featured in a ‘Town colts XI’ against top local side Tyne Association. They lost 3:1 & unfortunately he was not selected to play at county level.  One further match Fenwick was seen featuring in was for Hawthorn’s apprentices in a Shrove Tuesday Friendly Challenge Match on February 26th 1884. They won 3:0 against a Stephenson’s Apprentices XI.   
 
Season 1884-85 saw East End develop into one of the strongest sides in the Northumberland area. They won their first silverware, with Joseph Fenwick playing a big part in the local cup runs. Their season began with a 5:0 victory over local side Hibernia on September 27th. This would be the first of 7 known friendly appearances by Joseph. He added another goal his modest tally, scoring a goal in the sides 5:2 victory over North Eastern. His last known friendly appearance was on January 17th when defeated a Newcastle FA line up 7:1. Following this the clubs games were mostly cup ones beginning with the 1st Round of the Northumberland Challenge Senior Cup on January 24th when they defeated Elswick Leather Works 3:1. Fenwick featured in this match & the 3rd Round, 8:1 hammering of Brunswick Park Villa. In the semi final on March 7th they faced West End & the game ended in a 3:3. draw. Right back Fenwick featured in the game & the replay on March 14th when they won 5:0 to reach the final for the first time in their history. The final took place on the following weekend on March 21st & they defeated Sleekburn Wanderers 1:0. The clubs & Fenwick’s success was they continued with their inclusion in the Northumberland Charity Shield Competition. The 1st Round was against Sleekburn again & this time they won 6:0 on April 11th. Fenwick then played in the final on April 18th which was an even more one sided affair when they defeated Newcastle FA 10:0. On April 25th the club then faced the winners of the new Durham Challenge Cup, Darlington; in a play off decider for the original Northumberland & Durham Challenge Cup. They lost the closely fought tie 1:0, capping a very successful season, which was Joseph Fenwick’s finest. One unusual further game he took part in that season was after playing in a friendly against Morpeth Harriers on December 20th when they won 2:0; he they featured in an East End Scratch XI. Playing at right half, they lost this game 1:0 against Morpeth Wansbeck Rangers.
 
The 1885-86 season, would be Joseph’s last season of turning out for East End’s first team as new faces began to be as the club in the strength. As the club kicked off their season on September 26th.1885, Fenwick began in his usual right back role in the clubs 3:0 friendly win over Bishop Auckland Church Institute. He also featured in the a return match & scored another goal on February 13th 1886. They lost this game 6:3. There would be no repeat of the previous season’s cup triumph’s as in the 2nd Round of the Northumberland Challenge Cup they faced rivals West End & lost 2:1. Fenwick played in the game. The club gained entry into the Northumberland FA Charity Shield by winning a Qualifier match on April 10th. This was against Elswick Leather Works & they won 4:1. Fenwick then featured in the sides 1st Round 1:1 draw with Shankhouse Black Watch & he then featured in the final on May 1st 1886. Here they faced Morpeth Harriers & won 2:1 to reclaim the trophy. This would be Joseph Fenwick’s final senior appearance for East End. During that season Joseph also turned out for the second team, assisting their ‘B’ teams involvement in the new Northumberland FA 2nd Team Medal Competition. This 2nd Round game on February 6th was against Barrington Union Jacks & they lost 6:0. Joseph Fenwick’s only other friendly appearance for East End was at the start of the 1886-87 season. This was for their second Team & it was against Cheviot. They were a club which would soon amalgamate with East End. The game was on October 30th & they lost 5:3. That summer Joseph Fenwick was also seen featured for the Guild of St. John’s Cricket Club on May 1st. This was against Newcastle Press & they lost 27 To 46. Fenwick hit 5 runs & took 6 wickets in the match. The following summer Walker Cricket Club also had a player called Fenwick in the ranks, but it is not known if this was Joseph or not. There are no records of Joseph Fenwick playing football for any other clubs & it can only be assumed he ended his playing career by 1887, leaving East End & continuing to live in the Byker area of Newcastle, working as a coppersmith.                         
 
PLAYER HISTORY
 
1881: Stanley CC- 4 Matches, 8 Runs.
1881-82: Stanley FC- 6 Friendly Matches, 0 Goals. G
1882-83: East End FC- 1 Cup App, 0 Goals; 3 Friendly Apps, 0 Goals.
1883-84: East End FC- 2 Cup Apps, 0 Goals; 15 Friendly Apps, 1 Goal.
1883-84: Hawthorn’s Apprentice’s XI: 1 App, 0 Goals.
1884-85: East End FC- 8 Cup Apps, 0 Goals; 7 Friendly Apps (+1 ‘Scratch XI’), 1 Goal.
1885-86: East End FC- 4 Cup Apps, 0 Goals; 3 Friendly Apps, 1 Friendly Goal, 
1885-86: East End FC 2nd Team ‘B’- 1 Cup App, 0 Goals. 
1886-87: East End FC 2nd. Team- 1 Friendly App, 0 Goals
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1886: Guild of St. John CC: 1 App, 5 Runs. 

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FENWICK, JOSEPH

ROLE: FULL BACK & FORWARD.
HEIGHT: ? WEIGHT: ?
DOB: (1st Q) 1864, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE.
DIED: JAN.12th.1928 (Aged 64)- 2 LILBURN ROAD, WALKER, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, (Husband of Late Mary Ann)
(Internment- Heaton Cemetery JAN.16th.1928)
 
Census Information;  
1881 Census: (Aged 17), 42/44 Chapel Street, Byker. Occupation- Coppersmith. Born- Newcastle
1891 Census: (Aged 25), 217 Raby Street, Byker. Occupation- Coppersmith. Born- Newcastle. (Wife Mary Ann, Son Robert)
 
CAREER
 
STANLEY CC (1881), STANLEY FC (1881 To 1882) & EAST END FC (1882 To 1886/87),
GUILD OF ST. JOHN CC.(1886)   
 
STANLEY / EAST END (KNOWN) PLAYING CAREER:
 
1881: Stanley CC- 4 Matches, 8 Runs.
1881-82: Stanley FC- 6 Friendly Matches, 0 Goals. G
1882-83: East End FC- 1 Cup App, 0 Goals; 3 Friendly Apps, 0 Goals.
1883-84: East End FC- 2 Cup Apps, 0 Goals; 15 Friendly Apps, 1 Goal.
1884-85: East End FC- 8 Cup Apps, 0 Goals; 7 Friendly Apps (+1 ‘Scratch XI’), 1 Goal.
1885-86: East End FC- 4 Cup Apps, 0 Goals; 3 Friendly Apps, 1 Friendly Goal, 
1885-86: East End FC 2nd Team ‘B’- 1 Cup App, 0 Goals. 
1886-87: East End FC 2nd. Team- 1 Friendly App, 0 Goals.
 
HONOURS:
 
NORTHUMBERLAND FA. COUNTY TRAIL MATCHES 1 APPEARANCE:
OCT.6th.1883, ‘Town Colts XI’ v Tyne Association. Lost 1:3.  
NORTHUMBERLAND SENIOR CHALLENGE CUP FINAL WINNER: 1885.
NORTHUMBERLAND & DURHAM CHALLENGE CUP RUNNER UP: 1885.
NORTHUMBERLAND FA CHARITY SHIELD FINAL WINNER: 1885, 1886.
 
JOSEPH FENWICK
 
CRICKET (KNOWN) APPEARANCE RECORD
 
SUMMER 1881
 
STANLEY CRICKET CLUB: 1st. TEAM MATCHES
 
JUN.23rd.1881, GATESHEAD WANDERERS, Lost 26 To 122. Friendly. 1 Run.
 
JUL.30th.1881, ROSEWOOD, Won 82 To 57. Friendly. 2 Runs.
 
AUG.6th.1881, ST. ANHONY’S, ROYAL TYRO, Won 67 To 58. Friendly. 2 Runs.
 
AUG.7th.1881, WODDBINE, Won 58 To 53. Friendly. 3 Runs.
 
Total (Known) Apps: 4, Runs: 8.
 
SUMMER 1886
 
GUILD OF ST. JOHN CRICKET CLUB: 1St TEAM MATCHES
 
MAY 1st.1886, NEWCASTLE PRESS, Lost 27 To 46. 5 Runs & Bowled 6 Wickets for 32. 
(Blackett & Gsardner also played) 
 
Total (Known) Apps: 1, Runs: 5.
 
(*In the Summer of 1887, Walker featured a played called Fenwick on May 14th.  This was against Backworth & they lost
34 To 108. Fenwick hit 3 runs & bowled 3 for 32. It is not known if this player was also Joseph).
 
FOOTBALL (KNOWN) APPEARANCE RECORD
 
1881-82 SEASON
 
STANLEY FC: 1st. TEAM MATCHES (Positions based on match report order) 
 
DEC.10th.1881, NORTH EASTERN 2nd. XI, Won 3 (1 Disputed) : 1. Friendly. *DEBUT- START- Outside Left
 
JAN.21st.1882, ELSWICK LEATHER WORKS 2nd. XI, Won 2:0. Friendly. START- Left Back.
 
MAR.18th.1882, BURNOPFIELD, Won 2:0. Friendly. START- Inside Right.
 
MAR.25th.1882, DERWENT ROVERS, Lost 0:2. Friendly. START- Outside Right.
 
APR.1st.1882, BURNOPFIELD 2nd XI, Won 2:0. Friendly. START- Inside Right.
 
APR.8th.1882, BURNOPFIELD, Lost 0:2. Friendly. START- Centre Forward.
 
Total / Friendly (Known) Apps: 6, 0 Goals.
 
1882-83 SEASON
 
EAST END FC: 1st. TEAM MATCHES
 
OCT.7th.1882, HAMSTERLEY RANGERS, Won 1:0. Friendly. (* 1st Fixture as East End) START- Centre Forward.
 
NOV.11th.1882, HAMSTERLEY RANGERS, Lost 0:4. Friendly. START- Inside Left.
 
NOV.25th.1882, BIRTLEY, Won 2:1(Disputed). Friendly. START- Outside Left.
 
JAN.13th.1883, ELSWICK LEATHER WORKS, Lost 1:2, Northumberland & Durham Senior Challenge Cup 1st Rd. 
(*East End’s 1st Competitive fixture). START- Left Back.    
 
Total (Known) Apps: 4 (1 Cup, 3 Friendly); 0 Goals.
 
1883-84 SEASON
 
EAST END FC: 1st. TEAM MATCHES
 
OCT.13th.1883, PRUDHOE ROVERS, Won 1:0, Friendly. START- Right Back.
 
OCT.20th.1883, BIRTLEY, Won 1(Disputed) : 0. Friendly. START- Right Back.
 
OCT.27th.1883, TANTOBIE, Won 3:0. Friendly. START- Right Back.
 
NOV.3rd.1883, SUNDERLAND ‘A’, Lost 0:3. Friendly. START- Right Back.
 
NOV.10th.1883, WEST END, Draw 1:1. Friendly. START- Right Back.
 
NOV.17th.1883, JARROW, Won 4:2. Friendly. 1 GOAL- START- Right Back.
 
NOV.24th.1883, WHITBURN, Won 1:0. Friendly. START- Right Back.
 
DEC.1st.1883, NORTH EASTERN, Lost 2:3, Northumberland Senior Challenge Cup 1st Rd. START- Right Back.   
 
JAN.1st.1884, ALL SAINTS, Won 4:1. Friendly. START- Right Back.
 
JAN.2nd.1884, NEWCASTLE FA, Lost 0:2. Friendly. START- Right Back.
 
JAN.19th.1884, ST. CUTHBERT’S Won 3:0. Friendly. START- Right Back.
 
FEB.2nd.1884, CITY HARRIERS, Won 8:0. Friendly. START- Right Back.
 
FEB.16th.1884, ROSEHILL, Won 2:0. Friendly. START- Right Back.
 
FEB.23rd.1884, WHITBURN, Won 2:0. Friendly. START- Right Back.
 
MAR.8th.1884, PRUDHOE ROVERS, Lost 1:4. Friendly. START- Right Back.
 
MAR.29th.1884, NORTH EASTERN, Won 4:3 (1 Disputed). Friendly. START- Right Back. 
 
JUN.14th.1884, WEST END, Won 2:0, Town Moor Temperance Festival Football Competition 1st Rd. START- Right Back
  
Total (Known) Apps: 17 (2 Cup & 15 Friendly); 1 Friendly Goal.
 
HAWTHORN’S APPRENTICES XI:  APPEARANCE
 
FEB.26th.1884, STEPHENSON’S APPRENTICE’S XI, Won 3:0. Shrove Tuesday Friendly Match. START (with Hiscock)
 
NORTHUMBERLAND FA. COUNTY TRAIL MATCH APPEARANCE: TOWN COLTS XI
 
OCT.6th.1883, v Tyne Association. Lost 1:3. START-  
 
1884-85 SEASON
 
EAST END FC: 1st TEAM MATCHES
 
SEP.27th.1884, HIBERNIA (Wallsend), Won 4:0. Friendly. START- Right Back.
 
OCT.4th.1884, SLEEKBURN WANDERERS, Draw 2:2. Friendly. START- Right Back.
 
OCT.25th.1884, NORTH EASTERN, Won 5:2. Friendly. 1 GOAL- START- Right Back.
 
NOV.22nd.1884, WHITBURN, Won 1:0. Friendly. START- Right Back.
 
DEC.20th.1884, MORPETH HARRIERS, Won 2:0. Friendly. START- Right Back.
 
JAN.1st.1885, ROSEHILL, Draw 1:1. Friendly. START- Right Back.
 
JAN.17th.1885, NEWCASTLE FA. ‘B’, Won 7(3 Disputed) : 1(Disputed). Friendly. START- Right Back.  
 
JAN.24th.1885, ELSWICK LEATHER WORKS, Won 3:1, Northumberland Senior Challenge Cup 1st Rd. START- Right Back
 
FEB.28th.1885, BRUNSWICK VILLA ATHLETIC, Won 8:1, Northumberland Senior Challenge Cup 3rd Rd.
START- Right Back.
 
MAR.7th.1885, WEST END, Draw 3:3, Northumberland Senior Challenge Cup Semi Final. START- Right Back.
 
MAR.14th.1885, WEST END, Won 5:0, Northumberland Senior Challenge Cup Semi Final Replay. START- Right Back.
 
MAR.21st.1885, SLEEKBURN WANDERERS, Won 1:0, Northumberland Senior Challenge Cup Final. START- Right Back.
 
APR.11th.1885, SLEEKBURN WANDERERS, Won 6:0, Northumberland FA Charity Shield 1st Rd. START- Right Back.
 
APR.18th.1885, NEWCASTLE FA, Won 10:0, Northumberland FA Charity Shield Final. START- Right Back. 
 
APR.25th.1885, DARLINGTON, Lost 0:1, Northumberland & Durham Challenge Cup (Play Off Decider). START- Right Back
 
Total (Known) Apps: 15 (8 Cup, 7 Friendly); 1 Friendly Goal. 
 
EAST END FC: ‘SCRATCH XI’ APPEARANCE
 
DEC.20th.1884, MORPETH WANSBECK RANGERS, Lost 0:1. Friendly. START- Right Half.
 
1885-86 SEASON
 
EAST END FC: 1st. TEAM
 
SEP.26th.1885, BISHOP AUCKLAND CHURCH INSTITUTE, Won 3:0. Friendly. START- Right Back.
 
JAN.30th.1886, WEST END, Lost 1:2, Northumberland Senior Challenge Cup 2nd Rd. START- Left Back.
 
FEB.13th.1886, BISHOP AUCKLAND CHURCH INSTITUTE, Lost 3:6. Friendly. 1 GOAL (1st Half). START- Right Back
 
FEB.20th.1886, SUNDERLAND, Draw 1:1. Friendly. START- Right Back.
 
APR.10th.1886, ELSWICK LEATHER WORKS, Won 4:1, Northumberland FA Charity Shield Qualifying Rd.
START- Right Back
 
APR.17th.1886, SHANKHOUSE BLACKWATCH, Draw 1:1, Northumberland FA Charity Shield 1st Rd. START- Right Back
 
MAY 1st.1886, MORPETH HARRIERS, Won 2:1, Northumberland FA Charity Shield Final. START- Right Back.  
 
Total (Known) Apps: 7 (4 Cup, 3 Friendly), 1 Friendly Goal
 
EAST END: 2nd TEAM ‘B’ APPEARANCE
 
FEB.6th.1886, BARRINGTON UNION JACK, Lost 0:6, Northumberland FA 2nd Team Medal Competition 2nd Rd.
START- Left Back. 
 
1886-87 SEASON
 
EAST END FC: 2nd. TEAM
 
OCT.30th.1886, CHEVIOT, Lost 3:5. Friendly. START- Left Back.
 
Total (Known) Friendly Apps: 1, 0 Goals.
 
(UPDATED MAY 2015)

 





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