BRASON, MATTHEW KENDAL

ROLE: FORWARD & FULL BACK
DOB: JAN/MAR Q- 1863, GATESHEAD
DIED: JAN/MAR Q- 1931, SOUTH SHIELDS (AGED 67)

CAREER

NEWCASTLE RANGERS (2nd TEAM- 1880-81), CLAYTON CC (1881)
ROCKCLIFFE CC (1883-84), SOUTH NORTHUMBERLAND CC (JUN.1884)

CENSUS RECORDS;
1871- AGED 8; 6 Patent Hall Works, Gateshead, Scholar. (Son of William & Isabella)
1891-AGED 28- Son of William & Isabella with 3 sisters. B, Gateshead. Occ; Commercial Traveller
1901- AGED 38- 20 Beaumont Streeet, Jarrow. B, Gateshead. Occ; Advertising Agent.
(MARRIED 1897). POSSIBLE USA IMMIGRATION RECORD: 1919 ? LATER RETURNED? (TO CONFIRM)

MATTHEW K. BRASON

PLAYER PROFILE

Gateshead born Matthew Kendal (M.K) Brason was first seen in 1880 playing for Newcastle Rangers 2nd Team, with
club having moved from Gateshead to St. James Park Newcastle. Although never managing to break into the first team, he featured in
three 2nd team matches in a season which saw Rangers rapidly grow in strength. His debut was as a forward in a 5;1 defeat
to Corbridge's seconds in November 1880. He was seen playing in at least furrher games that season for the second team, Both were
against Ovingham, the later being in March. Rangers lost both matches. During the summer of 1881 Brason was seen playing for local
cricket team Clayton, with two known appearances, the first of which was in a defeat to to the 'Friends' club in May. He hit hit 8 runs in
the match playing alongside fellow second team player G.B. McQuillen. In the other known match in June they defeated the YMCA 2nd
Team by 2 runs, with Brason getting one of them. No further association rules football appearances have been found & it could
be that he had no further involvement in the sport; focusing now on the local cricket scene.

During the following season & summer Matthew no sporting actribity has come to light at all, however, by the summer
of 1883 he had joined the established local cr icket club Rockcliffe. The earliest sighting turning out for them & mostly likely his
debut; was on May 19th in a big win of Rosehill Willington. In total 4 appearances for them that summer have come to
light. The last was against team 'Commercial Travellers' which ironically at the time was Brason's occupation.

Brason became a regular cricketer in the Riockliffe side during the summer of 1884, with 10 known appearances. The best
showing in termns of runs was in hitting 14 in a masive win over Albert House in June. There wa also a narrow win over the strong City
of Newcastle club, hitting 7 runs. His cricketing activitity was not solely linked to one club & a day after the Albert House match,
he turned for the South Northumberland club in a win by 15 runs over Low Fell. Here he hit 10 runs bowled out one wicket & caught out
two as his prowess in the sport began grow. He also turned out for their second team, playing alongside fellow ex Rangers player Charles
Hardy in both matches. His last known match that summer was August 23rd for Rockcliffe in a draw with Wallsend. Sporting
records in the local press have so far failed to reveal any further sporting activity, but further research could well identify more.

Census records show that Mathew was the son of William & Isabella & that he had 3 sisters. Somewhere between 1891 &
1901 he moved away from Gateashead to Jarrow in South Tyneside, having married in 1897. Beyond the census at the turn of the century, when his occupation was now dedscribed as an advertising agent; I can
find no record of him in England. It is possible that he immigrated to the USA in 1919 & then later returned. Matthew K. Brason's
death is rercorded as in the first quarter of 1931, registered in South Shields. No record of a will or probate has been found.

MATTHEW K. BRASON

APPEARANCE RECORD

1880-81 SEASON

NEWCASTLE RANGERS: 2nd. TEAM FRIENDLY APPEARANCE


NOV.6th.1880, CORBRIDGE 2nd TEAM, Lost 1;5. Friendly. FORWARD

DEC.4th.1880, OVINGHAM, Lost 0;1. Friendly. FULL BACK

MAR.12th.1881, OVINGHAM 1st TEAM, Lost 0;4. Friendly. FORWARD

Total / Friendly (Known) Apps; 3; 0 Goals

SUMMER 1881

CLAYTON CRICKETCLUB; 1st TEAM


MAY 20th.1881, FRIENDS JUNIORS, Lost 67 To 72 for 7, Friendly. 8 Runs (With G.B.McQuillen)

JUN.4th.1881, YMCA 2nd XI,Won 34 To 32, Friendly. 1 Run & stumped out 1 wicket (With G.B.McQuillen)

SUMMER 1883

ROCKCLIFFE CC; 1st TEAM


MAY 19th 1883, WILLINGTON QUAY (ROSEHILL), Won 113 To 20, Friendly. 1 Run- M. Brason

JUL.7th.1883, ST. OSWALD'S COLLEGE, Won 68 To 34 Runs, Friendly. 0 Runs- M.K.Brason

AUG.25th.1883, CITY OF NEWCASTLE, Won 110 For 5 To 81 Runs, Friendly. Did not bat

SEP.14th.1883, COMMERCIAL TRAVELLERS, Lost 68 To 79 Runs, Friendly. 0 Runs

ROCKCLIFFE CC; 2nd TEAM

AUG.11th.1883, TRINITY ASSOCIATION 2nd TEAM, Lost 34 To 65, Friendly. 6 Runs. M.BRASON

SUMMER 1884

ROCKCLIFFE CC; 1st TEAM


MAY 10th 1884; SECRETARY'S TEAM XI V MR.CURRY'S TEAM, Won 54 To 23. 'A Colts Match'. 7 Runs- MK.Brason

MAY 17th.1884, DUNSTON, Lost 37 To 56, Friendly. 1 Run- M. K.Brason

MAY 24th.1884, WILLINGTON ROSEHILL, Draw 63 To 57 For 8, Friendly. 4 Runs- M .Brason

MAY 31st 1884, ALBERT HOUSE, Won 157 To 33, Friendly. 14 Runs- M. K.Brason

JUN.20th 1884, ALBERT HOUSE, Won 73 To 26, Friendly. 4 Runs M.Brason

JUN.28th 1884, CITY OF NEWCASTLE CC, Won 43 To 40, Friendly. 7 Runs M (R?) BRASON

JUL.12th 1884, BLYTH, Won 48 To 23, Friendly. 7 Runs M.K.BRASON

AUG.16th 1884, BLYTH, Draw 181 To 14 for 3, Friendly Match. 4 runs (With R.Warren)

AUG.23rd 1884, WALLSEND, Draw 69 for 7 To 110, Friendly Match. 2 runs (M.Brason)

SOUTH NORTHUMBERLAND CC; 1st TEAM

JUN.21st.1884, LOW FELL, Won 90 To 75, Friendly Match. 10 runs & bowled out 1
wicket & caught out 2 (With C.Hardy)

SEP.6th 1884, PRIORY PARK, Lost by 2 Runs; 73 To 75, Friendly Match. 0 runs

SOUTH NORTHUMBERLAND CC; 2nd TEAM

JUN.14th 1884, PRIORY PARK, Lost 72 To 111, Friendly Match. 14 runs M.Brason
& bowled out 2 wickets (With C.Hardy)









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