Lewis Vaughan Lodge

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Lewis Vaughan Lodge
Personal information
Full name Lewis Vaughan Lodge
Date of birth (1872-12-21)21 December 1872
Place of birth Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, England
Date of death 21 October 1916(1916-10-21) (aged 43)
Place of death Burbage, Derbyshire, England
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Cambridge University
1896 Small Heath 1 (0)
Newbury Town
Durham Town
National team
1894–1896 England 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Lewis Vaughan Lodge (21 December 1872 – 21 October 1916) was an English footballer who represented the England national football team. He also played first-class cricket with Hampshire.

Sporting career[edit]

Lodge, a left- or right-back, made his England debut in a win over Wales in 1894. He played Wales again in 1895 as well as an international against Scotland, and in 1896 he was a member of the English side which beat Ireland, before earning his fifth and final cap in a loss to Scotland later that year.[1] The defender may or may not have captained England in their 1896 encounter with Ireland; primary sources give the captaincy to either Gilbert Smith, George Raikes or Lodge.[2]

At club level, Lodge played for both Cambridge University and the Corinthians.[1] In 1896, Small Heath F.C. persuaded him to play for them; to their disappointment, teaching commitments at Harris Hill School in Newbury restricted him to a single appearance,[3] on 29 February 1896 in a 2–1 defeat of Blackburn Rovers in the First Division of the Football League.[4] Described as "a powerfully-built back of the old school brigade", he was reliable both at kicking the ball and at tackling.[3]

He was a decent cricketer too, appearing in three first-class matches for Hampshire, all in 1900.[5] He also played in the Minor Counties Championship for Durham.[6]


Lodge was born in Aycliffe, near Darlington, in County Durham,[5] and was educated at Durham School.[7] His brother-in-law, Charlie Adamson, played rugby for the British and Irish Lions and also played Minor Counties cricket.[5] Lodge died in Burbage, Derbyshire, aged 43,[5] in unexplained circumstances, being found drowned in a pool.[3]


  1. ^ a b "England Player Profile: Lewis Lodge". England FC. Retrieved 31 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "England's Captains by Match 1872–1914". England Football Online. Retrieved 2008-12-31. 
  3. ^ a b c Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. pp. 107, 143. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  4. ^ Matthews, Complete Record, p. 143.
  5. ^ a b c d "First-Class Matches played by Lewis Lodge". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 December 2008. 
  6. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by Lewis Lodge". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 December 2008. 
  7. ^ Pardon, Sydney, ed. (1917). "Other deaths in 1916". Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack. London: John Wisden & Co. Retrieved 10 January 2017. 

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