Thomas Surman

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Thomas Surman
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Personal information
Full nameJohn Thomas Surman
Bornsecond ¼ 1883
Bradford district, England
Diedfirst ¼ 1948 (aged 64)
Bradford district, England
Playing information
Position Stand-off, Scrum-half
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
≤1904–≥06 Bradford FC
≤1904–09 Bradford Northern
1909–13 Hull Kingston Rovers 76270081
Total76270081
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
≤1907–≥07 Yorkshire ≥1
1906 England 10000
Source: [1] [2]

John Thomas "Tom" Surman (second ¼ 1883 [3] – first ¼ 1948 [4] ) was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1900s and 1910s. He played at representative level for England and Yorkshire, and at club level for Bradford FC, Bradford Northern and Hull Kingston Rovers, as a stand-off or scrum-half, i.e. number 6, or 7. [1] Prior to Tuesday 27 August 1895, Bradford F.C. was a rugby union club, it then became a rugby league club, and since 1907 it has been the association football (soccer) club Bradford Park Avenue.

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Background

Thomas Surman's birth was registered in Bradford district, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, and his death aged 64 was registered in Bradford district, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

Playing career

Baines Cigarette card featuring Thomas Surman Thomas Surman - circa-1900 - Baines.jpg
Baines Cigarette card featuring Thomas Surman

International honours

Tom Surman won a cap for England while at Bradford F.C., he played stand-off against Other Nationalities during 1906. [2]

County honours

Tom Surman won cap(s) for Yorkshire while at Bradford FC, including against New Zealand at Belle Vue, Wakefield on Wednesday 18 December 1907.

Championship Final appearances

Tom Surman played scrum-half in Bradford FC's 5-0 victory over Salford in the Championship tiebreaker during the 1903–04 season at Thrum Hall, Hanson Lane, Halifax on Thursday 28 April 1904, in front of a crowd of 12,000. [5] [6]

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Tom Surman was a reserve to travel, with George Marsden playing stand-off and S. Brear playing scrum-half, in Bradford FC's 5-0 victory over Salford in the 1906 Challenge Cup Final during the 1905-06 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds, in front of a crowd of 15,834. [7]

County Cup Final appearances

Tom Surman played scrum-half in Hull Kingston Rovers' 10-22 defeat by Huddersfield in the 1911–12 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1911–12 season at Belle Vue, Wakefield on Saturday 25 November 1911, in front of a crowd of 20,000. [8]

Genealogical information

Tom Surman's marriage to Gertrude (née Tetley) was registered during second ¼ 1919 in Bradford district [9]

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