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West Norwood Cemetery


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ALCOCK, Charles William (1842-1907) (Grave 14,689, square 86). FA secretary & treasurer, 1870-96; vice­president, 1896-1907. Organised the first international football matches, England v. Scotland, 1870-72. Initiated FA Challenge Cup, 1871. Captained the first winning side, Wanderers. Surrey CC secretary, 1872-1907. Organised the test cricket matches v. Australia in England until his death, including the 'Ashes' test, 1882. The 'father of modern sport'.