Charles Sawyer (sportsman)
|Full name||Charles Montague Sawyer|
|Born||20 March 1856
|Died||30 March 1921 (aged 65)
Charles Montague Sawyer (20 March 1856 — 30 March 1921 (aged 65)) born in Rusholme, was an English cricketer, and rugby union footballer of the 1880s, playing representative level cricket for Lancashire, Gentlemen of Lancashire, and at club level for Broughton Cricket Club, and playing representative level rugby union for England, and at club level for Broughton RUFC, as a Three-quarters, e.g. Wing, or Centre, he died in Ormskirk.
Charles Sawyer won caps for England while at Broughton RUFC in the 1879–80 Home Nations rugby union matches against Scotland, and scored a try in the 1880–81 Home Nations rugby union matches against Ireland.
In the early years of rugby football the goal was to score goals, and a try had zero value, but it provided the opportunity to try at goal, and convert the try to a goal with an unopposed kick at the goal posts. The point values of both the try and goal have varied over time, and in the early years footballers could "score" a try, without scoring any points.
Charles Sawyer's marriage was registered during July→September 1886 in Altrincham district. They had children; Charles Quinton Sawyer (birth registered during October→December 1891 in Altrincham district, born in Knutsford, Cheshire, England — 14 July 1916, Battle of the Somme, France) who played cricket for Sedbergh School in 1908.. Charles Sawyer was the brother of; W. S. Sawyer (cricketer for Broughton Cricket Club (1876-1880)), and Lancashire Colts (1881)), and J. S. Sawyer (cricketer for Broughton Cricket Club (1879), and rugby player for Broughton RUFC, and The North of England rugby union team (1879-1881)).
- "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- "Death details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- Charles Sawyer at ESPNcricinfo
- "Statistics at espnscrum.com". espnscrum.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- "Marriage details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.