Jack Tosswill to the fore


Monday, July 20 – 1914
It is a long time since we heard of Tosswill, the former Liverpool footballer, whose deafness was the cause of some funny scenes on the cricket as well as the football field.

Tosswill is now with Coventry F.C., and yesterday played a good innings of 122 for Eastbourne – his home. His opponents were the Gentlemen of Essex, and Tosswill reached the boundary sixteen times.

Liverpool folk will not forget in a hurry an incident in one game at Anfield. The referee had signalled offside, and Tosswill had not heard the whistle, neither had the goalkeeper opposing him.

The big framed forward rushed ahead, and had a severe struggle with the goalkeeper. Tosswill finally netting the ball, and jumping hilariously at his success in scoring. The crowd enjoyed the joke, but Tosswill, always voluble, was very wroth.
(Liverpool Echo, 21-07-1914)

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