Jack Middlemas

John Robert Middlemas (17 January 1896 – 24 April 1984) was an English footballer.

Jack Middlemas
Personal information
Full name John Robert Middlemas
Date of birth (1896-01-17)17 January 1896
Place of birth Easington, England
Date of death 24 April 1984(1984-04-24) (aged 88)
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Herrington Swifts ? (?)
Blyth Spartans ? (?)
1922–1923 Hull City 10 (0)
1923–1929 York City 228 (4)
Blyth Spartans ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Easington-born Middlemas played for Herrington Swifts and Blyth Spartans before joining Hull City in March 1922.[1] After making 10 league appearances for Hull,[2] he joined York City in the summer of 1923.[3] He made his debut for the club in the first game of the 1923–24 season against Scunthorpe United in the Midland League.[3] He scored in York's first game in the FA Cup, which they won 2–1 against Castleford & Allerton United in September 1923.[4] He was awarded a testimonial match against Middlesbrough in April 1929, which earned him £111.[3] He left the club in July 1929 prior to York's first season in the Football League.[3] He made a total of 259 appearances and scored five goals for the club.[3] He then returned to Blyth Spartans.[2]


  1. Jarred, Martin; Windross, Dave (1997). "Midland League Players". Citizens and Minstermen, A Who's Who of York City FC 1922-1997. Citizen Publications. p. 145. ISBN 0-9531005-0-2.
  2. Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 - 1939. Tony Brown. p. 182. ISBN 1-899468-67-6.
  3. "Jack Middlemiss". York City F.C. Retrieved 14 October 2007.
  4. Batters, Dave (1990). "City in the FA Cup 1923-1928". York City: A Complete Record 1922-1990. The Breedon Books Publishing Company Limited. p. 410. ISBN 0-907969-69-0.
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