Frank Barton (rugby league)

Frank Barton (birth unknown – death unknown) was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1940s and 1950s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, England and British Empire XIII, and at club level for Wigan and Barrow, as a prop, or hooker, i.e. number 8 or 10, or 9, during the era of contested scrums.

Frank Barton
Personal information
Full nameFrank Barton
Bornunknown
Diedunknown
Playing information
PositionProp, Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1941–53 Wigan 279 35 0 0 105
1953–57 Barrow 146
Total 425 35 0 0 105
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1949 Lancashire 2
1951–52 England 2 0 0 0 0
1951 Great Britain 1 0 0 0 0
1952 British Empire XIII 1 0 0 0 0
Source: [1][2][3]

Playing careerEdit

International honoursEdit

Frank Barton won caps for England while at Wigan in 1951 against Other Nationalities, in 1952 against Other Nationalities, won a cap for British Empire XIII while at Wigan in 1952 against New Zealand,[2] and won a cap for Great Britain while at Wigan in 1951 against New Zealand.[3]

Frank Barton also represented Great Britain while at Wigan between 1952 and 1956 against France (1 non-Test match).[4]

Challenge Cup Final appearancesEdit

Frank Barton played right-prop, i.e. number 10, and scored a try in Wigan's 8-3 victory over Bradford Northern in the 1947–48 Challenge Cup Final during the 1947–48 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 1 May 1948, in front of a crowd of 91,465.[5] and played right-prop in Barrow's 21-12 victory over Workington Town in the 1954–55 Challenge Cup Final during the 1954–55 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 30 April 1955, in front of a crowd of 66,513.[citation needed]

County Cup Final appearancesEdit

Frank Barton played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, in Wigan's 3-7 defeat by Widnes in the 1945–46 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1945–46 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 27 October 1945, played right-prop, i.e. number 10, in the 14-8 victory over Warrington in the 1948 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1948–49 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 13 November 1948,[6] played right-second-row in the 20-7 victory over Leigh in the 1949–50 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1949–50 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 29 October 1949,[7] played right-prop in the 28-5 victory over Warrington in the 1950–51 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1950–51 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 4 November 1950,[8] played right-prop in the 14-6 victory over Leigh in the 1951–52 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1951–52 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 27 October 1951,[9] and played right-prop, i.e. number 10, in Barrow's 12-2 victory over Oldham in the 1954–55 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1954–55 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 23 October 1954.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Edgar, Harry (2007). Rugby League Journal Annual 2008 Page-110. Rugby League Journal Publishing. ISBN 0-9548355-3-0
  5. ^ "1947-1948 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "1948-1949 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "1949-1950 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "1950-1951 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "1951-1952 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Barrow make two finals in one year". nwemail.co.uk. 31 December 2013. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External linksEdit

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