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Frank Kitchen (birth registered third quarter of 1931[2]) is a World Cup winning professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1950s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Leigh (Heritage № 606),[3] as a wing, i.e. number 2 or 5.

Frank Kitchen
Personal information
Full nameFrank Kitchen
Bornthird quarter 1931 (age 87–88)
Prescot district, England
Playing information
PositionWing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1952–≥54 Leigh
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1954 Great Britain 2 3 0 0 9
Source: [1]

BackgroundEdit

Frank Kitchen's birth was registered in Prescot district, Lancashire, England.

Playing careerEdit

International honoursEdit

Frank Kitchen won caps for Great Britain while at Leigh in the 1954 Rugby League World Cup against Australia, and New Zealand (World Cup 1954 2-caps, 3-tries).[1]

Frank Kitchen played left wing, i.e. number 5 and scored a try in Great Britain's 28-13 victory over Australia in the 1954 Rugby League World Cup first group match at Stade de Gerland, Lyon on Sunday, 31 October 1954, and scored two tries in Great Britain's 26-6 victory over New Zealand in the 1954 Rugby League World Cup third group match at Parc Lescure, Bordeaux on Thursday, 11 November 1954.

Mick Sullivan moved from Centre to replace Frank Kitchen on the Wing for Great Britain's 13-13 draw with France in the 1954 Rugby League World Cup second group match at Stade Municipal, Toulouse on Sunday 7 November 1954, and Great Britain's 16-12 victory over France in the 1954 Rugby League World Cup Final at Parc des Princes, Paris on Saturday 13 November 1954, with Albert Naughton replacing Mick Sullivan at Centre, i.e. number 4.

County Cup Final appearancesEdit

Frank Kitchen played left wing, i.e. number 5, in Leigh's 22-5 victory over St. Helens 1952–53 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1952–53 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 29 November 1952.[4]

Genealogical informationEdit

Frank Kitchen's marriage to Florence T. (née Riley) was registered during third ¼ 1954 in St. Helens district.[5] They had children; Raymond Kitchen (birth registered first ¼ 1955 (age 63–64) in St. Helens district), Susan Y. Kitchen (birth registered second ¼ 1961 (age 57–58) in St. Helens district), and the twins; Michael Kitchen (birth registered third ¼ 1966 (age 52–53) in St. Helens district), and Stephen Kitchen (birth registered third ¼ 1966 (age 52–53) in St. Helens district)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Statistics at leighrl.co.uk". leighrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Leigh RL legend Ted Kerwick dies, aged 88". This Is Lancashire. Newsquest (North West) Ltd. 29 July 2010. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Marriage details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2016.

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