Alvin Ackerley

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Alvin Ackerley
Personal information
Full name Alvin Ackerley
Born October→December 1927
Dearham, Cumberland, England
Died 1973 (aged 46)
Playing information
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 13 st 7 lb (85.7 kg; 189.0 lb)
Position Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
7 Apr 1945 Barrow 1
6 Apr 1946–9 Oct 48 Workington Town 72
9 Oct 1948–4 Oct 59 Halifax 396 13 0 0 39
4 Oct 1959–23 Apr 62 Hull Kingston Rovers 100
Total 569 13 0 0 39
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
26 Sep 1946–59 Cumberland 16
1952–53 England 6 0 0 0 0
1952–58 Great Britain 2 0 0 0 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Alvin Ackerley (birth registered October→December 1927[1] — 1973 (aged 46)) born in Dearham, was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1940s, '50s and '60s playing at representative level for Great Britain, England, and Cumberland, and at club level for Broughton Moor ARLFC, Barrow (trialist), Workington Town, Brookland Rovers ARLFC, Halifax (Captain 1952–53 to 1955–56), and Hull Kingston Rovers, as a Hooker, i.e. number 9, during the era of contested scrums.[2]

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Alvin Ackerley won caps for England while at Halifax in 1952 against Other Nationalities (2 matches), and Wales, in 1953 against France (2 matches), and Wales,[3] and won caps for Great Britain while at Halifax in 1952 against Australia, and in 1958 against New Zealand.[4]

County honours[edit]

Alvin Ackerley won caps for Cumberland while at Halifax.

Championship final appearances[edit]

Alvin Ackerley played Hooker in Halifax's 14-24 defeat by St. Helens in the 1952–53 Rugby Football League Championship final, the 7-8 defeat by Warrington in the 1953–54 Rugby Football League Championship final, and the 9-10 defeat by Hull in the 1955–56 Rugby Football League Championship final.

Rugby League County League appearances[edit]

Alvin Ackerley played in Halifax's 1952–53, 1953–54, 1955–56, and 1957–58 Yorkshire League victories.

Challenge Cup final appearances[edit]

Alvin Ackerley played Hooker in Halifax's 0-12 defeat by Bradford Northern in the 1948–49 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 7 May 1949, played Hooker, and was Captain in the 4-4 draw with Warrington in the 1953–54 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 1 May 1954, and the 4-18 defeat in the 1953–54 Challenge Cup final replay at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Wednesday 5 May 1954 in front of a 102,569+ crowd, and the 2-13 defeat by St. Helens in the 1955–56 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 28 April 1956.

County cup final appearances[edit]

Alvin Ackerley played Hooker, and was Captain in Halifax's 22-14 victory over Hull in the 1954–55 Yorkshire Cup final, the 10-10 draw, and the 7-0 replay victory over Hull in the 1955–56 Yorkshire Cup final.

Honoured at Halifax[edit]

Alvin Ackerley is a Halifax RLFC Hall Of Fame Inductee.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Gate, Robert (2002). 100 Greats - Cumberland Rugby League. Tempus Publishing Limited. ISBN 0-7524-27318
  3. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Halifax RLFC Hall of Fame". halifaxrlfc.co.uk. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 

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