Frank Bowen

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Frank Bowen
Personal information
Full name Francis Bowen
Nickname Frank
Born October→December 1896
Prescot, England
Died circa-1964 (aged 66–67)
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1922–33 St. Helens Recs
1933 St. Helens 5 0 0 0 0
Total 5 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1922–≥22 Lancashire ≥1
1928 Great Britain 3 1 0 0 3
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Francis "Frank" Bowen (birth registered October→December 1896[1] — died circa-1964 (aged 66–67)) birth registered in Prescot district, was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1920s, and '30s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and Lancashire, and at club level for St. Helens Recs, and St. Helens, as a Prop, or Second-row, i.e. number 8 or 10, or, 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Frank Bowen won caps for Great Britain while at St. Helens Recs in 1928 against New Zealand (3 matches).[2]

County honours[edit]

Frank Bowen represented Lancashire while at St. Helens Recs in 1922 against Australia at Goodison Park, Liverpool.[3]

Testimonial match[edit]

Frank Bowen's Testimonial match for St. Helens Recs took place against a Jim Sullivan Select XIII in 1931.

Genealogical information[edit]

Frank Bowen was the older brother of the St. Helens, and St. Helens Recs Second-row, and Loose forward/Lock of the 1920s and '30s, Thomas "Tom" Bowen,[1][2] his other brothers also played for St. Helens Recs.

Outside of rugby league[edit]

Frank Bowen was the Landlord of the Vine Tavern in Thatto Heath, coaching its successful amateur rugby league team after World War II.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Profile at saints.org.uk". saints.org.uk. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 

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