James Bowden

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James Bowden
Personal information
Full name James Bowden
Nickname Jim
Playing information
Position Centre, Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1953–≥54 Huddersfield
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1953–≥53 Yorkshire ≥1
1953 England 1 0 0 0 0
1954 Great Britain 3 0 0 0 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

James "Jim" Bowden is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, England, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Huddersfield, as a Centre, or Prop, i.e. number 3 or 4, or, 8 or 10, during the era of contested scrums.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Jim Bowden won a cap for England while at Huddersfield in 1953 against France,[1] and won caps for Great Britain while at Huddersfield in 1954 against Australia (2 matches), and New Zealand.[2]

Jim Bowden also represented Great Britain while at Huddersfield between 1952 and 1956 against France (1 non-Test match).[3]

Challenge Cup final appearances[edit]

Jim Bowden played Right-Prop, i.e. number 10 in Huddersfield's 15-10 victory over St. Helens in the 1952-53 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 25 April 1953.[4]

Contemporaneous Article Extract[edit]

"Won Yorkshire Rugby Union schoolboy honours while at Giggleswick School, and played for his county in Rugby League Football as a centre. Huddersfield have switched him to the pack, where he is following in father's (a Bramley forward) footsteps."[5]

Outside of Rugby League[edit]

Jim Bowden has worked for many years as a Dentist.

Genealogical information[edit]

Jim Bowden's father was a rugby league Forward for Bramley.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Edgar, Harry (2007). Rugby League Journal Annual 2008 Page-110. Rugby League Journal Publishing. ISBN 0-9548355-3-0
  4. ^ McCorquodale, London S.E (25 April 1953). The Rugby League Challenge Cup Competition - Final Tie - Huddersfield v St. Helens - Match Programme. Wembley Stadium Ltd. ISBN n/a
  5. ^ McCorquodale, London S.E (25 April 1953). The Rugby League Challenge Cup Competition - Final Tie - Huddersfield v St. Helens - Match Programme. Wembley Stadium Ltd. ISBN n/a
  6. ^ McCorquodale, London S.E (25 April 1953). The Rugby League Challenge Cup Competition - Final Tie - Huddersfield v St. Helens - Match Programme. Wembley Stadium Ltd. ISBN n/a

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