Jim Featherstone

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Jim Featherstone
Personal information
Full name James J. Featherstone
Nickname Jim, Jimmy
Born January→March 1923 (age 91–92)
Wigan, England
Playing information
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 14 st 00 lb (88.9 kg; 196.0 lb)
Position Prop, Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1943–46 Wigan 58 9 0 0 27
1946–53 Warrington 240 47 2 1 147
1953–≥54 Belle Vue Rangers
1954–55 Wigan 39 4 0 0 12
1955–≥55 Rochdale Hornets
Total 337 60 2 1 186
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≥1943–≤55 Lancashire 6
1948–52 England 8 0 0 0 0
1948–52 Great Britain 6 1 0 3
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

James "Jim"/"Jimmy" J. Featherstone (birth registered January→March 1923 (age 91–92)[1]) birth registered in Wigan, is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1940s and '50s playing at representative level for Great Britain, England, and Lancashire, and at club level for Wigan (twice), Warrington, Belle Vue Rangers, and Rochdale Hornets, as a Prop, or Second-row, i.e. number 8 or 10, 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Jim Featherstone won caps for England while at Warrington in 1948 against France, in 1949 against Wales, France (2 matches), and Other Nationalities, in 1950 against Wales (2 matches), in 1952 against Wales,[2] and won caps for Great Britain while at Warrington in 1948 against Australia, in 1950 against New Zealand (2 matches), and in 1952 against Australia (3 matches).[3]

Championship final appearances[edit]

Jim Featherstone played Left-Second-row, i.e number 11 in Warrington's 15-5 victory over Bradford Northern in the Championship final during the 1947–48 season at Maine Road, Manchester.[4]

County Cup final appearances[edit]

Jim Featherstone played Left-Second-row, i.e. number 11, in Warrington's 8-14 defeat by Wigan in the 1948 Lancashire Cup final during the 1948–49 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 13 November 1948,[5] and played Right-Prop, i.e. number 10, in the 5-28 defeat by Wigan in the 1950 Lancashire Cup final during the 1949–50 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 4 November 1950.[6]

Honoured at Warrington Wolves[edit]

Jim Featherstone is a Warrington Wolves Hall of Fame inductee.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "History of Warrington Rugby League Club". britishrugbyleague.blogspot.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "1948-1949 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "1950-1951 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Hall of Fame at Wire2Wolves.com". wire2wolves.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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