Robert Ayres (rugby league)
|Full name||Robert Herbert Ayres|
|Born||11 January 1914
|Died||July 1993 (aged 79)
|Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk|
Robert "Bob" Herbert Ayres (11 January 1914 in Barrow-in-Furness district - July 1993 (aged 79) in Lancashire) was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1930s and '40s, playing at representative level for England, British Empire, and Lancashire, and at club level for Barrow, as a Prop, or Second-row, i.e. 8 or 10, or, 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums.
Bob Ayres won cap(s) for Lancashire while at Barrow.
Challenge Cup final appearances
Lancashire Cup final appearances
Bob Ayres played right-Second-row, i.e. number 12 in Barrow's 4-8 defeat by Warrington in the 1937 Lancashire Cup final during the 1937–38 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 23 October 1937.
Bob Ayres' Testimonial matches at Barrow were shared with Val Cumberbatch, John Higgin, William Little, and Dan McKeating, and took place against Swinton on Saturday 27 April 1946, and against Oldham on Saturday 27 January 1947.
Contemporaneous article extract
"The man who always comes up smiling, Club captain during the war years. A product of local football, signed in 1933. Has few equals as a second row forward. International and County player."
- "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- Ayres, Robert Herbert. "All England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007". Ancestry. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
- "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- "Barrow Make Two Finals In One Year". nwemail.co.uk. 11 July 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- "Barrow Testimonial Game for Big Five". cumberbatch.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.