Wharton Davies

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Wharton Peers Davies
Personal information
Full name Wharton Peers Davies
Nickname Wattie
Born October 1874[1]
St Ishmael's, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Died April→June 1961 (aged 87)
Spen Valley district
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Fullback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1893–≥93 Cardiff Northern RFC
≤1896–96 Cardiff RFC
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1893–≥93 Cardiff and District XV
Rugby league
Position The three-quarters (Wing, Centre)
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1896–12 Batley 448 122 456 2 1288
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1903–≥03 Yorkshire ≥5
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org

Wharton "Wattie" Peers Davies (October 1874[2] — April→June 1961 (aged 87)[3]) born in St Ishmael's, was a Welsh rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1890s, 1900s and '10s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for Cardiff and District XV, and at club level for (the now defunct) Cardiff Northern RFC, and Cardiff RFC, as a Fullback, i.e. number 15, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Yorkshire, and at club level for Batley, as a three-quarter, i.e. Wing, or Centre, his death was registered in Spen Valley district.

Playing career[edit]

County honours[edit]

Wattie Davies represented Yorkshire while at Batley, and scored five conversions against Durham county rugby league team at Belle Vue, Wakefield during November 1903.[4]

Challenge Cup final appearances[edit]

Wattie Davies played Right-Wing, i.e. number 2, and unusually missed two conversions in Batley's 10-3 victory over St. Helens in the 1896–97 Challenge Cup final at Headingley Stadium on Saturday 24 April 1897.[5]

Career records[edit]

Davies still holds Batley's career appearance, goal, and point records,[6] and is one of less than twenty-five Welshmen to have scored more than 1000 points in their rugby league careers.[7]

Genealogical information[edit]

Wattie Davies' marriage was registered during July→September 1901 in Cardiff district.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1881 British census, familysearch.org
  2. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Death details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ C. F. Shaw (7 November 1903). Black & White Illustrated Budget Page-171 - Yorkshire's Champion Goal Kicker. ISBN n/a
  5. ^ Les Hoole (1998). The Rugby League Challenge Cup - An Illustrated History. ISBN 1859830943, ISBN 978-1859830949
  6. ^ Batley Bulldogs Club Records
  7. ^ Robert Gate (1988). Gone North - Volume 2. ISBN 0-9511190-3-6
  8. ^ "Marriage details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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