Abe Terry

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Albert Edward Terry
Personal information
Full name Albert Edward Terry
Born (1934-05-17) 17 May 1934 (age 84)
St. Helens, England
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1955–61 St. Helens 216 27 0 0 81
1961–≥62 Leeds
1962–64 Featherstone Rovers 51 2 0 0 6
1964–66 Castleford 58 0 0 0 0
Total 325 29 0 0 87
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≥1955–≥62 Lancashire
1958–62 Great Britain 11 1 0 0 3
Source: [1]

Albert "Abe" Edward Terry (born 17 May 1934[2]) is an English former worker at the Ravenhead Colliery in St. Helens, and professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s and 1960s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, and Lancashire, and at club level for St. Helens, Leeds, Featherstone Rovers (Heritage № 430), and Castleford, as a prop, i.e. number 8 or 10, during the era of contested scrums.[3][4]

Background[edit]

Abe Terry was born in St. Helens, Lancashire.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Abe Terry won caps for Great Britain while at St. Helens in 1958 against Australia (2 matches), in 1959 against France (2 matches) and Australia (3 matches), in 1960 against France, in 1961 against France (2 matches), and while at Leeds in 1962 against France.[1]

County League appearances[edit]

Abe Terry played in St. Helens' victory in the Lancashire County League during the 1959–60 season, and played in Castleford's victory in the Yorkshire County League during the 1964–65 season.

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Abe Terry played left-prop, i.e. number 8, in St. Helens 12–6 victory over Wigan in the 1961 Challenge Cup Final during the 1960–61 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 13 May 1961, in front of a crowd of 94,672.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Abe Terry played left-prop, i.e. number 8, in St. Helens 2–12 defeat by Oldham in the 1958 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1958–59 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 25 October 1958, played left-prop in the 4–5 defeat by Warrington in the 1959 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1959–60 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 31 October 1959, played left-prop in the 15–9 victory over Swinton in the 1960 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1960–61 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 29 October 1960, and played left-prop in Featherstone Rovers' 0–10 defeat by Halifax in the 1963 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1963–64 season at Belle Vue, Wakefield on Saturday 2 November 1963.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances[edit]

Abe Terry played left-prop, i.e. number 8, in Castleford's 4–0 victory over St. Helens in the 1965 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1965–66 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Tuesday 14 December 1965.

Club career[edit]

Abe Terry made his début for Featherstone Rovers on Saturday 15 December 1962, and he played his last match for Featherstone Rovers during the 1964–65 season.

Honoured at St Helens R.F.C.[edit]

Abe Terry is a St Helens R.F.C. Hall of Fame inductee.[5]

Genealogical information[edit]

Albert E. Terry is the younger brother of Mary J. "Josie" Terry, and the older brother of Hugh John Terry, the rugby league forward of the 1950s and 1960s for St Helens R.F.C., and Blackpool Borough; Frederick W. Terry,[6] Sheila A. Terry, Frances R. Terry, the twins Francis Terry, and William Terry, and James Vincent Terry.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Profile at saints.org.uk". saints.org.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  4. ^ "Castleford RLFC A to Z Player List (All Time)". thecastlefordtigers.co.uk ℅ web.archive.org. 31 December 2013. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "St Helens Hall of Fame". saints.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Fred Terry Profile at saints.org.uk". saints.org.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 

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