Alan Davies (rugby league)

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Alan Davies
Personal information
Full name Alan Davies
Born 5 February 1933?
Leigh, Lancashire, England
Died 1 February 2009
Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Playing information
Position Centre, Stand-off
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1950–61 Oldham 391 174 1 0 524
Oct 1961–Jun 65 Wigan 132 52 0 0 156
Aug 1965–65/66 Wakefield Trinity 9 0 0 0 0
≥1965–≥65 Salford 4
Total 536 226 1 0 680
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1953–56 England 2 3 0 0 9
1955–60 Great Britain 20 8 2 0 28

Alan Davies (born 5 February 1933?[1] — died 1 February 2009) born in Leigh, Lancashire, was an English professional Rugby League World Cup winning footballer of the 1950s, and 1960s, playing at representative level played for Great Britain and England, and at club level for Oldham, Wigan, Wakefield Trinity (Heritage № 705), and Salford, as a Centre, or Stand-off/Five-eighth, i.e. number 3 or 4, or 6, he died in Blackburn.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Alan Davies won caps for England while at Oldham in 1953 against Wales, in 1956 against France,[2] and won caps for Great Britain while at Oldham in 1955 against New Zealand, in 1956 against Australia (3 matches), in the 1957 Rugby League World Cup against France, and Australia, in 1957 against France (2 matches), in 1958 against France, Australia (2 matches), and New Zealand (2 matches), in 1959 against France (2 matches), and Australia, in the 1960 Rugby League World Cup against New Zealand (1-try), France (2-tries), and Australia, and in 1960 against France.[3]

Alan Davies played Centre, i.e. number 4 in all three matches for Great Britain's 1960 Rugby League World Cup winning team.

Alan Davies also represented Great Britain while at Oldham between 1952 and 1956 against France (2 non-Test matches).[4]

County League appearances[edit]

Alan Davies played in Wigan's victory in the Lancashire County League during the 1961–62 season.[5]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

About Alan Davies' time, there was Oldham's 2-12 defeat by Barrow in the 1954 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1954–55 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 23 October 1954, the 10-3 victory over St. Helens in the 1956 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1956–57 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 20 October 1956, played Centre, i.e. number 3, in the 12-2 victory over St. Helens in the 1958 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1958–59 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 25 October 1958, and played Centre, i.e. number 4, and scored a try in Oldham's 13-8 victory over Wigan in the 1957 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1957–58 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 19 October 1957.

Honoured at Oldham[edit]

Davies is an Oldham Hall of Fame Inductee.[6]

Genealogical information[edit]

Alan Davies' marriage to Joyce (née Aspey) (birth registered during July→September 1933 (age 83–84) in Leigh district) was registered during January→March 1953 in Leigh district. They had children; Linda M. Davies (birth registered during April→June 1955 (age 61–62) in Leigh district), Sarah Davies, and Janice Davies (birth registered during April→September 1957 (age 59–60) in Leigh district).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  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. ^ Edgar, Harry (2007). Rugby League Journal Annual 2008 Page-110. Rugby League Journal Publishing. ISBN 0-9548355-3-0
  5. ^ "Statistics at wigan.rlfans.com". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Oldham Hall of Fame". orl-heritagetrust.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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