Albert Fildes

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Albert E. Fildes
Personal information
Full name Albert E. Fildes
Nickname Alec
Born England
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row, Loose forward/Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1927–≥1930 St Helens Recs
1930–34 St. Helens 129 19 57
Total 129 19 0 0 57
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Lancashire ≥1
1927–29 England 2 0 0 0 0
1926–32 Great Britain 15 2 0 0 6

Albert 'Alec' E. Fildes was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1920s, and 1930s playing at representative level for Great Britain, England, and Lancashire, and at club level for St Helens Recs, and St. Helens, as a Prop, Second-row, or Loose forward/Lock, i.e. number 8 or 10, 11 or 12, or 13, during the era of contested scrums.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Albert 'Alec' Fildes won caps for England while at St. Helens Recs in 1927 against Wales, in 1929 against Other Nationalities,[1] and won caps for Great Britain while at St. Helens Recs in 1926-27 against New Zealand (2 matches), in 1928 against Australia (3 matches), and New Zealand (3 matches), in 1929-30 against Australia (3 matches), while at St. Helens in 1932 against Australia, and New Zealand (3 matches).[2]

County League appearances[edit]

Albert Fildes played in St. Helens' victory in the Lancashire County League during the 1931–32 season.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Albert Fildes played Left-Second-row, i.e. number 11, and scored a try in St. Helens' 9-10 defeat by Warrington in the 1932 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1932–33 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 19 November 1932.

Club career[edit]

Due to being on the 1932 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand, Fildes and Alf Ellaby did not play in St. Helens' 9-5 victory over Huddersfield in the Championship Final during the 1931–32 season at Belle Vue, Wakefield on Saturday 7 May 1932.

Note[edit]

Known as Albert on saints.org.uk & englandrl.co.uk, and Alec on rugbyleague.org & rugbyleagueproject.org, the use of Alec may be due to a confusion with Alex Fiddes a Scottish rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1930s, and 1940s for Hawick (RU) and Huddersfield (RL).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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