Alf Middleton

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Alfred Middleton
Personal information
Full name Alfred Middleton
Nickname Alf
Born Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England[1]
Playing information
Position Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1928–36 Salford 285 67 25 251
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1931 England 1 0 0 0 0
1929 Great Britain 1 1 0 0 1
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Alfred "Alf" Middleton was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1920s, and 1930s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for Salford, as a Second-row, i.e. number 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Alf Middleton won a cap for England while at Salford in 1931 against Wales,[2] and won a cap for Great Britain while at Salford in 1929 against Australia.[3]

Les Diables Rouges[edit]

Alf Middleton was one of the players who successfully toured in France with Salford in 1934, during which the Salford team earned the name "Les Diables Rouges", the seventeen players were; Joe Bradbury, Bob Brown, Aubrey Casewell, Paddy Dalton, Bert Day, Cliff Evans, Jack Feetham, George Harris, Barney Hudson, Emlyn Jenkins, Alf Middleton, Sammy Miller, Harold Osbaldestin, Les Pearson, Gus Risman, Billy Watkins, and Billy Williams.[4]

Championship Final appearances[edit]

Alf Middleton played Right-Second-row, i.e. number 12 in Salford's 3-15 defeat by Wigan in the Championship Final during the 1933–34 season Final at Wilderspool, Warrington on Saturday 28 April 1934.[5]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

About Alf Middleton's time, there was Salford's 2-15 defeat by Warrington in the 1929 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1929–30 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 23 November 1929, the 10-8 victory over Swinton in the 1931 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1931–32 season at the Cliff, Broughton, Salford on Saturday 21 November 1931, the 21-12 victory over Wigan in the 1934 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1934–35 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 20 October 1934, the 15-7 victory over Wigan in the 1935 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1935–36 season at Wilderspool, Warrington on Saturday 19 October 1935, and the 5-2 victory over Wigan in the 1936 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1936–37 season at Wilderspool, Warrington on Saturday 17 October 1936.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morris, Graham (2001). 100 Greats: Salford Rugby League Club. Stroud: Tempus. p. 87. ISBN 978-0-7524-2196-4. 
  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. ^ "The story of The Original Red Devils". reds.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "1933-1934 Championship Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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