Alvin Ackerley

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Alvin Ackerley
Personal information
Full name Alvin Ackerley
Born October→December 1927
Dearham, Cumberland, England
Died 1973 (aged 46)
Playing information
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 13 st 7 lb (86 kg)
Position Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
7 Apr 1945 Barrow 1
6 Apr 1946–9 Oct 48 Workington Town 72
9 Oct 1948–4 Oct 59 Halifax 396 13 0 0 39
4 Oct 1959–23 Apr 62 Hull Kingston Rovers 100 3 0 0 9
Total 569 16 0 0 48
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
26 Sep 1946–59 Cumberland 16
1952–53 England 6 0 0 0 0
1952–58 Great Britain 2 0 0 0 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Alvin Ackerley (birth registered October→December 1927[1] — 1973 (aged 46)) born in Dearham, was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s playing at representative level for Great Britain, England, and Cumberland, and at club level for Broughton Moor ARLFC, Barrow (trialist), Workington Town, Brookland Rovers ARLFC, Halifax (Captain 1952–53 to 1955–56), and Hull Kingston Rovers, as a Hooker, i.e. number 9, during the era of contested scrums.[2]

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Alvin Ackerley won caps for England while at Halifax in 1952 against Other Nationalities (2 matches), and Wales, in 1953 against France (2 matches), and Wales,[3] and won caps for Great Britain while at Halifax in 1952 against Australia, and in 1958 against New Zealand.[4]

County honours[edit]

Alvin Ackerley won caps for Cumberland while at Halifax.

Championship Final appearances[edit]

Alvin Ackerley played Hooker in Halifax's 14-24 defeat by St. Helens in the Championship Final during the 1952–53 season, the 7-8 defeat by Warrington in the Championship Final during the 1953–54 season, and the 9-10 defeat by Hull F.C. in the Championship Final during the 1955–56 season.

County League appearances[edit]

Alvin Ackerley played in Halifax's victories in the Yorkshire County League during the 1953–54 season, 1952–53 season, 1953–54 season, 1955–56 season, and 1957–58 season.

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Alvin Ackerley played Hooker in Halifax's 0-12 defeat by Bradford Northern in the 1949 Challenge Cup Final during the 1948–49 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 7 May 1949, played Hooker, and was Captain in the 4-4 draw with Warrington in the 1954 Challenge Cup Final during the 1953–54 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 24 April 1954, in front of a crowd of 81,841, played Hooker in the 4-8 defeat by Warrington in the 1954 Challenge Cup Final replay during the 1953–54 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Wednesday 5 May 1954, in front of a record crowd of 102,575 or more,[5] and played Hooker in the 2-13 defeat by St. Helens in the 1956 Challenge Cup Final during the 1955–56 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 28 April 1956.

County cup Final appearances[edit]

Alvin Ackerley played Hooker, and was captain in Halifax's 22-14 victory over Hull F.C. in the 1954 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1954–55 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 23 October 1954, the 10-10 draw with Hull F.C. in the 1955 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1955–56 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 22 October 1955, and the 7-0 victory over Hull F.C. in the 1955 Yorkshire County Cup Final replay during the 1955–56 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Wednesday 2 November 1955.

Honoured at Halifax[edit]

Alvin Ackerley is a Halifax RLFC Hall Of Fame Inductee.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Gate, Robert (2002). 100 Greats - Cumberland Rugby League. Tempus Publishing Limited. ISBN 0-7524-27318
  3. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Mud, blood and memories of the day when 102,575 made history at Odsal". independent.co.uk. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Halifax RLFC Hall of Fame". halifaxrlfc.co.uk. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 

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