Cyril Halliday

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Cyril Halliday
Personal information
Full name Sam Cyril Halliday
Born April→June 1904
Elland,[1] Halifax district
Playing information
Position Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1923–28 Halifax
1928–Aug 35 Huddersfield 243
Aug 1935–≥39 Keighley >155
Total 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Yorkshire
1931 England 1 0 0 0 0

Cyril Halliday (birth registered April→June 1904[2] — death unknown) birth registered in Halifax district, was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1920s and 1930s, playing at representative level for England, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Halifax, Huddersfield, and Keighley, as a Hooker, i.e. number 9, during the era of contested scrums.[3]

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Cyril Halliday won a cap for England while at Huddersfield in 1931 against Wales.[4]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Cyril Halliday played Hooker in Huddersfield's 21–17 victory over Warrington in the 1933 Challenge Cup Final during the 1932–33 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 6 May 1933,[5] and played Hooker in Keighley's 5-18 defeat by Widnes in the 1937 Challenge Cup Final during the 1936-37 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 8 May 1937, in front of a crowd of 47,699.

Genealogical information[edit]

Cyril Halliday's marriage to Lucy (née Stott) was registered during July→September 1923 in Halifax district.[6] They had children; Fred Halliday (birth registered April→June 1924 in Halifax district), Margaret Halliday (birth registered July→September 1928 in Halifax district), and Fountain B. Halliday (birth registered October→December 1932 in North Bierley (Bradford) district).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Leeds Loiner - Challenge Cup semi-final - Keighley v. Wakefield Trinity, Saturday 3 April 1937". footballzone.co.uk. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Huddersfield v Keighley Match Programme Monday 24 April 1939" (PDF). rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Fartown At Wembley - "The Wembley Years" - 1933, 1935, 1953 And 1962" (PDF). huddersfieldrlheritage.co.uk. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Marriage details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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