Dennis Baddeley

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Dennis Baddeley
Personal information
Full name Dennis Baddeley
Born 1 May 1921
Castleford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died May 2006 (aged 85)
Playing information
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 11 st 7 lb (73 kg)
Position Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1940–42 Castleford 12 3 0 0 9
1942–52 Wakefield Trinity 194 64 1 0 194
1943(guest) Featherstone Rovers 1 0 0 0 0
Total 207 67 1 0 203
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1945–46 Yorkshire ≥1

Dennis Baddeley (1 May 1921[1] — May 2006 (aged 85)[2]) born in Castleford (birth registered in Pontefract district), was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1940s and 1950s. He played at representative level for Yorkshire, and at club level for Glass Houghton Intermediates, Castleford, Wakefield Trinity (Heritage № 507), and Featherstone Rovers (World War II guest) (Heritage № 209),[3] as a wing, i.e. number 2 or 5.[4][5][6]

Playing career[edit]

County Honours[edit]

Dennis Baddeley was selected for Yorkshire County XIII whilst at Wakefield Trinity during the 1945/46 season.[7]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Dennis Baddeley played left wing, i.e. number 5, in Wakefield Trinity's 13–12 victory over Wigan in the 1946 Challenge Cup Final during the 1945–46 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 4 May 1946, in front of a crowd of 54,730.[8]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Dennis Baddeley played left wing, i.e. number 5, in Wakefield Trinity's 2–5 defeat by Bradford Northern in the 1945 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1945–46 season at Thrum Hall, Halifax on Saturday 3 November 1945, and played left wing in the 10–0 victory over Hull F.C. in the 1946 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1946–47 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 31 November 1946.

Club career[edit]

Dennis Baddeley made his début for Wakefield Trinity during September 1943, he made his début for Featherstone Rovers on Saturday 17 April 1943,[9] he appears to have scored no drop-goals (or field-goals as they are currently known in Australasia), but prior to the 1974–75 season all goals, whether; conversions, penalties, or drop-goals, scored 2-points, consequently prior to this date drop-goals were often not explicitly documented, therefore '0' drop-goals may indicate drop-goals not recorded, rather than no drop-goals scored. In addition, prior to the 1949–50 season, the archaic field-goal was also still a valid means of scoring points.

Contemporaneous Article Extract[edit]

Born in Castleford, he signed for Wakefield Trinity in 1943 after some successful work with Glass Houghton Intermediates. He soon became a leading try-scorer in Trinity's immediate post-war side and gained Yorkshire County recognition.[10]

Genealogical information[edit]

Dennis Baddeley was the eldest brother of the rugby league second-row of the 1950s for Wakefield Trinity, Peter Baddeley[1].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Baddeley, Dennis. "England & Wales, Death Index, 1916–2007". ancestry.com/. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Bailey, Ron (1956). The Official History Of Featherstone Rovers R.L.F.C.. Wakefield Express. ASIN: B00O1TLDPC
  4. ^ David Smart & Andrew Howard (1 July 2000)"Images of Sport – Castleford Rugby League – A Twentieth Century History". The History Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0752418957
  5. ^ "Castleford RLFC A to Z Player List (All Time)". thecastlefordtigers.co.uk ℅ web.archive.org. 31 December 2013. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Statistics at thecastlefordtigers.co.uk". thecastlefordtigers.co.uk ℅ web.archive.org. 31 December 2013. Archived from the original on 1 June 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  7. ^ Lindley, John (1960). Dreadnoughts – A HISTORY OF Wakefield Trinity F. C. 1873 – 1960 [Page118]. John Lindley Son & Co Ltd. ISBN n/a
  8. ^ Hoole, Les (2004). Wakefield Trinity RLFC – FIFTY GREAT GAMES. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-429-9
  9. ^ Bailey, Ron (20 September 2001). Images of Sport - Featherstone Rovers Rugby League Football Club. The History Press. ISBN 0752422952
  10. ^ Lindley, John (1960). Dreadnoughts – A HISTORY OF Wakefield Trinity F. C. 1873 – 1960. John Lindley Son & Co Ltd. ISBN n/a

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