|Full name||Dennis Baddeley|
|Born||1 May 1921
Castleford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
|Died||May 2006 (aged 85)|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||11 st 7 lb (73 kg)|
Dennis Baddeley (1 May 1921 — May 2006 (aged 85)) 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), as a wing, i.e. number 2 or 5.
Challenge Cup Final appearances
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.
County Cup Final appearances
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.
Dennis Baddeley made his début for Wakefield Trinity during September 1943, he made his début for Featherstone Rovers on Saturday 17 April 1943, 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
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.
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