Edmund Beswick

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Edmund Beswick
Personal information
Full name Edmund Beswick
Born June→September 1858
Penrith, Cumberland, England
Died 23 January 1911(1911-01-23) (aged 52–53)
Salford, Lancashire, England
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Three-quarters
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1882–≥82 Swinton
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1879–≥79 Lancashire >1
1882 England 2 0 0 0 0
Source: [1]

Edmund "Ted"/"Teddy" Beswick (birth registered July→September 1858[2] — died 23 January 1911 (aged 52) in Salford, Lancashire[3]) was an English rugby union footballer of the 1870s and 1880s. He played at representative level for England, and Lancashire, and at club level for Swinton,[4] as a Three-quarter, i.e. wing or inside centre. Prior to Tuesday 2 June 1896, Swinton was a rugby union club.

Background[edit]

Beswick was born in Penrith, Cumberland, England.[2]

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Ted/Teddy Beswick won caps for England while at Swinton in 1882 against Ireland, and Scotland.[5]

County honours[edit]

Ted/Teddy Beswick won caps for Lancashire while at Swinton; making his début against Cheshire on Saturday 29 November 1879, and in 1881 he was selected for the North versus the South.[6]

Change of code[edit]

When Swinton converted from the rugby union code to the Northern Union code on Tuesday 2 June 1896, Ted/Teddy Beswick would have been approximately 38 years of age. Consequently, he may have been both a rugby union and Northern Union footballer for Swinton.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics at espnscrum.com
  2. ^ a b "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Death details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. p. 178. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
  5. ^ "Statistics at espnscrum.com". espnscrum.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Football; the Rugby union game". ebooksread.com. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 

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