Frank Bowen

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Frank Bowen
Personal information
Full name Francis Bowen
Nickname Frank
Born October→December 1896
Prescot, England
Died circa-1964 (aged 66–67)
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1922–33 St Helens Recs
1933 St. Helens 5 0 0 0 0
Total 5 0 0 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1922–≥22 Lancashire ≥1
1928 Great Britain 3 1 0 0 3

Francis "Frank" Bowen (birth registered October→December 1896[1] — died circa-1964 (aged 66–67)) birth registered in Prescot district, was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1920s, and 1930s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and Lancashire, and at club level for St Helens Recs, and St. Helens, as a Prop, or Second-row, i.e. number 8 or 10, or, 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Frank Bowen won caps for Great Britain while at St Helens Recs in 1928 against New Zealand (3 matches).[2]

County honours[edit]

Frank Bowen represented Lancashire while at St Helens Recs in 1922 against Australia at Goodison Park, Liverpool.[3]

County Cup Final Appearances[edit]

About Frank Bowen's time, there was a St Helens Recs' 17-0 victory over Swinton in the 1923 Lancashire Cup final during the 1923–24 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 24 November 1923, the 0-10 defeat by Oldham in the 1924 Lancashire Cup final during the 1924–25 season at The Willows, Salford on Saturday 22 November 1924, and the 18-3 victory over Wigan in the 1930 Lancashire Cup final during the 1930–31 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 29 November 1930.

Testimonial match[edit]

Frank Bowen's Testimonial match for St Helens Recs took place against a Jim Sullivan Select XIII in 1931.

Genealogical information[edit]

Frank Bowen was the older brother of the St. Helens, and St. Helens Recs Second-row, and Loose forward/Lock of the 1920s and 1930s, Thomas "Tom" Bowen,[1][2] his other brothers also played for St. Helens Recs.

Outside of rugby league[edit]

Frank Bowen was the Landlord of the Vine Tavern in Thatto Heath, coaching its successful amateur rugby league team after World War II.


  1. ^ "Birth details at". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Profile at". 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 

External links[edit]