Frank Kitchen

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Frank Kitchen
Personal information
Full name Frank Kitchen
Born July→September 1931 (age 85–86)
Prescot district
Playing information
Position Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1952–≥54 Leigh
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1954 Great Britain 2 3 0 0 9
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Frank Kitchen (birth registered July→September 1931 (age 85–86)[1]) birth registered in Prescot district, is a professional Rugby League World Cup winning footballer of the 1950s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Leigh, as a Wing, i.e. number 2 or 5.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Frank Kitchen won caps for Great Britain while at Leigh in the 1954 Rugby League World Cup against Australia, and New Zealand (World Cup 1954 2-caps, 3-tries).[2]

Frank Kitchen played Left-Wing, i.e. number 5 and scored a try in Great Britain's 28-13 victory over Australia in the 1954 Rugby League World Cup first group match at Stade de Gerland, Lyon on Sunday, 31 October 1954, and scored two tries in Great Britain's 26-6 victory over New Zealand in the 1954 Rugby League World Cup third group match at Parc Lescure, Bordeaux on Thursday, 11 November 1954.

Mick Sullivan moved from Centre to replace Frank Kitchen on the Wing for Great Britain's 13-13 draw with France in the 1954 Rugby League World Cup second group match at Stade Municipal, Toulouse on Sunday 7 November 1954, and Great Britain's 16-12 victory over France in the 1954 Rugby League World Cup Final at Parc des Princes, Paris on Saturday 13 November 1954, with Albert Naughton replacing Mick Sullivan at Centre, i.e. number 4.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Frank Kitchen played Left-Wing, i.e. number 5, in Leigh's 22-5 victory over St. Helens 1952 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1952–53 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 29 November 1952.[3]

Genealogical information[edit]

Frank Kitchen's marriage to Florence T. Riley was registered during July→September 1954 in St. Helens district.[4] They had children; Raymond Kitchen (birth registered January→March 1955 (age 61–62) in St. Helens district), Susan Y. Kitchen (birth registered April→June 1961 (age 55–56) in St. Helens district), and the twins; Michael Kitchen (birth registered July→September 1966 (age 50–51) in St. Helens district), and Stephen Kitchen (birth registered July→September 1966 (age 50–51) in St. Helens district)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Leigh RL legend Ted Kerwick dies, aged 88". This Is Lancashire. Newsquest (North West) Ltd. 29 July 2010. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Marriage details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 

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