|Full name||Frederick William|
Wigton district, England
Frederick "Fred" William Ashworth (birth registered January→March 1907 — death unknown) born at Aspatria, Cumbria, was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1920s, and 1930s playing at representative level for Cumberland, and at club level for Oldham, as a Forward, after retiring as a player he served Oldham as a member of the club's committee.
Aspatria Rugby Union Club
Ashworth (or ‘Basher’ as he was known to his friends and colleagues) came to prominence when at the age of fourteen, he played in the local school team that won the Cumberland Silver Shield, a knockout competition open to boys aged sixteen and under. In 1924 the majority of the team were runners-up in the Cumberland Under 18’s Challenge Cup, after they were narrowly defeated by Silloth. In 1925, Ashworth captained the side that won the same competition, defeating Egremont by 11 points to nil. By 1925 he was a regular member of the senior squad and won a runners-up medal in that years Challenge Cup, when Aspatria were narrowly defeated by Workington.
Ashworth represented Cumberland.
Challenge Final appearances
Honoured at Oldham
Ashworth is an Oldham Hall Of Fame Inductee.
- "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- Aspatria The History of a Rugby Union Football Club page 52
- Aspatria The History of a Rugby Union Football Club pages 89-90
- "Oldham Hall of Fame". orl-heritagetrust.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- Terry Carrick (1995). Aspatria: The History Of A Rugby Union Football Club. Nottingham: Adland Press.