Harold Ellerington

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Harold Ellerington
Personal information
Full name Harold Ellerington
Nickname Elmo
Born October→December 1912
Sculcoates district
Died 1986 (aged 73–74)
Playing information
Position Fullback, Wing, Centre, Stand-off, Scrum-half, Prop, Loose forward
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1930–42 Hull F.C. 268 52 (51?) 2
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Yorkshire ≥1
1938–39 England 2 0 0 0 0
≤1936–≥36 Great Britain 0

Harold 'Elmo' Ellerington (birth registered October→December 1912[1] – 1986) birth registered in Sculcoates district, was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1930s, and 1940s playing at representative level for Great Britain (non-Test matches), England, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Hull, as a Fullback, Wing, Centre, Stand-off/Five-eighth, Scrum-half/Halfback, Prop, or loose forward/lock, i.e. number 1, 2 or 5, 3 or 4, 6, 7, 8 or 10, or 13 during the era of contested scrum and was captain of Hull during the 1936–37, 1937–38, and 1938–39 seasons, his leg was amputatated following a railway accident during World War II, following which he became a Director, and Board Member at Hull F.C.[2][3]

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Harold Ellerington won caps for England while at Hull in 1938 against France, and in 1939 against France.[4]

Harold Ellerington was selected for Great Britain while at Hull for the 1936 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand, he was the understudy at Loose forward/Lock to Harry Beverley on the tour, and he played in 11 of the non-Test matches.

County honours[edit]

Harold Ellerington represented Yorkshire while at Hull.

Championship Final appearances[edit]

Harold Ellerington was away on the 1936 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand, and so didn't play in Hull's 21-2 victory over Widnes in the Rugby Football League Championship Final during the 1935–36 season, he received a winners medal for his 31-appearances that season.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Harold Ellerington played loose forward/lock, was captain, and man of the match in Hull's 10-18 defeat by Huddersfield in the 1938 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1938–39 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 22 October 1938, in front of a crowd of 28,714.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Black And White Heroes". hullfc.com. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "This Week In … This Week in 1930". hullfc.com. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 

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