John Etty

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John Etty
Personal information
Full name John W. Etty
Born first ¼ 1927 (age 90–91)
Batley, England
Playing information
Position Wing, Centre

Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1944–Jan 1955 Batley
Jan 1955–58 Oldham 150 90 0 0 270
1958–61 Wakefield Trinity
Total 150 90 0 0 270
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1948–≥49 Yorkshire ≥3
≤1951–≥51 British Empire XIII ≥1

John W. Etty (first ¼ 1927[1]) is an English former professional rugby league footballer of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. He played at representative level for British Empire XIII, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Batley, Oldham, and Wakefield Trinity (Heritage № 655), as a wing, or centre, i.e. number 2 or 5, or, 3 or 4.

Background[edit]

John Etty was born in Batley (his birth was registered in Dewsbury), West Riding of Yorkshire, he was a pupil at Batley Grammar School between 1937-43. In June 2007 John Etty was invited to a reception for former Bevin Boys at the House of Commons, hosted by Gordon Banks MP, John Etty and wife Kath were introduced to the Prime Minister at № 10 Downing Street on 25 March 2008, with John Etty receiving his Bevin Boys' Veterans Badge from Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

John Etty was a representative for the British Empire XIII while at Batley against Wales XIII on 19 May 1951, and was an England "reserve to travel" while at Batley against France in 1946/47.

County Honours[edit]

John Etty was selected for Yorkshire County XIII whilst at Batley during the 1947/48, 1948/49 and 1949/50 seasons.

Championship Final appearances[edit]

John Etty played left wing, i.e. number 5, in Wakefield Trinity's 3-27 defeat by Wigan in the Championship Final during the 1959–60 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 21 May 1960.[2]

County League appearances[edit]

John Etty played in Oldham's victories in the Lancashire County League during the 1956–57 season, and 1957–58 season, and played in Wakefield Trinity's victory in the Yorkshire County League during the 1958–59 season, and 1959–60 season.

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

John Etty played left wing, i.e. number 5, in Wakefield Trinity's 38-5 victory over Hull F.C. in the 1960 Challenge Cup Final during the 1959–60 season at Wembley Stadium, London on 14 May 1960.[3]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

John Etty played left wing, i.e. number 5, and scored a try in Batley's 8-18 defeat by Huddersfield in the 1952 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1952–53 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 15 November 1952, he played right wing, i.e. number 2, and scored a try in Oldham's 10-3 victory over St. Helens in the 1956 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1956–57 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 20 October 1956, he played left wing in the 13-8 victory over Wigan in the 1956 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1957–58 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 19 October 1957, and he played left wing, and scored a try in Wakefield Trinity's 16-10 victory over Huddersfield in the 1960 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1960–61 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 29 October 1960.[3]

All Six Cups[edit]

Only five rugby league footballers have won "All Six Cups" during their career, they are; Aubrey Casewell (while at Salford, and Leeds), Alan Edwards (while at Salford and Bradford Northern), John Etty (while at Oldham and Wakefield Trinity), Edward "Ted" Slevin (while at Wigan and Huddersfield), and Derek Turner (while at Oldham and Wakefield Trinity). "All Six Cups" comprises the Challenge Cup, Rugby Football League Championship, Lancashire County Cup, Lancashire League, Yorkshire County Cup, and Yorkshire League.[4]

Honoured at Oldham[edit]

John Etty is an Oldham Hall of Fame Inductee.[5]

Genealogical information[edit]

John Etty is the son of the rugby league footballer of the 1920s for Batley; John "Jack" Etty (first ¼ 1890 - first ¼ 1965 (aged 75)), and the brother of the rugby league forward of the 1950s and 1960s for Batley; James B. "Jim" Etty (birth registered second ¼ 1933).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "1959-1960 Championship Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Hoole, Les (2004). Wakefield Trinity RLFC - FIFTY GREAT GAMES. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-429-9
  4. ^ Edgar, Harry (2006). Rugby League Journal Annual 2007 Page-29. Rugby League Journal Publishing. ISBN 0-9548355-2-2
  5. ^ "Oldham Hall of Fame". orl-heritagetrust.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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