Laurie Thacker

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Lawrence Thacker
Personal information
Full name Lawrence William Thacker
Nickname Laurie/Lawrie
Born 19 or 20, March 1909
Sculcoates district, England
Died 2 March 1952(1952-03-02) (aged 42)
Driffield, England
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1933–46 Hull F.C.
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1936–≥36 Yorkshire ≥1
1937 British Empire
1938–41 England 4 1 0 0 3

Lawrence William "Laurie"/"Lawrie" Thacker (19 or 20 March 1909[1] – 2 March 1952[2]) born in Sculcoates district, was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1930s, and 1940s, playing at representative level for England, British Empire, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Hull F.C., as a prop, i.e. number 8 or 10, during the era of contested scrums, he died in Driffield.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Laurie Thacker represented British Empire while at Hull in 1937 against France, and won caps for England while at Hull in 1938 against France, and Wales, in 1939 against France, and in 1941 against Wales.[3]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Laurie Thacker played left-prop, i.e. number 8, 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.

Other notable games[edit]

Lawrence Thacker played left-prop, i.e. number 8 for a Rugby League XIII against Northern Command XIII at Thrum Hall, Halifax on Saturday 21 March 1942.[4]

Genealogical information[edit]

Lawrence Thacker's marriage to Gladys (née Baines) was registered during April→June 1947 in Hull district.[5] They had children; Diane L. Thacker (birth registered during October→December 1947 (age 69–70) in Hull district), Roger W. Thacker(birth registered during October→December 1948 (age 68–69) in Hull district), and Andrea Thacker (birth registered during April→June 1951 (age 65–66) in Hull district).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Death details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "inside programme, Northern Command v. A Rugby League XIII, 1942". rugbyleagueoralhistory.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Marriage details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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