Len Bowkett

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Leonard Bowkett
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Park Drive Cigarette card featuring Len Bowkett
Personal information
Full name Leonard Charles Bowkett
Born October→December 1906
Coventry, England
Playing information
Rugby union
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1926–26 Coventry R.F.C.
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1932 Warwickshire ≥1
Rugby league
Position Fullback, Centre, Stand-off/Five-eighth
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1926–35 Huddersfield 274 37 305
1935–36 Keighley
1936 Batley 2 0 0 0 0
Total 276 37 305 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1932 England 1 0 1 0 2
Source: [1]

Leonard "Len" Charles Bowkett (birth registered October→December 1906[2] — death unknown) birth registered in Coventry district, was an English rugby union and professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1920s, and 1930s. He played representative level rugby union (RU) for Warwickshire, and at club level for Coventry R.F.C., and representative level rugby league (RL) for England, and at club level for Huddersfield, Keighley, and Batley, as a fullback, centre, stand-off/five-eighth, i.e. number 1, 3 or 4, or 6.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Len Bowkett took place in a trial match for England (RU) circa-1926, and won a cap for England (RL) while at Huddersfield in 1932 against Wales.[3]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Len Bowkett played left-centre, i.e. number 4, was captain, man of the match, and scored three penalties and two conversions in Huddersfield's 21–17 victory over Warrington in the 1932–33 Challenge Cup Final during the 1932–33 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 6 May 1933, receiving the trophy from Edward, Prince of Wales.[4]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Len Bowkett played left-centre, i.e. number 4, and scored a conversion in Huddersfield's 2-10 defeat by Leeds in the 1930–31 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1930–31 season at Thrum Hall, Halifax on Saturday 22 November 1930, played left-centre, i.e. number 4, and scored a conversion in the 4-2 victory over Hunslet in the 1931–32 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1931–32 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 21 November 1931.

Genealogical information[edit]

Len Bowkett's marriage to Jessie (née Taylor) was registered during January→March 1926 in Coventry district.[5] They had children; June Bowkett (birth registered during April→June 1926 in Coventry district), John L. Bowkett (birth registered during July→September 1931 in Coventry district), Roland G. Bowkett (birth registered during July→September 1937 in Coventry district),

Club career[edit]

Len Bowkett played two games for Batley in April 1936; against Huddersfield at Mount Pleasant, Batley and Leigh at Mather Lane, Leigh.

References[edit]

  1. ^ England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk
  2. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Fartown At Wembley - "The Wembley Years" - 1933, 1935, 1953 And 1962" (PDF). huddersfieldrlheritage.co.uk. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Marriage details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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