Norman Field

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Norman Field
Personal information
Full name Norman Field
Born April→June 1936
Huddersfield district
Died 13 January 2008 (aged 71)
Playing information
Position Wing
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1963–≤63 Featherstone Rovers
≤1963–64 Batley
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1963–64 Yorkshire ≥1
1963 Great Britain 1 0 0 0 0

Norman Field (April→June 1936[1] — 13 January 2008 (aged 71)) birth registered in Huddersfield district, was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Lockwood ARLFC (Huddersfield), Featherstone Rovers, and Batley, as a Wing, i.e. number 2 or 5, he died in Torquay from cancer. He started his rugby career whilst serving in the British Army, with the Duke of Wellington's Regiment.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Norman Field won a cap for Great Britain while at Batley in 1963 against Australia.[2]

County Honours[edit]

Norman Field was selected for Yorkshire County XIII while at Batley during the 1963–64 season.

Club career[edit]

Norman Field was subject to a transfer bid from Huddersfield in early-1964, but they were unwilling to meet Batley's valuation of £6,000 (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £210,200 in 2013),[3] and he subsequently retired from rugby league in 1964 aged-28 to concentrate on his business interests.[4]

Outside of rugby league[edit]

Norman Field ran a motorcycle business on Bradford Road, Batley throughout his rugby days, in the early 1980s he and his wife Susan moved to Torquay to run hotel, which they converted into flats in the mid-2000s.[5]

Genealogical information[edit]

Norman Field was married to Susan. Norman Field's previous marriage to Wilma Mark was registered during January→March 1959 in Huddersfield district,[6] they had children; Christopher M. Field (birth registered April→June 1961 (age 54–55) in Huddersfield district), Darrell A. Field (birth registered April→June 1964 (age 51–52) in Huddersfield district), and Jonathan Field.


  1. ^ "Birth details at". 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at". 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Measuring Worth - Relative Value of UK Pounds". Measuring Worth. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Norman Field". 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Batley RL mourns a true great". 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Marriage details at". 31 December 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 

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