Paddy Dalton

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For the Australian Rules footballer of the 1960s, and 1970s for Perth, see Pat Dalton.
Paddy Dalton
Personal information
Full name Patrick Dalton
Nickname Paddy
Born April→June 1907 (age 109–110)
Harrington, Cumberland, England[1]
Playing information
Position Second-row, Loose forward/Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1930–40 Salford 291 58 0 0 174
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1933–38 Cumberland 13
1934 English League XIII 1
1934–36 England 5 0 0 0 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Patrick "Paddy" Dalton (birth registered April→June 1907 (age 109–110)[2]) birth registered in Harrington, Cumberland, is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1930s, and 1940s, playing at representative level for England, and English League XIII, and at club level for Salford, as a Second-row, or Loose forward, i.e. number 11, 12 or 13, during the era of contested scrums.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Paddy Dalton won caps for England while at Salford in 1934 against Australia and France, in 1935 against France and Wales, and in 1936 against Wales, and represented English League XIII against France.[3]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

About Paddy Dalton's time, there was Salford's 10-8 victory over Swinton in the 1931 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1931–32 season at the Cliff, Broughton, Salford on Saturday 21 November 1931, the 21-12 victory over Wigan in the 1934 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1934–35 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 20 October 1934, the 15-7 victory over Wigan in the 1935 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1935–36 season at Wilderspool, Warrington on Saturday 19 October 1935, the 5-2 victory over Wigan in the 1936 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1936–37 season at Wilderspool, Warrington on Saturday 17 October 1936, and he played Left-Second-row, i.e. number 11, in the 7-10 defeat by Wigan in the 1938 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1938–39 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 22 October 1938.[4]

Les Diables Rouges[edit]

Paddy Dalton was one of the players who successfully toured in France with Salford in 1934, during which the Salford team earned the name "Les Diables Rouges", the seventeen players were; Joe Bradbury, Bob Brown, Aubrey Casewell, Paddy Dalton, Bert Day, Cliff Evans, Jack Feetham, George Harris, Barney Hudson, Emlyn Jenkins, Alf Middleton, Sammy Miller, Harold Osbaldestin, Les Pearson, Gus Risman, Billy Watkins, and Billy Williams.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morris, Graham (2001). 100 Greats: Salford Rugby League Club. Stroud: Tempus. p. 41. ISBN 978-0-7524-2196-4. 
  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. ^ "22nd October 1938: Salford 7 Wigan 10 (Lancashire Cup Final)". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "The story of The Original Red Devils". reds.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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