Peter Ramsden

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Peter Ramsden
Personal information
Born 9 May 1934
Huddersfield, England
Died 1 September 2002 (aged 68)
York, England
Playing information
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 14 st 0 lb (89 kg)
Position Stand-off, Loose forward
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1951–64 Huddersfield 246 54 2 146
1964–65 York
Total 246 54 2 0 146
Source: [1]

Peter Ramsden (9 May 1934 – 1 September 2002) born in Huddersfield, was a professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s and 1960s, playing at club level for Huddersfield, and York, as a Stand-off/Five-eighth, or Loose forward/Lock, i.e. number 6, or 13, during the era of contested scrums, he died in York.

Playing career[edit]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Peter Ramsden played Stand-off/Five-eighth, broke his nose after six minutes, scored two tries, and won the Lance Todd Trophy in Huddersfield's 15-10 victory over St. Helens in the 1953 Challenge Cup Final during the 1952–53 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 25 April 1953, in front of a crowd of 89,588,[2] and played in the 6-12 defeat by Wakefield Trinity in the 1962 Challenge Cup Final during the 1961–62 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 12 May 1962, in front of a crowd of 81,263.[3]

Lance Todd Trophy[edit]

Peter Ramsden is the youngest player ever to win the Lance Todd Trophy, aged 19 in the 1953 Challenge Cup Final during the 1952–53 season.[4]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Peter Ramsden played Centre, i.e. number 3, in the 18-8 victory over Batley in the 1952 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1952–53 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 15 November 1952, and played Stand-off/Five-eighth in the 15-8 victory over York in the 1957 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1957–58 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 19 October 1957.

Testimonial match[edit]

Peter Ramsden's Testimonial match at Huddersfield took place in 1961.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gronow, David (2008). 100 Greats: Huddersfield Rugby League Football Club. Stroud: Stadia. pp. 89–90. ISBN 978-0-7524-4584-7. 
  2. ^ McCorquodale, London S.E (25 April 1953). The Rugby League Challenge Cup Competition – Final Tie – Huddersfield v St. Helens – Match Programme. Wembley Stadium Ltd. ISBN n/a
  3. ^ Briggs, Cyril & Edwards, Barry (12 May 1962). The Rugby League Challenge Cup Competition - Final Tie - Huddersfield v Wakefield Trinity - Match Programme. Wembley Stadium Ltd. ISBN n/a
  4. ^ "Ray French selects his top 10 Challenge Cup Final shocks. No 10:, 1953, Huddersfield 15-10 St Helens". bbc.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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