Ray Ashby

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Ray Ashby
Personal information
Full name Raymond Ashby
Playing information
Position Fullback, Centre

Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
19??–64 Liverpool City
1964–67 Wigan 124 10 1 0 32
≥1967–≥67 Blackpool Borough
Total 124 10 1 0 32
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1964–65 Great Britain 2 0 0 0 0
Source: [1]

Ray Ashby is a former professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Liverpool City, Wigan (Heritage № 630),[2] and Blackpool Borough, as a fullback, or centre, i.e. number 1, or, 3 or 4.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Ashby was selected to play for Great Britain against France while he was at Liverpool City in 1964 and at Wigan in 1965.[1]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Ray Ashby played fullback in Wigan's 20-16 victory over Hunslet in the 1965 Challenge Cup Final during the 1964–65 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 8 May 1965, in front of a crowd of 89,016.[3]

Wigan's Ray Ashby, and Hunslet's Brian Gabbitas, jointly won the Lance Todd Trophy for man of the match in the 1965 Challenge Cup Final,[4] it was the first time two players polled the same number of votes.[5]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Ray Ashby played fullback in Wigan's 16-13 victory over Oldham in the 1966 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1966–67 season at Station Road, Swinton, on Saturday 29 October 1966.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "Heritage Numbers - In Debut Order". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  3. ^ "1964-1965 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Lance Todd Trophy winners". BBC Sport. 26 August 2008. Retrieved 22 May 2009. 
  5. ^ Ledger, John (31 August 2007). "What a shoddy way to treat Challenge Cup final heroes". The Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 22 May 2009. 
  6. ^ "1966-1967 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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