Sid Little

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For the civil engineer, see Sidney Little.
Not to be confused with Syd Little.
Sid Little
Personal information
Full name Sidney D. Little
Nickname Sid
Born May 1930 (age 86–87)
Wigton district, Cumberland
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
195?–52 Harlequin F.C.
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1952 Cumberland
Rugby league
Position Prop, Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1952–59 Oldham 249 49 0 0 147
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
195?–5? Cumberland 8
1956–58 Great Britain 10 3 0 0 9
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Sidney D. "Sid" Little OBE (birth registered July→September 1930 (age 86–87)[1]) birth registered in Wigton district, is an English rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for Cumberland, and at club level for Harlequin F.C., as a prop, i.e. number 1 or 3, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Great Britain, and Cumberland, and at club level for Oldham, as a front or second row forward during the era of contested scrums. Little is an Oldham Hall Of Fame Inductee.[2]

Little won caps for Cumberland (RU) while at Harlequin F.C., and won caps for Cumberland (RL) while at Oldham.

Little won caps for Great Britain (RL) while at Oldham in 1956 against Australia, in 1957 against France (3 matches), in the 1957 Rugby League World Cup against France, Australia, and New Zealand, in 1957 against France (2 matches), and in 1958 against France.[3]

About Little's time, there was Oldham's 2-12 defeat by Barrow in the 1954 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1954–55 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 23 October 1954, the 10-3 victory over St. Helens in the 1956 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1956–57 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 20 October 1956, and the 12-2 victory over St. Helens in the 1958 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1958–59 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 25 October 1958, he played Right-Second-row, i.e. number 12, in Oldham's 13-8 victory over Wigan in the 1957 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1957–58 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 19 October 1957.

Little was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his services to youth.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Oldham Hall of Fame". orl-heritagetrust.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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