Syd Abram

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Sydney Abram
Syd Abram - Bramley.jpg
Ogden's Cigarette card featuring Sydney Abram
Personal information
Full name Sydney Abram
Born 14 June 1906
Hindley, Wigan
Died 4 February 1988 (aged 81)
Hindley, Wigan
Playing information
Position Centre, Stand-off/Five-eighth, Scrum-half/Halfback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1926–32 Wigan 171 48 1 147
≤1934–≥34 Bramley
Total 171 48 1 0 147
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org

Sydney "Syd" Abram (14 June 1906 in Hindley, Wigan[1][2] — 4 February 1988 in Hindley, Wigan) was a professional rugby league footballer of the 1920s, and 1930s, playing at club level for Wigan, and Bramley (captain), as a Centre, Stand-off/Five-eighth, or Scrum-half/Halfback, i.e. number 3 or 4, 6, or 7.[3]

Playing career[edit]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Syd Abram played either Stand-off/Five-eighth,[4] or Scrum-half/Halfback,[5][6] and scored a try (as this was the first rugby league match at Wembley Stadium, this was the first rugby league try at Wembley Stadium) in Wigan's 13-2 victory over Dewsbury in the 1929 Challenge Cup Final during the 1928–29 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 4 May 1929, in front of a crowd of 41,000.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Syd Abram played Scrum-half/Halfback in Wigan's 5-4 victory over Widnes in the 1928 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1928–29 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 24 November 1928.[7]

Playing career[edit]

Syd Abram made his début for Wigan, and scored a try in the 35-2 victory over Widnes at Lowerhouse Lane, Widnes on Saturday 23 October 1926, he scored his last try for Wigan in the 3-9 defeat by Widnes at Naughton Park, Widnes on Saturday 26 March 1932, and played his last match for Wigan in the 5-23 defeat by Salford at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 27 August 1932.[3]

Genealogical information[edit]

Syd Abram's marriage to Eliza Ellen (née Gregory) (birth registered during July→September 1909 in Wigan district - 2001 (aged 91)) was registered during July→September 1930 in Wigan district,[8] they lived at 9 Burlington Street, Hindley.[9] They had children; William Thomas Abram (birth registered during April→June 1931 in Wigan district - 1972 (aged 41)) an engineer, of 44 George Street, Hindley, and Helen R. Abram (birth registered during January→March 1936 in Wigan district).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baptisms at St Peter in the Parish of Hindley". lan-opc.org.uk. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Statistics at wigan.rlfans.com". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Historic Wigan RL Moments: 1929 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "1929 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  6. ^ WIGAN RLFC 1895–1986 by Ian Morrison ISBN 0-907969-19-4 (1986)
  7. ^ "1928–1929 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Marriage details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "Hindley Cemetery Records Index". wiganworld.co.uk. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 

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