Ted Bateson

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Ted Bateson
Personal information
Full name Edward Bateson
Born 1903
Died 1972
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Wing
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1925–25 Skipton RFC
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1925–≤25 Yorkshire
Rugby league
Position Wing
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Nov 1925–33 Wakefield Trinity 170 110
As of 17 April 2013
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org

Edward "Ted" Bateson (birth registered January→March 1899[1]) born in Settle, was a rugby union and professional rugby league and association football (soccer) footballer, and cricketer of the 1920s and '30s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for Yorkshire, and at club level for Skipton RFC[1] as a Wing, i.e. number 11 or 14, playing club level rugby league (RL) for Wakefield Trinity (Heritage #322), as a Wing, i.e. number 2 or 5,[2] playing club level association football (soccer) for Blackburn Rovers, and playing representative level cricket for Lancashire County Cricket Club, he also participated at athletics, boxing, and tennis.

Playing career[edit]

County Cup final appearances[edit]

Ted Bateson played Right-Wing, i.e. number 2 in Wakefield Trinity's 3-10 defeat by Huddersfield in the 1926 Yorkshire Cup final during the 1926–27 season at Headingley Stadium, Leeds on Wednesday 1 December 1926, the original match on Saturday 27 November 1926 was postponed due to fog.

Club career[edit]

Ted Bateson made his début for Wakefield Trinity in the 8-3 victory over Batley on Saturday 19 December 1925.

Club records[edit]

Ted Bateson extended the 'most tries in a season' record for Wakefield Trinity with 26-tries scored in the 1928–29 season, and 27-tries scored in the 1929–30 season, this record was extended by Freddie Smart to 29-tries in the 1931–32 season. Ted Bateson is twelfth on Wakefield Trinity's all time try scoring list.


  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 

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