Tom Blinkhorn

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Thomas Blinkhorn
Personal information
Nickname Tom, Tommy
Born 23 April 1903
Wigan
Died April→June 1976 (aged 73)
Wigan
Playing information
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 12 st 10 lb (81 kg)
Position Fullback, Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤Dec 1928–Dec 28 Wigan Highfield
Dec 1928–May 33 Warrington 126 52 36 0 228
May 1933–≤May 33 Broughton Rangers
Total 126 52 36 0 228
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1929 England 1 2 0 0 6
1930 Great Britain 1 0 0 0 0

Thomas "Tom"/"Tommy" Blinkhorn (23 April 1903[1] - April→June 1976[2]) birth registered in Wigan, was a professional wrestler, and rugby league footballer of the 1920s, and 1930s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for Wigan Highfield, Warrington, and Broughton Rangers, as a fullback, or Wing, i.e. number 1, or, 2 or 5, his death was registered in Wigan.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Tom Blinkhorn, won a cap for England while at Warrington in 1929 against Other Nationalities,[3] and won a cap for Great Britain while at Warrington in 1930 against Australia.[4]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Tom Blinkhorn played in Warrington's 17-21 defeat by Huddersfield in the 1933 Challenge Cup Final during the 1932–33 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 6 May 1933, in front of a crowd of 41,784.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Tom Blinkhorn played, and scored a try in Warrington's 15-2 victory over Salford in the 1929 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1929–30 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 23 November 1929.

Club career[edit]

Tom Blinkhorn made his début for Broughton Rangers as a Fullback against Hull Kingston Rovers at Belle Vue Stadium, Belle Vue, Manchester.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Death details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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