Billy Derbyshire

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William Derbyshire
Personal information
Full name William Derbyshire
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Aug 1947–Aug 51 Warrington 165 17 0 0 51
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1947 England 1 0 0 0 0

William "Billy" Derbyshire is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1940s, and 1950s. He played at representative level for England, and at club level for Warrington, as a prop, i.e. number 8 or 10, during the era of contested scrums.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Billy Derbyshire won a cap for England while at Warrington in 1947 against Wales.[1]

Championship Final appearances[edit]

Billy Derbyshire played left-prop, i.e. number 8, in Warrington's 15-5 victory over Bradford Northern in the Championship Final during the 1947–48 season at Maine Road, Manchester.[2]

Challenge Final appearances[edit]

Billy Derbyshire played left-prop, i.e. number 8, in Warrington's 19-0 victory over Widnes in the 1950 Challenge Cup Final during the 1949–50 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 6 May 1950, in front of a crowd of 94,249

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Billy Derbyshire played left-prop, i.e. number 8, in Warrington's 8-14 defeat by Wigan in the 1948 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1948–49 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 13 November 1948,[3] and played left-prop, i.e. number 8, in the 5-28 defeat by Wigan in the 1950 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1949–50 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 4 November 1950.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "History of Warrington Rugby League Club". britishrugbyleague.blogspot.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "1948-1949 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "1950-1951 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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