Billy Dingsdale

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William Dingsdale
William Dingsdale - Warrington.jpg
Ogden's Cigarette card featuring William Dingsdale
Personal information
Full name William Dingsdale
Nickname Billy
Playing information
Weight 12 st 4 lb (78 kg)
Position Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1928–28 Broughton Rangers
1928–40 Warrington 373 154 4 470
Total 373 154 4 0 470
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Lancashire 14
1928–33 England 7 10 0 0 30
1929–33 Great Britain 3 0 0 0 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

William "Billy" Dingsdale was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, England, and Lancashire, and at club level for Broughton Rangers, and Warrington (Heritage № 351), as a Centre, i.e. number 3 or 4.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Billy Dingsdale won caps for England while at Warrington in 1928 against Wales, in 1929 against Other Nationalities, in 1930 against Wales, and Other Nationalities, in 1931 against Wales, in 1932 against Wales, in 1933 against Other Nationalities,[1] and won caps for Great Britain while at Warrington in 1929 against Australia (2 matches), and on the 1932 Great Britain Lions tour against Australia.[2]

Championship Final appearances[edit]

Billy Dingsdale played in Warrington's 3-14 defeat by Swinton in the Championship Final during the 1934–35 season, and the 11-13 defeat by Salford in the Championship Final during the 1936–37 season.[3]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Billy Dingsdale 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, and in the 2-18 defeat by Leeds in the 1936 Challenge Cup Final during the 1935–36 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 18 April 1936.

County League appearances[edit]

Billy Dingsdale played in Warrington's victory in the Lancashire County League during the 1937–38 season.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Billy Dingsdale played 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, and played in the 10-9 victory over St. Helens in the 1932 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1932–33 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 19 November 1932, about Billy Dingsdale's time, there was Warrington's 8-4 victory over Barrow in the 1937 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1937–38 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 23 October 1937.

Club records[edit]

In January 1929, within a fortnight, Billy Dingsdale twice scored 4-tries in a match against Bradford Northern, firstly in a 35-7 victory at Bradford Northern, and then in a 65-0 win at Wilderspool Stadium, during the 1928–29 season he also equalled Warrington's "Most Tries In A Season" record with 28-tries, subsequently extended by Steve Ray to 33-tries, and then by Brian Bevan to 48, 57, 60, and lastly to 66-tries.[4]

Honoured at Warrington Wolves[edit]

Billy Dingsdale is a Warrington Wolves Hall of Fame inductee.[3]

Genelogical Information[edit]

Billy Dingsdale was the brother of the rugby league footballer, Thomas "Tommy" Dingsdale, and the Wing, Centre for Warrington (Heritage № 346), Ben Dingsdale.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Hall of Fame at Wire2Wolves.com". wire2wolves.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Tries". wire2wolves.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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