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Harry Street

For other people of the same name, see Henry Street.
Harry Street
Personal information
Full name Harry Street
Born October→December 1927
Pontefract district
Died circa-October 2002 (aged 74–75)
Huddersfield
Playing information
Position Centre, Loose forward/Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1945–≤45 Castleford (guest) 1
≥1945–20 Jan 49 St. Helens 0
20 Jan 1949–51 Dewsbury
1951–55 Wigan 163 32 0 0 96
≤1957–≥57 Leeds
≥1957–≥57 Featherstone Rovers 12
Total 176 32 0 0 96
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≥1949–≤57 Yorkshire 4
1950–53 England 6 1 0 0 3
1950 Great Britain 4 0 0 0 0
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
16 Aug 1958–28 Dec 64 Castleford
1971–72 Bradford Northern
Total 0 0 0 0
Source: englandrl.co.uk

Harry Street (birth registered October→December 1927 in Pontefract district[1] — died circa-October 2002 (aged 74–75) in Huddersfield) was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1940s and '50s, and coach of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, England, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Castleford (guest), St. Helens ('A' team), Dewsbury, Wigan, Leeds, and Featherstone Rovers, as a Centre, or Loose forward/Lock, i.e. number 3 or 4, or 13, during the era of contested scrums, and at club level has coached for Castleford, and Bradford Northern.[2]

Playing career

International honours

Harry Street won caps for England while at Dewsbury in 1950 against Wales (2 matches), and France, while at Wigan in 1951 against France, in 1952 against Wales, in 1953 against France, and won caps for Great Britain while at Dewsbury in 1950 against Australia (3 matches), and New Zealand.[3]

Only five players have played test matches for Great Britain as both a back and a forward, they are; Colin Dixon, Frank Gallagher, Laurie Gilfedder, Billy Jarman, and Harry Street.[4]

Rugby Football League Championship final appearances

Harry Street played Loose forward/Lock, in Wigan's 13-6 victory over Bradford Northern in the 1951–52 Rugby Football League Championship final at Leeds Road, Huddersfield on Saturday 10 May 1952.[5]

Rugby League County League appearances

Harry Street played in Wigan's 1951–52 Lancashire League victory.[6]

Challenge cup final appearances

Harry Street played Loose forward/Lock, in Leeds' 9-7 victory over Barrow in the 1956–57 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 11 May 1957.[7]

County Cup final appearances

Harry Street played Loose forward/Lock, in Wigan's 14-6 victory over Leigh in the 1951–52 Lancashire Cup final at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 27 October 1951.[8]

Notable tour matches

Harry Street played Loose forward/Lock, and scored a try in Wigan's 8-15 defeat to New Zealand at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 3 November 1951,[9] and scored a try in the 13-23 defeat to Australia at Central Park, Wigan on Wednesday 24 September 1952.[10]

Club career

St Helens spotted Harry Street as an 18-year old playing rugby union whilst stationed with the Army in Chepstow and signed him as a centre, which was his regular position until an accident at work at one of the town's many glassworks broke his foot and deprived him of some of his pace. On Thursday 20 January 1949, Harry Street was sold by St. Helens to Dewsbury for £1000 (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £77,400 in 2010)[11] along with Leonard Constance who was sold for £2000, the £3000 raised, contributed to the £4000 St. Helens paid Belle Vue Rangers for Stan McCormick.

Genealogical information

Harry Street was the younger brother of the rugby league footballer for Dewsbury, Arthur Street.

References

External links

  • International Statistics at englandrl.co.uk
  • Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org
  • Statistics at wigan.rlfans.com
  • Coaching statistics at thecastlefordtigers.co.uk
  • Photograph "Diabira "bashed"" at rugbyleagueheritageproject.com
  • Photograph "A "study" in expressions" at rugbyleagueheritageproject.com
  • Photograph "Interval talk" at rugbyleagueheritageproject.com
  • Photograph "Mick Lamb" at rugbyleagueheritageproject.com

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