Eric Prescott

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Eric Prescott
Personal information
Born (1948-06-21) 21 June 1948 (age 72)
Widnes, England [1]
Playing information
Position Wing, Centre, Second-row, Loose forward
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1968–72 St. Helens 85203066
1972–80 Salford 2734780157
1980–84 Widnes 127190163
1984 Salford 1840016
1988–89 Runcorn Highfield
Total50390111302
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1970–79 Lancashire 11

Eric Prescott (born 21 June 1948) is an English former rugby union, and professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. He played club level rugby union (RU) for Widnes Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) RUFC , and representative level rugby league (RL) for Lancashire, and at club level for St. Helens, [2] Salford (two spells), Widnes and Runcorn Highfield, as a wing , centre , second-row or loose forward, i.e. number 2 or 5, 3 or 4, 11 or 12, or 13.

Contents

Background

Eric Prescott was born in Widnes, Lancashire, England.

Playing career

County honours

Eric Prescott represented Lancashire (RL).

Championship appearances

Eric Prescott played in Salford's victories in the Championship in the 1973–74 season, and the 1975–76 season.

Championship/Premiership Final appearances

Eric Prescott played left wing, i.e. number 5, and scored 2-tries in St. Helens' 24-12 victory over Leeds in the Championship play-off Final during the 1969–70 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 16 May 1970, [2] and played loose forward in Salford's 2-15 defeat by St. Helens in the Premiership Final during the 1975–76 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 22 May 1976. [3]

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Eric Prescott played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, in Widnes' 18-9 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1981 Challenge Cup Final during the 1980–81 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 2 May 1981, [4] and played right-second-row in the 14-14 draw with Hull F.C. in the 1982 Challenge Cup Final during the 1981–82 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 1 May 1982, in front of a crowd of 92,147, played right-second-row in the 9-18 defeat by Hull F.C. in the 1982 Challenge Cup Final replay during the 1981–82 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Wednesday 19 May 1982, in front of a crowd of 41,171,

County Cup Final appearances

Eric Prescott played as an interchange/substitute (replacing prop Graham Rees) in St. Helens' 4-7 defeat by Leigh in the 1970 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1970–71 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 28 November 1970, played loose forward in Salford's 25-11 victory over Swinton in the 1972 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1972–73 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 21 October 1972, played loose forward in the 9-19 defeat by Wigan in the 1973 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1973–74 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 13 October 1973, [5] played loose forward in the 2-6 defeat by Widnes in the 1974 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1974–75 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 2 November 1974, played loose forward in the 7-16 defeat by Widnes in the 1975 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1975–76 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 4 October 1975, played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, in Widnes' 3-8 defeat by Leigh in the 1981 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1981–82 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 26 September 1981, and played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, in the 8-12 defeat by Barrow in the 1983 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1983–84 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 1 October 1983.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances

Eric Prescott was an interchange/substitute, i.e. number 14, in St. Helens' 4-7 defeat by Wigan in the 1968 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1968–69 season at Central Park, Wigan on Tuesday 17 December 1968, [6] played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, in the 5-9 defeat by Leeds in the 1970 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1970-71 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Tuesday 15 December 1970, played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, in the 8-2 victory over Rochdale Hornets in the 1971 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1971-72 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Tuesday 14 December 1971, played loose forward in Salford's 0-0 draw with Warrington in the 1974 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1974–75 season at The Willows, Salford on Tuesday 17 December 1974, and played loose forward in the 10-5 victory over Warrington in the 1974 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final replay during the 1974–75 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Tuesday 28 January 1975. [7]

Club career

Eric Prescott was transferred from St. Helens to Salford for a world record fee of £13,500 on 6 September 1972, he was transferred from Salford to Widnes for a fee of £22,000 in 1980, and he was transferred from Widnes to Salford in exchange for John Wood in January 1984. [3]

Genealogical Information

Prescott is the father of the late rugby league footballer, Steve Prescott.

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Achievements
Preceded by
Mal Reilly
Rugby league transfer record
St. Helens to Salford

1972
Succeeded by
Bill Ashurst