Harry Beverley (rugby league, born 1907)

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Harry Beverley
Personal information
Full nameHarold Beverley
Bornthird ¼ 1907
Hunslet district, Leeds, England
Died1982 (aged 7475)
Playing information
Position Loose forward
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1934–37 Hunslet
1937–41 Halifax 112160048
Total112160048
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
Yorkshire 2
1937 British Empire
1935–38 England 51003
1936–37 Great Britain 61003
Coaching information
Club
YearsTeamGmsWDLW%
≤1951≥51 Wakefield Trinity
196263 Bradford Northern
Total0000
As of 13 June 2017
Source: [1] [2] [3] [4]

Harry Beverley (birth registered third ¼ 1907 [5] – 1982) [6] was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1930s and 1940s, and coached in the 1950s and 1960s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, England, British Empire and Yorkshire, and at club level for Hunslet and Halifax (Heritage № 445), as a loose forward, i.e. number 13, during the era of contested scrums, [1] and coached at club level for Wakefield Trinity and Bradford Northern.

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Background

Beverley's birth was registered in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, and he died aged 74–75.

Playing career

International honours

Harry Beverley represented British Empire while at Halifax in 1937 against France, and won caps for England while at Hunslet in 1935 against Wales, in 1936 against France, in 1937 against France, in 1938 against Wales, and France, [2] and won caps for Great Britain while at Hunslet in 1936 against Australia (3 matches), in 1937 against Australia, and while at Halifax in 1937 against Australia (2 matches). [3]

County Honours

Harry Beverley won caps for Yorkshire while at Halifax. [7]

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Harry Beverley played loose forward in Hunslet's 11-5 victory over Widnes in the 1933–34 Challenge Cup Final during the 1933–34 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 5 May 1934, played loose forward and was captain in Halifax's 20-3 victory over Salford in the 1938–39 Challenge Cup Final during the 1938–39 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 6 May 1939, [8] and played loose forward in Halifax's 2-9 defeat by Leeds in the 1940–41 Challenge Cup Final during the 1940–41 season at Odsal, Bradford, in front of a crowd of 28,500. [9]

County Cup Final appearances

Harry Beverley played left-centre, i.e. number 4, in the Hunslet FC's 7-13 defeat by Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1929–30 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1929–30 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 30 November 1929, in front of a crowd of 11,000. [10]

Honoured at Halifax

Harry Beverley is a Halifax Hall Of Fame Inductee. [7]

Coaching

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jimmy Ledgard
1961-1962
Coach
Bullscolours.svg
Bradford Northern

1962-1963
Succeeded by
Jack Wilkinson
1963
Preceded by
Jim Croston
1945-1950
Coach
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Wakefield Trinity

1951
Succeeded by
John Malpass
1952-1955

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