Tommy Armitt

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Thomas Armitt
Personal information
Born1 April 1904
Salford, England
Died15 October 1972 (aged 68)
Salford, England
Playing information
Position Hooker
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1931–46 Swinton 355256
1943–44 Hull F.C.
Total35525600
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
≤1937–≥37 Lancashire ≥1
1935–39 England 101003
1933–37 Great Britain 80000
Source: [1] [2] [3]

Thomas Armitt (1 April 1904 – 15 October 1972) was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1930s and 1940s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, England and Lancashire, and at club level for Swinton and Hull FC, as a hooker, i.e. number 9, during the era of contested scrums. [1]

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Background

Tommy Armitt's birth was registered in Salford, Lancashire, England, and he died aged 68 in Salford, Lancashire, England.[ citation needed ]

Playing career

International honours

Tommy Armitt won caps for England while at Swinton in 1935 against France and Wales, in 1936 against Wales (two matches) and France, in 1937 against France, in 1938 against Wales (two matches) and France, and in 1939 against Wales, [3] and won caps for Great Britain while at Swinton in 1933 against Australia, in 1936 against Australia (two matches), and New Zealand (two matches), and in 1937 against Australia (three matches). [2]

County honours

Tommy Armitt played hooker in Lancashire's 7-5 victory over Australia in the 1937–38 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain and France match at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Wednesday 29 September 1937, in front of a crowd of 16,250. [4]

Genealogical information

Tommy Armitt was the father of the rugby league footballer; Charlie Armitt.

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References

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