Founder Numbers

The following players played for Leigh in rugby union games before the the formation of the Northern Union in 1895.

The Club was formed in 1878 and there are only few surviving records until November 1883, from which point records are more detailed.

Every known player is listed with Founders Numbers ordered by date of debut and position.

Leigh NU denotes the player played for Leigh in the Northern Union.

 

FN Player (surname first) Debut Leigh post 1895
1 Ulph, Fred 1878-79
2 Tunnicliffe, J 1878-79
3 James, W 1878-79
4 Boydell, James 1878-79
5 Sumner 1878-79
6 Mather 1878-79
7 Black 1878-79
8 Dean 1878-79
9 Galvin 1878-79
10 Mansley 1878-79
11 Marsh 1878-79
12 Molyneux 1878-79
13 Pemberton 1878-79
14 Smith 1878-79
15 Travers 1878-79
16 Budworth, Robert 1879-80
17 Galvin, Tim 1879-80
18 Horrocks, James Ellison 1879-80
19 Ackers, William 1882–83
20 Belshaw, Robin 1882–83
21 Boydell, John 1882–83
22 Hilton, W 1882–83
23 Jackson, Alf (‘Kelt’) 1882–83
24 Pendlebury, Sam 1882–83
25 Rigby, J 1882–83
26 Ritson, C 1882–83
27 Smith, Tom 1882–83 Leigh NU
28 Taylor, J 1882–83
29 Pendlebury, James 1883-84
30 Jacks, HJ 1883-84
31 Ratcliffe 1883-84
32 Warren, A 1883-84
33 Hanny, A 1883-84
34 Murphy, J 1883-84
35 Simm, T 1883-84
36 Walsh, P 1883-84
37 Lees, T 1883-84
38 Stewart, J 1883-84
39 Gregory, John (Jack) 1883-84
40 Kelly, J 1883-84
41 Wilkinson, J 1883-84
42 Slater, George 1883-84
43 Lonsdale, W 1883-84
44 Tickle, AE 1883-84
45 Jackson, J 1883-84
46 Hodge, J 1883-84
47 Corbett, A 1883-84
48 Stout, J 1883-84
49 Pilling, J 1883-84
50 Fisher, John 1884-85
51 Greenough, J 1884-85
52 Sims, F 1884-85
53 Brisco, Joe 1884-85
54 Booth, Arthur D 1884-85
55 Crook 1884-85
56 Isherwood, W 1884-85
57 Swann, H 1884-85
58 Tickle, Henry 1884-85
59 Higgins, John (‘Sheep’) 1884-85
60 Dootson, J 1884-85
61 Woodward George 1884-85 Leigh NU
62 Kitchen, Tom 1884-85
63 Urmston 1884-85
64 Hurst, John (Jack) 1885-86
65 Pendlebury, JW 1885-86
66 Hurst, James 1885-86
67 Manders 1885-86
68 Smith, John 1885-86
69 Lythgoe 1885-86
70 Willman, R 1885-86
71 Smith, JH 1885-86
72 Wright, E 1885-86
73 Wright, H 1885-86
74 Grimshaw 1885-86
75 Stock, W 1885-86
76 Pendlebury, Tom 1886-87
77 Isherwood, A 1886-87
78 Brunt, J 1886-87
79 Taylor, Peter 1886-87 Leigh NU
80 Booth, HP 1886-87
81 Parr, T 1886-87
82 Coffey, T 1886-87
83 Smith, James 1886-87
84 Woods J 1886-87
85 Norris, J 1886-87
86 Cook, W 1886-87
87 Shaw, Fred 1886-87
88 Eccleston, John 1886-87 Leigh NU
89 Wright P 1886-87
90 Plumpton, J 1886-87
91 Hardman 1886-87
92 Kiddie 1886-87
93 Roberts, John W 1887-88
94 Lawson, Ralph 1887-88
95 Shovelton, Joe 1887-88 Leigh NU
96 Staveley, J 1887-88
97 Hindley, J 1887-88
98 Taylor, Ike 1887-88
99 Hulme, David (‘Daff’) 1887-88 Leigh NU
100 Rawson, J 1887-88
101 Worthington Doc 1887-88
102 Spencer, W 1887-88
103 Boardman, W 1887-88
104 Holt, J 1887-88
105 Coop, Tom 1888-89 Leigh NU
106 Gorman, Harry 1888-89
107 Whittle, J 1888-89
108 Smith, Alf 1888-89
109 Twist 1888-89
110 Balmer, H 1888-89
111 Ellis 1888-89
112 Wells, Frederick 1888-89
113 Battersby, James 1888-89
114 Clare, E 1888-89
115 Aldred, T 1888-89
116 Brittain 1889-89
117 Seddon, J 1889-90
118 Sinclair, J 1889-90
119 MacMasters, Robert (Bob) 1889-90 Leigh NU
120 France, Edward (Teddy) 1889-90 Leigh NU
121 Glynn, T 1889-90
122 Officer, John 1889-90 Leigh NU
123 MacMasters, W 1889-89
124 Brown, J 1889-90
125 Forrest, E 1889-90
126 Ridge, John 1889-90 Leigh NU
127 Bent, J 1889-90
128 Langford, J 1889-90
129 Murray 1889-90
130 Prescott, Fred K 1889-90 Leigh NU
131 Cheetham, J (‘Catty’) 1889-90 Leigh NU
132 Dent, Tom 1889-90
133 Farrington, Herbert 1889-90
134 Battersby, George 1889-90
135 Davies, Percy 1889-90
136 Rawson (no2) 1889-90
137 Rigby 1889-90
138 Graham, J 1890-91
139 Makinson, J 1890-91
140 Berry, William (Billy) 1890-91 Leigh NU
141 Knowles, J 1890-91
142 Rowe, Harry 1890-91
143 Unsworth, J 1890-91
144 Ewan, William Robert (Billy) 1890-91
145 Clarke, J 1890-91
146 Ashworth, David (Daff) 1890-91
147 Blackburn, T 1890-91
148 Davies, J  ‘Cocky’ 1890-91
149 Holt, Tom 1890-91
150 Eckford 1890-91
151 Whittham, William (Billy) 1890-91
152 Shovelton, Lennie 1890-91 Leigh NU
153 Poole, G 1891-91
154 Shovelton, John 1890-91
155 Harrison, Ike 1890-91
156 Holloway 1890-91
157 Sutton 1890-91
158 Hodgson 1890-91
159 Mercer, G 1890-91
160 Rhodes 1890-91
161 Ramsdale, John (Jack) 1890-91 Leigh NU
162 Bell, GH (Bert) 1891-92
163 Anderton, Tom R 1891-92 Leigh NU
164 Battersby, P 1891-92
165 Roberts, James 1891-92 Leigh NU
166 Winstanley, W 1891-92
167 Bancroft, James 1891-92
168 Cross, William (Billy) 1891-92
169 Fawcett, Tom 1891-92
170 Boardman, George (‘Jud’) 1891-92 Leigh NU
171 Selby, Edward 1891-92
172 Donnelly 1891-92
173 Isherwood, George (‘Juddy’) 1891-92
174 Fairclough 1891-92
175 Hall 1891-92
176 Whitehead 1891-92
177 Berry, John (‘Buff’) 1891-92
178 Murphy, Paddy 1886-87
179 Sudlow, Tom 1892-93
180 Pilkington 1892-93
181 Prescott, Albert E 1892-93
182 Booth, Eustace 1892-93
183 Tunnicliffe, Percy 1892-93
184 Burton, W 1892-93
185 McGeachin, P 1892-93
186 Pemberton, J (‘Frosty’) 1892-93 Leigh NU
187 Porter, A 1892-93
188 Lawson, J 1892-93
189 Emmett, J 1892-93
190 Rigby 1892-93
191 Docherty 1892-93
192 Arrowsmith, Tom H 1892-93 Leigh NU
193 Foulkes, Tom 1892-93
194 Fitzgerald, Dai 1892-93 Leigh NU
195 Griffiths 1892-93
196 Hogan 1892-93
197 Wilding, Charlie H 1892-93
198 Green 1892-93
199 Green, F 1893-94
200 Wallwork, Alf 1894-94 Leigh NU
201 France, John (Jack) 1893-94
202 Mercer, Reuben 1893-94
203 Shaw, James 1893-94 Leigh NU
204 Davies, Edward (Ted) 1893-94 Leigh NU
205 Hogan, William (Billy) 1893-94
206 Nall, James 1893-94 Leigh NU
207 Cunliffe, J 1893-94
208 Alford, Crane 1893-94
209 Barber, W 1893-94
210 Hargreaves,  JR (‘Whiffy’) 1894-95 Leigh NU
211 Guest, Bert 1894-95
212 Williams, J 1894-95
213 Price, Sam 1894-95
214 Brierley 1894-95
215 Whiteley, Bill 1894-95
216 Edmonds 1894-95
217 Taylor, Tommy 1894-95 Leigh NU
218 Taylor, J 1894-95
219 Sharrocks, Reuben 1894-95
220 Ridyard 1894-95 Leigh NU