Elwyn Bowen

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
27-04-1921
N/A
Date unknown.
Welsh RU background
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
08-11-1941 v Featherstone Rovers
Hull K.R.
1947- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1941-1946
28 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
6
2
0
22

Biography of Elwyn Bowen



HERITAGE NO : 523
This Welsh centre played for the club during World War Two and for a couple of seasons after the war. We are advised that Elwyn was a talented athlete and rugby player in the Neath area. Indeed he gets a praiseworthy mention in the Richard Burton autobiography. Apparently Burton played against Elwyn’s Old Boys team and went down to 22 points to 3 defeat with the future Saint playing a starring role.

He scored six tries for the Saints including two braces against Featherstone Rovers and Halifax. In the latter game he also added two goals to his points haul as part of a 25 points to 13 home defeat in 1943. He retired from the game in 1947. Whist in St Helens Elwyn was a popular and respected teacher at Grange Park School where Steve Llewelyn and Geoff Pimblett would later be recruited to the teaching roster.

Eventually he returned to Neath where he continued his teaching career. Elwyn died in Neath in November 2001, aged 80.

Dave Dooley with thanks to Nathalie Phillips for the biographical information about Elwyn.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1941~42 2 0 0 5
1942~432 2 0 2
1943~44 1 0 0 1
1946~47 1 0 0 20
TOTALS:6 2 0 28
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
8th Nov 1941 1
W
4 Featherstone Rovers WEL H 24 10 VIEW
15th Nov 1941 2
L
3 Featherstone Rovers WEL A 13 17 2 VIEW
22nd Nov 1941 3
W
3 Keighley WEL H 17 11 VIEW
29th Nov 1941 4
L
6 Castleford WEL A 5 12 VIEW
6th Dec 1941 5
L
4 Leeds WEL A 8 18 VIEW
19th Sep 1942 6
L
3 Halifax WEL H 13 25 2 2 VIEW
13th Mar 1943 7
W
3 Barrow CC1(1) H 13 2 VIEW
20th Nov 1943 8
L
4 Dewsbury WEL H 3 13 1 VIEW
14th Sep 1946 9
L
4 Leigh LC1(2) A 4 17 VIEW
21st Sep 1946 10
L
4 Widnes L A 10 17 VIEW
28th Sep 1946 11
L
4 Leigh L H 7 11 VIEW
5th Oct 1946 12
L
4 Warrington L A 10 19 VIEW
12th Oct 1946 13
W
3 Workington Town L H 12 7 VIEW
19th Oct 1946 14
W
3 Salford L A 11 2 VIEW
26th Oct 1946 15
W
3 Halifax L H 15 8 VIEW
2nd Nov 1946 16
W
3 Oldham L A 7 3 VIEW
9th Nov 1946 17
L
3 Swinton L H 11 15 VIEW
16th Nov 1946 18
D
3 Belle Vue Rangers L A 10 10 VIEW
23rd Nov 1946 19
L
3 Bramley L A 0 10 VIEW
14th Dec 1946 20
W
3 Salford L H 9 8 VIEW
4th Jan 1947 21
L
4 Leeds L A 5 20 VIEW
11th Jan 1947 22
L
3 Leeds L H 7 8 VIEW
18th Jan 1947 23
W
3 Featherstone Rovers L A 11 7 VIEW
25th Jan 1947 24
W
3 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 29 16 1 VIEW
8th Mar 1947 25
W
3 Keighley CC1(1) H 17 7 VIEW
11th Mar 1947 26
L
3 Keighley CC1(2) N 5 8 VIEW
22nd Mar 1947 27
L
3 Warrington CC2 A 2 24 VIEW
29th Mar 1947 28
L
2 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 3 11 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 11 | LOSSES : 16 | DRAWS : 1

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