Biography of Edward Perkins
HERITAGE NO : 297
Edward Perkins by Alex Service
According to the Rugby League Registers, Edward lived in Wigan [Wallgate], yet information about him signing for the Saints, on 29th November 1921 is sparse. He was a right winger, who made his debut in front of over 20,000 fans at Knowsley Road against Wigan on Boxing Day 1921. The threequarter line that day had a marvellous ring to it: Perkins, McLoughlin, Ashburner and Gormley.
Edward played in just five matches for the Saints, his last a 6-3 victory at home to Widnes on 28th January 1922. Whatever happened to him after that, we do not know. It could well be that he is related to a fellow called Lewis Perkins, who played on the wing for Wigan in 1925-26, but we cannot be sure. Edward was a General Labourer who was living in Back Wallgate, Wigan in 1939. His death is registered in Ince in June 1972 at the age of 75. If anyone can provide any further information about this player, please contact us.
|Season (Official Matches)||Tries||Goals||DGoals||Matches|
|Season (Other Matches)||Tries||Goals||DGoals||Matches|
|26th Dec 1921||1||
|31st Dec 1921||2||
|2||St. Helens Recs||L||H||7||6||VIEW|
|7th Jan 1922||3||
|21st Jan 1922||4||
|28th Jan 1922||5||
|*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.|
|WINS : 2 | LOSSES : 3 | DRAWS :|
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