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Wigan RL History - 1961-62 Season

Click to View: 1960-1961 Season or 1962-1963 Season

Wigan Final League Position: 1st (Coach: Jim Sullivan fell ill before season began. Johnny Lawrenson was Caretaker till October 7th then Griff Jenkins)
League Champions:
Huddersfield (14-5 v Wakefield)
Challenge Cup Winners: Wakefield Trinity (12-6 v Huddersfield)
Lancashire Cup Winners: St Helens (25-9 v Swinton)
Lancashire League Winners: Wigan (17)

1961-1962 Northern Rugby Football League Championship CC = Challenge Cup CPO = Championship Play Off LC = Lancashire Cup
Date Opposition Venue KO Resultl Tries Goals Report
Sat 19 Aug Huddersfield Away 6:30 Won 19-09 Bootle, Boston, Griffiths Griffiths 5 Click Here
Wed 23 Aug Blackpool Borough Home 6:30 Won 31-05 Boston 2, Jones 2, Bolton, Bootle, Carlton Griffiths 5 Click Here
Sat 26 Aug Hunslet Home 3:00 Won 44-11 Bootle 2, Boston 2, Carlton 2, Barton, Bolton, Entwistle, Lyon Griffiths 7 Click Here
Sat 2 Sept LC R1: Workington Away 3:00 Won 30-18 Boston 2, Bootle, Collier, Entwistle, Sayer Griffiths 5 Click Here
Wed 6 Sept Leigh Away 6:30 Won 20-00 Bootle, Carlton, Evans, McTigue Griffiths 4 Click Here
Sat 9 Sept Swinton Home 3:00 Lost 06-13 - Griffiths 3 Click Here
Tue 12 Sept Blackpool Borough Away 6:15 Won 33-08 Ashton 2, Bolton 2, Cherrington, Griffiths, Lyon Griffiths 6 Click Here
Sat 16 Sept Leigh Home 3:00 Won 25-06 Ashton, Bolton, Boston, Carlton, McTigue Griffiths 5 Click Here
Thu 21 Sept LC R2: Widnes Away 5:45 Lost 05-09 Collier Griffiths 1 Click Here
Sat 23 Sept Liverpool City Home 3:00 Won 45-00 Boston 2, Parr 2, Ashton, Bolton, Carlton, Evans, McLeod Bootle 9 Click Here
Sat 30 Oct Widnes Away 3:00 Postponed Due to Great Britain v New Zealand Test Call Ups - -
Sat 7 Oct Tour: New Zealand Home 3:00 Won 28-06 Carlton 2, Ashton, Barton, Cherrington, Evans Griffiths 5 Click Here
Sat 14 Oct Rochdale Hornets Away 3:00 Won 28-08 Boston 2, Ashton, Carlton Griffiths 8 Click Here
Sat 21 Oct Hull Kingston Rovers Home 3:00 Postponed Due to polio outbreak in Hull - -
Sat 28 Oct Swinton Away 3:00 Won 07-04 Boston Griffiths 2 Click Here
Sat 11 Nov Workington Town Away 2:30 Won 16-10 Boston, Cherrington Griffiths 5 Click Here
Sat 18 Nov Barrow Home 2:30 Won 39-03 Davies 3, Ashton 2, Carlton 2, Boston, Griffiths Griffiths 6 Click Here
Sat 25 Nov Whitehaven Away 2:30 Won 26-06 Boston 2, Carlton 2, Davies, Parr Griffiths 4 Click Here
Sat 2 Dec Rochdale Hornets Home 2:30 Won 22-05 Boston 3, Davies 2, Carlton Griffiths 2 Click Here
Sat 9 Dec Whitehaven Home 2:30 Won 31-11 Davies 3, Ashton 2, Boston 2, Carlton, Griffiths Griffiths 2 Click Here
Sat 16 Dec Halifax Away 2:30 Won 07-04 Ashton Griffiths 2 Click Here
Sat 23 Dec Widnes Home 2:30 Postponed Due to Frozen Pitch - -
Mon 25 Dec Salford Away 2:30 Postponed Due to Frozen Pitch - -
Tue 26 Dec St Helens Home 2:30 Postponed Due to Frozen Pitch - -
Mon 1 Jan Warrington Home 2:30 Postponed Due to Frozen Pitch - -
Sat 6 Jan Liverpool City Home 2:30 Won 39-00 Boston 2, Carlton 2, Cherrington 2, Davies 2, Ashton Griffiths 5, Ashton 1 Click Here
Sat 13 Jan Oldham Home 2:30 Won 16-13 Carlton 3, Davies Ashton 1, Bootle 1 Click Here
Sat 20 Jan Oldham Away 2:30 Won 07-02 Bootle Griffiths 2 Click Here
Sat 27 Jan Halifax Home 3:00 Postponed Due to Frozen Pitch - -
Sat 3 Feb Workington Town Home 3:00 Won 25-08 Ashton, Carlton, Boston, Davies, Evans Griffiths 5 Click Here
Sat 10 Feb CC R1: Keighley Away 3:00 Won 25-03 Ashton, Boston, Davies, Lyon, Parr Griffiths 5 Click Here
Sat 17 Feb Hunslet Away 3:00 Won 34-12 Lyon 2, Carlton, Collier, Davies, Evans, McLeod, Parr Griffiths 5 Click Here
Mon 19 Feb Halifax Home - Won 27-06 Carlton 4, Boston, Davies, Parr Griffiths 3 Click Here
Sat 24 Feb Wakefield Trinity Away 3:00 Lost 11-14 Carlton Griffiths 4 Click Here

Sat 3 March

CC R2: Dewsbury Home 3:00 Won 50-02 Boston 3, Carlton 3, Ashton 2, Barton, Griffiths Griffiths 10 Click Here
Sat 10 Mar Wakefield Trinity Home 3:00 Postponed Due to France v Great Britain Test Call Ups - -
Wed 14 Mar Widnes Home 4:45 Won 21-05 Griffiths 2, Ashton, Cherrington, Lyon Griffiths 3 Click Here

Mon 19 Mar

Wakefield Trinity Home 5:00 Won 28-09 Carlton 2, Ashton, Davies Bootle 8 Click Here

Sat 24 Mar

CC QF: Wakefield Away 3:00 Lost 04-05 - Griffiths 1, Ashton 1 Click Here
Mon 26 Mar Hull Kingston Rovers Home 6:15 Won 40-16 Davies 3, Bolton 2, Ashton, Boston, McLeod Griffiths 8 Click Here
Thu 29 Mar Barrow Away 5:40 Draw 05-05 Cherrington Griffiths 1 Click Here
Sat 31 Mar Hull Kingston Rovers Away 3:00 Won 18-11 Belshaw, Boston, Carlton, Evans Griffiths 3 Click Here
Wed 4 April Widnes Away 6:15 Lost 10-12 Bolton, Boston Griffiths 2 Click Here
Sat 7 April Huddersfield Home 3:00 Won 41-03 McLeod 4, Carlton 2, Ashton, Bolton, Boston Griffiths 7 Click Here
Wed 11 Apr Warrington Home 6:30 Won 23-15 Ashton 2, Boston 2, Bolton Griffiths 4 Click Here
Fri 20 April St Helens Away 3:00 Won 18-16 Carlton, Davies Griffiths 6 Click Here

Sat 21 April

Warrington Away 3:00 Won 16-10 Boston 2, Carlton, Lyon Griffiths 2 Click Here
Mon 23 Apr Salford Home 3:00 Won 46-12 Boston 2, McLeod 2, Parr 2, Ashton, Carlton, Collier, Griffiths Griffiths 8 Click Here
Sat 28 April St Helens Home 3:00 Won 12-03 Ashton, Lyon Griffiths 2 Click Here
Mon 30 April Salford Away 6:45 Won 49-08 Boston 7, McLeod 2, Bootle, Lyon, McCormack, Woosey Griffiths 5 Click Here
Sat 5 May CPO SF: Huddersfield Home 7:00 Lost 11-13 Parr Griffiths 4 Click Here
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1961-1962 Season Team Sheets List
aalaDatealaa Opponent allllResultlllLl 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Sat 19 Aug Hudd (A) W19-09 GriffithslTlG5 BostonlT Ashton BootlelT Carlton Bolton Entwistle Barton Sayer McTigue Collier Cherrington Evans
Wed 23 Aug Black (H) W31-05 GriffithslG5 JoneslT2 BostonlT2 BootlelT CarltonlT BoltonlT Entwistle Barton Sayer McTigue Collier Lyon Evans
Sat 26 Aug Huns (H) W44-11 GriffithslG7 BostonlT2 Ashton BootlelT2 CarltonlT2 BoltonlT EntwistlelT BartonlT Sayer McTigue Cherrington LyonlT Evans
Sat 2 Sept Work (A) W (LCR1) GriffithslG5 BostonlT2 Ashton BootlelT Carlton Bolton EntwistlelT Barton SayerlT McTigue CollierlT Cherrington Evans
Wed 6 Sept Leigh (A) W20-00 GriffithslG4 Boston Ashton BootlelT CarltonlT Bolton Entwistle Barton Sayer McTiguelT Collier Cherrington EvanslT
Sat 9 Sept Swin (H) L06-13 GriffithslG3 Boston Ashton Bootle Carlton Bolton Entwistle Barton Gregory McTigue Collier Cherrington Evans
Tue 12 Sept Black (A) W33-08 GriffithslTlG6 Boston AshtonlT2 Bootle Carlton BoltonlT2 Parr Barton Sayer McTigue Collier CherringtonlT LyonlT
Sat 16 Sept Leigh (H) W25-06 GriffithslG5 BostonlT AshtonlT McLeod CarltonlT BoltonlT Parr Barton Sayer McTiguelT Collier Cherrington Evans
Thu 21 Sept Wid (A) L (LCR2) GriffithslG Boston Ashton Bootle Carlton Bolton Parr Barton Sayer McTigue CollierlT Cherrington Evans
Sat 23 Sept Liv C (H) W45-00 BootlelG9 BostonlT2 AshtonlT McLeodlT CarltonlT BoltonlT ParrlT2 Barton Sayer Collier Cherrington Lyon EvanslT
Sat 7 Oct NZ (H) W (TOUR) GriffithslG5 Bootle AshtonlT Davies CarltonlT2 Bolton Entwistle BartonlT Sayer McTigue Collier CherringtonlT EvanslT
Sat 14 Oct Roch (A) W28-08 GriffithslG8 BostonlT2 AshtonlT Davies CarltonlT Booth Entwistle Barton Sayer McTigue Collier Cherrington Evans
Sat 28 Oct Swin (A) W07-04 GriffithslG2 BostonlT Ashton Davies Carlton Bolton Entwistle Collier Sayer McTigue Cherrington Lyon Evans
Sat 11 Nov Work (A) W16-10 GriffithslG5 BostonlT Ashton Davies Carlton Bolton Entwistle Collier Sayer McTigue CherringtonlT Lyon Evans
Sat 18 Nov Barr (H) W39-03 GriffithslTlG6 BostonlT AshtonlT2 DavieslT3 CarltonlT2 Bolton Parr Collier Sayer McTigue Cherrington Lyon Evans
Sat 25 Nov White (A) W26-06 GriffithslG4 BostonlT2 Ashton DavieslT CarltonlT2 Bolton ParrlT Collier Sayer McTigue Cherrington Lyon Evans
Sat 2 Dec Roch (H) W22-05 GriffithslG2 BostonlT3 Ashton DavieslT2 CarltonlT Bolton Parr Barton Sayer McTigue Collier Lyon T.Stephens
Sat 9 Dec White (H) W31-11 GriffithslTlG2 BostonlT2 AshtonlT2 DavieslT3 CarltonlT Bolton Parr Barton Sayer McTigue Collier Cherrington Lyon
Sat 16 Dec Hal (A) W07-04 GriffithslG2 Boston AshtonlT Davies Carlton Bolton Entwistle Collier Sayer McTigue Cherrington Lyon Evans
Sat 6 Jan Liv C (H) W39-00 GriffithslG5 BostonlT2 AshtonlTlG DavieslT2 CarltonlT2 Bolton Parr Barton Sayer McTigue CherringtonlT2 Lyon Evans
Sat 13 Jan Old (H) W16-13 BootlelG Boston AshtonlG DavieslT CarltonlT3 Bolton Parr Barton Sayer McTigue Cherrington Lyon Evans
Sat 20 Jan Old (A) W07-02 GriffithslG2 Boston BootlelT Davies Carlton Ashton Parr Barton Sayer McTigue Collier Lyon Evans
Sat 3 Feb Work (H) W25-08 GriffithslG5 BostonlT AshtonlT DavieslT CarltonlT Bolton Parr Barton Sayer McTigue Collier Lyon EvanslT
Sat 10 Feb Keigh (A) W (CCR1) GriffithslG5 BostonlT AshtonlT DavieslT Carlton Bolton ParrlT Barton Sayer McTigue Collier LyonlT Evans
Sat 17 Feb Huns (A) W34-12 GriffithslG5 LyonlT2 Bootle DavieslT CarltonlT McLeodlT ParrlT Barton Sayer McTigue CollierlT Cherrington EvanslT
Mon 19 Feb Hal (H) W27-06 GriffithslG3 BostonlT Ashton DavieslT CarltonlT4 McLeod ParrlT Barton Sayer McTigue Cherrington Lyon Evans
Sat 24 Feb Wake (A) L11-14 GriffithslG4 Boston Ashton Davies CarltonlT Bolton Parr Barton Sayer McTigue Collier Cherrington Evans
Sat 3 Mar Dews (H) W (CCR2) GriffithslTlG10 BostonlT3 AshtonlT2 Davies CarltonlT3 McLeod Parr BartonlT Sayer McTigue Collier Cherrington Evans
Wed 14 Mar Wid (H) W21-05 GriffithslT2lG3 Boston AshtonlT McLeod Carlton Bolton Parr Barton Sayer LyonlT Collier CherringtonlT Evans
Mon 19 Mar Wake (H) W28-09 BootlelG8 Lyon AshtonlT DavieslT CarltonlT2 McLeod Parr Barton Sayer McTigue Collier Cherrington Evans
Sat 24 Mar Wake (A) L (CCQF) GriffithslG Boston Bootle Davies Carlton AshtonlG Parr Barton Sayer McTigue Collier Lyon Evans
Mon 26 Mar HKR (H) W40-16 GriffithslG8 BostonlT McLeodlT DavieslT3 Carlton AshtonlT BoltonlT2 Belshaw Sayer McTigue Collier Woosey Evans
Thu 29 Mar Barr (A) D05-05 GriffithslG Boston Bootle Davies Carlton McLeod Bolton Collier Sayer McTigue CherringtonlT Woosey Evans
Sat 31 Mar HKR (A) W18-11 GriffithslG3 McLeod BostonlT Davies CarltonlT Ashton Bolton BelshawlT Sayer McTigue Collier Cherrington EvanslT
Wed 4 Apr Wid (A) L10-12 GriffithslG2 McLeod BostonlT Davies Carlton Ashton BoltonlT Belshaw Sayer McTigue Collier Cherrington Evans
Sat 7 Apr Hudd (H) W41-03 GriffithslG7 McLeodlT4 AshtonlT BostonlT CarltonlT2 BoltonlT Parr Barton Sayer McTigue Collier Lyon Evans
Wed 11 Apr Warr (H) W23-15 GriffithslG4 BostonlT2 AshtonlT2 Davies Carlton BoltonlT Parr Barton Sayer McTigue Collier Lyon Evans
Fri 20 Apr St H (A) W18-16 GriffithslG6 Boston Ashton DavieslT CarltonlT Bolton Parr Barton Sayer McTigue Collier Cherrington Lyon
Sat 21 Apr Warr (A) W16-10 GriffithslG2 BostonlT2 Ashton Davies CarltonlT Bolton Parr Barton Sayer McTigue Collier Cherrington LyonlT
Mon 23 Apr Salf (H) W46-12 GriffithslTlG8 BostonlT2 AshtonlT Davies CarltonlT McLeodlT2 ParrlT2 Barton Sayer Woosey CollierlT Cherrington Lyon
Sat 28 Apr St H (H) W12-03 GriffithslG3 Boston AshtonlT Davies Carlton McLeod Parr Collier Sayer McTigue Cherrington Woosey LyonlT
Mon 30 Apr Salf (A) W49-08 GriffithslG5 BostonlT7 Ashton McCormacklT BootlelT McLeodlT2 Parr Barton Gregory Collier WooseylT LyonlT Evans
Sat 5 May Hudd (H) L (CPOSF) GriffithslG4 Boston Ashton Davies Carlton Bolton ParrlT Barton Sayer McTigue Cherrington Lyon Evans

Player

Apps

Tries Goals
Frank Carlton 42 38 -
Bill Sayer 41 1 -
Eric Ashton 40 24 3
Billy Boston 40 49 -
Fred Griffiths 40 8 173
Brian McTigue 39 2 -
Frank Collier 38 4 -
Roy Evans 36 7 -
John Barton 33 3 -
David Bolton 33 9 -
Norman Cherrington 33 7 -
Alan Davies 30 21 -
Geoff Lyon 29 8 -
Frank Parr 28 9 -
Geoff Bootle 17 8 18
Stan McLeod 15 11 -
Terry Entwistle 11 2 -
Tom Woosey 5 1 -
Jimmy Belshaw 3 1 -
Jack Gregory 2 - -
Bramwell Booth 1 - -
Alan Jones 1 2 -
Jim McCormack 1 1 -
Tony Stephens 1 - -


Top Try Scorers

Player

Tries
Billy Boston 49
Frank Carlton 38
Eric Ashton 24
Alan Davies 21
Stan McLeod 11
David Bolton 9
Frank Parr 9
Geoff Bootle 8
Fred Griffiths 8
Geoff Lyon 8
Norman Cherrington 7
Roy Evans 7
Frank Collier 4
John Barton 3
Terry Entwistle 2
Alan Jones 2
Brian McTigue 2
Jimmy Belshaw 1
Jim McCormack 1
Bill Sayer 1
Tom Woosey 1

Top Goal Scorers

Player

Goals
Fred Griffiths 173
Geoff Bootle 18
Eric Ashton 3

At the end of this season the league split into two divisions. The top 16 in the league would form Division 1 and the bottom 14 would form division 2.

- Team P W D L Pts
1 Wigan 36 32 1 3 65
2 Wakefield Trinity 36 32 1 3 65
3 Featherstone Rovers 36 28 1 7 57
4 Huddersfield 36 25 2 9 52
5 Workington Town 36 25 0 11 50
6 Widnes 36 25 0 11 50
7 Leeds 36 25 0 11 50
8 Hull Kingston Rovers 36 24 0 12 48
9 St Helens 36 23 0 13 46
10 Oldham 36 22 1 13 45
11 Swinton 36 21 1 14 43
12 Castleford 36 21 0 15 42
13 Bramley 36 19 4 13 42
14 Warrington 36 19 2 15 40
15 Halifax 36 18 3 15 39
16 Hull 36 18 1 17 37
17 Leigh 36 17 0 19 34
18 Barrow 36 14 1 21 29
19 Keighley 36 13 2 21 28
20 York 36 12 1 23 25
21 Salford 36 12 1 23 25
22 Whitehaven 36 11 2 23 24
23 Blackpool Borough 36 11 1 24 23
24 Rochdale Hornets 36 9 4 23 22
25 Hunslet 36 10 1 25 21
26 Batley 36 9 2 25 20
27 Dewsbury 36 8 2 26 18
28 Doncaster 36 8 1 27 17
29 Liverpool City 36 6 0 30 12
30 Bradford Northern 36 5 1 30 11




Championship Play-Offs

Semifinals:

    Huddersfield 13 beat Wigan 11.
    Wakefield Trinity 13 beat Featherstone Rovers 8.

Final:

    Huddersfield 14 beat Wakefield Trinity 5.
    


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