23rd February 1946: Batley 13 Wigan 2
Posted by cherryandwhite on November 13 2012 - 23:35
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Batley 13 Wigan 2 - Saturday 23rd February 1946
Venue: Mount Pleasant, Batley
Competition: League
Kick Off: 3:30pm

Wigan Backs:l 1. Jim Sullivan, 2. Gordon Ratcliffe, 3. Reg Lowrey, 4, Ted Ward, 5. Jack Taylor, 6. Billy Davies, 7. Tommy Bradshaw
Wigan Forwards:l 8. George Banks, 9. Jack Blan, 10. Robert Johnstone, 11. Harry Atkinson, 12. Eddie Watkins, 13. Jack Simpson

Wigan Tries:l (None)
Wigan Goals:l Jim Sullivan 1


An  England v France Test Match at Swinton saw Wigan travelling to Batley without Martin Ryan, Ernie Ashcroft, Jack Fleming, Ken Gee, Joe Egan and Jack Blan and they went down to a poor 13-2 loss. It wasn't known at the time but 42 year old player-manager Jim Sullivan at Full Back was making his 774th and Final Wigan appearance 25 years after having made his debut for the club in August 1921.