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All Saints Daily Despatch winning team, 1952.
All Saints Daily Despatch winning team, 1952.
Photo: Raymond Cotton
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All Saints Daily Despatch winning team, 1952.

Back row: George Dawber, Roy Unsworth, David Bolton.

Middle row: Ernie Griffiths (Teacher), Terry Holliday, David Pennington, Michael Rigby, Brian Lee, Geoffrey Hough, Raymond Cotton.

Front row: Keith Barker, Keith Holden, Jim Woodcock, Brian Callaghan.

Comment by: Brian Halliwell on 20th January 2009 at 20:00

I was there to see the team beat the best of St.Helens.The toughest team to beat was St.Patricks from Wigan.
Another All Saints` player some years on was Alex Murphy,who found fame as a St. Helens player

Comment by: Raymond Cotton on 28th January 2009 at 20:21

Brian Halliwell.
Alex Murphy certainly never attended All Saints school, in fact he attended and played for the St Helens school team that All Saints team beat in the Daily Dispatch trophy final, which was St Austin's school from Thatto Heath St Helens.Austin Rhodes was the star school boy player at St Austin's school, and Alex Murphy later stared in turn for the same St Austins school team.

Comment by: Brian Halliwell on 18th February 2009 at 21:10

Raymond,You are right,The info given to me was incorrect.
I enjoyed the game better than any I`ve seen since

Comment by: drumer on 8th June 2009 at 17:22

Wasn't the Gate at Central park for the final,in exess of 20,000,must be a record for a schoolboys game

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