Alan Ridley

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Monday, 18th July, 1910
Died
Friday, 24th September, 1993 (Aged 83 years and 68 days)
Place Of Birth
Gulargambone, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Canberra junior, colourfully described as a 'giant speed merchant', represented Country Firsts and NSW as an 18-year-old before gaining selection on the 1929-30 Kangaroo tour. Although a knee injury limited his appearances on tour, the talented winger scored 11 tries in 7 tour matches (no Tests). Ridley captained Queanbeyan in 1930, but the powerfully built flankman's career flourished after joining Wests in 1931. Ridley went on to play for NSW again in 1933 and made his second Kangaroo tour at year's end. He played in two Tests against England on tour and was leading try-scorer with 25 tries. On his return, he proved that his career was still at its peak when he scored four tries in an interstate match and a double in Wests' 15-12 win over Easts in the 1934 final. Ridley played in all three Tests against England in 1936. A record holder with the now defunct Magpies club - most tries in a match (6t against Newtown in 1934) and most tries in a season (18t in 1932), he returned the country at the end of his playing career. A former mayor of Orange, Ridley passed away in 1993, aged 83.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1933, 1936 5 1 -   - 3 1 4 0 20.00% Match list
Overall 1933-1936 5 1 0   0 3 1 4 0 20.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Southern Division 1929 2 2 -   - 6 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Combined Country 1929 1 1 -   - 3 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
NSW Firsts 1929, 1933-36 25 34 4   - 110 20 4 1 80.00% Match list
NSW Country Firsts 1929 1 1 -   - 3 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Metropolis 1932 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1933-36 5 11 -   - 33 5 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW City Possibles 1933 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Sydney Firsts 1936 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1929-1936 38 49 4   0 155 26 11 1 68.42% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1931 13 12 -   - 36 8 5 0 61.54% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1932 16 18 1   - 56 12 4 0 75.00% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1933 4 3 -   - 9 2 1 1 50.00% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1934 13 7 -   - 21 11 2 0 84.62% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1935 12 15 -   - 45 7 5 0 58.33% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1936 6 9 -   - 27 1 4 1 16.67% Match list
Overall 1931-1936 64 64 1   0 194 41 21 2 64.06% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1931-36 64 64 1   - 194 41 21 2 64.06% Match list
Overall 1931-1936 64 64 1   0 194 41 21 2 64.06% Match list

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1931-32, 1934 7 5 -   - 15 5 2 0 71.43% Match list
Overall 1931-1934 7 5 0   0 15 5 2 0 71.43% Match list

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