Bob Batty

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Career Stats & Summary

Biography

Veteran Manly fullback, a highly consistent player for the club during the 1960s, retired as the club's greatest point-scorer with a record 257 grade games to his credit. Bob Batty came to the club from Murwillumbah and was a member of the Manly's reserve grade side that won the premiership in 1960. Not overly robust, Batty started his career as a winger but developed into a safe, reliable fullback in defence and a fine attacking player who more than held his own in a decade which produced a host of champion fullbacks. A member of Manly's losing grand final teams in 1968 and 1970, Batty retired after a trial match at the beginning of 1972, leaving the way for his young successor, Graham Eadie. This meant that he missed out on the club's maiden grand final win against Easts that year but he was the first clubman to amass over 1000 career points (ironically, a record overtaken by Eadie in the 1970s). Batty was later a lower grade coach of the club during the mid-1970s. Batty passed away in 2004, aged 65.

- 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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Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1959 ? - 2   - 4  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1961 ? 7 8   - 37  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1962 ? 3 -   - 9  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1963 ? 2 4   - 14  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1964 ? 4 21   - 54  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1965 ? 2 52   - 110  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1966 ? 5 79   - 173  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1967 ? 7 56   1 135  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1968 ? 2 67   1 142  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1969 ? 3 86   3 187  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1970 ? 2 74   9 172  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1971 ? 3 52   4 117  
Overall 1959-1971 ? 40 501   18 1,154 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly Warringah 1959, 1961-71 ? 40 501   18 1154 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1959-1971 ? 40 501   18 1,154 ? ? ? ?  

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly Warringah 1959, 1961-71 ? 41 503   18 1161 ? ? ? ?  
Manly Warringah 1966, 1968, 1970 4 15 282   14 637 2 2 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1959-1971 ? 41 503   18 1,161 ? ? ? ?  

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Last modified: Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:54:26 +0000 (Sydney time)