Frank Stanmore

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Career Stats & Summary

Was an orphan who grew up in Cessnock

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Francis Stanley Stanmore
Born
Friday, 18th October, 1929
Died
Wednesday, 29th June, 2005 (Aged 75 years and 254 days)
Place Of Birth
Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Wests five-eighth formed a unique partnership with champion halfback Keith Holman at club and Test level (interestingly, both men grew up as orphans – Holman in Surrey Hills and Stanmore in Cessnock). After coming to Wests juniors from Cessnock as a teenager, Frank Stanmore represented NSW in 1948 and played in the club's grand final win over Balmain. He toured NZ the following year but it was not until Australia's Ashes win over Great Britain in 1950 that he played in Tests alongside Holman. The champion halfback pairing were involved in the most historic Test win in Anglo-Australian Test history when Australia won the Third Test at the SCG, 5-2, to win the Ashes for the first time on home soil for thirty years. Stanmore played in Wests’ grand final loss to Souths that year and represented Australia against France in 1951. Stanmore and Holman both toured with the 1952-53 Kangaroos (Wests won the grand final without them that year because the Kangaroos had already sailed for England) with Stanmore making four Test appearances and captaining Australia in seven minor matches in England and France without loss. Wests finished with the wooden spoon in 1953 – the year after winning the premiership – and Stanmore took on a captain-coach role in Maitland. He went to Smithtown for five years, representing Newcastle against France in 1955, and retired after another five seasons with Port Macquarie (1960-64).

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1950-53 10 - -   - - 5 5 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1950-1953 10 0 0   0 5 5 0 50.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1948, 1950-52 8 1 -   - 3 5 2 1 62.50% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1948, 1950-51 4 1 -   - 3 4 0 0 100.00% Match list
Sydney Firsts 1951 1 - -   - - 0 0 1 0.00% Match list
NSW Country Firsts 1954-55 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1948-1955 15 2 0   0 6 9 4 2 60.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1948 ? 5 -   - 15  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1949 ? 10 -   - 30  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1950 ? 4 -   - 12  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1951 ? 1 -   - 3  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1952 ? 2 -   - 6  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1953 ? 1 -   - 3  
Overall 1948-1953 ? 23 0   0 69 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1948-53 ? 23 -   - 69 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1948-1953 ? 23 0   0 69 ? ? ? ?  

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1948-50 5 23 -   - 69 2 3 0 40.00% Match list
Overall 1948-1953 5 23 0   0 69 2 3 0 40.00% Match list

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Anonymous says: Coached and played for Port Macquarie (20/06/2015)

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