Ray Preston

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Raymond Preston
Born
Sunday, 10th November, 1929
Current Age
89 years and 11 days
Place Of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Newtown junior (Lewisham) was graded with the club in 1948. A professional runner (he won the Hanlon Gift in Brisbane in 1957) Preston was chosen in the centres for NSW but a sprained ankle cost him his place in the State team the following year. His only major rep appearance was for ‘Rest of Australia’ v. Kangaroos in 1954 but he formed a tremendous wing partnership with Ken Considine at club level. Preston scored a post-war record 34 tries during the 1954 season (Considine scored 22 tries that year, for a combined total of 56 tries - easily a record for a pair of club wingers). Preston played in losing grand final teams in 1954-55 before leaving Newtown the following year with a club record number of tries to his credit. He spent the 1957 season as captain-coach of Macksville before joining a number of Newtown clubmates at P’matta.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW City Firsts 1949 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1949 1 0 0   0 1 0 0 100.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown NSWRFL 1949 ? 12 -   - 36  
Newtown NSWRFL 1950 ? 11 -   - 33  
Newtown NSWRFL 1951 ? 1 -   - 3  
Newtown NSWRFL 1952 ? 9 -   - 27  
Newtown NSWRFL 1953 ? 18 -   - 54  
Newtown NSWRFL 1954 ? 34 -   - 102  
Newtown NSWRFL 1955 ? 9 -   - 27  
Newtown NSWRFL 1956 ? 13 -   - 39  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1958 ? 7 -   - 21  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1959 ? 1 -   - 3  
Overall 1949-1959 ? 115 0   0 345 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown 1949-56 ? 107 -   - 321 ? ? ? ?  
Parramatta 1958-59 ? 8 -   - 24 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1949-1959 ? 115 0   0 345 ? ? ? ?  

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown 1949-56 ? 107 -   - 321 ? ? ? ?  
Newtown 1954-55 4 10 -   - 30 2 2 0 50.00% Match list
Parramatta 1958-59 ? 8 -   - 24 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1949-1959 ? 115 0   0 345 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Anonymous says: Unquestionably the best winger not to represent NSW or Australia.
Amazing 107 tries in 117 games for Newtown (Bluebags).
34 tries in 1954 scored in 21 games.
A scratch mark professional sprinter, speed was his trademark. (30/08/2013)

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Last modified: Wed, 21 Nov 2018 15:00:09 +0000 (Sydney time)