Alan Ridley

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Playing Career

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

Playing Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Country Carnival 2 2 -   - 6 1 1 0 50.00% List
City vs Country Firsts 6 12 -   - 36 5 1 0 83.33% List
Interstate Matches 18 25 1   - 77 13 4 1 72.22% List
Tour Matches Australia 37 39 -   - 117 26 11 0 70.27% List
NRL 64 64 1   - 194 41 21 2 64.06% List
NRL Finals 7 5 -   - 15 5 2 0 71.43% List
Test Series 5 1 -   - - 1 4 0 20.00% List
The Ashes 5 1 -   - 6 1 4 0 20.00% List
Tour Matches Sydney Firsts 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Tour Matches New South Wales Firsts 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1933-34, 1936 6 1 -   - 3 1 5 0 16.67% 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% List
Combined Country 1929 1 1 -   - 3 0 1 0 0.00% List
NSW Firsts 1929, 1933-36 25 34 4   - 110 20 4 1 80.00% List
NSW Country Firsts 1929 1 1 -   - 3 0 1 0 0.00% List
Metropolis 1932 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
NSW City Firsts 1933-36 5 11 -   - 33 5 0 0 100.00% List
NSW City Possibles 1933 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Sydney Firsts 1936 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% List
Overall1929-1936 38 49 4   0 155 26 11 1 68.42% List


Club Career

NRL/NSWRL - By Year

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

NRL/NSWRL - 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% List

Your Say

  • Neil Pollock
    13/11/2019

    Alan Ridley was the commentator for 2GZ Orange when the first Maher Cup live broadcast was made at Cowra (v Cootamundra) on 14 July 1937.

  • Peter Dowling
    22/09/2020

    Allan Ridley served with the 55/53rd Bn during WWII and was part of the undefeated 55/53 team in Qld 1943-1944 where this team was not matched. This team was led by Queenslander Captain Lisha Kayrooz [a Lieutenant in the 55/53rd Bn Mice of Moresby]

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Contributions: Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson, Rugby League Tables, Greg Fiveash, Alan Katzmann, Paul Carter, Bill Bates

Sources: 2006 Official Rugby League Annual