Dave Parkinson

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Wednesday, 21st March, 1923
Died
Monday, 23rd October, 1978 (Aged 55 years and 216 days)

Biography

Newcastle junior was playing fullback with Balmain in 1946 when a great game for Sydney in a minor rep match against South Coast gave him the inside running for Test selection against Great Britain. Parkinson played in all three Ashes Tests in the first series contested after World War II. In a courageous performance in the Third Test he played the majority of the match with a broken leg rather than leave Australia further depleted (Arthur Clues had been sent off and there were no replacements allowed). Parkinson was a member of the Balmain teams that won the premiership in 1944 and lost to Easts in the 1945 final but the injury suffered in the deciding Test of the Ashes series kept him out of the club's grand final win over St George in 1946. He went to Babinda Queensland the following season but returned to the club in 1948.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 53 7 1   - 23 35 13 5 66.04% List
NRL Finals 8 - -   - - 6 2 0 75.00% List
Tour Matches Australia 3 - -   - - 0 2 1 0.00% List
Test Series 3 - -   - - 0 2 1 0.00% List
The Ashes 3 - -   - - 0 2 1 0.00% List
Interstate Matches 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% List
Country Carnival 3 - 10   1 22 1 2 0 33.33% List
Tour Matches Newcastle Firsts (AU) 1 - 4   - 8 1 0 0 100.00% List
Tour Matches Coalfields 1 - 5   - 10 1 0 0 100.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1946 3 - -   - - 0 2 1 0.00% List
Overall 1946 3 0 0   0 - 0 2 1 0.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Rest of NSW Firsts 1944 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Sydney Firsts 1945 1 - 1   - 2 0 1 0 0.00% List
NSW Firsts 1946 2 1 -   1 5 2 0 0 100.00% List
NSW City Firsts 1946 1 - 1   - 2 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW Country Seconds 1949 1 - 1   - 2 0 1 0 0.00% List
Coalfields 1952-54 3 - 15   - 30 2 1 0 66.67% List
Newcastle (AU) 1954 2 - 4   1 10 1 1 0 50.00% List
Overall 1944-1954 11 1 22   2 51 7 4 0 63.64% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain NSWRFL 1944 17 4 -   - 12 13 3 1 76.47% List
Balmain NSWRFL 1945 8 - -   - - 4 2 2 50.00% List
Balmain NSWRFL 1946 7 1 -   - 3 4 3 0 57.14% List
Balmain NSWRFL 1948 21 2 1   - 8 14 5 2 66.67% List
Overall 1943-1954 53 7 1   0 23 35 13 5 66.04% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Cessnock 1943 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Balmain 1944-46, 1948 53 7 1   - 23 35 13 5 66.04% List
Coalfields 1952-53 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Newcastle (AU) 1954 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1943-1954 ? 7 1   0 23 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1944-45, 1948 8 - -   - - 6 2 0 75.00% List
Overall 1944-1948 8 0 0   0 - 6 2 0 75.00% List

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