Keith Middleton

  • Playing Career

Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Born
Saturday, 7th March, 1931
Died
Monday, 24th August, 2020 (Aged 89 years and 170 days)

Honours & Awards

Based only on data available in the RLP database. This information should be used as a guide only.

The Ashes
1950
Interstate Series
1950

Known Family Links

Brother
Bill Middleton

Biography

Norths centre had a brief but historic impact on the international rugby league scene in 1950. Middleton came to Norths from Bermagui on the South Coast of NSW in 1948. Two years later, at age 21, he was selected in the third interstate match that propelled him into Australia's Test team. Middleton played in all three Tests against Great Britain and, in the Third and deciding Test, gave the final pass to winger Ron Roberts to score the try that gave Australia the Ashes for the first time in 30 years. His brief rep career ended after another appearance for NSW in 1951.
- ALAN WHITICKER

Playing Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   Comp Wins App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
The Ashes 1 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% List
Tour Matches Australia - 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% List
Tour Matches New South Wales Firsts - 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Test Series 1 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% List
Interstate Series 1 2 1 -   - 3 1 1 0 50.00% List
City vs Country Firsts - 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
Country Carnival - 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) - 91 21 -   - 63 27 60 4 29.67% List
NSWRFL Finals - 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1950   3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Probables (AU) 1950, 1954   3 - -   - - 2 0 1 66.67% List
NSW City Seconds 1950   1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW Firsts 1950-51   3 1 -   - 3 1 2 0 33.33% List
NSW City Firsts 1951, 1953   2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
Overall1950-1954   9 1 0   0 3 5 3 1 55.56% List


Club Career

NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) - By Year

Team Season   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney NSWRFL 1948   10 - -   - - 0 10 0 0.00% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1949   16 4 -   - 12 5 10 1 31.25% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1950   14 6 -   - 18 2 12 0 14.29% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1951   13 1 -   - 3 2 11 0 15.38% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1952   7 1 -   - 3 3 4 0 42.86% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1953   19 6 -   - 18 10 8 1 52.63% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1954   11 3 -   - 9 5 4 2 45.45% List
South Sydney NSWRFL 1956   1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List

NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney 1948-54   90 21 -   - 63 27 59 4 30.00% List
South Sydney 1956   1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall1948-1956   91 21 0   0 63 27 60 4 29.67% List

Your Say

  • Laurie
    18/06/2011

    Keith Middleton was only 19 years old when he played in his first test match for Australia against England. I am just old enough to have read and heard about it at that time, as much was made about it in the general media. He probably also represented NSW prior to his 1st. test match. I remember listening to the vital 3rd test in that series in which he set Ron Roberts up with a pass that gave him a clear passage to score the winning try.There is not much about him on the web, its a pity, because he deserves more recognition.

  • Anonymous
    17/08/2020

    Keith Midddleton was an absolute gentleman who unfortunately passed away in August 2020 at age 89.

  • Daryl
    17/08/2020

    I believe Keith passed away recently

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