Ray Ritchie

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Saturday, 31st October, 1936
Died
Wednesday, 13th May, 2015 (Aged 78 years and 193 days)
Place Of Birth
Paddington, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Representing NSW in 1957 proved to be a prelude for World Cup selection for Manly's Ray Ritchie. A fine winger who played in Manly's grand final team beaten by St George in 1957, Ritchie represented Australia in the historic World Cup victory that year. While Ritchie’s career was cut short in 1960 because of injury, he had a long career with the club as a lower grade coach before taking over as first grade coach in 1981. Ritchie had his critics that year, but this is harsh when looking at Manly’s 1982 record - winning the mid-week KB Cup and runners-up in the grand final to club champions P’matta. Ritchie stood down for the 1983 season, not to make way for the return of Bob Fulton as widely thought, but for family reasons.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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International

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1957 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1957 1 1 0   0 3 1 0 0 100.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1957 2 3 -   - 9 2 0 0 100.00% List
NSW City Firsts 1958 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1957-1958 3 3 0   0 9 3 0 0 100.00% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly NSWRFL 1955 ? 1 -   - 3  
Manly NSWRFL 1956 ? 14 -   - 42  
Manly NSWRFL 1957 ? 9 -   - 27  
Manly NSWRFL 1958 ? 9 -   - 27  
Manly NSWRFL 1959 ? 4 -   - 12  
Manly NSWRFL 1960 ? - -   - -  
Overall 1955-1960 ? 37 0   0 111 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly 1955-60 ? 37 -   - 111 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1955-1960 ? 37 0   0 111 ? ? ? ?  

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly 1955-60 ? 37 -   - 111 ? ? ? ?  
Manly 1957-58 4 9 -   - 27 1 3 0 25.00% List
Overall 1955-1960 ? 37 0   0 111 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Anonymous says: Ray Ritchie actually played 55 games for Manly between 1955-60. He scored 37 tries. (28/10/2009)

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