A. P. Penketh

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A. P. Penketh
Birth name Alfred Peter Penketh
Date of birth 1865
Place of birth Isle of Man
Date of death 18 February 1932
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 82 kg (12 st 13 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Forward
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Douglas R.U.F.C. ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1888 British Isles 0 (0)
The 1888 British Isles team including A.P. Penketh

Alfred "Alf" Peter Penketh (1865 - 18 February 1932) was a Manx rugby union player, who took part in the first 1888 British Isles tour to New Zealand and Australia.[1][2][3] He played for Douglas Rugby Football Club.[1][2]

Personal history

Penketh was born in 1865 to Richard Penketh and his birth was registered on the Isle of Man.[4] He married Frances Laura Jane Holmes on 1 June 1910.[5]

Rugby career

Penketh was a forward, and played in 19 games of the tour, scoring a solitary try, against Canterbury in New Zealand on 9 May 1888.[6]

Other than the British Isles tour, he was not selected for any national side (the Isle of Man itself has never fielded a national team). He was the only Manxman to have been selected for the British Lions.[7]

See also


  1. ^ a b Griffiths, John (1990). British Lions. Swindon: Crowood Press. ISBN 1-85223-541-1
  2. ^ a b http://www.rugbyfootballhistory.com/lions_results.html
  3. ^ "Early Lions: Squads and results". BBC News. 18 May 2005.
  4. ^ "Alfred P Penketh in household of Alfred P Penketh, "England and Wales Census, 1901"". familysearch.org. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Alfred Peter Penketh, "Isle of Man, Parish Registers, 1598-1950"". familysearch.org. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Alf Penketh". lionsrugby.com. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  7. ^ Gallagher, Brendan (14 November 2008). "The Lions who led the way". London: telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2 January 2013.

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