Jeff Grayshon

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Jeff Grayshon
Personal information
Full name Jeffrey Grayshon
Born (1949-03-04) 4 March 1949 (age 69)
Spen Valley district, England
Playing information
Position Fullback, Prop, Second-row, Loose forward
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
197?–7? Dewsbury
197? Cronulla-Sutherland
1980–85 Bradford Northern 24 0 0 79
1985–87 Leeds 33 1 0 0 4
1988–91 Featherstone Rovers 2 0 0 8
1991–94/95 Batley 1 0 0 4
Total 33 28 0 0 95
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1975–81 England 11 2 0 0 6
1979–85 Great Britain 13 1 0 0 4
Yorkshire
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1994–96 Batley
Source: [1][2][3][4]

Jeffrey Grayshon MBE (born 4 March 1949[5]) also known by the nickname of "Jeff", is an English former professional rugby league footballer of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, and coach of the 1990s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for Dewsbury, Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, Bradford Northern, Leeds, Featherstone Rovers, and Batley, as a fullback, prop, second-row, or loose forward/lock, i.e. number 1, 8 or 10, 11 or 12, or 13, during the era of contested scrums, and coached at club level for Batley, he played until he was 45 for Batley, before taking over as coach at Batley. Jeff's biography "The Warrior: Jeff Grayshon MBE"[6] was written by Maurice Bamford

Background

Jeff Grayshon's birth was registered in Spen Valley district, West Riding of Yorkshire.

Playing career

International honours

Jeff Grayshon won caps for England while at Dewsbury in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against Wales, France, New Zealand, Australia, and Australia, in 1977 against Wales, while at Bradford Northern in 1979 against Wales, and France, in 1980 against Wales (sub), and France, in 1981 against Wales,[2] and won caps for Great Britain while at Bradford Northern in 1979 against Australia (2 matches), and New Zealand (3 matches), in 1980 against New Zealand (2 matches), in 1981 against France (2 matches), in 1982 against Australia (2 matches), while at Leeds in 1985 against New Zealand (2 matches).[3]

Championship Final appearances

Jeff Grayshon played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, in Dewsbury's 22-13 victory over Leeds in the Championship Final during the 1972–73 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 19 May 1973.

County Cup Final appearances

Jeff Grayshon played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, in Dewsbury's 9-36 defeat by Leeds in the 1972–73 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1972–73 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 7 October 1972, played left-prop, i.e. number 8, in Bradford Northern's 5-10 defeat by Castleford in the 1981–82 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1981–82 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 3 October 1981, played left-prop in the 7-18 defeat by Hull F.C. in the 1982–83 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1982–83 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 2 October 1982, played left-prop (replaced by interchange/substitute David Hobbs) in the 12-12 draw with Castleford in the 1987–88 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1987–88 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 17 October 1987, but he did not play (David Hobbs played left-prop) in the 11-2 victory over Castleford in the 1987–88 Yorkshire County Cup Final replay during the 1987–88 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 31 October 1987, and played left-prop in Featherstone Rovers' 14-20 defeat by Bradford Northern in the 1989–90 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1989–90 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Sunday 5 November 1989.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances

Jeff Grayshon played loose forward/lock in Dewsbury's 2-22 defeat by St. Helens in the 1975 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1975-76 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Tuesday 16 December 1975.

John Player Trophy Final appearances

Jeff Grayshon played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, in Bradford Northern's 6-0 victory over Widnes in the 1979–80 John Player Trophy Final during the 1979–80 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 5 January 1980.

Genealogical information

Jeff Grayshon is the father of the rugby league footballer of the 1980s and 1990s for Featherstone Rovers, and Bradford Northern, Paul Grayshon, he played until he was 45, so long that he actually played against his son.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Coach Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  6. ^ Bamford, Maurice (2011). The Warrior: Jeff Grayshon MBE. Vertical Editions. ISBN 9781904091486.
  7. ^ Barraclough, Neil. "REVIEW: The Warrior: Jeff Grayshon MBE, by Maurice Bamford". Retrieved 6 August 2015.

External links

  • (archived by web.archive.org) Bull Masters - Jeff Grayshon MBE
  • (archived by archive.is) Times & Star|Sport|Town|Risman in Hall of Fame
  • (archived by web.archive.org) Leeds Rhinos : News : ON THIS DAY
  • (archived by web.archive.org) Lions beat the Blues
  • Rugby League: Grayshon out of the game after 28 years
  • Batley bid farewell to winter - Sport - The Independent
  • (archived by web.archive.org) The Millennium Masters - Forwards
  • Search for "Jeff Grayshon" at britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk
  • Search for "Jeffrey Grayshon" at britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk
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