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Biography

Kelvin Earl by Dave Dooley:

Kel moved to Knowsley Road in February 1971 from Rochdale and was forward substitute for both the Challenge Cup and Championship finals at the end of the following season. He was a tough uncompromising forward. In 1973, Earl made a second Wembley appearance with Bradford Northern and won a John Player Trophy medal with them in 1975. Kel later played for Swinton and had a further spell with Rochdale.

Kel made his debut as substitute forward in the 15 points to 8 victory over Whitehaven on the 27th of February 1971. His first start for the club came in the following season at Halifax, when the Saints triumphed by 19 points to 5. His strong performance in this game and away matches at Widnes and Batley secured him a place on the bench for both the Challenge Cup and Championship finals at the end of the following season. Remarkably, in both finals Kel remained on the bench throughout the contests.

In the 1972/3 season Kel was selected at prop in seven of the first eight matches. He scored tries in comfortable victories over Rochdale Hornets and Huyton before being transferred to Bradford Northern where he progressed to make his second successive Wembley appearance in the 1973 Challenge Cup Final against Featherstone Rovers.





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Kelvin Earl : Season Stats

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1970~71 0 0 0 1
1971~720 0 0 9
1972~73 2 0 0 9
TOTALS:2 0 0 19

Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1971~72 0001
1972~73 0001
TOTALS:0002

W/D/LPosDateOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
W 15 27th Feb 1971 Whitehaven L 1970~71 A 15 8 0 0 0 View
L 10 30th Jul 1971 Salford * Fr Gallie Cup 1971~72 A 13 28 0 0 0 View
W 15 24th Mar 1972 Salford L 1971~72 A 7 0 0 0 0 View
W 10 27th Mar 1972 Halifax L 1971~72 A 19 5 0 0 0 View
W 15 31st Mar 1972 Wigan L 1971~72 H 21 4 0 0 0 View
L 10 3rd Apr 1972 Widnes L 1971~72 A 9 19 0 0 0 View
W 8 16th Apr 1972 Batley L 1971~72 A 14 7 0 0 0 View
W 15 22nd Apr 1972 Hull K.R. Ch1 1971~72 H 25 5 0 0 0 View
W 15 28th Apr 1972 Rochdale Hornets Ch2 1971~72 H 17 5 0 0 0 View
W 15 13th May 1972 Leeds CCF 1971~72 N 16 13 0 0 0 View
L 15 20th May 1972 Leeds ChF 1971~72 N 5 9 0 0 0 View
D 10 11th Aug 1972 Salford * Fr Gallie Cup 1972~73 A 12 12 0 0 0 View
W 10 20th Aug 1972 Rochdale Hornets L 1972~73 A 21 3 1 0 0 View
W 10 22nd Aug 1972 Warrington L 1972~73 H 15 11 0 0 0 View
W 10 25th Aug 1972 Huyton L 1972~73 H 41 2 1 0 0 View
W 10 28th Aug 1972 Huyton L 1972~73 A 47 6 0 0 0 View
W 10 3rd Sep 1972 Warrington LC1 1972~73 A 18 16 0 0 0 View
W 10 8th Sep 1972 Leigh L 1972~73 H 9 2 0 0 0 View
L 15 13th Sep 1972 Widnes LC2 1972~73 A 2 13 0 0 0 View
L 10 17th Sep 1972 Featherstone Rovers L 1972~73 A 14 19 0 0 0 View
W 15 23rd Sep 1972 Halifax JP1 1972~73 A 22 20 0 0 0 View


*Unofficial Match.
**Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 17 OTHER 2 = 19
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 10
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