Wilson Derek

by Geoff Pillinger
Player Derek Wilson

Derek Wilson

Position: Wing Forward / 2nd Row

Born: Bradford



Education:  Ilkley



Debut game: 26th April 1930 v Pontypool

Final game: 19th April 1938 v Leicester

Number of Appearances: 137

Career details:

On leaving school he became a regular member of the Ilkley Town XV

At the beginning of his second season with Bath he was selected at 2nd Row, proving to be a most successful change

Played mainly for Bath A

Derek was a whole hearted forward who revelled in work. He was always in the thick of everything and nothing could dampen his spirits – on or off the field. His habit of vocal encouragement to himself and his fellow forwards made him a marked man but he enjoyed any “rough housing” which took place.




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