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Some Club history submitted by Mark Bennis
In our first premiership, when the 'Nocks beat Souths 18-3 in 1941,Cessnock's scorers were:Tries: McCallum (2), Norley, MaherGoals: McKinnon (3)Cessnock led 5-0 at HT, then 18-0 in 2nd half, before Souths scored late try

1941 - Defeated South 18-3 in the FINAL
R Johnson, G Maher, R McKinnon, K Parkinson,
T Askie, J Norley, B Gilmore, S McSparron, R Roddom, 
C McCallum, F Dreise, R Alexander, W Mowatt.
No Individual Scorers
: R McKinnon


1950 - Defeated Central 19 - 12 in the GRAND FINAL
D Parkinson,W Lind, K Levido, K Roe, K Austin,   W Sneddon,  J Hemsworth, B Levido, R Alexander,        
D Schofield, G Stevenson, C Barnard, J White         Cessnock 19:Tries - W Lind, K Roe, K Austin,   
Goals:  D Parkinson (5) 
Coach: W Sneddon

1954 - Defeated Maitland 15-3 in the FINAL
D Parkinson, L Batey, K Levido, K Allen, W Pryor, M Walters,  W Sneddon, B Levido, F Lennard, D Schofield, G Stevenson, N Crosdale, H Pearson
Cessnock 15: Tries - L Batey, W Pryor 
Goals: D Parkinson (3)
Coach: H Halverson (Bert)

1955 - Defeated Maitland 9-7 in the FINAL
D Parkinson, J Harden, K Levido, K Allen, L Batey,      M Walters,  J Hemsworth,  B Levido, J Anderson,  D Schofield, G Stevenson, N Crosdale,
H Pearson:
Cessnock 9: Tries - J Harden, Goals:  D. Parkinson (3)
Coach: H Halverson (Bert)

1960 - Defeated Maitland 33-5 in the FINAL
R Muir, A Callaghan, J Hemsworth, L Batey, 
A Taylor, W Cartright, N Hannah, B Levido, L Buckland, 
E Craft, D Schofield, N Crosdale, G Farnham
Cessnock 33: Tries - L Batey (2), A Callaghan, A Taylor, W Cartright. Goals: R Muir (9)
Coach: W Sneddon

1972 - Defeated Maitland 18-10 in the GRAND FINAL
  J Batey, B Slade, M Goldman, R Sneesby,
D Moore,  G Bradley, L Hannah, J Scott, D Clark, 
R Thomson, W Jobson, N Henderson, D White, L Clifton, 
W Mitchell
Cessnock 18: Tries R Sneesby (2) 
Goals: M Goldman (6)
Coach: N Henderson

1977 - Defeated Maitland 21-17 in the GRAND FINAL
G Redgrove, G Payne, G Ambrum, M Goldman, 
T Williams, N Stevens, J Fairns, D Pemberton, P Davies, 
R Everson, H Tatana, B Holden, W Jowett, D Moore, 
R Mullard, W Jobson
Cessnock 21: Tries  G Ambrum, H Tatana, P Davies Goals: H Tatana (6)
Coach: H Tatana

2003 - Defeated Raymond Terrace 22-20 in the GRAND FINAL
L Lennard, D Forder, D Greenup, C Tallen, 
D Spiteri, S Storrie, K Bradley, T Petrysen, D Smailes, 
J Clarke, S Bailey, A McNab, A Taylor, L Thomas, R Blain, A Murdoch, E Piakura
Cessnock 22: Tries D Forder D Spiteri, S Storrie, 
L Lennard 
S Storrie (3)
Coach: D Smailes

 1934, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1964, 1977, 1978, 1980.




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