Whatever "The Dog's" (didn't he used to be on American Idol) intentions were in his foray on to this forum, he at least succeeded in changing the subject. Perhaps that's because he can't think of anyone other than John Etty who, good player though he was, couldn't really spoil walking.
So let's put this topic to bed by confirming that THE fastest player EVER on Dewsbury's books was called Geoff Yoward, who was a Powderhall sprinter.
Very nice guy as well.
If only Nigel Stephenson had been half as fast...
Not so fast flattopper. I'd say that Greg Ashcroft, who was in the Welsh commonwealth games sprint squad if memory serves correct, would more than likely have been faster, and I'll bet Eddie Rombo would have run him close. Will say though, he was one of my all time favourites, because he was the first Dewsbury player I saw leave defences for dead. There were a number of powderhall lads playing about that time - I seem to recall a Cumbrian winger who I think was called Murray, and a lad called Eddie McDonagh, both beating Jeff in a sprint at wakey in the early seventies - mind finishing third was no mean feat.