Kevin Beardmore Obituary, Death – Kevin Beardmore played rugby league professionally in England during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. He participated on the England team. He participated in international competitions as a hooker or prop for Yorkshire, England, and Great Britain. He used 9, 8, or 10 when he played club football with Castleford (Heritage No. 611). The birth of Beardmore happened on June 21, 1960. His birth was officially registered in the West Riding county of Yorkshire, in the Pontefract neighborhood. Kevin Beardmore played for Castleford against Wales in 1984 and was given a cap for England.
While playing for Castleford, he was also given Great Britain caps in the following years: 1984 (sub) vs. New Zealand, 1987 (twice) vs. France, 1988 (twice), Papua New Guinea, France (twice), and New Zealand, 1989 (twice), and 1990 (twice). Beardmore won his final cap for Great Britain in 1990. In 1988, Beardmore was selected to fly with the Great Britain Lions to Australia and New Zealand. On Sunday, October 27, 1985, at Leeds’ Headingley Rugby Stadium, Castleford defeated Hull F.C. 31-24 to win the 1986 Yorkshire County Cup. Kevin Beardmore, who not only scored two tries but also played hooker, received the game’s man of the match award.
In addition to scoring two tries and playing hooker in Castleford’s 31-24 victory over Hull F.C. in the 1985 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1986–87 season, Kevin Beardmore was chosen as the game’s player of the match. On Saturday, October 11, 1986, at Headingley Rugby Stadium in Leeds, Kenny Hill played hooker in the 12-12 tie with Bradford Northern that occurred in the 1986 Yorkshire County Cup Final of the 1986-87 season. On Saturday, October 17, 1987, at Leeds’ Headingley Rugby Stadium, Kenny Hill played hooker in the rematch of the 1987 Yorkshire County Cup Final between Bradford Northern and the score ended 2-11 in favor of Bradford Northern.
The younger brother of Kenneth and Janet Beardmore was Kevin. He was also Bob Beardmore’s younger twin brother; Bob was their older brother and a rugby league football player. Beardmore passed away in November 2022 at the age of 62.