Kevin Ashcroft :: 1972-1975
First game 20/08/1972 Last game 10/05/1975 Played 123 + 1 Tries 20 Goals 0 Drop Goals 23 Points 101
Kevin Ashcroft joined Warrington in the summer of 1972, when he was signed from Leigh for £ 7,000. He linked up again with Alex Murphy, who made him his vice-captain. Although Kevin played just three seasons for the “Wire”, they were three of the most successful seasons in the club’s history. In 1972/3 Warrington won the League Leaders rose bowl, the final season of one division before reverting to two divisions.
The following season four trophies were won, the Challenge Cup, Club Merit, John Player and Captain Morgan. Kevin was captain in the latter two finals, winning the man of the match award in the John Player final. In 1974/5 Warrington lost in the finals of the Challenge Cup and the Floodlight Trophy.
Ashcroft was selected for the 1974 Great Britain tour of Australia and added one more international appearance to the five earned with Leigh. Kevin scored Warrington’s first one point drop goal.
The Wembley defeat to Widnes was Kevin’s final match for Warrington, in June 1975 he moved back to Leigh, as player coach. He returned to Wilderspool in March 1982 as coach, winning the Lancashire Cup in October 1982. Ashcroft left Warrington in the summer of 1984.