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Some Welsh stars: Ernest Peake (Aberystwyth)


April 11, 1908
Ernest Peake, the centre half, is a native of Aberystwyth, and has played regularly with the town team since he was a boy of fifteen. During the whole of this period he has been one of the most whole-hearted and hard-working players that it has ever been the good luck of any club to possess.

He first came into prominence in this season’s trial match at Wrexham, where he was generally acknowledged the best half on the field. He was then selected to assist the Welsh Amateurs against the English Amateurs at Stockport, where he again distinguished himself, and it was his masterly display on that occasion which secured him his cap against Ireland to-day.

He understands the half-back position thoroughly, and is quick in attack and defence. He is never tired, and what he lacks in weight he makes up in pluck and speed. In Mid Wales there is no centre half to compare with him.
(Evening Express: April 11, 1908)

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