James Parke
Full name James Cecil Parke
Born July 26, 1881, Clones, Monaghan
Died February 27, 1946, Conway (aged 64 years 216 days)
Major teams Ireland
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Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop GfM Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1903-1909 20 20 0 36 2 6 5 0 1 6 14 0 30.00
Five/Six Nations 1903-1909 17 17 0 28 2 5 3 0 1 5 12 0 29.41

Career statistics
Test debut Wales v Ireland at Cardiff, Mar 14, 1903 match details
Last Test Ireland v France at Lansdowne Road, Mar 20, 1909 match details
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James Parke was born in Clones, County Monaghan and played rugby with both Monkstown and Dublin University and between 1901 and 1908 played ten times for Leinster.

Between 1903 and 1907, he won twenty international caps for Ireland, leading his country on two occasions. As a tennis player he won the Wimbledon Mixed Doubles title in 1914. He won the Australian Men's singles and doubles tennis tides in 1912. He was Singles Champion of Europe in 1907 and played for Britain in the Davis Cup.

In 1908 he won an Olympic silver medal in the Men's Doubles. He won eight Irish Lawn Tennis Singles titles, four doubles and two mixed tides. In 1914 he was ranked No.6 and in 1920 he was ranked No.4.

He played golf for Ireland in 1906. He was also a top-class track and field sprinter and a cricketer. He played chess for the Clones team when he was just nine years old.

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Former Ireland international James Cecil Parke
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