CES Mountford came through his Wilderspool transition period by bringing further glory to the club in 1959/60.

It ended a lull of four seasons without silverware, something Warrington fans were not used to after they had previously bagged 11 trophies in nine seasons.

Winning the Lancashire Cup in '59 was just as special as all the rest to Mountford.

The team played away from home all the way through to the final at Central Park, where Wire sneaked it 5-4 against St. Helens.

A year later Warrington were back in the Championship hunt again. Wire met Leeds at Bradford's Odsal Stadium in the Championship final but it was the Loiners who came out on top 25-10.

That 1961 final brought the end to Mountford's 10-year contract at the helm at Wilderspool.

The New Zealander's career at Warrington might not have ended quite how we would have liked it to but he had many good times to look back on with the team and throughout his spell with Warrington he steered many individuals to county and international glory.

That included Eric Fraser, Jim Challinor and Bobby Greenough who were in the Great Britain squad which won the World Cup the last GB side to do so in 1960.

Ernie Ashcroft, who had made 11 international appearances in his playing days at Wigan, had the unenviable task of following in the footsteps of Mountford.