Eric Ayles

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
21-02-1928
N/A
12-09-1953
Belle Vue Rangers
26-09-1953 v Halifax
Keighley
1955- Salford
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1953-1955
48 (0)
4
0
0
12

BIOGRAPHY

Eric Ayles by Alex Service

Eric was a stalwart of the Belle Vue Rangers club when he signed for Saints at the end of the 1953-54 season. He missed just four games for the Rangers in five and a half seasons, ending with 227 appearances. He also shared a Testimonial with stand-off Ray Price in 1952-53, who also came to St.Helens in the late 1950s.

The former Worsley Lads Club junior helped to strengthen the pack when he arrived at Knowsley Road as a result of Belle Vue’s financial woes. Denis Whittle remembers him as being quite similar in build to George Mann of later years. He wore the number ten jersey, with Alan Prescott and hooker Paddy Lannon frequently making up an impressive front row combination. A great forager in the loose with a high work-rate, Eric was later transferred to Salford, where he became team captain. He worked in the haulage business and was tragically killed when working at Wigan’s Central Park ground on 26th May 1972.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1953~543 0 0 26
1954~551 0 0 21
1955~56 0 0 0 1
TOTALS:4 0 0 48
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1954~550002
TOTALS:0002

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
26th Sep 1953 L 10 Halifax L 1953~54 A 3 14 V
3rd Oct 1953 W 8 Bradford Northern L 1953~54 H 22 12 V
10th Oct 1953 W 8 Belle Vue Rangers L 1953~54 A 27 5 V
17th Oct 1953 W 8 Castleford L 1953~54 H 35 9 V
31st Oct 1953 W 8 Workington Town L 1953~54 H 20 5 V
7th Nov 1953 W 8 Oldham L 1953~54 A 5 3 V
11th Nov 1953 W 9 Castleford L 1953~54 A 31 14 V
14th Nov 1953 W 9 Swinton L 1953~54 H 2 0 V
28th Nov 1953 W 8 Whitehaven L 1953~54 A 12 4 V
12th Dec 1953 W 10 Oldham L 1953~54 H 21 9 V
26th Dec 1953 W 10 Wigan L 1953~54 H 14 4 V
2nd Jan 1954 L 10 Warrington L 1953~54 H 2 7 V
9th Jan 1954 W 10 Swinton L 1953~54 A 8 0 V
16th Jan 1954 W 10 Rochdale Hornets L 1953~54 H 28 5 1 V
23rd Jan 1954 W 10 Barrow L 1953~54 A 15 11 V
30th Jan 1954 W 10 Salford L 1953~54 H 29 0 1 V
13th Feb 1954 W 10 Featherstone Rovers CC1(1) 1953~54 H 26 7 V
20th Feb 1954 D 10 Halifax L 1953~54 H 5 5 V
6th Mar 1954 L 8 Huddersfield CC2 1953~54 A 5 12 V
13th Mar 1954 L 8 Rochdale Hornets L 1953~54 A 5 9 V
20th Mar 1954 W 8 Liverpool City L 1953~54 H 18 0 V
3rd Apr 1954 W 10 Whitehaven L 1953~54 H 34 12 1 V
7th Apr 1954 L 10 Leigh L 1953~54 A 13 14 V
16th Apr 1954 W 10 Wigan L 1953~54 A 14 8 V
19th Apr 1954 L 10 Huddersfield L 1953~54 A 13 29 V
1st May 1954 L 10 Warrington ChSF 1953~54 A 0 11 V
7th Aug 1954 L 10 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1954~55 A 17 31 V
14th Aug 1954 W 8 Widnes L 1954~55 H 31 3 V
18th Aug 1954 W 8 Belle Vue Rangers L 1954~55 A 20 11 V
21st Aug 1954 W 8 Blackpool Borough L 1954~55 A 34 2 V
25th Aug 1954 W 8 Swinton L 1954~55 H 28 9 1 V
18th Sep 1954 W 10 Wakefield Trinity L 1954~55 A 32 18 V
20th Sep 1954 L 10 Oldham LC2 1954~55 A 9 20 V
25th Sep 1954 W 10 Huddersfield L 1954~55 H 20 7 V
2nd Oct 1954 W 10 Liverpool City L 1954~55 A 30 14 V
9th Oct 1954 W 10 Leeds L 1954~55 H 13 6 V
16th Oct 1954 W 10 Salford L 1954~55 A 19 2 V
13th Nov 1954 W 10 Barrow L 1954~55 H 11 4 V
20th Nov 1954 W 10 Leeds L 1954~55 A 21 10 V
27th Nov 1954 D 10 Warrington L 1954~55 H 8 8 V
11th Dec 1954 W 10 Workington Town L 1954~55 H 16 2 V
27th Dec 1954 W 10 Wigan L 1954~55 H 19 7 V
1st Jan 1955 W 10 Leigh L 1954~55 H 27 3 V
21st Mar 1955 W 10 Rochdale Hornets L 1954~55 H 23 3 V
26th Mar 1955 W 10 Salford L 1954~55 H 16 8 V
28th Mar 1955 W 10 Liverpool City L 1954~55 H 12 4 V
9th Apr 1955 W 10 Halifax L 1954~55 H 14 8 V
11th Apr 1955 L 10 Huddersfield L 1954~55 A 11 35 V
7th May 1955 W 8 Leigh* Fr 1954~55 H 40 16 V
8th Oct 1955 W 8 Keighley L 1955~56 A 21 6 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 46 OTHER 2 = 48
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 48

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