William Bailey

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-05-1901
N/A
16-08-1928
Parr All Blacks
30-03-1929 v Bradford Northern
Halifax
1930-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1928-1929
8 (0)
0
0
0
0

BIOGRAPHY

William Bailey by Alex Service

A front-row forward, Bill Bailey made his First Team debut against Bradford Northern on 30th March 1929, an easy victory for the Saints with a 47-5 success at Knowsley Road. Centre Bill Mercer scored 4 tries in the match. His last appearance was on 11th January 1930 against Halifax, once again at Knowsley Road, when Saints won 23-2. We then go forward in time to an article in the St.Helens Newspaper on 25th May 1960, when he was described as living in Chancery Lane, Parr. “William Bailey nearly earned himself a niche in posterity by playing for the Saints at Wembley in 1930,” it says. “That season he had won his way from the A Team to the First Team, but three weeks before that ill-feted cup final, he was supplanted by Bill Clarey.”

Although there might have been some confusion regarding his career span by 1930, Bill played 8 matches for the First Team all told. The Council Funeral records show that a William Bailey passed away in 1966 aged 65. It is presumed that this is the same person. If anyone has any further information about William Bailey, we would be delighted to receive it.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1928~29 0 0 0 4
1929~30 0 0 0 4
TOTALS:0 0 0 8
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
30th Mar 1929 W 8 Bradford Northern L 1928~29 H 47 5 V
1st Apr 1929 W 8 Barrow L 1928~29 H 9 5 V
13th Apr 1929 W 10 Rochdale Hornets L 1928~29 A 12 5 V
20th Apr 1929 W 8 Warrington L 1928~29 H 29 8 V
19th Oct 1929 W 9 Salford L 1929~30 H 18 12 V
23rd Oct 1929 D 9 Salford LC2 1929~30 H 8 8 V
26th Oct 1929 L 9 Castleford L 1929~30 H 10 20 V
11th Jan 1930 W 9 Halifax L 1929~30 H 23 2 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 8 OTHER 0 = 8
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 8
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