Tony Barrow

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
06-04-1944
N/A
Date unknown.
Local juniors
20-04-1963 v Featherstone Rovers
Huyton
1970- Leigh
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1962-1970
112 (12)
38
0
0
114

BIOGRAPHY

Tony Barrow by Dave Dooley:
One of three brothers to join the St.Helens club, Tony spent 8 years at Knowsley Road, before joining Leigh in 1970. A strong defender, ever-alert for the scoring chance, he was renowned for his versatility with both clubs. Tony was substitute for St.Helens in the 1964 Lancashire Cup Final and the 1966 Challenge Cup Final teams. He was in the starting line-up for the 1966 Championship Final success over Halifax at Swinton, following Tom Van Vollenhoven`s withdrawal through injury. Tony was also on the wing for the Saints in their replayed Lancashire Cup Final success against Warrington in the 1967/68 campaign. He was Leigh`s stand-off in the 1971 Challenge Cup Final against Leeds and skippered the Leythers in their 1972 BBC2 Floodlit Final success over Widnes. Tony later served Warrington and Oldham with distinction as a Coach and spent many years associated with the Swinton club, where he occupied various roles. A rugby league man through and through and a great character to boot!

Tony Barrow was a hard, skilful player for the club playing over 100 matches in the sixties, mostly as a centre. He was a crafty individual with an ability to read the game and distribute timely passes in attacking situations. Born in St Helens, made his debut against Featherstone Rovers on the 20th. of April, 1963 in a 18 points to 5 points victory. Tony made a dream debut for a youngster grabbing a well worked try. The match is also memorable for another great Saint. Kel Coslett played in every match in that 1962/63 season. It just so happened that Tony Barrow?s debut coincided with the only game that season in which Kel did not score a point. In defence Tony, like his brother Frank, was a sound tackler. In his first season Tony played just three matches.

The following season saw Tony plying his trade in the `A` Team as the Saints` side was rebuilt for an assault in the major trophies in the mid 1960s. At the time Saints were blessed with a plethora of young exciting centres on their books including Wood, Benyon, Smith, Williams, Murphy and Keith Northey (Even John Mantle, Tom Van Vollenhoven and Kel Coslett played in the centre in that era).

The 1964/5 season saw Tony collecting his first honours as he was non-playing substitute in the 1964 Lancashire Cup Final as Saints defeated Swinton by 12 points to 4 in front of 17 383 spectators at Central Park, Wigan. Tony started on 17 occasions that season and came on as substitute for one match notching nine tries in the process. This haul included a brace in the away victory over Rochdale Hornets on the 19th. of September 1964.

The following season ended in glorious fashion for Tony Barrow and Saints as the team collected four trophies in their most successful season ever. Tony featured in 8 starts and 3 playing substitutions that season netting six tries. Tony was substitute in the 1966 RL Challenge Cup 21 points to 2 victory over Wigan, as the old enemy were outplayed by a rampant Saints` outlet. One week later Tony started in the 1966 Championship Final at Swinton. His try helped Saints wallop Halifax by 35 points to 12.

The 1966/67 season was Tony`s most prolific in terms of appearances and tries scored. Tony made a total of 41 starts and 2 substitute appearances crossing the tryline on 15 occasions. This try haul included braces aginst Rochdale Hornets (home and away - Tony`s favourite opposition, and two touchdowns in the away match at Blackpool Borough). The following season witnessed Tony playing 13 of his 20 appearances on the wing as Saints tried different partnerships in the centres with Billy Benyon, Frank Myler, Bob Blackwood, Alan Whittle, Peter Douglas and Cenyd Williams all vying for a first team place. Following 12 appearances in the 1968/69 season first team jerseys were at a premium and Tony looked to pastures new to continue his career. His last selection for the first team was on the 29th. of August, 1970 as he remained on the bench for the whole 80 minutes watching Saints beat his next club, Leigh, by 26 points to 7 at Knowsley Road.

Tony Barrow played 112 times for the Saints (+ 26 as non-playing substitute). He scored a total of 38 tries for an aggregate score of 114 points. Tony applied his love and understanding of the game to pursue a successful coaching career at Warrington, Oldham and Swinton.

The Barrow family (Tony, Frank and Billy), alongside the Karaliuses, the Creeveys and the Cunninghams, hold the distinction of providing three brothers who have made first team appearances for the Saints. Tony Barrow a man with the Rugby League in his blood!

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1962~631 0 0 3
1964~65 9 0 0 24
1965~66 6 0 0 14
1966~67 15 0 0 45
1967~68 3 0 0 23
1968~69 3 0 0 22
1969~70 1 0 0 5
1970~710 0 0 2
TOTALS:38 0 0 138
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1963~642001
1964~652002
1965~66 0001
1966~671001
1967~68 2001
1969~700001
1970~710001
TOTALS:7008

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
20th Apr 1963 W 3 Featherstone Rovers L 1962~63 H 18 5 1 V
27th Apr 1963 L 2 Hull L 1962~63 A 7 15 V
29th Apr 1963 L 2 Wakefield Trinity L 1962~63 H 15 16 V
17th Aug 1963 W 3 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup 1963~64 H 34 8 2 V
14th Aug 1964 W 3 Swinton* Fr Gallie Cup 1964~65 H 22 2 1 V
22nd Aug 1964 W 3 Leigh L 1964~65 A 19 6 V
24th Aug 1964 W 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1964~65 H 28 4 V
14th Sep 1964 W 3 Barrow LC2 1964~65 A 22 11 1 V
19th Sep 1964 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1964~65 A 17 6 2 V
26th Sep 1964 W 14 Featherstone Rovers L 1964~65 A 30 15 V
29th Sep 1964 W 2 Warrington LCSF 1964~65 A 10 8 1 V
17th Oct 1964 W 14 Featherstone Rovers L 1964~65 H 25 12 Y V
24th Oct 1964 W 14 Swinton LCF 1964~65 N 12 4 Y V
31st Oct 1964 W 4 Oldham L 1964~65 H 22 6 1 V
7th Nov 1964 W 14 Warrington L 1964~65 H 26 10 Y V
14th Nov 1964 W 2 Hull K.R. L 1964~65 A 25 12 V
21st Nov 1964 W 14 Barrow L 1964~65 H 37 3 Y V
19th Dec 1964 W 14 Leigh L 1964~65 H 10 7 Y V
1st Jan 1965 W 4 Swinton L 1964~65 A 11 5 V
9th Jan 1965 W 4 Liverpool City L 1964~65 H 23 3 1 V
16th Jan 1965 L 2 Warrington L 1964~65 A 4 6 V
23rd Jan 1965 W 4 Whitehaven L 1964~65 H 16 3 1 V
27th Jan 1965 W 4 Other Nationalities* Fr Opening of Floodl 1964~65 H 19 2 1 V
6th Feb 1965 W 4 Castleford CC1 1964~65 H 22 9 1 V
16th Feb 1965 W 3 Salford L 1964~65 H 12 6 1 V
20th Feb 1965 W 4 Huddersfield L 1964~65 H 28 6 V
27th Feb 1965 L 4 Wigan CC2 1964~65 A 2 7 V
13th Mar 1965 W 14 Oldham L 1964~65 A 15 9 Y V
16th Mar 1965 L 3 Wakefield Trinity L 1964~65 H 2 9 V
9th Apr 1965 W 4 Liverpool City L 1964~65 A 11 0 V
14th Aug 1965 L 4 Swinton * Fr Gallie Cup 1965~66 A 9 11 V
8th Mar 1966 W 14 Liverpool City L 1965~66 H 16 2 Y V
19th Mar 1966 W 14 Swinton CC2 1965~66 H 16 4 Y V
23rd Mar 1966 W 3 Leigh L 1965~66 A 6 5 V
2nd Apr 1966 W 3 Hull K.R. CC3 1965~66 H 12 10 V
8th Apr 1966 W 14 Wigan L 1965~66 H 17 10 1 V
11th Apr 1966 L 2 Swinton L 1965~66 A 6 20 V
16th Apr 1966 W 2 Dewsbury CCSF 1965~66 N 12 5 V
22nd Apr 1966 L 2 Swinton L 1965~66 H 10 15 2 V
25th Apr 1966 W 2 Liverpool City L 1965~66 A 28 3 1 V
30th Apr 1966 W 4 Warrington Ch1 1965~66 H 35 7 1 V
7th May 1966 W 14 Oldham Ch2 1965~66 H 15 10 V
14th May 1966 W 14 Hull K.R. ChSF 1965~66 H 14 6 V
21st May 1966 W 14 Wigan CCF 1965~66 N 21 2 Y V
28th May 1966 W 2 Halifax ChF 1965~66 N 35 12 1 V
12th Aug 1966 L 3 Swinton* Fr Gallie Cup 1966~67 H 13 27 1 V
19th Aug 1966 D 3 Widnes L 1966~67 A 10 10 1 V
23rd Aug 1966 L 3 Warrington L 1966~67 H 6 10 V
27th Aug 1966 W 3 Salford L 1966~67 H 42 7 1 V
29th Aug 1966 L 3 Wakefield Trinity L 1966~67 A 15 28 1 V
3rd Sep 1966 W 3 Rochdale Hornets LC1 1966~67 A 18 16 2 V
7th Sep 1966 W 3 Salford FTP(1) 1966~67 A 19 10 V
10th Sep 1966 W 3 Liverpool City L 1966~67 A 35 12 V
12th Sep 1966 W 3 Barrow L 1966~67 A 15 9 V
14th Sep 1966 L 3 Wigan LC2 1966~67 A 9 11 V
17th Sep 1966 W 3 Blackpool Borough L 1966~67 A 23 14 2 V
24th Sep 1966 D 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1966~67 A 17 17 1 V
26th Sep 1966 W 3 Salford FTP(2) 1966~67 H 40 5 V
30th Sep 1966 W 3 Whitehaven L 1966~67 H 35 12 V
7th Oct 1966 W 3 Blackpool Borough L 1966~67 H 25 6 1 V
14th Oct 1966 W 3 Wakefield Trinity L 1966~67 H 18 15 1 V
18th Oct 1966 W 3 Swinton FT1 1966~67 H 11 9 V
28th Oct 1966 W 3 Leeds L 1966~67 H 16 3 V
1st Nov 1966 D 3 Barrow FT2 1966~67 A 11 11 1 V
2nd Nov 1966 L 4 Leigh L 1966~67 A 5 29 V
11th Nov 1966 W 3 Castleford L 1966~67 H 13 2 V
18th Nov 1966 W 3 Barrow L 1966~67 H 16 11 V
26th Nov 1966 W 3 Huddersfield L 1966~67 A 15 10 V
2nd Dec 1966 L 3 Castleford L 1966~67 A 7 25 V
9th Dec 1966 W 3 Leigh L 1966~67 H 4 0 V
17th Dec 1966 W 3 Workington Town L 1966~67 A 16 9 V
26th Dec 1966 W 3 Wigan L 1966~67 H 8 3 V
27th Dec 1966 W 3 Warrington L 1966~67 A 9 8 1 V
2nd Jan 1967 D 3 Swinton L 1966~67 A 9 9 V
21st Jan 1967 L 3 Workington Town L 1966~67 H 5 6 V
27th Jan 1967 W 14 Oldham L 1966~67 H 25 7 Y V
3rd Feb 1967 D 14 Salford CC1 1966~67 A 5 5 V
7th Feb 1967 L 3 Salford CC1(rep) 1966~67 H 3 8 V
11th Feb 1967 W 4 Liverpool City L 1966~67 H 23 6 V
17th Feb 1967 L 4 Oldham L 1966~67 A 7 8 V
4th Mar 1967 L 14 Leeds L 1966~67 A 20 26 Y V
10th Mar 1967 W 14 Rochdale Hornets L 1966~67 H 17 2 2 V
18th Mar 1967 W 2 Huddersfield L 1966~67 H 11 4 V
24th Mar 1967 W 4 Wigan L 1966~67 A 21 7 V
25th Mar 1967 L 4 Whitehaven L 1966~67 A 3 4 V
27th Mar 1967 L 2 Swinton L 1966~67 H 5 12 V
7th Apr 1967 W 4 Widnes L 1966~67 H 25 10 V
14th Apr 1967 W 4 Leigh Ch1 1966~67 H 37 12 1 V
22nd Apr 1967 W 4 Bradford Northern Ch2 1966~67 H 15 8 V
6th May 1967 D 3 Wakefield Trinity ChF 1966~67 N 7 7 V
10th May 1967 L 3 Wakefield Trinity ChF(rep) 1966~67 N 9 21 V
11th Aug 1967 W 5 Swinton * Fr Gallie Cup 1967~68 A 9 7 2 V
18th Aug 1967 W 5 Rochdale Hornets LC1 1967~68 H 7 4 1 V
23rd Aug 1967 W 5 Leeds L 1967~68 A 13 12 V
26th Aug 1967 W 5 Hull K.R. L 1967~68 H 13 8 V
9th Sep 1967 W 5 Liverpool City L 1967~68 A 32 5 V
15th Sep 1967 W 5 Leigh L 1967~68 H 22 0 V
19th Sep 1967 W 5 Swinton LCSF 1967~68 A 12 8 V
23rd Sep 1967 W 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1967~68 A 8 2 V
27th Sep 1967 W 5 Warrington L 1967~68 H 17 12 V
7th Oct 1967 D 5 Warrington LCF 1967~68 N 2 2 V
14th Oct 1967 W 14 Liverpool City L 1967~68 H 15 7 Y V
21st Oct 1967 L 4 Whitehaven L 1967~68 A 6 11 V
24th Oct 1967 W 14 Australia Tour 1967~68 H 8 4 V
27th Oct 1967 W 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1967~68 H 14 7 1 V
7th Nov 1967 W 14 Oldham FT1 1967~68 H 14 0 Y V
11th Nov 1967 W 4 Blackpool Borough L 1967~68 H 17 3 V
18th Nov 1967 W 4 Leigh L 1967~68 A 7 4 V
22nd Nov 1967 L 3 Wigan FT2 1967~68 H 11 22 1 V
24th Nov 1967 L 2 Salford L 1967~68 H 4 7 V
26th Dec 1967 W 4 Wigan L 1967~68 A 16 10 V
20th Jan 1968 W 14 Oldham L 1967~68 A 26 14 Y V
22nd Jan 1968 L 2 Swinton L 1967~68 H 10 17 V
23rd Feb 1968 L 5 Hull K.R. L 1967~68 A 10 12 V
26th Feb 1968 W 14 Whitehaven L 1967~68 H 31 8 V
28th Aug 1968 W 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1968~69 H 24 8 V
31st Aug 1968 W 4 Widnes L 1968~69 H 24 9 V
2nd Sep 1968 W 4 Barrow L 1968~69 A 17 2 V
7th Sep 1968 W 3 Wigan LC1 1968~69 H 19 16 V
10th Sep 1968 W 14 Barrow FTP(1) 1968~69 H 21 5 Y V
20th Sep 1968 W 3 Huyton L 1968~69 H 11 10 V
23rd Sep 1968 L 14 Barrow FTP(2) 1968~69 A 11 18 Y V
27th Sep 1968 W 14 Warrington L 1968~69 H 24 11 Y V
4th Oct 1968 D 14 Salford L 1968~69 A 10 10 Y V
7th Oct 1968 W 14 Leigh LCSF 1968~69 A 17 6 Y V
12th Oct 1968 W 14 Leeds L 1968~69 H 28 3 Y V
14th Oct 1968 W 4 Swinton FT1 1968~69 H 12 10 V
19th Oct 1968 W 14 Workington Town L 1968~69 A 13 2 Y V
30th Oct 1968 L 14 Rochdale Hornets L 1968~69 A 2 13 V
9th Nov 1968 W 14 Doncaster L 1968~69 A 22 8 Y V
11th Nov 1968 W 14 Hull K.R. L 1968~69 H 21 5 Y V
16th Nov 1968 D 5 Salford L 1968~69 H 9 9 V
7th Apr 1969 W 3 Swinton L 1968~69 H 40 5 V
19th Apr 1969 W 3 Doncaster L 1968~69 H 57 5 2 V
26th Apr 1969 W 2 Keighley Ch1 1968~69 H 25 7 V
3rd May 1969 W 2 Featherstone Rovers Ch2 1968~69 H 47 4 1 V
10th May 1969 L 2 Castleford ChSF 1968~69 H 6 18 V
9th Aug 1969 W 4 Swinton* Fr Gallie Cup 1969~70 A 32 4 V
20th Aug 1969 L 3 Widnes L 1969~70 A 5 17 V
23rd Aug 1969 W 14 Workington Town L 1969~70 H 31 11 Y V
30th Mar 1970 L 14 Swinton L 1969~70 A 9 10 V
6th Apr 1970 W 14 Oldham L 1969~70 A 43 0 1 V
10th Apr 1970 W 14 Widnes L 1969~70 H 15 12 V
7th Aug 1970 W 15 Salford* Fr Gallie Cup 1970~71 H 29 12 V
29th Aug 1970 W 14 Huyton LC1 1970~71 A 30 3 V
31st Aug 1970 W 14 Leigh L 1970~71 H 26 7 Y V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 105 OTHER 8 = 138
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 12 Subs) = 112

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