Tom Barton

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-02-1883
N/A
Date unknown.
Unknown.
16-03-1904 v Millom
Rochdale Hornets
1921- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1903-1921
223 (0)
95
118
0
521

BIOGRAPHY

William Thomas Barton by Dave Dooley:
Tom Barton was a stalwart for the club playing over 200 matches mostly as a winger and full back. Tom like his father before him was a bricklayer by trade. He made his debut against Millom on the 16th March 1904. In 223 matches for the Saints Tom scored 95 tries, kicked 118 goals for a total points aggregate of 521 points.
Tom Barton was a superstar of his time. He could play anywhere in the backs utilising his power and skill to `run through` opponents. He was a great general for the Saints, possessed a fantastic kicking game and was renowned as a demon tackler. Tom was the fastest man in the region and won the professional championships in Leigh where he clocked just over 10 seconds for the 100 yards sprint. Tom withdrew from the Tour Squad for the 1910 Australian Tour because the Rugby League would not make up his wages to his mother while he was away. He was an inspirational leader and prevented a players strike before the 1915 Challenge Cup final against Huddersfield at Oldham. Yet even he could not prevent the slaughter when we were outclassed by the Yorkshiremen by 37 points to 3.

Tom scored four tries on two occasions against Keighley (30/1/1915) and Rochdale Hornets (11/4/1914). In the latter match Tom also kicked 5 goals for a new individual points scoring record of 22 points. The speedster also crossed for hat-tricks against Merthyr Tydfil, Coventry and Dewsbury.

Tom played for the Club in the War Emergency League during the First World War. He scored plenty more tries and goals in these matches but unfortunately these games do not count for statistical purposes. The hostilities therefore robbed Tom of becoming the first Saints` player to score 100 tries and 100 goals for the Club. That distinction would fall to Len Killeen some fifty years later!

Tom`s versatility is evident in his career positional analysis; in his total of 226 matches Tom played 80 times at full back, 127 matches on the wing, 11 starts in the centre, loose forward on three occasions and a solitary outing at Stand off. His final match for the Club was against Rochdale on the 17th of September, 1921, over seventeen years after he had made his debut!

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1903~04 0 0 0 3
1904~05 1 1 0 9
1905~06 3 2 0 19
1906~071 0 0 10
1908~09 8 7 0 20
1909~10 14 6 0 28
1910~117 0 0 7
1911~12 5 6 0 12
1912~13 12 12 0 22
1913~146 22 0 20
1914~15 37 34 0 30
1918~190 1 0 2
1919~201 27 0 30
1920~21 0 0 0 9
1921~220 0 0 2
TOTALS:95 118 0 223
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1908~09 1101
1909~10 0101
1912~13 3401
1915~16 416012
1918~19 0001
TOTALS:822016

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
16th Mar 1904 W 1 Millom L 1903~04 A 3 0 V
19th Mar 1904 W 1 Bramley L 1903~04 H 21 2 V
26th Mar 1904 L 1 Wakefield Trinity L 1903~04 A 0 20 V
22nd Oct 1904 W 5 Widnes L 1904~05 A 8 0 V
24th Dec 1904 W 1 Runcorn L 1904~05 H 9 5 V
4th Mar 1905 W 2 Rochdale Rangers CC1 1904~05 H 9 2 1 V
18th Mar 1905 L 1 Broughton Rangers CC2 1904~05 A 0 18 V
30th Mar 1905 L 4 Leigh L 1904~05 H 0 2 V
15th Apr 1905 L 4 Leeds L 1904~05 H 5 10 1 V
21st Apr 1905 L 5 Warrington L 1904~05 A 0 5 V
24th Apr 1905 W 4 Runcorn L 1904~05 A 9 0 V
29th Apr 1905 L 4 Halifax L 1904~05 A 2 23 V
2nd Sep 1905 W 3 Millom L 1905~06 H 34 3 2 2 V
9th Sep 1905 W 1 Morecambe L 1905~06 H 26 6 V
16th Sep 1905 L 3 Widnes L 1905~06 A 2 3 V
23rd Sep 1905 W 5 Hull L 1905~06 H 8 5 V
30th Sep 1905 L 3 Salford L 1905~06 A 5 25 V
21st Oct 1905 L 2 Runcorn L 1905~06 A 3 12 V
4th Nov 1905 W 2 Dewsbury L 1905~06 A 3 2 V
18th Nov 1905 W 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1905~06 A 11 0 1 V
16th Dec 1905 W 1 Millom L 1905~06 A 2 0 V
23rd Dec 1905 L 1 Warrington L 1905~06 A 0 16 V
25th Dec 1905 W 1 Runcorn L 1905~06 H 7 0 V
26th Dec 1905 L 1 Wigan L 1905~06 H 5 13 V
30th Dec 1905 W 1 Morecambe L 1905~06 A 10 3 V
27th Jan 1906 L 1 Oldham L 1905~06 A 2 12 V
3rd Feb 1906 L 1 Swinton L 1905~06 A 0 5 V
10th Feb 1906 W 1 Widnes L 1905~06 H 5 0 V
17th Feb 1906 L 1 Runcorn CCInt. 1905~06 H 0 3 V
24th Feb 1906 W 1 Dewsbury L 1905~06 H 7 0 V
10th Mar 1906 W 1 Rochdale Hornets L 1905~06 H 15 0 V
25th Dec 1906 W 5 Liverpool City L 1906~07 H 42 0 V
1st Jan 1907 W 5 Batley L 1906~07 H 26 0 1 V
5th Jan 1907 L 5 Warrington L 1906~07 A 3 20 V
19th Jan 1907 L 5 Leigh L 1906~07 A 2 5 V
2nd Feb 1907 L 1 Broughton Rangers L 1906~07 A 11 27 V
16th Feb 1907 W 1 Barrow L 1906~07 H 26 3 V
23rd Feb 1907 L 1 Runcorn L 1906~07 A 8 14 V
6th Mar 1907 L 1 Swinton L 1906~07 A 11 14 V
9th Mar 1907 W 1 Wigan L 1906~07 H 10 8 V
16th Mar 1907 L 1 Swinton CC1 1906~07 A 9 16 V
31st Oct 1908 L 2 Salford L 1908~09 H 8 13 V
7th Nov 1908 L 1 Warrington LC1 1908~09 H 6 21 V
14th Nov 1908 W 2 Leigh L 1908~09 H 10 8 V
21st Nov 1908 W 2 Widnes L 1908~09 A 8 5 V
28th Nov 1908 W 2 Bradford Northern L 1908~09 H 8 2 1 V
12th Dec 1908 D 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1908~09 H 13 13 2 V
19th Dec 1908 L 2 Salford L 1908~09 A 14 15 2 V
25th Dec 1908 W 2 Runcorn L 1908~09 H 6 0 1 V
26th Dec 1908 L 2 Wigan L 1908~09 H 7 22 1 V
1st Jan 1909 L 2 York L 1908~09 A 0 16 V
9th Jan 1909 L 1 Broughton Rangers L 1908~09 H 8 19 V
16th Jan 1909 D 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1908~09 A 3 3 V
23rd Jan 1909 L 1 Warrington L 1908~09 H 9 15 V
30th Jan 1909 D 1 Barrow L 1908~09 A 3 3 V
6th Feb 1909 W 1 Swinton L 1908~09 H 16 10 1 1 V
10th Feb 1909 W 1 Australia Tour 1908~09 H 9 0 V
13th Feb 1909 L 1 Leigh L 1908~09 A 3 14 V
27th Feb 1909 L 1 Halifax CC1 1908~09 A 8 15 1 V
6th Mar 1909 L 1 Oldham L 1908~09 A 0 13 V
13th Mar 1909 W 1 Aberdare L 1908~09 A 45 18 5 V
20th Mar 1909 W 1 Leigh * Fr 1908~09 H 20 6 1 1 V
11th Sep 1909 D 4 Runcorn L 1909~10 H 5 5 V
2nd Oct 1909 W 3 Barrow L 1909~10 A 21 9 V
9th Oct 1909 W 3 Treherbert L 1909~10 H 36 12 2 V
16th Oct 1909 W 3 Widnes LC1 1909~10 A 10 4 V
20th Nov 1909 W 2 Widnes L 1909~10 H 37 8 3 V
27th Nov 1909 L 2 Oldham L 1909~10 H 5 31 V
4th Dec 1909 W 2 Hunslet L 1909~10 A 24 8 1 V
11th Dec 1909 W 2 Salford L 1909~10 H 7 3 V
13th Dec 1909 W 2 Swinton L 1909~10 A 20 9 1 1 V
18th Dec 1909 L 2 Oldham L 1909~10 A 6 36 V
25th Dec 1909 W 2 Runcorn L 1909~10 A 13 0 1 1 V
27th Dec 1909 L 2 Wigan L 1909~10 H 6 7 V
1st Jan 1910 W 2 Broughton Rangers L 1909~10 H 15 8 1 V
8th Jan 1910 L 2 Salford L 1909~10 A 5 24 V
15th Jan 1910 W 2 Leigh L 1909~10 H 11 3 V
22nd Jan 1910 L 2 Coventry * Fr 1909~10 A 11 19 1 V
5th Feb 1910 L 2 Dewsbury L 1909~10 A 3 11 V
12th Feb 1910 W 2 Warrington L 1909~10 H 18 10 V
19th Feb 1910 L 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1909~10 A 0 6 V
26th Feb 1910 W 2 Barrow CC1 1909~10 A 15 0 1 V
5th Mar 1910 W 2 Swinton L 1909~10 H 26 5 1 V
12th Mar 1910 L 2 Halifax CC2 1909~10 A 6 21 V
19th Mar 1910 L 2 Widnes L 1909~10 A 3 10 1 V
25th Mar 1910 L 2 Wigan L 1909~10 A 10 23 V
29th Mar 1910 W 2 Hunslet L 1909~10 H 28 15 2 V
2nd Apr 1910 W 2 Bramley L 1909~10 A 33 18 1 V
9th Apr 1910 W 2 Barrow L 1909~10 H 21 5 V
16th Apr 1910 W 2 Hull K.R. L 1909~10 H 23 8 1 1 V
23rd Apr 1910 W 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1909~10 H 20 11 1 V
3rd Sep 1910 W 5 Oldham L 1910~11 H 16 5 2 V
10th Sep 1910 L 5 Runcorn L 1910~11 A 4 8 V
17th Sep 1910 W 5 Salford L 1910~11 H 19 14 1 V
24th Sep 1910 W 3 Merthyr Tydfil L 1910~11 A 17 6 3 V
1st Oct 1910 L 5 Widnes L 1910~11 A 12 28 1 V
4th Mar 1911 L 5 Leeds CC2 1910~11 H 6 11 V
11th Mar 1911 L 6 Hull K.R. L 1910~11 A 10 42 V
2nd Sep 1911 W 5 Barrow L 1911~12 A 15 6 1 V
9th Sep 1911 W 5 Warrington L 1911~12 H 10 2 V
16th Sep 1911 W 5 Swinton L 1911~12 A 13 5 1 V
23rd Sep 1911 W 5 Runcorn L 1911~12 H 25 0 1 V
30th Sep 1911 L 5 Leigh L 1911~12 H 11 13 V
9th Dec 1911 W 2 Warrington L 1911~12 A 17 2 V
1st Jan 1912 W 5 Hunslet L 1911~12 H 31 10 V
6th Jan 1912 L 5 Wakefield Trinity L 1911~12 A 5 14 V
30th Mar 1912 W 5 Barrow L 1911~12 H 43 2 V
5th Apr 1912 L 5 Wigan L 1911~12 A 14 17 2 V
6th Apr 1912 L 5 Broughton Rangers L 1911~12 A 5 21 V
8th Apr 1912 W 5 Wakefield Trinity L 1911~12 H 41 2 2 4 V
2nd Nov 1912 W 5 Warrington LC1 1912~13 H 18 10 2 V
23rd Nov 1912 W 2 Broughton Rangers L 1912~13 H 20 12 1 V
7th Dec 1912 W 2 Dewsbury L 1912~13 H 16 9 1 1 V
14th Dec 1912 L 2 Salford L 1912~13 A 3 11 V
21st Dec 1912 L 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1912~13 H 5 6 V
25th Dec 1912 W 2 Widnes L 1912~13 A 10 5 1 V
26th Dec 1912 L 2 Wigan L 1912~13 H 8 10 V
28th Dec 1912 L 2 Hunslet L 1912~13 A 0 9 V
1st Jan 1913 L 2 Huddersfield L 1912~13 H 5 32 1 V
4th Jan 1913 W 2 Wakefield Trinity L 1912~13 H 17 3 V
11th Jan 1913 L 2 Warrington L 1912~13 A 5 6 1 V
18th Jan 1913 W 2 Coventry L 1912~13 A 26 0 V
21st Jan 1913 L 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1912~13 A 5 11 V
25th Jan 1913 W 2 Swinton L 1912~13 H 17 0 2 V
1st Feb 1913 L 2 Wakefield Trinity L 1912~13 A 7 14 V
8th Feb 1913 W 2 Torquay * Fr Tour 1912~13 P 29 5 3 4 V
15th Feb 1913 W 2 Coventry L 1912~13 H 51 9 3 2 V
22nd Feb 1913 W 2 Barrow L 1912~13 A 23 6 1 3 V
1st Mar 1913 W 2 Oldham L 1912~13 H 10 2 2 V
8th Mar 1913 L 2 Huddersfield CC1 1912~13 H 0 19 V
21st Mar 1913 L 2 Wigan L 1912~13 A 10 33 2 V
22nd Mar 1913 W 2 Salford L 1912~13 H 6 0 V
24th Mar 1913 L 2 Huddersfield L 1912~13 A 3 21 1 V
1st Nov 1913 W 1 Runcorn LC1 1913~14 H 26 6 4 V
8th Nov 1913 W 3 Broughton Rangers L 1913~14 H 18 8 1 V
15th Nov 1913 L 3 Oldham LCSF 1913~14 A 5 17 V
1st Jan 1914 D 5 Huddersfield L 1913~14 H 8 8 V
3rd Jan 1914 W 5 Hull L 1913~14 A 8 6 V
10th Jan 1914 W 5 Wakefield Trinity L 1913~14 H 12 5 V
17th Jan 1914 L 5 Barrow L 1913~14 A 5 24 V
24th Jan 1914 L 5 Swinton L 1913~14 A 3 16 V
31st Jan 1914 W 1 Dewsbury L 1913~14 A 12 11 1 V
2nd Feb 1914 L 2 Hull L 1913~14 H 7 15 V
21st Feb 1914 L 2 Warrington L 1913~14 H 8 22 1 V
28th Feb 1914 W 1 Wigan Highfield CC1 1913~14 H 27 4 3 V
14th Mar 1914 D 1 Rochdale Hornets CC2 1913~14 A 3 3 V
18th Mar 1914 L 1 Rochdale Hornets CC2(rep) 1913~14 H 0 10 V
21st Mar 1914 L 1 Leigh L 1913~14 A 6 7 V
28th Mar 1914 L 1 Salford L 1913~14 H 2 8 1 V
10th Apr 1914 L 1 Wigan L 1913~14 A 2 30 1 V
11th Apr 1914 W 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1913~14 H 47 5 4 5 V
13th Apr 1914 L 5 Huddersfield L 1913~14 A 8 10 1 V
18th Apr 1914 W 5 Hunslet L 1913~14 H 36 6 1 5 V
5th Sep 1914 W 2 Runcorn L 1914~15 H 26 0 2 4 V
12th Sep 1914 L 2 Swinton L 1914~15 A 3 12 1 V
19th Sep 1914 W 2 Oldham L 1914~15 H 10 4 2 1 V
26th Sep 1914 L 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1914~15 A 11 26 2 1 V
10th Oct 1914 W 2 Widnes L 1914~15 H 12 5 2 2 V
17th Oct 1914 L 2 Swinton LC1 1914~15 A 11 13 2 1 V
31st Oct 1914 L 2 Broughton Rangers L 1914~15 H 5 6 1 V
7th Nov 1914 L 2 Bramley L 1914~15 A 16 22 1 1 V
14th Nov 1914 W 2 Barrow L 1914~15 H 13 12 2 2 V
21st Nov 1914 W 2 Dewsbury L 1914~15 H 26 16 3 3 V
28th Nov 1914 L 2 Warrington L 1914~15 A 6 15 2 V
5th Dec 1914 W 2 Keighley L 1914~15 H 11 6 1 1 V
12th Dec 1914 W 2 Oldham L 1914~15 A 9 5 1 V
16th Jan 1915 W 2 Leigh L 1914~15 A 6 2 1 V
23rd Jan 1915 W 2 Hull L 1914~15 H 11 9 2 V
30th Jan 1915 W 2 Keighley L 1914~15 A 20 2 4 1 V
6th Feb 1915 W 2 Salford L 1914~15 H 23 2 4 V
13th Feb 1915 L 2 Barrow L 1914~15 A 0 10 V
20th Feb 1915 W 2 Swinton L 1914~15 H 10 0 1 1 V
27th Feb 1915 W 2 Featherstone Rovers CC1 1914~15 A 6 0 2 V
6th Mar 1915 L 2 Dewsbury L 1914~15 A 3 13 V
13th Mar 1915 W 2 Swinton CC2 1914~15 A 5 0 1 V
20th Mar 1915 W 2 Leigh L 1914~15 H 14 8 1 4 V
27th Mar 1915 W 2 Keighley CC3 1914~15 A 3 2 V
29th Mar 1915 W 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1914~15 H 12 3 1 V
2nd Apr 1915 L 2 Wigan L 1914~15 A 11 13 2 1 V
3rd Apr 1915 W 2 Bradford Northern L 1914~15 H 19 3 2 2 V
10th Apr 1915 D 2 Rochdale Hornets CCSF 1914~15 N 5 5 1 V
24th Apr 1915 W 2 Rochdale Hornets CCSF(rep) 1914~15 N 9 2 2 V
1st May 1915 L 2 Huddersfield CCF 1914~15 N 3 37 V
11th Sep 1915 L 2 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 5 10 1 V
2nd Oct 1915 W 3 Swinton * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 7 3 V
9th Oct 1915 W 2 Salford * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 27 8 6 V
16th Oct 1915 W 2 Oldham * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 13 0 1 2 V
23rd Oct 1915 W 2 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 12 5 1 3 V
30th Oct 1915 D 2 Broughton Rangers * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 11 11 1 V
7th Nov 1915 D 2 Runcorn * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 0 0 V
14th Nov 1915 L 2 Salford * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 5 18 1 V
18th Dec 1915 L 2 Wigan * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 8 11 1 1 V
25th Dec 1915 D 2 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 0 0 V
26th Dec 1915 W 2 Wigan * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 8 2 1 1 V
8th Jan 1916 L 2 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 3 8 V
25th Dec 1918 L 2 St. Helens Recs * Fr 1918~19 A 0 20 V
29th Mar 1919 L 1 Leigh L 1918~19 A 0 9 V
5th Apr 1919 W 1 Warrington LC1 1918~19 H 11 5 1 V
23rd Aug 1919 W 1 Broughton Rangers L 1919~20 H 28 2 5 V
30th Aug 1919 W 1 Leigh L 1919~20 A 10 8 2 V
6th Sep 1919 L 1 Oldham L 1919~20 H 3 12 V
13th Sep 1919 L 1 Swinton L 1919~20 A 5 7 V
4th Oct 1919 L 1 Widnes L 1919~20 A 0 13 V
11th Oct 1919 W 1 Barrow L 1919~20 H 27 13 3 V
18th Oct 1919 L 1 Widnes LC1 1919~20 A 8 16 V
25th Oct 1919 L 1 Oldham L 1919~20 A 3 26 V
8th Nov 1919 W 1 Hull K.R. L 1919~20 H 11 0 1 V
11th Nov 1919 L 1 Rochdale Hornets L 1919~20 A 5 6 1 V
22nd Nov 1919 L 1 Halifax L 1919~20 A 8 17 1 V
30th Nov 1919 L 1 Leigh L 1919~20 H 3 12 V
13th Dec 1919 W 1 Swinton L 1919~20 H 12 7 V
20th Dec 1919 W 1 Halifax L 1919~20 H 5 0 1 V
25th Dec 1919 L 1 St. Helens Recs L 1919~20 A 6 21 V
26th Dec 1919 W 1 Wigan L 1919~20 H 13 5 2 V
27th Dec 1919 L 1 Broughton Rangers L 1919~20 A 0 15 V
1st Jan 1920 W 1 St. Helens Recs L 1919~20 H 9 8 V
3rd Jan 1920 D 1 Wakefield Trinity L 1919~20 A 9 9 3 V
10th Jan 1920 L 1 Salford L 1919~20 H 6 13 V
17th Jan 1920 W 1 Hull K.R. L 1919~20 A 17 5 4 V
24th Jan 1920 W 1 Widnes L 1919~20 H 12 2 1 V
14th Feb 1920 L 1 Batley L 1919~20 A 3 6 V
21st Feb 1920 D 1 Wakefield Trinity CC1 1919~20 H 2 2 1 V
24th Feb 1920 D 1 Wakefield Trinity CC1(rep) 1919~20 A 2 2 1 V
26th Feb 1920 L 1 Wakefield Trinity CC1(2nd rep) 1919~20 N 3 12 V
6th Mar 1920 W 1 Warrington L 1919~20 A 11 2 1 V
13th Mar 1920 L 1 Batley L 1919~20 H 0 6 V
20th Mar 1920 L 1 Rochdale Hornets L 1919~20 H 0 8 V
2nd Apr 1920 L 1 Wigan L 1919~20 A 5 20 1 V
12th Feb 1921 L 13 Keighley L 1920~21 A 0 9 V
19th Feb 1921 L 13 Barrow L 1920~21 A 5 25 V
26th Feb 1921 L 13 Bramley CC1 1920~21 H 0 7 V
5th Mar 1921 W 1 Oldham L 1920~21 H 11 3 V
19th Mar 1921 L 1 Hunslet L 1920~21 A 5 7 V
25th Mar 1921 L 1 Wigan L 1920~21 A 3 24 V
28th Mar 1921 W 1 Broughton Rangers L 1920~21 H 9 7 V
2nd Apr 1921 W 1 Salford L 1920~21 A 10 5 V
22nd Apr 1921 W 1 Leigh L 1920~21 H 15 8 V
17th Aug 1921 L 1 Rochdale Hornets L 1921~22 A 5 13 V
27th Aug 1921 L 5 Oldham L 1921~22 H 3 10 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 207 OTHER 16 = 223
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 223

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