Andy Bateman

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
26-06-1965
N/A
01-10-1989
Hunslet
01-10-1989 v New Zealand
Rochdale Hornets
1990- Keighley Cougars (on loan)
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1989-1990
27 (6)
5
0
0
20

BIOGRAPHY

Andrew Bateman by Alex Service

Andrew joined the Saints from Hunslet and looked quite at home in the forward pack at Knowsley Road. A big, mobile front-rower, Andy made his debut during Saints’ superb victory over the visiting Kiwis in 1989 and looked to be set for a successful career with the Saints. He was outstanding against Castleford in the Challenge Cup on 4th January 1990, when his two tries helped un-fancied Saints to a 39-12 success. The starting front-row that day was Evans, Groves and Bateman.
The Leeds fireman was substitute a few months later when Saints Challenge Cup hopes evaporated in controversial circumstances against Wigan at Old Trafford, but Andy was to face a series of injuries that eventually ended his career. He will always be remembered for his forceful runs as ‘first man in’ in what is one of the toughest positions in rugby league. It was just a pity that he was not able to sustain his career as a Saint. His last appearance was as a substitute against Rochdale Hornets on 4th November 1990. The starting front-row was John Harrison, Paul Groves and Kevin Ward. Andy also had spells on loan with Keighley and Sheffield before retiring by 1994.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1989~90 4 0 0 22
1990~911 0 0 5
TOTALS:5 0 0 27
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1990~910001
1991~920001
TOTALS:0002

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
1st Oct 1989 W 10 New Zealand Tour 1989~90 H 27 26 V
8th Oct 1989 W 10 Wakefield Trinity L 1989~90 A 24 21 V
15th Oct 1989 W 10 Featherstone Rovers L 1989~90 H 50 11 V
29th Oct 1989 W 8 Warrington L 1989~90 A 15 3 V
4th Nov 1989 W 10 Salford L 1989~90 H 40 16 V
10th Dec 1989 D 10 Dewsbury RT2 1989~90 H 12 12 V
13th Dec 1989 W 10 Dewsbury RT2 (rep) 1989~90 A 14 0 V
17th Dec 1989 W 10 Oldham RT3 1989~90 H 32 18 V
23rd Dec 1989 L 10 Halifax RTSF 1989~90 N 9 10 1 V
26th Dec 1989 L 8 Wigan L 1989~90 A 6 38 V
1st Jan 1990 L 10 Widnes L 1989~90 H 8 18 V
7th Jan 1990 L 10 Leigh L 1989~90 A 18 30 V
14th Jan 1990 W 10 Castleford CCP 1989~90 H 39 12 2 V
17th Jan 1990 W 10 Hull L 1989~90 H 19 12 V
21st Jan 1990 W 10 Salford L 1989~90 A 25 10 V
25th Feb 1990 W 15 Whitehaven CC3 1989~90 H 44 10 V
28th Feb 1990 D 8 Warrington L AB 1989~90 H 0 0 V
4th Mar 1990 L 8 Castleford L 1989~90 A 24 34 1 V
10th Mar 1990 L 15 Wigan CCSF 1989~90 N 14 20 V
14th Mar 1990 L 8 Warrington L 1989~90 H 14 23 V
17th Mar 1990 W 8 Wakefield Trinity L 1989~90 H 44 21 V
1st Apr 1990 L 8 Leeds L 1989~90 A 14 50 V
12th Aug 1990 W 11 Widnes* Fr Charity 1990~91 H 40 12 V
26th Aug 1990 W 15 Trafford Borough LC1 1990~91 H 56 24 1 V
2nd Sep 1990 L 11 Salford LC2 1990~91 A 7 21 V
23rd Sep 1990 W 15 Hull K.R. L 1990~91 H 42 10 V
21st Oct 1990 L 15 Castleford L 1990~91 H 16 29 V
4th Nov 1990 W 15 Rochdale Hornets L 1990~91 A 30 18 V
18th Aug 1991 W 15 Widnes* Fr Charity 1991~92 A 30 26 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 25 OTHER 2 = 27
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 6 Subs) = 27

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