Billy Belshaw

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-11-1889
N/A
Date unknown.
Wigan Athletic RFC
12-11-1910 v Merthyr Tydfil
Broughton Rangers
1913- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1910-1913
81 (0)
26
3
0
84

BIOGRAPHY

Billy Belshaw by Alex Service

Looking at the 1901 census, a William Belshaw lived in Gaskell Street in Wigan. His father, of the same name, was a coal miner or hewer. The St.Helens Newspaper of 11th November 1910 announced his signing as follows: "During the week the club signed W.Belshaw a young player from Wigan Athletic, for whom Wigan, Warrington, Barrow and other clubs have angled unsuccessfully. He is slated to be an exceptionally promising player. His team had not yet lost a match in the Wigan and District League and he himself has scored 15 tries this season for them. He is 21 years of age, 5 feet seven and a half inches tall and eleven stones ten pounds. Officials are confident that he and Flanagan will form an ideal wing."
Billy played the majority of his matches for the Saints in the left centre position and did not pair up with Flanagan as anticipated. His partners on the wing included Jack Manchester, Tom Barton and Rev Christopher Chavasse. Billy was well-liked at Knowsley Road and the famous correspondent Tom Reynolds gave this quote about him several years later: "A splendid player, his career was ultimately cut short by successsive attacks of influenza."
His son, also called Billy, played with great success for Liverpool Stanley and Warrington and gained full international honours, making eight appearances for his country, including 17 appearances on the 1936 Australasian Tour. He also played in the England versus France international at Knowsley Road in 1939.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1910~11 10 1 0 27
1911~12 3 2 0 17
1912~1311 0 0 30
1913~142 0 0 7
TOTALS:26 3 0 81
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1912~13 0001
TOTALS:0001

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
12th Nov 1910 W 4 Merthyr Tydfil L 1910~11 H 13 3 V
19th Nov 1910 L 4 Barrow L 1910~11 A 11 16 1 V
26th Nov 1910 W 4 Batley L 1910~11 H 8 5 V
3rd Dec 1910 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1910~11 H 21 8 1 V
10th Dec 1910 L 4 Oldham L 1910~11 A 0 9 V
17th Dec 1910 W 4 Warrington L 1910~11 A 8 7 V
24th Dec 1910 W 4 Runcorn L 1910~11 H 25 3 1 V
26th Dec 1910 L 4 Wigan L 1910~11 H 6 18 V
27th Dec 1910 L 4 Hunslet L 1910~11 A 3 5 V
31st Dec 1910 L 4 Batley L 1910~11 A 8 24 V
2nd Jan 1911 W 4 Hunslet L 1910~11 H 24 2 V
7th Jan 1911 W 4 Swinton L 1910~11 H 11 10 V
11th Jan 1911 L 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1910~11 A 9 26 1 V
14th Jan 1911 W 3 Coventry L 1910~11 A 14 2 1 V
21st Jan 1911 L 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1910~11 H 8 18 V
28th Jan 1911 L 4 Broughton Rangers L 1910~11 A 7 14 1 V
4th Feb 1911 W 4 Coventry L 1910~11 H 26 15 V
11th Feb 1911 D 4 Barrow L 1910~11 H 8 8 1 V
18th Feb 1911 W 4 Bramley CC1 1910~11 H 26 7 2 V
4th Mar 1911 L 4 Leeds CC2 1910~11 H 6 11 V
11th Mar 1911 L 4 Hull K.R. L 1910~11 A 10 42 V
18th Mar 1911 W 4 Leigh L 1910~11 H 10 3 V
22nd Mar 1911 L 4 Salford L 1910~11 A 6 19 1 V
1st Apr 1911 L 4 Widnes L 1910~11 H 6 16 1 V
14th Apr 1911 L 4 Wigan L 1910~11 A 8 25 V
15th Apr 1911 L 4 Swinton L 1910~11 A 9 23 V
22nd Apr 1911 L 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1910~11 A 2 17 V
2nd Sep 1911 W 3 Barrow L 1911~12 A 15 6 V
11th Nov 1911 L 4 Ebbw Vale L 1911~12 A 0 2 V
18th Nov 1911 W 4 Salford L 1911~12 A 15 13 V
25th Nov 1911 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1911~12 H 27 12 V
2nd Dec 1911 W 4 Broughton Rangers L 1911~12 H 10 5 V
7th Dec 1911 W 4 Oldham L 1911~12 H 21 11 V
9th Dec 1911 W 4 Warrington L 1911~12 A 17 2 1 V
16th Dec 1911 W 4 Coventry L 1911~12 H 31 2 1 V
23rd Dec 1911 W 4 Runcorn L 1911~12 A 9 0 V
25th Dec 1911 W 4 Widnes L 1911~12 H 9 4 V
26th Dec 1911 L 4 Wigan L 1911~12 H 3 16 V
30th Dec 1911 L 4 Oldham L 1911~12 A 5 35 V
1st Jan 1912 W 4 Hunslet L 1911~12 H 31 10 1 V
6th Jan 1912 L 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1911~12 A 5 14 V
27th Jan 1912 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1911~12 A 10 3 2 V
17th Feb 1912 L 4 Barrow CC1 1911~12 A 3 13 V
20th Feb 1912 L 4 Dewsbury L 1911~12 A 8 17 V
7th Sep 1912 W 5 Barrow L 1912~13 H 15 2 V
14th Sep 1912 W 5 Runcorn L 1912~13 A 11 8 V
21st Sep 1912 L 5 Hunslet L 1912~13 H 5 22 V
28th Sep 1912 D 4 Oldham L 1912~13 A 10 10 1 V
5th Oct 1912 L 4 Swinton L 1912~13 A 2 9 V
26th Oct 1912 L 4 Runcorn L 1912~13 H 5 12 V
16th Nov 1912 L 5 Rochdale Hornets LCSF 1912~13 A 8 10 V
21st Nov 1912 L 4 Warrington L 1912~13 H 7 10 V
23rd Nov 1912 W 4 Broughton Rangers L 1912~13 H 20 12 V
7th Dec 1912 W 4 Dewsbury L 1912~13 H 16 9 1 V
14th Dec 1912 L 4 Salford L 1912~13 A 3 11 V
21st Dec 1912 L 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1912~13 H 5 6 1 V
25th Dec 1912 W 4 Widnes L 1912~13 A 10 5 1 V
26th Dec 1912 L 4 Wigan L 1912~13 H 8 10 V
28th Dec 1912 L 4 Hunslet L 1912~13 A 0 9 V
1st Jan 1913 L 4 Huddersfield L 1912~13 H 5 32 V
4th Jan 1913 W 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1912~13 H 17 3 2 V
11th Jan 1913 L 4 Warrington L 1912~13 A 5 6 V
18th Jan 1913 W 4 Coventry L 1912~13 A 26 0 1 V
21st Jan 1913 L 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1912~13 A 5 11 V
25th Jan 1913 W 4 Swinton L 1912~13 H 17 0 1 V
1st Feb 1913 L 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1912~13 A 7 14 V
8th Feb 1913 W 4 Torquay * Fr Tour 1912~13 P 29 5 V
15th Feb 1913 W 4 Coventry L 1912~13 H 51 9 2 V
22nd Feb 1913 W 4 Barrow L 1912~13 A 23 6 V
1st Mar 1913 W 4 Oldham L 1912~13 H 10 2 V
8th Mar 1913 L 4 Huddersfield CC1 1912~13 H 0 19 V
21st Mar 1913 L 4 Wigan L 1912~13 A 10 33 1 V
22nd Mar 1913 W 4 Salford L 1912~13 H 6 0 V
24th Mar 1913 L 4 Huddersfield L 1912~13 A 3 21 V
9th Apr 1913 L 4 Broughton Rangers L 1912~13 A 11 22 V
29th Nov 1913 L 3 Hunslet L 1913~14 A 11 20 1 V
6th Dec 1913 W 3 Swinton L 1913~14 H 19 5 1 V
13th Dec 1913 W 3 Runcorn L 1913~14 H 18 5 V
20th Dec 1913 L 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1913~14 A 2 31 V
25th Dec 1913 W 3 Widnes L 1913~14 H 10 3 V
26th Dec 1913 L 3 Wigan L 1913~14 H 3 17 V
27th Dec 1913 L 3 Broughton Rangers L 1913~14 A 0 11 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 80 OTHER 1 = 81
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 81

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