Jack Bradbury

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
08-05-1909
N/A
02-11-1934
Bradford Northern
03-11-1934 v Barrow
Hull KR
1946- Liverpool Stanley
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1934-1941
231 (0)
65
0
0
195

BIOGRAPHY

Jack Bradbury by Alex Service

Born and bred in Thatto Heath, Jack Bradbury played for the Saints in the somewhat less-than-heady days of the mid 1930s and the war years, when the club was cash-strapped. Signed by the Saints from Bradford Northern on 2 November 1934, he began his career with the fledgling Wigan Highfield club. A strong, powerful player, Jackie was, at 5 foot 8 inches and twelve and a half stones, like whipcord, ideally a scrum-half, although he was deadly at loose forward, where he would frequently knock the stuffing out of opposing back-rowers and the scrum-half! Nothing seemed to bother him. Jack played above his strength and weight - he would give away as much as three stones when tackling the bigger forwards, but it made no difference his opponent would usually hit the turf with an unceremonious thud! Jack had a real devilish streak in his play and he was well-known to referees for his fiery temperament on the field.

By the late 1930s, however, rugby league was no longer flourishing in St.Helens like it once did and for the visit of Australia on Thursday 2 December 1937 they were met by a combined Saints-Recs XIII. Australia scored first, with a converted try, yet ‘Jackie Brad’ soon brought them back into contention, with a brilliant try from the base of the scrum, that was converted by his Saints’ team-mate Stan Powell. Australia went on to win by 15-7, although Bradbury had been the home side’s most influential player by a mile. Jackie was quick over 30 yards and hard to stop close to the line.

He played as a guest for Eddie Waring’s Dewsbury outfit in 1941, together with his Saints’ team-mates Les Garner, Jack Waring and Frank Tracey and picked up a Yorkshire Cup Winner’s medal in the 15-5 victory over Bradford Northern in 1941. Jim Sullivan also played full-back for Dewsbury in the same match.

A stalwart during Saints’ first season back in competitive football after the War, Jack could still turn on the magic when he pulled on the boots, although he was officially the club’s Trainer-Coach and well into his late thirties! He retained the ability to dictate play wherever he wanted ‘marshalling his troops like Montgomery,’ as one local journalist so succinctly put it, with darting breaks from the scrum-half position, that seemed to be too fast and sudden for his team-mates!

Jack joined Liverpool Stanley as Player-Coach at the start of the 1946/47 campaign, when the St.Helens club were still appealing for clothing coupons to buy more playing kit! A bricklayer by trade, who finished his working life at Pilkington’s Ravenhead Works, Jack was quiet and unassuming off the field, bearing no relation to the fiery character on it!

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1934~358 0 0 30
1935~3610 0 0 35
1936~37 11 0 0 37
1937~38 14 0 0 31
1938~39 7 0 0 39
1939~40 4 0 0 19
1940~41 2 0 0 13
1941~42 1 0 0 3
1942~43 0 0 0 1
1943~44 2 0 0 4
1945~46 6 0 0 19
TOTALS:65 0 0 231
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1940~41 3003
TOTALS:3003

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
3rd Nov 1934 W 4 Barrow L 1934~35 H 13 6 1 V
10th Nov 1934 L 4 Broughton Rangers L 1934~35 A 2 31 V
17th Nov 1934 L 3 Hull K.R. L 1934~35 A 6 8 V
24th Nov 1934 W 3 Bradford Northern L 1934~35 H 23 8 2 V
1st Dec 1934 L 3 Wakefield Trinity L 1934~35 A 5 19 V
8th Dec 1934 W 3 Castleford L 1934~35 H 19 11 V
15th Dec 1934 W 3 Swinton L 1934~35 H 7 0 V
22nd Dec 1934 L 6 Barrow L 1934~35 A 5 7 V
25th Dec 1934 W 3 St. Helens Recs L 1934~35 H 6 2 V
26th Dec 1934 W 3 Wigan L 1934~35 H 5 3 V
29th Dec 1934 W 3 Liverpool Stanley L 1934~35 A 4 3 V
1st Jan 1935 D 3 St. Helens Recs L 1934~35 A 2 2 V
5th Jan 1935 L 3 Liverpool Stanley L 1934~35 H 5 7 V
12th Jan 1935 L 3 Hull L 1934~35 A 7 17 V
19th Jan 1935 L 3 Hull L 1934~35 H 2 5 V
26th Jan 1935 W 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1934~35 A 5 2 V
2nd Feb 1935 D 3 Oldham L 1934~35 A 5 5 V
9th Feb 1935 L 3 Oldham CC1 1934~35 A 0 3 V
16th Feb 1935 L 3 Halifax L 1934~35 H 3 4 V
23rd Feb 1935 W 3 Leigh L 1934~35 H 25 5 2 V
2nd Mar 1935 L 3 Castleford L 1934~35 A 4 14 V
9th Mar 1935 L 3 Warrington L 1934~35 H 2 14 V
16th Mar 1935 L 6 Salford L 1934~35 H 8 26 1 V
23rd Mar 1935 L 6 Salford L 1934~35 A 5 9 V
30th Mar 1935 W 6 Leigh L 1934~35 A 8 7 1 V
6th Apr 1935 W 6 Wakefield Trinity L 1934~35 H 6 4 V
13th Apr 1935 D 6 Bradford Northern L 1934~35 A 5 5 V
19th Apr 1935 L 6 Wigan L 1934~35 A 6 26 V
23rd Apr 1935 W 4 Oldham L 1934~35 H 15 5 1 V
1st May 1935 L 3 Broughton Rangers L 1934~35 H 2 8 V
31st Aug 1935 L 4 Widnes L 1935~36 H 2 9 V
7th Sep 1935 L 6 Widnes L 1935~36 A 6 8 V
11th Sep 1935 W 6 Streatham & Mitcham LC1 1935~36 H 10 7 V
21st Sep 1935 L 4 Acton & Willesden L 1935~36 H 2 5 V
25th Sep 1935 D 7 St. Helens Recs LC2 1935~36 H 2 2 V
30th Sep 1935 W 7 St. Helens Recs LC2(rep) 1935~36 A 21 8 1 V
2nd Oct 1935 W 7 Swinton L 1935~36 H 11 2 1 V
5th Oct 1935 W 7 Featherstone Rovers L 1935~36 H 14 7 V
9th Oct 1935 L 7 Salford LCSF 1935~36 A 6 19 1 V
12th Oct 1935 W 7 Rochdale Hornets L 1935~36 A 11 0 V
23rd Oct 1935 W 7 Salford L 1935~36 H 9 2 2 V
26th Oct 1935 L 7 Warrington L 1935~36 A 3 9 V
2nd Nov 1935 L 7 Barrow L 1935~36 H 2 8 V
9th Nov 1935 L 7 Leigh L 1935~36 A 5 9 V
23rd Nov 1935 W 4 Halifax L 1935~36 H 22 15 3 V
30th Nov 1935 W 4 Bradford Northern L 1935~36 A 13 10 V
7th Dec 1935 W 4 Oldham L 1935~36 H 12 4 V
14th Dec 1935 L 4 Featherstone Rovers L 1935~36 A 6 18 V
25th Dec 1935 W 4 St. Helens Recs L 1935~36 A 3 0 V
26th Dec 1935 L 4 Wigan L 1935~36 H 0 14 V
28th Dec 1935 D 3 Streatham and Mitcham L 1935~36 A 3 3 V
1st Jan 1936 W 4 St. Helens Recs L 1935~36 H 5 3 V
4th Jan 1936 L 4 Oldham L 1935~36 A 2 10 V
11th Jan 1936 L 4 Liverpool Stanley L 1935~36 A 5 14 1 V
25th Jan 1936 L 6 Acton and Willesden L 1935~36 A 0 5 V
1st Feb 1936 W 4 Leigh L 1935~36 H 9 4 V
8th Feb 1936 L 4 Hull CC1 1935~36 A 6 16 1 V
15th Feb 1936 L 3 Halifax L 1935~36 A 6 9 V
20th Feb 1936 L 4 Broughton Rangers L 1935~36 H 6 14 V
29th Feb 1936 L 6 Liverpool Stanley L 1935~36 H 7 10 V
7th Mar 1936 L 7 Broughton Rangers L 1935~36 A 0 23 V
14th Mar 1936 L 7 Batley L 1935~36 H 8 10 V
10th Apr 1936 L 3 Wigan L 1935~36 A 0 14 V
11th Apr 1936 L 3 Warrington L 1935~36 H 5 10 V
13th Apr 1936 L 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1935~36 H 0 2 V
29th Aug 1936 L 2 Widnes L 1936~37 A 0 28 V
5th Sep 1936 W 7 Widnes L 1936~37 H 2 0 V
12th Sep 1936 W 7 Liverpool Stanley LC1 1936~37 A 14 3 1 V
19th Sep 1936 D 7 Leigh L 1936~37 H 4 4 V
23rd Sep 1936 L 7 St. Helens Recs LC2 1936~37 A 4 10 V
26th Sep 1936 L 3 Salford L 1936~37 A 12 34 V
3rd Oct 1936 D 3 Warrington L 1936~37 H 3 3 V
10th Oct 1936 D 13 Halifax L 1936~37 A 13 13 V
17th Oct 1936 L 3 Streatham & Mitcham L 1936~37 H 5 15 V
14th Nov 1936 L 7 Oldham L 1936~37 A 2 20 V
21st Nov 1936 L 6 Salford L 1936~37 H 0 20 V
28th Nov 1936 L 3 Streatham & Mitcham L 1936~37 A 2 3 V
5th Dec 1936 L 7 Rochdale Hornets L AB 1936~37 H 0 4 V
12th Dec 1936 L 7 Hull K.R. L 1936~37 A 13 19 1 V
19th Dec 1936 W 6 Newcastle L 1936~37 A 15 8 V
25th Dec 1936 W 6 St. Helens Recs L 1936~37 H 4 0 V
26th Dec 1936 L 6 Wigan L 1936~37 H 2 21 V
1st Jan 1937 L 6 St. Helens Recs L 1936~37 A 3 10 V
2nd Jan 1937 L 6 Broughton Rangers L 1936~37 A 5 23 V
9th Jan 1937 W 3 Dewsbury L 1936~37 H 32 5 1 V
14th Jan 1937 W 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1936~37 H 11 5 V
16th Jan 1937 L 3 Barrow L 1936~37 H 2 15 V
13th Feb 1937 L 3 Huddersfield CC1 1936~37 H 4 11 V
18th Feb 1937 W 7 Hull K.R. L 1936~37 H 9 2 V
20th Feb 1937 W 4 Featherstone Rovers L 1936~37 H 32 2 2 V
27th Feb 1937 L 4 Bramley L 1936~37 A 7 10 1 V
6th Mar 1937 L 3 Swinton L 1936~37 H 2 6 V
13th Mar 1937 W 3 Halifax L 1936~37 H 19 0 V
20th Mar 1937 L 3 Barrow L 1936~37 A 5 34 V
26th Mar 1937 L 3 Wigan L 1936~37 A 3 16 V
27th Mar 1937 L 3 Warrington L 1936~37 A 11 19 3 V
29th Mar 1937 W 3 Broughton Rangers L 1936~37 H 15 5 V
3rd Apr 1937 L 3 Swinton L 1936~37 A 5 15 V
10th Apr 1937 W 3 Bramley L 1936~37 H 20 0 2 V
17th Apr 1937 W 3 Dewsbury L 1936~37 A 2 0 V
19th Apr 1937 L 3 Liverpool Stanley L 1936~37 H 3 5 V
24th Apr 1937 W 3 Newcastle L 1936~37 H 41 10 V
28th Aug 1937 W 3 Widnes L 1937~38 H 11 7 V
2nd Sep 1937 W 3 Broughton Rangers L 1937~38 H 7 6 1 V
11th Sep 1937 L 4 Broughton Rangers LC1 1937~38 H 0 11 V
25th Sep 1937 W 4 Bramley L 1937~38 H 18 9 1 V
2nd Oct 1937 W 3 Dewsbury L 1937~38 A 18 7 1 V
9th Oct 1937 W 3 Oldham L 1937~38 H 4 3 V
16th Oct 1937 D 3 Batley L 1937~38 A 10 10 1 V
23rd Oct 1937 D 4 Featherstone Rovers L 1937~38 H 16 16 V
30th Oct 1937 L 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1937~38 A 11 17 V
6th Nov 1937 L 6 Warrington L 1937~38 H 7 25 V
20th Nov 1937 L 4 Liverpool Stanley L 1937~38 A 7 9 1 V
27th Nov 1937 L 3 Salford L 1937~38 H 0 31 V
4th Dec 1937 L 2 Oldham L 1937~38 A 5 18 V
11th Dec 1937 L 7 Barrow L 1937~38 H 7 8 V
25th Dec 1937 W 7 St. Helens Recs L 1937~38 A 10 2 2 V
27th Dec 1937 L 4 Wigan L 1937~38 H 6 15 V
1st Jan 1938 W 7 St. Helens Recs L 1937~38 H 8 3 V
3rd Jan 1938 L 7 Salford L 1937~38 A 5 12 1 V
8th Jan 1938 W 7 Bramley L 1937~38 A 24 14 V
15th Jan 1938 W 7 Dewsbury L 1937~38 H 11 5 V
22nd Jan 1938 D 7 Leigh L 1937~38 A 10 10 V
29th Jan 1938 W 7 Swinton L 1937~38 H 10 2 2 V
5th Feb 1938 L 7 York L 1937~38 H 15 19 V
19th Feb 1938 W 7 Pendlebury Juniors CC1 1937~38 H 39 0 1 V
26th Feb 1938 L 6 Halifax L 1937~38 H 13 17 1 V
5th Mar 1938 L 6 Halifax L 1937~38 A 8 19 V
12th Mar 1938 L 7 Castleford CC2 1937~38 A 2 18 V
26th Mar 1938 L 6 Broughton Rangers L 1937~38 A 12 19 V
2nd Apr 1938 W 6 Batley L 1937~38 H 15 9 1 V
4th Apr 1938 L 6 Swinton L 1937~38 A 0 19 V
30th Apr 1938 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1937~38 H 36 13 1 V
31st Aug 1938 L 4 Warrington L 1938~39 H 7 20 V
3rd Sep 1938 L 4 Widnes L 1938~39 H 6 11 V
12th Sep 1938 L 4 Liverpool Stanley LC1 1938~39 H 5 10 V
24th Sep 1938 W 13 Hull K.R. L 1938~39 H 11 8 V
28th Sep 1938 W 13 Keighley L 1938~39 H 23 0 2 V
1st Oct 1938 W 13 Swinton L 1938~39 A 10 3 V
8th Oct 1938 L 13 Liverpool Stanley L 1938~39 H 7 9 V
15th Oct 1938 W 13 Dewsbury L 1938~39 A 10 5 V
22nd Oct 1938 W 13 York L 1938~39 H 15 13 V
29th Oct 1938 L 13 Hull K.R. L 1938~39 A 5 15 V
5th Nov 1938 W 13 Dewsbury L 1938~39 H 16 4 1 V
12th Nov 1938 L 13 Rochdale Hornets L 1938~39 A 8 10 V
19th Nov 1938 W 13 Swinton L 1938~39 H 12 8 V
26th Nov 1938 L 13 Broughton Rangers L 1938~39 A 7 10 V
3rd Dec 1938 L 13 Huddersfield L 1938~39 H 3 10 V
10th Dec 1938 W 6 Liverpool Stanley L 1938~39 A 12 10 V
17th Dec 1938 W 6 Broughton Rangers L 1938~39 H 22 6 V
24th Dec 1938 W 6 Leigh L 1938~39 A 18 10 V
26th Dec 1938 L 6 St. Helens Recs L 1938~39 H 4 5 V
27th Dec 1938 L 6 Wigan L 1938~39 H 2 28 V
31st Dec 1938 L 6 Featherstone Rovers L 1938~39 A 5 10 V
2nd Jan 1939 W 6 St. Helens Recs L 1938~39 A 5 3 V
14th Jan 1939 L 6 Salford L 1938~39 A 0 37 V
21st Jan 1939 L 6 Salford L 1938~39 H 5 32 V
4th Feb 1939 L 7 Salford CC1 1938~39 A 0 11 V
11th Feb 1939 W 7 Barrow L 1938~39 H 17 2 V
27th Feb 1939 L 6 Keighley L 1938~39 A 5 8 1 V
4th Mar 1939 W 7 Bramley L 1938~39 H 13 7 V
11th Mar 1939 L 7 York L 1938~39 A 0 10 V
18th Mar 1939 W 7 Leigh L 1938~39 H 22 12 V
25th Mar 1939 L 7 Oldham L 1938~39 A 0 2 V
3rd Apr 1939 L 7 Halifax L 1938~39 A 5 20 V
7th Apr 1939 L 7 Wigan L 1938~39 A 2 6 V
8th Apr 1939 L 6 Bramley L 1938~39 A 8 10 V
10th Apr 1939 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1938~39 H 36 8 1 V
15th Apr 1939 L 13 Oldham L 1938~39 H 10 15 V
22nd Apr 1939 L 13 Halifax L 1938~39 H 4 25 V
24th Apr 1939 W 13 Warrington L 1938~39 A 8 7 V
29th Apr 1939 W 13 Featherstone Rovers L 1938~39 H 37 10 2 V
26th Aug 1939 W 6 Leigh L 1939~40 A 23 3 2 V
29th Aug 1939 W 6 Swinton L 1939~40 H 13 0 V
2nd Sep 1939 L 6 New Zealand Tour 1939~40 H 3 19 V
29th Sep 1939 W 6 Rochdale Hornets WEL 1939~40 H 28 9 V
7th Oct 1939 W 6 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1939~40 A 20 0 V
21st Oct 1939 L 12 Swinton WEL 1939~40 A 2 41 V
18th Nov 1939 L 5 Oldham WEL 1939~40 A 3 7 V
25th Nov 1939 W 6 Barrow WEL 1939~40 H 23 3 2 V
2nd Dec 1939 L 7 Salford WEL 1939~40 A 5 10 V
9th Dec 1939 W 7 Broughton Rangers WEL 1939~40 H 27 9 V
25th Dec 1939 D 6 Widnes WEL 1939~40 A 6 6 V
26th Dec 1939 L 6 Wigan WEL 1939~40 H 9 12 V
24th Feb 1940 W 6 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1939~40 H 18 8 V
2nd Mar 1940 W 6 Broughton Rangers LC1 (1) 1939~40 H 26 7 V
9th Mar 1940 L 6 Broughton Rangers LC1 (2) 1939~40 A 3 10 V
16th Mar 1940 L 7 Wigan LC2 (1) 1939~40 A 0 5 V
27th Apr 1940 W 4 Leigh WEL 1939~40 A 16 5 V
4th May 1940 W 4 Oldham WEL 1939~40 H 12 5 V
18th May 1940 L 4 Widnes WEL 1939~40 H 11 20 V
7th Sep 1940 W 1 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1940~41 H 32 15 1 V
21st Sep 1940 W 1 Swinton WEL 1940~41 H 41 0 V
28th Sep 1940 W 1 Oldham WEL 1940~41 A 16 5 V
5th Oct 1940 W 1 Leigh WEL 1940~41 H 44 8 1 V
12th Oct 1940 W 1 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1940~41 A 26 11 V
19th Oct 1940 W 1 Salford WEL 1940~41 H 6 0 V
26th Oct 1940 L 1 Salford WEL 1940~41 A 13 15 V
2nd Nov 1940 L 1 Warrington WEL 1940~41 H 0 13 V
9th Nov 1940 W 1 Warrington WEL 1940~41 A 2 0 V
16th Nov 1940 D 1 Wigan WEL 1940~41 A 5 5 V
23rd Nov 1940 W 1 Broughton Rangers WEL 1940~41 H 23 3 V
14th Dec 1940 W 6 Oldham WEL 1940~41 H 19 2 V
25th Dec 1940 W 2 Leigh * Fr 1940~41 H 37 18 2 V
11th Jan 1941 L 7 Wigan WEL 1940~41 H 3 6 V
8th Feb 1941 L 1 Wigan * Fr 1940~41 A 8 12 V
14th Apr 1941 W 1 Dewsbury * Fr 1940~41 A 21 11 1 V
20th Sep 1941 W 6 Keighley WEL 1941~42 A 20 2 V
27th Sep 1941 L 6 Huddersfield WEL 1941~42 A 13 21 1 V
19th Oct 1941 L 7 Hunslet WEL 1941~42 A 5 13 V
26th Dec 1942 L 13 Wigan WEL 1942~43 H 8 20 V
12th Feb 1944 W 6 Batley WEL 1943~44 H 13 8 1 V
19th Feb 1944 L 4 Halifax WEL 1943~44 H 9 16 1 V
26th Feb 1944 L 3 Wakefield Trinity WEL 1943~44 A 5 21 V
4th Mar 1944 L 1 Huddersfield WEL 1943~44 H 6 19 V
3rd Sep 1945 W 6 Broughton Rangers L 1945~46 A 11 5 V
8th Sep 1945 W 3 Oldham L 1945~46 A 23 15 1 V
15th Sep 1945 W 3 Wakefield Trinity L 1945~46 H 15 3 1 V
22nd Sep 1945 L 4 Workington Town LC1(1) 1945~46 A 8 9 V
29th Sep 1945 W 4 Workington Town LC1(2) 1945~46 H 21 11 1 V
13th Oct 1945 W 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1945~46 H 21 0 V
10th Nov 1945 L 3 Broughton Rangers L 1945~46 H 8 10 V
17th Nov 1945 L 13 Dewsbury L 1945~46 H 7 13 V
24th Nov 1945 L 3 Dewsbury L 1945~46 A 0 9 V
15th Dec 1945 L 4 Warrington L 1945~46 A 7 38 1 V
29th Dec 1945 L 3 Workington Town L 1945~46 A 8 9 V
1st Jan 1946 W 4 Liverpool Stanley L 1945~46 H 16 8 2 V
5th Jan 1946 L 1 Hull K.R. L 1945~46 A 7 26 V
12th Jan 1946 L 3 Salford L 1945~46 H 6 13 V
2nd Feb 1946 W 6 Swinton L 1945~46 H 7 5 V
9th Feb 1946 L 6 Castleford CC1(1) 1945~46 A 4 10 V
10th Apr 1946 L 3 Salford L 1945~46 A 5 6 V
13th Apr 1946 L 3 Oldham L 1945~46 H 9 14 V
27th Apr 1946 W 7 Hull K.R. L 1945~46 H 29 6 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 228 OTHER 3 = 231
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 231

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