Harry Briscoe

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
27-03-1921
N/A
23-08-1937
Parr Central School
06-03-1937 v Swinton
Wigan
1940- Killed in action
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1936-1940
85 (0)
8
0
0
24

BIOGRAPHY

Harry Briscoe by Alex Service

Harry Briscoe holds quite a unique distinction for the St.Helens RFC, as this extract from the St.Helens Newspaper after his debut against Swinton: "Those of us who trudged up to Knowsley Road on Saturday to give the old club a cheer actually saw history beeing made. History in the annals of the club and history for the whole of the rugby league. Never before in its long history has the club fielded a player of so slender years as Harold Briscoe, the former Parr Central School player and St.Helens Town Schoolboys captain. Fathers of the rugby league and historians have been looking up records to see if they could find another case of where a boy, three weeks after his sixteenth birthday has turned out for a senior rugby league team without ever playing in the A team or even a trial game. Briscoe was signed on his schoolboy forms and he replied on Saturday by giving a sample of 80 minutes of honest-to-goodness schoolboy rugby." Indeed, what is more remarkable is the fact that Harry was three weeks shy of his sixteenth birthday, thus making his debut at the tender age of fifteen.

It should be noted that another Boy Wonder, Albert Pimblett played for the Recs at 17, also without playing in the A team.
It is extremely sad to report that Harry Briscoe was one of the last casualties of the Second World War.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1936~370 0 0 1
1937~38 1 0 0 16
1938~39 1 0 0 30
1939~40 4 0 0 28
1940~41 2 0 0 10
TOTALS:8 0 0 85
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1940~41 0002
TOTALS:0002

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
6th Mar 1937 L 7 Swinton L 1936~37 H 2 6 V
30th Oct 1937 L 7 Rochdale Hornets L 1937~38 A 11 17 V
6th Nov 1937 L 7 Warrington L 1937~38 H 7 25 V
20th Nov 1937 L 7 Liverpool Stanley L 1937~38 A 7 9 V
27th Nov 1937 L 7 Salford L 1937~38 H 0 31 V
12th Feb 1938 W 7 York L 1937~38 A 7 2 V
26th Feb 1938 L 7 Halifax L 1937~38 H 13 17 1 V
19th Mar 1938 L 7 Warrington L 1937~38 A 8 28 V
26th Mar 1938 L 7 Broughton Rangers L 1937~38 A 12 19 V
2nd Apr 1938 W 7 Batley L 1937~38 H 15 9 V
4th Apr 1938 L 7 Swinton L 1937~38 A 0 19 V
9th Apr 1938 L 7 Featherstone Rovers L 1937~38 A 5 12 V
13th Apr 1938 L 7 Barrow L 1937~38 A 13 29 V
15th Apr 1938 L 7 Wigan L 1937~38 A 12 27 V
16th Apr 1938 L 7 Liverpool Stanley L 1937~38 H 4 17 V
18th Apr 1938 W 7 Leigh L 1937~38 H 15 3 V
30th Apr 1938 W 7 Rochdale Hornets L 1937~38 H 36 13 V
27th Aug 1938 L 7 Widnes L 1938~39 A 0 29 V
17th Sep 1938 L 7 Barrow L 1938~39 A 2 23 V
24th Sep 1938 W 7 Hull K.R. L 1938~39 H 11 8 V
28th Sep 1938 W 7 Keighley L 1938~39 H 23 0 V
1st Oct 1938 W 7 Swinton L 1938~39 A 10 3 V
8th Oct 1938 L 7 Liverpool Stanley L 1938~39 H 7 9 V
15th Oct 1938 W 7 Dewsbury L 1938~39 A 10 5 V
22nd Oct 1938 W 7 York L 1938~39 H 15 13 V
29th Oct 1938 L 7 Hull K.R. L 1938~39 A 5 15 V
5th Nov 1938 W 7 Dewsbury L 1938~39 H 16 4 V
12th Nov 1938 L 7 Rochdale Hornets L 1938~39 A 8 10 V
19th Nov 1938 W 7 Swinton L 1938~39 H 12 8 V
26th Nov 1938 L 7 Broughton Rangers L 1938~39 A 7 10 V
3rd Dec 1938 L 7 Huddersfield L 1938~39 H 3 10 V
10th Dec 1938 W 7 Liverpool Stanley L 1938~39 A 12 10 V
17th Dec 1938 W 7 Broughton Rangers L 1938~39 H 22 6 V
24th Dec 1938 W 7 Leigh L 1938~39 A 18 10 V
26th Dec 1938 L 7 St. Helens Recs L 1938~39 H 4 5 V
27th Dec 1938 L 7 Wigan L 1938~39 H 2 28 V
2nd Jan 1939 W 7 St. Helens Recs L 1938~39 A 5 3 V
14th Jan 1939 L 7 Salford L 1938~39 A 0 37 V
21st Jan 1939 L 7 Salford L 1938~39 H 5 32 V
28th Jan 1939 L 7 Huddersfield L 1938~39 A 5 33 V
27th Feb 1939 L 7 Keighley L 1938~39 A 5 8 V
8th Apr 1939 L 7 Bramley L 1938~39 A 8 10 V
10th Apr 1939 W 7 Rochdale Hornets L 1938~39 H 36 8 V
15th Apr 1939 L 7 Oldham L 1938~39 H 10 15 V
22nd Apr 1939 L 7 Halifax L 1938~39 H 4 25 V
24th Apr 1939 W 7 Warrington L 1938~39 A 8 7 1 V
29th Apr 1939 W 7 Featherstone Rovers L 1938~39 H 37 10 V
26th Aug 1939 W 7 Leigh L 1939~40 A 23 3 1 V
29th Aug 1939 W 7 Swinton L 1939~40 H 13 0 V
2nd Sep 1939 L 7 New Zealand Tour 1939~40 H 3 19 V
29th Sep 1939 W 7 Rochdale Hornets WEL 1939~40 H 28 9 V
7th Oct 1939 W 7 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1939~40 A 20 0 V
14th Oct 1939 W 7 Warrington WEL 1939~40 H 13 9 V
21st Oct 1939 L 7 Swinton WEL 1939~40 A 2 41 V
28th Oct 1939 W 7 Swinton WEL 1939~40 H 15 7 V
4th Nov 1939 W 7 Broughton Rangers WEL 1939~40 H 28 10 V
11th Nov 1939 L 7 Salford WEL 1939~40 H 10 15 V
18th Nov 1939 L 7 Oldham WEL 1939~40 A 3 7 V
25th Nov 1939 W 7 Barrow WEL 1939~40 H 23 3 V
16th Dec 1939 L 7 Warrington WEL 1939~40 A 6 8 V
25th Dec 1939 D 7 Widnes WEL 1939~40 A 6 6 1 V
26th Dec 1939 L 7 Wigan WEL 1939~40 H 9 12 V
24th Feb 1940 W 7 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1939~40 H 18 8 1 V
2nd Mar 1940 W 7 Broughton Rangers LC1 (1) 1939~40 H 26 7 V
9th Mar 1940 L 7 Broughton Rangers LC1 (2) 1939~40 A 3 10 V
22nd Mar 1940 L 7 Wigan WEL 1939~40 A 0 6 V
23rd Mar 1940 W 7 Leigh WEL 1939~40 H 11 5 V
25th Mar 1940 L 7 Rochdale Hornets WEL 1939~40 A 10 12 V
29th Mar 1940 W 7 Wigan LC2 (2) 1939~40 H 10 4 V
6th Apr 1940 W 7 Widnes LCSF (1) 1939~40 H 7 5 V
13th Apr 1940 L 7 Widnes LCSF (2) 1939~40 A 0 13 V
20th Apr 1940 L 7 Barrow WEL 1939~40 A 15 17 1 V
27th Apr 1940 W 7 Leigh WEL 1939~40 A 16 5 V
4th May 1940 W 7 Oldham WEL 1939~40 H 12 5 V
18th May 1940 L 7 Widnes WEL 1939~40 H 11 20 V
7th Sep 1940 W 7 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1940~41 H 32 15 V
21st Sep 1940 W 7 Swinton WEL 1940~41 H 41 0 V
28th Sep 1940 W 7 Oldham WEL 1940~41 A 16 5 1 V
5th Oct 1940 W 7 Leigh WEL 1940~41 H 44 8 V
12th Oct 1940 W 7 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1940~41 A 26 11 1 V
19th Oct 1940 W 7 Salford WEL 1940~41 H 6 0 V
26th Oct 1940 L 7 Salford WEL 1940~41 A 13 15 V
2nd Nov 1940 L 7 Warrington WEL 1940~41 H 0 13 V
9th Nov 1940 W 7 Warrington WEL 1940~41 A 2 0 V
16th Nov 1940 D 7 Wigan WEL 1940~41 A 5 5 V
8th Feb 1941 L 7 Wigan * Fr 1940~41 A 8 12 V
14th Apr 1941 W 7 Dewsbury * Fr 1940~41 A 21 11 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 83 OTHER 2 = 85
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 85

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