Joseph Brownbill

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-11-1872
N/A
Date unknown.
Local juniors
26-10-1895 v Tyldesley
Swinton
1898-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1895-1897
38 (0)
2
0
0
6

BIOGRAPHY

Joseph Brownbill by Alex Service

A local-born forward, Joseph Brownbill played in the very first game at Knowsley Road, against Manchester Rangers, on Saturday 6th September 1990, together with his brother John. Joseph certainly cemented his name into club folklore when he scored the first try on the new ground. Joseph caught the ball from a line-out, or throw-out as it was then called and plunged over the line for a try. We must not forget that the match was played under Rugby Union rules. His brother John actually missed the conversion.

Joseph made his debut in the professional Northern Union against Tyldesley on 20th October 1895 and played his last match for the club three years later against Swinton. In all he took part in 38 matches for the Saints.

Joseph passed away in 1944 aged 71, yet his brother, John died tragically at the age of twenty, a few weeks after that first match at Knowsley Road. His gravestone, in St.Helens Cemetery has the following inscription: This memorial was erected as a mark of respect by the members and friends of the St.Helens Rugby League Club to John Brownbill who died on Oct.15th 1890, aged 20 years. Gone but not forgotten. Alas, he was a victim of typhoid fever.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1895~960 0 0 9
1896~970 0 0 15
1897~982 0 0 14
TOTALS:2 0 0 38
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1896~97 0005
1897~98 0002
TOTALS:0007

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
26th Oct 1895 D 14 Tyldesley L 1895~96 H 3 3 V
2nd Nov 1895 D 13 Leigh L 1895~96 H 6 6 V
4th Apr 1896 W 8 Wakefield Trinity L 1895~96 H 7 5 V
7th Apr 1896 L 8 Leeds L 1895~96 A 3 15 V
11th Apr 1896 L 8 Huddersfield L 1895~96 A 4 7 V
16th Apr 1896 W 8 Liversedge L 1895~96 H 14 7 V
18th Apr 1896 L 8 Oldham L 1895~96 H 3 5 V
20th Apr 1896 W 10 Rochdale Hornets L 1895~96 A 4 0 V
25th Apr 1896 L 10 Liversedge L 1895~96 A 3 13 V
5th Sep 1896 W 11 Crompton * Fr 1896~97 H 23 3 V
12th Sep 1896 W 8 Rochdale Hornets L 1896~97 H 6 5 V
19th Sep 1896 D 8 Salford L 1896~97 A 0 0 V
26th Sep 1896 W 8 Tyldesley L 1896~97 H 3 0 V
3rd Oct 1896 L 8 Oldham L 1896~97 A 0 11 V
10th Oct 1896 W 8 Morecambe L 1896~97 A 8 5 V
17th Oct 1896 L 11 Rochdale St. Cuthberts * Fr 1896~97 A 4 6 V
24th Oct 1896 W 8 Widnes L 1896~97 H 14 0 V
31st Oct 1896 L 8 Runcorn L 1896~97 H 3 7 V
7th Nov 1896 W 8 Rochdale Hornets L 1896~97 A 14 11 V
21st Nov 1896 L 11 Rochdale St. Cuthberts* Fr 1896~97 A 0 4 V
28th Nov 1896 W 8 Leigh L 1896~97 H 11 3 V
5th Dec 1896 L 8 Swinton L 1896~97 H 0 3 V
12th Dec 1896 L 8 Broughton Rangers L 1896~97 A 0 3 V
19th Dec 1896 L 8 Stockport L 1896~97 A 6 13 V
25th Dec 1896 L 11 Halifax* Fr 1896~97 A 0 4 V
26th Dec 1896 D 8 Widnes L 1896~97 A 0 0 V
1st Jan 1897 L 8 Oldham L 1896~97 H 5 17 V
2nd Jan 1897 L 8 Runcorn L 1896~97 A 0 20 V
16th Apr 1897 W 11 Halifax * Fr 1896~97 H 11 3 V
4th Sep 1897 L 15 Salford L 1897~98 A 0 8 V
11th Sep 1897 W 15 Leigh L 1897~98 H 10 5 V
18th Sep 1897 W 15 Rochdale Hornets L 1897~98 A 3 2 1 V
25th Sep 1897 W 15 Tyldesley L 1897~98 H 11 0 V
2nd Oct 1897 W 15 Wigan L 1897~98 A 17 7 V
9th Oct 1897 W 15 Broughton Rangers L 1897~98 A 8 0 V
16th Oct 1897 L 15 Widnes L 1897~98 H 3 13 V
23rd Oct 1897 L 15 Warrington L 1897~98 H 3 8 V
30th Oct 1897 L 15 Runcorn L 1897~98 A 0 11 V
13th Nov 1897 L 15 Swinton L 1897~98 A 0 13 V
20th Nov 1897 L 8 Birkenhead * Fr 1897~98 A 5 6 V
27th Nov 1897 L 15 Oldham L 1897~98 H 4 6 V
4th Dec 1897 W 8 Birkenhead * Fr 1897~98 H 8 3 V
11th Dec 1897 L 15 Stockport L 1897~98 A 7 14 1 V
27th Dec 1897 L 15 Warrington L 1897~98 A 0 8 V
1st Jan 1898 L 15 Broughton Rangers L 1897~98 H 6 23 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 31 OTHER 7 = 38
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 38

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