Tom Browning

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-05-1886
N/A
Date unknown.
Abertillery RUFC
20-02-1912 v Dewsbury
Hunslet
1914-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1911-1913
62 (0)
14
4
0
50

BIOGRAPHY

Thomas Browning by Alex Service

In the first decade of the Twentieth Century, the Saints made many varied signings, including a cache of Welshmen. According to the St.Helens Committee, each signing was going to be the proverbial world-beater and, of course, this rarely happened. Yet Tom Browning made a favourable impression during his 62 matches for the club after signing from Abertillery RUFC. After his debut against Leigh in a convincing 30-0 victory on 24th February 1912, he received due praise in the St.Helens Newspaper: “An excellent centre. Everything he did was splendid. He ran passed and kicked like a Trojan, while some of his fielding off the floor, when going at top speed, was wonderfully done and he saved his side more than once when the ball had been punched past Turtill.”

His first season saw him at left centre, with winger Billy Wyatt outside him. The famous Yorkshireman Jimmy Greenwood was in the other centre position. In 1912-13, he switched to stand-off with great success, making 30 appearances and scoring 7 tries. His partner at scrum-half was Joe Richardson, himself a former Abertilley player and Monmouthshire county representative. The 1913-14 campaign saw Tom restored into the centres with two wingers, Bert Roberts and Jimmy Flanagan outside him at various times. Tom returned to Wales and signed up with the Royal Engineers in World War One. The St. Helens Reporter on 17th March 1931 informed us of his death back home in Blaina. If you have any further information about this player, we would be glad to hear from you.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1911~12 2 1 0 10
1912~13 7 3 0 30
1913~14 5 0 0 22
TOTALS:14 4 0 62
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1911~12 0001
1912~13 0001
TOTALS:0002

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
20th Feb 1912 L 7 Dewsbury L 1911~12 A 8 17 V
24th Feb 1912 W 4 Leigh L 1911~12 A 30 0 V
2nd Mar 1912 W 4 Runcorn * Fr 1911~12 27 8 V
9th Mar 1912 W 4 Swinton L 1911~12 H 20 5 V
16th Mar 1912 W 4 Salford L 1911~12 H 19 6 V
28th Mar 1912 W 4 Dewsbury L 1911~12 H 20 0 V
30th Mar 1912 W 4 Barrow L 1911~12 H 43 2 V
5th Apr 1912 L 4 Wigan L 1911~12 A 14 17 V
6th Apr 1912 L 4 Broughton Rangers L 1911~12 A 5 21 V
8th Apr 1912 W 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1911~12 H 41 2 2 V
13th Apr 1912 L 4 Hunslet L 1911~12 A 7 34 1 V
7th Sep 1912 W 4 Barrow L 1912~13 H 15 2 1 V
14th Sep 1912 W 4 Runcorn L 1912~13 A 11 8 1 V
21st Sep 1912 L 4 Hunslet L 1912~13 H 5 22 V
28th Sep 1912 D 6 Oldham L 1912~13 A 10 10 V
5th Oct 1912 L 6 Swinton L 1912~13 A 2 9 V
12th Oct 1912 W 4 Widnes L 1912~13 H 21 2 V
19th Oct 1912 L 4 Dewsbury L 1912~13 A 11 27 V
2nd Nov 1912 W 4 Warrington LC1 1912~13 H 18 10 V
9th Nov 1912 L 4 Leigh L 1912~13 A 5 8 V
16th Nov 1912 L 4 Rochdale Hornets LCSF 1912~13 A 8 10 1 V
21st Nov 1912 L 6 Warrington L 1912~13 H 7 10 V
7th Dec 1912 W 3 Dewsbury L 1912~13 H 16 9 V
14th Dec 1912 L 3 Salford L 1912~13 A 3 11 V
21st Dec 1912 L 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1912~13 H 5 6 V
25th Dec 1912 W 6 Widnes L 1912~13 A 10 5 V
1st Jan 1913 L 6 Huddersfield L 1912~13 H 5 32 V
4th Jan 1913 W 6 Wakefield Trinity L 1912~13 H 17 3 V
18th Jan 1913 W 6 Coventry L 1912~13 A 26 0 2 V
21st Jan 1913 L 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1912~13 A 5 11 V
25th Jan 1913 W 6 Swinton L 1912~13 H 17 0 V
1st Feb 1913 L 6 Wakefield Trinity L 1912~13 A 7 14 V
8th Feb 1913 W 6 Torquay * Fr Tour 1912~13 P 29 5 V
15th Feb 1913 W 6 Coventry L 1912~13 H 51 9 1 V
22nd Feb 1913 W 6 Barrow L 1912~13 A 23 6 1 V
1st Mar 1913 W 6 Oldham L 1912~13 H 10 2 V
8th Mar 1913 L 6 Huddersfield CC1 1912~13 H 0 19 V
21st Mar 1913 L 6 Wigan L 1912~13 A 10 33 V
22nd Mar 1913 W 6 Salford L 1912~13 H 6 0 1 V
24th Mar 1913 L 6 Huddersfield L 1912~13 A 3 21 V
5th Apr 1913 W 6 Leigh L 1912~13 H 20 0 1 V
9th Apr 1913 L 6 Broughton Rangers L 1912~13 A 11 22 1 V
13th Sep 1913 L 3 Oldham L 1913~14 H 13 21 V
20th Sep 1913 L 6 Salford L 1913~14 A 4 17 V
18th Oct 1913 W 3 Leigh L 1913~14 H 37 7 V
8th Nov 1913 W 4 Broughton Rangers L 1913~14 H 18 8 V
15th Nov 1913 L 4 Oldham LCSF 1913~14 A 5 17 V
27th Dec 1913 L 4 Broughton Rangers L 1913~14 A 0 11 V
1st Jan 1914 D 4 Huddersfield L 1913~14 H 8 8 V
3rd Jan 1914 W 4 Hull L 1913~14 A 8 6 V
10th Jan 1914 W 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1913~14 H 12 5 V
17th Jan 1914 L 4 Barrow L 1913~14 A 5 24 V
24th Jan 1914 L 4 Swinton L 1913~14 A 3 16 1 V
31st Jan 1914 W 4 Dewsbury L 1913~14 A 12 11 V
2nd Feb 1914 L 4 Hull L 1913~14 H 7 15 1 V
21st Feb 1914 L 4 Warrington L 1913~14 H 8 22 V
28th Feb 1914 W 4 Wigan Highfield CC1 1913~14 H 27 4 1 V
14th Mar 1914 D 4 Rochdale Hornets CC2 1913~14 A 3 3 1 V
18th Mar 1914 L 4 Rochdale Hornets CC2(rep) 1913~14 H 0 10 V
21st Mar 1914 L 4 Leigh L 1913~14 A 6 7 1 V
28th Mar 1914 L 4 Salford L 1913~14 H 2 8 V
4th Apr 1914 L 4 Oldham L 1913~14 A 5 32 V
13th Apr 1914 L 4 Huddersfield L 1913~14 A 8 10 V
18th Apr 1914 W 2 Hunslet L 1913~14 H 36 6 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 60 OTHER 2 = 62
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 62

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