Thomas Byrom

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-05-1885
N/A
11-1907
Local
21-12-1907 v Wigan
Aberdare
1908-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1907-1908
3 (0)
0
0
0
0

BIOGRAPHY

Thomas Byrom by SHS

A local lad, who apparently worked as a bottle blower, Thomas made his debut for the seniors at home to Saints’ deadly rivals Wigan at Knowsley Road on 21st December 1907. This was not the easiest of assignments, by any means, and the visitors came away with a 2-18 victory. Thomas played on the left wing, with Cumbrian representative ‘Gilly’ Hillen as his centre. Needless to say the New Boy in the St. Helens Newspaper had his say on the display of the lad making his debut: “Byrom will require a deal more experience with the A team before he is fit for first class football. Lack of confidence is at present his great fault, and he hesitates when following up, unfortunately, a failing which takes some remedying as a rule. Pluck is essential in football nowadays. However, I hope to see Byrom train into a useful player”.

Fast forward to 19th September 1908 and the Saints beat Aberdare 46-13 at Knowsley Road. Byrom was nowhere to be seen in the threequarter line. [Bate, Helsby, Hill and Flanagan] He was actually in the halves, partnering scrum-half Fred Trenwith. Saints won 46-13, but that was the last time the player appeared in the seniors for the club. The experiment was not continued. What happened to him afterwards is unknown. If anyone has any information and, perhaps, an image of Thomas, please feel free to contact us.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1907~080 0 0 2
1908~090 0 0 1
TOTALS:0 0 0 3
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
21st Dec 1907 L 5 Wigan L 1907~08 H 2 18 V
28th Dec 1907 W 5 Bramley L 1907~08 H 16 3 V
19th Sep 1908 W 6 Aberdare L 1908~09 H 46 13 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 3 OTHER 0 = 3
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 3
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