George Cotton

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
18-06-1902
N/A
24-10-1923
Local
08-12-1923 v Widnes
Wigan
1927- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1923-1926
83 (0)
40
1
0
122

BIOGRAPHY

George Cotton by Alex Service

George Cotton was the archetypal club winger with a fair turn of speed, sidestep and finishing ability. It was a great pity that a shoulder injury necessitated his early retirement from the game, because he had shown what he was capable of in a Saints jersey. In the 1924-25 season, his second in the First Team, he notched 25 tries in 39 appearances and forged a fine partnership with another local lad, Alf Frodsham, as his centre. Unfortunately George’s injury problems coincided with the arrival of the great Alf Ellaby, who fairly set the try-scoring charts on fire in his early days at Knowsley Road. He remained a staunch supporter of the club, however and became a valued member of the Supporters Club Committee (Secretary) for many years.
His wife was the legendary Minnie Cotton (daughter of Saints Committeeman Tom Topping), who terrorised Dewsbury front-rower Trevor Walker with an umbrella in the 1966 Challenge Cup semi-final at Station Road, Swinton. Unfortunately, George passed away on 2nd July 1963 aged 61.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1923~247 1 0 18
1924~2525 0 0 39
1925~26 3 0 0 15
1926~275 0 0 11
TOTALS:40 1 0 83
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1923~241001
TOTALS:1001

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
8th Dec 1923 L 5 Widnes L 1923~24 A 0 18 V
15th Dec 1923 W 2 Hull L 1923~24 H 5 3 V
29th Dec 1923 L 5 Barrow L 1923~24 A 5 41 V
5th Jan 1924 L 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1923~24 A 5 23 V
12th Jan 1924 L 2 Leigh L 1923~24 H 5 12 V
19th Jan 1924 L 2 Leigh L 1923~24 A 0 25 V
26th Jan 1924 L 2 Hull L 1923~24 A 6 11 1 V
31st Jan 1924 W 2 Barrow L 1923~24 H 12 11 1 V
2nd Feb 1924 L 2 Bramley L 1923~24 A 7 18 V
16th Feb 1924 W 2 Wardley CC1 1923~24 A 73 0 3 V
23rd Feb 1924 L 2 Warrington L 1923~24 A 11 39 V
1st Mar 1924 L 5 Huddersfield CC2 1923~24 A 13 24 1 V
8th Mar 1924 W 5 Wigan Highfield L 1923~24 H 10 9 V
15th Mar 1924 W 5 Keighley L 1923~24 H 34 6 V
22nd Mar 1924 L 5 Oldham L 1923~24 A 10 48 V
29th Mar 1924 W 5 Bramley L 1923~24 H 13 8 V
5th Apr 1924 W 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1923~24 H 15 13 2 V
12th Apr 1924 L 5 St. Helens Recs* Fr 1923~24 H 8 10 1 V
18th Apr 1924 L 5 Wigan L 1923~24 H 3 14 V
30th Aug 1924 W 5 Widnes L 1924~25 A 10 9 1 V
6th Sep 1924 L 5 Widnes L 1924~25 H 7 8 1 V
13th Sep 1924 L 5 Barrow L 1924~25 A 8 19 1 V
20th Sep 1924 W 5 Keighley L 1924~25 H 16 9 V
27th Sep 1924 W 5 Hull L 1924~25 A 9 0 V
4th Oct 1924 W 5 Wigan Highfield L 1924~25 H 15 5 3 V
11th Oct 1924 D 5 Widnes LC1 1924~25 A 7 7 V
15th Oct 1924 W 5 Widnes LC1(rep) 1924~25 H 19 5 1 V
18th Oct 1924 L 5 Wakefield Trinity L 1924~25 A 2 3 V
25th Oct 1924 W 5 Warrington LC2 1924~25 H 15 5 1 V
8th Nov 1924 L 5 Oldham LCSF 1924~25 H 9 16 1 V
13th Nov 1924 L 5 Swinton L 1924~25 H 6 20 V
15th Nov 1924 L 5 Salford L 1924~25 A 3 13 V
22nd Nov 1924 W 5 Broughton Rangers L 1924~25 H 12 2 1 V
29th Nov 1924 W 5 Keighley L 1924~25 A 5 4 1 V
6th Dec 1924 W 5 Dewsbury L 1924~25 H 21 2 1 V
13th Dec 1924 W 5 Leigh L 1924~25 H 21 3 V
20th Dec 1924 L 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1924~25 A 0 11 V
25th Dec 1924 W 5 St. Helens Recs L 1924~25 H 7 5 V
26th Dec 1924 L 5 Wigan L 1924~25 H 7 13 V
27th Dec 1924 L 5 Dewsbury L 1924~25 A 0 8 V
1st Jan 1925 D 5 St. Helens Recs L 1924~25 A 5 5 1 V
3rd Jan 1925 W 5 Wakefield Trinity L 1924~25 H 15 2 1 V
10th Jan 1925 L 5 Wigan Highfield L 1924~25 A 8 12 1 V
17th Jan 1925 L 5 Oldham L 1924~25 H 5 24 V
24th Jan 1925 L 5 Swinton L 1924~25 A 3 49 V
31st Jan 1925 W 5 Salford L OBJ 1924~25 H 14 0 1 V
2nd Feb 1925 W 5 Barrow L 1924~25 H 12 8 2 V
14th Feb 1925 L 5 Widnes CC1 1924~25 A 8 10 1 V
21st Feb 1925 W 5 Warrington L 1924~25 H 9 5 2 V
28th Feb 1925 W 5 Salford L 1924~25 H 17 0 V
7th Mar 1925 D 5 Halifax L 1924~25 A 11 11 V
14th Mar 1925 W 5 Halifax L 1924~25 H 10 2 V
21st Mar 1925 D 5 Broughton Rangers L 1924~25 A 10 10 1 V
28th Mar 1925 W 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1924~25 H 34 3 2 V
10th Apr 1925 L 5 Wigan L 1924~25 A 4 51 V
11th Apr 1925 L 5 Leigh L 1924~25 A 10 17 1 V
13th Apr 1925 W 5 Hull L 1924~25 H 10 8 V
18th Apr 1925 W 5 Warrington L 1924~25 A 15 8 V
28th Aug 1925 L 5 Widnes L 1925~26 H 6 23 V
12th Sep 1925 W 5 Barrow L 1925~26 H 22 3 V
19th Sep 1925 L 5 Broughton Rangers L 1925~26 A 3 7 V
26th Sep 1925 W 5 Batley L 1925~26 H 15 3 1 V
3rd Oct 1925 L 5 Swinton L 1925~26 A 5 12 V
10th Oct 1925 L 5 Leigh LC1 1925~26 A 7 10 V
17th Oct 1925 L 5 Oldham L 1925~26 H 3 16 V
14th Nov 1925 L 5 Dewsbury L 1925~26 A 0 10 V
21st Nov 1925 W 5 Warrington L 1925~26 H 12 9 V
16th Dec 1925 W 5 Dewsbury L 1925~26 H 7 0 V
19th Dec 1925 L 5 Swinton L 1925~26 H 9 10 V
25th Dec 1925 D 5 St. Helens Recs L 1925~26 A 3 3 V
26th Dec 1925 L 5 Wigan L 1925~26 H 5 10 1 V
1st Jan 1926 W 5 St. Helens Recs L 1925~26 H 4 2 V
9th Jan 1926 W 5 Wigan Highfield L 1925~26 H 16 6 1 V
30th Oct 1926 W 5 Barrow L 1926~27 A 11 10 2 V
4th Nov 1926 D 2 Widnes LCSF 1926~27 A 3 3 1 V
6th Nov 1926 W 2 Wigan Highfield L 1926~27 H 13 7 V
8th Nov 1926 W 2 Widnes LCSF(rep) 1926~27 H 17 0 1 V
13th Nov 1926 L 2 Salford L 1926~27 A 5 8 V
20th Nov 1926 W 2 St. Helens Recs LCF 1926~27 N 10 2 V
27th Nov 1926 W 2 York L 1926~27 H 54 3 V
27th Dec 1926 L 2 Wigan L 1926~27 H 13 14 1 V
19th Feb 1927 W 2 Batley L 1926~27 H 13 8 V
5th Mar 1927 L 3 Swinton L 1926~27 A 3 24 V
15th Apr 1927 W 2 Wigan L 1926~27 A 10 8 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 82 OTHER 1 = 83
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 83

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