Peter Dale

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-05-1869
N/A
Date unknown.
Unknown.
07-09-1895 v Rochdale Hornets
Morecambe
1902-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1895-1901
185 (0)
13
0
0
39

BIOGRAPHY

Peter Dale by Alex Service

The word stalwart tends to be rather over-used on occasions, but certainly not in the case of Peter Dale. He was exactly that and, but for a tragic illness, could well have played over 200 matches for the Saints. Born in Sutton in 1869, Peter played in all the prominent matches for the club during the early days of the Northern Union rebellion. He was in the pack for the opening league game at Knowsley Road against Rochdale Hornets and played 37 matches during the campaign, scoring 7 tries. For a forward, that was quite good going in those days. Peter played in every round of the inaugural Challenge Cup campaign during the following season, as Saints reached the final, only to fall at the last hurdle to a powerful Batley team.

He also played in the South West Lancashire and Border Towns Cup final success against Runcorn in 1900. He regularly played over twenty matches a season and was, obviously, one of the first names on the team-sheet. He played his last match away at Morecambe on 23rd April 1902, when the Saints won by 10-9. Peter did not play again for the club. We have to look at the St. Helens Newspaper and advertiser, on Friday 10th July 1903 to possibly explain why.

Sad Death of a Footballer

The members of the St. Helens Rugby Football Club will learn with regret of the death of Peter Dale, more familiarly known as ‘Micky.’ He died on Sunday [5th July] having suffered from consumption. When his friends learned that he was so ill they subscribed to a fund to enable him to have a change of climate, but the effort came too late. The club too had also come to his assistance in his illness. He was one of the most burly and hard-working members of the forward rank of the First Team and his loss will be felt by the club

Indeed, as Peter succumbed to his illness (more commonly known as tuberculosis today) the club was beginning somewhat of a yo-yo existence between the First and Second divisions. Yet he had certainly made a significant contribution to the club’s early development, which must not be forgotten.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1895~967 0 0 37
1896~970 0 0 24
1897~98 1 0 0 16
1898~993 0 0 25
1899~000 0 0 24
1900~01 0 0 0 30
1901~02 2 0 0 29
TOTALS:13 0 0 185
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1895~96 0001
1896~97 0003
1897~98 0006
1898~990003
1899~000004
1900~01 1003
1901~02 0001
TOTALS:10021

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
7th Sep 1895 W 13 Rochdale Hornets L 1895~96 H 8 3 1 V
28th Sep 1895 L 13 Stockport L 1895~96 H 0 3 V
7th Oct 1895 L 9 Bradford L 1895~96 A 4 15 V
12th Oct 1895 W 9 Warrington L 1895~96 H 3 0 V
19th Oct 1895 W 9 Hull L 1895~96 H 3 0 V
26th Oct 1895 D 9 Tyldesley L 1895~96 H 3 3 V
2nd Nov 1895 D 9 Leigh L 1895~96 H 6 6 V
9th Nov 1895 L 13 Hunslet L 1895~96 A 0 12 V
23rd Nov 1895 W 13 Leeds L 1895~96 H 9 0 1 V
30th Nov 1895 W 13 Huddersfield L 1895~96 H 11 3 V
7th Dec 1895 D 13 Wakefield Trinity L 1895~96 A 0 0 V
14th Dec 1895 D 13 Oldham L 1895~96 A 0 0 V
21st Dec 1895 W 9 Broughton Rangers * Fr 1895~96 H 13 10 V
25th Dec 1895 W 13 Widnes L 1895~96 H 6 0 V
28th Dec 1895 L 13 Halifax L 1895~96 A 0 3 V
1st Jan 1896 L 13 Manningham L 1895~96 H 3 8 V
4th Jan 1896 L 13 Brighouse Rovers L 1895~96 A 4 6 V
11th Jan 1896 W 13 Halifax L 1895~96 H 6 3 V
18th Jan 1896 L 13 Stockport L 1895~96 A 3 18 V
25th Jan 1896 W 13 Batley L 1895~96 H 11 5 1 V
1st Feb 1896 L 13 Hull L 1895~96 A 0 9 V
8th Feb 1896 L 13 Hunslet L 1895~96 H 0 5 V
15th Feb 1896 L 13 Manningham L 1895~96 A 5 9 1 V
22nd Feb 1896 L 13 Runcorn L 1895~96 A 0 3 V
29th Feb 1896 D 13 Warrington L 1895~96 A 5 5 V
7th Mar 1896 W 13 Bradford L 1895~96 H 11 5 1 V
21st Mar 1896 L 13 Wigan L 1895~96 A 0 10 V
28th Mar 1896 L 13 Tyldesley L 1895~96 A 10 11 V
3rd Apr 1896 L 13 Widnes L 1895~96 A 4 16 V
4th Apr 1896 W 13 Wakefield Trinity L 1895~96 H 7 5 V
6th Apr 1896 D 13 Brighouse Rovers L 1895~96 H 0 0 V
7th Apr 1896 L 13 Leeds L 1895~96 A 3 15 V
11th Apr 1896 L 13 Huddersfield L 1895~96 A 4 7 V
16th Apr 1896 W 13 Liversedge L 1895~96 H 14 7 1 V
18th Apr 1896 L 13 Oldham L 1895~96 H 3 5 V
20th Apr 1896 W 13 Rochdale Hornets L 1895~96 A 4 0 V
25th Apr 1896 L 13 Liversedge L 1895~96 A 3 13 V
30th Apr 1896 W 13 Broughton Rangers L 1895~96 H 26 0 1 V
5th Sep 1896 W 9 Crompton * Fr 1896~97 H 23 3 V
12th Sep 1896 W 13 Rochdale Hornets L 1896~97 H 6 5 V
19th Sep 1896 D 13 Salford L 1896~97 A 0 0 V
26th Sep 1896 W 13 Tyldesley L 1896~97 H 3 0 V
3rd Oct 1896 L 13 Oldham L 1896~97 A 0 11 V
10th Oct 1896 W 13 Morecambe L 1896~97 A 8 5 V
17th Oct 1896 L 9 Rochdale St. Cuthberts * Fr 1896~97 A 4 6 V
24th Oct 1896 W 13 Widnes L 1896~97 H 14 0 V
31st Oct 1896 L 13 Runcorn L 1896~97 H 3 7 V
14th Nov 1896 D 13 Warrington L 1896~97 H 0 0 V
21st Nov 1896 L 9 Rochdale St. Cuthberts* Fr 1896~97 A 0 4 V
28th Nov 1896 W 13 Leigh L 1896~97 H 11 3 V
5th Dec 1896 L 13 Swinton L 1896~97 H 0 3 V
1st Jan 1897 L 13 Oldham L 1896~97 H 5 17 V
2nd Jan 1897 L 13 Runcorn L 1896~97 A 0 20 V
9th Jan 1897 W 13 Morecambe L 1896~97 H 3 0 V
22nd Feb 1897 L 13 Warrington L 1896~97 A 3 7 V
27th Feb 1897 L 13 Swinton L 1896~97 A 0 10 V
6th Mar 1897 D 13 Leigh L 1896~97 A 6 6 V
11th Mar 1897 W 13 Wigan L 1896~97 H 3 0 V
13th Mar 1897 W 13 Stockport L 1896~97 H 9 0 V
20th Mar 1897 W 13 Lees CC1 1896~97 H 58 0 V
27th Mar 1897 W 13 Castleford CC2 1896~97 H 17 3 V
3rd Apr 1897 W 13 Wigan CC3 1896~97 H 11 0 V
10th Apr 1897 W 13 Tyldesley CC4 1896~97 H 12 0 V
19th Apr 1897 W 13 Swinton CCSF 1896~97 N 7 0 V
24th Apr 1897 L 13 Batley CCF 1896~97 N 3 10 V
23rd Oct 1897 L 8 Warrington L 1897~98 H 3 8 V
30th Oct 1897 L 8 Runcorn L 1897~98 A 0 11 V
6th Nov 1897 W 9 Hull K.R. * Fr 1897~98 A 24 13 V
13th Nov 1897 L 8 Swinton L 1897~98 A 0 13 V
20th Nov 1897 L 9 Birkenhead * Fr 1897~98 A 5 6 V
27th Nov 1897 L 8 Oldham L 1897~98 H 4 6 V
4th Dec 1897 W 9 Birkenhead * Fr 1897~98 H 8 3 V
11th Dec 1897 L 8 Stockport L 1897~98 A 7 14 V
18th Dec 1897 W 8 Morecambe L 1897~98 A 3 2 V
27th Dec 1897 L 8 Warrington L 1897~98 A 0 8 V
1st Jan 1898 L 8 Broughton Rangers L 1897~98 H 6 23 V
22nd Jan 1898 W 8 Wigan L 1897~98 H 9 8 V
29th Jan 1898 W 8 Leigh L 1897~98 A 3 0 V
5th Feb 1898 L 8 Rochdale Hornets L 1897~98 H 3 6 V
12th Feb 1898 L 8 Oldham L 1897~98 A 0 11 V
19th Feb 1898 W 8 Stockport L 1897~98 H 27 0 V
26th Feb 1898 L 8 Batley CC1 1897~98 A 7 12 V
5th Mar 1898 L 9 Warrington* Fr 1897~98 A 2 6 V
8th Mar 1898 W 9 Birkenhead* Fr 1897~98 H 8 0 V
12th Mar 1898 D 8 Salford L 1897~98 H 14 14 V
24th Mar 1898 L 9 Swinton* Fr 1897~98 A 3 5 V
2nd Apr 1898 L 8 Widnes L 1897~98 A 6 7 1 V
3rd Sep 1898 L 9 Widnes L 1898~99 A 0 6 V
10th Sep 1898 L 9 Broughton Rangers L 1898~99 H 3 13 V
17th Sep 1898 L 9 Warrington L 1898~99 A 0 3 V
24th Sep 1898 W 9 Morecambe L 1898~99 A 8 0 V
1st Oct 1898 W 9 Oldham L 1898~99 H 15 9 V
8th Oct 1898 W 9 Rochdale Hornets L 1898~99 H 22 3 V
22nd Oct 1898 L 9 Swinton L 1898~99 A 0 8 V
29th Oct 1898 W 9 Wigan L 1898~99 A 22 3 V
5th Nov 1898 L 9 Leigh L 1898~99 H 0 8 V
12th Nov 1898 W 9 Wigan L 1898~99 H 10 7 V
19th Nov 1898 L 9 Leigh L 1898~99 A 2 5 V
26th Nov 1898 D 9 Widnes L 1898~99 H 0 0 V
3rd Dec 1898 W 9 Birkenhead* Fr 1898~99 H 14 0 V
10th Dec 1898 L 9 Hull* Fr 1898~99 A 0 19 V
17th Dec 1898 L 9 Broughton Rangers L 1898~99 A 2 20 V
24th Dec 1898 L 9 Salford L 1898~99 A 2 13 V
26th Dec 1898 W 9 Tyldesley L 1898~99 H 9 5 V
30th Dec 1898 W 9 Hull K.R.* Fr 1898~99 A 8 3 V
2nd Jan 1899 D 9 Runcorn L 1898~99 H 0 0 V
14th Jan 1899 W 9 Swinton L 1898~99 H 6 5 V
28th Jan 1899 L 9 Oldham L 1898~99 A 0 16 V
18th Feb 1899 W 9 Warrington L 1898~99 H 12 3 V
4th Mar 1899 W 9 Stockport L 1898~99 A 13 3 V
11th Mar 1899 L 9 Rochdale Hornets L 1898~99 A 0 16 V
18th Mar 1899 W 9 Whitworth CC1 1898~99 H 12 3 2 V
25th Mar 1899 D 9 Morecambe CC2 1898~99 H 0 0 V
29th Mar 1899 D 9 Morecambe CC2(rep) 1898~99 A 5 5 V
31st Mar 1899 W 9 Morecambe CC2(2nd rep) 1898~99 H 17 5 1 V
2nd Sep 1899 D 9 Warrington L 1899~00 H 3 3 V
9th Sep 1899 L 9 Widnes L 1899~00 H 0 3 V
16th Sep 1899 W 9 Swinton L 1899~00 H 17 3 V
23rd Sep 1899 W 9 Lancaster* Fr 1899~00 H 17 3 V
30th Sep 1899 W 9 Broughton Rangers L 1899~00 A 14 0 V
7th Oct 1899 L 9 Rochdale Hornets L 1899~00 A 0 7 V
14th Oct 1899 W 9 Wigan L 1899~00 H 5 0 V
21st Oct 1899 W 9 Stockport L 1899~00 H 17 3 V
28th Oct 1899 L 9 Widnes L 1899~00 A 3 5 V
4th Nov 1899 W 9 Wigan L 1899~00 A 6 0 V
25th Nov 1899 W 9 Stockport L 1899~00 A 6 3 V
9th Dec 1899 W 9 Oldham L 1899~00 H 17 14 V
23rd Dec 1899 W 9 Warrington L 1899~00 A 11 0 V
25th Dec 1899 W 9 Broughton Rangers L 1899~00 H 4 0 V
26th Dec 1899 L 9 Millom L 1899~00 A 8 10 V
13th Jan 1900 W 9 Millom L 1899~00 H 7 2 V
20th Jan 1900 W 9 Rochdale Hornets L 1899~00 H 6 0 V
27th Jan 1900 W 9 Birkenhead * Fr 1899~00 A 15 0 V
17th Feb 1900 L 9 Runcorn L 1899~00 A 0 9 V
24th Feb 1900 W 9 Runcorn L 1899~00 H 3 2 V
27th Feb 1900 D 9 Leigh L 1899~00 A 0 0 V
10th Mar 1900 L 9 Salford L 1899~00 A 0 8 V
17th Mar 1900 L 9 Warrington CC1 1899~00 H 0 6 V
4th Apr 1900 W 9 Leigh BTC1 1899~00 H 8 0 V
13th Apr 1900 L 9 Birkenhead * Fr 1899~00 A 5 8 V
14th Apr 1900 W 9 Lancaster * Fr 1899~00 A 15 8 V
26th Apr 1900 W 9 Widnes BTCSF 1899~00 A 3 0 V
30th Apr 1900 W 9 Runcorn BTCF 1899~00 N 6 0 V
1st Sep 1900 W 14 Broughton Rangers L 1900~01 H 5 3 V
8th Sep 1900 W 14 Rochdale Hornets L 1900~01 H 10 3 V
15th Sep 1900 D 14 Warrington L 1900~01 A 0 0 V
22nd Sep 1900 L 14 Runcorn L 1900~01 H 0 11 V
24th Sep 1900 W 9 Huddersfield * Fr 1900~01 A 15 2 1 V
29th Sep 1900 W 14 Wigan L 1900~01 H 16 9 V
6th Oct 1900 W 14 Stockport L 1900~01 H 3 0 V
13th Oct 1900 L 14 Oldham L 1900~01 A 2 22 V
27th Oct 1900 L 14 Millom L 1900~01 H 2 4 V
10th Nov 1900 D 14 Wigan L 1900~01 A 8 8 V
17th Nov 1900 L 14 Salford L 1900~01 H 2 13 V
24th Nov 1900 L 14 Warrington L 1900~01 H 0 7 V
1st Dec 1900 L 14 Stockport L 1900~01 A 0 5 V
8th Dec 1900 L 9 Batley* Fr 1900~01 A 0 5 V
15th Dec 1900 L 14 Oldham L 1900~01 H 5 15 V
22nd Dec 1900 L 14 Broughton Rangers L 1900~01 A 0 29 V
24th Dec 1900 L 14 Warrington BTCSF 1900~01 A 5 6 V
26th Dec 1900 L 14 Leigh L 1900~01 H 0 12 V
29th Dec 1900 L 14 Widnes L 1900~01 A 0 8 V
1st Jan 1901 W 9 Huddersfield * Fr 1900~01 H 11 3 V
12th Jan 1901 L 14 Leigh L 1900~01 A 0 5 V
19th Jan 1901 W 14 Swinton L 1900~01 H 6 3 V
26th Jan 1901 L 14 Rochdale Hornets L 1900~01 A 0 2 V
9th Feb 1901 W 14 Widnes L 1900~01 H 7 5 V
16th Feb 1901 L 14 Runcorn L 1900~01 A 0 5 V
23rd Feb 1901 L 14 Millom L 1900~01 A 2 5 V
2nd Mar 1901 W 14 Goole CC1 1900~01 A 12 2 V
9th Mar 1901 D 14 Stockport CC2 1900~01 H 0 0 V
13th Mar 1901 W 14 Stockport CC2(rep) 1900~01 A 11 5 V
16th Mar 1901 L 14 Swinton L 1900~01 A 2 19 V
23rd Mar 1901 L 14 Batley CC3 1900~01 H 5 7 V
5th Apr 1901 L 14 Salford L 1900~01 A 7 16 V
6th Apr 1901 L 14 Barrow L 1900~01 H 0 5 V
7th Sep 1901 L 9 Wigan L & SWLL 1901~02 H 2 8 V
14th Sep 1901 W 9 Lancaster L 1901~02 H 4 0 V
21st Sep 1901 L 9 Widnes L & SWLL 1901~02 H 2 5 V
28th Sep 1901 W 9 Rochdale Hornets L 1901~02 A 9 2 V
5th Oct 1901 W 9 Barrow L 1901~02 H 7 3 V
12th Oct 1901 L 9 Stockport L 1901~02 A 0 3 V
19th Oct 1901 L 9 Runcorn SWLL 1901~02 H 0 2 V
26th Oct 1901 L 9 Lancaster L 1901~02 A 4 17 V
2nd Nov 1901 W 9 Radcliffe L 1901~02 A 19 0 V
9th Nov 1901 L 9 Warrington SWLL 1901~02 H 9 17 V
16th Nov 1901 W 9 Birkenhead Wanderers L AB 1901~02 A 5 0 V
23rd Nov 1901 W 9 Millom L 1901~02 A 8 6 V
30th Nov 1901 L 9 Warrington SWLL 1901~02 A 5 11 V
7th Dec 1901 W 9 Radcliffe L 1901~02 H 23 6 V
14th Dec 1901 L 9 Barrow L 1901~02 A 5 7 V
25th Dec 1901 W 9 Hull K.R. L 1901~02 H 12 3 V
26th Dec 1901 W 9 Leigh SWLL 1901~02 H 11 8 2 V
1st Jan 1902 W 9 Rochdale Hornets L 1901~02 H 7 5 V
11th Jan 1902 L 9 Hull K.R. L 1901~02 A 7 15 V
18th Jan 1902 W 9 Stockport L 1901~02 H 13 7 V
1st Feb 1902 W 9 Altrincham L 1901~02 H 35 0 V
8th Feb 1902 D 9 Millom L 1901~02 H 3 3 V
22nd Feb 1902 L 9 Leigh SWLL 1901~02 A 3 13 V
1st Mar 1902 W 9 Morecambe L 1901~02 H 3 2 V
8th Mar 1902 W 9 Widnes L & SWLL 1901~02 A 3 2 V
15th Mar 1902 L 9 Hull K.R. CC1 1901~02 A 0 7 V
29th Mar 1902 W 9 Oldham * Fr 1901~02 A 26 2 V
5th Apr 1902 W 9 Birkenhead Wanderers L 1901~02 H 13 0 V
12th Apr 1902 L 9 Wigan L & SWLL 1901~02 A 2 11 V
23rd Apr 1902 W 9 Morecambe L 1901~02 A 10 9 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 164 OTHER 21 = 185
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 185

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