Eddie Dowdall

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-08-1901
N/A
31-01-1929
Wigan
09-02-1929 v Lindley
Warrington
1930-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1928-1929
35 (0)
1
0
0
3

BIOGRAPHY

Eddie Dowdall by Alex Service

Edward Dowdall was a popular signing for the Saints. Two years previously he had been a sensational signing for Wigan and rumours circulated that the fee was in the region of £500. Eddie was a scrum-half with Newport before going north and was the reserve scrum-half for the international squad. The St.Helens Newspaper made the following observations: “Critics who have watched him repeatedly say he is the cleverest half-back who has left Wales. Only 25 years of age and a very decent young fellow, he should have many years of useful service with the Saints. Wigan were holding out for £200 or £300 but in view of the good relations that exist between the two teams we should imagine that they will have dealt as leniently as possible with the Saints.”
Eddie played 31 times for his new club, scoring one try. His first match was in the Challenge Cup against the junior club Lindley; his last against Warrington in January 1930. The form of local lad Walter Groves was too good to see Eddie displace him from the team. Where he ended up is a bit of a mystery. If you can help us in any way with further information regarding this player, we would like to hear from you.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1928~29 0 0 0 14
1929~301 0 0 21
TOTALS:1 0 0 35
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
9th Feb 1929 W 7 Lindley CC1 1928~29 H 32 2 V
23rd Feb 1929 W 7 Keighley CC2 1928~29 H 26 5 V
2nd Mar 1929 W 7 Leigh L 1928~29 H 23 2 V
9th Mar 1929 D 7 Wigan CC3 1928~29 H 2 2 V
13th Mar 1929 L 7 Wigan CC3(rep) 1928~29 A 5 25 V
16th Mar 1929 L 7 Leeds L 1928~29 H 5 20 V
23rd Mar 1929 L 7 Halifax L 1928~29 A 8 19 V
29th Mar 1929 L 7 Wigan L 1928~29 A 8 28 V
30th Mar 1929 W 7 Bradford Northern L 1928~29 H 47 5 V
3rd Apr 1929 L 7 Hunslet L 1928~29 A 3 53 V
6th Apr 1929 L 7 Hull K.R. L 1928~29 A 0 12 V
13th Apr 1929 W 7 Rochdale Hornets L 1928~29 A 12 5 V
20th Apr 1929 W 7 Warrington L 1928~29 H 29 8 V
30th Apr 1929 L 7 Broughton Rangers L 1928~29 A 7 14 V
4th Sep 1929 L 7 Leeds L 1929~30 A 5 7 V
7th Sep 1929 W 7 Widnes L 1929~30 A 21 8 V
14th Sep 1929 D 7 Hunslet L 1929~30 H 8 8 V
19th Sep 1929 W 7 Leeds L 1929~30 H 22 7 V
22nd Sep 1929 W 7 Rochdale Hornets L 1929~30 A 11 7 V
24th Sep 1929 W 7 Oldham L 1929~30 H 20 13 V
2nd Oct 1929 L 7 Hull L 1929~30 A 5 8 V
5th Oct 1929 L 7 Halifax L 1929~30 A 13 19 V
12th Oct 1929 W 7 Broughton Rangers LC1 1929~30 A 10 9 V
2nd Nov 1929 W 7 Broughton Rangers L 1929~30 A 8 3 V
9th Nov 1929 W 7 Hull K.R. L 1929~30 H 24 5 V
30th Nov 1929 W 7 York L 1929~30 A 18 5 1 V
7th Dec 1929 W 7 Wigan Highfield L 1929~30 H 8 0 V
14th Dec 1929 W 7 Barrow L 1929~30 A 12 2 V
21st Dec 1929 W 7 Barrow L 1929~30 H 19 6 V
25th Dec 1929 W 7 St. Helens Recs L 1929~30 H 8 3 V
26th Dec 1929 W 7 Wigan L 1929~30 H 14 5 V
28th Dec 1929 L 7 Castleford L 1929~30 A 0 5 V
1st Jan 1930 L 7 St. Helens Recs L 1929~30 A 0 3 V
11th Jan 1930 W 7 Halifax L 1929~30 H 23 2 V
18th Jan 1930 L 7 Warrington L 1929~30 A 5 22 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 35 OTHER 0 = 35
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 35

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