Les Fairclough

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
30-09-1902
N/A
11-02-1918
YMCA
05-02-1921 v Rochdale Hornets
Batley
1932- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1920-1932
355 (0)
84
3
0
258

BIOGRAPHY

Leslie Fairclough by Alex Service

Late in the 2010 season, the last at Knowsley Road, the St. Helens club named their 17 Greatest Players. One or two eyebrows were raised when Les Fairclough was selected in the stand-off half position. Names like Paul Sculthorpe, Frank Myler, Leon Pryce and Bill Francis were all touted by the fans. Yet for those with any knowledge of Saints’ history, there was only one real contender. In terms of his achievements at club and county level, together with his fantastic exploits during the 1928 Tour to Australia and New Zealand, it was always going to be Les Fairclough. The Aussies raved about him and he could have ended up playing for a host of clubs Down Under once the tour was over. It is to his credit that he stayed at Knowsley Road and continued to enhance his reputation still further.

Leslie Fairclough had signed for the Saints on Christmas Day 1917, when he was on leave from the Army, having enlisted some time previously as a drummer boy in the Fourth South Lancashire regiment. Earlier still, he had been a schoolboy star at Rivington Road School and it was his old Headmaster and Saints’ Chairman Tom Phillips, who signed him on. Fairclough played his first match in the ‘A’ Team on a wet day in 1919, alongside a scrum-half called Walter Groves, but it is hard to believe that the lad who was to become Saints’ greatest home grown stand-off was initially sent back to the Junior Leagues because he was deemed to be too small for professional rugby.

Yet Fairclough returned to Knowsley Road and the still frail-looking 18-year-old made his debut in the home match against Rochdale Hornets on 5 February 1921. Despite Saints’ 10-0 demise, Fairclough more than caught the eye. Les had the toughest of baptisms, playing against the fearsome Rochdale half-back Ernie Jones. Reputations meant nothing to the Little Drummer Boy, however, and on this occasion, Big Ernie found it extremely difficult to get to grips with his young opponent. Fairclough stood well away from the pack, took the ball on the run, put it to the centres and then came round for the return pass, with all the finesse and composure of a veteran. Leslie seemed to have all the essential skills for a top class number six. He was later to resume his partnership with Walter Groves that became one of the most reliable and durable combinations in the league.

Leslie went on to play 355 matches for the Saints and although not a prolific try-scorer as such, was one of the most creative stand-off halves in the game. One of his best seasons was 1926/27, when he scored 17 tries from 37 appearances, including a vital touchdown against local rivals Recs at Warrington in the Lancashire Cup final. After 15 minutes of an engrossing ‘derby’ clash, Saints’ centre Alf Frodsham caught the ball from some loose play and put in a tantalising grubber kick which caught the Recs’ defence flat-footed. Les Fairclough, following up, picked up the ball cleverly on the bounce, beat second rower Albert Fildes with a beautiful swerve and shot under the posts for a superb opportunist try. The Saints went on to lift the Lancashire Cup for the first time in their history by 10-2, after a further try by wing sensation Alf Ellaby, who was to benefit immensely from Fairclough’s excellent service to his centres.

Fairclough was an integral member of the side described as the ‘Team of all the Talents’ that won the Lancashire League title in 1930, but fell, disappointingly at the last hurdle to Widnes in the Challenge Cup Final at Wembley. Les was outstanding in both semi-finals against Wigan, however, keeping hopes alive in the 5-5 draw in the first match at Swinton. He gave a veritable master-class of stand-off play in their 22-10 success in the replay at Mather Lane, Leigh, having a hand in all his team’s four touchdowns. He beat three Wigan defenders with a seemingly effortless swerve and change of pace before setting up Saints’ third three-pointer, which was finished off, inevitably, by his Great Britain team-mate Alf Ellaby.

Leslie played a record 21 times for Lancashire, a distinction he holds with Bryn Evans of Swinton. His first appearance was against Yorkshire at Oldham on 8 December 1924 and he made his international debut for England in the 27-22 success over Wales just over twelve months later. His elusiveness and marvellous hands made him an automatic choice for the 1928 Australian Tour, together with three of his team-mates, Alf Ellaby (wing), Alf Frodsham (centre) and second-rower Ben Halfpenny. Despite certain reservations as to the relative strengths of the squad, Les Fairclough and Ellaby played a big part in defeating the Australians and bringing home the Ashes. Both excelled on the hard grounds Down Under and scored crucial tries in the First Test at Brisbane, as Great Britain won by 15-12. Fairclough missed the Second Test through injury, but scored a brace in the Third Test in Sydney. Les captained Great Britain in the next Test against the Kangaroos at Hull on 5 October 1929, although the home side lost heavily. It was his last match against the Australians, yet he continued as the regular stand off for both Lancashire and England in 1930/31.

It was unfortunate that a persistent knee injury denied Fairclough a League Championship medal in 1932, when he played a mere nine matches. After an abortive come-back in 1932/33, he called it a day after an outstanding career in domestic and international rugby. When he was offered the chance of a testimonial match, he insisted that the proceeds were shared with his old team-mate Walter Groves typical of his selfless nature! A publican, Leslie became a member of the Saints’ Committee after the Second World War, but unfortunately died from cancer in 1951 aged 49 a sad loss indeed. He and Alf Ellaby are the most influential Saints’ players in the era before the Second World War renowned in both Britain and Australia. Leslie was also the first Saint to captain his country. Enough said. He was therefore a worthy inductee into the Greatest 17 Saints team. His family were extremely proud of this, with good reason.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1920~211 0 0 10
1921~226 0 0 23
1922~23 5 0 0 37
1923~2411 1 0 30
1924~257 1 0 37
1925~269 0 0 35
1926~2715 0 0 37
1927~28 10 0 0 32
1928~296 0 0 30
1929~307 1 0 39
1930~315 0 0 34
1931~322 0 0 9
1932~33 0 0 0 2
TOTALS:84 3 0 355
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1923~240001
1929~30 1001
TOTALS:1002

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
5th Feb 1921 L 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1920~21 H 0 10 V
12th Feb 1921 L 6 Keighley L 1920~21 A 0 9 V
19th Feb 1921 L 6 Barrow L 1920~21 A 5 25 V
5th Mar 1921 W 6 Oldham L 1920~21 H 11 3 V
19th Mar 1921 L 6 Hunslet L 1920~21 A 5 7 V
25th Mar 1921 L 6 Wigan L 1920~21 A 3 24 V
26th Mar 1921 L 6 Oldham L 1920~21 A 0 28 V
28th Mar 1921 W 6 Broughton Rangers L 1920~21 H 9 7 V
2nd Apr 1921 W 6 Salford L 1920~21 A 10 5 V
22nd Apr 1921 W 6 Leigh L 1920~21 H 15 8 1 V
3rd Aug 1921 L 7 Huddersfield L 1921~22 A 3 38 V
10th Aug 1921 W 6 Salford L 1921~22 H 16 6 V
17th Aug 1921 L 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1921~22 A 5 13 V
24th Aug 1921 W 6 Bramley L 1921~22 H 21 13 2 V
27th Aug 1921 L 7 Oldham L 1921~22 H 3 10 V
1st Oct 1921 W 6 Broughton Rangers L 1921~22 A 5 2 V
8th Oct 1921 W 6 Barrow L 1921~22 H 31 8 1 V
15th Oct 1921 L 6 Barrow L 1921~22 A 0 18 V
5th Nov 1921 L 6 Oldham LC1 1921~22 H 5 17 V
3rd Dec 1921 L 6 Swinton L 1921~22 A 5 16 V
10th Dec 1921 W 6 Swinton L 1921~22 H 11 7 V
17th Dec 1921 L 6 Widnes L 1921~22 A 4 20 V
21st Jan 1922 L 6 Batley L 1921~22 A 11 16 V
28th Jan 1922 W 6 Widnes L 1921~22 H 6 3 V
18th Feb 1922 L 6 Leigh L 1921~22 H 3 11 V
25th Feb 1922 L 6 Broughton Rangers CC1 1921~22 A 0 13 V
4th Mar 1922 W 6 Broughton Rangers L 1921~22 H 14 9 2 V
18th Mar 1922 W 6 York L 1921~22 H 17 8 V
25th Mar 1922 W 4 Featherstone Rovers L 1921~22 H 24 13 V
1st Apr 1922 L 4 Featherstone Rovers L 1921~22 A 4 11 V
8th Apr 1922 D 4 Warrington L 1921~22 H 5 5 V
14th Apr 1922 L 4 Wigan L 1921~22 A 5 8 1 V
16th Apr 1922 L 4 York L 1921~22 A 3 6 V
26th Aug 1922 L 5 Widnes L 1922~23 A 3 11 V
2nd Sep 1922 L 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1922~23 H 14 17 V
9th Sep 1922 L 5 Bradford Northern L 1922~23 A 2 3 V
16th Sep 1922 W 3 Wigan Highfield L 1922~23 H 21 5 1 V
23rd Sep 1922 L 3 Hull L 1922~23 A 15 18 1 V
30th Sep 1922 W 3 Bramley L 1922~23 H 19 5 1 V
7th Oct 1922 L 3 Warrington L 1922~23 A 14 21 V
14th Oct 1922 W 3 Salford LC1 1922~23 H 25 8 V
21st Oct 1922 W 3 Broughton Rangers L 1922~23 H 24 10 V
28th Oct 1922 L 3 Warrington LC2 1922~23 H 4 17 V
11th Nov 1922 L 3 Oldham L 1922~23 A 12 26 V
18th Nov 1922 L 3 Featherstone Rovers L 1922~23 A 5 24 V
22nd Nov 1922 W 4 Warrington L 1922~23 H 9 3 V
25th Nov 1922 W 4 Swinton L 1922~23 H 6 5 V
9th Dec 1922 L 4 Wigan Highfield L 1922~23 A 3 15 V
16th Dec 1922 W 4 Keighley L OBJ 1922~23 H 23 5 V
23rd Dec 1922 L 4 Broughton Rangers L 1922~23 A 8 14 V
25th Dec 1922 L 4 St. Helens Recs L 1922~23 H 2 14 V
26th Dec 1922 L 4 Wigan L 1922~23 H 3 9 V
30th Dec 1922 L 6 Leigh L 1922~23 A 3 18 V
1st Jan 1923 W 4 St. Helens Recs L 1922~23 A 13 8 V
6th Jan 1923 L 4 Barrow L 1922~23 H 8 15 1 V
13th Jan 1923 W 4 Bramley L 1922~23 A 6 3 V
20th Jan 1923 L 4 Swinton L 1922~23 A 0 3 V
25th Jan 1923 W 4 Keighley L 1922~23 H 14 7 V
27th Jan 1923 W 4 Salford L 1922~23 H 17 5 V
3rd Feb 1923 W 4 Featherstone Rovers L 1922~23 H 9 2 V
10th Feb 1923 W 4 Keighley L 1922~23 A 8 3 V
17th Feb 1923 W 4 Norwood CC1 1922~23 A 29 3 V
24th Feb 1923 L 4 Salford L 1922~23 A 3 11 V
3rd Mar 1923 L 4 Oldham CC2 1922~23 H 3 11 V
17th Mar 1923 L 3 Widnes L 1922~23 H 9 11 V
24th Mar 1923 L 3 Barrow L 1922~23 A 10 22 V
30th Mar 1923 L 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1922~23 A 5 22 V
2nd Apr 1923 L 3 Hull L 1922~23 H 8 23 V
7th Apr 1923 L 3 Wigan L 1922~23 A 10 41 V
14th Apr 1923 W 3 Oldham L 1922~23 H 17 12 1 V
15th Sep 1923 W 7 Bradford Northern L 1923~24 A 12 4 V
22nd Sep 1923 L 7 Oldham L 1923~24 H 21 27 1 1 V
29th Sep 1923 L 7 Keighley L 1923~24 A 8 14 V
6th Oct 1923 W 7 Bradford Northern L 1923~24 H 27 10 1 V
13th Oct 1923 W 7 Salford LC1 1923~24 H 5 0 V
27th Oct 1923 D 7 Swinton LC2 1923~24 H 5 5 1 V
31st Oct 1923 L 7 Swinton LC2(rep) 1923~24 A 8 21 V
3rd Nov 1923 L 7 Swinton L 1923~24 A 6 34 1 V
17th Nov 1923 W 3 Wigan Highfield L 1923~24 A 5 3 V
28th Nov 1923 W 3 Dewsbury L 1923~24 H 15 10 V
1st Dec 1923 L 3 Salford L 1923~24 A 0 6 V
5th Dec 1923 W 3 Swinton L 1923~24 H 4 0 V
15th Dec 1923 W 3 Hull L 1923~24 H 5 3 V
1st Jan 1924 W 3 St. Helens Recs L 1923~24 H 4 0 V
5th Jan 1924 L 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1923~24 A 5 23 1 V
12th Jan 1924 L 3 Leigh L 1923~24 H 5 12 V
19th Jan 1924 L 3 Leigh L 1923~24 A 0 25 V
26th Jan 1924 L 3 Hull L 1923~24 A 6 11 1 V
31st Jan 1924 W 3 Barrow L 1923~24 H 12 11 V
2nd Feb 1924 L 3 Bramley L 1923~24 A 7 18 1 V
9th Feb 1924 L 3 Dewsbury L 1923~24 A 10 16 V
1st Mar 1924 L 6 Huddersfield CC2 1923~24 A 13 24 V
8th Mar 1924 W 6 Wigan Highfield L 1923~24 H 10 9 V
15th Mar 1924 W 6 Keighley L 1923~24 H 34 6 1 V
22nd Mar 1924 L 6 Oldham L 1923~24 A 10 48 V
29th Mar 1924 W 6 Bramley L 1923~24 H 13 8 V
5th Apr 1924 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1923~24 H 15 13 V
12th Apr 1924 L 6 St. Helens Recs* Fr 1923~24 H 8 10 V
18th Apr 1924 L 6 Wigan L 1923~24 H 3 14 V
19th Apr 1924 W 6 Broughton Rangers L 1923~24 H 21 6 1 V
26th Apr 1924 W 6 Salford L 1923~24 H 37 15 2 V
30th Aug 1924 W 6 Widnes L 1924~25 A 10 9 V
6th Sep 1924 L 6 Widnes L 1924~25 H 7 8 V
13th Sep 1924 L 3 Barrow L 1924~25 A 8 19 V
20th Sep 1924 W 6 Keighley L 1924~25 H 16 9 V
27th Sep 1924 W 7 Hull L 1924~25 A 9 0 V
4th Oct 1924 W 7 Wigan Highfield L 1924~25 H 15 5 V
11th Oct 1924 D 7 Widnes LC1 1924~25 A 7 7 V
15th Oct 1924 W 7 Widnes LC1(rep) 1924~25 H 19 5 1 V
18th Oct 1924 L 7 Wakefield Trinity L 1924~25 A 2 3 V
25th Oct 1924 W 7 Warrington LC2 1924~25 H 15 5 V
8th Nov 1924 L 7 Oldham LCSF 1924~25 H 9 16 V
13th Nov 1924 L 7 Swinton L 1924~25 H 6 20 V
15th Nov 1924 L 7 Salford L 1924~25 A 3 13 V
22nd Nov 1924 W 3 Broughton Rangers L 1924~25 H 12 2 V
6th Dec 1924 W 3 Dewsbury L 1924~25 H 21 2 V
13th Dec 1924 W 3 Leigh L 1924~25 H 21 3 V
20th Dec 1924 L 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1924~25 A 0 11 V
25th Dec 1924 W 3 St. Helens Recs L 1924~25 H 7 5 V
26th Dec 1924 L 3 Wigan L 1924~25 H 7 13 V
27th Dec 1924 L 3 Dewsbury L 1924~25 A 0 8 V
1st Jan 1925 D 3 St. Helens Recs L 1924~25 A 5 5 V
3rd Jan 1925 W 3 Wakefield Trinity L 1924~25 H 15 2 V
10th Jan 1925 L 3 Wigan Highfield L 1924~25 A 8 12 1 V
17th Jan 1925 L 3 Oldham L 1924~25 H 5 24 V
24th Jan 1925 L 3 Swinton L 1924~25 A 3 49 V
31st Jan 1925 W 3 Salford L OBJ 1924~25 H 14 0 V
2nd Feb 1925 W 3 Barrow L 1924~25 H 12 8 1 V
14th Feb 1925 L 6 Widnes CC1 1924~25 A 8 10 V
21st Feb 1925 W 3 Warrington L 1924~25 H 9 5 V
28th Feb 1925 W 3 Salford L 1924~25 H 17 0 1 V
14th Mar 1925 W 3 Halifax L 1924~25 H 10 2 V
21st Mar 1925 D 3 Broughton Rangers L 1924~25 A 10 10 1 V
28th Mar 1925 W 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1924~25 H 34 3 1 V
10th Apr 1925 L 3 Wigan L 1924~25 A 4 51 V
11th Apr 1925 L 3 Leigh L 1924~25 A 10 17 V
13th Apr 1925 W 3 Hull L 1924~25 H 10 8 V
18th Apr 1925 W 3 Warrington L 1924~25 A 15 8 2 V
28th Aug 1925 L 7 Widnes L 1925~26 H 6 23 V
5th Sep 1925 L 7 Widnes L 1925~26 A 5 11 V
12th Sep 1925 W 3 Barrow L 1925~26 H 22 3 1 V
19th Sep 1925 L 3 Broughton Rangers L 1925~26 A 3 7 V
3rd Oct 1925 L 7 Swinton L 1925~26 A 5 12 V
10th Oct 1925 L 7 Leigh LC1 1925~26 A 7 10 V
17th Oct 1925 L 7 Oldham L 1925~26 H 3 16 V
24th Oct 1925 W 3 Hunslet L 1925~26 A 14 5 V
31st Oct 1925 L 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1925~26 H 3 9 V
14th Nov 1925 L 3 Dewsbury L 1925~26 A 0 10 V
21st Nov 1925 W 7 Warrington L 1925~26 H 12 9 V
28th Nov 1925 W 7 Bradford Northern L 1925~26 A 25 6 1 V
16th Dec 1925 W 6 Dewsbury L 1925~26 H 7 0 V
19th Dec 1925 L 6 Swinton L 1925~26 H 9 10 V
25th Dec 1925 D 6 St. Helens Recs L 1925~26 A 3 3 V
26th Dec 1925 L 6 Wigan L 1925~26 H 5 10 V
1st Jan 1926 W 6 St. Helens Recs L 1925~26 H 4 2 V
2nd Jan 1926 L 6 Oldham L 1925~26 A 6 24 V
9th Jan 1926 W 6 Wigan Highfield L 1925~26 H 16 6 V
16th Jan 1926 L 6 Warrington L 1925~26 A 7 9 1 V
23rd Jan 1926 W 6 Salford L OBJ 1925~26 H 13 10 1 V
6th Feb 1926 W 3 Broughton Rangers L 1925~26 H 24 8 1 V
13th Feb 1926 W 3 Widnes CC1 1925~26 A 10 7 V
20th Feb 1926 W 3 Leigh L 1925~26 A 6 0 V
27th Feb 1926 L 3 Hull CC2 1925~26 H 7 10 V
6th Mar 1926 W 3 Wigan Highfield L 1925~26 A 15 10 V
15th Mar 1926 W 3 Hunslet L 1925~26 H 16 8 V
20th Mar 1926 L 3 Barrow L 1925~26 A 2 9 V
27th Mar 1926 W 6 Keighley L 1925~26 H 34 10 1 V
2nd Apr 1926 L 6 Wigan L 1925~26 A 18 30 V
3rd Apr 1926 W 6 Bradford Northern L 1925~26 H 41 8 1 V
5th Apr 1926 W 6 Leigh L 1925~26 H 37 2 2 V
6th Apr 1926 W 6 Keighley L 1925~26 A 12 2 V
10th Apr 1926 D 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1925~26 A 0 0 V
26th Apr 1926 W 6 Salford L 1925~26 H 23 0 V
28th Aug 1926 W 6 Widnes L 1926~27 A 8 5 1 V
4th Sep 1926 L 6 Widnes L 1926~27 H 7 10 V
11th Sep 1926 W 6 Featherstone Rovers L 1926~27 A 15 0 V
18th Sep 1926 W 6 Barrow L 1926~27 H 38 3 1 V
25th Sep 1926 W 6 Wigan Highfield L 1926~27 A 15 7 V
7th Oct 1926 W 6 Pemberton LC1 1926~27 H 51 8 1 V
16th Oct 1926 L 6 Warrington L 1926~27 A 5 16 V
21st Oct 1926 W 6 Swinton LC2 1926~27 H 29 18 1 V
23rd Oct 1926 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1926~27 H 48 3 V
4th Nov 1926 D 6 Widnes LCSF 1926~27 A 3 3 V
8th Nov 1926 W 6 Widnes LCSF(rep) 1926~27 H 17 0 V
20th Nov 1926 W 6 St. Helens Recs LCF 1926~27 N 10 2 1 V
27th Nov 1926 W 6 York L 1926~27 H 54 3 3 V
4th Dec 1926 L 6 Oldham L 1926~27 A 5 26 V
8th Dec 1926 W 6 New Zealand Tour 1926~27 H 22 12 1 V
11th Dec 1926 W 6 Warrington L 1926~27 H 31 11 V
18th Dec 1926 L 6 Leigh L 1926~27 A 3 6 V
25th Dec 1926 D 6 St. Helens Recs L 1926~27 H 6 6 V
27th Dec 1926 L 6 Wigan L 1926~27 H 13 14 1 V
1st Jan 1927 L 6 St. Helens Recs L 1926~27 A 8 17 V
8th Jan 1927 W 6 Broughton Rangers L 1926~27 A 15 7 V
15th Jan 1927 W 6 Featherstone Rovers L 1926~27 H 17 8 V
22nd Jan 1927 W 6 Batley L 1926~27 A 15 5 1 V
29th Jan 1927 W 6 Leeds L 1926~27 H 18 6 1 V
5th Feb 1927 L 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1926~27 A 0 4 V
12th Feb 1927 L 6 York CC1 1926~27 A 3 9 V
5th Mar 1927 L 6 Swinton L 1926~27 A 3 24 V
8th Mar 1927 W 6 Oldham L 1926~27 H 21 10 1 V
19th Mar 1927 L 6 York L 1926~27 A 6 15 V
26th Mar 1927 W 6 Pontypridd L 1926~27 A 10 5 1 V
2nd Apr 1927 W 6 Salford L 1926~27 H 8 3 V
9th Apr 1927 W 6 Broughton Rangers L 1926~27 H 16 0 V
15th Apr 1927 W 6 Wigan L 1926~27 A 10 8 V
16th Apr 1927 W 6 Swinton L 1926~27 H 27 0 V
18th Apr 1927 W 6 Leigh L 1926~27 H 18 5 V
20th Apr 1927 W 6 Leeds L 1926~27 A 21 10 1 V
23rd Apr 1927 L 6 St. Helens Recs ChSF 1926~27 A 0 33 V
27th Aug 1927 W 6 Widnes L 1927~28 H 28 2 1 V
29th Aug 1927 L 6 Leeds L 1927~28 A 7 18 V
3rd Sep 1927 W 6 Widnes L 1927~28 A 28 15 V
10th Sep 1927 L 6 Swinton L 1927~28 H 20 26 V
14th Sep 1927 W 6 Dewsbury L 1927~28 H 8 2 1 V
17th Sep 1927 L 6 Hunslet L 1927~28 A 10 12 V
1st Oct 1927 W 6 Broughton Rangers L 1927~28 A 6 2 V
8th Oct 1927 L 6 Swinton LC1 1927~28 H 7 13 V
15th Oct 1927 W 6 Salford L 1927~28 H 44 10 2 V
5th Nov 1927 W 6 Warrington L 1927~28 A 8 4 1 V
19th Nov 1927 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1927~28 H 10 2 V
26th Nov 1927 L 6 Oldham L 1927~28 A 2 11 V
3rd Dec 1927 W 6 Hull K.R. L 1927~28 H 25 7 V
10th Dec 1927 L 6 Featherstone Rovers L 1927~28 A 3 15 V
17th Dec 1927 W 6 Leigh L 1927~28 H 37 11 1 V
24th Dec 1927 L 6 St. Helens Recs L 1927~28 A 2 5 V
26th Dec 1927 L 6 Wigan L 1927~28 H 13 20 V
29th Dec 1927 L 6 St. Helens Recs L 1927~28 H 5 22 V
7th Jan 1928 W 6 Leeds L 1927~28 H 8 0 V
18th Jan 1928 W 6 Dewsbury L 1927~28 A 6 0 V
21st Jan 1928 W 6 Hull L 1927~28 H 14 5 V
4th Feb 1928 L 6 Leigh L 1927~28 A 5 10 V
11th Feb 1928 L 6 Oldham CC1 1927~28 A 5 15 1 V
18th Feb 1928 L 6 Oldham L 1927~28 H 13 14 V
25th Feb 1928 L 6 Salford L 1927~28 A 5 14 V
3rd Mar 1928 W 6 Hull K.R. L 1927~28 A 11 0 1 V
10th Mar 1928 W 6 Barrow L 1927~28 H 15 6 V
17th Mar 1928 W 6 Broughton Rangers L 1927~28 H 24 0 V
24th Mar 1928 L 6 Swinton L 1927~28 A 3 5 V
31st Mar 1928 L 6 Barrow L 1927~28 A 10 14 1 V
6th Apr 1928 L 6 Wigan L 1927~28 A 11 21 V
9th Apr 1928 W 6 Hunslet L 1927~28 H 30 10 1 V
29th Sep 1928 D 6 Hunslet L 1928~29 H 13 13 V
6th Oct 1928 W 6 Wigan Highfield L 1928~29 A 27 5 V
13th Oct 1928 W 6 Broughton Rangers LC1 1928~29 A 15 10 V
24th Oct 1928 L 6 Warrington LC2 1928~29 A 11 14 1 V
27th Oct 1928 W 6 Hull L 1928~29 A 10 4 V
10th Nov 1928 D 6 Leeds L 1928~29 A 8 8 V
24th Nov 1928 L 6 Swinton L 1928~29 A 2 16 V
1st Dec 1928 W 6 Oldham L 1928~29 H 21 3 V
22nd Dec 1928 W 6 Warrington L 1928~29 A 13 4 V
25th Dec 1928 L 6 St. Helens Recs L 1928~29 H 0 5 V
26th Dec 1928 L 6 Wigan L 1928~29 H 2 10 V
29th Dec 1928 W 6 Leigh L 1928~29 A 3 0 V
1st Jan 1929 L 6 St. Helens Recs L 1928~29 A 2 8 V
5th Jan 1929 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1928~29 H 23 3 V
12th Jan 1929 L 6 Salford L 1928~29 A 7 10 V
19th Jan 1929 L 6 Swinton L 1928~29 H 2 3 V
23rd Feb 1929 W 6 Keighley CC2 1928~29 H 26 5 1 V
2nd Mar 1929 W 6 Leigh L 1928~29 H 23 2 1 V
9th Mar 1929 D 6 Wigan CC3 1928~29 H 2 2 V
13th Mar 1929 L 6 Wigan CC3(rep) 1928~29 A 5 25 V
16th Mar 1929 L 4 Leeds L 1928~29 H 5 20 V
30th Mar 1929 W 4 Bradford Northern L 1928~29 H 47 5 1 V
1st Apr 1929 W 4 Barrow L 1928~29 H 9 5 V
3rd Apr 1929 L 4 Hunslet L 1928~29 A 3 53 V
6th Apr 1929 L 6 Hull K.R. L 1928~29 A 0 12 V
13th Apr 1929 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1928~29 A 12 5 V
20th Apr 1929 W 6 Warrington L 1928~29 H 29 8 V
22nd Apr 1929 W 6 Bradford Northern L 1928~29 A 28 19 1 V
27th Apr 1929 W 6 Hull L 1928~29 H 24 7 V
30th Apr 1929 L 6 Broughton Rangers L 1928~29 A 7 14 1 V
31st Aug 1929 L 6 Widnes L 1929~30 H 0 3 V
4th Sep 1929 L 6 Leeds L 1929~30 A 5 7 V
7th Sep 1929 W 6 Widnes L 1929~30 A 21 8 1 V
14th Sep 1929 D 6 Hunslet L 1929~30 H 8 8 V
19th Sep 1929 W 6 Leeds L 1929~30 H 22 7 V
22nd Sep 1929 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1929~30 A 11 7 V
24th Sep 1929 W 6 Oldham L 1929~30 H 20 13 1 V
5th Oct 1929 L 6 Halifax L 1929~30 A 13 19 1 V
12th Oct 1929 W 6 Broughton Rangers LC1 1929~30 A 10 9 1 V
19th Oct 1929 W 6 Salford L 1929~30 H 18 12 V
23rd Oct 1929 D 6 Salford LC2 1929~30 H 8 8 V
30th Oct 1929 L 6 Salford LC2(rep) 1929~30 A 3 13 V
2nd Nov 1929 W 6 Broughton Rangers L 1929~30 A 8 3 V
9th Nov 1929 W 6 Hull K.R. L 1929~30 H 24 5 1 V
16th Nov 1929 D 6 Australia Tour 1929~30 H 18 18 V
23rd Nov 1929 L 6 Leigh L 1929~30 A 3 5 V
30th Nov 1929 W 6 York L 1929~30 A 18 5 V
14th Dec 1929 W 6 Barrow L 1929~30 A 12 2 V
21st Dec 1929 W 6 Barrow L 1929~30 H 19 6 V
25th Dec 1929 W 6 St. Helens Recs L 1929~30 H 8 3 V
26th Dec 1929 W 6 Wigan L 1929~30 H 14 5 V
1st Jan 1930 L 6 St. Helens Recs L 1929~30 A 0 3 V
18th Jan 1930 L 6 Warrington L 1929~30 A 5 22 V
25th Jan 1930 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1929~30 H 32 5 V
1st Feb 1930 W 6 Wigan Highfield L 1929~30 A 22 0 1 V
8th Feb 1930 W 6 St. Helens Recs CC1 1929~30 H 9 7 V
15th Feb 1930 W 6 Hull K.R. L 1929~30 A 16 5 V
22nd Feb 1930 W 6 Leeds CC2 1929~30 A 18 5 V
1st Mar 1930 W 6 Leigh L 1929~30 H 23 2 1 V
8th Mar 1930 W 6 Hunslet CC3 1929~30 H 22 7 V
15th Mar 1930 L 6 Salford L 1929~30 A 2 11 V
29th Mar 1930 D 6 Wigan CCSF 1929~30 N 5 5 1 V
2nd Apr 1930 W 6 Wigan CCSF(rep) 1929~30 N 22 10 V
5th Apr 1930 L 6 Hunslet L 1929~30 A 11 14 V
9th Apr 1930 W 6 Swinton L 1929~30 A 8 3 V
18th Apr 1930 W 6 Wigan L 1929~30 A 8 3 V
19th Apr 1930 W 6 Broughton Rangers L 1929~30 H 31 17 V
26th Apr 1930 L 6 Leeds ChSF 1929~30 H 6 10 V
3rd May 1930 L 6 Widnes CCF 1929~30 N 3 10 V
10th May 1930 W 6 Wigan * Fr 1929~30 L 21 14 1 V
30th Aug 1930 W 6 Widnes L 1930~31 A 21 7 V
6th Sep 1930 L 6 Widnes L 1930~31 H 5 9 V
10th Sep 1930 L 6 Salford L 1930~31 A 5 11 V
13th Sep 1930 L 6 Swinton L 1930~31 A 3 12 V
20th Sep 1930 W 6 Warrington L 1930~31 H 18 12 V
27th Sep 1930 W 6 Hull K.R. L 1930~31 A 21 5 1 V
11th Oct 1930 L 6 Wigan LC1 1930~31 A 7 24 V
25th Oct 1930 W 6 York L 1930~31 A 10 4 V
8th Nov 1930 W 6 Huddersfield L 1930~31 A 10 5 V
15th Nov 1930 W 6 Salford L 1930~31 H 7 0 V
29th Nov 1930 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1930~31 H 33 15 V
6th Dec 1930 W 6 Wigan Highfield L 1930~31 A 10 7 V
13th Dec 1930 W 6 Oldham L 1930~31 H 7 2 V
20th Dec 1930 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1930~31 A 9 2 V
25th Dec 1930 W 6 St. Helens Recs L 1930~31 H 7 6 V
26th Dec 1930 L 6 Wigan L 1930~31 H 2 23 V
27th Dec 1930 L 6 Leeds L 1930~31 A 0 23 V
31st Jan 1931 L 6 Huddersfield L 1930~31 H 0 10 V
7th Feb 1931 W 6 Keighley CC1 1930~31 H 46 4 V
14th Feb 1931 W 6 Bramley L 1930~31 A 19 8 V
21st Feb 1931 W 6 Castleford CC2 1930~31 A 8 2 1 V
28th Feb 1931 W 6 Barrow L 1930~31 H 30 0 V
7th Mar 1931 W 6 Broughton Rangers CC3 1930~31 A 8 7 1 V
14th Mar 1931 W 6 Leigh L 1930~31 A 20 19 1 V
17th Mar 1931 W 6 Dewsbury L 1930~31 A 10 7 V
21st Mar 1931 W 6 Leigh L 1930~31 H 23 3 V
28th Mar 1931 L 6 Halifax CCSF 1930~31 N 2 11 V
3rd Apr 1931 L 6 Wigan L 1930~31 A 2 5 V
4th Apr 1931 L 6 Oldham L 1930~31 A 7 28 V
6th Apr 1931 W 4 York L 1930~31 H 13 3 V
7th Apr 1931 L 6 Halifax L 1930~31 A 13 15 V
11th Apr 1931 W 6 Broughton Rangers L 1930~31 H 37 5 1 V
22nd Apr 1931 W 6 Wigan Highfield L 1930~31 H 40 17 V
25th Apr 1931 W 6 Hull K.R. L 1930~31 H 25 5 V
29th Aug 1931 W 6 Widnes L 1931~32 H 39 2 1 V
5th Sep 1931 D 6 Widnes L 1931~32 A 7 7 V
9th Sep 1931 W 6 Barrow L 1931~32 A 12 0 V
12th Sep 1931 W 6 Wigan Highfield L 1931~32 H 14 10 1 V
19th Sep 1931 L 6 Huddersfield L 1931~32 A 2 5 V
26th Sep 1931 W 6 Dewsbury L 1931~32 H 49 0 V
10th Oct 1931 L 6 Salford LC1 1931~32 A 5 16 V
13th Feb 1932 L 6 Hull K.R. L 1931~32 H 5 8 V
28th Mar 1932 W 6 Leigh L 1931~32 H 31 2 V
26th Sep 1932 W 4 Hunslet L 1932~33 H 21 3 V
29th Oct 1932 W 4 Batley L 1932~33 H 14 7 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 353 OTHER 2 = 355
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 355

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