George Farrimond

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
23-04-1893
N/A
23-12-1913
Sherdley Athletic
12-12-1914 v Oldham
Bradford Northern
1922- St. Helens Recs
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1914-1922
122 (0)
13
9
0
57

BIOGRAPHY

George Farrimond by Alex Service

A strong, forceful forward who could play either in the front or second row, George was a miner at Lea Green Colliery and made his debut for the Saints at the start of what was to become one of the most talked-about seasons in the history of the club. The First World War was raging on 12th December 1914, when George took his place in the front row at Watersheddings when the visitors won 9-5. His other partners in the front row were hooker Sam Daniels and Harry Heaton. George went on to score his first try in the New Year against Oldham, as the Saints embarked upon one of their most famous Challenge Cup campaigns. They played every round away from home, at Featherstone, Swinton, Keighley and two semi-final matches with Rochdale, before reaching the final, where they played the mighty Huddersfield team, led by Harold Wagstaff. Alas, the Saints came a little unstuck that day at the Watersheddings, as The Team of all the Talents romped to a 37-3 success over St. Helens. Mind you, The Saints had overachieved somewhat to even get there in the first place, although there were rumours of certain players being unsettled before the game, as promised bonuses were not paid by the committee.

George, who once lived in Owen Street, in Toll Bar, joined the Royal Army Medical Corps as the conflict in Europe escalated and Private George Farrimond 2178 RAMC was later awarded the Military Medal during his time on the Western Front. Recipients of the Military Medal, presented for acts of gallantry and devotion under fire to non-commissioned ranks, are entitled to use the post-nominal letters MM. This award was an addition to the British War Medal and Victory Medal he also came back with to blighty.

George continued his rugby career with the Saints after the conflict and played his last match at Bradford Northern on 9th September 1922 at loose forward, when the Saints lost a tight contest by 2-3. He played over 100 matches for the club and rarely had a bad game. Sad to relate that George eventually suffered from his work at the coal face and died somewhat prematurely from mining-related illness in 1949 at the age of 56. He was then living in Whittle Street and was a real pillar of the community. An active member of the Independent Church, he was also a member of the Thatto Heath IM Prize Band and was Chairman of Thatto Heath Bowling Club. His gallantry on the battlefield in particular gives him a special place in the pantheon of St. Helens players.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1914~15 3 0 0 24
1918~190 1 0 10
1919~203 1 0 29
1920~21 4 5 0 29
1921~222 2 0 28
1922~230 0 0 2
TOTALS:12 9 0 122
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1915~16 00011
1916~170004
1918~190205
1921~22 1001
TOTALS:12021

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
12th Dec 1914 W 10 Oldham L 1914~15 A 9 5 V
19th Dec 1914 W 13 Bramley L 1914~15 H 24 0 V
26th Dec 1914 L 13 Wigan L 1914~15 H 6 15 1 V
1st Jan 1915 W 13 Runcorn L 1914~15 A 10 4 1 V
2nd Jan 1915 W 9 Warrington L 1914~15 H 25 0 V
9th Jan 1915 W 11 Salford L 1914~15 A 9 3 V
16th Jan 1915 W 9 Leigh L 1914~15 A 6 2 1 V
23rd Jan 1915 W 10 Hull L 1914~15 H 11 9 V
30th Jan 1915 W 12 Keighley L 1914~15 A 20 2 V
6th Feb 1915 W 12 Salford L 1914~15 H 23 2 V
13th Feb 1915 L 12 Barrow L 1914~15 A 0 10 V
20th Feb 1915 W 12 Swinton L 1914~15 H 10 0 V
27th Feb 1915 W 3 Featherstone Rovers CC1 1914~15 A 6 0 V
6th Mar 1915 L 10 Dewsbury L 1914~15 A 3 13 V
13th Mar 1915 W 9 Swinton CC2 1914~15 A 5 0 V
20th Mar 1915 W 9 Leigh L 1914~15 H 14 8 V
27th Mar 1915 W 10 Keighley CC3 1914~15 A 3 2 V
29th Mar 1915 W 10 Rochdale Hornets L 1914~15 H 12 3 V
2nd Apr 1915 L 10 Wigan L 1914~15 A 11 13 V
10th Apr 1915 D 10 Rochdale Hornets CCSF 1914~15 N 5 5 V
14th Apr 1915 L 8 Broughton Rangers L 1914~15 A 8 31 V
17th Apr 1915 L 8 Widnes L 1914~15 A 0 21 V
24th Apr 1915 W 8 Rochdale Hornets CCSF(rep) 1914~15 N 9 2 V
1st May 1915 L 8 Huddersfield CCF 1914~15 N 3 37 V
4th Sep 1915 L 11 Swinton * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 5 26 V
11th Sep 1915 L 11 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 5 10 V
25th Sep 1915 W 11 Broughton Rangers * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 11 5 V
2nd Oct 1915 W 11 Swinton * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 7 3 V
9th Oct 1915 W 11 Salford * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 27 8 V
16th Oct 1915 W 11 Oldham * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 13 0 V
23rd Oct 1915 W 11 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 12 5 V
30th Oct 1915 D 11 Broughton Rangers * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 11 11 V
25th Dec 1915 D 10 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 0 0 V
26th Dec 1915 W 10 Wigan * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 8 2 V
8th Jan 1916 L 10 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 3 8 V
25th Nov 1916 W 11 Warrington* Fr WEL 1916~17 H 5 3 V
25th Dec 1916 L 11 St. Helens Recs* Fr WEL 1916~17 A 0 7 V
26th Dec 1916 W 11 Wigan* Fr WEL 1916~17 H 11 3 V
2nd Jan 1917 W 13 St. Helens Recs* Fr WEL 1916~17 H 15 0 V
14th Jan 1919 L 10 Barrow * Fr 1918~19 A 3 27 V
18th Jan 1919 L 13 St. Helens Recs L 1918~19 H 3 24 V
1st Feb 1919 W 13 Warrington L 1918~19 H 8 3 V
8th Feb 1919 L 13 Warrington L 1918~19 A 0 16 V
1st Mar 1919 L 13 Leigh L 1918~19 H 0 10 V
8th Mar 1919 L 13 Widnes L 1918~19 A 3 22 V
22nd Mar 1919 L 13 St. Helens Recs L 1918~19 A 0 18 V
29th Mar 1919 L 13 Leigh L 1918~19 A 0 9 V
5th Apr 1919 W 13 Warrington LC1 1918~19 H 11 5 V
12th Apr 1919 L 13 Oldham LC2 1918~19 A 8 16 V
18th Apr 1919 W 1 Widnes* Fr 1918~19 H 16 10 2 V
21st Apr 1919 D 1 Widnes* Fr 1918~19 A 3 3 V
26th Apr 1919 L 1 St. Helens Recs* Fr 1918~19 H 6 8 V
3rd May 1919 W 1 St. Helens Recs L 1918~19 A 8 2 1 V
24th May 1919 L 1 Wigan* Fr 1918~19 N 3 16 V
23rd Aug 1919 W 12 Broughton Rangers L 1919~20 H 28 2 V
30th Aug 1919 W 12 Leigh L 1919~20 A 10 8 V
6th Sep 1919 L 13 Oldham L 1919~20 H 3 12 V
13th Sep 1919 L 12 Swinton L 1919~20 A 5 7 V
11th Oct 1919 W 12 Barrow L 1919~20 H 27 13 V
18th Oct 1919 L 12 Widnes LC1 1919~20 A 8 16 1 V
25th Oct 1919 L 12 Oldham L 1919~20 A 3 26 V
8th Nov 1919 W 12 Hull K.R. L 1919~20 H 11 0 V
11th Nov 1919 L 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1919~20 A 5 6 V
22nd Nov 1919 L 12 Halifax L 1919~20 A 8 17 V
26th Dec 1919 W 12 Wigan L 1919~20 H 13 5 V
27th Dec 1919 L 12 Broughton Rangers L 1919~20 A 0 15 V
1st Jan 1920 W 12 St. Helens Recs L 1919~20 H 9 8 V
3rd Jan 1920 D 12 Wakefield Trinity L 1919~20 A 9 9 V
10th Jan 1920 L 12 Salford L 1919~20 H 6 13 V
17th Jan 1920 W 12 Hull K.R. L 1919~20 A 17 5 1 V
24th Jan 1920 W 12 Widnes L 1919~20 H 12 2 V
7th Feb 1920 L 12 Barrow L 1919~20 A 5 25 1 V
14th Feb 1920 L 12 Batley L 1919~20 A 3 6 V
21st Feb 1920 D 12 Wakefield Trinity CC1 1919~20 H 2 2 V
24th Feb 1920 D 12 Wakefield Trinity CC1(rep) 1919~20 A 2 2 V
26th Feb 1920 L 12 Wakefield Trinity CC1(2nd rep) 1919~20 N 3 12 V
6th Mar 1920 W 12 Warrington L 1919~20 A 11 2 V
13th Mar 1920 L 12 Batley L 1919~20 H 0 6 V
20th Mar 1920 L 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1919~20 H 0 8 V
2nd Apr 1920 L 12 Wigan L 1919~20 A 5 20 V
3rd Apr 1920 W 12 Wakefield Trinity L 1919~20 H 49 2 V
5th Apr 1920 D 12 Warrington L 1919~20 H 8 8 V
10th Apr 1920 L 12 Salford L 1919~20 A 5 7 1 V
28th Aug 1920 L 13 Broughton Rangers L 1920~21 A 11 13 V
4th Sep 1920 W 13 Widnes L 1920~21 H 18 8 1 3 V
11th Sep 1920 L 13 Leigh L 1920~21 A 0 5 V
18th Sep 1920 W 13 Warrington L 1920~21 H 26 6 1 V
25th Sep 1920 W 13 Swinton L 1920~21 A 17 8 1 V
2nd Oct 1920 W 13 Bradford Northern L 1920~21 H 38 3 1 V
9th Oct 1920 W 13 Widnes L 1920~21 A 10 2 V
30th Oct 1920 L 12 Broughton Rangers LC2 1920~21 A 2 6 V
6th Nov 1920 L 12 York L 1920~21 A 0 8 V
13th Nov 1920 W 12 Barrow L 1920~21 H 8 5 V
27th Nov 1920 W 12 Salford L 1920~21 H 14 5 1 V
4th Dec 1920 L 12 Swinton L 1920~21 H 2 6 V
11th Dec 1920 W 12 Keighley L 1920~21 H 14 0 V
18th Dec 1920 W 12 Bradford Northern L 1920~21 A 16 0 V
25th Dec 1920 L 12 St. Helens Recs L 1920~21 H 0 5 V
26th Dec 1920 L 12 Wigan L 1920~21 H 4 22 V
1st Jan 1921 L 12 St. Helens Recs L 1920~21 A 0 39 V
8th Jan 1921 L 12 York L 1920~21 H 0 6 V
29th Jan 1921 L 12 Warrington L 1920~21 A 2 15 V
5th Feb 1921 L 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1920~21 H 0 10 V
19th Feb 1921 L 12 Barrow L 1920~21 A 5 25 V
26th Feb 1921 L 12 Bramley CC1 1920~21 H 0 7 V
5th Mar 1921 W 13 Oldham L 1920~21 H 11 3 1 V
19th Mar 1921 L 13 Hunslet L 1920~21 A 5 7 V
25th Mar 1921 L 13 Wigan L 1920~21 A 3 24 V
26th Mar 1921 L 13 Oldham L 1920~21 A 0 28 V
28th Mar 1921 W 13 Broughton Rangers L 1920~21 H 9 7 V
2nd Apr 1921 W 13 Salford L 1920~21 A 10 5 V
22nd Apr 1921 W 13 Leigh L 1920~21 H 15 8 V
10th Aug 1921 W 13 Salford L 1921~22 H 16 6 V
17th Aug 1921 L 13 Rochdale Hornets L 1921~22 A 5 13 V
24th Aug 1921 W 13 Bramley L 1921~22 H 21 13 1 V
27th Aug 1921 L 13 Oldham L 1921~22 H 3 10 V
1st Oct 1921 W 13 Broughton Rangers L 1921~22 A 5 2 V
8th Oct 1921 W 13 Barrow L 1921~22 H 31 8 V
15th Oct 1921 L 13 Barrow L 1921~22 A 0 18 V
22nd Oct 1921 L 13 Warrington L 1921~22 A 0 11 V
29th Oct 1921 L 13 Hull * Fr 1921~22 H 12 29 1 V
5th Nov 1921 L 13 Oldham LC1 1921~22 H 5 17 V
12th Nov 1921 L 13 Leigh L 1921~22 A 3 9 1 V
18th Nov 1921 L 13 Bramley L 1921~22 A 4 8 V
23rd Nov 1921 L 13 Australia Tour 1921~22 H 8 16 V
26th Nov 1921 W 13 Batley L 1921~22 H 10 7 V
3rd Dec 1921 L 13 Swinton L 1921~22 A 5 16 V
10th Dec 1921 W 13 Swinton L 1921~22 H 11 7 V
17th Dec 1921 L 13 Widnes L 1921~22 A 4 20 V
24th Dec 1921 L 13 St. Helens Recs L 1921~22 A 0 6 V
26th Dec 1921 L 13 Wigan L 1921~22 H 5 10 V
31st Dec 1921 W 13 St. Helens Recs L 1921~22 H 7 6 V
7th Jan 1922 L 13 Salford L 1921~22 A 3 5 V
21st Jan 1922 L 13 Batley L 1921~22 A 11 16 V
28th Jan 1922 W 13 Widnes L 1921~22 H 6 3 V
4th Feb 1922 L 13 Huddersfield L 1921~22 H 5 27 V
11th Feb 1922 L 13 Oldham L 1921~22 A 8 34 V
18th Feb 1922 L 13 Leigh L 1921~22 H 3 11 V
11th Mar 1922 L 13 Wakefield Trinity L 1921~22 A 5 17 V
18th Mar 1922 W 13 York L 1921~22 H 17 8 2 V
25th Mar 1922 W 13 Featherstone Rovers L 1921~22 H 24 13 V
2nd Sep 1922 L 13 Rochdale Hornets L 1922~23 H 14 17 V
9th Sep 1922 L 13 Bradford Northern L 1922~23 A 2 3 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 101 OTHER 21 = 122
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 122

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