Bill Fishwick

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
21-02-1919
N/A
23-12-1938
Unknown.
26-12-1938 v St. Helens Recs
Hull K.R.
1948- Barrow
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1938-1947
76 (0)
10
15
0
60

BIOGRAPHY

Bill Fishwick

By Alex Service

Bill made his debut for the Saints against deadly rivals St. Helens Recs at Knowsley Road on Boxing Day 1938. He played on the right wing and kicked a goal, but despite his efforts the visitors came away with a 4-5 success. Welshman Stan Powell was his centre. He went on to play against the visiting New Zealanders on their ill-feted trip to England just before the declaration of war in September 1939. He was in the second row this time, but could not prevent the Kiwis from coming away from Knowsley Road with a 3-19 victory.

Bill played a number of matches for the Saints during the conflict, including the War Emergency League, with his brother Ike, who was a specialist hooker. Bill went on to serve in the Parachute Regiment and returned to Knowsley Road, playing the last of his 76 matches for the club at loose forward against Hull KR at Craven Park on 17 January 1948. He scored a try, but the Saints went down 10-17. Bill, who was very much a utility player, later went to Barrow for a spell, where he made 8 appearances, in 1948.

Educated at Parr Mount School, Bill is the Uncle of Saintsí Great Britain loose forward Harry Pinner and he remained a bachelor throughout his life. A lovely man, he worked for St. Helens Council for more than thirty years in the Highways department, but had suffered a stroke in the late 1970s and he died in a Parr nursing home early in 1984.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1938~39 2 4 0 16
1939~401 0 0 19
1941~42 0 6 0 8
1942~43 0 0 0 2
1943~44 1 5 0 4
1945~46 3 0 0 13
1946~47 2 0 0 8
1947~481 0 0 6
TOTALS:10 15 0 76
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
26th Dec 1938 L 2 St. Helens Recs L 1938~39 H 4 5 1 V
27th Dec 1938 L 11 Wigan L 1938~39 H 2 28 V
31st Dec 1938 L 2 Featherstone Rovers L 1938~39 A 5 10 1 V
2nd Jan 1939 W 2 St. Helens Recs L 1938~39 A 5 3 V
14th Jan 1939 L 4 Salford L 1938~39 A 0 37 V
21st Jan 1939 L 11 Salford L 1938~39 H 5 32 1 V
11th Feb 1939 W 2 Barrow L 1938~39 H 17 2 V
27th Feb 1939 L 2 Keighley L 1938~39 A 5 8 V
11th Mar 1939 L 2 York L 1938~39 A 0 10 V
18th Mar 1939 W 2 Leigh L 1938~39 H 22 12 V
7th Apr 1939 L 12 Wigan L 1938~39 A 2 6 V
8th Apr 1939 L 12 Bramley L 1938~39 A 8 10 2 1 V
10th Apr 1939 W 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1938~39 H 36 8 V
15th Apr 1939 L 5 Oldham L 1938~39 H 10 15 V
22nd Apr 1939 L 4 Halifax L 1938~39 H 4 25 V
29th Apr 1939 W 4 Featherstone Rovers L 1938~39 H 37 10 V
26th Aug 1939 W 11 Leigh L 1939~40 A 23 3 V
29th Aug 1939 W 11 Swinton L 1939~40 H 13 0 V
2nd Sep 1939 L 11 New Zealand Tour 1939~40 H 3 19 V
29th Sep 1939 W 11 Rochdale Hornets WEL 1939~40 H 28 9 1 V
7th Oct 1939 W 11 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1939~40 A 20 0 V
14th Oct 1939 W 11 Warrington WEL 1939~40 H 13 9 V
21st Oct 1939 L 11 Swinton WEL 1939~40 A 2 41 V
11th Nov 1939 L 2 Salford WEL 1939~40 H 10 15 V
25th Nov 1939 W 11 Barrow WEL 1939~40 H 23 3 V
2nd Dec 1939 L 11 Salford WEL 1939~40 A 5 10 V
16th Dec 1939 L 11 Warrington WEL 1939~40 A 6 8 V
24th Feb 1940 W 11 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1939~40 H 18 8 V
16th Mar 1940 L 10 Wigan LC2 (1) 1939~40 A 0 5 V
23rd Mar 1940 W 4 Leigh WEL 1939~40 H 11 5 V
25th Mar 1940 L 11 Rochdale Hornets WEL 1939~40 A 10 12 V
29th Mar 1940 W 6 Wigan LC2 (2) 1939~40 H 10 4 V
6th Apr 1940 W 6 Widnes LCSF (1) 1939~40 H 7 5 V
13th Apr 1940 L 4 Widnes LCSF (2) 1939~40 A 0 13 V
20th Apr 1940 L 2 Barrow WEL 1939~40 A 15 17 V
25th Dec 1941 L 10 Wigan WEL 1941~42 A 3 8 V
3rd Jan 1942 L 13 Wigan WEL 1941~42 H 0 18 V
10th Jan 1942 L 3 Dewsbury WEL 1941~42 A 8 37 V
14th Jan 1942 W 11 Halifax WEL 1941~42 H 13 9 1 V
21st Jan 1942 L 11 Oldham WEL 1941~42 A 5 8 V
4th Apr 1942 L 13 Halifax WEL 1941~42 A 5 36 1 V
6th Apr 1942 L 13 Dewsbury WEL 1941~42 H 2 9 1 V
2nd May 1942 W 3 Hunslet CC2(2) 1941~42 H 21 14 3 V
10th Oct 1942 W 11 Wakefield Trinity WEL 1942~43 H 15 7 V
24th Oct 1942 W 11 Wigan YC2(1) 1942~43 H 21 8 V
30th Oct 1943 L 12 Oldham WEL 1943~44 A 8 10 V
25th Dec 1943 L 3 Wigan WEL 1943~44 A 12 34 3 V
18th Mar 1944 L 4 Dewsbury CC1(2) 1943~44 H 15 33 1 V
15th Apr 1944 L 3 Halifax WEL 1943~44 A 4 46 2 V
25th Aug 1945 L 13 Widnes L 1945~46 A 8 20 V
1st Sep 1945 L 2 Widnes L 1945~46 H 2 7 V
3rd Sep 1945 W 4 Broughton Rangers L 1945~46 A 11 5 1 V
15th Sep 1945 W 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1945~46 H 15 3 V
22nd Sep 1945 L 2 Workington Town LC1(1) 1945~46 A 8 9 1 V
29th Sep 1945 W 3 Workington Town LC1(2) 1945~46 H 21 11 V
17th Oct 1945 L 4 Wigan LCSF 1945~46 A 5 18 V
10th Nov 1945 L 2 Broughton Rangers L 1945~46 H 8 10 V
2nd Mar 1946 L 4 Workington Town CC2 1945~46 H 6 13 1 V
6th Apr 1946 L 12 York L 1945~46 A 14 33 V
19th Apr 1946 L 11 Wigan L 1945~46 A 9 15 V
20th Apr 1946 L 11 Wakefield Trinity L 1945~46 A 10 32 V
22nd Apr 1946 W 12 Batley L 1945~46 H 15 7 V
14th Sep 1946 L 11 Leigh LC1(2) 1946~47 A 4 17 V
28th Sep 1946 L 10 Leigh L 1946~47 H 7 11 V
5th Oct 1946 L 12 Warrington L 1946~47 A 10 19 V
12th Oct 1946 W 11 Workington Town L 1946~47 H 12 7 1 V
19th Oct 1946 W 12 Salford L 1946~47 A 11 2 1 V
7th Dec 1946 L 4 Leigh L 1946~47 A 3 10 V
7th Apr 1947 L 11 Belle Vue Rangers L 1946~47 H 10 12 V
12th Apr 1947 L 13 Oldham L 1946~47 H 7 18 V
18th Oct 1947 W 13 Workington Town L 1947~48 H 14 3 V
25th Oct 1947 W 11 Hull K.R. L 1947~48 H 14 9 V
8th Nov 1947 L 12 Belle Vue Rangers L 1947~48 H 0 9 V
22nd Nov 1947 L 11 Liverpool Stanley L 1947~48 A 7 10 V
20th Dec 1947 L 2 Hunslet L 1947~48 A 5 11 V
17th Jan 1948 L 13 Hull K.R. L 1947~48 A 10 17 1 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 76 OTHER 0 = 76
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 76

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