Bill Fletcher

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
21-12-1912
N/A
24-08-1931
Unknown.
03-09-1932 v Widnes
Wigan
1936- Barrow
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1932-1936
47 (0)
1
12
0
27

BIOGRAPHY

Bill Fletcher by SHS

In the early 1930s, young Bill Fletcher was seen as a fine prospect by those at St.Helens RLFC. By August 1931, the St.Helens Newspaper talked about him in promising terms: “Those fans who have been at the Practices held so far have been interested in a young giant named Fletcher, who for his size can get along at a remarkably fast speed. He is not yet 19 years of age, is 6 feet 2 inches in height and according to the official weights, weighs 16 stones. He had a trial with the Recs when only 17 years of age but was struck off their books after which he played with the St.Patricks team. He is wonderfully built for the forwards and should develop into a first class man.”

Bill made his First Team debut against Widnes at Knowsley Road on 3rd September and the newspaper report talks about the somewhat raw lad who came out of the ordeal with great credit. He went on to make 47 appearances for the club and kicked the occasional goal, before joining Barrow in January 1937. A farmer, he is best remembered for his time at Holme Farm virtually next door to the Knowsley Road ground. His son Geoff carved out his own lengthy career in Rugby League folklore, but that is another story.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1932~33 1 0 0 18
1933~34 0 0 0 7
1934~35 0 0 0 1
1935~360 12 0 14
1936~37 0 0 0 7
TOTALS:1 12 0 47
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
3rd Sep 1932 W 8 Widnes L 1932~33 H 16 9 V
26th Sep 1932 W 10 Hunslet L 1932~33 H 21 3 V
8th Oct 1932 W 8 Widnes LC1 1932~33 A 10 5 V
15th Oct 1932 W 13 Barrow L 1932~33 H 18 11 V
22nd Oct 1932 D 10 Wigan Highfield L 1932~33 A 11 11 1 V
24th Dec 1932 L 10 Oldham L 1932~33 A 8 12 V
25th Dec 1932 W 10 St. Helens Recs L 1932~33 H 8 3 V
27th Dec 1932 W 10 Wigan L 1932~33 H 13 10 V
31st Dec 1932 L 10 Leeds L 1932~33 A 0 27 V
2nd Jan 1933 W 10 St. Helens Recs L 1932~33 A 10 5 V
28th Jan 1933 L 10 Barrow L 1932~33 A 17 18 V
4th Feb 1933 W 10 Halifax L 1932~33 H 5 3 V
11th Feb 1933 W 8 Bradford Northern CC1 1932~33 A 24 3 V
11th Mar 1933 W 10 Halifax CC3 1932~33 H 18 6 V
1st Apr 1933 L 12 Huddersfield L 1932~33 H 8 31 V
4th Apr 1933 L 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1932~33 A 0 38 V
8th Apr 1933 L 12 Halifax L 1932~33 A 18 25 V
17th Apr 1933 W 10 Broughton Rangers L 1932~33 H 26 0 V
16th Oct 1933 W 10 Rochdale Hornets LC2 1933~34 H 52 14 V
21st Oct 1933 W 10 Dewsbury L 1933~34 A 11 0 V
28th Oct 1933 L 10 Salford L 1933~34 H 2 17 V
25th Dec 1933 L 10 St. Helens Recs L 1933~34 A 9 11 V
26th Dec 1933 L 10 Wigan L 1933~34 H 8 21 V
1st Jan 1934 W 10 St. Helens Recs L 1933~34 H 10 2 V
8th Jan 1934 L 10 Leigh L 1933~34 A 6 11 V
29th Sep 1934 L 10 Halifax L 1934~35 A 13 21 V
16th Nov 1935 W 10 Bramley L 1935~36 H 31 3 5 V
23rd Nov 1935 W 12 Halifax L 1935~36 H 22 15 2 V
28th Dec 1935 D 12 Streatham and Mitcham L 1935~36 A 3 3 V
1st Jan 1936 W 12 St. Helens Recs L 1935~36 H 5 3 1 V
4th Jan 1936 L 12 Oldham L 1935~36 A 2 10 1 V
11th Jan 1936 L 12 Liverpool Stanley L 1935~36 A 5 14 1 V
25th Jan 1936 L 11 Acton and Willesden L 1935~36 A 0 5 V
1st Feb 1936 W 11 Leigh L 1935~36 H 9 4 V
8th Feb 1936 L 10 Hull CC1 1935~36 A 6 16 V
15th Feb 1936 L 10 Halifax L 1935~36 A 6 9 V
20th Feb 1936 L 11 Broughton Rangers L 1935~36 H 6 14 V
22nd Feb 1936 L 11 Bramley L 1935~36 A 4 22 2 V
11th Apr 1936 L 12 Warrington L 1935~36 H 5 10 V
13th Apr 1936 L 10 Rochdale Hornets L 1935~36 H 0 2 V
10th Oct 1936 D 10 Halifax L 1936~37 A 13 13 V
31st Oct 1936 L 10 Leigh L 1936~37 A 9 13 V
7th Nov 1936 L 10 Oldham L 1936~37 H 7 16 V
28th Nov 1936 L 8 Streatham & Mitcham L 1936~37 A 2 3 V
5th Dec 1936 L 8 Rochdale Hornets L AB 1936~37 H 0 4 V
12th Dec 1936 L 8 Hull K.R. L 1936~37 A 13 19 V
26th Dec 1936 L 8 Wigan L 1936~37 H 2 21 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 47 OTHER 0 = 47
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 47
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