Les Garner

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-08-1909
N/A
23-08-1932
Local
26-08-1933 v Widnes
Wigan
1937- Wigan
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1933-1934
118 (0)
6
2
0
22

BIOGRAPHY

Les Garner by Alex Service

A strongly-built and speedy forward, Les Garner came into the Saints team as the 1932 Championship squad was starting to break up in the early to mid 1930s. He lived in Reservoir Street in Thatto Heath when he played for the Saints, making his debut against Widnes on 26th August 1933, when the Saints won 29-14. The back three that day was Arkwright, Halfpenny and Garner, with Ellaby still around at Knowsley Road. In fact, Les was so quick that he was used on the wing on several occasions, where his pace and strength made him quite a force to be reckoned with.

No relation to winger Bill Garner, who also played in the mid to late 1930s, Les went to Wigan for a spell from February to April 1935 but returned to his home-town club and played First Team football well into the war years. This meant he had taken part in over 100 matches for the club. Les also played for Eddie Waring’s ‘boom’ team Dewsbury, with Jim Sullivan during the war.

He went to live in Dentons Green and became an Assistant Manager at Pilkingtons Sheet Works. Les was also an excellent bowler and later became a gateman at Knowsley Road. He died in April 1960.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1933~340 0 0 7
1934~350 0 0 7
1935~36 1 0 0 17
1936~370 0 0 23
1937~38 1 0 0 21
1938~39 0 0 0 10
1939~40 0 0 0 1
1940~41 3 2 0 13
1941~42 1 0 0 13
1942~43 0 0 0 6
TOTALS:6 2 0 118
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1940~41 0003
TOTALS:0003

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
26th Aug 1933 W 13 Widnes L 1933~34 H 29 14 V
2nd Sep 1933 L 13 Widnes L 1933~34 A 4 12 V
28th Feb 1934 W 10 Swinton L 1933~34 A 8 5 V
3rd Mar 1934 W 10 Bradford Northern L 1933~34 A 15 11 V
14th Mar 1934 L 10 London Highfield L 1933~34 A 8 16 V
24th Mar 1934 W 11 Swinton L 1933~34 H 25 5 V
30th Mar 1934 L 11 Wigan L 1933~34 A 3 27 V
27th Oct 1934 L 12 Warrington L 1934~35 A 5 10 V
3rd Nov 1934 W 12 Barrow L 1934~35 H 13 6 V
10th Nov 1934 L 10 Broughton Rangers L 1934~35 A 2 31 V
17th Nov 1934 L 12 Hull K.R. L 1934~35 A 6 8 V
24th Nov 1934 W 10 Bradford Northern L 1934~35 H 23 8 V
1st Dec 1934 L 12 Wakefield Trinity L 1934~35 A 5 19 V
19th Jan 1935 L 12 Hull L 1934~35 H 2 5 V
30th Nov 1935 W 12 Bradford Northern L 1935~36 A 13 10 V
7th Dec 1935 W 12 Oldham L 1935~36 H 12 4 V
14th Dec 1935 L 12 Featherstone Rovers L 1935~36 A 6 18 V
25th Dec 1935 W 12 St. Helens Recs L 1935~36 A 3 0 V
28th Dec 1935 D 10 Streatham and Mitcham L 1935~36 A 3 3 V
25th Jan 1936 L 12 Acton and Willesden L 1935~36 A 0 5 V
1st Feb 1936 W 10 Leigh L 1935~36 H 9 4 V
8th Feb 1936 L 12 Hull CC1 1935~36 A 6 16 V
7th Mar 1936 L 12 Broughton Rangers L 1935~36 A 0 23 V
14th Mar 1936 L 12 Batley L 1935~36 H 8 10 V
21st Mar 1936 L 12 Batley L 1935~36 A 6 18 V
28th Mar 1936 W 12 Streatham & Mitcham L 1935~36 H 22 11 V
4th Apr 1936 L 12 Salford L 1935~36 A 7 21 V
10th Apr 1936 L 12 Wigan L 1935~36 A 0 14 V
13th Apr 1936 L 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1935~36 H 0 2 V
20th Apr 1936 L 12 Barrow L 1935~36 A 7 19 V
26th Apr 1936 W 11 Bradford Northern L 1935~36 H 15 8 1 V
29th Aug 1936 L 12 Widnes L 1936~37 A 0 28 V
5th Sep 1936 W 12 Widnes L 1936~37 H 2 0 V
23rd Sep 1936 L 12 St. Helens Recs LC2 1936~37 A 4 10 V
26th Sep 1936 L 12 Salford L 1936~37 A 12 34 V
3rd Oct 1936 D 12 Warrington L 1936~37 H 3 3 V
24th Oct 1936 D 10 Rochdale Hornets L 1936~37 A 5 5 V
31st Oct 1936 L 12 Leigh L 1936~37 A 9 13 V
14th Nov 1936 L 12 Oldham L 1936~37 A 2 20 V
21st Nov 1936 L 11 Salford L 1936~37 H 0 20 V
28th Nov 1936 L 10 Streatham & Mitcham L 1936~37 A 2 3 V
5th Dec 1936 L 10 Rochdale Hornets L AB 1936~37 H 0 4 V
12th Dec 1936 L 10 Hull K.R. L 1936~37 A 13 19 V
19th Dec 1936 W 10 Newcastle L 1936~37 A 15 8 V
25th Dec 1936 W 10 St. Helens Recs L 1936~37 H 4 0 V
26th Dec 1936 L 10 Wigan L 1936~37 H 2 21 V
1st Jan 1937 L 10 St. Helens Recs L 1936~37 A 3 10 V
2nd Jan 1937 L 10 Broughton Rangers L 1936~37 A 5 23 V
9th Jan 1937 W 10 Dewsbury L 1936~37 H 32 5 V
16th Jan 1937 L 10 Barrow L 1936~37 H 2 15 V
23rd Jan 1937 W 10 Featherstone Rovers L 1936~37 A 11 6 V
6th Feb 1937 L 10 Liverpool Stanley L 1936~37 A 8 21 V
13th Feb 1937 L 10 Huddersfield CC1 1936~37 H 4 11 V
6th Mar 1937 L 10 Swinton L 1936~37 H 2 6 V
25th Sep 1937 W 8 Bramley L 1937~38 H 18 9 V
2nd Oct 1937 W 12 Dewsbury L 1937~38 A 18 7 V
9th Oct 1937 W 12 Oldham L 1937~38 H 4 3 V
16th Oct 1937 D 12 Batley L 1937~38 A 10 10 V
23rd Oct 1937 D 12 Featherstone Rovers L 1937~38 H 16 16 V
30th Oct 1937 L 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1937~38 A 11 17 V
6th Nov 1937 L 10 Warrington L 1937~38 H 7 25 V
20th Nov 1937 L 10 Liverpool Stanley L 1937~38 A 7 9 V
11th Dec 1937 L 5 Barrow L 1937~38 H 7 8 V
25th Dec 1937 W 5 St. Helens Recs L 1937~38 A 10 2 V
27th Dec 1937 L 5 Wigan L 1937~38 H 6 15 V
8th Jan 1938 W 11 Bramley L 1937~38 A 24 14 V
15th Jan 1938 W 11 Dewsbury L 1937~38 H 11 5 V
5th Feb 1938 L 11 York L 1937~38 H 15 19 V
12th Feb 1938 W 11 York L 1937~38 A 7 2 V
19th Feb 1938 W 11 Pendlebury Juniors CC1 1937~38 H 39 0 V
26th Feb 1938 L 10 Halifax L 1937~38 H 13 17 1 V
12th Mar 1938 L 11 Castleford CC2 1937~38 A 2 18 V
9th Apr 1938 L 12 Featherstone Rovers L 1937~38 A 5 12 V
13th Apr 1938 L 10 Barrow L 1937~38 A 13 29 V
16th Apr 1938 L 10 Liverpool Stanley L 1937~38 H 4 17 V
12th Sep 1938 L 12 Liverpool Stanley LC1 1938~39 H 5 10 V
17th Sep 1938 L 12 Barrow L 1938~39 A 2 23 V
24th Sep 1938 W 12 Hull K.R. L 1938~39 H 11 8 V
28th Sep 1938 W 12 Keighley L 1938~39 H 23 0 V
1st Oct 1938 W 12 Swinton L 1938~39 A 10 3 V
15th Oct 1938 W 12 Dewsbury L 1938~39 A 10 5 V
22nd Oct 1938 W 12 York L 1938~39 H 15 13 V
29th Oct 1938 L 12 Hull K.R. L 1938~39 A 5 15 V
5th Nov 1938 W 12 Dewsbury L 1938~39 H 16 4 V
12th Nov 1938 L 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1938~39 A 8 10 V
26th Aug 1939 W 10 Leigh L 1939~40 A 23 3 V
7th Sep 1940 W 10 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1940~41 H 32 15 1 V
21st Sep 1940 W 10 Swinton WEL 1940~41 H 41 0 1 V
28th Sep 1940 W 10 Oldham WEL 1940~41 A 16 5 V
5th Oct 1940 W 10 Leigh WEL 1940~41 H 44 8 1 V
12th Oct 1940 W 10 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1940~41 A 26 11 V
19th Oct 1940 W 10 Salford WEL 1940~41 H 6 0 V
26th Oct 1940 L 10 Salford WEL 1940~41 A 13 15 V
9th Nov 1940 W 10 Warrington WEL 1940~41 A 2 0 V
16th Nov 1940 D 10 Wigan WEL 1940~41 A 5 5 1 V
23rd Nov 1940 W 10 Broughton Rangers WEL 1940~41 H 23 3 V
30th Nov 1940 W 10 Leigh WEL 1940~41 H 50 0 V
25th Dec 1940 W 10 Leigh * Fr 1940~41 H 37 18 V
11th Jan 1941 L 10 Wigan WEL 1940~41 H 3 6 V
8th Feb 1941 L 10 Wigan * Fr 1940~41 A 8 12 V
14th Apr 1941 W 10 Dewsbury * Fr 1940~41 A 21 11 V
19th Apr 1941 L 10 Castleford CC2 1940~41 A 13 21 1 V
6th Sep 1941 W 10 York WEL 1941~42 H 23 13 V
13th Sep 1941 W 10 Hull WEL 1941~42 H 11 10 V
20th Sep 1941 W 10 Keighley WEL 1941~42 A 20 2 V
4th Oct 1941 W 10 Batley WEL 1941~42 H 26 16 V
17th Oct 1941 W 12 Castleford WEL 1941~42 H 16 2 V
19th Oct 1941 L 13 Hunslet WEL 1941~42 A 5 13 V
15th Nov 1941 L 10 Featherstone Rovers WEL 1941~42 A 13 17 V
10th Jan 1942 L 12 Dewsbury WEL 1941~42 A 8 37 V
14th Jan 1942 W 10 Halifax WEL 1941~42 H 13 9 1 V
4th Apr 1942 L 8 Halifax WEL 1941~42 A 5 36 V
6th Apr 1942 L 10 Dewsbury WEL 1941~42 H 2 9 V
25th Apr 1942 L 10 Hunslet CC2(1) 1941~42 A 3 16 V
2nd May 1942 W 10 Hunslet CC2(2) 1941~42 H 21 14 V
5th Sep 1942 L 10 Featherstone Rovers WEL 1942~43 H 2 4 V
12th Sep 1942 L 13 Keighley WEL 1942~43 A 0 12 V
19th Sep 1942 L 10 Halifax WEL 1942~43 H 13 25 V
24th Oct 1942 W 10 Wigan YC2(1) 1942~43 H 21 8 V
31st Oct 1942 L 12 Keighley WEL 1942~43 H 7 12 V
7th Nov 1942 L 12 Wigan YC2(2) 1942~43 A 11 32 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 115 OTHER 3 = 118
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 118

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