Ossie Griffiths

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
12-01-1909
N/A
18-08-1934
Wigan
25-08-1934 v Widnes
Halifax
1939- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1934-1935
79 (0)
6
0
0
18

BIOGRAPHY

Ossie Griffiths by Alex Service

In what was becoming a transitional period for the St.Helens club, the mid 1930s saw several stars sold to offset mounting debt and new faces come in. Amongst those was Ossie Griffiths, who added much-needed forward power and guile to a relatively inexperienced pack. The St.Helens Newspaper describes the signing thus: “On Tuesday evening the Committee came to terms with Oswald Thomas Griffiths, the Wigan loose forward. It is understood that the transfer was agreed upon between the St.Helens and Wigan clubs at the time that Ellaby was transferred to Wigan, but it was only on Tuesday evening that Griffiths actually signed. He is famed for his brilliant handling ability. He can handle as well as any threequarter and that is one of the prime reasons why he has gained the reputation he now possesses as a utility man. Those who saw Wigan triumph over Salford in the final of the Rugby League Championship will not readily forget the display which Griffiths gave that day. In his Rugby Union days, Griffiths and Lemon were colleagues.”

One of the problems for Ossie was a regular position, but he was really a loose-forward. A former member of the Cwmavon junior club in his native Wales, he made a superb start to his career at St.Helens with 42 appearances in his first season at Knowsley Road. Yet he was never to sustain that particular level of success. Ossie joined Halifax on 30/11/1935, where he played 53 matches for the Thrum Hallers, before coming back to St.Helens on 01/02/1938. He played in 79 matches for the Saints overall in his two spells, scoring six tries.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1934~35 3 0 0 42
1935~36 1 0 0 14
1937~38 0 0 0 1
1938~39 2 0 0 22
TOTALS:6 0 0 79
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
25th Aug 1934 L 3 Widnes L 1934~35 A 0 12 V
1st Sep 1934 L 3 Widnes L 1934~35 H 5 10 V
10th Sep 1934 W 13 Rochdale Hornets LC1 1934~35 H 24 18 V
15th Sep 1934 L 13 Swinton L 1934~35 A 2 19 V
22nd Sep 1934 W 13 Hunslet L 1934~35 H 30 10 V
24th Sep 1934 D 13 Liverpool Stanley LC2 1934~35 H 9 9 V
26th Sep 1934 D 13 Liverpool Stanley LC2(rep) 1934~35 A 3 3 V
28th Sep 1934 L 13 Liverpool Stanley LC2(2nd rep) 1934~35 N 9 12 V
29th Sep 1934 L 13 Halifax L 1934~35 A 13 21 1 V
6th Oct 1934 W 13 Hull K.R. L 1934~35 H 7 2 V
13th Oct 1934 L 13 Hunslet L 1934~35 A 0 15 V
20th Oct 1934 L 13 Rochdale Hornets L 1934~35 H 6 15 V
27th Oct 1934 L 13 Warrington L 1934~35 A 5 10 V
3rd Nov 1934 W 13 Barrow L 1934~35 H 13 6 1 V
10th Nov 1934 L 13 Broughton Rangers L 1934~35 A 2 31 V
17th Nov 1934 L 13 Hull K.R. L 1934~35 A 6 8 V
24th Nov 1934 W 13 Bradford Northern L 1934~35 H 23 8 V
1st Dec 1934 L 13 Wakefield Trinity L 1934~35 A 5 19 V
8th Dec 1934 W 13 Castleford L 1934~35 H 19 11 1 V
15th Dec 1934 W 13 Swinton L 1934~35 H 7 0 V
22nd Dec 1934 L 13 Barrow L 1934~35 A 5 7 V
25th Dec 1934 W 13 St. Helens Recs L 1934~35 H 6 2 V
26th Dec 1934 W 13 Wigan L 1934~35 H 5 3 V
29th Dec 1934 W 13 Liverpool Stanley L 1934~35 A 4 3 V
5th Jan 1935 L 13 Liverpool Stanley L 1934~35 H 5 7 V
12th Jan 1935 L 13 Hull L 1934~35 A 7 17 V
19th Jan 1935 L 13 Hull L 1934~35 H 2 5 V
26th Jan 1935 W 13 Rochdale Hornets L 1934~35 A 5 2 V
2nd Feb 1935 D 13 Oldham L 1934~35 A 5 5 V
9th Feb 1935 L 13 Oldham CC1 1934~35 A 0 3 V
16th Feb 1935 L 11 Halifax L 1934~35 H 3 4 V
23rd Feb 1935 W 11 Leigh L 1934~35 H 25 5 V
2nd Mar 1935 L 11 Castleford L 1934~35 A 4 14 V
9th Mar 1935 L 11 Warrington L 1934~35 H 2 14 V
16th Mar 1935 L 11 Salford L 1934~35 H 8 26 V
23rd Mar 1935 L 11 Salford L 1934~35 A 5 9 V
30th Mar 1935 W 11 Leigh L 1934~35 A 8 7 V
6th Apr 1935 W 11 Wakefield Trinity L 1934~35 H 6 4 V
13th Apr 1935 D 11 Bradford Northern L 1934~35 A 5 5 V
19th Apr 1935 L 11 Wigan L 1934~35 A 6 26 V
23rd Apr 1935 W 11 Oldham L 1934~35 H 15 5 V
1st May 1935 L 11 Broughton Rangers L 1934~35 H 2 8 V
31st Aug 1935 L 13 Widnes L 1935~36 H 2 9 V
11th Sep 1935 W 11 Streatham & Mitcham LC1 1935~36 H 10 7 V
21st Sep 1935 L 11 Acton & Willesden L 1935~36 H 2 5 V
25th Sep 1935 D 11 St. Helens Recs LC2 1935~36 H 2 2 V
28th Sep 1935 L 11 Swinton L 1935~36 A 3 46 V
30th Sep 1935 W 11 St. Helens Recs LC2(rep) 1935~36 A 21 8 1 V
2nd Oct 1935 W 11 Swinton L 1935~36 H 11 2 V
5th Oct 1935 W 11 Featherstone Rovers L 1935~36 H 14 7 V
9th Oct 1935 L 11 Salford LCSF 1935~36 A 6 19 V
23rd Oct 1935 W 11 Salford L 1935~36 H 9 2 V
26th Oct 1935 L 11 Warrington L 1935~36 A 3 9 V
2nd Nov 1935 L 11 Barrow L 1935~36 H 2 8 V
9th Nov 1935 L 12 Leigh L 1935~36 A 5 9 V
16th Nov 1935 W 12 Bramley L 1935~36 H 31 3 V
26th Feb 1938 L 11 Halifax L 1937~38 H 13 17 V
3rd Dec 1938 L 12 Huddersfield L 1938~39 H 3 10 1 V
10th Dec 1938 W 12 Liverpool Stanley L 1938~39 A 12 10 V
17th Dec 1938 W 12 Broughton Rangers L 1938~39 H 22 6 V
24th Dec 1938 W 12 Leigh L 1938~39 A 18 10 V
26th Dec 1938 L 12 St. Helens Recs L 1938~39 H 4 5 V
27th Dec 1938 L 12 Wigan L 1938~39 H 2 28 V
31st Dec 1938 L 12 Featherstone Rovers L 1938~39 A 5 10 V
2nd Jan 1939 W 12 St. Helens Recs L 1938~39 A 5 3 V
14th Jan 1939 L 12 Salford L 1938~39 A 0 37 V
4th Feb 1939 L 12 Salford CC1 1938~39 A 0 11 V
11th Feb 1939 W 12 Barrow L 1938~39 H 17 2 1 V
27th Feb 1939 L 12 Keighley L 1938~39 A 5 8 V
4th Mar 1939 W 12 Bramley L 1938~39 H 13 7 V
11th Mar 1939 L 12 York L 1938~39 A 0 10 V
25th Mar 1939 L 12 Oldham L 1938~39 A 0 2 V
3rd Apr 1939 L 12 Halifax L 1938~39 A 5 20 V
8th Apr 1939 L 13 Bramley L 1938~39 A 8 10 V
10th Apr 1939 W 13 Rochdale Hornets L 1938~39 H 36 8 V
15th Apr 1939 L 12 Oldham L 1938~39 H 10 15 V
22nd Apr 1939 L 12 Halifax L 1938~39 H 4 25 V
24th Apr 1939 W 12 Warrington L 1938~39 A 8 7 V
29th Apr 1939 W 12 Featherstone Rovers L 1938~39 H 37 10 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 79 OTHER 0 = 79
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 79

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