Tom Hall

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
15-03-1879
N/A
Date unknown.
Junior leagues
27-09-1902 v Brighouse
Widnes
1906-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1902-1906
73 (0)
4
33
0
78

BIOGRAPHY

Tom Hall by Alex Service

The half-back combination at Knowsley Road at the turn of the century sounded like a firm of solicitors, Banks and Hall, both lads, apparently from the Pocket Nook district of St. Helens and products of the famous Cinder Field. The 1901 Census tells us that Tom was a boarder in a house in Graham Street, St. Helens and that he was 21 years of age at the time. He was still born locally, however and it was not unusual for people to be billeted out in this fashion. Tom was a good footballer, with clever hands and a capable boot who dovetailed in nicely with his half-back partner Ralph Banks. The dynamic duo made their debuts together, Tom at stand-off, Ralph at scrum-half, against Brighouse Rovers on 27th September 1902. It was not a good time for the St. Helens club. By the end of the campaign, Brighouse were bottom of the league, with St. Helens above them and both clubs went into the Second Division in 1903-04.

Fortunately, with Tom playing more in the scrum-half berth, the Saints gained promotion after a Test Match against Holbeck and would have regained their place in the First Division but for further reorganisation of the league structure which saw one league re-appear. Alas, Tomís appearances like those of his half-back partner became more spasmodic in 1904-05 and he played his last game on 3rd November 1906 against Widnes at Knowsley Road. His total of 73 matches, 4 tries and 33 goals mirrors his overall ability and his worthwhile contribution to a time when things were far from rosy at Knowsley Road.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1902~03 0 17 0 25
1903~042 12 0 19
1904~05 0 2 0 12
1905~06 2 2 0 15
1906~07 0 3 0 2
TOTALS:4 36 0 73
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
27th Sep 1902 W 6 Brighouse Rovers L 1902~03 A 4 3 V
4th Oct 1902 L 6 Swinton L 1902~03 H 6 10 2 V
11th Oct 1902 D 6 Runcorn L 1902~03 H 0 0 V
18th Oct 1902 L 6 Batley L 1902~03 A 4 7 1 V
25th Oct 1902 W 6 Salford L 1902~03 H 9 5 2 V
1st Nov 1902 L 6 Halifax L 1902~03 A 0 8 V
8th Nov 1902 L 6 Leigh L 1902~03 H 2 13 1 V
15th Nov 1902 W 6 Hull L 1902~03 A 4 3 1 V
22nd Nov 1902 L 6 Oldham L 1902~03 H 0 3 V
13th Dec 1902 L 6 Hunslet L 1902~03 A 3 9 V
20th Dec 1902 L 6 Wigan L 1902~03 H 5 6 1 V
27th Dec 1902 L 6 Widnes L 1902~03 A 0 8 V
1st Jan 1903 W 6 Batley L 1902~03 H 7 5 2 V
3rd Jan 1903 L 6 Bradford L 1902~03 A 2 14 1 V
10th Jan 1903 L 6 Huddersfield L 1902~03 H 5 13 1 V
31st Jan 1903 L 6 Swinton L 1902~03 A 0 15 V
24th Feb 1903 L 6 Warrington L 1902~03 A 0 6 V
28th Feb 1903 W 6 Halifax L 1902~03 H 7 3 2 V
7th Mar 1903 W 6 Leigh L 1902~03 A 8 5 1 V
14th Mar 1903 W 6 Hull L 1902~03 H 10 8 1 V
28th Mar 1903 L 6 Broughton Rangers L 1902~03 H 3 18 V
31st Mar 1903 L 6 Oldham L 1902~03 A 4 13 V
4th Apr 1903 L 6 Hull K.R. L 1902~03 H 2 6 V
11th Apr 1903 D 6 Hunslet L 1902~03 H 5 5 V
18th Apr 1903 W 6 Wigan L 1902~03 A 5 3 1 V
12th Sep 1903 W 6 Birkenhead Wanderers L 1903~04 A 3 0 V
19th Sep 1903 W 6 Barrow L 1903~04 H 18 6 3 V
26th Sep 1903 L 6 Holbeck L 1903~04 A 3 19 V
3rd Oct 1903 W 6 Normanton L 1903~04 H 27 0 1 1 V
17th Oct 1903 W 6 York L 1903~04 H 2 0 1 V
31st Oct 1903 W 6 Brighouse Rovers L 1903~04 H 10 0 2 V
7th Nov 1903 W 6 South Shields L 1903~04 A 6 0 3 V
14th Nov 1903 W 6 Millom L 1903~04 H 17 4 1 V
21st Nov 1903 D 6 Bramley L 1903~04 A 0 0 V
28th Nov 1903 W 6 Wakefield Trinity L 1903~04 H 11 8 1 V
12th Dec 1903 L 6 Castleford L 1903~04 A 0 7 V
19th Dec 1903 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L OBJ 1903~04 H 14 2 1 V
25th Dec 1903 L 6 Wigan SWLL 1903~04 A 6 12 V
26th Dec 1903 L 6 Lancaster L OBJ 1903~04 A 3 10 V
9th Jan 1904 W 6 Birkenhead Wanderers L 1903~04 H 3 0 V
13th Feb 1904 L 6 York L 1903~04 A 0 5 V
16th Feb 1904 D 6 Dewsbury L 1903~04 A 3 3 V
20th Feb 1904 W 6 Morecambe L 1903~04 H 8 0 V
26th Mar 1904 L 6 Wakefield Trinity L 1903~04 A 0 20 V
1st Oct 1904 W 6 Hull K.R. L 1904~05 H 10 6 V
8th Oct 1904 L 6 Batley L 1904~05 A 10 20 V
15th Oct 1904 L 6 Hunslet L 1904~05 H 3 9 V
22nd Oct 1904 W 6 Widnes L 1904~05 A 8 0 1 V
29th Oct 1904 W 6 Salford L 1904~05 H 13 11 V
3rd Dec 1904 L 6 Hull L 1904~05 A 0 14 V
10th Dec 1904 L 6 Bradford L 1904~05 H 8 18 1 V
17th Dec 1904 L 6 Leeds L 1904~05 A 2 17 V
1st Apr 1905 L 7 Hull L 1904~05 H 0 13 V
8th Apr 1905 L 7 Bradford L 1904~05 A 6 9 V
21st Apr 1905 L 6 Warrington L 1904~05 A 0 5 V
24th Apr 1905 W 6 Runcorn L 1904~05 A 9 0 V
4th Nov 1905 W 7 Dewsbury L 1905~06 A 3 2 V
18th Nov 1905 W 7 Rochdale Hornets L 1905~06 A 11 0 1 V
2nd Dec 1905 L 7 Oldham L 1905~06 H 7 15 V
9th Dec 1905 W 7 Barrow L 1905~06 H 25 0 V
16th Dec 1905 W 7 Millom L 1905~06 A 2 0 1 V
23rd Dec 1905 L 7 Warrington L 1905~06 A 0 16 V
25th Dec 1905 W 7 Runcorn L 1905~06 H 7 0 V
30th Dec 1905 W 7 Morecambe L 1905~06 A 10 3 1 V
6th Jan 1906 L 7 Leigh L 1905~06 A 2 3 V
13th Jan 1906 W 7 Barrow L 1905~06 A 3 2 V
20th Jan 1906 W 7 Normanton L 1905~06 H 28 3 V
27th Jan 1906 L 7 Oldham L 1905~06 A 2 12 V
10th Mar 1906 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1905~06 H 15 0 V
21st Apr 1906 L 6 Hull L 1905~06 A 0 19 V
30th Apr 1906 W 6 Salford L 1905~06 H 11 0 1 V
27th Oct 1906 L 6 Leigh L 1906~07 H 10 19 2 V
3rd Nov 1906 W 6 Widnes L 1906~07 H 10 7 1 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 73 OTHER 0 = 73
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 73
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