William Hillen

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
30-06-1881
N/A
Date unknown.
Millom
21-01-1905 v Broughton Rangers
Halifax
1909-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1904-1908
107 (0)
22
4
0
74

BIOGRAPHY

William Hillen by Alex Service

The St.Helens club had always relied upon a certain number of Cumbrian players in the first 20 years of its existence in the Northern Union and William John ‘Gillie’ Hillen was no exception. He came from Millom and could play in either centre position with equal effectiveness. Not only was he a good winger’s centre, but he could also score tries too. He is one of a number of players who have played over 100 matches for the club and during his first season in 1904-05 he operated at right centre, with Jimmy Liversedge and Charlie Creevey outside him. He was also used as a winger on occasions during the following campaign, although he was a centre as such.
The 1906-07 campaign was Hillen’s most consistent to date when he was a virtual ever-present, missing just one game of the 29 played. He was centre to Charlie Creevey for most of the campaign. His 13 tries also showed how good an attacking player he could be. In 1907-08, the visiting New Zealanders played twice at Knowsley Road and Hillen was a member of the team on both occasions, with Charlie Creevey his winger in the first match and his brother Jimmy on the flanks in the second. He completed 14 games in 1908-09, his last season at Knowsley Road and we are not certain where he ended up. Presumably he retired and went back to Cumbria, but if anyone has any further information, we would like to hear from them.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1904~05 0 0 0 15
1905~06 5 0 0 23
1906~0713 1 0 28
1907~08 4 3 0 28
1908~090 0 0 13
TOTALS:22 4 0 107
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1908~09 0001
TOTALS:0001

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
21st Jan 1905 L 5 Broughton Rangers L 1904~05 H 6 8 V
4th Feb 1905 W 3 Batley L 1904~05 H 4 0 V
11th Feb 1905 L 3 Hunslet L 1904~05 A 5 16 V
18th Feb 1905 L 3 Widnes L 1904~05 H 5 7 V
25th Feb 1905 L 3 Salford L 1904~05 A 2 19 V
4th Mar 1905 W 3 Rochdale Rangers CC1 1904~05 H 9 2 V
11th Mar 1905 L 3 Wakefield Trinity L 1904~05 A 0 21 V
18th Mar 1905 L 3 Broughton Rangers CC2 1904~05 A 0 18 V
30th Mar 1905 L 3 Leigh L 1904~05 H 0 2 V
1st Apr 1905 L 3 Hull L 1904~05 H 0 13 V
8th Apr 1905 L 3 Bradford L 1904~05 A 6 9 V
15th Apr 1905 L 3 Leeds L 1904~05 H 5 10 V
21st Apr 1905 L 3 Warrington L 1904~05 A 0 5 V
24th Apr 1905 W 3 Runcorn L 1904~05 A 9 0 V
29th Apr 1905 L 3 Halifax L 1904~05 A 2 23 V
4th Nov 1905 W 5 Dewsbury L 1905~06 A 3 2 V
18th Nov 1905 W 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1905~06 A 11 0 V
2nd Dec 1905 L 5 Oldham L 1905~06 H 7 15 V
9th Dec 1905 W 5 Barrow L 1905~06 H 25 0 V
16th Dec 1905 W 5 Millom L 1905~06 A 2 0 V
23rd Dec 1905 L 5 Warrington L 1905~06 A 0 16 V
25th Dec 1905 W 5 Runcorn L 1905~06 H 7 0 1 V
26th Dec 1905 L 5 Wigan L 1905~06 H 5 13 1 V
30th Dec 1905 W 5 Morecambe L 1905~06 A 10 3 V
6th Jan 1906 L 1 Leigh L 1905~06 A 2 3 V
13th Jan 1906 W 5 Barrow L 1905~06 A 3 2 V
3rd Feb 1906 L 4 Swinton L 1905~06 A 0 5 V
10th Feb 1906 W 4 Widnes L 1905~06 H 5 0 V
17th Feb 1906 L 4 Runcorn CCInt. 1905~06 H 0 3 V
24th Feb 1906 W 4 Dewsbury L 1905~06 H 7 0 V
10th Mar 1906 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1905~06 H 15 0 V
17th Mar 1906 D 4 Swinton L 1905~06 H 0 0 V
24th Mar 1906 L 4 Leigh L 1905~06 H 8 15 1 V
31st Mar 1906 W 4 Normanton L 1905~06 A 9 5 V
13th Apr 1906 L 4 Wigan L 1905~06 A 6 37 V
16th Apr 1906 L 4 Warrington L 1905~06 H 0 8 V
21st Apr 1906 L 4 Hull L 1905~06 A 0 19 V
30th Apr 1906 W 4 Salford L 1905~06 H 11 0 2 V
1st Sep 1906 L 3 Swinton L 1906~07 H 6 10 V
8th Sep 1906 W 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1906~07 H 27 6 1 V
15th Sep 1906 L 3 Warrington L 1906~07 H 10 19 V
22nd Sep 1906 L 3 Barrow L 1906~07 A 3 31 V
29th Sep 1906 L 3 Widnes L 1906~07 A 5 11 V
6th Oct 1906 L 3 Runcorn L 1906~07 H 8 22 V
13th Oct 1906 L 3 Oldham LC1 1906~07 H 14 17 V
20th Oct 1906 L 3 Pontefract L 1906~07 A 7 17 V
27th Oct 1906 L 3 Leigh L 1906~07 H 10 19 V
3rd Nov 1906 W 3 Widnes L 1906~07 H 10 7 V
10th Nov 1906 L 3 Salford L 1906~07 A 13 26 V
20th Nov 1906 L 3 Keighley L 1906~07 A 5 15 V
24th Nov 1906 W 3 Keighley L 1906~07 H 18 9 V
1st Dec 1906 L 3 Batley L 1906~07 A 5 30 1 1 V
15th Dec 1906 L 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1906~07 A 8 14 V
22nd Dec 1906 L 3 Broughton Rangers L 1906~07 H 7 14 V
25th Dec 1906 W 3 Liverpool City L 1906~07 H 42 0 2 V
1st Jan 1907 W 3 Batley L 1906~07 H 26 0 1 V
5th Jan 1907 L 3 Warrington L 1906~07 A 3 20 V
19th Jan 1907 L 3 Leigh L 1906~07 A 2 5 V
16th Feb 1907 W 3 Barrow L 1906~07 H 26 3 V
23rd Feb 1907 L 3 Runcorn L 1906~07 A 8 14 V
6th Mar 1907 L 3 Swinton L 1906~07 A 11 14 2 V
9th Mar 1907 W 3 Wigan L 1906~07 H 10 8 V
16th Mar 1907 L 3 Swinton CC1 1906~07 A 9 16 2 V
29th Mar 1907 L 3 Wigan L 1906~07 A 2 24 V
30th Mar 1907 W 3 Liverpool City L 1906~07 H 68 0 3 V
1st Apr 1907 W 3 Salford L 1906~07 H 30 5 1 V
7th Sep 1907 L 3 Swinton L 1907~08 A 0 22 V
28th Sep 1907 W 3 Warrington L 1907~08 H 7 6 1 V
12th Oct 1907 L 4 Swinton LC1 1907~08 A 0 7 V
19th Oct 1907 W 4 Runcorn L 1907~08 H 17 11 V
26th Oct 1907 L 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1907~08 H 8 12 V
30th Oct 1907 L 3 New Zealand Tour 1907~08 H 5 24 V
2nd Nov 1907 L 3 Broughton Rangers L 1907~08 A 13 25 V
23rd Nov 1907 W 4 Swinton L 1907~08 H 8 0 V
7th Dec 1907 L 3 Salford L 1907~08 H 0 18 V
14th Dec 1907 L 4 Leigh L 1907~08 A 2 20 V
21st Dec 1907 L 4 Wigan L 1907~08 H 2 18 V
25th Dec 1907 L 3 Runcorn L 1907~08 A 0 19 V
26th Dec 1907 L 4 Barrow L 1907~08 A 8 9 1 1 V
28th Dec 1907 W 4 Bramley L 1907~08 H 16 3 V
1st Jan 1908 L 4 Hunslet L 1907~08 H 8 24 1 V
18th Jan 1908 L 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1907~08 A 11 27 1 V
25th Jan 1908 W 4 Keighley L 1907~08 H 11 3 V
1st Feb 1908 D 4 Widnes L 1907~08 H 5 5 V
15th Feb 1908 W 4 Ebbw Vale L 1907~08 A 5 3 V
22nd Feb 1908 L 4 New Zealand Tour 1907~08 H 10 21 V
29th Feb 1908 L 3 Whitehaven Recs CC1 1907~08 A 8 13 V
7th Mar 1908 L 4 Hunslet L 1907~08 A 6 21 V
14th Mar 1908 L 4 Bradford L 1907~08 A 10 17 V
21st Mar 1908 L 4 Oldham L 1907~08 H 5 14 V
4th Apr 1908 L 4 Warrington L 1907~08 A 5 20 1 1 V
12th Apr 1908 L 3 Rochdale Hornets * Fr 1908~09 A 0 15 V
13th Apr 1908 L 4 Broughton Rangers L 1907~08 H 11 28 V
20th Apr 1908 D 4 Leigh L 1907~08 H 5 5 V
21st Apr 1908 L 3 Bramley L 1907~08 A 13 16 V
5th Sep 1908 L 4 Oldham L 1908~09 H 0 38 V
3rd Oct 1908 W 3 Barrow L 1908~09 H 26 5 V
10th Oct 1908 L 3 Broughton Rangers L 1908~09 A 9 19 V
17th Oct 1908 W 3 Widnes L 1908~09 H 11 0 V
24th Oct 1908 L 3 Swinton L 1908~09 A 0 2 V
31st Oct 1908 L 3 Salford L 1908~09 H 8 13 V
7th Nov 1908 L 3 Warrington LC1 1908~09 H 6 21 V
19th Dec 1908 L 3 Salford L 1908~09 A 14 15 V
25th Dec 1908 W 1 Runcorn L 1908~09 H 6 0 V
26th Dec 1908 L 1 Wigan L 1908~09 H 7 22 V
1st Jan 1909 L 1 York L 1908~09 A 0 16 V
16th Jan 1909 D 1 Rochdale Hornets L 1908~09 A 3 3 V
27th Feb 1909 L 3 Halifax CC1 1908~09 A 8 15 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 106 OTHER 1 = 107
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 107

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