Billy Holland

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
20-03-1926
N/A
Date unknown.
UGB ARL
10-09-1949 v Oldham
Workington Town
1951- Liverpool City
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1949-1951
32 (0)
4
0
0
12

BIOGRAPHY

Billy Holland by Alex Service

Blackbrook-born scrum-half Billy Holland was signed from UGB in 1948-49 and played his first game for the A Team on 12th March 1949 at Belle Vue. Billy was strong for his size, with safe hands. He was also a cool head and quick around the base of the scrum. “He was mostly an A Teamer,” remembers Denis Whittle. “He would face competition for a First Team spot from Frank Beesley and Jimmy Honey.”
Billy made his debut in the First Team against Oldham on 10th September 1949 at Knowsley Road, when Saints won 16-8 and he was accompanied at stand-off by Jimmy Honey. Billy made 19 appearances during the campaign by far his best run in the First Team. He finished with 32 appearances overall and 4 tries. His last game in the seniors was against Workington at home on 17th November 1951. Saints lost 11-20 and his stand-off partner was Jimmy Honey once again. It was his sole appearance of the season. Billy later moved on to Liverpool City, like a number of former Saints’ players before (and after) him.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1949~501 0 0 19
1950~513 0 0 12
1951~52 0 0 0 1
TOTALS:4 0 0 32
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1949~500001
1950~510001
TOTALS:0002

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
10th Sep 1949 W 7 Oldham L 1949~50 H 16 8 V
17th Sep 1949 L 7 Wakefield Trinity L 1949~50 A 9 12 V
19th Sep 1949 W 7 Hull K.R. L 1949~50 A 12 5 V
24th Sep 1949 W 7 Workington Town L 1949~50 H 43 10 V
29th Oct 1949 W 7 Leeds* Fr 1949~50 H 18 12 V
5th Nov 1949 D 7 Hull L 1949~50 A 5 5 V
12th Nov 1949 W 7 Warrington L 1949~50 A 7 3 V
19th Nov 1949 W 7 Hull K.R. L 1949~50 H 14 3 1 V
26th Nov 1949 W 7 Liverpool Stanley L 1949~50 A 11 3 V
3rd Dec 1949 W 7 Rochdale Hornets L 1949~50 H 23 0 V
10th Dec 1949 L 7 Salford L 1949~50 A 4 8 V
17th Dec 1949 W 7 Widnes L 1949~50 H 7 0 V
31st Dec 1949 L 7 Leigh L 1949~50 A 10 15 V
4th Feb 1950 W 7 Halifax CC1(1) 1949~50 H 10 6 V
11th Feb 1950 L 7 Halifax CC1(2) 1949~50 A 0 2 V
18th Feb 1950 L 7 Swinton L 1949~50 A 8 11 V
25th Feb 1950 W 7 Salford CC2 1949~50 A 9 2 V
11th Mar 1950 D 7 Bradford Northern CC3 1949~50 H 0 0 V
15th Mar 1950 L 7 Bradford Northern CC3(rep) 1949~50 A 0 11 V
18th Mar 1950 D 7 Belle Vue Rangers L 1949~50 A 7 7 V
12th Aug 1950 W 7 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1950~51 A 15 2 V
19th Aug 1950 W 7 Widnes L 1950~51 H 17 2 V
23rd Aug 1950 W 7 Barrow L 1950~51 A 14 4 1 V
26th Aug 1950 W 7 Liverpool Stanley L 1950~51 A 36 2 V
2nd Sep 1950 W 7 Swinton LC1(1) 1950~51 A 19 10 V
9th Sep 1950 W 7 Rochdale Hornets L 1950~51 H 31 12 1 V
13th Sep 1950 W 7 Swinton LC1(2) 1950~51 H 11 3 V
16th Sep 1950 L 7 Workington Town L 1950~51 A 11 19 V
23rd Sep 1950 W 7 Swinton L 1950~51 H 21 2 V
27th Sep 1950 W 7 Salford LC2 1950~51 H 20 3 V
7th Oct 1950 W 7 Hunslet L 1950~51 H 20 14 1 V
11th Oct 1950 L 7 Wigan LCSF 1950~51 H 7 9 V
14th Oct 1950 L 7 Salford L 1950~51 A 3 25 V
17th Nov 1951 L 7 Workington Town L 1951~52 H 11 20 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 30 OTHER 2 = 32
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 32

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