Dick Huddart

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
22-06-1936
N/A
15-10-1958
Whitehaven
18-10-1958 v Workington Town
Warrington
1964- St. George- Aus
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1958-1963
209 (0)
76
0
0
228

BIOGRAPHY

Richard Huddart by Dave Dooley:

Dick Huddart was a legend for the club playing over 200 matches mostly as a second row forward. Born on the 22nd. February 1936 in Flimby Cumberland, he signed for the Club from Whitehaven on 15th. October 1958. Dick had had a sensational 1958 Tour Down Under and became firm friends with Vinty Karalius. After returning from the antipodes Dick asked Whitehaven for a transfer, and publicly stated that he would like to play for St Helens. Basil Lowe explained the bizarre circumstances of his signing:-
On a very stormy night we travelled by Mini Minor to Whitehaven, and on the way we actually bumped into some Wigan directors who had been unsuccessful in their bid to bring Dick to Central Park. The negotiations became heated and difficult but eventually we won the day. We were hardly welcome guests. In fact we made the signing of Huddart using a toilet seat, as this was the only room we were offered.

Saints were attracted by Dick`s powerful 6 feet height and 15 stone frame that was used to effectively to crack open any defence. His speed, straight running and jackhammer hand-off would cost the Club a record 7 250 transfer fee, but oh it would be money well spent!

Dick made his debut against Workington Town in the 10 points all draw on the 18th. October 1958. His first try for the club was away against Featherstone Rovers on November 15th. 1958 when the Saints cantered to a 36 points to 9 victory. Dick played a total of 32 matches in that record-breaking season scoring 19 tries in the process. This total included a hat-trick he notched up on the 25th. April against Liverpool City as the Saints eased to a 41 points to 22 victory.

In the 1959/60 season Dick scored 19 tries from 42 matches including another hat-trick against Liverpool City.

Dick played 12 times for Great Britain in his time with the Saints. He also won seven Cumberland caps and one England cap.

Huddart played a vital part in laying the foundations for many a Saints victory including the sensational 1959 Championship Final win by 44 points to 22 over a great Hunslet side. Dick scored a rip-roaring try in typical fashion as he raced through the Hunslet defence from 30 yards out.

Dick also won a Lancashire Cup winners medal when the Saints defeated Swinton by 15 points to 9 in front of a crowd of over 31 000 at Central Park on October 29th. 1960. He repeated the pleasure in the same competition against the same opposition one season later, this time the victory score was 25 points to 9. In 1962 Huddart collected his third winners medal in this competition against poor old Swinton again!

In the 1961 Challenge Cup Final Dick was heavily involved in the most memorable Wembley final of all time for Saints and Wigan fans. In the first half his burst through the Wigan defence set up a try for Alex Murphy. His relentless runs kept Wigan on the back-foot until Large and Vollenhoven sealed the game with that momentous try. His performance that day earned him the Lance Todd Trophy.

The 1961/62 season was a transitional one for the Saints as the Club felt a need to build a new side to continue to challenge for the game`s top honours. Dick scored 11 tries in 38 games as the Saints endured a poor season by the Club`s high standards.

The 1962 Australian Tour probably saw Dick Huddart at the height of his prowess. Feasting on the hard grounds he proved a perfect foil to that hardest of all men, Brian Edgar, as he continuously tortured the Aussie defences with powerful hand-offs and rapier like bursts. He played a major part in retaining the Ashes and was glorified by the Sydney crowds in particular.

Dick`s final season at the Saints was his least productive in tries, bagging a solitary try from 19 games. His final match for the Club was against Warrington on the 29th. of February, 1964 after five and a half years at the Club in which he had won every honour in the game. Dick Huddart played 209 matches for the club. He scored 76 tries and kicked no goals for an aggregate score of 228 points.

Saints sold Huddart to the St George club, Sydney in Australia where Dick walked into the most successful club side ever. He helped St George to another Grand Final win and so became one of a handful of Englishmen to capture that particular medal.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1958~5919 0 0 32
1959~6019 0 0 42
1960~6115 0 0 44
1961~6211 0 0 38
1962~6311 0 0 34
1963~64 1 0 0 19
TOTALS:76 0 0 209
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1958~592003
1960~611001
1961~622001
1963~641001
TOTALS:6006

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
18th Oct 1958 D 11 Workington Town L 1958~59 A 10 10 V
1st Nov 1958 W 12 Salford L 1958~59 A 28 12 V
8th Nov 1958 W 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1958~59 H 42 12 V
15th Nov 1958 W 12 Featherstone Rovers L 1958~59 A 36 9 1 V
29th Nov 1958 W 12 Whitehaven L 1958~59 A 25 2 1 V
6th Dec 1958 W 12 Leeds L 1958~59 H 38 12 V
13th Dec 1958 W 12 Swinton L 1958~59 H 32 3 V
20th Dec 1958 W 11 Barrow L 1958~59 A 7 5 V
25th Dec 1958 W 12 Leigh L 1958~59 A 10 6 V
26th Dec 1958 W 12 Wigan L 1958~59 H 13 9 V
27th Dec 1958 W 12 Oldham L 1958~59 H 22 6 1 V
1st Jan 1959 W 12 Leigh L 1958~59 H 9 6 V
3rd Jan 1959 L 11 Leeds L 1958~59 A 11 12 V
24th Jan 1959 L 12 Hunslet L 1958~59 A 11 19 1 V
31st Jan 1959 W 12 Whitehaven L 1958~59 H 27 3 V
7th Feb 1959 W 12 Hull L 1958~59 A 19 9 V
14th Feb 1959 W 12 Barrow L 1958~59 H 71 15 V
21st Feb 1959 W 12 Oldham CC1 1958~59 A 7 6 V
28th Feb 1959 W 12 Widnes L 1958~59 H 38 4 1 V
7th Mar 1959 W 12 Dewsbury CC2 1958~59 H 35 8 2 V
21st Mar 1959 L 12 Featherstone Rovers CC3 1958~59 A 6 20 V
27th Mar 1959 L 12 Wigan L 1958~59 A 14 19 V
28th Mar 1959 W 12 Liverpool City L 1958~59 A 40 20 2 V
30th Mar 1959 W 13 Blackpool Borough L 1958~59 H 46 11 2 V
4th Apr 1959 W 13 Halifax L 1958~59 A 25 19 1 V
14th Apr 1959 W 12 Hull L 1958~59 H 37 16 1 V
18th Apr 1959 L 12 Swinton L 1958~59 A 11 19 V
21st Apr 1959 W 12 Workington Town L 1958~59 H 36 14 V
25th Apr 1959 W 12 Liverpool City L 1958~59 H 41 22 3 V
27th Apr 1959 L 13 Oldham L 1958~59 A 14 15 V
2nd May 1959 W 12 Oldham ChSF 1958~59 H 42 4 2 V
16th May 1959 W 12 Hunslet ChF 1958~59 N 44 22 1 V
18th May 1959 W 11 Welsh XIII* Fr Tour 1958~59 P 44 28 1 V
20th May 1959 W 13 Welsh XIII* Fr Tour 1958~59 L 35 19 V
23rd May 1959 W 12 Welsh XIII* Fr Tour 1958~59 C 47 31 1 V
15th Aug 1959 W 11 Widnes L 1959~60 A 27 14 1 V
17th Aug 1959 W 11 Blackpool Borough L 1959~60 H 59 17 1 V
22nd Aug 1959 W 11 Wakefield Trinity L 1959~60 H 40 7 V
26th Aug 1959 W 11 Swinton L 1959~60 A 32 9 V
29th Aug 1959 W 11 Swinton LC1 1959~60 A 17 9 V
2nd Sep 1959 W 13 Widnes L 1959~60 H 22 0 1 V
5th Sep 1959 W 13 Leeds L 1959~60 H 23 9 1 V
9th Sep 1959 W 12 Widnes LC2 1959~60 A 24 9 V
12th Sep 1959 W 12 Wakefield Trinity L 1959~60 A 16 2 1 V
19th Sep 1959 W 13 Hunslet L 1959~60 H 38 17 V
26th Sep 1959 W 12 Liverpool City L 1959~60 A 45 6 3 V
30th Sep 1959 W 12 Whitehaven LCSF 1959~60 A 18 2 1 V
3rd Oct 1959 W 12 Salford L 1959~60 H 40 11 V
10th Oct 1959 L 12 Australia Tour 1959~60 H 2 15 V
24th Oct 1959 W 12 Hull L 1959~60 H 29 11 V
31st Oct 1959 L 12 Warrington LCF 1959~60 N 4 5 V
7th Nov 1959 W 12 Liverpool City L 1959~60 H 40 17 V
14th Nov 1959 W 11 Dewsbury L 1959~60 A 20 15 1 V
28th Nov 1959 L 12 Leeds L 1959~60 A 11 24 V
5th Dec 1959 L 12 Workington Town L 1959~60 H 11 12 V
12th Dec 1959 W 11 Rochdale Hornets L 1959~60 A 40 4 1 V
19th Dec 1959 W 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1959~60 H 26 2 V
25th Dec 1959 W 12 Leigh L 1959~60 H 14 10 V
26th Dec 1959 W 12 Wigan L 1959~60 A 19 7 V
1st Jan 1960 W 12 Leigh L 1959~60 A 12 4 V
2nd Jan 1960 W 12 Workington Town L 1959~60 A 21 6 V
9th Jan 1960 W 12 Warrington L 1959~60 H 40 6 1 V
16th Jan 1960 W 12 Barrow L 1959~60 A 16 8 V
23rd Jan 1960 W 12 Oldham L 1959~60 H 27 6 1 V
6th Feb 1960 W 12 Blackpool Borough L 1959~60 A 26 7 1 V
13th Feb 1960 L 12 Wakefield Trinity CC1 1959~60 H 10 15 V
20th Feb 1960 W 12 Dewsbury L 1959~60 H 25 4 1 V
5th Mar 1960 W 12 Warrington L 1959~60 A 19 16 2 V
12th Mar 1960 W 12 Barrow L 1959~60 H 13 12 V
19th Mar 1960 L 12 Halifax L 1959~60 A 15 20 V
2nd Apr 1960 W 12 Swinton L 1959~60 H 46 10 V
15th Apr 1960 W 12 Wigan L 1959~60 H 12 4 V
16th Apr 1960 W 12 Whitehaven L 1959~60 H 41 5 1 V
18th Apr 1960 W 12 Hull L 1959~60 A 10 7 V
23rd Apr 1960 W 12 Hunslet L 1959~60 A 20 8 1 V
26th Apr 1960 W 13 Oldham L 1959~60 A 10 2 V
7th May 1960 L 12 Wigan ChSF 1959~60 H 9 19 V
6th Aug 1960 W 13 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup 1960~61 H 34 10 1 V
13th Aug 1960 L 13 Oldham L 1960~61 A 4 16 V
15th Aug 1960 W 12 Liverpool City L 1960~61 H 17 9 1 V
20th Aug 1960 W 12 Hunslet L 1960~61 H 22 10 V
27th Aug 1960 W 11 Widnes LC1 1960~61 A 19 17 V
3rd Sep 1960 L 11 Wakefield Trinity L 1960~61 H 5 18 V
7th Sep 1960 W 12 Wigan LC2 1960~61 H 7 4 V
10th Sep 1960 W 12 Leigh L 1960~61 A 28 13 V
17th Sep 1960 W 12 Oldham L 1960~61 H 26 12 V
21st Sep 1960 W 12 Swinton L 1960~61 A 15 7 V
26th Sep 1960 W 12 Halifax L 1960~61 H 32 4 3 V
12th Oct 1960 W 12 Australia Tour 1960~61 H 15 12 V
15th Oct 1960 W 12 Blackpool Borough L 1960~61 A 34 13 V
17th Oct 1960 W 12 Leigh LCSF 1960~61 A 15 2 V
22nd Oct 1960 W 12 Wigan L 1960~61 H 11 6 V
29th Oct 1960 W 12 Swinton LCF 1960~61 N 15 9 V
5th Nov 1960 W 12 Whitehaven L 1960~61 H 18 8 1 V
12th Nov 1960 W 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1960~61 A 38 5 1 V
19th Nov 1960 W 12 Barrow L 1960~61 A 29 15 V
26th Nov 1960 W 12 Workington Town L 1960~61 H 47 2 1 V
3rd Dec 1960 L 12 Hunslet L 1960~61 A 5 10 V
24th Dec 1960 W 13 Salford L 1960~61 A 17 5 V
26th Dec 1960 W 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1960~61 H 51 4 2 V
2nd Jan 1961 W 12 Leigh L 1960~61 H 10 4 V
7th Jan 1961 W 12 Warrington L 1960~61 A 8 5 V
16th Jan 1961 W 12 Hull L 1960~61 H 22 15 V
4th Feb 1961 L 12 Warrington L 1960~61 H 7 8 V
11th Feb 1961 D 12 Widnes CC1 1960~61 H 5 5 V
16th Feb 1961 W 12 Widnes CC1(rep) 1960~61 A 29 10 V
18th Feb 1961 W 12 Widnes L 1960~61 H 44 7 2 V
25th Feb 1961 W 12 Castleford CC2 1960~61 A 18 10 V
4th Mar 1961 W 12 Liverpool City L 1960~61 A 52 2 2 V
11th Mar 1961 W 12 Swinton CC3 1960~61 H 17 9 1 V
18th Mar 1961 W 12 Halifax L 1960~61 A 19 12 V
25th Mar 1961 W 12 Salford L 1960~61 H 45 2 V
27th Mar 1961 L 12 Wakefield Trinity L 1960~61 A 2 4 V
31st Mar 1961 L 12 Wigan L 1960~61 A 2 12 V
1st Apr 1961 L 13 Workington Town L 1960~61 A 11 12 V
15th Apr 1961 W 12 Hull CCSF 1960~61 N 26 9 V
19th Apr 1961 W 12 Widnes L 1960~61 A 17 5 V
22nd Apr 1961 L 12 Featherstone Rovers L 1960~61 A 11 28 1 V
25th Apr 1961 W 13 Blackpool Borough L 1960~61 H 28 4 V
29th Apr 1961 W 12 Featherstone Rovers L 1960~61 H 38 0 V
6th May 1961 L 12 Leeds ChSF 1960~61 A 4 11 V
13th May 1961 W 12 Wigan CCF 1960~61 N 12 6 V
12th Aug 1961 W 11 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup 1961~62 H 29 14 2 V
19th Aug 1961 W 13 Leeds L 1961~62 H 20 5 1 V
26th Aug 1961 L 13 Swinton L 1961~62 A 6 15 V
30th Aug 1961 W 13 Wakefield Trinity L 1961~62 H 10 5 V
2nd Sep 1961 W 13 Leigh LC1 1961~62 H 43 8 V
9th Sep 1961 W 13 Salford L 1961~62 A 24 7 1 V
12th Sep 1961 W 13 Rochdale Hornets L 1961~62 A 14 2 V
16th Sep 1961 W 13 Whitehaven L 1961~62 H 44 0 2 V
23rd Sep 1961 W 13 Barrow L 1961~62 A 34 2 V
2nd Oct 1961 W 12 Oldham LC2 1961~62 H 30 7 1 V
7th Oct 1961 W 13 Whitehaven L 1961~62 A 10 3 V
10th Oct 1961 W 12 Salford LCSF 1961~62 H 21 2 V
14th Oct 1961 W 12 New Zealand Tour 1961~62 H 25 10 1 V
28th Oct 1961 L 12 Warrington L 1961~62 A 7 11 V
11th Nov 1961 W 12 Swinton LCF 1961~62 N 25 9 V
18th Nov 1961 L 12 Widnes L 1961~62 A 12 13 V
25th Nov 1961 W 12 Workington Town L 1961~62 H 16 7 1 V
2nd Dec 1961 L 12 Hull K.R. L 1961~62 A 5 12 V
9th Dec 1961 L 13 Wakefield Trinity L 1961~62 A 10 12 V
16th Dec 1961 L 12 Oldham L 1961~62 H 8 9 V
6th Jan 1962 W 11 Barrow L 1961~62 H 30 6 V
13th Jan 1962 L 11 Leeds L 1961~62 A 3 20 V
20th Jan 1962 W 11 Warrington L 1961~62 H 11 7 V
27th Jan 1962 L 11 Workington Town L 1961~62 A 7 23 V
3rd Feb 1962 W 3 Huddersfield L 1961~62 H 36 5 V
10th Feb 1962 W 3 Salford CC1 1961~62 A 15 2 1 V
24th Feb 1962 L 11 Leigh L 1961~62 A 6 7 V
3rd Mar 1962 L 3 Huddersfield CC2 1961~62 H 2 13 V
13th Mar 1962 W 12 Liverpool City L 1961~62 H 31 7 1 V
17th Mar 1962 L 12 Oldham L 1961~62 A 7 10 V
31st Mar 1962 W 12 Swinton L 1961~62 H 5 2 V
3rd Apr 1962 W 12 Hull K.R. L 1961~62 H 27 2 V
7th Apr 1962 W 12 Hull L 1961~62 A 12 8 V
9th Apr 1962 W 12 Leigh L 1961~62 H 42 4 2 V
14th Apr 1962 W 12 Blackpool Borough L 1961~62 A 15 2 V
20th Apr 1962 L 12 Wigan L 1961~62 H 16 18 V
21st Apr 1962 W 12 Liverpool City L 1961~62 A 14 2 V
23rd Apr 1962 W 12 Blackpool Borough L 1961~62 H 37 5 V
28th Apr 1962 L 12 Wigan L 1961~62 A 3 12 V
8th Sep 1962 W 12 Liverpool City LC1 1962~63 H 22 0 V
15th Sep 1962 W 12 Leigh WDC 1962~63 A 20 10 V
18th Sep 1962 W 12 Blackpool Borough LC2 1962~63 A 14 3 V
22nd Sep 1962 W 12 Liverpool City WDC 1962~63 H 32 3 V
29th Sep 1962 D 12 Blackpool Borough WDC 1962~63 A 12 12 V
2nd Oct 1962 W 12 Oldham LCSF 1962~63 A 10 8 V
9th Oct 1962 L 12 Widnes WDCSF 1962~63 H 9 10 V
13th Oct 1962 D 12 Castleford L 1962~63 H 10 10 1 V
20th Oct 1962 W 12 Huddersfield L 1962~63 A 22 9 V
27th Oct 1962 W 12 Swinton LCF 1962~63 N 7 4 V
3rd Nov 1962 L 12 Leeds L 1962~63 A 7 14 V
24th Nov 1962 W 13 Huddersfield L 1962~63 H 36 3 V
8th Dec 1962 W 13 Leeds L 1962~63 H 13 6 V
15th Dec 1962 L 13 Wakefield Trinity L 1962~63 A 7 10 V
22nd Dec 1962 W 12 Hull L 1962~63 H 27 14 V
9th Mar 1963 L 12 Hull K.R. L 1962~63 A 2 3 V
11th Mar 1963 L 12 Halifax CC1 1962~63 A 2 9 V
23rd Mar 1963 W 12 Bramley L 1962~63 H 38 0 2 V
26th Mar 1963 W 12 Wigan L 1962~63 H 20 11 1 V
30th Mar 1963 W 12 Featherstone Rovers L 1962~63 A 17 10 V
1st Apr 1963 W 12 Workington Town L 1962~63 H 29 0 1 V
12th Apr 1963 W 12 Wigan L 1962~63 A 24 4 V
13th Apr 1963 L 12 Swinton L 1962~63 A 8 9 V
15th Apr 1963 L 12 Swinton L 1962~63 H 9 24 V
20th Apr 1963 W 12 Featherstone Rovers L 1962~63 H 18 5 V
27th Apr 1963 L 12 Hull L 1962~63 A 7 15 V
29th Apr 1963 L 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1962~63 H 15 16 V
4th May 1963 W 12 Widnes L 1962~63 A 25 2 2 V
6th May 1963 W 12 Oldham L 1962~63 H 22 8 1 V
13th May 1963 W 12 Widnes L 1962~63 H 14 6 1 V
18th May 1963 W 12 Bramley L 1962~63 A 21 9 V
25th May 1963 W 12 Halifax L 1962~63 A 33 5 1 V
27th May 1963 W 12 Hull K.R. L 1962~63 H 16 15 V
30th May 1963 W 12 Oldham L 1962~63 A 24 9 1 V
17th Aug 1963 W 12 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup 1963~64 H 34 8 1 V
28th Aug 1963 W 13 Castleford L 1963~64 H 20 11 V
31st Aug 1963 W 13 Keighley L 1963~64 A 18 6 V
2nd Sep 1963 W 11 Hunslet L 1963~64 A 15 7 V
7th Sep 1963 W 12 Swinton LC1 1963~64 A 12 2 V
14th Sep 1963 W 12 Hull K.R. L 1963~64 H 40 5 1 V
16th Sep 1963 W 12 Workington Town LC2 1963~64 H 28 4 V
21st Sep 1963 L 12 Halifax L 1963~64 A 5 13 V
23rd Sep 1963 W 12 Warrington LCSF 1963~64 A 21 14 V
28th Sep 1963 L 12 Australia Tour 1963~64 H 2 8 V
5th Oct 1963 W 12 Barrow WDC 1963~64 H 19 15 V
7th Dec 1963 W 12 Wakefield Trinity L 1963~64 A 8 7 V
14th Dec 1963 L 12 Halifax L 1963~64 H 12 13 V
28th Dec 1963 W 12 Workington Town L 1963~64 A 5 0 V
25th Jan 1964 W 12 Keighley L 1963~64 H 28 3 V
1st Feb 1964 W 12 Hull K.R. L 1963~64 A 9 5 V
8th Feb 1964 L 12 Castleford CC1 1963~64 H 6 13 V
15th Feb 1964 W 12 Barrow WDC 1963~64 A 14 10 V
22nd Feb 1964 L 12 Leeds L 1963~64 H 6 14 V
29th Feb 1964 W 12 Warrington L 1963~64 A 17 10 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 203 OTHER 6 = 209
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 209

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