William Hunter

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-05-1879
N/A
Date unknown.
Local juniors
11-02-1899 v Tyldesley
Wigan
1905- Leigh
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1898-1905
59 (0)
11
3
0
39

BIOGRAPHY

William Hunter by Alex Service

William was a local lad who made his debut against Tyldesley, who were known as the Bongers, on 11th February 1899. The Saints won this away fixture 6-3 and William played on the left wing. His centre was Sutton and in his next few games it was Jim Barnes. Williamís last match for the club was at Wigan, in the First Round of the Lancashire Cup on 14th October 1905. The Saints lost 0-18 and it was the end of a spell at the club which extended to 59 matches. His scoring record of 11 tries was not exactly prolific, but he had pace and was well worth his place in the team. It has to be said that the Saints were in the middle of their yo-yo existence between the First and Second Divisions.

William later played in 6 matches for Leigh, scoring two tries in 1906-07. After that, we do not have any record of any further matches for any other club. It is known that he passed away aged 69 on 24th December 1948. There does not appear to be an obituary in the local press, which is disappointing. It appears that he lived in Windleshaw Road, St. Helens before his death.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1898~99 1 0 0 6
1899~00 0 1 0 10
1900~011 1 0 11
1901~02 5 1 0 15
1902~03 0 0 0 3
1904~05 2 0 0 9
1905~06 2 0 0 5
TOTALS:11 3 0 59
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1898~990002
1899~00 0002
TOTALS:0004

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
21st Jan 1899 W 2 Birkenhead* Fr 1898~99 A 9 0 V
11th Feb 1899 W 5 Tyldesley L 1898~99 A 6 3 V
18th Feb 1899 W 5 Warrington L 1898~99 H 12 3 1 V
4th Mar 1899 W 5 Stockport L 1898~99 A 13 3 V
11th Mar 1899 L 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1898~99 A 0 16 V
18th Mar 1899 W 5 Whitworth CC1 1898~99 H 12 3 V
22nd Mar 1899 W 2 Kendal * Fr 1898~99 A 5 3 V
29th Mar 1899 D 5 Morecambe CC2(rep) 1898~99 A 5 5 V
4th Nov 1899 W 5 Wigan L 1899~00 A 6 0 V
11th Nov 1899 W 3 Salford L 1899~00 H 8 6 1 V
30th Dec 1899 W 9 Tyldesley L 1899~00 A 14 3 V
27th Jan 1900 W 4 Birkenhead * Fr 1899~00 A 15 0 V
17th Feb 1900 L 2 Runcorn L 1899~00 A 0 9 V
24th Feb 1900 W 2 Runcorn L 1899~00 H 3 2 V
27th Feb 1900 D 2 Leigh L 1899~00 A 0 0 V
3rd Mar 1900 L 1 Oldham L 1899~00 A 6 35 V
10th Mar 1900 L 1 Salford L 1899~00 A 0 8 V
4th Apr 1900 W 5 Leigh BTC1 1899~00 H 8 0 V
14th Apr 1900 W 1 Lancaster * Fr 1899~00 A 15 8 V
26th Apr 1900 W 4 Widnes BTCSF 1899~00 A 3 0 V
19th Jan 1901 W 2 Swinton L 1900~01 H 6 3 V
26th Jan 1901 L 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1900~01 A 0 2 V
9th Feb 1901 W 3 Widnes L 1900~01 H 7 5 V
16th Feb 1901 L 3 Runcorn L 1900~01 A 0 5 V
2nd Mar 1901 W 2 Goole CC1 1900~01 A 12 2 1 V
9th Mar 1901 D 4 Stockport CC2 1900~01 H 0 0 V
13th Mar 1901 W 5 Stockport CC2(rep) 1900~01 A 11 5 V
16th Mar 1901 L 4 Swinton L 1900~01 A 2 19 V
23rd Mar 1901 L 4 Batley CC3 1900~01 H 5 7 1 V
6th Apr 1901 L 2 Barrow L 1900~01 H 0 5 V
15th Apr 1901 W 3 Widnes LPO 1900~01 N 3 0 V
7th Sep 1901 L 4 Wigan L & SWLL 1901~02 H 2 8 V
28th Sep 1901 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1901~02 A 9 2 V
5th Oct 1901 W 4 Barrow L 1901~02 H 7 3 1 V
12th Oct 1901 L 4 Stockport L 1901~02 A 0 3 V
19th Oct 1901 L 4 Runcorn SWLL 1901~02 H 0 2 V
26th Oct 1901 L 4 Lancaster L 1901~02 A 4 17 V
9th Nov 1901 L 4 Warrington SWLL 1901~02 H 9 17 1 1 V
16th Nov 1901 W 4 Birkenhead Wanderers L AB 1901~02 A 5 0 V
23rd Nov 1901 W 4 Millom L 1901~02 A 8 6 V
7th Dec 1901 W 4 Radcliffe L 1901~02 H 23 6 2 V
14th Dec 1901 L 4 Barrow L 1901~02 A 5 7 1 V
25th Dec 1901 W 4 Hull K.R. L 1901~02 H 12 3 V
26th Dec 1901 W 4 Leigh SWLL 1901~02 H 11 8 V
1st Jan 1902 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1901~02 H 7 5 V
11th Jan 1902 L 1 Hull K.R. L 1901~02 A 7 15 V
6th Sep 1902 L 2 Bradford L 1902~03 H 11 21 V
13th Sep 1902 L 2 Huddersfield L 1902~03 A 3 8 V
20th Sep 1902 L 1 Warrington L 1902~03 H 5 18 V
15th Oct 1904 L 4 Hunslet L 1904~05 H 3 9 V
22nd Oct 1904 W 2 Widnes L 1904~05 A 8 0 V
29th Oct 1904 W 2 Salford L 1904~05 H 13 11 V
12th Nov 1904 W 2 Wakefield Trinity L 1904~05 H 5 0 1 V
19th Nov 1904 L 2 Leigh L 1904~05 A 5 14 1 V
3rd Dec 1904 L 5 Hull L 1904~05 A 0 14 V
10th Dec 1904 L 5 Bradford L 1904~05 H 8 18 V
17th Dec 1904 L 2 Leeds L 1904~05 A 2 17 V
18th Mar 1905 L 2 Broughton Rangers CC2 1904~05 A 0 18 V
2nd Sep 1905 W 5 Millom L 1905~06 H 34 3 2 V
9th Sep 1905 W 5 Morecambe L 1905~06 H 26 6 V
16th Sep 1905 L 5 Widnes L 1905~06 A 2 3 V
30th Sep 1905 L 5 Salford L 1905~06 A 5 25 V
14th Oct 1905 L 5 Wigan LC1 1905~06 A 0 18 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 55 OTHER 4 = 59
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 59

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