John Lawrence

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-08-1928
N/A
Date unknown.
Clock Face Colliery
18-09-1948 v Workington Town
Barrow
1952- Warrington
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1948-1951
72 (0)
26
0
0
78

BIOGRAPHY

Jack or John Lawrence, affectionately known as Mick to his fellow players and peers, played for Saints with distinction in the middle of the twentieth century. He was signed from local junior side Clock Face Colliery and made a winning debut on the left wing in the home league match against Workington Town in September 1948. In his career Jack scored 26 tries in 72 matches playing mostly on the flanks but also featuring at centre and stand off on occasions. He was at the club during the period when Harry Cook was formulating the great St Helens side of the early 1950s.

Jack scored a brace of tries in no seven first team matches for the Saints against Workington Town, Widnes and Batley. In matches against Rochdale Hornets and Liverpool Stanley he notched up two tries on two separate occasions. However his most famous touchdown was the crucial last minute try against the touring Australians at Knowsley Road on October 14th 1948, as the Saints ran out 10 points to 8 winners over a dejected Kangaroos side.

Keith Bowen kindly sent the following information about Mick Lawrence.

Another Sutton star of the oval ball was Mick Lawrence (1928 - 2010) who signed for Saints in 1948. John Michael Lawrence was born in Sutton Manor in 1928, he studied at St.Theresa’s junior school and then West Park grammar school where he played rugby union.

Mick worked at Clock Face Colliery as a trainee mining surveyor before qualifying as a consultant engineer. Those were the days when players had other jobs and Mick decided to leave Warrington`s rugby league side in 1952 to concentrate on his non-sporting career. He probably didn`t regret his decision as his work on the tunnel at Liverpool Central Station led to him being presented to the Queen. Mick moved to Thailand in 1963 and died in South Wales in 2010 aged eighty-one.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1948~495 0 0 13
1949~501 0 0 13
1950~519 0 0 18
1951~5211 0 0 28
TOTALS:26 0 0 72
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1948~492001
1949~500001
1950~510001
1951~521003
TOTALS:3006

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
18th Sep 1948 W 5 Workington Town L 1948~49 H 8 2 V
23rd Sep 1948 W 5 Liverpool Stanley L 1948~49 H 41 0 2 V
25th Sep 1948 W 2 Dewsbury L 1948~49 A 14 7 1 V
2nd Oct 1948 W 5 Hunslet L 1948~49 H 41 11 1 V
9th Oct 1948 L 5 Barrow L 1948~49 A 12 20 V
14th Oct 1948 W 5 Australia Tour 1948~49 H 10 8 1 V
16th Oct 1948 L 5 Warrington L 1948~49 H 4 12 V
23rd Oct 1948 L 5 Keighley L 1948~49 A 10 12 V
30th Oct 1948 W 5 Halifax L 1948~49 H 8 5 V
6th Nov 1948 W 5 Salford L 1948~49 H 17 12 V
13th Nov 1948 L 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1948~49 A 3 10 V
18th Apr 1949 L 4 Keighley L 1948~49 H 2 4 V
23rd Apr 1949 L 2 Swinton L 1948~49 A 3 16 V
18th May 1949 W 2 Huddersfield* Fr Tour 1948~49 B 33 17 2 V
25th Aug 1949 W 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1949~50 H 22 12 1 V
27th Aug 1949 L 3 Workington Town LC1(1) 1949~50 H 0 7 V
31st Aug 1949 L 3 Workington Town LC1(2) 1949~50 A 4 7 V
7th Sep 1949 L 5 Barrow L 1949~50 A 3 18 V
10th Sep 1949 W 5 Oldham L 1949~50 H 16 8 V
17th Sep 1949 L 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1949~50 A 9 12 V
22nd Oct 1949 W 2 Oldham L 1949~50 A 12 2 V
29th Oct 1949 W 3 Leeds* Fr 1949~50 H 18 12 V
10th Dec 1949 L 2 Salford L 1949~50 A 4 8 V
17th Dec 1949 W 4 Widnes L 1949~50 H 7 0 V
2nd Jan 1950 W 4 Hull L 1949~50 H 30 0 V
7th Jan 1950 W 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1949~50 A 23 2 V
21st Jan 1950 L 3 Dewsbury L 1949~50 H 2 15 V
25th Mar 1950 L 5 Workington Town L 1949~50 A 0 5 V
12th Aug 1950 W 2 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1950~51 A 15 2 V
19th Aug 1950 W 2 Widnes L 1950~51 H 17 2 V
23rd Aug 1950 W 2 Barrow L 1950~51 A 14 4 V
26th Aug 1950 W 2 Liverpool Stanley L 1950~51 A 36 2 2 V
9th Sep 1950 W 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1950~51 H 31 12 V
13th Sep 1950 W 2 Swinton LC1(2) 1950~51 H 11 3 1 V
16th Sep 1950 L 2 Workington Town L 1950~51 A 11 19 2 V
27th Sep 1950 W 5 Salford LC2 1950~51 H 20 3 V
4th Nov 1950 W 5 Workington Town L 1950~51 H 13 11 V
11th Nov 1950 L 5 Oldham L 1950~51 H 7 13 V
18th Nov 1950 D 5 York L 1950~51 A 6 6 V
25th Nov 1950 W 5 Hull L 1950~51 A 16 5 1 V
2nd Dec 1950 W 5 Whitehaven L 1950~51 H 47 10 1 V
9th Dec 1950 W 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1950~51 A 38 8 2 V
23rd Dec 1950 W 5 Swinton L 1950~51 A 11 3 V
25th Dec 1950 L 5 Leigh L 1950~51 H 2 12 V
26th Dec 1950 L 5 Wigan L 1950~51 H 5 39 V
13th Jan 1951 L 5 Belle Vue Rangers L 1950~51 A 8 9 V
27th Jan 1951 W 5 Whitehaven L 1950~51 A 3 2 V
11th Aug 1951 W 5 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1951~52 H 16 7 1 V
18th Aug 1951 W 5 Widnes L 1951~52 A 20 11 2 V
21st Aug 1951 W 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1951~52 A 20 2 2 V
25th Aug 1951 W 5 Liverpool City L 1951~52 H 23 3 1 V
6th Sep 1951 D 2 Belle Vue Rangers LC1(2) 1951~52 A 2 2 V
8th Sep 1951 W 5 Dewsbury L 1951~52 H 14 8 V
15th Sep 1951 L 5 Oldham L 1951~52 A 7 13 V
22nd Sep 1951 W 2 Barrow L 1951~52 H 16 3 1 V
29th Sep 1951 W 2 Warrington L 1951~52 A 19 13 V
6th Oct 1951 L 2 Hull L 1951~52 H 10 15 V
13th Oct 1951 W 2 Halifax L 1951~52 A 20 9 V
20th Oct 1951 L 3 New Zealand Tour 1951~52 H 10 33 V
27th Oct 1951 L 3 Workington Town L 1951~52 A 8 11 V
3rd Nov 1951 W 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1951~52 H 5 2 V
17th Nov 1951 L 3 Workington Town L 1951~52 H 11 20 V
24th Nov 1951 L 6 Dewsbury L 1951~52 A 2 6 V
1st Dec 1951 W 2 Widnes L 1951~52 H 14 3 V
15th Dec 1951 L 2 Salford L 1951~52 H 6 14 1 V
22nd Dec 1951 L 2 Salford L 1951~52 A 0 5 V
25th Dec 1951 L 2 Leigh L 1951~52 A 3 13 V
12th Jan 1952 W 2 Batley L 1951~52 H 22 2 2 V
19th Jan 1952 L 2 Whitehaven L 1951~52 A 5 7 V
2nd Feb 1952 L 2 Whitehaven L 1951~52 H 6 7 V
9th Feb 1952 W 2 Belle Vue Rangers CC1(1) 1951~52 H 6 5 V
29th Mar 1952 L 5 Oldham L 1951~52 H 6 10 V
5th Apr 1952 L 3 Hull L 1951~52 A 7 14 V
12th Apr 1952 W 2 Halifax L 1951~52 H 16 11 1 V
14th Apr 1952 L 2 Huddersfield L 1951~52 A 15 34 1 V
26th Apr 1952 L 2 Barrow L 1951~52 A 8 12 V
30th Apr 1952 L 3 Toulouse* Fr Tour 1951~52 A 5 31 V
4th May 1952 W 2 French XIII* Fr Tour 1951~52 F 27 24 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 66 OTHER 6 = 72
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 72

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