Arthur Lemon

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
15-04-1905
N/A
02-09-1933
Neath RU- Wales
04-09-1933 v Hull K.R.
Broughton Rangers
1935- Streatham & Mitcham
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1933-1934
79 (0)
9
0
0
27

BIOGRAPHY

Arthur Whitelock Lemon played rugby union for Neath RFC as a strong and mobile number eight, so good, in fact that he won no less than 13 caps for Wales at international level. His Welsh Player Number is 441. Born in Tonna, in 1905, Arthur enjoyed international selection from his debut against Ireland, on 9 March 1929, to his final appearance against the same country in 1933. He was an ever-present in the Welsh 1931 Five Nations squad.

After being left out of the Welsh team, Arthur decided to take the professional route with St. Helens. He was in his late twenties and felt that he could really make a name for himself in his new code. Apparently. Arthur like the odd pint or two and could not believe his luck when the Saints managed to get him a job at the local Greenalls brewery in Hall Street as a carpenter. Coach George Lewis remembered an occasion when he arrived late for training a little worse for wear, after an afternoon of celebration. Legendary Trainer Ted Forber promptly ordered him to do six laps of the training pitch, something that was positively unheard of. Arthur went round like the proverbial express train, prompting the somewhat exasperated Forber to report him fit for selection.

Arthur made his debut in the seniors against Hull KR at Knowsley Road on 4 September 1933 in a 21-11 victory. He played as a loose forward that afternoon, like his position in the other code, with Jack Arkwright and former Recs legend Frankie Bowen packing down in front of him. Arthur made 79 appearances for the Saints and scored 9 tries, although he did later graduate to the front-row, where he played his last match for the club, in a disappointing 2-8 defeat against Broughton Rangers at Knowsley Road on 1 May 1935. His partners up front were hooker Dave Cotton and stalwart prop-forward Bob Atkin. As a result of their continuing financial difficulties at Knowsley Road, Arthur was allowed to move south to the new Streatham and Mitcham club, where he captained the side and proved to be a popular team member. Arthur passed away in Neath on 28 May 1982. He was 77 and remained one of the larger than life characters to have played for the Saints.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1933~345 0 0 40
1934~35 4 0 0 39
TOTALS:9 0 0 79
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
4th Sep 1933 W 13 Hull K.R. L 1933~34 H 21 11 V
9th Sep 1933 W 13 Warrington L 1933~34 A 11 7 V
16th Sep 1933 W 13 Oldham L 1933~34 H 25 8 V
18th Sep 1933 L 13 Oldham L 1933~34 A 3 16 V
23rd Sep 1933 L 12 Huddersfield L 1933~34 A 0 10 V
30th Sep 1933 W 10 Salford LC1 1933~34 H 12 8 V
7th Oct 1933 L 10 Keighley L 1933~34 A 8 16 V
21st Oct 1933 W 8 Dewsbury L 1933~34 A 11 0 V
28th Oct 1933 L 12 Salford L 1933~34 H 2 17 V
2nd Nov 1933 L 10 St. Helens Recs LCSF 1933~34 A 2 9 V
4th Nov 1933 L 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1933~34 A 17 20 V
11th Nov 1933 W 12 Dewsbury L 1933~34 H 30 13 V
25th Nov 1933 W 12 Bradford Northern L 1933~34 H 28 0 V
2nd Dec 1933 L 12 Australia Tour 1933~34 H 11 20 V
9th Dec 1933 W 10 Broughton Rangers L 1933~34 A 11 9 1 V
16th Dec 1933 W 10 Broughton Rangers L 1933~34 H 36 5 V
23rd Dec 1933 L 10 Salford L 1933~34 A 10 17 V
25th Dec 1933 L 13 St. Helens Recs L 1933~34 A 9 11 V
26th Dec 1933 L 12 Wigan L 1933~34 H 8 21 V
30th Dec 1933 L 12 Leeds L 1933~34 A 5 20 V
1st Jan 1934 W 13 St. Helens Recs L 1933~34 H 10 2 V
8th Jan 1934 L 13 Leigh L 1933~34 A 6 11 V
13th Jan 1934 W 10 Rochdale Hornets L 1933~34 H 29 13 V
20th Jan 1934 W 10 Leeds L 1933~34 H 21 19 V
27th Jan 1934 L 10 Hull K.R. L 1933~34 A 8 23 V
3rd Feb 1934 L 10 Huddersfield L 1933~34 H 7 20 V
10th Feb 1934 W 13 Bradford Northern CC1 1933~34 A 34 6 V
17th Feb 1934 L 13 Halifax L 1933~34 A 8 16 V
24th Feb 1934 L 13 Bramley CC2 1933~34 A 12 17 V
28th Feb 1934 W 13 Swinton L 1933~34 A 8 5 V
3rd Mar 1934 W 13 Bradford Northern L 1933~34 A 15 11 V
14th Mar 1934 L 13 London Highfield L 1933~34 A 8 16 V
19th Mar 1934 W 13 Warrington L 1933~34 H 7 3 V
24th Mar 1934 W 13 Swinton L 1933~34 H 25 5 V
30th Mar 1934 L 13 Wigan L 1933~34 A 3 27 V
1st Apr 1934 L 13 Barrow L 1933~34 A 10 21 V
3rd Apr 1934 W 13 Keighley L 1933~34 H 23 14 1 V
7th Apr 1934 W 13 Barrow L 1933~34 H 31 23 1 V
9th Apr 1934 L 13 Halifax L 1933~34 H 9 19 V
14th Apr 1934 W 13 London Highfield L 1933~34 H 34 12 2 V
25th Aug 1934 L 11 Widnes L 1934~35 A 0 12 V
1st Sep 1934 L 10 Widnes L 1934~35 H 5 10 V
10th Sep 1934 W 11 Rochdale Hornets LC1 1934~35 H 24 18 V
15th Sep 1934 L 11 Swinton L 1934~35 A 2 19 V
22nd Sep 1934 W 11 Hunslet L 1934~35 H 30 10 2 V
24th Sep 1934 D 11 Liverpool Stanley LC2 1934~35 H 9 9 V
26th Sep 1934 D 11 Liverpool Stanley LC2(rep) 1934~35 A 3 3 1 V
28th Sep 1934 L 11 Liverpool Stanley LC2(2nd rep) 1934~35 N 9 12 V
29th Sep 1934 L 11 Halifax L 1934~35 A 13 21 V
6th Oct 1934 W 11 Hull K.R. L 1934~35 H 7 2 V
13th Oct 1934 L 11 Hunslet L 1934~35 A 0 15 V
20th Oct 1934 L 11 Rochdale Hornets L 1934~35 H 6 15 V
27th Oct 1934 L 11 Warrington L 1934~35 A 5 10 V
3rd Nov 1934 W 11 Barrow L 1934~35 H 13 6 V
10th Nov 1934 L 11 Broughton Rangers L 1934~35 A 2 31 V
17th Nov 1934 L 11 Hull K.R. L 1934~35 A 6 8 V
24th Nov 1934 W 11 Bradford Northern L 1934~35 H 23 8 V
1st Dec 1934 L 11 Wakefield Trinity L 1934~35 A 5 19 V
8th Dec 1934 W 11 Castleford L 1934~35 H 19 11 V
15th Dec 1934 W 11 Swinton L 1934~35 H 7 0 V
22nd Dec 1934 L 11 Barrow L 1934~35 A 5 7 V
25th Dec 1934 W 11 St. Helens Recs L 1934~35 H 6 2 V
26th Dec 1934 W 11 Wigan L 1934~35 H 5 3 V
29th Dec 1934 W 11 Liverpool Stanley L 1934~35 A 4 3 V
1st Jan 1935 D 11 St. Helens Recs L 1934~35 A 2 2 V
5th Jan 1935 L 11 Liverpool Stanley L 1934~35 H 5 7 V
26th Jan 1935 W 10 Rochdale Hornets L 1934~35 A 5 2 V
2nd Feb 1935 D 10 Oldham L 1934~35 A 5 5 V
9th Feb 1935 L 10 Oldham CC1 1934~35 A 0 3 V
16th Feb 1935 L 10 Halifax L 1934~35 H 3 4 V
23rd Feb 1935 W 10 Leigh L 1934~35 H 25 5 V
2nd Mar 1935 L 10 Castleford L 1934~35 A 4 14 V
9th Mar 1935 L 10 Warrington L 1934~35 H 2 14 V
16th Mar 1935 L 10 Salford L 1934~35 H 8 26 1 V
23rd Mar 1935 L 10 Salford L 1934~35 A 5 9 V
30th Mar 1935 W 10 Leigh L 1934~35 A 8 7 V
6th Apr 1935 W 10 Wakefield Trinity L 1934~35 H 6 4 V
19th Apr 1935 L 10 Wigan L 1934~35 A 6 26 V
1st May 1935 L 10 Broughton Rangers L 1934~35 H 2 8 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 79 OTHER 0 = 79
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 79

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