Howard Lewis

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-02-1919
N/A
17-12-1946
Pontypridd RU- Wales
12-10-1946 v Workington Town
Dewsbury
1948- Whitehaven
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1946-1948
32 (0)
0
0
0
0

BIOGRAPHY

Howard Lewis by Alex Service

A ginger-haired second-row forward, Howard played Rugby Union for Brigend and Pontypridd before signing for the Saints. He made his official debut on Christmas Day 1946 against Liverpool Stanley, (16-17) one of three matches for the club in four days! On Boxing Day, the side played Wigan in front of 20,000 (lost 9-11) and on 28th December went over the Pennines to Huddersfield, where they again were defeated.

In fact, Howard was already well known to St. Helens supporters. He first played for the club against Workington Town on 20th October 1946 and was given the pseudonym Bennett. He played against Salford on 14th December, once more under his assumed name, before his signing for the club was sanctioned. A rangy second-rower, at six feet in height and almost 14 stones, he was 25 years of age and had seen active service in Normandy during the Second World War. He subsequently received the Military Medal for his exploits in Northern France and was presented with the award by General Montgomery himself.

Howard found that competition for places at Knowsley Road increased with the likes of George Parsons and Len Aston at the club and he went on to sign for Whitehaven in January 1949.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1946~47 0 0 0 17
1947~48 0 0 0 5
1948~49 0 0 0 10
TOTALS:0 0 0 32
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
12th Oct 1946 W 12 Workington Town L 1946~47 H 12 7 V
14th Dec 1946 W 12 Salford L 1946~47 H 9 8 V
25th Dec 1946 L 12 Liverpool Stanley L 1946~47 H 16 17 V
4th Jan 1947 L 11 Leeds L 1946~47 A 5 20 V
11th Jan 1947 L 12 Leeds L 1946~47 H 7 8 V
11th Mar 1947 L 12 Keighley CC1(2) 1946~47 N 5 8 V
4th Apr 1947 W 12 Wigan L 1946~47 A 12 7 V
5th Apr 1947 L 12 Warrington L 1946~47 H 6 10 V
7th Apr 1947 L 12 Belle Vue Rangers L 1946~47 H 10 12 V
12th Apr 1947 L 12 Oldham L 1946~47 H 7 18 V
19th Apr 1947 L 11 Workington Town L 1946~47 A 2 13 V
26th Apr 1947 W 11 Swinton L 1946~47 A 15 6 V
6th May 1947 L 11 Rochdale Hornets L 1946~47 A 5 7 V
10th May 1947 W 11 Bramley L 1946~47 H 29 0 V
17th May 1947 W 11 Featherstone Rovers L 1946~47 H 35 0 V
24th May 1947 L 11 Barrow L 1946~47 A 9 15 V
26th May 1947 L 12 Halifax L 1946~47 A 9 10 V
23rd Aug 1947 L 11 Widnes L 1947~48 A 8 9 V
30th Aug 1947 W 12 Leigh LC1(1) 1947~48 A 15 0 V
6th Sep 1947 W 11 Salford L 1947~48 A 12 5 V
20th Sep 1947 W 11 York L 1947~48 A 31 3 V
4th Oct 1947 W 11 Swinton L 1947~48 H 24 3 V
4th Sep 1948 L 10 Wigan LC1(1) 1948~49 H 9 24 V
18th Sep 1948 W 11 Workington Town L 1948~49 H 8 2 V
25th Sep 1948 W 12 Dewsbury L 1948~49 A 14 7 V
2nd Oct 1948 W 10 Hunslet L 1948~49 H 41 11 V
9th Oct 1948 L 11 Barrow L 1948~49 A 12 20 V
14th Oct 1948 W 8 Australia Tour 1948~49 H 10 8 V
16th Oct 1948 L 8 Warrington L 1948~49 H 4 12 V
23rd Oct 1948 L 8 Keighley L 1948~49 A 10 12 V
6th Nov 1948 W 8 Salford L 1948~49 H 17 12 V
20th Nov 1948 W 10 Dewsbury L 1948~49 H 27 7 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 32 OTHER 0 = 32
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 32

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