Thomas Melling

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-11-1895
N/A
15-12-1922
Wigan
16-12-1922 v Keighley
Salford
1923-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1922-1923
36 (0)
2
0
0
6

BIOGRAPHY

Thomas Melling by Alex Service

Hailing from Wigan [Bridgewater Street, Higher Ince] Thomas was signed on 15th December 1922 from the Wigan club and played his first match for the club 24 hours later, against Keighley at Knowsley Road. This game is quite infamous in the history of the St. Helens Club. The Saints were leading 23-5 when the referee had no option but to abandon the match after it became too dark for play after a mighty thunderstorm. It was replayed at the same venue on 25th January, with the Saints winning 14-7.

The St. Helens Newspaper described his signing thus: “After several attempts, the Saints on Friday signed Melling, the Wigan heavy weight forward, of whom [Ernie] Shaw has a big opinion. Melling is a fourteen stoner and a clever dribbler.”

Thomas went on to play 36 times for the First Team, scoring two tries, mostly in the front row and was ever-present from making his debut in 1922-23 to the end of the season. His last match for the club was at Salford on 1st December 1923, when the Saints lost 0-6. Thomas made 25 appearances for Wigan before coming to Knowsley Road, after signing from Springfield AFC. If anyone has any further information about this player, we would like to hear from you.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1922~232 0 0 23
1923~240 0 0 13
TOTALS:2 0 0 36
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
16th Dec 1922 W 10 Keighley L OBJ 1922~23 H 23 5 V
23rd Dec 1922 L 10 Broughton Rangers L 1922~23 A 8 14 V
25th Dec 1922 L 10 St. Helens Recs L 1922~23 H 2 14 V
26th Dec 1922 L 10 Wigan L 1922~23 H 3 9 V
30th Dec 1922 L 10 Leigh L 1922~23 A 3 18 V
1st Jan 1923 W 10 St. Helens Recs L 1922~23 A 13 8 V
6th Jan 1923 L 10 Barrow L 1922~23 H 8 15 V
13th Jan 1923 W 10 Bramley L 1922~23 A 6 3 V
20th Jan 1923 L 10 Swinton L 1922~23 A 0 3 V
25th Jan 1923 W 10 Keighley L 1922~23 H 14 7 V
27th Jan 1923 W 10 Salford L 1922~23 H 17 5 V
3rd Feb 1923 W 10 Featherstone Rovers L 1922~23 H 9 2 V
10th Feb 1923 W 10 Keighley L 1922~23 A 8 3 V
17th Feb 1923 W 10 Norwood CC1 1922~23 A 29 3 V
24th Feb 1923 L 10 Salford L 1922~23 A 3 11 V
3rd Mar 1923 L 10 Oldham CC2 1922~23 H 3 11 V
17th Mar 1923 L 10 Widnes L 1922~23 H 9 11 V
24th Mar 1923 L 10 Barrow L 1922~23 A 10 22 V
30th Mar 1923 L 10 Rochdale Hornets L 1922~23 A 5 22 V
2nd Apr 1923 L 10 Hull L 1922~23 H 8 23 V
7th Apr 1923 L 10 Wigan L 1922~23 A 10 41 V
14th Apr 1923 W 10 Oldham L 1922~23 H 17 12 V
21st Apr 1923 W 10 Salford L 1922~23 H 56 10 2 V
25th Aug 1923 W 10 Widnes L 1923~24 H 5 3 V
15th Sep 1923 W 10 Bradford Northern L 1923~24 A 12 4 V
22nd Sep 1923 L 10 Oldham L 1923~24 H 21 27 V
29th Sep 1923 L 10 Keighley L 1923~24 A 8 14 V
6th Oct 1923 W 10 Bradford Northern L 1923~24 H 27 10 V
13th Oct 1923 W 10 Salford LC1 1923~24 H 5 0 V
20th Oct 1923 W 10 Broughton Rangers L 1923~24 A 7 2 V
27th Oct 1923 D 10 Swinton LC2 1923~24 H 5 5 V
31st Oct 1923 L 10 Swinton LC2(rep) 1923~24 A 8 21 V
3rd Nov 1923 L 10 Swinton L 1923~24 A 6 34 V
17th Nov 1923 W 10 Wigan Highfield L 1923~24 A 5 3 V
28th Nov 1923 W 10 Dewsbury L 1923~24 H 15 10 V
1st Dec 1923 L 10 Salford L 1923~24 A 0 6 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 36 OTHER 0 = 36
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 36
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