Billy Myers

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
--1894
N/A
09-09-1913
Wigan
13-09-1913 v Oldham
Huddersfield
1915- Leigh
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1913-1915
59 (0)
12
0
0
36

BIOGRAPHY

William Myers by Alex Service

A Wigan-born forward, it is not really known where he was picked up from by the Saints. Yet a ‘William Myers’ is listed as playing three matches for the Cherry and Whites in 1907. His origin is the Leigh Rangers amateur club. This would appear to be our man, as we shall see later.

William made his debut for the Saints in a league match against Oldham at Knowsley Road on 13th September 1913. The visitors won 13-21, with William packing down in the second row with Welsh signing William Tellyn. Myers also had the distinction of scoring a try during his first match for the club. Indeed the Saints were gradually developing a team to be reckoned with. Unfortunately, the outbreak of the First World War would put an end to any progress and indeed any sense of normality for the next five years.

William was to play his last competitive game for the Saints in the infamous Challenge Cup final against Huddersfield at Oldham, when the Yorkshiremen ran riot to the tune of 3-37. It was a bit of a bridge too far for Tom Barton’s St. Helens side, who at one point refused to enter the field of play unless promised bonuses for reaching the final were paid by the Committee.

Myers was a solid forward, with abit of pace which helped him to score 12 tries in 59 appearances for the Saints. He did continue to play for them in the War Emergency League, but signed for Leigh in 1920-21, where he went on to make 8 appearances. He was also a well known licensee in the town.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1913~147 0 0 24
1914~15 6 0 0 35
TOTALS:13 0 0 59
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1915~16 0003
TOTALS:0003

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
13th Sep 1913 L 12 Oldham L 1913~14 H 13 21 1 V
20th Sep 1913 L 12 Salford L 1913~14 A 4 17 V
27th Sep 1913 W 12 Dewsbury L 1913~14 H 16 12 V
4th Oct 1913 L 12 Warrington L 1913~14 A 11 22 1 V
11th Oct 1913 L 12 Widnes L 1913~14 A 0 25 V
18th Oct 1913 W 12 Leigh L 1913~14 H 37 7 1 V
1st Nov 1913 W 12 Runcorn LC1 1913~14 H 26 6 V
8th Nov 1913 W 12 Broughton Rangers L 1913~14 H 18 8 1 V
15th Nov 1913 L 12 Oldham LCSF 1913~14 A 5 17 1 V
19th Nov 1913 W 12 Wakefield Trinity L 1913~14 A 24 8 1 V
22nd Nov 1913 L 12 Barrow L 1913~14 H 11 18 V
29th Nov 1913 L 12 Hunslet L 1913~14 A 11 20 V
6th Dec 1913 W 12 Swinton L 1913~14 H 19 5 V
25th Dec 1913 W 12 Widnes L 1913~14 H 10 3 V
26th Dec 1913 L 12 Wigan L 1913~14 H 3 17 V
1st Jan 1914 D 12 Huddersfield L 1913~14 H 8 8 V
3rd Jan 1914 W 12 Hull L 1913~14 A 8 6 V
10th Jan 1914 W 12 Wakefield Trinity L 1913~14 H 12 5 1 V
17th Jan 1914 L 12 Barrow L 1913~14 A 5 24 V
24th Jan 1914 L 12 Swinton L 1913~14 A 3 16 V
2nd Feb 1914 L 12 Hull L 1913~14 H 7 15 V
14th Mar 1914 D 12 Rochdale Hornets CC2 1913~14 A 3 3 V
18th Mar 1914 L 12 Rochdale Hornets CC2(rep) 1913~14 H 0 10 V
4th Apr 1914 L 10 Oldham L 1913~14 A 5 32 V
5th Sep 1914 W 13 Runcorn L 1914~15 H 26 0 1 V
12th Sep 1914 L 13 Swinton L 1914~15 A 3 12 V
19th Sep 1914 W 13 Oldham L 1914~15 H 10 4 V
26th Sep 1914 L 13 Rochdale Hornets L 1914~15 A 11 26 1 V
10th Oct 1914 W 13 Widnes L 1914~15 H 12 5 V
17th Oct 1914 L 13 Swinton LC1 1914~15 A 11 13 V
24th Oct 1914 L 13 Bradford Northern L 1914~15 A 3 28 V
31st Oct 1914 L 13 Broughton Rangers L 1914~15 H 5 6 V
7th Nov 1914 L 13 Bramley L 1914~15 A 16 22 1 V
14th Nov 1914 W 13 Barrow L 1914~15 H 13 12 V
21st Nov 1914 W 13 Dewsbury L 1914~15 H 26 16 V
28th Nov 1914 L 13 Warrington L 1914~15 A 6 15 V
5th Dec 1914 W 13 Keighley L 1914~15 H 11 6 V
12th Dec 1914 W 13 Oldham L 1914~15 A 9 5 1 V
2nd Jan 1915 W 13 Warrington L 1914~15 H 25 0 V
9th Jan 1915 W 13 Salford L 1914~15 A 9 3 V
16th Jan 1915 W 13 Leigh L 1914~15 A 6 2 V
23rd Jan 1915 W 13 Hull L 1914~15 H 11 9 V
30th Jan 1915 W 13 Keighley L 1914~15 A 20 2 V
6th Feb 1915 W 13 Salford L 1914~15 H 23 2 V
13th Feb 1915 L 13 Barrow L 1914~15 A 0 10 V
20th Feb 1915 W 13 Swinton L 1914~15 H 10 0 V
27th Feb 1915 W 13 Featherstone Rovers CC1 1914~15 A 6 0 V
6th Mar 1915 L 13 Dewsbury L 1914~15 A 3 13 V
13th Mar 1915 W 13 Swinton CC2 1914~15 A 5 0 V
20th Mar 1915 W 13 Leigh L 1914~15 H 14 8 V
27th Mar 1915 W 13 Keighley CC3 1914~15 A 3 2 V
29th Mar 1915 W 13 Rochdale Hornets L 1914~15 H 12 3 V
2nd Apr 1915 L 13 Wigan L 1914~15 A 11 13 1 V
3rd Apr 1915 W 13 Bradford Northern L 1914~15 H 19 3 1 V
5th Apr 1915 L 13 Hull L 1914~15 A 6 46 V
10th Apr 1915 D 13 Rochdale Hornets CCSF 1914~15 N 5 5 V
17th Apr 1915 L 13 Widnes L 1914~15 A 0 21 V
24th Apr 1915 W 13 Rochdale Hornets CCSF(rep) 1914~15 N 9 2 V
1st May 1915 L 13 Huddersfield CCF 1914~15 N 3 37 V
4th Sep 1915 L 9 Swinton * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 5 26 V
14th Nov 1915 L 10 Salford * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 5 18 V
18th Dec 1915 L 10 Wigan * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 8 11 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 56 OTHER 3 = 59
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 59
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