Walter Norris

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
16-04-1919
N/A
21-01-1947
Warrington
25-01-1947 v Hull K.R.
Hunslet
1951- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1946-1950
96 (0)
2
0
0
6

BIOGRAPHY

Walter J Norris by Dave Dooley:
Walter was a clever ball-distributing prop forward who was, by his own admission short of a yard or two of pace. Walter Norris played schoolboy rugby in Warrington before signing for his hometown team in 1938 for just `25! Unfortunately, the War interrupted his career, although he did `guest` for Wigan on occasions and played rugby union for the Northampton club and the Army XV in the Middle East. After hostilities ceased, he returned to Warrington and played in the legendary Brian Bevan`s first match. A possible move to Barrow fell through and he joined St.Helens after a successful trial in the `A` team. Walter made nearly 100 appearances before osteoarthritis of the ankle ended his career in 1951. He became a teacher in 1954 and devoted his spare time to the development of schoolboy rugby league for the next thirty years. The only Life Member of both the Lancashire and Yorkshire Schools Rugby League Associations, Walter was still showing budding youngsters the art of scrimmaging at the age of 61 as Coach of the English Schools Rugby League team.

His Saints career spanned five seasons after making a winning start with the club on his debut on the 25th of January 1947, as the Saints defeated Hull KR by 29 points to 16 at Knowsley Road. His first try for the club came in the last match of the same season as Walter helped defeat Rochdale Hornets by 26 points to 4. In almost 100 matches for the club he scored just two tries against Bramley and Rochdale Hornets.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1946~471 0 0 17
1947~48 0 0 0 17
1948~49 0 0 0 16
1949~501 0 0 35
1950~510 0 0 11
TOTALS:2 0 0 96
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1948~491002
1949~500002
1950~510001
TOTALS:1005

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
25th Jan 1947 W 8 Hull K.R. L 1946~47 H 29 16 V
8th Mar 1947 W 8 Keighley CC1(1) 1946~47 H 17 7 V
11th Mar 1947 L 8 Keighley CC1(2) 1946~47 N 5 8 V
22nd Mar 1947 L 8 Warrington CC2 1946~47 A 2 24 V
29th Mar 1947 L 8 Hull K.R. L 1946~47 A 3 11 V
4th Apr 1947 W 8 Wigan L 1946~47 A 12 7 V
5th Apr 1947 L 8 Warrington L 1946~47 H 6 10 V
7th Apr 1947 L 8 Belle Vue Rangers L 1946~47 H 10 12 V
12th Apr 1947 L 8 Oldham L 1946~47 H 7 18 V
26th Apr 1947 W 8 Swinton L 1946~47 A 15 6 V
6th May 1947 L 8 Rochdale Hornets L 1946~47 A 5 7 V
10th May 1947 W 8 Bramley L 1946~47 H 29 0 V
17th May 1947 W 8 Featherstone Rovers L 1946~47 H 35 0 V
24th May 1947 L 8 Barrow L 1946~47 A 9 15 V
26th May 1947 L 8 Halifax L 1946~47 A 9 10 V
31st May 1947 W 8 Barrow L 1946~47 H 36 7 V
7th Jun 1947 W 8 Rochdale Hornets L 1946~47 H 26 4 1 V
23rd Aug 1947 L 8 Widnes L 1947~48 A 8 9 V
30th Aug 1947 W 8 Leigh LC1(1) 1947~48 A 15 0 V
4th Sep 1947 W 8 Leigh LC1(2) 1947~48 H 31 5 V
6th Sep 1947 W 8 Salford L 1947~48 A 12 5 V
13th Sep 1947 W 8 Oldham L 1947~48 H 16 2 V
20th Sep 1947 W 8 York L 1947~48 A 31 3 V
25th Sep 1947 L 8 New Zealand Tour 1947~48 H 5 11 V
29th Sep 1947 L 8 Wigan LC2 1947~48 H 7 8 V
4th Oct 1947 W 8 Swinton L 1947~48 H 24 3 V
11th Oct 1947 L 8 Wakefield Trinity L 1947~48 A 7 10 V
18th Oct 1947 W 8 Workington Town L 1947~48 H 14 3 V
25th Oct 1947 W 8 Hull K.R. L 1947~48 H 14 9 V
15th Nov 1947 W 8 Liverpool Stanley L 1947~48 H 23 8 V
22nd Nov 1947 L 8 Liverpool Stanley L 1947~48 A 7 10 V
6th Dec 1947 D 8 Hunslet L 1947~48 H 13 13 V
10th Jan 1948 L 8 Warrington L 1947~48 H 2 8 V
13th Mar 1948 W 8 Bramley L 1947~48 H 13 7 V
11th Dec 1948 W 8 Whitehaven L 1948~49 A 13 0 V
18th Dec 1948 W 8 Whitehaven L 1948~49 H 61 0 V
25th Dec 1948 D 8 Leigh L 1948~49 A 5 5 V
1st Jan 1949 W 8 Leigh L 1948~49 H 12 0 V
8th Jan 1949 W 8 Rochdale Hornets L 1948~49 H 3 0 V
15th Jan 1949 W 8 Belle Vue Rangers L 1948~49 A 17 5 V
22nd Jan 1949 W 8 Hunslet L 1948~49 A 11 5 V
29th Jan 1949 W 8 Huddersfield L 1948~49 H 20 2 V
5th Feb 1949 L 8 Widnes L 1948~49 A 2 6 V
12th Feb 1949 W 8 Bradford Northern CC1(1) 1948~49 A 4 3 V
19th Feb 1949 L 8 Bradford Northern CC1(2) 1948~49 H 0 5 V
26th Feb 1949 L 8 Swinton L 1948~49 H 8 11 V
12th Mar 1949 W 8 Belle Vue Rangers L 1948~49 H 18 0 V
9th Apr 1949 W 10 Halifax L 1948~49 A 8 3 V
16th Apr 1949 L 10 Huddersfield L 1948~49 A 0 34 V
18th Apr 1949 L 8 Keighley L 1948~49 H 2 4 V
18th May 1949 W 8 Huddersfield* Fr Tour 1948~49 B 33 17 1 V
21st May 1949 L 9 Huddersfield* Fr Tour 1948~49 A 16 25 V
10th Sep 1949 W 8 Oldham L 1949~50 H 16 8 V
17th Sep 1949 L 8 Wakefield Trinity L 1949~50 A 9 12 V
19th Sep 1949 W 8 Hull K.R. L 1949~50 A 12 5 V
24th Sep 1949 W 8 Workington Town L 1949~50 H 43 10 V
1st Oct 1949 W 8 Bramley L 1949~50 H 39 2 1 V
15th Oct 1949 W 8 Belle Vue Rangers L 1949~50 H 28 5 V
22nd Oct 1949 W 8 Oldham L 1949~50 A 12 2 V
29th Oct 1949 W 8 Leeds* Fr 1949~50 H 18 12 V
5th Nov 1949 D 8 Hull L 1949~50 A 5 5 V
12th Nov 1949 W 8 Warrington L 1949~50 A 7 3 V
19th Nov 1949 W 8 Hull K.R. L 1949~50 H 14 3 V
26th Nov 1949 W 8 Liverpool Stanley L 1949~50 A 11 3 V
3rd Dec 1949 W 8 Rochdale Hornets L 1949~50 H 23 0 V
10th Dec 1949 L 8 Salford L 1949~50 A 4 8 V
17th Dec 1949 W 8 Widnes L 1949~50 H 7 0 V
24th Dec 1949 W 8 Whitehaven L 1949~50 A 14 7 V
26th Dec 1949 W 8 Wigan L 1949~50 H 15 8 V
27th Dec 1949 W 8 Swinton L 1949~50 H 10 5 V
31st Dec 1949 L 8 Leigh L 1949~50 A 10 15 V
2nd Jan 1950 W 8 Hull L 1949~50 H 30 0 V
7th Jan 1950 W 8 Rochdale Hornets L 1949~50 A 23 2 V
21st Jan 1950 L 8 Dewsbury L 1949~50 H 2 15 V
4th Feb 1950 W 8 Halifax CC1(1) 1949~50 H 10 6 V
11th Feb 1950 L 8 Halifax CC1(2) 1949~50 A 0 2 V
18th Feb 1950 L 8 Swinton L 1949~50 A 8 11 V
25th Feb 1950 W 8 Salford CC2 1949~50 A 9 2 V
4th Mar 1950 W 8 Warrington L 1949~50 H 12 3 V
11th Mar 1950 D 8 Bradford Northern CC3 1949~50 H 0 0 V
15th Mar 1950 L 8 Bradford Northern CC3(rep) 1949~50 A 0 11 V
18th Mar 1950 D 8 Belle Vue Rangers L 1949~50 A 7 7 V
7th Apr 1950 L 8 Wigan L 1949~50 A 12 17 V
8th Apr 1950 W 8 Barrow L 1949~50 H 16 0 V
10th Apr 1950 W 8 Whitehaven L 1949~50 H 30 17 V
15th Apr 1950 L 8 Leigh L 1949~50 H 5 12 V
19th Apr 1950 W 8 Salford L 1949~50 H 38 3 V
22nd Apr 1950 W 8 Neath * Fr 1949~50 H 48 10 V
26th Apr 1950 W 8 Bramley L 1949~50 A 12 2 V
12th Aug 1950 W 8 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1950~51 A 15 2 V
23rd Aug 1950 W 8 Barrow L 1950~51 A 14 4 V
26th Aug 1950 W 8 Liverpool Stanley L 1950~51 A 36 2 V
2nd Sep 1950 W 8 Swinton LC1(1) 1950~51 A 19 10 V
9th Sep 1950 W 8 Rochdale Hornets L 1950~51 H 31 12 V
13th Sep 1950 W 8 Swinton LC1(2) 1950~51 H 11 3 V
16th Sep 1950 L 8 Workington Town L 1950~51 A 11 19 V
27th Sep 1950 W 8 Salford LC2 1950~51 H 20 3 V
30th Sep 1950 L 8 Huddersfield L 1950~51 A 9 19 V
7th Oct 1950 W 8 Hunslet L 1950~51 H 20 14 V
14th Oct 1950 L 8 Salford L 1950~51 A 3 25 V
24th Feb 1951 L 8 Hunslet L 1950~51 A 4 8 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 91 OTHER 5 = 96
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 96

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