Stan Powell

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
19-07-1916
N/A
30-08-1935
Welsh RU
21-09-1935 v Acton and Willesden
Hull K.R.
1946- Broughton Rangers
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1935-1945
194 (0)
45
320
0
775

BIOGRAPHY

Stan Powell by Alex Service

Another Welsh signing from the Saints in the mid 1930s, Stan was brought to Knowsley Road by another Welsh legend, George Lewis, as explained in the St.Helens Newspaper on 23rd September 1935: “Powell was the discovery of George Lewis and George discovered him of all places in the cricket field. George was in a cricket match in South Wales where his attention was attracted by a particularly agile youngster. He bounded about like a rubber ball when on the move and set George wondering what sort of rugby player he might be. George set to work to find out and discovered that his elegant young cricketer was a fly-half from Risca. And thus the trail of events was set moving which ended to such a delightful surprise for the spectators at Saturdays final trial.”
Stan obviously shone in his first practice game at Knowsley Road and it was later revealed that he had quite a rugby pedigree: “His senior career started with Pontypool Harlequins at the age of 15 and a half. He played anywhere in the backs but his best position was stand-off half back. He also played for the Cilfyndydd First Team. As a schoolboy footballer he had more than an outstanding career. He represented Pontypool Town School in the 1929-30 season and scored 151 points in that season. Pontypool schoolboys had also had his services in several matches. When he played for the Town School they won the Schools Shield for the first time in the history of that school, largely with the help of Powell.”
He certainly was a breath of fresh air for Saints fans when he arrived on the scene, with his pace and elusiveness. His career totals make for fine reading, with 194 appearances, 45 tries, 320 goals and 775 points for the club. He took up the goal-kicking duties half-way through the 1936-37 season and remained the regular kicker until the outbreak of World War Two. It is true to say, like so many, that Stan lost a large chunk of potentially the best part of his career as a result of the ensuing conflict and it is perhaps true to say that his figures would have been even more impressive for the Saints.
His best seasons were 1937-38 and 1938-39, when he made 37 and 38 appearances respectively and kicking 79 and 81 goals. After starting out at stand-off at Knowsley Road he gravitated towards the left wing and in 1938-39 was the archetypal utility back, filling in a number of positions in the threequarter line.
During the war, he made two representative appearances. His first was for the Lancashire League v Yorkshire League at Barrow, followed by an international appearance for Wales against England in March 1945 at Central Park, Wigan. Always a popular figure at St.Helens, Stan signed for Belle Vue Rangers on 5th January 1946, playing 46 matches for the Manchester club, including the 1946 Lancashire Cup final, when they lost 3-9 to Wigan. He was also the club’s leading goal-kicker during the 1946-47 campaign with 62 successes.
Stan then joined Warrington in 1947-48 before returning to Rangers for a brief spell in 1951-52. His former team-mate at St.Helens, Jack Waring also trod a similar path post-war. Stan passed away in Southport in 1995, but he will be remembered fondly by St.Helens supporters who watched his whole-hearted performances during a particularly flat time for the club and the team.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1935~36 1 5 0 25
1936~372 31 0 28
1937~38 12 79 0 37
1938~39 13 81 0 38
1939~40 12 56 0 28
1941~42 0 0 0 1
1944~45 2 19 0 14
1945~46 7 45 0 23
TOTALS:49 316 0 194
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
21st Sep 1935 L 6 Acton & Willesden L 1935~36 H 2 5 V
25th Sep 1935 D 6 St. Helens Recs LC2 1935~36 H 2 2 1 V
28th Sep 1935 L 6 Swinton L 1935~36 A 3 46 V
30th Sep 1935 W 6 St. Helens Recs LC2(rep) 1935~36 A 21 8 1 V
2nd Oct 1935 W 6 Swinton L 1935~36 H 11 2 1 V
5th Oct 1935 W 6 Featherstone Rovers L 1935~36 H 14 7 V
9th Oct 1935 L 6 Salford LCSF 1935~36 A 6 19 1 V
12th Oct 1935 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1935~36 A 11 0 1 V
23rd Oct 1935 W 6 Salford L 1935~36 H 9 2 V
26th Oct 1935 L 6 Warrington L 1935~36 A 3 9 V
2nd Nov 1935 L 6 Barrow L 1935~36 H 2 8 1 V
9th Nov 1935 L 6 Leigh L 1935~36 A 5 9 V
26th Dec 1935 L 6 Wigan L 1935~36 H 0 14 V
28th Dec 1935 D 6 Streatham and Mitcham L 1935~36 A 3 3 V
1st Jan 1936 W 6 St. Helens Recs L 1935~36 H 5 3 V
4th Jan 1936 L 6 Oldham L 1935~36 A 2 10 V
25th Jan 1936 L 5 Acton and Willesden L 1935~36 A 0 5 V
1st Feb 1936 W 6 Leigh L 1935~36 H 9 4 V
8th Feb 1936 L 6 Hull CC1 1935~36 A 6 16 V
15th Feb 1936 L 6 Halifax L 1935~36 A 6 9 V
20th Feb 1936 L 6 Broughton Rangers L 1935~36 H 6 14 V
22nd Feb 1936 L 6 Bramley L 1935~36 A 4 22 V
29th Feb 1936 L 2 Liverpool Stanley L 1935~36 H 7 10 V
7th Mar 1936 L 6 Broughton Rangers L 1935~36 A 0 23 V
4th Apr 1936 L 3 Salford L 1935~36 A 7 21 V
29th Aug 1936 L 6 Widnes L 1936~37 A 0 28 V
5th Sep 1936 W 5 Widnes L 1936~37 H 2 0 V
26th Sep 1936 L 6 Salford L 1936~37 A 12 34 2 V
3rd Oct 1936 D 6 Warrington L 1936~37 H 3 3 V
10th Oct 1936 D 6 Halifax L 1936~37 A 13 13 2 V
17th Oct 1936 L 6 Streatham & Mitcham L 1936~37 H 5 15 V
24th Oct 1936 D 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1936~37 A 5 5 V
31st Oct 1936 L 6 Leigh L 1936~37 A 9 13 V
9th Jan 1937 W 6 Dewsbury L 1936~37 H 32 5 1 4 V
14th Jan 1937 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1936~37 H 11 5 1 V
16th Jan 1937 L 6 Barrow L 1936~37 H 2 15 1 V
23rd Jan 1937 W 6 Featherstone Rovers L 1936~37 A 11 6 1 1 V
6th Feb 1937 L 6 Liverpool Stanley L 1936~37 A 8 21 1 V
13th Feb 1937 L 6 Huddersfield CC1 1936~37 H 4 11 2 V
18th Feb 1937 W 6 Hull K.R. L 1936~37 H 9 2 V
20th Feb 1937 W 6 Featherstone Rovers L 1936~37 H 32 2 4 V
27th Feb 1937 L 6 Bramley L 1936~37 A 7 10 2 V
6th Mar 1937 L 6 Swinton L 1936~37 H 2 6 1 V
13th Mar 1937 W 6 Halifax L 1936~37 H 19 0 1 V
20th Mar 1937 L 6 Barrow L 1936~37 A 5 34 1 V
26th Mar 1937 L 6 Wigan L 1936~37 A 3 16 V
27th Mar 1937 L 6 Warrington L 1936~37 A 11 19 1 V
29th Mar 1937 W 6 Broughton Rangers L 1936~37 H 15 5 1 V
3rd Apr 1937 L 6 Swinton L 1936~37 A 5 15 1 V
10th Apr 1937 W 6 Bramley L 1936~37 H 20 0 V
17th Apr 1937 W 6 Dewsbury L 1936~37 A 2 0 V
19th Apr 1937 L 6 Liverpool Stanley L 1936~37 H 3 5 V
24th Apr 1937 W 6 Newcastle L 1936~37 H 41 10 5 V
28th Aug 1937 W 6 Widnes L 1937~38 H 11 7 1 V
2nd Sep 1937 W 6 Broughton Rangers L 1937~38 H 7 6 2 V
4th Sep 1937 L 6 Widnes L 1937~38 A 2 14 1 V
11th Sep 1937 L 6 Broughton Rangers LC1 1937~38 H 0 11 V
25th Sep 1937 W 6 Bramley L 1937~38 H 18 9 3 V
2nd Oct 1937 W 6 Dewsbury L 1937~38 A 18 7 1 3 V
9th Oct 1937 W 6 Oldham L 1937~38 H 4 3 2 V
16th Oct 1937 D 6 Batley L 1937~38 A 10 10 2 V
23rd Oct 1937 D 6 Featherstone Rovers L 1937~38 H 16 16 1 5 V
30th Oct 1937 L 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1937~38 A 11 17 4 V
20th Nov 1937 L 6 Liverpool Stanley L 1937~38 A 7 9 2 V
27th Nov 1937 L 6 Salford L 1937~38 H 0 31 V
4th Dec 1937 L 5 Oldham L 1937~38 A 5 18 1 V
11th Dec 1937 L 6 Barrow L 1937~38 H 7 8 1 V
27th Dec 1937 L 6 Wigan L 1937~38 H 6 15 1 V
1st Jan 1938 W 5 St. Helens Recs L 1937~38 H 8 3 1 1 V
3rd Jan 1938 L 6 Salford L 1937~38 A 5 12 1 V
8th Jan 1938 W 5 Bramley L 1937~38 A 24 14 2 3 V
15th Jan 1938 W 5 Dewsbury L 1937~38 H 11 5 1 V
22nd Jan 1938 D 5 Leigh L 1937~38 A 10 10 1 2 V
29th Jan 1938 W 5 Swinton L 1937~38 H 10 2 2 V
5th Feb 1938 L 5 York L 1937~38 H 15 19 3 V
12th Feb 1938 W 5 York L 1937~38 A 7 2 2 V
19th Feb 1938 W 5 Pendlebury Juniors CC1 1937~38 H 39 0 1 6 V
26th Feb 1938 L 5 Halifax L 1937~38 H 13 17 2 V
5th Mar 1938 L 5 Halifax L 1937~38 A 8 19 1 V
12th Mar 1938 L 5 Castleford CC2 1937~38 A 2 18 1 V
19th Mar 1938 L 6 Warrington L 1937~38 A 8 28 1 1 V
26th Mar 1938 L 5 Broughton Rangers L 1937~38 A 12 19 3 V
2nd Apr 1938 W 5 Batley L 1937~38 H 15 9 3 V
4th Apr 1938 L 5 Swinton L 1937~38 A 0 19 V
9th Apr 1938 L 1 Featherstone Rovers L 1937~38 A 5 12 1 V
13th Apr 1938 L 5 Barrow L 1937~38 A 13 29 1 2 V
15th Apr 1938 L 5 Wigan L 1937~38 A 12 27 1 3 V
16th Apr 1938 L 5 Liverpool Stanley L 1937~38 H 4 17 2 V
18th Apr 1938 W 5 Leigh L 1937~38 H 15 3 3 V
30th Apr 1938 W 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1937~38 H 36 13 1 9 V
31st Aug 1938 L 5 Warrington L 1938~39 H 7 20 2 V
3rd Sep 1938 L 5 Widnes L 1938~39 H 6 11 3 V
12th Sep 1938 L 5 Liverpool Stanley LC1 1938~39 H 5 10 1 V
17th Sep 1938 L 5 Barrow L 1938~39 A 2 23 1 V
24th Sep 1938 W 5 Hull K.R. L 1938~39 H 11 8 1 4 V
28th Sep 1938 W 5 Keighley L 1938~39 H 23 0 1 4 V
1st Oct 1938 W 5 Swinton L 1938~39 A 10 3 1 2 V
8th Oct 1938 L 5 Liverpool Stanley L 1938~39 H 7 9 2 V
15th Oct 1938 W 5 Dewsbury L 1938~39 A 10 5 1 2 V
22nd Oct 1938 W 2 York L 1938~39 H 15 13 1 3 V
29th Oct 1938 L 5 Hull K.R. L 1938~39 A 5 15 1 V
5th Nov 1938 W 2 Dewsbury L 1938~39 H 16 4 1 2 V
12th Nov 1938 L 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1938~39 A 8 10 1 V
19th Nov 1938 W 2 Swinton L 1938~39 H 12 8 3 V
26th Nov 1938 L 2 Broughton Rangers L 1938~39 A 7 10 2 V
3rd Dec 1938 L 2 Huddersfield L 1938~39 H 3 10 V
10th Dec 1938 W 2 Liverpool Stanley L 1938~39 A 12 10 3 V
17th Dec 1938 W 3 Broughton Rangers L 1938~39 H 22 6 5 V
24th Dec 1938 W 3 Leigh L 1938~39 A 18 10 2 3 V
26th Dec 1938 L 3 St. Helens Recs L 1938~39 H 4 5 1 V
27th Dec 1938 L 3 Wigan L 1938~39 H 2 28 1 V
2nd Jan 1939 W 3 St. Helens Recs L 1938~39 A 5 3 1 V
28th Jan 1939 L 3 Huddersfield L 1938~39 A 5 33 1 V
4th Feb 1939 L 2 Salford CC1 1938~39 A 0 11 V
11th Feb 1939 W 3 Barrow L 1938~39 H 17 2 4 V
27th Feb 1939 L 3 Keighley L 1938~39 A 5 8 1 V
4th Mar 1939 W 2 Bramley L 1938~39 H 13 7 1 2 V
11th Mar 1939 L 3 York L 1938~39 A 0 10 V
18th Mar 1939 W 3 Leigh L 1938~39 H 22 12 1 5 V
25th Mar 1939 L 2 Oldham L 1938~39 A 0 2 V
3rd Apr 1939 L 2 Halifax L 1938~39 A 5 20 1 V
7th Apr 1939 L 2 Wigan L 1938~39 A 2 6 1 V
8th Apr 1939 L 2 Bramley L 1938~39 A 8 10 V
10th Apr 1939 W 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1938~39 H 36 8 2 6 V
15th Apr 1939 L 2 Oldham L 1938~39 H 10 15 2 V
22nd Apr 1939 L 2 Halifax L 1938~39 H 4 25 2 V
24th Apr 1939 W 2 Warrington L 1938~39 A 8 7 1 V
29th Apr 1939 W 2 Featherstone Rovers L 1938~39 H 37 10 1 8 V
26th Aug 1939 W 2 Leigh L 1939~40 A 23 3 4 V
29th Aug 1939 W 2 Swinton L 1939~40 H 13 0 1 2 V
2nd Sep 1939 L 2 New Zealand Tour 1939~40 H 3 19 V
29th Sep 1939 W 2 Rochdale Hornets WEL 1939~40 H 28 9 5 V
7th Oct 1939 W 2 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1939~40 A 20 0 1 4 V
14th Oct 1939 W 2 Warrington WEL 1939~40 H 13 9 1 2 V
21st Oct 1939 L 2 Swinton WEL 1939~40 A 2 41 1 V
28th Oct 1939 W 2 Swinton WEL 1939~40 H 15 7 3 V
4th Nov 1939 W 2 Broughton Rangers WEL 1939~40 H 28 10 5 V
18th Nov 1939 L 2 Oldham WEL 1939~40 A 3 7 V
25th Nov 1939 W 2 Barrow WEL 1939~40 H 23 3 4 V
2nd Dec 1939 L 2 Salford WEL 1939~40 A 5 10 1 1 V
9th Dec 1939 W 2 Broughton Rangers WEL 1939~40 H 27 9 6 V
16th Dec 1939 L 2 Warrington WEL 1939~40 A 6 8 3 V
25th Dec 1939 D 2 Widnes WEL 1939~40 A 6 6 1 V
26th Dec 1939 L 2 Wigan WEL 1939~40 H 9 12 3 V
24th Feb 1940 W 2 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1939~40 H 18 8 3 V
2nd Mar 1940 W 2 Broughton Rangers LC1 (1) 1939~40 H 26 7 4 V
9th Mar 1940 L 2 Broughton Rangers LC1 (2) 1939~40 A 3 10 V
16th Mar 1940 L 2 Wigan LC2 (1) 1939~40 A 0 5 V
22nd Mar 1940 L 3 Wigan WEL 1939~40 A 0 6 V
25th Mar 1940 L 2 Rochdale Hornets WEL 1939~40 A 10 12 2 V
29th Mar 1940 W 5 Wigan LC2 (2) 1939~40 H 10 4 1 2 V
6th Apr 1940 W 2 Widnes LCSF (1) 1939~40 H 7 5 2 V
13th Apr 1940 L 2 Widnes LCSF (2) 1939~40 A 0 13 V
27th Apr 1940 W 2 Leigh WEL 1939~40 A 16 5 1 V
4th May 1940 W 2 Oldham WEL 1939~40 H 12 5 3 V
18th May 1940 L 2 Widnes WEL 1939~40 H 11 20 1 1 V
3rd Jan 1942 L 6 Wigan WEL 1941~42 H 0 18 V
23rd Sep 1944 W 4 Oldham WEL 1944~45 A 27 6 6 V
30th Sep 1944 L 2 Halifax WEL 1944~45 H 7 21 2 V
21st Oct 1944 L 3 Barrow YC1(1) 1944~45 H 8 22 1 V
11th Nov 1944 L 4 Leeds WEL 1944~45 H 3 23 V
25th Nov 1944 L 2 Wakefield Trinity WEL 1944~45 H 6 14 V
2nd Dec 1944 L 3 Featherstone Rovers WEL 1944~45 A 2 8 1 V
9th Dec 1944 W 3 Dewsbury WEL 1944~45 H 12 0 2 V
25th Dec 1944 L 3 Wigan WEL 1944~45 A 5 20 1 V
26th Dec 1944 L 6 Wigan WEL AB 1944~45 H 3 12 V
30th Dec 1944 W 6 Keighley WEL 1944~45 H 10 0 2 V
3rd Feb 1945 L 3 Halifax WEL 1944~45 A 3 29 V
10th Feb 1945 L 3 Castleford WEL 1944~45 H 2 16 1 V
17th Feb 1945 L 3 Barrow WEL 1944~45 H 8 24 1 V
17th Mar 1945 L 7 Bradford Northern CC1(1) 1944~45 H 8 15 4 V
25th Aug 1945 L 3 Widnes L 1945~46 A 8 20 1 V
1st Sep 1945 L 3 Widnes L 1945~46 H 2 7 1 V
3rd Sep 1945 W 3 Broughton Rangers L 1945~46 A 11 5 1 V
8th Sep 1945 W 6 Oldham L 1945~46 A 23 15 1 4 V
15th Sep 1945 W 6 Wakefield Trinity L 1945~46 H 15 3 1 3 V
22nd Sep 1945 L 3 Workington Town LC1(1) 1945~46 A 8 9 1 1 V
29th Sep 1945 W 6 Workington Town LC1(2) 1945~46 H 21 11 3 V
6th Oct 1945 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1945~46 A 11 4 4 V
13th Oct 1945 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1945~46 H 21 0 1 3 V
17th Oct 1945 L 3 Wigan LCSF 1945~46 A 5 18 1 V
20th Oct 1945 W 3 Hunslet L 1945~46 H 15 12 3 V
27th Oct 1945 L 4 Barrow L 1945~46 A 13 23 2 V
3rd Nov 1945 D 4 Swinton L 1945~46 A 5 5 1 V
10th Nov 1945 L 4 Broughton Rangers L 1945~46 H 8 10 1 1 V
17th Nov 1945 L 3 Dewsbury L 1945~46 H 7 13 2 V
1st Dec 1945 L 6 Hunslet L 1945~46 A 5 38 1 V
8th Dec 1945 W 4 York L 1945~46 H 22 7 4 V
22nd Dec 1945 L 6 Workington Town L 1945~46 H 5 20 1 V
25th Dec 1945 W 3 Liverpool Stanley L 1945~46 A 26 3 1 4 V
26th Dec 1945 L 4 Wigan L 1945~46 H 3 38 V
29th Dec 1945 L 1 Workington Town L 1945~46 A 8 9 1 V
1st Jan 1946 W 3 Liverpool Stanley L 1945~46 H 16 8 1 2 V
5th Jan 1946 L 4 Hull K.R. L 1945~46 A 7 26 1 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 194 OTHER 0 = 194
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 194

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