Tom Reynolds

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-05-1868
N/A
Date unknown.
St Helens Recs
07-09-1895 v Rochdale Hornets
Runcorn
1899- Broughton Rangers
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1895-1898
68 (0)
1
0
0
3

BIOGRAPHY



Tom Reynolds by SHS

Born in St. Helens in 1868, Tom was a First Team regular at Knowsley Road for three seasons. A durable forward, he made his debut in the first-ever Northern Union match played by the club, at home to Rochdale Hornets, on 7th September 1895. The Saints won 8-3 and Tom took his place amongst seven other forwards that afternoon: Gladwin, Ashcroft, McKay, Briers, Caveney, Dale, Rimmer and Reynolds. Things were a lot different in those days and the forwards would form a scrum literally in ad hoc style to try and get the ball for the threequarters. Reynolds went on to score just one try, against Stockport, in his final season, when the Saints won 13-3.

Tom went on to play in the inaugural Challenge Cup final against Batley at Headingley, in 1897, although Saints could not bring home the gleaming trophy and would have to wait until 1956 for the privilege. He played his last match against Runcorn in the away fixture on 15th April 1899, when the Saints lost 8-11. When Saints played Broughton Rangers at Knowsley Road in September 1900, talk was of Reynolds the ex-St. Helens man, who was one of the stars for the visitors. According to records, a Tom Reynolds lived in Lugsmore Lane in Thatto Heath and was a glass works labourer. If anyone has any further information about this player, we would like to hear from you. Tom must also not be confused with the famous St. Helens RFC correspondent of the same name, who plied his trade with the St. Helens Newspaper in the 1920s and 1930s.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1895~960 0 0 15
1896~970 0 0 26
1898~991 0 0 27
TOTALS:1 0 0 68
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1895~96 0001
1896~97 0002
1898~990005
TOTALS:0008

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
7th Sep 1895 W 15 Rochdale Hornets L 1895~96 H 8 3 V
14th Sep 1895 W 15 Runcorn L 1895~96 H 5 0 V
21st Sep 1895 D 15 Batley L 1895~96 A 3 3 V
5th Oct 1895 W 15 Broughton Rangers L 1895~96 A 5 3 V
7th Oct 1895 L 15 Bradford L 1895~96 A 4 15 V
12th Oct 1895 W 15 Warrington L 1895~96 H 3 0 V
19th Oct 1895 W 15 Hull L 1895~96 H 3 0 V
26th Oct 1895 D 15 Tyldesley L 1895~96 H 3 3 V
2nd Nov 1895 D 15 Leigh L 1895~96 H 6 6 V
23rd Nov 1895 W 10 Leeds L 1895~96 H 9 0 V
30th Nov 1895 W 8 Huddersfield L 1895~96 H 11 3 V
7th Dec 1895 D 11 Wakefield Trinity L 1895~96 A 0 0 V
21st Dec 1895 W 11 Broughton Rangers * Fr 1895~96 H 13 10 V
20th Apr 1896 W 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1895~96 A 4 0 V
25th Apr 1896 L 12 Liversedge L 1895~96 A 3 13 V
30th Apr 1896 W 12 Broughton Rangers L 1895~96 H 26 0 V
5th Sep 1896 W 12 Crompton * Fr 1896~97 H 23 3 V
26th Sep 1896 W 12 Tyldesley L 1896~97 H 3 0 V
3rd Oct 1896 L 12 Oldham L 1896~97 A 0 11 V
10th Oct 1896 W 12 Morecambe L 1896~97 A 8 5 V
24th Oct 1896 W 12 Widnes L 1896~97 H 14 0 V
31st Oct 1896 L 12 Runcorn L 1896~97 H 3 7 V
7th Nov 1896 W 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1896~97 A 14 11 V
14th Nov 1896 D 12 Warrington L 1896~97 H 0 0 V
21st Nov 1896 L 14 Rochdale St. Cuthberts* Fr 1896~97 A 0 4 V
28th Nov 1896 W 12 Leigh L 1896~97 H 11 3 V
5th Dec 1896 L 12 Swinton L 1896~97 H 0 3 V
12th Dec 1896 L 12 Broughton Rangers L 1896~97 A 0 3 V
19th Dec 1896 L 12 Stockport L 1896~97 A 6 13 V
26th Dec 1896 D 12 Widnes L 1896~97 A 0 0 V
1st Jan 1897 L 12 Oldham L 1896~97 H 5 17 V
2nd Jan 1897 L 12 Runcorn L 1896~97 A 0 20 V
30th Jan 1897 W 12 Salford L 1896~97 H 9 3 V
6th Feb 1897 L 12 Wigan L 1896~97 A 0 4 V
13th Feb 1897 L 12 Broughton Rangers L 1896~97 H 10 20 V
20th Feb 1897 L 12 Tyldesley L 1896~97 A 9 12 V
22nd Feb 1897 L 12 Warrington L 1896~97 A 3 7 V
6th Mar 1897 D 12 Leigh L 1896~97 A 6 6 V
11th Mar 1897 W 12 Wigan L 1896~97 H 3 0 V
27th Mar 1897 W 12 Castleford CC2 1896~97 H 17 3 V
3rd Apr 1897 W 12 Wigan CC3 1896~97 H 11 0 V
10th Apr 1897 W 12 Tyldesley CC4 1896~97 H 12 0 V
19th Apr 1897 W 12 Swinton CCSF 1896~97 N 7 0 V
24th Apr 1897 L 12 Batley CCF 1896~97 N 3 10 V
17th Sep 1898 L 15 Warrington L 1898~99 A 0 3 V
24th Sep 1898 W 15 Morecambe L 1898~99 A 8 0 V
1st Oct 1898 W 15 Oldham L 1898~99 H 15 9 V
8th Oct 1898 W 15 Rochdale Hornets L 1898~99 H 22 3 V
15th Oct 1898 L 11 Lancaster* Fr 1898~99 A 2 8 V
22nd Oct 1898 L 15 Swinton L 1898~99 A 0 8 V
29th Oct 1898 W 15 Wigan L 1898~99 A 22 3 V
5th Nov 1898 L 15 Leigh L 1898~99 H 0 8 V
12th Nov 1898 W 15 Wigan L 1898~99 H 10 7 V
26th Nov 1898 D 15 Widnes L 1898~99 H 0 0 V
3rd Dec 1898 W 11 Birkenhead* Fr 1898~99 H 14 0 V
10th Dec 1898 L 11 Hull* Fr 1898~99 A 0 19 V
17th Dec 1898 L 15 Broughton Rangers L 1898~99 A 2 20 V
24th Dec 1898 L 15 Salford L 1898~99 A 2 13 V
26th Dec 1898 W 15 Tyldesley L 1898~99 H 9 5 V
30th Dec 1898 W 11 Hull K.R.* Fr 1898~99 A 8 3 V
2nd Jan 1899 D 15 Runcorn L 1898~99 H 0 0 V
7th Jan 1899 D 15 Salford L 1898~99 H 8 8 V
14th Jan 1899 W 15 Swinton L 1898~99 H 6 5 V
21st Jan 1899 W 11 Birkenhead* Fr 1898~99 A 9 0 V
28th Jan 1899 L 15 Oldham L 1898~99 A 0 16 V
11th Feb 1899 W 15 Tyldesley L 1898~99 A 6 3 V
18th Feb 1899 W 15 Warrington L 1898~99 H 12 3 V
4th Mar 1899 W 15 Stockport L 1898~99 A 13 3 1 V
11th Mar 1899 L 15 Rochdale Hornets L 1898~99 A 0 16 V
18th Mar 1899 W 15 Whitworth CC1 1898~99 H 12 3 V
25th Mar 1899 D 15 Morecambe CC2 1898~99 H 0 0 V
29th Mar 1899 D 15 Morecambe CC2(rep) 1898~99 A 5 5 V
31st Mar 1899 W 15 Morecambe CC2(2nd rep) 1898~99 H 17 5 V
1st Apr 1899 L 15 Salford CC3 1898~99 A 0 16 V
8th Apr 1899 W 15 Morecambe L 1898~99 H 7 2 V
15th Apr 1899 L 15 Runcorn L 1898~99 A 8 11 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 60 OTHER 8 = 68
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 68
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