Eric Sherratt

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
10-12-1912
N/A
Date unknown.
Widnes
31-10-1942 v Keighley
Wigan
1943-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1942-1942
2 (0)
0
0
0
0

BIOGRAPHY

Eric Sherratt by Alex Service

The St. Helens Reporter gives us some clues as to the origins of this player in what was a very hard time for the St. Helens club in terms of obtaining playing personnel: "Sherratt an ex-Widnes forward was drafted in. He was far from fit after a long absence from the game. He began as a second row man and soon seemed to conk out."

He partnered Les Garner in the back row. In his second and final match for the first team Eric played stand off against Wigan. Reports described him as a wily old character with a good rugby brain.

Steve Fox, the Widnes historian, advised that Eric Sherratt was born in December 1912 and played in the second row for Widnes from 1933 to 1939. At Naughton Park Eric played 94 matches for the Chemics, scoring 10 tries in the process. He lived at Bower Street, Widnes. Eric died in Sheffield in 2004 aged 91.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1942~43 0 0 0 1
1943~44 0 0 0 1
TOTALS:0 0 0 2
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
31st Oct 1942 L 11 Keighley WEL 1942~43 H 7 12 V
16th Oct 1943 L 6 Wigan YC1(1) 1943~44 H 9 14 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 2 OTHER 0 = 2
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 2
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