Peter Smith

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
25-03-1913
N/A
11-03-1933
Thatto Heath ARL
07-10-1933 v Keighley
Huddersfield
1937-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1933-1938
86 (0)
26
3
0
84

BIOGRAPHY

Peter Smith by Dave Dooley:
Peter Smith was speedy, skilful and adaptable player who performed heroics for the Saints in the bleak days of the middle to late 1930s. Peter was signed from the top local outfit Thatto Heath ARL on the 11th of March 1933. He made his debut in October of the same year in the away fixture at Keighley playing in his customary position on the right wing. This was the Saints last successful season before the War as Peter established himself in the side by the end of the season. His first points for the club came in the match against Broughton Rangers on the 16th of December, 1933. Peter bagged a brace of tries from the left centre berth. Later that campaign, he bagged another double in the 23 points to 14 defeat of Keighley. In the same season Peter also kicked two goals against Swinton and another conversion against Barrow. Saints finished the campaign in a creditable 13th position in the league having scored 550 points and entertained the crowds with some great attacking play. On a personal front Peter played centre to the prolific Kiwi winger Roy Hardgrave in the last 11 matches of the season and ended his first campaign with 6 tries and 3 goals from twenty starts.

In the mid-thirties Saints were plunged into a deep financial crisis which led them to transfer Alf Ellaby in the summer of 1934. With the great international then in Wigan colours, the "poison chalice" number two jersey was handed to Peter. Smith manfully rose to the challenge and collected a sizzling 13 tries from 30 matches. This haul included a memorable hat trick in the 19 points to 11 of Castleford in December 1934 and a brace against Rochdale Hornets. Peter played the first 23 games on the right wing as the Saints, without so many of the stars that had lifted the Championship in 1932, struggled somewhat against tough opposition. The Saints` slide down the league ladder was accompanied by dwindling crowds as the dark clouds gathered across Europe.

The following season followed very much in the same vein as Peter grabbed two tries against Salford and Batley in a campaign interrupted by injury. The 1936/7 season saw the return of Peter to his right wing berth. Singleton ties against Leigh, Hull KR, Newcastle, Dewsbury and Rochdale Hornets were reaped from 23 matches.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1933~346 3 0 20
1934~35 13 0 0 30
1935~362 0 0 13
1936~37 5 0 0 23
TOTALS:26 3 0 86
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
7th Oct 1933 L 2 Keighley L 1933~34 A 8 16 V
28th Oct 1933 L 2 Salford L 1933~34 H 2 17 V
2nd Nov 1933 L 2 St. Helens Recs LCSF 1933~34 A 2 9 V
4th Nov 1933 L 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1933~34 A 17 20 V
16th Dec 1933 W 4 Broughton Rangers L 1933~34 H 36 5 2 V
25th Dec 1933 L 5 St. Helens Recs L 1933~34 A 9 11 V
30th Dec 1933 L 5 Leeds L 1933~34 A 5 20 V
1st Jan 1934 W 2 St. Helens Recs L 1933~34 H 10 2 V
17th Feb 1934 L 3 Halifax L 1933~34 A 8 16 V
28th Feb 1934 W 4 Swinton L 1933~34 A 8 5 V
3rd Mar 1934 W 4 Bradford Northern L 1933~34 A 15 11 V
14th Mar 1934 L 4 London Highfield L 1933~34 A 8 16 V
19th Mar 1934 W 4 Warrington L 1933~34 H 7 3 V
24th Mar 1934 W 4 Swinton L 1933~34 H 25 5 2 V
30th Mar 1934 L 4 Wigan L 1933~34 A 3 27 V
1st Apr 1934 L 4 Barrow L 1933~34 A 10 21 1 V
3rd Apr 1934 W 4 Keighley L 1933~34 H 23 14 2 V
7th Apr 1934 W 4 Barrow L 1933~34 H 31 23 1 V
9th Apr 1934 L 4 Halifax L 1933~34 H 9 19 1 V
14th Apr 1934 W 3 London Highfield L 1933~34 H 34 12 V
25th Aug 1934 L 2 Widnes L 1934~35 A 0 12 V
1st Sep 1934 L 2 Widnes L 1934~35 H 5 10 V
10th Sep 1934 W 2 Rochdale Hornets LC1 1934~35 H 24 18 1 V
15th Sep 1934 L 2 Swinton L 1934~35 A 2 19 V
22nd Sep 1934 W 2 Hunslet L 1934~35 H 30 10 1 V
24th Sep 1934 D 2 Liverpool Stanley LC2 1934~35 H 9 9 1 V
26th Sep 1934 D 2 Liverpool Stanley LC2(rep) 1934~35 A 3 3 V
28th Sep 1934 L 2 Liverpool Stanley LC2(2nd rep) 1934~35 N 9 12 V
29th Sep 1934 L 2 Halifax L 1934~35 A 13 21 V
6th Oct 1934 W 2 Hull K.R. L 1934~35 H 7 2 V
13th Oct 1934 L 2 Hunslet L 1934~35 A 0 15 V
20th Oct 1934 L 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1934~35 H 6 15 2 V
27th Oct 1934 L 2 Warrington L 1934~35 A 5 10 1 V
3rd Nov 1934 W 2 Barrow L 1934~35 H 13 6 V
10th Nov 1934 L 2 Broughton Rangers L 1934~35 A 2 31 V
17th Nov 1934 L 2 Hull K.R. L 1934~35 A 6 8 V
24th Nov 1934 W 2 Bradford Northern L 1934~35 H 23 8 1 V
1st Dec 1934 L 2 Wakefield Trinity L 1934~35 A 5 19 1 V
8th Dec 1934 W 2 Castleford L 1934~35 H 19 11 3 V
15th Dec 1934 W 2 Swinton L 1934~35 H 7 0 V
22nd Dec 1934 L 2 Barrow L 1934~35 A 5 7 V
25th Dec 1934 W 2 St. Helens Recs L 1934~35 H 6 2 V
1st Jan 1935 D 2 St. Helens Recs L 1934~35 A 2 2 V
5th Jan 1935 L 2 Liverpool Stanley L 1934~35 H 5 7 1 V
19th Jan 1935 L 2 Hull L 1934~35 H 2 5 V
26th Jan 1935 W 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1934~35 A 5 2 V
2nd Feb 1935 D 2 Oldham L 1934~35 A 5 5 1 V
9th Feb 1935 L 2 Oldham CC1 1934~35 A 0 3 V
16th Mar 1935 L 2 Salford L 1934~35 H 8 26 V
23rd Mar 1935 L 3 Salford L 1934~35 A 5 9 V
31st Aug 1935 L 2 Widnes L 1935~36 H 2 9 V
7th Sep 1935 L 2 Widnes L 1935~36 A 6 8 V
11th Sep 1935 W 2 Streatham & Mitcham LC1 1935~36 H 10 7 V
23rd Oct 1935 W 2 Salford L 1935~36 H 9 2 1 V
26th Oct 1935 L 2 Warrington L 1935~36 A 3 9 V
2nd Nov 1935 L 2 Barrow L 1935~36 H 2 8 V
16th Nov 1935 W 2 Bramley L 1935~36 H 31 3 V
28th Dec 1935 D 4 Streatham and Mitcham L 1935~36 A 3 3 V
7th Mar 1936 L 2 Broughton Rangers L 1935~36 A 0 23 V
14th Mar 1936 L 2 Batley L 1935~36 H 8 10 V
21st Mar 1936 L 2 Batley L 1935~36 A 6 18 1 V
28th Mar 1936 W 2 Streatham & Mitcham L 1935~36 H 22 11 V
4th Apr 1936 L 2 Salford L 1935~36 A 7 21 V
26th Sep 1936 L 5 Salford L 1936~37 A 12 34 V
3rd Oct 1936 D 2 Warrington L 1936~37 H 3 3 V
10th Oct 1936 D 2 Halifax L 1936~37 A 13 13 V
17th Oct 1936 L 2 Streatham & Mitcham L 1936~37 H 5 15 V
24th Oct 1936 D 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1936~37 A 5 5 V
31st Oct 1936 L 2 Leigh L 1936~37 A 9 13 1 V
7th Nov 1936 L 2 Oldham L 1936~37 H 7 16 V
14th Nov 1936 L 2 Oldham L 1936~37 A 2 20 V
21st Nov 1936 L 2 Salford L 1936~37 H 0 20 V
28th Nov 1936 L 2 Streatham & Mitcham L 1936~37 A 2 3 V
5th Dec 1936 L 2 Rochdale Hornets L AB 1936~37 H 0 4 V
12th Dec 1936 L 2 Hull K.R. L 1936~37 A 13 19 1 V
19th Dec 1936 W 2 Newcastle L 1936~37 A 15 8 1 V
25th Dec 1936 W 2 St. Helens Recs L 1936~37 H 4 0 V
26th Dec 1936 L 2 Wigan L 1936~37 H 2 21 V
1st Jan 1937 L 2 St. Helens Recs L 1936~37 A 3 10 V
2nd Jan 1937 L 2 Broughton Rangers L 1936~37 A 5 23 V
9th Jan 1937 W 2 Dewsbury L 1936~37 H 32 5 1 V
14th Jan 1937 W 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1936~37 H 11 5 1 V
16th Jan 1937 L 2 Barrow L 1936~37 H 2 15 V
23rd Jan 1937 W 2 Featherstone Rovers L 1936~37 A 11 6 V
6th Feb 1937 L 2 Liverpool Stanley L 1936~37 A 8 21 V
13th Feb 1937 L 2 Huddersfield CC1 1936~37 H 4 11 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 86 OTHER 0 = 86
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 86

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