Tommy Stott

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
09-09-1924
N/A
01-10-1942
Junior Leagues
03-10-1942 v Leeds
Dewsbury
1951- Swinton
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1942-1951
79 (0)
14
89
0
220

BIOGRAPHY

Tommy was the younger of the of two Stott brothers who were so prominent at Knowsley Road in the 1940s. Tommy was a centre who was also a very reliable goal-kicker. He was a versatile player and after 1948 he appeared for the club at loose forward, winger and full back as well as donning his favourite centre jersey. In all Tommy kicked 89 goals for the Saints including seven in a match against Featherstone Rovers. However his greatest feat was in May 1947 as part of the 29 points to nil drubbing of Bramley when Tommy crossed for a hat trick of tries and also booted over 3 goals. After a decade with the Saints Tommy moved on to Swinton in his twilight playing days, writes Dave Dooley.

It is also interesting to note that Tom’s debut against Leeds initiated a change of [original] position for the youngster. Premier in the St. Helens Newspaper gave us a unique insight into what actually happened at Headingley: “Stott junior, a seventeen year old making his debut had been selected to play as fly-half. Stott senior [Jimmy] promptly vetoed the idea as soon as he arrived. He objected to a schoolboy’s heart being broken, and perhaps, his immature frame as well, by a bout with Vic Hey. So the novice went on the wing as Jimmy’s partner. In his place came a young soldier laddie we had never seen before, named Davies. He was ‘just a kid’ so to speak, but a well-built one, and much better able to face Vic Hey than [Tom] Stott was. As a matter of fact he put up a most valiant show”.

This timely intervention by Jimmy Stott shielded his younger brother from Vic hey, the Australian international, who was a real handful most of the time. As for Tom himself, he could always be seen at the Edington End of the Popular Side, watching his favourite team, for many years after his retirement from the game. A really great guy!

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1942~43 0 0 0 2
1946~475 25 0 13
1947~48 6 28 0 28
1948~49 3 29 0 18
1949~50 0 3 0 4
1950~510 0 0 2
1951~52 0 4 0 12
TOTALS:14 89 0 79
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1947~480001
1948~490803
1951~520201
TOTALS:01005

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
3rd Oct 1942 L 2 Leeds WEL 1942~43 A 0 34 V
17th Apr 1943 L 6 Featherstone Rovers WEL 1942~43 A 3 9 V
29th Mar 1947 L 3 Hull K.R. L 1946~47 A 3 11 V
4th Apr 1947 W 3 Wigan L 1946~47 A 12 7 V
5th Apr 1947 L 3 Warrington L 1946~47 H 6 10 V
7th Apr 1947 L 3 Belle Vue Rangers L 1946~47 H 10 12 V
12th Apr 1947 L 4 Oldham L 1946~47 H 7 18 2 V
19th Apr 1947 L 4 Workington Town L 1946~47 A 2 13 1 V
26th Apr 1947 W 3 Swinton L 1946~47 A 15 6 2 V
10th May 1947 W 3 Bramley L 1946~47 H 29 0 3 3 V
17th May 1947 W 3 Featherstone Rovers L 1946~47 H 35 0 7 V
24th May 1947 L 3 Barrow L 1946~47 A 9 15 V
26th May 1947 L 3 Halifax L 1946~47 A 9 10 1 V
31st May 1947 W 3 Barrow L 1946~47 H 36 7 6 V
7th Jun 1947 W 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1946~47 H 26 4 1 4 V
23rd Aug 1947 L 3 Widnes L 1947~48 A 8 9 1 V
30th Aug 1947 W 3 Leigh LC1(1) 1947~48 A 15 0 2 V
4th Sep 1947 W 3 Leigh LC1(2) 1947~48 H 31 5 4 V
25th Sep 1947 L 3 New Zealand Tour 1947~48 H 5 11 V
4th Oct 1947 W 3 Swinton L 1947~48 H 24 3 1 3 V
11th Oct 1947 L 3 Wakefield Trinity L 1947~48 A 7 10 2 V
18th Oct 1947 W 3 Workington Town L 1947~48 H 14 3 2 V
25th Oct 1947 W 4 Hull K.R. L 1947~48 H 14 9 1 4 V
22nd Nov 1947 L 3 Liverpool Stanley L 1947~48 A 7 10 2 V
6th Dec 1947 D 3 Hunslet L 1947~48 H 13 13 1 2 V
20th Dec 1947 L 4 Hunslet L 1947~48 A 5 11 V
25th Dec 1947 W 3 Leigh L 1947~48 H 22 3 1 V
26th Dec 1947 W 3 Wigan L 1947~48 H 13 6 V
27th Dec 1947 D 3 Wakefield Trinity L 1947~48 H 5 5 V
3rd Jan 1948 W 4 Swinton L 1947~48 A 6 3 V
10th Jan 1948 L 3 Warrington L 1947~48 H 2 8 1 V
17th Jan 1948 L 1 Hull K.R. L 1947~48 A 10 17 1 V
7th Feb 1948 W 4 Bustlingthorpe Vale CC1(1) 1947~48 H 48 0 2 V
14th Feb 1948 W 4 Bustlingthorpe Vale CC1(2) 1947~48 A 13 2 V
28th Feb 1948 L 4 Oldham CC2 1947~48 A 0 5 V
6th Mar 1948 L 4 Warrington L 1947~48 A 3 21 1 V
26th Mar 1948 L 4 Wigan L 1947~48 A 11 22 V
27th Mar 1948 W 4 York L 1947~48 H 44 10 3 V
28th Mar 1948 L 4 Barrow L 1947~48 A 8 12 V
6th Apr 1948 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1947~48 A 15 10 V
8th Apr 1948 L 4 Widnes L 1947~48 H 8 9 V
10th Apr 1948 W 4 Barrow L 1947~48 H 21 5 V
22nd Apr 1948 W 13 Belle Vue Rangers L 1947~48 A 21 2 V
15th May 1948 W 13 Roanne* Fr 1947~48 H 36 19 V
4th Sep 1948 L 4 Wigan LC1(1) 1948~49 H 9 24 V
11th Sep 1948 W 13 Liverpool Stanley L 1948~49 A 17 0 V
23rd Sep 1948 W 13 Liverpool Stanley L 1948~49 H 41 0 1 V
25th Sep 1948 W 13 Dewsbury L 1948~49 A 14 7 V
2nd Oct 1948 W 13 Hunslet L 1948~49 H 41 11 1 7 V
9th Oct 1948 L 13 Barrow L 1948~49 A 12 20 1 3 V
14th Oct 1948 W 13 Australia Tour 1948~49 H 10 8 2 V
16th Oct 1948 L 13 Warrington L 1948~49 H 4 12 2 V
30th Oct 1948 W 13 Halifax L 1948~49 H 8 5 1 V
6th Nov 1948 W 3 Salford L 1948~49 H 17 12 4 V
13th Nov 1948 L 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1948~49 A 3 10 V
20th Nov 1948 W 1 Dewsbury L 1948~49 H 27 7 3 V
15th Jan 1949 W 4 Belle Vue Rangers L 1948~49 A 17 5 1 V
29th Jan 1949 W 3 Huddersfield L 1948~49 H 20 2 V
5th Feb 1949 L 12 Widnes L 1948~49 A 2 6 V
26th Feb 1949 L 1 Swinton L 1948~49 H 8 11 1 V
19th Mar 1949 L 4 Salford L 1948~49 A 6 7 V
25th Apr 1949 W 3 Barrow L 1948~49 H 16 5 5 V
16th May 1949 L 3 Huddersfield* Fr Tour 1948~49 P 11 46 V
18th May 1949 W 1 Huddersfield* Fr Tour 1948~49 B 33 17 6 V
21st May 1949 L 1 Huddersfield* Fr Tour 1948~49 A 16 25 2 V
3rd Sep 1949 L 4 Dewsbury L 1949~50 A 12 18 3 V
7th Sep 1949 L 13 Barrow L 1949~50 A 3 18 V
31st Dec 1949 L 4 Leigh L 1949~50 A 10 15 V
7th Apr 1950 L 11 Wigan L 1949~50 A 12 17 V
17th Feb 1951 W 5 Bradford Northern CC1(2) 1950~51 H 4 0 V
24th Feb 1951 L 5 Hunslet L 1950~51 A 4 8 V
11th Aug 1951 W 1 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1951~52 H 16 7 2 V
18th Aug 1951 W 1 Widnes L 1951~52 A 20 11 1 V
21st Aug 1951 W 1 Rochdale Hornets L 1951~52 A 20 2 V
25th Aug 1951 W 1 Liverpool City L 1951~52 H 23 3 V
29th Aug 1951 D 1 Swinton L 1951~52 H 12 12 1 V
1st Sep 1951 L 1 Belle Vue Rangers LC1(1) 1951~52 H 4 8 V
6th Sep 1951 D 1 Belle Vue Rangers LC1(2) 1951~52 A 2 2 V
8th Sep 1951 W 1 Dewsbury L 1951~52 H 14 8 V
15th Sep 1951 L 1 Oldham L 1951~52 A 7 13 1 V
22nd Sep 1951 W 1 Barrow L 1951~52 H 16 3 1 V
29th Sep 1951 W 1 Warrington L 1951~52 A 19 13 V
27th Oct 1951 L 2 Workington Town L 1951~52 A 8 11 V
24th Nov 1951 L 3 Dewsbury L 1951~52 A 2 6 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 74 OTHER 5 = 79
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 79

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