John Tembey

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
11-09-1936
N/A
Date unknown.
Whitehaven
06-01-1962 v Barrow
Barrow
1965- Warrington
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1961-1965
137 (2)
20
0
0
60

BIOGRAPHY

John Tembey by Dave Dooley:
John Tembey was a tough hard-hitting forward for the club playing over 100 matches in the mid-sixties. Born in Kells (Cumberland), he signed from Whitehaven in the New Year of 1962. John made his debut against Barrow in the 30 to 6 points home victory on the 6th. January 1962. John was a fearsome driver of the ball with a neat offload when being tackled. In defence he was an exemplary tackler. In this first half-season John only played three more games for the Saints all in the second row position.

John Tembey scored his first try for the Club against Salford on September 1st. 1962 in the 59 points to nil humiliation of Salford in the Western Divisional Championship. He promptly followed up with a second touchdown in the same match. The following month on 27th.October, 1962 John was in the second row when the Club won the Lancashire Cup as Saints defeated Swinton by 7 points to 4 in front of a crowd of over 23 000 at Central Park. John continued to play in the second row until March 23rd. 1963 when he was given the number eight jersey in the 38 points to nil thrashing of Bramley. For the next two years John was virtually unrivalled for the position despite the wealth of forwards coming through the Saints' ranks at the time. He completed his first full season having played 41 matches with a haul of nine tries.

The following season John was in the front row as Saints lifted the Lancashire Cup for the fourth year in succession. This time the opposition was Leigh as 21 231 spectators witness Saints overcome the Leythers by 15 points to 4. In the 1963/64 season John played 41 matches notching five tries in the process.

The 1964/65 was another full campaign for John Tembey. He collected his third Lancashire Cup winners medal as Saints again disposed of Swinton by 12 points to 4 in front of a crowd of 17 383 at Central Park on October 24th. 1964. The start of that particular season was an incredible experience for Saints' fans at the time. The team won its first 21 matches of the season with John Tembey wearing the number eight jersey in nineteen of those games. By the end of the season Saints topped the table having conceded only 226 from 34 league matches (an average of less than 7 points conceded per match) - and Saints were renowned for their attacking play at the time! The penultimate match that season was the Western Divisional Championship Final against Swinton at Central Park. On the 16th. May, 1964 in front of 17 363 spectators Saints defeated a talented Swinton side by 10 points to 7 with Tembey amply filling his number eight jersey. John Tembey played a big part in that solid defence. For the record John played 39 matches and came on as substitute twice as he scored five tries for the club in that campaign.

The following season saw changing fortunes for John as a raft of talented forwards pressed hard for a starting position in the pack. John was eventually out of favour as the Club attempted to maintain the winning formula that had put together another incredible unbeaten run in the league in the first four months of the season. In the end John moved on to Warrington and Albert Halsall was brought in take over the open side prop position. Tembey played his final game for the Saints against Barrow on the 9th. of October, 1965, his parting gift was a try as the Saints prevailed by 18 points to 14.

John Tembey played 135 (+ two as substitute) matches for the club. He scored 20 tries and kicked no goals for an aggregate score of 60 points. His outstanding efforts for the Saints brought him international caps for Great Britain and county caps for Cumberland.

Sadly John passed away on 28th. July, 1994.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1961~620 0 0 4
1962~639 0 0 41
1963~645 0 0 41
1964~65 5 0 0 42
1965~66 1 0 0 12
TOTALS:20 0 0 140
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1962~630001
1963~640001
1964~650002
1965~66 0001
TOTALS:0005

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
6th Jan 1962 W 12 Barrow L 1961~62 H 30 6 V
13th Jan 1962 L 12 Leeds L 1961~62 A 3 20 V
20th Jan 1962 W 12 Warrington L 1961~62 H 11 7 V
27th Jan 1962 L 12 Workington Town L 1961~62 A 7 23 V
10th Aug 1962 W 10 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup 1962~63 H 33 2 V
22nd Aug 1962 W 12 Leigh WDC 1962~63 H 21 3 V
25th Aug 1962 W 12 Blackpool Borough WDC 1962~63 H 21 12 V
30th Aug 1962 W 12 Liverpool City WDC 1962~63 A 16 9 V
1st Sep 1962 W 12 Salford WDC 1962~63 H 59 0 2 V
8th Sep 1962 W 10 Liverpool City LC1 1962~63 H 22 0 V
15th Sep 1962 W 11 Leigh WDC 1962~63 A 20 10 V
18th Sep 1962 W 11 Blackpool Borough LC2 1962~63 A 14 3 V
22nd Sep 1962 W 11 Liverpool City WDC 1962~63 H 32 3 V
29th Sep 1962 D 11 Blackpool Borough WDC 1962~63 A 12 12 V
2nd Oct 1962 W 11 Oldham LCSF 1962~63 A 10 8 V
6th Oct 1962 L 11 Warrington L 1962~63 A 13 21 V
9th Oct 1962 L 11 Widnes WDCSF 1962~63 H 9 10 V
13th Oct 1962 D 11 Castleford L 1962~63 H 10 10 V
20th Oct 1962 W 11 Huddersfield L 1962~63 A 22 9 V
27th Oct 1962 W 11 Swinton LCF 1962~63 N 7 4 V
3rd Nov 1962 L 11 Leeds L 1962~63 A 7 14 V
10th Nov 1962 L 11 Warrington L 1962~63 H 2 4 V
17th Nov 1962 W 11 Castleford L 1962~63 A 8 7 V
24th Nov 1962 W 11 Huddersfield L 1962~63 H 36 3 V
1st Dec 1962 L 11 Workington Town L 1962~63 A 5 8 V
8th Dec 1962 W 11 Leeds L 1962~63 H 13 6 V
15th Dec 1962 L 11 Wakefield Trinity L 1962~63 A 7 10 V
9th Mar 1963 L 11 Hull K.R. L 1962~63 A 2 3 V
11th Mar 1963 L 11 Halifax CC1 1962~63 A 2 9 V
23rd Mar 1963 W 8 Bramley L 1962~63 H 38 0 1 V
30th Mar 1963 W 8 Featherstone Rovers L 1962~63 A 17 10 V
1st Apr 1963 W 8 Workington Town L 1962~63 H 29 0 1 V
6th Apr 1963 W 8 Halifax L 1962~63 H 33 3 V
12th Apr 1963 W 8 Wigan L 1962~63 A 24 4 V
13th Apr 1963 L 8 Swinton L 1962~63 A 8 9 V
15th Apr 1963 L 8 Swinton L 1962~63 H 9 24 V
20th Apr 1963 W 8 Featherstone Rovers L 1962~63 H 18 5 1 V
27th Apr 1963 L 8 Hull L 1962~63 A 7 15 V
29th Apr 1963 L 8 Wakefield Trinity L 1962~63 H 15 16 V
4th May 1963 W 8 Widnes L 1962~63 A 25 2 V
6th May 1963 W 8 Oldham L 1962~63 H 22 8 V
13th May 1963 W 8 Widnes L 1962~63 H 14 6 V
18th May 1963 W 8 Bramley L 1962~63 A 21 9 V
25th May 1963 W 8 Halifax L 1962~63 A 33 5 2 V
27th May 1963 W 8 Hull K.R. L 1962~63 H 16 15 1 V
30th May 1963 W 8 Oldham L 1962~63 A 24 9 1 V
17th Aug 1963 W 8 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup 1963~64 H 34 8 V
24th Aug 1963 L 8 Huddersfield L 1963~64 H 7 10 V
28th Aug 1963 W 8 Castleford L 1963~64 H 20 11 1 V
31st Aug 1963 W 8 Keighley L 1963~64 A 18 6 1 V
2nd Sep 1963 W 8 Hunslet L 1963~64 A 15 7 V
7th Sep 1963 W 8 Swinton LC1 1963~64 A 12 2 V
14th Sep 1963 W 8 Hull K.R. L 1963~64 H 40 5 V
16th Sep 1963 W 8 Workington Town LC2 1963~64 H 28 4 V
21st Sep 1963 L 8 Halifax L 1963~64 A 5 13 V
23rd Sep 1963 W 8 Warrington LCSF 1963~64 A 21 14 V
28th Sep 1963 L 8 Australia Tour 1963~64 H 2 8 V
5th Oct 1963 W 8 Barrow WDC 1963~64 H 19 15 V
12th Oct 1963 W 8 Leeds L 1963~64 A 10 2 1 V
19th Oct 1963 W 8 Hull L 1963~64 H 11 10 V
26th Oct 1963 W 8 Leigh LCF 1963~64 N 15 4 V
2nd Nov 1963 W 8 Warrington L 1963~64 H 19 8 V
16th Nov 1963 D 8 Featherstone Rovers L 1963~64 H 11 11 V
30th Nov 1963 W 8 Liverpool City WDC 1963~64 H 16 0 1 V
7th Dec 1963 W 8 Wakefield Trinity L 1963~64 A 8 7 V
14th Dec 1963 L 8 Halifax L 1963~64 H 12 13 V
28th Dec 1963 W 8 Workington Town L 1963~64 A 5 0 V
1st Jan 1964 L 8 Swinton L 1963~64 H 6 8 V
4th Jan 1964 W 8 Salford WDC 1963~64 A 15 5 1 V
11th Jan 1964 L 8 Hunslet L 1963~64 H 10 12 V
22nd Feb 1964 L 8 Leeds L 1963~64 H 6 14 V
29th Feb 1964 W 8 Warrington L 1963~64 A 17 10 V
7th Mar 1964 W 8 Huddersfield L 1963~64 A 16 11 V
14th Mar 1964 W 8 Workington Town L 1963~64 H 14 8 V
21st Mar 1964 W 8 Whitehaven WDC 1963~64 H 50 7 V
27th Mar 1964 W 8 Wigan L 1963~64 H 11 5 V
28th Mar 1964 W 8 Salford WDC 1963~64 H 24 13 V
30th Mar 1964 W 8 Swinton L 1963~64 A 10 7 V
4th Apr 1964 L 8 Widnes L 1963~64 H 6 10 V
8th Apr 1964 L 8 Featherstone Rovers L 1963~64 A 12 19 V
11th Apr 1964 W 8 Wakefield Trinity L 1963~64 H 24 10 V
15th Apr 1964 W 8 Whitehaven WDC 1963~64 A 3 0 V
18th Apr 1964 W 8 Liverpool City WDC 1963~64 A 32 7 V
22nd Apr 1964 W 8 Wigan L 1963~64 A 22 13 V
1st May 1964 W 8 Oldham WDCSF 1963~64 H 22 11 V
6th May 1964 W 8 Hull L 1963~64 A 17 9 V
16th May 1964 W 8 Swinton WDCF 1963~64 N 10 7 V
27th May 1964 L 8 Castleford L 1963~64 A 10 11 V
14th Aug 1964 W 8 Swinton* Fr Gallie Cup 1964~65 H 22 2 V
22nd Aug 1964 W 8 Leigh L 1964~65 A 19 6 V
24th Aug 1964 W 8 Rochdale Hornets L 1964~65 H 28 4 V
29th Aug 1964 W 8 Widnes L 1964~65 H 29 6 V
31st Aug 1964 W 8 Whitehaven L 1964~65 A 15 5 V
5th Sep 1964 W 8 Liverpool City LC1 1964~65 A 41 11 V
12th Sep 1964 W 8 Blackpool Borough L 1964~65 H 37 5 1 V
14th Sep 1964 W 8 Barrow LC2 1964~65 A 22 11 V
19th Sep 1964 W 8 Rochdale Hornets L 1964~65 A 17 6 V
26th Sep 1964 W 8 Featherstone Rovers L 1964~65 A 30 15 V
29th Sep 1964 W 8 Warrington LCSF 1964~65 A 10 8 V
3rd Oct 1964 W 8 Workington Town L 1964~65 H 32 6 V
17th Oct 1964 W 8 Featherstone Rovers L 1964~65 H 25 12 V
24th Oct 1964 W 8 Swinton LCF 1964~65 N 12 4 V
31st Oct 1964 W 15 Oldham L 1964~65 H 22 6 Y V
7th Nov 1964 W 8 Warrington L 1964~65 H 26 10 1 V
14th Nov 1964 W 8 Hull K.R. L 1964~65 A 25 12 V
21st Nov 1964 W 8 Barrow L 1964~65 H 37 3 V
19th Dec 1964 W 8 Leigh L 1964~65 H 10 7 V
1st Jan 1965 W 8 Swinton L 1964~65 A 11 5 V
9th Jan 1965 W 8 Liverpool City L 1964~65 H 23 3 V
16th Jan 1965 L 15 Warrington L 1964~65 A 4 6 V
23rd Jan 1965 W 8 Whitehaven L 1964~65 H 16 3 V
27th Jan 1965 W 8 Other Nationalities* Fr Opening of Floodl 1964~65 H 19 2 V
6th Feb 1965 W 8 Castleford CC1 1964~65 H 22 9 1 V
13th Feb 1965 L 8 Workington Town L 1964~65 A 3 4 V
16th Feb 1965 W 8 Salford L 1964~65 H 12 6 V
20th Feb 1965 W 8 Huddersfield L 1964~65 H 28 6 V
27th Feb 1965 L 8 Wigan CC2 1964~65 A 2 7 V
13th Mar 1965 W 8 Oldham L 1964~65 A 15 9 V
16th Mar 1965 L 8 Wakefield Trinity L 1964~65 H 2 9 V
20th Mar 1965 L 15 Wakefield Trinity L 1964~65 A 4 5 V
23rd Mar 1965 L 8 Wigan L 1964~65 H 6 10 V
27th Mar 1965 L 8 Salford L 1964~65 A 8 11 V
30th Mar 1965 W 8 Hull K.R. L 1964~65 H 8 2 V
5th Apr 1965 W 8 Barrow L 1964~65 A 21 14 V
9th Apr 1965 W 8 Liverpool City L 1964~65 A 11 0 1 V
16th Apr 1965 W 8 Wigan L 1964~65 A 16 8 V
17th Apr 1965 W 8 Widnes L 1964~65 A 14 2 V
19th Apr 1965 W 8 Swinton L 1964~65 H 16 5 1 V
24th Apr 1965 W 8 Barrow Ch1 1964~65 H 23 7 V
30th Apr 1965 W 8 Hull K.R. Ch2 1964~65 H 24 6 V
15th May 1965 W 8 Wakefield Trinity ChSF 1964~65 H 10 5 V
22nd May 1965 L 8 Halifax ChF 1964~65 N 7 15 V
14th Aug 1965 L 8 Swinton * Fr Gallie Cup 1965~66 A 9 11 V
20th Aug 1965 W 8 Halifax L 1965~66 H 15 4 V
24th Aug 1965 W 8 Rochdale Hornets L 1965~66 A 17 9 V
28th Aug 1965 W 8 Castleford L 1965~66 A 19 15 V
30th Aug 1965 W 8 Whitehaven L 1965~66 H 30 5 V
4th Sep 1965 W 8 Warrington L 1965~66 A 11 2 V
10th Sep 1965 L 8 Swinton LC1 1965~66 H 7 8 V
15th Sep 1965 W 15 New Zealand Tour 1965~66 H 28 7 Y V
18th Sep 1965 W 15 Castleford L 1965~66 H 21 6 Y V
27th Sep 1965 W 11 Widnes L 1965~66 A 9 4 V
1st Oct 1965 W 8 Oldham L 1965~66 H 23 17 V
5th Oct 1965 W 8 Leigh FT1 1965~66 H 25 19 V
9th Oct 1965 W 8 Barrow L 1965~66 H 18 14 1 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 132 OTHER 5 = 140
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 2 Subs) = 137

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