Ab Terry

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
17-05-1934
N/A
17-02-1955
St. Helens B
18-04-1955 v Barrow
Hull K.R.
1961- Leeds
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1954-1961
216 (0)
27
0
0
81

BIOGRAPHY

Albert Edward Terry by Dave Dooley:
Albert Edward Terry was born in St Helens on the 17th, May 1934. He was a stalwart for the club playing over 200 matches mostly as a prop. Abe was signed from the St Helens 'B' team on 17th., February, 1955 and made his debut in the last match of the season against Barrow on the 18th. April 1955. In 216 matches for the Saints Abe scored 27 tries, kicked no goals for a total points aggregate of 81 points.

He scored his first try for the first team against Dewsbury on February 15th.1956. Abe's first great match was against the Australian touring side on November 24th. 1956 when the Saints inflicted a record defeat on the tourists by 44 points to 2. The sight of Abe scoring a storming try was one that the 'Green and Golds' were going to have to get used to. It was no surprise when the 23 year-old Terry was selected along with four of his team-mates to make the 1958 Tour to Australia. I remember shortly after this tour attending an Eddie Waring Roadshow at the Carriage Drive Social Club (Pilkington Brothers) where the late BBC commentator projected 'cine film reels' of the then recent Test matches and gave his own personal recollections. A famous feature of the those test matches, which incidentally GB won 2-1, was the amazement of the 'Aussie' crowds at the speed of Abe Terry including a renowned long range try in which he outpaced certain Kangaroo backs. In all Abe gained 10 international caps for Great Britain. In addition, Terry won two caps for Lancashire.

On the 26th. of January 1957 Abe scored a brace of tries in the 59 points to 5 demolition of Barrow. As part of the formidable front row of Prescott, McKinney and Terry, Abe played a vital part in laying the foundations for many a Saints victory including the sensational 1959 Championship Final win by 44 points to 22 over a great Hunslet side.

By the time this hardworking, tough forward was a member of the 1961 Challenge Cup winning team that defeated Wigan by 12 points to 6, Abe had been joined in the front row by a young Cliff Watson and Bob Dagnall. Abe Terry and Vinty Karalius were the survivors of the great Saints pack of the mid 1950s and both can lay claim to have played in two of the best ever packs of six to have graced Knowsley Road. Abe also won a Lancashire Cup winners medal when the Saints defeated Swinton by 15 points to 9 in front of a crowd of over 31 000 at Central Park.

His final match for the Club was against Hull KR on the 2nd. of December, 1961. The season was a poor one by Saints standards and more indifferent form found several established players leave the club. Abe was subsequently sold to Leeds.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1954~550 0 0 1
1955~561 0 0 12
1956~576 0 0 28
1957~585 0 0 44
1958~594 0 0 40
1959~604 0 0 35
1960~614 0 0 44
1961~623 0 0 12
TOTALS:27 0 0 216
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1957~582001
1959~600001
1960~610001
1961~620001
TOTALS:2004

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
18th Apr 1955 L 10 Barrow L 1954~55 A 3 26 V
26th Oct 1955 W 10 New Zealand Tour 1955~56 H 16 8 V
12th Nov 1955 W 8 Halifax L 1955~56 H 13 8 V
17th Dec 1955 W 8 Barrow L 1955~56 A 18 6 V
11th Feb 1956 W 10 Warrington CC1 1955~56 H 15 6 V
18th Feb 1956 W 10 Dewsbury L 1955~56 H 36 0 V
25th Feb 1956 W 10 Swinton L 1955~56 H 27 10 1 V
3rd Mar 1956 W 10 Castleford CC2 1955~56 H 48 5 V
10th Mar 1956 L 10 Warrington L 1955~56 A 4 17 V
14th Mar 1956 L 10 Halifax L 1955~56 A 0 12 V
17th Mar 1956 W 10 York L 1955~56 A 13 6 V
11th Apr 1956 W 10 Barrow CCSF(rep) 1955~56 N 10 5 V
21st Apr 1956 L 10 Halifax ChSF 1955~56 A 8 23 V
14th Nov 1956 L 8 Featherstone Rovers L 1956~57 A 6 15 V
24th Nov 1956 W 10 Australia Tour 1956~57 H 44 2 1 V
1st Dec 1956 W 8 Huddersfield L 1956~57 H 51 4 V
8th Dec 1956 L 10 Oldham L 1956~57 A 8 9 V
15th Dec 1956 W 8 Widnes L 1956~57 A 10 2 V
22nd Dec 1956 W 10 Whitehaven L 1956~57 H 37 6 V
25th Dec 1956 D 10 Leigh L 1956~57 A 7 7 V
29th Dec 1956 D 10 Warrington L 1956~57 A 8 8 V
1st Jan 1957 W 10 Leigh L 1956~57 H 18 14 V
6th Jan 1957 W 10 Warrington L 1956~57 H 33 7 V
12th Jan 1957 W 10 Swinton L 1956~57 A 14 9 V
19th Jan 1957 L 10 Leeds L 1956~57 A 11 22 V
26th Jan 1957 W 8 Barrow L 1956~57 H 59 5 2 V
2nd Feb 1957 W 10 Rochdale Hornets L 1956~57 A 23 8 V
9th Feb 1957 L 10 Whitehaven CC1 1956~57 A 8 9 V
16th Feb 1957 D 10 Hull L 1956~57 H 9 9 V
2nd Mar 1957 W 8 Halifax L 1956~57 H 31 7 V
9th Mar 1957 L 10 Wigan L 1956~57 H 11 20 V
16th Mar 1957 W 10 Bradford Northern L 1956~57 H 23 6 V
20th Mar 1957 W 10 Halifax L 1956~57 A 10 4 1 V
23rd Mar 1957 W 10 Huddersfield L 1956~57 A 10 9 1 V
3rd Apr 1957 W 10 Whitehaven L 1956~57 A 5 2 V
6th Apr 1957 W 10 Leeds L 1956~57 H 44 3 1 V
13th Apr 1957 W 8 Swinton L 1956~57 H 34 0 V
15th Apr 1957 L 10 Barrow L 1956~57 A 8 11 V
19th Apr 1957 L 10 Wigan L 1956~57 A 11 19 V
20th Apr 1957 L 8 Workington Town L 1956~57 A 3 26 V
22nd Apr 1957 W 10 Blackpool Borough L 1956~57 H 48 10 V
10th Aug 1957 W 8 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1957~58 H 79 13 2 V
17th Aug 1957 W 10 Widnes L 1957~58 A 22 13 V
21st Aug 1957 W 10 Huddersfield L 1957~58 H 28 8 V
24th Aug 1957 W 10 Hunslet L 1957~58 H 30 9 1 V
26th Aug 1957 W 10 Oldham L 1957~58 A 21 7 V
31st Aug 1957 W 10 Workington Town LC1 1957~58 A 16 12 V
7th Sep 1957 L 10 Leeds L 1957~58 A 5 23 V
12th Sep 1957 W 10 Blackpool Borough LC2 1957~58 A 28 12 V
14th Sep 1957 W 10 Hull L 1957~58 H 13 4 V
21st Sep 1957 W 10 Swinton L 1957~58 A 16 14 V
28th Sep 1957 W 10 Warrington L 1957~58 H 14 2 V
2nd Oct 1957 L 10 Oldham LCSF 1957~58 H 9 29 V
5th Oct 1957 W 10 Huddersfield L 1957~58 A 35 13 V
12th Oct 1957 W 10 Whitehaven L 1957~58 H 26 9 V
19th Oct 1957 W 10 Liverpool City L 1957~58 A 28 4 V
26th Oct 1957 W 10 Leeds L 1957~58 H 36 7 V
2nd Nov 1957 W 8 Whitehaven L 1957~58 A 15 7 V
9th Nov 1957 W 10 Swinton L 1957~58 H 43 11 V
16th Nov 1957 W 10 Barrow L 1957~58 A 18 12 V
23rd Nov 1957 W 8 Workington Town L 1957~58 H 29 6 V
30th Nov 1957 W 10 Warrington L 1957~58 A 13 11 1 V
7th Dec 1957 W 10 Barrow L 1957~58 H 25 7 V
14th Dec 1957 W 10 Rochdale Hornets L 1957~58 A 10 5 V
21st Dec 1957 W 10 Wakefield Trinity L 1957~58 H 52 5 V
25th Dec 1957 W 10 Leigh L 1957~58 H 11 9 V
28th Dec 1957 L 10 Salford L 1957~58 A 7 12 1 V
1st Jan 1958 L 10 Leigh L 1957~58 A 5 15 V
4th Jan 1958 W 10 Rochdale Hornets L 1957~58 H 51 0 V
11th Jan 1958 W 10 Blackpool Borough L 1957~58 A 17 7 V
18th Jan 1958 W 10 Liverpool City L 1957~58 H 27 8 V
1st Feb 1958 L 10 Wakefield Trinity L 1957~58 A 12 17 V
12th Feb 1958 W 10 Hunslet CC1 1957~58 A 15 0 V
15th Feb 1958 W 10 Oldham L 1957~58 H 5 4 V
22nd Feb 1958 W 10 Keighley CC2 1957~58 A 19 4 1 V
1st Mar 1958 L 8 Workington Town L 1957~58 A 10 15 V
8th Mar 1958 L 10 Featherstone Rovers CC3 1957~58 A 0 5 V
15th Mar 1958 L 10 Hull L 1957~58 A 11 22 V
22nd Mar 1958 W 10 Widnes L 1957~58 H 14 7 V
29th Mar 1958 W 10 Blackpool Borough L 1957~58 H 25 11 V
4th Apr 1958 W 10 Wigan L 1957~58 H 32 7 V
5th Apr 1958 W 10 Hunslet L 1957~58 A 33 2 V
7th Apr 1958 W 8 Halifax L 1957~58 A 18 2 V
14th Apr 1958 W 10 Salford L 1957~58 H 42 8 1 V
19th Apr 1958 W 10 Halifax L 1957~58 H 31 4 V
3rd May 1958 L 10 Workington Town ChSF 1957~58 H 13 14 V
6th Sep 1958 W 8 Wakefield Trinity L 1958~59 A 24 14 V
8th Sep 1958 W 8 Leigh LC2 1958~59 A 12 2 V
13th Sep 1958 W 8 Halifax L 1958~59 H 45 20 V
17th Sep 1958 W 8 Barrow LCSF 1958~59 H 18 6 V
20th Sep 1958 W 8 Warrington L 1958~59 A 29 15 V
27th Sep 1958 W 8 Hunslet L 1958~59 H 31 15 V
4th Oct 1958 W 8 Blackpool Borough L 1958~59 A 26 19 V
11th Oct 1958 W 8 Wakefield Trinity L 1958~59 H 15 8 V
18th Oct 1958 D 8 Workington Town L 1958~59 A 10 10 V
25th Oct 1958 L 8 Oldham LCF 1958~59 N 2 12 V
1st Nov 1958 W 8 Salford L 1958~59 A 28 12 1 V
8th Nov 1958 W 8 Rochdale Hornets L 1958~59 H 42 12 V
15th Nov 1958 W 8 Featherstone Rovers L 1958~59 A 36 9 V
29th Nov 1958 W 8 Whitehaven L 1958~59 A 25 2 V
6th Dec 1958 W 8 Leeds L 1958~59 H 38 12 V
13th Dec 1958 W 8 Swinton L 1958~59 H 32 3 V
20th Dec 1958 W 8 Barrow L 1958~59 A 7 5 V
25th Dec 1958 W 8 Leigh L 1958~59 A 10 6 V
26th Dec 1958 W 8 Wigan L 1958~59 H 13 9 V
27th Dec 1958 W 8 Oldham L 1958~59 H 22 6 V
1st Jan 1959 W 8 Leigh L 1958~59 H 9 6 V
3rd Jan 1959 L 8 Leeds L 1958~59 A 11 12 V
24th Jan 1959 L 8 Hunslet L 1958~59 A 11 19 V
31st Jan 1959 W 10 Whitehaven L 1958~59 H 27 3 V
7th Feb 1959 W 8 Hull L 1958~59 A 19 9 V
14th Feb 1959 W 8 Barrow L 1958~59 H 71 15 1 V
21st Feb 1959 W 8 Oldham CC1 1958~59 A 7 6 V
28th Feb 1959 W 8 Widnes L 1958~59 H 38 4 V
7th Mar 1959 W 8 Dewsbury CC2 1958~59 H 35 8 V
16th Mar 1959 W 8 Salford L 1958~59 H 44 4 1 V
21st Mar 1959 L 8 Featherstone Rovers CC3 1958~59 A 6 20 V
28th Mar 1959 W 8 Liverpool City L 1958~59 A 40 20 V
30th Mar 1959 W 8 Blackpool Borough L 1958~59 H 46 11 V
14th Apr 1959 W 8 Hull L 1958~59 H 37 16 V
18th Apr 1959 L 8 Swinton L 1958~59 A 11 19 V
21st Apr 1959 W 8 Workington Town L 1958~59 H 36 14 V
25th Apr 1959 W 8 Liverpool City L 1958~59 H 41 22 V
27th Apr 1959 L 8 Oldham L 1958~59 A 14 15 V
2nd May 1959 W 8 Oldham ChSF 1958~59 H 42 4 1 V
16th May 1959 W 8 Hunslet ChF 1958~59 N 44 22 V
8th Aug 1959 W 8 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1959~60 H 50 3 V
15th Aug 1959 W 8 Widnes L 1959~60 A 27 14 V
17th Aug 1959 W 8 Blackpool Borough L 1959~60 H 59 17 V
22nd Aug 1959 W 8 Wakefield Trinity L 1959~60 H 40 7 V
26th Aug 1959 W 8 Swinton L 1959~60 A 32 9 1 V
29th Aug 1959 W 8 Swinton LC1 1959~60 A 17 9 V
2nd Sep 1959 W 8 Widnes L 1959~60 H 22 0 V
5th Sep 1959 W 8 Leeds L 1959~60 H 23 9 V
9th Sep 1959 W 8 Widnes LC2 1959~60 A 24 9 1 V
12th Sep 1959 W 8 Wakefield Trinity L 1959~60 A 16 2 V
19th Sep 1959 W 8 Hunslet L 1959~60 H 38 17 V
26th Sep 1959 W 8 Liverpool City L 1959~60 A 45 6 1 V
30th Sep 1959 W 8 Whitehaven LCSF 1959~60 A 18 2 V
3rd Oct 1959 W 8 Salford L 1959~60 H 40 11 V
10th Oct 1959 L 8 Australia Tour 1959~60 H 2 15 V
24th Oct 1959 W 8 Hull L 1959~60 H 29 11 V
31st Oct 1959 L 8 Warrington LCF 1959~60 N 4 5 V
7th Nov 1959 W 8 Liverpool City L 1959~60 H 40 17 V
28th Nov 1959 L 8 Leeds L 1959~60 A 11 24 V
5th Dec 1959 L 8 Workington Town L 1959~60 H 11 12 V
19th Dec 1959 W 8 Rochdale Hornets L 1959~60 H 26 2 V
26th Dec 1959 W 8 Wigan L 1959~60 A 19 7 1 V
1st Jan 1960 W 8 Leigh L 1959~60 A 12 4 V
2nd Jan 1960 W 8 Workington Town L 1959~60 A 21 6 V
9th Jan 1960 W 8 Warrington L 1959~60 H 40 6 V
16th Jan 1960 W 8 Barrow L 1959~60 A 16 8 V
23rd Jan 1960 W 8 Oldham L 1959~60 H 27 6 V
30th Jan 1960 D 8 Salford L 1959~60 A 2 2 V
6th Feb 1960 W 8 Blackpool Borough L 1959~60 A 26 7 V
13th Feb 1960 L 8 Wakefield Trinity CC1 1959~60 H 10 15 V
15th Apr 1960 W 8 Wigan L 1959~60 H 12 4 V
16th Apr 1960 W 8 Whitehaven L 1959~60 H 41 5 V
18th Apr 1960 W 8 Hull L 1959~60 A 10 7 V
23rd Apr 1960 W 8 Hunslet L 1959~60 A 20 8 V
26th Apr 1960 W 8 Oldham L 1959~60 A 10 2 V
7th May 1960 L 8 Wigan ChSF 1959~60 H 9 19 V
6th Aug 1960 W 8 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup 1960~61 H 34 10 V
13th Aug 1960 L 8 Oldham L 1960~61 A 4 16 V
15th Aug 1960 W 8 Liverpool City L 1960~61 H 17 9 V
20th Aug 1960 W 8 Hunslet L 1960~61 H 22 10 V
27th Aug 1960 W 8 Widnes LC1 1960~61 A 19 17 V
3rd Sep 1960 L 8 Wakefield Trinity L 1960~61 H 5 18 V
7th Sep 1960 W 8 Wigan LC2 1960~61 H 7 4 V
10th Sep 1960 W 8 Leigh L 1960~61 A 28 13 V
17th Sep 1960 W 8 Oldham L 1960~61 H 26 12 V
21st Sep 1960 W 8 Swinton L 1960~61 A 15 7 1 V
26th Sep 1960 W 8 Halifax L 1960~61 H 32 4 V
12th Oct 1960 W 8 Australia Tour 1960~61 H 15 12 V
15th Oct 1960 W 8 Blackpool Borough L 1960~61 A 34 13 V
17th Oct 1960 W 8 Leigh LCSF 1960~61 A 15 2 V
29th Oct 1960 W 8 Swinton LCF 1960~61 N 15 9 V
5th Nov 1960 W 8 Whitehaven L 1960~61 H 18 8 V
12th Nov 1960 W 8 Rochdale Hornets L 1960~61 A 38 5 V
19th Nov 1960 W 8 Barrow L 1960~61 A 29 15 V
26th Nov 1960 W 8 Workington Town L 1960~61 H 47 2 V
3rd Dec 1960 L 8 Hunslet L 1960~61 A 5 10 V
24th Dec 1960 W 8 Salford L 1960~61 A 17 5 V
26th Dec 1960 W 8 Rochdale Hornets L 1960~61 H 51 4 V
2nd Jan 1961 W 8 Leigh L 1960~61 H 10 4 V
7th Jan 1961 W 8 Warrington L 1960~61 A 8 5 V
16th Jan 1961 W 8 Hull L 1960~61 H 22 15 V
21st Jan 1961 W 8 Whitehaven L 1960~61 A 15 11 V
4th Feb 1961 L 8 Warrington L 1960~61 H 7 8 V
11th Feb 1961 D 8 Widnes CC1 1960~61 H 5 5 V
16th Feb 1961 W 8 Widnes CC1(rep) 1960~61 A 29 10 V
18th Feb 1961 W 8 Widnes L 1960~61 H 44 7 V
25th Feb 1961 W 8 Castleford CC2 1960~61 A 18 10 V
21st Mar 1961 W 8 Barrow L 1960~61 H 31 2 V
25th Mar 1961 W 8 Salford L 1960~61 H 45 2 1 V
27th Mar 1961 L 8 Wakefield Trinity L 1960~61 A 2 4 V
31st Mar 1961 L 8 Wigan L 1960~61 A 2 12 V
1st Apr 1961 L 8 Workington Town L 1960~61 A 11 12 1 V
3rd Apr 1961 L 8 Swinton L 1960~61 H 3 10 V
8th Apr 1961 W 8 Hull L 1960~61 A 9 4 V
15th Apr 1961 W 8 Hull CCSF 1960~61 N 26 9 V
19th Apr 1961 W 8 Widnes L 1960~61 A 17 5 V
22nd Apr 1961 L 8 Featherstone Rovers L 1960~61 A 11 28 V
25th Apr 1961 W 8 Blackpool Borough L 1960~61 H 28 4 V
29th Apr 1961 W 8 Featherstone Rovers L 1960~61 H 38 0 1 V
6th May 1961 L 8 Leeds ChSF 1960~61 A 4 11 V
13th May 1961 W 8 Wigan CCF 1960~61 N 12 6 V
12th Aug 1961 W 8 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup 1961~62 H 29 14 V
26th Aug 1961 L 8 Swinton L 1961~62 A 6 15 V
30th Aug 1961 W 8 Wakefield Trinity L 1961~62 H 10 5 V
2nd Sep 1961 W 8 Leigh LC1 1961~62 H 43 8 1 V
9th Sep 1961 W 8 Salford L 1961~62 A 24 7 1 V
12th Sep 1961 W 8 Rochdale Hornets L 1961~62 A 14 2 V
16th Sep 1961 W 8 Whitehaven L 1961~62 H 44 0 V
2nd Oct 1961 W 8 Oldham LC2 1961~62 H 30 7 V
7th Oct 1961 W 8 Whitehaven L 1961~62 A 10 3 V
10th Oct 1961 W 8 Salford LCSF 1961~62 H 21 2 V
14th Oct 1961 W 8 New Zealand Tour 1961~62 H 25 10 1 V
28th Oct 1961 L 8 Warrington L 1961~62 A 7 11 V
2nd Dec 1961 L 8 Hull K.R. L 1961~62 A 5 12 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 212 OTHER 4 = 216
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 216

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