David Traynor

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-02-1874
N/A
Date unknown.
Unknown.
12-09-1896 v Rochdale Hornets
Rochdale Hornets
1906- Swinton
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1896-1900
160 (0)
61
89
0
364

BIOGRAPHY

David Traynor by Dave Dooley:
David Traynor was a stalwart for the club playing over 150 matches mostly as a centre. This Widnesian made his debut in Saints against Rochdale Hornets on the 12th. September 1896. In 160 matches for the Saints David scored 61 tries and kicked 89 goals for a total points aggregate of 256 points. For the era this counts as prolific scoring!

David had two spells with the Club punctuated by a transfer to Swinton. His most famous match was the inaugural 1897 Challenge Cup Final against Batley when despite losing by 10 points to 3 to the `Gallant Youths`, David scored the only points for the Saints.

Alex Service in the `Millennium Book` takes up the commentary:-

"In the third quarter of the match a sliced drop goal from Goodall was fielded by Saints Cumbrian forward `Bob` Doherty, who shrugged off two attempted tackles. A dummy to the supporting Jacques, a quick turn and a lovely timed pass fizzed out to Dave Traynor on the wing. The auburn haired Widnesian ran like a frightened stag along the touchline hotly pursued by Garner and Davies. Goodall and Shaw tried to cut him off, but he brushed them aside with ease, eventually running a few yards nearer the posts, grounding the ball just as he was tackled. The spontaneous applause showed how highly this feat was appreciated."

This had been the only time in the whole competition that the Batley try-line had been breached.

David once scored five tries in a match in a first round Challenge Cup match against Lees on 20th. March 1897 as part of a comfortable 58 points to nil victory. That was to remain a club try scoring record until a certain Alf Ellaby came on the scene, thirty years later. Traynor also scored a hat tricks against Tyldesley and Normanton some years later. `Red` Traynor was also capped by Lancashire.

His final match for the Club was against Rochdale Hornets on the 15th. of December 1906.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1896~9717 3 0 32
1897~98 9 19 0 26
1898~996 16 0 14
1899~0011 21 0 22
1900~01 1 6 0 10
1904~05 6 13 0 23
1905~06 10 11 0 29
1906~07 1 0 0 4
TOTALS:61 89 0 160
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1896~97 3004
1897~98 4707
1898~99 0001
1899~0031104
1900~01 0301
TOTALS:1021017

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
5th Sep 1896 W 2 Crompton * Fr 1896~97 H 23 3 2 V
12th Sep 1896 W 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1896~97 H 6 5 V
19th Sep 1896 D 2 Salford L 1896~97 A 0 0 V
26th Sep 1896 W 2 Tyldesley L 1896~97 H 3 0 V
3rd Oct 1896 L 4 Oldham L 1896~97 A 0 11 V
10th Oct 1896 W 4 Morecambe L 1896~97 A 8 5 V
17th Oct 1896 L 4 Rochdale St. Cuthberts * Fr 1896~97 A 4 6 1 V
24th Oct 1896 W 4 Widnes L 1896~97 H 14 0 1 1 V
31st Oct 1896 L 4 Runcorn L 1896~97 H 3 7 V
7th Nov 1896 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1896~97 A 14 11 1 V
14th Nov 1896 D 4 Warrington L 1896~97 H 0 0 V
21st Nov 1896 L 4 Rochdale St. Cuthberts* Fr 1896~97 A 0 4 V
28th Nov 1896 W 4 Leigh L 1896~97 H 11 3 1 1 V
5th Dec 1896 L 5 Swinton L 1896~97 H 0 3 V
12th Dec 1896 L 5 Broughton Rangers L 1896~97 A 0 3 V
19th Dec 1896 L 5 Stockport L 1896~97 A 6 13 1 V
25th Dec 1896 L 4 Halifax* Fr 1896~97 A 0 4 V
26th Dec 1896 D 5 Widnes L 1896~97 A 0 0 V
1st Jan 1897 L 3 Oldham L 1896~97 H 5 17 1 1 V
2nd Jan 1897 L 3 Runcorn L 1896~97 A 0 20 V
9th Jan 1897 W 5 Morecambe L 1896~97 H 3 0 V
30th Jan 1897 W 3 Salford L 1896~97 H 9 3 1 V
6th Feb 1897 L 3 Wigan L 1896~97 A 0 4 V
13th Feb 1897 L 3 Broughton Rangers L 1896~97 H 10 20 1 V
20th Feb 1897 L 3 Tyldesley L 1896~97 A 9 12 2 V
22nd Feb 1897 L 3 Warrington L 1896~97 A 3 7 V
27th Feb 1897 L 3 Swinton L 1896~97 A 0 10 V
6th Mar 1897 D 3 Leigh L 1896~97 A 6 6 V
11th Mar 1897 W 3 Wigan L 1896~97 H 3 0 1 V
13th Mar 1897 W 3 Stockport L 1896~97 H 9 0 V
20th Mar 1897 W 3 Lees CC1 1896~97 H 58 0 5 V
27th Mar 1897 W 3 Castleford CC2 1896~97 H 17 3 V
3rd Apr 1897 W 3 Wigan CC3 1896~97 H 11 0 V
10th Apr 1897 W 3 Tyldesley CC4 1896~97 H 12 0 1 V
19th Apr 1897 W 3 Swinton CCSF 1896~97 N 7 0 V
24th Apr 1897 L 3 Batley CCF 1896~97 N 3 10 1 V
4th Sep 1897 L 3 Salford L 1897~98 A 0 8 V
11th Sep 1897 W 3 Leigh L 1897~98 H 10 5 2 V
18th Sep 1897 W 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1897~98 A 3 2 V
25th Sep 1897 W 3 Tyldesley L 1897~98 H 11 0 1 1 V
2nd Oct 1897 W 3 Wigan L 1897~98 A 17 7 1 1 V
9th Oct 1897 W 3 Broughton Rangers L 1897~98 A 8 0 1 V
16th Oct 1897 L 3 Widnes L 1897~98 H 3 13 V
23rd Oct 1897 L 3 Warrington L 1897~98 H 3 8 1 V
30th Oct 1897 L 3 Runcorn L 1897~98 A 0 11 V
6th Nov 1897 W 5 Hull K.R. * Fr 1897~98 A 24 13 1 3 V
13th Nov 1897 L 5 Swinton L 1897~98 A 0 13 V
20th Nov 1897 L 5 Birkenhead * Fr 1897~98 A 5 6 1 1 V
27th Nov 1897 L 5 Oldham L 1897~98 H 4 6 1 V
4th Dec 1897 W 5 Birkenhead * Fr 1897~98 H 8 3 2 V
11th Dec 1897 L 5 Stockport L 1897~98 A 7 14 2 V
18th Dec 1897 W 5 Morecambe L 1897~98 A 3 2 V
27th Dec 1897 L 5 Warrington L 1897~98 A 0 8 V
1st Jan 1898 L 5 Broughton Rangers L 1897~98 H 6 23 V
8th Jan 1898 L 3 Swinton L 1897~98 H 5 13 1 V
15th Jan 1898 L 3 Tyldesley L 1897~98 A 3 8 V
22nd Jan 1898 W 3 Wigan L 1897~98 H 9 8 1 3 V
29th Jan 1898 W 3 Leigh L 1897~98 A 3 0 1 V
5th Feb 1898 L 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1897~98 H 3 6 V
12th Feb 1898 L 3 Oldham L 1897~98 A 0 11 V
19th Feb 1898 W 3 Stockport L 1897~98 H 27 0 2 3 V
26th Feb 1898 L 3 Batley CC1 1897~98 A 7 12 2 V
5th Mar 1898 L 5 Warrington* Fr 1897~98 A 2 6 V
8th Mar 1898 W 5 Birkenhead* Fr 1897~98 H 8 0 V
11th Mar 1898 W 5 Barrow* Fr 1897~98 A 5 3 1 V
12th Mar 1898 D 3 Salford L 1897~98 H 14 14 1 1 V
19th Mar 1898 W 5 Wigan * Fr 1897~98 A 10 3 2 V
26th Mar 1898 W 2 Runcorn L 1897~98 H 11 0 1 1 V
2nd Apr 1898 L 3 Widnes L 1897~98 A 6 7 V
1st Sep 1898 W 3 Salford * Fr 1898~99 A 6 0 V
3rd Sep 1898 L 3 Widnes L 1898~99 A 0 6 V
10th Sep 1898 L 2 Broughton Rangers L 1898~99 H 3 13 1 V
17th Sep 1898 L 3 Warrington L 1898~99 A 0 3 V
24th Sep 1898 W 3 Morecambe L 1898~99 A 8 0 1 1 V
1st Oct 1898 W 5 Oldham L 1898~99 H 15 9 3 V
8th Oct 1898 W 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1898~99 H 22 3 1 5 V
22nd Oct 1898 L 3 Swinton L 1898~99 A 0 8 V
29th Oct 1898 W 3 Wigan L 1898~99 A 22 3 1 4 V
12th Nov 1898 W 5 Wigan L 1898~99 H 10 7 2 2 V
19th Nov 1898 L 3 Leigh L 1898~99 A 2 5 1 V
18th Mar 1899 W 3 Whitworth CC1 1898~99 H 12 3 V
25th Mar 1899 D 3 Morecambe CC2 1898~99 H 0 0 V
31st Mar 1899 W 5 Morecambe CC2(2nd rep) 1898~99 H 17 5 V
1st Apr 1899 L 4 Salford CC3 1898~99 A 0 16 V
2nd Sep 1899 D 3 Warrington L 1899~00 H 3 3 1 V
9th Sep 1899 L 3 Widnes L 1899~00 H 0 3 V
16th Sep 1899 W 3 Swinton L 1899~00 H 17 3 2 V
23rd Sep 1899 W 3 Lancaster* Fr 1899~00 H 17 3 1 4 V
30th Sep 1899 W 3 Broughton Rangers L 1899~00 A 14 0 1 V
7th Oct 1899 L 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1899~00 A 0 7 V
14th Oct 1899 W 3 Wigan L 1899~00 H 5 0 1 V
28th Oct 1899 L 3 Widnes L 1899~00 A 3 5 1 V
25th Nov 1899 W 3 Stockport L 1899~00 A 6 3 V
2nd Dec 1899 W 3 Tyldesley L 1899~00 H 26 3 2 4 V
9th Dec 1899 W 3 Oldham L 1899~00 H 17 14 1 1 V
23rd Dec 1899 W 3 Warrington L 1899~00 A 11 0 1 V
25th Dec 1899 W 3 Broughton Rangers L 1899~00 H 4 0 2 V
26th Dec 1899 L 3 Millom L 1899~00 A 8 10 1 V
30th Dec 1899 W 3 Tyldesley L 1899~00 A 14 3 3 1 V
1st Jan 1900 W 3 Leigh L 1899~00 H 26 0 2 4 V
6th Jan 1900 D 3 Swinton L 1899~00 A 0 0 V
13th Jan 1900 W 3 Millom L 1899~00 H 7 2 2 V
20th Jan 1900 W 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1899~00 H 6 0 1 V
27th Jan 1900 W 3 Birkenhead * Fr 1899~00 A 15 0 3 V
3rd Mar 1900 L 3 Oldham L 1899~00 A 6 35 V
17th Mar 1900 L 3 Warrington CC1 1899~00 H 0 6 V
4th Apr 1900 W 3 Leigh BTC1 1899~00 H 8 0 1 V
13th Apr 1900 L 3 Birkenhead * Fr 1899~00 A 5 8 1 1 V
14th Apr 1900 W 3 Lancaster * Fr 1899~00 A 15 8 1 3 V
30th Apr 1900 W 4 Runcorn BTCF 1899~00 N 6 0 V
1st Sep 1900 W 3 Broughton Rangers L 1900~01 H 5 3 1 V
8th Sep 1900 W 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1900~01 H 10 3 2 V
15th Sep 1900 D 3 Warrington L 1900~01 A 0 0 V
22nd Sep 1900 L 3 Runcorn L 1900~01 H 0 11 V
24th Sep 1900 W 3 Huddersfield * Fr 1900~01 A 15 2 3 V
27th Oct 1900 L 4 Millom L 1900~01 H 2 4 V
26th Jan 1901 L 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1900~01 A 0 2 V
13th Mar 1901 W 3 Stockport CC2(rep) 1900~01 A 11 5 1 1 V
23rd Mar 1901 L 3 Batley CC3 1900~01 H 5 7 1 V
5th Apr 1901 L 3 Salford L 1900~01 A 7 16 1 V
6th Apr 1901 L 3 Barrow L 1900~01 H 0 5 V
24th Sep 1904 L 4 Broughton Rangers L 1904~05 A 5 24 1 V
1st Oct 1904 W 4 Hull K.R. L 1904~05 H 10 6 1 V
8th Oct 1904 L 4 Batley L 1904~05 A 10 20 1 2 V
15th Oct 1904 L 3 Hunslet L 1904~05 H 3 9 1 V
22nd Oct 1904 W 3 Widnes L 1904~05 A 8 0 V
29th Oct 1904 W 3 Salford L 1904~05 H 13 11 3 V
12th Nov 1904 W 3 Wakefield Trinity L 1904~05 H 5 0 V
19th Nov 1904 L 3 Leigh L 1904~05 A 5 14 V
3rd Dec 1904 L 3 Hull L 1904~05 A 0 14 V
10th Dec 1904 L 3 Bradford L 1904~05 H 8 18 1 V
17th Dec 1904 L 3 Leeds L 1904~05 A 2 17 V
24th Dec 1904 W 3 Runcorn L 1904~05 H 9 5 V
26th Dec 1904 D 3 Warrington L 1904~05 H 0 0 V
7th Jan 1905 L 4 Wigan L 1904~05 A 3 15 1 V
11th Jan 1905 W 4 Halifax L 1904~05 H 14 5 V
14th Jan 1905 W 4 Swinton L 1904~05 H 5 3 1 V
21st Jan 1905 L 4 Broughton Rangers L 1904~05 H 6 8 3 V
28th Jan 1905 L 4 Hull K.R. L 1904~05 A 3 6 V
4th Feb 1905 W 4 Batley L 1904~05 H 4 0 V
11th Feb 1905 L 4 Hunslet L 1904~05 A 5 16 1 1 V
18th Feb 1905 L 4 Widnes L 1904~05 H 5 7 1 V
25th Feb 1905 L 4 Salford L 1904~05 A 2 19 1 V
11th Mar 1905 L 5 Wakefield Trinity L 1904~05 A 0 21 V
2nd Sep 1905 W 4 Millom L 1905~06 H 34 3 1 3 V
9th Sep 1905 W 4 Morecambe L 1905~06 H 26 6 2 V
16th Sep 1905 L 4 Widnes L 1905~06 A 2 3 1 V
23rd Sep 1905 W 4 Hull L 1905~06 H 8 5 V
30th Sep 1905 L 4 Salford L 1905~06 A 5 25 1 V
14th Oct 1905 L 4 Wigan LC1 1905~06 A 0 18 V
21st Oct 1905 L 3 Runcorn L 1905~06 A 3 12 1 V
4th Nov 1905 W 4 Dewsbury L 1905~06 A 3 2 1 V
18th Nov 1905 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1905~06 A 11 0 1 V
2nd Dec 1905 L 4 Oldham L 1905~06 H 7 15 1 1 V
9th Dec 1905 W 4 Barrow L 1905~06 H 25 0 1 2 V
16th Dec 1905 W 4 Millom L 1905~06 A 2 0 V
23rd Dec 1905 L 4 Warrington L 1905~06 A 0 16 V
25th Dec 1905 W 4 Runcorn L 1905~06 H 7 0 V
26th Dec 1905 L 4 Wigan L 1905~06 H 5 13 V
30th Dec 1905 W 4 Morecambe L 1905~06 A 10 3 1 V
6th Jan 1906 L 4 Leigh L 1905~06 A 2 3 V
13th Jan 1906 W 4 Barrow L 1905~06 A 3 2 V
20th Jan 1906 W 4 Normanton L 1905~06 H 28 3 3 1 V
27th Jan 1906 L 4 Oldham L 1905~06 A 2 12 V
3rd Feb 1906 L 6 Swinton L 1905~06 A 0 5 V
10th Feb 1906 W 6 Widnes L 1905~06 H 5 0 V
17th Feb 1906 L 3 Runcorn CCInt. 1905~06 H 0 3 V
24th Feb 1906 W 3 Dewsbury L 1905~06 H 7 0 V
10th Mar 1906 W 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1905~06 H 15 0 V
17th Mar 1906 D 2 Swinton L 1905~06 H 0 0 V
24th Mar 1906 L 3 Leigh L 1905~06 H 8 15 V
31st Mar 1906 W 1 Normanton L 1905~06 A 9 5 V
13th Apr 1906 L 1 Wigan L 1905~06 A 6 37 V
3rd Nov 1906 W 4 Widnes L 1906~07 H 10 7 1 V
24th Nov 1906 W 4 Keighley L 1906~07 H 18 9 V
1st Dec 1906 L 4 Batley L 1906~07 A 5 30 V
15th Dec 1906 L 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1906~07 A 8 14 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 143 OTHER 17 = 160
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 160
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