Fred Trenwith

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-08-1886
N/A
11-1907
Kendal Hornets
02-11-1907 v Broughton Rangers
Leigh
1920- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1907-1920
172 (0)
39
3
0
123

BIOGRAPHY

Fred Trenwith by Alex Service

Around 1907 a dark-haired, wiry young man from Cumbria descended on St.Helens with his mind concentrated on whippets! Fred Trenwith was supposed to complete a business deal in sporting dog flesh and then accompany a friend to South Africa. Yet the whippet trail ended in St.Helens, with Fred signing for the Saints. He was a rough and ready, though skilful, scrum-half, who had gained quite a reputation for the Askam and Millom clubs back home and Saints got their man. He was persuaded to forget all about whippets on the acceptance of a £20 signing on fee that bound him to the St.Helens club for the rest of his career 16 years to be precise! During that time he was honoured by Lancashire and earned a ‘substantial’ Benefit of £190.
Fred was the Saints’ scrum half during their marvellous Challenge Cup run in 1915, when the team reached the final only to be battered 37-3 by Huddersfield’s Team of all the Talents, in the Final at Watersheddings. Rumour has it that the Committee refused to pay out bonuses promised for reaching the Final, causing a dressing room revolt of the players, only quelled by the captain Tom Barton. Yet during the cup run, Trenwith had performed his party piece, whereby on the call of ‘Beechams’ the pack would fan out and Trenny would burrow through for the inevitable touchdown. He did so at Keighley and the home crowd were so incensed, they threw all sorts at the Saints players and had their ground closed for a spell as a result.
Fred was a tough, combative little so-and-so, who could tackle well above his own weight, very much in the Tommy Bishop category. A local firm once offered an overcoat to any Saints’ player who scored three tries in a match. ‘Trenny’ was playing against Treherbert and had already scored two tries, when he was carried off the field. “They took me over the touchline and didn’t want me to go back,” he recalled later. “I said I still needed another try to get the overcoat, and when they weren’t looking, I dodged onto the field and managed to score the third just before time.”
A roller at a St.Helens lead works, Fred gave yeoman service to the Saints and formed an impressive half-back partnership with Matt Creevey, himself a world standing jump champion and music hall turn, known as the Human Panther. No wonder life at Knowsley Road was so interesting in those days just before the Great War!

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1907~08 1 0 0 23
1908~09 4 0 0 27
1909~10 2 1 0 16
1910~11 3 0 0 15
1911~12 14 1 0 30
1912~132 1 0 8
1913~14 2 0 0 10
1914~15 10 0 0 23
1918~19 1 0 0 8
1919~200 0 0 10
1920~21 0 0 0 2
TOTALS:39 3 0 172
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1908~09 0001
1911~12 0001
1918~190003
TOTALS:0005

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
2nd Nov 1907 L 7 Broughton Rangers L 1907~08 A 13 25 V
9th Nov 1907 L 7 Oldham L 1907~08 A 2 39 V
16th Nov 1907 D 7 Ebbw Vale L 1907~08 H 11 11 V
23rd Nov 1907 W 7 Swinton L 1907~08 H 8 0 V
7th Dec 1907 L 7 Salford L 1907~08 H 0 18 V
14th Dec 1907 L 7 Leigh L 1907~08 A 2 20 V
21st Dec 1907 L 7 Wigan L 1907~08 H 2 18 V
26th Dec 1907 L 7 Barrow L 1907~08 A 8 9 V
28th Dec 1907 W 7 Bramley L 1907~08 H 16 3 1 V
1st Jan 1908 L 7 Hunslet L 1907~08 H 8 24 V
18th Jan 1908 L 7 Rochdale Hornets L 1907~08 A 11 27 V
25th Jan 1908 W 7 Keighley L 1907~08 H 11 3 V
1st Feb 1908 D 7 Widnes L 1907~08 H 5 5 V
15th Feb 1908 W 7 Ebbw Vale L 1907~08 A 5 3 V
22nd Feb 1908 L 7 New Zealand Tour 1907~08 H 10 21 V
29th Feb 1908 L 7 Whitehaven Recs CC1 1907~08 A 8 13 V
14th Mar 1908 L 3 Bradford L 1907~08 A 10 17 V
21st Mar 1908 L 6 Oldham L 1907~08 H 5 14 V
4th Apr 1908 L 6 Warrington L 1907~08 A 5 20 V
12th Apr 1908 L 6 Rochdale Hornets * Fr 1908~09 A 0 15 V
13th Apr 1908 L 6 Broughton Rangers L 1907~08 H 11 28 V
18th Apr 1908 W 6 Barrow L 1907~08 H 15 5 V
20th Apr 1908 D 7 Leigh L 1907~08 H 5 5 V
21st Apr 1908 L 7 Bramley L 1907~08 A 13 16 V
5th Sep 1908 L 7 Oldham L 1908~09 H 0 38 V
12th Sep 1908 L 7 Runcorn L 1908~09 A 5 21 1 V
19th Sep 1908 W 7 Aberdare L 1908~09 H 46 13 V
26th Sep 1908 L 7 Bradford Northern L 1908~09 A 12 31 V
3rd Oct 1908 W 7 Barrow L 1908~09 H 26 5 V
10th Oct 1908 L 7 Broughton Rangers L 1908~09 A 9 19 V
17th Oct 1908 W 7 Widnes L 1908~09 H 11 0 V
24th Oct 1908 L 7 Swinton L 1908~09 A 0 2 V
31st Oct 1908 L 7 Salford L 1908~09 H 8 13 1 V
7th Nov 1908 L 7 Warrington LC1 1908~09 H 6 21 V
14th Nov 1908 W 7 Leigh L 1908~09 H 10 8 V
21st Nov 1908 W 7 Widnes L 1908~09 A 8 5 V
28th Nov 1908 W 7 Bradford Northern L 1908~09 H 8 2 V
12th Dec 1908 D 7 Rochdale Hornets L 1908~09 H 13 13 V
19th Dec 1908 L 7 Salford L 1908~09 A 14 15 V
25th Dec 1908 W 7 Runcorn L 1908~09 H 6 0 1 V
26th Dec 1908 L 7 Wigan L 1908~09 H 7 22 V
1st Jan 1909 L 7 York L 1908~09 A 0 16 V
9th Jan 1909 L 7 Broughton Rangers L 1908~09 H 8 19 V
16th Jan 1909 D 7 Rochdale Hornets L 1908~09 A 3 3 V
23rd Jan 1909 L 7 Warrington L 1908~09 H 9 15 V
6th Feb 1909 W 7 Swinton L 1908~09 H 16 10 V
10th Feb 1909 W 7 Australia Tour 1908~09 H 9 0 V
13th Feb 1909 L 7 Leigh L 1908~09 A 3 14 V
27th Feb 1909 L 7 Halifax CC1 1908~09 A 8 15 V
6th Mar 1909 L 3 Oldham L 1908~09 A 0 13 V
13th Mar 1909 W 3 Aberdare L 1908~09 A 45 18 1 V
2nd Sep 1909 L 7 Hull K.R. L 1909~10 A 7 30 V
4th Sep 1909 W 7 Broughton Rangers L 1909~10 A 10 7 1 V
11th Sep 1909 D 7 Runcorn L 1909~10 H 5 5 V
18th Sep 1909 L 7 Warrington L 1909~10 A 15 19 V
25th Sep 1909 W 7 Bramley L 1909~10 H 27 5 V
2nd Oct 1909 W 7 Barrow L 1909~10 A 21 9 V
9th Oct 1909 W 7 Treherbert L 1909~10 H 36 12 V
16th Oct 1909 W 7 Widnes LC1 1909~10 A 10 4 1 V
23rd Oct 1909 D 7 Dewsbury L 1909~10 H 8 8 V
30th Oct 1909 L 7 Swinton LC2 1909~10 A 0 2 V
12th Feb 1910 W 3 Warrington L 1909~10 H 18 10 V
19th Feb 1910 L 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1909~10 A 0 6 V
26th Feb 1910 W 6 Barrow CC1 1909~10 A 15 0 V
5th Mar 1910 W 6 Swinton L 1909~10 H 26 5 1 V
12th Mar 1910 L 6 Halifax CC2 1909~10 A 6 21 V
19th Mar 1910 L 7 Widnes L 1909~10 A 3 10 V
19th Nov 1910 L 3 Barrow L 1910~11 A 11 16 V
10th Dec 1910 L 3 Oldham L 1910~11 A 0 9 V
17th Dec 1910 W 3 Warrington L 1910~11 A 8 7 V
24th Dec 1910 W 3 Runcorn L 1910~11 H 25 3 V
26th Dec 1910 L 3 Wigan L 1910~11 H 6 18 1 V
27th Dec 1910 L 3 Hunslet L 1910~11 A 3 5 V
31st Dec 1910 L 3 Batley L 1910~11 A 8 24 V
2nd Jan 1911 W 3 Hunslet L 1910~11 H 24 2 V
7th Jan 1911 W 3 Swinton L 1910~11 H 11 10 V
11th Jan 1911 L 3 Wakefield Trinity L 1910~11 A 9 26 V
14th Jan 1911 W 4 Coventry L 1910~11 A 14 2 V
21st Jan 1911 L 6 Wakefield Trinity L 1910~11 H 8 18 1 V
28th Jan 1911 L 6 Broughton Rangers L 1910~11 A 7 14 V
4th Feb 1911 W 6 Coventry L 1910~11 H 26 15 1 V
11th Feb 1911 D 3 Barrow L 1910~11 H 8 8 V
2nd Sep 1911 W 7 Barrow L 1911~12 A 15 6 V
9th Sep 1911 W 7 Warrington L 1911~12 H 10 2 V
16th Sep 1911 W 7 Swinton L 1911~12 A 13 5 V
23rd Sep 1911 W 7 Runcorn L 1911~12 H 25 0 V
30th Sep 1911 L 3 Leigh L 1911~12 H 11 13 1 V
7th Oct 1911 L 7 Widnes L 1911~12 A 11 14 V
14th Oct 1911 L 7 Australia Tour 1911~12 H 5 16 V
21st Oct 1911 W 7 Salford LC1 1911~12 H 18 7 1 V
28th Oct 1911 L 7 Coventry L 1911~12 A 8 10 1 V
4th Nov 1911 L 7 Wigan LC2 1911~12 A 8 22 V
11th Nov 1911 L 7 Ebbw Vale L 1911~12 A 0 2 V
18th Nov 1911 W 7 Salford L 1911~12 A 15 13 V
25th Nov 1911 W 7 Rochdale Hornets L 1911~12 H 27 12 1 V
9th Dec 1911 W 7 Warrington L 1911~12 A 17 2 V
16th Dec 1911 W 7 Coventry L 1911~12 H 31 2 4 V
23rd Dec 1911 W 7 Runcorn L 1911~12 A 9 0 1 V
25th Dec 1911 W 7 Widnes L 1911~12 H 9 4 V
26th Dec 1911 L 7 Wigan L 1911~12 H 3 16 V
1st Jan 1912 W 7 Hunslet L 1911~12 H 31 10 V
6th Jan 1912 L 7 Wakefield Trinity L 1911~12 A 5 14 1 V
13th Jan 1912 W 7 Ebbw Vale L 1911~12 H 34 0 V
17th Feb 1912 L 7 Barrow CC1 1911~12 A 3 13 V
24th Feb 1912 W 7 Leigh L 1911~12 A 30 0 1 V
2nd Mar 1912 W 6 Runcorn * Fr 1911~12 27 8 V
9th Mar 1912 W 7 Swinton L 1911~12 H 20 5 1 V
16th Mar 1912 W 7 Salford L 1911~12 H 19 6 1 V
28th Mar 1912 W 7 Dewsbury L 1911~12 H 20 0 1 V
30th Mar 1912 W 7 Barrow L 1911~12 H 43 2 V
5th Apr 1912 L 7 Wigan L 1911~12 A 14 17 V
6th Apr 1912 L 7 Broughton Rangers L 1911~12 A 5 21 1 V
8th Apr 1912 W 7 Wakefield Trinity L 1911~12 H 41 2 V
7th Sep 1912 W 7 Barrow L 1912~13 H 15 2 V
14th Sep 1912 W 7 Runcorn L 1912~13 A 11 8 V
21st Sep 1912 L 7 Hunslet L 1912~13 H 5 22 1 V
12th Oct 1912 W 7 Widnes L 1912~13 H 21 2 2 V
23rd Nov 1912 W 7 Broughton Rangers L 1912~13 H 20 12 V
26th Dec 1912 L 7 Wigan L 1912~13 H 8 10 V
28th Dec 1912 L 7 Hunslet L 1912~13 A 0 9 V
11th Jan 1913 L 6 Warrington L 1912~13 A 5 6 V
6th Sep 1913 W 7 Runcorn L 1913~14 A 10 5 V
13th Sep 1913 L 7 Oldham L 1913~14 H 13 21 V
27th Sep 1913 W 7 Dewsbury L 1913~14 H 16 12 2 V
4th Oct 1913 L 7 Warrington L 1913~14 A 11 22 V
22nd Nov 1913 L 6 Barrow L 1913~14 H 11 18 V
4th Apr 1914 L 6 Oldham L 1913~14 A 5 32 V
10th Apr 1914 L 7 Wigan L 1913~14 A 2 30 V
11th Apr 1914 W 7 Rochdale Hornets L 1913~14 H 47 5 V
13th Apr 1914 L 7 Huddersfield L 1913~14 A 8 10 V
18th Apr 1914 W 7 Hunslet L 1913~14 H 36 6 V
5th Sep 1914 W 7 Runcorn L 1914~15 H 26 0 V
2nd Jan 1915 W 7 Warrington L 1914~15 H 25 0 V
9th Jan 1915 W 7 Salford L 1914~15 A 9 3 V
16th Jan 1915 W 7 Leigh L 1914~15 A 6 2 V
23rd Jan 1915 W 7 Hull L 1914~15 H 11 9 1 V
30th Jan 1915 W 7 Keighley L 1914~15 A 20 2 1 V
6th Feb 1915 W 7 Salford L 1914~15 H 23 2 2 V
13th Feb 1915 L 7 Barrow L 1914~15 A 0 10 V
20th Feb 1915 W 7 Swinton L 1914~15 H 10 0 1 V
27th Feb 1915 W 7 Featherstone Rovers CC1 1914~15 A 6 0 V
6th Mar 1915 L 7 Dewsbury L 1914~15 A 3 13 1 V
13th Mar 1915 W 7 Swinton CC2 1914~15 A 5 0 V
20th Mar 1915 W 7 Leigh L 1914~15 H 14 8 1 V
27th Mar 1915 W 7 Keighley CC3 1914~15 A 3 2 1 V
29th Mar 1915 W 7 Rochdale Hornets L 1914~15 H 12 3 1 V
2nd Apr 1915 L 7 Wigan L 1914~15 A 11 13 V
3rd Apr 1915 W 7 Bradford Northern L 1914~15 H 19 3 V
5th Apr 1915 L 7 Hull L 1914~15 A 6 46 V
10th Apr 1915 D 7 Rochdale Hornets CCSF 1914~15 N 5 5 1 V
14th Apr 1915 L 7 Broughton Rangers L 1914~15 A 8 31 V
17th Apr 1915 L 7 Widnes L 1914~15 A 0 21 V
24th Apr 1915 W 7 Rochdale Hornets CCSF(rep) 1914~15 N 9 2 V
1st May 1915 L 7 Huddersfield CCF 1914~15 N 3 37 V
1st Feb 1919 W 7 Warrington L 1918~19 H 8 3 1 V
8th Feb 1919 L 7 Warrington L 1918~19 A 0 16 V
1st Mar 1919 L 7 Leigh L 1918~19 H 0 10 V
8th Mar 1919 L 7 Widnes L 1918~19 A 3 22 V
29th Mar 1919 L 7 Leigh L 1918~19 A 0 9 V
5th Apr 1919 W 7 Warrington LC1 1918~19 H 11 5 V
12th Apr 1919 L 7 Oldham LC2 1918~19 A 8 16 V
21st Apr 1919 D 7 Widnes* Fr 1918~19 A 3 3 V
26th Apr 1919 L 7 St. Helens Recs* Fr 1918~19 H 6 8 V
3rd May 1919 W 7 St. Helens Recs L 1918~19 A 8 2 V
24th May 1919 L 6 Wigan* Fr 1918~19 N 3 16 V
23rd Aug 1919 W 7 Broughton Rangers L 1919~20 H 28 2 V
30th Aug 1919 W 7 Leigh L 1919~20 A 10 8 V
6th Sep 1919 L 7 Oldham L 1919~20 H 3 12 V
13th Sep 1919 L 7 Swinton L 1919~20 A 5 7 V
24th Jan 1920 W 6 Widnes L 1919~20 H 12 2 V
26th Feb 1920 L 6 Wakefield Trinity CC1(2nd rep) 1919~20 N 3 12 V
6th Mar 1920 W 6 Warrington L 1919~20 A 11 2 V
13th Mar 1920 L 6 Batley L 1919~20 H 0 6 V
20th Mar 1920 L 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1919~20 H 0 8 V
2nd Apr 1920 L 6 Wigan L 1919~20 A 5 20 V
4th Sep 1920 W 6 Widnes L 1920~21 H 18 8 V
11th Sep 1920 L 6 Leigh L 1920~21 A 0 5 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 167 OTHER 5 = 172
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 172

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