Cen Williams

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-11-1940
N/A
30-06-1963
Cardiff RU- Wales
23-03-1963 v Bramley
Doncaster
1969- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1962-1968
112 (4)
34
0
0
102

BIOGRAPHY

Cennyd Williams by Dave Dooley:
One of Alex Murphy`s team-mates in the RAF XV, Cen Williams was a classy Welsh centre who played rugby union for Cardiff and toured with the Barbarians. He turned professional with St.Helens and scored two tries on his debut against Bramley on 23rd. March 1962. He played centre to the great Tom Van Vollenhoven on a number of occasions, but was forced to retire after a cartilage operation in 1969. Cen is the brother of the famous Welsh rugby union centre Bleddyn Williams.

Following his brace of tries on debut he bagged another pair in the same season in the away fixture at Halifax. His smart play produced a regular place in the team during the next season, 1963/4. That campaign produced a brace of tries against Hull KR and a starting place in the Western Divisional Championship Final victory over Swinton. Moreover, both Vollenhoven and Killeen benefited from his silky skills. Nine tries from 26 matches continued his run in the first team in the 1964/5 season but the next three seasons saw only sporadic outings in the first team as competition for the centre berths reached red-hot proportions. Cen`s next major Final was the 1968 Lancashire Cup Final when the Saints ran riot in the second half to crush Oldham by 30 points to 2. On that day he played on the left wing. In all this fine centre`s play led to 34 tries in a career of 108 matches at the Saints - an impressive strike record!

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1962~637 0 0 8
1963~648 0 0 35
1964~65 9 0 0 34
1965~66 3 0 0 10
1966~67 2 0 0 24
1967~68 2 0 0 11
1968~69 3 0 0 23
TOTALS:34 0 0 145
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1964~650001
1965~66 0001
1967~68 0001
1968~691001
TOTALS:1004

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
23rd Mar 1963 W 3 Bramley L 1962~63 H 38 0 2 V
1st Apr 1963 W 3 Workington Town L 1962~63 H 29 0 1 V
6th May 1963 W 3 Oldham L 1962~63 H 22 8 V
13th May 1963 W 3 Widnes L 1962~63 H 14 6 V
18th May 1963 W 3 Bramley L 1962~63 A 21 9 2 V
25th May 1963 W 3 Halifax L 1962~63 A 33 5 2 V
27th May 1963 W 3 Hull K.R. L 1962~63 H 16 15 V
30th May 1963 W 3 Oldham L 1962~63 A 24 9 V
24th Aug 1963 L 3 Huddersfield L 1963~64 H 7 10 V
28th Aug 1963 W 3 Castleford L 1963~64 H 20 11 V
31st Aug 1963 W 3 Keighley L 1963~64 A 18 6 V
2nd Sep 1963 W 3 Hunslet L 1963~64 A 15 7 V
7th Sep 1963 W 3 Swinton LC1 1963~64 A 12 2 V
14th Sep 1963 W 3 Hull K.R. L 1963~64 H 40 5 2 V
16th Sep 1963 W 3 Workington Town LC2 1963~64 H 28 4 V
21st Sep 1963 L 3 Halifax L 1963~64 A 5 13 V
23rd Sep 1963 W 3 Warrington LCSF 1963~64 A 21 14 1 V
28th Sep 1963 L 3 Australia Tour 1963~64 H 2 8 V
12th Oct 1963 W 3 Leeds L 1963~64 A 10 2 V
30th Nov 1963 W 4 Liverpool City WDC 1963~64 H 16 0 V
7th Dec 1963 W 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1963~64 A 8 7 V
14th Dec 1963 L 4 Halifax L 1963~64 H 12 13 V
28th Dec 1963 W 4 Workington Town L 1963~64 A 5 0 V
1st Jan 1964 L 4 Swinton L 1963~64 H 6 8 V
4th Jan 1964 W 4 Salford WDC 1963~64 A 15 5 1 V
11th Jan 1964 L 4 Hunslet L 1963~64 H 10 12 V
15th Feb 1964 W 4 Barrow WDC 1963~64 A 14 10 V
29th Feb 1964 W 3 Warrington L 1963~64 A 17 10 V
14th Mar 1964 W 3 Workington Town L 1963~64 H 14 8 V
21st Mar 1964 W 3 Whitehaven WDC 1963~64 H 50 7 1 V
27th Mar 1964 W 3 Wigan L 1963~64 H 11 5 V
28th Mar 1964 W 3 Salford WDC 1963~64 H 24 13 1 V
4th Apr 1964 L 3 Widnes L 1963~64 H 6 10 V
8th Apr 1964 L 3 Featherstone Rovers L 1963~64 A 12 19 V
11th Apr 1964 W 3 Wakefield Trinity L 1963~64 H 24 10 V
15th Apr 1964 W 3 Whitehaven WDC 1963~64 A 3 0 V
18th Apr 1964 W 3 Liverpool City WDC 1963~64 A 32 7 1 V
22nd Apr 1964 W 3 Wigan L 1963~64 A 22 13 V
25th Apr 1964 W 3 Widnes L 1963~64 A 19 8 V
1st May 1964 W 3 Oldham WDCSF 1963~64 H 22 11 V
6th May 1964 W 3 Hull L 1963~64 A 17 9 1 V
16th May 1964 W 3 Swinton WDCF 1963~64 N 10 7 V
27th May 1964 L 3 Castleford L 1963~64 A 10 11 V
22nd Aug 1964 W 4 Leigh L 1964~65 A 19 6 V
24th Aug 1964 W 14 Rochdale Hornets L 1964~65 H 28 4 Y V
29th Aug 1964 W 14 Widnes L 1964~65 H 29 6 Y V
31st Aug 1964 W 3 Whitehaven L 1964~65 A 15 5 1 V
5th Sep 1964 W 3 Liverpool City LC1 1964~65 A 41 11 2 V
12th Sep 1964 W 3 Blackpool Borough L 1964~65 H 37 5 1 V
26th Sep 1964 W 3 Featherstone Rovers L 1964~65 A 30 15 V
29th Sep 1964 W 3 Warrington LCSF 1964~65 A 10 8 V
3rd Oct 1964 W 14 Workington Town L 1964~65 H 32 6 Y V
10th Oct 1964 W 3 Blackpool Borough L 1964~65 A 31 9 1 V
31st Oct 1964 W 14 Oldham L 1964~65 H 22 6 Y V
1st Jan 1965 W 14 Swinton L 1964~65 A 11 5 Y V
9th Jan 1965 W 3 Liverpool City L 1964~65 H 23 3 V
16th Jan 1965 L 3 Warrington L 1964~65 A 4 6 V
23rd Jan 1965 W 3 Whitehaven L 1964~65 H 16 3 1 V
27th Jan 1965 W 14 Other Nationalities* Fr Opening of Floodl 1964~65 H 19 2 V
6th Feb 1965 W 14 Castleford CC1 1964~65 H 22 9 Y V
13th Feb 1965 L 4 Workington Town L 1964~65 A 3 4 V
16th Feb 1965 W 4 Salford L 1964~65 H 12 6 V
20th Feb 1965 W 14 Huddersfield L 1964~65 H 28 6 Y V
27th Feb 1965 L 14 Wigan CC2 1964~65 A 2 7 Y V
13th Mar 1965 W 3 Oldham L 1964~65 A 15 9 V
20th Mar 1965 L 3 Wakefield Trinity L 1964~65 A 4 5 V
23rd Mar 1965 L 3 Wigan L 1964~65 H 6 10 V
27th Mar 1965 L 3 Salford L 1964~65 A 8 11 V
30th Mar 1965 W 3 Hull K.R. L 1964~65 H 8 2 V
5th Apr 1965 W 3 Barrow L 1964~65 A 21 14 2 V
9th Apr 1965 W 3 Liverpool City L 1964~65 A 11 0 V
16th Apr 1965 W 3 Wigan L 1964~65 A 16 8 V
17th Apr 1965 W 3 Widnes L 1964~65 A 14 2 V
19th Apr 1965 W 3 Swinton L 1964~65 H 16 5 V
21st Apr 1965 W 3 Huddersfield L 1964~65 A 20 6 V
24th Apr 1965 W 3 Barrow Ch1 1964~65 H 23 7 1 V
30th Apr 1965 W 3 Hull K.R. Ch2 1964~65 H 24 6 V
15th May 1965 W 3 Wakefield Trinity ChSF 1964~65 H 10 5 V
14th Aug 1965 L 3 Swinton * Fr Gallie Cup 1965~66 A 9 11 V
4th Sep 1965 W 14 Warrington L 1965~66 A 11 2 Y V
10th Sep 1965 L 14 Swinton LC1 1965~66 H 7 8 Y V
15th Sep 1965 W 4 New Zealand Tour 1965~66 H 28 7 1 V
18th Sep 1965 W 4 Castleford L 1965~66 H 21 6 V
27th Sep 1965 W 4 Widnes L 1965~66 A 9 4 V
1st Oct 1965 W 4 Oldham L 1965~66 H 23 17 1 V
5th Oct 1965 W 4 Leigh FT1 1965~66 H 25 19 1 V
9th Oct 1965 W 4 Barrow L 1965~66 H 18 14 V
16th Oct 1965 W 14 Salford L 1965~66 A 15 11 Y V
11th Apr 1966 L 3 Swinton L 1965~66 A 6 20 V
24th Sep 1966 D 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1966~67 A 17 17 V
30th Sep 1966 W 4 Whitehaven L 1966~67 H 35 12 1 V
7th Oct 1966 W 4 Blackpool Borough L 1966~67 H 25 6 1 V
14th Oct 1966 W 14 Wakefield Trinity L 1966~67 H 18 15 Y V
18th Oct 1966 W 4 Swinton FT1 1966~67 H 11 9 V
22nd Oct 1966 W 3 Salford L 1966~67 A 30 3 V
28th Oct 1966 W 14 Leeds L 1966~67 H 16 3 Y V
1st Nov 1966 D 14 Barrow FT2 1966~67 A 11 11 Y V
2nd Nov 1966 L 3 Leigh L 1966~67 A 5 29 V
11th Nov 1966 W 14 Castleford L 1966~67 H 13 2 Y V
18th Nov 1966 W 14 Barrow L 1966~67 H 16 11 V
26th Nov 1966 W 14 Huddersfield L 1966~67 A 15 10 Y V
2nd Dec 1966 L 14 Castleford L 1966~67 A 7 25 Y V
9th Dec 1966 W 14 Leigh L 1966~67 H 4 0 V
17th Dec 1966 W 14 Workington Town L 1966~67 A 16 9 Y V
26th Dec 1966 W 14 Wigan L 1966~67 H 8 3 Y V
27th Dec 1966 W 4 Warrington L 1966~67 A 9 8 V
2nd Jan 1967 D 14 Swinton L 1966~67 A 9 9 Y V
21st Jan 1967 L 14 Workington Town L 1966~67 H 5 6 Y V
27th Jan 1967 W 3 Oldham L 1966~67 H 25 7 V
3rd Feb 1967 D 3 Salford CC1 1966~67 A 5 5 V
7th Feb 1967 L 14 Salford CC1(rep) 1966~67 H 3 8 Y V
11th Feb 1967 W 14 Liverpool City L 1966~67 H 23 6 Y V
17th Feb 1967 L 14 Oldham L 1966~67 A 7 8 Y V
11th Aug 1967 W 15 Swinton * Fr Gallie Cup 1967~68 A 9 7 V
18th Aug 1967 W 3 Rochdale Hornets LC1 1967~68 H 7 4 V
17th Feb 1968 W 14 Batley L 1967~68 A 18 12 V
23rd Feb 1968 L 14 Hull K.R. L 1967~68 A 10 12 Y V
6th Mar 1968 W 14 Warrington L 1967~68 A 12 6 Y V
23rd Mar 1968 L 3 Wakefield Trinity L 1967~68 A 3 23 V
30th Mar 1968 W 14 Workington Town L 1967~68 H 18 11 Y V
12th Apr 1968 W 14 Wigan L 1967~68 H 24 13 Y V
15th Apr 1968 W 14 Swinton L 1967~68 A 19 16 Y V
19th Apr 1968 W 3 Halifax Ch1 1967~68 H 31 2 1 V
24th Apr 1968 W 3 Warrington Ch2 1967~68 H 20 0 1 V
27th Apr 1968 L 4 Hull K.R. ChSF 1967~68 A 10 23 V
9th Aug 1968 W 3 Swinton* Fr Gallie Cup 1968~69 H 13 9 1 V
14th Aug 1968 W 2 Wakefield Trinity L 1968~69 A 5 0 V
24th Aug 1968 L 4 Leeds L 1968~69 A 13 20 V
4th Oct 1968 D 1 Salford L 1968~69 A 10 10 V
7th Oct 1968 W 1 Leigh LCSF 1968~69 A 17 6 V
12th Oct 1968 W 1 Leeds L 1968~69 H 28 3 V
14th Oct 1968 W 1 Swinton FT1 1968~69 H 12 10 1 V
25th Oct 1968 W 5 Oldham LCF 1968~69 N 30 2 1 V
30th Oct 1968 L 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1968~69 A 2 13 V
10th Dec 1968 W 1 Warrington FTSF 1968~69 H 29 6 V
17th Dec 1968 L 1 Wigan FTF 1968~69 A 4 7 V
26th Dec 1968 W 14 Wigan L AB 1968~69 H 11 3 Y V
1st Jan 1969 W 14 Swinton L 1968~69 A 15 5 Y V
6th Jan 1969 W 14 Hull K.R. L 1968~69 A 16 5 Y V
11th Jan 1969 W 14 Whitehaven L 1968~69 A 9 7 Y V
14th Jan 1969 W 1 Wigan L 1968~69 H 13 3 V
18th Jan 1969 W 1 Rochdale Hornets L 1968~69 H 17 7 V
25th Jan 1969 W 1 Hull CC1 1968~69 A 13 3 V
25th Feb 1969 W 1 Oldham CC2 1968~69 A 15 6 V
1st Mar 1969 L 14 Warrington CC3 1968~69 A 2 4 V
6th Mar 1969 W 4 Huyton L 1968~69 H 37 6 1 V
11th Mar 1969 W 2 Barrow L 1968~69 H 32 7 V
15th Mar 1969 L 3 Leigh L 1968~69 A 10 12 V
19th Apr 1969 W 2 Doncaster L 1968~69 H 57 5 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 108 OTHER 4 = 145
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 4 Subs) = 112

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