Frank Wright

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
19-04-1905
N/A
31-07-1928
Batley
25-08-1928 v Widnes
Hull
1928- Joined Army
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1928-1928
12 (0)
3
0
0
9

BIOGRAPHY

Relatively little is known about this player, suffice to say that he joined the Saints from Batley and after a handful of matches went to join the Army. He is remembered however for getting on the end of fierce criticism from legendary journalist Tom Reynolds, who was also known as Premier, after one particularly fiery performance at Widnes. Part of this is reproduced here: “Wright must cure his recklessness. He is fearless as a lion but he must use his strength and his courage fairly. We want no dirt. We get the rotten stuff from some of the dirty Yorkshire forwards when they are playing in Yorkshire but want none of it for or against us. Wright will make a splendid addition to the Saints forwards if he will use his ability the right way. If heavy tackling is the order, then let him tackle as heavily as he wishes, so long as it is fair. If Wright will take a tip from me it pays to play fair. It does not pay to play dirty. Because I can see the possibility of Wright becoming a valuable man to St.Helens, I am talking to him very frankly indeed. His efficiency will be all the greater if he will take the advice in the spirit it is given for his own benefit.”
Frank came back to training at the start of the 1930-31 season and was welcomed back after having played football in the Forces, but as far as we can make out, there was no permanency. He might well have played a few A Team matches, but we are not sure. If you have any further information about this player after he left St.Helens RFC, then we would like to hear from you.

Alex Service

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1928~29 3 0 0 12
TOTALS:3 0 0 12
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
25th Aug 1928 L 13 Widnes L 1928~29 A 0 2 V
1st Sep 1928 D 13 Widnes L 1928~29 H 12 12 1 V
8th Sep 1928 W 13 Carlisle City L 1928~29 A 8 5 V
15th Sep 1928 W 13 Broughton Rangers L 1928~29 H 12 5 1 V
19th Sep 1928 W 13 Hull K.R. L 1928~29 H 6 0 V
22nd Sep 1928 W 13 Dewsbury L 1928~29 A 17 7 V
29th Sep 1928 D 13 Hunslet L 1928~29 H 13 13 V
6th Oct 1928 W 13 Wigan Highfield L 1928~29 A 27 5 V
13th Oct 1928 W 13 Broughton Rangers LC1 1928~29 A 15 10 V
20th Oct 1928 W 13 Dewsbury L 1928~29 H 22 9 V
24th Oct 1928 L 13 Warrington LC2 1928~29 A 11 14 V
27th Oct 1928 W 13 Hull L 1928~29 A 10 4 1 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 12 OTHER 0 = 12
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 12
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