Ike Beech

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
27-05-1892
N/A
11-02-1918
Local
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-02-1919 v Warrington
Broughton Rangers
1920- Cadishead Juniors
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1918-1920
12 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1
0
0
3

BIOGRAPHY

Isaac Beech by Alex Service

This splendidly-named front-rower hailed from Tennyson Street in Sutton Manor, according to the Rugby League signing-on Registers. Ike, as he was known, played twelve matches for the club during his career, scoring a try. He made his First Team debut at home to Warrington on 1st February 1919 which Saints won 8-3. His last game was a Lancashire Cup tie at Broughton Rangers, on 30th October 1920, when the Saints were defeated by 2-6. On leaving Saints he played for Cadishead for a spell.

According to his relative, Paul O Connor, Ike was also a well known wrestler in his early days. Doubtless, his strength and technical holds were of a great benefit to the team. Our man is in the news again in the St Helens Newspaper at the end of June, 1936, when he was wrestling once more, this time in Peasley Cross. In fact, the principal contest was between Ike and The Great Borratti from London. Although in the veteran stage, Ike won in the fourth round by two falls to one. In 1939 Ike was living in Melton Street, St Helens and working with the Rescue and Demolition in the ARP, having previously been employed as a Coal Miner. He died in December 1958 at the age of 67. His death was registered in Prescot.

If anyone has any further information about Ike and his rugby career, please contact us.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1918~19 1 0 0 6
1919~200 0 0 3
1920~21 0 0 0 3
TOTALS:1 0 0 12
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1918~19 0003
TOTALS:0003

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
1st Feb 1919 W 10 Warrington L 1918~19 H 8 3 VIEW
8th Feb 1919 L 11 Warrington L 1918~19 A 0 16 VIEW
15th Mar 1919 W 8 Widnes L 1918~19 H 7 5 VIEW
5th Apr 1919 W 10 Warrington LC1 1918~19 H 11 5 1 VIEW
12th Apr 1919 L 10 Oldham LC2 1918~19 A 8 16 VIEW
18th Apr 1919 W 13 Widnes * Fr 1918~19 H 16 10 VIEW
26th Apr 1919 L 10 St. Helens Recs * Fr 1918~19 H 6 8 VIEW
3rd May 1919 W 10 St. Helens Recs L 1918~19 A 8 2 VIEW
24th May 1919 L 11 Wigan * Fr 1918~19 N 3 16 VIEW
23rd Aug 1919 W 13 Broughton Rangers L 1919~20 H 28 2 VIEW
30th Aug 1919 W 13 Leigh L 1919~20 A 10 8 VIEW
13th Mar 1920 L 9 Batley L 1919~20 H 0 6 VIEW
16th Oct 1920 W 11 Askam LC1 1920~21 H 26 2 VIEW
23rd Oct 1920 L 11 Rochdale Hornets L 1920~21 A 8 15 VIEW
30th Oct 1920 L 11 Broughton Rangers LC2 1920~21 A 2 6 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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