Stan Bevan

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
26-4-1883
N/A
Date unknown.
Treherbert
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
03-09-1910 v Oldham
Hull K.R.
1911-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1910-1910
11 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
0
0
0
0

BIOGRAPHY

Stanley Bevan by Alex Service

This is a strange tale. There is evidence to suggest that the St.Helens club were after a forward called Stanley Bevan, but signed the wrong one. This tale is repeated quite a number of times in retrospective articles about the 1910 season, when Saints were in the middle of some serious team-building. The St.Helens Newspaper carries such a tale on Friday 21st January 1949. The talk is all about Saints smashing the existing transfer record to bring Stan McCormick to Knowsley Road. Later there are a few snapshots of famous or infamous signings from the past, where the Bevan story is told once more: “The funniest signing was perhaps the Great Bevan (not Brian Bevan). Saints brought a Bevan up from Wales many years ago with a great flourish of trumpets. When he arrived the strangest thing happened. Saints had brought the wrong Bevan. The ‘Star’ couldn’t play for nuts.”

In order to build up a picture of this player we can only go off existing evidence in the newspapers or journals. We do know that he came from Treherbert. It is an interesting story but things can get embroidered over time, which we are aware of. A guy called Bevan was also on the Recs Committee when they entered the Rugby League after the First World War. I think that this is the same person, but if anyone can provide any further information it would be welcomed. The only good biographical fit was a Coal Miner who lived at 20 Kirkland Street, St Helens in 1911 which was a dwelling used by the Saints for signings from out of the area. Tom Crellin lived in the same house at the time of the 1911 Census. The fact that he played 11 matches might indicate that he possessed some talent. In any event Stan returned to South Wales and can be found living in Frogmore Street, Laugharne in 1939. His death is registered in Carmarthen in June 1945 at the age of 62.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1910~110 0 0 11
TOTALS:0 0 0 11
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
3rd Sep 1910
W
12 Oldham L 1910~11 H 16 5 VIEW
10th Sep 1910
L
12 Runcorn L 1910~11 A 4 8 VIEW
17th Sep 1910
W
12 Salford L 1910~11 H 19 14 VIEW
24th Sep 1910
W
12 Merthyr Tydfil L 1910~11 A 17 6 VIEW
27th Dec 1910
L
9 Hunslet L 1910~11 A 3 5 VIEW
31st Dec 1910
L
9 Batley L 1910~11 A 8 24 VIEW
2nd Jan 1911
W
9 Hunslet L 1910~11 H 24 2 VIEW
7th Jan 1911
W
9 Swinton L 1910~11 H 11 10 VIEW
11th Jan 1911
L
9 Wakefield Trinity L 1910~11 A 9 26 VIEW
14th Jan 1911
W
11 Coventry L 1910~11 A 14 2 VIEW
17th Apr 1911
L
10 Hull K.R. L 1910~11 H 3 20 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 6 | LOSSES : 5 | DRAWS :

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