Billy Blan

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
02-05-1922
N/A
Date unknown.
Leeds
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
08-01-1955 v Warrington
Salford
1955-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1954-1955
17 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
2
7
0
20

BIOGRAPHY

Billy Blan by Alex Service

When Billy Blan signed for the Saints from Leeds in January 1955 the general consensus was that he was still amongst the top six players in his position. A Test Match representative, the ex-Wigan loose-forward was bought for his craft and constructive play in the loose, together with the ability to provide a vital link between forwards and backs. “His introduction should just about make Saints pack into the heftiest in the game,” wrote the St.Helens Newspaper.
Walter Delves was in contention for a regular spot in the number 13 jersey, together with a young star called Vince Karalius. Billy played 255 matches for Wigan after joining them from demob from the RAF. It is clear that he was brought in the short term to bring these two youngsters on. It is not clear what happened to Billy after leaving Saints. Billy died in Wigan in April, 2008. Any further information would be welcome.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1954~552 1 0 14
1955~56 0 6 0 3
TOTALS:2 7 0 17
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1955~560001
TOTALS:0001

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
8th Jan 1955
L
13 Warrington L 1954~55 A 14 18 VIEW
22nd Jan 1955
W
13 Wakefield Trinity L 1954~55 H 39 7 1 VIEW
29th Jan 1955
W
13 Blackpool Borough L 1954~55 H 13 2 VIEW
5th Feb 1955
W
13 Whitehaven L 1954~55 A 8 0 VIEW
12th Feb 1955
W
13 Batley CC1 1954~55 A 15 2 VIEW
19th Feb 1955
L
13 Oldham L 1954~55 A 2 9 VIEW
5th Mar 1955
W
13 Keighley CC2 1954~55 A 3 2 VIEW
12th Mar 1955
L
13 Swinton L 1954~55 A 4 7 VIEW
19th Mar 1955
L
13 Workington Town CC3 1954~55 A 4 14 VIEW
21st Mar 1955
W
13 Rochdale Hornets L 1954~55 H 23 3 VIEW
26th Mar 1955
W
13 Salford L 1954~55 H 16 8 1 VIEW
28th Mar 1955
W
13 Liverpool City L 1954~55 H 12 4 VIEW
2nd Apr 1955
W
13 Belle Vue Rangers L 1954~55 H 31 0 1 VIEW
8th Apr 1955
L
13 Wigan L 1954~55 A 12 16 VIEW
13th Aug 1955
L
13 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1955~56 H 17 31 VIEW
20th Aug 1955
W
13 Widnes L 1955~56 A 35 18 4 VIEW
27th Aug 1955
L
13 Barrow LC1 1955~56 A 12 18 VIEW
31st Aug 1955
L
13 Salford L 1955~56 A 10 11 2 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 10 | LOSSES : 8 | DRAWS :

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