Tom Bowen

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
21-04-1906
N/A
27-10-1926
Unknown.
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
08-03-1927 v Oldham
York
1931- St. Helens Recs
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1926-1930
23 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
3
5
0
19

BIOGRAPHY

Thomas Bowen by Alex Service

The brother of St. Helens Recs forward [and England tourist] Frank Bowen, Thomas was a big raw-boned second-rower. He signed for the St. Helens club on 27th October 1926, just when they were about to embark upon one of their first sustained period of success. He made his debut in the 21-10 victory over Oldham at Knowsley Road, forming a back row with Bill Clarey and Fred Roffey. For this particular match, Ernie Shaw, the usual loose forward, played at full-back. In the St. Helens Newspaper, the famous correspondent Premier gave him a big write up: Never have I seen a local forward show such form on his first appearance in the First Team.” He went on to say: “His scrummaging was effective, his open play was sound and his destructive tackling was the best we have seen from any forward since poor Burns passed away.”

Despite such optimism, Thomas played in just 23 matches for the Saints, scoring three tries and kicking five goals. He was a regular member of the A Team too and lived at Wilson Street. After playing against York on 6th April 1931, in the middle of an Easter spell of four games in five days for the Saints, it is believed he crossed the rubicon and joined St. Helens Recreation. In 1939, he was living In Bryan Street, St Helens and working as a glass packer. He died in his hometown in December 1970, aged 64

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1926~27 0 0 0 3
1927~28 0 0 0 8
1928~290 0 0 3
1929~30 0 5 0 1
1930~313 0 0 8
TOTALS:3 5 0 23
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1926~270001
TOTALS:0001

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
8th Mar 1927
W
12 Oldham L 1926~27 H 21 10 VIEW
19th Mar 1927
L
12 York L 1926~27 A 6 15 VIEW
2nd Apr 1927
W
12 Salford L 1926~27 H 8 3 VIEW
12th May 1927
L
11 Barrow* Fr Lonsdale Hospital 1926~27 L 8 16 VIEW
27th Aug 1927
W
11 Widnes L 1927~28 H 28 2 VIEW
29th Aug 1927
L
12 Leeds L 1927~28 A 7 18 VIEW
3rd Sep 1927
W
11 Widnes L 1927~28 A 28 15 VIEW
14th Sep 1927
W
11 Dewsbury L 1927~28 H 8 2 VIEW
17th Sep 1927
L
11 Hunslet L 1927~28 A 10 12 VIEW
1st Oct 1927
W
12 Broughton Rangers L 1927~28 A 6 2 VIEW
8th Oct 1927
L
11 Swinton LC1 1927~28 H 7 13 VIEW
18th Feb 1928
L
12 Oldham L 1927~28 H 13 14 VIEW
10th Nov 1928
D
11 Leeds L 1928~29 A 8 8 VIEW
17th Nov 1928
W
11 Halifax L 1928~29 H 12 6 VIEW
24th Nov 1928
L
11 Swinton L 1928~29 A 2 16 VIEW
19th Apr 1930
W
11 Broughton Rangers L 1929~30 H 31 17 5 VIEW
30th Aug 1930
W
13 Widnes L 1930~31 A 21 7 1 VIEW
6th Sep 1930
L
13 Widnes L 1930~31 H 5 9 VIEW
10th Sep 1930
L
13 Salford L 1930~31 A 5 11 1 VIEW
20th Sep 1930
W
13 Warrington L 1930~31 H 18 12 1 VIEW
27th Sep 1930
W
13 Hull K.R. L 1930~31 A 21 5 VIEW
18th Oct 1930
L
13 Leeds L 1930~31 H 8 20 VIEW
13th Dec 1930
W
13 Oldham L 1930~31 H 7 2 VIEW
6th Apr 1931
W
13 York L 1930~31 H 13 3 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 13 | LOSSES : 10 | DRAWS : 1

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