Joseph Brownbill

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
15-08-1872
N/A
Date unknown.
Local juniors
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
26-10-1895 v Tyldesley
Swinton
1898-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1895-1897
38 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
2
0
0
6

BIOGRAPHY

Joseph Brownbill by Alex Service

A local-born forward, Joseph Brownbill played in the very first game at Knowsley Road, against Manchester Rangers, on Saturday 6th September 1990, together with his brother John. Joseph certainly cemented his name into club folklore when he scored the first try on the new ground. Joseph caught the ball from a line-out, or throw-out as it was then called and plunged over the line for a try. We must not forget that the match was played under Rugby Union rules. His brother John actually missed the conversion.

Joseph made his debut in the professional Northern Union against Tyldesley on 20th October 1895 and played his last match for the club three years later against Swinton. In all he took part in 38 matches for the Saints.

The 1939 Census finds Joseph living in Havelock Street, St Helens. He had an interesting job as a Black Ash Maker. Joseph passed away in February 1944 aged 71.

Yet his brother, John died tragically at the age of twenty, a few weeks after that first match at Knowsley Road. His gravestone, in St.Helens Cemetery has the following inscription: This memorial was erected as a mark of respect by the members and friends of the St.Helens Rugby League Club to John Brownbill who died on Oct.15th 1890, aged 20 years. Gone but not forgotten. Alas, he was a victim of typhoid fever.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1895~960 0 0 9
1896~970 0 0 15
1897~982 0 0 14
TOTALS:2 0 0 38
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1896~97 0005
1897~98 0002
TOTALS:0007

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
26th Oct 1895
D
14 Tyldesley L 1895~96 H 3 3 VIEW
2nd Nov 1895
D
13 Leigh L 1895~96 H 6 6 VIEW
4th Apr 1896
W
8 Wakefield Trinity L 1895~96 H 7 5 VIEW
7th Apr 1896
L
8 Leeds L 1895~96 A 3 15 VIEW
11th Apr 1896
L
8 Huddersfield L 1895~96 A 4 7 VIEW
16th Apr 1896
W
8 Liversedge L 1895~96 H 14 7 VIEW
18th Apr 1896
L
8 Oldham L 1895~96 H 3 5 VIEW
20th Apr 1896
W
10 Rochdale Hornets L 1895~96 A 4 0 VIEW
25th Apr 1896
L
10 Liversedge L 1895~96 A 3 13 VIEW
5th Sep 1896
W
11 Crompton * Fr 1896~97 H 23 3 VIEW
12th Sep 1896
W
8 Rochdale Hornets L 1896~97 H 6 5 VIEW
19th Sep 1896
D
8 Salford L 1896~97 A 0 0 VIEW
26th Sep 1896
W
8 Tyldesley L 1896~97 H 3 0 VIEW
3rd Oct 1896
L
8 Oldham L 1896~97 A 0 11 VIEW
10th Oct 1896
W
8 Morecambe L 1896~97 A 8 5 VIEW
17th Oct 1896
L
11 Rochdale St. Cuthberts * Fr 1896~97 A 4 6 VIEW
24th Oct 1896
W
8 Widnes L 1896~97 H 14 0 VIEW
31st Oct 1896
L
8 Runcorn L 1896~97 H 3 7 VIEW
7th Nov 1896
W
8 Rochdale Hornets L 1896~97 A 14 11 VIEW
21st Nov 1896
L
11 Rochdale St. Cuthberts* Fr 1896~97 A 0 4 VIEW
28th Nov 1896
W
8 Leigh L 1896~97 H 11 3 VIEW
5th Dec 1896
L
8 Swinton L 1896~97 H 0 3 VIEW
12th Dec 1896
L
8 Broughton Rangers L 1896~97 A 0 3 VIEW
19th Dec 1896
L
8 Stockport L 1896~97 A 6 13 VIEW
25th Dec 1896
L
11 Halifax* Fr 1896~97 A 0 4 VIEW
26th Dec 1896
D
8 Widnes L 1896~97 A 0 0 VIEW
1st Jan 1897
L
8 Oldham L 1896~97 H 5 17 VIEW
2nd Jan 1897
L
8 Runcorn L 1896~97 A 0 20 VIEW
16th Apr 1897
W
11 Halifax * Fr 1896~97 H 11 3 VIEW
4th Sep 1897
L
15 Salford L 1897~98 A 0 8 VIEW
11th Sep 1897
W
15 Leigh L 1897~98 H 10 5 VIEW
18th Sep 1897
W
15 Rochdale Hornets L 1897~98 A 3 2 1 VIEW
25th Sep 1897
W
15 Tyldesley L 1897~98 H 11 0 VIEW
2nd Oct 1897
W
15 Wigan L 1897~98 A 17 7 VIEW
9th Oct 1897
W
15 Broughton Rangers L 1897~98 A 8 0 VIEW
16th Oct 1897
L
15 Widnes L 1897~98 H 3 13 VIEW
23rd Oct 1897
L
15 Warrington L 1897~98 H 3 8 VIEW
30th Oct 1897
L
15 Runcorn L 1897~98 A 0 11 VIEW
13th Nov 1897
L
15 Swinton L 1897~98 A 0 13 VIEW
20th Nov 1897
L
8 Birkenhead * Fr 1897~98 A 5 6 VIEW
27th Nov 1897
L
15 Oldham L 1897~98 H 4 6 VIEW
4th Dec 1897
W
8 Birkenhead * Fr 1897~98 H 8 3 VIEW
11th Dec 1897
L
15 Stockport L 1897~98 A 7 14 1 VIEW
27th Dec 1897
L
15 Warrington L 1897~98 A 0 8 VIEW
1st Jan 1898
L
15 Broughton Rangers L 1897~98 H 6 23 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 17 | LOSSES : 24 | DRAWS : 4

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