George Dennett

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
28-05-1906
N/A
16-08-1928
Unknown.
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
10-04-1928 v Rochdale Hornets
Halifax
1930- Broughton Rangers
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1927-1929
22 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
4
0
0
12

BIOGRAPHY

George Dennett by SHS

There is a certain lack of information relating to this player. In the Players Registers, he classes his home address as Turner Street, Warrington. We do know that George was later transferred to Broughton Rangers on 1st October 1930, but there is little detail in between. He first came to prominence during a Practice Match in August 1928, when Premier, the Newspaper correspondent, whose real name was Tom Reynolds, gave this assessment of the players capabilities: “Dennetts build is ideal for a stand-off half. He is muscling up beautifully in the legs and from the hips downwards in a second edition of Booysen, the Wigan crack….from the very first pass he received, Dennett gave Jones his full weight or bumper and then went on to make an opening which ended in a try. If there was not a first-class half-back here, not merely in the making, but already four fifths on the way, I am no judge of a player. His perfect pass when on the run is worthy of Fairclough and Lewis, two of the most accomplished artistes known in the game of delivering a perfect pass. If we can just cultivate a little local patriotism in Dennett and make him realise that he is not a stranger within our gates, St.Helens should get great results from him. Strong half-backs like him are not found every day.”

Unfortunately, as a result of the superb form of international stand-off Leslie Fairclough, chances were relatively few for George, although he did make 22 appearances at First Team level, scoring 4 tries. He went to Broughton, his rugby trail ends there. However, we do know that he was living in Alder Lane, Warrington in 1939 and working as a General Labourer. He died in Warrington in December 1979, aged 73. If anyone has any further information relating to this player, we would be delighted to hear from you.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1927~280 0 0 1
1928~29 4 0 0 17
1929~300 0 0 4
TOTALS:4 0 0 22
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
10th Apr 1928
L
6 Rochdale Hornets L 1927~28 A 5 15 VIEW
1st Sep 1928
D
6 Widnes L 1928~29 H 12 12 1 VIEW
8th Sep 1928
W
6 Carlisle City L 1928~29 A 8 5 VIEW
15th Sep 1928
W
6 Broughton Rangers L 1928~29 H 12 5 1 VIEW
19th Sep 1928
W
6 Hull K.R. L 1928~29 H 6 0 VIEW
22nd Sep 1928
W
6 Dewsbury L 1928~29 A 17 7 VIEW
20th Oct 1928
W
6 Dewsbury L 1928~29 H 22 9 VIEW
3rd Nov 1928
L
6 Wigan Highfield L 1928~29 H 12 15 VIEW
17th Nov 1928
W
6 Halifax L 1928~29 H 12 6 VIEW
8th Dec 1928
W
6 Oldham L 1928~29 A 14 11 1 VIEW
26th Jan 1929
L
6 Barrow L 1928~29 A 6 16 1 VIEW
2nd Feb 1929
D
6 Salford L 1928~29 H 11 11 VIEW
9th Feb 1929
W
6 Lindley CC1 1928~29 H 32 2 VIEW
16th Mar 1929
L
6 Leeds L 1928~29 H 5 20 VIEW
23rd Mar 1929
L
6 Halifax L 1928~29 A 8 19 VIEW
29th Mar 1929
L
6 Wigan L 1928~29 A 8 28 VIEW
30th Mar 1929
W
6 Bradford Northern L 1928~29 H 47 5 VIEW
3rd Apr 1929
L
6 Hunslet L 1928~29 A 3 53 VIEW
7th Dec 1929
W
6 Wigan Highfield L 1929~30 H 8 0 VIEW
28th Dec 1929
L
6 Castleford L 1929~30 A 0 5 VIEW
4th Jan 1930
L
6 Oldham L 1929~30 A 4 20 VIEW
11th Jan 1930
W
6 Halifax L 1929~30 H 23 2 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 11 | LOSSES : 9 | DRAWS : 2

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