- Les Dutton by SHS
Hookers were considered to be a valuable commodity in the post war years. If he was not able to win the ball, your team was starved of possession. Local lad Les made an impressive debut. "He has grit and ideas and should improve," said the St.Helens Newspaper. Yet Les was unable to make more than just a handful of First Team appearances as a result of the impressive form of Welsh hooker Reg Blakemore, the latter a real Knowsley Road legend. He was something of a stalwart in the A team. Les was living in Kiln Lane, St Helens in 2019 at the grand age of 91. If you have any further information or even an image of this player, we would like to hear from you.