Ike Fishwick

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
06-04-1922
N/A
11-12-1939
Unknown.
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
11-11-1939 v Salford
Salford
1948- Warrington
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1939-1948
132 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
9
15
0
57

BIOGRAPHY

Harold ‘Ike’ Fishwick by Alex Service

Signed just before the outbreak of War, Ike was the classic hooker of his day, the most important man in the team. He would attempt to get the ball from the scrum by fair means or foul and in the loose Ike would also be a real handful.

He made his debut against a strong Salford side in the War Emergency League on 11th November 1939. His front-row partners that day were Bob Grundy and the legendary ‘Porky’ Davies His brother Bill also played on the right wing.

Ike was a stalwart of the Saints team that was re-built after hostilities had ceased and he faced little competition for the number nine jersey until the signing of Welshman Reg Blakemore in 1947-48. Ike played his last match for the Saints on 6th August 1948 against Salford and joined Warrington. He shared a benefit at Knowsley Road with centre Jim Stott, who had joined the club at the same time before the War. The following article catches up with Ike in the early 1970s. A paver for the Corporation in St.Helens, it is obvious that he was a real character.

This article about hooker Ike Fishwick appeared in the Rugby Leaguer on Wednesday 9th August 1972

You do the Ikey Crikey!

Former hooker Ike Fishwick has swapped his rugby boots for a pair of dancing shoes. In a 22-year career with Saints, Warrington, Blackpool Borough and Liverpool City, Ike was sent off eight times. Now with the enthusiasm that he once reserved for the 13-a-side game he has launched himself on a new career as a competition ballroom dancer.

With his wife Muriel, 47, as his partner 50-year-old Ike regularly trips the light fantastic in the ballrooms of Norfolk where the couple moved to from their Eccleston home nearly three years ago.
Now a foreman with a fertiliser firm in Great Yarmouth, Ike, who began his career with Saints in 1939 has many happy memories of his rugby days. He said: "I think the tough guy tag was a bit undeserved. I never started trouble but I was ready to mix it. I got more hidings than I gave though."

"There were one or two lads I always used to mix it with, like Dave Cotton at Warrington and Joe Egan and Ken Gee at Wigan but that is just part of the game. I was sent off a few times but I think the refs had the wrong idea about me. You could say I was victimised."

Ike and his wife have not won any championships yet but they are expecting success in the future. Said Ike: "Just recently we have been going into the holiday chalet business and we have not had much time but this winter we will be after the titles and I think we have got a good chance. Mostly we do modern dancing but we both like the old time and I think we could be going in for that too."

At five feet ten and 13st. 71b. Ike is only a few pounds heavier than in his playing days. He thinks the credit for this must go to his dancing. He said: "I still do a bit of training on the beach but now its to keep me in trim for the dancing. It really keeps you fit and there is nothing cissy about it. In fact some of the lads playing today, particularly the backs, should take up dancing. It will keep them fit and give them that extra bit of speed."
Article written by Jim Collins

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1939~401 0 0 20
1940~41 2 15 0 15
1941~42 0 0 0 3
1942~43 0 0 0 2
1945~462 0 0 11
1946~47 1 0 0 32
1947~48 3 0 0 36
1948~490 0 0 13
TOTALS:9 15 0 132
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1940~41 0003
1947~480001
1948~490001
TOTALS:0005

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
11th Nov 1939 L 9 Salford WEL 1939~40 H 10 15 VIEW
25th Nov 1939 W 9 Barrow WEL 1939~40 H 23 3 VIEW
2nd Dec 1939 L 9 Salford WEL 1939~40 A 5 10 VIEW
9th Dec 1939 W 9 Broughton Rangers WEL 1939~40 H 27 9 VIEW
25th Dec 1939 D 9 Widnes WEL 1939~40 A 6 6 VIEW
26th Dec 1939 L 9 Wigan WEL 1939~40 H 9 12 VIEW
24th Feb 1940 W 9 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1939~40 H 18 8 VIEW
2nd Mar 1940 W 9 Broughton Rangers LC1 (1) 1939~40 H 26 7 VIEW
9th Mar 1940 L 9 Broughton Rangers LC1 (2) 1939~40 A 3 10 VIEW
16th Mar 1940 L 9 Wigan LC2 (1) 1939~40 A 0 5 VIEW
22nd Mar 1940 L 9 Wigan WEL 1939~40 A 0 6 VIEW
23rd Mar 1940 W 9 Leigh WEL 1939~40 H 11 5 VIEW
25th Mar 1940 L 9 Rochdale Hornets WEL 1939~40 A 10 12 VIEW
29th Mar 1940 W 9 Wigan LC2 (2) 1939~40 H 10 4 VIEW
6th Apr 1940 W 9 Widnes LCSF (1) 1939~40 H 7 5 VIEW
13th Apr 1940 L 9 Widnes LCSF (2) 1939~40 A 0 13 VIEW
20th Apr 1940 L 9 Barrow WEL 1939~40 A 15 17 VIEW
27th Apr 1940 W 9 Leigh WEL 1939~40 A 16 5 VIEW
4th May 1940 W 9 Oldham WEL 1939~40 H 12 5 VIEW
18th May 1940 L 9 Widnes WEL 1939~40 H 11 20 1 VIEW
7th Sep 1940 W 9 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1940~41 H 32 15 VIEW
21st Sep 1940 W 9 Swinton WEL 1940~41 H 41 0 1 1 VIEW
28th Sep 1940 W 9 Oldham WEL 1940~41 A 16 5 1 VIEW
5th Oct 1940 W 9 Leigh WEL 1940~41 H 44 8 6 VIEW
12th Oct 1940 W 9 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1940~41 A 26 11 4 VIEW
19th Oct 1940 W 9 Salford WEL 1940~41 H 6 0 VIEW
26th Oct 1940 L 9 Salford WEL 1940~41 A 13 15 1 VIEW
2nd Nov 1940 L 9 Warrington WEL 1940~41 H 0 13 VIEW
9th Nov 1940 W 9 Warrington WEL 1940~41 A 2 0 1 VIEW
16th Nov 1940 D 9 Wigan WEL 1940~41 A 5 5 VIEW
23rd Nov 1940 W 9 Broughton Rangers WEL 1940~41 H 23 3 2 VIEW
30th Nov 1940 W 9 Leigh WEL 1940~41 H 50 0 VIEW
14th Dec 1940 W 9 Oldham WEL 1940~41 H 19 2 VIEW
25th Dec 1940 W 9 Leigh * Fr 1940~41 H 37 18 VIEW
11th Jan 1941 L 9 Wigan WEL 1940~41 H 3 6 VIEW
8th Feb 1941 L 9 Wigan * Fr 1940~41 A 8 12 VIEW
14th Apr 1941 W 9 Dewsbury * Fr 1940~41 A 21 11 VIEW
19th Apr 1941 L 9 Castleford CC2 1940~41 A 13 21 VIEW
20th Sep 1941 W 9 Keighley WEL 1941~42 A 20 2 VIEW
27th Sep 1941 L 9 Huddersfield WEL 1941~42 A 13 21 VIEW
21st Jan 1942 L 12 Oldham WEL 1941~42 A 5 8 VIEW
26th Sep 1942 L 9 Dewsbury WEL 1942~43 A 17 26 VIEW
3rd Oct 1942 L 9 Leeds WEL 1942~43 A 0 34 VIEW
23rd Feb 1946 L 9 Warrington L 1945~46 H 10 17 1 VIEW
2nd Mar 1946 L 9 Workington Town CC2 1945~46 H 6 13 VIEW
9th Mar 1946 W 9 Halifax L 1945~46 H 13 0 VIEW
23rd Mar 1946 L 9 Halifax L 1945~46 A 11 21 VIEW
30th Mar 1946 L 9 Barrow L 1945~46 H 22 30 VIEW
10th Apr 1946 L 10 Salford L 1945~46 A 5 6 VIEW
13th Apr 1946 L 10 Oldham L 1945~46 H 9 14 VIEW
19th Apr 1946 L 9 Wigan L 1945~46 A 9 15 VIEW
20th Apr 1946 L 9 Wakefield Trinity L 1945~46 A 10 32 1 VIEW
22nd Apr 1946 W 9 Batley L 1945~46 H 15 7 VIEW
27th Apr 1946 W 9 Hull K.R. L 1945~46 H 29 6 VIEW
21st Sep 1946 L 9 Widnes L 1946~47 A 10 17 1 VIEW
5th Oct 1946 L 9 Warrington L 1946~47 A 10 19 VIEW
26th Oct 1946 W 8 Halifax L 1946~47 H 15 8 VIEW
2nd Nov 1946 W 9 Oldham L 1946~47 A 7 3 VIEW
9th Nov 1946 L 9 Swinton L 1946~47 H 11 15 VIEW
16th Nov 1946 D 9 Belle Vue Rangers L 1946~47 A 10 10 VIEW
23rd Nov 1946 L 9 Bramley L 1946~47 A 0 10 VIEW
30th Nov 1946 W 9 Huddersfield L 1946~47 H 18 10 VIEW
7th Dec 1946 L 9 Leigh L 1946~47 A 3 10 VIEW
14th Dec 1946 W 9 Salford L 1946~47 H 9 8 VIEW
25th Dec 1946 L 9 Liverpool Stanley L 1946~47 H 16 17 VIEW
26th Dec 1946 L 9 Wigan L 1946~47 H 9 11 VIEW
28th Dec 1946 L 9 Huddersfield L 1946~47 A 12 19 VIEW
1st Jan 1947 L 13 Liverpool Stanley L 1946~47 A 7 8 VIEW
4th Jan 1947 L 13 Leeds L 1946~47 A 5 20 VIEW
11th Jan 1947 L 9 Leeds L 1946~47 H 7 8 VIEW
18th Jan 1947 W 9 Featherstone Rovers L 1946~47 A 11 7 VIEW
25th Jan 1947 W 9 Hull K.R. L 1946~47 H 29 16 VIEW
8th Mar 1947 W 9 Keighley CC1(1) 1946~47 H 17 7 VIEW
11th Mar 1947 L 9 Keighley CC1(2) 1946~47 N 5 8 VIEW
22nd Mar 1947 L 9 Warrington CC2 1946~47 A 2 24 VIEW
4th Apr 1947 W 9 Wigan L 1946~47 A 12 7 VIEW
7th Apr 1947 L 9 Belle Vue Rangers L 1946~47 H 10 12 VIEW
12th Apr 1947 L 9 Oldham L 1946~47 H 7 18 VIEW
19th Apr 1947 L 12 Workington Town L 1946~47 A 2 13 VIEW
6th May 1947 L 9 Rochdale Hornets L 1946~47 A 5 7 VIEW
10th May 1947 W 9 Bramley L 1946~47 H 29 0 VIEW
17th May 1947 W 9 Featherstone Rovers L 1946~47 H 35 0 VIEW
24th May 1947 L 9 Barrow L 1946~47 A 9 15 VIEW
26th May 1947 L 9 Halifax L 1946~47 A 9 10 VIEW
31st May 1947 W 9 Barrow L 1946~47 H 36 7 VIEW
7th Jun 1947 W 9 Rochdale Hornets L 1946~47 H 26 4 VIEW
23rd Aug 1947 L 9 Widnes L 1947~48 A 8 9 VIEW
30th Aug 1947 W 9 Leigh LC1(1) 1947~48 A 15 0 VIEW
4th Sep 1947 W 9 Leigh LC1(2) 1947~48 H 31 5 VIEW
6th Sep 1947 W 9 Salford L 1947~48 A 12 5 VIEW
13th Sep 1947 W 9 Oldham L 1947~48 H 16 2 VIEW
20th Sep 1947 W 9 York L 1947~48 A 31 3 VIEW
29th Sep 1947 L 9 Wigan LC2 1947~48 H 7 8 VIEW
4th Oct 1947 W 9 Swinton L 1947~48 H 24 3 VIEW
11th Oct 1947 L 9 Wakefield Trinity L 1947~48 A 7 10 VIEW
18th Oct 1947 W 9 Workington Town L 1947~48 H 14 3 VIEW
25th Oct 1947 W 9 Hull K.R. L 1947~48 H 14 9 VIEW
8th Nov 1947 L 9 Belle Vue Rangers L 1947~48 H 0 9 VIEW
15th Nov 1947 W 9 Liverpool Stanley L 1947~48 H 23 8 VIEW
6th Dec 1947 D 9 Hunslet L 1947~48 H 13 13 VIEW
13th Dec 1947 W 9 Halifax L 1947~48 A 6 2 VIEW
20th Dec 1947 L 9 Hunslet L 1947~48 A 5 11 VIEW
25th Dec 1947 W 9 Leigh L 1947~48 H 22 3 VIEW
26th Dec 1947 W 9 Wigan L 1947~48 H 13 6 VIEW
27th Dec 1947 D 9 Wakefield Trinity L 1947~48 H 5 5 VIEW
1st Jan 1948 L 9 Leigh L 1947~48 A 3 8 VIEW
3rd Jan 1948 W 9 Swinton L 1947~48 A 6 3 VIEW
10th Jan 1948 L 9 Warrington L 1947~48 H 2 8 VIEW
24th Jan 1948 L 9 Rochdale Hornets L 1947~48 H 8 9 1 VIEW
31st Jan 1948 L 9 Workington Town L 1947~48 A 0 20 VIEW
7th Feb 1948 W 9 Bustlingthorpe Vale CC1(1) 1947~48 H 48 0 VIEW
14th Feb 1948 W 9 Bustlingthorpe Vale CC1(2) 1947~48 A 13 2 VIEW
28th Feb 1948 L 9 Oldham CC2 1947~48 A 0 5 VIEW
6th Mar 1948 L 9 Warrington L 1947~48 A 3 21 VIEW
13th Mar 1948 W 9 Bramley L 1947~48 H 13 7 VIEW
28th Mar 1948 L 9 Barrow L 1947~48 A 8 12 VIEW
6th Apr 1948 W 9 Rochdale Hornets L 1947~48 A 15 10 VIEW
8th Apr 1948 L 9 Widnes L 1947~48 H 8 9 VIEW
10th Apr 1948 W 9 Barrow L 1947~48 H 21 5 1 VIEW
17th Apr 1948 W 9 Halifax L 1947~48 H 20 7 VIEW
22nd Apr 1948 W 9 Belle Vue Rangers L 1947~48 A 21 2 VIEW
24th Apr 1948 W 9 Bramley L 1947~48 A 19 11 1 VIEW
15th May 1948 W 9 Roanne* Fr 1947~48 H 36 19 VIEW
14th Aug 1948 W 9 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1948~49 A 38 2 VIEW
21st Aug 1948 W 9 Widnes L 1948~49 H 6 2 VIEW
23rd Aug 1948 L 9 Workington Town L 1948~49 A 11 15 VIEW
28th Aug 1948 L 9 Oldham L 1948~49 A 11 15 VIEW
4th Sep 1948 L 9 Wigan LC1(1) 1948~49 H 9 24 VIEW
8th Sep 1948 L 9 Wigan LC1(2) 1948~49 A 7 8 VIEW
11th Sep 1948 W 9 Liverpool Stanley L 1948~49 A 17 0 VIEW
18th Sep 1948 W 9 Workington Town L 1948~49 H 8 2 VIEW
23rd Sep 1948 W 9 Liverpool Stanley L 1948~49 H 41 0 VIEW
25th Sep 1948 W 9 Dewsbury L 1948~49 A 14 7 VIEW
16th Oct 1948 L 9 Warrington L 1948~49 H 4 12 VIEW
23rd Oct 1948 L 9 Keighley L 1948~49 A 10 12 VIEW
30th Oct 1948 W 9 Halifax L 1948~49 H 8 5 VIEW
6th Nov 1948 W 9 Salford L 1948~49 H 17 12 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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