Bill Fishwick

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
22-02-1919
N/A
23-12-1938
Unknown.
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
26-12-1938 v St. Helens Recs
Hull K.R.
1948- Barrow
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1938-1947
76 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
10
15
0
60

BIOGRAPHY

Bill Fishwick

By Alex Service

Bill made his debut for the Saints against deadly rivals St. Helens Recs at Knowsley Road on Boxing Day 1938. He played on the right wing and kicked a goal, but despite his efforts the visitors came away with a 4-5 success. Welshman Stan Powell was his centre. He went on to play against the visiting New Zealanders on their ill-feted trip to England just before the declaration of war in September 1939. He was in the second row this time, but could not prevent the Kiwis from coming away from Knowsley Road with a 3-19 victory.

Bill played a number of matches for the Saints during the conflict, including the War Emergency League, with his brother Ike, who was a specialist hooker. Bill went on to serve in the Parachute Regiment and returned to Knowsley Road, playing the last of his 76 matches for the club at loose forward against Hull KR at Craven Park on 17 January 1948. He scored a try, but the Saints went down 10-17. Bill, who was very much a utility player, later went to Barrow for a spell, where he made 8 appearances, in 1948.

Educated at Parr Mount School, Bill is the Uncle of Saintsí Great Britain loose forward Harry Pinner and he remained a bachelor throughout his life. A lovely man, he worked for St. Helens Council for more than thirty years in the Highways department, but had suffered a stroke in the late 1970s and he died in a Parr nursing home in January 1984, aged 64.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1938~39 2 4 0 16
1939~40 1 0 0 19
1941~42 0 6 0 8
1942~43 0 0 0 2
1943~441 5 0 4
1945~46 3 0 0 13
1946~472 0 0 8
1947~481 0 0 6
TOTALS:10 15 0 76
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
26th Dec 1938 L 2 St. Helens Recs L 1938~39 H 4 5 1 VIEW
27th Dec 1938 L 11 Wigan L 1938~39 H 2 28 VIEW
31st Dec 1938 L 2 Featherstone Rovers L 1938~39 A 5 10 1 VIEW
2nd Jan 1939 W 2 St. Helens Recs L 1938~39 A 5 3 VIEW
14th Jan 1939 L 4 Salford L 1938~39 A 0 37 VIEW
21st Jan 1939 L 11 Salford L 1938~39 H 5 32 1 VIEW
11th Feb 1939 W 2 Barrow L 1938~39 H 17 2 VIEW
27th Feb 1939 L 2 Keighley L 1938~39 A 5 8 VIEW
11th Mar 1939 L 2 York L 1938~39 A 0 10 VIEW
18th Mar 1939 W 2 Leigh L 1938~39 H 22 12 VIEW
7th Apr 1939 L 12 Wigan L 1938~39 A 2 6 VIEW
8th Apr 1939 L 12 Bramley L 1938~39 A 8 10 2 1 VIEW
10th Apr 1939 W 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1938~39 H 36 8 VIEW
15th Apr 1939 L 5 Oldham L 1938~39 H 10 15 VIEW
22nd Apr 1939 L 4 Halifax L 1938~39 H 4 25 VIEW
29th Apr 1939 W 4 Featherstone Rovers L 1938~39 H 37 10 VIEW
26th Aug 1939 W 11 Leigh L 1939~40 A 23 3 VIEW
29th Aug 1939 W 11 Swinton L 1939~40 H 13 0 VIEW
2nd Sep 1939 L 11 New Zealand Tour 1939~40 H 3 19 VIEW
29th Sep 1939 W 11 Rochdale Hornets WEL 1939~40 H 28 9 1 VIEW
7th Oct 1939 W 11 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1939~40 A 20 0 VIEW
14th Oct 1939 W 11 Warrington WEL 1939~40 H 13 9 VIEW
21st Oct 1939 L 11 Swinton WEL 1939~40 A 2 41 VIEW
11th Nov 1939 L 2 Salford WEL 1939~40 H 10 15 VIEW
25th Nov 1939 W 11 Barrow WEL 1939~40 H 23 3 VIEW
2nd Dec 1939 L 11 Salford WEL 1939~40 A 5 10 VIEW
16th Dec 1939 L 11 Warrington WEL 1939~40 A 6 8 VIEW
24th Feb 1940 W 11 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1939~40 H 18 8 VIEW
16th Mar 1940 L 10 Wigan LC2 (1) 1939~40 A 0 5 VIEW
23rd Mar 1940 W 4 Leigh WEL 1939~40 H 11 5 VIEW
25th Mar 1940 L 11 Rochdale Hornets WEL 1939~40 A 10 12 VIEW
29th Mar 1940 W 6 Wigan LC2 (2) 1939~40 H 10 4 VIEW
6th Apr 1940 W 6 Widnes LCSF (1) 1939~40 H 7 5 VIEW
13th Apr 1940 L 4 Widnes LCSF (2) 1939~40 A 0 13 VIEW
20th Apr 1940 L 2 Barrow WEL 1939~40 A 15 17 VIEW
25th Dec 1941 L 10 Wigan WEL 1941~42 A 3 8 VIEW
3rd Jan 1942 L 13 Wigan WEL 1941~42 H 0 18 VIEW
10th Jan 1942 L 3 Dewsbury WEL 1941~42 A 8 37 VIEW
14th Jan 1942 W 11 Halifax WEL 1941~42 H 13 9 1 VIEW
21st Jan 1942 L 11 Oldham WEL 1941~42 A 5 8 VIEW
4th Apr 1942 L 13 Halifax WEL 1941~42 A 5 36 1 VIEW
6th Apr 1942 L 13 Dewsbury WEL 1941~42 H 2 9 1 VIEW
2nd May 1942 W 3 Hunslet CC2(2) 1941~42 H 21 14 3 VIEW
10th Oct 1942 W 11 Wakefield Trinity WEL 1942~43 H 15 7 VIEW
24th Oct 1942 W 11 Wigan YC2(1) 1942~43 H 21 8 VIEW
30th Oct 1943 L 12 Oldham WEL 1943~44 A 8 10 VIEW
25th Dec 1943 L 3 Wigan WEL 1943~44 A 12 34 3 VIEW
18th Mar 1944 L 4 Dewsbury CC1(2) 1943~44 H 15 33 1 VIEW
15th Apr 1944 L 3 Halifax WEL 1943~44 A 4 46 2 VIEW
25th Aug 1945 L 13 Widnes L 1945~46 A 8 20 VIEW
1st Sep 1945 L 2 Widnes L 1945~46 H 2 7 VIEW
3rd Sep 1945 W 4 Broughton Rangers L 1945~46 A 11 5 1 VIEW
15th Sep 1945 W 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1945~46 H 15 3 VIEW
22nd Sep 1945 L 2 Workington Town LC1(1) 1945~46 A 8 9 1 VIEW
29th Sep 1945 W 3 Workington Town LC1(2) 1945~46 H 21 11 VIEW
17th Oct 1945 L 4 Wigan LCSF 1945~46 A 5 18 VIEW
10th Nov 1945 L 2 Broughton Rangers L 1945~46 H 8 10 VIEW
2nd Mar 1946 L 4 Workington Town CC2 1945~46 H 6 13 1 VIEW
6th Apr 1946 L 12 York L 1945~46 A 14 33 VIEW
19th Apr 1946 L 11 Wigan L 1945~46 A 9 15 VIEW
20th Apr 1946 L 11 Wakefield Trinity L 1945~46 A 10 32 VIEW
22nd Apr 1946 W 12 Batley L 1945~46 H 15 7 VIEW
14th Sep 1946 L 11 Leigh LC1(2) 1946~47 A 4 17 VIEW
28th Sep 1946 L 10 Leigh L 1946~47 H 7 11 VIEW
5th Oct 1946 L 12 Warrington L 1946~47 A 10 19 VIEW
12th Oct 1946 W 11 Workington Town L 1946~47 H 12 7 1 VIEW
19th Oct 1946 W 12 Salford L 1946~47 A 11 2 1 VIEW
7th Dec 1946 L 4 Leigh L 1946~47 A 3 10 VIEW
7th Apr 1947 L 11 Belle Vue Rangers L 1946~47 H 10 12 VIEW
12th Apr 1947 L 13 Oldham L 1946~47 H 7 18 VIEW
18th Oct 1947 W 13 Workington Town L 1947~48 H 14 3 VIEW
25th Oct 1947 W 11 Hull K.R. L 1947~48 H 14 9 VIEW
8th Nov 1947 L 12 Belle Vue Rangers L 1947~48 H 0 9 VIEW
22nd Nov 1947 L 11 Liverpool Stanley L 1947~48 A 7 10 VIEW
20th Dec 1947 L 2 Hunslet L 1947~48 A 5 11 VIEW
17th Jan 1948 L 13 Hull K.R. L 1947~48 A 10 17 1 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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