Aubrey Gregory

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
25-10-1925
N/A
06-04-1944
Unknown.
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
15-04-1944 v Halifax
Wakefield Trinity
1946- Liverpool Stanley
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1943-1945
51 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
13
0
0
39

BIOGRAPHY


Aubrey Gregory by SHS

A speedy winger, originally from the Union Inn, Oldfield Street, where his mother was the licensee, Aubrey was an up and coming young player at both football and rugby league, particularly with the New Church Tavern amateurs in the local competition. Saints duly signed him and Aubrey made his debut against Halifax at Thrum Hall on 15 April 1944, on the right wing in what were difficult times for the St Helens club. The visitors lost 4-46, but fortunately there were somewhat brighter times ahead for the team.

He became a fixture in the seniors for a few years and was one of the few who progressed from the War Emergency League competition to the first full season when the game resumed in earnest in 1945-46. One of his best performances was on Christmas Day 1945 when the Saints beat Liverpool Stanley 26-3 at the Stanley Dog Track. His centre that day was a member of another great St Helens sporting family, Tom Waring. His last match for the Saints, unfortunately like his first, ended in a 10-32 defeat against Wakefield Trinity at Belle Vue. He was on the left flank this time, with Jack Cox as his centre.

Later Aubrey joined Liverpool Stanley, who had former Saints players like Jackie Bradbury, Eddie Lea and Harold Forsyth in their ranks, before injury ended his career. Daughter Christine has given us some invaluable extra information about Aubrey and another extended family link with the Saints.

“Dad was a pupil at Higher Grade School, St. Helens. I do know that he joined Liverpool Stanley after playing for the Saints. He finished professional rugby with Liverpool Stanley after a knee cartilage injury – I think that was playing against Bradford Northern at Odsal. In the early days, he was landlord of the Lion Hotel, Higher Parr Street. A lot of the family were licensees. Berlin Barnes was Aubrey’s uncle, as was Gerald Barnes, who kept the Grapes Hotel, in Eccleston Park and subsequently the Star Inn in Rainford. (They were two of my Grandmother’s brothers nee Barnes). She had 7 brothers in all. As children they lived at the Mill House in Rainford.”

Aubrey died in St Helens in July 1998, aged 72. Saints Heritage Society would like to thank Christine and Lesley for the extra information and the superb images of their father’s sporting career.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1943~44 0 0 0 1
1944~45 7 0 0 22
1945~46 6 0 0 28
TOTALS:13 0 0 51
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
15th Apr 1944
L
2 Halifax WEL 1943~44 A 4 46 VIEW
2nd Sep 1944
D
2 Huddersfield WEL 1944~45 H 5 5 VIEW
16th Sep 1944
L
2 Castleford WEL 1944~45 A 11 26 VIEW
23rd Sep 1944
W
2 Oldham WEL 1944~45 A 27 6 1 VIEW
30th Sep 1944
L
5 Halifax WEL 1944~45 H 7 21 VIEW
7th Oct 1944
L
2 Dewsbury WEL 1944~45 A 2 31 VIEW
28th Oct 1944
L
2 Barrow YC1(2) 1944~45 A 8 21 VIEW
18th Nov 1944
L
5 Keighley WEL 1944~45 A 8 15 1 VIEW
25th Nov 1944
L
5 Wakefield Trinity WEL 1944~45 H 6 14 2 VIEW
2nd Dec 1944
L
2 Featherstone Rovers WEL 1944~45 A 2 8 VIEW
9th Dec 1944
W
2 Dewsbury WEL 1944~45 H 12 0 VIEW
16th Dec 1944
L
2 Huddersfield WEL 1944~45 A 8 20 VIEW
25th Dec 1944
L
2 Wigan WEL 1944~45 A 5 20 VIEW
26th Dec 1944
L
2 Wigan WEL AB 1944~45 H 3 12 VIEW
30th Dec 1944
W
2 Keighley WEL 1944~45 H 10 0 VIEW
13th Jan 1945
L
2 Barrow WEL 1944~45 A 6 22 1 VIEW
3rd Feb 1945
L
2 Halifax WEL 1944~45 A 3 29 1 VIEW
10th Feb 1945
L
2 Castleford WEL 1944~45 H 2 16 VIEW
17th Feb 1945
L
5 Barrow WEL 1944~45 H 8 24 1 VIEW
24th Feb 1945
L
5 Leeds WEL 1944~45 A 14 20 VIEW
3rd Mar 1945
L
2 Wakefield Trinity WEL 1944~45 A 7 36 VIEW
17th Mar 1945
L
5 Bradford Northern CC1(1) 1944~45 H 8 15 VIEW
7th Apr 1945
L
5 Bradford Northern WEL 1944~45 A 0 22 VIEW
3rd Sep 1945
W
5 Broughton Rangers L 1945~46 A 11 5 VIEW
8th Sep 1945
W
5 Oldham L 1945~46 A 23 15 1 VIEW
13th Oct 1945
W
5 Rochdale Hornets L 1945~46 H 21 0 1 VIEW
17th Oct 1945
L
5 Wigan LCSF 1945~46 A 5 18 VIEW
20th Oct 1945
W
5 Hunslet L 1945~46 H 15 12 VIEW
27th Oct 1945
L
5 Barrow L 1945~46 A 13 23 1 VIEW
3rd Nov 1945
D
5 Swinton L 1945~46 A 5 5 1 VIEW
10th Nov 1945
L
5 Broughton Rangers L 1945~46 H 8 10 VIEW
17th Nov 1945
L
5 Dewsbury L 1945~46 H 7 13 VIEW
24th Nov 1945
L
5 Dewsbury L 1945~46 A 0 9 VIEW
1st Dec 1945
L
5 Hunslet L 1945~46 A 5 38 VIEW
8th Dec 1945
W
5 York L 1945~46 H 22 7 VIEW
15th Dec 1945
L
2 Warrington L 1945~46 A 7 38 VIEW
22nd Dec 1945
L
5 Workington Town L 1945~46 H 5 20 VIEW
25th Dec 1945
W
5 Liverpool Stanley L 1945~46 A 26 3 2 VIEW
26th Dec 1945
L
2 Wigan L 1945~46 H 3 38 VIEW
29th Dec 1945
L
5 Workington Town L 1945~46 A 8 9 VIEW
1st Jan 1946
W
2 Liverpool Stanley L 1945~46 H 16 8 VIEW
5th Jan 1946
L
2 Hull Kingston Rovers L 1945~46 A 7 26 VIEW
12th Jan 1946
L
5 Salford L 1945~46 H 6 13 VIEW
26th Jan 1946
L
5 Batley L 1945~46 A 0 15 VIEW
2nd Feb 1946
W
2 Swinton L 1945~46 H 7 5 VIEW
9th Feb 1946
L
5 Castleford CC1(1) 1945~46 A 4 10 VIEW
16th Feb 1946
W
5 Castleford CC1(2) 1945~46 H 14 5 VIEW
23rd Feb 1946
L
5 Warrington L 1945~46 H 10 17 VIEW
9th Mar 1946
W
2 Halifax L 1945~46 H 13 0 VIEW
19th Apr 1946
L
5 Wigan L 1945~46 A 9 15 VIEW
20th Apr 1946
L
5 Wakefield Trinity L 1945~46 A 10 32 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 13 | LOSSES : 36 | DRAWS : 2

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