Ernest Helsby

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
14-12-1880
N/A
09-1908
Local
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
12-09-1908 v Runcorn
Rochdale Hornets
1911-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1908-1910
45 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
2
0
0
6

BIOGRAPHY

Ernie Helsby by SHS

Ernest Helsby was born in the Farnworth district of Widnes on 14th December 1880 and was signed by the Saints from the Widnes Wesley Guild association team. He was described by the St.Helens Newspaper as a well-built fellow, who Runcorn and Widnes have tried to sign on.

He had played association football for the Widnes Wesley Guild for a number of years up to 1908 when he won the Liverpool Shield and his team had joined the West Cheshire Football League. In 1907, his team had won the Zingari League as well as the Liverpool Cup.

He was a back-row forward, who made his debut at home to Leigh on 14th November 1908 in a 10-8 victory, making 24 appearances during the campaign overall. He made a further 19 appearances in the second row during the 1909-10 season, yet for whatever reason he only played in the last two fixtures of 1910-11, at loose forward. Ernest was a train driver by profession, a job which he loved according to his great grandson Richard. That was essentially the end of his career at Knowsley Road. Ernie was living in Leigh Avenue, Widnes in 1939.He became the father-in-law of Widnes loose forward Jimmy Hoey, who played against Saints when Widnes beat them at Wembley in 1930, one of the biggest-ever shocks in the Challenge Cup. He died in Widnes in August 1953 aged 72.

If you have any information about this player, particularly what happened to him after leaving St.Helens, we would like to hear from you.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1908~09 2 0 0 24
1909~100 0 0 19
1910~11 0 0 0 2
TOTALS:2 0 0 45
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1908~09 0001
TOTALS:0001

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
12th Sep 1908 L 3 Runcorn L 1908~09 A 5 21 VIEW
19th Sep 1908 W 3 Aberdare L 1908~09 H 46 13 2 VIEW
26th Sep 1908 L 3 Bradford Northern L 1908~09 A 12 31 VIEW
7th Nov 1908 L 4 Warrington LC1 1908~09 H 6 21 VIEW
14th Nov 1908 W 13 Leigh L 1908~09 H 10 8 VIEW
21st Nov 1908 W 13 Widnes L 1908~09 A 8 5 VIEW
28th Nov 1908 W 13 Bradford Northern L 1908~09 H 8 2 VIEW
12th Dec 1908 D 13 Rochdale Hornets L 1908~09 H 13 13 VIEW
19th Dec 1908 L 13 Salford L 1908~09 A 14 15 VIEW
25th Dec 1908 W 13 Runcorn L 1908~09 H 6 0 VIEW
26th Dec 1908 L 13 Wigan L 1908~09 H 7 22 VIEW
1st Jan 1909 L 13 York L 1908~09 A 0 16 VIEW
9th Jan 1909 L 13 Broughton Rangers L 1908~09 H 8 19 VIEW
16th Jan 1909 D 13 Rochdale Hornets L 1908~09 A 3 3 VIEW
23rd Jan 1909 L 13 Warrington L 1908~09 H 9 15 VIEW
6th Feb 1909 W 13 Swinton L 1908~09 H 16 10 VIEW
10th Feb 1909 W 13 Australia Tour 1908~09 H 9 0 VIEW
13th Feb 1909 L 13 Leigh L 1908~09 A 3 14 VIEW
27th Feb 1909 L 13 Halifax CC1 1908~09 A 8 15 VIEW
6th Mar 1909 L 13 Oldham L 1908~09 A 0 13 VIEW
13th Mar 1909 W 13 Aberdare L 1908~09 A 45 18 VIEW
20th Mar 1909 W 12 Leigh * Fr 1908~09 H 20 6 VIEW
9th Apr 1909 W 13 Wigan L 1908~09 A 8 5 VIEW
10th Apr 1909 W 1 York L 1908~09 H 33 20 VIEW
12th Apr 1909 L 13 Warrington L 1908~09 A 6 78 VIEW
11th Sep 1909 D 10 Runcorn L 1909~10 H 5 5 VIEW
18th Sep 1909 L 10 Warrington L 1909~10 A 15 19 VIEW
25th Sep 1909 W 10 Bramley L 1909~10 H 27 5 VIEW
2nd Oct 1909 W 10 Barrow L 1909~10 A 21 9 VIEW
16th Oct 1909 W 10 Widnes LC1 1909~10 A 10 4 VIEW
23rd Oct 1909 D 12 Dewsbury L 1909~10 H 8 8 VIEW
30th Oct 1909 L 11 Swinton LC2 1909~10 A 0 2 VIEW
6th Nov 1909 L 11 Leigh L 1909~10 A 5 13 VIEW
20th Nov 1909 W 12 Widnes L 1909~10 H 37 8 VIEW
27th Nov 1909 L 12 Oldham L 1909~10 H 5 31 VIEW
4th Dec 1909 W 11 Hunslet L 1909~10 A 24 8 VIEW
11th Dec 1909 W 11 Salford L 1909~10 H 7 3 VIEW
13th Dec 1909 W 11 Swinton L 1909~10 A 20 9 VIEW
18th Dec 1909 L 11 Oldham L 1909~10 A 6 36 VIEW
25th Dec 1909 W 13 Runcorn L 1909~10 A 13 0 VIEW
1st Jan 1910 W 12 Broughton Rangers L 1909~10 H 15 8 VIEW
8th Jan 1910 L 12 Salford L 1909~10 A 5 24 VIEW
19th Mar 1910 L 8 Widnes L 1909~10 A 3 10 VIEW
25th Mar 1910 L 8 Wigan L 1909~10 A 10 23 VIEW
17th Apr 1911 L 13 Hull K.R. L 1910~11 H 3 20 VIEW
22nd Apr 1911 L 13 Rochdale Hornets L 1910~11 A 2 17 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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