William Hillen

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
30-06-1881
N/A
Date unknown.
Millom
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
21-01-1905 v Broughton Rangers
Halifax
1909-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1904-1908
107 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
22
4
0
74

BIOGRAPHY

William Hillen by Alex Service

The St.Helens club had always relied upon a certain number of Cumbrian players in the first 20 years of its existence in the Northern Union and William John ‘Gillie’ Hillen was no exception. He came from Millom and could play in either centre position with equal effectiveness. Not only was he a good winger’s centre, but he could also score tries too. He is one of a number of players who have played over 100 matches for the club and during his first season in 1904-05 he operated at right centre, with Jimmy Liversedge and Charlie Creevey outside him. He was also used as a winger on occasions during the following campaign, although he was a centre as such.
The 1906-07 campaign was Hillen’s most consistent to date when he was a virtual ever-present, missing just one game of the 29 played. He was centre to Charlie Creevey for most of the campaign. His 13 tries also showed how good an attacking player he could be. In 1907-08, the visiting New Zealanders played twice at Knowsley Road and Hillen was a member of the team on both occasions, with Charlie Creevey his winger in the first match and his brother Jimmy on the flanks in the second. He completed 14 games in 1908-09, his last season at Knowsley Road. Many Players from Cumberland returned to their native soil after their playing days were over, but not William. He was living in Lewis Street, St Helens in 1911 working as a coal Hewer. He died in September 1934 in St Helens at the age of 53.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1904~05 0 0 0 15
1905~06 5 0 0 23
1906~0713 1 0 28
1907~08 4 3 0 28
1908~09 0 0 0 13
TOTALS:22 4 0 107
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1908~09 0001
TOTALS:0001

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
21st Jan 1905
L
5 Broughton Rangers L 1904~05 H 6 8 VIEW
4th Feb 1905
W
3 Batley L 1904~05 H 4 0 VIEW
11th Feb 1905
L
3 Hunslet L 1904~05 A 5 16 VIEW
18th Feb 1905
L
3 Widnes L 1904~05 H 5 7 VIEW
25th Feb 1905
L
3 Salford L 1904~05 A 2 19 VIEW
4th Mar 1905
W
3 Rochdale Rangers CC1 1904~05 H 9 2 VIEW
11th Mar 1905
L
3 Wakefield Trinity L 1904~05 A 0 21 VIEW
18th Mar 1905
L
3 Broughton Rangers CC2 1904~05 A 0 18 VIEW
30th Mar 1905
L
3 Leigh L 1904~05 H 0 2 VIEW
1st Apr 1905
L
3 Hull L 1904~05 H 0 13 VIEW
8th Apr 1905
L
3 Bradford L 1904~05 A 6 9 VIEW
15th Apr 1905
L
3 Leeds L 1904~05 H 5 10 VIEW
21st Apr 1905
L
3 Warrington L 1904~05 A 0 5 VIEW
24th Apr 1905
W
3 Runcorn L 1904~05 A 9 0 VIEW
29th Apr 1905
L
3 Halifax L 1904~05 A 2 23 VIEW
4th Nov 1905
W
5 Dewsbury L 1905~06 A 3 2 VIEW
18th Nov 1905
W
5 Rochdale Hornets L 1905~06 A 11 0 VIEW
2nd Dec 1905
L
5 Oldham L 1905~06 H 7 15 VIEW
9th Dec 1905
W
5 Barrow L 1905~06 H 25 0 VIEW
16th Dec 1905
W
5 Millom L 1905~06 A 2 0 VIEW
23rd Dec 1905
L
5 Warrington L 1905~06 A 0 16 VIEW
25th Dec 1905
W
5 Runcorn L 1905~06 H 7 0 1 VIEW
26th Dec 1905
L
5 Wigan L 1905~06 H 5 13 1 VIEW
30th Dec 1905
W
5 Morecambe L 1905~06 A 10 3 VIEW
6th Jan 1906
L
1 Leigh L 1905~06 A 2 3 VIEW
13th Jan 1906
W
5 Barrow L 1905~06 A 3 2 VIEW
3rd Feb 1906
L
4 Swinton L 1905~06 A 0 5 VIEW
10th Feb 1906
W
4 Widnes L 1905~06 H 5 0 VIEW
17th Feb 1906
L
4 Runcorn CCInt. 1905~06 H 0 3 VIEW
24th Feb 1906
W
4 Dewsbury L 1905~06 H 7 0 VIEW
10th Mar 1906
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L 1905~06 H 15 0 VIEW
17th Mar 1906
D
4 Swinton L 1905~06 H 0 0 VIEW
24th Mar 1906
L
4 Leigh L 1905~06 H 8 15 1 VIEW
31st Mar 1906
W
4 Normanton L 1905~06 A 9 5 VIEW
13th Apr 1906
L
4 Wigan L 1905~06 A 6 37 VIEW
16th Apr 1906
L
4 Warrington L 1905~06 H 0 8 VIEW
21st Apr 1906
L
4 Hull L 1905~06 A 0 19 VIEW
30th Apr 1906
W
4 Salford L 1905~06 H 11 0 2 VIEW
1st Sep 1906
L
3 Swinton L 1906~07 H 6 10 VIEW
8th Sep 1906
W
3 Rochdale Hornets L 1906~07 H 27 6 1 VIEW
15th Sep 1906
L
3 Warrington L 1906~07 H 10 19 VIEW
22nd Sep 1906
L
3 Barrow L 1906~07 A 3 31 VIEW
29th Sep 1906
L
3 Widnes L 1906~07 A 5 11 VIEW
6th Oct 1906
L
3 Runcorn L 1906~07 H 8 22 VIEW
13th Oct 1906
L
3 Oldham LC1 1906~07 H 14 17 VIEW
20th Oct 1906
L
3 Pontefract L 1906~07 A 7 17 VIEW
27th Oct 1906
L
3 Leigh L 1906~07 H 10 19 VIEW
3rd Nov 1906
W
3 Widnes L 1906~07 H 10 7 VIEW
10th Nov 1906
L
3 Salford L 1906~07 A 13 26 VIEW
20th Nov 1906
L
3 Keighley L 1906~07 A 5 15 VIEW
24th Nov 1906
W
3 Keighley L 1906~07 H 18 9 VIEW
1st Dec 1906
L
3 Batley L 1906~07 A 5 30 1 1 VIEW
15th Dec 1906
L
3 Rochdale Hornets L 1906~07 A 8 14 VIEW
22nd Dec 1906
L
3 Broughton Rangers L 1906~07 H 7 14 VIEW
25th Dec 1906
W
3 Liverpool City L 1906~07 H 42 0 2 VIEW
1st Jan 1907
W
3 Batley L 1906~07 H 26 0 1 VIEW
5th Jan 1907
L
3 Warrington L 1906~07 A 3 20 VIEW
19th Jan 1907
L
3 Leigh L 1906~07 A 2 5 VIEW
16th Feb 1907
W
3 Barrow L 1906~07 H 26 3 VIEW
23rd Feb 1907
L
3 Runcorn L 1906~07 A 8 14 VIEW
6th Mar 1907
L
3 Swinton L 1906~07 A 11 14 2 VIEW
9th Mar 1907
W
3 Wigan L 1906~07 H 10 8 VIEW
16th Mar 1907
L
3 Swinton CC1 1906~07 A 9 16 2 VIEW
29th Mar 1907
L
3 Wigan L 1906~07 A 2 24 VIEW
30th Mar 1907
W
3 Liverpool City L 1906~07 H 68 0 3 VIEW
1st Apr 1907
W
3 Salford L 1906~07 H 30 5 1 VIEW
7th Sep 1907
L
3 Swinton L 1907~08 A 0 22 VIEW
28th Sep 1907
W
3 Warrington L 1907~08 H 7 6 1 VIEW
12th Oct 1907
L
4 Swinton LC1 1907~08 A 0 7 VIEW
19th Oct 1907
W
4 Runcorn L 1907~08 H 17 11 VIEW
26th Oct 1907
L
3 Rochdale Hornets L 1907~08 H 8 12 VIEW
30th Oct 1907
L
3 New Zealand Tour 1907~08 H 5 24 VIEW
2nd Nov 1907
L
3 Broughton Rangers L 1907~08 A 13 25 VIEW
23rd Nov 1907
W
4 Swinton L 1907~08 H 8 0 VIEW
7th Dec 1907
L
3 Salford L 1907~08 H 0 18 VIEW
14th Dec 1907
L
4 Leigh L 1907~08 A 2 20 VIEW
21st Dec 1907
L
4 Wigan L 1907~08 H 2 18 VIEW
25th Dec 1907
L
3 Runcorn L 1907~08 A 0 19 VIEW
26th Dec 1907
L
4 Barrow L 1907~08 A 8 9 1 1 VIEW
28th Dec 1907
W
4 Bramley L 1907~08 H 16 3 VIEW
1st Jan 1908
L
4 Hunslet L 1907~08 H 8 24 1 VIEW
18th Jan 1908
L
3 Rochdale Hornets L 1907~08 A 11 27 1 VIEW
25th Jan 1908
W
4 Keighley L 1907~08 H 11 3 VIEW
1st Feb 1908
D
4 Widnes L 1907~08 H 5 5 VIEW
15th Feb 1908
W
4 Ebbw Vale L 1907~08 A 5 3 VIEW
22nd Feb 1908
L
4 New Zealand Tour 1907~08 H 10 21 VIEW
29th Feb 1908
L
3 Whitehaven Recs CC1 1907~08 A 8 13 VIEW
7th Mar 1908
L
4 Hunslet L 1907~08 A 6 21 VIEW
14th Mar 1908
L
4 Bradford L 1907~08 A 10 17 VIEW
21st Mar 1908
L
4 Oldham L 1907~08 H 5 14 VIEW
4th Apr 1908
L
4 Warrington L 1907~08 A 5 20 1 1 VIEW
12th Apr 1908
L
3 Rochdale Hornets * Fr 1908~09 A 0 15 VIEW
13th Apr 1908
L
4 Broughton Rangers L 1907~08 H 11 28 VIEW
20th Apr 1908
D
4 Leigh L 1907~08 H 5 5 VIEW
21st Apr 1908
L
3 Bramley L 1907~08 A 13 16 VIEW
5th Sep 1908
L
4 Oldham L 1908~09 H 0 38 VIEW
3rd Oct 1908
W
3 Barrow L 1908~09 H 26 5 VIEW
10th Oct 1908
L
3 Broughton Rangers L 1908~09 A 9 19 VIEW
17th Oct 1908
W
3 Widnes L 1908~09 H 11 0 VIEW
24th Oct 1908
L
3 Swinton L 1908~09 A 0 2 VIEW
31st Oct 1908
L
3 Salford L 1908~09 H 8 13 VIEW
7th Nov 1908
L
3 Warrington LC1 1908~09 H 6 21 VIEW
19th Dec 1908
L
3 Salford L 1908~09 A 14 15 VIEW
25th Dec 1908
W
1 Runcorn L 1908~09 H 6 0 VIEW
26th Dec 1908
L
1 Wigan L 1908~09 H 7 22 VIEW
1st Jan 1909
L
1 York L 1908~09 A 0 16 VIEW
16th Jan 1909
D
1 Rochdale Hornets L 1908~09 A 3 3 VIEW
27th Feb 1909
L
3 Halifax CC1 1908~09 A 8 15 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 33 | LOSSES : 71 | DRAWS : 4

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