Jeff Hitchen

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
28-02-1943
N/A
20-01-1966
St.Helens RUFC
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
11-04-1966 v Swinton
Hull
1969-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1965-1968
18 (6)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
0
0
0
0

BIOGRAPHY

Jeff Hitchen by SHS

A local lad, who was signed from St.Helens RUFC, Jeff was substitute forward in the 1966 Challenge Cup final and played in the second half of the Championship final against Halifax the following week. A forceful front-rower, very much in the old-fashioned sense, Geoff was a local teacher at Parr High School for many years. He signed for the Saints in January 1966 and made his debut by coming off the bench in the 6-20 defeat at Swinton on 11th April. He was always on call for the First Team if required and he was a substitute forward on a number of occasions. His last match was a memorable one, in the mud at Hull in a tough Challenge Cup First Round clash on 25th January 1969, which Saints won 13-3. Remember Tommy Bishop’s marvellous scooting try through the slutch? Five members of the 1966 Cup-winning side were still there that day: Benyon, Bishop, Watson, Sayer and Mantle.
Jeff spent some time with Widnes (in exchange for hooker Eric Hughes) before eventually retiring. He can be justifiably proud of appearing in major finals with some all-time great Saints’ players. Jeff always gave everything when he came onto the pitch.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1965~66 0 0 0 9
1966~67 0 0 0 17
1968~69 0 0 0 4
TOTALS:0 0 0 30
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1966~670001
TOTALS:0001

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
11th Apr 1966 L 15 Swinton L 1965~66 A 6 20 VIEW
16th Apr 1966 W 15 Dewsbury CCSF 1965~66 N 12 5 Y VIEW
22nd Apr 1966 L 12 Swinton L 1965~66 H 10 15 VIEW
25th Apr 1966 W 12 Liverpool City L 1965~66 A 28 3 VIEW
30th Apr 1966 W 12 Warrington Ch1 1965~66 H 35 7 VIEW
7th May 1966 W 15 Oldham Ch2 1965~66 H 15 10 VIEW
14th May 1966 W 15 Hull K.R. ChSF 1965~66 H 14 6 Y VIEW
21st May 1966 W 15 Wigan CCF 1965~66 N 21 2 Y VIEW
28th May 1966 W 15 Halifax ChF 1965~66 N 35 12 VIEW
12th Aug 1966 L 12 Swinton* Fr Gallie Cup 1966~67 H 13 27 VIEW
19th Aug 1966 D 15 Widnes L 1966~67 A 10 10 VIEW
23rd Aug 1966 L 15 Warrington L 1966~67 H 6 10 Y VIEW
27th Aug 1966 W 15 Salford L 1966~67 H 42 7 Y VIEW
29th Aug 1966 L 11 Wakefield Trinity L 1966~67 A 15 28 VIEW
3rd Sep 1966 W 15 Rochdale Hornets LC1 1966~67 A 18 16 Y VIEW
14th Sep 1966 L 15 Wigan LC2 1966~67 A 9 11 Y VIEW
17th Sep 1966 W 15 Blackpool Borough L 1966~67 A 23 14 Y VIEW
26th Sep 1966 W 8 Salford FTP(2) 1966~67 H 40 5 VIEW
17th Dec 1966 W 15 Workington Town L 1966~67 A 16 9 Y VIEW
26th Dec 1966 W 15 Wigan L 1966~67 H 8 3 Y VIEW
27th Dec 1966 W 8 Warrington L 1966~67 A 9 8 VIEW
2nd Jan 1967 D 11 Swinton L 1966~67 A 9 9 VIEW
21st Jan 1967 L 12 Workington Town L 1966~67 H 5 6 VIEW
7th Feb 1967 L 15 Salford CC1(rep) 1966~67 H 3 8 Y VIEW
11th Feb 1967 W 12 Liverpool City L 1966~67 H 23 6 VIEW
17th Feb 1967 L 11 Oldham L 1966~67 A 7 8 VIEW
4th Mar 1967 L 11 Leeds L 1966~67 A 20 26 VIEW
9th Nov 1968 W 8 Doncaster L 1968~69 A 22 8 VIEW
16th Nov 1968 D 15 Salford L 1968~69 H 9 9 Y VIEW
11th Jan 1969 W 15 Whitehaven L 1968~69 A 9 7 VIEW
25th Jan 1969 W 15 Hull CC1 1968~69 A 13 3 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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