Arthur Lemon

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
15-04-1905
N/A
02-09-1933
Neath RU- Wales
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
04-09-1933 v Hull K.R.
Broughton Rangers
1935- Streatham & Mitcham
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1933-1934
79 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
9
0
0
27

BIOGRAPHY

Arthur Whitelock Lemon played rugby union for Neath RFC as a strong and mobile number eight, so good, in fact that he won no less than 13 caps for Wales at international level. His Welsh Player Number is 441. Born in Tonna, in 1905, Arthur enjoyed international selection from his debut against Ireland, on 9 March 1929, to his final appearance against the same country in 1933. He was an ever-present in the Welsh 1931 Five Nations squad.

After being left out of the Welsh team, Arthur decided to take the professional route with St. Helens. He was in his late twenties and felt that he could really make a name for himself in his new code. Apparently. Arthur like the odd pint or two and could not believe his luck when the Saints managed to get him a job at the local Greenalls brewery in Hall Street as a carpenter. Coach George Lewis remembered an occasion when he arrived late for training a little worse for wear, after an afternoon of celebration. Legendary Trainer Ted Forber promptly ordered him to do six laps of the training pitch, something that was positively unheard of. Arthur went round like the proverbial express train, prompting the somewhat exasperated Forber to report him fit for selection.

Arthur made his debut in the seniors against Hull KR at Knowsley Road on 4 September 1933 in a 21-11 victory. He played as a loose forward that afternoon, like his position in the other code, with Jack Arkwright and former Recs legend Frankie Bowen packing down in front of him. Arthur made 79 appearances for the Saints and scored 9 tries, although he did later graduate to the front-row, where he played his last match for the club, in a disappointing 2-8 defeat against Broughton Rangers at Knowsley Road on 1 May 1935. His partners up front were hooker Dave Cotton and stalwart prop-forward Bob Atkin. As a result of their continuing financial difficulties at Knowsley Road, Arthur was allowed to move south to the new Streatham and Mitcham club, where he captained the side and proved to be a popular team member. Outside rugby he was a MasoníLabourer and by 1939 he was back in South Wales living in Hunter Street, Neath, Glamorganshire.Arthur passed away in Neath on 28 May 1982. He was 77 and remained one of the larger than life characters to have played for the Saints.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1933~345 0 0 40
1934~35 4 0 0 39
TOTALS:9 0 0 79
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
4th Sep 1933
W
13 Hull K.R. L 1933~34 H 21 11 VIEW
9th Sep 1933
W
13 Warrington L 1933~34 A 11 7 VIEW
16th Sep 1933
W
13 Oldham L 1933~34 H 25 8 VIEW
18th Sep 1933
L
13 Oldham L 1933~34 A 3 16 VIEW
23rd Sep 1933
L
12 Huddersfield L 1933~34 A 0 10 VIEW
30th Sep 1933
W
10 Salford LC1 1933~34 H 12 8 VIEW
7th Oct 1933
L
10 Keighley L 1933~34 A 8 16 VIEW
21st Oct 1933
W
8 Dewsbury L 1933~34 A 11 0 VIEW
28th Oct 1933
L
12 Salford L 1933~34 H 2 17 VIEW
2nd Nov 1933
L
10 St. Helens Recs LCSF 1933~34 A 2 9 VIEW
4th Nov 1933
L
12 Rochdale Hornets L 1933~34 A 17 20 VIEW
11th Nov 1933
W
12 Dewsbury L 1933~34 H 30 13 VIEW
25th Nov 1933
W
12 Bradford Northern L 1933~34 H 28 0 VIEW
2nd Dec 1933
L
12 Australia Tour 1933~34 H 11 20 VIEW
9th Dec 1933
W
10 Broughton Rangers L 1933~34 A 11 9 1 VIEW
16th Dec 1933
W
10 Broughton Rangers L 1933~34 H 36 5 VIEW
23rd Dec 1933
L
10 Salford L 1933~34 A 10 17 VIEW
25th Dec 1933
L
13 St. Helens Recs L 1933~34 A 9 11 VIEW
26th Dec 1933
L
12 Wigan L 1933~34 H 8 21 VIEW
30th Dec 1933
L
12 Leeds L 1933~34 A 5 20 VIEW
1st Jan 1934
W
13 St. Helens Recs L 1933~34 H 10 2 VIEW
8th Jan 1934
L
13 Leigh L 1933~34 A 6 11 VIEW
13th Jan 1934
W
10 Rochdale Hornets L 1933~34 H 29 13 VIEW
20th Jan 1934
W
10 Leeds L 1933~34 H 21 19 VIEW
27th Jan 1934
L
10 Hull K.R. L 1933~34 A 8 23 VIEW
3rd Feb 1934
L
10 Huddersfield L 1933~34 H 7 20 VIEW
10th Feb 1934
W
13 Bradford Northern CC1 1933~34 A 34 6 VIEW
17th Feb 1934
L
13 Halifax L 1933~34 A 8 16 VIEW
24th Feb 1934
L
13 Bramley CC2 1933~34 A 12 17 VIEW
28th Feb 1934
W
13 Swinton L 1933~34 A 8 5 VIEW
3rd Mar 1934
W
13 Bradford Northern L 1933~34 A 15 11 VIEW
14th Mar 1934
L
13 London Highfield L 1933~34 A 8 16 VIEW
19th Mar 1934
W
13 Warrington L 1933~34 H 7 3 VIEW
24th Mar 1934
W
13 Swinton L 1933~34 H 25 5 VIEW
30th Mar 1934
L
13 Wigan L 1933~34 A 3 27 VIEW
1st Apr 1934
L
13 Barrow L 1933~34 A 10 21 VIEW
3rd Apr 1934
W
13 Keighley L 1933~34 H 23 14 1 VIEW
7th Apr 1934
W
13 Barrow L 1933~34 H 31 23 1 VIEW
9th Apr 1934
L
13 Halifax L 1933~34 H 9 19 VIEW
14th Apr 1934
W
13 London Highfield L 1933~34 H 34 12 2 VIEW
25th Aug 1934
L
11 Widnes L 1934~35 A 0 12 VIEW
1st Sep 1934
L
10 Widnes L 1934~35 H 5 10 VIEW
10th Sep 1934
W
11 Rochdale Hornets LC1 1934~35 H 24 18 VIEW
15th Sep 1934
L
11 Swinton L 1934~35 A 2 19 VIEW
22nd Sep 1934
W
11 Hunslet L 1934~35 H 30 10 2 VIEW
24th Sep 1934
D
11 Liverpool Stanley LC2 1934~35 H 9 9 VIEW
26th Sep 1934
D
11 Liverpool Stanley LC2(rep) 1934~35 A 3 3 1 VIEW
28th Sep 1934
L
11 Liverpool Stanley LC2(2nd rep) 1934~35 N 9 12 VIEW
29th Sep 1934
L
11 Halifax L 1934~35 A 13 21 VIEW
6th Oct 1934
W
11 Hull K.R. L 1934~35 H 7 2 VIEW
13th Oct 1934
L
11 Hunslet L 1934~35 A 0 15 VIEW
20th Oct 1934
L
11 Rochdale Hornets L 1934~35 H 6 15 VIEW
27th Oct 1934
L
11 Warrington L 1934~35 A 5 10 VIEW
3rd Nov 1934
W
11 Barrow L 1934~35 H 13 6 VIEW
10th Nov 1934
L
11 Broughton Rangers L 1934~35 A 2 31 VIEW
17th Nov 1934
L
11 Hull K.R. L 1934~35 A 6 8 VIEW
24th Nov 1934
W
11 Bradford Northern L 1934~35 H 23 8 VIEW
1st Dec 1934
L
11 Wakefield Trinity L 1934~35 A 5 19 VIEW
8th Dec 1934
W
11 Castleford L 1934~35 H 19 11 VIEW
15th Dec 1934
W
11 Swinton L 1934~35 H 7 0 VIEW
22nd Dec 1934
L
11 Barrow L 1934~35 A 5 7 VIEW
25th Dec 1934
W
11 St. Helens Recs L 1934~35 H 6 2 VIEW
26th Dec 1934
W
11 Wigan L 1934~35 H 5 3 VIEW
29th Dec 1934
W
11 Liverpool Stanley L 1934~35 A 4 3 VIEW
1st Jan 1935
D
11 St. Helens Recs L 1934~35 A 2 2 VIEW
5th Jan 1935
L
11 Liverpool Stanley L 1934~35 H 5 7 VIEW
26th Jan 1935
W
10 Rochdale Hornets L 1934~35 A 5 2 VIEW
2nd Feb 1935
D
10 Oldham L 1934~35 A 5 5 VIEW
9th Feb 1935
L
10 Oldham CC1 1934~35 A 0 3 VIEW
16th Feb 1935
L
10 Halifax L 1934~35 H 3 4 VIEW
23rd Feb 1935
W
10 Leigh L 1934~35 H 25 5 VIEW
2nd Mar 1935
L
10 Castleford L 1934~35 A 4 14 VIEW
9th Mar 1935
L
10 Warrington L 1934~35 H 2 14 VIEW
16th Mar 1935
L
10 Salford L 1934~35 H 8 26 1 VIEW
23rd Mar 1935
L
10 Salford L 1934~35 A 5 9 VIEW
30th Mar 1935
W
10 Leigh L 1934~35 A 8 7 VIEW
6th Apr 1935
W
10 Wakefield Trinity L 1934~35 H 6 4 VIEW
19th Apr 1935
L
10 Wigan L 1934~35 A 6 26 VIEW
1st May 1935
L
10 Broughton Rangers L 1934~35 H 2 8 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 34 | LOSSES : 41 | DRAWS : 4

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