Howard Lewis

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
27-02-1919
N/A
17-12-1946
Pontypridd RU- Wales
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
12-10-1946 v Workington Town
Dewsbury
1948- Whitehaven
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1946-1948
32 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
0
0
0
0

BIOGRAPHY

Howard Lewis by Alex Service

A ginger-haired second-row forward, Howard played Rugby Union for Brigend and Pontypridd before signing for the Saints. He made his official debut on Christmas Day 1946 against Liverpool Stanley, (16-17) one of three matches for the club in four days! On Boxing Day, the side played Wigan in front of 20,000 (lost 9-11) and on 28th December went over the Pennines to Huddersfield, where they again were defeated.

In fact, Howard was already well known to St. Helens supporters. He first played for the club against Workington Town on 20th October 1946 and was given the pseudonym Bennett. He played against Salford on 14th December, once more under his assumed name, before his signing for the club was sanctioned. A rangy second-rower, at six feet in height and almost 14 stones, he was 25 years of age and had seen active service in Normandy during the Second World War. He subsequently received the Military Medal for his exploits in Northern France and was presented with the award by General Montgomery himself.

Howard found that competition for places at Knowsley Road increased with the likes of George Parsons and Len Aston at the club and he went on to sign for Whitehaven in January 1949.

In 1939 Howard was working as a Provision Salesman and living in Queen Street, Rhondda. He died in Pontypridd in December 1963 aged 44.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1946~47 0 0 0 17
1947~48 0 0 0 5
1948~49 0 0 0 10
TOTALS:0 0 0 32
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
12th Oct 1946 W 12 Workington Town L 1946~47 H 12 7 VIEW
14th Dec 1946 W 12 Salford L 1946~47 H 9 8 VIEW
25th Dec 1946 L 12 Liverpool Stanley L 1946~47 H 16 17 VIEW
4th Jan 1947 L 11 Leeds L 1946~47 A 5 20 VIEW
11th Jan 1947 L 12 Leeds L 1946~47 H 7 8 VIEW
11th Mar 1947 L 12 Keighley CC1(2) 1946~47 N 5 8 VIEW
4th Apr 1947 W 12 Wigan L 1946~47 A 12 7 VIEW
5th Apr 1947 L 12 Warrington L 1946~47 H 6 10 VIEW
7th Apr 1947 L 12 Belle Vue Rangers L 1946~47 H 10 12 VIEW
12th Apr 1947 L 12 Oldham L 1946~47 H 7 18 VIEW
19th Apr 1947 L 11 Workington Town L 1946~47 A 2 13 VIEW
26th Apr 1947 W 11 Swinton L 1946~47 A 15 6 VIEW
6th May 1947 L 11 Rochdale Hornets L 1946~47 A 5 7 VIEW
10th May 1947 W 11 Bramley L 1946~47 H 29 0 VIEW
17th May 1947 W 11 Featherstone Rovers L 1946~47 H 35 0 VIEW
24th May 1947 L 11 Barrow L 1946~47 A 9 15 VIEW
26th May 1947 L 12 Halifax L 1946~47 A 9 10 VIEW
23rd Aug 1947 L 11 Widnes L 1947~48 A 8 9 VIEW
30th Aug 1947 W 12 Leigh LC1(1) 1947~48 A 15 0 VIEW
6th Sep 1947 W 11 Salford L 1947~48 A 12 5 VIEW
20th Sep 1947 W 11 York L 1947~48 A 31 3 VIEW
4th Oct 1947 W 11 Swinton L 1947~48 H 24 3 VIEW
4th Sep 1948 L 10 Wigan LC1(1) 1948~49 H 9 24 VIEW
18th Sep 1948 W 11 Workington Town L 1948~49 H 8 2 VIEW
25th Sep 1948 W 12 Dewsbury L 1948~49 A 14 7 VIEW
2nd Oct 1948 W 10 Hunslet L 1948~49 H 41 11 VIEW
9th Oct 1948 L 11 Barrow L 1948~49 A 12 20 VIEW
14th Oct 1948 W 8 Australia Tour 1948~49 H 10 8 VIEW
16th Oct 1948 L 8 Warrington L 1948~49 H 4 12 VIEW
23rd Oct 1948 L 8 Keighley L 1948~49 A 10 12 VIEW
6th Nov 1948 W 8 Salford L 1948~49 H 17 12 VIEW
20th Nov 1948 W 10 Dewsbury L 1948~49 H 27 7 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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