Eric Prescott

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
21-06-1948
N/A
Date unknown.
Widnes ICI
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
12-10-1968 v Leeds
Huyton
1972- Salford
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1968-1972
85 (17)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
20
3
0
66

BIOGRAPHY

Eric Prescott by Alex Service

Eric Prescott was essentially a back-row forward. Yet he came to prominence as a somewhat surprise selection at the expense of Frank Wilson in the number 5 jersey for the 1970 Championship Final at Odsal against Leeds. The gamble most certainly paid off, as the Saints won 24-12 and Eric scored two blistering tries. Unfortunately, Eric was to miss out in the 1972 Challenge Cup final against Leeds and the Championship final the following week, resulting in his move to Salford for a record 13,500. At six feet and just over 14 stones, Eric was a superb all-round footballer, with a high work-rate and boundless enthusiasm.
He won two Division One titles with a fabulous Salford side and gained further honours with a move to Widnes for 20,000 in 1981, where he achieved his dream of Challenge Cup glory with the Chemics. Eric later returned to Salford and played well into his thirties. He was a superb ambassador for Rugby League and can quite justifiably be labelled as one of the best un-capped players of his generation. His son, Stephen, found fame with the Saints and Hull as a full-back.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1968~69 2 0 0 13
1969~70 4 0 0 17
1970~714 3 0 35
1971~728 0 0 31
1971-72 1 0 0 1
1972~73 1 0 0 3
TOTALS:20 3 0 100
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1968~690001
1971~72 0001
1978~791001
TOTALS:1003

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
9th Aug 1968 W 2 Swinton* Fr Gallie Cup 1968~69 H 13 9 VIEW
12th Oct 1968 W 5 Leeds L 1968~69 H 28 3 VIEW
14th Oct 1968 W 5 Swinton FT1 1968~69 H 12 10 VIEW
19th Oct 1968 W 5 Workington Town L 1968~69 A 13 2 VIEW
23rd Nov 1968 W 5 Warrington L 1968~69 A 20 5 1 VIEW
26th Nov 1968 W 14 Hull FT2 1968~69 H 14 10 Y VIEW
4th Dec 1968 W 14 Blackpool Borough L 1968~69 H 13 10 1 VIEW
10th Dec 1968 W 14 Warrington FTSF 1968~69 H 29 6 Y VIEW
17th Dec 1968 L 14 Wigan FTF 1968~69 A 4 7 Y VIEW
15th Mar 1969 L 2 Leigh L 1968~69 A 10 12 VIEW
21st Mar 1969 W 14 Widnes L 1968~69 A 18 4 Y VIEW
24th Mar 1969 W 3 Blackpool Borough L 1968~69 H 43 12 VIEW
28th Mar 1969 W 3 Oldham L 1968~69 H 19 4 VIEW
4th Apr 1969 L 3 Wigan L 1968~69 A 10 34 VIEW
22nd Nov 1969 W 15 Oldham L 1969~70 H 41 10 Y VIEW
7th Feb 1970 W 15 Bradford Northern CC1 1969~70 H 16 3 Y VIEW
27th Feb 1970 W 15 Barrow L 1969~70 A 6 0 Y VIEW
2nd Mar 1970 W 4 Whitehaven L 1969~70 H 37 5 VIEW
10th Mar 1970 D 4 Doncaster CC3 1969~70 A 4 4 VIEW
16th Mar 1970 W 14 Doncaster CC3(rep) 1969~70 H 36 0 Y VIEW
23rd Mar 1970 W 14 Rochdale Hornets L 1969~70 A 10 0 Y VIEW
28th Mar 1970 W 14 Leeds L 1969~70 H 12 5 VIEW
30th Mar 1970 L 12 Swinton L 1969~70 A 9 10 VIEW
4th Apr 1970 L 14 Castleford CCSF 1969~70 N 3 6 VIEW
6th Apr 1970 W 13 Oldham L 1969~70 A 43 0 1 VIEW
10th Apr 1970 W 13 Widnes L 1969~70 H 15 12 VIEW
18th Apr 1970 W 15 Warrington Ch1 1969~70 H 36 8 Y VIEW
25th Apr 1970 W 15 Leigh Ch2 1969~70 H 16 5 Y VIEW
2nd May 1970 D 15 Castleford ChSF 1969~70 A 9 9 Y VIEW
4th May 1970 W 15 Castleford ChSF(rep) 1969~70 H 21 12 1 VIEW
16th May 1970 W 5 Leeds ChF 1969~70 N 24 12 2 VIEW
25th Aug 1970 W 14 Batley L 1970~71 H 35 3 1 VIEW
29th Aug 1970 W 15 Huyton LC1 1970~71 A 30 3 VIEW
31st Aug 1970 W 15 Leigh L 1970~71 H 26 7 VIEW
5th Sep 1970 W 11 Bramley L 1970~71 A 15 8 VIEW
15th Sep 1970 W 12 Halifax L 1970~71 H 22 7 VIEW
17th Sep 1970 W 15 Swinton LC2 1970~71 H 20 7 Y VIEW
19th Sep 1970 L 14 Swinton L 1970~71 A 8 22 VIEW
22nd Sep 1970 W 4 Hull L 1970~71 H 30 9 VIEW
3rd Oct 1970 W 14 Featherstone Rovers L 1970~71 A 27 18 Y VIEW
7th Oct 1970 W 2 Warrington L 1970~71 A 12 4 VIEW
10th Oct 1970 W 12 Wigan LCSF 1970~71 A 23 0 VIEW
13th Oct 1970 W 12 Warrington L 1970~71 H 37 6 3 VIEW
19th Oct 1970 W 12 Bradford Northern L 1970~71 H 42 0 VIEW
6th Nov 1970 W 12 Hull L 1970~71 A 16 2 VIEW
9th Nov 1970 W 12 Australia Tour 1970~71 H 37 10 VIEW
14th Nov 1970 L 4 Leigh L 1970~71 A 13 15 VIEW
20th Nov 1970 W 15 Salford L 1970~71 A 4 0 VIEW
28th Nov 1970 L 15 Leigh LCF 1970~71 N 4 7 VIEW
30th Nov 1970 W 12 Leigh FT2 1970~71 A 10 4 VIEW
5th Dec 1970 W 13 St. Gaudens ECF(1) 1970~71 A 30 11 VIEW
8th Dec 1970 D 15 Wigan FTSF 1970~71 A 7 7 VIEW
12th Dec 1970 W 11 Castleford L 1970~71 H 9 5 VIEW
13th Dec 1970 W 12 Wigan FTSF(rep) 1970~71 H 16 15 VIEW
15th Dec 1970 L 12 Leeds FTF 1970~71 A 5 9 VIEW
19th Dec 1970 W 15 Bramley L 1970~71 H 34 0 VIEW
26th Dec 1970 L 14 Wigan L 1970~71 H 5 12 VIEW
16th Jan 1971 L 4 Leeds L 1970~71 A 5 12 VIEW
23rd Jan 1971 W 4 Workington Town CC1 1970~71 A 8 6 VIEW
30th Jan 1971 W 12 Whitehaven L 1970~71 H 27 5 VIEW
6th Feb 1971 W 12 Salford L 1970~71 H 26 4 VIEW
13th Feb 1971 L 15 Castleford L 1970~71 A 6 12 VIEW
20th Feb 1971 L 15 Leeds CC2 1970~71 A 0 4 Y VIEW
20th Mar 1971 W 13 Swinton L 1970~71 H 40 0 3 VIEW
22nd Mar 1971 W 13 Leeds L 1970~71 H 30 9 VIEW
24th Apr 1971 W 5 Huddersfield Ch1 1970~71 H 28 5 VIEW
30th Jul 1971 L 3 Salford * Fr Gallie Cup 1971~72 A 13 28 VIEW
2nd Oct 1971 W 15 Salford L 1971~72 H 23 12 VIEW
9th Oct 1971 L 13 Bramley L 1971~72 A 10 15 VIEW
18th Oct 1971 W 13 Oldham L 1971~72 H 50 2 1 VIEW
25th Oct 1971 W 12 Batley L 1971~72 H 35 5 1 VIEW
30th Oct 1971 W 12 Bramley L 1971-72 H 37 4 1 VIEW
6th Nov 1971 W 12 Dewsbury L 1971~72 A 4 2 VIEW
9th Nov 1971 W 15 Leigh FT2 1971~72 A 13 4 VIEW
13th Nov 1971 W 11 Featherstone Rovers JP1 1971~72 H 37 7 VIEW
20th Nov 1971 W 11 Castleford L 1971~72 H 14 2 VIEW
27th Nov 1971 W 12 Whitehaven JP2 1971~72 A 12 0 VIEW
30th Nov 1971 W 12 Leeds FTSF 1971~72 A 17 0 VIEW
11th Dec 1971 W 11 Hull JP3 1971~72 H 33 5 1 VIEW
14th Dec 1971 W 11 Rochdale Hornets FTF 1971~72 H 8 2 VIEW
18th Dec 1971 L 11 Wakefield Trinity JPSF 1971~72 A 9 14 1 VIEW
27th Dec 1971 L 11 Wigan L 1971~72 A 3 8 VIEW
1st Jan 1972 W 11 Widnes L 1971~72 H 33 5 1 VIEW
8th Jan 1972 W 11 Wakefield Trinity L 1971~72 H 18 12 1 VIEW
15th Jan 1972 W 11 Keighley L 1971~72 A 24 4 VIEW
22nd Jan 1972 D 12 Leeds L 1971~72 H 15 15 VIEW
29th Jan 1972 W 11 Oldham CC1 1971~72 A 8 6 VIEW
19th Feb 1972 W 11 Huddersfield CC2 1971~72 H 32 9 VIEW
26th Feb 1972 L 11 Hull K.R. L 1971~72 A 2 5 VIEW
4th Mar 1972 W 11 York CC3 1971~72 A 32 5 VIEW
11th Mar 1972 W 11 Huddersfield L 1971~72 H 27 0 VIEW
14th Mar 1972 W 11 Hull K.R. L 1971~72 H 29 2 2 VIEW
18th Mar 1972 W 11 Dewsbury L 1971~72 H 16 14 VIEW
24th Mar 1972 W 11 Salford L 1971~72 A 7 0 VIEW
27th Mar 1972 W 13 Halifax L 1971~72 A 19 5 VIEW
15th Apr 1972 D 11 Warrington CCSF 1971~72 N 10 10 VIEW
19th Apr 1972 W 12 Warrington CCSF(rep) 1971~72 N 10 6 VIEW
28th Apr 1972 W 12 Rochdale Hornets Ch2 1971~72 H 17 5 VIEW
4th May 1972 W 12 Bradford Northern ChSF 1971~72 A 14 10 VIEW
22nd Aug 1972 W 4 Warrington L 1972~73 H 15 11 VIEW
25th Aug 1972 W 11 Huyton L 1972~73 H 41 2 1 VIEW
28th Aug 1972 W 15 Huyton L 1972~73 A 47 6 VIEW
4th Aug 1978 D 12 Widnes* Fr Testimonial 1978~79 H 31 31 1 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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