Tom Reynolds

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
25-05-1868
N/A
Date unknown.
St Helens Recs
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
07-09-1895 v Rochdale Hornets
Runcorn
1899- Broughton Rangers
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1895-1898
68 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1
0
0
3

BIOGRAPHY



Tom Reynolds by SHS

Born in St. Helens in 1868, Tom was a First Team regular at Knowsley Road for three seasons. A durable forward, he made his debut in the first-ever Northern Union match played by the club, at home to Rochdale Hornets, on 7th September 1895. The Saints won 8-3 and Tom took his place amongst seven other forwards that afternoon: Gladwin, Ashcroft, McKay, Briers, Caveney, Dale, Rimmer and Reynolds. Things were a lot different in those days and the forwards would form a scrum literally in ad hoc style to try and get the ball for the threequarters. Reynolds went on to score just one try, against Stockport, in his final season, when the Saints won 13-3.

Tom went on to play in the inaugural Challenge Cup final against Batley at Headingley, in 1897, although Saints could not bring home the gleaming trophy and would have to wait until 1956 for the privilege. He played his last match against Runcorn in the away fixture on 15th April 1899, when the Saints lost 8-11. When Saints played Broughton Rangers at Knowsley Road in September 1900, talk was of Reynolds the ex-St. Helens man, who was one of the stars for the visitors. According to records, a Tom Reynolds lived in Lugsmore Lane in Thatto Heath and was a glass works labourer. When Tom signed for Broughton Rangers he relocated to Salford where he could be found residing in Havelock Street in 1939. Indeed Tom died in Salford in March 1946 at the age of 77. If anyone has any further information about this player, we would like to hear from you. Tom must also not be confused with the famous St. Helens RFC correspondent of the same name, who plied his trade with the St. Helens Newspaper in the 1920s and 1930s.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1895~96 0 0 0 15
1896~970 0 0 26
1898~991 0 0 27
TOTALS:1 0 0 68
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1895~96 0001
1896~97 0002
1898~990005
TOTALS:0008

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
7th Sep 1895 W 15 Rochdale Hornets L 1895~96 H 8 3 VIEW
14th Sep 1895 W 15 Runcorn L 1895~96 H 5 0 VIEW
21st Sep 1895 D 15 Batley L 1895~96 A 3 3 VIEW
5th Oct 1895 W 15 Broughton Rangers L 1895~96 A 5 3 VIEW
7th Oct 1895 L 15 Bradford L 1895~96 A 4 15 VIEW
12th Oct 1895 W 15 Warrington L 1895~96 H 3 0 VIEW
19th Oct 1895 W 15 Hull L 1895~96 H 3 0 VIEW
26th Oct 1895 D 15 Tyldesley L 1895~96 H 3 3 VIEW
2nd Nov 1895 D 15 Leigh L 1895~96 H 6 6 VIEW
23rd Nov 1895 W 10 Leeds L 1895~96 H 9 0 VIEW
30th Nov 1895 W 8 Huddersfield L 1895~96 H 11 3 VIEW
7th Dec 1895 D 11 Wakefield Trinity L 1895~96 A 0 0 VIEW
21st Dec 1895 W 11 Broughton Rangers * Fr 1895~96 H 13 10 VIEW
20th Apr 1896 W 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1895~96 A 4 0 VIEW
25th Apr 1896 L 12 Liversedge L 1895~96 A 3 13 VIEW
30th Apr 1896 W 12 Broughton Rangers L 1895~96 H 26 0 VIEW
5th Sep 1896 W 12 Crompton * Fr 1896~97 H 23 3 VIEW
26th Sep 1896 W 12 Tyldesley L 1896~97 H 3 0 VIEW
3rd Oct 1896 L 12 Oldham L 1896~97 A 0 11 VIEW
10th Oct 1896 W 12 Morecambe L 1896~97 A 8 5 VIEW
24th Oct 1896 W 12 Widnes L 1896~97 H 14 0 VIEW
31st Oct 1896 L 12 Runcorn L 1896~97 H 3 7 VIEW
7th Nov 1896 W 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1896~97 A 14 11 VIEW
14th Nov 1896 D 12 Warrington L 1896~97 H 0 0 VIEW
21st Nov 1896 L 14 Rochdale St. Cuthberts* Fr 1896~97 A 0 4 VIEW
28th Nov 1896 W 12 Leigh L 1896~97 H 11 3 VIEW
5th Dec 1896 L 12 Swinton L 1896~97 H 0 3 VIEW
12th Dec 1896 L 12 Broughton Rangers L 1896~97 A 0 3 VIEW
19th Dec 1896 L 12 Stockport L 1896~97 A 6 13 VIEW
26th Dec 1896 D 12 Widnes L 1896~97 A 0 0 VIEW
1st Jan 1897 L 12 Oldham L 1896~97 H 5 17 VIEW
2nd Jan 1897 L 12 Runcorn L 1896~97 A 0 20 VIEW
30th Jan 1897 W 12 Salford L 1896~97 H 9 3 VIEW
6th Feb 1897 L 12 Wigan L 1896~97 A 0 4 VIEW
13th Feb 1897 L 12 Broughton Rangers L 1896~97 H 10 20 VIEW
20th Feb 1897 L 12 Tyldesley L 1896~97 A 9 12 VIEW
22nd Feb 1897 L 12 Warrington L 1896~97 A 3 7 VIEW
6th Mar 1897 D 12 Leigh L 1896~97 A 6 6 VIEW
11th Mar 1897 W 12 Wigan L 1896~97 H 3 0 VIEW
27th Mar 1897 W 12 Castleford CC2 1896~97 H 17 3 VIEW
3rd Apr 1897 W 12 Wigan CC3 1896~97 H 11 0 VIEW
10th Apr 1897 W 12 Tyldesley CC4 1896~97 H 12 0 VIEW
19th Apr 1897 W 12 Swinton CCSF 1896~97 N 7 0 VIEW
24th Apr 1897 L 12 Batley CCF 1896~97 N 3 10 VIEW
17th Sep 1898 L 15 Warrington L 1898~99 A 0 3 VIEW
24th Sep 1898 W 15 Morecambe L 1898~99 A 8 0 VIEW
1st Oct 1898 W 15 Oldham L 1898~99 H 15 9 VIEW
8th Oct 1898 W 15 Rochdale Hornets L 1898~99 H 22 3 VIEW
15th Oct 1898 L 11 Lancaster* Fr 1898~99 A 2 8 VIEW
22nd Oct 1898 L 15 Swinton L 1898~99 A 0 8 VIEW
29th Oct 1898 W 15 Wigan L 1898~99 A 22 3 VIEW
5th Nov 1898 L 15 Leigh L 1898~99 H 0 8 VIEW
12th Nov 1898 W 15 Wigan L 1898~99 H 10 7 VIEW
26th Nov 1898 D 15 Widnes L 1898~99 H 0 0 VIEW
3rd Dec 1898 W 11 Birkenhead* Fr 1898~99 H 14 0 VIEW
10th Dec 1898 L 11 Hull* Fr 1898~99 A 0 19 VIEW
17th Dec 1898 L 15 Broughton Rangers L 1898~99 A 2 20 VIEW
24th Dec 1898 L 15 Salford L 1898~99 A 2 13 VIEW
26th Dec 1898 W 15 Tyldesley L 1898~99 H 9 5 VIEW
30th Dec 1898 W 11 Hull K.R.* Fr 1898~99 A 8 3 VIEW
2nd Jan 1899 D 15 Runcorn L 1898~99 H 0 0 VIEW
7th Jan 1899 D 15 Salford L 1898~99 H 8 8 VIEW
14th Jan 1899 W 15 Swinton L 1898~99 H 6 5 VIEW
21st Jan 1899 W 11 Birkenhead* Fr 1898~99 A 9 0 VIEW
28th Jan 1899 L 15 Oldham L 1898~99 A 0 16 VIEW
11th Feb 1899 W 15 Tyldesley L 1898~99 A 6 3 VIEW
18th Feb 1899 W 15 Warrington L 1898~99 H 12 3 VIEW
4th Mar 1899 W 15 Stockport L 1898~99 A 13 3 1 VIEW
11th Mar 1899 L 15 Rochdale Hornets L 1898~99 A 0 16 VIEW
18th Mar 1899 W 15 Whitworth CC1 1898~99 H 12 3 VIEW
25th Mar 1899 D 15 Morecambe CC2 1898~99 H 0 0 VIEW
29th Mar 1899 D 15 Morecambe CC2(rep) 1898~99 A 5 5 VIEW
31st Mar 1899 W 15 Morecambe CC2(2nd rep) 1898~99 H 17 5 VIEW
1st Apr 1899 L 15 Salford CC3 1898~99 A 0 16 VIEW
8th Apr 1899 W 15 Morecambe L 1898~99 H 7 2 VIEW
15th Apr 1899 L 15 Runcorn L 1898~99 A 8 11 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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