Albert Simm

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
04-03-1890
N/A
05-12-1923
St. Helens Recs
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
05-12-1923 v Swinton
Featherstone Rovers
1927-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1923-1927
86 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
2
0
0
6

Biography of Albert Simm



HERITAGE NO : 320
Albert was an excellent hooker who played 86 matches for the Saints from December 1923 to September 1927. He was very adept at winning the ball at the scrum. Albert was signed from St Helens Recs and doubtless took great pleasure in playing and collecting a winners medal in the 1926 Lancashire Cup Final against their hometown rivals. Albert scored two tries for the Saints. The first was in the away Challenge Cup 73 points to nil thrashing of amateur side Wardley in February 1924 and the second was against top side Swinton. Albert was a Dairy Coal Miner living in Wilson Street, St Helens. He died in St Helens in November 1952, aged 61.

The following biography of Albert appeared in the St Helens Recs history They Bled Red Amber and Black:

A Recs’ stalwart in the early years, even before the team was admitted into the Northern Rugby Union in 1919-20, Albert began as a loose forward with Westfield Amateurs but became a classic hooker of his day. At 5ft 6ins tall and 13st 4lbs, he had bandy legs and was normally overshadowed by his front-row forwards in the scrum, such as Peter Cartwright, Dick Ramsdale and Bob Hull. Yet he was extremely effective and it was no surprise at all when the Saints brought him to Knowsley Road to solve their own particular hooking crisis. Fortunately for the Recs, they had another gem in the making, in young Jack Hughes, together with Oliver Dolan, who would also take on the role by the late 1920s. Even so, his own contribution towards the Recs’ elevation into a competitive team in the 1920s should not be marginalised, although Recs’ supporters sighed when he picked up a Lancashire Cup winner’s medal in 1926 at their own team’s expense, such was his value to the side.

Albert, who lived in Wilson Street, together with the famous Bowen brothers, had played in Recs’ first match as a professional outfit and played over 60 matches for the club. He never scored a try in that time. His job was to get the ball for others to do such things! Ironically, when he began with Westfield Amateurs it was as a loose forward!



SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1923~241 0 0 21
1924~250 0 0 26
1926~271 0 0 37
1927~280 0 0 2
TOTALS:2 0 0 86
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1923~240001
1926~270001
TOTALS:0002

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
5th Dec 1923 1
W
9 Swinton L H 4 0 VIEW
8th Dec 1923 2
L
9 Widnes L A 0 18 VIEW
15th Dec 1923 3
W
9 Hull L H 5 3 VIEW
25th Dec 1923 4
L
9 St. Helens Recs L A 2 21 VIEW
26th Dec 1923 5
L
9 Wigan L A 2 44 VIEW
29th Dec 1923 6
L
9 Barrow L A 5 41 VIEW
1st Jan 1924 7
W
9 St. Helens Recs L H 4 0 VIEW
5th Jan 1924 8
L
9 Rochdale Hornets L A 5 23 VIEW
19th Jan 1924 9
L
9 Leigh L A 0 25 VIEW
26th Jan 1924 10
L
9 Hull L A 6 11 VIEW
31st Jan 1924 11
W
9 Barrow L H 12 11 VIEW
2nd Feb 1924 12
L
9 Bramley L A 7 18 VIEW
16th Feb 1924 13
W
9 Wardley CC1 A 73 0 1 VIEW
23rd Feb 1924 14
L
9 Warrington L A 11 39 VIEW
15th Mar 1924 15
W
9 Keighley L H 34 6 VIEW
22nd Mar 1924 16
L
9 Oldham L A 10 48 VIEW
29th Mar 1924 17
W
9 Bramley L H 13 8 VIEW
5th Apr 1924 18
W
9 Rochdale Hornets L H 15 13 VIEW
12th Apr 1924 --
L
9 St. Helens Recs* Fr H 8 10 VIEW
18th Apr 1924 19
L
9 Wigan L H 3 14 VIEW
19th Apr 1924 20
W
9 Broughton Rangers L H 21 6 VIEW
26th Apr 1924 21
W
9 Salford L H 37 15 VIEW
30th Aug 1924 22
W
9 Widnes L A 10 9 VIEW
6th Sep 1924 23
L
9 Widnes L H 7 8 VIEW
27th Sep 1924 24
W
9 Hull L A 9 0 VIEW
4th Oct 1924 25
W
9 Wigan Highfield L H 15 5 VIEW
11th Oct 1924 26
D
9 Widnes LC1 A 7 7 VIEW
15th Oct 1924 27
W
9 Widnes LC1(rep) H 19 5 VIEW
25th Oct 1924 28
W
9 Warrington LC2 H 15 5 VIEW
8th Nov 1924 29
L
9 Oldham LCSF H 9 16 VIEW
13th Nov 1924 30
L
9 Swinton L H 6 20 VIEW
29th Nov 1924 31
W
9 Keighley L A 5 4 VIEW
6th Dec 1924 32
W
9 Dewsbury L H 21 2 VIEW
13th Dec 1924 33
W
9 Leigh L H 21 3 VIEW
20th Dec 1924 34
L
9 Rochdale Hornets L A 0 11 VIEW
31st Jan 1925 35
W
9 Salford L OBJ H 14 0 VIEW
2nd Feb 1925 36
W
9 Barrow L H 12 8 VIEW
7th Feb 1925 37
L
9 Oldham L A 5 32 VIEW
14th Feb 1925 38
L
9 Widnes CC1 A 8 10 VIEW
21st Feb 1925 39
W
9 Warrington L H 9 5 VIEW
28th Feb 1925 40
W
9 Salford L H 17 0 VIEW
7th Mar 1925 41
D
9 Halifax L A 11 11 VIEW
14th Mar 1925 42
W
9 Halifax L H 10 2 VIEW
21st Mar 1925 43
D
9 Broughton Rangers L A 10 10 VIEW
28th Mar 1925 44
W
9 Rochdale Hornets L H 34 3 VIEW
10th Apr 1925 45
L
9 Wigan L A 4 51 VIEW
11th Apr 1925 46
L
9 Leigh L A 10 17 VIEW
13th Apr 1925 47
W
9 Hull L H 10 8 VIEW
4th Sep 1926 48
L
9 Widnes L H 7 10 VIEW
11th Sep 1926 49
W
9 Featherstone Rovers L A 15 0 VIEW
18th Sep 1926 50
W
9 Barrow L H 38 3 VIEW
25th Sep 1926 51
W
9 Wigan Highfield L A 15 7 VIEW
2nd Oct 1926 52
W
9 Pontypridd L H 35 13 VIEW
7th Oct 1926 53
W
9 Pemberton LC1 H 51 8 VIEW
16th Oct 1926 54
L
9 Warrington L A 5 16 VIEW
21st Oct 1926 55
W
9 Swinton LC2 H 29 18 1 VIEW
23rd Oct 1926 56
W
9 Rochdale Hornets L H 48 3 VIEW
30th Oct 1926 57
W
9 Barrow L A 11 10 VIEW
4th Nov 1926 58
D
9 Widnes LCSF A 3 3 VIEW
6th Nov 1926 59
W
9 Wigan Highfield L H 13 7 VIEW
8th Nov 1926 60
W
9 Widnes LCSF(rep) H 17 0 VIEW
13th Nov 1926 61
L
9 Salford L A 5 8 VIEW
20th Nov 1926 62
W
9 St. Helens Recs LCF N 10 2 VIEW
27th Nov 1926 63
W
9 York L H 54 3 VIEW
4th Dec 1926 64
L
9 Oldham L A 5 26 VIEW
8th Dec 1926 65
W
9 New Zealand Tour H 22 12 VIEW
11th Dec 1926 66
W
9 Warrington L H 31 11 VIEW
18th Dec 1926 67
L
9 Leigh L A 3 6 VIEW
25th Dec 1926 68
D
9 St. Helens Recs L H 6 6 VIEW
27th Dec 1926 69
L
9 Wigan L H 13 14 VIEW
1st Jan 1927 70
L
9 St. Helens Recs L A 8 17 VIEW
22nd Jan 1927 71
W
9 Batley L A 15 5 VIEW
29th Jan 1927 72
W
9 Leeds L H 18 6 VIEW
5th Feb 1927 73
L
9 Rochdale Hornets L A 0 4 VIEW
12th Feb 1927 74
L
9 York CC1 A 3 9 VIEW
8th Mar 1927 75
W
9 Oldham L H 21 10 VIEW
19th Mar 1927 76
L
9 York L A 6 15 VIEW
26th Mar 1927 77
W
9 Pontypridd L A 10 5 VIEW
2nd Apr 1927 78
W
9 Salford L H 8 3 VIEW
9th Apr 1927 79
W
9 Broughton Rangers L H 16 0 VIEW
15th Apr 1927 80
W
9 Wigan L A 10 8 VIEW
16th Apr 1927 81
W
9 Swinton L H 27 0 VIEW
18th Apr 1927 82
W
9 Leigh L H 18 5 VIEW
20th Apr 1927 83
W
9 Leeds L A 21 10 VIEW
23rd Apr 1927 84
L
9 St. Helens Recs ChSF A 0 33 VIEW
12th May 1927 --
L
9 Barrow* Fr Lonsdale Hospital L 8 16 VIEW
17th Sep 1927 85
L
9 Hunslet L A 10 12 VIEW
24th Sep 1927 86
W
9 Featherstone Rovers L H 21 8 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 50 | LOSSES : 33 | DRAWS : 5

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