John Sudlow

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
17-05-1867
N/A
Date unknown.
Unknown.
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
09-01-1897 v Morecambe
Oldham
1898-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1896-1897
27 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
3
0
0
9

BIOGRAPHY

John Sudlow by Alex Service

It is presumed that John is the elder brother of Saints’ winger Tom Sudlow, although John was a member of the forward pack. Both were born in Warrington and lived in Winwick Street. Their father was a wire spooler. John made his debut against Morecambe in a league match at Knowsley Road on 9th January 1897. Saints won 3-0 thanks to a penalty goal from skipper Tom Foulkes. The St. Helens Reporter on 12th January 1897 stated that there had been a shake-up in selection for that particular match: “The sturdy fishermen of Morecambe paid their visit to St. Helens on Saturday where they are always welcome visitors. As fore-shadowed last week, the Saints have been making strong efforts to get their house in order in view of getting a strong combination together to fight out the cup ties. And, in consequence, T. Sudlow, Doherty and Rimmer once more appeared in the team, while J. Sudlow of the A Team, together with Thompson of Staveley, also donned the blue and white jersey.”

The 1897-98 campaign saw John play a significantly greater number of matches for the seniors, making 19 appearances and scoring three tries. His last match for the club was at Oldham on 12th February 1898, when the Saints lost 0-11 at Watersheddings. Outside rugby John was employed as a Wireworker and Galvanizer. In 1939 we find him living in Orford Avenue, Warrington. His death is registered in Farnworth in December 1952 at the age of 85. If anyone has any further information about this player, we would love to receive it.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1896~970 0 0 8
1897~983 0 0 19
TOTALS:3 0 0 27
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1896~97 0001
1897~98 0004
TOTALS:0005

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
9th Jan 1897 W 10 Morecambe L 1896~97 H 3 0 VIEW
30th Jan 1897 W 11 Salford L 1896~97 H 9 3 VIEW
6th Feb 1897 L 11 Wigan L 1896~97 A 0 4 VIEW
13th Feb 1897 L 13 Broughton Rangers L 1896~97 H 10 20 VIEW
22nd Feb 1897 L 11 Warrington L 1896~97 A 3 7 VIEW
27th Feb 1897 L 11 Swinton L 1896~97 A 0 10 VIEW
6th Mar 1897 D 11 Leigh L 1896~97 A 6 6 VIEW
13th Mar 1897 W 12 Stockport L 1896~97 H 9 0 VIEW
16th Apr 1897 W 13 Halifax * Fr 1896~97 H 11 3 VIEW
4th Sep 1897 L 13 Salford L 1897~98 A 0 8 VIEW
11th Sep 1897 W 13 Leigh L 1897~98 H 10 5 1 VIEW
18th Sep 1897 W 13 Rochdale Hornets L 1897~98 A 3 2 VIEW
25th Sep 1897 W 13 Tyldesley L 1897~98 H 11 0 VIEW
2nd Oct 1897 W 13 Wigan L 1897~98 A 17 7 1 VIEW
9th Oct 1897 W 13 Broughton Rangers L 1897~98 A 8 0 1 VIEW
16th Oct 1897 L 13 Widnes L 1897~98 H 3 13 VIEW
23rd Oct 1897 L 13 Warrington L 1897~98 H 3 8 VIEW
30th Oct 1897 L 13 Runcorn L 1897~98 A 0 11 VIEW
6th Nov 1897 W 11 Hull K.R. * Fr 1897~98 A 24 13 VIEW
13th Nov 1897 L 13 Swinton L 1897~98 A 0 13 VIEW
20th Nov 1897 L 11 Birkenhead * Fr 1897~98 A 5 6 VIEW
4th Dec 1897 W 11 Birkenhead * Fr 1897~98 H 8 3 VIEW
11th Dec 1897 L 13 Stockport L 1897~98 A 7 14 VIEW
27th Dec 1897 L 13 Warrington L 1897~98 A 0 8 VIEW
1st Jan 1898 L 13 Broughton Rangers L 1897~98 H 6 23 VIEW
8th Jan 1898 L 13 Swinton L 1897~98 H 5 13 VIEW
15th Jan 1898 L 13 Tyldesley L 1897~98 A 3 8 VIEW
22nd Jan 1898 W 13 Wigan L 1897~98 H 9 8 VIEW
29th Jan 1898 W 13 Leigh L 1897~98 A 3 0 VIEW
5th Feb 1898 L 13 Rochdale Hornets L 1897~98 H 3 6 VIEW
12th Feb 1898 L 13 Oldham L 1897~98 A 0 11 VIEW
5th Mar 1898 L 11 Warrington* Fr 1897~98 A 2 6 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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