John Sudlow

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
17-05-1867
N/A
Date unknown.
Unknown.
09-01-1897 v Morecambe
Oldham
1898-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1896-1897
27 (0)
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 V
30th Jan 1897 W 11 Salford L 1896~97 H 9 3 V
6th Feb 1897 L 11 Wigan L 1896~97 A 0 4 V
13th Feb 1897 L 13 Broughton Rangers L 1896~97 H 10 20 V
22nd Feb 1897 L 11 Warrington L 1896~97 A 3 7 V
27th Feb 1897 L 11 Swinton L 1896~97 A 0 10 V
6th Mar 1897 D 11 Leigh L 1896~97 A 6 6 V
13th Mar 1897 W 12 Stockport L 1896~97 H 9 0 V
16th Apr 1897 W 13 Halifax * Fr 1896~97 H 11 3 V
4th Sep 1897 L 13 Salford L 1897~98 A 0 8 V
11th Sep 1897 W 13 Leigh L 1897~98 H 10 5 1 V
18th Sep 1897 W 13 Rochdale Hornets L 1897~98 A 3 2 V
25th Sep 1897 W 13 Tyldesley L 1897~98 H 11 0 V
2nd Oct 1897 W 13 Wigan L 1897~98 A 17 7 1 V
9th Oct 1897 W 13 Broughton Rangers L 1897~98 A 8 0 1 V
16th Oct 1897 L 13 Widnes L 1897~98 H 3 13 V
23rd Oct 1897 L 13 Warrington L 1897~98 H 3 8 V
30th Oct 1897 L 13 Runcorn L 1897~98 A 0 11 V
6th Nov 1897 W 11 Hull K.R. * Fr 1897~98 A 24 13 V
13th Nov 1897 L 13 Swinton L 1897~98 A 0 13 V
20th Nov 1897 L 11 Birkenhead * Fr 1897~98 A 5 6 V
4th Dec 1897 W 11 Birkenhead * Fr 1897~98 H 8 3 V
11th Dec 1897 L 13 Stockport L 1897~98 A 7 14 V
27th Dec 1897 L 13 Warrington L 1897~98 A 0 8 V
1st Jan 1898 L 13 Broughton Rangers L 1897~98 H 6 23 V
8th Jan 1898 L 13 Swinton L 1897~98 H 5 13 V
15th Jan 1898 L 13 Tyldesley L 1897~98 A 3 8 V
22nd Jan 1898 W 13 Wigan L 1897~98 H 9 8 V
29th Jan 1898 W 13 Leigh L 1897~98 A 3 0 V
5th Feb 1898 L 13 Rochdale Hornets L 1897~98 H 3 6 V
12th Feb 1898 L 13 Oldham L 1897~98 A 0 11 V
5th Mar 1898 L 11 Warrington* Fr 1897~98 A 2 6 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 22 OTHER 5 = 27
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 27
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