Richard Taylor

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
24-01-1873
N/A
Date unknown.
Unknown.
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
13-11-1897 v Swinton
Stockport
1899-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1897-1898
34 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
4
0
0
12

BIOGRAPHY


Richard Taylor by SHS

Richard Taylor, also known as Dick Taylor, was a miner who lived in Devon Street, Newtown, who worked at the Alexandra Colliery in Crossley Road, Thatto Heath. According to his grandson, Brian, he was universally known as ‘Plunger’ Taylor, because he always went in head first. He picked up a knee injury from his playing days, compounded by years down the pit. Yet it did not prevent his regular attendance of an evening at his local, the Nags Head at the bottom of Knowsley Road in his later years.

‘My grandfather was not a small man as such, probably built in the manner of a loose forward and it seems as though he had a fair turn of speed and could play in both the forwards and the backs’ adds Brian. ‘My dad, Richard (Dick) Taylor, was secretary of the Saints supporters club for many years and my mother Kitty ran the refreshment stalls on the ground and I was a regular in the Boys Pen from about 1945. I saw my uncle, Bill Rankin, the front rower, play at Knowsley Road. He had come to the Saints after the war and previously played for the St Helens Recs. Our family have had a long association with the Saints and my dad picked up Tom Van Vollenhoven from the station when he joined the club. Happy memories. I also played for St Helens Rugby Union club at Moss Lane.’ Richard died in 1956 aged 83.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1897~98 2 0 0 17
1898~992 0 0 17
TOTALS:4 0 0 34
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1897~98 0007
1898~99 1004
TOTALS:10011

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
6th Nov 1897
W
4 Hull Kingston Rovers * Fr 1897~98 A 24 13 VIEW
13th Nov 1897
L
4 Swinton L 1897~98 A 0 13 VIEW
20th Nov 1897
L
4 Birkenhead * Fr 1897~98 A 5 6 VIEW
27th Nov 1897
L
4 Oldham L 1897~98 H 4 6 VIEW
4th Dec 1897
W
4 Birkenhead * Fr 1897~98 H 8 3 VIEW
11th Dec 1897
L
4 Stockport L 1897~98 A 7 14 VIEW
18th Dec 1897
W
4 Morecambe L 1897~98 A 3 2 VIEW
27th Dec 1897
L
4 Warrington L 1897~98 A 0 8 VIEW
1st Jan 1898
L
4 Broughton Rangers L 1897~98 H 6 23 VIEW
8th Jan 1898
L
8 Swinton L 1897~98 H 5 13 VIEW
15th Jan 1898
L
8 Tyldesley L 1897~98 A 3 8 VIEW
22nd Jan 1898
W
2 Wigan L 1897~98 H 9 8 VIEW
29th Jan 1898
W
12 Leigh L 1897~98 A 3 0 VIEW
5th Feb 1898
L
9 Rochdale Hornets L 1897~98 H 3 6 VIEW
19th Feb 1898
W
13 Stockport L 1897~98 H 27 0 1 VIEW
26th Feb 1898
L
13 Batley CC1 1897~98 A 7 12 VIEW
5th Mar 1898
L
15 Warrington* Fr 1897~98 A 2 6 VIEW
8th Mar 1898
W
11 Birkenhead* Fr 1897~98 H 8 0 VIEW
11th Mar 1898
W
11 Barrow* Fr 1897~98 A 5 3 VIEW
12th Mar 1898
D
13 Salford L 1897~98 H 14 14 VIEW
24th Mar 1898
L
12 Swinton* Fr 1897~98 A 3 5 VIEW
26th Mar 1898
W
10 Runcorn L 1897~98 H 11 0 1 VIEW
2nd Apr 1898
L
9 Widnes L 1897~98 A 6 7 VIEW
16th Apr 1898
D
8 Morecambe L 1897~98 H 5 5 VIEW
1st Sep 1898
W
13 Salford * Fr 1898~99 A 6 0 VIEW
3rd Sep 1898
L
14 Widnes L 1898~99 A 0 6 VIEW
10th Sep 1898
L
8 Broughton Rangers L 1898~99 H 3 13 VIEW
17th Sep 1898
L
8 Warrington L 1898~99 A 0 3 VIEW
24th Sep 1898
W
8 Morecambe L 1898~99 A 8 0 VIEW
24th Dec 1898
L
11 Salford L 1898~99 A 2 13 VIEW
26th Dec 1898
W
11 Tyldesley L 1898~99 H 9 5 VIEW
30th Dec 1898
W
12 Hull Kingston Rovers * Fr 1898~99 A 8 3 1 VIEW
2nd Jan 1899
D
11 Runcorn L 1898~99 H 0 0 VIEW
7th Jan 1899
D
11 Salford L 1898~99 H 8 8 VIEW
14th Jan 1899
W
5 Swinton L 1898~99 H 6 5 1 VIEW
21st Jan 1899
W
12 Birkenhead* Fr 1898~99 A 9 0 VIEW
28th Jan 1899
L
11 Oldham L 1898~99 A 0 16 VIEW
11th Feb 1899
W
11 Tyldesley L 1898~99 A 6 3 VIEW
4th Mar 1899
W
13 Stockport L 1898~99 A 13 3 VIEW
11th Mar 1899
L
13 Rochdale Hornets L 1898~99 A 0 16 VIEW
22nd Mar 1899
W
3 Kendal * Fr 1898~99 A 5 3 VIEW
1st Apr 1899
L
9 Salford CC3 1898~99 A 0 16 VIEW
8th Apr 1899
W
5 Morecambe L 1898~99 H 7 2 VIEW
15th Apr 1899
L
10 Runcorn L 1898~99 A 8 11 VIEW
20th Apr 1899
W
10 Stockport L 1898~99 H 13 10 1 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 20 | LOSSES : 21 | DRAWS : 4





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