David Traynor

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
28-10-1873
N/A
Date unknown.
Unknown.
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
12-09-1896 v Rochdale Hornets
Rochdale Hornets
1906- Swinton
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1896-1900
160 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
61
89
0
364

BIOGRAPHY

David Traynor by Dave Dooley:
David Traynor was a stalwart for the club playing over 150 matches mostly as a centre. This Widnesian made his debut in Saints against Rochdale Hornets on the 12th. September 1896. In 160 matches for the Saints David scored 61 tries and kicked 89 goals for a total points aggregate of 256 points. For the era this counts as prolific scoring!

David had two spells with the Club punctuated by a transfer to Swinton. His most famous match was the inaugural 1897 Challenge Cup Final against Batley when despite losing by 10 points to 3 to the `Gallant Youths`, David scored the only points for the Saints.

Alex Service in the `Millennium Book` takes up the commentary:-

"In the third quarter of the match a sliced drop goal from Goodall was fielded by Saints Cumbrian forward `Bob` Doherty, who shrugged off two attempted tackles. A dummy to the supporting Jacques, a quick turn and a lovely timed pass fizzed out to Dave Traynor on the wing. The auburn haired Widnesian ran like a frightened stag along the touchline hotly pursued by Garner and Davies. Goodall and Shaw tried to cut him off, but he brushed them aside with ease, eventually running a few yards nearer the posts, grounding the ball just as he was tackled. The spontaneous applause showed how highly this feat was appreciated."

This had been the only time in the whole competition that the Batley try-line had been breached.

David once scored five tries in a match in a first round Challenge Cup match against Lees on 20th. March 1897 as part of a comfortable 58 points to nil victory. That was to remain a club try scoring record until a certain Alf Ellaby came on the scene, thirty years later. Traynor also scored a hat tricks against Tyldesley and Normanton some years later. `Red` Traynor was also capped by Lancashire.

His final match for the Club was against Rochdale Hornets on the 15th. of December 1906.

Outside rugby David was employed as a blacksmith or general labourer. He can be found resident in various Lancashire towns over time. In 1939 he was living in Roselea Drive, Southport. Red died in Southport in 1948 at the age of 74.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1896~9717 3 0 32
1897~989 19 0 26
1898~996 16 0 14
1899~0011 21 0 22
1900~01 1 6 0 10
1904~05 6 13 0 23
1905~06 10 11 0 29
1906~07 1 0 0 4
TOTALS:61 89 0 160
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1896~97 3004
1897~98 4707
1898~99 0001
1899~0031104
1900~01 0301
TOTALS:1021017

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
5th Sep 1896
W
2 Crompton * Fr 1896~97 H 23 3 2 VIEW
12th Sep 1896
W
5 Rochdale Hornets L 1896~97 H 6 5 VIEW
19th Sep 1896
D
2 Salford L 1896~97 A 0 0 VIEW
26th Sep 1896
W
2 Tyldesley L 1896~97 H 3 0 VIEW
3rd Oct 1896
L
4 Oldham L 1896~97 A 0 11 VIEW
10th Oct 1896
W
4 Morecambe L 1896~97 A 8 5 VIEW
17th Oct 1896
L
4 Rochdale St. Cuthberts * Fr 1896~97 A 4 6 1 VIEW
24th Oct 1896
W
4 Widnes L 1896~97 H 14 0 1 1 VIEW
31st Oct 1896
L
4 Runcorn L 1896~97 H 3 7 VIEW
7th Nov 1896
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L 1896~97 A 14 11 1 VIEW
14th Nov 1896
D
4 Warrington L 1896~97 H 0 0 VIEW
21st Nov 1896
L
4 Rochdale St. Cuthberts* Fr 1896~97 A 0 4 VIEW
28th Nov 1896
W
4 Leigh L 1896~97 H 11 3 1 1 VIEW
5th Dec 1896
L
5 Swinton L 1896~97 H 0 3 VIEW
12th Dec 1896
L
5 Broughton Rangers L 1896~97 A 0 3 VIEW
19th Dec 1896
L
5 Stockport L 1896~97 A 6 13 1 VIEW
25th Dec 1896
L
4 Halifax* Fr 1896~97 A 0 4 VIEW
26th Dec 1896
D
5 Widnes L 1896~97 A 0 0 VIEW
1st Jan 1897
L
3 Oldham L 1896~97 H 5 17 1 1 VIEW
2nd Jan 1897
L
3 Runcorn L 1896~97 A 0 20 VIEW
9th Jan 1897
W
5 Morecambe L 1896~97 H 3 0 VIEW
30th Jan 1897
W
3 Salford L 1896~97 H 9 3 1 VIEW
6th Feb 1897
L
3 Wigan L 1896~97 A 0 4 VIEW
13th Feb 1897
L
3 Broughton Rangers L 1896~97 H 10 20 1 VIEW
20th Feb 1897
L
3 Tyldesley L 1896~97 A 9 12 2 VIEW
22nd Feb 1897
L
3 Warrington L 1896~97 A 3 7 VIEW
27th Feb 1897
L
3 Swinton L 1896~97 A 0 10 VIEW
6th Mar 1897
D
3 Leigh L 1896~97 A 6 6 VIEW
11th Mar 1897
W
3 Wigan L 1896~97 H 3 0 1 VIEW
13th Mar 1897
W
3 Stockport L 1896~97 H 9 0 VIEW
20th Mar 1897
W
3 Lees CC1 1896~97 H 58 0 5 VIEW
27th Mar 1897
W
3 Castleford CC2 1896~97 H 17 3 VIEW
3rd Apr 1897
W
3 Wigan CC3 1896~97 H 11 0 VIEW
10th Apr 1897
W
3 Tyldesley CC4 1896~97 H 12 0 1 VIEW
19th Apr 1897
W
3 Swinton CCSF 1896~97 N 7 0 VIEW
24th Apr 1897
L
3 Batley CCF 1896~97 N 3 10 1 VIEW
4th Sep 1897
L
3 Salford L 1897~98 A 0 8 VIEW
11th Sep 1897
W
3 Leigh L 1897~98 H 10 5 2 VIEW
18th Sep 1897
W
3 Rochdale Hornets L 1897~98 A 3 2 VIEW
25th Sep 1897
W
3 Tyldesley L 1897~98 H 11 0 1 1 VIEW
2nd Oct 1897
W
3 Wigan L 1897~98 A 17 7 1 1 VIEW
9th Oct 1897
W
3 Broughton Rangers L 1897~98 A 8 0 1 VIEW
16th Oct 1897
L
3 Widnes L 1897~98 H 3 13 VIEW
23rd Oct 1897
L
3 Warrington L 1897~98 H 3 8 1 VIEW
30th Oct 1897
L
3 Runcorn L 1897~98 A 0 11 VIEW
6th Nov 1897
W
5 Hull K.R. * Fr 1897~98 A 24 13 1 3 VIEW
13th Nov 1897
L
5 Swinton L 1897~98 A 0 13 VIEW
20th Nov 1897
L
5 Birkenhead * Fr 1897~98 A 5 6 1 1 VIEW
27th Nov 1897
L
5 Oldham L 1897~98 H 4 6 1 VIEW
4th Dec 1897
W
5 Birkenhead * Fr 1897~98 H 8 3 2 VIEW
11th Dec 1897
L
5 Stockport L 1897~98 A 7 14 2 VIEW
18th Dec 1897
W
5 Morecambe L 1897~98 A 3 2 VIEW
27th Dec 1897
L
5 Warrington L 1897~98 A 0 8 VIEW
1st Jan 1898
L
5 Broughton Rangers L 1897~98 H 6 23 VIEW
8th Jan 1898
L
3 Swinton L 1897~98 H 5 13 1 VIEW
15th Jan 1898
L
3 Tyldesley L 1897~98 A 3 8 VIEW
22nd Jan 1898
W
3 Wigan L 1897~98 H 9 8 1 3 VIEW
29th Jan 1898
W
3 Leigh L 1897~98 A 3 0 1 VIEW
5th Feb 1898
L
3 Rochdale Hornets L 1897~98 H 3 6 VIEW
12th Feb 1898
L
3 Oldham L 1897~98 A 0 11 VIEW
19th Feb 1898
W
3 Stockport L 1897~98 H 27 0 2 3 VIEW
26th Feb 1898
L
3 Batley CC1 1897~98 A 7 12 2 VIEW
5th Mar 1898
L
5 Warrington* Fr 1897~98 A 2 6 VIEW
8th Mar 1898
W
5 Birkenhead* Fr 1897~98 H 8 0 VIEW
11th Mar 1898
W
5 Barrow* Fr 1897~98 A 5 3 1 VIEW
12th Mar 1898
D
3 Salford L 1897~98 H 14 14 1 1 VIEW
19th Mar 1898
W
5 Wigan * Fr 1897~98 A 10 3 2 VIEW
26th Mar 1898
W
2 Runcorn L 1897~98 H 11 0 1 1 VIEW
2nd Apr 1898
L
3 Widnes L 1897~98 A 6 7 VIEW
1st Sep 1898
W
3 Salford * Fr 1898~99 A 6 0 VIEW
3rd Sep 1898
L
3 Widnes L 1898~99 A 0 6 VIEW
10th Sep 1898
L
2 Broughton Rangers L 1898~99 H 3 13 1 VIEW
17th Sep 1898
L
3 Warrington L 1898~99 A 0 3 VIEW
24th Sep 1898
W
3 Morecambe L 1898~99 A 8 0 1 1 VIEW
1st Oct 1898
W
5 Oldham L 1898~99 H 15 9 3 VIEW
8th Oct 1898
W
3 Rochdale Hornets L 1898~99 H 22 3 1 5 VIEW
22nd Oct 1898
L
3 Swinton L 1898~99 A 0 8 VIEW
29th Oct 1898
W
3 Wigan L 1898~99 A 22 3 1 4 VIEW
12th Nov 1898
W
5 Wigan L 1898~99 H 10 7 2 2 VIEW
19th Nov 1898
L
3 Leigh L 1898~99 A 2 5 1 VIEW
18th Mar 1899
W
3 Whitworth CC1 1898~99 H 12 3 VIEW
25th Mar 1899
D
3 Morecambe CC2 1898~99 H 0 0 VIEW
31st Mar 1899
W
5 Morecambe CC2(2nd rep) 1898~99 H 17 5 VIEW
1st Apr 1899
L
4 Salford CC3 1898~99 A 0 16 VIEW
2nd Sep 1899
D
3 Warrington L 1899~00 H 3 3 1 VIEW
9th Sep 1899
L
3 Widnes L 1899~00 H 0 3 VIEW
16th Sep 1899
W
3 Swinton L 1899~00 H 17 3 2 VIEW
23rd Sep 1899
W
3 Lancaster* Fr 1899~00 H 17 3 1 4 VIEW
30th Sep 1899
W
3 Broughton Rangers L 1899~00 A 14 0 1 VIEW
7th Oct 1899
L
3 Rochdale Hornets L 1899~00 A 0 7 VIEW
14th Oct 1899
W
3 Wigan L 1899~00 H 5 0 1 VIEW
28th Oct 1899
L
3 Widnes L 1899~00 A 3 5 1 VIEW
25th Nov 1899
W
3 Stockport L 1899~00 A 6 3 VIEW
2nd Dec 1899
W
3 Tyldesley L 1899~00 H 26 3 2 4 VIEW
9th Dec 1899
W
3 Oldham L 1899~00 H 17 14 1 1 VIEW
23rd Dec 1899
W
3 Warrington L 1899~00 A 11 0 1 VIEW
25th Dec 1899
W
3 Broughton Rangers L 1899~00 H 4 0 2 VIEW
26th Dec 1899
L
3 Millom L 1899~00 A 8 10 1 VIEW
30th Dec 1899
W
3 Tyldesley L 1899~00 A 14 3 3 1 VIEW
1st Jan 1900
W
3 Leigh L 1899~00 H 26 0 2 4 VIEW
6th Jan 1900
D
3 Swinton L 1899~00 A 0 0 VIEW
13th Jan 1900
W
3 Millom L 1899~00 H 7 2 2 VIEW
20th Jan 1900
W
3 Rochdale Hornets L 1899~00 H 6 0 1 VIEW
27th Jan 1900
W
3 Birkenhead * Fr 1899~00 A 15 0 3 VIEW
3rd Mar 1900
L
3 Oldham L 1899~00 A 6 35 VIEW
17th Mar 1900
L
3 Warrington CC1 1899~00 H 0 6 VIEW
4th Apr 1900
W
3 Leigh BTC1 1899~00 H 8 0 1 VIEW
13th Apr 1900
L
3 Birkenhead * Fr 1899~00 A 5 8 1 1 VIEW
14th Apr 1900
W
3 Lancaster * Fr 1899~00 A 15 8 1 3 VIEW
30th Apr 1900
W
4 Runcorn BTCF 1899~00 N 6 0 VIEW
1st Sep 1900
W
3 Broughton Rangers L 1900~01 H 5 3 1 VIEW
8th Sep 1900
W
3 Rochdale Hornets L 1900~01 H 10 3 2 VIEW
15th Sep 1900
D
3 Warrington L 1900~01 A 0 0 VIEW
22nd Sep 1900
L
3 Runcorn L 1900~01 H 0 11 VIEW
24th Sep 1900
W
3 Huddersfield * Fr 1900~01 A 15 2 3 VIEW
27th Oct 1900
L
4 Millom L 1900~01 H 2 4 VIEW
26th Jan 1901
L
5 Rochdale Hornets L 1900~01 A 0 2 VIEW
13th Mar 1901
W
3 Stockport CC2(rep) 1900~01 A 11 5 1 1 VIEW
23rd Mar 1901
L
3 Batley CC3 1900~01 H 5 7 1 VIEW
5th Apr 1901
L
3 Salford L 1900~01 A 7 16 1 VIEW
6th Apr 1901
L
3 Barrow L 1900~01 H 0 5 VIEW
24th Sep 1904
L
4 Broughton Rangers L 1904~05 A 5 24 1 VIEW
1st Oct 1904
W
4 Hull K.R. L 1904~05 H 10 6 1 VIEW
8th Oct 1904
L
4 Batley L 1904~05 A 10 20 1 2 VIEW
15th Oct 1904
L
3 Hunslet L 1904~05 H 3 9 1 VIEW
22nd Oct 1904
W
3 Widnes L 1904~05 A 8 0 VIEW
29th Oct 1904
W
3 Salford L 1904~05 H 13 11 3 VIEW
12th Nov 1904
W
3 Wakefield Trinity L 1904~05 H 5 0 VIEW
19th Nov 1904
L
3 Leigh L 1904~05 A 5 14 VIEW
3rd Dec 1904
L
3 Hull L 1904~05 A 0 14 VIEW
10th Dec 1904
L
3 Bradford L 1904~05 H 8 18 1 VIEW
17th Dec 1904
L
3 Leeds L 1904~05 A 2 17 VIEW
24th Dec 1904
W
3 Runcorn L 1904~05 H 9 5 VIEW
26th Dec 1904
D
3 Warrington L 1904~05 H 0 0 VIEW
7th Jan 1905
L
4 Wigan L 1904~05 A 3 15 1 VIEW
11th Jan 1905
W
4 Halifax L 1904~05 H 14 5 VIEW
14th Jan 1905
W
4 Swinton L 1904~05 H 5 3 1 VIEW
21st Jan 1905
L
4 Broughton Rangers L 1904~05 H 6 8 3 VIEW
28th Jan 1905
L
4 Hull K.R. L 1904~05 A 3 6 VIEW
4th Feb 1905
W
4 Batley L 1904~05 H 4 0 VIEW
11th Feb 1905
L
4 Hunslet L 1904~05 A 5 16 1 1 VIEW
18th Feb 1905
L
4 Widnes L 1904~05 H 5 7 1 VIEW
25th Feb 1905
L
4 Salford L 1904~05 A 2 19 1 VIEW
11th Mar 1905
L
5 Wakefield Trinity L 1904~05 A 0 21 VIEW
2nd Sep 1905
W
4 Millom L 1905~06 H 34 3 1 3 VIEW
9th Sep 1905
W
4 Morecambe L 1905~06 H 26 6 2 VIEW
16th Sep 1905
L
4 Widnes L 1905~06 A 2 3 1 VIEW
23rd Sep 1905
W
4 Hull L 1905~06 H 8 5 VIEW
30th Sep 1905
L
4 Salford L 1905~06 A 5 25 1 VIEW
14th Oct 1905
L
4 Wigan LC1 1905~06 A 0 18 VIEW
21st Oct 1905
L
3 Runcorn L 1905~06 A 3 12 1 VIEW
4th Nov 1905
W
4 Dewsbury L 1905~06 A 3 2 1 VIEW
18th Nov 1905
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L 1905~06 A 11 0 1 VIEW
2nd Dec 1905
L
4 Oldham L 1905~06 H 7 15 1 1 VIEW
9th Dec 1905
W
4 Barrow L 1905~06 H 25 0 1 2 VIEW
16th Dec 1905
W
4 Millom L 1905~06 A 2 0 VIEW
23rd Dec 1905
L
4 Warrington L 1905~06 A 0 16 VIEW
25th Dec 1905
W
4 Runcorn L 1905~06 H 7 0 VIEW
26th Dec 1905
L
4 Wigan L 1905~06 H 5 13 VIEW
30th Dec 1905
W
4 Morecambe L 1905~06 A 10 3 1 VIEW
6th Jan 1906
L
4 Leigh L 1905~06 A 2 3 VIEW
13th Jan 1906
W
4 Barrow L 1905~06 A 3 2 VIEW
20th Jan 1906
W
4 Normanton L 1905~06 H 28 3 3 1 VIEW
27th Jan 1906
L
4 Oldham L 1905~06 A 2 12 VIEW
3rd Feb 1906
L
6 Swinton L 1905~06 A 0 5 VIEW
10th Feb 1906
W
6 Widnes L 1905~06 H 5 0 VIEW
17th Feb 1906
L
3 Runcorn CCInt. 1905~06 H 0 3 VIEW
24th Feb 1906
W
3 Dewsbury L 1905~06 H 7 0 VIEW
10th Mar 1906
W
3 Rochdale Hornets L 1905~06 H 15 0 VIEW
17th Mar 1906
D
2 Swinton L 1905~06 H 0 0 VIEW
24th Mar 1906
L
3 Leigh L 1905~06 H 8 15 VIEW
31st Mar 1906
W
1 Normanton L 1905~06 A 9 5 VIEW
13th Apr 1906
L
1 Wigan L 1905~06 A 6 37 VIEW
3rd Nov 1906
W
4 Widnes L 1906~07 H 10 7 1 VIEW
24th Nov 1906
W
4 Keighley L 1906~07 H 18 9 VIEW
1st Dec 1906
L
4 Batley L 1906~07 A 5 30 VIEW
15th Dec 1906
L
4 Rochdale Hornets L 1906~07 A 8 14 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 85 | LOSSES : 81 | DRAWS : 11

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