Fred Trenwith

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
04-08-1886
N/A
11-1907
Kendal Hornets
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
02-11-1907 v Broughton Rangers
Leigh
1920- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1907-1920
172 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
39
3
0
123

BIOGRAPHY

Fred Trenwith by Alex Service

Around 1907 a dark-haired, wiry young man from Cumbria descended on St.Helens with his mind concentrated on whippets! Fred Trenwith was supposed to complete a business deal in sporting dog flesh and then accompany a friend to South Africa. Yet the whippet trail ended in St.Helens, with Fred signing for the Saints. He was a rough and ready, though skilful, scrum-half, who had gained quite a reputation for the Askam and Millom clubs back home and Saints got their man. He was persuaded to forget all about whippets on the acceptance of a £20 signing on fee that bound him to the St.Helens club for the rest of his career – 16 years to be precise! During that time he was honoured by Lancashire and earned a ‘substantial’ Benefit of £190.
Fred was the Saints’ scrum half during their marvellous Challenge Cup run in 1915, when the team reached the final only to be battered 37-3 by Huddersfield’s Team of all the Talents, in the Final at Watersheddings. Rumour has it that the Committee refused to pay out bonuses promised for reaching the Final, causing a dressing room revolt of the players, only quelled by the captain Tom Barton. Yet during the cup run, Trenwith had performed his party piece, whereby on the call of ‘Beechams’ the pack would fan out and Trenny would burrow through for the inevitable touchdown. He did so at Keighley and the home crowd were so incensed, they threw all sorts at the Saints players – and had their ground closed for a spell as a result.

Fred was a tough, combative little so-and-so, who could tackle well above his own weight, very much in the Tommy Bishop category. A local firm once offered an overcoat to any Saints’ player who scored three tries in a match. ‘Trenny’ was playing against Treherbert and had already scored two tries, when he was carried off the field. “They took me over the touchline and didn’t want me to go back,” he recalled later. “I said I still needed another try to get the overcoat, and when they weren’t looking, I dodged onto the field and managed to score the third just before time.”
A roller at a St.Helens lead works, Fred gave yeoman service to the Saints and formed an impressive half-back partnership with Matt Creevey, himself a world standing jump champion and music hall turn, known as the Human Panther. No wonder life at Knowsley Road was so interesting in those days just before the Great War! Fred moved to St Helens permanently and the 1911 Census has him resident in Kirkland Street. The Iron Ore Labourer died in St Helens in August 1960 aged 74.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1907~081 0 0 23
1908~09 4 0 0 27
1909~10 2 1 0 16
1910~11 3 0 0 15
1911~12 14 1 0 30
1912~132 1 0 8
1913~142 0 0 10
1914~15 10 0 0 23
1918~19 1 0 0 8
1919~200 0 0 10
1920~21 0 0 0 2
TOTALS:39 3 0 172
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1908~09 0001
1911~12 0001
1918~19 0003
TOTALS:0005

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
2nd Nov 1907
L
7 Broughton Rangers L 1907~08 A 13 25 VIEW
9th Nov 1907
L
7 Oldham L 1907~08 A 2 39 VIEW
16th Nov 1907
D
7 Ebbw Vale L 1907~08 H 11 11 VIEW
23rd Nov 1907
W
7 Swinton L 1907~08 H 8 0 VIEW
7th Dec 1907
L
7 Salford L 1907~08 H 0 18 VIEW
14th Dec 1907
L
7 Leigh L 1907~08 A 2 20 VIEW
21st Dec 1907
L
7 Wigan L 1907~08 H 2 18 VIEW
26th Dec 1907
L
7 Barrow L 1907~08 A 8 9 VIEW
28th Dec 1907
W
7 Bramley L 1907~08 H 16 3 1 VIEW
1st Jan 1908
L
7 Hunslet L 1907~08 H 8 24 VIEW
18th Jan 1908
L
7 Rochdale Hornets L 1907~08 A 11 27 VIEW
25th Jan 1908
W
7 Keighley L 1907~08 H 11 3 VIEW
1st Feb 1908
D
7 Widnes L 1907~08 H 5 5 VIEW
15th Feb 1908
W
7 Ebbw Vale L 1907~08 A 5 3 VIEW
22nd Feb 1908
L
7 New Zealand Tour 1907~08 H 10 21 VIEW
29th Feb 1908
L
7 Whitehaven Recs CC1 1907~08 A 8 13 VIEW
14th Mar 1908
L
3 Bradford L 1907~08 A 10 17 VIEW
21st Mar 1908
L
6 Oldham L 1907~08 H 5 14 VIEW
4th Apr 1908
L
6 Warrington L 1907~08 A 5 20 VIEW
12th Apr 1908
L
6 Rochdale Hornets * Fr 1908~09 A 0 15 VIEW
13th Apr 1908
L
6 Broughton Rangers L 1907~08 H 11 28 VIEW
18th Apr 1908
W
6 Barrow L 1907~08 H 15 5 VIEW
20th Apr 1908
D
7 Leigh L 1907~08 H 5 5 VIEW
21st Apr 1908
L
7 Bramley L 1907~08 A 13 16 VIEW
5th Sep 1908
L
7 Oldham L 1908~09 H 0 38 VIEW
12th Sep 1908
L
7 Runcorn L 1908~09 A 5 21 1 VIEW
19th Sep 1908
W
7 Aberdare L 1908~09 H 46 13 VIEW
26th Sep 1908
L
7 Bradford Northern L 1908~09 A 12 31 VIEW
3rd Oct 1908
W
7 Barrow L 1908~09 H 26 5 VIEW
10th Oct 1908
L
7 Broughton Rangers L 1908~09 A 9 19 VIEW
17th Oct 1908
W
7 Widnes L 1908~09 H 11 0 VIEW
24th Oct 1908
L
7 Swinton L 1908~09 A 0 2 VIEW
31st Oct 1908
L
7 Salford L 1908~09 H 8 13 1 VIEW
7th Nov 1908
L
7 Warrington LC1 1908~09 H 6 21 VIEW
14th Nov 1908
W
7 Leigh L 1908~09 H 10 8 VIEW
21st Nov 1908
W
7 Widnes L 1908~09 A 8 5 VIEW
28th Nov 1908
W
7 Bradford Northern L 1908~09 H 8 2 VIEW
12th Dec 1908
D
7 Rochdale Hornets L 1908~09 H 13 13 VIEW
19th Dec 1908
L
7 Salford L 1908~09 A 14 15 VIEW
25th Dec 1908
W
7 Runcorn L 1908~09 H 6 0 1 VIEW
26th Dec 1908
L
7 Wigan L 1908~09 H 7 22 VIEW
1st Jan 1909
L
7 York L 1908~09 A 0 16 VIEW
9th Jan 1909
L
7 Broughton Rangers L 1908~09 H 8 19 VIEW
16th Jan 1909
D
7 Rochdale Hornets L 1908~09 A 3 3 VIEW
23rd Jan 1909
L
7 Warrington L 1908~09 H 9 15 VIEW
6th Feb 1909
W
7 Swinton L 1908~09 H 16 10 VIEW
10th Feb 1909
W
7 Australia Tour 1908~09 H 9 0 VIEW
13th Feb 1909
L
7 Leigh L 1908~09 A 3 14 VIEW
27th Feb 1909
L
7 Halifax CC1 1908~09 A 8 15 VIEW
6th Mar 1909
L
3 Oldham L 1908~09 A 0 13 VIEW
13th Mar 1909
W
3 Aberdare L 1908~09 A 45 18 1 VIEW
2nd Sep 1909
L
7 Hull K.R. L 1909~10 A 7 30 VIEW
4th Sep 1909
W
7 Broughton Rangers L 1909~10 A 10 7 1 VIEW
11th Sep 1909
D
7 Runcorn L 1909~10 H 5 5 VIEW
18th Sep 1909
L
7 Warrington L 1909~10 A 15 19 VIEW
25th Sep 1909
W
7 Bramley L 1909~10 H 27 5 VIEW
2nd Oct 1909
W
7 Barrow L 1909~10 A 21 9 VIEW
9th Oct 1909
W
7 Treherbert L 1909~10 H 36 12 VIEW
16th Oct 1909
W
7 Widnes LC1 1909~10 A 10 4 1 VIEW
23rd Oct 1909
D
7 Dewsbury L 1909~10 H 8 8 VIEW
30th Oct 1909
L
7 Swinton LC2 1909~10 A 0 2 VIEW
12th Feb 1910
W
3 Warrington L 1909~10 H 18 10 VIEW
19th Feb 1910
L
3 Rochdale Hornets L 1909~10 A 0 6 VIEW
26th Feb 1910
W
6 Barrow CC1 1909~10 A 15 0 VIEW
5th Mar 1910
W
6 Swinton L 1909~10 H 26 5 1 VIEW
12th Mar 1910
L
6 Halifax CC2 1909~10 A 6 21 VIEW
19th Mar 1910
L
7 Widnes L 1909~10 A 3 10 VIEW
19th Nov 1910
L
3 Barrow L 1910~11 A 11 16 VIEW
10th Dec 1910
L
3 Oldham L 1910~11 A 0 9 VIEW
17th Dec 1910
W
3 Warrington L 1910~11 A 8 7 VIEW
24th Dec 1910
W
3 Runcorn L 1910~11 H 25 3 VIEW
26th Dec 1910
L
3 Wigan L 1910~11 H 6 18 1 VIEW
27th Dec 1910
L
3 Hunslet L 1910~11 A 3 5 VIEW
31st Dec 1910
L
3 Batley L 1910~11 A 8 24 VIEW
2nd Jan 1911
W
3 Hunslet L 1910~11 H 24 2 VIEW
7th Jan 1911
W
3 Swinton L 1910~11 H 11 10 VIEW
11th Jan 1911
L
3 Wakefield Trinity L 1910~11 A 9 26 VIEW
14th Jan 1911
W
4 Coventry L 1910~11 A 14 2 VIEW
21st Jan 1911
L
6 Wakefield Trinity L 1910~11 H 8 18 1 VIEW
28th Jan 1911
L
6 Broughton Rangers L 1910~11 A 7 14 VIEW
4th Feb 1911
W
6 Coventry L 1910~11 H 26 15 1 VIEW
11th Feb 1911
D
3 Barrow L 1910~11 H 8 8 VIEW
2nd Sep 1911
W
7 Barrow L 1911~12 A 15 6 VIEW
9th Sep 1911
W
7 Warrington L 1911~12 H 10 2 VIEW
16th Sep 1911
W
7 Swinton L 1911~12 A 13 5 VIEW
23rd Sep 1911
W
7 Runcorn L 1911~12 H 25 0 VIEW
30th Sep 1911
L
3 Leigh L 1911~12 H 11 13 1 VIEW
7th Oct 1911
L
7 Widnes L 1911~12 A 11 14 VIEW
14th Oct 1911
L
7 Australia Tour 1911~12 H 5 16 VIEW
21st Oct 1911
W
7 Salford LC1 1911~12 H 18 7 1 VIEW
28th Oct 1911
L
7 Coventry L 1911~12 A 8 10 1 VIEW
4th Nov 1911
L
7 Wigan LC2 1911~12 A 8 22 VIEW
11th Nov 1911
L
7 Ebbw Vale L 1911~12 A 0 2 VIEW
18th Nov 1911
W
7 Salford L 1911~12 A 15 13 VIEW
25th Nov 1911
W
7 Rochdale Hornets L 1911~12 H 27 12 1 VIEW
9th Dec 1911
W
7 Warrington L 1911~12 A 17 2 VIEW
16th Dec 1911
W
7 Coventry L 1911~12 H 31 2 4 VIEW
23rd Dec 1911
W
7 Runcorn L 1911~12 A 9 0 1 VIEW
25th Dec 1911
W
7 Widnes L 1911~12 H 9 4 VIEW
26th Dec 1911
L
7 Wigan L 1911~12 H 3 16 VIEW
1st Jan 1912
W
7 Hunslet L 1911~12 H 31 10 VIEW
6th Jan 1912
L
7 Wakefield Trinity L 1911~12 A 5 14 1 VIEW
13th Jan 1912
W
7 Ebbw Vale L 1911~12 H 34 0 VIEW
17th Feb 1912
L
7 Barrow CC1 1911~12 A 3 13 VIEW
24th Feb 1912
W
7 Leigh L 1911~12 A 30 0 1 VIEW
2nd Mar 1912
W
6 Runcorn * Fr 1911~12 27 8 VIEW
9th Mar 1912
W
7 Swinton L 1911~12 H 20 5 1 VIEW
16th Mar 1912
W
7 Salford L 1911~12 H 19 6 1 VIEW
28th Mar 1912
W
7 Dewsbury L 1911~12 H 20 0 1 VIEW
30th Mar 1912
W
7 Barrow L 1911~12 H 43 2 VIEW
5th Apr 1912
L
7 Wigan L 1911~12 A 14 17 VIEW
6th Apr 1912
L
7 Broughton Rangers L 1911~12 A 5 21 1 VIEW
8th Apr 1912
W
7 Wakefield Trinity L 1911~12 H 41 2 VIEW
7th Sep 1912
W
7 Barrow L 1912~13 H 15 2 VIEW
14th Sep 1912
W
7 Runcorn L 1912~13 A 11 8 VIEW
21st Sep 1912
L
7 Hunslet L 1912~13 H 5 22 1 VIEW
12th Oct 1912
W
7 Widnes L 1912~13 H 21 2 2 VIEW
23rd Nov 1912
W
7 Broughton Rangers L 1912~13 H 20 12 VIEW
26th Dec 1912
L
7 Wigan L 1912~13 H 8 10 VIEW
28th Dec 1912
L
7 Hunslet L 1912~13 A 0 9 VIEW
11th Jan 1913
L
6 Warrington L 1912~13 A 5 6 VIEW
6th Sep 1913
W
7 Runcorn L 1913~14 A 10 5 VIEW
13th Sep 1913
L
7 Oldham L 1913~14 H 13 21 VIEW
27th Sep 1913
W
7 Dewsbury L 1913~14 H 16 12 2 VIEW
4th Oct 1913
L
7 Warrington L 1913~14 A 11 22 VIEW
22nd Nov 1913
L
6 Barrow L 1913~14 H 11 18 VIEW
4th Apr 1914
L
6 Oldham L 1913~14 A 5 32 VIEW
10th Apr 1914
L
7 Wigan L 1913~14 A 2 30 VIEW
11th Apr 1914
W
7 Rochdale Hornets L 1913~14 H 47 5 VIEW
13th Apr 1914
L
7 Huddersfield L 1913~14 A 8 10 VIEW
18th Apr 1914
W
7 Hunslet L 1913~14 H 36 6 VIEW
5th Sep 1914
W
7 Runcorn L 1914~15 H 26 0 VIEW
2nd Jan 1915
W
7 Warrington L 1914~15 H 25 0 VIEW
9th Jan 1915
W
7 Salford L 1914~15 A 9 3 VIEW
16th Jan 1915
W
7 Leigh L 1914~15 A 6 2 VIEW
23rd Jan 1915
W
7 Hull L 1914~15 H 11 9 1 VIEW
30th Jan 1915
W
7 Keighley L 1914~15 A 20 2 1 VIEW
6th Feb 1915
W
7 Salford L 1914~15 H 23 2 2 VIEW
13th Feb 1915
L
7 Barrow L 1914~15 A 0 10 VIEW
20th Feb 1915
W
7 Swinton L 1914~15 H 10 0 1 VIEW
27th Feb 1915
W
7 Featherstone Rovers CC1 1914~15 A 6 0 VIEW
6th Mar 1915
L
7 Dewsbury L 1914~15 A 3 13 1 VIEW
13th Mar 1915
W
7 Swinton CC2 1914~15 A 5 0 VIEW
20th Mar 1915
W
7 Leigh L 1914~15 H 14 8 1 VIEW
27th Mar 1915
W
7 Keighley CC3 1914~15 A 3 2 1 VIEW
29th Mar 1915
W
7 Rochdale Hornets L 1914~15 H 12 3 1 VIEW
2nd Apr 1915
L
7 Wigan L 1914~15 A 11 13 VIEW
3rd Apr 1915
W
7 Bradford Northern L 1914~15 H 19 3 VIEW
5th Apr 1915
L
7 Hull L 1914~15 A 6 46 VIEW
10th Apr 1915
D
7 Rochdale Hornets CCSF 1914~15 N 5 5 1 VIEW
14th Apr 1915
L
7 Broughton Rangers L 1914~15 A 8 31 VIEW
17th Apr 1915
L
7 Widnes L 1914~15 A 0 21 VIEW
24th Apr 1915
W
7 Rochdale Hornets CCSF(rep) 1914~15 N 9 2 VIEW
1st May 1915
L
7 Huddersfield CCF 1914~15 N 3 37 VIEW
1st Feb 1919
W
7 Warrington L 1918~19 H 8 3 1 VIEW
8th Feb 1919
L
7 Warrington L 1918~19 A 0 16 VIEW
1st Mar 1919
L
7 Leigh L 1918~19 H 0 10 VIEW
8th Mar 1919
L
7 Widnes L 1918~19 A 3 22 VIEW
29th Mar 1919
L
7 Leigh L 1918~19 A 0 9 VIEW
5th Apr 1919
W
7 Warrington LC1 1918~19 H 11 5 VIEW
12th Apr 1919
L
7 Oldham LC2 1918~19 A 8 16 VIEW
21st Apr 1919
D
7 Widnes * Fr 1918~19 A 3 3 VIEW
26th Apr 1919
L
7 St. Helens Recs * Fr 1918~19 H 6 8 VIEW
3rd May 1919
W
7 St. Helens Recs L 1918~19 A 8 2 VIEW
24th May 1919
L
6 Wigan * Fr 1918~19 N 3 16 VIEW
23rd Aug 1919
W
7 Broughton Rangers L 1919~20 H 28 2 VIEW
30th Aug 1919
W
7 Leigh L 1919~20 A 10 8 VIEW
6th Sep 1919
L
7 Oldham L 1919~20 H 3 12 VIEW
13th Sep 1919
L
7 Swinton L 1919~20 A 5 7 VIEW
24th Jan 1920
W
6 Widnes L 1919~20 H 12 2 VIEW
26th Feb 1920
L
6 Wakefield Trinity CC1(2nd rep) 1919~20 N 3 12 VIEW
6th Mar 1920
W
6 Warrington L 1919~20 A 11 2 VIEW
13th Mar 1920
L
6 Batley L 1919~20 H 0 6 VIEW
20th Mar 1920
L
6 Rochdale Hornets L 1919~20 H 0 8 VIEW
2nd Apr 1920
L
6 Wigan L 1919~20 A 5 20 VIEW
4th Sep 1920
W
6 Widnes L 1920~21 H 18 8 VIEW
11th Sep 1920
L
6 Leigh L 1920~21 A 0 5 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 80 | LOSSES : 87 | DRAWS : 10

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