Alan Whittle

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
01-02-1947
N/A
10-05-1963
St.Helens Juniors
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
11-02-1967 v Liverpool City
Halifax
1972- Barrow
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1966-1972
201 (25)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
69
0
0
207

Biography of Alan Whittle



HERITAGE NO : 837
Alan Whittle by Dave Dooley:

Alan Whittle was a classy, quick-witted stand off who played a pivotal role in some memorable matches for the Saints. Alan was gifted with speed off the mark, nimble footwork and neat ball distribution skills. His brilliant anticipation ands support play was a defining feature of his game. Whittle made his debut in the match against Liverpool City on the 11th. of February, 1967. In this is only outing of the season, Alan was on hand to score his first try for the club in a 23 points to 6 home victory. Alan broke into the first team on a regular basis in the following season when he scored 5 tries in 24 outings for the club. He played in the drawn 1967 Lancashire Cup Final against Warrington. Unluckily, Alan was not selected for the replay when Volls men carried off the trophy in a 13 points to 10 victory.

In the 1968/9 campaign Alan was virtually an ever-present member of the side. He featured strongly in the 1968 Lancashire Cup Final when he teamed up at half back with captain Tommy Bishop to cut the Roughyeds defence to ribbons in the last quarter of the match. That season also brought the Lancashire League Championship to Knowsley Road as Alan featured in the stand-off position in the last 25 matches to end the campaign top of the club appearances chart with an incredible 48 matches played.

Alan Whittle retained the number six jersey for most of the next three seasons as Saints embarked on a glory run at the start of the 1970s. He was an unused substitute in the 1970 Championship Final win over Leeds but starred in the 1972 Challenge Cup victory over the same opposition. In between Alan featured in the 1971 Championship Final victory over Wigan when a last minute try from Billy "the bandit" Benyon sealed the win over the old enemy. That season was probably the high point of Alans career. He notched two hat tricks against foreign opposition that campaign. Saints defeated newly crowned champions Australia by 37 points to 10 with Whittle putting in a blistering headline performance. In the last match of the season Alan ran riot as the Saints destroyed St Gaudens by 62 points to nil to claim the European Champions tag.

With a rampant Ken Kelly grabbing the headlines at the start of the 1972/3 season, Alan was transferred to Barrow after scoring a solitary try against Warrington in the first round of the Lancashire Cup.

Alan Whittle was one of those sharp, exciting players that supporters loved to see crossing the opponents tryline. His shrewd play was an integral part of Saints open style of play that was so successful in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Alan joined Barrow for a £5,750 fee in September 1972 and later played with distinction for Warrington. A great player who should be given the credit he deserves!


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1966~67 1 0 0 1
1967~68 5 0 0 24
1968~69 19 0 0 48
1969~7015 0 0 40
1970~7119 0 0 45
1971~72 9 0 0 40
1972~73 1 0 0 5
TOTALS:69 0 0 203
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1968~690001
1969~700001
1970~71 0001
1971~72 0001
TOTALS:0004

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
11th Feb 1967 1
W
6 Liverpool City L H 23 6 1 VIEW
18th Aug 1967 2
W
14 Rochdale Hornets LC1 H 7 4 VIEW
23rd Aug 1967 3
W
14 Leeds L A 13 12 1 VIEW
26th Aug 1967 4
W
3 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 13 8 VIEW
28th Aug 1967 5
W
6 Wakefield Trinity L H 13 11 VIEW
1st Sep 1967 6
W
6 Salford L A 15 3 VIEW
9th Sep 1967 --NPS
W
14 Liverpool City L A 32 5 VIEW
15th Sep 1967 --NPS
W
14 Leigh L H 22 0 VIEW
19th Sep 1967 7
W
4 Swinton LCSF A 12 8 VIEW
23rd Sep 1967 8
W
14 Rochdale Hornets L A 8 2 VIEW
27th Sep 1967 9
W
3 Warrington L H 17 12 VIEW
7th Oct 1967 10
D
4 Warrington LCF N 2 2 VIEW
14th Oct 1967 11
W
6 Liverpool City L H 15 7 VIEW
21st Oct 1967 12
L
7 Whitehaven L A 6 11 VIEW
11th Nov 1967 13
W
3 Blackpool Borough L H 17 3 1 VIEW
18th Nov 1967 14
W
3 Leigh L A 7 4 VIEW
22nd Nov 1967 15
L
4 Wigan FT2 H 11 22 VIEW
24th Nov 1967 16
L
14 Salford L H 4 7 VIEW
26th Feb 1968 17
W
6 Whitehaven L H 31 8 VIEW
23rd Mar 1968 18
L
14 Wakefield Trinity L A 3 23 VIEW
30th Mar 1968 19
W
6 Workington Town L H 18 11 2 VIEW
12th Apr 1968 20
W
6 Wigan L H 24 13 1 VIEW
13th Apr 1968 21
L
14 Widnes L A 7 24 VIEW
15th Apr 1968 22
W
6 Swinton L A 19 16 VIEW
19th Apr 1968 23
W
6 Halifax Ch1 H 31 2 VIEW
24th Apr 1968 24
W
6 Warrington Ch2 H 20 0 VIEW
27th Apr 1968 25
L
6 Hull Kingston Rovers ChSF A 10 23 VIEW
9th Aug 1968 --
W
6 Swinton* Fr Gallie Cup H 13 9 VIEW
14th Aug 1968 26
W
14 Wakefield Trinity L A 5 0 VIEW
20th Aug 1968 --NPS
W
14 Whitehaven L H 28 9 VIEW
24th Aug 1968 27
L
14 Leeds L A 13 20 1 VIEW
28th Aug 1968 28
W
6 Wakefield Trinity L H 24 8 VIEW
31st Aug 1968 29
W
6 Widnes L H 24 9 1 VIEW
2nd Sep 1968 30
W
6 Barrow L A 17 2 VIEW
7th Sep 1968 31
W
6 Wigan LC1 H 19 16 VIEW
10th Sep 1968 32
W
4 Barrow FTP(1) H 21 5 VIEW
14th Sep 1968 33
W
4 Leigh L H 27 2 VIEW
18th Sep 1968 34
W
4 Widnes LC2 A 20 17 VIEW
20th Sep 1968 35
W
4 Huyton L H 11 10 VIEW
23rd Sep 1968 36
L
4 Barrow FTP(2) A 11 18 VIEW
27th Sep 1968 37
W
4 Warrington L H 24 11 VIEW
4th Oct 1968 38
D
4 Salford L A 10 10 VIEW
7th Oct 1968 39
W
6 Leigh LCSF A 17 6 1 VIEW
12th Oct 1968 40
W
6 Leeds L H 28 3 VIEW
14th Oct 1968 41
W
6 Swinton FT1 H 12 10 VIEW
25th Oct 1968 42
W
6 Oldham LCF N 30 2 VIEW
9th Nov 1968 43
W
6 Doncaster L A 22 8 VIEW
11th Nov 1968 44
W
6 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 21 5 1 VIEW
16th Nov 1968 45
D
6 Salford L H 9 9 1 VIEW
23rd Nov 1968 46
W
1 Warrington L A 20 5 VIEW
26th Nov 1968 47
W
1 Hull FT2 H 14 10 VIEW
4th Dec 1968 48
W
1 Blackpool Borough L H 13 10 VIEW
10th Dec 1968 49
W
6 Warrington FTSF H 29 6 1 VIEW
17th Dec 1968 50
L
6 Wigan FTF A 4 7 VIEW
26th Dec 1968 51
W
6 Wigan L AB H 11 3 2 VIEW
1st Jan 1969 52
W
6 Swinton L A 15 5 VIEW
6th Jan 1969 53
W
6 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 16 5 VIEW
11th Jan 1969 54
W
6 Whitehaven L A 9 7 VIEW
14th Jan 1969 55
W
6 Wigan L H 13 3 VIEW
18th Jan 1969 56
W
6 Rochdale Hornets L H 17 7 VIEW
25th Jan 1969 57
W
6 Hull CC1 A 13 3 VIEW
25th Feb 1969 58
W
6 Oldham CC2 A 15 6 VIEW
1st Mar 1969 59
L
6 Warrington CC3 A 2 4 VIEW
6th Mar 1969 60
W
6 Huyton L H 37 6 VIEW
11th Mar 1969 61
W
6 Barrow L H 32 7 2 VIEW
15th Mar 1969 62
L
6 Leigh L A 10 12 VIEW
21st Mar 1969 63
W
6 Widnes L A 18 4 VIEW
24th Mar 1969 64
W
6 Blackpool Borough L H 43 12 3 VIEW
28th Mar 1969 65
W
6 Oldham L H 19 4 VIEW
4th Apr 1969 66
L
6 Wigan L A 10 34 VIEW
7th Apr 1969 67
W
6 Swinton L H 40 5 VIEW
12th Apr 1969 68
L
6 Workington Town L H 5 8 1 VIEW
15th Apr 1969 69
W
6 Oldham L A 17 2 VIEW
19th Apr 1969 70
W
6 Doncaster L H 57 5 2 VIEW
26th Apr 1969 71
W
6 Keighley Ch1 H 25 7 VIEW
3rd May 1969 72
W
6 Featherstone Rovers Ch2 H 47 4 3 VIEW
10th May 1969 73
L
6 Castleford ChSF H 6 18 VIEW
9th Aug 1969 --
W
6 Swinton* Fr Gallie Cup A 32 4 VIEW
16th Aug 1969 74
W
6 Castleford L H 27 3 VIEW
20th Aug 1969 75
L
6 Widnes L A 5 17 VIEW
1st Sep 1969 76
W
6 Maryport LC1 H 58 5 2 VIEW
5th Sep 1969 77
W
6 Huyton L H 31 0 1 VIEW
10th Sep 1969 78
L
4 Castleford L A 3 9 VIEW
13th Sep 1969 79
W
14 Blackpool Borough L A 35 2 VIEW
20th Sep 1969 80
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L H 63 10 2 VIEW
27th Sep 1969 81
W
4 Workington Town L A 17 5 VIEW
29th Sep 1969 82
L
4 Widnes LC2 A 14 22 VIEW
4th Oct 1969 83
W
4 Warrington L H 11 7 1 VIEW
7th Oct 1969 84
L
14 Leeds L A 7 13 VIEW
11th Oct 1969 85
W
2 Huyton L A 28 5 VIEW
13th Oct 1969 86
W
6 Swinton FT1 A 17 9 VIEW
29th Oct 1969 --NPS
L
14 Salford L A 12 16 VIEW
4th Nov 1969 --NPS
W
14 Barrow FT2 A 11 6 VIEW
8th Nov 1969 87
L
4 Whitehaven L A 9 10 VIEW
10th Nov 1969 88
W
4 Leigh L H 16 10 1 VIEW
15th Nov 1969 89
L
14 Featherstone Rovers L A 6 13 VIEW
17th Nov 1969 90
W
3 Barrow L H 31 9 VIEW
9th Dec 1969 --NPS
D
14 Wigan FTSF A 13 13 VIEW
11th Dec 1969 91
L
4 Wigan FTSF(rep) H 9 15 1 VIEW
13th Dec 1969 92
W
3 Blackpool Borough L H 26 9 2 VIEW
26th Dec 1969 93
W
4 Wigan L A 53 11 2 VIEW
1st Jan 1970 94
D
4 Swinton L H 18 18 VIEW
10th Jan 1970 95
W
4 Batley L H 22 9 VIEW
27th Jan 1970 96
L
4 Salford L H 15 16 VIEW
31st Jan 1970 97
L
4 Leigh L A 3 6 VIEW
7th Feb 1970 98
W
4 Bradford Northern CC1 H 16 3 VIEW
21st Feb 1970 99
W
4 Bramley CC2 H 17 2 VIEW
27th Feb 1970 100
W
4 Barrow L A 6 0 VIEW
2nd Mar 1970 101
W
6 Whitehaven L H 37 5 VIEW
10th Mar 1970 --NPS
D
14 Doncaster CC3 A 4 4 VIEW
14th Mar 1970 102
W
4 Featherstone Rovers L H 22 4 1 VIEW
16th Mar 1970 103
W
4 Doncaster CC3(rep) H 36 0 VIEW
21st Mar 1970 104
W
4 Batley L A 8 7 1 VIEW
23rd Mar 1970 105
W
6 Rochdale Hornets L A 10 0 VIEW
27th Mar 1970 106
L
4 Wigan L H 16 23 1 VIEW
28th Mar 1970 107
W
6 Leeds L H 12 5 VIEW
30th Mar 1970 108
L
6 Swinton L A 9 10 VIEW
4th Apr 1970 109
L
4 Castleford CCSF N 3 6 VIEW
6th Apr 1970 110
W
6 Oldham L A 43 0 VIEW
10th Apr 1970 111
W
6 Widnes L H 15 12 VIEW
18th Apr 1970 --NPS
W
14 Warrington Ch1 H 36 8 VIEW
25th Apr 1970 112
W
14 Leigh Ch2 H 16 5 VIEW
2nd May 1970 --NPS
D
14 Castleford ChSF A 9 9 VIEW
4th May 1970 113
W
14 Castleford ChSF(rep) H 21 12 VIEW
16th May 1970 --NPS
W
14 Leeds ChF N 24 12 VIEW
7th Aug 1970 --
W
6 Salford * Fr Gallie Cup H 29 12 VIEW
15th Aug 1970 --NPS
D
14 Castleford CS A 19 19 VIEW
22nd Aug 1970 114
W
14 Bradford Northern L A 42 3 VIEW
31st Aug 1970 115
W
6 Leigh L H 26 7 VIEW
5th Sep 1970 116
W
6 Bramley L A 15 8 1 VIEW
10th Sep 1970 --NPS
W
14 Halifax L A 27 4 VIEW
12th Sep 1970 117
W
14 Huddersfield L H 39 0 2 VIEW
15th Sep 1970 118
W
6 Halifax L H 22 7 1 VIEW
17th Sep 1970 --NPS
W
14 Swinton LC2 H 20 7 VIEW
19th Sep 1970 119
L
1 Swinton L A 8 22 VIEW
22nd Sep 1970 120
W
6 Hull L H 30 9 VIEW
26th Sep 1970 121
W
14 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 38 3 VIEW
29th Sep 1970 122
W
14 Castleford FT1 H 14 7 VIEW
7th Oct 1970 123
W
6 Warrington L A 12 4 VIEW
10th Oct 1970 124
W
7 Wigan LCSF A 23 0 VIEW
13th Oct 1970 125
W
7 Warrington L H 37 6 VIEW
19th Oct 1970 126
W
7 Bradford Northern L H 42 0 1 VIEW
6th Nov 1970 127
W
7 Hull L A 16 2 VIEW
9th Nov 1970 128
W
7 Australia Tour H 37 10 3 VIEW
14th Nov 1970 129
L
7 Leigh L A 13 15 VIEW
20th Nov 1970 130
W
7 Salford L A 4 0 VIEW
28th Nov 1970 131
L
7 Leigh LCF N 4 7 VIEW
30th Nov 1970 132
W
6 Leigh FT2 A 10 4 VIEW
5th Dec 1970 133
W
6 St. Gaudens ECF(1) A 30 11 VIEW
8th Dec 1970 134
D
6 Wigan FTSF A 7 7 1 VIEW
12th Dec 1970 135
W
6 Castleford L H 9 5 1 VIEW
13th Dec 1970 136
W
6 Wigan FTSF(rep) H 16 15 VIEW
15th Dec 1970 137
L
6 Leeds FTF A 5 9 VIEW
19th Dec 1970 138
W
6 Bramley L H 34 0 VIEW
26th Dec 1970 139
L
6 Wigan L H 5 12 VIEW
23rd Jan 1971 140
W
14 Workington Town CC1 A 8 6 VIEW
30th Jan 1971 141
W
6 Whitehaven L H 27 5 2 VIEW
6th Feb 1971 142
W
6 Salford L H 26 4 VIEW
13th Feb 1971 143
L
6 Castleford L A 6 12 VIEW
20th Feb 1971 144
L
6 Leeds CC2 A 0 4 VIEW
27th Feb 1971 145
W
6 Whitehaven L A 15 8 VIEW
6th Mar 1971 146
W
7 Featherstone Rovers L H 23 16 2 VIEW
13th Mar 1971 147
W
7 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 26 9 1 VIEW
22nd Mar 1971 148
W
7 Leeds L H 30 9 VIEW
2nd Apr 1971 149
W
6 Widnes L A 8 5 VIEW
9th Apr 1971 150
W
6 Wigan L A 9 6 VIEW
10th Apr 1971 151
W
3 Batley L A 27 4 1 VIEW
12th Apr 1971 152
W
6 Widnes L H 14 5 VIEW
17th Apr 1971 153
W
2 Huddersfield L A 11 8 VIEW
24th Apr 1971 154
W
6 Huddersfield Ch1 H 28 5 VIEW
30th Apr 1971 155
W
6 Hull Ch2 H 30 5 VIEW
7th May 1971 156
W
6 Leeds ChSF H 22 7 VIEW
22nd May 1971 157
W
6 Wigan ChF N 16 12 VIEW
5th Jun 1971 158
W
6 St. Gaudens ECF(2) H 62 0 3 VIEW
30th Jul 1971 --
L
6 Salford * Fr Gallie Cup A 13 28 VIEW
6th Aug 1971 159
W
6 Leigh LC1 H 11 10 VIEW
14th Aug 1971 160
W
3 Leigh CS H 11 4 VIEW
17th Aug 1971 161
L
3 Widnes LCSF H 10 12 VIEW
21st Aug 1971 162
W
6 Hull L H 30 14 VIEW
24th Aug 1971 163
L
6 Leeds L A 13 20 1 VIEW
27th Aug 1971 164
W
4 Leigh L A 8 3 VIEW
30th Aug 1971 165
W
3 Workington Town L H 21 14 1 VIEW
4th Sep 1971 166
W
6 Keighley L H 30 19 1 VIEW
6th Sep 1971 167
W
6 New Zealand Tour H 18 8 VIEW
11th Sep 1971 168
W
3 Wakefield Trinity L A 23 12 1 VIEW
18th Sep 1971 169
W
4 Halifax L H 14 10 VIEW
21st Sep 1971 170
W
6 Swinton FT1 A 14 9 VIEW
2nd Oct 1971 171
W
4 Salford L H 23 12 VIEW
9th Oct 1971 172
L
4 Bramley L A 10 15 VIEW
18th Oct 1971 173
W
4 Oldham L H 50 2 1 VIEW
23rd Oct 1971 174
L
4 Huddersfield L A 15 17 VIEW
18th Dec 1971 175
L
14 Wakefield Trinity JPSF A 9 14 VIEW
27th Dec 1971 176
L
14 Wigan L A 3 8 VIEW
1st Jan 1972 177
W
6 Widnes L H 33 5 1 VIEW
8th Jan 1972 178
W
4 Wakefield Trinity L H 18 12 VIEW
15th Jan 1972 179
W
3 Keighley L A 24 4 VIEW
22nd Jan 1972 180
D
14 Leeds L H 15 15 VIEW
29th Jan 1972 181
W
14 Oldham CC1 A 8 6 VIEW
12th Feb 1972 182
W
6 Leigh L H 20 7 VIEW
19th Feb 1972 --NPS
W
14 Huddersfield CC2 H 32 9 VIEW
26th Feb 1972 183
L
3 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 2 5 VIEW
11th Mar 1972 184
W
6 Huddersfield L H 27 0 VIEW
14th Mar 1972 185
W
6 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 29 2 1 VIEW
18th Mar 1972 186
W
6 Dewsbury L H 16 14 VIEW
24th Mar 1972 187
W
4 Salford L A 7 0 VIEW
27th Mar 1972 188
W
4 Halifax L A 19 5 VIEW
31st Mar 1972 189
W
4 Wigan L H 21 4 VIEW
3rd Apr 1972 190
L
6 Widnes L A 9 19 VIEW
6th Apr 1972 191
W
14 Workington Town L A 19 10 VIEW
8th Apr 1972 192
W
4 Hull L A 17 7 VIEW
15th Apr 1972 --NPS
D
14 Warrington CCSF N 10 10 VIEW
16th Apr 1972 193
W
4 Batley L A 14 7 VIEW
22nd Apr 1972 194
W
3 Hull Kingston Rovers Ch1 H 25 5 VIEW
28th Apr 1972 195
W
6 Rochdale Hornets Ch2 H 17 5 2 VIEW
4th May 1972 196
W
4 Bradford Northern ChSF A 14 10 VIEW
13th May 1972 197
W
14 Leeds CCF N 16 13 VIEW
20th May 1972 198
L
14 Leeds ChF N 5 9 VIEW
28th Aug 1972 199
W
7 Huyton L A 47 6 VIEW
3rd Sep 1972 200
W
6 Warrington LC1 A 18 16 1 VIEW
13th Sep 1972 201
L
7 Widnes LC2 A 2 13 VIEW
17th Sep 1972 202
L
14 Featherstone Rovers L A 14 19 VIEW
23rd Sep 1972 203
W
14 Halifax JP1 A 22 20 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 165 | LOSSES : 46 | DRAWS : 11

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