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

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.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1966~67 1 0 0 1
1967~685 0 0 26
1968~69 19 0 0 49
1969~70 15 0 0 47
1970~71 19 0 0 48
1971~729 0 0 42
1972~73 1 0 0 5
TOTALS:69 0 0 218
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1968~690001
1969~700001
1970~710001
1971~72 0001
TOTALS:0004

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
11th Feb 1967 W 6 Liverpool City L 1966~67 H 23 6 1 VIEW
18th Aug 1967 W 14 Rochdale Hornets LC1 1967~68 H 7 4 VIEW
23rd Aug 1967 W 14 Leeds L 1967~68 A 13 12 1 VIEW
26th Aug 1967 W 3 Hull K.R. L 1967~68 H 13 8 VIEW
28th Aug 1967 W 6 Wakefield Trinity L 1967~68 H 13 11 VIEW
1st Sep 1967 W 6 Salford L 1967~68 A 15 3 VIEW
9th Sep 1967 W 14 Liverpool City L 1967~68 A 32 5 Y VIEW
15th Sep 1967 W 14 Leigh L 1967~68 H 22 0 Y VIEW
19th Sep 1967 W 4 Swinton LCSF 1967~68 A 12 8 VIEW
23rd Sep 1967 W 14 Rochdale Hornets L 1967~68 A 8 2 VIEW
27th Sep 1967 W 3 Warrington L 1967~68 H 17 12 VIEW
7th Oct 1967 D 4 Warrington LCF 1967~68 N 2 2 VIEW
14th Oct 1967 W 6 Liverpool City L 1967~68 H 15 7 VIEW
21st Oct 1967 L 7 Whitehaven L 1967~68 A 6 11 VIEW
11th Nov 1967 W 3 Blackpool Borough L 1967~68 H 17 3 1 VIEW
18th Nov 1967 W 3 Leigh L 1967~68 A 7 4 VIEW
22nd Nov 1967 L 4 Wigan FT2 1967~68 H 11 22 VIEW
24th Nov 1967 L 14 Salford L 1967~68 H 4 7 VIEW
26th Feb 1968 W 6 Whitehaven L 1967~68 H 31 8 VIEW
23rd Mar 1968 L 14 Wakefield Trinity L 1967~68 A 3 23 VIEW
30th Mar 1968 W 6 Workington Town L 1967~68 H 18 11 2 VIEW
12th Apr 1968 W 6 Wigan L 1967~68 H 24 13 1 VIEW
13th Apr 1968 L 14 Widnes L 1967~68 A 7 24 VIEW
15th Apr 1968 W 6 Swinton L 1967~68 A 19 16 VIEW
19th Apr 1968 W 6 Halifax Ch1 1967~68 H 31 2 VIEW
24th Apr 1968 W 6 Warrington Ch2 1967~68 H 20 0 VIEW
27th Apr 1968 L 6 Hull K.R. ChSF 1967~68 A 10 23 VIEW
9th Aug 1968 W 6 Swinton* Fr Gallie Cup 1968~69 H 13 9 VIEW
14th Aug 1968 W 14 Wakefield Trinity L 1968~69 A 5 0 VIEW
20th Aug 1968 W 14 Whitehaven L 1968~69 H 28 9 Y VIEW
24th Aug 1968 L 14 Leeds L 1968~69 A 13 20 1 VIEW
28th Aug 1968 W 6 Wakefield Trinity L 1968~69 H 24 8 VIEW
31st Aug 1968 W 6 Widnes L 1968~69 H 24 9 1 VIEW
2nd Sep 1968 W 6 Barrow L 1968~69 A 17 2 VIEW
7th Sep 1968 W 6 Wigan LC1 1968~69 H 19 16 VIEW
10th Sep 1968 W 4 Barrow FTP(1) 1968~69 H 21 5 VIEW
14th Sep 1968 W 4 Leigh L 1968~69 H 27 2 VIEW
18th Sep 1968 W 4 Widnes LC2 1968~69 A 20 17 VIEW
20th Sep 1968 W 4 Huyton L 1968~69 H 11 10 VIEW
23rd Sep 1968 L 4 Barrow FTP(2) 1968~69 A 11 18 VIEW
27th Sep 1968 W 4 Warrington L 1968~69 H 24 11 VIEW
4th Oct 1968 D 4 Salford L 1968~69 A 10 10 VIEW
7th Oct 1968 W 6 Leigh LCSF 1968~69 A 17 6 1 VIEW
12th Oct 1968 W 6 Leeds L 1968~69 H 28 3 VIEW
14th Oct 1968 W 6 Swinton FT1 1968~69 H 12 10 VIEW
25th Oct 1968 W 6 Oldham LCF 1968~69 N 30 2 VIEW
9th Nov 1968 W 6 Doncaster L 1968~69 A 22 8 VIEW
11th Nov 1968 W 6 Hull K.R. L 1968~69 H 21 5 1 VIEW
16th Nov 1968 D 6 Salford L 1968~69 H 9 9 1 VIEW
23rd Nov 1968 W 1 Warrington L 1968~69 A 20 5 VIEW
26th Nov 1968 W 1 Hull FT2 1968~69 H 14 10 VIEW
4th Dec 1968 W 1 Blackpool Borough L 1968~69 H 13 10 VIEW
10th Dec 1968 W 6 Warrington FTSF 1968~69 H 29 6 1 VIEW
17th Dec 1968 L 6 Wigan FTF 1968~69 A 4 7 VIEW
26th Dec 1968 W 6 Wigan L AB 1968~69 H 11 3 2 VIEW
1st Jan 1969 W 6 Swinton L 1968~69 A 15 5 VIEW
6th Jan 1969 W 6 Hull K.R. L 1968~69 A 16 5 VIEW
11th Jan 1969 W 6 Whitehaven L 1968~69 A 9 7 VIEW
14th Jan 1969 W 6 Wigan L 1968~69 H 13 3 VIEW
18th Jan 1969 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1968~69 H 17 7 VIEW
25th Jan 1969 W 6 Hull CC1 1968~69 A 13 3 VIEW
25th Feb 1969 W 6 Oldham CC2 1968~69 A 15 6 VIEW
1st Mar 1969 L 6 Warrington CC3 1968~69 A 2 4 VIEW
6th Mar 1969 W 6 Huyton L 1968~69 H 37 6 VIEW
11th Mar 1969 W 6 Barrow L 1968~69 H 32 7 2 VIEW
15th Mar 1969 L 6 Leigh L 1968~69 A 10 12 VIEW
21st Mar 1969 W 6 Widnes L 1968~69 A 18 4 VIEW
24th Mar 1969 W 6 Blackpool Borough L 1968~69 H 43 12 3 VIEW
28th Mar 1969 W 6 Oldham L 1968~69 H 19 4 VIEW
4th Apr 1969 L 6 Wigan L 1968~69 A 10 34 VIEW
7th Apr 1969 W 6 Swinton L 1968~69 H 40 5 VIEW
12th Apr 1969 L 6 Workington Town L 1968~69 H 5 8 1 VIEW
15th Apr 1969 W 6 Oldham L 1968~69 A 17 2 VIEW
19th Apr 1969 W 6 Doncaster L 1968~69 H 57 5 2 VIEW
26th Apr 1969 W 6 Keighley Ch1 1968~69 H 25 7 VIEW
3rd May 1969 W 6 Featherstone Rovers Ch2 1968~69 H 47 4 3 VIEW
10th May 1969 L 6 Castleford ChSF 1968~69 H 6 18 VIEW
9th Aug 1969 W 6 Swinton* Fr Gallie Cup 1969~70 A 32 4 VIEW
16th Aug 1969 W 6 Castleford L 1969~70 H 27 3 VIEW
20th Aug 1969 L 6 Widnes L 1969~70 A 5 17 VIEW
1st Sep 1969 W 6 Maryport LC1 1969~70 H 58 5 2 VIEW
5th Sep 1969 W 6 Huyton L 1969~70 H 31 0 1 VIEW
10th Sep 1969 L 4 Castleford L 1969~70 A 3 9 VIEW
13th Sep 1969 W 14 Blackpool Borough L 1969~70 A 35 2 VIEW
20th Sep 1969 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1969~70 H 63 10 2 VIEW
27th Sep 1969 W 4 Workington Town L 1969~70 A 17 5 VIEW
29th Sep 1969 L 4 Widnes LC2 1969~70 A 14 22 VIEW
4th Oct 1969 W 4 Warrington L 1969~70 H 11 7 1 VIEW
7th Oct 1969 L 14 Leeds L 1969~70 A 7 13 VIEW
11th Oct 1969 W 2 Huyton L 1969~70 A 28 5 VIEW
13th Oct 1969 W 6 Swinton FT1 1969~70 A 17 9 VIEW
29th Oct 1969 L 14 Salford L 1969~70 A 12 16 Y VIEW
4th Nov 1969 W 14 Barrow FT2 1969~70 A 11 6 Y VIEW
8th Nov 1969 L 4 Whitehaven L 1969~70 A 9 10 VIEW
10th Nov 1969 W 4 Leigh L 1969~70 H 16 10 1 VIEW
15th Nov 1969 L 14 Featherstone Rovers L 1969~70 A 6 13 VIEW
17th Nov 1969 W 3 Barrow L 1969~70 H 31 9 VIEW
9th Dec 1969 D 14 Wigan FTSF 1969~70 A 13 13 Y VIEW
11th Dec 1969 L 4 Wigan FTSF(rep) 1969~70 H 9 15 1 VIEW
13th Dec 1969 W 3 Blackpool Borough L 1969~70 H 26 9 2 VIEW
26th Dec 1969 W 4 Wigan L 1969~70 A 53 11 2 VIEW
1st Jan 1970 D 4 Swinton L 1969~70 H 18 18 VIEW
10th Jan 1970 W 4 Batley L 1969~70 H 22 9 VIEW
27th Jan 1970 L 4 Salford L 1969~70 H 15 16 VIEW
31st Jan 1970 L 4 Leigh L 1969~70 A 3 6 VIEW
7th Feb 1970 W 4 Bradford Northern CC1 1969~70 H 16 3 VIEW
21st Feb 1970 W 4 Bramley CC2 1969~70 H 17 2 VIEW
27th Feb 1970 W 4 Barrow L 1969~70 A 6 0 VIEW
2nd Mar 1970 W 6 Whitehaven L 1969~70 H 37 5 VIEW
10th Mar 1970 D 14 Doncaster CC3 1969~70 A 4 4 Y VIEW
14th Mar 1970 W 4 Featherstone Rovers L 1969~70 H 22 4 1 VIEW
16th Mar 1970 W 4 Doncaster CC3(rep) 1969~70 H 36 0 VIEW
21st Mar 1970 W 4 Batley L 1969~70 A 8 7 1 VIEW
23rd Mar 1970 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1969~70 A 10 0 VIEW
27th Mar 1970 L 4 Wigan L 1969~70 H 16 23 1 VIEW
28th Mar 1970 W 6 Leeds L 1969~70 H 12 5 VIEW
30th Mar 1970 L 6 Swinton L 1969~70 A 9 10 VIEW
4th Apr 1970 L 4 Castleford CCSF 1969~70 N 3 6 VIEW
6th Apr 1970 W 6 Oldham L 1969~70 A 43 0 VIEW
10th Apr 1970 W 6 Widnes L 1969~70 H 15 12 VIEW
18th Apr 1970 W 14 Warrington Ch1 1969~70 H 36 8 Y VIEW
25th Apr 1970 W 14 Leigh Ch2 1969~70 H 16 5 VIEW
2nd May 1970 D 14 Castleford ChSF 1969~70 A 9 9 Y VIEW
4th May 1970 W 14 Castleford ChSF(rep) 1969~70 H 21 12 VIEW
16th May 1970 W 14 Leeds ChF 1969~70 N 24 12 Y VIEW
7th Aug 1970 W 6 Salford* Fr Gallie Cup 1970~71 H 29 12 VIEW
15th Aug 1970 D 14 Castleford CS 1970~71 A 19 19 Y VIEW
22nd Aug 1970 W 14 Bradford Northern L 1970~71 A 42 3 VIEW
31st Aug 1970 W 6 Leigh L 1970~71 H 26 7 VIEW
5th Sep 1970 W 6 Bramley L 1970~71 A 15 8 1 VIEW
10th Sep 1970 W 14 Halifax L 1970~71 A 27 4 Y VIEW
12th Sep 1970 W 14 Huddersfield L 1970~71 H 39 0 2 VIEW
15th Sep 1970 W 6 Halifax L 1970~71 H 22 7 1 VIEW
17th Sep 1970 W 14 Swinton LC2 1970~71 H 20 7 Y VIEW
19th Sep 1970 L 1 Swinton L 1970~71 A 8 22 VIEW
22nd Sep 1970 W 6 Hull L 1970~71 H 30 9 VIEW
26th Sep 1970 W 14 Hull K.R. L 1970~71 H 38 3 Y VIEW
29th Sep 1970 W 14 Castleford FT1 1970~71 H 14 7 VIEW
7th Oct 1970 W 6 Warrington L 1970~71 A 12 4 VIEW
10th Oct 1970 W 7 Wigan LCSF 1970~71 A 23 0 VIEW
13th Oct 1970 W 7 Warrington L 1970~71 H 37 6 VIEW
19th Oct 1970 W 7 Bradford Northern L 1970~71 H 42 0 1 VIEW
6th Nov 1970 W 7 Hull L 1970~71 A 16 2 VIEW
9th Nov 1970 W 7 Australia Tour 1970~71 H 37 10 3 VIEW
14th Nov 1970 L 7 Leigh L 1970~71 A 13 15 VIEW
20th Nov 1970 W 7 Salford L 1970~71 A 4 0 VIEW
28th Nov 1970 L 7 Leigh LCF 1970~71 N 4 7 VIEW
30th Nov 1970 W 6 Leigh FT2 1970~71 A 10 4 VIEW
5th Dec 1970 W 6 St. Gaudens ECF(1) 1970~71 A 30 11 VIEW
8th Dec 1970 D 6 Wigan FTSF 1970~71 A 7 7 1 VIEW
12th Dec 1970 W 6 Castleford L 1970~71 H 9 5 1 VIEW
13th Dec 1970 W 6 Wigan FTSF(rep) 1970~71 H 16 15 VIEW
15th Dec 1970 L 6 Leeds FTF 1970~71 A 5 9 VIEW
19th Dec 1970 W 6 Bramley L 1970~71 H 34 0 VIEW
26th Dec 1970 L 6 Wigan L 1970~71 H 5 12 VIEW
23rd Jan 1971 W 14 Workington Town CC1 1970~71 A 8 6 VIEW
30th Jan 1971 W 6 Whitehaven L 1970~71 H 27 5 2 VIEW
6th Feb 1971 W 6 Salford L 1970~71 H 26 4 VIEW
13th Feb 1971 L 6 Castleford L 1970~71 A 6 12 VIEW
20th Feb 1971 L 6 Leeds CC2 1970~71 A 0 4 VIEW
27th Feb 1971 W 6 Whitehaven L 1970~71 A 15 8 VIEW
6th Mar 1971 W 7 Featherstone Rovers L 1970~71 H 23 16 2 VIEW
13th Mar 1971 W 7 Hull K.R. L 1970~71 A 26 9 1 VIEW
22nd Mar 1971 W 7 Leeds L 1970~71 H 30 9 VIEW
2nd Apr 1971 W 6 Widnes L 1970~71 A 8 5 VIEW
9th Apr 1971 W 6 Wigan L 1970~71 A 9 6 VIEW
10th Apr 1971 W 3 Batley L 1970~71 A 27 4 1 VIEW
12th Apr 1971 W 6 Widnes L 1970~71 H 14 5 VIEW
17th Apr 1971 W 2 Huddersfield L 1970~71 A 11 8 VIEW
24th Apr 1971 W 6 Huddersfield Ch1 1970~71 H 28 5 VIEW
30th Apr 1971 W 6 Hull Ch2 1970~71 H 30 5 VIEW
7th May 1971 W 6 Leeds ChSF 1970~71 H 22 7 VIEW
22nd May 1971 W 6 Wigan ChF 1970~71 N 16 12 VIEW
5th Jun 1971 W 6 St. Gaudens ECF(2) 1970~71 H 62 0 3 VIEW
30th Jul 1971 L 6 Salford * Fr Gallie Cup 1971~72 A 13 28 VIEW
6th Aug 1971 W 6 Leigh LC1 1971~72 H 11 10 VIEW
14th Aug 1971 W 3 Leigh CS 1971~72 H 11 4 VIEW
17th Aug 1971 L 3 Widnes LCSF 1971~72 H 10 12 VIEW
21st Aug 1971 W 6 Hull L 1971~72 H 30 14 VIEW
24th Aug 1971 L 6 Leeds L 1971~72 A 13 20 1 VIEW
27th Aug 1971 W 4 Leigh L 1971~72 A 8 3 VIEW
30th Aug 1971 W 3 Workington Town L 1971~72 H 21 14 1 VIEW
4th Sep 1971 W 6 Keighley L 1971~72 H 30 19 1 VIEW
6th Sep 1971 W 6 New Zealand Tour 1971~72 H 18 8 VIEW
11th Sep 1971 W 3 Wakefield Trinity L 1971~72 A 23 12 1 VIEW
18th Sep 1971 W 4 Halifax L 1971~72 H 14 10 VIEW
21st Sep 1971 W 6 Swinton FT1 1971~72 A 14 9 VIEW
2nd Oct 1971 W 4 Salford L 1971~72 H 23 12 VIEW
9th Oct 1971 L 4 Bramley L 1971~72 A 10 15 VIEW
18th Oct 1971 W 4 Oldham L 1971~72 H 50 2 1 VIEW
23rd Oct 1971 L 4 Huddersfield L 1971~72 A 15 17 VIEW
18th Dec 1971 L 14 Wakefield Trinity JPSF 1971~72 A 9 14 VIEW
27th Dec 1971 L 14 Wigan L 1971~72 A 3 8 VIEW
1st Jan 1972 W 6 Widnes L 1971~72 H 33 5 1 VIEW
8th Jan 1972 W 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1971~72 H 18 12 VIEW
15th Jan 1972 W 3 Keighley L 1971~72 A 24 4 VIEW
22nd Jan 1972 D 14 Leeds L 1971~72 H 15 15 VIEW
29th Jan 1972 W 14 Oldham CC1 1971~72 A 8 6 VIEW
12th Feb 1972 W 6 Leigh L 1971~72 H 20 7 VIEW
19th Feb 1972 W 14 Huddersfield CC2 1971~72 H 32 9 Y VIEW
26th Feb 1972 L 3 Hull K.R. L 1971~72 A 2 5 VIEW
11th Mar 1972 W 6 Huddersfield L 1971~72 H 27 0 VIEW
14th Mar 1972 W 6 Hull K.R. L 1971~72 H 29 2 1 VIEW
18th Mar 1972 W 6 Dewsbury L 1971~72 H 16 14 VIEW
24th Mar 1972 W 4 Salford L 1971~72 A 7 0 VIEW
27th Mar 1972 W 4 Halifax L 1971~72 A 19 5 VIEW
31st Mar 1972 W 4 Wigan L 1971~72 H 21 4 VIEW
3rd Apr 1972 L 6 Widnes L 1971~72 A 9 19 VIEW
6th Apr 1972 W 14 Workington Town L 1971~72 A 19 10 VIEW
8th Apr 1972 W 4 Hull L 1971~72 A 17 7 VIEW
15th Apr 1972 D 14 Warrington CCSF 1971~72 N 10 10 Y VIEW
16th Apr 1972 W 4 Batley L 1971~72 A 14 7 VIEW
22nd Apr 1972 W 3 Hull K.R. Ch1 1971~72 H 25 5 VIEW
28th Apr 1972 W 6 Rochdale Hornets Ch2 1971~72 H 17 5 2 VIEW
4th May 1972 W 4 Bradford Northern ChSF 1971~72 A 14 10 VIEW
13th May 1972 W 14 Leeds CCF 1971~72 N 16 13 VIEW
20th May 1972 L 14 Leeds ChF 1971~72 N 5 9 VIEW
28th Aug 1972 W 7 Huyton L 1972~73 A 47 6 VIEW
3rd Sep 1972 W 6 Warrington LC1 1972~73 A 18 16 1 VIEW
13th Sep 1972 L 7 Widnes LC2 1972~73 A 2 13 VIEW
17th Sep 1972 L 14 Featherstone Rovers L 1972~73 A 14 19 VIEW
23rd Sep 1972 W 14 Halifax JP1 1972~73 A 22 20 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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