Ned Ashcroft

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
16-08-1869
N/A
Date unknown.
Thatto Heath juniors
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
07-09-1895 v Rochdale Hornets
Stockport
1901-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1895-1900
23 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
0
0
0
0

Biography of Ned Ashcroft



HERITAGE NO : 9
Edward Ashcroft by Alex Service

Thatto Heath-born Ned Ashcroft was a forward who took part in the first Northern Union match played by the Saints, at home to Rochdale Hornets in 1895. He played for the club previously and won a medal when the club was promoted as Champions into the Lancashire First Division at the end of the 1893-94 season. The medal itself survives in pristine condition to this day. Ned did not play in the 1896-97 season for whatever reason, whether from injury or work commitments, but played later although spasmodically. Ned lived in Cairo Street, St Helens in 1939 and was employed as a glass stopper maker. He died in St Helens in June 1941 aged 71. A redoubtable forward, he was good friends on and off the field with his fellow Thatto Heathens Tom Foulkes and Billy Briers.

His grand-daughter, Ann Roby, was proud to accept his Heritage Number Certificate in October 2020.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1895~96 0 0 0 19
1896~970 0 0 3
1900~010 0 0 1
TOTALS:0 0 0 23
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1895~96 0001
1896~97 0001
TOTALS:0002

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
7th Sep 1895 1
W
9 Rochdale Hornets L H 8 3 VIEW
14th Sep 1895 2
W
9 Runcorn L H 5 0 VIEW
21st Sep 1895 3
D
9 Batley L A 3 3 VIEW
28th Sep 1895 4
L
9 Stockport L H 0 3 VIEW
21st Dec 1895 --
W
12 Broughton Rangers * Fr H 13 10 VIEW
25th Dec 1895 5
W
11 Widnes L H 6 0 VIEW
29th Feb 1896 6
D
9 Warrington L A 5 5 VIEW
7th Mar 1896 7
W
9 Bradford L H 11 5 VIEW
14th Mar 1896 8
L
9 Leigh L A 3 11 VIEW
21st Mar 1896 9
L
9 Wigan L A 0 10 VIEW
3rd Apr 1896 10
L
9 Widnes L A 4 16 VIEW
4th Apr 1896 11
W
9 Wakefield Trinity L H 7 5 VIEW
6th Apr 1896 12
D
9 Brighouse Rangers L H 0 0 VIEW
7th Apr 1896 13
L
9 Leeds L A 3 15 VIEW
11th Apr 1896 14
L
9 Huddersfield L A 4 7 VIEW
16th Apr 1896 15
W
9 Liversedge L H 14 7 VIEW
18th Apr 1896 16
L
9 Oldham L H 3 5 VIEW
20th Apr 1896 17
W
9 Rochdale Hornets L A 4 0 VIEW
25th Apr 1896 18
L
9 Liversedge L A 3 13 VIEW
30th Apr 1896 19
W
9 Broughton Rangers L H 26 0 VIEW
12th Sep 1896 20
W
12 Rochdale Hornets L H 6 5 VIEW
19th Sep 1896 21
D
12 Salford L A 0 0 VIEW
26th Sep 1896 22
W
10 Tyldesley L H 3 0 VIEW
17th Oct 1896 --
L
14 Rochdale St. Cuthberts * Fr A 4 6 VIEW
13th Mar 1901 23
W
11 Stockport CC2(rep) A 11 5 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 12 | LOSSES : 9 | DRAWS : 4

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