Jack Bradbury

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
08-05-1909
N/A
02-11-1934
Bradford Northern
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
03-11-1934 v Barrow
Hull KR
1946- Liverpool Stanley
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1934-1941
231 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
65
0
0
195

Biography of Jack Bradbury



HERITAGE NO : 427
Jack Bradbury by Alex Service

Born and bred in Thatto Heath, Jack Bradbury played for the Saints in the somewhat less-than-heady days of the mid 1930s and the war years, when the club was cash-strapped. He actually began with Wigan Highfield as a centre, who signed him from the Royal Engineers. Saints picked him up from Bradford Northern on 2 November 1934. A strong, powerful player, Jackie was, at 5 foot 8 inches and twelve and a half stones, like whipcord, ideally a scrum-half, although he was deadly at loose forward, where he would frequently knock the stuffing out of opposing back-rowers and the scrum-half! Nothing seemed to bother him. Jack played above his strength and weight - he would give away as much as three stones when tackling the bigger forwards, but it made no difference, his opponent would usually hit the turf with an unceremonious thud! Jack had a real devilish streak in his play and he was well-known to referees for his fiery temperament on the field.

By the late 1930s, however, rugby league was no longer flourishing in St.Helens like it once did and for the visit of Australia on Thursday 2 December 1937 they were met by a combined Saints-Recs XIII. Australia scored first, with a converted try, yet Jackie Brad soon brought them back into contention, with a brilliant try from the base of the scrum, that was converted by his Saints` team-mate Stan Powell. Australia went on to win by 15-7, although Bradbury had been the home side`s most influential player by a mile. Jackie was quick over 30 yards and hard to stop close to the line.

He played as a guest for Eddie Waring`s Dewsbury outfit in 1941, together with his Saints` team-mates Les Garner, Jack Waring and Frank Tracey and picked up a Yorkshire Cup Winner`s medal in the 15-5 victory over Bradford Northern in 1941. Jim Sullivan also played full-back for Dewsbury in the same match.

A stalwart during Saints` first season back in competitive football after the War, Jack could still turn on the magic when he pulled on the boots, although he was officially the club`s Trainer-Coach and well into his late thirties! He retained the ability to dictate play wherever he wanted `marshalling his troops like Montgomery,` as one local journalist so succinctly put it, with darting breaks from the scrum-half position, that seemed to be too fast and sudden for his team-mates!

Jack joined Liverpool Stanley as Player-Coach at the start of the 1946/47 campaign, when the St.Helens club were still appealing for clothing coupons to buy more playing kit! A bricklayer by trade, who finished his working life at Pilkington`s Ravenhead Works. He was living in Whittle Street, St Helens in 1939. Jack was quiet and unassuming off the field, bearing no relation to the fiery character on it! He died in his hometown in September 1975, aged 66.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1934~35 8 0 0 30
1935~3610 0 0 35
1936~37 11 0 0 37
1937~38 14 0 0 31
1938~39 7 0 0 39
1939~40 4 0 0 19
1940~41 2 0 0 13
1941~42 1 0 0 3
1942~43 0 0 0 1
1943~44 2 0 0 4
1945~46 6 0 0 19
TOTALS:65 0 0 231
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1940~41 3003
TOTALS:3003

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
3rd Nov 1934 1
W
4 Barrow L H 13 6 1 VIEW
10th Nov 1934 2
L
4 Broughton Rangers L A 2 31 VIEW
17th Nov 1934 3
L
3 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 6 8 VIEW
24th Nov 1934 4
W
3 Bradford Northern L H 23 8 2 VIEW
1st Dec 1934 5
L
3 Wakefield Trinity L A 5 19 VIEW
8th Dec 1934 6
W
3 Castleford L H 19 11 VIEW
15th Dec 1934 7
W
3 Swinton L H 7 0 VIEW
22nd Dec 1934 8
L
6 Barrow L A 5 7 VIEW
25th Dec 1934 9
W
3 St. Helens Recs L H 6 2 VIEW
26th Dec 1934 10
W
3 Wigan L H 5 3 VIEW
29th Dec 1934 11
W
3 Liverpool Stanley L A 4 3 VIEW
1st Jan 1935 12
D
3 St. Helens Recs L A 2 2 VIEW
5th Jan 1935 13
L
3 Liverpool Stanley L H 5 7 VIEW
12th Jan 1935 14
L
3 Hull L A 7 17 VIEW
19th Jan 1935 15
L
3 Hull L H 2 5 VIEW
26th Jan 1935 16
W
3 Rochdale Hornets L A 5 2 VIEW
2nd Feb 1935 17
D
3 Oldham L A 5 5 VIEW
9th Feb 1935 18
L
3 Oldham CC1 A 0 3 VIEW
16th Feb 1935 19
L
3 Halifax L H 3 4 VIEW
23rd Feb 1935 20
W
3 Leigh L H 25 5 2 VIEW
2nd Mar 1935 21
L
3 Castleford L A 4 14 VIEW
9th Mar 1935 22
L
3 Warrington L H 2 14 VIEW
16th Mar 1935 23
L
6 Salford L H 8 26 1 VIEW
23rd Mar 1935 24
L
6 Salford L A 5 9 VIEW
30th Mar 1935 25
W
6 Leigh L A 8 7 1 VIEW
6th Apr 1935 26
W
6 Wakefield Trinity L H 6 4 VIEW
13th Apr 1935 27
D
6 Bradford Northern L A 5 5 VIEW
19th Apr 1935 28
L
6 Wigan L A 6 26 VIEW
23rd Apr 1935 29
W
4 Oldham L H 15 5 1 VIEW
1st May 1935 30
L
3 Broughton Rangers L H 2 8 VIEW
31st Aug 1935 31
L
4 Widnes L H 2 9 VIEW
7th Sep 1935 32
L
6 Widnes L A 6 8 VIEW
11th Sep 1935 33
W
6 Streatham and Mitcham LC1 H 10 7 VIEW
21st Sep 1935 34
L
4 Acton and Willesden L H 2 5 VIEW
25th Sep 1935 35
D
7 St. Helens Recs LC2 H 2 2 VIEW
30th Sep 1935 36
W
7 St. Helens Recs LC2(rep) A 21 8 1 VIEW
2nd Oct 1935 37
W
7 Swinton L H 11 2 1 VIEW
5th Oct 1935 38
W
7 Featherstone Rovers L H 14 7 VIEW
9th Oct 1935 39
L
7 Salford LCSF A 6 19 1 VIEW
12th Oct 1935 40
W
7 Rochdale Hornets L A 11 0 VIEW
23rd Oct 1935 41
W
7 Salford L H 9 2 2 VIEW
26th Oct 1935 42
L
7 Warrington L A 3 9 VIEW
2nd Nov 1935 43
L
7 Barrow L H 2 8 VIEW
9th Nov 1935 44
L
7 Leigh L A 5 9 VIEW
23rd Nov 1935 45
W
4 Halifax L H 22 15 3 VIEW
30th Nov 1935 46
W
4 Bradford Northern L A 13 10 VIEW
7th Dec 1935 47
W
4 Oldham L H 12 4 VIEW
14th Dec 1935 48
L
4 Featherstone Rovers L A 6 18 VIEW
25th Dec 1935 49
W
4 St. Helens Recs L A 3 0 VIEW
26th Dec 1935 50
L
4 Wigan L H 0 14 VIEW
28th Dec 1935 51
D
3 Streatham and Mitcham L A 3 3 VIEW
1st Jan 1936 52
W
4 St. Helens Recs L H 5 3 VIEW
4th Jan 1936 53
L
4 Oldham L A 2 10 VIEW
11th Jan 1936 54
L
4 Liverpool Stanley L A 5 14 1 VIEW
25th Jan 1936 55
L
6 Acton and Willesden L A 0 5 VIEW
1st Feb 1936 56
W
4 Leigh L H 9 4 VIEW
8th Feb 1936 57
L
4 Hull CC1 A 6 16 1 VIEW
15th Feb 1936 58
L
3 Halifax L A 6 9 VIEW
20th Feb 1936 59
L
4 Broughton Rangers L H 6 14 VIEW
29th Feb 1936 60
L
6 Liverpool Stanley L H 7 10 VIEW
7th Mar 1936 61
L
7 Broughton Rangers L A 0 23 VIEW
14th Mar 1936 62
L
7 Batley L H 8 10 VIEW
10th Apr 1936 63
L
3 Wigan L A 0 14 VIEW
11th Apr 1936 64
L
3 Warrington L H 5 10 VIEW
13th Apr 1936 65
L
2 Rochdale Hornets L H 0 2 VIEW
29th Aug 1936 66
L
2 Widnes L A 0 28 VIEW
5th Sep 1936 67
W
7 Widnes L H 2 0 VIEW
12th Sep 1936 68
W
7 Liverpool Stanley LC1 A 14 3 1 VIEW
19th Sep 1936 69
D
7 Leigh L H 4 4 VIEW
23rd Sep 1936 70
L
7 St. Helens Recs LC2 A 4 10 VIEW
26th Sep 1936 71
L
3 Salford L A 12 34 VIEW
3rd Oct 1936 72
D
3 Warrington L H 3 3 VIEW
10th Oct 1936 73
D
13 Halifax L A 13 13 VIEW
17th Oct 1936 74
L
3 Streatham and Mitcham L H 5 15 VIEW
14th Nov 1936 75
L
7 Oldham L A 2 20 VIEW
21st Nov 1936 76
L
6 Salford L H 0 20 VIEW
28th Nov 1936 77
L
3 Streatham and Mitcham L A 2 3 VIEW
5th Dec 1936 78
L
7 Rochdale Hornets L AB H 0 4 VIEW
12th Dec 1936 79
L
7 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 13 19 1 VIEW
19th Dec 1936 80
W
6 Newcastle L A 15 8 VIEW
25th Dec 1936 81
W
6 St. Helens Recs L H 4 0 VIEW
26th Dec 1936 82
L
6 Wigan L H 2 21 VIEW
1st Jan 1937 83
L
6 St. Helens Recs L A 3 10 VIEW
2nd Jan 1937 84
L
6 Broughton Rangers L A 5 23 VIEW
9th Jan 1937 85
W
3 Dewsbury L H 32 5 1 VIEW
14th Jan 1937 86
W
3 Rochdale Hornets L H 11 5 VIEW
16th Jan 1937 87
L
3 Barrow L H 2 15 VIEW
13th Feb 1937 88
L
3 Huddersfield CC1 H 4 11 VIEW
18th Feb 1937 89
W
7 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 9 2 VIEW
20th Feb 1937 90
W
4 Featherstone Rovers L H 32 2 2 VIEW
27th Feb 1937 91
L
4 Bramley L A 7 10 1 VIEW
6th Mar 1937 92
L
3 Swinton L H 2 6 VIEW
13th Mar 1937 93
W
3 Halifax L H 19 0 VIEW
20th Mar 1937 94
L
3 Barrow L A 5 34 VIEW
26th Mar 1937 95
L
3 Wigan L A 3 16 VIEW
27th Mar 1937 96
L
3 Warrington L A 11 19 3 VIEW
29th Mar 1937 97
W
3 Broughton Rangers L H 15 5 VIEW
3rd Apr 1937 98
L
3 Swinton L A 5 15 VIEW
10th Apr 1937 99
W
3 Bramley L H 20 0 2 VIEW
17th Apr 1937 100
W
3 Dewsbury L A 2 0 VIEW
19th Apr 1937 101
L
3 Liverpool Stanley L H 3 5 VIEW
24th Apr 1937 102
W
3 Newcastle L H 41 10 VIEW
28th Aug 1937 103
W
3 Widnes L H 11 7 VIEW
2nd Sep 1937 104
W
3 Broughton Rangers L H 7 6 1 VIEW
11th Sep 1937 105
L
4 Broughton Rangers LC1 H 0 11 VIEW
25th Sep 1937 106
W
4 Bramley L H 18 9 1 VIEW
2nd Oct 1937 107
W
3 Dewsbury L A 18 7 1 VIEW
9th Oct 1937 108
W
3 Oldham L H 4 3 VIEW
16th Oct 1937 109
D
3 Batley L A 10 10 1 VIEW
23rd Oct 1937 110
D
4 Featherstone Rovers L H 16 16 VIEW
30th Oct 1937 111
L
4 Rochdale Hornets L A 11 17 VIEW
6th Nov 1937 112
L
6 Warrington L H 7 25 VIEW
20th Nov 1937 113
L
4 Liverpool Stanley L A 7 9 1 VIEW
27th Nov 1937 114
L
3 Salford L H 0 31 VIEW
4th Dec 1937 115
L
2 Oldham L A 5 18 VIEW
11th Dec 1937 116
L
7 Barrow L H 7 8 VIEW
25th Dec 1937 117
W
7 St. Helens Recs L A 10 2 2 VIEW
27th Dec 1937 118
L
4 Wigan L H 6 15 VIEW
1st Jan 1938 119
W
7 St. Helens Recs L H 8 3 VIEW
3rd Jan 1938 120
L
7 Salford L A 5 12 1 VIEW
8th Jan 1938 121
W
7 Bramley L A 24 14 VIEW
15th Jan 1938 122
W
7 Dewsbury L H 11 5 VIEW
22nd Jan 1938 123
D
7 Leigh L A 10 10 VIEW
29th Jan 1938 124
W
7 Swinton L H 10 2 2 VIEW
5th Feb 1938 125
L
7 York L H 15 19 VIEW
19th Feb 1938 126
W
7 Pendlebury Juniors CC1 H 39 0 1 VIEW
26th Feb 1938 127
L
6 Halifax L H 13 17 1 VIEW
5th Mar 1938 128
L
6 Halifax L A 8 19 VIEW
12th Mar 1938 129
L
7 Castleford CC2 A 2 18 VIEW
26th Mar 1938 130
L
6 Broughton Rangers L A 12 19 VIEW
2nd Apr 1938 131
W
6 Batley L H 15 9 1 VIEW
4th Apr 1938 132
L
6 Swinton L A 0 19 VIEW
30th Apr 1938 133
W
6 Rochdale Hornets L H 36 13 1 VIEW
31st Aug 1938 134
L
4 Warrington L H 7 20 VIEW
3rd Sep 1938 135
L
4 Widnes L H 6 11 VIEW
12th Sep 1938 136
L
4 Liverpool Stanley LC1 H 5 10 VIEW
24th Sep 1938 137
W
13 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 11 8 VIEW
28th Sep 1938 138
W
13 Keighley L H 23 0 2 VIEW
1st Oct 1938 139
W
13 Swinton L A 10 3 VIEW
8th Oct 1938 140
L
13 Liverpool Stanley L H 7 9 VIEW
15th Oct 1938 141
W
13 Dewsbury L A 10 5 VIEW
22nd Oct 1938 142
W
13 York L H 15 13 VIEW
29th Oct 1938 143
L
13 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 5 15 VIEW
5th Nov 1938 144
W
13 Dewsbury L H 16 4 1 VIEW
12th Nov 1938 145
L
13 Rochdale Hornets L A 8 10 VIEW
19th Nov 1938 146
W
13 Swinton L H 12 8 VIEW
26th Nov 1938 147
L
13 Broughton Rangers L A 7 10 VIEW
3rd Dec 1938 148
L
13 Huddersfield L H 3 10 VIEW
10th Dec 1938 149
W
6 Liverpool Stanley L A 12 10 VIEW
17th Dec 1938 150
W
6 Broughton Rangers L H 22 6 VIEW
24th Dec 1938 151
W
6 Leigh L A 18 10 VIEW
26th Dec 1938 152
L
6 St. Helens Recs L H 4 5 VIEW
27th Dec 1938 153
L
6 Wigan L H 2 28 VIEW
31st Dec 1938 154
L
6 Featherstone Rovers L A 5 10 VIEW
2nd Jan 1939 155
W
6 St. Helens Recs L A 5 3 VIEW
14th Jan 1939 156
L
6 Salford L A 0 37 VIEW
21st Jan 1939 157
L
6 Salford L H 5 32 VIEW
4th Feb 1939 158
L
7 Salford CC1 A 0 11 VIEW
11th Feb 1939 159
W
7 Barrow L H 17 2 VIEW
27th Feb 1939 160
L
6 Keighley L A 5 8 1 VIEW
4th Mar 1939 161
W
7 Bramley L H 13 7 VIEW
11th Mar 1939 162
L
7 York L A 0 10 VIEW
18th Mar 1939 163
W
7 Leigh L H 22 12 VIEW
25th Mar 1939 164
L
7 Oldham L A 0 2 VIEW
3rd Apr 1939 165
L
7 Halifax L A 5 20 VIEW
7th Apr 1939 166
L
7 Wigan L A 2 6 VIEW
8th Apr 1939 167
L
6 Bramley L A 8 10 VIEW
10th Apr 1939 168
W
6 Rochdale Hornets L H 36 8 1 VIEW
15th Apr 1939 169
L
13 Oldham L H 10 15 VIEW
22nd Apr 1939 170
L
13 Halifax L H 4 25 VIEW
24th Apr 1939 171
W
13 Warrington L A 8 7 VIEW
29th Apr 1939 172
W
13 Featherstone Rovers L H 37 10 2 VIEW
26th Aug 1939 173
W
6 Leigh L A 23 3 2 VIEW
29th Aug 1939 174
W
6 Swinton L H 13 0 VIEW
2nd Sep 1939 175
L
6 New Zealand Tour H 3 19 VIEW
29th Sep 1939 176
W
6 Rochdale Hornets WEL H 28 9 VIEW
7th Oct 1939 177
W
6 Liverpool Stanley WEL A 20 0 VIEW
21st Oct 1939 178
L
12 Swinton WEL A 2 41 VIEW
18th Nov 1939 179
L
5 Oldham WEL A 3 7 VIEW
25th Nov 1939 180
W
6 Barrow WEL H 23 3 2 VIEW
2nd Dec 1939 181
L
7 Salford WEL A 5 10 VIEW
9th Dec 1939 182
W
7 Broughton Rangers WEL H 27 9 VIEW
25th Dec 1939 183
D
6 Widnes WEL A 6 6 VIEW
26th Dec 1939 184
L
6 Wigan WEL H 9 12 VIEW
24th Feb 1940 185
W
6 Liverpool Stanley WEL H 18 8 VIEW
2nd Mar 1940 186
W
6 Broughton Rangers LC1 (1) H 26 7 VIEW
9th Mar 1940 187
L
6 Broughton Rangers LC1 (2) A 3 10 VIEW
16th Mar 1940 188
L
7 Wigan LC2 (1) A 0 5 VIEW
27th Apr 1940 189
W
4 Leigh WEL A 16 5 VIEW
4th May 1940 190
W
4 Oldham WEL H 12 5 VIEW
18th May 1940 191
L
4 Widnes WEL H 11 20 VIEW
7th Sep 1940 192
W
1 Liverpool Stanley WEL H 32 15 1 VIEW
21st Sep 1940 193
W
1 Swinton WEL H 41 0 VIEW
28th Sep 1940 194
W
1 Oldham WEL A 16 5 VIEW
5th Oct 1940 195
W
1 Leigh WEL H 44 8 1 VIEW
12th Oct 1940 196
W
1 Liverpool Stanley WEL A 26 11 VIEW
19th Oct 1940 197
W
1 Salford WEL H 6 0 VIEW
26th Oct 1940 198
L
1 Salford WEL A 13 15 VIEW
2nd Nov 1940 199
L
1 Warrington WEL H 0 13 VIEW
9th Nov 1940 200
W
1 Warrington WEL A 2 0 VIEW
16th Nov 1940 201
D
1 Wigan WEL A 5 5 VIEW
23rd Nov 1940 202
W
1 Broughton Rangers WEL H 23 3 VIEW
14th Dec 1940 203
W
6 Oldham WEL H 19 2 VIEW
25th Dec 1940 --
W
2 Leigh * Fr H 37 18 2 VIEW
11th Jan 1941 204
L
7 Wigan WEL H 3 6 VIEW
8th Feb 1941 --
L
1 Wigan * Fr A 8 12 VIEW
14th Apr 1941 --
W
1 Dewsbury * Fr A 21 11 1 VIEW
20th Sep 1941 205
W
6 Keighley WEL A 20 2 VIEW
27th Sep 1941 206
L
6 Huddersfield WEL A 13 21 1 VIEW
19th Oct 1941 207
L
7 Hunslet WEL A 5 13 VIEW
26th Dec 1942 208
L
13 Wigan WEL H 8 20 VIEW
12th Feb 1944 209
W
6 Batley WEL H 13 8 1 VIEW
19th Feb 1944 210
L
4 Halifax WEL H 9 16 1 VIEW
26th Feb 1944 211
L
3 Wakefield Trinity WEL A 5 21 VIEW
4th Mar 1944 212
L
1 Huddersfield WEL H 6 19 VIEW
3rd Sep 1945 213
W
6 Broughton Rangers L A 11 5 VIEW
8th Sep 1945 214
W
3 Oldham L A 23 15 1 VIEW
15th Sep 1945 215
W
3 Wakefield Trinity L H 15 3 1 VIEW
22nd Sep 1945 216
L
4 Workington Town LC1(1) A 8 9 VIEW
29th Sep 1945 217
W
4 Workington Town LC1(2) H 21 11 1 VIEW
13th Oct 1945 218
W
3 Rochdale Hornets L H 21 0 VIEW
10th Nov 1945 219
L
3 Broughton Rangers L H 8 10 VIEW
17th Nov 1945 220
L
13 Dewsbury L H 7 13 VIEW
24th Nov 1945 221
L
3 Dewsbury L A 0 9 VIEW
15th Dec 1945 222
L
4 Warrington L A 7 38 1 VIEW
29th Dec 1945 223
L
3 Workington Town L A 8 9 VIEW
1st Jan 1946 224
W
4 Liverpool Stanley L H 16 8 2 VIEW
5th Jan 1946 225
L
1 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 7 26 VIEW
12th Jan 1946 226
L
3 Salford L H 6 13 VIEW
2nd Feb 1946 227
W
6 Swinton L H 7 5 VIEW
9th Feb 1946 228
L
6 Castleford CC1(1) A 4 10 VIEW
10th Apr 1946 229
L
3 Salford L A 5 6 VIEW
13th Apr 1946 230
L
3 Oldham L H 9 14 VIEW
27th Apr 1946 231
W
7 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 29 6 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 98 | LOSSES : 123 | DRAWS : 13

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