Harry Briscoe

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
20-01-1921
N/A
23-08-1937
Parr Central School
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
06-03-1937 v Swinton
Wigan
1940- Killed in action
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1936-1940
85 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
8
0
0
24

Biography of Harry Briscoe



HERITAGE NO : 463
Harry Briscoe by Alex Service

Harry Briscoe holds quite a unique distinction for the St.Helens RFC, as this extract from the St.Helens Newspaper after his debut against Swinton: "Those of us who trudged up to Knowsley Road on Saturday to give the old club a cheer actually saw history beeing made. History in the annals of the club and history for the whole of the rugby league. Never before in its long history has the club fielded a player of so slender years as Harold Briscoe, the former Parr Central School player and St.Helens Town Schoolboys captain. Fathers of the rugby league and historians have been looking up records to see if they could find another case of where a boy, six weeks after his sixteenth birthday has turned out for a senior rugby league team without ever playing in the A team or even a trial game. Briscoe was signed on his schoolboy forms and he replied on Saturday by giving a sample of 80 minutes of honest-to-goodness schoolboy rugby." At the time of his debut Harry gained the distinction of becoming the youngest ever first team Saint. Just six years later Joe Ball surpassed Harry’s feat when he made his debut at the age of 16 years and 16 days.

It should be noted that another Boy Wonder, Albert Pimblett played for the Recs at 17, also without playing in the A team.
It is extremely sad to report that Harry Briscoe was one of the last casualties of the Second World War.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1936~370 0 0 1
1937~38 1 0 0 16
1938~39 1 0 0 30
1939~40 4 0 0 28
1940~41 2 0 0 10
TOTALS:8 0 0 85
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1940~41 0002
TOTALS:0002

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
6th Mar 1937 1
L
7 Swinton L H 2 6 VIEW
30th Oct 1937 2
L
7 Rochdale Hornets L A 11 17 VIEW
6th Nov 1937 3
L
7 Warrington L H 7 25 VIEW
20th Nov 1937 4
L
7 Liverpool Stanley L A 7 9 VIEW
27th Nov 1937 5
L
7 Salford L H 0 31 VIEW
12th Feb 1938 6
W
7 York L A 7 2 VIEW
26th Feb 1938 7
L
7 Halifax L H 13 17 1 VIEW
19th Mar 1938 8
L
7 Warrington L A 8 28 VIEW
26th Mar 1938 9
L
7 Broughton Rangers L A 12 19 VIEW
2nd Apr 1938 10
W
7 Batley L H 15 9 VIEW
4th Apr 1938 11
L
7 Swinton L A 0 19 VIEW
9th Apr 1938 12
L
7 Featherstone Rovers L A 5 12 VIEW
13th Apr 1938 13
L
7 Barrow L A 13 29 VIEW
15th Apr 1938 14
L
7 Wigan L A 12 27 VIEW
16th Apr 1938 15
L
7 Liverpool Stanley L H 4 17 VIEW
18th Apr 1938 16
W
7 Leigh L H 15 3 VIEW
30th Apr 1938 17
W
7 Rochdale Hornets L H 36 13 VIEW
27th Aug 1938 18
L
7 Widnes L A 0 29 VIEW
17th Sep 1938 19
L
7 Barrow L A 2 23 VIEW
24th Sep 1938 20
W
7 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 11 8 VIEW
28th Sep 1938 21
W
7 Keighley L H 23 0 VIEW
1st Oct 1938 22
W
7 Swinton L A 10 3 VIEW
8th Oct 1938 23
L
7 Liverpool Stanley L H 7 9 VIEW
15th Oct 1938 24
W
7 Dewsbury L A 10 5 VIEW
22nd Oct 1938 25
W
7 York L H 15 13 VIEW
29th Oct 1938 26
L
7 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 5 15 VIEW
5th Nov 1938 27
W
7 Dewsbury L H 16 4 VIEW
12th Nov 1938 28
L
7 Rochdale Hornets L A 8 10 VIEW
19th Nov 1938 29
W
7 Swinton L H 12 8 VIEW
26th Nov 1938 30
L
7 Broughton Rangers L A 7 10 VIEW
3rd Dec 1938 31
L
7 Huddersfield L H 3 10 VIEW
10th Dec 1938 32
W
7 Liverpool Stanley L A 12 10 VIEW
17th Dec 1938 33
W
7 Broughton Rangers L H 22 6 VIEW
24th Dec 1938 34
W
7 Leigh L A 18 10 VIEW
26th Dec 1938 35
L
7 St. Helens Recs L H 4 5 VIEW
27th Dec 1938 36
L
7 Wigan L H 2 28 VIEW
2nd Jan 1939 37
W
7 St. Helens Recs L A 5 3 VIEW
14th Jan 1939 38
L
7 Salford L A 0 37 VIEW
21st Jan 1939 39
L
7 Salford L H 5 32 VIEW
28th Jan 1939 40
L
7 Huddersfield L A 5 33 VIEW
27th Feb 1939 41
L
7 Keighley L A 5 8 VIEW
8th Apr 1939 42
L
7 Bramley L A 8 10 VIEW
10th Apr 1939 43
W
7 Rochdale Hornets L H 36 8 VIEW
15th Apr 1939 44
L
7 Oldham L H 10 15 VIEW
22nd Apr 1939 45
L
7 Halifax L H 4 25 VIEW
24th Apr 1939 46
W
7 Warrington L A 8 7 1 VIEW
29th Apr 1939 47
W
7 Featherstone Rovers L H 37 10 VIEW
26th Aug 1939 48
W
7 Leigh L A 23 3 1 VIEW
29th Aug 1939 49
W
7 Swinton L H 13 0 VIEW
2nd Sep 1939 50
L
7 New Zealand Tour H 3 19 VIEW
29th Sep 1939 51
W
7 Rochdale Hornets WEL H 28 9 VIEW
7th Oct 1939 52
W
7 Liverpool Stanley WEL A 20 0 VIEW
14th Oct 1939 53
W
7 Warrington WEL H 13 9 VIEW
21st Oct 1939 54
L
7 Swinton WEL A 2 41 VIEW
28th Oct 1939 55
W
7 Swinton WEL H 15 7 VIEW
4th Nov 1939 56
W
7 Broughton Rangers WEL H 28 10 VIEW
11th Nov 1939 57
L
7 Salford WEL H 10 15 VIEW
18th Nov 1939 58
L
7 Oldham WEL A 3 7 VIEW
25th Nov 1939 59
W
7 Barrow WEL H 23 3 VIEW
16th Dec 1939 60
L
7 Warrington WEL A 6 8 VIEW
25th Dec 1939 61
D
7 Widnes WEL A 6 6 1 VIEW
26th Dec 1939 62
L
7 Wigan WEL H 9 12 VIEW
24th Feb 1940 63
W
7 Liverpool Stanley WEL H 18 8 1 VIEW
2nd Mar 1940 64
W
7 Broughton Rangers LC1 (1) H 26 7 VIEW
9th Mar 1940 65
L
7 Broughton Rangers LC1 (2) A 3 10 VIEW
22nd Mar 1940 66
L
7 Wigan WEL A 0 6 VIEW
23rd Mar 1940 67
W
7 Leigh WEL H 11 5 VIEW
25th Mar 1940 68
L
7 Rochdale Hornets WEL A 10 12 VIEW
29th Mar 1940 69
W
7 Wigan LC2 (2) H 10 4 VIEW
6th Apr 1940 70
W
7 Widnes LCSF (1) H 7 5 VIEW
13th Apr 1940 71
L
7 Widnes LCSF (2) A 0 13 VIEW
20th Apr 1940 72
L
7 Barrow WEL A 15 17 1 VIEW
27th Apr 1940 73
W
7 Leigh WEL A 16 5 VIEW
4th May 1940 74
W
7 Oldham WEL H 12 5 VIEW
18th May 1940 75
L
7 Widnes WEL H 11 20 VIEW
7th Sep 1940 76
W
7 Liverpool Stanley WEL H 32 15 VIEW
21st Sep 1940 77
W
7 Swinton WEL H 41 0 VIEW
28th Sep 1940 78
W
7 Oldham WEL A 16 5 1 VIEW
5th Oct 1940 79
W
7 Leigh WEL H 44 8 VIEW
12th Oct 1940 80
W
7 Liverpool Stanley WEL A 26 11 1 VIEW
19th Oct 1940 81
W
7 Salford WEL H 6 0 VIEW
26th Oct 1940 82
L
7 Salford WEL A 13 15 VIEW
2nd Nov 1940 83
L
7 Warrington WEL H 0 13 VIEW
9th Nov 1940 84
W
7 Warrington WEL A 2 0 VIEW
16th Nov 1940 85
D
7 Wigan WEL A 5 5 VIEW
8th Feb 1941 --
L
7 Wigan * Fr A 8 12 VIEW
14th Apr 1941 --
W
7 Dewsbury * Fr A 21 11 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 41 | LOSSES : 44 | DRAWS : 2

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