Peter Brown

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
20-10-1952
N/A
18-04-1974
Local juniors
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
15-09-1974 v Dewsbury
Widnes
1977-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1974-1976
5 (3)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
0
0
0
0

Biography of Peter Brown



HERITAGE NO : 903
Obituary by Alex Service May 2022

Peter Brown was originally from Dodd Avenue and the forceful second-rower came through the ranks at Knowsley Road. He made his first team debut when he came off the bench against Dewsbury at Crown Flatt on 15th September 1974 in a 21-7 success.

Peter had to wait two years for his full debut – a first round Lancashire Cup clash against Wigan at Central Park on 21st August 1976. The Riversiders won 37-5, but the somewhat weakened visitors gave it their all and it is interesting to recall the starting pack members that afternoon: Neil Courtney, Tommy Cunningham, Keiron Pickavance, Peter Brown, Mike Hope and Harry Pinner.

Peter’s last appearance was at Naughton Park, Widnes on 6th January 1977 when Saints lost 8-13 in front of over 8,000 fans. He was also a non-playing substitute three days later at Knowsley Road when Oldham were put to the sword 17-7.

In all, he played 5 times for the seniors, including 3 as substitute. According to former team-mate Ray Howard: “He was a big strong lad and we played in the B team as well as the A team together. He was a good player and a good mate and certainly had potential. The coaches at Knowsley Road, Eric Ashton and Billy Boycott certainly thought so. He played in a brilliant A team that went through one season unbeaten and it is a pity that he never fully realised his potential at top level.”

It is believed that Peter never went anywhere else after leaving Saints and he will be remembered particularly as a member of an A team that was as good as any in the club’s history at the time.

We were delighted to present Peter with his Heritage Certificate #903 in 2020.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1974~75 0 0 0 1
1976~770 0 0 4
TOTALS:0 0 0 5
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1974~75 0001
TOTALS:0001

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
16th Aug 1974 --
W
11 Blackpool Borough * Fr Charity H 30 8 VIEW
15th Sep 1974 1
W
15 Dewsbury L A 21 7 VIEW
21st Aug 1976 2
L
11 Wigan LC1 A 5 37 VIEW
4th Dec 1976 3
W
11 Workington Town L A 16 12 VIEW
12th Dec 1976 4
W
15 Leeds L H 17 6 VIEW
6th Jan 1977 5
L
15 Widnes L A 8 13 VIEW
9th Jan 1977 --NPS
W
15 Oldham L H 17 7 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 5 | LOSSES : 2 | DRAWS :






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