Tom Crellin

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
19-07-1890
N/A
Date unknown.
Unknown.
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
09-10-1909 v Treherbert
Wakefield Trinity
1912-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1909-1911
33 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
2
0
0
6

Biography of Tom Crellin



HERITAGE NO : 192
Thomas Crellin by Alex Service

By tradition the St.Helens club has always brought players down from the rugby hotbed of Cumbria and Thomas Crellin was no exception. A big, powerfully-built back-row forward, he played initially for Brookland Rovers and came down to Knowsley Road for one match during the 1909-10 season and impressed, although according to the local press he was "unfit for want of training."

At 5ft 9ins and about 14 stones, he was just 20 years of age and it was hoped that he would do the club many years of good service. "He has been eagerly sought after by several of the leading Northern Union clubs but the bait of the Saints has proved most tempting," wrote the St.Helens Newspaper. He made 31 appearances during his first season at Knowsley Road, at loose forward, yet only made one further appearance for the club, on 6th January 1912, at home to Wakefield Trinity, when the Saints lost 5-14. This would probably indicate an injury problem, although we cannot be sure.

In his playing days with the Saints Tom lived in Kirkland Street, St Helens. However, he returned to his home county and was living at 4 Grasslot Street, Maryport with his wife Violet and children Eleanor, Grace, George, William, James and John. He was employed as a heavy worker and stoneman in a Colliery. He died in December 1947 aged 57 in his hometown of Maryport with the death registered in Cockermouth.

Further information about Tom has since become available. At one stage he took up refereeing once his playing days were over. Tom moved to Nothumberland, as a lot did, to work down the mines and lived for a spell in Ashington, in the same street as the famous Milburn football family.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1909~10 0 0 0 1
1910~112 0 0 31
1911~12 0 0 0 1
TOTALS:2 0 0 33
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
9th Oct 1909 1
W
10 Treherbert L H 36 12 VIEW
3rd Sep 1910 2
W
13 Oldham L H 16 5 VIEW
10th Sep 1910 3
L
13 Runcorn L A 4 8 VIEW
24th Sep 1910 4
W
13 Merthyr Tydfil L A 17 6 VIEW
1st Oct 1910 5
L
13 Widnes L A 12 28 VIEW
8th Oct 1910 6
W
13 Broughton Rangers L H 31 2 VIEW
15th Oct 1910 7
L
13 Leigh L A 5 9 VIEW
22nd Oct 1910 8
L
13 Rochdale Hornets LC1 H 5 11 VIEW
29th Oct 1910 9
L
13 Warrington L H 9 17 VIEW
12th Nov 1910 10
W
13 Merthyr Tydfil L H 13 3 VIEW
26th Nov 1910 11
W
13 Batley L H 8 5 VIEW
3rd Dec 1910 12
W
13 Rochdale Hornets L H 21 8 1 VIEW
10th Dec 1910 13
L
13 Oldham L A 0 9 VIEW
17th Dec 1910 14
W
13 Warrington L A 8 7 VIEW
24th Dec 1910 15
W
13 Runcorn L H 25 3 VIEW
27th Dec 1910 16
L
13 Hunslet L A 3 5 VIEW
31st Dec 1910 17
L
13 Batley L A 8 24 VIEW
2nd Jan 1911 18
W
13 Hunslet L H 24 2 VIEW
7th Jan 1911 19
W
13 Swinton L H 11 10 VIEW
11th Jan 1911 20
L
13 Wakefield Trinity L A 9 26 VIEW
14th Jan 1911 21
W
13 Coventry L A 14 2 1 VIEW
21st Jan 1911 22
L
13 Wakefield Trinity L H 8 18 VIEW
4th Feb 1911 23
W
13 Coventry L H 26 15 VIEW
11th Feb 1911 24
D
13 Barrow L H 8 8 VIEW
18th Feb 1911 25
W
13 Bramley CC1 H 26 7 VIEW
4th Mar 1911 26
L
13 Leeds CC2 H 6 11 VIEW
11th Mar 1911 27
L
13 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 10 42 VIEW
18th Mar 1911 28
W
13 Leigh L H 10 3 VIEW
22nd Mar 1911 29
L
13 Salford L A 6 19 VIEW
1st Apr 1911 30
L
13 Widnes L H 6 16 VIEW
14th Apr 1911 31
L
13 Wigan L A 8 25 VIEW
15th Apr 1911 32
L
13 Swinton L A 9 23 VIEW
6th Jan 1912 33
L
9 Wakefield Trinity L A 5 14 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 15 | LOSSES : 17 | DRAWS : 1

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