Eddie Dowdall

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
16-08-1905
N/A
31-01-1929
Wigan
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
09-02-1929 v Lindley
Warrington
1930-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1928-1929
35 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1
0
0
3

Biography of Eddie Dowdall



HERITAGE NO : 372
Eddie Dowdall by Alex Service

Edward Dowdall was a popular signing for the Saints. Two years previously he had been a sensational signing for Wigan and rumours circulated that the fee was in the region of £500. Eddie was a scrum-half with Newport before going north and was the reserve scrum-half for the international squad. The St.Helens Newspaper made the following observations: "Critics who have watched him repeatedly say he is the cleverest half-back who has left Wales. Only 25 years of age and a very decent young fellow, he should have many years of useful service with the Saints. Wigan were holding out for £200 or £300 but in view of the good relations that exist between the two teams we should imagine that they will have dealt as leniently as possible with the Saints."

Eddie played 31 times for his new club, scoring one try. His first match was in the Challenge Cup against the junior club Lindley; his last against Warrington in January 1930. The form of local lad Walter Groves was too good to see Eddie displace him from the team. He returned to Wales where he was living in Bryngwyn Road, Newport in 1939. He died in that town in March 1968, aged 62. If you can help us in any way with further information regarding this player, we would like to hear from you.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1928~29 0 0 0 14
1929~301 0 0 21
TOTALS:1 0 0 35
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
9th Feb 1929 1
W
7 Lindley CC1 H 32 2 VIEW
23rd Feb 1929 2
W
7 Keighley CC2 H 26 5 VIEW
2nd Mar 1929 3
W
7 Leigh L H 23 2 VIEW
9th Mar 1929 4
D
7 Wigan CC3 H 2 2 VIEW
13th Mar 1929 5
L
7 Wigan CC3(rep) A 5 25 VIEW
16th Mar 1929 6
L
7 Leeds L H 5 20 VIEW
23rd Mar 1929 7
L
7 Halifax L A 8 19 VIEW
29th Mar 1929 8
L
7 Wigan L A 8 28 VIEW
30th Mar 1929 9
W
7 Bradford Northern L H 47 5 VIEW
3rd Apr 1929 10
L
7 Hunslet L A 3 53 VIEW
6th Apr 1929 11
L
7 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 0 12 VIEW
13th Apr 1929 12
W
7 Rochdale Hornets L A 12 5 VIEW
20th Apr 1929 13
W
7 Warrington L H 29 8 VIEW
30th Apr 1929 14
L
7 Broughton Rangers L A 7 14 VIEW
4th Sep 1929 15
L
7 Leeds L A 5 7 VIEW
7th Sep 1929 16
W
7 Widnes L A 21 8 VIEW
14th Sep 1929 17
D
7 Hunslet L H 8 8 VIEW
19th Sep 1929 18
W
7 Leeds L H 22 7 VIEW
22nd Sep 1929 19
W
7 Rochdale Hornets L A 11 7 VIEW
24th Sep 1929 20
W
7 Oldham L H 20 13 VIEW
2nd Oct 1929 21
L
7 Hull L A 5 8 VIEW
5th Oct 1929 22
L
7 Halifax L A 13 19 VIEW
12th Oct 1929 23
W
7 Broughton Rangers LC1 A 10 9 VIEW
2nd Nov 1929 24
W
7 Broughton Rangers L A 8 3 VIEW
9th Nov 1929 25
W
7 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 24 5 VIEW
30th Nov 1929 26
W
7 York L A 18 5 1 VIEW
7th Dec 1929 27
W
7 Wigan Highfield L H 8 0 VIEW
14th Dec 1929 28
W
7 Barrow L A 12 2 VIEW
21st Dec 1929 29
W
7 Barrow L H 19 6 VIEW
25th Dec 1929 30
W
7 St. Helens Recs L H 8 3 VIEW
26th Dec 1929 31
W
7 Wigan L H 14 5 VIEW
28th Dec 1929 32
L
7 Castleford L A 0 5 VIEW
1st Jan 1930 33
L
7 St. Helens Recs L A 0 3 VIEW
11th Jan 1930 34
W
7 Halifax L H 23 2 VIEW
18th Jan 1930 35
L
7 Warrington L A 5 22 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 20 | LOSSES : 13 | DRAWS : 2

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