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Ralph Fairhurst

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
01-08-1897
N/A
02-02-1921
Unknown.
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
28-03-1921 v Broughton Rangers
Widnes
1922-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1920-1925
15 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
0
3
0
6

BIOGRAPHY


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Ralph Fairhurst by SHS

When Ralph Fairhurst signed for the Saints, his address was Cleveland Street, in the heart of Peasley Cross. The 1911 census sees young Ralph employed as a ‘stenciller in a chemical works’ aged just 13. At the time, he was one of 8 siblings. He can best be described as a utility back, serving the seniors at wing, centre and full-back in those formative years after the First World War. A stalwart of the A team, Ralph made his debut on 28th March 1921 against Broughton Rangers, on the right wing, with Cumbrian William Ashburner as his centre. Although he was not among the scorers, the Saints won 9-7.

An occasional goal kicker, Ralph had a run of matches at full-back during the latter stages of the 1921-22 campaign and his last game for the club was at Widnes at the start of the 1922-23 season. On the right wing was Charlie Crooks, who was soon to make the full-back position his own for almost the next ten years. We do not know much about his rugby career from that point.

By 1939, Ralph lived in Beresford Street with his wife, Elizabeth, who was originally from Crossley Road and he was listed as a collier. It is believed that Ralph died in 1963 aged 65. If anyone has an image of Ralph, or any other personal or playing details, we would be most grateful to receive them.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1920~210 0 0 2
1921~22 0 3 0 12
1922~230 0 0 1
TOTALS:0 3 0 15
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
28th Mar 1921
W
2 Broughton Rangers L 1920~21 H 9 7 VIEW
2nd Apr 1921
W
2 Salford L 1920~21 A 10 5 VIEW
17th Sep 1921
L
4 Rochdale Hornets L 1921~22 A 5 13 VIEW
7th Jan 1922
L
4 Salford L 1921~22 A 3 5 VIEW
21st Jan 1922
L
4 Batley L 1921~22 A 11 16 VIEW
4th Feb 1922
L
3 Huddersfield L 1921~22 H 5 27 VIEW
25th Feb 1922
L
1 Broughton Rangers CC1 1921~22 A 0 13 VIEW
4th Mar 1922
W
1 Broughton Rangers L 1921~22 H 14 9 VIEW
18th Mar 1922
W
1 York L 1921~22 H 17 8 1 VIEW
25th Mar 1922
W
1 Featherstone Rovers L 1921~22 H 24 13 VIEW
1st Apr 1922
L
1 Featherstone Rovers L 1921~22 A 4 11 2 VIEW
8th Apr 1922
D
1 Warrington L 1921~22 H 5 5 VIEW
14th Apr 1922
L
1 Wigan L 1921~22 A 5 8 VIEW
16th Apr 1922
L
1 York L 1921~22 A 3 6 VIEW
26th Aug 1922
L
1 Widnes L 1922~23 A 3 11 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 5 | LOSSES : 9 | DRAWS : 1

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