Peter Fearis

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
22-01-1929
N/A
Date unknown.
Blackpool Borough
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
16-08-1958 v Widnes
Workington Town
1959- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1958-1958
35 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
8
165
0
354

Biography of Peter Fearis



HERITAGE NO : 751

Peter Fearis by Alex Service

Peter had played rugby union for Bath and Dorset and Wiltshire county side before he signed for Oldham in August 1953, but his stay at Watersheddings was relatively short-lived. He played only seven matches either in the centre or on the wing before leaving for Halifax in 1954. Peter also played just a handful of games for the Thrum Hall side before moving on to the Blackpool Borough club and onwards to St. Helens where he was to finally make his mark in rugby league. He was signed as cover for regular goal-kicker Austin Rhodes and he became a regular member of the First Team during the season that the Saints topped the table, scoring just over 1,000 points. They finished as Champions, with Peter kicking 100 goals before Christmas. He played full-back in the team that lost to Oldham in the Lancashire Cup final in 1958, but didn’t play in the Championship final, when Austin Rhodes once again became available. Although he left the Saints at the end of the 1958-59 season, he will always be remembered as one of the most reliable and prodigious place-kickers ever seen at Knowsley Road.

We last heard of Peter living in Harp Hill, Cheltenham in the 1960s. Peter later moved to Chichester, West Sussex where he died in November 2007 aged 78.



SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1958~59 8 165 0 35
TOTALS:8 165 0 35
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1958~5901102
TOTALS:01102

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
9th Aug 1958 --
L
4 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup A 10 14 2 VIEW
16th Aug 1958 1
L
4 Widnes L A 16 25 1 5 VIEW
19th Aug 1958 2
W
1 Rochdale Hornets L A 15 5 3 VIEW
23rd Aug 1958 3
W
1 Featherstone Rovers L H 32 9 7 VIEW
25th Aug 1958 4
W
1 Warrington L H 15 7 1 3 VIEW
30th Aug 1958 5
W
1 Rochdale Hornets LC1 A 20 15 4 VIEW
6th Sep 1958 6
W
1 Wakefield Trinity L A 24 14 6 VIEW
8th Sep 1958 7
W
1 Leigh LC2 A 12 2 3 VIEW
13th Sep 1958 8
W
1 Halifax L H 45 20 9 VIEW
17th Sep 1958 9
W
1 Barrow LCSF H 18 6 3 VIEW
20th Sep 1958 10
W
1 Warrington L A 29 15 7 VIEW
27th Sep 1958 11
W
1 Hunslet L H 31 15 5 VIEW
4th Oct 1958 12
W
1 Blackpool Borough L A 26 19 1 4 VIEW
11th Oct 1958 13
W
1 Wakefield Trinity L H 15 8 6 VIEW
18th Oct 1958 14
D
1 Workington Town L A 10 10 2 VIEW
25th Oct 1958 15
L
1 Oldham LCF N 2 12 1 VIEW
1st Nov 1958 16
W
4 Salford L A 28 12 1 5 VIEW
8th Nov 1958 17
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L H 42 12 6 VIEW
15th Nov 1958 18
W
4 Featherstone Rovers L A 36 9 1 6 VIEW
29th Nov 1958 19
W
4 Whitehaven L A 25 2 5 VIEW
6th Dec 1958 20
W
4 Leeds L H 38 12 1 4 VIEW
13th Dec 1958 21
W
4 Swinton L H 32 3 7 VIEW
20th Dec 1958 22
W
4 Barrow L A 7 5 2 VIEW
25th Dec 1958 23
W
4 Leigh L A 10 6 2 VIEW
26th Dec 1958 24
W
4 Wigan L H 13 9 2 VIEW
3rd Jan 1959 25
L
4 Leeds L A 11 12 1 VIEW
7th Feb 1959 26
W
4 Hull L A 19 9 5 VIEW
14th Feb 1959 27
W
4 Barrow L H 71 15 1 13 VIEW
21st Feb 1959 28
W
4 Oldham CC1 A 7 6 2 VIEW
28th Feb 1959 29
W
4 Widnes L H 38 4 7 VIEW
7th Mar 1959 30
W
4 Dewsbury CC2 H 35 8 7 VIEW
16th Mar 1959 31
W
4 Salford L H 44 4 1 7 VIEW
21st Mar 1959 32
L
4 Featherstone Rovers CC3 A 6 20 VIEW
30th Mar 1959 33
W
1 Blackpool Borough L H 46 11 5 VIEW
4th Apr 1959 34
W
1 Halifax L A 25 19 5 VIEW
21st Apr 1959 35
W
1 Workington Town L H 36 14 6 VIEW
23rd May 1959 --
W
1 Welsh XIII* Fr Tour C 47 31 9 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 31 | LOSSES : 5 | DRAWS : 1

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