Bill Fishwick

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
22-02-1919
N/A
23-12-1938
Unknown.
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
26-12-1938 v St. Helens Recs
Hull K.R.
1948- Barrow
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1938-1947
76 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
10
15
0
60

Biography of Bill Fishwick



HERITAGE NO : 490
Bill Fishwick

By Alex Service

Bill made his debut for the Saints against deadly rivals St. Helens Recs at Knowsley Road on Boxing Day 1938. He played on the right wing and kicked a goal, but despite his efforts the visitors came away with a 4-5 success. Welshman Stan Powell was his centre. He went on to play against the visiting New Zealanders on their ill-feted trip to England just before the declaration of war in September 1939. He was in the second row this time, but could not prevent the Kiwis from coming away from Knowsley Road with a 3-19 victory.

Bill played a number of matches for the Saints during the conflict, including the War Emergency League, with his brother Ike, who was a specialist hooker. Bill went on to serve in the Parachute Regiment and returned to Knowsley Road, playing the last of his 76 matches for the club at loose forward against Hull KR at Craven Park on 17 January 1948. He scored a try, but the Saints went down 10-17. Bill, who was very much a utility player, later went to Barrow for a spell, where he made 8 appearances, in 1948.

Educated at Parr Mount School, Bill is the Uncle of Saints' Great Britain loose forward Harry Pinner and he remained a bachelor throughout his life. A lovely man, he worked for St. Helens Council for more than thirty years in the Highways department, but had suffered a stroke in the late 1970s and he died in a Parr nursing home in January 1984, aged 64.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1938~39 2 4 0 16
1939~401 0 0 19
1941~42 0 6 0 8
1942~43 0 0 0 2
1943~44 1 5 0 4
1945~46 3 0 0 13
1946~47 2 0 0 8
1947~481 0 0 6
TOTALS:10 15 0 76
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
26th Dec 1938 1
L
2 St. Helens Recs L H 4 5 1 VIEW
27th Dec 1938 2
L
11 Wigan L H 2 28 VIEW
31st Dec 1938 3
L
2 Featherstone Rovers L A 5 10 1 VIEW
2nd Jan 1939 4
W
2 St. Helens Recs L A 5 3 VIEW
14th Jan 1939 5
L
4 Salford L A 0 37 VIEW
21st Jan 1939 6
L
11 Salford L H 5 32 1 VIEW
11th Feb 1939 7
W
2 Barrow L H 17 2 VIEW
27th Feb 1939 8
L
2 Keighley L A 5 8 VIEW
11th Mar 1939 9
L
2 York L A 0 10 VIEW
18th Mar 1939 10
W
2 Leigh L H 22 12 VIEW
7th Apr 1939 11
L
12 Wigan L A 2 6 VIEW
8th Apr 1939 12
L
12 Bramley L A 8 10 2 1 VIEW
10th Apr 1939 13
W
12 Rochdale Hornets L H 36 8 VIEW
15th Apr 1939 14
L
5 Oldham L H 10 15 VIEW
22nd Apr 1939 15
L
4 Halifax L H 4 25 VIEW
29th Apr 1939 16
W
4 Featherstone Rovers L H 37 10 VIEW
26th Aug 1939 17
W
11 Leigh L A 23 3 VIEW
29th Aug 1939 18
W
11 Swinton L H 13 0 VIEW
2nd Sep 1939 19
L
11 New Zealand Tour H 3 19 VIEW
29th Sep 1939 20
W
11 Rochdale Hornets WEL H 28 9 1 VIEW
7th Oct 1939 21
W
11 Liverpool Stanley WEL A 20 0 VIEW
14th Oct 1939 22
W
11 Warrington WEL H 13 9 VIEW
21st Oct 1939 23
L
11 Swinton WEL A 2 41 VIEW
11th Nov 1939 24
L
2 Salford WEL H 10 15 VIEW
25th Nov 1939 25
W
11 Barrow WEL H 23 3 VIEW
2nd Dec 1939 26
L
11 Salford WEL A 5 10 VIEW
16th Dec 1939 27
L
11 Warrington WEL A 6 8 VIEW
24th Feb 1940 28
W
11 Liverpool Stanley WEL H 18 8 VIEW
16th Mar 1940 29
L
10 Wigan LC2 (1) A 0 5 VIEW
23rd Mar 1940 30
W
4 Leigh WEL H 11 5 VIEW
25th Mar 1940 31
L
11 Rochdale Hornets WEL A 10 12 VIEW
29th Mar 1940 32
W
6 Wigan LC2 (2) H 10 4 VIEW
6th Apr 1940 33
W
6 Widnes LCSF (1) H 7 5 VIEW
13th Apr 1940 34
L
4 Widnes LCSF (2) A 0 13 VIEW
20th Apr 1940 35
L
2 Barrow WEL A 15 17 VIEW
25th Dec 1941 36
L
10 Wigan WEL A 3 8 VIEW
3rd Jan 1942 37
L
13 Wigan WEL H 0 18 VIEW
10th Jan 1942 38
L
3 Dewsbury WEL A 8 37 VIEW
14th Jan 1942 39
W
11 Halifax WEL H 13 9 1 VIEW
21st Jan 1942 40
L
11 Oldham WEL A 5 8 VIEW
4th Apr 1942 41
L
13 Halifax WEL A 5 36 1 VIEW
6th Apr 1942 42
L
13 Dewsbury WEL H 2 9 1 VIEW
2nd May 1942 43
W
3 Hunslet CC2(2) H 21 14 3 VIEW
10th Oct 1942 44
W
11 Wakefield Trinity WEL H 15 7 VIEW
24th Oct 1942 45
W
11 Wigan YC2(1) H 21 8 VIEW
30th Oct 1943 46
L
12 Oldham WEL A 8 10 VIEW
25th Dec 1943 47
L
3 Wigan WEL A 12 34 3 VIEW
18th Mar 1944 48
L
4 Dewsbury CC1(2) H 15 33 1 VIEW
15th Apr 1944 49
L
3 Halifax WEL A 4 46 2 VIEW
25th Aug 1945 50
L
13 Widnes L A 8 20 VIEW
1st Sep 1945 51
L
2 Widnes L H 2 7 VIEW
3rd Sep 1945 52
W
4 Broughton Rangers L A 11 5 1 VIEW
15th Sep 1945 53
W
4 Wakefield Trinity L H 15 3 VIEW
22nd Sep 1945 54
L
2 Workington Town LC1(1) A 8 9 1 VIEW
29th Sep 1945 55
W
3 Workington Town LC1(2) H 21 11 VIEW
17th Oct 1945 56
L
4 Wigan LCSF A 5 18 VIEW
10th Nov 1945 57
L
2 Broughton Rangers L H 8 10 VIEW
2nd Mar 1946 58
L
4 Workington Town CC2 H 6 13 1 VIEW
6th Apr 1946 59
L
12 York L A 14 33 VIEW
19th Apr 1946 60
L
11 Wigan L A 9 15 VIEW
20th Apr 1946 61
L
11 Wakefield Trinity L A 10 32 VIEW
22nd Apr 1946 62
W
12 Batley L H 15 7 VIEW
14th Sep 1946 63
L
11 Leigh LC1(2) A 4 17 VIEW
28th Sep 1946 64
L
10 Leigh L H 7 11 VIEW
5th Oct 1946 65
L
12 Warrington L A 10 19 VIEW
12th Oct 1946 66
W
11 Workington Town L H 12 7 1 VIEW
19th Oct 1946 67
W
12 Salford L A 11 2 1 VIEW
7th Dec 1946 68
L
4 Leigh L A 3 10 VIEW
7th Apr 1947 69
L
11 Belle Vue Rangers L H 10 12 VIEW
12th Apr 1947 70
L
13 Oldham L H 7 18 VIEW
18th Oct 1947 71
W
13 Workington Town L H 14 3 VIEW
25th Oct 1947 72
W
11 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 14 9 VIEW
8th Nov 1947 73
L
12 Belle Vue Rangers L H 0 9 VIEW
22nd Nov 1947 74
L
11 Liverpool Stanley L A 7 10 VIEW
20th Dec 1947 75
L
2 Hunslet L A 5 11 VIEW
17th Jan 1948 76
L
13 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 10 17 1 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 27 | LOSSES : 49 | DRAWS :

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