Bill Fletcher

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
21-12-1912
N/A
24-08-1931
Unknown.
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
03-09-1932 v Widnes
Wigan
1936- Barrow
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1932-1936
47 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1
12
0
27

Biography of Bill Fletcher



HERITAGE NO : 400
Bill Fletcher by SHS

In the early 1930s, young Bill Fletcher was seen as a fine prospect by those at St.Helens RLFC. By August 1931, the St.Helens Newspaper talked about him in promising terms: 'Those fans who have been at the Practices held so far have been interested in a young giant named Fletcher, who for his size can get along at a remarkably fast speed. He is not yet 19 years of age, is 6 feet 2 inches in height and according to the official weights, weighs 16 stones. He had a trial with the Recs when only 17 years of age but was struck off their books after which he played with the St.Patricks team. He is wonderfully built for the forwards and should develop into a first class man.'

Bill made his First Team debut against Widnes at Knowsley Road on 3rd September and the newspaper report talks about the somewhat raw lad who came out of the ordeal with great credit. He went on to make 47 appearances for the club and kicked the occasional goal, before joining Barrow in January 1937. A farmer, he is best remembered for his time at Holme Farm virtually next door to the Knowsley Road ground. He died in October 1993 at the age of 80. His son Geoff carved out his own lengthy career in Rugby League folklore, but that is another story. Thanks to grandson Wayne for the image of Bill.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1932~33 1 0 0 18
1933~34 0 0 0 7
1934~35 0 0 0 1
1935~360 12 0 14
1936~37 0 0 0 7
TOTALS:1 12 0 47
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
3rd Sep 1932 1
W
8 Widnes L H 16 9 VIEW
26th Sep 1932 2
W
10 Hunslet L H 21 3 VIEW
8th Oct 1932 3
W
8 Widnes LC1 A 10 5 VIEW
15th Oct 1932 4
W
13 Barrow L H 18 11 VIEW
22nd Oct 1932 5
D
10 Wigan Highfield L A 11 11 1 VIEW
24th Dec 1932 6
L
10 Oldham L A 8 12 VIEW
25th Dec 1932 7
W
10 St. Helens Recs L H 8 3 VIEW
27th Dec 1932 8
W
10 Wigan L H 13 10 VIEW
31st Dec 1932 9
L
10 Leeds L A 0 27 VIEW
2nd Jan 1933 10
W
10 St. Helens Recs L A 10 5 VIEW
28th Jan 1933 11
L
10 Barrow L A 17 18 VIEW
4th Feb 1933 12
W
10 Halifax L H 5 3 VIEW
11th Feb 1933 13
W
8 Bradford Northern CC1 A 24 3 VIEW
11th Mar 1933 14
W
10 Halifax CC3 H 18 6 VIEW
1st Apr 1933 15
L
12 Huddersfield L H 8 31 VIEW
4th Apr 1933 16
L
12 Rochdale Hornets L A 0 38 VIEW
8th Apr 1933 17
L
12 Halifax L A 18 25 VIEW
17th Apr 1933 18
W
10 Broughton Rangers L H 26 0 VIEW
16th Oct 1933 19
W
10 Rochdale Hornets LC2 H 52 14 VIEW
21st Oct 1933 20
W
10 Dewsbury L A 11 0 VIEW
28th Oct 1933 21
L
10 Salford L H 2 17 VIEW
25th Dec 1933 22
L
10 St. Helens Recs L A 9 11 VIEW
26th Dec 1933 23
L
10 Wigan L H 8 21 VIEW
1st Jan 1934 24
W
10 St. Helens Recs L H 10 2 VIEW
8th Jan 1934 25
L
10 Leigh L A 6 11 VIEW
29th Sep 1934 26
L
10 Halifax L A 13 21 VIEW
16th Nov 1935 27
W
10 Bramley L H 31 3 5 VIEW
23rd Nov 1935 28
W
12 Halifax L H 22 15 2 VIEW
28th Dec 1935 29
D
12 Streatham and Mitcham L A 3 3 VIEW
1st Jan 1936 30
W
12 St. Helens Recs L H 5 3 1 VIEW
4th Jan 1936 31
L
12 Oldham L A 2 10 1 VIEW
11th Jan 1936 32
L
12 Liverpool Stanley L A 5 14 1 VIEW
25th Jan 1936 33
L
11 Acton and Willesden L A 0 5 VIEW
1st Feb 1936 34
W
11 Leigh L H 9 4 VIEW
8th Feb 1936 35
L
10 Hull CC1 A 6 16 VIEW
15th Feb 1936 36
L
10 Halifax L A 6 9 VIEW
20th Feb 1936 37
L
11 Broughton Rangers L H 6 14 VIEW
22nd Feb 1936 38
L
11 Bramley L A 4 22 2 VIEW
11th Apr 1936 39
L
12 Warrington L H 5 10 VIEW
13th Apr 1936 40
L
10 Rochdale Hornets L H 0 2 VIEW
10th Oct 1936 41
D
10 Halifax L A 13 13 VIEW
31st Oct 1936 42
L
10 Leigh L A 9 13 VIEW
7th Nov 1936 43
L
10 Oldham L H 7 16 VIEW
28th Nov 1936 44
L
8 Streatham and Mitcham L A 2 3 VIEW
5th Dec 1936 45
L
8 Rochdale Hornets L AB H 0 4 VIEW
12th Dec 1936 46
L
8 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 13 19 VIEW
26th Dec 1936 47
L
8 Wigan L H 2 21 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 18 | LOSSES : 26 | DRAWS : 3

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