Bob Grundy

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
07-10-1921
N/A
04-08-1939
Unknown.
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
29-08-1939 v Swinton
Leeds
1943-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1939-1943
55 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
9
16
0
59

BIOGRAPHY



HERITAGE NO : 499
Bob was a stalwart player for the Saints during World War Two. He was a great utility player and turned out at prop forward, in the second row and even in the centres or on the wing. Bob played 55 matches for the club and kicked 16 goals in these matches. His try haul of 9 touchdowns included a brace against Wigan in the Yorkshire Cup. Now that is what you would call unusual. Bob moved over the Pennines and died in Rotherham in July 2001, aged 79.

Dave Dooley

Further information about Bob Grundy by SHS: Both Bob and his brother Bill played initially for the old St Helens Recs team before the Second World War. Bob was a back-rower and displayed the somewhat lost art of dribbling the football, a tactic to catch opposing defences unaware.

Bob could certainly shift a bit too and it is no surprise to see him drafted into the threequarters on numerous occasions for the Red Amber and Blacks. He made 94 appearances for them, scoring 21 tries until the end of the 1939-40 season, when the club was disbanded. Bob then turned out as a wartime player for the Saints, when his former club-mate Oliver Dolan was coach at Knowsley Road.

A long-distance lorry driver for Pilkingtons, Bob was involved in the D-Day landings and was to witness first hand the Nazi atrocities in the concentration camps some time later. He was also a renowned crown green bowler.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1939~40 4 0 0 20
1940~41 0 4 0 7
1941~42 3 9 0 15
1942~43 2 3 0 12
1943~44 0 0 0 1
TOTALS:9 16 0 55
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1940~41 2602
TOTALS:2602

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
29th Aug 1939
W
10 Swinton L H 13 0 1 VIEW
2nd Sep 1939
L
10 New Zealand Tour H 3 19 VIEW
7th Oct 1939
W
10 Liverpool Stanley WEL A 20 0 1 VIEW
14th Oct 1939
W
10 Warrington WEL H 13 9 1 VIEW
28th Oct 1939
W
10 Swinton WEL H 15 7 VIEW
4th Nov 1939
W
10 Broughton Rangers WEL H 28 10 VIEW
11th Nov 1939
L
10 Salford WEL H 10 15 VIEW
18th Nov 1939
L
11 Oldham WEL A 3 7 VIEW
25th Nov 1939
W
10 Barrow WEL H 23 3 VIEW
2nd Dec 1939
L
10 Salford WEL A 5 10 VIEW
9th Dec 1939
W
10 Broughton Rangers WEL H 27 9 VIEW
16th Dec 1939
L
10 Warrington WEL A 6 8 VIEW
26th Dec 1939
L
10 Wigan WEL H 9 12 VIEW
9th Mar 1940
L
10 Broughton Rangers LC1 (2) A 3 10 1 VIEW
22nd Mar 1940
L
10 Wigan WEL A 0 6 VIEW
23rd Mar 1940
W
10 Leigh WEL H 11 5 VIEW
25th Mar 1940
L
10 Rochdale Hornets WEL A 10 12 VIEW
29th Mar 1940
W
11 Wigan LC2 (2) H 10 4 VIEW
6th Apr 1940
W
11 Widnes LCSF (1) H 7 5 VIEW
13th Apr 1940
L
11 Widnes LCSF (2) A 0 13 VIEW
2nd Nov 1940
L
12 Warrington WEL H 0 13 VIEW
16th Nov 1940
D
11 Wigan WEL A 5 5 VIEW
23rd Nov 1940
W
11 Broughton Rangers WEL H 23 3 VIEW
30th Nov 1940
W
12 Leigh WEL H 50 0 VIEW
14th Dec 1940
W
11 Oldham WEL H 19 2 2 VIEW
25th Dec 1940
W
12 Leigh * Fr H 37 18 1 5 VIEW
11th Jan 1941
L
12 Wigan WEL H 3 6 VIEW
14th Apr 1941
W
5 Dewsbury * Fr A 21 11 1 1 VIEW
19th Apr 1941
L
5 Castleford CC2 A 13 21 2 VIEW
6th Sep 1941
W
2 York WEL H 23 13 3 VIEW
13th Sep 1941
W
12 Hull WEL H 11 10 1 VIEW
4th Oct 1941
W
12 Batley WEL H 26 16 VIEW
17th Oct 1941
W
2 Castleford WEL H 16 2 1 2 VIEW
19th Oct 1941
L
2 Hunslet WEL A 5 13 VIEW
8th Nov 1941
W
5 Featherstone Rovers WEL H 24 10 3 VIEW
25th Dec 1941
L
5 Wigan WEL A 3 8 VIEW
3rd Jan 1942
L
10 Wigan WEL H 0 18 VIEW
14th Jan 1942
W
2 Halifax WEL H 13 9 VIEW
21st Jan 1942
L
5 Oldham WEL A 5 8 VIEW
6th Apr 1942
L
5 Dewsbury WEL H 2 9 VIEW
11th Apr 1942
W
11 Featherstone Rovers CC1(1) A 21 11 VIEW
18th Apr 1942
W
3 Featherstone Rovers CC1(2) H 8 3 1 VIEW
25th Apr 1942
L
2 Hunslet CC2(1) A 3 16 VIEW
2nd May 1942
W
5 Hunslet CC2(2) H 21 14 1 VIEW
5th Sep 1942
L
12 Featherstone Rovers WEL H 2 4 1 VIEW
19th Sep 1942
L
5 Halifax WEL H 13 25 VIEW
10th Oct 1942
W
2 Wakefield Trinity WEL H 15 7 VIEW
24th Oct 1942
W
2 Wigan YC2(1) H 21 8 2 VIEW
31st Oct 1942
L
2 Keighley WEL H 7 12 VIEW
7th Nov 1942
L
5 Wigan YC2(2) A 11 32 VIEW
26th Dec 1942
L
2 Wigan WEL H 8 20 1 VIEW
6th Mar 1943
W
11 Oldham WEL H 12 11 VIEW
13th Mar 1943
W
5 Barrow CC1(1) H 13 2 VIEW
20th Mar 1943
L
5 Barrow CC1(2) A 0 4 VIEW
27th Mar 1943
L
5 Oldham CC2(1) A 12 17 VIEW
3rd Apr 1943
L
2 Oldham CC2(2) H 5 20 1 VIEW
11th Sep 1943
L
4 Leeds WEL H 5 28 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 28 | LOSSES : 28 | DRAWS : 1





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