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 of Bob Grundy



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

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
29th Aug 1939 1
W
10 Swinton L H 13 0 1 VIEW
2nd Sep 1939 2
L
10 New Zealand Tour H 3 19 VIEW
7th Oct 1939 3
W
10 Liverpool Stanley WEL A 20 0 1 VIEW
14th Oct 1939 4
W
10 Warrington WEL H 13 9 1 VIEW
28th Oct 1939 5
W
10 Swinton WEL H 15 7 VIEW
4th Nov 1939 6
W
10 Broughton Rangers WEL H 28 10 VIEW
11th Nov 1939 7
L
10 Salford WEL H 10 15 VIEW
18th Nov 1939 8
L
11 Oldham WEL A 3 7 VIEW
25th Nov 1939 9
W
10 Barrow WEL H 23 3 VIEW
2nd Dec 1939 10
L
10 Salford WEL A 5 10 VIEW
9th Dec 1939 11
W
10 Broughton Rangers WEL H 27 9 VIEW
16th Dec 1939 12
L
10 Warrington WEL A 6 8 VIEW
26th Dec 1939 13
L
10 Wigan WEL H 9 12 VIEW
9th Mar 1940 14
L
10 Broughton Rangers LC1 (2) A 3 10 1 VIEW
22nd Mar 1940 15
L
10 Wigan WEL A 0 6 VIEW
23rd Mar 1940 16
W
10 Leigh WEL H 11 5 VIEW
25th Mar 1940 17
L
10 Rochdale Hornets WEL A 10 12 VIEW
29th Mar 1940 18
W
11 Wigan LC2 (2) H 10 4 VIEW
6th Apr 1940 19
W
11 Widnes LCSF (1) H 7 5 VIEW
13th Apr 1940 20
L
11 Widnes LCSF (2) A 0 13 VIEW
2nd Nov 1940 21
L
12 Warrington WEL H 0 13 VIEW
16th Nov 1940 22
D
11 Wigan WEL A 5 5 VIEW
23rd Nov 1940 23
W
11 Broughton Rangers WEL H 23 3 VIEW
30th Nov 1940 24
W
12 Leigh WEL H 50 0 VIEW
14th Dec 1940 25
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 26
L
12 Wigan WEL H 3 6 VIEW
14th Apr 1941 --
W
5 Dewsbury * Fr A 21 11 1 1 VIEW
19th Apr 1941 27
L
5 Castleford CC2 A 13 21 2 VIEW
6th Sep 1941 28
W
2 York WEL H 23 13 3 VIEW
13th Sep 1941 29
W
12 Hull WEL H 11 10 1 VIEW
4th Oct 1941 30
W
12 Batley WEL H 26 16 VIEW
17th Oct 1941 31
W
2 Castleford WEL H 16 2 1 2 VIEW
19th Oct 1941 32
L
2 Hunslet WEL A 5 13 VIEW
8th Nov 1941 33
W
5 Featherstone Rovers WEL H 24 10 3 VIEW
25th Dec 1941 34
L
5 Wigan WEL A 3 8 VIEW
3rd Jan 1942 35
L
10 Wigan WEL H 0 18 VIEW
14th Jan 1942 36
W
2 Halifax WEL H 13 9 VIEW
21st Jan 1942 37
L
5 Oldham WEL A 5 8 VIEW
6th Apr 1942 38
L
5 Dewsbury WEL H 2 9 VIEW
11th Apr 1942 39
W
11 Featherstone Rovers CC1(1) A 21 11 VIEW
18th Apr 1942 40
W
3 Featherstone Rovers CC1(2) H 8 3 1 VIEW
25th Apr 1942 41
L
2 Hunslet CC2(1) A 3 16 VIEW
2nd May 1942 42
W
5 Hunslet CC2(2) H 21 14 1 VIEW
5th Sep 1942 43
L
12 Featherstone Rovers WEL H 2 4 1 VIEW
19th Sep 1942 44
L
5 Halifax WEL H 13 25 VIEW
10th Oct 1942 45
W
2 Wakefield Trinity WEL H 15 7 VIEW
24th Oct 1942 46
W
2 Wigan YC2(1) H 21 8 2 VIEW
31st Oct 1942 47
L
2 Keighley WEL H 7 12 VIEW
7th Nov 1942 48
L
5 Wigan YC2(2) A 11 32 VIEW
26th Dec 1942 49
L
2 Wigan WEL H 8 20 1 VIEW
6th Mar 1943 50
W
11 Oldham WEL H 12 11 VIEW
13th Mar 1943 51
W
5 Barrow CC1(1) H 13 2 VIEW
20th Mar 1943 52
L
5 Barrow CC1(2) A 0 4 VIEW
27th Mar 1943 53
L
5 Oldham CC2(1) A 12 17 VIEW
3rd Apr 1943 54
L
2 Oldham CC2(2) H 5 20 1 VIEW
11th Sep 1943 55
L
4 Leeds WEL H 5 28 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 28 | LOSSES : 28 | DRAWS : 1






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