Tom Hall

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
15-03-1879
N/A
Date unknown.
Pocket Nook Shamrocks
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
27-09-1902 v Brighouse
Widnes
1906-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1902-1906
73 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
4
33
0
78

Biography of Tom Hall



HERITAGE NO : 110
Tom Hall by Alex Service

The half-back combination at Knowsley Road at the turn of the century sounded like a firm of solicitors, Banks and Hall, both lads, apparently from the Pocket Nook district of St. Helens and products of the famous Cinder Field. The 1901 Census tells us that Tom was a boarder in a house in Graham Street, St. Helens and that he was 21 years of age at the time. He was still born locally, however and it was not unusual for people to be billeted out in this fashion. Tom was a good footballer, with clever hands and a capable boot who dovetailed in nicely with his half-back partner Ralph Banks. The dynamic duo made their debuts together, Tom at stand-off, Ralph at scrum-half, against Brighouse Rangers on 27th September 1902. It was not a good time for the St. Helens club. By the end of the campaign, Brighouse were bottom of the league, with St. Helens above them and both clubs went into the Second Division in 1903-04.

Fortunately, with Tom playing more in the scrum-half berth, the Saints gained promotion after a Test Match against Holbeck and would have regained their place in the First Division but for further reorganisation of the league structure which saw one league re-appear. Alas, Toms appearances like those of his half-back partner became more spasmodic in 1904-05 and he played his last game on 3rd November 1906 against Widnes at Knowsley Road. His total of 73 matches, 4 tries and 33 goals mirrors his overall ability and his worthwhile contribution to a time when things were far from rosy at Knowsley Road.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1902~03 0 17 0 25
1903~042 12 0 19
1904~05 0 2 0 12
1905~06 2 2 0 15
1906~07 0 3 0 2
TOTALS:4 36 0 73
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
27th Sep 1902 1
W
6 Brighouse Rangers L A 4 3 VIEW
4th Oct 1902 2
L
6 Swinton L H 6 10 2 VIEW
11th Oct 1902 3
D
6 Runcorn L H 0 0 VIEW
18th Oct 1902 4
L
6 Batley L A 4 7 1 VIEW
25th Oct 1902 5
W
6 Salford L H 9 5 2 VIEW
1st Nov 1902 6
L
6 Halifax L A 0 8 VIEW
8th Nov 1902 7
L
6 Leigh L H 2 13 1 VIEW
15th Nov 1902 8
W
6 Hull L A 4 3 1 VIEW
22nd Nov 1902 9
L
6 Oldham L H 0 3 VIEW
13th Dec 1902 10
L
6 Hunslet L A 3 9 VIEW
20th Dec 1902 11
L
6 Wigan L H 5 6 1 VIEW
27th Dec 1902 12
L
6 Widnes L A 0 8 VIEW
1st Jan 1903 13
W
6 Batley L H 7 5 2 VIEW
3rd Jan 1903 14
L
6 Bradford L A 2 14 1 VIEW
10th Jan 1903 15
L
6 Huddersfield L H 5 13 1 VIEW
31st Jan 1903 16
L
6 Swinton L A 0 15 VIEW
24th Feb 1903 17
L
6 Warrington L A 0 6 VIEW
28th Feb 1903 18
W
6 Halifax L H 7 3 2 VIEW
7th Mar 1903 19
W
6 Leigh L A 8 5 1 VIEW
14th Mar 1903 20
W
6 Hull L H 10 8 1 VIEW
28th Mar 1903 21
L
6 Broughton Rangers L H 3 18 VIEW
31st Mar 1903 22
L
6 Oldham L A 4 13 VIEW
4th Apr 1903 23
L
6 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 2 6 VIEW
11th Apr 1903 24
D
6 Hunslet L H 5 5 VIEW
18th Apr 1903 25
W
6 Wigan L A 5 3 1 VIEW
12th Sep 1903 26
W
6 Birkenhead Wanderers L A 3 0 VIEW
19th Sep 1903 27
W
6 Barrow L H 18 6 3 VIEW
26th Sep 1903 28
L
6 Holbeck L A 3 19 VIEW
3rd Oct 1903 29
W
6 Normanton L H 27 0 1 1 VIEW
17th Oct 1903 30
W
6 York L H 2 0 1 VIEW
31st Oct 1903 31
W
6 Brighouse Rangers L H 10 0 2 VIEW
7th Nov 1903 32
W
6 South Shields L A 6 0 3 VIEW
14th Nov 1903 33
W
6 Millom L H 17 4 1 VIEW
21st Nov 1903 34
D
6 Bramley L A 0 0 VIEW
28th Nov 1903 35
W
6 Wakefield Trinity L H 11 8 1 VIEW
12th Dec 1903 36
L
6 Castleford L A 0 7 VIEW
19th Dec 1903 37
W
6 Rochdale Hornets L OBJ H 14 2 1 VIEW
25th Dec 1903 38
L
6 Wigan SWLL A 6 12 VIEW
26th Dec 1903 39
L
6 Lancaster L OBJ A 3 10 VIEW
9th Jan 1904 40
W
6 Birkenhead Wanderers L H 3 0 VIEW
13th Feb 1904 41
L
6 York L A 0 5 VIEW
16th Feb 1904 42
D
6 Dewsbury L A 3 3 VIEW
20th Feb 1904 43
W
6 Morecambe L H 8 0 VIEW
26th Mar 1904 44
L
6 Wakefield Trinity L A 0 20 VIEW
1st Oct 1904 45
W
6 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 10 6 VIEW
8th Oct 1904 46
L
6 Batley L A 10 20 VIEW
15th Oct 1904 47
L
6 Hunslet L H 3 9 VIEW
22nd Oct 1904 48
W
6 Widnes L A 8 0 1 VIEW
29th Oct 1904 49
W
6 Salford L H 13 11 VIEW
3rd Dec 1904 50
L
6 Hull L A 0 14 VIEW
10th Dec 1904 51
L
6 Bradford L H 8 18 1 VIEW
17th Dec 1904 52
L
6 Leeds L A 2 17 VIEW
1st Apr 1905 53
L
7 Hull L H 0 13 VIEW
8th Apr 1905 54
L
7 Bradford L A 6 9 VIEW
21st Apr 1905 55
L
6 Warrington L A 0 5 VIEW
24th Apr 1905 56
W
6 Runcorn L A 9 0 VIEW
4th Nov 1905 57
W
7 Dewsbury L A 3 2 VIEW
18th Nov 1905 58
W
7 Rochdale Hornets L A 11 0 1 VIEW
2nd Dec 1905 59
L
7 Oldham L H 7 15 VIEW
9th Dec 1905 60
W
7 Barrow L H 25 0 VIEW
16th Dec 1905 61
W
7 Millom L A 2 0 1 VIEW
23rd Dec 1905 62
L
7 Warrington L A 0 16 VIEW
25th Dec 1905 63
W
7 Runcorn L H 7 0 VIEW
30th Dec 1905 64
W
7 Morecambe L A 10 3 1 VIEW
6th Jan 1906 65
L
7 Leigh L A 2 3 VIEW
13th Jan 1906 66
W
7 Barrow L A 3 2 VIEW
20th Jan 1906 67
W
7 Normanton L H 28 3 VIEW
27th Jan 1906 68
L
7 Oldham L A 2 12 VIEW
10th Mar 1906 69
W
6 Rochdale Hornets L H 15 0 VIEW
21st Apr 1906 70
L
6 Hull L A 0 19 VIEW
30th Apr 1906 71
W
6 Salford L H 11 0 1 VIEW
27th Oct 1906 72
L
6 Leigh L H 10 19 2 VIEW
3rd Nov 1906 73
W
6 Widnes L H 10 7 1 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 34 | LOSSES : 35 | DRAWS : 4

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