William Hillen

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
30-06-1881
N/A
Date unknown.
Millom
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
21-01-1905 v Broughton Rangers
Halifax
1909-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1904-1908
107 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
22
4
0
74

Biography of William Hillen



HERITAGE NO : 137
William Hillen by Alex Service

The St.Helens club had always relied upon a certain number of Cumbrian players in the first 20 years of its existence in the Northern Union and William John 'Gillie' Hillen was no exception. He came from Millom and could play in either centre position with equal effectiveness. Not only was he a good winger's centre, but he could also score tries too. He is one of a number of players who have played over 100 matches for the club and during his first season in 1904-05 he operated at right centre, with Jimmy Liversedge and Charlie Creevey outside him. He was also used as a winger on occasions during the following campaign, although he was a centre as such.

The 1906-07 campaign was Hillen's most consistent to date when he was a virtual ever-present, missing just one game of the 29 played. He was centre to Charlie Creevey for most of the campaign. His 13 tries also showed how good an attacking player he could be. In 1907-08, the visiting New Zealanders played twice at Knowsley Road and Hillen was a member of the team on both occasions, with Charlie Creevey his winger in the first match and his brother Jimmy on the flanks in the second. He completed 14 games in 1908-09, his last season at Knowsley Road.

Many Players from Cumberland returned to their native soil after their playing days were over, but not William. He was living in Lewis Street, St Helens in 1911 working as a coal Hewer. He died in September 1934 in St Helens at the age of 53.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1904~05 0 0 0 15
1905~06 5 0 0 23
1906~0713 1 0 28
1907~08 4 3 0 28
1908~090 0 0 13
TOTALS:22 4 0 107
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1908~09 0001
TOTALS:0001

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
21st Jan 1905 1
L
5 Broughton Rangers L H 6 8 VIEW
4th Feb 1905 2
W
3 Batley L H 4 0 VIEW
11th Feb 1905 3
L
3 Hunslet L A 5 16 VIEW
18th Feb 1905 4
L
3 Widnes L H 5 7 VIEW
25th Feb 1905 5
L
3 Salford L A 2 19 VIEW
4th Mar 1905 6
W
3 Rochdale Rangers CC1 H 9 2 VIEW
11th Mar 1905 7
L
3 Wakefield Trinity L A 0 21 VIEW
18th Mar 1905 8
L
3 Broughton Rangers CC2 A 0 18 VIEW
30th Mar 1905 9
L
3 Leigh L H 0 2 VIEW
1st Apr 1905 10
L
3 Hull L H 0 13 VIEW
8th Apr 1905 11
L
3 Bradford L A 6 9 VIEW
15th Apr 1905 12
L
3 Leeds L H 5 10 VIEW
21st Apr 1905 13
L
3 Warrington L A 0 5 VIEW
24th Apr 1905 14
W
3 Runcorn L A 9 0 VIEW
29th Apr 1905 15
L
3 Halifax L A 2 23 VIEW
4th Nov 1905 16
W
5 Dewsbury L A 3 2 VIEW
18th Nov 1905 17
W
5 Rochdale Hornets L A 11 0 VIEW
2nd Dec 1905 18
L
5 Oldham L H 7 15 VIEW
9th Dec 1905 19
W
5 Barrow L H 25 0 VIEW
16th Dec 1905 20
W
5 Millom L A 2 0 VIEW
23rd Dec 1905 21
L
5 Warrington L A 0 16 VIEW
25th Dec 1905 22
W
5 Runcorn L H 7 0 1 VIEW
26th Dec 1905 23
L
5 Wigan L H 5 13 1 VIEW
30th Dec 1905 24
W
5 Morecambe L A 10 3 VIEW
6th Jan 1906 25
L
1 Leigh L A 2 3 VIEW
13th Jan 1906 26
W
5 Barrow L A 3 2 VIEW
3rd Feb 1906 27
L
4 Swinton L A 0 5 VIEW
10th Feb 1906 28
W
4 Widnes L H 5 0 VIEW
17th Feb 1906 29
L
4 Runcorn CCInt. H 0 3 VIEW
24th Feb 1906 30
W
4 Dewsbury L H 7 0 VIEW
10th Mar 1906 31
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L H 15 0 VIEW
17th Mar 1906 32
D
4 Swinton L H 0 0 VIEW
24th Mar 1906 33
L
4 Leigh L H 8 15 1 VIEW
31st Mar 1906 34
W
4 Normanton L A 9 5 VIEW
13th Apr 1906 35
L
4 Wigan L A 6 37 VIEW
16th Apr 1906 36
L
4 Warrington L H 0 8 VIEW
21st Apr 1906 37
L
4 Hull L A 0 19 VIEW
30th Apr 1906 38
W
4 Salford L H 11 0 2 VIEW
1st Sep 1906 39
L
3 Swinton L H 6 10 VIEW
8th Sep 1906 40
W
3 Rochdale Hornets L H 27 6 1 VIEW
15th Sep 1906 41
L
3 Warrington L H 10 19 VIEW
22nd Sep 1906 42
L
3 Barrow L A 3 31 VIEW
29th Sep 1906 43
L
3 Widnes L A 5 11 VIEW
6th Oct 1906 44
L
3 Runcorn L H 8 22 VIEW
13th Oct 1906 45
L
3 Oldham LC1 H 14 17 VIEW
20th Oct 1906 46
L
3 Pontefract L A 7 17 VIEW
27th Oct 1906 47
L
3 Leigh L H 10 19 VIEW
3rd Nov 1906 48
W
3 Widnes L H 10 7 VIEW
10th Nov 1906 49
L
3 Salford L A 13 26 VIEW
20th Nov 1906 50
L
3 Keighley L A 5 15 VIEW
24th Nov 1906 51
W
3 Keighley L H 18 9 VIEW
1st Dec 1906 52
L
3 Batley L A 5 30 1 1 VIEW
15th Dec 1906 53
L
3 Rochdale Hornets L A 8 14 VIEW
22nd Dec 1906 54
L
3 Broughton Rangers L H 7 14 VIEW
25th Dec 1906 55
W
3 Liverpool City L H 42 0 2 VIEW
1st Jan 1907 56
W
3 Batley L H 26 0 1 VIEW
5th Jan 1907 57
L
3 Warrington L A 3 20 VIEW
19th Jan 1907 58
L
3 Leigh L A 2 5 VIEW
16th Feb 1907 59
W
3 Barrow L H 26 3 VIEW
23rd Feb 1907 60
L
3 Runcorn L A 8 14 VIEW
6th Mar 1907 61
L
3 Swinton L A 11 14 2 VIEW
9th Mar 1907 62
W
3 Wigan L H 10 8 VIEW
16th Mar 1907 63
L
3 Swinton CC1 A 9 16 2 VIEW
29th Mar 1907 64
L
3 Wigan L A 2 24 VIEW
30th Mar 1907 65
W
3 Liverpool City L H 68 0 3 VIEW
1st Apr 1907 66
W
3 Salford L H 30 5 1 VIEW
7th Sep 1907 67
L
3 Swinton L A 0 22 VIEW
28th Sep 1907 68
W
3 Warrington L H 7 6 1 VIEW
12th Oct 1907 69
L
4 Swinton LC1 A 0 7 VIEW
19th Oct 1907 70
W
4 Runcorn L H 17 11 VIEW
26th Oct 1907 71
L
3 Rochdale Hornets L H 8 12 VIEW
30th Oct 1907 72
L
3 New Zealand Tour H 5 24 VIEW
2nd Nov 1907 73
L
3 Broughton Rangers L A 13 25 VIEW
23rd Nov 1907 74
W
4 Swinton L H 8 0 VIEW
7th Dec 1907 75
L
3 Salford L H 0 18 VIEW
14th Dec 1907 76
L
4 Leigh L A 2 20 VIEW
21st Dec 1907 77
L
4 Wigan L H 2 18 VIEW
25th Dec 1907 78
L
3 Runcorn L A 0 19 VIEW
26th Dec 1907 79
L
4 Barrow L A 8 9 1 1 VIEW
28th Dec 1907 80
W
4 Bramley L H 16 3 VIEW
1st Jan 1908 81
L
4 Hunslet L H 8 24 1 VIEW
18th Jan 1908 82
L
3 Rochdale Hornets L A 11 27 1 VIEW
25th Jan 1908 83
W
4 Keighley L H 11 3 VIEW
1st Feb 1908 84
D
4 Widnes L H 5 5 VIEW
15th Feb 1908 85
W
4 Ebbw Vale L A 5 3 VIEW
22nd Feb 1908 86
L
4 New Zealand Tour H 10 21 VIEW
29th Feb 1908 87
L
3 Whitehaven Recs CC1 A 8 13 VIEW
7th Mar 1908 88
L
4 Hunslet L A 6 21 VIEW
14th Mar 1908 89
L
4 Bradford L A 10 17 VIEW
21st Mar 1908 90
L
4 Oldham L H 5 14 VIEW
4th Apr 1908 91
L
4 Warrington L A 5 20 1 1 VIEW
12th Apr 1908 --
L
3 Rochdale Hornets * Fr A 0 15 VIEW
13th Apr 1908 92
L
4 Broughton Rangers L H 11 28 VIEW
20th Apr 1908 93
D
4 Leigh L H 5 5 VIEW
21st Apr 1908 94
L
3 Bramley L A 13 16 VIEW
5th Sep 1908 95
L
4 Oldham L H 0 38 VIEW
3rd Oct 1908 96
W
3 Barrow L H 26 5 VIEW
10th Oct 1908 97
L
3 Broughton Rangers L A 9 19 VIEW
17th Oct 1908 98
W
3 Widnes L H 11 0 VIEW
24th Oct 1908 99
L
3 Swinton L A 0 2 VIEW
31st Oct 1908 100
L
3 Salford L H 8 13 VIEW
7th Nov 1908 101
L
3 Warrington LC1 H 6 21 VIEW
19th Dec 1908 102
L
3 Salford L A 14 15 VIEW
25th Dec 1908 103
W
1 Runcorn L H 6 0 VIEW
26th Dec 1908 104
L
1 Wigan L H 7 22 VIEW
1st Jan 1909 105
L
1 York L A 0 16 VIEW
16th Jan 1909 106
D
1 Rochdale Hornets L A 3 3 VIEW
27th Feb 1909 107
L
3 Halifax CC1 A 8 15 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 33 | LOSSES : 71 | DRAWS : 4

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