Dick Huddart

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
22-06-1936
N/A
15-10-1958
Whitehaven
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
18-10-1958 v Workington Town
Warrington
1964- St. George- Aus
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1958-1963
209 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
76
0
0
228

Biography of Dick Huddart



HERITAGE NO : 756
Richard Huddart by Dave Dooley:

Dick Huddart was a legend for the club playing over 200 matches mostly as a second row forward. Born on the 22nd. February 1936 in Flimby Cumberland, he signed for the Club from Whitehaven on 15th. October 1958. Dick had had a sensational 1958 Tour Down Under and became firm friends with Vinty Karalius. After returning from the antipodes Dick asked Whitehaven for a transfer, and publicly stated that he would like to play for St Helens. Basil Lowe explained the bizarre circumstances of his signing:-
On a very stormy night we travelled by Mini Minor to Whitehaven, and on the way we actually bumped into some Wigan directors who had been unsuccessful in their bid to bring Dick to Central Park. The negotiations became heated and difficult but eventually we won the day. We were hardly welcome guests. In fact we made the signing of Huddart using a toilet seat, as this was the only room we were offered.

Saints were attracted by Dick`s powerful 6 feet height and 15 stone frame that was used to effectively to crack open any defence. His speed, straight running and jackhammer hand-off would cost the Club a record £7,250 transfer fee, but oh it would be money well spent!

Dick made his debut against Workington Town in the 10 points all draw on the 18th. October 1958. His first try for the club was away against Featherstone Rovers on November 15th. 1958 when the Saints cantered to a 36 points to 9 victory. Dick played a total of 32 matches in that record-breaking season scoring 19 tries in the process. This total included a hat-trick he notched up on the 25th. April against Liverpool City as the Saints eased to a 41 points to 22 victory.

In the 1959/60 season Dick scored 19 tries from 42 matches including another hat-trick against Liverpool City.

Dick played 12 times for Great Britain in his time with the Saints. He also won seven Cumberland caps and one England cap.

Huddart played a vital part in laying the foundations for many a Saints victory including the sensational 1959 Championship Final win by 44 points to 22 over a great Hunslet side. Dick scored a rip-roaring try in typical fashion as he raced through the Hunslet defence from 30 yards out.

Dick also won a Lancashire Cup winners medal when the Saints defeated Swinton by 15 points to 9 in front of a crowd of over 31 000 at Central Park on October 29th. 1960. He repeated the pleasure in the same competition against the same opposition one season later, this time the victory score was 25 points to 9. In 1962 Huddart collected his third winners medal in this competition against poor old Swinton again!

In the 1961 Challenge Cup Final Dick was heavily involved in the most memorable Wembley final of all time for Saints and Wigan fans. In the first half his burst through the Wigan defence set up a try for Alex Murphy. His relentless runs kept Wigan on the back-foot until Large and Vollenhoven sealed the game with that momentous try. His performance that day earned him the Lance Todd Trophy.

The 1961/62 season was a transitional one for the Saints as the Club felt a need to build a new side to continue to challenge for the game`s top honours. Dick scored 11 tries in 38 games as the Saints endured a poor season by the Club`s high standards.

The 1962 Australian Tour probably saw Dick Huddart at the height of his prowess. Feasting on the hard grounds he proved a perfect foil to that hardest of all men, Brian Edgar, as he continuously tortured the Aussie defences with powerful hand-offs and rapier like bursts. He played a major part in retaining the Ashes and was glorified by the Sydney crowds in particular.

Dick`s final season at the Saints was his least productive in tries, bagging a solitary try from 19 games. His final match for the Club was against Warrington on the 29th. of February, 1964 after five and a half years at the Club in which he had won every honour in the game. Dick Huddart played 209 matches for the club. He scored 76 tries and kicked no goals for an aggregate score of 228 points.

Saints sold Huddart to the St George club, Sydney in Australia where Dick walked into the most successful club side ever. He helped St George to another Grand Final win and so became one of a handful of Englishmen to capture that particular medal.

Sad to report that Dick passed away in August 2021 in his hometown on theGold Coast, Australia.



SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1958~5919 0 0 32
1959~6019 0 0 42
1960~6115 0 0 44
1961~6211 0 0 38
1962~6311 0 0 34
1963~64 1 0 0 19
TOTALS:76 0 0 209
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1958~592003
1960~611001
1961~622001
1963~641001
TOTALS:6006

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
18th Oct 1958 1
D
11 Workington Town L A 10 10 VIEW
1st Nov 1958 2
W
12 Salford L A 28 12 VIEW
8th Nov 1958 3
W
12 Rochdale Hornets L H 42 12 VIEW
15th Nov 1958 4
W
12 Featherstone Rovers L A 36 9 1 VIEW
29th Nov 1958 5
W
12 Whitehaven L A 25 2 1 VIEW
6th Dec 1958 6
W
12 Leeds L H 38 12 VIEW
13th Dec 1958 7
W
12 Swinton L H 32 3 VIEW
20th Dec 1958 8
W
11 Barrow L A 7 5 VIEW
25th Dec 1958 9
W
12 Leigh L A 10 6 VIEW
26th Dec 1958 10
W
12 Wigan L H 13 9 VIEW
27th Dec 1958 11
W
12 Oldham L H 22 6 1 VIEW
1st Jan 1959 12
W
12 Leigh L H 9 6 VIEW
3rd Jan 1959 13
L
11 Leeds L A 11 12 VIEW
24th Jan 1959 14
L
12 Hunslet L A 11 19 1 VIEW
31st Jan 1959 15
W
12 Whitehaven L H 27 3 VIEW
7th Feb 1959 16
W
12 Hull L A 19 9 VIEW
14th Feb 1959 17
W
12 Barrow L H 71 15 VIEW
21st Feb 1959 18
W
12 Oldham CC1 A 7 6 VIEW
28th Feb 1959 19
W
12 Widnes L H 38 4 1 VIEW
7th Mar 1959 20
W
12 Dewsbury CC2 H 35 8 2 VIEW
21st Mar 1959 21
L
12 Featherstone Rovers CC3 A 6 20 VIEW
27th Mar 1959 22
L
12 Wigan L A 14 19 VIEW
28th Mar 1959 23
W
12 Liverpool City L A 40 20 2 VIEW
30th Mar 1959 24
W
13 Blackpool Borough L H 46 11 2 VIEW
4th Apr 1959 25
W
13 Halifax L A 25 19 1 VIEW
14th Apr 1959 26
W
12 Hull L H 37 16 1 VIEW
18th Apr 1959 27
L
12 Swinton L A 11 19 VIEW
21st Apr 1959 28
W
12 Workington Town L H 36 14 VIEW
25th Apr 1959 29
W
12 Liverpool City L H 41 22 3 VIEW
27th Apr 1959 30
L
13 Oldham L A 14 15 VIEW
2nd May 1959 31
W
12 Oldham ChSF H 42 4 2 VIEW
16th May 1959 32
W
12 Hunslet ChF N 44 22 1 VIEW
18th May 1959 --
W
11 Welsh XIII* Fr Tour P 44 28 1 VIEW
20th May 1959 --
W
13 Welsh XIII* Fr Tour L 35 19 VIEW
23rd May 1959 --
W
12 Welsh XIII* Fr Tour C 47 31 1 VIEW
15th Aug 1959 33
W
11 Widnes L A 27 14 1 VIEW
17th Aug 1959 34
W
11 Blackpool Borough L H 59 17 1 VIEW
22nd Aug 1959 35
W
11 Wakefield Trinity L H 40 7 VIEW
26th Aug 1959 36
W
11 Swinton L A 32 9 VIEW
29th Aug 1959 37
W
11 Swinton LC1 A 17 9 VIEW
2nd Sep 1959 38
W
13 Widnes L H 22 0 1 VIEW
5th Sep 1959 39
W
13 Leeds L H 23 9 1 VIEW
9th Sep 1959 40
W
12 Widnes LC2 A 24 9 VIEW
12th Sep 1959 41
W
12 Wakefield Trinity L A 16 2 1 VIEW
19th Sep 1959 42
W
13 Hunslet L H 38 17 VIEW
26th Sep 1959 43
W
12 Liverpool City L A 45 6 3 VIEW
30th Sep 1959 44
W
12 Whitehaven LCSF A 18 2 1 VIEW
3rd Oct 1959 45
W
12 Salford L H 40 11 VIEW
10th Oct 1959 46
L
12 Australia Tour H 2 15 VIEW
24th Oct 1959 47
W
12 Hull L H 29 11 VIEW
31st Oct 1959 48
L
12 Warrington LCF N 4 5 VIEW
7th Nov 1959 49
W
12 Liverpool City L H 40 17 VIEW
14th Nov 1959 50
W
11 Dewsbury L A 20 15 1 VIEW
28th Nov 1959 51
L
12 Leeds L A 11 24 VIEW
5th Dec 1959 52
L
12 Workington Town L H 11 12 VIEW
12th Dec 1959 53
W
11 Rochdale Hornets L A 40 4 1 VIEW
19th Dec 1959 54
W
12 Rochdale Hornets L H 26 2 VIEW
25th Dec 1959 55
W
12 Leigh L H 14 10 VIEW
26th Dec 1959 56
W
12 Wigan L A 19 7 VIEW
1st Jan 1960 57
W
12 Leigh L A 12 4 VIEW
2nd Jan 1960 58
W
12 Workington Town L A 21 6 VIEW
9th Jan 1960 59
W
12 Warrington L H 40 6 1 VIEW
16th Jan 1960 60
W
12 Barrow L A 16 8 VIEW
23rd Jan 1960 61
W
12 Oldham L H 27 6 1 VIEW
6th Feb 1960 62
W
12 Blackpool Borough L A 26 7 1 VIEW
13th Feb 1960 63
L
12 Wakefield Trinity CC1 H 10 15 VIEW
20th Feb 1960 64
W
12 Dewsbury L H 25 4 1 VIEW
5th Mar 1960 65
W
12 Warrington L A 19 16 2 VIEW
12th Mar 1960 66
W
12 Barrow L H 13 12 VIEW
19th Mar 1960 67
L
12 Halifax L A 15 20 VIEW
2nd Apr 1960 68
W
12 Swinton L H 46 10 VIEW
15th Apr 1960 69
W
12 Wigan L H 12 4 VIEW
16th Apr 1960 70
W
12 Whitehaven L H 41 5 1 VIEW
18th Apr 1960 71
W
12 Hull L A 10 7 VIEW
23rd Apr 1960 72
W
12 Hunslet L A 20 8 1 VIEW
26th Apr 1960 73
W
13 Oldham L A 10 2 VIEW
7th May 1960 74
L
12 Wigan ChSF H 9 19 VIEW
6th Aug 1960 --
W
13 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup H 34 10 1 VIEW
13th Aug 1960 75
L
13 Oldham L A 4 16 VIEW
15th Aug 1960 76
W
12 Liverpool City L H 17 9 1 VIEW
20th Aug 1960 77
W
12 Hunslet L H 22 10 VIEW
27th Aug 1960 78
W
11 Widnes LC1 A 19 17 VIEW
3rd Sep 1960 79
L
11 Wakefield Trinity L H 5 18 VIEW
7th Sep 1960 80
W
12 Wigan LC2 H 7 4 VIEW
10th Sep 1960 81
W
12 Leigh L A 28 13 VIEW
17th Sep 1960 82
W
12 Oldham L H 26 12 VIEW
21st Sep 1960 83
W
12 Swinton L A 15 7 VIEW
26th Sep 1960 84
W
12 Halifax L H 32 4 3 VIEW
12th Oct 1960 85
W
12 Australia Tour H 15 12 VIEW
15th Oct 1960 86
W
12 Blackpool Borough L A 34 13 VIEW
17th Oct 1960 87
W
12 Leigh LCSF A 15 2 VIEW
22nd Oct 1960 88
W
12 Wigan L H 11 6 VIEW
29th Oct 1960 89
W
12 Swinton LCF N 15 9 VIEW
5th Nov 1960 90
W
12 Whitehaven L H 18 8 1 VIEW
12th Nov 1960 91
W
12 Rochdale Hornets L A 38 5 1 VIEW
19th Nov 1960 92
W
12 Barrow L A 29 15 VIEW
26th Nov 1960 93
W
12 Workington Town L H 47 2 1 VIEW
3rd Dec 1960 94
L
12 Hunslet L A 5 10 VIEW
24th Dec 1960 95
W
13 Salford L A 17 5 VIEW
26th Dec 1960 96
W
12 Rochdale Hornets L H 51 4 2 VIEW
2nd Jan 1961 97
W
12 Leigh L H 10 4 VIEW
7th Jan 1961 98
W
12 Warrington L A 8 5 VIEW
16th Jan 1961 99
W
12 Hull L H 22 15 VIEW
4th Feb 1961 100
L
12 Warrington L H 7 8 VIEW
11th Feb 1961 101
D
12 Widnes CC1 H 5 5 VIEW
16th Feb 1961 102
W
12 Widnes CC1(rep) A 29 10 VIEW
18th Feb 1961 103
W
12 Widnes L H 44 7 2 VIEW
25th Feb 1961 104
W
12 Castleford CC2 A 18 10 VIEW
4th Mar 1961 105
W
12 Liverpool City L A 52 2 2 VIEW
11th Mar 1961 106
W
12 Swinton CC3 H 17 9 1 VIEW
18th Mar 1961 107
W
12 Halifax L A 19 12 VIEW
25th Mar 1961 108
W
12 Salford L H 45 2 VIEW
27th Mar 1961 109
L
12 Wakefield Trinity L A 2 4 VIEW
31st Mar 1961 110
L
12 Wigan L A 2 12 VIEW
1st Apr 1961 111
L
13 Workington Town L A 11 12 VIEW
15th Apr 1961 112
W
12 Hull CCSF N 26 9 VIEW
19th Apr 1961 113
W
12 Widnes L A 17 5 VIEW
22nd Apr 1961 114
L
12 Featherstone Rovers L A 11 28 1 VIEW
25th Apr 1961 115
W
13 Blackpool Borough L H 28 4 VIEW
29th Apr 1961 116
W
12 Featherstone Rovers L H 38 0 VIEW
6th May 1961 117
L
12 Leeds ChSF A 4 11 VIEW
13th May 1961 118
W
12 Wigan CCF N 12 6 VIEW
12th Aug 1961 --
W
11 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup H 29 14 2 VIEW
19th Aug 1961 119
W
13 Leeds L H 20 5 1 VIEW
26th Aug 1961 120
L
13 Swinton L A 6 15 VIEW
30th Aug 1961 121
W
13 Wakefield Trinity L H 10 5 VIEW
2nd Sep 1961 122
W
13 Leigh LC1 H 43 8 VIEW
9th Sep 1961 123
W
13 Salford L A 24 7 1 VIEW
12th Sep 1961 124
W
13 Rochdale Hornets L A 14 2 VIEW
16th Sep 1961 125
W
13 Whitehaven L H 44 0 2 VIEW
23rd Sep 1961 126
W
13 Barrow L A 34 2 VIEW
2nd Oct 1961 127
W
12 Oldham LC2 H 30 7 1 VIEW
7th Oct 1961 128
W
13 Whitehaven L A 10 3 VIEW
10th Oct 1961 129
W
12 Salford LCSF H 21 2 VIEW
14th Oct 1961 130
W
12 New Zealand Tour H 25 10 1 VIEW
28th Oct 1961 131
L
12 Warrington L A 7 11 VIEW
11th Nov 1961 132
W
12 Swinton LCF N 25 9 VIEW
18th Nov 1961 133
L
12 Widnes L A 12 13 VIEW
25th Nov 1961 134
W
12 Workington Town L H 16 7 1 VIEW
2nd Dec 1961 135
L
12 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 5 12 VIEW
9th Dec 1961 136
L
13 Wakefield Trinity L A 10 12 VIEW
16th Dec 1961 137
L
12 Oldham L H 8 9 VIEW
6th Jan 1962 138
W
11 Barrow L H 30 6 VIEW
13th Jan 1962 139
L
11 Leeds L A 3 20 VIEW
20th Jan 1962 140
W
11 Warrington L H 11 7 VIEW
27th Jan 1962 141
L
11 Workington Town L A 7 23 VIEW
3rd Feb 1962 142
W
3 Huddersfield L H 36 5 VIEW
10th Feb 1962 143
W
3 Salford CC1 A 15 2 1 VIEW
24th Feb 1962 144
L
11 Leigh L A 6 7 VIEW
3rd Mar 1962 145
L
3 Huddersfield CC2 H 2 13 VIEW
13th Mar 1962 146
W
12 Liverpool City L H 31 7 1 VIEW
17th Mar 1962 147
L
12 Oldham L A 7 10 VIEW
31st Mar 1962 148
W
12 Swinton L H 5 2 VIEW
3rd Apr 1962 149
W
12 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 27 2 VIEW
7th Apr 1962 150
W
12 Hull L A 12 8 VIEW
9th Apr 1962 151
W
12 Leigh L H 42 4 2 VIEW
14th Apr 1962 152
W
12 Blackpool Borough L A 15 2 VIEW
20th Apr 1962 153
L
12 Wigan L H 16 18 VIEW
21st Apr 1962 154
W
12 Liverpool City L A 14 2 VIEW
23rd Apr 1962 155
W
12 Blackpool Borough L H 37 5 VIEW
28th Apr 1962 156
L
12 Wigan L A 3 12 VIEW
8th Sep 1962 157
W
12 Liverpool City LC1 H 22 0 VIEW
15th Sep 1962 158
W
12 Leigh WDC A 20 10 VIEW
18th Sep 1962 159
W
12 Blackpool Borough LC2 A 14 3 VIEW
22nd Sep 1962 160
W
12 Liverpool City WDC H 32 3 VIEW
29th Sep 1962 161
D
12 Blackpool Borough WDC A 12 12 VIEW
2nd Oct 1962 162
W
12 Oldham LCSF A 10 8 VIEW
9th Oct 1962 163
L
12 Widnes WDCSF H 9 10 VIEW
13th Oct 1962 164
D
12 Castleford L H 10 10 1 VIEW
20th Oct 1962 165
W
12 Huddersfield L A 22 9 VIEW
27th Oct 1962 166
W
12 Swinton LCF N 7 4 VIEW
3rd Nov 1962 167
L
12 Leeds L A 7 14 VIEW
24th Nov 1962 168
W
13 Huddersfield L H 36 3 VIEW
8th Dec 1962 169
W
13 Leeds L H 13 6 VIEW
15th Dec 1962 170
L
13 Wakefield Trinity L A 7 10 VIEW
22nd Dec 1962 171
W
12 Hull L H 27 14 VIEW
9th Mar 1963 172
L
12 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 2 3 VIEW
11th Mar 1963 173
L
12 Halifax CC1 A 2 9 VIEW
23rd Mar 1963 174
W
12 Bramley L H 38 0 2 VIEW
26th Mar 1963 175
W
12 Wigan L H 20 11 1 VIEW
30th Mar 1963 176
W
12 Featherstone Rovers L A 17 10 VIEW
1st Apr 1963 177
W
12 Workington Town L H 29 0 1 VIEW
12th Apr 1963 178
W
12 Wigan L A 24 4 VIEW
13th Apr 1963 179
L
12 Swinton L A 8 9 VIEW
15th Apr 1963 180
L
12 Swinton L H 9 24 VIEW
20th Apr 1963 181
W
12 Featherstone Rovers L H 18 5 VIEW
27th Apr 1963 182
L
12 Hull L A 7 15 VIEW
29th Apr 1963 183
L
4 Wakefield Trinity L H 15 16 VIEW
4th May 1963 184
W
12 Widnes L A 25 2 2 VIEW
6th May 1963 185
W
12 Oldham L H 22 8 1 VIEW
13th May 1963 186
W
12 Widnes L H 14 6 1 VIEW
18th May 1963 187
W
12 Bramley L A 21 9 VIEW
25th May 1963 188
W
12 Halifax L A 33 5 1 VIEW
27th May 1963 189
W
12 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 16 15 VIEW
30th May 1963 190
W
12 Oldham L A 24 9 1 VIEW
17th Aug 1963 --
W
12 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup H 34 8 1 VIEW
28th Aug 1963 191
W
13 Castleford L H 20 11 VIEW
31st Aug 1963 192
W
13 Keighley L A 18 6 VIEW
2nd Sep 1963 193
W
11 Hunslet L A 15 7 VIEW
7th Sep 1963 194
W
12 Swinton LC1 A 12 2 VIEW
14th Sep 1963 195
W
12 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 40 5 1 VIEW
16th Sep 1963 196
W
12 Workington Town LC2 H 28 4 VIEW
21st Sep 1963 197
L
12 Halifax L A 5 13 VIEW
23rd Sep 1963 198
W
12 Warrington LCSF A 21 14 VIEW
28th Sep 1963 199
L
12 Australia Tour H 2 8 VIEW
5th Oct 1963 200
W
12 Barrow WDC H 19 15 VIEW
7th Dec 1963 201
W
12 Wakefield Trinity L A 8 7 VIEW
14th Dec 1963 202
L
12 Halifax L H 12 13 VIEW
28th Dec 1963 203
W
12 Workington Town L A 5 0 VIEW
25th Jan 1964 204
W
12 Keighley L H 28 3 VIEW
1st Feb 1964 205
W
12 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 9 5 VIEW
8th Feb 1964 206
L
12 Castleford CC1 H 6 13 VIEW
15th Feb 1964 207
W
12 Barrow WDC A 14 10 VIEW
22nd Feb 1964 208
L
12 Leeds L H 6 14 VIEW
29th Feb 1964 209
W
12 Warrington L A 17 10 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 162 | LOSSES : 49 | DRAWS : 4

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