Billy Hunter

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
15-05-1879
N/A
Date unknown.
St.Helens Local Leagues
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
11-02-1899 v Tyldesley
Wigan
1905- Leigh
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1898-1905
59 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
11
3
0
39

Biography of Billy Hunter



HERITAGE NO : 75
William Hunter by Alex Service

William was a local lad who made his debut against Tyldesley, who were known as the Bongers, on 11th February 1899. The Saints won this away fixture 6-3 and William played on the left wing. His centre was Sutton and in his next few games it was Jim Barnes. William's last match for the club was at Wigan, in the First Round of the Lancashire Cup on 14th October 1905. The Saints lost 0-18 and it was the end of a spell at the club which extended to 59 matches. His scoring record of 11 tries was not exactly prolific, but he had pace and was well worth his place in the team. It has to be said that the Saints were in the middle of their yo-yo existence between the First and Second Divisions.

William later played in 6 matches for Leigh, scoring two tries in 1906-07. After that, we do not have any record of any further matches for any other club. It is known that he passed away aged 69 on 24th December 1948. There does not appear to be an obituary in the local press, which is disappointing. It appears that he lived in Windleshaw Road, St. Helens before his death.



SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1898~99 1 0 0 6
1899~00 0 1 0 10
1900~011 1 0 11
1901~02 5 1 0 15
1902~03 0 0 0 3
1904~05 2 0 0 9
1905~06 2 0 0 5
TOTALS:11 3 0 59
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1898~990002
1899~00 0002
TOTALS:0004

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
21st Jan 1899 --
W
2 Birkenhead* Fr A 9 0 VIEW
11th Feb 1899 1
W
5 Tyldesley L A 6 3 VIEW
18th Feb 1899 2
W
5 Warrington L H 12 3 1 VIEW
4th Mar 1899 3
W
5 Stockport L A 13 3 VIEW
11th Mar 1899 4
L
5 Rochdale Hornets L A 0 16 VIEW
18th Mar 1899 5
W
5 Whitworth CC1 H 12 3 VIEW
22nd Mar 1899 --
W
2 Kendal * Fr A 5 3 VIEW
29th Mar 1899 6
D
5 Morecambe CC2(rep) A 5 5 VIEW
4th Nov 1899 7
W
5 Wigan L A 6 0 VIEW
11th Nov 1899 8
W
3 Salford L H 8 6 1 VIEW
30th Dec 1899 9
W
9 Tyldesley L A 14 3 VIEW
27th Jan 1900 --
W
4 Birkenhead * Fr A 15 0 VIEW
17th Feb 1900 10
L
2 Runcorn L A 0 9 VIEW
24th Feb 1900 11
W
2 Runcorn L H 3 2 VIEW
27th Feb 1900 12
D
2 Leigh L A 0 0 VIEW
3rd Mar 1900 13
L
1 Oldham L A 6 35 VIEW
10th Mar 1900 14
L
1 Salford L A 0 8 VIEW
4th Apr 1900 15
W
5 Leigh BTC1 H 8 0 VIEW
14th Apr 1900 --
W
1 Lancaster * Fr A 15 8 VIEW
26th Apr 1900 16
W
4 Widnes BTCSF A 3 0 VIEW
19th Jan 1901 17
W
2 Swinton L H 6 3 VIEW
26th Jan 1901 18
L
2 Rochdale Hornets L A 0 2 VIEW
9th Feb 1901 19
W
3 Widnes L H 7 5 VIEW
16th Feb 1901 20
L
3 Runcorn L A 0 5 VIEW
2nd Mar 1901 21
W
2 Goole CC1 A 12 2 1 VIEW
9th Mar 1901 22
D
4 Stockport CC2 H 0 0 VIEW
13th Mar 1901 23
W
5 Stockport CC2(rep) A 11 5 VIEW
16th Mar 1901 24
L
4 Swinton L A 2 19 VIEW
23rd Mar 1901 25
L
4 Batley CC3 H 5 7 1 VIEW
6th Apr 1901 26
L
2 Barrow L H 0 5 VIEW
15th Apr 1901 27
W
3 Widnes LPO N 3 0 VIEW
7th Sep 1901 28
L
4 Wigan L & SWLL H 2 8 VIEW
28th Sep 1901 29
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L A 9 2 VIEW
5th Oct 1901 30
W
4 Barrow L H 7 3 1 VIEW
12th Oct 1901 31
L
4 Stockport L A 0 3 VIEW
19th Oct 1901 32
L
4 Runcorn SWLL H 0 2 VIEW
26th Oct 1901 33
L
4 Lancaster L A 4 17 VIEW
9th Nov 1901 34
L
4 Warrington SWLL H 9 17 1 1 VIEW
16th Nov 1901 35
W
4 Birkenhead Wanderers L AB A 5 0 VIEW
23rd Nov 1901 36
W
4 Millom L A 8 6 VIEW
7th Dec 1901 37
W
4 Radcliffe L H 23 6 2 VIEW
14th Dec 1901 38
L
4 Barrow L A 5 7 1 VIEW
25th Dec 1901 39
W
4 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 12 3 VIEW
26th Dec 1901 40
W
4 Leigh SWLL H 11 8 VIEW
1st Jan 1902 41
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L H 7 5 VIEW
11th Jan 1902 42
L
1 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 7 15 VIEW
6th Sep 1902 43
L
2 Bradford L H 11 21 VIEW
13th Sep 1902 44
L
2 Huddersfield L A 3 8 VIEW
20th Sep 1902 45
L
1 Warrington L H 5 18 VIEW
15th Oct 1904 46
L
4 Hunslet L H 3 9 VIEW
22nd Oct 1904 47
W
2 Widnes L A 8 0 VIEW
29th Oct 1904 48
W
2 Salford L H 13 11 VIEW
12th Nov 1904 49
W
2 Wakefield Trinity L H 5 0 1 VIEW
19th Nov 1904 50
L
2 Leigh L A 5 14 1 VIEW
3rd Dec 1904 51
L
5 Hull L A 0 14 VIEW
10th Dec 1904 52
L
5 Bradford L H 8 18 VIEW
17th Dec 1904 53
L
2 Leeds L A 2 17 VIEW
18th Mar 1905 54
L
2 Broughton Rangers CC2 A 0 18 VIEW
2nd Sep 1905 55
W
5 Millom L H 34 3 2 VIEW
9th Sep 1905 56
W
5 Morecambe L H 26 6 VIEW
16th Sep 1905 57
L
5 Widnes L A 2 3 VIEW
30th Sep 1905 58
L
5 Salford L A 5 25 VIEW
14th Oct 1905 59
L
5 Wigan LC1 A 0 18 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 32 | LOSSES : 28 | DRAWS : 3

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