Ken Kelly

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
07-09-1952
N/A
24-09-1968
St.Helens Juniors
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
22-11-1969 v Oldham
Swinton
1973- Bradford Northern
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1969-1972
87 (12)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
49
1
0
149

Biography of Ken Kelly



HERITAGE NO : 861
This local product was one of the brightest prospects of the seventies at Knowsley Road. He was a very smart player and possessed an excellent ability to read the game. Consequently he was a great support player. After a couple of appearances in the 1969 to 1970 season, Ken blazed an incredible trail during September 1970. In just three matches he scored eight tries including two hat tricks against Hull and Hull KR. This headline grasping run came to a sad end in October 1970 when an unsavoury tackle left Ken with a broken jaw and out of the game for six months.

However like all good players he bounced back to the top. He played in the 1971 Championship Final when the Saints defeated Wigan in the Bandit Benyon finale. More honours came the way of Ken as the Saints collected the BBC2 Floodlit Trophy in a gutsy performance against Rochdale Hornets. The Challenge Cup Final of 1972 saw Ken collect a winners medal in a pulsating Final against Leeds. This rich vein of form led Ken to be selected for two Great Britain tests against France in 1972.

Ken scored a total of 49 tries for the Saints including a rare four try haul against Doncaster and another hat trick against Huyton. He left for Bradford Northern in 1973 and then onto Warrington where he gained further international honours with Great Britain.

Dave Dooley


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1969~70 0 0 0 2
1970~7113 0 0 13
1971~72 19 1 0 50
1972~73 17 0 0 22
TOTALS:49 1 0 87
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
22nd Nov 1969 1
W
14 Oldham L H 41 10 VIEW
23rd Mar 1970 2
W
7 Rochdale Hornets L A 10 0 VIEW
12th Sep 1970 3
W
7 Huddersfield L H 39 0 2 VIEW
22nd Sep 1970 4
W
7 Hull L H 30 9 3 VIEW
26th Sep 1970 5
W
7 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 38 3 3 VIEW
29th Sep 1970 6
W
7 Castleford FT1 H 14 7 VIEW
3rd Oct 1970 7
W
7 Featherstone Rovers L A 27 18 2 VIEW
7th Oct 1970 8
W
7 Warrington L A 12 4 VIEW
2nd Apr 1971 --NPS
W
14 Widnes L A 8 5 VIEW
9th Apr 1971 --NPS
W
14 Wigan L A 9 6 VIEW
10th Apr 1971 9
W
7 Batley L A 27 4 2 VIEW
12th Apr 1971 10
W
14 Widnes L H 14 5 VIEW
17th Apr 1971 11
W
14 Huddersfield L A 11 8 VIEW
24th Apr 1971 12
W
14 Huddersfield Ch1 H 28 5 VIEW
30th Apr 1971 13
W
14 Hull Ch2 H 30 5 1 VIEW
7th May 1971 14
W
14 Leeds ChSF H 22 7 VIEW
22nd May 1971 15
W
14 Wigan ChF N 16 12 VIEW
6th Aug 1971 16
W
14 Leigh LC1 H 11 10 VIEW
12th Aug 1971 17
W
6 Warrington LC2 H 23 6 VIEW
14th Aug 1971 18
W
6 Leigh CS H 11 4 1 VIEW
17th Aug 1971 19
L
6 Widnes LCSF H 10 12 VIEW
21st Aug 1971 20
W
14 Hull L H 30 14 VIEW
24th Aug 1971 21
L
14 Leeds L A 13 20 VIEW
27th Aug 1971 22
W
6 Leigh L A 8 3 1 VIEW
30th Aug 1971 23
W
6 Workington Town L H 21 14 VIEW
4th Sep 1971 24
W
7 Keighley L H 30 19 1 VIEW
6th Sep 1971 25
W
14 New Zealand Tour H 18 8 VIEW
8th Sep 1971 26
L
6 Castleford L A 13 22 2 VIEW
11th Sep 1971 27
W
6 Wakefield Trinity L A 23 12 1 VIEW
18th Sep 1971 28
W
6 Halifax L H 14 10 VIEW
21st Sep 1971 29
W
7 Swinton FT1 A 14 9 VIEW
2nd Oct 1971 30
W
6 Salford L H 23 12 1 VIEW
9th Oct 1971 31
L
6 Bramley L A 10 15 VIEW
18th Oct 1971 32
W
6 Oldham L H 50 2 2 VIEW
23rd Oct 1971 33
L
6 Huddersfield L A 15 17 VIEW
30th Oct 1971 34
W
6 Bramley L H 37 4 1 VIEW
9th Nov 1971 35
W
6 Leigh FT2 A 13 4 1 VIEW
13th Nov 1971 36
W
6 Featherstone Rovers JP1 H 37 7 2 VIEW
20th Nov 1971 37
W
6 Castleford L H 14 2 2 VIEW
27th Nov 1971 38
W
6 Whitehaven JP2 A 12 0 VIEW
30th Nov 1971 39
W
6 Leeds FTSF A 17 0 VIEW
4th Dec 1971 40
W
6 Oldham L A 28 0 1 VIEW
11th Dec 1971 41
W
6 Hull JP3 H 33 5 VIEW
14th Dec 1971 42
W
6 Rochdale Hornets FTF H 8 2 VIEW
18th Dec 1971 43
L
6 Wakefield Trinity JPSF A 9 14 VIEW
27th Dec 1971 44
L
6 Wigan L A 3 8 VIEW
1st Jan 1972 45
W
7 Widnes L H 33 5 VIEW
8th Jan 1972 46
W
6 Wakefield Trinity L H 18 12 VIEW
15th Jan 1972 47
W
6 Keighley L A 24 4 1 VIEW
22nd Jan 1972 48
D
6 Leeds L H 15 15 VIEW
29th Jan 1972 49
W
6 Oldham CC1 A 8 6 VIEW
19th Feb 1972 50
W
6 Huddersfield CC2 H 32 9 1 VIEW
26th Feb 1972 51
L
6 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 2 5 VIEW
4th Mar 1972 52
W
6 York CC3 A 32 5 1 VIEW
14th Mar 1972 53
W
7 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 29 2 VIEW
18th Mar 1972 54
W
14 Dewsbury L H 16 14 VIEW
24th Mar 1972 55
W
6 Salford L A 7 0 VIEW
27th Mar 1972 56
W
6 Halifax L A 19 5 VIEW
31st Mar 1972 57
W
6 Wigan L H 21 4 VIEW
3rd Apr 1972 58
L
7 Widnes L A 9 19 VIEW
8th Apr 1972 59
W
6 Hull L A 17 7 VIEW
15th Apr 1972 60
D
6 Warrington CCSF N 10 10 VIEW
19th Apr 1972 61
W
6 Warrington CCSF(rep) N 10 6 VIEW
22nd Apr 1972 62
W
6 Hull Kingston Rovers Ch1 H 25 5 VIEW
4th May 1972 63
W
6 Bradford Northern ChSF A 14 10 1 VIEW
13th May 1972 64
W
6 Leeds CCF N 16 13 VIEW
20th May 1972 65
L
6 Leeds ChF N 5 9 VIEW
20th Aug 1972 66
W
6 Rochdale Hornets L A 21 3 VIEW
22nd Aug 1972 67
W
6 Warrington L H 15 11 1 VIEW
25th Aug 1972 68
W
6 Huyton L H 41 2 1 VIEW
28th Aug 1972 69
W
6 Huyton L A 47 6 3 VIEW
8th Sep 1972 70
W
6 Leigh L H 9 2 VIEW
13th Sep 1972 71
L
6 Widnes LC2 A 2 13 VIEW
17th Sep 1972 72
L
6 Featherstone Rovers L A 14 19 1 VIEW
23rd Sep 1972 73
W
6 Halifax JP1 A 22 20 2 VIEW
7th Oct 1972 74
D
6 Oldham L A 12 12 VIEW
10th Oct 1972 75
L
6 Leeds FT1 H 6 14 VIEW
24th Dec 1972 76
W
7 Blackpool Borough L A 33 14 1 VIEW
1st Jan 1973 77
W
7 Widnes L A 22 10 VIEW
13th Jan 1973 78
L
7 Leeds JPSF A 0 19 VIEW
20th Jan 1973 79
W
7 Leeds L A 5 2 VIEW
26th Jan 1973 80
W
7 Doncaster CC1 H 41 0 4 VIEW
30th Jan 1973 81
W
7 Rochdale Hornets L H 22 7 2 VIEW
2nd Feb 1973 82
W
6 Barrow L H 33 2 1 VIEW
11th Feb 1973 83
L
7 Warrington L A 11 13 VIEW
18th Feb 1973 84
L
6 Wigan CC2 A 2 15 VIEW
23rd Feb 1973 85
L
6 Salford L A 10 15 VIEW
2nd Mar 1973 86
W
6 Blackpool Borough L H 29 0 1 VIEW
7th Mar 1973 87
L
6 Swinton L A 7 11 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 68 | LOSSES : 18 | DRAWS : 3

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