Mick Lawrence

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
18-08-1928
N/A
Date unknown.
Clock Face Colliery
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
18-09-1948 v Workington Town
Barrow
1952- Warrington
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1948-1951
72 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
26
0
0
78

Biography of Mick Lawrence



HERITAGE NO : 673
Jack or John Lawrence, affectionately known as Mick to his fellow players and peers, played for Saints with distinction in the middle of the twentieth century. He was signed from local junior side Clock Face Colliery and made a winning debut on the left wing in the home league match against Workington Town in September 1948. In his career Jack scored 26 tries in 72 matches playing mostly on the flanks but also featuring at centre and stand off on occasions. He was at the club during the period when Harry Cook was formulating the great St Helens side of the early 1950s.

Jack scored a brace of tries in no seven first team matches for the Saints against Workington Town, Widnes and Batley. In matches against Rochdale Hornets and Liverpool Stanley he notched up two tries on two separate occasions. However his most famous touchdown was the crucial last minute try against the touring Australians at Knowsley Road on October 14th 1948, as the Saints ran out 10 points to 8 winners over a dejected Kangaroos side.

Keith Bowen kindly sent the following information about Mick Lawrence.

Another Sutton star of the oval ball was Mick Lawrence (1928 - 2010) who signed for Saints in 1948. John Michael Lawrence was born in Sutton Manor in 1928, he studied at St.Theresa�s Junior school and then West Park Grammar School where he played rugby union.

Mick worked at Clock Face Colliery as a trainee mining surveyor before qualifying as a consultant engineer. Those were the days when players had other jobs and Mick decided to leave Warrington`s rugby league side in 1952 to concentrate on his non-sporting career. He probably didn`t regret his decision as his work on the tunnel at Liverpool Central Station led to him being presented to the Queen. Mick moved to Thailand in 1963 and died in South Wales in 2010 aged eighty-one.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1948~495 0 0 13
1949~501 0 0 13
1950~519 0 0 18
1951~5211 0 0 28
TOTALS:26 0 0 72
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1948~492001
1949~500001
1950~510001
1951~521003
TOTALS:3006

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
18th Sep 1948 1
W
5 Workington Town L H 8 2 VIEW
23rd Sep 1948 2
W
5 Liverpool Stanley L H 41 0 2 VIEW
25th Sep 1948 3
W
2 Dewsbury L A 14 7 1 VIEW
2nd Oct 1948 4
W
5 Hunslet L H 41 11 1 VIEW
9th Oct 1948 5
L
5 Barrow L A 12 20 VIEW
14th Oct 1948 6
W
5 Australia Tour H 10 8 1 VIEW
16th Oct 1948 7
L
5 Warrington L H 4 12 VIEW
23rd Oct 1948 8
L
5 Keighley L A 10 12 VIEW
30th Oct 1948 9
W
5 Halifax L H 8 5 VIEW
6th Nov 1948 10
W
5 Salford L H 17 12 VIEW
13th Nov 1948 11
L
5 Rochdale Hornets L A 3 10 VIEW
18th Apr 1949 12
L
4 Keighley L H 2 4 VIEW
23rd Apr 1949 13
L
2 Swinton L A 3 16 VIEW
18th May 1949 --
W
2 Huddersfield* Fr Tour B 33 17 2 VIEW
25th Aug 1949 14
W
4 Wakefield Trinity L H 22 12 1 VIEW
27th Aug 1949 15
L
3 Workington Town LC1(1) H 0 7 VIEW
31st Aug 1949 16
L
3 Workington Town LC1(2) A 4 7 VIEW
7th Sep 1949 17
L
5 Barrow L A 3 18 VIEW
10th Sep 1949 18
W
5 Oldham L H 16 8 VIEW
17th Sep 1949 19
L
4 Wakefield Trinity L A 9 12 VIEW
22nd Oct 1949 20
W
2 Oldham L A 12 2 VIEW
29th Oct 1949 --
W
3 Leeds* Fr H 18 12 VIEW
10th Dec 1949 21
L
2 Salford L A 4 8 VIEW
17th Dec 1949 22
W
4 Widnes L H 7 0 VIEW
2nd Jan 1950 23
W
4 Hull L H 30 0 VIEW
7th Jan 1950 24
W
3 Rochdale Hornets L A 23 2 VIEW
21st Jan 1950 25
L
3 Dewsbury L H 2 15 VIEW
25th Mar 1950 26
L
5 Workington Town L A 0 5 VIEW
12th Aug 1950 --
W
2 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup A 15 2 VIEW
19th Aug 1950 27
W
2 Widnes L H 17 2 VIEW
23rd Aug 1950 28
W
2 Barrow L A 14 4 VIEW
26th Aug 1950 29
W
2 Liverpool Stanley L A 36 2 2 VIEW
9th Sep 1950 30
W
2 Rochdale Hornets L H 31 12 VIEW
13th Sep 1950 31
W
2 Swinton LC1(2) H 11 3 1 VIEW
16th Sep 1950 32
L
2 Workington Town L A 11 19 2 VIEW
27th Sep 1950 33
W
5 Salford LC2 H 20 3 VIEW
4th Nov 1950 34
W
5 Workington Town L H 13 11 VIEW
11th Nov 1950 35
L
5 Oldham L H 7 13 VIEW
18th Nov 1950 36
D
5 York L A 6 6 VIEW
25th Nov 1950 37
W
5 Hull L A 16 5 1 VIEW
2nd Dec 1950 38
W
5 Whitehaven L H 47 10 1 VIEW
9th Dec 1950 39
W
5 Rochdale Hornets L A 38 8 2 VIEW
23rd Dec 1950 40
W
5 Swinton L A 11 3 VIEW
25th Dec 1950 41
L
5 Leigh L H 2 12 VIEW
26th Dec 1950 42
L
5 Wigan L H 5 39 VIEW
13th Jan 1951 43
L
5 Belle Vue Rangers L A 8 9 VIEW
27th Jan 1951 44
W
5 Whitehaven L A 3 2 VIEW
11th Aug 1951 --
W
5 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup H 16 7 1 VIEW
18th Aug 1951 45
W
5 Widnes L A 20 11 2 VIEW
21st Aug 1951 46
W
5 Rochdale Hornets L A 20 2 2 VIEW
25th Aug 1951 47
W
5 Liverpool City L H 23 3 1 VIEW
6th Sep 1951 48
D
2 Belle Vue Rangers LC1(2) A 2 2 VIEW
8th Sep 1951 49
W
5 Dewsbury L H 14 8 VIEW
15th Sep 1951 50
L
5 Oldham L A 7 13 VIEW
22nd Sep 1951 51
W
2 Barrow L H 16 3 1 VIEW
29th Sep 1951 52
W
2 Warrington L A 19 13 VIEW
6th Oct 1951 53
L
2 Hull L H 10 15 VIEW
13th Oct 1951 54
W
2 Halifax L A 20 9 VIEW
20th Oct 1951 55
L
3 New Zealand Tour H 10 33 VIEW
27th Oct 1951 56
L
3 Workington Town L A 8 11 VIEW
3rd Nov 1951 57
W
2 Rochdale Hornets L H 5 2 VIEW
17th Nov 1951 58
L
3 Workington Town L H 11 20 VIEW
24th Nov 1951 59
L
6 Dewsbury L A 2 6 VIEW
1st Dec 1951 60
W
2 Widnes L H 14 3 VIEW
15th Dec 1951 61
L
2 Salford L H 6 14 1 VIEW
22nd Dec 1951 62
L
2 Salford L A 0 5 VIEW
25th Dec 1951 63
L
2 Leigh L A 3 13 VIEW
12th Jan 1952 64
W
2 Batley L H 22 2 2 VIEW
19th Jan 1952 65
L
2 Whitehaven L A 5 7 VIEW
2nd Feb 1952 66
L
2 Whitehaven L H 6 7 VIEW
9th Feb 1952 67
W
2 Belle Vue Rangers CC1(1) H 6 5 VIEW
29th Mar 1952 68
L
5 Oldham L H 6 10 VIEW
5th Apr 1952 69
L
3 Hull L A 7 14 VIEW
12th Apr 1952 70
W
2 Halifax L H 16 11 1 VIEW
14th Apr 1952 71
L
2 Huddersfield L A 15 34 1 VIEW
26th Apr 1952 72
L
2 Barrow L A 8 12 VIEW
30th Apr 1952 --
L
3 Toulouse* Fr Tour A 5 31 VIEW
4th May 1952 --
W
2 French XIII* Fr Tour F 27 24 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 42 | LOSSES : 34 | DRAWS : 2

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