Richard Molyneux

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
18-02-1889
N/A
11-02-1918
Wigan
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
02-09-1911 v Barrow
Warrington
1915- Salford
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1911-1921
99 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
8
37
0
98

Biography of Richard Molyneux



HERITAGE NO : 213
Richard Molyneux by SHS

On 2nd September 1911, Richard Molyneux made his debut for Saints as centre to Tom Barton at home to Barrow. He was one of two players to join the club from the Wigan area. Richard came from the Highfield junior team; stand-off George Scholes also came to Knowlsey Road from Pemberton Rovers. As for Richard, he seemed to have had a rather subdued first match. 'Enthusiast' in the St. Helens Reporter wrote the following: 'Molyneux seemed rather over-awed by the importance of the occasion and I saw little of him in attack, but on the defence was quite good and tackled well. He seemed rather deficient in initiative, but on the whole did sufficiently well to merit further trial'.

Richard certainly carved out a niche for himself with the Saints and was, arguably, the perfect 'utility back', at various times occupying the wing, centre [4], stand-off and full-back roles for the club. He played against the visiting Australians at left centre in October 1911 and scored four tries from full-back in the 51-9 thrashing of Coventry on 15th February 1913, so he certainly knew his way to the line! His final match for St. Helens was at home to Warrington on 2nd January 1915 ' the last 'full' season before hostilities took over. He scored a try from full-back once again. Given the fact that he rarely missed a match, he was a valuable player to have, which, together with his utility value, made him a real favourite with the Knowsley Road crowd.

Richard went on to play for Salford for a season in 1921-22 and played against his former club. Richard was living with his parents at 100 Lime Street, Wigan in 1911 and working as a coal miner. He died in October 1933 in Wigan at the age of 40. If you have any further information, we would like to hear from you.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1911~12 5 11 0 34
1912~13 2 15 0 30
1913~141 1 0 13
1914~15 0 6 0 18
1918~19 0 0 0 4
TOTALS:8 33 0 99
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1912~130001
TOTALS:0001

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
2nd Sep 1911 1
W
4 Barrow L A 15 6 VIEW
9th Sep 1911 2
W
4 Warrington L H 10 2 VIEW
16th Sep 1911 3
W
4 Swinton L A 13 5 VIEW
23rd Sep 1911 4
W
4 Runcorn L H 25 0 VIEW
30th Sep 1911 5
L
4 Leigh L H 11 13 VIEW
7th Oct 1911 6
L
4 Widnes L A 11 14 VIEW
14th Oct 1911 7
L
4 Australia Tour H 5 16 VIEW
21st Oct 1911 8
W
4 Salford LC1 H 18 7 1 VIEW
28th Oct 1911 9
L
4 Coventry L A 8 10 VIEW
4th Nov 1911 10
L
4 Wigan LC2 A 8 22 1 VIEW
11th Nov 1911 11
L
6 Ebbw Vale L A 0 2 VIEW
18th Nov 1911 12
W
6 Salford L A 15 13 1 VIEW
25th Nov 1911 13
W
6 Rochdale Hornets L H 27 12 1 VIEW
7th Dec 1911 14
W
6 Oldham L H 21 11 1 VIEW
9th Dec 1911 15
W
6 Warrington L A 17 2 2 VIEW
16th Dec 1911 16
W
6 Coventry L H 31 2 1 VIEW
23rd Dec 1911 17
W
6 Runcorn L A 9 0 VIEW
25th Dec 1911 18
W
6 Widnes L H 9 4 VIEW
26th Dec 1911 19
L
6 Wigan L H 3 16 VIEW
1st Jan 1912 20
W
6 Hunslet L H 31 10 VIEW
6th Jan 1912 21
L
6 Wakefield Trinity L A 5 14 VIEW
13th Jan 1912 22
W
6 Ebbw Vale L H 34 0 VIEW
27th Jan 1912 23
W
6 Rochdale Hornets L A 10 3 VIEW
17th Feb 1912 24
L
6 Barrow CC1 A 3 13 VIEW
20th Feb 1912 25
L
5 Dewsbury L A 8 17 VIEW
24th Feb 1912 26
W
6 Leigh L A 30 0 1 VIEW
9th Mar 1912 27
W
6 Swinton L H 20 5 1 VIEW
16th Mar 1912 28
W
6 Salford L H 19 6 2 1 VIEW
28th Mar 1912 29
W
6 Dewsbury L H 20 0 1 VIEW
30th Mar 1912 30
W
6 Barrow L H 43 2 VIEW
5th Apr 1912 31
L
6 Wigan L A 14 17 VIEW
6th Apr 1912 32
L
6 Broughton Rangers L A 5 21 VIEW
8th Apr 1912 33
W
6 Wakefield Trinity L H 41 2 1 VIEW
13th Apr 1912 34
L
6 Hunslet L A 7 34 1 VIEW
7th Sep 1912 35
W
6 Barrow L H 15 2 1 VIEW
14th Sep 1912 36
W
6 Runcorn L A 11 8 VIEW
21st Sep 1912 37
L
6 Hunslet L H 5 22 VIEW
28th Sep 1912 38
D
5 Oldham L A 10 10 VIEW
12th Oct 1912 39
W
6 Widnes L H 21 2 VIEW
19th Oct 1912 40
L
1 Dewsbury L A 11 27 VIEW
2nd Nov 1912 41
W
6 Warrington LC1 H 18 10 VIEW
9th Nov 1912 42
L
6 Leigh L A 5 8 VIEW
16th Nov 1912 43
L
6 Rochdale Hornets LCSF A 8 10 VIEW
21st Nov 1912 44
L
1 Warrington L H 7 10 VIEW
21st Dec 1912 45
L
1 Rochdale Hornets L H 5 6 1 VIEW
25th Dec 1912 46
W
1 Widnes L A 10 5 2 VIEW
26th Dec 1912 47
L
1 Wigan L H 8 10 VIEW
28th Dec 1912 48
L
1 Hunslet L A 0 9 VIEW
1st Jan 1913 49
L
1 Huddersfield L H 5 32 1 VIEW
4th Jan 1913 50
W
1 Wakefield Trinity L H 17 3 1 VIEW
11th Jan 1913 51
L
1 Warrington L A 5 6 VIEW
18th Jan 1913 52
W
1 Coventry L A 26 0 VIEW
21st Jan 1913 53
L
1 Rochdale Hornets L A 5 11 1 VIEW
25th Jan 1913 54
W
1 Swinton L H 17 0 1 VIEW
1st Feb 1913 55
L
1 Wakefield Trinity L A 7 14 1 1 VIEW
10th Feb 1913 --
W
1 Plymouth* Fr Tour A 27 17 VIEW
15th Feb 1913 56
W
1 Coventry L H 51 9 1 4 VIEW
22nd Feb 1913 57
W
1 Barrow L A 23 6 1 VIEW
1st Mar 1913 58
W
1 Oldham L H 10 2 VIEW
8th Mar 1913 59
L
1 Huddersfield CC1 H 0 19 VIEW
21st Mar 1913 60
L
1 Wigan L A 10 33 VIEW
22nd Mar 1913 61
W
1 Salford L H 6 0 VIEW
24th Mar 1913 62
L
1 Huddersfield L A 3 21 VIEW
5th Apr 1913 63
W
1 Leigh L H 20 0 VIEW
9th Apr 1913 64
L
1 Broughton Rangers L A 11 22 1 VIEW
11th Oct 1913 65
L
1 Widnes L A 0 25 VIEW
18th Oct 1913 66
W
6 Leigh L H 37 7 1 VIEW
1st Nov 1913 67
W
6 Runcorn LC1 H 26 6 VIEW
8th Nov 1913 68
W
6 Broughton Rangers L H 18 8 VIEW
15th Nov 1913 69
L
6 Oldham LCSF A 5 17 VIEW
19th Nov 1913 70
W
6 Wakefield Trinity L A 24 8 1 VIEW
28th Feb 1914 71
W
6 Wigan Highfield CC1 H 27 4 VIEW
14th Mar 1914 72
D
6 Rochdale Hornets CC2 A 3 3 VIEW
18th Mar 1914 73
L
6 Rochdale Hornets CC2(rep) H 0 10 VIEW
21st Mar 1914 74
L
6 Leigh L A 6 7 VIEW
11th Apr 1914 75
W
1 Rochdale Hornets L H 47 5 VIEW
13th Apr 1914 76
L
1 Huddersfield L A 8 10 VIEW
18th Apr 1914 77
W
1 Hunslet L H 36 6 VIEW
5th Sep 1914 78
W
1 Runcorn L H 26 0 VIEW
12th Sep 1914 79
L
1 Swinton L A 3 12 VIEW
19th Sep 1914 80
W
1 Oldham L H 10 4 VIEW
26th Sep 1914 81
L
4 Rochdale Hornets L A 11 26 VIEW
10th Oct 1914 82
W
7 Widnes L H 12 5 1 VIEW
17th Oct 1914 83
L
7 Swinton LC1 A 11 13 VIEW
24th Oct 1914 84
L
7 Bradford Northern L A 3 28 VIEW
31st Oct 1914 85
L
3 Broughton Rangers L H 5 6 VIEW
7th Nov 1914 86
L
1 Bramley L A 16 22 1 VIEW
14th Nov 1914 87
W
1 Barrow L H 13 12 VIEW
21st Nov 1914 88
W
1 Dewsbury L H 26 16 VIEW
28th Nov 1914 89
L
1 Warrington L A 6 15 VIEW
5th Dec 1914 90
W
7 Keighley L H 11 6 VIEW
12th Dec 1914 91
W
1 Oldham L A 9 5 VIEW
19th Dec 1914 92
W
7 Bramley L H 24 0 1 VIEW
26th Dec 1914 93
L
7 Wigan L H 6 15 VIEW
1st Jan 1915 94
W
7 Runcorn L A 10 4 2 VIEW
2nd Jan 1915 95
W
1 Warrington L H 25 0 1 VIEW
1st Mar 1919 96
L
1 Leigh L H 0 10 VIEW
8th Mar 1919 97
L
1 Widnes L A 3 22 VIEW
15th Mar 1919 98
W
1 Widnes L H 7 5 VIEW
22nd Mar 1919 99
L
1 St. Helens Recs L A 0 18 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 53 | LOSSES : 45 | DRAWS : 2

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