Billy Myers

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
14-02-1887
N/A
09-09-1913
Wigan
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
13-09-1913 v Oldham
Huddersfield
1915- Leigh
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1913-1915
59 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
12
0
0
36

Biography of Billy Myers



HERITAGE NO : 234
William Myers by Alex Service

A Wigan-born forward, it is not really known where he was picked up from by the Saints. Yet a player by the name of William Myers is listed as playing three matches for the Cherry and Whites in 1907. His origin is the Leigh Rangers amateur club. This would appear to be our man, as we shall see later.

William made his debut for the Saints in a league match against Oldham at Knowsley Road on 13th September 1913. The visitors won 13-21, with William packing down in the second row with Welsh signing William Tellyn. Myers also had the distinction of scoring a try during his first match for the club. Indeed the Saints were gradually developing a team to be reckoned with. Unfortunately, the outbreak of the First World War would put an end to any progress and indeed any sense of normality for the next five years.

William was to play his last competitive game for the Saints in the infamous Challenge Cup final against Huddersfield at Oldham, when the Yorkshiremen ran riot to the tune of 3-37. It was a bit of a bridge too far for Tom Bartons St. Helens side, who at one point refused to enter the field of play unless promised bonuses for reaching the final were paid by the Committee.

Myers was a solid forward, with a bit of pace which helped him to score 12 tries in 59 appearances for the Saints. He did continue to play for them in the War Emergency League, but signed for Leigh in 1920-21, where he went on to make 8 appearances. He was also a well known licensee in the town. His Leigh RLFC Heritage Number is 261 and he made his debut against Bramley on 17 November 1920.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1913~147 0 0 24
1914~15 6 0 0 35
TOTALS:13 0 0 59
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1915~16 0003
TOTALS:0003

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
13th Sep 1913 1
L
12 Oldham L H 13 21 1 VIEW
20th Sep 1913 2
L
12 Salford L A 4 17 VIEW
27th Sep 1913 3
W
12 Dewsbury L H 16 12 VIEW
4th Oct 1913 4
L
12 Warrington L A 11 22 1 VIEW
11th Oct 1913 5
L
12 Widnes L A 0 25 VIEW
18th Oct 1913 6
W
12 Leigh L H 37 7 1 VIEW
1st Nov 1913 7
W
12 Runcorn LC1 H 26 6 VIEW
8th Nov 1913 8
W
12 Broughton Rangers L H 18 8 1 VIEW
15th Nov 1913 9
L
12 Oldham LCSF A 5 17 1 VIEW
19th Nov 1913 10
W
12 Wakefield Trinity L A 24 8 1 VIEW
22nd Nov 1913 11
L
12 Barrow L H 11 18 VIEW
29th Nov 1913 12
L
12 Hunslet L A 11 20 VIEW
6th Dec 1913 13
W
12 Swinton L H 19 5 VIEW
25th Dec 1913 14
W
12 Widnes L H 10 3 VIEW
26th Dec 1913 15
L
12 Wigan L H 3 17 VIEW
1st Jan 1914 16
D
12 Huddersfield L H 8 8 VIEW
3rd Jan 1914 17
W
12 Hull L A 8 6 VIEW
10th Jan 1914 18
W
12 Wakefield Trinity L H 12 5 1 VIEW
17th Jan 1914 19
L
12 Barrow L A 5 24 VIEW
24th Jan 1914 20
L
12 Swinton L A 3 16 VIEW
2nd Feb 1914 21
L
12 Hull L H 7 15 VIEW
14th Mar 1914 22
D
12 Rochdale Hornets CC2 A 3 3 VIEW
18th Mar 1914 23
L
12 Rochdale Hornets CC2(rep) H 0 10 VIEW
4th Apr 1914 24
L
10 Oldham L A 5 32 VIEW
5th Sep 1914 25
W
13 Runcorn L H 26 0 1 VIEW
12th Sep 1914 26
L
13 Swinton L A 3 12 VIEW
19th Sep 1914 27
W
13 Oldham L H 10 4 VIEW
26th Sep 1914 28
L
13 Rochdale Hornets L A 11 26 1 VIEW
10th Oct 1914 29
W
13 Widnes L H 12 5 VIEW
17th Oct 1914 30
L
13 Swinton LC1 A 11 13 VIEW
24th Oct 1914 31
L
13 Bradford Northern L A 3 28 VIEW
31st Oct 1914 32
L
13 Broughton Rangers L H 5 6 VIEW
7th Nov 1914 33
L
13 Bramley L A 16 22 1 VIEW
14th Nov 1914 34
W
13 Barrow L H 13 12 VIEW
21st Nov 1914 35
W
13 Dewsbury L H 26 16 VIEW
28th Nov 1914 36
L
13 Warrington L A 6 15 VIEW
5th Dec 1914 37
W
13 Keighley L H 11 6 VIEW
12th Dec 1914 38
W
13 Oldham L A 9 5 1 VIEW
2nd Jan 1915 39
W
13 Warrington L H 25 0 VIEW
9th Jan 1915 40
W
13 Salford L A 9 3 VIEW
16th Jan 1915 41
W
13 Leigh L A 6 2 VIEW
23rd Jan 1915 42
W
13 Hull L H 11 9 VIEW
30th Jan 1915 43
W
13 Keighley L A 20 2 VIEW
6th Feb 1915 44
W
13 Salford L H 23 2 VIEW
13th Feb 1915 45
L
13 Barrow L A 0 10 VIEW
20th Feb 1915 46
W
13 Swinton L H 10 0 VIEW
27th Feb 1915 47
W
13 Featherstone Rovers CC1 A 6 0 VIEW
6th Mar 1915 48
L
13 Dewsbury L A 3 13 VIEW
13th Mar 1915 49
W
13 Swinton CC2 A 5 0 VIEW
20th Mar 1915 50
W
13 Leigh L H 14 8 VIEW
27th Mar 1915 51
W
13 Keighley CC3 A 3 2 VIEW
29th Mar 1915 52
W
13 Rochdale Hornets L H 12 3 VIEW
2nd Apr 1915 53
L
13 Wigan L A 11 13 1 VIEW
3rd Apr 1915 54
W
13 Bradford Northern L H 19 3 1 VIEW
5th Apr 1915 55
L
13 Hull L A 6 46 VIEW
10th Apr 1915 56
D
13 Rochdale Hornets CCSF N 5 5 VIEW
17th Apr 1915 57
L
13 Widnes L A 0 21 VIEW
24th Apr 1915 58
W
13 Rochdale Hornets CCSF(rep) N 9 2 VIEW
1st May 1915 59
L
13 Huddersfield CCF N 3 37 VIEW
4th Sep 1915 --
L
9 Swinton * Fr WEL A 5 26 VIEW
14th Nov 1915 --
L
10 Salford * Fr WEL A 5 18 VIEW
18th Dec 1915 --
L
10 Wigan * Fr WEL A 8 11 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 30 | LOSSES : 29 | DRAWS : 3






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