Tom Reynolds

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
25-05-1868
N/A
Date unknown.
St Helens Recs
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
07-09-1895 v Rochdale Hornets
Runcorn
1899- Broughton Rangers
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1895-1898
68 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1
0
0
3

Biography of Tom Reynolds



HERITAGE NO : 15


Tom Reynolds by SHS

Born in St. Helens in 1868, Tom was a First Team regular at Knowsley Road for three seasons. A durable forward, he made his debut in the first-ever Northern Union match played by the club, at home to Rochdale Hornets, on 7th September 1895. The Saints won 8-3 and Tom took his place amongst seven other forwards that afternoon: Gladwin, Ashcroft, McKay, Briers, Caveney, Dale, Rimmer and Reynolds. Things were a lot different in those days and the forwards would form a scrum literally in ad hoc style to try and get the ball for the threequarters. Reynolds went on to score just one try, against Stockport, in his final season, when the Saints won 13-3.

Tom went on to play in the inaugural Challenge Cup final against Batley at Headingley, in 1897, although Saints could not bring home the gleaming trophy and would have to wait until 1956 for the privilege. He played his last match against Runcorn in the away fixture on 15th April 1899, when the Saints lost 8-11. When Saints played Broughton Rangers at Knowsley Road in September 1900, talk was of Reynolds the ex-St. Helens man, who was one of the stars for the visitors. According to records, a Tom Reynolds lived in Lugsmore Lane in Thatto Heath and was a glass works labourer. When Tom signed for Broughton Rangers he relocated to Salford where he could be found residing in Havelock Street in 1939. Indeed Tom died in Salford in March 1946 at the age of 77. If anyone has any further information about this player, we would like to hear from you. Tom must also not be confused with the famous St. Helens RFC correspondent of the same name, who plied his trade with the St. Helens Newspaper in the 1920s and 1930s.



SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1895~960 0 0 15
1896~970 0 0 26
1898~991 0 0 27
TOTALS:1 0 0 68
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1895~96 0001
1896~97 0002
1898~990005
TOTALS:0008

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
7th Sep 1895 1
W
15 Rochdale Hornets L H 8 3 VIEW
14th Sep 1895 2
W
15 Runcorn L H 5 0 VIEW
21st Sep 1895 3
D
15 Batley L A 3 3 VIEW
5th Oct 1895 4
W
15 Broughton Rangers L A 5 3 VIEW
7th Oct 1895 5
L
15 Bradford L A 4 15 VIEW
12th Oct 1895 6
W
15 Warrington L H 3 0 VIEW
19th Oct 1895 7
W
15 Hull L H 3 0 VIEW
26th Oct 1895 8
D
15 Tyldesley L H 3 3 VIEW
2nd Nov 1895 9
D
15 Leigh L H 6 6 VIEW
23rd Nov 1895 10
W
10 Leeds L H 9 0 VIEW
30th Nov 1895 11
W
8 Huddersfield L H 11 3 VIEW
7th Dec 1895 12
D
11 Wakefield Trinity L A 0 0 VIEW
21st Dec 1895 --
W
11 Broughton Rangers * Fr H 13 10 VIEW
20th Apr 1896 13
W
12 Rochdale Hornets L A 4 0 VIEW
25th Apr 1896 14
L
12 Liversedge L A 3 13 VIEW
30th Apr 1896 15
W
12 Broughton Rangers L H 26 0 VIEW
5th Sep 1896 --
W
12 Crompton * Fr H 23 3 VIEW
26th Sep 1896 16
W
12 Tyldesley L H 3 0 VIEW
3rd Oct 1896 17
L
12 Oldham L A 0 11 VIEW
10th Oct 1896 18
W
12 Morecambe L A 8 5 VIEW
24th Oct 1896 19
W
12 Widnes L H 14 0 VIEW
31st Oct 1896 20
L
12 Runcorn L H 3 7 VIEW
7th Nov 1896 21
W
12 Rochdale Hornets L A 14 11 VIEW
14th Nov 1896 22
D
12 Warrington L H 0 0 VIEW
21st Nov 1896 --
L
14 Rochdale St. Cuthberts* Fr A 0 4 VIEW
28th Nov 1896 23
W
12 Leigh L H 11 3 VIEW
5th Dec 1896 24
L
12 Swinton L H 0 3 VIEW
12th Dec 1896 25
L
12 Broughton Rangers L A 0 3 VIEW
19th Dec 1896 26
L
12 Stockport L A 6 13 VIEW
26th Dec 1896 27
D
12 Widnes L A 0 0 VIEW
1st Jan 1897 28
L
12 Oldham L H 5 17 VIEW
2nd Jan 1897 29
L
12 Runcorn L A 0 20 VIEW
30th Jan 1897 30
W
12 Salford L H 9 3 VIEW
6th Feb 1897 31
L
12 Wigan L A 0 4 VIEW
13th Feb 1897 32
L
12 Broughton Rangers L H 10 20 VIEW
20th Feb 1897 33
L
12 Tyldesley L A 9 12 VIEW
22nd Feb 1897 34
L
12 Warrington L A 3 7 VIEW
6th Mar 1897 35
D
12 Leigh L A 6 6 VIEW
11th Mar 1897 36
W
12 Wigan L H 3 0 VIEW
27th Mar 1897 37
W
12 Castleford CC2 H 17 3 VIEW
3rd Apr 1897 38
W
12 Wigan CC3 H 11 0 VIEW
10th Apr 1897 39
W
12 Tyldesley CC4 H 12 0 VIEW
19th Apr 1897 40
W
12 Swinton CCSF N 7 0 VIEW
24th Apr 1897 41
L
12 Batley CCF N 3 10 VIEW
17th Sep 1898 42
L
15 Warrington L A 0 3 VIEW
24th Sep 1898 43
W
15 Morecambe L A 8 0 VIEW
1st Oct 1898 44
W
15 Oldham L H 15 9 VIEW
8th Oct 1898 45
W
15 Rochdale Hornets L H 22 3 VIEW
15th Oct 1898 --
L
11 Lancaster* Fr A 2 8 VIEW
22nd Oct 1898 46
L
15 Swinton L A 0 8 VIEW
29th Oct 1898 47
W
15 Wigan L A 22 3 VIEW
5th Nov 1898 48
L
15 Leigh L H 0 8 VIEW
12th Nov 1898 49
W
15 Wigan L H 10 7 VIEW
26th Nov 1898 50
D
15 Widnes L H 0 0 VIEW
3rd Dec 1898 --
W
11 Birkenhead* Fr H 14 0 VIEW
10th Dec 1898 --
L
11 Hull* Fr A 0 19 VIEW
17th Dec 1898 51
L
15 Broughton Rangers L A 2 20 VIEW
24th Dec 1898 52
L
15 Salford L A 2 13 VIEW
26th Dec 1898 53
W
15 Tyldesley L H 9 5 VIEW
30th Dec 1898 --
W
11 Hull Kingston Rovers * Fr A 8 3 VIEW
2nd Jan 1899 54
D
15 Runcorn L H 0 0 VIEW
7th Jan 1899 55
D
15 Salford L H 8 8 VIEW
14th Jan 1899 56
W
15 Swinton L H 6 5 VIEW
21st Jan 1899 --
W
11 Birkenhead* Fr A 9 0 VIEW
28th Jan 1899 57
L
15 Oldham L A 0 16 VIEW
11th Feb 1899 58
W
15 Tyldesley L A 6 3 VIEW
18th Feb 1899 59
W
15 Warrington L H 12 3 VIEW
4th Mar 1899 60
W
15 Stockport L A 13 3 1 VIEW
11th Mar 1899 61
L
15 Rochdale Hornets L A 0 16 VIEW
18th Mar 1899 62
W
15 Whitworth CC1 H 12 3 VIEW
25th Mar 1899 63
D
15 Morecambe CC2 H 0 0 VIEW
29th Mar 1899 64
D
15 Morecambe CC2(rep) A 5 5 VIEW
31st Mar 1899 65
W
15 Morecambe CC2(2nd rep) H 17 5 VIEW
1st Apr 1899 66
L
15 Salford CC3 A 0 16 VIEW
8th Apr 1899 67
W
15 Morecambe L H 7 2 VIEW
15th Apr 1899 68
L
15 Runcorn L A 8 11 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 38 | LOSSES : 26 | DRAWS : 12






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