Frank Riley

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
26-05-1925
N/A
06-09-1943
Unknown.
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
11-09-1943 v Leeds
Rochdale Hornets
1947- Warrington
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1943-1946
72 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
10
3
0
36

Biography of Frank Riley



HERITAGE NO : 576
Frank Riley by Alex Service

A local lad, who was living in Clipsey Lane when he signed for Saints during the war, Frank Riley was a forceful second row forward, who made his debut against Leeds in the Wartime Emergency League in a 5-28 defeat at Knowsley Road. Even at a relatively young age he became a key member in the immediate post war months and represented Lancashire against Yorkshire at Swinton on 10th April 1945, together with fellow Saint Norman Thompson.

Unfortunately, Frank was soon transferred to Warrington and played his last match against Rochdale Hornets at Knowsley Road on 7th June 1947, when Saints won comfortably 26-4. The date of the last Saints fixture of the season reflects one of the coldest winters on record. Brothers Jimmy and Tom Stott scored a try apiece and flying winger Sonny Doyle registered a double. Frank made 72 appearances for St. Helens scoring ten tries and he also kicked three goals. In 1939 he had just begun work as an apprentice fitter at a colliery



SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1943~44 1 1 0 21
1944~45 4 2 0 22
1945~46 5 0 0 25
1946~47 0 0 0 4
TOTALS:10 3 0 72
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1943~44 0001
1944~45 0001
TOTALS:0002

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
11th Sep 1943 1
L
12 Leeds WEL H 5 28 VIEW
18th Sep 1943 2
L
12 Dewsbury WEL A 16 48 VIEW
2nd Oct 1943 3
L
3 Barrow WEL A 10 31 VIEW
9th Oct 1943 4
L
2 Oldham WEL H 2 11 VIEW
16th Oct 1943 5
L
5 Wigan YC1(1) H 9 14 VIEW
23rd Oct 1943 6
L
5 Wigan YC1(2) A 10 20 VIEW
30th Oct 1943 7
L
5 Oldham WEL A 8 10 1 VIEW
6th Nov 1943 8
L
5 Batley WEL A 8 16 VIEW
13th Nov 1943 9
L
2 Leeds WEL A 0 36 VIEW
20th Nov 1943 10
L
2 Dewsbury WEL H 3 13 VIEW
27th Nov 1943 11
L
2 Featherstone Rovers WEL A 0 15 VIEW
18th Dec 1943 12
L
4 Wakefield Trinity WEL H 0 10 VIEW
25th Dec 1943 13
L
2 Wigan WEL A 12 34 VIEW
27th Dec 1943 14
L
11 Wigan WEL H 2 7 VIEW
1st Jan 1944 15
L
4 Featherstone Rovers WEL H 0 30 VIEW
5th Feb 1944 --
L
5 Wigan * Fr A 5 51 VIEW
12th Feb 1944 16
W
3 Batley WEL H 13 8 VIEW
19th Feb 1944 17
L
11 Halifax WEL H 9 16 VIEW
4th Mar 1944 18
L
5 Huddersfield WEL H 6 19 VIEW
11th Mar 1944 19
L
2 Dewsbury CC1(1) A 7 43 1 VIEW
18th Mar 1944 20
L
2 Dewsbury CC1(2) H 15 33 VIEW
15th Apr 1944 21
L
12 Halifax WEL A 4 46 VIEW
16th Sep 1944 22
L
5 Castleford WEL A 11 26 1 VIEW
7th Oct 1944 23
L
4 Dewsbury WEL A 2 31 VIEW
28th Oct 1944 24
L
12 Barrow YC1(2) A 8 21 1 VIEW
11th Nov 1944 25
L
12 Leeds WEL H 3 23 VIEW
18th Nov 1944 26
L
12 Keighley WEL A 8 15 VIEW
25th Nov 1944 27
L
10 Wakefield Trinity WEL H 6 14 VIEW
2nd Dec 1944 28
L
12 Featherstone Rovers WEL A 2 8 VIEW
9th Dec 1944 29
W
12 Dewsbury WEL H 12 0 VIEW
16th Dec 1944 30
L
5 Huddersfield WEL A 8 20 VIEW
25th Dec 1944 31
L
11 Wigan WEL A 5 20 VIEW
26th Dec 1944 32
L
5 Wigan WEL AB H 3 12 VIEW
30th Dec 1944 33
W
5 Keighley WEL H 10 0 1 VIEW
13th Jan 1945 34
L
12 Barrow WEL A 6 22 VIEW
3rd Feb 1945 35
L
12 Halifax WEL A 3 29 VIEW
10th Feb 1945 36
L
12 Castleford WEL H 2 16 VIEW
17th Feb 1945 37
L
12 Barrow WEL H 8 24 VIEW
24th Feb 1945 38
L
12 Leeds WEL A 14 20 VIEW
3rd Mar 1945 39
L
12 Wakefield Trinity WEL A 7 36 1 VIEW
10th Mar 1945 40
L
12 Oldham WEL H 10 21 1 VIEW
17th Mar 1945 41
L
12 Bradford Northern CC1(1) H 8 15 VIEW
24th Mar 1945 42
L
12 Bradford Northern CC1(2) A 13 34 1 VIEW
7th Apr 1945 43
L
12 Bradford Northern WEL A 0 22 VIEW
28th Apr 1945 --
W
10 Wigan * Fr H 13 6 VIEW
25th Aug 1945 44
L
5 Widnes L A 8 20 VIEW
1st Sep 1945 45
L
11 Widnes L H 2 7 VIEW
3rd Sep 1945 46
W
11 Broughton Rangers L A 11 5 1 VIEW
8th Sep 1945 47
W
11 Oldham L A 23 15 VIEW
15th Sep 1945 48
W
11 Wakefield Trinity L H 15 3 VIEW
22nd Sep 1945 49
L
11 Workington Town LC1(1) A 8 9 VIEW
29th Sep 1945 50
W
11 Workington Town LC1(2) H 21 11 VIEW
6th Oct 1945 51
W
11 Rochdale Hornets L A 11 4 VIEW
13th Oct 1945 52
W
11 Rochdale Hornets L H 21 0 2 VIEW
17th Oct 1945 53
L
12 Wigan LCSF A 5 18 VIEW
20th Oct 1945 54
W
12 Hunslet L H 15 12 VIEW
27th Oct 1945 55
L
12 Barrow L A 13 23 VIEW
3rd Nov 1945 56
D
12 Swinton L A 5 5 VIEW
24th Nov 1945 57
L
11 Dewsbury L A 0 9 VIEW
1st Dec 1945 58
L
11 Hunslet L A 5 38 VIEW
8th Dec 1945 59
W
11 York L H 22 7 VIEW
15th Dec 1945 60
L
5 Warrington L A 7 38 VIEW
22nd Dec 1945 61
L
12 Workington Town L H 5 20 VIEW
25th Dec 1945 62
W
12 Liverpool Stanley L A 26 3 VIEW
26th Dec 1945 63
L
12 Wigan L H 3 38 VIEW
29th Dec 1945 64
L
12 Workington Town L A 8 9 VIEW
1st Jan 1946 65
W
5 Liverpool Stanley L H 16 8 1 VIEW
2nd Feb 1946 66
W
12 Swinton L H 7 5 VIEW
6th Apr 1946 67
L
11 York L A 14 33 1 VIEW
10th Apr 1946 68
L
12 Salford L A 5 6 VIEW
7th Sep 1946 69
L
12 Leigh LC1(1) H 5 14 VIEW
14th Sep 1946 70
L
12 Leigh LC1(2) A 4 17 VIEW
4th Jan 1947 71
L
1 Leeds L A 5 20 VIEW
7th Jun 1947 72
W
12 Rochdale Hornets L H 26 4 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 16 | LOSSES : 57 | DRAWS : 1

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