Alf Robinson

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
18-06-1894
N/A
04-09-1919
Unknown.
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
03-05-1919 v St. Helens Recs
Keighley
1923-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1918-1923
75 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
9
0
0
27

Biography of Alf Robinson



HERITAGE NO : 267
Alf Robinson by Alex Service

Born in St. Helens in 1894, the 1901 Census returns tell us that Alf lived in Raglan Street and that his father John was a glass bottle worker, born in Newcastle. Fast forward to 1911 and Alf is listed as a glass polisher, aged 16 and living in Wilson Street with his mother Anne. He was at the same residence when he made his debut for the Saints against local rivals Recs on 3 May 1919 at City Road, when the visitors lost 2-8. However Alf became a valued member of the St Helens team during the first full season of rugby league after the First World War, making 30 appearances. He was mostly a back rower, but could operate with equal effectiveness in the front row too. Alf scored 9 tries during his career as a Saint and was certainly no slouch in the loose.

Things were not easy at Knowsley Road when Alf played. Finances were always a problem and the Directors struggled to assemble a team that would compete for major honours. Alf played his last game for the seniors on 29 september 1923 at Keighley. The back row that day was Hilton, Robinson and Ernie Shaw, the former Wigan loose forward. One of his greatest matches was undoubtedly the game against Salford at Knowsley Road on 10 August 1921 when Alf scored three tries from the front row position, an unusual feat indeed in those days. The Saints won 16-6 and he formed a fearsome front row with Benny Briers and Bill Clarey.

Alf is yet another notable rugby product of the famous Bruk area of the St. Helens town centre and the family link continued when his son Roy was signed by the Saints and went on to play at Wembley in 1956. Apparently Alf worked as a glass polisher and on the railways as a plate layer. Alf finished his working life as a Park Ranger. He passed away in December1961, aged 68.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1918~19 0 0 0 1
1919~201 0 0 30
1920~21 1 0 0 16
1921~22 4 0 0 12
1922~23 3 0 0 12
1923~240 0 0 4
TOTALS:9 0 0 75
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1918~19 0001
TOTALS:0001

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
3rd May 1919 1
W
12 St. Helens Recs L A 8 2 VIEW
24th May 1919 --
L
12 Wigan * Fr N 3 16 VIEW
23rd Aug 1919 2
W
8 Broughton Rangers L H 28 2 VIEW
30th Aug 1919 3
W
8 Leigh L A 10 8 VIEW
6th Sep 1919 4
L
8 Oldham L H 3 12 VIEW
13th Sep 1919 5
L
11 Swinton L A 5 7 VIEW
4th Oct 1919 6
L
11 Widnes L A 0 13 VIEW
11th Oct 1919 7
W
8 Barrow L H 27 13 VIEW
18th Oct 1919 8
L
8 Widnes LC1 A 8 16 VIEW
25th Oct 1919 9
L
8 Oldham L A 3 26 VIEW
8th Nov 1919 10
W
11 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 11 0 VIEW
11th Nov 1919 11
L
11 Rochdale Hornets L A 5 6 VIEW
22nd Nov 1919 12
L
11 Halifax L A 8 17 VIEW
30th Nov 1919 13
L
13 Leigh L H 3 12 VIEW
13th Dec 1919 14
W
11 Swinton L H 12 7 VIEW
20th Dec 1919 15
W
11 Halifax L H 5 0 1 VIEW
25th Dec 1919 16
L
11 St. Helens Recs L A 6 21 VIEW
3rd Jan 1920 17
D
10 Wakefield Trinity L A 9 9 VIEW
10th Jan 1920 18
L
11 Salford L H 6 13 VIEW
17th Jan 1920 19
W
11 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 17 5 VIEW
24th Jan 1920 20
W
11 Widnes L H 12 2 VIEW
7th Feb 1920 21
L
11 Barrow L A 5 25 VIEW
14th Feb 1920 22
L
9 Batley L A 3 6 VIEW
21st Feb 1920 23
D
11 Wakefield Trinity CC1 H 2 2 VIEW
24th Feb 1920 24
D
11 Wakefield Trinity CC1(rep) A 2 2 VIEW
26th Feb 1920 25
L
11 Wakefield Trinity CC1(2nd rep) N 3 12 VIEW
6th Mar 1920 26
W
10 Warrington L A 11 2 VIEW
13th Mar 1920 27
L
10 Batley L H 0 6 VIEW
20th Mar 1920 28
L
10 Rochdale Hornets L H 0 8 VIEW
2nd Apr 1920 29
L
10 Wigan L A 5 20 VIEW
5th Apr 1920 30
D
10 Warrington L H 8 8 VIEW
10th Apr 1920 31
L
10 Salford L A 5 7 VIEW
28th Aug 1920 32
L
11 Broughton Rangers L A 11 13 VIEW
4th Sep 1920 33
W
11 Widnes L H 18 8 VIEW
11th Sep 1920 34
L
11 Leigh L A 0 5 VIEW
18th Sep 1920 35
W
11 Warrington L H 26 6 VIEW
25th Sep 1920 36
W
11 Swinton L A 17 8 VIEW
2nd Oct 1920 37
W
11 Bradford Northern L H 38 3 VIEW
9th Oct 1920 38
W
11 Widnes L A 10 2 VIEW
22nd Jan 1921 39
W
12 Hunslet L H 8 7 1 VIEW
29th Jan 1921 40
L
11 Warrington L A 2 15 VIEW
5th Feb 1921 41
L
11 Rochdale Hornets L H 0 10 VIEW
12th Feb 1921 42
L
11 Keighley L A 0 9 VIEW
19th Feb 1921 43
L
11 Barrow L A 5 25 VIEW
26th Feb 1921 44
L
11 Bramley CC1 H 0 7 VIEW
5th Mar 1921 45
W
12 Oldham L H 11 3 VIEW
19th Mar 1921 46
L
12 Hunslet L A 5 7 VIEW
25th Mar 1921 47
L
12 Wigan L A 3 24 VIEW
10th Sep 1921 48
W
10 Salford L H 16 6 3 VIEW
17th Sep 1921 49
L
10 Rochdale Hornets L A 5 13 VIEW
24th Sep 1921 50
W
10 Bramley L H 21 13 VIEW
1st Oct 1921 51
W
10 Broughton Rangers L A 5 2 VIEW
15th Oct 1921 52
L
10 Barrow L A 0 18 VIEW
25th Feb 1922 53
L
13 Broughton Rangers CC1 A 0 13 VIEW
4th Mar 1922 54
W
11 Broughton Rangers L H 14 9 VIEW
11th Mar 1922 55
L
11 Wakefield Trinity L A 5 17 VIEW
18th Mar 1922 56
W
11 York L H 17 8 1 VIEW
25th Mar 1922 57
W
11 Featherstone Rovers L H 24 13 VIEW
14th Apr 1922 58
L
11 Wigan L A 5 8 VIEW
16th Apr 1922 59
L
11 York L A 3 6 VIEW
26th Aug 1922 60
L
11 Widnes L A 3 11 VIEW
16th Sep 1922 61
W
11 Wigan Highfield L H 21 5 VIEW
23rd Sep 1922 62
L
11 Hull L A 15 18 1 VIEW
30th Sep 1922 63
W
11 Bramley L H 19 5 VIEW
7th Oct 1922 64
L
11 Warrington L A 14 21 2 VIEW
14th Oct 1922 65
W
11 Salford LC1 H 25 8 VIEW
21st Oct 1922 66
W
11 Broughton Rangers L H 24 10 VIEW
28th Oct 1922 67
L
11 Warrington LC2 H 4 17 VIEW
30th Dec 1922 68
L
12 Leigh L A 3 18 VIEW
13th Jan 1923 69
W
13 Bramley L A 6 3 VIEW
14th Apr 1923 70
W
9 Oldham L H 17 12 VIEW
21st Apr 1923 71
W
9 Salford L H 56 10 VIEW
1st Sep 1923 72
L
10 Warrington L H 5 8 VIEW
15th Sep 1923 73
W
12 Bradford Northern L A 12 4 VIEW
22nd Sep 1923 74
L
12 Oldham L H 21 27 VIEW
29th Sep 1923 75
L
12 Keighley L A 8 14 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 31 | LOSSES : 41 | DRAWS : 4






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