Tommy Stott

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
09-09-1924
N/A
01-10-1942
St. Helens Local Leagues
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
03-10-1942 v Leeds
Dewsbury
1951- Swinton
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1942-1951
79 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
14
89
0
220

Biography of Tommy Stott



HERITAGE NO : 548
Tommy was the younger of the of two Stott brothers who were so prominent at Knowsley Road in the 1940s. Tommy was a centre who was also a very reliable goal-kicker. He was a versatile player and after 1948 he appeared for the club at loose forward, winger and full back as well as donning his favourite centre jersey. In all Tommy kicked 89 goals for the Saints including seven in a match against Featherstone Rovers. However his greatest feat was in May 1947 as part of the 29 points to nil drubbing of Bramley when Tommy crossed for a hat trick of tries and also booted over 3 goals. After a decade with the Saints Tommy moved on to Swinton in his twilight playing days, writes Dave Dooley.

It is also interesting to note that Tom's debut against Leeds initiated a change of [original] position for the youngster. Premier in the St. Helens Newspaper gave us a unique insight into what actually happened at Headingley: 'Stott junior, a seventeen year old making his debut had been selected to play as fly-half. Stott senior [Jimmy] promptly vetoed the idea as soon as he arrived. He objected to a schoolboy's heart being broken, and perhaps, his immature frame as well, by a bout with Vic Hey. So the novice went on the wing as Jimmy's partner. In his place came a young soldier laddie we had never seen before, named Davies. He was 'just a kid' so to speak, but a well-built one, and much better able to face Vic Hey than [Tom] Stott was. As a matter of fact he put up a most valiant show'.

This timely intervention by Jimmy Stott shielded his younger brother from Vic hey, the Australian international, who was a real handful most of the time. As for Tom himself, he could always be seen at the Edington End of the Popular Side, watching his favourite team, for many years after his retirement from the game. A really great guy! The gallery shows his family receiving the Heritage Certificate at the Heritage Day in August 2019. The UGB sorter died in St Helens in March 1997, aged 77.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1942~43 0 0 0 2
1946~47 5 25 0 13
1947~48 6 28 0 28
1948~49 3 29 0 18
1949~50 0 3 0 4
1950~510 0 0 2
1951~52 0 4 0 12
TOTALS:14 89 0 79
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1947~480001
1948~490803
1951~520201
TOTALS:01005

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
3rd Oct 1942 1
L
2 Leeds WEL A 0 34 VIEW
17th Apr 1943 2
L
6 Featherstone Rovers WEL A 3 9 VIEW
29th Mar 1947 3
L
3 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 3 11 VIEW
4th Apr 1947 4
W
3 Wigan L A 12 7 VIEW
5th Apr 1947 5
L
3 Warrington L H 6 10 VIEW
7th Apr 1947 6
L
3 Belle Vue Rangers L H 10 12 VIEW
12th Apr 1947 7
L
4 Oldham L H 7 18 2 VIEW
19th Apr 1947 8
L
4 Workington Town L A 2 13 1 VIEW
26th Apr 1947 9
W
3 Swinton L A 15 6 2 VIEW
10th May 1947 10
W
3 Bramley L H 29 0 3 3 VIEW
17th May 1947 11
W
3 Featherstone Rovers L H 35 0 7 VIEW
24th May 1947 12
L
3 Barrow L A 9 15 VIEW
26th May 1947 13
L
3 Halifax L A 9 10 1 VIEW
31st May 1947 14
W
3 Barrow L H 36 7 6 VIEW
7th Jun 1947 15
W
3 Rochdale Hornets L H 26 4 1 4 VIEW
23rd Aug 1947 16
L
3 Widnes L A 8 9 1 VIEW
30th Aug 1947 17
W
3 Leigh LC1(1) A 15 0 2 VIEW
4th Sep 1947 18
W
3 Leigh LC1(2) H 31 5 4 VIEW
25th Sep 1947 19
L
3 New Zealand Tour H 5 11 VIEW
4th Oct 1947 20
W
3 Swinton L H 24 3 1 3 VIEW
11th Oct 1947 21
L
3 Wakefield Trinity L A 7 10 2 VIEW
18th Oct 1947 22
W
3 Workington Town L H 14 3 2 VIEW
25th Oct 1947 23
W
4 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 14 9 1 4 VIEW
22nd Nov 1947 24
L
3 Liverpool Stanley L A 7 10 2 VIEW
6th Dec 1947 25
D
3 Hunslet L H 13 13 1 2 VIEW
20th Dec 1947 26
L
4 Hunslet L A 5 11 VIEW
25th Dec 1947 27
W
3 Leigh L H 22 3 1 VIEW
26th Dec 1947 28
W
3 Wigan L H 13 6 VIEW
27th Dec 1947 29
D
3 Wakefield Trinity L H 5 5 VIEW
3rd Jan 1948 30
W
4 Swinton L A 6 3 VIEW
10th Jan 1948 31
L
3 Warrington L H 2 8 1 VIEW
17th Jan 1948 32
L
1 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 10 17 1 VIEW
7th Feb 1948 33
W
4 Bustlingthorpe Vale CC1(1) H 48 0 2 VIEW
14th Feb 1948 34
W
4 Bustlingthorpe Vale CC1(2) A 13 2 VIEW
28th Feb 1948 35
L
4 Oldham CC2 A 0 5 VIEW
6th Mar 1948 36
L
4 Warrington L A 3 21 1 VIEW
26th Mar 1948 37
L
4 Wigan L A 11 22 VIEW
27th Mar 1948 38
W
4 York L H 44 10 3 VIEW
28th Mar 1948 39
L
4 Barrow L A 8 12 VIEW
6th Apr 1948 40
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L A 15 10 VIEW
8th Apr 1948 41
L
4 Widnes L H 8 9 VIEW
10th Apr 1948 42
W
4 Barrow L H 21 5 VIEW
22nd Apr 1948 43
W
13 Belle Vue Rangers L A 21 2 VIEW
15th May 1948 --
W
13 Roanne* Fr H 36 19 VIEW
4th Sep 1948 44
L
4 Wigan LC1(1) H 9 24 VIEW
11th Sep 1948 45
W
13 Liverpool Stanley L A 17 0 VIEW
23rd Sep 1948 46
W
13 Liverpool Stanley L H 41 0 1 VIEW
25th Sep 1948 47
W
13 Dewsbury L A 14 7 VIEW
2nd Oct 1948 48
W
13 Hunslet L H 41 11 1 7 VIEW
9th Oct 1948 49
L
13 Barrow L A 12 20 1 3 VIEW
14th Oct 1948 50
W
13 Australia Tour H 10 8 2 VIEW
16th Oct 1948 51
L
13 Warrington L H 4 12 2 VIEW
30th Oct 1948 52
W
13 Halifax L H 8 5 1 VIEW
6th Nov 1948 53
W
3 Salford L H 17 12 4 VIEW
13th Nov 1948 54
L
3 Rochdale Hornets L A 3 10 VIEW
20th Nov 1948 55
W
1 Dewsbury L H 27 7 3 VIEW
15th Jan 1949 56
W
4 Belle Vue Rangers L A 17 5 1 VIEW
29th Jan 1949 57
W
3 Huddersfield L H 20 2 VIEW
5th Feb 1949 58
L
12 Widnes L A 2 6 VIEW
26th Feb 1949 59
L
1 Swinton L H 8 11 1 VIEW
19th Mar 1949 60
L
4 Salford L A 6 7 VIEW
25th Apr 1949 61
W
3 Barrow L H 16 5 5 VIEW
16th May 1949 --
L
3 Huddersfield* Fr Tour P 11 46 VIEW
18th May 1949 --
W
1 Huddersfield* Fr Tour B 33 17 6 VIEW
21st May 1949 --
L
1 Huddersfield* Fr Tour A 16 25 2 VIEW
3rd Sep 1949 62
L
4 Dewsbury L A 12 18 3 VIEW
7th Sep 1949 63
L
13 Barrow L A 3 18 VIEW
31st Dec 1949 64
L
4 Leigh L A 10 15 VIEW
7th Apr 1950 65
L
11 Wigan L A 12 17 VIEW
17th Feb 1951 66
W
5 Bradford Northern CC1(2) H 4 0 VIEW
24th Feb 1951 67
L
5 Hunslet L A 4 8 VIEW
11th Aug 1951 --
W
1 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup H 16 7 2 VIEW
18th Aug 1951 68
W
1 Widnes L A 20 11 1 VIEW
21st Aug 1951 69
W
1 Rochdale Hornets L A 20 2 VIEW
25th Aug 1951 70
W
1 Liverpool City L H 23 3 VIEW
29th Aug 1951 71
D
1 Swinton L H 12 12 1 VIEW
1st Sep 1951 72
L
1 Belle Vue Rangers LC1(1) H 4 8 VIEW
6th Sep 1951 73
D
1 Belle Vue Rangers LC1(2) A 2 2 VIEW
8th Sep 1951 74
W
1 Dewsbury L H 14 8 VIEW
15th Sep 1951 75
L
1 Oldham L A 7 13 1 VIEW
22nd Sep 1951 76
W
1 Barrow L H 16 3 1 VIEW
29th Sep 1951 77
W
1 Warrington L A 19 13 VIEW
27th Oct 1951 78
L
2 Workington Town L A 8 11 VIEW
24th Nov 1951 79
L
3 Dewsbury L A 2 6 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 41 | LOSSES : 39 | DRAWS : 4

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