Abe Terry

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
17-05-1934
N/A
17-02-1955
St. Helens B
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
18-04-1955 v Barrow
Hull K.R.
1961- Leeds
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1954-1961
216 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
27
0
0
81

Biography of Abe Terry



HERITAGE NO : 728
Albert Edward Terry by Dave Dooley

Albert Edward Terry was born in St Helens on the 17th, May 1934. He was a stalwart for the club playing over 200 matches mostly as a prop. Abe was signed from the St Helens `B` team on 17th February, 1955 and made his debut in the last match of the season against Barrow on the 18th. April 1955. In 216 matches for the Saints Abe scored 27 tries, kicked no goals for a total points aggregate of 81 points.

He scored his first try for the first team against Dewsbury on February 15th 1956. Abe`s first great match was against the Australian touring side on November 24th. 1956 when the Saints inflicted a record defeat on the tourists by 44 points to 2. The sight of Abe scoring a storming try was one that the `Green and Golds` were going to have to get used to. It was no surprise when the 23 year-old Terry was selected along with four of his team-mates to make the 1958 Tour to Australia. I remember shortly after this tour attending an Eddie Waring Roadshow at the Carriage Drive Social Club (Pilkington Brothers) where the late BBC commentator projected `cine film reels` of the then recent Test matches and gave his own personal recollections. A famous feature of the those test matches, which incidentally GB won 2-1, was the amazement of the `Aussie` crowds at the speed of Abe Terry including a renowned long range try in which he outpaced certain Kangaroo backs. In all Abe gained 10 international caps for Great Britain. In addition, Terry won two caps for Lancashire.

On the 26th. January 1957 Abe scored a brace of tries in the 59 points to 5 demolition of Barrow. As part of the formidable front row of Prescott, McKinney and Terry, Abe played a vital part in laying the foundations for many a Saints victory including the sensational 1959 Championship Final win by 44 points to 22 over a great Hunslet side.

By the time this hardworking, tough forward was a member of the 1961 Challenge Cup winning team that defeated Wigan by 12 points to 6, Abe had been joined in the front row by a young Cliff Watson and Bob Dagnall. Abe Terry and Vinty Karalius were the survivors of the great Saints pack of the mid 1950s and both can lay claim to have played in two of the best ever packs of six to have graced Knowsley Road. Abe also won a Lancashire Cup winners medal when the Saints defeated Swinton by 15 points to 9 in front of a crowd of over 31 000 at Central Park.

His final match for the Club was against Hull KR on the 2nd. of December, 1961. The season was a poor one by Saints standards and more indifferent form found several established players leave the club. Abe was subsequently sold to Leeds.

In 2021, Abe spoke about some of his time at Saints and his career after leaving Knowsley Road: “Vinty had injuries during the 1960-61 season and we played Hull away at the Boulevard, a week before meeting them in the semi-final and although we had a weakened team, we won 9-4. I was captain that day and brother Fred was at loose forward. We beat Hull convincingly in the semi-final and once again I was captain. Vinty came back for the final, of course, but I captained the team on a few more occasions during 1961-62. Unfortunately I lost quite a bit of form and I ended up being dropped after I refused to go to Whitehaven with the A team. Then I had a bad game at Hull KR and after I was put on the list, Leeds came for me. Initially, I didn’t want to go, but Harry Cook said that there would be no place for me at Saints! I worked at UGB when I first left school, then got a job at Scotts Central Heating Company on Prescot Road and also spent ten years down the pit at Ravenhead Colliery. I moved to Yorkshire and I got fixed up with a job. I never really settled at Leeds and then went to Featherstone Rovers and had a great first season there. Then it was on to Castleford, where [former Saint] Harry Street was coach and after that it was time to call it a day.”


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1954~550 0 0 1
1955~56 1 0 0 12
1956~576 0 0 28
1957~58 5 0 0 44
1958~594 0 0 40
1959~604 0 0 35
1960~614 0 0 44
1961~623 0 0 12
TOTALS:27 0 0 216
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1957~582001
1959~600001
1960~610001
1961~620001
TOTALS:2004

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
18th Apr 1955 1
L
10 Barrow L A 3 26 VIEW
26th Oct 1955 2
W
10 New Zealand Tour H 16 8 VIEW
12th Nov 1955 3
W
8 Halifax L H 13 8 VIEW
17th Dec 1955 4
W
8 Barrow L A 18 6 VIEW
11th Feb 1956 5
W
10 Warrington CC1 H 15 6 VIEW
18th Feb 1956 6
W
10 Dewsbury L H 36 0 VIEW
25th Feb 1956 7
W
10 Swinton L H 27 10 1 VIEW
3rd Mar 1956 8
W
10 Castleford CC2 H 48 5 VIEW
10th Mar 1956 9
L
10 Warrington L A 4 17 VIEW
14th Mar 1956 10
L
10 Halifax L A 0 12 VIEW
17th Mar 1956 11
W
10 York L A 13 6 VIEW
11th Apr 1956 12
W
10 Barrow CCSF(rep) N 10 5 VIEW
21st Apr 1956 13
L
10 Halifax ChSF A 8 23 VIEW
14th Nov 1956 14
L
8 Featherstone Rovers L A 6 15 VIEW
24th Nov 1956 15
W
10 Australia Tour H 44 2 1 VIEW
1st Dec 1956 16
W
8 Huddersfield L H 51 4 VIEW
8th Dec 1956 17
L
10 Oldham L A 8 9 VIEW
15th Dec 1956 18
W
8 Widnes L A 10 2 VIEW
22nd Dec 1956 19
W
10 Whitehaven L H 37 6 VIEW
25th Dec 1956 20
D
10 Leigh L A 7 7 VIEW
29th Dec 1956 21
D
10 Warrington L A 8 8 VIEW
1st Jan 1957 22
W
10 Leigh L H 18 14 VIEW
6th Jan 1957 23
W
10 Warrington L H 33 7 VIEW
12th Jan 1957 24
W
10 Swinton L A 14 9 VIEW
19th Jan 1957 25
L
10 Leeds L A 11 22 VIEW
26th Jan 1957 26
W
8 Barrow L H 59 5 2 VIEW
2nd Feb 1957 27
W
10 Rochdale Hornets L A 23 8 VIEW
9th Feb 1957 28
L
10 Whitehaven CC1 A 8 9 VIEW
16th Feb 1957 29
D
10 Hull L H 9 9 VIEW
2nd Mar 1957 30
W
8 Halifax L H 31 7 VIEW
9th Mar 1957 31
L
10 Wigan L H 11 20 VIEW
16th Mar 1957 32
W
10 Bradford Northern L H 23 6 VIEW
20th Mar 1957 33
W
10 Halifax L A 10 4 1 VIEW
23rd Mar 1957 34
W
10 Huddersfield L A 10 9 1 VIEW
3rd Apr 1957 35
W
10 Whitehaven L A 5 2 VIEW
6th Apr 1957 36
W
10 Leeds L H 44 3 1 VIEW
13th Apr 1957 37
W
8 Swinton L H 34 0 VIEW
15th Apr 1957 38
L
10 Barrow L A 8 11 VIEW
19th Apr 1957 39
L
10 Wigan L A 11 19 VIEW
20th Apr 1957 40
L
8 Workington Town L A 3 26 VIEW
22nd Apr 1957 41
W
10 Blackpool Borough L H 48 10 VIEW
10th Aug 1957 --
W
8 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup H 79 13 2 VIEW
17th Aug 1957 42
W
10 Widnes L A 22 13 VIEW
21st Aug 1957 43
W
10 Huddersfield L H 28 8 VIEW
24th Aug 1957 44
W
10 Hunslet L H 30 9 1 VIEW
26th Aug 1957 45
W
10 Oldham L A 21 7 VIEW
31st Aug 1957 46
W
10 Workington Town LC1 A 16 12 VIEW
7th Sep 1957 47
L
10 Leeds L A 5 23 VIEW
12th Sep 1957 48
W
10 Blackpool Borough LC2 A 28 12 VIEW
14th Sep 1957 49
W
10 Hull L H 13 4 VIEW
21st Sep 1957 50
W
10 Swinton L A 16 14 VIEW
28th Sep 1957 51
W
10 Warrington L H 14 2 VIEW
2nd Oct 1957 52
L
10 Oldham LCSF H 9 29 VIEW
5th Oct 1957 53
W
10 Huddersfield L A 35 13 VIEW
12th Oct 1957 54
W
10 Whitehaven L H 26 9 VIEW
19th Oct 1957 55
W
10 Liverpool City L A 28 4 VIEW
26th Oct 1957 56
W
10 Leeds L H 36 7 VIEW
2nd Nov 1957 57
W
8 Whitehaven L A 15 7 VIEW
9th Nov 1957 58
W
10 Swinton L H 43 11 VIEW
16th Nov 1957 59
W
10 Barrow L A 18 12 VIEW
23rd Nov 1957 60
W
8 Workington Town L H 29 6 VIEW
30th Nov 1957 61
W
10 Warrington L A 13 11 1 VIEW
7th Dec 1957 62
W
10 Barrow L H 25 7 VIEW
14th Dec 1957 63
W
10 Rochdale Hornets L A 10 5 VIEW
21st Dec 1957 64
W
10 Wakefield Trinity L H 52 5 VIEW
25th Dec 1957 65
W
10 Leigh L H 11 9 VIEW
28th Dec 1957 66
L
10 Salford L A 7 12 1 VIEW
1st Jan 1958 67
L
10 Leigh L A 5 15 VIEW
4th Jan 1958 68
W
10 Rochdale Hornets L H 51 0 VIEW
11th Jan 1958 69
W
10 Blackpool Borough L A 17 7 VIEW
18th Jan 1958 70
W
10 Liverpool City L H 27 8 VIEW
1st Feb 1958 71
L
10 Wakefield Trinity L A 12 17 VIEW
12th Feb 1958 72
W
10 Hunslet CC1 A 15 0 VIEW
15th Feb 1958 73
W
10 Oldham L H 5 4 VIEW
22nd Feb 1958 74
W
10 Keighley CC2 A 19 4 1 VIEW
1st Mar 1958 75
L
8 Workington Town L A 10 15 VIEW
8th Mar 1958 76
L
10 Featherstone Rovers CC3 A 0 5 VIEW
15th Mar 1958 77
L
10 Hull L A 11 22 VIEW
22nd Mar 1958 78
W
10 Widnes L H 14 7 VIEW
29th Mar 1958 79
W
10 Blackpool Borough L H 25 11 VIEW
4th Apr 1958 80
W
10 Wigan L H 32 7 VIEW
5th Apr 1958 81
W
10 Hunslet L A 33 2 VIEW
7th Apr 1958 82
W
8 Halifax L A 18 2 VIEW
14th Apr 1958 83
W
10 Salford L H 42 8 1 VIEW
19th Apr 1958 84
W
10 Halifax L H 31 4 VIEW
3rd May 1958 85
L
10 Workington Town ChSF H 13 14 VIEW
6th Sep 1958 86
W
8 Wakefield Trinity L A 24 14 VIEW
8th Sep 1958 87
W
8 Leigh LC2 A 12 2 VIEW
13th Sep 1958 88
W
8 Halifax L H 45 20 VIEW
17th Sep 1958 89
W
8 Barrow LCSF H 18 6 VIEW
20th Sep 1958 90
W
8 Warrington L A 29 15 VIEW
27th Sep 1958 91
W
8 Hunslet L H 31 15 VIEW
4th Oct 1958 92
W
8 Blackpool Borough L A 26 19 VIEW
11th Oct 1958 93
W
8 Wakefield Trinity L H 15 8 VIEW
18th Oct 1958 94
D
8 Workington Town L A 10 10 VIEW
25th Oct 1958 95
L
8 Oldham LCF N 2 12 VIEW
1st Nov 1958 96
W
8 Salford L A 28 12 1 VIEW
8th Nov 1958 97
W
8 Rochdale Hornets L H 42 12 VIEW
15th Nov 1958 98
W
8 Featherstone Rovers L A 36 9 VIEW
29th Nov 1958 99
W
8 Whitehaven L A 25 2 VIEW
6th Dec 1958 100
W
8 Leeds L H 38 12 VIEW
13th Dec 1958 101
W
8 Swinton L H 32 3 VIEW
20th Dec 1958 102
W
8 Barrow L A 7 5 VIEW
25th Dec 1958 103
W
8 Leigh L A 10 6 VIEW
26th Dec 1958 104
W
8 Wigan L H 13 9 VIEW
27th Dec 1958 105
W
8 Oldham L H 22 6 VIEW
1st Jan 1959 106
W
8 Leigh L H 9 6 VIEW
3rd Jan 1959 107
L
8 Leeds L A 11 12 VIEW
24th Jan 1959 108
L
8 Hunslet L A 11 19 VIEW
31st Jan 1959 109
W
10 Whitehaven L H 27 3 VIEW
7th Feb 1959 110
W
8 Hull L A 19 9 VIEW
14th Feb 1959 111
W
8 Barrow L H 71 15 1 VIEW
21st Feb 1959 112
W
8 Oldham CC1 A 7 6 VIEW
28th Feb 1959 113
W
8 Widnes L H 38 4 VIEW
7th Mar 1959 114
W
8 Dewsbury CC2 H 35 8 VIEW
16th Mar 1959 115
W
8 Salford L H 44 4 1 VIEW
21st Mar 1959 116
L
8 Featherstone Rovers CC3 A 6 20 VIEW
28th Mar 1959 117
W
8 Liverpool City L A 40 20 VIEW
30th Mar 1959 118
W
8 Blackpool Borough L H 46 11 VIEW
14th Apr 1959 119
W
8 Hull L H 37 16 VIEW
18th Apr 1959 120
L
8 Swinton L A 11 19 VIEW
21st Apr 1959 121
W
8 Workington Town L H 36 14 VIEW
25th Apr 1959 122
W
8 Liverpool City L H 41 22 VIEW
27th Apr 1959 123
L
8 Oldham L A 14 15 VIEW
2nd May 1959 124
W
8 Oldham ChSF H 42 4 1 VIEW
16th May 1959 125
W
8 Hunslet ChF N 44 22 VIEW
8th Aug 1959 --
W
8 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup H 50 3 VIEW
15th Aug 1959 126
W
8 Widnes L A 27 14 VIEW
17th Aug 1959 127
W
8 Blackpool Borough L H 59 17 VIEW
22nd Aug 1959 128
W
8 Wakefield Trinity L H 40 7 VIEW
26th Aug 1959 129
W
8 Swinton L A 32 9 1 VIEW
29th Aug 1959 130
W
8 Swinton LC1 A 17 9 VIEW
2nd Sep 1959 131
W
8 Widnes L H 22 0 VIEW
5th Sep 1959 132
W
8 Leeds L H 23 9 VIEW
9th Sep 1959 133
W
8 Widnes LC2 A 24 9 1 VIEW
12th Sep 1959 134
W
8 Wakefield Trinity L A 16 2 VIEW
19th Sep 1959 135
W
8 Hunslet L H 38 17 VIEW
26th Sep 1959 136
W
8 Liverpool City L A 45 6 1 VIEW
30th Sep 1959 137
W
8 Whitehaven LCSF A 18 2 VIEW
3rd Oct 1959 138
W
8 Salford L H 40 11 VIEW
10th Oct 1959 139
L
8 Australia Tour H 2 15 VIEW
24th Oct 1959 140
W
8 Hull L H 29 11 VIEW
31st Oct 1959 141
L
8 Warrington LCF N 4 5 VIEW
7th Nov 1959 142
W
8 Liverpool City L H 40 17 VIEW
28th Nov 1959 143
L
8 Leeds L A 11 24 VIEW
5th Dec 1959 144
L
8 Workington Town L H 11 12 VIEW
19th Dec 1959 145
W
8 Rochdale Hornets L H 26 2 VIEW
26th Dec 1959 146
W
8 Wigan L A 19 7 1 VIEW
1st Jan 1960 147
W
8 Leigh L A 12 4 VIEW
2nd Jan 1960 148
W
8 Workington Town L A 21 6 VIEW
9th Jan 1960 149
W
8 Warrington L H 40 6 VIEW
16th Jan 1960 150
W
8 Barrow L A 16 8 VIEW
23rd Jan 1960 151
W
8 Oldham L H 27 6 VIEW
30th Jan 1960 152
D
8 Salford L A 2 2 VIEW
6th Feb 1960 153
W
8 Blackpool Borough L A 26 7 VIEW
13th Feb 1960 154
L
8 Wakefield Trinity CC1 H 10 15 VIEW
15th Apr 1960 155
W
8 Wigan L H 12 4 VIEW
16th Apr 1960 156
W
8 Whitehaven L H 41 5 VIEW
18th Apr 1960 157
W
8 Hull L A 10 7 VIEW
23rd Apr 1960 158
W
8 Hunslet L A 20 8 VIEW
26th Apr 1960 159
W
8 Oldham L A 10 2 VIEW
7th May 1960 160
L
8 Wigan ChSF H 9 19 VIEW
6th Aug 1960 --
W
8 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup H 34 10 VIEW
13th Aug 1960 161
L
8 Oldham L A 4 16 VIEW
15th Aug 1960 162
W
8 Liverpool City L H 17 9 VIEW
20th Aug 1960 163
W
8 Hunslet L H 22 10 VIEW
27th Aug 1960 164
W
8 Widnes LC1 A 19 17 VIEW
3rd Sep 1960 165
L
8 Wakefield Trinity L H 5 18 VIEW
7th Sep 1960 166
W
8 Wigan LC2 H 7 4 VIEW
10th Sep 1960 167
W
8 Leigh L A 28 13 VIEW
17th Sep 1960 168
W
8 Oldham L H 26 12 VIEW
21st Sep 1960 169
W
8 Swinton L A 15 7 1 VIEW
26th Sep 1960 170
W
8 Halifax L H 32 4 VIEW
12th Oct 1960 171
W
8 Australia Tour H 15 12 VIEW
15th Oct 1960 172
W
8 Blackpool Borough L A 34 13 VIEW
17th Oct 1960 173
W
8 Leigh LCSF A 15 2 VIEW
29th Oct 1960 174
W
8 Swinton LCF N 15 9 VIEW
5th Nov 1960 175
W
8 Whitehaven L H 18 8 VIEW
12th Nov 1960 176
W
8 Rochdale Hornets L A 38 5 VIEW
19th Nov 1960 177
W
8 Barrow L A 29 15 VIEW
26th Nov 1960 178
W
8 Workington Town L H 47 2 VIEW
3rd Dec 1960 179
L
8 Hunslet L A 5 10 VIEW
24th Dec 1960 180
W
8 Salford L A 17 5 VIEW
26th Dec 1960 181
W
8 Rochdale Hornets L H 51 4 VIEW
2nd Jan 1961 182
W
8 Leigh L H 10 4 VIEW
7th Jan 1961 183
W
8 Warrington L A 8 5 VIEW
16th Jan 1961 184
W
8 Hull L H 22 15 VIEW
21st Jan 1961 185
W
8 Whitehaven L A 15 11 VIEW
4th Feb 1961 186
L
8 Warrington L H 7 8 VIEW
11th Feb 1961 187
D
8 Widnes CC1 H 5 5 VIEW
16th Feb 1961 188
W
8 Widnes CC1(rep) A 29 10 VIEW
18th Feb 1961 189
W
8 Widnes L H 44 7 VIEW
25th Feb 1961 190
W
8 Castleford CC2 A 18 10 VIEW
21st Mar 1961 191
W
8 Barrow L H 31 2 VIEW
25th Mar 1961 192
W
8 Salford L H 45 2 1 VIEW
27th Mar 1961 193
L
8 Wakefield Trinity L A 2 4 VIEW
31st Mar 1961 194
L
8 Wigan L A 2 12 VIEW
1st Apr 1961 195
L
8 Workington Town L A 11 12 1 VIEW
3rd Apr 1961 196
L
8 Swinton L H 3 10 VIEW
8th Apr 1961 197
W
8 Hull L A 9 4 VIEW
15th Apr 1961 198
W
8 Hull CCSF N 26 9 VIEW
19th Apr 1961 199
W
8 Widnes L A 17 5 VIEW
22nd Apr 1961 200
L
8 Featherstone Rovers L A 11 28 VIEW
25th Apr 1961 201
W
8 Blackpool Borough L H 28 4 VIEW
29th Apr 1961 202
W
8 Featherstone Rovers L H 38 0 1 VIEW
6th May 1961 203
L
8 Leeds ChSF A 4 11 VIEW
13th May 1961 204
W
8 Wigan CCF N 12 6 VIEW
12th Aug 1961 --
W
8 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup H 29 14 VIEW
26th Aug 1961 205
L
8 Swinton L A 6 15 VIEW
30th Aug 1961 206
W
8 Wakefield Trinity L H 10 5 VIEW
2nd Sep 1961 207
W
8 Leigh LC1 H 43 8 1 VIEW
9th Sep 1961 208
W
8 Salford L A 24 7 1 VIEW
12th Sep 1961 209
W
8 Rochdale Hornets L A 14 2 VIEW
16th Sep 1961 210
W
8 Whitehaven L H 44 0 VIEW
2nd Oct 1961 211
W
8 Oldham LC2 H 30 7 VIEW
7th Oct 1961 212
W
8 Whitehaven L A 10 3 VIEW
10th Oct 1961 213
W
8 Salford LCSF H 21 2 VIEW
14th Oct 1961 214
W
8 New Zealand Tour H 25 10 1 VIEW
28th Oct 1961 215
L
8 Warrington L A 7 11 VIEW
2nd Dec 1961 216
L
8 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 5 12 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 168 | LOSSES : 46 | DRAWS : 6

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