David Traynor

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
28-10-1873
N/A
Date unknown.
Unknown.
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
12-09-1896 v Rochdale Hornets
Rochdale Hornets
1906- Swinton
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1896-1900
160 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
61
89
0
364

Biography of David Traynor



HERITAGE NO : 42
David Traynor by Dave Dooley:
David Traynor was a stalwart for the club playing over 150 matches mostly as a centre. This Widnesian made his debut in Saints against Rochdale Hornets on the 12th. September 1896. In 160 matches for the Saints David scored 61 tries and kicked 89 goals for a total points aggregate of 256 points. For the era this counts as prolific scoring!

David had two spells with the Club punctuated by a transfer to Swinton. His most famous match was the inaugural 1897 Challenge Cup Final against Batley when despite losing by 10 points to 3 to the `Gallant Youths`, David scored the only points for the Saints.

Alex Service in the `Millennium Book` takes up the commentary:-

"In the third quarter of the match a sliced drop goal from Goodall was fielded by Saints Cumbrian forward `Bob` Doherty, who shrugged off two attempted tackles. A dummy to the supporting Jacques, a quick turn and a lovely timed pass fizzed out to Dave Traynor on the wing. The auburn haired Widnesian ran like a frightened stag along the touchline hotly pursued by Garner and Davies. Goodall and Shaw tried to cut him off, but he brushed them aside with ease, eventually running a few yards nearer the posts, grounding the ball just as he was tackled. The spontaneous applause showed how highly this feat was appreciated."

This had been the only time in the whole competition that the Batley try-line had been breached.

David once scored five tries in a match in a first round Challenge Cup match against Lees on 20th. March 1897 as part of a comfortable 58 points to nil victory. That was to remain a club try scoring record until a certain Alf Ellaby came on the scene, thirty years later. Traynor also scored a hat tricks against Tyldesley and Normanton some years later. `Red` Traynor was also capped by Lancashire.

His final match for the Club was against Rochdale Hornets on the 15th. of December 1906.

Outside rugby David was employed as a blacksmith or general labourer. He can be found resident in various Lancashire towns over time. In 1939 he was living in Roselea Drive, Southport. Red died in Southport in 1948 at the age of 74.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1896~9717 3 0 32
1897~98 9 19 0 26
1898~996 16 0 14
1899~0011 21 0 22
1900~01 1 6 0 10
1904~05 6 13 0 23
1905~06 10 11 0 29
1906~07 1 0 0 4
TOTALS:61 89 0 160
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1896~97 3004
1897~98 4707
1898~99 0001
1899~0031104
1900~01 0301
TOTALS:1021017

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
5th Sep 1896 --
W
2 Crompton * Fr H 23 3 2 VIEW
12th Sep 1896 1
W
5 Rochdale Hornets L H 6 5 VIEW
19th Sep 1896 2
D
2 Salford L A 0 0 VIEW
26th Sep 1896 3
W
2 Tyldesley L H 3 0 VIEW
3rd Oct 1896 4
L
4 Oldham L A 0 11 VIEW
10th Oct 1896 5
W
4 Morecambe L A 8 5 VIEW
17th Oct 1896 --
L
4 Rochdale St. Cuthberts * Fr A 4 6 1 VIEW
24th Oct 1896 6
W
4 Widnes L H 14 0 1 1 VIEW
31st Oct 1896 7
L
4 Runcorn L H 3 7 VIEW
7th Nov 1896 8
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L A 14 11 1 VIEW
14th Nov 1896 9
D
4 Warrington L H 0 0 VIEW
21st Nov 1896 --
L
4 Rochdale St. Cuthberts* Fr A 0 4 VIEW
28th Nov 1896 10
W
4 Leigh L H 11 3 1 1 VIEW
5th Dec 1896 11
L
5 Swinton L H 0 3 VIEW
12th Dec 1896 12
L
5 Broughton Rangers L A 0 3 VIEW
19th Dec 1896 13
L
5 Stockport L A 6 13 1 VIEW
25th Dec 1896 --
L
4 Halifax* Fr A 0 4 VIEW
26th Dec 1896 14
D
5 Widnes L A 0 0 VIEW
1st Jan 1897 15
L
3 Oldham L H 5 17 1 1 VIEW
2nd Jan 1897 16
L
3 Runcorn L A 0 20 VIEW
9th Jan 1897 17
W
5 Morecambe L H 3 0 VIEW
30th Jan 1897 18
W
3 Salford L H 9 3 1 VIEW
6th Feb 1897 19
L
3 Wigan L A 0 4 VIEW
13th Feb 1897 20
L
3 Broughton Rangers L H 10 20 1 VIEW
20th Feb 1897 21
L
3 Tyldesley L A 9 12 2 VIEW
22nd Feb 1897 22
L
3 Warrington L A 3 7 VIEW
27th Feb 1897 23
L
3 Swinton L A 0 10 VIEW
6th Mar 1897 24
D
3 Leigh L A 6 6 VIEW
11th Mar 1897 25
W
3 Wigan L H 3 0 1 VIEW
13th Mar 1897 26
W
3 Stockport L H 9 0 VIEW
20th Mar 1897 27
W
3 Lees CC1 H 58 0 5 VIEW
27th Mar 1897 28
W
3 Castleford CC2 H 17 3 VIEW
3rd Apr 1897 29
W
3 Wigan CC3 H 11 0 VIEW
10th Apr 1897 30
W
3 Tyldesley CC4 H 12 0 1 VIEW
19th Apr 1897 31
W
3 Swinton CCSF N 7 0 VIEW
24th Apr 1897 32
L
3 Batley CCF N 3 10 1 VIEW
4th Sep 1897 33
L
3 Salford L A 0 8 VIEW
11th Sep 1897 34
W
3 Leigh L H 10 5 2 VIEW
18th Sep 1897 35
W
3 Rochdale Hornets L A 3 2 VIEW
25th Sep 1897 36
W
3 Tyldesley L H 11 0 1 1 VIEW
2nd Oct 1897 37
W
3 Wigan L A 17 7 1 1 VIEW
9th Oct 1897 38
W
3 Broughton Rangers L A 8 0 1 VIEW
16th Oct 1897 39
L
3 Widnes L H 3 13 VIEW
23rd Oct 1897 40
L
3 Warrington L H 3 8 1 VIEW
30th Oct 1897 41
L
3 Runcorn L A 0 11 VIEW
6th Nov 1897 --
W
5 Hull Kingston Rovers * Fr A 24 13 1 3 VIEW
13th Nov 1897 42
L
5 Swinton L A 0 13 VIEW
20th Nov 1897 --
L
5 Birkenhead * Fr A 5 6 1 1 VIEW
27th Nov 1897 43
L
5 Oldham L H 4 6 1 VIEW
4th Dec 1897 --
W
5 Birkenhead * Fr H 8 3 2 VIEW
11th Dec 1897 44
L
5 Stockport L A 7 14 2 VIEW
18th Dec 1897 45
W
5 Morecambe L A 3 2 VIEW
27th Dec 1897 46
L
5 Warrington L A 0 8 VIEW
1st Jan 1898 47
L
5 Broughton Rangers L H 6 23 VIEW
8th Jan 1898 48
L
3 Swinton L H 5 13 1 VIEW
15th Jan 1898 49
L
3 Tyldesley L A 3 8 VIEW
22nd Jan 1898 50
W
3 Wigan L H 9 8 1 3 VIEW
29th Jan 1898 51
W
3 Leigh L A 3 0 1 VIEW
5th Feb 1898 52
L
3 Rochdale Hornets L H 3 6 VIEW
12th Feb 1898 53
L
3 Oldham L A 0 11 VIEW
19th Feb 1898 54
W
3 Stockport L H 27 0 2 3 VIEW
26th Feb 1898 55
L
3 Batley CC1 A 7 12 2 VIEW
5th Mar 1898 --
L
5 Warrington* Fr A 2 6 VIEW
8th Mar 1898 --
W
5 Birkenhead* Fr H 8 0 VIEW
11th Mar 1898 --
W
5 Barrow* Fr A 5 3 1 VIEW
12th Mar 1898 56
D
3 Salford L H 14 14 1 1 VIEW
19th Mar 1898 --
W
5 Wigan * Fr A 10 3 2 VIEW
26th Mar 1898 57
W
2 Runcorn L H 11 0 1 1 VIEW
2nd Apr 1898 58
L
3 Widnes L A 6 7 VIEW
1st Sep 1898 --
W
3 Salford * Fr A 6 0 VIEW
3rd Sep 1898 59
L
3 Widnes L A 0 6 VIEW
10th Sep 1898 60
L
2 Broughton Rangers L H 3 13 1 VIEW
17th Sep 1898 61
L
3 Warrington L A 0 3 VIEW
24th Sep 1898 62
W
3 Morecambe L A 8 0 1 1 VIEW
1st Oct 1898 63
W
5 Oldham L H 15 9 3 VIEW
8th Oct 1898 64
W
3 Rochdale Hornets L H 22 3 1 5 VIEW
22nd Oct 1898 65
L
3 Swinton L A 0 8 VIEW
29th Oct 1898 66
W
3 Wigan L A 22 3 1 4 VIEW
12th Nov 1898 67
W
5 Wigan L H 10 7 2 2 VIEW
19th Nov 1898 68
L
3 Leigh L A 2 5 1 VIEW
18th Mar 1899 69
W
3 Whitworth CC1 H 12 3 VIEW
25th Mar 1899 70
D
3 Morecambe CC2 H 0 0 VIEW
31st Mar 1899 71
W
5 Morecambe CC2(2nd rep) H 17 5 VIEW
1st Apr 1899 72
L
4 Salford CC3 A 0 16 VIEW
2nd Sep 1899 73
D
3 Warrington L H 3 3 1 VIEW
9th Sep 1899 74
L
3 Widnes L H 0 3 VIEW
16th Sep 1899 75
W
3 Swinton L H 17 3 2 VIEW
23rd Sep 1899 --
W
3 Lancaster* Fr H 17 3 1 4 VIEW
30th Sep 1899 76
W
3 Broughton Rangers L A 14 0 1 VIEW
7th Oct 1899 77
L
3 Rochdale Hornets L A 0 7 VIEW
14th Oct 1899 78
W
3 Wigan L H 5 0 1 VIEW
28th Oct 1899 79
L
3 Widnes L A 3 5 1 VIEW
25th Nov 1899 80
W
3 Stockport L A 6 3 VIEW
2nd Dec 1899 81
W
3 Tyldesley L H 26 3 2 4 VIEW
9th Dec 1899 82
W
3 Oldham L H 17 14 1 1 VIEW
23rd Dec 1899 83
W
3 Warrington L A 11 0 1 VIEW
25th Dec 1899 84
W
3 Broughton Rangers L H 4 0 2 VIEW
26th Dec 1899 85
L
3 Millom L A 8 10 1 VIEW
30th Dec 1899 86
W
3 Tyldesley L A 14 3 3 1 VIEW
1st Jan 1900 87
W
3 Leigh L H 26 0 2 4 VIEW
6th Jan 1900 88
D
3 Swinton L A 0 0 VIEW
13th Jan 1900 89
W
3 Millom L H 7 2 2 VIEW
20th Jan 1900 90
W
3 Rochdale Hornets L H 6 0 1 VIEW
27th Jan 1900 --
W
3 Birkenhead * Fr A 15 0 3 VIEW
3rd Mar 1900 91
L
3 Oldham L A 6 35 VIEW
17th Mar 1900 92
L
3 Warrington CC1 H 0 6 VIEW
4th Apr 1900 93
W
3 Leigh BTC1 H 8 0 1 VIEW
13th Apr 1900 --
L
3 Birkenhead * Fr A 5 8 1 1 VIEW
14th Apr 1900 --
W
3 Lancaster * Fr A 15 8 1 3 VIEW
30th Apr 1900 94
W
4 Runcorn BTCF N 6 0 VIEW
1st Sep 1900 95
W
3 Broughton Rangers L H 5 3 1 VIEW
8th Sep 1900 96
W
3 Rochdale Hornets L H 10 3 2 VIEW
15th Sep 1900 97
D
3 Warrington L A 0 0 VIEW
22nd Sep 1900 98
L
3 Runcorn L H 0 11 VIEW
24th Sep 1900 --
W
3 Huddersfield * Fr A 15 2 3 VIEW
27th Oct 1900 99
L
4 Millom L H 2 4 VIEW
26th Jan 1901 100
L
5 Rochdale Hornets L A 0 2 VIEW
13th Mar 1901 101
W
3 Stockport CC2(rep) A 11 5 1 1 VIEW
23rd Mar 1901 102
L
3 Batley CC3 H 5 7 1 VIEW
5th Apr 1901 103
L
3 Salford L A 7 16 1 VIEW
6th Apr 1901 104
L
3 Barrow L H 0 5 VIEW
24th Sep 1904 105
L
4 Broughton Rangers L A 5 24 1 VIEW
1st Oct 1904 106
W
4 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 10 6 1 VIEW
8th Oct 1904 107
L
4 Batley L A 10 20 1 2 VIEW
15th Oct 1904 108
L
3 Hunslet L H 3 9 1 VIEW
22nd Oct 1904 109
W
3 Widnes L A 8 0 VIEW
29th Oct 1904 110
W
3 Salford L H 13 11 3 VIEW
12th Nov 1904 111
W
3 Wakefield Trinity L H 5 0 VIEW
19th Nov 1904 112
L
3 Leigh L A 5 14 VIEW
3rd Dec 1904 113
L
3 Hull L A 0 14 VIEW
10th Dec 1904 114
L
3 Bradford L H 8 18 1 VIEW
17th Dec 1904 115
L
3 Leeds L A 2 17 VIEW
24th Dec 1904 116
W
3 Runcorn L H 9 5 VIEW
26th Dec 1904 117
D
3 Warrington L H 0 0 VIEW
7th Jan 1905 118
L
4 Wigan L A 3 15 1 VIEW
11th Jan 1905 119
W
4 Halifax L H 14 5 VIEW
14th Jan 1905 120
W
4 Swinton L H 5 3 1 VIEW
21st Jan 1905 121
L
4 Broughton Rangers L H 6 8 3 VIEW
28th Jan 1905 122
L
4 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 3 6 VIEW
4th Feb 1905 123
W
4 Batley L H 4 0 VIEW
11th Feb 1905 124
L
4 Hunslet L A 5 16 1 1 VIEW
18th Feb 1905 125
L
4 Widnes L H 5 7 1 VIEW
25th Feb 1905 126
L
4 Salford L A 2 19 1 VIEW
11th Mar 1905 127
L
5 Wakefield Trinity L A 0 21 VIEW
2nd Sep 1905 128
W
4 Millom L H 34 3 1 3 VIEW
9th Sep 1905 129
W
4 Morecambe L H 26 6 2 VIEW
16th Sep 1905 130
L
4 Widnes L A 2 3 1 VIEW
23rd Sep 1905 131
W
4 Hull L H 8 5 VIEW
30th Sep 1905 132
L
4 Salford L A 5 25 1 VIEW
14th Oct 1905 133
L
4 Wigan LC1 A 0 18 VIEW
21st Oct 1905 134
L
3 Runcorn L A 3 12 1 VIEW
4th Nov 1905 135
W
4 Dewsbury L A 3 2 1 VIEW
18th Nov 1905 136
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L A 11 0 1 VIEW
2nd Dec 1905 137
L
4 Oldham L H 7 15 1 1 VIEW
9th Dec 1905 138
W
4 Barrow L H 25 0 1 2 VIEW
16th Dec 1905 139
W
4 Millom L A 2 0 VIEW
23rd Dec 1905 140
L
4 Warrington L A 0 16 VIEW
25th Dec 1905 141
W
4 Runcorn L H 7 0 VIEW
26th Dec 1905 142
L
4 Wigan L H 5 13 VIEW
30th Dec 1905 143
W
4 Morecambe L A 10 3 1 VIEW
6th Jan 1906 144
L
4 Leigh L A 2 3 VIEW
13th Jan 1906 145
W
4 Barrow L A 3 2 VIEW
20th Jan 1906 146
W
4 Normanton L H 28 3 3 1 VIEW
27th Jan 1906 147
L
4 Oldham L A 2 12 VIEW
3rd Feb 1906 148
L
6 Swinton L A 0 5 VIEW
10th Feb 1906 149
W
6 Widnes L H 5 0 VIEW
17th Feb 1906 150
L
3 Runcorn CCInt. H 0 3 VIEW
24th Feb 1906 151
W
3 Dewsbury L H 7 0 VIEW
10th Mar 1906 152
W
3 Rochdale Hornets L H 15 0 VIEW
17th Mar 1906 153
D
2 Swinton L H 0 0 VIEW
24th Mar 1906 154
L
3 Leigh L H 8 15 VIEW
31st Mar 1906 155
W
1 Normanton L A 9 5 VIEW
13th Apr 1906 156
L
1 Wigan L A 6 37 VIEW
3rd Nov 1906 157
W
4 Widnes L H 10 7 1 VIEW
24th Nov 1906 158
W
4 Keighley L H 18 9 VIEW
1st Dec 1906 159
L
4 Batley L A 5 30 VIEW
15th Dec 1906 160
L
4 Rochdale Hornets L A 8 14 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 85 | LOSSES : 81 | DRAWS : 11

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