Fred Trenwith

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
04-08-1886
N/A
11-1907
Kendal Hornets
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
02-11-1907 v Broughton Rangers
Leigh
1920- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1907-1920
172 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
39
3
0
123

Biography of Fred Trenwith



HERITAGE NO : 159
Fred Trenwith by Alex Service

Around 1907 a dark-haired, wiry young man from Cumbria descended on St.Helens with his mind concentrated on whippets! Fred Trenwith was supposed to complete a business deal in sporting dog flesh and then accompany a friend to South Africa. Yet the whippet trail ended in St.Helens, with Fred signing for the Saints. He was a rough and ready, though skilful, scrum-half, who had gained quite a reputation for the Askam and Millom clubs back home and Saints got their man. He was persuaded to forget all about whippets on the acceptance of a '20 signing on fee that bound him to the St.Helens club for the rest of his career ' 16 years to be precise! During that time he was honoured by Lancashire and earned a 'substantial' Benefit of '190.

Fred was the Saints' scrum half during their marvellous Challenge Cup run in 1915, when the team reached the final only to be battered 37-3 by Huddersfield's Team of all the Talents, in the Final at Watersheddings. Rumour has it that the Committee refused to pay out bonuses promised for reaching the Final, causing a dressing room revolt of the players, only quelled by the captain Tom Barton. Yet during the cup run, Trenwith had performed his party piece, whereby on the call of 'Beechams' the pack would fan out and Trenny would burrow through for the inevitable touchdown. He did so at Keighley and the home crowd were so incensed, they threw all sorts at the Saints players ' and had their ground closed for a spell as a result.

Fred was a tough, combative little so-and-so, who could tackle well above his own weight, very much in the Tommy Bishop category. A local firm once offered an overcoat to any Saints' player who scored three tries in a match. 'Trenny' was playing against Treherbert and had already scored two tries, when he was carried off the field. 'They took me over the touchline and didn't want me to go back,' he recalled later. 'I said I still needed another try to get the overcoat, and when they weren't looking, I dodged onto the field and managed to score the third just before time.'

A roller at a St.Helens lead works, Fred gave yeoman service to the Saints and formed an impressive half-back partnership with Matt Creevey, himself a world standing jump champion and music hall turn, known as the Human Panther. No wonder life at Knowsley Road was so interesting in those days just before the Great War! Fred moved to St Helens permanently and the 1911 Census has him resident in Kirkland Street. The Iron Ore Labourer died in St Helens in August 1960 aged 74.



SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1907~08 1 0 0 23
1908~09 4 0 0 27
1909~10 2 1 0 16
1910~11 3 0 0 15
1911~12 14 1 0 30
1912~132 1 0 8
1913~14 2 0 0 10
1914~15 10 0 0 23
1918~19 1 0 0 8
1919~200 0 0 10
1920~21 0 0 0 2
TOTALS:39 3 0 172
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1908~09 0001
1911~12 0001
1918~19 0003
TOTALS:0005

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
2nd Nov 1907 1
L
7 Broughton Rangers L A 13 25 VIEW
9th Nov 1907 2
L
7 Oldham L A 2 39 VIEW
16th Nov 1907 3
D
7 Ebbw Vale L H 11 11 VIEW
23rd Nov 1907 4
W
7 Swinton L H 8 0 VIEW
7th Dec 1907 5
L
7 Salford L H 0 18 VIEW
14th Dec 1907 6
L
7 Leigh L A 2 20 VIEW
21st Dec 1907 7
L
7 Wigan L H 2 18 VIEW
26th Dec 1907 8
L
7 Barrow L A 8 9 VIEW
28th Dec 1907 9
W
7 Bramley L H 16 3 1 VIEW
1st Jan 1908 10
L
7 Hunslet L H 8 24 VIEW
18th Jan 1908 11
L
7 Rochdale Hornets L A 11 27 VIEW
25th Jan 1908 12
W
7 Keighley L H 11 3 VIEW
1st Feb 1908 13
D
7 Widnes L H 5 5 VIEW
15th Feb 1908 14
W
7 Ebbw Vale L A 5 3 VIEW
22nd Feb 1908 15
L
7 New Zealand Tour H 10 21 VIEW
29th Feb 1908 16
L
7 Whitehaven Recs CC1 A 8 13 VIEW
14th Mar 1908 17
L
3 Bradford L A 10 17 VIEW
21st Mar 1908 18
L
6 Oldham L H 5 14 VIEW
4th Apr 1908 19
L
6 Warrington L A 5 20 VIEW
12th Apr 1908 --
L
6 Rochdale Hornets * Fr A 0 15 VIEW
13th Apr 1908 20
L
6 Broughton Rangers L H 11 28 VIEW
18th Apr 1908 21
W
6 Barrow L H 15 5 VIEW
20th Apr 1908 22
D
7 Leigh L H 5 5 VIEW
21st Apr 1908 23
L
7 Bramley L A 13 16 VIEW
5th Sep 1908 24
L
7 Oldham L H 0 38 VIEW
12th Sep 1908 25
L
7 Runcorn L A 5 21 1 VIEW
19th Sep 1908 26
W
7 Aberdare L H 46 13 VIEW
26th Sep 1908 27
L
7 Bradford Northern L A 12 31 VIEW
3rd Oct 1908 28
W
7 Barrow L H 26 5 VIEW
10th Oct 1908 29
L
7 Broughton Rangers L A 9 19 VIEW
17th Oct 1908 30
W
7 Widnes L H 11 0 VIEW
24th Oct 1908 31
L
7 Swinton L A 0 2 VIEW
31st Oct 1908 32
L
7 Salford L H 8 13 1 VIEW
7th Nov 1908 33
L
7 Warrington LC1 H 6 21 VIEW
14th Nov 1908 34
W
7 Leigh L H 10 8 VIEW
21st Nov 1908 35
W
7 Widnes L A 8 5 VIEW
28th Nov 1908 36
W
7 Bradford Northern L H 8 2 VIEW
12th Dec 1908 37
D
7 Rochdale Hornets L H 13 13 VIEW
19th Dec 1908 38
L
7 Salford L A 14 15 VIEW
25th Dec 1908 39
W
7 Runcorn L H 6 0 1 VIEW
26th Dec 1908 40
L
7 Wigan L H 7 22 VIEW
1st Jan 1909 41
L
7 York L A 0 16 VIEW
9th Jan 1909 42
L
7 Broughton Rangers L H 8 19 VIEW
16th Jan 1909 43
D
7 Rochdale Hornets L A 3 3 VIEW
23rd Jan 1909 44
L
7 Warrington L H 9 15 VIEW
6th Feb 1909 45
W
7 Swinton L H 16 10 VIEW
10th Feb 1909 46
W
7 Australia Tour H 9 0 VIEW
13th Feb 1909 47
L
7 Leigh L A 3 14 VIEW
27th Feb 1909 48
L
7 Halifax CC1 A 8 15 VIEW
6th Mar 1909 49
L
3 Oldham L A 0 13 VIEW
13th Mar 1909 50
W
3 Aberdare L A 45 18 1 VIEW
2nd Sep 1909 51
L
7 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 7 30 VIEW
4th Sep 1909 52
W
7 Broughton Rangers L A 10 7 1 VIEW
11th Sep 1909 53
D
7 Runcorn L H 5 5 VIEW
18th Sep 1909 54
L
7 Warrington L A 15 19 VIEW
25th Sep 1909 55
W
7 Bramley L H 27 5 VIEW
2nd Oct 1909 56
W
7 Barrow L A 21 9 VIEW
9th Oct 1909 57
W
7 Treherbert L H 36 12 VIEW
16th Oct 1909 58
W
7 Widnes LC1 A 10 4 1 VIEW
23rd Oct 1909 59
D
7 Dewsbury L H 8 8 VIEW
30th Oct 1909 60
L
7 Swinton LC2 A 0 2 VIEW
12th Feb 1910 61
W
3 Warrington L H 18 10 VIEW
19th Feb 1910 62
L
3 Rochdale Hornets L A 0 6 VIEW
26th Feb 1910 63
W
6 Barrow CC1 A 15 0 VIEW
5th Mar 1910 64
W
6 Swinton L H 26 5 1 VIEW
12th Mar 1910 65
L
6 Halifax CC2 A 6 21 VIEW
19th Mar 1910 66
L
7 Widnes L A 3 10 VIEW
19th Nov 1910 67
L
3 Barrow L A 11 16 VIEW
10th Dec 1910 68
L
3 Oldham L A 0 9 VIEW
17th Dec 1910 69
W
3 Warrington L A 8 7 VIEW
24th Dec 1910 70
W
3 Runcorn L H 25 3 VIEW
26th Dec 1910 71
L
3 Wigan L H 6 18 1 VIEW
27th Dec 1910 72
L
3 Hunslet L A 3 5 VIEW
31st Dec 1910 73
L
3 Batley L A 8 24 VIEW
2nd Jan 1911 74
W
3 Hunslet L H 24 2 VIEW
7th Jan 1911 75
W
3 Swinton L H 11 10 VIEW
11th Jan 1911 76
L
3 Wakefield Trinity L A 9 26 VIEW
14th Jan 1911 77
W
4 Coventry L A 14 2 VIEW
21st Jan 1911 78
L
6 Wakefield Trinity L H 8 18 1 VIEW
28th Jan 1911 79
L
6 Broughton Rangers L A 7 14 VIEW
4th Feb 1911 80
W
6 Coventry L H 26 15 1 VIEW
11th Feb 1911 81
D
3 Barrow L H 8 8 VIEW
2nd Sep 1911 82
W
7 Barrow L A 15 6 VIEW
9th Sep 1911 83
W
7 Warrington L H 10 2 VIEW
16th Sep 1911 84
W
7 Swinton L A 13 5 VIEW
23rd Sep 1911 85
W
7 Runcorn L H 25 0 VIEW
30th Sep 1911 86
L
3 Leigh L H 11 13 1 VIEW
7th Oct 1911 87
L
7 Widnes L A 11 14 VIEW
14th Oct 1911 88
L
7 Australia Tour H 5 16 VIEW
21st Oct 1911 89
W
7 Salford LC1 H 18 7 1 VIEW
28th Oct 1911 90
L
7 Coventry L A 8 10 1 VIEW
4th Nov 1911 91
L
7 Wigan LC2 A 8 22 VIEW
11th Nov 1911 92
L
7 Ebbw Vale L A 0 2 VIEW
18th Nov 1911 93
W
7 Salford L A 15 13 VIEW
25th Nov 1911 94
W
7 Rochdale Hornets L H 27 12 1 VIEW
9th Dec 1911 95
W
7 Warrington L A 17 2 VIEW
16th Dec 1911 96
W
7 Coventry L H 31 2 4 VIEW
23rd Dec 1911 97
W
7 Runcorn L A 9 0 1 VIEW
25th Dec 1911 98
W
7 Widnes L H 9 4 VIEW
26th Dec 1911 99
L
7 Wigan L H 3 16 VIEW
1st Jan 1912 100
W
7 Hunslet L H 31 10 VIEW
6th Jan 1912 101
L
7 Wakefield Trinity L A 5 14 1 VIEW
13th Jan 1912 102
W
7 Ebbw Vale L H 34 0 VIEW
17th Feb 1912 103
L
7 Barrow CC1 A 3 13 VIEW
24th Feb 1912 104
W
7 Leigh L A 30 0 1 VIEW
2nd Mar 1912 --
W
6 Runcorn * Fr 27 8 VIEW
9th Mar 1912 105
W
7 Swinton L H 20 5 1 VIEW
16th Mar 1912 106
W
7 Salford L H 19 6 1 VIEW
28th Mar 1912 107
W
7 Dewsbury L H 20 0 1 VIEW
30th Mar 1912 108
W
7 Barrow L H 43 2 VIEW
5th Apr 1912 109
L
7 Wigan L A 14 17 VIEW
6th Apr 1912 110
L
7 Broughton Rangers L A 5 21 1 VIEW
8th Apr 1912 111
W
7 Wakefield Trinity L H 41 2 VIEW
7th Sep 1912 112
W
7 Barrow L H 15 2 VIEW
14th Sep 1912 113
W
7 Runcorn L A 11 8 VIEW
21st Sep 1912 114
L
7 Hunslet L H 5 22 1 VIEW
12th Oct 1912 115
W
7 Widnes L H 21 2 2 VIEW
23rd Nov 1912 116
W
7 Broughton Rangers L H 20 12 VIEW
26th Dec 1912 117
L
7 Wigan L H 8 10 VIEW
28th Dec 1912 118
L
7 Hunslet L A 0 9 VIEW
11th Jan 1913 119
L
6 Warrington L A 5 6 VIEW
6th Sep 1913 120
W
7 Runcorn L A 10 5 VIEW
13th Sep 1913 121
L
7 Oldham L H 13 21 VIEW
27th Sep 1913 122
W
7 Dewsbury L H 16 12 2 VIEW
4th Oct 1913 123
L
7 Warrington L A 11 22 VIEW
22nd Nov 1913 124
L
6 Barrow L H 11 18 VIEW
4th Apr 1914 125
L
6 Oldham L A 5 32 VIEW
10th Apr 1914 126
L
7 Wigan L A 2 30 VIEW
11th Apr 1914 127
W
7 Rochdale Hornets L H 47 5 VIEW
13th Apr 1914 128
L
7 Huddersfield L A 8 10 VIEW
18th Apr 1914 129
W
7 Hunslet L H 36 6 VIEW
5th Sep 1914 130
W
7 Runcorn L H 26 0 VIEW
2nd Jan 1915 131
W
7 Warrington L H 25 0 VIEW
9th Jan 1915 132
W
7 Salford L A 9 3 VIEW
16th Jan 1915 133
W
7 Leigh L A 6 2 VIEW
23rd Jan 1915 134
W
7 Hull L H 11 9 1 VIEW
30th Jan 1915 135
W
7 Keighley L A 20 2 1 VIEW
6th Feb 1915 136
W
7 Salford L H 23 2 2 VIEW
13th Feb 1915 137
L
7 Barrow L A 0 10 VIEW
20th Feb 1915 138
W
7 Swinton L H 10 0 1 VIEW
27th Feb 1915 139
W
7 Featherstone Rovers CC1 A 6 0 VIEW
6th Mar 1915 140
L
7 Dewsbury L A 3 13 1 VIEW
13th Mar 1915 141
W
7 Swinton CC2 A 5 0 VIEW
20th Mar 1915 142
W
7 Leigh L H 14 8 1 VIEW
27th Mar 1915 143
W
7 Keighley CC3 A 3 2 1 VIEW
29th Mar 1915 144
W
7 Rochdale Hornets L H 12 3 1 VIEW
2nd Apr 1915 145
L
7 Wigan L A 11 13 VIEW
3rd Apr 1915 146
W
7 Bradford Northern L H 19 3 VIEW
5th Apr 1915 147
L
7 Hull L A 6 46 VIEW
10th Apr 1915 148
D
7 Rochdale Hornets CCSF N 5 5 1 VIEW
14th Apr 1915 149
L
7 Broughton Rangers L A 8 31 VIEW
17th Apr 1915 150
L
7 Widnes L A 0 21 VIEW
24th Apr 1915 151
W
7 Rochdale Hornets CCSF(rep) N 9 2 VIEW
1st May 1915 152
L
7 Huddersfield CCF N 3 37 VIEW
1st Feb 1919 153
W
7 Warrington L H 8 3 1 VIEW
8th Feb 1919 154
L
7 Warrington L A 0 16 VIEW
1st Mar 1919 155
L
7 Leigh L H 0 10 VIEW
8th Mar 1919 156
L
7 Widnes L A 3 22 VIEW
29th Mar 1919 157
L
7 Leigh L A 0 9 VIEW
5th Apr 1919 158
W
7 Warrington LC1 H 11 5 VIEW
12th Apr 1919 159
L
7 Oldham LC2 A 8 16 VIEW
21st Apr 1919 --
D
7 Widnes * Fr A 3 3 VIEW
26th Apr 1919 --
L
7 St. Helens Recs * Fr H 6 8 VIEW
3rd May 1919 160
W
7 St. Helens Recs L A 8 2 VIEW
24th May 1919 --
L
6 Wigan * Fr N 3 16 VIEW
23rd Aug 1919 161
W
7 Broughton Rangers L H 28 2 VIEW
30th Aug 1919 162
W
7 Leigh L A 10 8 VIEW
6th Sep 1919 163
L
7 Oldham L H 3 12 VIEW
13th Sep 1919 164
L
7 Swinton L A 5 7 VIEW
24th Jan 1920 165
W
6 Widnes L H 12 2 VIEW
26th Feb 1920 166
L
6 Wakefield Trinity CC1(2nd rep) N 3 12 VIEW
6th Mar 1920 167
W
6 Warrington L A 11 2 VIEW
13th Mar 1920 168
L
6 Batley L H 0 6 VIEW
20th Mar 1920 169
L
6 Rochdale Hornets L H 0 8 VIEW
2nd Apr 1920 170
L
6 Wigan L A 5 20 VIEW
4th Sep 1920 171
W
6 Widnes L H 18 8 VIEW
11th Sep 1920 172
L
6 Leigh L A 0 5 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 80 | LOSSES : 87 | DRAWS : 10

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