Walter Norris

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
16-04-1919
N/A
21-01-1947
Warrington
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
25-01-1947 v Hull K.R.
Hunslet
1951- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1946-1950
96 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
2
0
0
6

Biography of Walter Norris



HERITAGE NO : 657
Walter J Norris by Dave Dooley:

Walter was a clever ball-distributing prop forward who was, by his own admission short of a yard or two of pace. Walter Norris played schoolboy rugby in Warrington before signing for his hometown team in 1938 for just 25 pounds! Unfortunately, the War interrupted his career, although he did `guest` for Wigan on occasions and played rugby union for the Northampton club and the Army XV in the Middle East.

After hostilities ceased, he returned to Warrington and played in the legendary Brian Bevan`s first match. A possible move to Barrow fell through and he joined St.Helens after a successful trial in the `A` team. Walter made nearly 100 appearances before osteoarthritis of the ankle ended his career in 1951. He became a teacher in 1954 and devoted his spare time to the development of schoolboy rugby league for the next thirty years. The only Life Member of both the Lancashire and Yorkshire Schools Rugby League Associations, Walter was still showing budding youngsters the art of scrimmaging at the age of 61 as Coach of the English Schools Rugby League team.

His Saints career spanned five seasons after making a winning start with the club on his debut on the 25th of January 1947, as the Saints defeated Hull KR by 29 points to 16 at Knowsley Road. His first try for the club came in the last match of the same season as Walter helped defeat Rochdale Hornets by 26 points to 4. In almost 100 matches for the club he scored just two tries against Bramley and Rochdale Hornets. He died in Warrington in March 2004, aged 84.



SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1946~47 1 0 0 17
1947~48 0 0 0 17
1948~49 0 0 0 16
1949~501 0 0 35
1950~510 0 0 11
TOTALS:2 0 0 96
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1948~491002
1949~500002
1950~510001
TOTALS:1005

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
25th Jan 1947 1
W
8 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 29 16 VIEW
8th Mar 1947 2
W
8 Keighley CC1(1) H 17 7 VIEW
11th Mar 1947 3
L
8 Keighley CC1(2) N 5 8 VIEW
22nd Mar 1947 4
L
8 Warrington CC2 A 2 24 VIEW
29th Mar 1947 5
L
8 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 3 11 VIEW
4th Apr 1947 6
W
8 Wigan L A 12 7 VIEW
5th Apr 1947 7
L
8 Warrington L H 6 10 VIEW
7th Apr 1947 8
L
8 Belle Vue Rangers L H 10 12 VIEW
12th Apr 1947 9
L
8 Oldham L H 7 18 VIEW
26th Apr 1947 10
W
8 Swinton L A 15 6 VIEW
6th May 1947 11
L
8 Rochdale Hornets L A 5 7 VIEW
10th May 1947 12
W
8 Bramley L H 29 0 VIEW
17th May 1947 13
W
8 Featherstone Rovers L H 35 0 VIEW
24th May 1947 14
L
8 Barrow L A 9 15 VIEW
26th May 1947 15
L
8 Halifax L A 9 10 VIEW
31st May 1947 16
W
8 Barrow L H 36 7 VIEW
7th Jun 1947 17
W
8 Rochdale Hornets L H 26 4 1 VIEW
23rd Aug 1947 18
L
8 Widnes L A 8 9 VIEW
30th Aug 1947 19
W
8 Leigh LC1(1) A 15 0 VIEW
4th Sep 1947 20
W
8 Leigh LC1(2) H 31 5 VIEW
6th Sep 1947 21
W
8 Salford L A 12 5 VIEW
13th Sep 1947 22
W
8 Oldham L H 16 2 VIEW
20th Sep 1947 23
W
8 York L A 31 3 VIEW
25th Sep 1947 24
L
8 New Zealand Tour H 5 11 VIEW
29th Sep 1947 25
L
8 Wigan LC2 H 7 8 VIEW
4th Oct 1947 26
W
8 Swinton L H 24 3 VIEW
11th Oct 1947 27
L
8 Wakefield Trinity L A 7 10 VIEW
18th Oct 1947 28
W
8 Workington Town L H 14 3 VIEW
25th Oct 1947 29
W
8 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 14 9 VIEW
15th Nov 1947 30
W
8 Liverpool Stanley L H 23 8 VIEW
22nd Nov 1947 31
L
8 Liverpool Stanley L A 7 10 VIEW
6th Dec 1947 32
D
8 Hunslet L H 13 13 VIEW
10th Jan 1948 33
L
8 Warrington L H 2 8 VIEW
13th Mar 1948 34
W
8 Bramley L H 13 7 VIEW
11th Dec 1948 35
W
8 Whitehaven L A 13 0 VIEW
18th Dec 1948 36
W
8 Whitehaven L H 61 0 VIEW
25th Dec 1948 37
D
8 Leigh L A 5 5 VIEW
1st Jan 1949 38
W
8 Leigh L H 12 0 VIEW
8th Jan 1949 39
W
8 Rochdale Hornets L H 3 0 VIEW
15th Jan 1949 40
W
8 Belle Vue Rangers L A 17 5 VIEW
22nd Jan 1949 41
W
8 Hunslet L A 11 5 VIEW
29th Jan 1949 42
W
8 Huddersfield L H 20 2 VIEW
5th Feb 1949 43
L
8 Widnes L A 2 6 VIEW
12th Feb 1949 44
W
8 Bradford Northern CC1(1) A 4 3 VIEW
19th Feb 1949 45
L
8 Bradford Northern CC1(2) H 0 5 VIEW
26th Feb 1949 46
L
8 Swinton L H 8 11 VIEW
12th Mar 1949 47
W
8 Belle Vue Rangers L H 18 0 VIEW
9th Apr 1949 48
W
10 Halifax L A 8 3 VIEW
16th Apr 1949 49
L
10 Huddersfield L A 0 34 VIEW
18th Apr 1949 50
L
8 Keighley L H 2 4 VIEW
18th May 1949 --
W
8 Huddersfield* Fr Tour B 33 17 1 VIEW
21st May 1949 --
L
9 Huddersfield* Fr Tour A 16 25 VIEW
10th Sep 1949 51
W
8 Oldham L H 16 8 VIEW
17th Sep 1949 52
L
8 Wakefield Trinity L A 9 12 VIEW
19th Sep 1949 53
W
8 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 12 5 VIEW
24th Sep 1949 54
W
8 Workington Town L H 43 10 VIEW
1st Oct 1949 55
W
8 Bramley L H 39 2 1 VIEW
15th Oct 1949 56
W
8 Belle Vue Rangers L H 28 5 VIEW
22nd Oct 1949 57
W
8 Oldham L A 12 2 VIEW
29th Oct 1949 --
W
8 Leeds* Fr H 18 12 VIEW
5th Nov 1949 58
D
8 Hull L A 5 5 VIEW
12th Nov 1949 59
W
8 Warrington L A 7 3 VIEW
19th Nov 1949 60
W
8 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 14 3 VIEW
26th Nov 1949 61
W
8 Liverpool Stanley L A 11 3 VIEW
3rd Dec 1949 62
W
8 Rochdale Hornets L H 23 0 VIEW
10th Dec 1949 63
L
8 Salford L A 4 8 VIEW
17th Dec 1949 64
W
8 Widnes L H 7 0 VIEW
24th Dec 1949 65
W
8 Whitehaven L A 14 7 VIEW
26th Dec 1949 66
W
8 Wigan L H 15 8 VIEW
27th Dec 1949 67
W
8 Swinton L H 10 5 VIEW
31st Dec 1949 68
L
8 Leigh L A 10 15 VIEW
2nd Jan 1950 69
W
8 Hull L H 30 0 VIEW
7th Jan 1950 70
W
8 Rochdale Hornets L A 23 2 VIEW
21st Jan 1950 71
L
8 Dewsbury L H 2 15 VIEW
4th Feb 1950 72
W
8 Halifax CC1(1) H 10 6 VIEW
11th Feb 1950 73
L
8 Halifax CC1(2) A 0 2 VIEW
18th Feb 1950 74
L
8 Swinton L A 8 11 VIEW
25th Feb 1950 75
W
8 Salford CC2 A 9 2 VIEW
4th Mar 1950 76
W
8 Warrington L H 12 3 VIEW
11th Mar 1950 77
D
8 Bradford Northern CC3 H 0 0 VIEW
15th Mar 1950 78
L
8 Bradford Northern CC3(rep) A 0 11 VIEW
18th Mar 1950 79
D
8 Belle Vue Rangers L A 7 7 VIEW
7th Apr 1950 80
L
8 Wigan L A 12 17 VIEW
8th Apr 1950 81
W
8 Barrow L H 16 0 VIEW
10th Apr 1950 82
W
8 Whitehaven L H 30 17 VIEW
15th Apr 1950 83
L
8 Leigh L H 5 12 VIEW
19th Apr 1950 84
W
8 Salford L H 38 3 VIEW
22nd Apr 1950 --
W
8 Neath * Fr H 48 10 VIEW
26th Apr 1950 85
W
8 Bramley L A 12 2 VIEW
12th Aug 1950 --
W
8 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup A 15 2 VIEW
23rd Aug 1950 86
W
8 Barrow L A 14 4 VIEW
26th Aug 1950 87
W
8 Liverpool Stanley L A 36 2 VIEW
2nd Sep 1950 88
W
8 Swinton LC1(1) A 19 10 VIEW
9th Sep 1950 89
W
8 Rochdale Hornets L H 31 12 VIEW
13th Sep 1950 90
W
8 Swinton LC1(2) H 11 3 VIEW
16th Sep 1950 91
L
8 Workington Town L A 11 19 VIEW
27th Sep 1950 92
W
8 Salford LC2 H 20 3 VIEW
30th Sep 1950 93
L
8 Huddersfield L A 9 19 VIEW
7th Oct 1950 94
W
8 Hunslet L H 20 14 VIEW
14th Oct 1950 95
L
8 Salford L A 3 25 VIEW
24th Feb 1951 96
L
8 Hunslet L A 4 8 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 62 | LOSSES : 34 | DRAWS : 5

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