Eric Prescott

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
21-06-1948
Date unknown.
N/A
Widnes ICI
12-10-1968 v Leeds
Huyton
1972- Salford
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1968-1972
85 (17)
20
3
0
66

BIOGRAPHY

Eric Prescott by Alex Service

Eric Prescott was essentially a back-row forward. Yet he came to prominence as a somewhat surprise selection at the expense of Frank Wilson in the number 5 jersey for the 1970 Championship Final at Odsal against Leeds. The gamble most certainly paid off, as the Saints won 24-12 and Eric scored two blistering tries. Unfortunately, Eric was to miss out in the 1972 Challenge Cup final against Leeds and the Championship final the following week, resulting in his move to Salford for a record 13,500. At six feet and just over 14 stones, Eric was a superb all-round footballer, with a high work-rate and boundless enthusiasm.
He won two Division One titles with a fabulous Salford side and gained further honours with a move to Widnes for 20,000 in 1981, where he achieved his dream of Challenge Cup glory with the Chemics. Eric later returned to Salford and played well into his thirties. He was a superb ambassador for Rugby League and can quite justifiably be labelled as one of the best un-capped players of his generation. His son, Stephen, found fame with the Saints and Hull as a full-back.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1968~692 0 0 13
1969~703 0 0 17
1970~714 3 2 35
1971~728 0 0 31
1972~73 1 0 0 3
TOTALS:18 3 2 99
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1968~690001
1971~72 0001
1978~791001
TOTALS:1003

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
9th Aug 1968 W 2 Swinton* Fr Gallie Cup 1968~69 H 13 9 V
12th Oct 1968 W 5 Leeds L 1968~69 H 28 3 V
14th Oct 1968 W 5 Swinton FT1 1968~69 H 12 10 V
19th Oct 1968 W 5 Workington Town L 1968~69 A 13 2 V
23rd Nov 1968 W 5 Warrington L 1968~69 A 20 5 1 V
26th Nov 1968 W 14 Hull FT2 1968~69 H 14 10 V
4th Dec 1968 W 14 Blackpool Borough L 1968~69 H 13 10 1 V
10th Dec 1968 W 14 Warrington FTSF 1968~69 H 29 6 V
17th Dec 1968 L 14 Wigan FTF 1968~69 A 4 7 V
15th Mar 1969 L 2 Leigh L 1968~69 A 10 12 V
21st Mar 1969 W 14 Widnes L 1968~69 A 18 4 V
24th Mar 1969 W 3 Blackpool Borough L 1968~69 H 43 12 V
28th Mar 1969 W 3 Oldham L 1968~69 H 19 4 V
4th Apr 1969 L 3 Wigan L 1968~69 A 10 34 V
22nd Nov 1969 W 15 Oldham L 1969~70 H 41 10 V
7th Feb 1970 W 15 Bradford Northern CC1 1969~70 H 16 3 V
27th Feb 1970 W 15 Barrow L 1969~70 A 6 0 V
2nd Mar 1970 W 4 Whitehaven L 1969~70 H 37 5 V
10th Mar 1970 D 4 Doncaster CC3 1969~70 A 4 4 V
16th Mar 1970 W 14 Doncaster CC3(rep) 1969~70 H 36 0 V
23rd Mar 1970 W 14 Rochdale Hornets L 1969~70 A 10 0 V
28th Mar 1970 W 14 Leeds L 1969~70 H 12 5 V
30th Mar 1970 L 12 Swinton L 1969~70 A 9 10 V
4th Apr 1970 L 14 Castleford CCSF 1969~70 N 3 6 V
6th Apr 1970 W 13 Oldham L 1969~70 A 43 0 1 V
10th Apr 1970 W 13 Widnes L 1969~70 H 15 12 V
18th Apr 1970 W 15 Warrington Ch1 1969~70 H 36 8 V
25th Apr 1970 W 15 Leigh Ch2 1969~70 H 16 5 V
2nd May 1970 D 15 Castleford ChSF 1969~70 A 9 9 V
4th May 1970 W 15 Castleford ChSF(rep) 1969~70 H 21 12 V
16th May 1970 W 5 Leeds ChF 1969~70 N 24 12 2 V
25th Aug 1970 W 14 Batley L 1970~71 H 35 3 1 V
29th Aug 1970 W 15 Huyton LC1 1970~71 A 30 3 V
31st Aug 1970 W 15 Leigh L 1970~71 H 26 7 V
5th Sep 1970 W 11 Bramley L 1970~71 A 15 8 V
15th Sep 1970 W 12 Halifax L 1970~71 H 22 7 V
17th Sep 1970 W 15 Swinton LC2 1970~71 H 20 7 V
19th Sep 1970 L 14 Swinton L 1970~71 A 8 22 V
22nd Sep 1970 W 4 Hull L 1970~71 H 30 9 V
3rd Oct 1970 W 14 Featherstone Rovers L 1970~71 A 27 18 V
7th Oct 1970 W 2 Warrington L 1970~71 A 12 4 V
10th Oct 1970 W 12 Wigan LCSF 1970~71 A 23 0 V
13th Oct 1970 W 12 Warrington L 1970~71 H 37 6 3 V
19th Oct 1970 W 12 Bradford Northern L 1970~71 H 42 0 V
6th Nov 1970 W 12 Hull L 1970~71 A 16 2 V
9th Nov 1970 W 12 Australia Tour 1970~71 H 37 10 V
14th Nov 1970 L 4 Leigh L 1970~71 A 13 15 V
20th Nov 1970 W 15 Salford L 1970~71 A 4 0 V
28th Nov 1970 L 15 Leigh LCF 1970~71 N 4 7 V
30th Nov 1970 W 12 Leigh FT2 1970~71 A 10 4 V
5th Dec 1970 W 13 St. Gaudens ECF(1) 1970~71 A 30 11 V
8th Dec 1970 D 15 Wigan FTSF 1970~71 A 7 7 V
12th Dec 1970 W 11 Castleford L 1970~71 H 9 5 V
13th Dec 1970 W 12 Wigan FTSF(rep) 1970~71 H 16 15 V
15th Dec 1970 L 12 Leeds FTF 1970~71 A 5 9 V
19th Dec 1970 W 15 Bramley L 1970~71 H 34 0 V
26th Dec 1970 L 14 Wigan L 1970~71 H 5 12 V
16th Jan 1971 L 4 Leeds L 1970~71 A 5 12 V
23rd Jan 1971 W 4 Workington Town CC1 1970~71 A 8 6 V
30th Jan 1971 W 12 Whitehaven L 1970~71 H 27 5 V
6th Feb 1971 W 12 Salford L 1970~71 H 26 4 V
13th Feb 1971 L 15 Castleford L 1970~71 A 6 12 V
20th Feb 1971 L 15 Leeds CC2 1970~71 A 0 4 V
20th Mar 1971 W 13 Swinton L 1970~71 H 40 0 3 2 V
22nd Mar 1971 W 13 Leeds L 1970~71 H 30 9 V
24th Apr 1971 W 5 Huddersfield Ch1 1970~71 H 28 5 V
30th Jul 1971 L 3 Salford * Fr Gallie Cup 1971~72 A 13 28 V
2nd Oct 1971 W 15 Salford L 1971~72 H 23 12 V
9th Oct 1971 L 13 Bramley L 1971~72 A 10 15 V
18th Oct 1971 W 13 Oldham L 1971~72 H 50 2 1 V
25th Oct 1971 W 12 Batley L 1971~72 H 35 5 1 V
6th Nov 1971 W 12 Dewsbury L 1971~72 A 4 2 V
9th Nov 1971 W 15 Leigh FT2 1971~72 A 13 4 V
13th Nov 1971 W 11 Featherstone Rovers JP1 1971~72 H 37 7 V
20th Nov 1971 W 11 Castleford L 1971~72 H 14 2 V
27th Nov 1971 W 12 Whitehaven JP2 1971~72 A 12 0 V
30th Nov 1971 W 12 Leeds FTSF 1971~72 A 17 0 V
11th Dec 1971 W 11 Hull JP3 1971~72 H 33 5 1 V
14th Dec 1971 W 11 Rochdale Hornets FTF 1971~72 H 8 2 V
18th Dec 1971 L 11 Wakefield Trinity JPSF 1971~72 A 9 14 1 V
27th Dec 1971 L 11 Wigan L 1971~72 A 3 8 V
1st Jan 1972 W 11 Widnes L 1971~72 H 33 5 1 V
8th Jan 1972 W 11 Wakefield Trinity L 1971~72 H 18 12 1 V
15th Jan 1972 W 11 Keighley L 1971~72 A 24 4 V
22nd Jan 1972 D 12 Leeds L 1971~72 H 15 15 V
29th Jan 1972 W 11 Oldham CC1 1971~72 A 8 6 V
19th Feb 1972 W 11 Huddersfield CC2 1971~72 H 32 9 V
26th Feb 1972 L 11 Hull K.R. L 1971~72 A 2 5 V
4th Mar 1972 W 11 York CC3 1971~72 A 32 5 V
11th Mar 1972 W 11 Huddersfield L 1971~72 H 27 0 V
14th Mar 1972 W 11 Hull K.R. L 1971~72 H 29 2 2 V
18th Mar 1972 W 11 Dewsbury L 1971~72 H 16 14 V
24th Mar 1972 W 11 Salford L 1971~72 A 7 0 V
27th Mar 1972 W 13 Halifax L 1971~72 A 19 5 V
15th Apr 1972 D 11 Warrington CCSF 1971~72 N 10 10 V
19th Apr 1972 W 12 Warrington CCSF(rep) 1971~72 N 10 6 V
28th Apr 1972 W 12 Rochdale Hornets Ch2 1971~72 H 17 5 V
4th May 1972 W 12 Bradford Northern ChSF 1971~72 A 14 10 V
22nd Aug 1972 W 4 Warrington L 1972~73 H 15 11 V
25th Aug 1972 W 11 Huyton L 1972~73 H 41 2 1 V
28th Aug 1972 W 15 Huyton L 1972~73 A 47 6 V
4th Aug 1978 D 12 Widnes* Fr Testimonial 1978~79 H 31 31 1 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 96 OTHER 3 = 99
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 17 Subs) = 85

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