Players Biography





Further Info: Sold to Rochdale Hornets. Father of Barrie

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Biography

Eric Ledger by Dave Dooley:

Eric Ledger had a brief but spectacular playing career at the Saints playing over 30 matches as a winger. He made his debut against Rochdale Hornets on the 13th. March 1954. In 35 matches for the Saints Eric scored 32 tries, kicked no goals for a total points aggregate of 96 points. This scoring rate was simply phenomenal! He was signed from the Saints Juniors, a team which operated in the local amateur league.

This lightening fast winger despite achieving a very high try strike rate failed to establish himself as a regular member of the team.

His final match for the Club was against Whitehaven on the 16th of April, 1956. Eric was subsequently sold to Rochdale Hornets for five hundred pounds. Eric was the father of 1980`s Saints` winger Barrie Ledger. Some proof that speed lies in the genes.





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Eric Ledger : Season Stats

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1953~541 0 0 2
1954~5527 0 0 29
1955~564 0 0 4
TOTALS:32 0 0 35

Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1954~552001
1955~562001
1956~571001
TOTALS:5003

W/D/LPosDateOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
L 5 13th Mar 1954 Rochdale Hornets L 1953~54 A 5 9 0 0 0 View
W 2 20th Mar 1954 Liverpool City L 1953~54 H 18 0 1 0 0 View
W 2 11th Sep 1954 Whitehaven LC1 1954~55 H 27 6 4 0 0 View
W 2 18th Sep 1954 Wakefield Trinity L 1954~55 A 32 18 4 0 0 View
L 2 20th Sep 1954 Oldham LC2 1954~55 A 9 20 0 0 0 View
W 2 25th Sep 1954 Huddersfield L 1954~55 H 20 7 0 0 0 View
W 2 2nd Oct 1954 Liverpool City L 1954~55 A 30 14 2 0 0 View
W 2 9th Oct 1954 Leeds L 1954~55 H 13 6 1 0 0 View
W 2 16th Oct 1954 Salford L 1954~55 A 19 2 2 0 0 View
W 2 23rd Oct 1954 Whitehaven L 1954~55 H 30 3 2 0 0 View
W 2 30th Oct 1954 Widnes L 1954~55 A 8 2 0 0 0 View
L 2 6th Nov 1954 Workington Town L 1954~55 A 11 15 0 0 0 View
W 2 13th Nov 1954 Barrow L 1954~55 H 11 4 0 0 0 View
W 2 20th Nov 1954 Leeds L 1954~55 A 21 10 2 0 0 View
D 2 27th Nov 1954 Warrington L 1954~55 H 8 8 0 0 0 View
W 2 11th Dec 1954 Workington Town L 1954~55 H 16 2 0 0 0 View
W 2 18th Dec 1954 Rochdale Hornets L 1954~55 A 20 9 1 0 0 View
L 2 25th Dec 1954 Leigh L 1954~55 A 13 14 1 0 0 View
W 2 27th Dec 1954 Wigan L 1954~55 H 19 7 2 0 0 View
W 2 1st Jan 1955 Leigh L 1954~55 H 27 3 1 0 0 View
L 2 8th Jan 1955 Warrington L 1954~55 A 14 18 0 0 0 View
W 2 22nd Jan 1955 Wakefield Trinity L 1954~55 H 39 7 3 0 0 View
W 2 29th Jan 1955 Blackpool Borough L 1954~55 H 13 2 2 0 0 View
W 2 5th Feb 1955 Whitehaven L 1954~55 A 8 0 0 0 0 View
W 2 12th Feb 1955 Batley CC1 1954~55 A 15 2 0 0 0 View
L 2 19th Feb 1955 Oldham L 1954~55 A 2 9 0 0 0 View
W 2 5th Mar 1955 Keighley CC2 1954~55 A 3 2 0 0 0 View
L 2 12th Mar 1955 Swinton L 1954~55 A 4 7 0 0 0 View
W 2 21st Mar 1955 Rochdale Hornets L 1954~55 H 23 3 0 0 0 View
W 2 9th Apr 1955 Halifax L 1954~55 H 14 8 0 0 0 View
L 2 11th Apr 1955 Huddersfield L 1954~55 A 11 35 0 0 0 View
W 2 7th May 1955 Leigh* Fr 1954~55 H 40 16 2 0 0 View
L 2 31st Aug 1955 Salford L 1955~56 A 10 11 0 0 0 View
W 5 2nd Apr 1956 Rochdale Hornets L 1955~56 A 14 6 2 0 0 View
W 5 12th Apr 1956 Workington Town L 1955~56 A 12 9 1 0 0 View
W 2 16th Apr 1956 Whitehaven L 1955~56 H 22 7 1 0 0 View
L 2 20th May 1956 Hull* Fr 1955~56 A 20 23 2 0 0 View
L 2 11th Aug 1956 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1956~57 H 22 24 1 0 0 View


*Unofficial Match.
**Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 32 OTHER 3 = 35
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 35
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