Eric Ayles

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
21-02-1928
N/A
12-09-1953
Belle Vue Rangers
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
26-09-1953 v Halifax
Keighley
1955- Salford
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1953-1955
48 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
4
0
0
12

BIOGRAPHY

Eric Ayles by Alex Service

Eric was a stalwart of the Belle Vue Rangers club when he signed for Saints at the end of the 1953-54 season. He missed just four games for the Rangers in five and a half seasons, ending with 227 appearances. He also shared a Testimonial with stand-off Ray Price in 1952-53, who also came to St.Helens in the late 1950s.

The former Worsley Lads Club junior helped to strengthen the pack when he arrived at Knowsley Road as a result of Belle Vue’s financial woes. Denis Whittle remembers him as being quite similar in build to George Mann of later years. He wore the number ten jersey, with Alan Prescott and hooker Paddy Lannon frequently making up an impressive front row combination. A great forager in the loose with a high work-rate, Eric was later transferred to Salford, where he became team captain. In 1939 he was living in Knowles Avenue, Wigan. He worked in the haulage business and was tragically killed when working at Wigan’s Central Park ground on 26th May 1972 at the premature age of 44.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1953~543 0 0 26
1954~551 0 0 21
1955~56 0 0 0 1
TOTALS:4 0 0 48
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1954~550002
TOTALS:0002

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
26th Sep 1953 L 10 Halifax L 1953~54 A 3 14 VIEW
3rd Oct 1953 W 8 Bradford Northern L 1953~54 H 22 12 VIEW
10th Oct 1953 W 8 Belle Vue Rangers L 1953~54 A 27 5 VIEW
17th Oct 1953 W 8 Castleford L 1953~54 H 35 9 VIEW
31st Oct 1953 W 8 Workington Town L 1953~54 H 20 5 VIEW
7th Nov 1953 W 8 Oldham L 1953~54 A 5 3 VIEW
11th Nov 1953 W 9 Castleford L 1953~54 A 31 14 VIEW
14th Nov 1953 W 9 Swinton L 1953~54 H 2 0 VIEW
28th Nov 1953 W 8 Whitehaven L 1953~54 A 12 4 VIEW
12th Dec 1953 W 10 Oldham L 1953~54 H 21 9 VIEW
26th Dec 1953 W 10 Wigan L 1953~54 H 14 4 VIEW
2nd Jan 1954 L 10 Warrington L 1953~54 H 2 7 VIEW
9th Jan 1954 W 10 Swinton L 1953~54 A 8 0 VIEW
16th Jan 1954 W 10 Rochdale Hornets L 1953~54 H 28 5 1 VIEW
23rd Jan 1954 W 10 Barrow L 1953~54 A 15 11 VIEW
30th Jan 1954 W 10 Salford L 1953~54 H 29 0 1 VIEW
13th Feb 1954 W 10 Featherstone Rovers CC1(1) 1953~54 H 26 7 VIEW
20th Feb 1954 D 10 Halifax L 1953~54 H 5 5 VIEW
6th Mar 1954 L 8 Huddersfield CC2 1953~54 A 5 12 VIEW
13th Mar 1954 L 8 Rochdale Hornets L 1953~54 A 5 9 VIEW
20th Mar 1954 W 8 Liverpool City L 1953~54 H 18 0 VIEW
3rd Apr 1954 W 10 Whitehaven L 1953~54 H 34 12 1 VIEW
7th Apr 1954 L 10 Leigh L 1953~54 A 13 14 VIEW
16th Apr 1954 W 10 Wigan L 1953~54 A 14 8 VIEW
19th Apr 1954 L 10 Huddersfield L 1953~54 A 13 29 VIEW
1st May 1954 L 10 Warrington ChSF 1953~54 A 0 11 VIEW
7th Aug 1954 L 10 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1954~55 A 17 31 VIEW
14th Aug 1954 W 8 Widnes L 1954~55 H 31 3 VIEW
18th Aug 1954 W 8 Belle Vue Rangers L 1954~55 A 20 11 VIEW
21st Aug 1954 W 8 Blackpool Borough L 1954~55 A 34 2 VIEW
25th Aug 1954 W 8 Swinton L 1954~55 H 28 9 1 VIEW
18th Sep 1954 W 10 Wakefield Trinity L 1954~55 A 32 18 VIEW
20th Sep 1954 L 10 Oldham LC2 1954~55 A 9 20 VIEW
25th Sep 1954 W 10 Huddersfield L 1954~55 H 20 7 VIEW
2nd Oct 1954 W 10 Liverpool City L 1954~55 A 30 14 VIEW
9th Oct 1954 W 10 Leeds L 1954~55 H 13 6 VIEW
16th Oct 1954 W 10 Salford L 1954~55 A 19 2 VIEW
13th Nov 1954 W 10 Barrow L 1954~55 H 11 4 VIEW
20th Nov 1954 W 10 Leeds L 1954~55 A 21 10 VIEW
27th Nov 1954 D 10 Warrington L 1954~55 H 8 8 VIEW
11th Dec 1954 W 10 Workington Town L 1954~55 H 16 2 VIEW
27th Dec 1954 W 10 Wigan L 1954~55 H 19 7 VIEW
1st Jan 1955 W 10 Leigh L 1954~55 H 27 3 VIEW
21st Mar 1955 W 10 Rochdale Hornets L 1954~55 H 23 3 VIEW
26th Mar 1955 W 10 Salford L 1954~55 H 16 8 VIEW
28th Mar 1955 W 10 Liverpool City L 1954~55 H 12 4 VIEW
9th Apr 1955 W 10 Halifax L 1954~55 H 14 8 VIEW
11th Apr 1955 L 10 Huddersfield L 1954~55 A 11 35 VIEW
7th May 1955 W 8 Leigh* Fr 1954~55 H 40 16 VIEW
8th Oct 1955 W 8 Keighley L 1955~56 A 21 6 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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