William Bailey

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
21-04-1901
N/A
16-08-1928
Parr All Blacks
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
30-03-1929 v Bradford Northern
Halifax
1930-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1928-1929
8 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
0
0
0
0

BIOGRAPHY

William Bailey by Alex Service

A front-row forward, Bill Bailey made his First Team debut against Bradford Northern on 30th March 1929, an easy victory for the Saints with a 47-5 success at Knowsley Road. Centre Bill Mercer scored 4 tries in the match. His last appearance was on 11th January 1930 against Halifax, once again at Knowsley Road, when Saints won 23-2. We then go forward in time to an article in the St.Helens Newspaper on 25th May 1960, when he was described as living in Chancery Lane, Parr. “William Bailey nearly earned himself a niche in posterity by playing for the Saints at Wembley in 1930,” it says. “That season he had won his way from the A Team to the First Team, but three weeks before that ill-feted cup final, he was supplanted by Bill Clarey.”

Although there might have been some confusion regarding his career span by 1930, Bill played 8 matches for the First Team all told. In 1939, Bill was working as a Coal Miner and living in Chancery Lane, Parr, St Helens. He passed away in St Helens in March1966, aged 65. If anyone has any further information about William Bailey, we would be delighted to receive it.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1928~29 0 0 0 4
1929~30 0 0 0 4
TOTALS:0 0 0 8
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
30th Mar 1929 W 8 Bradford Northern L 1928~29 H 47 5 VIEW
1st Apr 1929 W 8 Barrow L 1928~29 H 9 5 VIEW
13th Apr 1929 W 10 Rochdale Hornets L 1928~29 A 12 5 VIEW
20th Apr 1929 W 8 Warrington L 1928~29 H 29 8 VIEW
19th Oct 1929 W 9 Salford L 1929~30 H 18 12 VIEW
23rd Oct 1929 D 9 Salford LC2 1929~30 H 8 8 VIEW
26th Oct 1929 L 9 Castleford L 1929~30 H 10 20 VIEW
11th Jan 1930 W 9 Halifax L 1929~30 H 23 2 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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