Cyril Blacklaws

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
22-02-1909
N/A
16-02-1935
Auckland- NZ
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
16-02-1935 v Halifax
Rochdale Hornets
1936- Rochdale Hornets
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1934-1935
37 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
2
2
0
10

BIOGRAPHY

Cyril Blacklaws by Alex Service

The Saints enjoyed much success by recruiting three New Zealand players, Hutt, Hall and Hardgrave, in 1929 to boost playing strength. In the mid-1930s, on the recommendation of second row forward Trevor Hall, who was still a Saints player, it was decided to sign two more. Cyril Blacklaws, essentially a forward, was joined by left-winger Mortimer Stephens. Unfortunately the two players did not quite make the same impact as before, basically because the St.Helens team was in relative decline. Yet their signing was considered significant by the local press at the time.

The St.Helens Newspaper reported that: "The two men were brought up to Liverpool by members of the Committee and driven by car from Liverpool to the Fleece Hotel, where they were accorded a civic and sporting reception. Present at the reception were members of the Committee, members of the Town Council, players, visitors and pressmen."

At the age of 22, Blacklaws was described mainly as a forward with great utility value. He was over 14 stones and six feet in height and still growing. He could kick goals and was a speedy runner with a hefty tackle.
His pal Stephens later went to Rochdale Hornets with his former Saints team-mate Trevor Hall. The two Kiwi chums are next found on a ship from New Zealand heading back Down Under in April 1938. Cyril settled in Pukekohe, Auckland and worked variously as a Mechanic, a Market Gardener Deliverer and as a Gardener. He died in 1984 at the age of 75.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1934~35 1 1 0 12
1935~361 1 0 25
TOTALS:2 2 0 37
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
16th Feb 1935 L 12 Halifax L 1934~35 H 3 4 VIEW
23rd Feb 1935 W 12 Leigh L 1934~35 H 25 5 1 VIEW
2nd Mar 1935 L 12 Castleford L 1934~35 A 4 14 VIEW
9th Mar 1935 L 12 Warrington L 1934~35 H 2 14 VIEW
16th Mar 1935 L 12 Salford L 1934~35 H 8 26 VIEW
23rd Mar 1935 L 12 Salford L 1934~35 A 5 9 VIEW
30th Mar 1935 W 12 Leigh L 1934~35 A 8 7 VIEW
6th Apr 1935 W 12 Wakefield Trinity L 1934~35 H 6 4 VIEW
13th Apr 1935 D 12 Bradford Northern L 1934~35 A 5 5 VIEW
19th Apr 1935 L 12 Wigan L 1934~35 A 6 26 VIEW
23rd Apr 1935 W 12 Oldham L 1934~35 H 15 5 1 VIEW
1st May 1935 L 12 Broughton Rangers L 1934~35 H 2 8 VIEW
31st Aug 1935 L 11 Widnes L 1935~36 H 2 9 VIEW
7th Sep 1935 L 11 Widnes L 1935~36 A 6 8 VIEW
21st Sep 1935 L 12 Acton & Willesden L 1935~36 H 2 5 VIEW
12th Oct 1935 W 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1935~36 A 11 0 VIEW
26th Oct 1935 L 12 Warrington L 1935~36 A 3 9 VIEW
9th Nov 1935 L 11 Leigh L 1935~36 A 5 9 VIEW
16th Nov 1935 W 11 Bramley L 1935~36 H 31 3 VIEW
23rd Nov 1935 W 11 Halifax L 1935~36 H 22 15 VIEW
30th Nov 1935 W 11 Bradford Northern L 1935~36 A 13 10 VIEW
7th Dec 1935 W 11 Oldham L 1935~36 H 12 4 VIEW
25th Dec 1935 W 11 St. Helens Recs L 1935~36 A 3 0 VIEW
26th Dec 1935 L 11 Wigan L 1935~36 H 0 14 VIEW
28th Dec 1935 D 11 Streatham and Mitcham L 1935~36 A 3 3 VIEW
1st Jan 1936 W 11 St. Helens Recs L 1935~36 H 5 3 VIEW
4th Jan 1936 L 11 Oldham L 1935~36 A 2 10 VIEW
11th Jan 1936 L 11 Liverpool Stanley L 1935~36 A 5 14 VIEW
1st Feb 1936 W 12 Leigh L 1935~36 H 9 4 VIEW
15th Feb 1936 L 12 Halifax L 1935~36 A 6 9 VIEW
20th Feb 1936 L 12 Broughton Rangers L 1935~36 H 6 14 1 VIEW
22nd Feb 1936 L 12 Bramley L 1935~36 A 4 22 VIEW
29th Feb 1936 L 11 Liverpool Stanley L 1935~36 H 7 10 VIEW
7th Mar 1936 L 11 Broughton Rangers L 1935~36 A 0 23 VIEW
14th Mar 1936 L 11 Batley L 1935~36 H 8 10 1 VIEW
21st Mar 1936 L 11 Batley L 1935~36 A 6 18 VIEW
13th Apr 1936 L 11 Rochdale Hornets L 1935~36 H 0 2 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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