William Bradley

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
22-03-1878
N/A
26-01-1909
Keighley
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
09-01-1909 v Broughton Rangers
Hunslet
1910-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1908-1910
50 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
4
0
0
12

BIOGRAPHY

William Bradley by Alex Service and Dave Dooley

To have played 50 games for the Saints is quite an achievement and this is what William Bradley did after signing for the club from Keighley in early January 1909. He joined St. Helens at the same time as two other Yorkshire lads, Bedworth and Isiah Harris, who were from the Castleford Half Acre club. Born in Keighley and employed as an engine fitter, William made his debut for the club at home to Broughton Rangers, although the Saints lost by 8-19. Bradley was a real stalwart of the pack in his one full season at Knowsley Road, making 34 appearances. His greatest match was probably the defeat of the touring Australians in 1909, when Saints won 9-0. His final game was at Hunslet on 27th December 1910, when the Saints lost 3-5 in a closely-fought encounter.

We do not know what happened to him after this. Was he transferred to another club before the cup deadline? It would most probably have been in Yorkshire. In 1939 William was living in Chandon Street, Keighley. His death was registered in the Worth Valley in March 1957 at the age of 80. If anyone has any information about him, we would like to hear from you.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1908~09 1 0 0 10
1909~10 2 0 0 34
1910~111 0 0 6
TOTALS:4 0 0 50
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1909~10 0002
TOTALS:0002

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
9th Jan 1909 L 10 Broughton Rangers L 1908~09 H 8 19 1 VIEW
16th Jan 1909 D 10 Rochdale Hornets L 1908~09 A 3 3 VIEW
23rd Jan 1909 L 10 Warrington L 1908~09 H 9 15 VIEW
30th Jan 1909 D 10 Barrow L 1908~09 A 3 3 VIEW
6th Feb 1909 W 10 Swinton L 1908~09 H 16 10 VIEW
10th Feb 1909 W 10 Australia Tour 1908~09 H 9 0 VIEW
13th Feb 1909 L 10 Leigh L 1908~09 A 3 14 VIEW
9th Apr 1909 W 10 Wigan L 1908~09 A 8 5 VIEW
10th Apr 1909 W 10 York L 1908~09 H 33 20 VIEW
12th Apr 1909 L 10 Warrington L 1908~09 A 6 78 VIEW
2nd Sep 1909 L 13 Hull K.R. L 1909~10 A 7 30 VIEW
4th Sep 1909 W 13 Broughton Rangers L 1909~10 A 10 7 VIEW
11th Sep 1909 D 13 Runcorn L 1909~10 H 5 5 VIEW
18th Sep 1909 L 13 Warrington L 1909~10 A 15 19 VIEW
25th Sep 1909 W 13 Bramley L 1909~10 H 27 5 1 VIEW
2nd Oct 1909 W 13 Barrow L 1909~10 A 21 9 VIEW
9th Oct 1909 W 13 Treherbert L 1909~10 H 36 12 VIEW
16th Oct 1909 W 13 Widnes LC1 1909~10 A 10 4 VIEW
23rd Oct 1909 D 13 Dewsbury L 1909~10 H 8 8 1 VIEW
30th Oct 1909 L 13 Swinton LC2 1909~10 A 0 2 VIEW
6th Nov 1909 L 13 Leigh L 1909~10 A 5 13 VIEW
20th Nov 1909 W 13 Widnes L 1909~10 H 37 8 VIEW
27th Nov 1909 L 13 Oldham L 1909~10 H 5 31 VIEW
4th Dec 1909 W 13 Hunslet L 1909~10 A 24 8 VIEW
11th Dec 1909 W 13 Salford L 1909~10 H 7 3 VIEW
13th Dec 1909 W 13 Swinton L 1909~10 A 20 9 VIEW
18th Dec 1909 L 13 Oldham L 1909~10 A 6 36 VIEW
27th Dec 1909 L 13 Wigan L 1909~10 H 6 7 VIEW
1st Jan 1910 W 13 Broughton Rangers L 1909~10 H 15 8 VIEW
8th Jan 1910 L 13 Salford L 1909~10 A 5 24 VIEW
15th Jan 1910 W 13 Leigh L 1909~10 H 11 3 VIEW
22nd Jan 1910 L 13 Coventry * Fr 1909~10 A 11 19 VIEW
5th Feb 1910 L 13 Dewsbury L 1909~10 A 3 11 VIEW
12th Feb 1910 W 13 Warrington L 1909~10 H 18 10 VIEW
19th Feb 1910 L 13 Rochdale Hornets L 1909~10 A 0 6 VIEW
26th Feb 1910 W 13 Barrow CC1 1909~10 A 15 0 VIEW
5th Mar 1910 W 13 Swinton L 1909~10 H 26 5 VIEW
12th Mar 1910 L 13 Halifax CC2 1909~10 A 6 21 VIEW
19th Mar 1910 L 13 Widnes L 1909~10 A 3 10 VIEW
25th Mar 1910 L 13 Wigan L 1909~10 A 10 23 VIEW
29th Mar 1910 W 13 Hunslet L 1909~10 H 28 15 VIEW
2nd Apr 1910 W 13 Bramley L 1909~10 A 33 18 VIEW
9th Apr 1910 W 13 Barrow L 1909~10 H 21 5 VIEW
16th Apr 1910 W 13 Hull K.R. L 1909~10 H 23 8 VIEW
23rd Apr 1910 W 13 Rochdale Hornets L 1909~10 H 20 11 VIEW
7th May 1910 L 13 Turthills Colonials * * Fr W. Whiteleys Tes 1909~10 H 24 42 VIEW
8th Oct 1910 W 10 Broughton Rangers L 1910~11 H 31 2 1 VIEW
15th Oct 1910 L 10 Leigh L 1910~11 A 5 9 VIEW
29th Oct 1910 L 10 Warrington L 1910~11 H 9 17 VIEW
19th Nov 1910 L 13 Barrow L 1910~11 A 11 16 VIEW
26th Dec 1910 L 13 Wigan L 1910~11 H 6 18 VIEW
27th Dec 1910 L 11 Hunslet L 1910~11 A 3 5 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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