Harry Briscoe

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
27-03-1921
N/A
23-08-1937
Parr Central School
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
06-03-1937 v Swinton
Wigan
1940- Killed in action
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1936-1940
85 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
8
0
0
24

BIOGRAPHY

Harry Briscoe by Alex Service

Harry Briscoe holds quite a unique distinction for the St.Helens RFC, as this extract from the St.Helens Newspaper after his debut against Swinton: "Those of us who trudged up to Knowsley Road on Saturday to give the old club a cheer actually saw history beeing made. History in the annals of the club and history for the whole of the rugby league. Never before in its long history has the club fielded a player of so slender years as Harold Briscoe, the former Parr Central School player and St.Helens Town Schoolboys captain. Fathers of the rugby league and historians have been looking up records to see if they could find another case of where a boy, three weeks after his sixteenth birthday has turned out for a senior rugby league team without ever playing in the A team or even a trial game. Briscoe was signed on his schoolboy forms and he replied on Saturday by giving a sample of 80 minutes of honest-to-goodness schoolboy rugby." Indeed, what is more remarkable is the fact that Harry was three weeks shy of his sixteenth birthday, thus making his debut at the tender age of fifteen.

It should be noted that another Boy Wonder, Albert Pimblett played for the Recs at 17, also without playing in the A team.
It is extremely sad to report that Harry Briscoe was one of the last casualties of the Second World War.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1936~370 0 0 1
1937~38 1 0 0 16
1938~39 1 0 0 30
1939~40 4 0 0 28
1940~41 2 0 0 10
TOTALS:8 0 0 85
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1940~41 0002
TOTALS:0002

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
6th Mar 1937 L 7 Swinton L 1936~37 H 2 6 VIEW
30th Oct 1937 L 7 Rochdale Hornets L 1937~38 A 11 17 VIEW
6th Nov 1937 L 7 Warrington L 1937~38 H 7 25 VIEW
20th Nov 1937 L 7 Liverpool Stanley L 1937~38 A 7 9 VIEW
27th Nov 1937 L 7 Salford L 1937~38 H 0 31 VIEW
12th Feb 1938 W 7 York L 1937~38 A 7 2 VIEW
26th Feb 1938 L 7 Halifax L 1937~38 H 13 17 1 VIEW
19th Mar 1938 L 7 Warrington L 1937~38 A 8 28 VIEW
26th Mar 1938 L 7 Broughton Rangers L 1937~38 A 12 19 VIEW
2nd Apr 1938 W 7 Batley L 1937~38 H 15 9 VIEW
4th Apr 1938 L 7 Swinton L 1937~38 A 0 19 VIEW
9th Apr 1938 L 7 Featherstone Rovers L 1937~38 A 5 12 VIEW
13th Apr 1938 L 7 Barrow L 1937~38 A 13 29 VIEW
15th Apr 1938 L 7 Wigan L 1937~38 A 12 27 VIEW
16th Apr 1938 L 7 Liverpool Stanley L 1937~38 H 4 17 VIEW
18th Apr 1938 W 7 Leigh L 1937~38 H 15 3 VIEW
30th Apr 1938 W 7 Rochdale Hornets L 1937~38 H 36 13 VIEW
27th Aug 1938 L 7 Widnes L 1938~39 A 0 29 VIEW
17th Sep 1938 L 7 Barrow L 1938~39 A 2 23 VIEW
24th Sep 1938 W 7 Hull K.R. L 1938~39 H 11 8 VIEW
28th Sep 1938 W 7 Keighley L 1938~39 H 23 0 VIEW
1st Oct 1938 W 7 Swinton L 1938~39 A 10 3 VIEW
8th Oct 1938 L 7 Liverpool Stanley L 1938~39 H 7 9 VIEW
15th Oct 1938 W 7 Dewsbury L 1938~39 A 10 5 VIEW
22nd Oct 1938 W 7 York L 1938~39 H 15 13 VIEW
29th Oct 1938 L 7 Hull K.R. L 1938~39 A 5 15 VIEW
5th Nov 1938 W 7 Dewsbury L 1938~39 H 16 4 VIEW
12th Nov 1938 L 7 Rochdale Hornets L 1938~39 A 8 10 VIEW
19th Nov 1938 W 7 Swinton L 1938~39 H 12 8 VIEW
26th Nov 1938 L 7 Broughton Rangers L 1938~39 A 7 10 VIEW
3rd Dec 1938 L 7 Huddersfield L 1938~39 H 3 10 VIEW
10th Dec 1938 W 7 Liverpool Stanley L 1938~39 A 12 10 VIEW
17th Dec 1938 W 7 Broughton Rangers L 1938~39 H 22 6 VIEW
24th Dec 1938 W 7 Leigh L 1938~39 A 18 10 VIEW
26th Dec 1938 L 7 St. Helens Recs L 1938~39 H 4 5 VIEW
27th Dec 1938 L 7 Wigan L 1938~39 H 2 28 VIEW
2nd Jan 1939 W 7 St. Helens Recs L 1938~39 A 5 3 VIEW
14th Jan 1939 L 7 Salford L 1938~39 A 0 37 VIEW
21st Jan 1939 L 7 Salford L 1938~39 H 5 32 VIEW
28th Jan 1939 L 7 Huddersfield L 1938~39 A 5 33 VIEW
27th Feb 1939 L 7 Keighley L 1938~39 A 5 8 VIEW
8th Apr 1939 L 7 Bramley L 1938~39 A 8 10 VIEW
10th Apr 1939 W 7 Rochdale Hornets L 1938~39 H 36 8 VIEW
15th Apr 1939 L 7 Oldham L 1938~39 H 10 15 VIEW
22nd Apr 1939 L 7 Halifax L 1938~39 H 4 25 VIEW
24th Apr 1939 W 7 Warrington L 1938~39 A 8 7 1 VIEW
29th Apr 1939 W 7 Featherstone Rovers L 1938~39 H 37 10 VIEW
26th Aug 1939 W 7 Leigh L 1939~40 A 23 3 1 VIEW
29th Aug 1939 W 7 Swinton L 1939~40 H 13 0 VIEW
2nd Sep 1939 L 7 New Zealand Tour 1939~40 H 3 19 VIEW
29th Sep 1939 W 7 Rochdale Hornets WEL 1939~40 H 28 9 VIEW
7th Oct 1939 W 7 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1939~40 A 20 0 VIEW
14th Oct 1939 W 7 Warrington WEL 1939~40 H 13 9 VIEW
21st Oct 1939 L 7 Swinton WEL 1939~40 A 2 41 VIEW
28th Oct 1939 W 7 Swinton WEL 1939~40 H 15 7 VIEW
4th Nov 1939 W 7 Broughton Rangers WEL 1939~40 H 28 10 VIEW
11th Nov 1939 L 7 Salford WEL 1939~40 H 10 15 VIEW
18th Nov 1939 L 7 Oldham WEL 1939~40 A 3 7 VIEW
25th Nov 1939 W 7 Barrow WEL 1939~40 H 23 3 VIEW
16th Dec 1939 L 7 Warrington WEL 1939~40 A 6 8 VIEW
25th Dec 1939 D 7 Widnes WEL 1939~40 A 6 6 1 VIEW
26th Dec 1939 L 7 Wigan WEL 1939~40 H 9 12 VIEW
24th Feb 1940 W 7 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1939~40 H 18 8 1 VIEW
2nd Mar 1940 W 7 Broughton Rangers LC1 (1) 1939~40 H 26 7 VIEW
9th Mar 1940 L 7 Broughton Rangers LC1 (2) 1939~40 A 3 10 VIEW
22nd Mar 1940 L 7 Wigan WEL 1939~40 A 0 6 VIEW
23rd Mar 1940 W 7 Leigh WEL 1939~40 H 11 5 VIEW
25th Mar 1940 L 7 Rochdale Hornets WEL 1939~40 A 10 12 VIEW
29th Mar 1940 W 7 Wigan LC2 (2) 1939~40 H 10 4 VIEW
6th Apr 1940 W 7 Widnes LCSF (1) 1939~40 H 7 5 VIEW
13th Apr 1940 L 7 Widnes LCSF (2) 1939~40 A 0 13 VIEW
20th Apr 1940 L 7 Barrow WEL 1939~40 A 15 17 1 VIEW
27th Apr 1940 W 7 Leigh WEL 1939~40 A 16 5 VIEW
4th May 1940 W 7 Oldham WEL 1939~40 H 12 5 VIEW
18th May 1940 L 7 Widnes WEL 1939~40 H 11 20 VIEW
7th Sep 1940 W 7 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1940~41 H 32 15 VIEW
21st Sep 1940 W 7 Swinton WEL 1940~41 H 41 0 VIEW
28th Sep 1940 W 7 Oldham WEL 1940~41 A 16 5 1 VIEW
5th Oct 1940 W 7 Leigh WEL 1940~41 H 44 8 VIEW
12th Oct 1940 W 7 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1940~41 A 26 11 1 VIEW
19th Oct 1940 W 7 Salford WEL 1940~41 H 6 0 VIEW
26th Oct 1940 L 7 Salford WEL 1940~41 A 13 15 VIEW
2nd Nov 1940 L 7 Warrington WEL 1940~41 H 0 13 VIEW
9th Nov 1940 W 7 Warrington WEL 1940~41 A 2 0 VIEW
16th Nov 1940 D 7 Wigan WEL 1940~41 A 5 5 VIEW
8th Feb 1941 L 7 Wigan * Fr 1940~41 A 8 12 VIEW
14th Apr 1941 W 7 Dewsbury * Fr 1940~41 A 21 11 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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