Tom Browning

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
01-05-1886
N/A
Date unknown.
Abertillery RUFC
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
20-02-1912 v Dewsbury
Hunslet
1914-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1911-1913
62 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
14
4
0
50

BIOGRAPHY

Thomas Browning by Alex Service

In the first decade of the Twentieth Century, the Saints made many varied signings, including a cache of Welshmen. According to the St.Helens Committee, each signing was going to be the proverbial world-beater and, of course, this rarely happened. Yet Tom Browning made a favourable impression during his 62 matches for the club after signing from Abertillery RUFC. After his debut against Leigh in a convincing 30-0 victory on 24th February 1912, he received due praise in the St.Helens Newspaper: “An excellent centre. Everything he did was splendid. He ran passed and kicked like a Trojan, while some of his fielding off the floor, when going at top speed, was wonderfully done and he saved his side more than once when the ball had been punched past Turtill.”

His first season saw him at left centre, with winger Billy Wyatt outside him. The famous Yorkshireman Jimmy Greenwood was in the other centre position. In 1912-13, he switched to stand-off with great success, making 30 appearances and scoring 7 tries. His partner at scrum-half was Joe Richardson, himself a former Abertilley player and Monmouthshire county representative. The 1913-14 campaign saw Tom restored into the centres with two wingers, Bert Roberts and Jimmy Flanagan outside him at various times. Tom returned to Wales and signed up with the Royal Engineers in World War One. He was a saddler by trade and before he joined the Saints he was living in Princess Street, Abertillery. The St. Helens Reporter on 17th March 1931 informed us of his death aged 44 back home in Blaina. If you have any further information about this player, we would be glad to hear from you.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1911~12 2 1 0 10
1912~137 3 0 30
1913~145 0 0 22
TOTALS:14 4 0 62
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1911~12 0001
1912~13 0001
TOTALS:0002

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
20th Feb 1912 L 7 Dewsbury L 1911~12 A 8 17 VIEW
24th Feb 1912 W 4 Leigh L 1911~12 A 30 0 VIEW
2nd Mar 1912 W 4 Runcorn * Fr 1911~12 27 8 VIEW
9th Mar 1912 W 4 Swinton L 1911~12 H 20 5 VIEW
16th Mar 1912 W 4 Salford L 1911~12 H 19 6 VIEW
28th Mar 1912 W 4 Dewsbury L 1911~12 H 20 0 VIEW
30th Mar 1912 W 4 Barrow L 1911~12 H 43 2 VIEW
5th Apr 1912 L 4 Wigan L 1911~12 A 14 17 VIEW
6th Apr 1912 L 4 Broughton Rangers L 1911~12 A 5 21 VIEW
8th Apr 1912 W 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1911~12 H 41 2 2 VIEW
13th Apr 1912 L 4 Hunslet L 1911~12 A 7 34 1 VIEW
7th Sep 1912 W 4 Barrow L 1912~13 H 15 2 1 VIEW
14th Sep 1912 W 4 Runcorn L 1912~13 A 11 8 1 VIEW
21st Sep 1912 L 4 Hunslet L 1912~13 H 5 22 VIEW
28th Sep 1912 D 6 Oldham L 1912~13 A 10 10 VIEW
5th Oct 1912 L 6 Swinton L 1912~13 A 2 9 VIEW
12th Oct 1912 W 4 Widnes L 1912~13 H 21 2 VIEW
19th Oct 1912 L 4 Dewsbury L 1912~13 A 11 27 VIEW
2nd Nov 1912 W 4 Warrington LC1 1912~13 H 18 10 VIEW
9th Nov 1912 L 4 Leigh L 1912~13 A 5 8 VIEW
16th Nov 1912 L 4 Rochdale Hornets LCSF 1912~13 A 8 10 1 VIEW
21st Nov 1912 L 6 Warrington L 1912~13 H 7 10 VIEW
7th Dec 1912 W 3 Dewsbury L 1912~13 H 16 9 VIEW
14th Dec 1912 L 3 Salford L 1912~13 A 3 11 VIEW
21st Dec 1912 L 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1912~13 H 5 6 VIEW
25th Dec 1912 W 6 Widnes L 1912~13 A 10 5 VIEW
1st Jan 1913 L 6 Huddersfield L 1912~13 H 5 32 VIEW
4th Jan 1913 W 6 Wakefield Trinity L 1912~13 H 17 3 VIEW
18th Jan 1913 W 6 Coventry L 1912~13 A 26 0 2 VIEW
21st Jan 1913 L 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1912~13 A 5 11 VIEW
25th Jan 1913 W 6 Swinton L 1912~13 H 17 0 VIEW
1st Feb 1913 L 6 Wakefield Trinity L 1912~13 A 7 14 VIEW
8th Feb 1913 W 6 Torquay * Fr Tour 1912~13 P 29 5 VIEW
15th Feb 1913 W 6 Coventry L 1912~13 H 51 9 1 VIEW
22nd Feb 1913 W 6 Barrow L 1912~13 A 23 6 1 VIEW
1st Mar 1913 W 6 Oldham L 1912~13 H 10 2 VIEW
8th Mar 1913 L 6 Huddersfield CC1 1912~13 H 0 19 VIEW
21st Mar 1913 L 6 Wigan L 1912~13 A 10 33 VIEW
22nd Mar 1913 W 6 Salford L 1912~13 H 6 0 1 VIEW
24th Mar 1913 L 6 Huddersfield L 1912~13 A 3 21 VIEW
5th Apr 1913 W 6 Leigh L 1912~13 H 20 0 1 VIEW
9th Apr 1913 L 6 Broughton Rangers L 1912~13 A 11 22 1 VIEW
13th Sep 1913 L 3 Oldham L 1913~14 H 13 21 VIEW
20th Sep 1913 L 6 Salford L 1913~14 A 4 17 VIEW
18th Oct 1913 W 3 Leigh L 1913~14 H 37 7 VIEW
8th Nov 1913 W 4 Broughton Rangers L 1913~14 H 18 8 VIEW
15th Nov 1913 L 4 Oldham LCSF 1913~14 A 5 17 VIEW
27th Dec 1913 L 4 Broughton Rangers L 1913~14 A 0 11 VIEW
1st Jan 1914 D 4 Huddersfield L 1913~14 H 8 8 VIEW
3rd Jan 1914 W 4 Hull L 1913~14 A 8 6 VIEW
10th Jan 1914 W 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1913~14 H 12 5 VIEW
17th Jan 1914 L 4 Barrow L 1913~14 A 5 24 VIEW
24th Jan 1914 L 4 Swinton L 1913~14 A 3 16 1 VIEW
31st Jan 1914 W 4 Dewsbury L 1913~14 A 12 11 VIEW
2nd Feb 1914 L 4 Hull L 1913~14 H 7 15 1 VIEW
21st Feb 1914 L 4 Warrington L 1913~14 H 8 22 VIEW
28th Feb 1914 W 4 Wigan Highfield CC1 1913~14 H 27 4 1 VIEW
14th Mar 1914 D 4 Rochdale Hornets CC2 1913~14 A 3 3 1 VIEW
18th Mar 1914 L 4 Rochdale Hornets CC2(rep) 1913~14 H 0 10 VIEW
21st Mar 1914 L 4 Leigh L 1913~14 A 6 7 1 VIEW
28th Mar 1914 L 4 Salford L 1913~14 H 2 8 VIEW
4th Apr 1914 L 4 Oldham L 1913~14 A 5 32 VIEW
13th Apr 1914 L 4 Huddersfield L 1913~14 A 8 10 VIEW
18th Apr 1914 W 2 Hunslet L 1913~14 H 36 6 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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