John Todde Dickinson

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
10-04-1934
N/A
14-04-1950
Warrington
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
18-04-1951 v Huddersfield
Swinton
1957- Leigh
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1950-1957
160 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
42
2
0
130

BIOGRAPHY

John Dickinson by Alex Service

John Dickinson, universally known to everyone as ‘Todder’ signed for the Saints after captaining the successful Parr High School team. He also represented Lancashire Schoolboys. Before he was 18 Todder had played in virtually all the back divisions for the First Team, but stand-off was probably his best position. He served in the RAF during his National Service and a fair assessment of his all-round ability at such a young age could be found in the St.Helens Newspaper in September 1951, after he had impressed against Barrow and their star stand-off Willie Horne in particular: “Against a man who has captained England in Test Match football, Dickinson coolness, courage and resource, playing well to his centres, tackling well in defence and above all backing up at every opportunity for the odd chance.”
Todder made a total of 160 appearances for his home-town team, scoring 42 tries. Reliable and rugged, Todder played for England against France in 1956, a year which he will never forget for the wrong reasons. A knee injury ruled him out of the Challenge Cup final at Wembley picked up seven days before at Thrum Hall, ironically against the future opponents, Halifax, in the Championship semi-final. Bill Finnan stepped in to the stand-off role at Wembley.

Todder moved on to Leigh, initially, before joining his former Saints coach Jim Sullivan at Rochdale Hornets. A tremendously popular character, Todder later became a successful coach with the Pilkington Recreation amateur team. He succeeded another former Saints stand-off, Peter Metcalfe, to the position and was instrumental in triggering off a boom era for the famous old club at City Road. A member of the Saints’ Past Players Association, he remains an affable and knowledgeable figure amongst both Saints and Recs fans!

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1950~510 0 0 2
1951~523 2 0 23
1952~53 12 0 0 29
1953~546 0 0 29
1954~556 0 0 18
1955~566 0 0 21
1956~579 0 0 36
1957~58 0 0 0 2
TOTALS:42 2 0 160
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1950~51 1001
1951~520002
1952~53 1002
1953~541001
1954~551001
1956~570001
TOTALS:4008

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
18th Apr 1951
L
6 Huddersfield L 1950~51 H 9 14 VIEW
25th Apr 1951
L
6 Leigh L 1950~51 A 7 10 VIEW
30th Apr 1951
W
6 Players Union * Fr 1950~51 H 45 38 1 VIEW
1st Sep 1951
L
7 Belle Vue Rangers LC1(1) 1951~52 H 4 8 VIEW
22nd Sep 1951
W
6 Barrow L 1951~52 H 16 3 1 1 VIEW
29th Sep 1951
W
7 Warrington L 1951~52 A 19 13 1 1 VIEW
6th Oct 1951
L
7 Hull L 1951~52 H 10 15 VIEW
13th Oct 1951
W
7 Halifax L 1951~52 A 20 9 VIEW
27th Oct 1951
L
7 Workington Town L 1951~52 A 8 11 VIEW
3rd Nov 1951
W
7 Rochdale Hornets L 1951~52 H 5 2 VIEW
24th Nov 1951
L
7 Dewsbury L 1951~52 A 2 6 VIEW
1st Dec 1951
W
7 Widnes L 1951~52 H 14 3 VIEW
15th Dec 1951
L
7 Salford L 1951~52 H 6 14 VIEW
22nd Dec 1951
L
7 Salford L 1951~52 A 0 5 VIEW
1st Jan 1952
W
6 Leigh L 1951~52 H 9 0 1 VIEW
5th Jan 1952
L
6 Belle Vue Rangers L 1951~52 H 5 6 VIEW
12th Jan 1952
W
6 Batley L 1951~52 H 22 2 VIEW
19th Jan 1952
L
6 Whitehaven L 1951~52 A 5 7 VIEW
2nd Feb 1952
L
6 Whitehaven L 1951~52 H 6 7 VIEW
16th Feb 1952
W
4 Belle Vue Rangers CC1(2) 1951~52 A 9 4 VIEW
23rd Feb 1952
W
3 Huddersfield L 1951~52 H 37 13 VIEW
1st Mar 1952
W
1 Liverpool City L 1951~52 A 31 6 VIEW
22nd Mar 1952
L
4 Batley L 1951~52 A 5 16 VIEW
29th Mar 1952
L
6 Oldham L 1951~52 H 6 10 VIEW
14th Apr 1952
L
3 Huddersfield L 1951~52 A 15 34 VIEW
26th Apr 1952
L
6 Barrow L 1951~52 A 8 12 VIEW
30th Apr 1952
L
6 Toulouse* Fr Tour 1951~52 A 5 31 VIEW
4th May 1952
W
6 French XIII* Fr Tour 1951~52 F 27 24 VIEW
18th Aug 1952
L
6 Barrow * Fr Ward Cup 1952~53 A 18 32 VIEW
10th Sep 1952
W
2 Oldham L 1952~53 H 6 2 VIEW
13th Sep 1952
L
2 Workington Town L 1952~53 H 9 15 VIEW
20th Sep 1952
W
2 Keighley L 1952~53 A 27 7 VIEW
23rd Sep 1952
W
2 Rochdale Hornets LC2 1952~53 H 31 7 VIEW
27th Sep 1952
W
2 Australia Tour 1952~53 H 26 8 1 VIEW
4th Oct 1952
W
2 Castleford L 1952~53 H 18 17 1 VIEW
14th Oct 1952
W
2 Warrington LCSF 1952~53 A 17 10 1 VIEW
1st Nov 1952
W
2 Swinton L 1952~53 A 14 7 1 VIEW
8th Nov 1952
W
7 Barrow L 1952~53 A 14 7 VIEW
6th Dec 1952
W
7 Workington Town L 1952~53 A 22 5 VIEW
13th Dec 1952
W
7 Barrow L 1952~53 H 26 9 VIEW
20th Dec 1952
W
7 Widnes L 1952~53 A 7 2 VIEW
25th Dec 1952
W
7 Leigh L 1952~53 A 22 2 VIEW
26th Dec 1952
W
7 Wigan L 1952~53 H 5 0 VIEW
27th Dec 1952
W
7 Wakefield Trinity L 1952~53 A 20 11 2 VIEW
1st Jan 1953
D
7 Leigh L 1952~53 H 9 9 VIEW
3rd Jan 1953
W
7 Rochdale Hornets L 1952~53 H 37 5 VIEW
17th Jan 1953
W
7 Bramley L 1952~53 H 52 14 VIEW
31st Jan 1953
W
6 Castleford L 1952~53 A 8 0 1 VIEW
7th Mar 1953
W
7 Wakefield Trinity L 1952~53 H 69 17 1 VIEW
18th Mar 1953
W
2 Whitehaven L 1952~53 A 17 15 1 VIEW
21st Mar 1953
W
4 Whitehaven L 1952~53 H 26 10 1 VIEW
3rd Apr 1953
W
7 Wigan L 1952~53 A 16 5 VIEW
6th Apr 1953
D
5 Huddersfield L 1952~53 A 10 10 VIEW
11th Apr 1953
W
3 Belle Vue Rangers L 1952~53 H 38 9 VIEW
13th Apr 1953
W
3 Keighley L 1952~53 H 29 12 1 VIEW
18th Apr 1953
W
3 Oldham L 1952~53 A 14 13 VIEW
2nd May 1953
W
7 Huddersfield ChSF 1952~53 H 46 0 1 VIEW
7th May 1953
W
7 Halifax ChF 1952~53 N 24 14 VIEW
16th May 1953
W
7 Workington / Whitehaven* Fr Benefit 1952~53 A 53 26 1 VIEW
8th Aug 1953
W
7 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1953~54 H 29 20 1 VIEW
15th Aug 1953
W
7 Liverpool City L 1953~54 A 46 0 1 VIEW
22nd Aug 1953
D
7 Widnes L 1953~54 A 11 11 VIEW
26th Aug 1953
W
7 Barrow L 1953~54 H 23 10 1 VIEW
5th Sep 1953
L
7 Barrow LC1(1) 1953~54 A 13 14 VIEW
31st Oct 1953
W
5 Workington Town L 1953~54 H 20 5 VIEW
7th Nov 1953
W
5 Oldham L 1953~54 A 5 3 VIEW
14th Nov 1953
W
7 Swinton L 1953~54 H 2 0 VIEW
28th Nov 1953
W
7 Whitehaven L 1953~54 A 12 4 VIEW
19th Dec 1953
W
4 Salford L 1953~54 A 11 7 VIEW
25th Dec 1953
W
4 Leigh L 1953~54 H 11 9 VIEW
26th Dec 1953
W
4 Wigan L 1953~54 H 14 4 VIEW
2nd Jan 1954
L
4 Warrington L 1953~54 H 2 7 VIEW
9th Jan 1954
W
7 Swinton L 1953~54 A 8 0 VIEW
16th Jan 1954
W
7 Rochdale Hornets L 1953~54 H 28 5 VIEW
23rd Jan 1954
W
7 Barrow L 1953~54 A 15 11 VIEW
30th Jan 1954
W
7 Salford L 1953~54 H 29 0 VIEW
13th Feb 1954
W
7 Featherstone Rovers CC1(1) 1953~54 H 26 7 1 VIEW
17th Feb 1954
W
7 Featherstone Rovers CC1(2) 1953~54 A 27 16 1 VIEW
20th Feb 1954
D
7 Halifax L 1953~54 H 5 5 VIEW
27th Feb 1954
L
7 Warrington L 1953~54 A 8 12 VIEW
6th Mar 1954
L
7 Huddersfield CC2 1953~54 A 5 12 VIEW
13th Mar 1954
L
7 Rochdale Hornets L 1953~54 A 5 9 VIEW
24th Mar 1954
W
7 Workington Town L 1953~54 A 15 7 VIEW
3rd Apr 1954
W
7 Whitehaven L 1953~54 H 34 12 1 VIEW
7th Apr 1954
L
7 Leigh L 1953~54 A 13 14 1 VIEW
10th Apr 1954
W
7 Bramley L 1953~54 A 25 12 VIEW
16th Apr 1954
W
7 Wigan L 1953~54 A 14 8 VIEW
17th Apr 1954
W
7 Widnes L 1953~54 H 28 4 VIEW
1st May 1954
L
7 Warrington ChSF 1953~54 A 0 11 VIEW
7th Aug 1954
L
7 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1954~55 A 17 31 1 VIEW
14th Aug 1954
W
7 Widnes L 1954~55 H 31 3 2 VIEW
18th Aug 1954
W
7 Belle Vue Rangers L 1954~55 A 20 11 VIEW
21st Aug 1954
W
7 Blackpool Borough L 1954~55 A 34 2 2 VIEW
25th Aug 1954
W
7 Swinton L 1954~55 H 28 9 1 VIEW
28th Aug 1954
L
7 Oldham L 1954~55 H 16 23 VIEW
4th Sep 1954
L
7 Halifax L 1954~55 A 2 22 VIEW
11th Sep 1954
W
7 Whitehaven LC1 1954~55 H 27 6 1 VIEW
18th Sep 1954
W
7 Wakefield Trinity L 1954~55 A 32 18 VIEW
20th Sep 1954
L
7 Oldham LC2 1954~55 A 9 20 VIEW
25th Sep 1954
W
7 Huddersfield L 1954~55 H 20 7 VIEW
19th Mar 1955
L
7 Workington Town CC3 1954~55 A 4 14 VIEW
21st Mar 1955
W
7 Rochdale Hornets L 1954~55 H 23 3 VIEW
26th Mar 1955
W
7 Salford L 1954~55 H 16 8 VIEW
2nd Apr 1955
W
7 Belle Vue Rangers L 1954~55 H 31 0 VIEW
8th Apr 1955
L
7 Wigan L 1954~55 A 12 16 VIEW
9th Apr 1955
W
7 Halifax L 1954~55 H 14 8 VIEW
11th Apr 1955
L
7 Huddersfield L 1954~55 A 11 35 VIEW
18th Apr 1955
L
7 Barrow L 1954~55 A 3 26 VIEW
26th Oct 1955
W
7 New Zealand Tour 1955~56 H 16 8 VIEW
5th Nov 1955
W
6 Swinton L 1955~56 A 4 0 VIEW
17th Dec 1955
W
6 Barrow L 1955~56 A 18 6 VIEW
24th Dec 1955
W
6 Oldham L 1955~56 H 18 7 VIEW
27th Dec 1955
L
7 Wigan L 1955~56 A 0 8 VIEW
31st Dec 1955
W
6 Dewsbury L 1955~56 A 19 10 VIEW
2nd Jan 1956
W
7 Leigh L 1955~56 A 20 6 VIEW
7th Jan 1956
W
6 Salford L 1955~56 H 48 2 1 VIEW
11th Feb 1956
W
6 Warrington CC1 1955~56 H 15 6 VIEW
18th Feb 1956
W
6 Dewsbury L 1955~56 H 36 0 1 VIEW
25th Feb 1956
W
6 Swinton L 1955~56 H 27 10 1 VIEW
3rd Mar 1956
W
6 Castleford CC2 1955~56 H 48 5 2 VIEW
10th Mar 1956
L
6 Warrington L 1955~56 A 4 17 VIEW
14th Mar 1956
L
6 Halifax L 1955~56 A 0 12 VIEW
24th Mar 1956
W
6 Bradford Northern CC3 1955~56 H 53 6 VIEW
30th Mar 1956
W
6 Wigan L 1955~56 H 29 7 1 VIEW
2nd Apr 1956
W
6 Rochdale Hornets L 1955~56 A 14 6 VIEW
7th Apr 1956
D
6 Barrow CCSF 1955~56 N 5 5 VIEW
11th Apr 1956
W
6 Barrow CCSF(rep) 1955~56 N 10 5 VIEW
12th Apr 1956
W
6 Workington Town L 1955~56 A 12 9 VIEW
21st Apr 1956
L
6 Halifax ChSF 1955~56 A 8 23 VIEW
11th Aug 1956
L
6 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1956~57 H 22 24 VIEW
18th Aug 1956
W
6 Widnes L 1956~57 H 29 0 1 VIEW
20th Aug 1956
W
6 Liverpool City L 1956~57 A 56 5 VIEW
25th Aug 1956
W
6 Bradford Northern L 1956~57 A 34 7 VIEW
29th Aug 1956
W
6 Salford L 1956~57 H 40 0 VIEW
1st Sep 1956
W
6 Swinton LC1 1956~57 H 27 7 1 VIEW
8th Sep 1956
L
6 Oldham L 1956~57 H 16 25 VIEW
15th Sep 1956
L
6 Hull L 1956~57 A 6 17 VIEW
20th Sep 1956
W
7 Warrington LCSF 1956~57 A 17 9 VIEW
22nd Sep 1956
W
7 Rochdale Hornets L 1956~57 H 49 11 1 VIEW
29th Sep 1956
W
7 Blackpool Borough L 1956~57 A 58 5 1 VIEW
6th Oct 1956
W
7 Liverpool City L 1956~57 H 25 5 VIEW
13th Oct 1956
W
7 Salford L 1956~57 A 27 11 VIEW
20th Oct 1956
L
7 Oldham LCF 1956~57 N 3 10 VIEW
10th Nov 1956
W
6 Featherstone Rovers L 1956~57 H 21 16 1 VIEW
14th Nov 1956
L
6 Featherstone Rovers L 1956~57 A 6 15 VIEW
24th Nov 1956
W
6 Australia Tour 1956~57 H 44 2 1 VIEW
1st Dec 1956
W
6 Huddersfield L 1956~57 H 51 4 VIEW
8th Dec 1956
L
6 Oldham L 1956~57 A 8 9 1 VIEW
15th Dec 1956
W
6 Widnes L 1956~57 A 10 2 1 VIEW
22nd Dec 1956
W
6 Whitehaven L 1956~57 H 37 6 VIEW
25th Dec 1956
D
6 Leigh L 1956~57 A 7 7 VIEW
29th Dec 1956
D
6 Warrington L 1956~57 A 8 8 VIEW
1st Jan 1957
W
6 Leigh L 1956~57 H 18 14 VIEW
6th Jan 1957
W
4 Warrington L 1956~57 H 33 7 1 VIEW
12th Jan 1957
W
3 Swinton L 1956~57 A 14 9 VIEW
19th Jan 1957
L
3 Leeds L 1956~57 A 11 22 VIEW
2nd Feb 1957
W
3 Rochdale Hornets L 1956~57 A 23 8 VIEW
9th Feb 1957
L
4 Whitehaven CC1 1956~57 A 8 9 VIEW
2nd Mar 1957
W
6 Halifax L 1956~57 H 31 7 VIEW
9th Mar 1957
L
6 Wigan L 1956~57 H 11 20 VIEW
20th Mar 1957
W
2 Halifax L 1956~57 A 10 4 VIEW
23rd Mar 1957
W
2 Huddersfield L 1956~57 A 10 9 VIEW
3rd Apr 1957
W
2 Whitehaven L 1956~57 A 5 2 VIEW
13th Apr 1957
W
2 Swinton L 1956~57 H 34 0 VIEW
15th Apr 1957
L
2 Barrow L 1956~57 A 8 11 VIEW
20th Apr 1957
L
2 Workington Town L 1956~57 A 3 26 VIEW
24th Aug 1957
W
6 Hunslet L 1957~58 H 30 9 VIEW
21st Sep 1957
W
3 Swinton L 1957~58 A 16 14 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 113 | LOSSES : 48 | DRAWS : 7

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