George Farrimond

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
23-04-1893
N/A
23-12-1913
Sherdley Athletic
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
12-12-1914 v Oldham
Bradford Northern
1922- St. Helens Recs
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1914-1922
122 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
13
9
0
57

Biography of George Farrimond



HERITAGE NO : 245
George Farrimond by Alex Service

A strong, forceful forward who could play either in the front or second row, George was a miner at Lea Green Colliery and made his debut for the Saints at the start of what was to become one of the most talked-about seasons in the history of the club. The First World War was raging on 12th December 1914, when George took his place in the front row at Watersheddings when the visitors won 9-5. His other partners in the front row were hooker Sam Daniels and Harry Heaton. George went on to score his first try in the New Year against Oldham, as the Saints embarked upon one of their most famous Challenge Cup campaigns. They played every round away from home, at Featherstone, Swinton, Keighley and two semi-final matches with Rochdale, before reaching the final, where they played the mighty Huddersfield team, led by Harold Wagstaff. Alas, the Saints came a little unstuck that day at the Watersheddings, as The Team of all the Talents romped to a 37-3 success over St. Helens. Mind you, The Saints had overachieved somewhat to even get there in the first place, although there were rumours of certain players being unsettled before the game, as promised bonuses were not paid by the committee.

George, who once lived in Owen Street, in Toll Bar, joined the Royal Army Medical Corps as the conflict in Europe escalated and Private George Farrimond 2178 RAMC was later awarded the Military Medal during his time on the Western Front. Recipients of the Military Medal, presented for acts of gallantry and devotion under fire to non-commissioned ranks, are entitled to use the post-nominal letters MM. This award was an addition to the British War Medal and Victory Medal he also came back with to blighty.

George continued his rugby career with the Saints after the conflict and played his last match at Bradford Northern on 9th September 1922 at loose forward, when the Saints lost a tight contest by 2-3. He played over 100 matches for the club and rarely had a bad game. Sad to relate that George eventually suffered from his work at the coal face and died somewhat prematurely from mining-related illness in October 1949 at the age of 56. He was then living in Whittle Street and was a real pillar of the community. An active member of the Independent Church, he was also a member of the Thatto Heath IM Prize Band and was Chairman of Thatto Heath Bowling Club. His gallantry on the battlefield in particular gives him a special place in the pantheon of St. Helens players.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1914~15 3 0 0 24
1918~19 0 1 0 10
1919~203 1 0 29
1920~21 4 5 0 29
1921~222 2 0 28
1922~230 0 0 2
TOTALS:12 9 0 122
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1915~16 00011
1916~170004
1918~19 0205
1921~22 1001
TOTALS:12021

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
12th Dec 1914 1
W
10 Oldham L A 9 5 VIEW
19th Dec 1914 2
W
13 Bramley L H 24 0 VIEW
26th Dec 1914 3
L
13 Wigan L H 6 15 1 VIEW
1st Jan 1915 4
W
13 Runcorn L A 10 4 1 VIEW
2nd Jan 1915 5
W
9 Warrington L H 25 0 VIEW
9th Jan 1915 6
W
11 Salford L A 9 3 VIEW
16th Jan 1915 7
W
9 Leigh L A 6 2 1 VIEW
23rd Jan 1915 8
W
10 Hull L H 11 9 VIEW
30th Jan 1915 9
W
12 Keighley L A 20 2 VIEW
6th Feb 1915 10
W
12 Salford L H 23 2 VIEW
13th Feb 1915 11
L
12 Barrow L A 0 10 VIEW
20th Feb 1915 12
W
12 Swinton L H 10 0 VIEW
27th Feb 1915 13
W
3 Featherstone Rovers CC1 A 6 0 VIEW
6th Mar 1915 14
L
10 Dewsbury L A 3 13 VIEW
13th Mar 1915 15
W
9 Swinton CC2 A 5 0 VIEW
20th Mar 1915 16
W
9 Leigh L H 14 8 VIEW
27th Mar 1915 17
W
10 Keighley CC3 A 3 2 VIEW
29th Mar 1915 18
W
10 Rochdale Hornets L H 12 3 VIEW
2nd Apr 1915 19
L
10 Wigan L A 11 13 VIEW
10th Apr 1915 20
D
10 Rochdale Hornets CCSF N 5 5 VIEW
14th Apr 1915 21
L
8 Broughton Rangers L A 8 31 VIEW
17th Apr 1915 22
L
8 Widnes L A 0 21 VIEW
24th Apr 1915 23
W
8 Rochdale Hornets CCSF(rep) N 9 2 VIEW
1st May 1915 24
L
8 Huddersfield CCF N 3 37 VIEW
4th Sep 1915 --
L
11 Swinton * Fr WEL A 5 26 VIEW
11th Sep 1915 --
L
11 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL A 5 10 VIEW
25th Sep 1915 --
W
11 Broughton Rangers * Fr WEL H 11 5 VIEW
2nd Oct 1915 --
W
11 Swinton * Fr WEL H 7 3 VIEW
9th Oct 1915 --
W
11 Salford * Fr WEL H 27 8 VIEW
16th Oct 1915 --
W
11 Oldham * Fr WEL A 13 0 VIEW
23rd Oct 1915 --
W
11 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL H 12 5 VIEW
30th Oct 1915 --
D
11 Broughton Rangers * Fr WEL H 11 11 VIEW
25th Dec 1915 --
D
10 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL H 0 0 VIEW
26th Dec 1915 --
W
10 Wigan * Fr WEL H 8 2 VIEW
8th Jan 1916 --
L
10 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL A 3 8 VIEW
25th Nov 1916 --
W
11 Warrington* Fr WEL H 5 3 VIEW
25th Dec 1916 --
L
11 St. Helens Recs* Fr WEL A 0 7 VIEW
26th Dec 1916 --
W
11 Wigan* Fr WEL H 11 3 VIEW
2nd Jan 1917 --
W
13 St. Helens Recs* Fr WEL H 15 0 VIEW
14th Jan 1919 --
L
10 Barrow * Fr A 3 27 VIEW
18th Jan 1919 25
L
13 St. Helens Recs L H 3 24 VIEW
1st Feb 1919 26
W
13 Warrington L H 8 3 VIEW
8th Feb 1919 27
L
13 Warrington L A 0 16 VIEW
1st Mar 1919 28
L
13 Leigh L H 0 10 VIEW
8th Mar 1919 29
L
13 Widnes L A 3 22 VIEW
22nd Mar 1919 30
L
13 St. Helens Recs L A 0 18 VIEW
29th Mar 1919 31
L
13 Leigh L A 0 9 VIEW
5th Apr 1919 32
W
13 Warrington LC1 H 11 5 VIEW
12th Apr 1919 33
L
13 Oldham LC2 A 8 16 VIEW
18th Apr 1919 --
W
1 Widnes * Fr H 16 10 2 VIEW
21st Apr 1919 --
D
1 Widnes * Fr A 3 3 VIEW
26th Apr 1919 --
L
1 St. Helens Recs * Fr H 6 8 VIEW
3rd May 1919 34
W
1 St. Helens Recs L A 8 2 1 VIEW
24th May 1919 --
L
1 Wigan * Fr N 3 16 VIEW
23rd Aug 1919 35
W
12 Broughton Rangers L H 28 2 VIEW
30th Aug 1919 36
W
12 Leigh L A 10 8 VIEW
6th Sep 1919 37
L
13 Oldham L H 3 12 VIEW
13th Sep 1919 38
L
12 Swinton L A 5 7 VIEW
11th Oct 1919 39
W
12 Barrow L H 27 13 VIEW
18th Oct 1919 40
L
12 Widnes LC1 A 8 16 1 VIEW
25th Oct 1919 41
L
12 Oldham L A 3 26 VIEW
8th Nov 1919 42
W
12 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 11 0 VIEW
11th Nov 1919 43
L
12 Rochdale Hornets L A 5 6 VIEW
22nd Nov 1919 44
L
12 Halifax L A 8 17 VIEW
26th Dec 1919 45
W
12 Wigan L H 13 5 VIEW
27th Dec 1919 46
L
12 Broughton Rangers L A 0 15 VIEW
1st Jan 1920 47
W
12 St. Helens Recs L H 9 8 VIEW
3rd Jan 1920 48
D
12 Wakefield Trinity L A 9 9 VIEW
10th Jan 1920 49
L
12 Salford L H 6 13 VIEW
17th Jan 1920 50
W
12 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 17 5 1 VIEW
24th Jan 1920 51
W
12 Widnes L H 12 2 VIEW
7th Feb 1920 52
L
12 Barrow L A 5 25 1 VIEW
14th Feb 1920 53
L
12 Batley L A 3 6 VIEW
21st Feb 1920 54
D
12 Wakefield Trinity CC1 H 2 2 VIEW
24th Feb 1920 55
D
12 Wakefield Trinity CC1(rep) A 2 2 VIEW
26th Feb 1920 56
L
12 Wakefield Trinity CC1(2nd rep) N 3 12 VIEW
6th Mar 1920 57
W
12 Warrington L A 11 2 VIEW
13th Mar 1920 58
L
12 Batley L H 0 6 VIEW
20th Mar 1920 59
L
12 Rochdale Hornets L H 0 8 VIEW
2nd Apr 1920 60
L
12 Wigan L A 5 20 VIEW
3rd Apr 1920 61
W
12 Wakefield Trinity L H 49 2 VIEW
5th Apr 1920 62
D
12 Warrington L H 8 8 VIEW
10th Apr 1920 63
L
12 Salford L A 5 7 1 VIEW
28th Aug 1920 64
L
13 Broughton Rangers L A 11 13 VIEW
4th Sep 1920 65
W
13 Widnes L H 18 8 1 3 VIEW
11th Sep 1920 66
L
13 Leigh L A 0 5 VIEW
18th Sep 1920 67
W
13 Warrington L H 26 6 1 VIEW
25th Sep 1920 68
W
13 Swinton L A 17 8 1 VIEW
2nd Oct 1920 69
W
13 Bradford Northern L H 38 3 1 VIEW
9th Oct 1920 70
W
13 Widnes L A 10 2 VIEW
30th Oct 1920 71
L
12 Broughton Rangers LC2 A 2 6 VIEW
6th Nov 1920 72
L
12 York L A 0 8 VIEW
13th Nov 1920 73
W
12 Barrow L H 8 5 VIEW
27th Nov 1920 74
W
12 Salford L H 14 5 1 VIEW
4th Dec 1920 75
L
12 Swinton L H 2 6 VIEW
11th Dec 1920 76
W
12 Keighley L H 14 0 VIEW
18th Dec 1920 77
W
12 Bradford Northern L A 16 0 VIEW
25th Dec 1920 78
L
12 St. Helens Recs L H 0 5 VIEW
26th Dec 1920 79
L
12 Wigan L H 4 22 VIEW
1st Jan 1921 80
L
12 St. Helens Recs L A 0 39 VIEW
8th Jan 1921 81
L
12 York L H 0 6 VIEW
29th Jan 1921 82
L
12 Warrington L A 2 15 VIEW
5th Feb 1921 83
L
12 Rochdale Hornets L H 0 10 VIEW
19th Feb 1921 84
L
12 Barrow L A 5 25 VIEW
26th Feb 1921 85
L
12 Bramley CC1 H 0 7 VIEW
5th Mar 1921 86
W
13 Oldham L H 11 3 1 VIEW
19th Mar 1921 87
L
13 Hunslet L A 5 7 VIEW
25th Mar 1921 88
L
13 Wigan L A 3 24 VIEW
26th Mar 1921 89
L
13 Oldham L A 0 28 VIEW
28th Mar 1921 90
W
13 Broughton Rangers L H 9 7 VIEW
2nd Apr 1921 91
W
13 Salford L A 10 5 VIEW
22nd Apr 1921 92
W
13 Leigh L H 15 8 VIEW
27th Aug 1921 93
L
13 Oldham L H 3 10 VIEW
10th Sep 1921 94
W
13 Salford L H 16 6 VIEW
17th Sep 1921 95
L
13 Rochdale Hornets L A 5 13 VIEW
24th Sep 1921 96
W
13 Bramley L H 21 13 1 VIEW
1st Oct 1921 97
W
13 Broughton Rangers L A 5 2 VIEW
8th Oct 1921 98
W
13 Barrow L H 31 8 VIEW
15th Oct 1921 99
L
13 Barrow L A 0 18 VIEW
22nd Oct 1921 100
L
13 Warrington L A 0 11 VIEW
29th Oct 1921 --
L
13 Hull * Fr H 12 29 1 VIEW
5th Nov 1921 101
L
13 Oldham LC1 H 5 17 VIEW
12th Nov 1921 102
L
13 Leigh L A 3 9 1 VIEW
18th Nov 1921 103
L
13 Bramley L A 4 8 VIEW
23rd Nov 1921 104
L
13 Australia Tour H 8 16 VIEW
26th Nov 1921 105
W
13 Batley L H 10 7 VIEW
3rd Dec 1921 106
L
13 Swinton L A 5 16 VIEW
10th Dec 1921 107
W
13 Swinton L H 11 7 VIEW
17th Dec 1921 108
L
13 Widnes L A 4 20 VIEW
24th Dec 1921 109
L
13 St. Helens Recs L A 0 6 VIEW
26th Dec 1921 110
L
13 Wigan L H 5 10 VIEW
31st Dec 1921 111
W
13 St. Helens Recs L H 7 6 VIEW
7th Jan 1922 112
L
13 Salford L A 3 5 VIEW
21st Jan 1922 113
L
13 Batley L A 11 16 VIEW
28th Jan 1922 114
W
13 Widnes L H 6 3 VIEW
4th Feb 1922 115
L
13 Huddersfield L H 5 27 VIEW
11th Feb 1922 116
L
13 Oldham L A 8 34 VIEW
18th Feb 1922 117
L
13 Leigh L H 3 11 VIEW
11th Mar 1922 118
L
13 Wakefield Trinity L A 5 17 VIEW
18th Mar 1922 119
W
13 York L H 17 8 2 VIEW
25th Mar 1922 120
W
13 Featherstone Rovers L H 24 13 VIEW
2nd Sep 1922 121
L
13 Rochdale Hornets L H 14 17 VIEW
9th Sep 1922 122
L
13 Bradford Northern L A 2 3 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 62 | LOSSES : 73 | DRAWS : 8

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