Arthur Fisher

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
25-04-1891
N/A
Date unknown.
Douglas Bank Jrs
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
12-10-1912 v Widnes
Oldham
1919-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1912-1918
21 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
0
0
0
0

BIOGRAPHY

Arthur Fisher by SHS

Signed from Douglas Bank in the Wigan Junior League, Arthur played 21 matches for the Saints from October 1912 to April 1919. His first game for the club was in the league against Widnes, at Knowsley Road, when he appeared in the left wing position. Saints won 21-2, but Fisher did not get on the scoresheet. The match report in the St. Helens Newspaper was quite clear as to the potential weaknesses displayed by the youngster on his debut: “With regard to Fisher, he may be a very promising lad but it is no use pretending he is good enough for the First Team and the sooner Jimmy Flanagan is fit and well the better it will be. Fisher cannot play on the left wing, even if Flanagan is off, for the simple reason that he can only pass with his right hand and when he comes to give a pass to the inside man he has to put the ball into his right hand and throw it that way, a method which invariably results in forward passing”.

Indeed, the armchair critic’s assessment did have a ring of truth about it and Fisher did not play any further matches with the seniors during the campaign. Fast forward to 1913-14 and he becomes something of a utility man, playing in the forwards, including hooker. It may well be that Military Service intervened at some point, but by the time he played his final game for Saints, against Oldham in a second round Lancashire Cup tie at Watersheddings on 12th April 1919, he was in the back row, with Harry Briers. Arthur was on the. 1939 Census as living in Beech Hill Avenue, Wigan and working as a Coalman. Can you help the SHS by supplying his photograph or any other personal or playing details?

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1912~13 0 0 0 1
1913~14 0 0 0 8
1914~150 0 0 7
1918~19 0 0 0 5
TOTALS:0 0 0 21
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
12th Oct 1912 W 5 Widnes L 1912~13 H 21 2 VIEW
1st Jan 1914 D 9 Huddersfield L 1913~14 H 8 8 VIEW
3rd Jan 1914 W 9 Hull L 1913~14 A 8 6 VIEW
10th Jan 1914 W 9 Wakefield Trinity L 1913~14 H 12 5 VIEW
17th Jan 1914 L 9 Barrow L 1913~14 A 5 24 VIEW
31st Jan 1914 W 12 Dewsbury L 1913~14 A 12 11 VIEW
2nd Feb 1914 L 8 Hull L 1913~14 H 7 15 VIEW
21st Feb 1914 L 12 Warrington L 1913~14 H 8 22 VIEW
28th Feb 1914 W 12 Wigan Highfield CC1 1913~14 H 27 4 VIEW
31st Oct 1914 L 5 Broughton Rangers L 1914~15 H 5 6 VIEW
7th Nov 1914 L 10 Bramley L 1914~15 A 16 22 VIEW
6th Mar 1915 L 3 Dewsbury L 1914~15 A 3 13 VIEW
20th Mar 1915 W 12 Leigh L 1914~15 H 14 8 VIEW
5th Apr 1915 L 2 Hull L 1914~15 A 6 46 VIEW
14th Apr 1915 L 13 Broughton Rangers L 1914~15 A 8 31 VIEW
17th Apr 1915 L 2 Widnes L 1914~15 A 0 21 VIEW
15th Mar 1919 W 12 Widnes L 1918~19 H 7 5 VIEW
22nd Mar 1919 L 12 St. Helens Recs L 1918~19 A 0 18 VIEW
29th Mar 1919 L 12 Leigh L 1918~19 A 0 9 VIEW
5th Apr 1919 W 12 Warrington LC1 1918~19 H 11 5 VIEW
12th Apr 1919 L 12 Oldham LC2 1918~19 A 8 16 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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