Bill Fletcher

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
21-12-1912
N/A
24-08-1931
Unknown.
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
03-09-1932 v Widnes
Wigan
1936- Barrow
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1932-1936
47 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1
12
0
27

BIOGRAPHY

Bill Fletcher by SHS

In the early 1930s, young Bill Fletcher was seen as a fine prospect by those at St.Helens RLFC. By August 1931, the St.Helens Newspaper talked about him in promising terms: “Those fans who have been at the Practices held so far have been interested in a young giant named Fletcher, who for his size can get along at a remarkably fast speed. He is not yet 19 years of age, is 6 feet 2 inches in height and according to the official weights, weighs 16 stones. He had a trial with the Recs when only 17 years of age but was struck off their books after which he played with the St.Patricks team. He is wonderfully built for the forwards and should develop into a first class man.”

Bill made his First Team debut against Widnes at Knowsley Road on 3rd September and the newspaper report talks about the somewhat raw lad who came out of the ordeal with great credit. He went on to make 47 appearances for the club and kicked the occasional goal, before joining Barrow in January 1937. A farmer, he is best remembered for his time at Holme Farm virtually next door to the Knowsley Road ground. He died in October 1993 at the age of 80. His son Geoff carved out his own lengthy career in Rugby League folklore, but that is another story.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1932~33 1 0 0 18
1933~34 0 0 0 7
1934~35 0 0 0 1
1935~360 12 0 14
1936~37 0 0 0 7
TOTALS:1 12 0 47
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
3rd Sep 1932
W
8 Widnes L 1932~33 H 16 9 VIEW
26th Sep 1932
W
10 Hunslet L 1932~33 H 21 3 VIEW
8th Oct 1932
W
8 Widnes LC1 1932~33 A 10 5 VIEW
15th Oct 1932
W
13 Barrow L 1932~33 H 18 11 VIEW
22nd Oct 1932
D
10 Wigan Highfield L 1932~33 A 11 11 1 VIEW
24th Dec 1932
L
10 Oldham L 1932~33 A 8 12 VIEW
25th Dec 1932
W
10 St. Helens Recs L 1932~33 H 8 3 VIEW
27th Dec 1932
W
10 Wigan L 1932~33 H 13 10 VIEW
31st Dec 1932
L
10 Leeds L 1932~33 A 0 27 VIEW
2nd Jan 1933
W
10 St. Helens Recs L 1932~33 A 10 5 VIEW
28th Jan 1933
L
10 Barrow L 1932~33 A 17 18 VIEW
4th Feb 1933
W
10 Halifax L 1932~33 H 5 3 VIEW
11th Feb 1933
W
8 Bradford Northern CC1 1932~33 A 24 3 VIEW
11th Mar 1933
W
10 Halifax CC3 1932~33 H 18 6 VIEW
1st Apr 1933
L
12 Huddersfield L 1932~33 H 8 31 VIEW
4th Apr 1933
L
12 Rochdale Hornets L 1932~33 A 0 38 VIEW
8th Apr 1933
L
12 Halifax L 1932~33 A 18 25 VIEW
17th Apr 1933
W
10 Broughton Rangers L 1932~33 H 26 0 VIEW
16th Oct 1933
W
10 Rochdale Hornets LC2 1933~34 H 52 14 VIEW
21st Oct 1933
W
10 Dewsbury L 1933~34 A 11 0 VIEW
28th Oct 1933
L
10 Salford L 1933~34 H 2 17 VIEW
25th Dec 1933
L
10 St. Helens Recs L 1933~34 A 9 11 VIEW
26th Dec 1933
L
10 Wigan L 1933~34 H 8 21 VIEW
1st Jan 1934
W
10 St. Helens Recs L 1933~34 H 10 2 VIEW
8th Jan 1934
L
10 Leigh L 1933~34 A 6 11 VIEW
29th Sep 1934
L
10 Halifax L 1934~35 A 13 21 VIEW
16th Nov 1935
W
10 Bramley L 1935~36 H 31 3 5 VIEW
23rd Nov 1935
W
12 Halifax L 1935~36 H 22 15 2 VIEW
28th Dec 1935
D
12 Streatham and Mitcham L 1935~36 A 3 3 VIEW
1st Jan 1936
W
12 St. Helens Recs L 1935~36 H 5 3 1 VIEW
4th Jan 1936
L
12 Oldham L 1935~36 A 2 10 1 VIEW
11th Jan 1936
L
12 Liverpool Stanley L 1935~36 A 5 14 1 VIEW
25th Jan 1936
L
11 Acton and Willesden L 1935~36 A 0 5 VIEW
1st Feb 1936
W
11 Leigh L 1935~36 H 9 4 VIEW
8th Feb 1936
L
10 Hull CC1 1935~36 A 6 16 VIEW
15th Feb 1936
L
10 Halifax L 1935~36 A 6 9 VIEW
20th Feb 1936
L
11 Broughton Rangers L 1935~36 H 6 14 VIEW
22nd Feb 1936
L
11 Bramley L 1935~36 A 4 22 2 VIEW
11th Apr 1936
L
12 Warrington L 1935~36 H 5 10 VIEW
13th Apr 1936
L
10 Rochdale Hornets L 1935~36 H 0 2 VIEW
10th Oct 1936
D
10 Halifax L 1936~37 A 13 13 VIEW
31st Oct 1936
L
10 Leigh L 1936~37 A 9 13 VIEW
7th Nov 1936
L
10 Oldham L 1936~37 H 7 16 VIEW
28th Nov 1936
L
8 Streatham & Mitcham L 1936~37 A 2 3 VIEW
5th Dec 1936
L
8 Rochdale Hornets L AB 1936~37 H 0 4 VIEW
12th Dec 1936
L
8 Hull K.R. L 1936~37 A 13 19 VIEW
26th Dec 1936
L
8 Wigan L 1936~37 H 2 21 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 18 | LOSSES : 26 | DRAWS : 3

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