Micky Higham

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
18-09-1980
N/A
2001
Leigh Centurions
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
25-02-2001 v Whitehaven Warriors
Bradford Bulls
2005- Bradford Bulls
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
2001- 200
116 (66)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
35
0
0
140

BIOGRAPHY

Michael Higham by Dave Dooley:

Mick Higham was born in Billinge on the 18th of September, 1980 and raised in the grand Lancashire town of Leigh. Ian Millward had groomed Higham whilst undertaking the coaches role with Leigh Centurions and so it was no surprise when Mick was brought to Knowsley Road as cover for the great Keiron Cunningham. Blessed with lightning speed off the mark and a keen sense of a gap in any defence, Mick had limited opportunities to demonstrate his prowess in his first season with the Saints. In 2001 he played 13 matches including 11 as substitute. Nevertheless, it was clear to all spectators that he had the qualities to become a vital part of the Saints` set-up.

His value as an impact player was clearly demonstrated in the 2002 season as Mick participated in 35 matches scoring 8 tries in the process. He was perfect for picking up the pace at the acting half back with darting runs that would put any defence on the back foot. He claimed his first major honour when coming on as a substitute in the epic Grand Final of 2002 when Saints edged home against Bradford Bulls by 19 points to 18.

A career threatening injury to Keiron Cunningham during the Kiwi Test Series at the end of the 2001 season provided Mick with a platform to develop his talents from the start of the 2003 season. A hat trick coming on from the substitutes bench in the home league match against London threw Mick into the national spotlight. When KC returned to the side Mick was gifted a half back role as Tommy Martyn decided to develop his coaching career with hometown Leigh. He took to the role like a duck to water inspiring Saints to a ten match unbeaten run in the second half of the season. By then, Mick was scoring tries for fun and he added two braces of touchdowns in away league games against Castleford and Bradford. In the latter match, a 35 points to nil drubbing of the Bulls, Mick should have had a hat trick but the referee failed to refer the obvious touchdown to the video referee.

At ther start of the 2004 Mick and the Saints hit a purple patch of form. Mick`s introduction into any contest found other packs on the back foot. His smart play was one the main factors which propelled the Saints on one of their most memorable Challenge Cup runs. The Challenge Cup road to Cardiff saw Saints collecting the biggest scalps in the game. A stunning away victory against Brdaford was followed up with home victories against Leeds and Hull both of whom showed tremendous resistance. A high flying and confident Huddersfield team were dumped by forty points in the glorious Warrington sunshine on semi-final day. However Mick will recall that day with great sadness. Mick stumbled as he undertook a pre-match warm-up at the HJ Stadium. The Saints` backroom staff withdrew Mick from the contest. The ultimate news was disastrous as Mick was diagnosed with a hairline fracture which would cruelly rule him out of the Challenge Cup Final in Cardiff.

After a a few months Mick rejoined the fray but the notorious betting scandal and key injuries had left the second half of the season in tatters. Nevertheless, some outstanding performances forced new Great Britain coach, Brian Noble, to include Mick in the Tri-Nations set-up. Thus, as the competition climaxed Mick made his debut at the highest level in the international game - thoroughly deserved too! At the commencement of the 2005 campaign Mick didn`t realise that it would his last season for the Saints. His contributons through the season were instrumental in Saints` finishing top of the ladder by the end of the season. His form presuade Brian Noble to include Mick in the GB Tri-Nations squad. A bizarre transfer triangle witnessed Saints dispatching Mick to Bradford and on the same day the Bulls exchanging Higham for Terry Newton. By this time He has scored a very creditable 35 tries for the Saints Club from 116 appearances.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
20012 0 0 15
2002 8 0 0 35
200315 0 0 33
2004 3 0 0 17
20057 0 0 18
TOTALS:35 0 0 118
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
20000001
20010001
20021002
20040001
20051002
TOTALS:2007

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
26th Dec 2000
L
9 Wigan Warriors* Fr 2000 A 20 40 VIEW
5th Jan 2001
W
25 Salford City Reds* Fr 2001 H 46 20 VIEW
25th Feb 2001
W
9 Whitehaven SCCC5 2001 A 34 22 1 VIEW
11th May 2001
W
17 Halifax Blue Sox SL 2001 H 32 26 VIEW
18th May 2001
W
17 Salford City Reds SL 2001 H 66 16 VIEW
2nd Jun 2001
W
17 Bradford Bulls SL 2001 H 38 26 Y VIEW
8th Jun 2001
W
17 London Broncos SL 2001 H 22 14 VIEW
17th Jun 2001
W
17 Wakefield Trinity SL 2001 A 36 26 VIEW
22nd Jun 2001
L
17 Wigan Warriors SL 2001 H 28 29 VIEW
30th Jun 2001
L
17 Hull FC SL 2001 A 28 34 VIEW
7th Jul 2001
W
9 Warrington Wolves SL 2001 H 70 16 1 VIEW
13th Jul 2001
W
17 Leeds Rhinos SL 2001 H 46 24 VIEW
22nd Jul 2001
W
17 Halifax Blue Sox SL 2001 A 46 22 VIEW
29th Jul 2001
W
17 Salford City Reds SL 2001 A 56 18 VIEW
14th Sep 2001
L
17 Wigan Warriors SL 2001 A 6 40 VIEW
22nd Sep 2001
W
9 Leeds Rhinos SLEPO 2001 H 38 30 VIEW
6th Oct 2001
L
17 Wigan Warriors SLEF 2001 A 10 44 VIEW
9th Jan 2002
L
9 Warrington Wolves* Fr 2002 A 4 48 1 VIEW
28th Jan 2002
W
19 Widnes Vikings* Fr 2002 H 24 10 VIEW
10th Feb 2002
W
17 Oldham KNGCC4 2002 A 40 6 VIEW
23rd Feb 2002
W
17 Warrington Wolves KNGCC5 2002 A 36 14 1 VIEW
2nd Mar 2002
W
17 Widnes Vikings SL 2002 A 15 14 VIEW
8th Mar 2002
W
17 Salford Reds SL 2002 H 34 2 VIEW
17th Mar 2002
W
17 Halifax Blue Sox KNGCC6 2002 A 26 20 VIEW
22nd Mar 2002
W
17 Hull SL 2002 H 33 14 VIEW
28th Mar 2002
L
17 London Broncos SL 2002 A 6 40 VIEW
1st Apr 2002
W
17 Wigan Warriors SL 2002 H 19 0 VIEW
6th Apr 2002
W
9 Leeds Rhinos SL 2002 H 30 26 VIEW
14th Apr 2002
W
17 Leeds Rhinos KNGCCSF 2002 N 42 16 VIEW
20th Apr 2002
L
6 Bradford Bulls SL 2002 A 22 54 VIEW
27th Apr 2002
L
17 Wigan Warriors KNGCCF 2002 N 12 21 VIEW
7th May 2002
L
17 Castleford Tigers SL 2002 A 22 36 VIEW
19th May 2002
W
9 Wakefield Trinity SL 2002 A 48 6 VIEW
24th May 2002
W
9 Widnes Vikings SL 2002 H 56 6 2 VIEW
1st Jun 2002
W
9 Salford Reds SL 2002 A 28 24 VIEW
7th Jun 2002
W
17 Leeds Rhinos SL 2002 A 41 14 2 VIEW
21st Jun 2002
W
9 Castleford Tigers SL 2002 H 26 16 VIEW
28th Jun 2002
W
17 Bradford Bulls SL 2002 H 34 26 VIEW
4th Jul 2002
W
17 Hull SL 2002 A 32 30 VIEW
19th Jul 2002
W
9 London Broncos SL 2002 H 22 14 VIEW
26th Jul 2002
W
9 Halifax Blue Sox SL 2002 A 21 18 VIEW
30th Jul 2002
L
17 Wigan Warriors SL 2002 A 8 22 VIEW
3rd Aug 2002
W
17 Warrington Wolves SL 2002 H 72 2 VIEW
9th Aug 2002
W
13 Wakefield Trinity SL 2002 H 34 2 VIEW
16th Aug 2002
W
17 Bradford Bulls SL 2002 A 50 22 VIEW
23rd Aug 2002
W
17 Halifax Blue Sox SL 2002 H 64 0 VIEW
30th Aug 2002
W
17 Leeds Rhinos SL 2002 H 38 18 VIEW
8th Sep 2002
L
7 Wigan Warriors SL 2002 A 8 48 VIEW
13th Sep 2002
W
9 Hull SL 2002 H 64 10 2 VIEW
22nd Sep 2002
W
9 London Broncos SL 2002 A 18 16 VIEW
5th Oct 2002
L
17 Bradford Bulls SLQSF 2002 H 26 28 VIEW
11th Oct 2002
W
17 Wigan Warriors SLEF 2002 H 24 8 VIEW
19th Oct 2002
W
17 Bradford Bulls SLGF 2002 N 19 18 VIEW
25th Oct 2002
L
7 New Zealand Tour 2002 H 26 38 1 VIEW
8th Feb 2003
W
9 Union Treiziste Catalane PCC4 2003 A 70 6 VIEW
14th Feb 2003
L
14 Sydney City Roosters WCC 2003 N 0 38 VIEW
21st Feb 2003
W
17 Bradford Bulls SL 2003 H 46 22 1 VIEW
28th Feb 2003
W
9 Batley Bulldogs PCC5 2003 H 38 12 VIEW
8th Mar 2003
W
15 Widnes Vikings SL 2003 A 22 4 VIEW
16th Mar 2003
W
9 Salford City Reds PCC6 2003 A 54 6 VIEW
21st Mar 2003
W
9 Castleford Tigers SL 2003 H 54 12 1 VIEW
30th Mar 2003
L
9 Huddersfield Giants SL 2003 A 22 36 VIEW
5th Apr 2003
L
15 Leeds Rhinos SL 2003 H 16 24 VIEW
12th Apr 2003
L
9 Leeds Rhinos PCCSF ** 2003 N 26 33 VIEW
18th Apr 2003
L
9 Wigan Warriors SL 2003 A 22 24 1 VIEW
21st Apr 2003
W
17 Warrington Wolves SL 2003 H 56 6 1 VIEW
9th May 2003
L
9 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2003 H 10 16 VIEW
16th May 2003
W
17 London Broncos SL 2003 H 62 16 3 VIEW
26th May 2003
L
14 Hull FC SL 2003 A 6 30 VIEW
1st Jun 2003
D
17 Warrington Wolves SL 2003 A 30 30 VIEW
6th Jun 2003
L
17 Wigan Warriors SL 2003 H 34 38 VIEW
13th Jun 2003
L
17 Leeds Rhinos SL 2003 A 14 20 VIEW
20th Jun 2003
W
7 Halifax SL 2003 H 58 2 1 VIEW
27th Jun 2003
W
7 Bradford Bulls SL 2003 A 35 0 2 VIEW
4th Jul 2003
W
7 Widnes Vikings SL 2003 H 32 18 VIEW
11th Jul 2003
W
7 Castleford Tigers SL 2003 A 46 32 2 VIEW
18th Jul 2003
W
7 Huddersfield Giants SL 2003 H 22 18 VIEW
27th Jul 2003
W
7 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2003 A 36 15 VIEW
3rd Aug 2003
W
7 London Broncos SL 2003 A 30 18 1 VIEW
9th Aug 2003
W
7 Hull FC SL 2003 H 28 18 VIEW
24th Aug 2003
L
7 Hull FC SL 2003 A 18 42 1 VIEW
31st Aug 2003
W
7 Widnes Vikings SL 2003 A 40 4 1 VIEW
5th Sep 2003
L
7 Wigan Warriors SL 2003 H 4 28 VIEW
12th Sep 2003
L
17 Leeds Rhinos SL 2003 A 20 30 VIEW
19th Sep 2003
L
16 Bradford Bulls SL 2003 H 18 22 VIEW
26th Sep 2003
W
16 London Broncos SLEPO 2003 H 24 6 VIEW
3rd Oct 2003
L
16 Wigan Warriors SLESF 2003 A 24 40 VIEW
12th Feb 2004
W
9 Widnes Vikings* Fr 2004 H 36 14 VIEW
20th Feb 2004
W
14 Hull FC SL 2004 H 30 16 VIEW
29th Feb 2004
W
15 Bradford Bulls PCC4 2004 A 30 10 VIEW
6th Mar 2004
W
15 London Broncos SL 2004 A 26 12 VIEW
13th Mar 2004
W
13 Leeds Rhinos PCC5 2004 H 24 14 VIEW
19th Mar 2004
W
15 Widnes Vikings SL 2004 H 38 20 VIEW
28th Mar 2004
W
15 Hull FC PCC6 2004 H 31 26 VIEW
2nd Apr 2004
W
15 Castleford Tigers SL 2004 A 22 14 VIEW
9th Apr 2004
D
15 Wigan Warriors SL 2004 H 21 21 VIEW
16th Apr 2004
W
15 Salford City Reds SL 2004 H 40 4 1 VIEW
25th Apr 2004
W
15 Huddersfield Giants PCCSF 2004 N 46 6 Y VIEW
8th Aug 2004
L
16 Salford City Reds SL 2004 A 20 30 1 VIEW
13th Aug 2004
L
9 London Broncos SL 2004 H 22 28 VIEW
27th Aug 2004
W
9 Huddersfield Giants SL 2004 H 48 12 VIEW
5th Sep 2004
W
7 Warrington Wolves SL 2004 A 26 24 1 VIEW
10th Sep 2004
L
7 Leeds Rhinos SL 2004 H 19 25 VIEW
17th Sep 2004
L
9 Bradford Bulls SL 2004 A 24 64 VIEW
25th Sep 2004
L
9 Wigan Warriors SLEPO 2004 A 12 18 VIEW
20th Jan 2005
W
9 Widnes Vikings* Fr 2005 A 22 16 VIEW
2nd Feb 2005
W
9 Hull FC* Fr 2005 H 28 18 1 VIEW
11th Feb 2005
W
9 Widnes Vikings SL 2005 H 40 18 1 VIEW
18th Feb 2005
L
9 Leeds Rhinos SL 2005 A 18 30 VIEW
25th Feb 2005
W
7 Huddersfield Giants SL 2005 H 34 24 VIEW
4th Mar 2005
W
7 Warrington Wolves SL 2005 A 18 16 1 VIEW
11th Mar 2005
W
9 Salford City Reds SL 2005 H 46 12 VIEW
3rd Apr 2005
W
14 Huddersfield Giants PCC4 2005 A 26 22 VIEW
8th Apr 2005
W
14 Leigh Centurions SL 2005 H 60 16 VIEW
16th Apr 2005
W
7 London Broncos SL 2005 A 30 20 VIEW
24th Apr 2005
W
7 Huddersfield Giants SL 2005 A 36 22 2 VIEW
29th Apr 2005
W
14 Warrington Wolves SL 2005 H 31 30 1 VIEW
6th May 2005
W
14 York City Knights PCC5 2005 H 62 0 VIEW
13th May 2005
L
14 Hull FC SL 2005 A 6 44 VIEW
21st May 2005
W
14 Widnes Vikings SL 2005 A 29 22 1 VIEW
4th Sep 2005
W
14 Leigh Centurions SL 2005 A 78 4 1 VIEW
9th Sep 2005
W
14 Wigan Warriors SL 2005 A 38 12 VIEW
17th Sep 2005
L
9 Bradford Bulls SL 2005 H 18 32 VIEW
30th Sep 2005
L
14 Leeds Rhinos SLQSF 2005 H 16 19 VIEW
7th Oct 2005
L
17 Bradford Bulls SLEF 2005 H 18 23 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 85 | LOSSES : 38 | DRAWS : 2

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