Billy Holland

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
20-03-1926
N/A
Date unknown.
UGB ARL
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
10-09-1949 v Oldham
Workington Town
1951- Liverpool City
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1949-1951
32 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
4
0
0
12

BIOGRAPHY

Billy Holland by Alex Service

Blackbrook-born scrum-half Billy Holland was signed from UGB in 1948-49 and played his first game for the A Team on 12th March 1949 at Belle Vue. Billy was strong for his size, with safe hands. He was also a cool head and quick around the base of the scrum. “He was mostly an A Teamer,” remembers Denis Whittle. “He would face competition for a First Team spot from Frank Beesley and Jimmy Honey.”
He was signed from the UGB Club and worked ss a glass toughner. Billy made his debut in the First Team against Oldham on 10th September 1949 at Knowsley Road, when Saints won 16-8 and he was accompanied at stand-off by Jimmy Honey. Billy made 19 appearances during the campaign – by far his best run in the First Team. He finished with 32 appearances overall and 4 tries. His last game in the seniors was against Workington at home on 17th November 1951. Saints lost 11-20 and his stand-off partner was Jimmy Honey once again. It was his sole appearance of the season. Billy later moved on to Liverpool City, like a number of former Saints’ players before (and after) him. Billy died in December 2003, aged 77 and his death was registered in Knowsley.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1949~501 0 0 19
1950~513 0 0 12
1951~52 0 0 0 1
TOTALS:4 0 0 32
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1949~500001
1950~510001
TOTALS:0002

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
10th Sep 1949
W
7 Oldham L 1949~50 H 16 8 VIEW
17th Sep 1949
L
7 Wakefield Trinity L 1949~50 A 9 12 VIEW
19th Sep 1949
W
7 Hull K.R. L 1949~50 A 12 5 VIEW
24th Sep 1949
W
7 Workington Town L 1949~50 H 43 10 VIEW
29th Oct 1949
W
7 Leeds* Fr 1949~50 H 18 12 VIEW
5th Nov 1949
D
7 Hull L 1949~50 A 5 5 VIEW
12th Nov 1949
W
7 Warrington L 1949~50 A 7 3 VIEW
19th Nov 1949
W
7 Hull K.R. L 1949~50 H 14 3 1 VIEW
26th Nov 1949
W
7 Liverpool Stanley L 1949~50 A 11 3 VIEW
3rd Dec 1949
W
7 Rochdale Hornets L 1949~50 H 23 0 VIEW
10th Dec 1949
L
7 Salford L 1949~50 A 4 8 VIEW
17th Dec 1949
W
7 Widnes L 1949~50 H 7 0 VIEW
31st Dec 1949
L
7 Leigh L 1949~50 A 10 15 VIEW
4th Feb 1950
W
7 Halifax CC1(1) 1949~50 H 10 6 VIEW
11th Feb 1950
L
7 Halifax CC1(2) 1949~50 A 0 2 VIEW
18th Feb 1950
L
7 Swinton L 1949~50 A 8 11 VIEW
25th Feb 1950
W
7 Salford CC2 1949~50 A 9 2 VIEW
11th Mar 1950
D
7 Bradford Northern CC3 1949~50 H 0 0 VIEW
15th Mar 1950
L
7 Bradford Northern CC3(rep) 1949~50 A 0 11 VIEW
18th Mar 1950
D
7 Belle Vue Rangers L 1949~50 A 7 7 VIEW
12th Aug 1950
W
7 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1950~51 A 15 2 VIEW
19th Aug 1950
W
7 Widnes L 1950~51 H 17 2 VIEW
23rd Aug 1950
W
7 Barrow L 1950~51 A 14 4 1 VIEW
26th Aug 1950
W
7 Liverpool Stanley L 1950~51 A 36 2 VIEW
2nd Sep 1950
W
7 Swinton LC1(1) 1950~51 A 19 10 VIEW
9th Sep 1950
W
7 Rochdale Hornets L 1950~51 H 31 12 1 VIEW
13th Sep 1950
W
7 Swinton LC1(2) 1950~51 H 11 3 VIEW
16th Sep 1950
L
7 Workington Town L 1950~51 A 11 19 VIEW
23rd Sep 1950
W
7 Swinton L 1950~51 H 21 2 VIEW
27th Sep 1950
W
7 Salford LC2 1950~51 H 20 3 VIEW
7th Oct 1950
W
7 Hunslet L 1950~51 H 20 14 1 VIEW
11th Oct 1950
L
7 Wigan LCSF 1950~51 H 7 9 VIEW
14th Oct 1950
L
7 Salford L 1950~51 A 3 25 VIEW
17th Nov 1951
L
7 Workington Town L 1951~52 H 11 20 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 21 | LOSSES : 10 | DRAWS : 3

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