Billy Hunter

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
01-05-1879
N/A
Date unknown.
Local juniors
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
11-02-1899 v Tyldesley
Wigan
1905- Leigh
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1898-1905
59 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
11
3
0
39

BIOGRAPHY

William Hunter by Alex Service

William was a local lad who made his debut against Tyldesley, who were known as the Bongers, on 11th February 1899. The Saints won this away fixture 6-3 and William played on the left wing. His centre was Sutton and in his next few games it was Jim Barnes. Williamís last match for the club was at Wigan, in the First Round of the Lancashire Cup on 14th October 1905. The Saints lost 0-18 and it was the end of a spell at the club which extended to 59 matches. His scoring record of 11 tries was not exactly prolific, but he had pace and was well worth his place in the team. It has to be said that the Saints were in the middle of their yo-yo existence between the First and Second Divisions.

William later played in 6 matches for Leigh, scoring two tries in 1906-07. After that, we do not have any record of any further matches for any other club. It is known that he passed away aged 69 on 24th December 1948. There does not appear to be an obituary in the local press, which is disappointing. It appears that he lived in Windleshaw Road, St. Helens before his death.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1898~99 1 0 0 6
1899~00 0 1 0 10
1900~011 1 0 11
1901~02 5 1 0 15
1902~030 0 0 3
1904~05 2 0 0 9
1905~06 2 0 0 5
TOTALS:11 3 0 59
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1898~990002
1899~00 0002
TOTALS:0004

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
21st Jan 1899
W
2 Birkenhead* Fr 1898~99 A 9 0 VIEW
11th Feb 1899
W
5 Tyldesley L 1898~99 A 6 3 VIEW
18th Feb 1899
W
5 Warrington L 1898~99 H 12 3 1 VIEW
4th Mar 1899
W
5 Stockport L 1898~99 A 13 3 VIEW
11th Mar 1899
L
5 Rochdale Hornets L 1898~99 A 0 16 VIEW
18th Mar 1899
W
5 Whitworth CC1 1898~99 H 12 3 VIEW
22nd Mar 1899
W
2 Kendal * Fr 1898~99 A 5 3 VIEW
29th Mar 1899
D
5 Morecambe CC2(rep) 1898~99 A 5 5 VIEW
4th Nov 1899
W
5 Wigan L 1899~00 A 6 0 VIEW
11th Nov 1899
W
3 Salford L 1899~00 H 8 6 1 VIEW
30th Dec 1899
W
9 Tyldesley L 1899~00 A 14 3 VIEW
27th Jan 1900
W
4 Birkenhead * Fr 1899~00 A 15 0 VIEW
17th Feb 1900
L
2 Runcorn L 1899~00 A 0 9 VIEW
24th Feb 1900
W
2 Runcorn L 1899~00 H 3 2 VIEW
27th Feb 1900
D
2 Leigh L 1899~00 A 0 0 VIEW
3rd Mar 1900
L
1 Oldham L 1899~00 A 6 35 VIEW
10th Mar 1900
L
1 Salford L 1899~00 A 0 8 VIEW
4th Apr 1900
W
5 Leigh BTC1 1899~00 H 8 0 VIEW
14th Apr 1900
W
1 Lancaster * Fr 1899~00 A 15 8 VIEW
26th Apr 1900
W
4 Widnes BTCSF 1899~00 A 3 0 VIEW
19th Jan 1901
W
2 Swinton L 1900~01 H 6 3 VIEW
26th Jan 1901
L
2 Rochdale Hornets L 1900~01 A 0 2 VIEW
9th Feb 1901
W
3 Widnes L 1900~01 H 7 5 VIEW
16th Feb 1901
L
3 Runcorn L 1900~01 A 0 5 VIEW
2nd Mar 1901
W
2 Goole CC1 1900~01 A 12 2 1 VIEW
9th Mar 1901
D
4 Stockport CC2 1900~01 H 0 0 VIEW
13th Mar 1901
W
5 Stockport CC2(rep) 1900~01 A 11 5 VIEW
16th Mar 1901
L
4 Swinton L 1900~01 A 2 19 VIEW
23rd Mar 1901
L
4 Batley CC3 1900~01 H 5 7 1 VIEW
6th Apr 1901
L
2 Barrow L 1900~01 H 0 5 VIEW
15th Apr 1901
W
3 Widnes LPO 1900~01 N 3 0 VIEW
7th Sep 1901
L
4 Wigan L & SWLL 1901~02 H 2 8 VIEW
28th Sep 1901
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L 1901~02 A 9 2 VIEW
5th Oct 1901
W
4 Barrow L 1901~02 H 7 3 1 VIEW
12th Oct 1901
L
4 Stockport L 1901~02 A 0 3 VIEW
19th Oct 1901
L
4 Runcorn SWLL 1901~02 H 0 2 VIEW
26th Oct 1901
L
4 Lancaster L 1901~02 A 4 17 VIEW
9th Nov 1901
L
4 Warrington SWLL 1901~02 H 9 17 1 1 VIEW
16th Nov 1901
W
4 Birkenhead Wanderers L AB 1901~02 A 5 0 VIEW
23rd Nov 1901
W
4 Millom L 1901~02 A 8 6 VIEW
7th Dec 1901
W
4 Radcliffe L 1901~02 H 23 6 2 VIEW
14th Dec 1901
L
4 Barrow L 1901~02 A 5 7 1 VIEW
25th Dec 1901
W
4 Hull K.R. L 1901~02 H 12 3 VIEW
26th Dec 1901
W
4 Leigh SWLL 1901~02 H 11 8 VIEW
1st Jan 1902
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L 1901~02 H 7 5 VIEW
11th Jan 1902
L
1 Hull K.R. L 1901~02 A 7 15 VIEW
6th Sep 1902
L
2 Bradford L 1902~03 H 11 21 VIEW
13th Sep 1902
L
2 Huddersfield L 1902~03 A 3 8 VIEW
20th Sep 1902
L
1 Warrington L 1902~03 H 5 18 VIEW
15th Oct 1904
L
4 Hunslet L 1904~05 H 3 9 VIEW
22nd Oct 1904
W
2 Widnes L 1904~05 A 8 0 VIEW
29th Oct 1904
W
2 Salford L 1904~05 H 13 11 VIEW
12th Nov 1904
W
2 Wakefield Trinity L 1904~05 H 5 0 1 VIEW
19th Nov 1904
L
2 Leigh L 1904~05 A 5 14 1 VIEW
3rd Dec 1904
L
5 Hull L 1904~05 A 0 14 VIEW
10th Dec 1904
L
5 Bradford L 1904~05 H 8 18 VIEW
17th Dec 1904
L
2 Leeds L 1904~05 A 2 17 VIEW
18th Mar 1905
L
2 Broughton Rangers CC2 1904~05 A 0 18 VIEW
2nd Sep 1905
W
5 Millom L 1905~06 H 34 3 2 VIEW
9th Sep 1905
W
5 Morecambe L 1905~06 H 26 6 VIEW
16th Sep 1905
L
5 Widnes L 1905~06 A 2 3 VIEW
30th Sep 1905
L
5 Salford L 1905~06 A 5 25 VIEW
14th Oct 1905
L
5 Wigan LC1 1905~06 A 0 18 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 32 | LOSSES : 28 | DRAWS : 3

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