Mick Lawrence

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
18-08-1928
N/A
Date unknown.
Clock Face Colliery
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
18-09-1948 v Workington Town
Barrow
1952- Warrington
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1948-1951
72 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
26
0
0
78

BIOGRAPHY

Jack or John Lawrence, affectionately known as Mick to his fellow players and peers, played for Saints with distinction in the middle of the twentieth century. He was signed from local junior side Clock Face Colliery and made a winning debut on the left wing in the home league match against Workington Town in September 1948. In his career Jack scored 26 tries in 72 matches playing mostly on the flanks but also featuring at centre and stand off on occasions. He was at the club during the period when Harry Cook was formulating the great St Helens side of the early 1950s.

Jack scored a brace of tries in no seven first team matches for the Saints against Workington Town, Widnes and Batley. In matches against Rochdale Hornets and Liverpool Stanley he notched up two tries on two separate occasions. However his most famous touchdown was the crucial last minute try against the touring Australians at Knowsley Road on October 14th 1948, as the Saints ran out 10 points to 8 winners over a dejected Kangaroos side.

Keith Bowen kindly sent the following information about Mick Lawrence.

Another Sutton star of the oval ball was Mick Lawrence (1928 - 2010) who signed for Saints in 1948. John Michael Lawrence was born in Sutton Manor in 1928, he studied at St.Theresa’s Junior school and then West Park Grammar School where he played rugby union.

Mick worked at Clock Face Colliery as a trainee mining surveyor before qualifying as a consultant engineer. Those were the days when players had other jobs and Mick decided to leave Warrington`s rugby league side in 1952 to concentrate on his non-sporting career. He probably didn`t regret his decision as his work on the tunnel at Liverpool Central Station led to him being presented to the Queen. Mick moved to Thailand in 1963 and died in South Wales in 2010 aged eighty-one.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1948~49 5 0 0 13
1949~50 1 0 0 13
1950~519 0 0 18
1951~52 11 0 0 28
TOTALS:26 0 0 72
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1948~492001
1949~500001
1950~510001
1951~521003
TOTALS:3006

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
18th Sep 1948 W 5 Workington Town L 1948~49 H 8 2 VIEW
23rd Sep 1948 W 5 Liverpool Stanley L 1948~49 H 41 0 2 VIEW
25th Sep 1948 W 2 Dewsbury L 1948~49 A 14 7 1 VIEW
2nd Oct 1948 W 5 Hunslet L 1948~49 H 41 11 1 VIEW
9th Oct 1948 L 5 Barrow L 1948~49 A 12 20 VIEW
14th Oct 1948 W 5 Australia Tour 1948~49 H 10 8 1 VIEW
16th Oct 1948 L 5 Warrington L 1948~49 H 4 12 VIEW
23rd Oct 1948 L 5 Keighley L 1948~49 A 10 12 VIEW
30th Oct 1948 W 5 Halifax L 1948~49 H 8 5 VIEW
6th Nov 1948 W 5 Salford L 1948~49 H 17 12 VIEW
13th Nov 1948 L 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1948~49 A 3 10 VIEW
18th Apr 1949 L 4 Keighley L 1948~49 H 2 4 VIEW
23rd Apr 1949 L 2 Swinton L 1948~49 A 3 16 VIEW
18th May 1949 W 2 Huddersfield* Fr Tour 1948~49 B 33 17 2 VIEW
25th Aug 1949 W 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1949~50 H 22 12 1 VIEW
27th Aug 1949 L 3 Workington Town LC1(1) 1949~50 H 0 7 VIEW
31st Aug 1949 L 3 Workington Town LC1(2) 1949~50 A 4 7 VIEW
7th Sep 1949 L 5 Barrow L 1949~50 A 3 18 VIEW
10th Sep 1949 W 5 Oldham L 1949~50 H 16 8 VIEW
17th Sep 1949 L 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1949~50 A 9 12 VIEW
22nd Oct 1949 W 2 Oldham L 1949~50 A 12 2 VIEW
29th Oct 1949 W 3 Leeds* Fr 1949~50 H 18 12 VIEW
10th Dec 1949 L 2 Salford L 1949~50 A 4 8 VIEW
17th Dec 1949 W 4 Widnes L 1949~50 H 7 0 VIEW
2nd Jan 1950 W 4 Hull L 1949~50 H 30 0 VIEW
7th Jan 1950 W 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1949~50 A 23 2 VIEW
21st Jan 1950 L 3 Dewsbury L 1949~50 H 2 15 VIEW
25th Mar 1950 L 5 Workington Town L 1949~50 A 0 5 VIEW
12th Aug 1950 W 2 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1950~51 A 15 2 VIEW
19th Aug 1950 W 2 Widnes L 1950~51 H 17 2 VIEW
23rd Aug 1950 W 2 Barrow L 1950~51 A 14 4 VIEW
26th Aug 1950 W 2 Liverpool Stanley L 1950~51 A 36 2 2 VIEW
9th Sep 1950 W 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1950~51 H 31 12 VIEW
13th Sep 1950 W 2 Swinton LC1(2) 1950~51 H 11 3 1 VIEW
16th Sep 1950 L 2 Workington Town L 1950~51 A 11 19 2 VIEW
27th Sep 1950 W 5 Salford LC2 1950~51 H 20 3 VIEW
4th Nov 1950 W 5 Workington Town L 1950~51 H 13 11 VIEW
11th Nov 1950 L 5 Oldham L 1950~51 H 7 13 VIEW
18th Nov 1950 D 5 York L 1950~51 A 6 6 VIEW
25th Nov 1950 W 5 Hull L 1950~51 A 16 5 1 VIEW
2nd Dec 1950 W 5 Whitehaven L 1950~51 H 47 10 1 VIEW
9th Dec 1950 W 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1950~51 A 38 8 2 VIEW
23rd Dec 1950 W 5 Swinton L 1950~51 A 11 3 VIEW
25th Dec 1950 L 5 Leigh L 1950~51 H 2 12 VIEW
26th Dec 1950 L 5 Wigan L 1950~51 H 5 39 VIEW
13th Jan 1951 L 5 Belle Vue Rangers L 1950~51 A 8 9 VIEW
27th Jan 1951 W 5 Whitehaven L 1950~51 A 3 2 VIEW
11th Aug 1951 W 5 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1951~52 H 16 7 1 VIEW
18th Aug 1951 W 5 Widnes L 1951~52 A 20 11 2 VIEW
21st Aug 1951 W 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1951~52 A 20 2 2 VIEW
25th Aug 1951 W 5 Liverpool City L 1951~52 H 23 3 1 VIEW
6th Sep 1951 D 2 Belle Vue Rangers LC1(2) 1951~52 A 2 2 VIEW
8th Sep 1951 W 5 Dewsbury L 1951~52 H 14 8 VIEW
15th Sep 1951 L 5 Oldham L 1951~52 A 7 13 VIEW
22nd Sep 1951 W 2 Barrow L 1951~52 H 16 3 1 VIEW
29th Sep 1951 W 2 Warrington L 1951~52 A 19 13 VIEW
6th Oct 1951 L 2 Hull L 1951~52 H 10 15 VIEW
13th Oct 1951 W 2 Halifax L 1951~52 A 20 9 VIEW
20th Oct 1951 L 3 New Zealand Tour 1951~52 H 10 33 VIEW
27th Oct 1951 L 3 Workington Town L 1951~52 A 8 11 VIEW
3rd Nov 1951 W 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1951~52 H 5 2 VIEW
17th Nov 1951 L 3 Workington Town L 1951~52 H 11 20 VIEW
24th Nov 1951 L 6 Dewsbury L 1951~52 A 2 6 VIEW
1st Dec 1951 W 2 Widnes L 1951~52 H 14 3 VIEW
15th Dec 1951 L 2 Salford L 1951~52 H 6 14 1 VIEW
22nd Dec 1951 L 2 Salford L 1951~52 A 0 5 VIEW
25th Dec 1951 L 2 Leigh L 1951~52 A 3 13 VIEW
12th Jan 1952 W 2 Batley L 1951~52 H 22 2 2 VIEW
19th Jan 1952 L 2 Whitehaven L 1951~52 A 5 7 VIEW
2nd Feb 1952 L 2 Whitehaven L 1951~52 H 6 7 VIEW
9th Feb 1952 W 2 Belle Vue Rangers CC1(1) 1951~52 H 6 5 VIEW
29th Mar 1952 L 5 Oldham L 1951~52 H 6 10 VIEW
5th Apr 1952 L 3 Hull L 1951~52 A 7 14 VIEW
12th Apr 1952 W 2 Halifax L 1951~52 H 16 11 1 VIEW
14th Apr 1952 L 2 Huddersfield L 1951~52 A 15 34 1 VIEW
26th Apr 1952 L 2 Barrow L 1951~52 A 8 12 VIEW
30th Apr 1952 L 3 Toulouse* Fr Tour 1951~52 A 5 31 VIEW
4th May 1952 W 2 French XIII* Fr Tour 1951~52 F 27 24 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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