Eric Ledger

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
21-05-1932
N/A
31-01-1953
St.Helens Juniors
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
13-03-1954 v Rochdale Hornets
Whitehaven
1956- Rochdale Hornets
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1953-1955
35 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
32
0
0
96

BIOGRAPHY

Eric Ledger by Dave Dooley:

Eric Ledger had a brief but spectacular playing career at the Saints playing over 30 matches as a winger. He made his debut against Rochdale Hornets on the 13th. March 1954. In 35 matches for the Saints Eric scored 32 tries, kicked no goals for a total points aggregate of 96 points. This scoring rate was simply phenomenal! He was signed from the Saints Juniors, a team which operated in the local amateur league.

This lightening fast winger despite achieving a very high try strike rate failed to establish himself as a regular member of the team.

His final match for the Club was against Whitehaven on the 16th of April, 1956. Eric was subsequently sold to Rochdale Hornets for five hundred pounds. He had various jobs including working as a scaffolder and at the Fibreglass works. Eric was the father of 1980`s Saints` winger Barrie Ledger. Some proof that speed lies in the genes. Eric died in St Helens in June 1991, aged 59.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1953~541 0 0 2
1954~5527 0 0 29
1955~56 4 0 0 4
TOTALS:32 0 0 35
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1954~552001
1955~562001
1956~571001
TOTALS:5003

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
13th Mar 1954
L
5 Rochdale Hornets L 1953~54 A 5 9 VIEW
20th Mar 1954
W
2 Liverpool City L 1953~54 H 18 0 1 VIEW
11th Sep 1954
W
2 Whitehaven LC1 1954~55 H 27 6 4 VIEW
18th Sep 1954
W
2 Wakefield Trinity L 1954~55 A 32 18 4 VIEW
20th Sep 1954
L
2 Oldham LC2 1954~55 A 9 20 VIEW
25th Sep 1954
W
2 Huddersfield L 1954~55 H 20 7 VIEW
2nd Oct 1954
W
2 Liverpool City L 1954~55 A 30 14 2 VIEW
9th Oct 1954
W
2 Leeds L 1954~55 H 13 6 1 VIEW
16th Oct 1954
W
2 Salford L 1954~55 A 19 2 2 VIEW
23rd Oct 1954
W
2 Whitehaven L 1954~55 H 30 3 2 VIEW
30th Oct 1954
W
2 Widnes L 1954~55 A 8 2 VIEW
6th Nov 1954
L
2 Workington Town L 1954~55 A 11 15 VIEW
13th Nov 1954
W
2 Barrow L 1954~55 H 11 4 VIEW
20th Nov 1954
W
2 Leeds L 1954~55 A 21 10 2 VIEW
27th Nov 1954
D
2 Warrington L 1954~55 H 8 8 VIEW
11th Dec 1954
W
2 Workington Town L 1954~55 H 16 2 VIEW
18th Dec 1954
W
2 Rochdale Hornets L 1954~55 A 20 9 1 VIEW
25th Dec 1954
L
2 Leigh L 1954~55 A 13 14 1 VIEW
27th Dec 1954
W
2 Wigan L 1954~55 H 19 7 2 VIEW
1st Jan 1955
W
2 Leigh L 1954~55 H 27 3 1 VIEW
8th Jan 1955
L
2 Warrington L 1954~55 A 14 18 VIEW
22nd Jan 1955
W
2 Wakefield Trinity L 1954~55 H 39 7 3 VIEW
29th Jan 1955
W
2 Blackpool Borough L 1954~55 H 13 2 2 VIEW
5th Feb 1955
W
2 Whitehaven L 1954~55 A 8 0 VIEW
12th Feb 1955
W
2 Batley CC1 1954~55 A 15 2 VIEW
19th Feb 1955
L
2 Oldham L 1954~55 A 2 9 VIEW
5th Mar 1955
W
2 Keighley CC2 1954~55 A 3 2 VIEW
12th Mar 1955
L
2 Swinton L 1954~55 A 4 7 VIEW
21st Mar 1955
W
2 Rochdale Hornets L 1954~55 H 23 3 VIEW
9th Apr 1955
W
2 Halifax L 1954~55 H 14 8 VIEW
11th Apr 1955
L
2 Huddersfield L 1954~55 A 11 35 VIEW
7th May 1955
W
2 Leigh* Fr 1954~55 H 40 16 2 VIEW
31st Aug 1955
L
2 Salford L 1955~56 A 10 11 VIEW
2nd Apr 1956
W
5 Rochdale Hornets L 1955~56 A 14 6 2 VIEW
12th Apr 1956
W
5 Workington Town L 1955~56 A 12 9 1 VIEW
16th Apr 1956
W
2 Whitehaven L 1955~56 H 22 7 1 VIEW
20th May 1956
L
2 Hull* Fr 1955~56 A 20 23 2 VIEW
11th Aug 1956
L
2 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1956~57 H 22 24 1 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 26 | LOSSES : 11 | DRAWS : 1

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