Richard Molyneux

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
01-02-1889
N/A
11-02-1918
Wigan
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
02-09-1911 v Barrow
Warrington
1915- Salford
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1911-1921
99 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
8
37
0
98

BIOGRAPHY

Richard Molyneux by SHS

On 2nd September 1911, Richard Molyneux made his debut for Saints as centre to Tom Barton at home to Barrow. He was one of two players to join the club from the Wigan area. Richard came from the Highfield junior team; stand-off George Scholes also came to Knowlsey Road from Pemberton Rovers. As for Richard, he seemed to have had a rather subdued first match. ‘Enthusiast’ in the St. Helens Reporter wrote the following: “Molyneux seemed rather over-awed by the importance of the occasion and I saw little of him in attack, but on the defence was quite good and tackled well. He seemed rather deficient in initiative, but on the whole did sufficiently well to merit further trial”.

Richard certainly carved out a niche for himself with the Saints and was, arguably, the perfect ‘utility back’, at various times occupying the wing, centre [4], stand-off and full-back roles for the club. He played against the visiting Australians at left centre in October 1911 and scored four tries from full-back in the 51-9 thrashing of Coventry on 15th February 1913, so he certainly knew his way to the line! His final match for St. Helens was at home to Warrington on 2nd January 1915 – the last ‘full’ season before hostilities took over. He scored a try from full-back once again. Given the fact that he rarely missed a match, he was a valuable player to have, which, together with his utility value, made him a real favourite with the Knowsley Road crowd.

Richard went on to play for Salford for a season in 1921-22 and played against his former club. It is presumed he was born in Wigan, but we are not 100% sure. Our best assessment is that Richard was living in Yates Yard, Wigan in 1911 and that he died in October 1933 in Wigan at the age of 40. If you have any further information, we would like to hear from you.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1911~12 5 11 0 34
1912~132 15 0 30
1913~14 1 1 0 13
1914~15 0 6 0 18
1918~19 0 0 0 4
TOTALS:8 33 0 99
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1912~130001
TOTALS:0001

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
2nd Sep 1911 W 4 Barrow L 1911~12 A 15 6 VIEW
9th Sep 1911 W 4 Warrington L 1911~12 H 10 2 VIEW
16th Sep 1911 W 4 Swinton L 1911~12 A 13 5 VIEW
23rd Sep 1911 W 4 Runcorn L 1911~12 H 25 0 VIEW
30th Sep 1911 L 4 Leigh L 1911~12 H 11 13 VIEW
7th Oct 1911 L 4 Widnes L 1911~12 A 11 14 VIEW
14th Oct 1911 L 4 Australia Tour 1911~12 H 5 16 VIEW
21st Oct 1911 W 4 Salford LC1 1911~12 H 18 7 1 VIEW
28th Oct 1911 L 4 Coventry L 1911~12 A 8 10 VIEW
4th Nov 1911 L 4 Wigan LC2 1911~12 A 8 22 1 VIEW
11th Nov 1911 L 6 Ebbw Vale L 1911~12 A 0 2 VIEW
18th Nov 1911 W 6 Salford L 1911~12 A 15 13 1 VIEW
25th Nov 1911 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1911~12 H 27 12 1 VIEW
7th Dec 1911 W 6 Oldham L 1911~12 H 21 11 1 VIEW
9th Dec 1911 W 6 Warrington L 1911~12 A 17 2 2 VIEW
16th Dec 1911 W 6 Coventry L 1911~12 H 31 2 1 VIEW
23rd Dec 1911 W 6 Runcorn L 1911~12 A 9 0 VIEW
25th Dec 1911 W 6 Widnes L 1911~12 H 9 4 VIEW
26th Dec 1911 L 6 Wigan L 1911~12 H 3 16 VIEW
1st Jan 1912 W 6 Hunslet L 1911~12 H 31 10 VIEW
6th Jan 1912 L 6 Wakefield Trinity L 1911~12 A 5 14 VIEW
13th Jan 1912 W 6 Ebbw Vale L 1911~12 H 34 0 VIEW
27th Jan 1912 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1911~12 A 10 3 VIEW
17th Feb 1912 L 6 Barrow CC1 1911~12 A 3 13 VIEW
20th Feb 1912 L 5 Dewsbury L 1911~12 A 8 17 VIEW
24th Feb 1912 W 6 Leigh L 1911~12 A 30 0 1 VIEW
9th Mar 1912 W 6 Swinton L 1911~12 H 20 5 1 VIEW
16th Mar 1912 W 6 Salford L 1911~12 H 19 6 2 1 VIEW
28th Mar 1912 W 6 Dewsbury L 1911~12 H 20 0 1 VIEW
30th Mar 1912 W 6 Barrow L 1911~12 H 43 2 VIEW
5th Apr 1912 L 6 Wigan L 1911~12 A 14 17 VIEW
6th Apr 1912 L 6 Broughton Rangers L 1911~12 A 5 21 VIEW
8th Apr 1912 W 6 Wakefield Trinity L 1911~12 H 41 2 1 VIEW
13th Apr 1912 L 6 Hunslet L 1911~12 A 7 34 1 VIEW
7th Sep 1912 W 6 Barrow L 1912~13 H 15 2 1 VIEW
14th Sep 1912 W 6 Runcorn L 1912~13 A 11 8 VIEW
21st Sep 1912 L 6 Hunslet L 1912~13 H 5 22 VIEW
28th Sep 1912 D 5 Oldham L 1912~13 A 10 10 VIEW
12th Oct 1912 W 6 Widnes L 1912~13 H 21 2 VIEW
19th Oct 1912 L 1 Dewsbury L 1912~13 A 11 27 VIEW
2nd Nov 1912 W 6 Warrington LC1 1912~13 H 18 10 VIEW
9th Nov 1912 L 6 Leigh L 1912~13 A 5 8 VIEW
16th Nov 1912 L 6 Rochdale Hornets LCSF 1912~13 A 8 10 VIEW
21st Nov 1912 L 1 Warrington L 1912~13 H 7 10 VIEW
21st Dec 1912 L 1 Rochdale Hornets L 1912~13 H 5 6 1 VIEW
25th Dec 1912 W 1 Widnes L 1912~13 A 10 5 2 VIEW
26th Dec 1912 L 1 Wigan L 1912~13 H 8 10 VIEW
28th Dec 1912 L 1 Hunslet L 1912~13 A 0 9 VIEW
1st Jan 1913 L 1 Huddersfield L 1912~13 H 5 32 1 VIEW
4th Jan 1913 W 1 Wakefield Trinity L 1912~13 H 17 3 1 VIEW
11th Jan 1913 L 1 Warrington L 1912~13 A 5 6 VIEW
18th Jan 1913 W 1 Coventry L 1912~13 A 26 0 VIEW
21st Jan 1913 L 1 Rochdale Hornets L 1912~13 A 5 11 1 VIEW
25th Jan 1913 W 1 Swinton L 1912~13 H 17 0 1 VIEW
1st Feb 1913 L 1 Wakefield Trinity L 1912~13 A 7 14 1 1 VIEW
10th Feb 1913 W 1 Plymouth* Fr Tour 1912~13 A 27 17 VIEW
15th Feb 1913 W 1 Coventry L 1912~13 H 51 9 1 4 VIEW
22nd Feb 1913 W 1 Barrow L 1912~13 A 23 6 1 VIEW
1st Mar 1913 W 1 Oldham L 1912~13 H 10 2 VIEW
8th Mar 1913 L 1 Huddersfield CC1 1912~13 H 0 19 VIEW
21st Mar 1913 L 1 Wigan L 1912~13 A 10 33 VIEW
22nd Mar 1913 W 1 Salford L 1912~13 H 6 0 VIEW
24th Mar 1913 L 1 Huddersfield L 1912~13 A 3 21 VIEW
5th Apr 1913 W 1 Leigh L 1912~13 H 20 0 VIEW
9th Apr 1913 L 1 Broughton Rangers L 1912~13 A 11 22 1 VIEW
11th Oct 1913 L 1 Widnes L 1913~14 A 0 25 VIEW
18th Oct 1913 W 6 Leigh L 1913~14 H 37 7 1 VIEW
1st Nov 1913 W 6 Runcorn LC1 1913~14 H 26 6 VIEW
8th Nov 1913 W 6 Broughton Rangers L 1913~14 H 18 8 VIEW
15th Nov 1913 L 6 Oldham LCSF 1913~14 A 5 17 VIEW
19th Nov 1913 W 6 Wakefield Trinity L 1913~14 A 24 8 1 VIEW
28th Feb 1914 W 6 Wigan Highfield CC1 1913~14 H 27 4 VIEW
14th Mar 1914 D 6 Rochdale Hornets CC2 1913~14 A 3 3 VIEW
18th Mar 1914 L 6 Rochdale Hornets CC2(rep) 1913~14 H 0 10 VIEW
21st Mar 1914 L 6 Leigh L 1913~14 A 6 7 VIEW
11th Apr 1914 W 1 Rochdale Hornets L 1913~14 H 47 5 VIEW
13th Apr 1914 L 1 Huddersfield L 1913~14 A 8 10 VIEW
18th Apr 1914 W 1 Hunslet L 1913~14 H 36 6 VIEW
5th Sep 1914 W 1 Runcorn L 1914~15 H 26 0 VIEW
12th Sep 1914 L 1 Swinton L 1914~15 A 3 12 VIEW
19th Sep 1914 W 1 Oldham L 1914~15 H 10 4 VIEW
26th Sep 1914 L 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1914~15 A 11 26 VIEW
10th Oct 1914 W 7 Widnes L 1914~15 H 12 5 1 VIEW
17th Oct 1914 L 7 Swinton LC1 1914~15 A 11 13 VIEW
24th Oct 1914 L 7 Bradford Northern L 1914~15 A 3 28 VIEW
31st Oct 1914 L 3 Broughton Rangers L 1914~15 H 5 6 VIEW
7th Nov 1914 L 1 Bramley L 1914~15 A 16 22 1 VIEW
14th Nov 1914 W 1 Barrow L 1914~15 H 13 12 VIEW
21st Nov 1914 W 1 Dewsbury L 1914~15 H 26 16 VIEW
28th Nov 1914 L 1 Warrington L 1914~15 A 6 15 VIEW
5th Dec 1914 W 7 Keighley L 1914~15 H 11 6 VIEW
12th Dec 1914 W 1 Oldham L 1914~15 A 9 5 VIEW
19th Dec 1914 W 7 Bramley L 1914~15 H 24 0 1 VIEW
26th Dec 1914 L 7 Wigan L 1914~15 H 6 15 VIEW
1st Jan 1915 W 7 Runcorn L 1914~15 A 10 4 2 VIEW
2nd Jan 1915 W 1 Warrington L 1914~15 H 25 0 1 VIEW
1st Mar 1919 L 1 Leigh L 1918~19 H 0 10 VIEW
8th Mar 1919 L 1 Widnes L 1918~19 A 3 22 VIEW
15th Mar 1919 W 1 Widnes L 1918~19 H 7 5 VIEW
22nd Mar 1919 L 1 St. Helens Recs L 1918~19 A 0 18 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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