William Chilcott

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
11-2-1908
N/A
Date unknown.
Ogmore Vale RFC
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
22-04-1933 v Rochdale Hornets
Castleford
1933-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1932-1932
2 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1
8
0
19

BIOGRAPHY

This triallist played two matches for the Saints in April 1933. In those two games he collected a try and kicked eight goals. Playing at loose forward he helped the Saints with two convincing victories over Rochdale Hornets and Castleford. The latter match was a famous game for Roy Hardgrave who bagged five tries for the Saints. On paper his performances seem to be impressive. Wiliiam was one of two players recruited by a Mr Davies of Ogmore Vale. The scout was paid five guineas for his clandestine recruitment. The team mates from Ogmore Vale RFC travelled north to St Helens to try out in the home fixture against Rochdale Hornets in April 1933. Both players had previously impressed in a trial match for top Welsh side Bridgend RU according to match reports. Chilcott was also a regular goal kicker, a vital role in games where tries were often at a premium. In the match Chilcott performed well at loose forward and kicked five goals in a 47 points to 19 drubbing of the Hornets. William and pal Edward Cooper were invited to return to Lancashire the following week for the final fixture of the season against Castleford. In another comfortable victory, William scored a try and booted over three goals for good measure. Following discussions the Saints committee resolved to invite both players back to St Helens in the following season. Meanwhile, efforts would be made to secure employment for the two Welshmen. It has to be recognised that unemployment was high in the town and the Club was engaged in cost cutting measures to balance the books. The 1932 Champions were being sold on as lean years were on the horizon. In any event the players did not return to Lancashire and we understand that both players spent the rest of their days in the Nantymoel and Bridgend area.

Dave Dooley and Alex Service

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1932~33 1 8 0 2
TOTALS:1 8 0 2
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
22nd Apr 1933
W
13 Rochdale Hornets L 1932~33 H 47 19 5 VIEW
29th Apr 1933
W
13 Castleford L 1932~33 H 39 5 1 3 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 2 | LOSSES : | DRAWS :

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