Walter Norris

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
16-04-1919
N/A
21-01-1947
Warrington
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
25-01-1947 v Hull K.R.
Hunslet
1951- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1946-1950
96 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
2
0
0
6

BIOGRAPHY

Walter J Norris by Dave Dooley:
Walter was a clever ball-distributing prop forward who was, by his own admission short of a yard or two of pace. Walter Norris played schoolboy rugby in Warrington before signing for his hometown team in 1938 for just £25! Unfortunately, the War interrupted his career, although he did `guest` for Wigan on occasions and played rugby union for the Northampton club and the Army XV in the Middle East. After hostilities ceased, he returned to Warrington and played in the legendary Brian Bevan`s first match. A possible move to Barrow fell through and he joined St.Helens after a successful trial in the `A` team. Walter made nearly 100 appearances before osteoarthritis of the ankle ended his career in 1951. He became a teacher in 1954 and devoted his spare time to the development of schoolboy rugby league for the next thirty years. The only Life Member of both the Lancashire and Yorkshire Schools Rugby League Associations, Walter was still showing budding youngsters the art of scrimmaging at the age of 61 as Coach of the English Schools Rugby League team.

His Saints career spanned five seasons after making a winning start with the club on his debut on the 25th of January 1947, as the Saints defeated Hull KR by 29 points to 16 at Knowsley Road. His first try for the club came in the last match of the same season as Walter helped defeat Rochdale Hornets by 26 points to 4. In almost 100 matches for the club he scored just two tries against Bramley and Rochdale Hornets. He died in Warrington in March 2004, aged 84.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1946~471 0 0 17
1947~48 0 0 0 17
1948~49 0 0 0 16
1949~501 0 0 35
1950~510 0 0 11
TOTALS:2 0 0 96
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1948~491002
1949~500002
1950~510001
TOTALS:1005

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
25th Jan 1947 W 8 Hull K.R. L 1946~47 H 29 16 VIEW
8th Mar 1947 W 8 Keighley CC1(1) 1946~47 H 17 7 VIEW
11th Mar 1947 L 8 Keighley CC1(2) 1946~47 N 5 8 VIEW
22nd Mar 1947 L 8 Warrington CC2 1946~47 A 2 24 VIEW
29th Mar 1947 L 8 Hull K.R. L 1946~47 A 3 11 VIEW
4th Apr 1947 W 8 Wigan L 1946~47 A 12 7 VIEW
5th Apr 1947 L 8 Warrington L 1946~47 H 6 10 VIEW
7th Apr 1947 L 8 Belle Vue Rangers L 1946~47 H 10 12 VIEW
12th Apr 1947 L 8 Oldham L 1946~47 H 7 18 VIEW
26th Apr 1947 W 8 Swinton L 1946~47 A 15 6 VIEW
6th May 1947 L 8 Rochdale Hornets L 1946~47 A 5 7 VIEW
10th May 1947 W 8 Bramley L 1946~47 H 29 0 VIEW
17th May 1947 W 8 Featherstone Rovers L 1946~47 H 35 0 VIEW
24th May 1947 L 8 Barrow L 1946~47 A 9 15 VIEW
26th May 1947 L 8 Halifax L 1946~47 A 9 10 VIEW
31st May 1947 W 8 Barrow L 1946~47 H 36 7 VIEW
7th Jun 1947 W 8 Rochdale Hornets L 1946~47 H 26 4 1 VIEW
23rd Aug 1947 L 8 Widnes L 1947~48 A 8 9 VIEW
30th Aug 1947 W 8 Leigh LC1(1) 1947~48 A 15 0 VIEW
4th Sep 1947 W 8 Leigh LC1(2) 1947~48 H 31 5 VIEW
6th Sep 1947 W 8 Salford L 1947~48 A 12 5 VIEW
13th Sep 1947 W 8 Oldham L 1947~48 H 16 2 VIEW
20th Sep 1947 W 8 York L 1947~48 A 31 3 VIEW
25th Sep 1947 L 8 New Zealand Tour 1947~48 H 5 11 VIEW
29th Sep 1947 L 8 Wigan LC2 1947~48 H 7 8 VIEW
4th Oct 1947 W 8 Swinton L 1947~48 H 24 3 VIEW
11th Oct 1947 L 8 Wakefield Trinity L 1947~48 A 7 10 VIEW
18th Oct 1947 W 8 Workington Town L 1947~48 H 14 3 VIEW
25th Oct 1947 W 8 Hull K.R. L 1947~48 H 14 9 VIEW
15th Nov 1947 W 8 Liverpool Stanley L 1947~48 H 23 8 VIEW
22nd Nov 1947 L 8 Liverpool Stanley L 1947~48 A 7 10 VIEW
6th Dec 1947 D 8 Hunslet L 1947~48 H 13 13 VIEW
10th Jan 1948 L 8 Warrington L 1947~48 H 2 8 VIEW
13th Mar 1948 W 8 Bramley L 1947~48 H 13 7 VIEW
11th Dec 1948 W 8 Whitehaven L 1948~49 A 13 0 VIEW
18th Dec 1948 W 8 Whitehaven L 1948~49 H 61 0 VIEW
25th Dec 1948 D 8 Leigh L 1948~49 A 5 5 VIEW
1st Jan 1949 W 8 Leigh L 1948~49 H 12 0 VIEW
8th Jan 1949 W 8 Rochdale Hornets L 1948~49 H 3 0 VIEW
15th Jan 1949 W 8 Belle Vue Rangers L 1948~49 A 17 5 VIEW
22nd Jan 1949 W 8 Hunslet L 1948~49 A 11 5 VIEW
29th Jan 1949 W 8 Huddersfield L 1948~49 H 20 2 VIEW
5th Feb 1949 L 8 Widnes L 1948~49 A 2 6 VIEW
12th Feb 1949 W 8 Bradford Northern CC1(1) 1948~49 A 4 3 VIEW
19th Feb 1949 L 8 Bradford Northern CC1(2) 1948~49 H 0 5 VIEW
26th Feb 1949 L 8 Swinton L 1948~49 H 8 11 VIEW
12th Mar 1949 W 8 Belle Vue Rangers L 1948~49 H 18 0 VIEW
9th Apr 1949 W 10 Halifax L 1948~49 A 8 3 VIEW
16th Apr 1949 L 10 Huddersfield L 1948~49 A 0 34 VIEW
18th Apr 1949 L 8 Keighley L 1948~49 H 2 4 VIEW
18th May 1949 W 8 Huddersfield* Fr Tour 1948~49 B 33 17 1 VIEW
21st May 1949 L 9 Huddersfield* Fr Tour 1948~49 A 16 25 VIEW
10th Sep 1949 W 8 Oldham L 1949~50 H 16 8 VIEW
17th Sep 1949 L 8 Wakefield Trinity L 1949~50 A 9 12 VIEW
19th Sep 1949 W 8 Hull K.R. L 1949~50 A 12 5 VIEW
24th Sep 1949 W 8 Workington Town L 1949~50 H 43 10 VIEW
1st Oct 1949 W 8 Bramley L 1949~50 H 39 2 1 VIEW
15th Oct 1949 W 8 Belle Vue Rangers L 1949~50 H 28 5 VIEW
22nd Oct 1949 W 8 Oldham L 1949~50 A 12 2 VIEW
29th Oct 1949 W 8 Leeds* Fr 1949~50 H 18 12 VIEW
5th Nov 1949 D 8 Hull L 1949~50 A 5 5 VIEW
12th Nov 1949 W 8 Warrington L 1949~50 A 7 3 VIEW
19th Nov 1949 W 8 Hull K.R. L 1949~50 H 14 3 VIEW
26th Nov 1949 W 8 Liverpool Stanley L 1949~50 A 11 3 VIEW
3rd Dec 1949 W 8 Rochdale Hornets L 1949~50 H 23 0 VIEW
10th Dec 1949 L 8 Salford L 1949~50 A 4 8 VIEW
17th Dec 1949 W 8 Widnes L 1949~50 H 7 0 VIEW
24th Dec 1949 W 8 Whitehaven L 1949~50 A 14 7 VIEW
26th Dec 1949 W 8 Wigan L 1949~50 H 15 8 VIEW
27th Dec 1949 W 8 Swinton L 1949~50 H 10 5 VIEW
31st Dec 1949 L 8 Leigh L 1949~50 A 10 15 VIEW
2nd Jan 1950 W 8 Hull L 1949~50 H 30 0 VIEW
7th Jan 1950 W 8 Rochdale Hornets L 1949~50 A 23 2 VIEW
21st Jan 1950 L 8 Dewsbury L 1949~50 H 2 15 VIEW
4th Feb 1950 W 8 Halifax CC1(1) 1949~50 H 10 6 VIEW
11th Feb 1950 L 8 Halifax CC1(2) 1949~50 A 0 2 VIEW
18th Feb 1950 L 8 Swinton L 1949~50 A 8 11 VIEW
25th Feb 1950 W 8 Salford CC2 1949~50 A 9 2 VIEW
4th Mar 1950 W 8 Warrington L 1949~50 H 12 3 VIEW
11th Mar 1950 D 8 Bradford Northern CC3 1949~50 H 0 0 VIEW
15th Mar 1950 L 8 Bradford Northern CC3(rep) 1949~50 A 0 11 VIEW
18th Mar 1950 D 8 Belle Vue Rangers L 1949~50 A 7 7 VIEW
7th Apr 1950 L 8 Wigan L 1949~50 A 12 17 VIEW
8th Apr 1950 W 8 Barrow L 1949~50 H 16 0 VIEW
10th Apr 1950 W 8 Whitehaven L 1949~50 H 30 17 VIEW
15th Apr 1950 L 8 Leigh L 1949~50 H 5 12 VIEW
19th Apr 1950 W 8 Salford L 1949~50 H 38 3 VIEW
22nd Apr 1950 W 8 Neath * Fr 1949~50 H 48 10 VIEW
26th Apr 1950 W 8 Bramley L 1949~50 A 12 2 VIEW
12th Aug 1950 W 8 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1950~51 A 15 2 VIEW
23rd Aug 1950 W 8 Barrow L 1950~51 A 14 4 VIEW
26th Aug 1950 W 8 Liverpool Stanley L 1950~51 A 36 2 VIEW
2nd Sep 1950 W 8 Swinton LC1(1) 1950~51 A 19 10 VIEW
9th Sep 1950 W 8 Rochdale Hornets L 1950~51 H 31 12 VIEW
13th Sep 1950 W 8 Swinton LC1(2) 1950~51 H 11 3 VIEW
16th Sep 1950 L 8 Workington Town L 1950~51 A 11 19 VIEW
27th Sep 1950 W 8 Salford LC2 1950~51 H 20 3 VIEW
30th Sep 1950 L 8 Huddersfield L 1950~51 A 9 19 VIEW
7th Oct 1950 W 8 Hunslet L 1950~51 H 20 14 VIEW
14th Oct 1950 L 8 Salford L 1950~51 A 3 25 VIEW
24th Feb 1951 L 8 Hunslet L 1950~51 A 4 8 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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