Monty Stephens

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
15-8-1911
N/A
16-02-1935
Newton RFC Auckland
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
16-02-1935 v Halifax
Barrow
1937- Rochdale Hornets
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1934-1936
56 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
20
0
0
60

BIOGRAPHY

Mortimer Stephens by Alex Service

Mortimer, Mort or Monty Stephens arrived at St.Helens in February 1935 as a 21 year-old left-winger. At just over 12 stones and nearly six feet he was a speedy player with a baffling sidestep. A shade over even time he was described by the St.Helens Newspaper as "alert, keen and determined." A former member of the Newton Club in Auckland, he played against the visiting Australians in 1934 at provincial level and scored a brace of tries.
He came to St.Helens on the recommendation of Trevor Hall, who was eventually transferred to Rochdale Hornets. Stephens himself went to the Athletic Grounds in 1937. Monty proved to be an extremely popular and effective winger at Hornets, who finished off the clever centre play of Jack Cutbush. In April 1938, Monty decided to return Down Under with his chum Cyril Balcklaws. Both caught a ship to Sydney, Australia and finally back to New Zealand. Monty settled in Tauranga, abooming port on the East Coast of New Zealand. Here he worked as a Mechanic and Vehicle Inspector. He died in that town in April 1992, aged 80. If anyone has any further information regarding this player after he left Rochdale Hornets, we would like to hear from you.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1934~35 3 0 0 12
1935~3615 0 0 35
1936~37 2 0 0 9
TOTALS:20 0 0 56
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
16th Feb 1935 L 5 Halifax L 1934~35 H 3 4 VIEW
23rd Feb 1935 W 5 Leigh L 1934~35 H 25 5 1 VIEW
2nd Mar 1935 L 5 Castleford L 1934~35 A 4 14 VIEW
9th Mar 1935 L 5 Warrington L 1934~35 H 2 14 VIEW
16th Mar 1935 L 5 Salford L 1934~35 H 8 26 VIEW
23rd Mar 1935 L 5 Salford L 1934~35 A 5 9 VIEW
30th Mar 1935 W 5 Leigh L 1934~35 A 8 7 1 VIEW
6th Apr 1935 W 5 Wakefield Trinity L 1934~35 H 6 4 VIEW
13th Apr 1935 D 5 Bradford Northern L 1934~35 A 5 5 VIEW
19th Apr 1935 L 4 Wigan L 1934~35 A 6 26 1 VIEW
23rd Apr 1935 W 5 Oldham L 1934~35 H 15 5 VIEW
1st May 1935 L 5 Broughton Rangers L 1934~35 H 2 8 VIEW
11th Sep 1935 W 5 Streatham & Mitcham LC1 1935~36 H 10 7 VIEW
25th Sep 1935 D 5 St. Helens Recs LC2 1935~36 H 2 2 VIEW
28th Sep 1935 L 5 Swinton L 1935~36 A 3 46 1 VIEW
30th Sep 1935 W 5 St. Helens Recs LC2(rep) 1935~36 A 21 8 1 VIEW
2nd Oct 1935 W 5 Swinton L 1935~36 H 11 2 1 VIEW
5th Oct 1935 W 5 Featherstone Rovers L 1935~36 H 14 7 3 VIEW
9th Oct 1935 L 5 Salford LCSF 1935~36 A 6 19 VIEW
2nd Nov 1935 L 5 Barrow L 1935~36 H 2 8 VIEW
9th Nov 1935 L 5 Leigh L 1935~36 A 5 9 VIEW
16th Nov 1935 W 5 Bramley L 1935~36 H 31 3 3 VIEW
23rd Nov 1935 W 5 Halifax L 1935~36 H 22 15 VIEW
30th Nov 1935 W 5 Bradford Northern L 1935~36 A 13 10 1 VIEW
7th Dec 1935 W 5 Oldham L 1935~36 H 12 4 VIEW
14th Dec 1935 L 5 Featherstone Rovers L 1935~36 A 6 18 VIEW
25th Dec 1935 W 5 St. Helens Recs L 1935~36 A 3 0 VIEW
26th Dec 1935 L 5 Wigan L 1935~36 H 0 14 VIEW
28th Dec 1935 D 5 Streatham and Mitcham L 1935~36 A 3 3 VIEW
1st Jan 1936 W 5 St. Helens Recs L 1935~36 H 5 3 VIEW
4th Jan 1936 L 5 Oldham L 1935~36 A 2 10 VIEW
11th Jan 1936 L 5 Liverpool Stanley L 1935~36 A 5 14 VIEW
1st Feb 1936 W 5 Leigh L 1935~36 H 9 4 1 VIEW
8th Feb 1936 L 5 Hull CC1 1935~36 A 6 16 1 VIEW
15th Feb 1936 L 5 Halifax L 1935~36 A 6 9 VIEW
20th Feb 1936 L 5 Broughton Rangers L 1935~36 H 6 14 VIEW
22nd Feb 1936 L 5 Bramley L 1935~36 A 4 22 VIEW
29th Feb 1936 L 5 Liverpool Stanley L 1935~36 H 7 10 VIEW
7th Mar 1936 L 5 Broughton Rangers L 1935~36 A 0 23 VIEW
14th Mar 1936 L 5 Batley L 1935~36 H 8 10 2 VIEW
21st Mar 1936 L 5 Batley L 1935~36 A 6 18 VIEW
28th Mar 1936 W 5 Streatham & Mitcham L 1935~36 H 22 11 1 VIEW
4th Apr 1936 L 5 Salford L 1935~36 A 7 21 VIEW
10th Apr 1936 L 5 Wigan L 1935~36 A 0 14 VIEW
11th Apr 1936 L 5 Warrington L 1935~36 H 5 10 VIEW
13th Apr 1936 L 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1935~36 H 0 2 VIEW
20th Apr 1936 L 5 Barrow L 1935~36 A 7 19 VIEW
29th Aug 1936 L 5 Widnes L 1936~37 A 0 28 VIEW
12th Sep 1936 W 5 Liverpool Stanley LC1 1936~37 A 14 3 VIEW
19th Sep 1936 D 5 Leigh L 1936~37 H 4 4 VIEW
23rd Sep 1936 L 5 St. Helens Recs LC2 1936~37 A 4 10 VIEW
28th Nov 1936 L 5 Streatham & Mitcham L 1936~37 A 2 3 VIEW
5th Dec 1936 L 5 Rochdale Hornets L AB 1936~37 H 0 4 VIEW
19th Dec 1936 W 5 Newcastle L 1936~37 A 15 8 1 VIEW
14th Jan 1937 W 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1936~37 H 11 5 1 VIEW
16th Jan 1937 L 5 Barrow L 1936~37 H 2 15 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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