Tommy Stott

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
09-09-1924
N/A
01-10-1942
Junior Leagues
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
03-10-1942 v Leeds
Dewsbury
1951- Swinton
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1942-1951
79 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
14
89
0
220

BIOGRAPHY

Tommy was the younger of the of two Stott brothers who were so prominent at Knowsley Road in the 1940s. Tommy was a centre who was also a very reliable goal-kicker. He was a versatile player and after 1948 he appeared for the club at loose forward, winger and full back as well as donning his favourite centre jersey. In all Tommy kicked 89 goals for the Saints including seven in a match against Featherstone Rovers. However his greatest feat was in May 1947 as part of the 29 points to nil drubbing of Bramley when Tommy crossed for a hat trick of tries and also booted over 3 goals. After a decade with the Saints Tommy moved on to Swinton in his twilight playing days, writes Dave Dooley.

It is also interesting to note that Tom’s debut against Leeds initiated a change of [original] position for the youngster. Premier in the St. Helens Newspaper gave us a unique insight into what actually happened at Headingley: “Stott junior, a seventeen year old making his debut had been selected to play as fly-half. Stott senior [Jimmy] promptly vetoed the idea as soon as he arrived. He objected to a schoolboy’s heart being broken, and perhaps, his immature frame as well, by a bout with Vic Hey. So the novice went on the wing as Jimmy’s partner. In his place came a young soldier laddie we had never seen before, named Davies. He was ‘just a kid’ so to speak, but a well-built one, and much better able to face Vic Hey than [Tom] Stott was. As a matter of fact he put up a most valiant show”.

This timely intervention by Jimmy Stott shielded his younger brother from Vic hey, the Australian international, who was a real handful most of the time. As for Tom himself, he could always be seen at the Edington End of the Popular Side, watching his favourite team, for many years after his retirement from the game. A really great guy! The gallery shows his family receiving the Heritage Certificate at the Heritage Day in August 2019. The UGB sorter died in St Helens in March 1997, aged 77.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1942~43 0 0 0 2
1946~475 25 0 13
1947~48 6 28 0 28
1948~49 3 29 0 18
1949~50 0 3 0 4
1950~510 0 0 2
1951~52 0 4 0 12
TOTALS:14 89 0 79
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1947~480001
1948~490803
1951~520201
TOTALS:01005

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
3rd Oct 1942
L
2 Leeds WEL 1942~43 A 0 34 VIEW
17th Apr 1943
L
6 Featherstone Rovers WEL 1942~43 A 3 9 VIEW
29th Mar 1947
L
3 Hull K.R. L 1946~47 A 3 11 VIEW
4th Apr 1947
W
3 Wigan L 1946~47 A 12 7 VIEW
5th Apr 1947
L
3 Warrington L 1946~47 H 6 10 VIEW
7th Apr 1947
L
3 Belle Vue Rangers L 1946~47 H 10 12 VIEW
12th Apr 1947
L
4 Oldham L 1946~47 H 7 18 2 VIEW
19th Apr 1947
L
4 Workington Town L 1946~47 A 2 13 1 VIEW
26th Apr 1947
W
3 Swinton L 1946~47 A 15 6 2 VIEW
10th May 1947
W
3 Bramley L 1946~47 H 29 0 3 3 VIEW
17th May 1947
W
3 Featherstone Rovers L 1946~47 H 35 0 7 VIEW
24th May 1947
L
3 Barrow L 1946~47 A 9 15 VIEW
26th May 1947
L
3 Halifax L 1946~47 A 9 10 1 VIEW
31st May 1947
W
3 Barrow L 1946~47 H 36 7 6 VIEW
7th Jun 1947
W
3 Rochdale Hornets L 1946~47 H 26 4 1 4 VIEW
23rd Aug 1947
L
3 Widnes L 1947~48 A 8 9 1 VIEW
30th Aug 1947
W
3 Leigh LC1(1) 1947~48 A 15 0 2 VIEW
4th Sep 1947
W
3 Leigh LC1(2) 1947~48 H 31 5 4 VIEW
25th Sep 1947
L
3 New Zealand Tour 1947~48 H 5 11 VIEW
4th Oct 1947
W
3 Swinton L 1947~48 H 24 3 1 3 VIEW
11th Oct 1947
L
3 Wakefield Trinity L 1947~48 A 7 10 2 VIEW
18th Oct 1947
W
3 Workington Town L 1947~48 H 14 3 2 VIEW
25th Oct 1947
W
4 Hull K.R. L 1947~48 H 14 9 1 4 VIEW
22nd Nov 1947
L
3 Liverpool Stanley L 1947~48 A 7 10 2 VIEW
6th Dec 1947
D
3 Hunslet L 1947~48 H 13 13 1 2 VIEW
20th Dec 1947
L
4 Hunslet L 1947~48 A 5 11 VIEW
25th Dec 1947
W
3 Leigh L 1947~48 H 22 3 1 VIEW
26th Dec 1947
W
3 Wigan L 1947~48 H 13 6 VIEW
27th Dec 1947
D
3 Wakefield Trinity L 1947~48 H 5 5 VIEW
3rd Jan 1948
W
4 Swinton L 1947~48 A 6 3 VIEW
10th Jan 1948
L
3 Warrington L 1947~48 H 2 8 1 VIEW
17th Jan 1948
L
1 Hull K.R. L 1947~48 A 10 17 1 VIEW
7th Feb 1948
W
4 Bustlingthorpe Vale CC1(1) 1947~48 H 48 0 2 VIEW
14th Feb 1948
W
4 Bustlingthorpe Vale CC1(2) 1947~48 A 13 2 VIEW
28th Feb 1948
L
4 Oldham CC2 1947~48 A 0 5 VIEW
6th Mar 1948
L
4 Warrington L 1947~48 A 3 21 1 VIEW
26th Mar 1948
L
4 Wigan L 1947~48 A 11 22 VIEW
27th Mar 1948
W
4 York L 1947~48 H 44 10 3 VIEW
28th Mar 1948
L
4 Barrow L 1947~48 A 8 12 VIEW
6th Apr 1948
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L 1947~48 A 15 10 VIEW
8th Apr 1948
L
4 Widnes L 1947~48 H 8 9 VIEW
10th Apr 1948
W
4 Barrow L 1947~48 H 21 5 VIEW
22nd Apr 1948
W
13 Belle Vue Rangers L 1947~48 A 21 2 VIEW
15th May 1948
W
13 Roanne* Fr 1947~48 H 36 19 VIEW
4th Sep 1948
L
4 Wigan LC1(1) 1948~49 H 9 24 VIEW
11th Sep 1948
W
13 Liverpool Stanley L 1948~49 A 17 0 VIEW
23rd Sep 1948
W
13 Liverpool Stanley L 1948~49 H 41 0 1 VIEW
25th Sep 1948
W
13 Dewsbury L 1948~49 A 14 7 VIEW
2nd Oct 1948
W
13 Hunslet L 1948~49 H 41 11 1 7 VIEW
9th Oct 1948
L
13 Barrow L 1948~49 A 12 20 1 3 VIEW
14th Oct 1948
W
13 Australia Tour 1948~49 H 10 8 2 VIEW
16th Oct 1948
L
13 Warrington L 1948~49 H 4 12 2 VIEW
30th Oct 1948
W
13 Halifax L 1948~49 H 8 5 1 VIEW
6th Nov 1948
W
3 Salford L 1948~49 H 17 12 4 VIEW
13th Nov 1948
L
3 Rochdale Hornets L 1948~49 A 3 10 VIEW
20th Nov 1948
W
1 Dewsbury L 1948~49 H 27 7 3 VIEW
15th Jan 1949
W
4 Belle Vue Rangers L 1948~49 A 17 5 1 VIEW
29th Jan 1949
W
3 Huddersfield L 1948~49 H 20 2 VIEW
5th Feb 1949
L
12 Widnes L 1948~49 A 2 6 VIEW
26th Feb 1949
L
1 Swinton L 1948~49 H 8 11 1 VIEW
19th Mar 1949
L
4 Salford L 1948~49 A 6 7 VIEW
25th Apr 1949
W
3 Barrow L 1948~49 H 16 5 5 VIEW
16th May 1949
L
3 Huddersfield* Fr Tour 1948~49 P 11 46 VIEW
18th May 1949
W
1 Huddersfield* Fr Tour 1948~49 B 33 17 6 VIEW
21st May 1949
L
1 Huddersfield* Fr Tour 1948~49 A 16 25 2 VIEW
3rd Sep 1949
L
4 Dewsbury L 1949~50 A 12 18 3 VIEW
7th Sep 1949
L
13 Barrow L 1949~50 A 3 18 VIEW
31st Dec 1949
L
4 Leigh L 1949~50 A 10 15 VIEW
7th Apr 1950
L
11 Wigan L 1949~50 A 12 17 VIEW
17th Feb 1951
W
5 Bradford Northern CC1(2) 1950~51 H 4 0 VIEW
24th Feb 1951
L
5 Hunslet L 1950~51 A 4 8 VIEW
11th Aug 1951
W
1 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1951~52 H 16 7 2 VIEW
18th Aug 1951
W
1 Widnes L 1951~52 A 20 11 1 VIEW
21st Aug 1951
W
1 Rochdale Hornets L 1951~52 A 20 2 VIEW
25th Aug 1951
W
1 Liverpool City L 1951~52 H 23 3 VIEW
29th Aug 1951
D
1 Swinton L 1951~52 H 12 12 1 VIEW
1st Sep 1951
L
1 Belle Vue Rangers LC1(1) 1951~52 H 4 8 VIEW
6th Sep 1951
D
1 Belle Vue Rangers LC1(2) 1951~52 A 2 2 VIEW
8th Sep 1951
W
1 Dewsbury L 1951~52 H 14 8 VIEW
15th Sep 1951
L
1 Oldham L 1951~52 A 7 13 1 VIEW
22nd Sep 1951
W
1 Barrow L 1951~52 H 16 3 1 VIEW
29th Sep 1951
W
1 Warrington L 1951~52 A 19 13 VIEW
27th Oct 1951
L
2 Workington Town L 1951~52 A 8 11 VIEW
24th Nov 1951
L
3 Dewsbury L 1951~52 A 2 6 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 41 | LOSSES : 39 | DRAWS : 4

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