Frank Taylor

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
24-12-1951
N/A
27-04-1971
Local juniors
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
08-09-1971 v Castleford
Wigan
1976-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1971-1976
35 (10)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
8
0
0
24

Biography of Frank Taylor



HERITAGE NO : 878
Frank Taylor by SHS

Frank Taylor, born and bred in Wigan, made his debut for the Saints First Team against Castleford on the right wing at Wheldon Road on 8th September 1971. Brian Glover was his centre. Although he could play with equal effectiveness as a winger and centre, he is best remembered for his exploits on the flanks, both for the 'A' Team and as a valued squad member for the First Team, who were a powerful combination in those days in the backs. In his first season he played in the game against Batley at Mount Pleasant which the Saints won 14-7, but with a complete Reserve team, much to the apparent disgust of the Yorkshiremen! The Saints were due to face Warrington in a Challenge Cup semi-final replay three days later ' that was the official excuse.

Frank made 12 appearances, mostly on the right wing in 1972-73, scoring six tries. The following year he was brought in against Hull KR at Craven Park and scored a key try in the Saints 14-9 success. At the start of the 1976-77 season, he found himself at full-back at Central Park against Wigan in a Lancashire Cup first round match that Saints lost 37-5. The visitors had put out a reserve team as a result of a players strike! It was his last game for the First Team.

Although he is a lifelong Wigan fan, Frank still maintains his membership of the Saints Past Players Association and can look back on a career at Knowsley Road when he played with and against, the very best. After his playing days were over Frank set up a local amateur team based in the Downall Green area of Bryn. The jovial character had a very successful career in the Civil Service which eventually relocated him over the Pennines in Ilkley Yorkshire. We were delighted to greet him on one of our Open Days to receive his Heritage Number certificate.



SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1971~720 0 0 6
1972~73 6 0 0 13
1973~74 2 0 0 14
1974~75 0 0 0 2
1976~770 0 0 1
TOTALS:8 0 0 36
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1972~73 0001
1974~75 1001
TOTALS:1002

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
8th Sep 1971 1
L
2 Castleford L A 13 22 VIEW
6th Apr 1972 2
W
5 Workington Town L A 19 10 VIEW
8th Apr 1972 3
W
14 Hull L A 17 7 VIEW
16th Apr 1972 4
W
2 Batley L A 14 7 VIEW
22nd Apr 1972 5
W
5 Hull Kingston Rovers Ch1 H 25 5 VIEW
28th Apr 1972 6
W
5 Rochdale Hornets Ch2 H 17 5 VIEW
11th Aug 1972 --
D
5 Salford * Fr Gallie Cup A 12 12 VIEW
20th Aug 1972 7
W
5 Rochdale Hornets L A 21 3 1 VIEW
22nd Aug 1972 --NPS
W
14 Warrington L H 15 11 VIEW
26th Jan 1973 8
W
5 Doncaster CC1 H 41 0 VIEW
30th Jan 1973 9
W
5 Rochdale Hornets L H 22 7 VIEW
2nd Feb 1973 10
W
5 Barrow L H 33 2 4 VIEW
23rd Feb 1973 11
L
2 Salford L A 10 15 VIEW
2nd Mar 1973 12
W
2 Blackpool Borough L H 29 0 VIEW
7th Mar 1973 13
L
2 Swinton L A 7 11 1 VIEW
11th Mar 1973 14
L
2 Whitehaven L A 7 9 VIEW
16th Mar 1973 15
W
2 Salford L H 21 4 VIEW
30th Mar 1973 16
W
2 Whitehaven L H 15 9 VIEW
6th Apr 1973 17
W
2 Barrow L A 6 5 VIEW
17th Apr 1973 18
W
14 Bradford Northern L A 24 8 VIEW
20th Apr 1973 --NPS
L
14 Wigan L A 2 12 VIEW
27th Apr 1973 --NPS
W
14 Leigh Ch1 H 29 14 VIEW
6th May 1973 19
L
2 Leeds ChSF A 2 7 VIEW
11th Nov 1973 20
W
14 Warrington L A 11 5 VIEW
13th Nov 1973 21
W
14 Australia Tour H 11 7 VIEW
18th Nov 1973 22
W
2 Dewsbury L H 35 3 1 VIEW
25th Nov 1973 23
W
2 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 14 9 1 VIEW
4th Dec 1973 24
L
2 Bramley FTSF A 12 13 VIEW
16th Dec 1973 25
W
14 Whitehaven JP2 H 28 2 VIEW
26th Dec 1973 26
W
1 Wigan L A 20 10 VIEW
29th Dec 1973 27
D
1 Wakefield Trinity JP3 A 18 18 VIEW
6th Jan 1974 28
W
14 Wakefield Trinity JP3 (rep) H 16 10 VIEW
20th Jan 1974 29
L
14 Rochdale Hornets L A 7 11 VIEW
24th Mar 1974 30
W
14 Leigh L H 44 5 VIEW
26th Mar 1974 31
L
14 Widnes L H 0 5 VIEW
31st Mar 1974 32
W
14 Oldham L H 33 12 VIEW
17th Apr 1974 33
W
1 Bramley L H 19 13 VIEW
16th Aug 1974 --
W
15 Blackpool Borough * Fr Charity H 30 8 1 VIEW
17th Sep 1974 34
W
3 Wakefield Trinity FTP(1) H 21 12 VIEW
24th Sep 1974 35
L
14 Wakefield Trinity FTP(2) A 15 18 VIEW
21st Aug 1976 36
L
1 Wigan LC1 A 5 37 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 28 | LOSSES : 11 | DRAWS : 2

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