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Wigan RL History - 1958-59 Season

Click to View: 1957-1958 Season or 1959-1960 Season

Wigan Final League Position: 2nd (Coach: Joe Egan)
League Champions:
St Helens (44-22 v Hunslet)
Challenge Cup Winners: Wigan (6 - 30-13 v Hull)
Lancashire Cup Winners: Oldham (12-2 v St Helens)
Lancashire League Winners: Wigan (16)

1958-1959 Northern Rugby Football League CC = Challenge Cup CPO = Championship Play Off LC = Lancashire Cup
Date Opposition Venue KO Resultl Tries Goals Report TV
Sat 16 Aug Hunslet Home 3:00 Won 18-13 Boston, Collier Cunliffe 6 Click Here
Sat 23 Aug Halifax Away 3:00 Lost 12-25 Boston, Cherrington Cunliffe 3 Click Here
Mon 25 Aug Whitehaven Away 6:00 Lost 12-24 O'Grady, Platt Cunliffe 3 Click Here
Sat 30 Aug LC R1: Swinton Away 3:00 Won 31-12 Chisnall 3, Bolton 2, Barton, Boston Cunliffe 5 Click Here
Sat 6 Sept Barrow Home 3:00 Won 49-16 Ashton 3, Boston 2, Chisnall 2, Barton, Cherrington, Collier, Sayer Griffiths 8 Click Here
Sat 13 Sept Hull Away 3:00 Lost 15-34 Sullivan 2, Bolton Griffiths 3 Click Here

Tue 16 Sept

LC R2: Oldham Away 6:00 Lost 07-19 Sayer Cunliffe 2 Click Here
Sat 20 Sept Featherstone Rovers Home 3:00 Won 46-05 Boston 3, Chisnall 2, Sullivan 2, Ashton, Griffiths, Jeram Griffiths 8 Click Here
Sat 27 Sept Swinton Home 3:00 Won 24-08 Ashton, Chisnall Griffiths 9 Click Here
Sat 4 Oct Rochdale Hornets Away 3:00 Won 23-16 Boston 2, Smales 2, Chisnall Griffiths 4 Click Here
Sat 11 Oct Featherstone Rovers Away 3:00 Lost 06-13 - Griffiths 3 Click Here
Sat 18 Oct Whitehaven Home 3:00 Won 39-16 Boston 3, Ashcroft 2, Bolton, Evans, McTigue, Thomas Griffiths 6 Click Here
Sat 25 Oct Leeds Away 3:00 Lost 08-17 Ashton, Sullivan Griffiths 1 Click Here
Sat 1 Nov Leigh Home 3:00 Won 26-12 Bolton 2, Bretherton, Sullivan Griffiths 7 Click Here
Sat 8 Nov Hunslet Away 3:00 Lost 21-29 Boston 2, Holden Griffiths 6 Click Here
Sat 15 Nov Hull Home 2:30 Won 31-07 Boston 2, Holden 2, Bretherton, Cherrington, Griffiths Griffiths 5 Click Here
Sat 22 Nov Barrow Away 2:30 Won 23-17 Boston 2, Ashton, Holden, Sullivan Griffiths 4 Click Here
Sat 29 Nov Oldham Home 2:30 Won 19-07 Boston, Collier, Sayer Cunliffe 4, Thomas 1 Click Here
Sat 6 Dec Swinton Away 2:30 Won 22-07 Boston 2, Sullivan 2, Collier, Holden Griffiths 2 Click Here
Sat 13 Dec Halifax Home 2:30 Won 27-07 Bolton 3, Boston 3, Holden, Sayer Griffiths 3 Click Here
Sat 20 Dec Oldham Away 2:30 Lost 18-21 Sullivan 2, Boston, Evans Griffiths 3 Click Here
Thu 25 Dec Salford Home 2:30 Won 31-14 Boston 3, Sullivan 2, Bolton, Griffiths Griffiths 5 Click Here
Fri 26 Dec St Helens Away 2:30 Lost 09-13 Griffiths Griffiths 3 Click Here
Sat 27 Dec Leigh Away 2:30 Won 25-15 Holden, Abram Griffiths 8 Click Here
Thu 1 Jan Warrington Home 2:30 Won 24-16 Bretherton, Evans, Cherrington, McGurrin Griffiths 5 Click Here
Sat 3 Jan Wakefield Trinity Home 2:30 Won 22-05 Boston, Bretherton, Cherrington, McGurrin Griffiths 5 Click Here
Sat 10 Jan Wakefield Trinity Away 2:30 Postponed Due to Frozen Pitch - -
Sat 17 Jan Blackpool Borough Away 2:30 Postponed Due to Frozen Pitch - -
Sat 24 Jan Liverpool City Away 3:00 Won 36-18 Cherrington 2, Ashton, Boston, Griffiths, Sullivan Griffiths 9 Click Here
Sat 31 Jan Liverpool City Home 3:00 Won 45-07 Boston 3, Ashton, Bolton, Evans, Holden, McTigue, Sullivan Griffiths 9 Click Here
Sat 7 Feb Widnes Home 3:00 Lost 07-11 Boston Griffiths 2 Click Here
Sat 14 Feb Warrington Away 3:00 Won 18-05 Bolton 2, Griffiths 2 Griffiths 3 Click Here
Sat 21 Feb CC R1: Leeds Home 3:00 Won 12-05 Bolton, McTigue Griffiths 3 Click Here
Sat 28 Feb Blackpool Borough Home 3:00 Won 29-11 Boston 2, Holden 2, Ashton, Collier, Sullivan Griffiths 4 Click Here

Sat 7 March

CC R2: Hunslet Home 3:00 Won 22-04 Boston 2, Ashton, Bolton Griffiths 5 Click Here
Sat 14 Mar Leeds Home 3:00 Won 32-03 Barton 2, Griffiths 2, Bootle, Boston, Cherrington, Evans Cunliffe 4 Click Here
Sat 21 Mar CC QF: Halifax Away 3:00 Won 26-00 Boston 3, Sullivan 2, Bolton Griffiths 4 Click Here
Fri 27 Mar St Helens Home 3:00 Won 19-14 Ashton, Bolton, Evans Griffiths 5 Click Here
Sat 28 Mar Workington Town Away 3:00 Won 13-05 Boston, Griffiths, Sullivan Griffiths 2 Click Here
Mon 30 Mar Salford Away 3:00 Won 38-15 Bolton 2, Sullivan 2, Boston, Evans, Griffiths, Holden Griffiths 7 Click Here
Sat 4 April Rochdale Hornets Home 3:00 Won 38-00 Boston 2, Entwistle, Gentles, Griffiths, Platt Griffiths 10 Click Here
Sat 11 April CC SF: Leigh Swinton 3:00 Won 05-00 Sullivan Griffiths 1 Click Here
Wed 15 Apr Blackpool Borough Away 5:45 Won 15-12 Ashton, Boston, Griffiths Griffiths 3 Click Here
Wed 22 Apr Wakefield Trinity Away 6:30 Won 13-12 Boston 2, Sullivan Griffiths 2 Click Here
Sat 25 April Workington Town Home 3:00 Won 31-16 Ashton 3, Boston 3, Barton, Bootle, Sullivan Cunliffe 2 Click Here
Mon 27 Apr Widnes Away 6:45 Won 10-05 Bolton, Sullivan Griffiths 2 Click Here
Sat 2 May CPO SF: Hunslet Home 3:00 Lost 11-22 Bolton, Griffiths, Sayer Cunliffe 1 Click Here
Sat 9 May CC Final: Hull Wembley 3:00 Won 30-13 Boston 2, Bolton, Holden, McTigue, Sullivan Griffiths 6 Click Here BBC TV

1958-1959 Season Team Sheets List
aalaDatealaa Opponent allllResultlllLl 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Sat 16 Aug Huns (H) W18-13 CunliffelG6 O'Grady BostonlT Ashcroft Chisnall McGurrin Thomas Barton Sayer Bretherton Cherrington CollierlT Evans
Sat 23 Aug Hal (A) L12-25 CunliffelG3 O'Grady BostonlT Ashcroft Chisnall McGurrin Thomas Barton Sayer Bretherton CherringtonlT Collier Evans
Mon 25 Aug White (A) L12-24 CunliffelG3 O'GradylT Boston Ashcroft Halliwell Bolton Entwistle Bretherton Sayer Collier Cherrington PlattlT Evans
Sat 30 Aug Swin (A) W (LCR1) CunliffelG5 ChisnalllT3 BostonlT Ashton Sullivan BoltonlT2 Entwistle BartonlT Sayer McTigue Cherrington Collier Platt
Sat 6 Sept Barr (H) W49-16 GriffithslG8 ChisnalllT2 BostonlT2 AshtonlT3 Sullivan Bolton Entwistle BartonlT SayerlT McTigue CherringtonlT CollierlT Platt
Sat 13 Sept Hull (A) L15-34 GriffithslG3 Chisnall Boston Ashton SullivanlT2 BoltonlT Thomas Barton Sayer McTigue Cherrington Collier Platt
Tue 16 Sept Leigh (A) L (LCR2) CunliffelG2 Chisnall Ashcroft Ashton Sullivan Boston Bolton Barton SayerlT McTigue Cherrington Collier Evans
Sat 20 Sept Feath (H) W46-05 GriffithslTlG8 BostonlT3 Ashcroft AshtonlT SullivanlT2 ChisnalllT2 JeramlT Barton Sayer McTigue Evans Collier Smales
Sat 27 Sept Swin (H) W24-08 GriffithslG9 Boston Ashcroft AshtonlT Sullivan ChisnalllT Jeram Barton Sayer McTigue Evans Collier Smales
Sat 4 Oct Roch (A) W23-16 GriffithslG4 BostonlT2 Ashcroft ChisnalllT Sullivan Bolton Jeram Barton Sayer McTigue Bretherton Evans SmaleslT2
Sat 11 Oct Feath (A) L06-13 GriffithslG3 Boston Ashcroft Chisnall Sullivan Bolton Jeram Barton Sayer McTigue Bretherton Evans Smales
Sat 18 Oct White (H) W39-16 GriffithslG6 BostonlT3 AshcroftlT2 Chisnall Sullivan BoltonlT Thomas Barton Sayer McTiguelT Cherrington Collier EvanslT
Sat 25 Oct Leeds (A) L08-17 GriffithslG Boston AshtonlT Holden SullivanlT Chisnall Thomas Barton Sayer McTigue Bretherton Collier Evans
Sat 1 Nov Leigh (H) W26-12 GriffithslG7 Boston Ashton Holden SullivanlT BoltonlT2 Thomas Barton Sayer BrethertonlT Platt Collier Smales
Sat 8 Nov Huns (A) L21-29 GriffithslG6 BostonlT2 Ashton HoldenlT Sullivan Bolton Thomas Barton Sayer Bretherton Collier Platt Smales
Sat 15 Nov Hull (H) W31-07 GriffithslTlG5 BostonlT2 Ashton HoldenlT2 Sullivan Bolton Thomas Barton Sayer BrethertonlT CherringtonlT McTigue Evans
Sat 22 Nov Barr (A) W23-17 GriffithslG4 BostonlT2 AshtonlT HoldenlT SullivanlT Bolton Thomas Bretherton Sayer Collier McTigue Cherrington Evans
Sat 29 Nov Old (H) W19-17 CunliffelG4 BostonlT Ashton Holden Sullivan Bolton ThomaslG Bretherton SayerlT CollierlT Cherrington McTigue Evans
Sat 6 Dec Swin (A) W22-17 GriffithslG2 BostonlT2 Ashton HoldenlT SullivanlT2 Bolton Thomas Barton Sayer CollierlT Bretherton McTigue Evans
Sat 13 Dec Hal (H) W27-07 GriffithslG3 BostonlT3 Ashton HoldenlT Sullivan BoltonlT3 Thomas Barton SayerlT Collier Bretherton McTigue Evans
Sat 20 Dec Old (A) L18-21 GriffithslG3 BostonlT Ashton Holden SullivanlT2 Bolton Thomas Barton Sayer Collier Bretherton McTigue EvanslT
Thu 25 Dec Salf (H) W31-14 GriffithslTlG5 BostonlT3 Ashton Holden SullivanlT2 BoltonlT Gentles Bretherton Sayer Collier Cherrington Abram McGurrin
Fri 26 Dec St H (A) L09-13 GriffithslTlG3 Boston Ashton Holden Sullivan McGurrin Thomas Bretherton Sayer Collier Cherrington McTigue Evans
Sat 27 Dec Leigh (A) W25-15 GriffithslG8 Boston Ashton HoldenlT Sullivan McGurrin Thomas Bretherton Sayer AbramlT Cherrington Platt Evans
Thu 1 Jan Warr (H) W24-16 GriffithslG5 Boston Ashton Holden Sullivan McGurrinlT Thomas BrethertonlT Sayer Collier CherringtonlT McTigue EvanslT
Sat 3 Jan Wake (H) W22-05 GriffithslG5 Chisnall BostonlT Holden Sullivan McGurrinlT Thomas BrethertonlT Sayer CherringtonlT McTigue Collier Evans
Sat 24 Jan Liv C (A) W36-18 GriffithslTlG9 BostonlT AshtonlT Holden SullivanlT Bolton Thomas Bretherton Sayer Collier CherringtonlT2 McTigue Evans
Sat 31 Jan Liv C (H) W45-07 GriffithslG9 BostonlT3 AshtonlT HoldenlT SullivanlT BoltonlT Thomas Bretherton Sayer Collier Cherrington McTiguelT EvanslT
Sat 7 Feb Wid (H) L07-11 GriffithslG2 BostonlT Ashton Holden Sullivan Bolton Thomas Bretherton Sayer Collier Abram McTigue Evans
Sat 14 Feb Warr (A) W18-05 Platt Chisnall GriffithslT2lG3 Sullivan Entwistle BoltonlT2 Thomas Bretherton Sayer Barton Cherrington McTigue Evans
Sat 21 Feb Leeds (H) W (CCR1) GriffithslG3 Boston Ashton Holden Sullivan BoltonlT Thomas Bretherton Sayer Barton Cherrington McTiguelT Evans
Sat 28 Feb Black (H) W29-11 GriffithslG4 BostonlT2 AshtonlT HoldenlT2 SullivanlT Entwistle Hughes Bretherton Wright Barton Cherrington McTigue CollierlT
Sat 7 Mar Huns (H) W (CCR2) GriffithslG5 BostonlT2 AshtonlT Holden Sullivan BoltonlT Thomas Bretherton Sayer Barton Cherrington McTigue Evans
Sat 14 Mar Leeds (H) W32-03 CunliffelG4 BostonlT GriffithslT2 Holden BootlelT Entwistle Thomas Bretherton Sayer BartonlT2 CherringtonlT Platt EvanslT
Sat 21 Mar Hal (A) W (CCQF) GriffithslG4 BostonlT3 Ashton Holden SullivanlT2 Bolton Thomas Bretherton Sayer Barton Cherrington McTigue EvanslT
Fri 27 Mar St H (H) W19-14 GriffithslG5 Boston AshtonlT Holden Sullivan BoltonlT Thomas Bretherton Sayer Platt Cherrington McTigue EvanslT
Sat 28 Mar Work (A) W13-05 GriffithslTlG2 Entwistle BostonlT Holden SullivanlT Bolton Thomas Bretherton Sayer McTigue Cherrington Platt Evans
Mon 30 Mar Salf (A) W38-15 Platt BostonlT GriffithslTlG7 HoldenlT SullivanlT2 BoltonlT2 Entwistle Bretherton Wright Collier Cherrington McTigue EvanslT
Sat 4 Apr Roch (H) W38-00 PlattlT BostonlT2 GriffithslTlG10 Holden Bootle EntwistlelT GentleslT Bretherton Wright Collier Cherrington Abram Evans
Sat 11 Apr Leigh (N) W (CCSF) GriffithslG Boston Ashton Holden SullivanlT Bolton Thomas Bretherton Sayer Barton Cherrington McTigue Evans
Wed 15 Apr Black (A) W15-12 GriffithslTlG3 BostonlT AshtonlT Holden Sullivan Bolton Thomas Bretherton Sayer Barton Cherrington Collingwood Platt
Wed 22 Apr Wake (A) W13-12 GriffithslG2 BostonlT2 Ashton Holden SullivanlT Bolton Thomas Bretherton Sayer Barton Cherrington McTigue Evans
Sat 25 Apr Work (H) W31-16 CunliffelG2 BootlelT AshtonlT3 BostonlT3 SullivanlT Holden Entwistle BartonlT Sayer Collier Cherrington Collingwood Evans
Mon 27 Apr Wid (A) W10-05 GriffithslG2 Fenton Boston Holden SullivanlT BoltonlT Thomas Bretherton Sayer Collier Cherrington McTigue Evans
Sat 2 May Huns (H) W (CPOSF) CunliffelG Boston GriffithslT Holden Sullivan BoltonlT Thomas Bretherton SayerlT Collier Cherrington McTigue Evans
Sat 9 May Hull (N) W (CCF) GriffithslG6 BostonlT2 Ashton HoldenlT SullivanlT BoltonlT Thomas Bretherton Sayer Barton Cherrington McTiguelT Evans

Player

Apps

Tries Goals
Billy Boston 45 54 -
Bill Sayer 43 5 -
Mick Sullivan 41 27 -
Fred Griffiths 39 14 176
Bill Bretherton 38 4 -
Roy Evans 38 7 -
Norman Cherrington 35 7 -
Brian McTigue 35 4 -
David Bolton 33 22 -
Keith Holden 33 13 -
Rees Thomas 33 1 1
Eric Ashton 32 16 -
Frank Collier 31 5 -
John Barton 29 5 -
Bob Chisnall 14 9 -
Don Platt 14 2 -
Terry Entwistle 10 1 -
Ernie Ashcroft 9 2 -
Jack Cunliffe 9 - 30
Bernard McGurrin 7 2 -
Tommy Smales 6 2 -
Roy Abram 4 1 -
Wilf Jeram 4 1 -
Geoff Bootle 3 2 -
Terry O'Grady 3 1 -
Frank Wright 3 - -
Gerry Collingwood 2 - -
Tommy Gentles 2 1 -
Syd Fenton 1 - -
Frank Halliwell 1 - -
John Hughes 1 - -


Top Try Scorers

Player

Tries
Billy Boston 54
Mick Sullivan 27
David Bolton 22
Eric Ashton 16
Fred Griffiths 14
Keith Holden 13
Bob Chisnall 9
Norman Cherrington 7
Roy Evans 7
John Barton 5
Frank Collier 5
Bill Sayer 5
Bill Bretherton 4
Brian McTigue 4
Ernie Ashcroft 2
Geoff Bootle 2
Bernard McGurrin 2
Don Platt 2
Tommy Smales 2
Roy Abram 1
Terry Entwistle 1
Tommy Gentles 1
Wilf Jeram 1
Terry O'Grady 1
Rees Thomas 1

Top Goal Scorers

Player

Goals
Fred Griffiths 176
Jack Cunliffe 30
Rees Thomas 1

- Team P W D L Pts
1 St Helens 38 31 1 6 63
2 Wigan 38 29 0 9 58
3 Hunslet 38 27 3 8 57
4 Oldham 38 28 1 9 57
5 Wakefield Trinity 38 27 1 10 55
6 Swinton 38 27 1 10 55
7 Hull 38 25 1 12 51
8 Widnes 38 23 0 15 46
9 Warrington 38 22 0 16 44
10 Bradford Northern 38 20 2 16 42
11 York 38 20 1 17 41
12 Halifax 38 19 2 17 40
13 Featherstone Rovers 38 18 3 17 39
14 Leeds 38 19 0 19 38
15 Keighley 38 18 1 19 37
16 Leigh 38 18 0 20 36
17 Barrow 38 18 0 20 36
18 Hull 38 18 0 20 36
19 Huddersfield 38 18 0 20 36
20 Workington Town 38 16 3 19 35
21 Whitehaven 38 17 0 21 34
22 Salford 38 16 1 22 33
23 Bramley 38 15 1 22 31
24 Blackpool Borough 38 15 0 23 30
25 Castleford 38 13 0 25 26
26 Rochdale Hornets 38 11 1 26 23
27 Batley 38 10 1 27 21
28 Liverpool City 38 8 0 30 16
29 Dewsbury 38 7 0 31 14
30 Doncaster 38 5 0 33 10




Championship Play-Offs

Semifinals:

    St Helens 42 beat Oldham 4.
    Wigan 11 lost to Hunslet 22.

Final:

    St Helens 44 beat Hunslet 22.
    


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