1st September 1917: Wigan 14 St Helens 8 Posted by Bilko
on January 29 2015 - 00:25
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Venue: Central Park, Wigan Competition: War Emergency League
1. Graham, 2. Ted Smith, 3. Jim Sherrington, 4. Joseph Rudd, 5.
Blackledge, 6. Peter Heaton, 7. Johnny Thomas
8. Arthur Francis, 9. Bill Melling, 10. Bill Banks, 11. Harry Banks, 12.
Sutton, 13. William Ainscough
Ted Smith 3, Sutton
Ted Smith 1
1. Wilmot, 2. Henry Greenall, 3. Tom White, 4. Norman Gee, 5.
William Hankinson, 6. Jack Halsall, 7. B.Wilson
8. Henry Tomlinson, 9. Parr, 10. Brighton, 11. John Holland, 12. Harry
Jack Halsall, B.Wilson
The opening match of the 1917-1918 war season.
Although a league table was often printed in newspapers, the actual league
competition was suspended for the third year in a row with friendlies being
played on a weekly basis. This match between Wigan and Saints was one of
only two games played on the day and it was contested in "wretched weather".
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