Jim Barnes

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
15-05-1875
N/A
Date unknown.
Local juniors
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
29-02-1896 v Warrington
Hull
1905-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1895-1904
141 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
31
19
0
131

Biography of Jim Barnes



HERITAGE NO : 31
James Barnes by Alex Service

James Barnes had quite a distinguished record at club level at Knowsley Road, with 141 appearances and 31 tries, normally from left-centre. He had the build and pace for that position and gradually asserted himself in the First Team after making his debut in the inaugural Northern Union season in 1895-96 in the 5-5 draw at Warrington on February 29th 1896. He was 18 or thereabouts. He also played in the first Challenge Cup final,just over twelve months later when regular centre Sutton broke his collar bone in the semi-final against Swinton.

By the turn of the century, he was a key member of the St.Helens team. During the 1900-01 campaign, James, or Jim as he was known, made 29 appearances, missing just one game, scoring 9 tries. He could also kick goals too. Born in St. Helens, it is presumed he joined the club from the local junior competitions. He played his last match as a Saint at home to Hull on 1st April 1905 in a relatively un-distinguished 0-13 defeat. The team ended the season second from bottom of the table in the First Division and looked to be heading for the Second Division, until the leagues were re-constituted into one the following year.

Around 1903-04 Jim was unhappy and wanted a transfer away from the Saints, according to the Club Minutes. On 15th February 1904 one entry read: "letter from Barnes asking for his transfer. Barnes to state what club he desires to go to and let them apply for a transfer". Fortunately, it all came to nought and Jim went on to produce some of the best rugby of his career afterwards!

It has to be said that Jim was a stalwart when the Saints were at one of their lowest ebbs and his contribution to the team was much valued. He was a popular figure with the supporters but it is sad to relate that he passed away relatively young, at the age of 53 in March 1931. There was hardly a mention in the local press although it appears that Jim was living in Liverpool [Marmaduke Street] at the time of his death. He was survived by his wife and three sons and a daughter. The funeral was a small affair, with nobody present from his old club, which seems quite sad, given his terrific record. Yet they were different times and people had moved on.



SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1895~96 0 0 0 1
1896~970 0 0 5
1897~982 1 0 5
1898~994 0 0 22
1899~009 0 0 29
1900~01 0 2 0 15
1901~02 4 7 0 24
1902~033 4 0 14
1903~04 7 1 0 13
1904~052 4 0 13
TOTALS:31 19 0 141
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1896~97 0002
1897~981103
1898~99 2104
1899~002004
1900~01 0001
1901~02 0101
TOTALS:53015

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
29th Feb 1896 1
D
5 Warrington L A 5 5 VIEW
19th Dec 1896 2
L
2 Stockport L A 6 13 VIEW
25th Dec 1896 --
L
5 Halifax* Fr A 0 4 VIEW
26th Dec 1896 3
D
2 Widnes L A 0 0 VIEW
1st Jan 1897 4
L
2 Oldham L H 5 17 VIEW
11th Mar 1897 5
W
4 Wigan L H 3 0 VIEW
16th Apr 1897 --
W
4 Halifax * Fr H 11 3 VIEW
24th Apr 1897 6
L
4 Batley CCF N 3 10 VIEW
16th Oct 1897 7
L
1 Widnes L H 3 13 VIEW
19th Feb 1898 8
W
2 Stockport L H 27 0 2 VIEW
26th Feb 1898 9
L
2 Batley CC1 A 7 12 VIEW
8th Mar 1898 --
W
4 Birkenhead* Fr H 8 0 1 VIEW
11th Mar 1898 --
W
4 Barrow* Fr A 5 3 1 VIEW
24th Mar 1898 --
L
5 Swinton* Fr A 3 5 VIEW
2nd Apr 1898 10
L
2 Widnes L A 6 7 VIEW
16th Apr 1898 11
D
2 Morecambe L H 5 5 1 VIEW
1st Sep 1898 --
W
2 Salford * Fr A 6 0 2 VIEW
3rd Sep 1898 12
L
2 Widnes L A 0 6 VIEW
10th Sep 1898 13
L
3 Broughton Rangers L H 3 13 VIEW
17th Sep 1898 14
L
2 Warrington L A 0 3 VIEW
24th Sep 1898 15
W
4 Morecambe L A 8 0 VIEW
1st Oct 1898 16
W
4 Oldham L H 15 9 VIEW
8th Oct 1898 17
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L H 22 3 VIEW
15th Oct 1898 --
L
2 Lancaster* Fr A 2 8 VIEW
22nd Oct 1898 18
L
4 Swinton L A 0 8 VIEW
29th Oct 1898 19
W
4 Wigan L A 22 3 2 VIEW
12th Nov 1898 20
W
4 Wigan L H 10 7 VIEW
19th Nov 1898 21
L
4 Leigh L A 2 5 VIEW
26th Nov 1898 22
D
4 Widnes L H 0 0 VIEW
3rd Dec 1898 --
W
2 Birkenhead* Fr H 14 0 1 VIEW
10th Dec 1898 --
L
2 Hull* Fr A 0 19 VIEW
17th Dec 1898 23
L
4 Broughton Rangers L A 2 20 VIEW
24th Dec 1898 24
L
4 Salford L A 2 13 VIEW
18th Feb 1899 25
W
4 Warrington L H 12 3 VIEW
4th Mar 1899 26
W
4 Stockport L A 13 3 VIEW
11th Mar 1899 27
L
4 Rochdale Hornets L A 0 16 VIEW
18th Mar 1899 28
W
4 Whitworth CC1 H 12 3 1 VIEW
25th Mar 1899 29
D
5 Morecambe CC2 H 0 0 VIEW
29th Mar 1899 30
D
3 Morecambe CC2(rep) A 5 5 VIEW
31st Mar 1899 31
W
3 Morecambe CC2(2nd rep) H 17 5 1 VIEW
1st Apr 1899 32
L
3 Salford CC3 A 0 16 VIEW
20th Apr 1899 33
W
4 Stockport L H 13 10 VIEW
2nd Sep 1899 34
D
2 Warrington L H 3 3 VIEW
9th Sep 1899 35
L
2 Widnes L H 0 3 VIEW
16th Sep 1899 36
W
4 Swinton L H 17 3 VIEW
23rd Sep 1899 --
W
2 Lancaster* Fr H 17 3 2 VIEW
30th Sep 1899 37
W
2 Broughton Rangers L A 14 0 VIEW
7th Oct 1899 38
L
4 Rochdale Hornets L A 0 7 VIEW
14th Oct 1899 39
W
4 Wigan L H 5 0 VIEW
21st Oct 1899 40
W
4 Stockport L H 17 3 2 VIEW
28th Oct 1899 41
L
4 Widnes L A 3 5 VIEW
4th Nov 1899 42
W
4 Wigan L A 6 0 1 VIEW
11th Nov 1899 43
W
4 Salford L H 8 6 1 VIEW
25th Nov 1899 44
W
4 Stockport L A 6 3 VIEW
2nd Dec 1899 45
W
4 Tyldesley L H 26 3 1 VIEW
9th Dec 1899 46
W
4 Oldham L H 17 14 VIEW
23rd Dec 1899 47
W
4 Warrington L A 11 0 VIEW
25th Dec 1899 48
W
4 Broughton Rangers L H 4 0 VIEW
26th Dec 1899 49
L
4 Millom L A 8 10 2 VIEW
30th Dec 1899 50
W
4 Tyldesley L A 14 3 VIEW
1st Jan 1900 51
W
4 Leigh L H 26 0 1 VIEW
6th Jan 1900 52
D
4 Swinton L A 0 0 VIEW
13th Jan 1900 53
W
4 Millom L H 7 2 VIEW
20th Jan 1900 54
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L H 6 0 VIEW
27th Jan 1900 --
W
2 Birkenhead * Fr A 15 0 VIEW
17th Feb 1900 55
L
4 Runcorn L A 0 9 VIEW
24th Feb 1900 56
W
4 Runcorn L H 3 2 VIEW
27th Feb 1900 57
D
4 Leigh L A 0 0 VIEW
3rd Mar 1900 58
L
4 Oldham L A 6 35 VIEW
10th Mar 1900 59
L
4 Salford L A 0 8 VIEW
17th Mar 1900 60
L
4 Warrington CC1 H 0 6 VIEW
4th Apr 1900 61
W
4 Leigh BTC1 H 8 0 VIEW
13th Apr 1900 --
L
2 Birkenhead * Fr A 5 8 VIEW
14th Apr 1900 --
W
2 Lancaster * Fr A 15 8 VIEW
30th Apr 1900 62
W
3 Runcorn BTCF N 6 0 1 VIEW
1st Sep 1900 63
W
4 Broughton Rangers L H 5 3 VIEW
8th Sep 1900 64
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L H 10 3 VIEW
15th Dec 1900 65
L
4 Oldham L H 5 15 VIEW
22nd Dec 1900 66
L
4 Broughton Rangers L A 0 29 VIEW
24th Dec 1900 67
L
4 Warrington BTCSF A 5 6 VIEW
26th Dec 1900 68
L
4 Leigh L H 0 12 VIEW
29th Dec 1900 69
L
4 Widnes L A 0 8 VIEW
1st Jan 1901 --
W
3 Huddersfield * Fr H 11 3 VIEW
5th Jan 1901 70
L
4 Barrow L A 5 14 VIEW
19th Jan 1901 71
W
4 Swinton L H 6 3 VIEW
26th Jan 1901 72
L
4 Rochdale Hornets L A 0 2 VIEW
9th Feb 1901 73
W
4 Widnes L H 7 5 1 VIEW
23rd Feb 1901 74
L
5 Millom L A 2 5 1 VIEW
2nd Mar 1901 75
W
5 Goole CC1 A 12 2 VIEW
9th Mar 1901 76
D
3 Stockport CC2 H 0 0 VIEW
5th Apr 1901 77
L
4 Salford L A 7 16 VIEW
21st Sep 1901 78
L
3 Widnes L & SWLL H 2 5 VIEW
28th Sep 1901 79
W
3 Rochdale Hornets L A 9 2 2 VIEW
5th Oct 1901 80
W
3 Barrow L H 7 3 VIEW
12th Oct 1901 81
L
3 Stockport L A 0 3 VIEW
19th Oct 1901 82
L
3 Runcorn SWLL H 0 2 VIEW
26th Oct 1901 83
L
3 Lancaster L A 4 17 VIEW
2nd Nov 1901 84
W
3 Radcliffe L A 19 0 1 VIEW
30th Nov 1901 85
L
3 Warrington SWLL A 5 11 VIEW
14th Dec 1901 86
L
3 Barrow L A 5 7 1 VIEW
25th Dec 1901 87
W
3 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 12 3 1 VIEW
26th Dec 1901 88
W
3 Leigh SWLL H 11 8 VIEW
1st Jan 1902 89
W
3 Rochdale Hornets L H 7 5 VIEW
4th Jan 1902 90
W
3 Altrincham L A 11 0 VIEW
11th Jan 1902 91
L
3 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 7 15 VIEW
18th Jan 1902 92
W
3 Stockport L H 13 7 2 VIEW
25th Jan 1902 93
W
3 Birkenhead Wanderers L A 6 0 VIEW
1st Feb 1902 94
W
3 Altrincham L H 35 0 3 VIEW
8th Feb 1902 95
D
3 Millom L H 3 3 VIEW
1st Mar 1902 96
W
3 Morecambe L H 3 2 VIEW
8th Mar 1902 97
W
3 Widnes L & SWLL A 3 2 VIEW
15th Mar 1902 98
L
3 Hull Kingston Rovers CC1 A 0 7 VIEW
29th Mar 1902 --
W
3 Oldham * Fr A 26 2 1 VIEW
5th Apr 1902 99
W
3 Birkenhead Wanderers L H 13 0 1 VIEW
12th Apr 1902 100
L
3 Wigan L & SWLL A 2 11 VIEW
23rd Apr 1902 101
W
3 Morecambe L A 10 9 VIEW
6th Sep 1902 102
L
4 Bradford L H 11 21 1 VIEW
13th Sep 1902 103
L
4 Huddersfield L A 3 8 VIEW
20th Sep 1902 104
L
4 Warrington L H 5 18 1 VIEW
4th Oct 1902 105
L
4 Swinton L H 6 10 1 VIEW
11th Oct 1902 106
D
4 Runcorn L H 0 0 VIEW
18th Oct 1902 107
L
4 Batley L A 4 7 1 VIEW
25th Oct 1902 108
W
4 Salford L H 9 5 1 VIEW
21st Feb 1903 109
L
3 Rochdale Hornets CC2 H 2 8 VIEW
28th Feb 1903 110
W
4 Halifax L H 7 3 VIEW
7th Mar 1903 111
W
4 Leigh L A 8 5 1 VIEW
14th Mar 1903 112
W
4 Hull L H 10 8 VIEW
28th Mar 1903 113
L
4 Broughton Rangers L H 3 18 VIEW
31st Mar 1903 114
L
4 Oldham L A 4 13 1 VIEW
4th Apr 1903 115
L
4 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 2 6 VIEW
20th Feb 1904 116
W
2 Morecambe L H 8 0 1 1 VIEW
22nd Feb 1904 117
W
2 Rochdale Hornets L H 6 0 VIEW
27th Feb 1904 118
L
2 Brighouse Rangers L A 0 3 VIEW
5th Mar 1904 119
W
3 Highfield CCP H 48 5 3 VIEW
12th Mar 1904 120
L
3 Halifax CC1 A 0 15 VIEW
16th Mar 1904 121
W
2 Millom L A 3 0 VIEW
19th Mar 1904 122
W
2 Bramley L H 21 2 VIEW
1st Apr 1904 123
W
3 Widnes SWLL A 8 4 VIEW
2nd Apr 1904 124
D
3 Runcorn SWLL A 3 3 VIEW
4th Apr 1904 125
L
3 Warrington SWLL A 3 19 VIEW
9th Apr 1904 126
W
3 Castleford L H 31 3 VIEW
21st Apr 1904 127
W
3 Pontefract L H 19 0 3 VIEW
23rd Apr 1904 128
W
2 Lancaster L H 35 2 VIEW
10th Sep 1904 129
L
4 Wigan L H 7 11 VIEW
17th Sep 1904 130
L
2 Swinton L A 7 17 1 1 VIEW
24th Sep 1904 131
L
5 Broughton Rangers L A 5 24 VIEW
1st Oct 1904 132
W
5 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 10 6 1 1 VIEW
8th Oct 1904 133
L
2 Batley L A 10 20 VIEW
15th Oct 1904 134
L
5 Hunslet L H 3 9 VIEW
29th Oct 1904 135
W
5 Salford L H 13 11 1 VIEW
12th Nov 1904 136
W
5 Wakefield Trinity L H 5 0 1 VIEW
19th Nov 1904 137
L
5 Leigh L A 5 14 VIEW
4th Mar 1905 138
W
5 Rochdale Rangers CC1 H 9 2 VIEW
11th Mar 1905 139
L
4 Wakefield Trinity L A 0 21 VIEW
30th Mar 1905 140
L
2 Leigh L H 0 2 VIEW
1st Apr 1905 141
L
2 Hull L H 0 13 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 76 | LOSSES : 67 | DRAWS : 13

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