Jimmy Creevey

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
22-10-1881
N/A
Date unknown.
Pocket Nook Shamrocks
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
25-10-1902 v Salford
Whitehaven Recs
1908- Runcorn
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1902-1907
49 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
11
17
0
67

Biography of Jimmy Creevey



HERITAGE NO : 113
Like his brothers, Jimmy was a reliable and flexible player being able to play anywhere in the threequarters or even at full back. He played a total of 49 matches for the Saints and scored 11 tries including braces against Batley, Barrow and Liverpool City. The former Pocket Nook Shamrock could also kick goals and the records show that Jimmy booted over 17 conversions in these games. Jimmy was immensely popular with his teammates and was Club Captain for a spell. Along with his brothers Charlie and Matt, Jimmy played together against Wigan on Good Friday , 1907. This feat has never been replicated by three brothers. Jimmy continued his career at Runcorn where he played 21 matches scoring six tries in the process. This move seems to have coincided with his developing business interests on the Wirral.

Outside rugby Jimmy was a fish salesman and he made a great success of the venture. He resided in Moreton Road, Birkenhead in 1939 and was described as a retired Hotel Proprietor. At some point Jimmy had moved from the Fish business into the hospitality sector. It is thought that Jimmy tried to start a Rugby League Club in Birkenhead later on in life. Jimmy was living in Dawpool Drive, Wallasey at the time of his death in January 1955 at the age of 73. His wife, Helen (née Bonney) had died four years earlier. He was survived by one daughter, Mary Breen, to whom he left the sum of £21000. This legacy demonstrates how successful Jimmy had been in his various ventures. That sum in today’s money equates to around £400 000.

Dave Dooley


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1902~03 1 0 0 13
1904~05 0 0 0 1
1906~07 10 9 0 20
1907~080 8 0 15
TOTALS:11 17 0 49
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
25th Oct 1902 1
W
3 Salford L H 9 5 VIEW
1st Nov 1902 2
L
3 Halifax L A 0 8 VIEW
8th Nov 1902 3
L
3 Leigh L H 2 13 VIEW
6th Dec 1902 4
L
4 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 0 10 VIEW
13th Dec 1902 5
L
4 Hunslet L A 3 9 1 VIEW
20th Dec 1902 6
L
4 Wigan L H 5 6 VIEW
1st Jan 1903 7
W
4 Batley L H 7 5 VIEW
3rd Jan 1903 8
L
4 Bradford L A 2 14 VIEW
10th Jan 1903 9
L
4 Huddersfield L H 5 13 VIEW
7th Feb 1903 10
L
4 Runcorn L A 0 19 VIEW
14th Feb 1903 11
W
4 Warrington CC1 H 6 3 VIEW
7th Mar 1903 12
W
5 Leigh L A 8 5 VIEW
11th Apr 1903 13
D
2 Hunslet L H 5 5 VIEW
31st Dec 1904 14
L
5 Oldham L A 3 13 VIEW
29th Sep 1906 15
L
4 Widnes L A 5 11 VIEW
6th Oct 1906 16
L
2 Runcorn L H 8 22 VIEW
13th Oct 1906 17
L
4 Oldham LC1 H 14 17 1 VIEW
20th Oct 1906 18
L
4 Pontefract L A 7 17 VIEW
10th Nov 1906 19
L
4 Salford L A 13 26 VIEW
20th Nov 1906 20
L
4 Keighley L A 5 15 1 VIEW
15th Dec 1906 21
L
2 Rochdale Hornets L A 8 14 1 VIEW
22nd Dec 1906 22
L
4 Broughton Rangers L H 7 14 1 VIEW
25th Dec 1906 23
W
1 Liverpool City L H 42 0 1 VIEW
1st Jan 1907 24
W
4 Batley L H 26 0 2 VIEW
5th Jan 1907 25
L
4 Warrington L A 3 20 VIEW
19th Jan 1907 26
L
4 Leigh L A 2 5 1 VIEW
16th Feb 1907 27
W
5 Barrow L H 26 3 2 1 VIEW
23rd Feb 1907 28
L
5 Runcorn L A 8 14 1 1 VIEW
6th Mar 1907 29
L
5 Swinton L A 11 14 VIEW
9th Mar 1907 30
W
5 Wigan L H 10 8 VIEW
16th Mar 1907 31
L
5 Swinton CC1 A 9 16 1 VIEW
29th Mar 1907 32
L
5 Wigan L A 2 24 VIEW
30th Mar 1907 33
W
5 Liverpool City L H 68 0 2 VIEW
1st Apr 1907 34
W
5 Salford L H 30 5 1 2 VIEW
7th Sep 1907 35
L
4 Swinton L A 0 22 VIEW
21st Sep 1907 36
L
4 Salford L A 2 21 1 VIEW
28th Sep 1907 37
W
4 Warrington L H 7 6 VIEW
5th Oct 1907 38
L
4 Widnes L A 5 17 1 VIEW
12th Oct 1907 39
L
3 Swinton LC1 A 0 7 VIEW
19th Oct 1907 40
W
3 Runcorn L H 17 11 3 VIEW
26th Oct 1907 41
L
4 Rochdale Hornets L H 8 12 VIEW
30th Oct 1907 42
L
4 New Zealand Tour H 5 24 VIEW
2nd Nov 1907 43
L
5 Broughton Rangers L A 13 25 VIEW
9th Nov 1907 44
L
5 Oldham L A 2 39 VIEW
16th Nov 1907 45
D
1 Ebbw Vale L H 11 11 VIEW
7th Dec 1907 46
L
4 Salford L H 0 18 VIEW
1st Feb 1908 47
D
5 Widnes L H 5 5 VIEW
22nd Feb 1908 48
L
5 New Zealand Tour H 10 21 2 VIEW
29th Feb 1908 49
L
2 Whitehaven Recs CC1 A 8 13 1 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 12 | LOSSES : 34 | DRAWS : 3

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