Jimmy Honey

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
06-07-1923
N/A
28-01-1948
Vine Tavern ARL
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
14-02-1948 v Buslingthorpe Vale
Widnes
1954- Warrington
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1948-1953
181 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
69
11
0
229

Biography of Jimmy Honey



HERITAGE NO : 669
James Alfred Honey by Dave Dooley:

Jimmy Honey was a stalwart for the club playing over 150 matches mostly as a stand off. He made his debut in a Challenge Cup tie against Buslingthorpe Vale on the 14th. February 1948. In 181 matches for the Saints Jimmy scored 69 tries, kicked 11 goals for a total points aggregate of 229 points. Jimmy was the son of another Jimmy Honey who had played for St Helens Recs before the war. He was signed from the successful local amateur outfit Vine Tavern.

This lively, creative stand off was rewarded with caps for Lancashire. Jimmy was a member of the 1953 Lancashire Cup winning team that defeated Wigan by 16 points to 8. In this match Jimmy scored a sensational try cutting through the Wigan defence then putting in a grubber kick to outpace three defenders, scoring near the posts. This sent Saints into the lead and the first ever Cup Final between the deadly rivals went the way of St.Helens.

His final match for the Club was against Widnes on the 17th April, 1954. He enjoyed a Testimonial around the same time. Jimmy was subsequently sold to Warrington, where he won further honours.

As a child I recall several occasions when we visited the Honeys on Dunriding Lane prior to a day out with them to Liverpool or New Brighton. I seem to remember the family temporarily emigrating to Australia in the early 1960s when son Phil departed Grange Park school. Of course I could be mistaken.

In 1939 Jimmy was living in Central Street, St Helens and working as a Bench Minder in a Glassworks. He died in St Helens in September 1982, aged 59.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1947~48 0 0 0 1
1948~495 0 0 20
1949~505 2 0 28
1950~51 17 9 0 31
1951~52 7 0 0 30
1952~53 16 0 0 44
1953~54 19 0 0 27
TOTALS:69 11 0 181
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1948~490003
1949~503003
1950~512203
1951~522002
1953~541001
TOTALS:82012

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
14th Feb 1948 1
W
6 Bustlingthorpe Vale CC1(2) A 13 2 VIEW
25th Sep 1948 2
W
6 Dewsbury L A 14 7 VIEW
20th Nov 1948 3
W
6 Dewsbury L H 27 7 1 VIEW
27th Nov 1948 4
W
6 Oldham L H 28 2 1 VIEW
4th Dec 1948 5
L
6 Warrington L A 5 15 VIEW
11th Dec 1948 6
W
6 Whitehaven L A 13 0 VIEW
18th Dec 1948 7
W
6 Whitehaven L H 61 0 3 VIEW
25th Dec 1948 8
D
6 Leigh L A 5 5 VIEW
1st Jan 1949 9
W
6 Leigh L H 12 0 VIEW
8th Jan 1949 10
W
6 Rochdale Hornets L H 3 0 VIEW
15th Jan 1949 11
W
6 Belle Vue Rangers L A 17 5 VIEW
22nd Jan 1949 12
W
6 Hunslet L A 11 5 VIEW
29th Jan 1949 13
W
6 Huddersfield L H 20 2 VIEW
5th Feb 1949 14
L
6 Widnes L A 2 6 VIEW
12th Feb 1949 15
W
6 Bradford Northern CC1(1) A 4 3 VIEW
19th Feb 1949 16
L
6 Bradford Northern CC1(2) H 0 5 VIEW
26th Feb 1949 17
L
6 Swinton L H 8 11 VIEW
12th Mar 1949 18
W
6 Belle Vue Rangers L H 18 0 VIEW
26th Mar 1949 --
L
6 Batley* Fr H 10 12 VIEW
31st Mar 1949 19
L
6 Wigan L H 8 13 VIEW
15th Apr 1949 20
L
6 Wigan L A 5 19 VIEW
16th Apr 1949 21
L
6 Huddersfield L A 0 34 VIEW
18th May 1949 --
W
6 Huddersfield* Fr Tour B 33 17 VIEW
21st May 1949 --
L
6 Huddersfield* Fr Tour A 16 25 VIEW
13th Aug 1949 --
W
6 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup H 34 22 VIEW
20th Aug 1949 22
L
6 Widnes L A 2 15 VIEW
25th Aug 1949 23
W
6 Wakefield Trinity L H 22 12 VIEW
3rd Sep 1949 24
L
6 Dewsbury L A 12 18 1 VIEW
7th Sep 1949 25
L
6 Barrow L A 3 18 VIEW
10th Sep 1949 26
W
6 Oldham L H 16 8 VIEW
17th Sep 1949 27
L
6 Wakefield Trinity L A 9 12 VIEW
19th Sep 1949 28
W
6 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 12 5 VIEW
24th Sep 1949 29
W
6 Workington Town L H 43 10 VIEW
1st Oct 1949 30
W
6 Bramley L H 39 2 1 VIEW
15th Oct 1949 31
W
6 Belle Vue Rangers L H 28 5 1 VIEW
22nd Oct 1949 32
W
6 Oldham L A 12 2 VIEW
29th Oct 1949 --
W
6 Leeds* Fr H 18 12 VIEW
5th Nov 1949 33
D
6 Hull L A 5 5 VIEW
12th Nov 1949 34
W
6 Warrington L A 7 3 1 VIEW
19th Nov 1949 35
W
6 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 14 3 VIEW
26th Nov 1949 36
W
6 Liverpool Stanley L A 11 3 VIEW
3rd Dec 1949 37
W
6 Rochdale Hornets L H 23 0 VIEW
10th Dec 1949 38
L
6 Salford L A 4 8 VIEW
17th Dec 1949 39
W
6 Widnes L H 7 0 VIEW
24th Dec 1949 40
W
6 Whitehaven L A 14 7 VIEW
26th Dec 1949 41
W
6 Wigan L H 15 8 VIEW
27th Dec 1949 42
W
6 Swinton L H 10 5 VIEW
11th Mar 1950 43
D
6 Bradford Northern CC3 H 0 0 VIEW
15th Mar 1950 44
L
6 Bradford Northern CC3(rep) A 0 11 VIEW
18th Mar 1950 45
D
6 Belle Vue Rangers L A 7 7 VIEW
25th Mar 1950 46
L
6 Workington Town L A 0 5 VIEW
1st Apr 1950 47
W
4 Liverpool Stanley L H 27 2 1 2 VIEW
15th Apr 1950 48
L
3 Leigh L H 5 12 VIEW
22nd Apr 1950 --
W
7 Neath * Fr H 48 10 3 VIEW
26th Apr 1950 49
W
7 Bramley L A 12 2 VIEW
26th Aug 1950 50
W
6 Liverpool Stanley L A 36 2 3 VIEW
30th Aug 1950 --
W
6 Italy* Fr H 74 38 1 2 VIEW
5th Oct 1950 --
W
6 Carcassonne * Fr H 24 22 VIEW
14th Oct 1950 51
L
5 Salford L A 3 25 VIEW
21st Oct 1950 52
W
6 Liverpool Stanley L H 26 4 2 VIEW
28th Oct 1950 53
L
7 Warrington L A 2 19 VIEW
4th Nov 1950 54
W
7 Workington Town L H 13 11 VIEW
11th Nov 1950 55
L
7 Oldham L H 7 13 1 VIEW
18th Nov 1950 56
D
7 York L A 6 6 VIEW
25th Nov 1950 57
W
7 Hull L A 16 5 VIEW
2nd Dec 1950 58
W
7 Whitehaven L H 47 10 1 VIEW
9th Dec 1950 59
W
7 Rochdale Hornets L A 38 8 2 6 VIEW
23rd Dec 1950 60
W
7 Swinton L A 11 3 1 1 VIEW
25th Dec 1950 61
L
7 Leigh L H 2 12 1 VIEW
13th Jan 1951 62
L
7 Belle Vue Rangers L A 8 9 1 1 VIEW
20th Jan 1951 63
W
7 Barrow L H 10 6 VIEW
27th Jan 1951 64
W
7 Whitehaven L A 3 2 VIEW
3rd Feb 1951 65
W
7 Salford L H 10 0 1 VIEW
10th Feb 1951 66
L
7 Bradford Northern CC1(1) A 6 11 VIEW
17th Feb 1951 67
W
7 Bradford Northern CC1(2) H 4 0 VIEW
24th Feb 1951 68
L
7 Hunslet L A 4 8 VIEW
3rd Mar 1951 69
W
7 Hull L H 39 13 1 VIEW
17th Mar 1951 70
W
7 Belle Vue Rangers L H 13 4 VIEW
23rd Mar 1951 71
L
7 Wigan L A 13 22 VIEW
24th Mar 1951 72
W
7 Warrington L H 5 3 VIEW
26th Mar 1951 73
L
7 Oldham L AB A 0 3 VIEW
4th Apr 1951 74
W
7 Leeds L H 22 14 2 VIEW
7th Apr 1951 75
L
7 Oldham L A 4 17 VIEW
12th Apr 1951 76
W
6 Widnes L A 5 2 1 VIEW
14th Apr 1951 77
W
7 Leeds L A 9 3 VIEW
18th Apr 1951 78
L
7 Huddersfield L H 9 14 1 VIEW
21st Apr 1951 79
W
7 York L H 31 3 VIEW
25th Apr 1951 80
L
7 Leigh L A 7 10 VIEW
30th Apr 1951 --
W
7 Players Union * Fr H 45 38 1 VIEW
11th Aug 1951 --
W
7 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup H 16 7 1 VIEW
18th Aug 1951 81
W
7 Widnes L A 20 11 VIEW
21st Aug 1951 82
W
7 Rochdale Hornets L A 20 2 VIEW
25th Aug 1951 83
W
7 Liverpool City L H 23 3 2 VIEW
29th Aug 1951 84
D
7 Swinton L H 12 12 VIEW
6th Sep 1951 85
D
7 Belle Vue Rangers LC1(2) A 2 2 VIEW
8th Sep 1951 86
W
7 Dewsbury L H 14 8 VIEW
15th Sep 1951 87
L
7 Oldham L A 7 13 VIEW
22nd Sep 1951 88
W
7 Barrow L H 16 3 VIEW
13th Oct 1951 89
W
6 Halifax L A 20 9 1 VIEW
20th Oct 1951 90
L
7 New Zealand Tour H 10 33 VIEW
27th Oct 1951 91
L
6 Workington Town L A 8 11 VIEW
17th Nov 1951 92
L
6 Workington Town L H 11 20 VIEW
1st Dec 1951 93
W
6 Widnes L H 14 3 VIEW
15th Dec 1951 94
L
6 Salford L H 6 14 VIEW
22nd Dec 1951 95
L
6 Salford L A 0 5 VIEW
25th Dec 1951 96
L
6 Leigh L A 3 13 VIEW
26th Dec 1951 97
D
6 Wigan L H 2 2 VIEW
29th Dec 1951 98
L
6 Swinton L A 2 27 VIEW
1st Jan 1952 99
W
2 Leigh L H 9 0 VIEW
16th Feb 1952 100
W
2 Belle Vue Rangers CC1(2) A 9 4 VIEW
23rd Feb 1952 101
W
6 Huddersfield L H 37 13 VIEW
1st Mar 1952 102
W
6 Liverpool City L A 31 6 VIEW
8th Mar 1952 103
L
6 Workington Town CC2 A 4 15 VIEW
15th Mar 1952 104
W
6 Belle Vue Rangers L A 16 8 VIEW
22nd Mar 1952 105
L
6 Batley L A 5 16 VIEW
29th Mar 1952 106
L
2 Oldham L H 6 10 VIEW
2nd Apr 1952 107
W
2 Warrington L H 13 5 1 VIEW
5th Apr 1952 108
L
2 Hull L A 7 14 1 VIEW
11th Apr 1952 109
L
6 Wigan L A 11 15 1 VIEW
12th Apr 1952 110
W
5 Halifax L H 16 11 1 VIEW
4th May 1952 --
W
5 French XIII* Fr Tour F 27 24 1 VIEW
23rd Aug 1952 111
W
6 Widnes L H 41 2 3 VIEW
27th Aug 1952 112
W
6 Salford L A 15 9 VIEW
30th Aug 1952 113
W
6 Barrow LC1(1) A 24 21 1 VIEW
3rd Sep 1952 114
W
6 Barrow LC1(2) H 23 5 VIEW
6th Sep 1952 115
W
6 Liverpool City L A 42 2 VIEW
10th Sep 1952 116
W
6 Oldham L H 6 2 VIEW
13th Sep 1952 117
L
6 Workington Town L H 9 15 VIEW
20th Sep 1952 118
W
6 Keighley L A 27 7 1 VIEW
23rd Sep 1952 119
W
6 Rochdale Hornets LC2 H 31 7 1 VIEW
27th Sep 1952 120
W
6 Australia Tour H 26 8 VIEW
4th Oct 1952 121
W
6 Castleford L H 18 17 2 VIEW
11th Oct 1952 122
W
6 Bramley L A 21 0 1 VIEW
14th Oct 1952 123
W
6 Warrington LCSF A 17 10 VIEW
18th Oct 1952 124
W
6 Salford L H 14 6 VIEW
25th Oct 1952 125
L
6 Huddersfield L H 14 17 VIEW
1st Nov 1952 126
W
6 Swinton L A 14 7 VIEW
8th Nov 1952 127
W
6 Barrow L A 14 7 1 VIEW
15th Nov 1952 128
W
6 Swinton L H 23 10 VIEW
22nd Nov 1952 129
W
6 Warrington L A 19 8 VIEW
29th Nov 1952 130
L
6 Leigh LCF N 5 22 VIEW
6th Dec 1952 131
W
6 Workington Town L A 22 5 VIEW
13th Dec 1952 132
W
6 Barrow L H 26 9 1 VIEW
20th Dec 1952 133
W
6 Widnes L A 7 2 VIEW
25th Dec 1952 134
W
6 Leigh L A 22 2 VIEW
26th Dec 1952 135
W
6 Wigan L H 5 0 VIEW
1st Jan 1953 136
D
6 Leigh L H 9 9 VIEW
3rd Jan 1953 137
W
6 Rochdale Hornets L H 37 5 1 VIEW
17th Jan 1953 138
W
6 Bramley L H 52 14 2 VIEW
24th Jan 1953 139
W
6 Warrington L H 17 5 1 VIEW
7th Feb 1953 140
W
6 Oldham CC1(1) H 20 4 VIEW
14th Feb 1953 141
D
6 Oldham CC1(2) A 5 5 VIEW
21st Feb 1953 142
W
6 Belle Vue Rangers L A 20 7 VIEW
28th Feb 1953 143
W
6 Belle Vue Rangers CC2 H 28 0 VIEW
7th Mar 1953 144
W
6 Wakefield Trinity L H 69 17 VIEW
14th Mar 1953 145
W
6 Leigh CC3 A 12 3 VIEW
18th Mar 1953 146
W
6 Whitehaven L A 17 15 VIEW
21st Mar 1953 147
W
6 Whitehaven L H 26 10 VIEW
28th Mar 1953 148
W
6 Warrington CCSF N 9 3 VIEW
31st Mar 1953 149
W
6 Rochdale Hornets L A 8 0 VIEW
4th Apr 1953 150
W
6 Liverpool City L H 20 4 VIEW
11th Apr 1953 151
W
5 Belle Vue Rangers L H 38 9 VIEW
13th Apr 1953 152
W
6 Keighley L H 29 12 VIEW
18th Apr 1953 153
W
5 Oldham L A 14 13 1 VIEW
25th Apr 1953 154
L
6 Huddersfield CCF N 10 15 VIEW
8th Aug 1953 --
W
2 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup H 29 20 1 VIEW
26th Aug 1953 155
W
4 Barrow L H 23 10 VIEW
12th Sep 1953 156
W
7 Bradford Northern L A 19 14 VIEW
19th Sep 1953 157
W
7 Bramley L H 49 16 2 VIEW
23rd Sep 1953 158
W
7 Swinton LC2 H 38 9 2 VIEW
26th Sep 1953 159
L
7 Halifax L A 3 14 VIEW
30th Sep 1953 160
W
7 Warrington LCSF A 17 10 VIEW
10th Oct 1953 161
W
7 Belle Vue Rangers L A 27 5 3 VIEW
17th Oct 1953 162
W
7 Castleford L H 35 9 2 VIEW
24th Oct 1953 163
W
7 Wigan LCF N 16 8 1 VIEW
31st Oct 1953 164
W
4 Workington Town L H 20 5 VIEW
7th Nov 1953 165
W
6 Oldham L A 5 3 VIEW
11th Nov 1953 166
W
4 Castleford L A 31 14 2 VIEW
14th Nov 1953 167
W
4 Swinton L H 2 0 VIEW
28th Nov 1953 168
W
3 Whitehaven L A 12 4 VIEW
5th Dec 1953 169
W
7 Belle Vue Rangers L H 38 7 2 VIEW
12th Dec 1953 170
W
7 Oldham L H 21 9 VIEW
25th Dec 1953 171
W
7 Leigh L H 11 9 VIEW
26th Dec 1953 172
W
7 Wigan L H 14 4 VIEW
2nd Jan 1954 173
L
7 Warrington L H 2 7 VIEW
9th Jan 1954 174
W
5 Swinton L A 8 0 VIEW
6th Mar 1954 175
L
6 Huddersfield CC2 A 5 12 VIEW
13th Mar 1954 176
L
6 Rochdale Hornets L A 5 9 VIEW
20th Mar 1954 177
W
4 Liverpool City L H 18 0 VIEW
3rd Apr 1954 178
W
5 Whitehaven L H 34 12 1 VIEW
7th Apr 1954 179
L
5 Leigh L A 13 14 1 VIEW
10th Apr 1954 180
W
5 Bramley L A 25 12 1 VIEW
17th Apr 1954 181
W
5 Widnes L H 28 4 2 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 132 | LOSSES : 51 | DRAWS : 10

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