Bob Jones

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
21-09-1907
N/A
16-08-1928
Chester College RUFC
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
03-11-1928 v Wigan Highfield
Barrow
1934- Struck Off Register
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1928-1934
120 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
19
39
0
135

Biography of Bob Jones



HERITAGE NO : 366
Bob Jones by Alex Service

A local lad, who went on to complete 120 appearances for the Saints, Bob Jones was a model of consistency. The archetypal utility back with a good range of footballing skills he could fill all threequarter positions if needed, and either half-back role, although he did settle down to occupy the full-back role with distinction. He made his debut when the team were in their pomp, with a star threequarter line which included the great Alf Ellaby. Yet on his debut, against Wigan Highfield on 3rd November 1928, Ellaby was missing as the Saints lost at home to un-fancied Wigan Highfield. Charlie Crooks was the full-back that day and it was his retirement at the end of the 1929-30 campaign which gave Bob his chance to settle into the number one position.

Written in reports and team sheets as RE [Robert Edward] Jones, Bob did his teacher training at Chester College and was a contemporary of Frank Jones, a half-back, who also ended up signing for the Saints. By 1931-32 Bob was the regular full-back and he made 31 appearances, making a significant contribution to a season which finished with Saints claiming their first Championship final success after beating Huddersfield at Wakefield. This was done without Ellaby and Fildes, who were already on the boat for the Australian Tour!

Bob made 21 appearances in 1933-34 and also started to kick goals when needed. His last match for the club was against Barrow on 3rd November 1934 and he left behind an impressive 120 appearances for the Saints, scoring 19 tries and kicking 39 goals, a total of 135 points. By this time, financial austerity at Knowsley Road meant that many of the stars of the late 1920s had departed. In his last match, when he appeared at full-back, the threequarter line read as follows: Smith, Cross, Bradbury and Davies. This was a rather different team than the one he first came into.

It is believed that Bob retired from the game and concentrated on his teaching commitments at Rivington Road school. According to the Rugby League Registers, he lived at various times in Morgan Street, Brook Street and Corporation Street in St.Helens. The teacher was living in Corporation Street, St Helens in 1939. Bob died in March 1958, aged 50 and his death was registered in Prescot. We would welcome any further details about this player.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1928~29 2 5 0 11
1929~30 2 11 0 9
1930~310 3 0 9
1931~329 5 0 31
1932~334 0 0 31
1933~342 14 0 21
1934~35 0 1 0 8
TOTALS:19 39 0 120
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1929~30 0001
TOTALS:0001

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
3rd Nov 1928 1
L
2 Wigan Highfield L H 12 15 VIEW
22nd Dec 1928 2
W
4 Warrington L A 13 4 VIEW
26th Dec 1928 3
L
3 Wigan L H 2 10 VIEW
1st Jan 1929 4
L
5 St. Helens Recs L A 2 8 VIEW
12th Jan 1929 5
L
7 Salford L A 7 10 VIEW
19th Jan 1929 6
L
7 Swinton L H 2 3 1 VIEW
26th Jan 1929 7
L
7 Barrow L A 6 16 VIEW
1st Apr 1929 8
W
7 Barrow L H 9 5 1 VIEW
13th Apr 1929 9
W
5 Rochdale Hornets L A 12 5 3 VIEW
22nd Apr 1929 10
W
7 Bradford Northern L A 28 19 2 VIEW
27th Apr 1929 11
W
7 Hull L H 24 7 VIEW
26th Oct 1929 12
L
4 Castleford L H 10 20 VIEW
15th Feb 1930 13
W
1 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 16 5 VIEW
22nd Mar 1930 14
W
6 Hull L H 23 4 4 VIEW
5th Apr 1930 15
L
1 Hunslet L A 11 14 VIEW
12th Apr 1930 16
W
7 Batley L H 19 3 2 VIEW
14th Apr 1930 17
W
1 Warrington L H 23 15 VIEW
17th Apr 1930 18
W
1 Batley L A 15 11 VIEW
21st Apr 1930 19
W
6 York L H 29 0 2 4 VIEW
22nd Apr 1930 20
W
6 Swinton L H 8 4 1 VIEW
10th May 1930 --
W
2 Wigan * Fr L 21 14 VIEW
30th Aug 1930 21
W
1 Widnes L A 21 7 1 VIEW
6th Sep 1930 22
L
1 Widnes L H 5 9 1 VIEW
10th Sep 1930 23
L
1 Salford L A 5 11 1 VIEW
13th Sep 1930 24
L
3 Swinton L A 3 12 VIEW
4th Oct 1930 25
W
4 Dewsbury L H 12 10 VIEW
17th Jan 1931 26
W
6 Swinton L H 8 3 VIEW
24th Jan 1931 27
D
3 Broughton Rangers L A 0 0 VIEW
14th Feb 1931 28
W
4 Bramley L A 19 8 VIEW
6th Apr 1931 29
W
3 York L H 13 3 VIEW
3rd Oct 1931 30
L
4 Oldham L A 13 16 VIEW
10th Oct 1931 31
L
4 Salford LC1 A 5 16 VIEW
17th Oct 1931 32
W
4 Oldham L H 31 17 1 VIEW
31st Oct 1931 33
W
1 Bradford Northern L H 35 5 1 4 VIEW
7th Nov 1931 34
W
1 Wigan Highfield L A 19 4 VIEW
14th Nov 1931 35
W
1 Salford L H 10 2 VIEW
21st Nov 1931 36
W
1 Warrington L A 23 8 VIEW
28th Nov 1931 37
W
1 Warrington L H 38 8 VIEW
5th Dec 1931 38
W
1 Bradford Northern L A 31 5 VIEW
12th Dec 1931 39
W
1 Leigh L A 16 8 VIEW
19th Dec 1931 40
W
1 Rochdale Hornets L H 33 12 VIEW
25th Dec 1931 41
L
1 St. Helens Recs L A 2 13 VIEW
26th Dec 1931 42
W
1 Wigan L H 10 4 1 VIEW
1st Jan 1932 43
D
1 St. Helens Recs L H 7 7 VIEW
2nd Jan 1932 44
W
1 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 5 3 VIEW
9th Jan 1932 45
W
1 Wakefield Trinity L H 11 2 VIEW
13th Jan 1932 46
L
1 Salford L A 3 9 VIEW
23rd Jan 1932 47
W
1 Halifax L H 24 10 1 VIEW
30th Jan 1932 48
W
1 Swinton L A 8 7 VIEW
6th Feb 1932 49
L
1 Keighley CC1 A 6 12 VIEW
13th Feb 1932 50
L
1 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 5 8 VIEW
27th Feb 1932 51
L
1 Castleford L A 0 5 VIEW
26th Mar 1932 52
W
1 Castleford L H 24 6 VIEW
28th Mar 1932 53
W
1 Leigh L H 31 2 1 1 VIEW
29th Mar 1932 54
W
5 Halifax L A 13 3 VIEW
2nd Apr 1932 55
W
5 Rochdale Hornets L A 16 3 3 VIEW
16th Apr 1932 56
W
4 Swinton L H 17 5 VIEW
18th Apr 1932 57
W
5 Broughton Rangers L H 21 10 1 VIEW
23rd Apr 1932 58
W
5 Wakefield Trinity L A 25 8 VIEW
30th Apr 1932 59
W
5 Leeds ChSF H 9 0 VIEW
7th May 1932 60
W
5 Huddersfield ChF N 9 5 VIEW
27th Aug 1932 61
L
4 Widnes L A 10 12 VIEW
3rd Sep 1932 62
W
5 Widnes L H 16 9 VIEW
10th Sep 1932 63
W
5 Swinton L A 12 7 VIEW
17th Sep 1932 64
W
5 Leigh L H 33 10 VIEW
24th Sep 1932 65
L
5 Hunslet L A 8 15 VIEW
1st Oct 1932 66
L
3 Swinton L H 11 37 VIEW
8th Oct 1932 67
W
1 Widnes LC1 A 10 5 VIEW
15th Oct 1932 68
W
1 Barrow L H 18 11 VIEW
22nd Oct 1932 69
D
1 Wigan Highfield L A 11 11 VIEW
24th Oct 1932 70
W
1 Broughton Rangers LC2 H 22 4 VIEW
29th Oct 1932 71
W
1 Batley L H 14 7 VIEW
2nd Nov 1932 72
D
1 Salford LCSF A 2 2 VIEW
5th Nov 1932 73
W
1 Leigh L A 13 3 VIEW
7th Nov 1932 74
W
1 Salford LCSF(rep) H 17 10 VIEW
12th Nov 1932 75
W
1 Wigan Highfield L H 34 7 VIEW
19th Nov 1932 76
L
1 Warrington LCF N 9 10 VIEW
26th Nov 1932 77
W
1 Leeds L H 21 5 1 VIEW
29th Nov 1932 78
L
1 Batley L A 12 17 VIEW
3rd Dec 1932 79
W
1 Castleford L A 10 7 VIEW
10th Dec 1932 80
L
1 Warrington L H 16 18 1 VIEW
17th Dec 1932 81
L
1 Salford L A 5 13 VIEW
14th Jan 1933 82
L
5 York L A 5 11 VIEW
28th Jan 1933 83
L
3 Barrow L A 17 18 VIEW
4th Feb 1933 84
W
3 Halifax L H 5 3 VIEW
11th Feb 1933 85
W
1 Bradford Northern CC1 A 24 3 VIEW
18th Feb 1933 86
W
1 Oldham L H 23 0 VIEW
2nd Mar 1933 87
W
1 Hunslet CC2 H 14 3 VIEW
11th Mar 1933 88
W
5 Halifax CC3 H 18 6 2 VIEW
13th Mar 1933 89
W
5 York L H 9 8 VIEW
18th Mar 1933 90
L
1 Huddersfield L A 4 27 VIEW
25th Mar 1933 91
L
1 Warrington CCSF N 5 11 VIEW
26th Aug 1933 92
W
1 Widnes L H 29 14 1 VIEW
2nd Sep 1933 93
L
1 Widnes L A 4 12 VIEW
4th Sep 1933 94
W
1 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 21 11 VIEW
9th Sep 1933 95
W
1 Warrington L A 11 7 VIEW
16th Sep 1933 96
W
1 Oldham L H 25 8 VIEW
18th Sep 1933 97
L
1 Oldham L A 3 16 VIEW
23rd Sep 1933 98
L
1 Huddersfield L A 0 10 VIEW
30th Sep 1933 99
W
1 Salford LC1 H 12 8 2 VIEW
7th Oct 1933 100
L
1 Keighley L A 8 16 1 VIEW
14th Oct 1933 101
W
1 Leigh L H 20 13 VIEW
16th Oct 1933 102
W
1 Rochdale Hornets LC2 H 52 14 VIEW
21st Oct 1933 103
W
1 Dewsbury L A 11 0 VIEW
28th Oct 1933 104
L
1 Salford L H 2 17 VIEW
26th Dec 1933 105
L
5 Wigan L H 8 21 1 VIEW
13th Jan 1934 106
W
1 Rochdale Hornets L H 29 13 4 VIEW
20th Jan 1934 107
W
1 Leeds L H 21 19 3 VIEW
27th Jan 1934 108
L
1 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 8 23 VIEW
10th Feb 1934 109
W
3 Bradford Northern CC1 A 34 6 VIEW
17th Feb 1934 110
L
1 Halifax L A 8 16 1 VIEW
24th Feb 1934 111
L
3 Bramley CC2 A 12 17 VIEW
3rd Mar 1934 112
W
1 Bradford Northern L A 15 11 3 VIEW
25th Aug 1934 113
L
1 Widnes L A 0 12 VIEW
1st Sep 1934 114
L
1 Widnes L H 5 10 1 VIEW
10th Sep 1934 115
W
1 Rochdale Hornets LC1 H 24 18 VIEW
15th Sep 1934 116
L
1 Swinton L A 2 19 VIEW
22nd Sep 1934 117
W
1 Hunslet L H 30 10 VIEW
24th Sep 1934 118
D
1 Liverpool Stanley LC2 H 9 9 VIEW
20th Oct 1934 119
L
3 Rochdale Hornets L H 6 15 VIEW
3rd Nov 1934 120
W
1 Barrow L H 13 6 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 74 | LOSSES : 42 | DRAWS : 5

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