Jim Barnes

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-05-1875
N/A
Date unknown.
Local juniors
29-02-1896 v Warrington
Hull
1905-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1895-1904
141 (0)
31
19
0
131

BIOGRAPHY

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

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
29th Feb 1896 D 5 Warrington L 1895~96 A 5 5 V
19th Dec 1896 L 2 Stockport L 1896~97 A 6 13 V
25th Dec 1896 L 5 Halifax* Fr 1896~97 A 0 4 V
26th Dec 1896 D 2 Widnes L 1896~97 A 0 0 V
1st Jan 1897 L 2 Oldham L 1896~97 H 5 17 V
11th Mar 1897 W 4 Wigan L 1896~97 H 3 0 V
16th Apr 1897 W 4 Halifax * Fr 1896~97 H 11 3 V
24th Apr 1897 L 4 Batley CCF 1896~97 N 3 10 V
16th Oct 1897 L 1 Widnes L 1897~98 H 3 13 V
19th Feb 1898 W 2 Stockport L 1897~98 H 27 0 2 V
26th Feb 1898 L 2 Batley CC1 1897~98 A 7 12 V
8th Mar 1898 W 4 Birkenhead* Fr 1897~98 H 8 0 1 V
11th Mar 1898 W 4 Barrow* Fr 1897~98 A 5 3 1 V
24th Mar 1898 L 5 Swinton* Fr 1897~98 A 3 5 V
2nd Apr 1898 L 2 Widnes L 1897~98 A 6 7 V
16th Apr 1898 D 2 Morecambe L 1897~98 H 5 5 1 V
1st Sep 1898 W 2 Salford * Fr 1898~99 A 6 0 2 V
3rd Sep 1898 L 2 Widnes L 1898~99 A 0 6 V
10th Sep 1898 L 3 Broughton Rangers L 1898~99 H 3 13 V
17th Sep 1898 L 2 Warrington L 1898~99 A 0 3 V
24th Sep 1898 W 4 Morecambe L 1898~99 A 8 0 V
1st Oct 1898 W 4 Oldham L 1898~99 H 15 9 V
8th Oct 1898 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1898~99 H 22 3 V
15th Oct 1898 L 2 Lancaster* Fr 1898~99 A 2 8 V
22nd Oct 1898 L 4 Swinton L 1898~99 A 0 8 V
29th Oct 1898 W 4 Wigan L 1898~99 A 22 3 2 V
12th Nov 1898 W 4 Wigan L 1898~99 H 10 7 V
19th Nov 1898 L 4 Leigh L 1898~99 A 2 5 V
26th Nov 1898 D 4 Widnes L 1898~99 H 0 0 V
3rd Dec 1898 W 2 Birkenhead* Fr 1898~99 H 14 0 1 V
10th Dec 1898 L 2 Hull* Fr 1898~99 A 0 19 V
17th Dec 1898 L 4 Broughton Rangers L 1898~99 A 2 20 V
24th Dec 1898 L 4 Salford L 1898~99 A 2 13 V
18th Feb 1899 W 4 Warrington L 1898~99 H 12 3 V
4th Mar 1899 W 4 Stockport L 1898~99 A 13 3 V
11th Mar 1899 L 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1898~99 A 0 16 V
18th Mar 1899 W 4 Whitworth CC1 1898~99 H 12 3 1 V
25th Mar 1899 D 5 Morecambe CC2 1898~99 H 0 0 V
29th Mar 1899 D 3 Morecambe CC2(rep) 1898~99 A 5 5 V
31st Mar 1899 W 3 Morecambe CC2(2nd rep) 1898~99 H 17 5 1 V
1st Apr 1899 L 3 Salford CC3 1898~99 A 0 16 V
20th Apr 1899 W 4 Stockport L 1898~99 H 13 10 V
2nd Sep 1899 D 2 Warrington L 1899~00 H 3 3 V
9th Sep 1899 L 2 Widnes L 1899~00 H 0 3 V
16th Sep 1899 W 4 Swinton L 1899~00 H 17 3 V
23rd Sep 1899 W 2 Lancaster* Fr 1899~00 H 17 3 2 V
30th Sep 1899 W 2 Broughton Rangers L 1899~00 A 14 0 V
7th Oct 1899 L 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1899~00 A 0 7 V
14th Oct 1899 W 4 Wigan L 1899~00 H 5 0 V
21st Oct 1899 W 4 Stockport L 1899~00 H 17 3 2 V
28th Oct 1899 L 4 Widnes L 1899~00 A 3 5 V
4th Nov 1899 W 4 Wigan L 1899~00 A 6 0 1 V
11th Nov 1899 W 4 Salford L 1899~00 H 8 6 1 V
25th Nov 1899 W 4 Stockport L 1899~00 A 6 3 V
2nd Dec 1899 W 4 Tyldesley L 1899~00 H 26 3 1 V
9th Dec 1899 W 4 Oldham L 1899~00 H 17 14 V
23rd Dec 1899 W 4 Warrington L 1899~00 A 11 0 V
25th Dec 1899 W 4 Broughton Rangers L 1899~00 H 4 0 V
26th Dec 1899 L 4 Millom L 1899~00 A 8 10 2 V
30th Dec 1899 W 4 Tyldesley L 1899~00 A 14 3 V
1st Jan 1900 W 4 Leigh L 1899~00 H 26 0 1 V
6th Jan 1900 D 4 Swinton L 1899~00 A 0 0 V
13th Jan 1900 W 4 Millom L 1899~00 H 7 2 V
20th Jan 1900 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1899~00 H 6 0 V
27th Jan 1900 W 2 Birkenhead * Fr 1899~00 A 15 0 V
17th Feb 1900 L 4 Runcorn L 1899~00 A 0 9 V
24th Feb 1900 W 4 Runcorn L 1899~00 H 3 2 V
27th Feb 1900 D 4 Leigh L 1899~00 A 0 0 V
3rd Mar 1900 L 4 Oldham L 1899~00 A 6 35 V
10th Mar 1900 L 4 Salford L 1899~00 A 0 8 V
17th Mar 1900 L 4 Warrington CC1 1899~00 H 0 6 V
4th Apr 1900 W 4 Leigh BTC1 1899~00 H 8 0 V
13th Apr 1900 L 2 Birkenhead * Fr 1899~00 A 5 8 V
14th Apr 1900 W 2 Lancaster * Fr 1899~00 A 15 8 V
30th Apr 1900 W 3 Runcorn BTCF 1899~00 N 6 0 1 V
1st Sep 1900 W 4 Broughton Rangers L 1900~01 H 5 3 V
8th Sep 1900 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1900~01 H 10 3 V
15th Dec 1900 L 4 Oldham L 1900~01 H 5 15 V
22nd Dec 1900 L 4 Broughton Rangers L 1900~01 A 0 29 V
24th Dec 1900 L 4 Warrington BTCSF 1900~01 A 5 6 V
26th Dec 1900 L 4 Leigh L 1900~01 H 0 12 V
29th Dec 1900 L 4 Widnes L 1900~01 A 0 8 V
1st Jan 1901 W 3 Huddersfield * Fr 1900~01 H 11 3 V
5th Jan 1901 L 4 Barrow L 1900~01 A 5 14 V
19th Jan 1901 W 4 Swinton L 1900~01 H 6 3 V
26th Jan 1901 L 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1900~01 A 0 2 V
9th Feb 1901 W 4 Widnes L 1900~01 H 7 5 1 V
23rd Feb 1901 L 5 Millom L 1900~01 A 2 5 1 V
2nd Mar 1901 W 5 Goole CC1 1900~01 A 12 2 V
9th Mar 1901 D 3 Stockport CC2 1900~01 H 0 0 V
5th Apr 1901 L 4 Salford L 1900~01 A 7 16 V
21st Sep 1901 L 3 Widnes L & SWLL 1901~02 H 2 5 V
28th Sep 1901 W 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1901~02 A 9 2 2 V
5th Oct 1901 W 3 Barrow L 1901~02 H 7 3 V
12th Oct 1901 L 3 Stockport L 1901~02 A 0 3 V
19th Oct 1901 L 3 Runcorn SWLL 1901~02 H 0 2 V
26th Oct 1901 L 3 Lancaster L 1901~02 A 4 17 V
2nd Nov 1901 W 3 Radcliffe L 1901~02 A 19 0 1 V
30th Nov 1901 L 3 Warrington SWLL 1901~02 A 5 11 V
14th Dec 1901 L 3 Barrow L 1901~02 A 5 7 1 V
25th Dec 1901 W 3 Hull K.R. L 1901~02 H 12 3 1 V
26th Dec 1901 W 3 Leigh SWLL 1901~02 H 11 8 V
1st Jan 1902 W 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1901~02 H 7 5 V
4th Jan 1902 W 3 Altrincham L 1901~02 A 11 0 V
11th Jan 1902 L 3 Hull K.R. L 1901~02 A 7 15 V
18th Jan 1902 W 3 Stockport L 1901~02 H 13 7 2 V
25th Jan 1902 W 3 Birkenhead Wanderers L 1901~02 A 6 0 V
1st Feb 1902 W 3 Altrincham L 1901~02 H 35 0 3 V
8th Feb 1902 D 3 Millom L 1901~02 H 3 3 V
1st Mar 1902 W 3 Morecambe L 1901~02 H 3 2 V
8th Mar 1902 W 3 Widnes L & SWLL 1901~02 A 3 2 V
15th Mar 1902 L 3 Hull K.R. CC1 1901~02 A 0 7 V
29th Mar 1902 W 3 Oldham * Fr 1901~02 A 26 2 1 V
5th Apr 1902 W 3 Birkenhead Wanderers L 1901~02 H 13 0 1 V
12th Apr 1902 L 3 Wigan L & SWLL 1901~02 A 2 11 V
23rd Apr 1902 W 3 Morecambe L 1901~02 A 10 9 V
6th Sep 1902 L 4 Bradford L 1902~03 H 11 21 1 V
13th Sep 1902 L 4 Huddersfield L 1902~03 A 3 8 V
20th Sep 1902 L 4 Warrington L 1902~03 H 5 18 1 V
4th Oct 1902 L 4 Swinton L 1902~03 H 6 10 1 V
11th Oct 1902 D 4 Runcorn L 1902~03 H 0 0 V
18th Oct 1902 L 4 Batley L 1902~03 A 4 7 1 V
25th Oct 1902 W 4 Salford L 1902~03 H 9 5 1 V
21st Feb 1903 L 3 Rochdale Hornets CC2 1902~03 H 2 8 V
28th Feb 1903 W 4 Halifax L 1902~03 H 7 3 V
7th Mar 1903 W 4 Leigh L 1902~03 A 8 5 1 V
14th Mar 1903 W 4 Hull L 1902~03 H 10 8 V
28th Mar 1903 L 4 Broughton Rangers L 1902~03 H 3 18 V
31st Mar 1903 L 4 Oldham L 1902~03 A 4 13 1 V
4th Apr 1903 L 4 Hull K.R. L 1902~03 H 2 6 V
20th Feb 1904 W 2 Morecambe L 1903~04 H 8 0 1 1 V
22nd Feb 1904 W 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1903~04 H 6 0 V
27th Feb 1904 L 2 Brighouse Rovers L 1903~04 A 0 3 V
5th Mar 1904 W 3 Highfield CCP 1903~04 H 48 5 3 V
12th Mar 1904 L 3 Halifax CC1 1903~04 A 0 15 V
16th Mar 1904 W 2 Millom L 1903~04 A 3 0 V
19th Mar 1904 W 2 Bramley L 1903~04 H 21 2 V
1st Apr 1904 W 3 Widnes SWLL 1903~04 A 8 4 V
2nd Apr 1904 D 3 Runcorn SWLL 1903~04 A 3 3 V
4th Apr 1904 L 3 Warrington SWLL 1903~04 A 3 19 V
9th Apr 1904 W 3 Castleford L 1903~04 H 31 3 V
21st Apr 1904 W 3 Pontefract L 1903~04 H 19 0 3 V
23rd Apr 1904 W 2 Lancaster L 1903~04 H 35 2 V
10th Sep 1904 L 4 Wigan L 1904~05 H 7 11 V
17th Sep 1904 L 2 Swinton L 1904~05 A 7 17 1 1 V
24th Sep 1904 L 5 Broughton Rangers L 1904~05 A 5 24 V
1st Oct 1904 W 5 Hull K.R. L 1904~05 H 10 6 1 1 V
8th Oct 1904 L 2 Batley L 1904~05 A 10 20 V
15th Oct 1904 L 5 Hunslet L 1904~05 H 3 9 V
29th Oct 1904 W 5 Salford L 1904~05 H 13 11 1 V
12th Nov 1904 W 5 Wakefield Trinity L 1904~05 H 5 0 1 V
19th Nov 1904 L 5 Leigh L 1904~05 A 5 14 V
4th Mar 1905 W 5 Rochdale Rangers CC1 1904~05 H 9 2 V
11th Mar 1905 L 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1904~05 A 0 21 V
30th Mar 1905 L 2 Leigh L 1904~05 H 0 2 V
1st Apr 1905 L 2 Hull L 1904~05 H 0 13 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 126 OTHER 15 = 141
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 141

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