Jack Butler

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
19-09-1912
N/A
30-08-1935
Local Juniors
07-09-1935 v Widnes
Barrow
1937- St. Helens Recs
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1935-1936
5 (0)
0
0
0
0

BIOGRAPHY

Jack Butler by SHS

John or Jack Butler, as he was known, was from Thatto Heath and made his senior debut for the Saints against Widnes at Naughton Park on 25th August 1934. Recorder, in the St. Helens Reporter said that John Butler “ran about, trying to do two men’s work”, so he was nothing if not enthusiastic! The Chemics won 12-0 that afternoon and our old friend Premier, in the St. Helens Newspaper, gave us another insight into what was a memorable debut in more ways than one: “Butler was badly knocked out…but still played well though a bit over-awed. He should ignore the advice being tendered to him about being too clever. We may have had so many forwards without brains as to make us suspicious about forwards with originality and confidence; but we want Butler to do the stuff that got him into the team. That’s what he was chosen for”.

Jack played a further two games for the seniors, the return against Widnes and at Swinton, before returning to the A team for a spell. Indeed, his next foray with the seniors was against Widnes once again, on 7th September 1935, when the Saints lost 6-8 on their travels. His final match was against Barrow at Knowsley Road on 16th January 1937, when Barrow won 2-15. Unfortunately, for all his effort and undoubted skill, Jack never played on the winning side for the team!

Jack signed for local rivals St. Helens Recs on 23rd October 1937, re-joined Saints on 09/11/1937 and then moved on to Keighley on 16/12/1937. He later appeared, we believe, for Liverpool Stanley after the War. Quite a well-travelled man was Jack Butler!
Jack Butler has played for St Helens on more than one occasion, his stats are listed below from ALL OCCURANCES and TOTALS also.
Signed From Date Signed First Match Opponents Last Match Opponents APP Sub T G DG PTS
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Local Juniors 30-08-1935 07-09-1935 Widnes 16-1-1937 Barrow 5 0 0 0 0 0
i
St. Helens Recs 09-11-1937 ------ -0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals:5000 00

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1934~35 0 0 0 3
1935~360 0 0 1
1936~370 0 0 1
TOTALS:0 0 0 5
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
25th Aug 1934 L 12 Widnes L 1934~35 A 0 12 V
1st Sep 1934 L 12 Widnes L 1934~35 H 5 10 V
15th Sep 1934 L 12 Swinton L 1934~35 A 2 19 V
7th Sep 1935 L 8 Widnes L 1935~36 A 6 8 V
16th Jan 1937 L 12 Barrow L 1936~37 H 2 15 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 5 OTHER 0 = 5
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 5
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