Jimmy Greenwood

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-11-1884
N/A
13-10-1908
Wigan
03-10-1908 v Barrow
Rochdale Hornets
1912-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1908-1912
124 (0)
51
13
0
179

BIOGRAPHY

Jimmy Greenwood by Alex Service

There have been several instances in the past where Wigan’s loss has been Saints’ gain! In the case of Jimmy Greenwood, the Hebden Bridge born centre could not make the First Team at Central Park and chose to try his luck with St.Helens in 1908-09. It was a successful move for this classy player who could play with equal effectiveness in either centre position. A player with all-round skills, capable of scoring tries himself and putting his centre away with well-timed passes. His debut against Barrow at Knowsley Road on 3rd October 1908 began the successful partnership with flying winger Jimmy Flanagan. Both left-centre Greenwood and Flanagan scored tries in the 26-5 victory.

His form at left centre was superb and he was a model of consistency during the 1909-10 campaign when he made 31 appearances and scored 14 tries, with his wing partner Flanagan notching an incredible 30 touchdowns. Flanagan played for Lancashire on the strength of Greenwood’s skill as his centre and was unfortunate not to make the inaugural Australian tour squad in 1910!

Jimmy switched to the right flank for the 1911-12 campaign, when he himself scored 24 tries from 29 appearances a phenomenal achievement. An occasional goal-kicker, he was joined at Knowsley Road by his cousin Harold and Jimmy was appointed Club Captain in the 1912-13 season. Unfortunately he played for just over half the campaign, when he played his final game for the club against Rochdale Hornets on 21st December 1912. Whether his career was ended by injury, we are not sure, but he remains one of the Saints’ Greats of the pre-First World War era.

From the St. Helens Newspaper and Advertiser 15th November 1910

Serious Accident to a Footballer

J. Greenwood’s Grave Condition

James Greenwood, who was playing centre threequarter in the match against Merthyr Tydfil on the Knowsley Road ground on Saturday had the misfortune to meet with a very serious accident about ten minutes after the commencement of play. He was taking part in a passing movement and Hill gave a high pass. He was reaching up to take the ball when one of the Welsh players tackled him. Unfortunately he came into contact with the pit of Greenwood’s stomach with his shoulder and Greenwood dropped to the ground in great agony. He was attended to by the Trainer but it was at once seen that he was seriously injured and he was removed to the dressing room. Dr. Wilson was telephoned for, and by his orders he was removed to the St. Helens Hospital in the ambulance. At the hospital he was seen byu Dr. JS Fox, the Club Doctor. He appeared to be in a grave condition at that time suffering from extreme shock and internal haemorage. After consultation with the club officials, Dr. Fox called in Mr. Larkin, the eminent Liverpool Surgeon to see him. By this time Greenwood had picked up wonderfully. Mr. Larkin said he did not know what they might have to do but he decided there was no necessity for an operation then.

Although Greenwood is not out of danger yet, his condition was more hopeful yesterday and his many friends in the town will join in expressing the hope that he will have a speedy recovery.

I am asked to say, however, that while Greenwood and his relatives and friends appreciate very much the kindness which prompts the inquiries, the staff at the hospital are too busy to attend to all the telephone messages etc. and the officials of the club would be greatly obliged if inquiries were made off them instead of the hospital.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1908~09 7 6 0 24
1909~10 14 1 0 30
1910~112 2 0 25
1911~12 24 2 0 29
1912~134 2 0 16
TOTALS:51 13 0 124
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1908~09 0001
1909~10 1202
1911~12 1001
TOTALS:2204

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
3rd Oct 1908 W 4 Barrow L 1908~09 H 26 5 1 V
10th Oct 1908 L 4 Broughton Rangers L 1908~09 A 9 19 V
17th Oct 1908 W 4 Widnes L 1908~09 H 11 0 V
24th Oct 1908 L 4 Swinton L 1908~09 A 0 2 V
31st Oct 1908 L 4 Salford L 1908~09 H 8 13 V
14th Nov 1908 W 4 Leigh L 1908~09 H 10 8 V
21st Nov 1908 W 4 Widnes L 1908~09 A 8 5 1 V
28th Nov 1908 W 4 Bradford Northern L 1908~09 H 8 2 V
12th Dec 1908 D 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1908~09 H 13 13 2 V
19th Dec 1908 L 4 Salford L 1908~09 A 14 15 1 V
25th Dec 1908 W 4 Runcorn L 1908~09 H 6 0 V
26th Dec 1908 L 4 Wigan L 1908~09 H 7 22 2 V
1st Jan 1909 L 3 York L 1908~09 A 0 16 V
9th Jan 1909 L 4 Broughton Rangers L 1908~09 H 8 19 1 V
16th Jan 1909 D 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1908~09 A 3 3 1 V
23rd Jan 1909 L 4 Warrington L 1908~09 H 9 15 1 V
30th Jan 1909 D 4 Barrow L 1908~09 A 3 3 V
6th Feb 1909 W 4 Swinton L 1908~09 H 16 10 2 V
10th Feb 1909 W 4 Australia Tour 1908~09 H 9 0 V
13th Feb 1909 L 4 Leigh L 1908~09 A 3 14 V
27th Feb 1909 L 4 Halifax CC1 1908~09 A 8 15 V
6th Mar 1909 L 4 Oldham L 1908~09 A 0 13 V
13th Mar 1909 W 4 Aberdare L 1908~09 A 45 18 1 V
20th Mar 1909 W 4 Leigh * Fr 1908~09 H 20 6 V
9th Apr 1909 W 4 Wigan L 1908~09 A 8 5 V
25th Sep 1909 W 4 Bramley L 1909~10 H 27 5 1 V
2nd Oct 1909 W 4 Barrow L 1909~10 A 21 9 V
9th Oct 1909 W 4 Treherbert L 1909~10 H 36 12 V
16th Oct 1909 W 4 Widnes LC1 1909~10 A 10 4 1 V
23rd Oct 1909 D 4 Dewsbury L 1909~10 H 8 8 V
30th Oct 1909 L 4 Swinton LC2 1909~10 A 0 2 V
6th Nov 1909 L 4 Leigh L 1909~10 A 5 13 V
20th Nov 1909 W 4 Widnes L 1909~10 H 37 8 3 V
27th Nov 1909 L 4 Oldham L 1909~10 H 5 31 1 V
4th Dec 1909 W 4 Hunslet L 1909~10 A 24 8 V
11th Dec 1909 W 4 Salford L 1909~10 H 7 3 V
13th Dec 1909 W 4 Swinton L 1909~10 A 20 9 1 V
18th Dec 1909 L 4 Oldham L 1909~10 A 6 36 V
25th Dec 1909 W 4 Runcorn L 1909~10 A 13 0 1 V
27th Dec 1909 L 4 Wigan L 1909~10 H 6 7 V
1st Jan 1910 W 4 Broughton Rangers L 1909~10 H 15 8 V
8th Jan 1910 L 4 Salford L 1909~10 A 5 24 V
15th Jan 1910 W 4 Leigh L 1909~10 H 11 3 1 V
22nd Jan 1910 L 4 Coventry * Fr 1909~10 A 11 19 V
5th Feb 1910 L 4 Dewsbury L 1909~10 A 3 11 V
12th Feb 1910 W 4 Warrington L 1909~10 H 18 10 V
19th Feb 1910 L 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1909~10 A 0 6 V
26th Feb 1910 W 4 Barrow CC1 1909~10 A 15 0 1 V
5th Mar 1910 W 4 Swinton L 1909~10 H 26 5 1 V
12th Mar 1910 L 4 Halifax CC2 1909~10 A 6 21 1 V
19th Mar 1910 L 4 Widnes L 1909~10 A 3 10 V
25th Mar 1910 L 4 Wigan L 1909~10 A 10 23 1 V
29th Mar 1910 W 4 Hunslet L 1909~10 H 28 15 1 V
2nd Apr 1910 W 4 Bramley L 1909~10 A 33 18 1 V
9th Apr 1910 W 4 Barrow L 1909~10 H 21 5 V
23rd Apr 1910 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1909~10 H 20 11 V
7th May 1910 L 3 Turthills Colonials * * Fr W. Whiteleys Tes 1909~10 H 24 42 1 2 V
3rd Sep 1910 W 3 Oldham L 1910~11 H 16 5 V
10th Sep 1910 L 3 Runcorn L 1910~11 A 4 8 V
1st Oct 1910 L 3 Widnes L 1910~11 A 12 28 1 V
8th Oct 1910 W 3 Broughton Rangers L 1910~11 H 31 2 V
15th Oct 1910 L 3 Leigh L 1910~11 A 5 9 V
22nd Oct 1910 L 3 Rochdale Hornets LC1 1910~11 H 5 11 V
29th Oct 1910 L 3 Warrington L 1910~11 H 9 17 V
12th Nov 1910 W 3 Merthyr Tydfil L 1910~11 H 13 3 V
27th Dec 1910 L 6 Hunslet L 1910~11 A 3 5 V
2nd Jan 1911 W 6 Hunslet L 1910~11 H 24 2 1 V
7th Jan 1911 W 6 Swinton L 1910~11 H 11 10 V
11th Jan 1911 L 6 Wakefield Trinity L 1910~11 A 9 26 V
14th Jan 1911 W 6 Coventry L 1910~11 A 14 2 1 V
21st Jan 1911 L 3 Wakefield Trinity L 1910~11 H 8 18 V
28th Jan 1911 L 3 Broughton Rangers L 1910~11 A 7 14 V
18th Feb 1911 W 6 Bramley CC1 1910~11 H 26 7 V
4th Mar 1911 L 6 Leeds CC2 1910~11 H 6 11 V
11th Mar 1911 L 7 Hull K.R. L 1910~11 A 10 42 V
18th Mar 1911 W 3 Leigh L 1910~11 H 10 3 V
22nd Mar 1911 L 3 Salford L 1910~11 A 6 19 V
1st Apr 1911 L 3 Widnes L 1910~11 H 6 16 V
14th Apr 1911 L 3 Wigan L 1910~11 A 8 25 V
15th Apr 1911 L 3 Swinton L 1910~11 A 9 23 1 V
17th Apr 1911 L 3 Hull K.R. L 1910~11 H 3 20 V
22nd Apr 1911 L 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1910~11 A 2 17 V
9th Sep 1911 W 3 Warrington L 1911~12 H 10 2 V
16th Sep 1911 W 3 Swinton L 1911~12 A 13 5 V
23rd Sep 1911 W 3 Runcorn L 1911~12 H 25 0 2 V
14th Oct 1911 L 3 Australia Tour 1911~12 H 5 16 1 V
21st Oct 1911 W 3 Salford LC1 1911~12 H 18 7 1 V
28th Oct 1911 L 3 Coventry L 1911~12 A 8 10 V
4th Nov 1911 L 3 Wigan LC2 1911~12 A 8 22 V
11th Nov 1911 L 3 Ebbw Vale L 1911~12 A 0 2 V
18th Nov 1911 W 3 Salford L 1911~12 A 15 13 V
25th Nov 1911 W 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1911~12 H 27 12 1 V
2nd Dec 1911 W 3 Broughton Rangers L 1911~12 H 10 5 1 V
7th Dec 1911 W 3 Oldham L 1911~12 H 21 11 2 V
9th Dec 1911 W 3 Warrington L 1911~12 A 17 2 V
25th Dec 1911 W 3 Widnes L 1911~12 H 9 4 1 V
1st Jan 1912 W 3 Hunslet L 1911~12 H 31 10 2 V
6th Jan 1912 L 3 Wakefield Trinity L 1911~12 A 5 14 V
13th Jan 1912 W 3 Ebbw Vale L 1911~12 H 34 0 2 V
27th Jan 1912 W 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1911~12 A 10 3 1 V
17th Feb 1912 L 3 Barrow CC1 1911~12 A 3 13 V
20th Feb 1912 L 3 Dewsbury L 1911~12 A 8 17 V
24th Feb 1912 W 3 Leigh L 1911~12 A 30 0 3 V
2nd Mar 1912 W 3 Runcorn * Fr 1911~12 27 8 1 V
9th Mar 1912 W 3 Swinton L 1911~12 H 20 5 V
16th Mar 1912 W 3 Salford L 1911~12 H 19 6 1 V
28th Mar 1912 W 3 Dewsbury L 1911~12 H 20 0 2 V
30th Mar 1912 W 3 Barrow L 1911~12 H 43 2 3 V
5th Apr 1912 L 3 Wigan L 1911~12 A 14 17 V
6th Apr 1912 L 3 Broughton Rangers L 1911~12 A 5 21 V
8th Apr 1912 W 3 Wakefield Trinity L 1911~12 H 41 2 2 1 V
13th Apr 1912 L 3 Hunslet L 1911~12 A 7 34 V
7th Sep 1912 W 3 Barrow L 1912~13 H 15 2 1 V
14th Sep 1912 W 3 Runcorn L 1912~13 A 11 8 V
21st Sep 1912 L 3 Hunslet L 1912~13 H 5 22 V
28th Sep 1912 D 3 Oldham L 1912~13 A 10 10 V
5th Oct 1912 L 3 Swinton L 1912~13 A 2 9 V
12th Oct 1912 W 3 Widnes L 1912~13 H 21 2 V
19th Oct 1912 L 3 Dewsbury L 1912~13 A 11 27 1 V
26th Oct 1912 L 3 Runcorn L 1912~13 H 5 12 V
2nd Nov 1912 W 3 Warrington LC1 1912~13 H 18 10 2 V
9th Nov 1912 L 3 Leigh L 1912~13 A 5 8 V
16th Nov 1912 L 3 Rochdale Hornets LCSF 1912~13 A 8 10 1 V
21st Nov 1912 L 3 Warrington L 1912~13 H 7 10 V
23rd Nov 1912 W 3 Broughton Rangers L 1912~13 H 20 12 1 V
7th Dec 1912 W 6 Dewsbury L 1912~13 H 16 9 V
14th Dec 1912 L 6 Salford L 1912~13 A 3 11 V
21st Dec 1912 L 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1912~13 H 5 6 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 120 OTHER 4 = 124
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 124

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