Jimmy Honey

OVERALL STATISTICS

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

BIOGRAPHY

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 the St.Helens.

His final match for the Club was against Widnes on the17th April, 1954. He enjoyed a Testimonial around the same time. Jimmy was subsequently sold to Warrington.

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 emigrating to Australia in the early 1960s when son Phil departed Grange Park school.

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

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
14th Feb 1948 W 6 Bustlingthorpe Vale CC1(2) 1947~48 A 13 2 V
25th Sep 1948 W 6 Dewsbury L 1948~49 A 14 7 V
20th Nov 1948 W 6 Dewsbury L 1948~49 H 27 7 1 V
27th Nov 1948 W 6 Oldham L 1948~49 H 28 2 1 V
4th Dec 1948 L 6 Warrington L 1948~49 A 5 15 V
11th Dec 1948 W 6 Whitehaven L 1948~49 A 13 0 V
18th Dec 1948 W 6 Whitehaven L 1948~49 H 61 0 3 V
25th Dec 1948 D 6 Leigh L 1948~49 A 5 5 V
1st Jan 1949 W 6 Leigh L 1948~49 H 12 0 V
8th Jan 1949 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1948~49 H 3 0 V
15th Jan 1949 W 6 Belle Vue Rangers L 1948~49 A 17 5 V
22nd Jan 1949 W 6 Hunslet L 1948~49 A 11 5 V
29th Jan 1949 W 6 Huddersfield L 1948~49 H 20 2 V
5th Feb 1949 L 6 Widnes L 1948~49 A 2 6 V
12th Feb 1949 W 6 Bradford Northern CC1(1) 1948~49 A 4 3 V
19th Feb 1949 L 6 Bradford Northern CC1(2) 1948~49 H 0 5 V
26th Feb 1949 L 6 Swinton L 1948~49 H 8 11 V
12th Mar 1949 W 6 Belle Vue Rangers L 1948~49 H 18 0 V
26th Mar 1949 L 6 Batley* Fr 1948~49 H 10 12 V
31st Mar 1949 L 6 Wigan L 1948~49 H 8 13 V
15th Apr 1949 L 6 Wigan L 1948~49 A 5 19 V
16th Apr 1949 L 6 Huddersfield L 1948~49 A 0 34 V
18th May 1949 W 6 Huddersfield* Fr Tour 1948~49 B 33 17 V
21st May 1949 L 6 Huddersfield* Fr Tour 1948~49 A 16 25 V
13th Aug 1949 W 6 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1949~50 H 34 22 V
20th Aug 1949 L 6 Widnes L 1949~50 A 2 15 V
25th Aug 1949 W 6 Wakefield Trinity L 1949~50 H 22 12 V
3rd Sep 1949 L 6 Dewsbury L 1949~50 A 12 18 1 V
7th Sep 1949 L 6 Barrow L 1949~50 A 3 18 V
10th Sep 1949 W 6 Oldham L 1949~50 H 16 8 V
17th Sep 1949 L 6 Wakefield Trinity L 1949~50 A 9 12 V
19th Sep 1949 W 6 Hull K.R. L 1949~50 A 12 5 V
24th Sep 1949 W 6 Workington Town L 1949~50 H 43 10 V
1st Oct 1949 W 6 Bramley L 1949~50 H 39 2 1 V
15th Oct 1949 W 6 Belle Vue Rangers L 1949~50 H 28 5 1 V
22nd Oct 1949 W 6 Oldham L 1949~50 A 12 2 V
29th Oct 1949 W 6 Leeds* Fr 1949~50 H 18 12 V
5th Nov 1949 D 6 Hull L 1949~50 A 5 5 V
12th Nov 1949 W 6 Warrington L 1949~50 A 7 3 1 V
19th Nov 1949 W 6 Hull K.R. L 1949~50 H 14 3 V
26th Nov 1949 W 6 Liverpool Stanley L 1949~50 A 11 3 V
3rd Dec 1949 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1949~50 H 23 0 V
10th Dec 1949 L 6 Salford L 1949~50 A 4 8 V
17th Dec 1949 W 6 Widnes L 1949~50 H 7 0 V
24th Dec 1949 W 6 Whitehaven L 1949~50 A 14 7 V
26th Dec 1949 W 6 Wigan L 1949~50 H 15 8 V
27th Dec 1949 W 6 Swinton L 1949~50 H 10 5 V
11th Mar 1950 D 6 Bradford Northern CC3 1949~50 H 0 0 V
15th Mar 1950 L 6 Bradford Northern CC3(rep) 1949~50 A 0 11 V
18th Mar 1950 D 6 Belle Vue Rangers L 1949~50 A 7 7 V
25th Mar 1950 L 6 Workington Town L 1949~50 A 0 5 V
1st Apr 1950 W 4 Liverpool Stanley L 1949~50 H 27 2 1 2 V
15th Apr 1950 L 3 Leigh L 1949~50 H 5 12 V
22nd Apr 1950 W 7 Neath * Fr 1949~50 H 48 10 3 V
26th Apr 1950 W 7 Bramley L 1949~50 A 12 2 V
5th Aug 1950 W 6 Carcassonne* Fr 1950~51 H 24 22 V
26th Aug 1950 W 6 Liverpool Stanley L 1950~51 A 36 2 3 V
30th Aug 1950 W 6 Italy* Fr 1950~51 H 74 38 1 2 V
14th Oct 1950 L 5 Salford L 1950~51 A 3 25 V
21st Oct 1950 W 6 Liverpool Stanley L 1950~51 H 26 4 2 V
28th Oct 1950 L 7 Warrington L 1950~51 A 2 19 V
4th Nov 1950 W 7 Workington Town L 1950~51 H 13 11 V
11th Nov 1950 L 7 Oldham L 1950~51 H 7 13 1 V
18th Nov 1950 D 7 York L 1950~51 A 6 6 V
25th Nov 1950 W 7 Hull L 1950~51 A 16 5 V
2nd Dec 1950 W 7 Whitehaven L 1950~51 H 47 10 1 V
9th Dec 1950 W 7 Rochdale Hornets L 1950~51 A 38 8 2 6 V
23rd Dec 1950 W 7 Swinton L 1950~51 A 11 3 1 1 V
25th Dec 1950 L 7 Leigh L 1950~51 H 2 12 1 V
13th Jan 1951 L 7 Belle Vue Rangers L 1950~51 A 8 9 1 1 V
20th Jan 1951 W 7 Barrow L 1950~51 H 10 6 V
27th Jan 1951 W 7 Whitehaven L 1950~51 A 3 2 V
3rd Feb 1951 W 7 Salford L 1950~51 H 10 0 1 V
10th Feb 1951 L 7 Bradford Northern CC1(1) 1950~51 A 6 11 V
17th Feb 1951 W 7 Bradford Northern CC1(2) 1950~51 H 4 0 V
24th Feb 1951 L 7 Hunslet L 1950~51 A 4 8 V
3rd Mar 1951 W 7 Hull L 1950~51 H 39 13 1 V
17th Mar 1951 W 7 Belle Vue Rangers L 1950~51 H 13 4 V
23rd Mar 1951 L 7 Wigan L 1950~51 A 13 22 V
24th Mar 1951 W 7 Warrington L 1950~51 H 5 3 V
26th Mar 1951 L 7 Oldham L AB 1950~51 A 0 3 V
4th Apr 1951 W 7 Leeds L 1950~51 H 22 14 2 V
7th Apr 1951 L 7 Oldham L 1950~51 A 4 17 V
12th Apr 1951 W 6 Widnes L 1950~51 A 5 2 1 V
14th Apr 1951 W 7 Leeds L 1950~51 A 9 3 V
18th Apr 1951 L 7 Huddersfield L 1950~51 H 9 14 1 V
21st Apr 1951 W 7 York L 1950~51 H 31 3 V
25th Apr 1951 L 7 Leigh L 1950~51 A 7 10 V
30th Apr 1951 W 7 Players Union * Fr 1950~51 H 45 38 1 V
11th Aug 1951 W 7 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1951~52 H 16 7 1 V
18th Aug 1951 W 7 Widnes L 1951~52 A 20 11 V
21st Aug 1951 W 7 Rochdale Hornets L 1951~52 A 20 2 V
25th Aug 1951 W 7 Liverpool City L 1951~52 H 23 3 2 V
29th Aug 1951 D 7 Swinton L 1951~52 H 12 12 V
6th Sep 1951 D 7 Belle Vue Rangers LC1(2) 1951~52 A 2 2 V
8th Sep 1951 W 7 Dewsbury L 1951~52 H 14 8 V
15th Sep 1951 L 7 Oldham L 1951~52 A 7 13 V
22nd Sep 1951 W 7 Barrow L 1951~52 H 16 3 V
13th Oct 1951 W 6 Halifax L 1951~52 A 20 9 1 V
20th Oct 1951 L 7 New Zealand Tour 1951~52 H 10 33 V
27th Oct 1951 L 6 Workington Town L 1951~52 A 8 11 V
17th Nov 1951 L 6 Workington Town L 1951~52 H 11 20 V
1st Dec 1951 W 6 Widnes L 1951~52 H 14 3 V
15th Dec 1951 L 6 Salford L 1951~52 H 6 14 V
22nd Dec 1951 L 6 Salford L 1951~52 A 0 5 V
25th Dec 1951 L 6 Leigh L 1951~52 A 3 13 V
26th Dec 1951 D 6 Wigan L 1951~52 H 2 2 V
29th Dec 1951 L 6 Swinton L 1951~52 A 2 27 V
1st Jan 1952 W 2 Leigh L 1951~52 H 9 0 V
16th Feb 1952 W 2 Belle Vue Rangers CC1(2) 1951~52 A 9 4 V
23rd Feb 1952 W 6 Huddersfield L 1951~52 H 37 13 V
1st Mar 1952 W 6 Liverpool City L 1951~52 A 31 6 V
8th Mar 1952 L 6 Workington Town CC2 1951~52 A 4 15 V
15th Mar 1952 W 6 Belle Vue Rangers L 1951~52 A 16 8 V
22nd Mar 1952 L 6 Batley L 1951~52 A 5 16 V
29th Mar 1952 L 2 Oldham L 1951~52 H 6 10 V
2nd Apr 1952 W 2 Warrington L 1951~52 H 13 5 1 V
5th Apr 1952 L 2 Hull L 1951~52 A 7 14 1 V
11th Apr 1952 L 6 Wigan L 1951~52 A 11 15 1 V
12th Apr 1952 W 5 Halifax L 1951~52 H 16 11 1 V
4th May 1952 W 5 French XIII* Fr Tour 1951~52 F 27 24 1 V
23rd Aug 1952 W 6 Widnes L 1952~53 H 41 2 3 V
27th Aug 1952 W 6 Salford L 1952~53 A 15 9 V
30th Aug 1952 W 6 Barrow LC1(1) 1952~53 A 24 21 1 V
3rd Sep 1952 W 6 Barrow LC1(2) 1952~53 H 23 5 V
6th Sep 1952 W 6 Liverpool City L 1952~53 A 42 2 V
10th Sep 1952 W 6 Oldham L 1952~53 H 6 2 V
13th Sep 1952 L 6 Workington Town L 1952~53 H 9 15 V
20th Sep 1952 W 6 Keighley L 1952~53 A 27 7 1 V
23rd Sep 1952 W 6 Rochdale Hornets LC2 1952~53 H 31 7 1 V
27th Sep 1952 W 6 Australia Tour 1952~53 H 26 8 V
4th Oct 1952 W 6 Castleford L 1952~53 H 18 17 2 V
11th Oct 1952 W 6 Bramley L 1952~53 A 21 0 1 V
14th Oct 1952 W 6 Warrington LCSF 1952~53 A 17 10 V
18th Oct 1952 W 6 Salford L 1952~53 H 14 6 V
25th Oct 1952 L 6 Huddersfield L 1952~53 H 14 17 V
1st Nov 1952 W 6 Swinton L 1952~53 A 14 7 V
8th Nov 1952 W 6 Barrow L 1952~53 A 14 7 1 V
15th Nov 1952 W 6 Swinton L 1952~53 H 23 10 V
22nd Nov 1952 W 6 Warrington L 1952~53 A 19 8 V
29th Nov 1952 L 6 Leigh LCF 1952~53 N 5 22 V
6th Dec 1952 W 6 Workington Town L 1952~53 A 22 5 V
13th Dec 1952 W 6 Barrow L 1952~53 H 26 9 1 V
20th Dec 1952 W 6 Widnes L 1952~53 A 7 2 V
25th Dec 1952 W 6 Leigh L 1952~53 A 22 2 V
26th Dec 1952 W 6 Wigan L 1952~53 H 5 0 V
1st Jan 1953 D 6 Leigh L 1952~53 H 9 9 V
3rd Jan 1953 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1952~53 H 37 5 1 V
17th Jan 1953 W 6 Bramley L 1952~53 H 52 14 2 V
24th Jan 1953 W 6 Warrington L 1952~53 H 17 5 1 V
7th Feb 1953 W 6 Oldham CC1(1) 1952~53 H 20 4 V
14th Feb 1953 D 6 Oldham CC1(2) 1952~53 A 5 5 V
21st Feb 1953 W 6 Belle Vue Rangers L 1952~53 A 20 7 V
28th Feb 1953 W 6 Belle Vue Rangers CC2 1952~53 H 28 0 V
7th Mar 1953 W 6 Wakefield Trinity L 1952~53 H 69 17 V
14th Mar 1953 W 6 Leigh CC3 1952~53 A 12 3 V
18th Mar 1953 W 6 Whitehaven L 1952~53 A 17 15 V
21st Mar 1953 W 6 Whitehaven L 1952~53 H 26 10 V
28th Mar 1953 W 6 Warrington CCSF 1952~53 N 9 3 V
31st Mar 1953 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1952~53 A 8 0 V
4th Apr 1953 W 6 Liverpool City L 1952~53 H 20 4 V
11th Apr 1953 W 5 Belle Vue Rangers L 1952~53 H 38 9 V
13th Apr 1953 W 6 Keighley L 1952~53 H 29 12 V
18th Apr 1953 W 5 Oldham L 1952~53 A 14 13 1 V
25th Apr 1953 L 6 Huddersfield CCF 1952~53 N 10 15 V
8th Aug 1953 W 2 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1953~54 H 29 20 1 V
26th Aug 1953 W 4 Barrow L 1953~54 H 23 10 V
12th Sep 1953 W 7 Bradford Northern L 1953~54 A 19 14 V
19th Sep 1953 W 7 Bramley L 1953~54 H 49 16 2 V
23rd Sep 1953 W 7 Swinton LC2 1953~54 H 38 9 2 V
26th Sep 1953 L 7 Halifax L 1953~54 A 3 14 V
30th Sep 1953 W 7 Warrington LCSF 1953~54 A 17 10 V
10th Oct 1953 W 7 Belle Vue Rangers L 1953~54 A 27 5 3 V
17th Oct 1953 W 7 Castleford L 1953~54 H 35 9 2 V
24th Oct 1953 W 7 Wigan LCF 1953~54 N 16 8 1 V
31st Oct 1953 W 4 Workington Town L 1953~54 H 20 5 V
7th Nov 1953 W 6 Oldham L 1953~54 A 5 3 V
11th Nov 1953 W 4 Castleford L 1953~54 A 31 14 2 V
14th Nov 1953 W 4 Swinton L 1953~54 H 2 0 V
28th Nov 1953 W 3 Whitehaven L 1953~54 A 12 4 V
5th Dec 1953 W 7 Belle Vue Rangers L 1953~54 H 38 7 2 V
12th Dec 1953 W 7 Oldham L 1953~54 H 21 9 V
25th Dec 1953 W 7 Leigh L 1953~54 H 11 9 V
26th Dec 1953 W 7 Wigan L 1953~54 H 14 4 V
2nd Jan 1954 L 7 Warrington L 1953~54 H 2 7 V
9th Jan 1954 W 5 Swinton L 1953~54 A 8 0 V
6th Mar 1954 L 6 Huddersfield CC2 1953~54 A 5 12 V
13th Mar 1954 L 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1953~54 A 5 9 V
20th Mar 1954 W 4 Liverpool City L 1953~54 H 18 0 V
3rd Apr 1954 W 5 Whitehaven L 1953~54 H 34 12 1 V
7th Apr 1954 L 5 Leigh L 1953~54 A 13 14 1 V
10th Apr 1954 W 5 Bramley L 1953~54 A 25 12 1 V
17th Apr 1954 W 5 Widnes L 1953~54 H 28 4 2 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 169 OTHER 12 = 181
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 181

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