Billy Jacques

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-02-1871
N/A
1-12-1895
Hull
14-12-1895 v Oldham
Batley
1897- Hull
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1895-1896
50 (0)
6
25
4
84

BIOGRAPHY

Billy Jacques by Alex Service

Billy Jacques was signed by the Saints in December 1895, during their first season in the newly-formed Northern Union. He was first and foremost a centre threequarter, who could also operate at stand-off and on the wing with equal effectiveness. His signing was not handled well by the St.Helens club. Indeed, they lost two league points after playing him against Oldham on 14th December 1895 whilst he was still a Hull player.

Billy played as a left centre for the rest of the 1895-96 season and appeared in the right centre position during the following campaign, together with some matches on the left wing. A Yorkshire County player with Hull, Billy made 50 appearances for the Saints, scoring 6 tries. His last match was the first-ever Challenge Cup final, against Batley at Headingley, when he played on the left wing, with Jim Barnes as his centre. It was to be his last game for the club. He returned to Hull shortly after.

Michael Ullyatt wrote an excellent history of the Hull club from 1865-1987 and in this, he records Jacques as playing 122 times, scoring 32 tries and kicking 137 goals, for a total of 370 points. This shows the hallmark of a class player, although it is true to say that whilst he was with the Saints, Jacques never really hit the heights.

The 1901 census shows him living in Carlton Street, York, employed as a railway worker, with a wife and two children. When he finished at Hull, he became the Trainer of local rivals Hull KR, certainly by the 1924-25 season.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1895~963 10 2 21
1896~973 15 2 29
TOTALS:6 25 4 50
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1896~970003
TOTALS:0003

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
14th Dec 1895 D 3 Oldham L 1895~96 A 0 0 V
25th Jan 1896 W 4 Batley L 1895~96 H 11 5 1 1 V
1st Feb 1896 L 4 Hull L 1895~96 A 0 9 V
8th Feb 1896 L 4 Hunslet L 1895~96 H 0 5 V
15th Feb 1896 L 4 Manningham L 1895~96 A 5 9 1 V
22nd Feb 1896 L 4 Runcorn L 1895~96 A 0 3 V
29th Feb 1896 D 4 Warrington L 1895~96 A 5 5 1 1 V
7th Mar 1896 W 4 Bradford L 1895~96 H 11 5 1 V
14th Mar 1896 L 4 Leigh L 1895~96 A 3 11 V
21st Mar 1896 L 4 Wigan L 1895~96 A 0 10 V
28th Mar 1896 L 4 Tyldesley L 1895~96 A 10 11 1 V
3rd Apr 1896 L 4 Widnes L 1895~96 A 4 16 V
4th Apr 1896 W 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1895~96 H 7 5 1 V
6th Apr 1896 D 4 Brighouse Rovers L 1895~96 H 0 0 V
7th Apr 1896 L 4 Leeds L 1895~96 A 3 15 V
11th Apr 1896 L 4 Huddersfield L 1895~96 A 4 7 V
16th Apr 1896 W 6 Liversedge L 1895~96 H 14 7 2 V
18th Apr 1896 L 4 Oldham L 1895~96 H 3 5 V
20th Apr 1896 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1895~96 A 4 0 1 V
25th Apr 1896 L 4 Liversedge L 1895~96 A 3 13 V
30th Apr 1896 W 4 Broughton Rangers L 1895~96 H 26 0 4 V
5th Sep 1896 W 3 Crompton * Fr 1896~97 H 23 3 V
12th Sep 1896 W 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1896~97 H 6 5 V
19th Sep 1896 D 3 Salford L 1896~97 A 0 0 V
26th Sep 1896 W 3 Tyldesley L 1896~97 H 3 0 V
3rd Oct 1896 L 3 Oldham L 1896~97 A 0 11 V
10th Oct 1896 W 3 Morecambe L 1896~97 A 8 5 1 V
7th Nov 1896 W 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1896~97 A 14 11 1 V
14th Nov 1896 D 3 Warrington L 1896~97 H 0 0 V
21st Nov 1896 L 3 Rochdale St. Cuthberts* Fr 1896~97 A 0 4 V
28th Nov 1896 W 3 Leigh L 1896~97 H 11 3 V
5th Dec 1896 L 3 Swinton L 1896~97 H 0 3 V
12th Dec 1896 L 3 Broughton Rangers L 1896~97 A 0 3 V
19th Dec 1896 L 3 Stockport L 1896~97 A 6 13 V
25th Dec 1896 L 2 Halifax* Fr 1896~97 A 0 4 V
26th Dec 1896 D 3 Widnes L 1896~97 A 0 0 V
2nd Jan 1897 L 4 Runcorn L 1896~97 A 0 20 V
9th Jan 1897 W 4 Morecambe L 1896~97 H 3 0 V
30th Jan 1897 W 4 Salford L 1896~97 H 9 3 V
6th Feb 1897 L 4 Wigan L 1896~97 A 0 4 V
13th Feb 1897 L 4 Broughton Rangers L 1896~97 H 10 20 2 V
20th Feb 1897 L 4 Tyldesley L 1896~97 A 9 12 V
22nd Feb 1897 L 5 Warrington L 1896~97 A 3 7 V
27th Feb 1897 L 5 Swinton L 1896~97 A 0 10 V
6th Mar 1897 D 5 Leigh L 1896~97 A 6 6 V
11th Mar 1897 W 5 Wigan L 1896~97 H 3 0 V
13th Mar 1897 W 5 Stockport L 1896~97 H 9 0 1 V
20th Mar 1897 W 5 Lees CC1 1896~97 H 58 0 1 8 V
27th Mar 1897 W 5 Castleford CC2 1896~97 H 17 3 1 V
3rd Apr 1897 W 4 Wigan CC3 1896~97 H 11 0 1 V
10th Apr 1897 W 5 Tyldesley CC4 1896~97 H 12 0 1 1 1 V
19th Apr 1897 W 5 Swinton CCSF 1896~97 N 7 0 1 V
24th Apr 1897 L 5 Batley CCF 1896~97 N 3 10 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 47 OTHER 3 = 50
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 50

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