Ian Jones

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-02-1945
N/A
Date unknown.
Local RL
26-09-1964 v Featherstone Rovers
Featherstone Rovers
1964- Pilkington Recs
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1964-1964
3 (0)
0
0
0
0

BIOGRAPHY

Ian Jones by Alex Service

Ian Jones played three First Team matches for the Saints, which does not seem too many, but he did so despite the terrific wealth of talent to choose from at Knowsley Road at the time in the mid 1960s. Players like Benyon, Murphy, Gartland, Wilf Smith, Harvey and Keith Northey were those who vied for selection either at scrum-half or stand-off during the 1964-65 season, when the Saints won the League Leaders trophy and Lancashire Cup.
A local lad, Ian made his debut at scrum-half in a League match at Featherstone, which the Saints won 30-15. Peter Harvey was his stand-off. Another rookie, second-rower Dave Markey, scored two tries that afternoon. Ironically, his last match was also against Featherstone Rovers, this time at Knowsley Road three weeks later. Despite a 7-12 deficit at half-time, the Saints went on to win 25-12, the star of the match being Len Killeen, who scored a hat-trick of tries and kicked 5 goals.
A fierce competitor, Ian later went to Pilkington Recs where he joined a side that was very much on the up in amateur circles. Ian, or Jasper as he was universally known, helped make the Recs into a side capable of winning major honours and taking on professional opposition in the coveted Challenge Cup. He played at Recs with Jimmy Mustard, a former team-mate at Knowsley Road.
He did have a further stab at the professional game by playing 7 matches for Leigh in 1968-69 and he remains a popular figure in local rugby circles.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1964~650 0 0 3
TOTALS:0 0 0 3
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1965~66 0001
TOTALS:0001

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
26th Sep 1964 W 7 Featherstone Rovers L 1964~65 A 30 15 V
10th Oct 1964 W 7 Blackpool Borough L 1964~65 A 31 9 V
17th Oct 1964 W 7 Featherstone Rovers L 1964~65 H 25 12 V
14th Aug 1965 L 7 Swinton * Fr Gallie Cup 1965~66 A 9 11 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 2 OTHER 1 = 3
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 3
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