Bob Jones

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-08-1907
N/A
16-08-1928
Chester College RUFC
03-11-1928 v Wigan Highfield
Barrow
1934- Struck Off Register
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1928-1934
120 (0)
19
39
0
135

BIOGRAPHY

Bob Jones by Alex Service

A local lad, who went on to complete 120 appearances for the Saints, Bob Jones was a model of consistency. The archetypal utility back with a good range of footballing skills he could fill all threequarter positions if needed, and either half-back role, although he did settle down to occupy the full-back role with distinction. He made his debut when the team were in their pomp, with a star threequarter line which included the great Alf Ellaby. Yet on his debut, against Wigan Highfield on 3rd November 1928, Ellaby was missing as the Saints lost at home to un-fancied Wigan Highfield. Charlie Crooks was the full-back that day and it was his retirement at the end of the 1929-30 campaign which gave Bob his chance to settle into the number one position.

Written in reports and team sheets as RE [Robert Edward] Jones, Bob did his teacher training at Chester College and was a contemporary of Frank Jones, a half-back, who also ended up signing for the Saints. By 1931-32 Bob was the regular full-back and he made 31 appearances, making a significant contribution to a season which finished with Saints claiming their first Championship final success after beating Huddersfield at Wakefield. This was done without Ellaby and Fildes, who were already on the boat for the Australian Tour!

Bob made 21 appearances in 1933-34 and also started to kick goals when needed. His last match for the club was against Barrow on 3rd November 1934 and he left behind an impressive 120 appearances for the Saints, scoring 19 tries and kicking 39 goals, a total of 135 points. By this time, financial austerity at Knowsley Road meant that many of the stars of the late 1920s had departed. In his last match, when he appeared at full-back, the threequarter line read as follows: Smith, Cross, Bradbury and Davies. This was a rather different team than the one he first came into.

It is believed that Bob retired from the game and concentrated on his teaching commitments at Rivington Road school. According to the Rugby League Registers, he lived at various times in Morgan Street, Brook Street and Corporation Street in St.Helens. We would welcome any further details about this player.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1928~29 2 5 0 11
1929~302 11 0 9
1930~310 3 0 9
1931~329 5 0 31
1932~334 0 0 31
1933~342 14 0 21
1934~35 0 1 0 8
TOTALS:19 39 0 120
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1929~30 0001
TOTALS:0001

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
3rd Nov 1928 L 2 Wigan Highfield L 1928~29 H 12 15 V
22nd Dec 1928 W 4 Warrington L 1928~29 A 13 4 V
26th Dec 1928 L 3 Wigan L 1928~29 H 2 10 V
1st Jan 1929 L 5 St. Helens Recs L 1928~29 A 2 8 V
12th Jan 1929 L 7 Salford L 1928~29 A 7 10 V
19th Jan 1929 L 7 Swinton L 1928~29 H 2 3 1 V
26th Jan 1929 L 7 Barrow L 1928~29 A 6 16 V
1st Apr 1929 W 7 Barrow L 1928~29 H 9 5 1 V
13th Apr 1929 W 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1928~29 A 12 5 3 V
22nd Apr 1929 W 7 Bradford Northern L 1928~29 A 28 19 2 V
27th Apr 1929 W 7 Hull L 1928~29 H 24 7 V
26th Oct 1929 L 4 Castleford L 1929~30 H 10 20 V
15th Feb 1930 W 1 Hull K.R. L 1929~30 A 16 5 V
22nd Mar 1930 W 6 Hull L 1929~30 H 23 4 4 V
5th Apr 1930 L 1 Hunslet L 1929~30 A 11 14 V
12th Apr 1930 W 7 Batley L 1929~30 H 19 3 2 V
14th Apr 1930 W 1 Warrington L 1929~30 H 23 15 V
17th Apr 1930 W 1 Batley L 1929~30 A 15 11 V
21st Apr 1930 W 6 York L 1929~30 H 29 0 2 4 V
22nd Apr 1930 W 6 Swinton L 1929~30 H 8 4 1 V
10th May 1930 W 2 Wigan * Fr 1929~30 L 21 14 V
30th Aug 1930 W 1 Widnes L 1930~31 A 21 7 1 V
6th Sep 1930 L 1 Widnes L 1930~31 H 5 9 1 V
10th Sep 1930 L 1 Salford L 1930~31 A 5 11 1 V
13th Sep 1930 L 3 Swinton L 1930~31 A 3 12 V
4th Oct 1930 W 4 Dewsbury L 1930~31 H 12 10 V
17th Jan 1931 W 6 Swinton L 1930~31 H 8 3 V
24th Jan 1931 D 3 Broughton Rangers L 1930~31 A 0 0 V
14th Feb 1931 W 4 Bramley L 1930~31 A 19 8 V
6th Apr 1931 W 3 York L 1930~31 H 13 3 V
3rd Oct 1931 L 4 Oldham L 1931~32 A 13 16 V
10th Oct 1931 L 4 Salford LC1 1931~32 A 5 16 V
17th Oct 1931 W 4 Oldham L 1931~32 H 31 17 1 V
31st Oct 1931 W 1 Bradford Northern L 1931~32 H 35 5 1 4 V
7th Nov 1931 W 1 Wigan Highfield L 1931~32 A 19 4 V
14th Nov 1931 W 1 Salford L 1931~32 H 10 2 V
21st Nov 1931 W 1 Warrington L 1931~32 A 23 8 V
28th Nov 1931 W 1 Warrington L 1931~32 H 38 8 V
5th Dec 1931 W 1 Bradford Northern L 1931~32 A 31 5 V
12th Dec 1931 W 1 Leigh L 1931~32 A 16 8 V
19th Dec 1931 W 1 Rochdale Hornets L 1931~32 H 33 12 V
25th Dec 1931 L 1 St. Helens Recs L 1931~32 A 2 13 V
26th Dec 1931 W 1 Wigan L 1931~32 H 10 4 1 V
1st Jan 1932 D 1 St. Helens Recs L 1931~32 H 7 7 V
2nd Jan 1932 W 1 Hull K.R. L 1931~32 A 5 3 V
9th Jan 1932 W 1 Wakefield Trinity L 1931~32 H 11 2 V
13th Jan 1932 L 1 Salford L 1931~32 A 3 9 V
23rd Jan 1932 W 1 Halifax L 1931~32 H 24 10 1 V
30th Jan 1932 W 1 Swinton L 1931~32 A 8 7 V
6th Feb 1932 L 1 Keighley CC1 1931~32 A 6 12 V
13th Feb 1932 L 1 Hull K.R. L 1931~32 H 5 8 V
27th Feb 1932 L 1 Castleford L 1931~32 A 0 5 V
26th Mar 1932 W 1 Castleford L 1931~32 H 24 6 V
28th Mar 1932 W 1 Leigh L 1931~32 H 31 2 1 1 V
29th Mar 1932 W 5 Halifax L 1931~32 A 13 3 V
2nd Apr 1932 W 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1931~32 A 16 3 3 V
16th Apr 1932 W 4 Swinton L 1931~32 H 17 5 V
18th Apr 1932 W 5 Broughton Rangers L 1931~32 H 21 10 1 V
23rd Apr 1932 W 5 Wakefield Trinity L 1931~32 A 25 8 V
30th Apr 1932 W 5 Leeds ChSF 1931~32 H 9 0 V
7th May 1932 W 5 Huddersfield ChF 1931~32 N 9 5 V
27th Aug 1932 L 4 Widnes L 1932~33 A 10 12 V
3rd Sep 1932 W 5 Widnes L 1932~33 H 16 9 V
10th Sep 1932 W 5 Swinton L 1932~33 A 12 7 V
17th Sep 1932 W 5 Leigh L 1932~33 H 33 10 V
24th Sep 1932 L 5 Hunslet L 1932~33 A 8 15 V
1st Oct 1932 L 3 Swinton L 1932~33 H 11 37 V
8th Oct 1932 W 1 Widnes LC1 1932~33 A 10 5 V
15th Oct 1932 W 1 Barrow L 1932~33 H 18 11 V
22nd Oct 1932 D 1 Wigan Highfield L 1932~33 A 11 11 V
24th Oct 1932 W 1 Broughton Rangers LC2 1932~33 H 22 4 V
29th Oct 1932 W 1 Batley L 1932~33 H 14 7 V
2nd Nov 1932 D 1 Salford LCSF 1932~33 A 2 2 V
5th Nov 1932 W 1 Leigh L 1932~33 A 13 3 V
7th Nov 1932 W 1 Salford LCSF(rep) 1932~33 H 17 10 V
12th Nov 1932 W 1 Wigan Highfield L 1932~33 H 34 7 V
19th Nov 1932 L 1 Warrington LCF 1932~33 N 9 10 V
26th Nov 1932 W 1 Leeds L 1932~33 H 21 5 1 V
29th Nov 1932 L 1 Batley L 1932~33 A 12 17 V
3rd Dec 1932 W 1 Castleford L 1932~33 A 10 7 V
10th Dec 1932 L 1 Warrington L 1932~33 H 16 18 1 V
17th Dec 1932 L 1 Salford L 1932~33 A 5 13 V
14th Jan 1933 L 5 York L 1932~33 A 5 11 V
28th Jan 1933 L 3 Barrow L 1932~33 A 17 18 V
4th Feb 1933 W 3 Halifax L 1932~33 H 5 3 V
11th Feb 1933 W 1 Bradford Northern CC1 1932~33 A 24 3 V
18th Feb 1933 W 1 Oldham L 1932~33 H 23 0 V
2nd Mar 1933 W 1 Hunslet CC2 1932~33 H 14 3 V
11th Mar 1933 W 5 Halifax CC3 1932~33 H 18 6 2 V
13th Mar 1933 W 5 York L 1932~33 H 9 8 V
18th Mar 1933 L 1 Huddersfield L 1932~33 A 4 27 V
25th Mar 1933 L 1 Warrington CCSF 1932~33 N 5 11 V
26th Aug 1933 W 1 Widnes L 1933~34 H 29 14 1 V
2nd Sep 1933 L 1 Widnes L 1933~34 A 4 12 V
4th Sep 1933 W 1 Hull K.R. L 1933~34 H 21 11 V
9th Sep 1933 W 1 Warrington L 1933~34 A 11 7 V
16th Sep 1933 W 1 Oldham L 1933~34 H 25 8 V
18th Sep 1933 L 1 Oldham L 1933~34 A 3 16 V
23rd Sep 1933 L 1 Huddersfield L 1933~34 A 0 10 V
30th Sep 1933 W 1 Salford LC1 1933~34 H 12 8 2 V
7th Oct 1933 L 1 Keighley L 1933~34 A 8 16 1 V
14th Oct 1933 W 1 Leigh L 1933~34 H 20 13 V
16th Oct 1933 W 1 Rochdale Hornets LC2 1933~34 H 52 14 V
21st Oct 1933 W 1 Dewsbury L 1933~34 A 11 0 V
28th Oct 1933 L 1 Salford L 1933~34 H 2 17 V
26th Dec 1933 L 5 Wigan L 1933~34 H 8 21 1 V
13th Jan 1934 W 1 Rochdale Hornets L 1933~34 H 29 13 4 V
20th Jan 1934 W 1 Leeds L 1933~34 H 21 19 3 V
27th Jan 1934 L 1 Hull K.R. L 1933~34 A 8 23 V
10th Feb 1934 W 3 Bradford Northern CC1 1933~34 A 34 6 V
17th Feb 1934 L 1 Halifax L 1933~34 A 8 16 1 V
24th Feb 1934 L 3 Bramley CC2 1933~34 A 12 17 V
3rd Mar 1934 W 1 Bradford Northern L 1933~34 A 15 11 3 V
25th Aug 1934 L 1 Widnes L 1934~35 A 0 12 V
1st Sep 1934 L 1 Widnes L 1934~35 H 5 10 1 V
10th Sep 1934 W 1 Rochdale Hornets LC1 1934~35 H 24 18 V
15th Sep 1934 L 1 Swinton L 1934~35 A 2 19 V
22nd Sep 1934 W 1 Hunslet L 1934~35 H 30 10 V
24th Sep 1934 D 1 Liverpool Stanley LC2 1934~35 H 9 9 V
20th Oct 1934 L 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1934~35 H 6 15 V
3rd Nov 1934 W 1 Barrow L 1934~35 H 13 6 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 119 OTHER 1 = 120
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 120

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