Jimmy Stott

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
15-11-1919
N/A
03-11-1939
UGB ARL
04-11-1939 v Broughton Rangers
Warrington
1952- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1939-1952
193 (0)
65
295
0
785

BIOGRAPHY

Jimmy Stott
by Dave Dooley
Jimmy Stott was a stalwart for the club playing almost 200 matches mostly as a centre. He made his debut in Saints on the 4th of November 1939 against Broughton Rangers. He was born in Spurgeon Street off Park Road on the 15th of November 1919. Jimmy Stott was a great all-round sportsman who attended the rugby league hotbed of Parr Central School.

Jimmy was signed from the local UGB amateur team, incidentally Jimmy also worked for the glass firm. In 193 matches for the Saints Jimmy scored 65 tries, kicked 295 goals (11th on the all-tine charts for the Saints) for an impressive total points aggregate of 785 points (15th position).

During the war Jimmy played two Services internationals against Rugby Union sides. After spending six years in the Army, he returned to Knowsley Road to captain the side after the hostilities.

Jimmy played for Great Britain once in 1947, he also won two England and two Lancashire caps whilst at Knowsley Road. He was a model player on and off the field and an inspirational captain who guided many young players who were to become a key part of the St Helens set-up in the 1950s. His brother Tom also played for the Saints.

His final match for the Club was against Warrington on the 22nd. of November 1952. He subsequently retired from the game. Like so many fine players his career was blighted by the outbreak of the Second World War. Jimmy Stott died on the 5thof July 1994 at the age of 74.

Jimmy Stott has been inducted into the Club Hall of Fame.

Bert Traverse relates a tale that illustrates the character and integrity of Jim Stott. He had served Saints as a centre threequarter for many years when Jim Sullivan arrived at the club. The new coach promptly switched him to full back, a situation Stotty accepted though was never truly happy with it. His last game was against Warrington at Wilderspool. Jack Johnson, a St Helens lad playing on the wing for the Wire, was sent away with only Stott to beat. As he approached the full back Johnson kicked over his head raced round Stotty, re-gathered the ball and scored a brilliant try. After the match Sullivan had words with Jim Stott and gave him the benefit of his vast experience as a full back. `If that happens again,` he said, `turn your back on the kicker and stick your arse in him. That way you won`t be penalised for committing an obstruction.`

`I`m sorry, Mr Sullivan,` Jim Stott said, `but I don`t play my rugby that way.` He immediately retired.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1939~403 3 0 15
1940~41 4 3 0 7
1941~42 6 11 0 9
1942~43 6 12 0 9
1943~44 1 5 0 4
1945~46 0 0 0 2
1946~4712 51 0 34
1947~48 12 65 0 31
1948~4910 39 0 37
1949~509 70 0 33
1950~512 30 0 8
1951~52 0 2 0 2
1952~530 4 0 2
TOTALS:65 295 0 193
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1940~41 1303
1947~483601
1948~494804
1949~50 0301
TOTALS:82009

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
4th Nov 1939 W 4 Broughton Rangers WEL 1939~40 H 28 10 1 V
11th Nov 1939 L 4 Salford WEL 1939~40 H 10 15 2 V
18th Nov 1939 L 4 Oldham WEL 1939~40 A 3 7 V
25th Nov 1939 W 4 Barrow WEL 1939~40 H 23 3 V
2nd Dec 1939 L 3 Salford WEL 1939~40 A 5 10 V
9th Dec 1939 W 3 Broughton Rangers WEL 1939~40 H 27 9 V
16th Dec 1939 L 3 Warrington WEL 1939~40 A 6 8 V
25th Dec 1939 D 3 Widnes WEL 1939~40 A 6 6 V
26th Dec 1939 L 3 Wigan WEL 1939~40 H 9 12 V
24th Feb 1940 W 3 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1939~40 H 18 8 2 V
9th Mar 1940 L 4 Broughton Rangers LC1 (2) 1939~40 A 3 10 V
16th Mar 1940 L 4 Wigan LC2 (1) 1939~40 A 0 5 V
23rd Mar 1940 W 6 Leigh WEL 1939~40 H 11 5 1 V
25th Mar 1940 L 6 Rochdale Hornets WEL 1939~40 A 10 12 V
6th Apr 1940 W 5 Widnes LCSF (1) 1939~40 H 7 5 V
2nd Nov 1940 L 4 Warrington WEL 1940~41 H 0 13 V
9th Nov 1940 W 4 Warrington WEL 1940~41 A 2 0 V
16th Nov 1940 D 2 Wigan WEL 1940~41 A 5 5 1 V
23rd Nov 1940 W 2 Broughton Rangers WEL 1940~41 H 23 3 1 V
30th Nov 1940 W 2 Leigh WEL 1940~41 H 50 0 4 1 V
25th Dec 1940 W 3 Leigh * Fr 1940~41 H 37 18 V
11th Jan 1941 L 3 Wigan WEL 1940~41 H 3 6 V
8th Feb 1941 L 3 Wigan * Fr 1940~41 A 8 12 1 V
14th Apr 1941 W 3 Dewsbury * Fr 1940~41 A 21 11 1 2 V
19th Apr 1941 L 3 Castleford CC2 1940~41 A 13 21 V
6th Sep 1941 W 3 York WEL 1941~42 H 23 13 2 1 V
20th Sep 1941 W 4 Keighley WEL 1941~42 A 20 2 4 V
27th Sep 1941 L 4 Huddersfield WEL 1941~42 A 13 21 2 V
17th Oct 1941 W 3 Castleford WEL 1941~42 H 16 2 1 V
29th Nov 1941 L 3 Castleford WEL 1941~42 A 5 12 1 V
6th Dec 1941 L 3 Leeds WEL 1941~42 A 8 18 1 1 V
25th Dec 1941 L 3 Wigan WEL 1941~42 A 3 8 V
11th Apr 1942 W 3 Featherstone Rovers CC1(1) 1941~42 A 21 11 1 2 V
25th Apr 1942 L 3 Hunslet CC2(1) 1941~42 A 3 16 1 V
12th Sep 1942 L 3 Keighley WEL 1942~43 A 0 12 V
26th Sep 1942 L 3 Dewsbury WEL 1942~43 A 17 26 2 4 V
3rd Oct 1942 L 3 Leeds WEL 1942~43 A 0 34 V
24th Oct 1942 W 4 Wigan YC2(1) 1942~43 H 21 8 2 V
7th Nov 1942 L 3 Wigan YC2(2) 1942~43 A 11 32 4 V
5th Dec 1942 L 4 Halifax WEL 1942~43 A 12 36 V
12th Dec 1942 L 3 Dewsbury WEL 1942~43 A 7 19 2 V
6th Mar 1943 W 3 Oldham WEL 1942~43 H 12 11 1 V
27th Mar 1943 L 3 Oldham CC2(1) 1942~43 A 12 17 1 2 V
16th Oct 1943 L 4 Wigan YC1(1) 1943~44 H 9 14 3 V
23rd Oct 1943 L 3 Wigan YC1(2) 1943~44 A 10 20 1 2 V
13th Nov 1943 L 3 Leeds WEL 1943~44 A 0 36 V
20th Nov 1943 L 6 Dewsbury WEL 1943~44 H 3 13 V
24th Nov 1945 L 4 Dewsbury L 1945~46 A 0 9 V
1st Dec 1945 L 4 Hunslet L 1945~46 A 5 38 V
31st Aug 1946 L 3 Widnes L 1946~47 H 2 10 1 V
7th Sep 1946 L 3 Leigh LC1(1) 1946~47 H 5 14 1 V
21st Sep 1946 L 3 Widnes L 1946~47 A 10 17 2 V
28th Sep 1946 L 3 Leigh L 1946~47 H 7 11 1 2 V
5th Oct 1946 L 3 Warrington L 1946~47 A 10 19 V
12th Oct 1946 W 4 Workington Town L 1946~47 H 12 7 V
19th Oct 1946 W 4 Salford L 1946~47 A 11 2 V
26th Oct 1946 W 4 Halifax L 1946~47 H 15 8 1 V
2nd Nov 1946 W 4 Oldham L 1946~47 A 7 3 1 V
23rd Nov 1946 L 4 Bramley L 1946~47 A 0 10 V
30th Nov 1946 W 4 Huddersfield L 1946~47 H 18 10 2 V
14th Dec 1946 W 4 Salford L 1946~47 H 9 8 3 V
25th Dec 1946 L 4 Liverpool Stanley L 1946~47 H 16 17 1 1 V
26th Dec 1946 L 4 Wigan L 1946~47 H 9 11 1 3 V
28th Dec 1946 L 4 Huddersfield L 1946~47 A 12 19 1 3 V
1st Jan 1947 L 4 Liverpool Stanley L 1946~47 A 7 8 2 V
11th Jan 1947 L 4 Leeds L 1946~47 H 7 8 2 V
18th Jan 1947 W 4 Featherstone Rovers L 1946~47 A 11 7 1 V
25th Jan 1947 W 4 Hull K.R. L 1946~47 H 29 16 7 V
8th Mar 1947 W 4 Keighley CC1(1) 1946~47 H 17 7 4 V
11th Mar 1947 L 4 Keighley CC1(2) 1946~47 N 5 8 1 1 V
22nd Mar 1947 L 4 Warrington CC2 1946~47 A 2 24 1 V
29th Mar 1947 L 4 Hull K.R. L 1946~47 A 3 11 V
4th Apr 1947 W 4 Wigan L 1946~47 A 12 7 2 V
5th Apr 1947 L 4 Warrington L 1946~47 H 6 10 3 V
7th Apr 1947 L 4 Belle Vue Rangers L 1946~47 H 10 12 2 V
19th Apr 1947 L 3 Workington Town L 1946~47 A 2 13 V
26th Apr 1947 W 4 Swinton L 1946~47 A 15 6 3 1 V
6th May 1947 L 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1946~47 A 5 7 1 V
10th May 1947 W 4 Bramley L 1946~47 H 29 0 1 1 V
24th May 1947 L 4 Barrow L 1946~47 A 9 15 3 V
26th May 1947 L 4 Halifax L 1946~47 A 9 10 1 V
31st May 1947 W 4 Barrow L 1946~47 H 36 7 1 V
7th Jun 1947 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1946~47 H 26 4 1 V
23rd Aug 1947 L 4 Widnes L 1947~48 A 8 9 1 V
13th Sep 1947 W 4 Oldham L 1947~48 H 16 2 2 V
20th Sep 1947 W 4 York L 1947~48 A 31 3 4 V
25th Sep 1947 L 4 New Zealand Tour 1947~48 H 5 11 1 V
29th Sep 1947 L 4 Wigan LC2 1947~48 H 7 8 2 V
18th Oct 1947 W 4 Workington Town L 1947~48 H 14 3 2 V
8th Nov 1947 L 4 Belle Vue Rangers L 1947~48 H 0 9 V
15th Nov 1947 W 3 Liverpool Stanley L 1947~48 H 23 8 1 V
29th Nov 1947 W 3 Salford L 1947~48 H 31 10 1 5 V
13th Dec 1947 W 3 Halifax L 1947~48 A 6 2 2 V
20th Dec 1947 L 6 Hunslet L 1947~48 A 5 11 1 V
25th Dec 1947 W 4 Leigh L 1947~48 H 22 3 2 4 V
26th Dec 1947 W 4 Wigan L 1947~48 H 13 6 4 V
27th Dec 1947 D 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1947~48 H 5 5 1 V
1st Jan 1948 L 3 Leigh L 1947~48 A 3 8 V
3rd Jan 1948 W 3 Swinton L 1947~48 A 6 3 V
7th Feb 1948 W 3 Bustlingthorpe Vale CC1(1) 1947~48 H 48 0 1 6 V
14th Feb 1948 W 3 Bustlingthorpe Vale CC1(2) 1947~48 A 13 2 2 V
28th Feb 1948 L 3 Oldham CC2 1947~48 A 0 5 V
6th Mar 1948 L 3 Warrington L 1947~48 A 3 21 V
13th Mar 1948 W 3 Bramley L 1947~48 H 13 7 2 V
20th Mar 1948 W 3 Oldham L 1947~48 A 13 3 2 V
26th Mar 1948 L 3 Wigan L 1947~48 A 11 22 1 4 V
27th Mar 1948 W 3 York L 1947~48 H 44 10 2 1 V
28th Mar 1948 L 3 Barrow L 1947~48 A 8 12 1 V
6th Apr 1948 W 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1947~48 A 15 10 3 V
8th Apr 1948 L 3 Widnes L 1947~48 H 8 9 1 V
10th Apr 1948 W 6 Barrow L 1947~48 H 21 5 1 3 V
17th Apr 1948 W 3 Halifax L 1947~48 H 20 7 4 V
22nd Apr 1948 W 3 Belle Vue Rangers L 1947~48 A 21 2 1 6 V
24th Apr 1948 W 3 Bramley L 1947~48 A 19 11 1 2 V
15th May 1948 W 3 Roanne* Fr 1947~48 H 36 19 3 6 V
14th Aug 1948 W 4 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1948~49 A 38 2 2 7 V
21st Aug 1948 W 3 Widnes L 1948~49 H 6 2 2 V
23rd Aug 1948 L 4 Workington Town L 1948~49 A 11 15 1 V
28th Aug 1948 L 4 Oldham L 1948~49 A 11 15 2 1 V
4th Sep 1948 L 3 Wigan LC1(1) 1948~49 H 9 24 3 V
8th Sep 1948 L 3 Wigan LC1(2) 1948~49 A 7 8 2 V
11th Sep 1948 W 3 Liverpool Stanley L 1948~49 A 17 0 1 V
18th Sep 1948 W 3 Workington Town L 1948~49 H 8 2 1 V
23rd Sep 1948 W 3 Liverpool Stanley L 1948~49 H 41 0 1 3 V
25th Sep 1948 W 4 Dewsbury L 1948~49 A 14 7 2 1 V
2nd Oct 1948 W 3 Hunslet L 1948~49 H 41 11 1 V
9th Oct 1948 L 3 Barrow L 1948~49 A 12 20 V
14th Oct 1948 W 3 Australia Tour 1948~49 H 10 8 V
16th Oct 1948 L 3 Warrington L 1948~49 H 4 12 V
30th Oct 1948 W 3 Halifax L 1948~49 H 8 5 V
20th Nov 1948 W 3 Dewsbury L 1948~49 H 27 7 V
27th Nov 1948 W 3 Oldham L 1948~49 H 28 2 1 5 V
4th Dec 1948 L 3 Warrington L 1948~49 A 5 15 V
11th Dec 1948 W 4 Whitehaven L 1948~49 A 13 0 V
18th Dec 1948 W 4 Whitehaven L 1948~49 H 61 0 V
25th Dec 1948 D 4 Leigh L 1948~49 A 5 5 V
1st Jan 1949 W 3 Leigh L 1948~49 H 12 0 2 V
8th Jan 1949 W 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1948~49 H 3 0 V
15th Jan 1949 W 3 Belle Vue Rangers L 1948~49 A 17 5 V
22nd Jan 1949 W 4 Hunslet L 1948~49 A 11 5 1 V
29th Jan 1949 W 4 Huddersfield L 1948~49 H 20 2 1 7 V
5th Feb 1949 L 3 Widnes L 1948~49 A 2 6 1 V
12th Feb 1949 W 4 Bradford Northern CC1(1) 1948~49 A 4 3 2 V
19th Feb 1949 L 3 Bradford Northern CC1(2) 1948~49 H 0 5 V
12th Mar 1949 W 3 Belle Vue Rangers L 1948~49 H 18 0 1 3 V
19th Mar 1949 L 3 Salford L 1948~49 A 6 7 V
31st Mar 1949 L 3 Wigan L 1948~49 H 8 13 V
9th Apr 1949 W 3 Halifax L 1948~49 A 8 3 1 V
15th Apr 1949 L 3 Wigan L 1948~49 A 5 19 1 V
16th Apr 1949 L 3 Huddersfield L 1948~49 A 0 34 V
18th Apr 1949 L 3 Keighley L 1948~49 H 2 4 1 V
23rd Apr 1949 L 3 Swinton L 1948~49 A 3 16 V
25th Apr 1949 W 4 Barrow L 1948~49 H 16 5 1 V
16th May 1949 L 4 Huddersfield* Fr Tour 1948~49 P 11 46 1 V
18th May 1949 W 4 Huddersfield* Fr Tour 1948~49 B 33 17 2 V
21st May 1949 L 4 Huddersfield* Fr Tour 1948~49 A 16 25 V
20th Aug 1949 L 4 Widnes L 1949~50 A 2 15 1 V
27th Aug 1949 L 4 Workington Town LC1(1) 1949~50 H 0 7 V
31st Aug 1949 L 4 Workington Town LC1(2) 1949~50 A 4 7 2 V
7th Sep 1949 L 3 Barrow L 1949~50 A 3 18 V
10th Sep 1949 W 3 Oldham L 1949~50 H 16 8 5 V
17th Sep 1949 L 3 Wakefield Trinity L 1949~50 A 9 12 1 3 V
19th Sep 1949 W 3 Hull K.R. L 1949~50 A 12 5 3 V
24th Sep 1949 W 3 Workington Town L 1949~50 H 43 10 1 5 V
1st Oct 1949 W 3 Bramley L 1949~50 H 39 2 V
15th Oct 1949 W 3 Belle Vue Rangers L 1949~50 H 28 5 1 V
22nd Oct 1949 W 3 Oldham L 1949~50 A 12 2 1 1 V
5th Nov 1949 D 4 Hull L 1949~50 A 5 5 1 V
12th Nov 1949 W 3 Warrington L 1949~50 A 7 3 2 V
19th Nov 1949 W 3 Hull K.R. L 1949~50 H 14 3 1 V
26th Nov 1949 W 3 Liverpool Stanley L 1949~50 A 11 3 V
3rd Dec 1949 W 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1949~50 H 23 0 1 V
10th Dec 1949 L 4 Salford L 1949~50 A 4 8 2 V
17th Dec 1949 W 3 Widnes L 1949~50 H 7 0 2 V
24th Dec 1949 W 3 Whitehaven L 1949~50 A 14 7 4 V
26th Dec 1949 W 3 Wigan L 1949~50 H 15 8 1 3 V
27th Dec 1949 W 3 Swinton L 1949~50 H 10 5 2 V
31st Dec 1949 L 3 Leigh L 1949~50 A 10 15 2 V
2nd Jan 1950 W 3 Hull L 1949~50 H 30 0 1 3 V
4th Feb 1950 W 3 Halifax CC1(1) 1949~50 H 10 6 2 V
11th Feb 1950 L 3 Halifax CC1(2) 1949~50 A 0 2 V
25th Feb 1950 W 3 Salford CC2 1949~50 A 9 2 1 3 V
4th Mar 1950 W 3 Warrington L 1949~50 H 12 3 3 V
15th Mar 1950 L 3 Bradford Northern CC3(rep) 1949~50 A 0 11 V
7th Apr 1950 L 3 Wigan L 1949~50 A 12 17 3 V
8th Apr 1950 W 3 Barrow L 1949~50 H 16 0 V
10th Apr 1950 W 3 Whitehaven L 1949~50 H 30 17 1 6 V
19th Apr 1950 W 3 Salford L 1949~50 H 38 3 1 7 V
22nd Apr 1950 W 3 Neath * Fr 1949~50 H 48 10 3 V
26th Apr 1950 W 3 Bramley L 1949~50 A 12 2 3 V
19th Aug 1950 W 3 Widnes L 1950~51 H 17 2 1 4 V
23rd Aug 1950 W 4 Barrow L 1950~51 A 14 4 4 V
2nd Sep 1950 W 4 Swinton LC1(1) 1950~51 A 19 10 4 V
9th Sep 1950 W 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1950~51 H 31 12 8 V
13th Sep 1950 W 3 Swinton LC1(2) 1950~51 H 11 3 1 V
16th Sep 1950 L 3 Workington Town L 1950~51 A 11 19 1 1 V
24th Feb 1951 L 4 Hunslet L 1950~51 A 4 8 2 V
3rd Mar 1951 W 4 Hull L 1950~51 H 39 13 6 V
6th Oct 1951 L 3 Hull L 1951~52 H 10 15 2 V
2nd Feb 1952 L 1 Whitehaven L 1951~52 H 6 7 V
8th Nov 1952 W 1 Barrow L 1952~53 A 14 7 4 V
22nd Nov 1952 W 1 Warrington L 1952~53 A 19 8 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 184 OTHER 9 = 193
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 193

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