Jimmy Greenwood

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
05-2-1884
N/A
13-10-1908
Wigan
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
03-10-1908 v Barrow
Rochdale Hornets
1912-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1908-1912
124 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
51
13
0
179

BIOGRAPHY

Jimmy Greenwood by Alex Service

There have been several instances in the past where Wigan’s loss has been Saints’ gain! In the case of Jimmy Greenwood, the Hebden Bridge born centre could not make the First Team at Central Park and chose to try his luck with St.Helens in 1908-09. It was a successful move for this classy player who could play with equal effectiveness in either centre position. A player with all-round skills, capable of scoring tries himself and putting his centre away with well-timed passes. His debut against Barrow at Knowsley Road on 3rd October 1908 began the successful partnership with flying winger Jimmy Flanagan. Both left-centre Greenwood and Flanagan scored tries in the 26-5 victory.

His form at left centre was superb and he was a model of consistency during the 1909-10 campaign when he made 31 appearances and scored 14 tries, with his wing partner Flanagan notching an incredible 30 touchdowns. Flanagan played for Lancashire on the strength of Greenwood’s skill as his centre and was unfortunate not to make the inaugural Australian tour squad in 1910!

Jimmy switched to the right flank for the 1911-12 campaign, when he himself scored 24 tries from 29 appearances – a phenomenal achievement. An occasional goal-kicker, he was joined at Knowsley Road by his cousin Harold and Jimmy was appointed Club Captain in the 1912-13 season. Unfortunately he played for just over half the campaign, when he played his final game for the club against Rochdale Hornets on 21st December 1912. Whether his career was ended by injury, we are not sure, but he remains one of the Saints’ Greats of the pre-First World War era.

From the St. Helens Newspaper and Advertiser 15th November 1910

Serious Accident to a Footballer

J. Greenwood’s Grave Condition

James Greenwood, who was playing centre threequarter in the match against Merthyr Tydfil on the Knowsley Road ground on Saturday had the misfortune to meet with a very serious accident about ten minutes after the commencement of play. He was taking part in a passing movement and Hill gave a high pass. He was reaching up to take the ball when one of the Welsh players tackled him. Unfortunately he came into contact with the pit of Greenwood’s stomach with his shoulder and Greenwood dropped to the ground in great agony. He was attended to by the Trainer but it was at once seen that he was seriously injured and he was removed to the dressing room. Dr. Wilson was telephoned for, and by his orders he was removed to the St. Helens Hospital in the ambulance. At the hospital he was seen byu Dr. JS Fox, the Club Doctor. He appeared to be in a grave condition at that time suffering from extreme shock and internal haemorage. After consultation with the club officials, Dr. Fox called in Mr. Larkin, the eminent Liverpool Surgeon to see him. By this time Greenwood had picked up wonderfully. Mr. Larkin said he did not know what they might have to do but he decided there was no necessity for an operation then.

Although Greenwood is not out of danger yet, his condition was more hopeful yesterday and his many friends in the town will join in expressing the hope that he will have a speedy recovery.

I am asked to say, however, that while Greenwood and his relatives and friends appreciate very much the kindness which prompts the inquiries, the staff at the hospital are too busy to attend to all the telephone messages etc. and the officials of the club would be greatly obliged if inquiries were made off them instead of the hospital.

Jimmy remained a resident of Hebden Bridge throughout his life and lived in Station View, Hebden Bridge in 1939. His death is registered in Todmorden in November 1959 at the age of 75.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1908~09 7 6 0 24
1909~10 14 1 0 30
1910~112 2 0 25
1911~12 24 2 0 29
1912~134 2 0 16
TOTALS:51 13 0 124
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1908~09 0001
1909~10 1202
1911~12 1001
TOTALS:2204

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
3rd Oct 1908 W 4 Barrow L 1908~09 H 26 5 1 VIEW
10th Oct 1908 L 4 Broughton Rangers L 1908~09 A 9 19 VIEW
17th Oct 1908 W 4 Widnes L 1908~09 H 11 0 VIEW
24th Oct 1908 L 4 Swinton L 1908~09 A 0 2 VIEW
31st Oct 1908 L 4 Salford L 1908~09 H 8 13 VIEW
14th Nov 1908 W 4 Leigh L 1908~09 H 10 8 VIEW
21st Nov 1908 W 4 Widnes L 1908~09 A 8 5 1 VIEW
28th Nov 1908 W 4 Bradford Northern L 1908~09 H 8 2 VIEW
12th Dec 1908 D 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1908~09 H 13 13 2 VIEW
19th Dec 1908 L 4 Salford L 1908~09 A 14 15 1 VIEW
25th Dec 1908 W 4 Runcorn L 1908~09 H 6 0 VIEW
26th Dec 1908 L 4 Wigan L 1908~09 H 7 22 2 VIEW
1st Jan 1909 L 3 York L 1908~09 A 0 16 VIEW
9th Jan 1909 L 4 Broughton Rangers L 1908~09 H 8 19 1 VIEW
16th Jan 1909 D 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1908~09 A 3 3 1 VIEW
23rd Jan 1909 L 4 Warrington L 1908~09 H 9 15 1 VIEW
30th Jan 1909 D 4 Barrow L 1908~09 A 3 3 VIEW
6th Feb 1909 W 4 Swinton L 1908~09 H 16 10 2 VIEW
10th Feb 1909 W 4 Australia Tour 1908~09 H 9 0 VIEW
13th Feb 1909 L 4 Leigh L 1908~09 A 3 14 VIEW
27th Feb 1909 L 4 Halifax CC1 1908~09 A 8 15 VIEW
6th Mar 1909 L 4 Oldham L 1908~09 A 0 13 VIEW
13th Mar 1909 W 4 Aberdare L 1908~09 A 45 18 1 VIEW
20th Mar 1909 W 4 Leigh * Fr 1908~09 H 20 6 VIEW
9th Apr 1909 W 4 Wigan L 1908~09 A 8 5 VIEW
25th Sep 1909 W 4 Bramley L 1909~10 H 27 5 1 VIEW
2nd Oct 1909 W 4 Barrow L 1909~10 A 21 9 VIEW
9th Oct 1909 W 4 Treherbert L 1909~10 H 36 12 VIEW
16th Oct 1909 W 4 Widnes LC1 1909~10 A 10 4 1 VIEW
23rd Oct 1909 D 4 Dewsbury L 1909~10 H 8 8 VIEW
30th Oct 1909 L 4 Swinton LC2 1909~10 A 0 2 VIEW
6th Nov 1909 L 4 Leigh L 1909~10 A 5 13 VIEW
20th Nov 1909 W 4 Widnes L 1909~10 H 37 8 3 VIEW
27th Nov 1909 L 4 Oldham L 1909~10 H 5 31 1 VIEW
4th Dec 1909 W 4 Hunslet L 1909~10 A 24 8 VIEW
11th Dec 1909 W 4 Salford L 1909~10 H 7 3 VIEW
13th Dec 1909 W 4 Swinton L 1909~10 A 20 9 1 VIEW
18th Dec 1909 L 4 Oldham L 1909~10 A 6 36 VIEW
25th Dec 1909 W 4 Runcorn L 1909~10 A 13 0 1 VIEW
27th Dec 1909 L 4 Wigan L 1909~10 H 6 7 VIEW
1st Jan 1910 W 4 Broughton Rangers L 1909~10 H 15 8 VIEW
8th Jan 1910 L 4 Salford L 1909~10 A 5 24 VIEW
15th Jan 1910 W 4 Leigh L 1909~10 H 11 3 1 VIEW
22nd Jan 1910 L 4 Coventry * Fr 1909~10 A 11 19 VIEW
5th Feb 1910 L 4 Dewsbury L 1909~10 A 3 11 VIEW
12th Feb 1910 W 4 Warrington L 1909~10 H 18 10 VIEW
19th Feb 1910 L 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1909~10 A 0 6 VIEW
26th Feb 1910 W 4 Barrow CC1 1909~10 A 15 0 1 VIEW
5th Mar 1910 W 4 Swinton L 1909~10 H 26 5 1 VIEW
12th Mar 1910 L 4 Halifax CC2 1909~10 A 6 21 1 VIEW
19th Mar 1910 L 4 Widnes L 1909~10 A 3 10 VIEW
25th Mar 1910 L 4 Wigan L 1909~10 A 10 23 1 VIEW
29th Mar 1910 W 4 Hunslet L 1909~10 H 28 15 1 VIEW
2nd Apr 1910 W 4 Bramley L 1909~10 A 33 18 1 VIEW
9th Apr 1910 W 4 Barrow L 1909~10 H 21 5 VIEW
23rd Apr 1910 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1909~10 H 20 11 VIEW
7th May 1910 L 3 Turthills Colonials * * Fr W. Whiteleys Tes 1909~10 H 24 42 1 2 VIEW
3rd Sep 1910 W 3 Oldham L 1910~11 H 16 5 VIEW
10th Sep 1910 L 3 Runcorn L 1910~11 A 4 8 VIEW
1st Oct 1910 L 3 Widnes L 1910~11 A 12 28 1 VIEW
8th Oct 1910 W 3 Broughton Rangers L 1910~11 H 31 2 VIEW
15th Oct 1910 L 3 Leigh L 1910~11 A 5 9 VIEW
22nd Oct 1910 L 3 Rochdale Hornets LC1 1910~11 H 5 11 VIEW
29th Oct 1910 L 3 Warrington L 1910~11 H 9 17 VIEW
12th Nov 1910 W 3 Merthyr Tydfil L 1910~11 H 13 3 VIEW
27th Dec 1910 L 6 Hunslet L 1910~11 A 3 5 VIEW
2nd Jan 1911 W 6 Hunslet L 1910~11 H 24 2 1 VIEW
7th Jan 1911 W 6 Swinton L 1910~11 H 11 10 VIEW
11th Jan 1911 L 6 Wakefield Trinity L 1910~11 A 9 26 VIEW
14th Jan 1911 W 6 Coventry L 1910~11 A 14 2 1 VIEW
21st Jan 1911 L 3 Wakefield Trinity L 1910~11 H 8 18 VIEW
28th Jan 1911 L 3 Broughton Rangers L 1910~11 A 7 14 VIEW
18th Feb 1911 W 6 Bramley CC1 1910~11 H 26 7 VIEW
4th Mar 1911 L 6 Leeds CC2 1910~11 H 6 11 VIEW
11th Mar 1911 L 7 Hull K.R. L 1910~11 A 10 42 VIEW
18th Mar 1911 W 3 Leigh L 1910~11 H 10 3 VIEW
22nd Mar 1911 L 3 Salford L 1910~11 A 6 19 VIEW
1st Apr 1911 L 3 Widnes L 1910~11 H 6 16 VIEW
14th Apr 1911 L 3 Wigan L 1910~11 A 8 25 VIEW
15th Apr 1911 L 3 Swinton L 1910~11 A 9 23 1 VIEW
17th Apr 1911 L 3 Hull K.R. L 1910~11 H 3 20 VIEW
22nd Apr 1911 L 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1910~11 A 2 17 VIEW
9th Sep 1911 W 3 Warrington L 1911~12 H 10 2 VIEW
16th Sep 1911 W 3 Swinton L 1911~12 A 13 5 VIEW
23rd Sep 1911 W 3 Runcorn L 1911~12 H 25 0 2 VIEW
14th Oct 1911 L 3 Australia Tour 1911~12 H 5 16 1 VIEW
21st Oct 1911 W 3 Salford LC1 1911~12 H 18 7 1 VIEW
28th Oct 1911 L 3 Coventry L 1911~12 A 8 10 VIEW
4th Nov 1911 L 3 Wigan LC2 1911~12 A 8 22 VIEW
11th Nov 1911 L 3 Ebbw Vale L 1911~12 A 0 2 VIEW
18th Nov 1911 W 3 Salford L 1911~12 A 15 13 VIEW
25th Nov 1911 W 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1911~12 H 27 12 1 VIEW
2nd Dec 1911 W 3 Broughton Rangers L 1911~12 H 10 5 1 VIEW
7th Dec 1911 W 3 Oldham L 1911~12 H 21 11 2 VIEW
9th Dec 1911 W 3 Warrington L 1911~12 A 17 2 VIEW
25th Dec 1911 W 3 Widnes L 1911~12 H 9 4 1 VIEW
1st Jan 1912 W 3 Hunslet L 1911~12 H 31 10 2 VIEW
6th Jan 1912 L 3 Wakefield Trinity L 1911~12 A 5 14 VIEW
13th Jan 1912 W 3 Ebbw Vale L 1911~12 H 34 0 2 VIEW
27th Jan 1912 W 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1911~12 A 10 3 1 VIEW
17th Feb 1912 L 3 Barrow CC1 1911~12 A 3 13 VIEW
20th Feb 1912 L 3 Dewsbury L 1911~12 A 8 17 VIEW
24th Feb 1912 W 3 Leigh L 1911~12 A 30 0 3 VIEW
2nd Mar 1912 W 3 Runcorn * Fr 1911~12 27 8 1 VIEW
9th Mar 1912 W 3 Swinton L 1911~12 H 20 5 VIEW
16th Mar 1912 W 3 Salford L 1911~12 H 19 6 1 VIEW
28th Mar 1912 W 3 Dewsbury L 1911~12 H 20 0 2 VIEW
30th Mar 1912 W 3 Barrow L 1911~12 H 43 2 3 VIEW
5th Apr 1912 L 3 Wigan L 1911~12 A 14 17 VIEW
6th Apr 1912 L 3 Broughton Rangers L 1911~12 A 5 21 VIEW
8th Apr 1912 W 3 Wakefield Trinity L 1911~12 H 41 2 2 1 VIEW
13th Apr 1912 L 3 Hunslet L 1911~12 A 7 34 VIEW
7th Sep 1912 W 3 Barrow L 1912~13 H 15 2 1 VIEW
14th Sep 1912 W 3 Runcorn L 1912~13 A 11 8 VIEW
21st Sep 1912 L 3 Hunslet L 1912~13 H 5 22 VIEW
28th Sep 1912 D 3 Oldham L 1912~13 A 10 10 VIEW
5th Oct 1912 L 3 Swinton L 1912~13 A 2 9 VIEW
12th Oct 1912 W 3 Widnes L 1912~13 H 21 2 VIEW
19th Oct 1912 L 3 Dewsbury L 1912~13 A 11 27 1 VIEW
26th Oct 1912 L 3 Runcorn L 1912~13 H 5 12 VIEW
2nd Nov 1912 W 3 Warrington LC1 1912~13 H 18 10 2 VIEW
9th Nov 1912 L 3 Leigh L 1912~13 A 5 8 VIEW
16th Nov 1912 L 3 Rochdale Hornets LCSF 1912~13 A 8 10 1 VIEW
21st Nov 1912 L 3 Warrington L 1912~13 H 7 10 VIEW
23rd Nov 1912 W 3 Broughton Rangers L 1912~13 H 20 12 1 VIEW
7th Dec 1912 W 6 Dewsbury L 1912~13 H 16 9 VIEW
14th Dec 1912 L 6 Salford L 1912~13 A 3 11 VIEW
21st Dec 1912 L 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1912~13 H 5 6 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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