Jimmy Honey

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
06-07-1923
N/A
28-01-1948
Vine Tavern ARL
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
14-02-1948 v Buslingthorpe Vale
Widnes
1954- Warrington
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1948-1953
181 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
69
11
0
229

BIOGRAPHY

James Alfred Honey by Dave Dooley:
Jimmy Honey was a stalwart for the club playing over 150 matches mostly as a stand off. He made his debut in a Challenge Cup tie against Buslingthorpe Vale on the 14th. February 1948. In 181 matches for the Saints Jimmy scored 69 tries, kicked 11 goals for a total points aggregate of 229 points. Jimmy was the son of another Jimmy Honey who had played for St Helens Recs before the war. He was signed from the successful local amateur outfit Vine Tavern.

This lively, creative stand off was rewarded with caps for Lancashire. Jimmy was a member of the 1953 Lancashire Cup winning team that defeated Wigan by 16 points to 8. In this match Jimmy scored a sensational try cutting through the Wigan defence then putting in a grubber kick to outpace three defenders, scoring near the posts. This sent Saints into the lead and the first ever Cup Final between the deadly rivals went the way of the St.Helens.

His final match for the Club was against Widnes on the17th April, 1954. He enjoyed a Testimonial around the same time. Jimmy was subsequently sold to Warrington.

As a child I recall several occasions when we visited the Honeys on Dunriding Lane prior to a day out with them to Liverpool or New Brighton. I seem to remember the family temporarily emigrating to Australia in the early 1960s when son Phil departed Grange Park school. Of course I could be mistaken.

In 1939 Jimmy was living in Central Street, St Helens and working as a Bench Minder in a Glassworks. He died in St Helens in September 1982, aged 59.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1947~48 0 0 0 1
1948~495 0 0 20
1949~50 5 2 0 28
1950~5117 9 0 31
1951~52 7 0 0 30
1952~5316 0 0 44
1953~5419 0 0 27
TOTALS:69 11 0 181
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1948~490003
1949~503003
1950~512203
1951~522002
1953~541001
TOTALS:82012

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
14th Feb 1948 W 6 Bustlingthorpe Vale CC1(2) 1947~48 A 13 2 VIEW
25th Sep 1948 W 6 Dewsbury L 1948~49 A 14 7 VIEW
20th Nov 1948 W 6 Dewsbury L 1948~49 H 27 7 1 VIEW
27th Nov 1948 W 6 Oldham L 1948~49 H 28 2 1 VIEW
4th Dec 1948 L 6 Warrington L 1948~49 A 5 15 VIEW
11th Dec 1948 W 6 Whitehaven L 1948~49 A 13 0 VIEW
18th Dec 1948 W 6 Whitehaven L 1948~49 H 61 0 3 VIEW
25th Dec 1948 D 6 Leigh L 1948~49 A 5 5 VIEW
1st Jan 1949 W 6 Leigh L 1948~49 H 12 0 VIEW
8th Jan 1949 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1948~49 H 3 0 VIEW
15th Jan 1949 W 6 Belle Vue Rangers L 1948~49 A 17 5 VIEW
22nd Jan 1949 W 6 Hunslet L 1948~49 A 11 5 VIEW
29th Jan 1949 W 6 Huddersfield L 1948~49 H 20 2 VIEW
5th Feb 1949 L 6 Widnes L 1948~49 A 2 6 VIEW
12th Feb 1949 W 6 Bradford Northern CC1(1) 1948~49 A 4 3 VIEW
19th Feb 1949 L 6 Bradford Northern CC1(2) 1948~49 H 0 5 VIEW
26th Feb 1949 L 6 Swinton L 1948~49 H 8 11 VIEW
12th Mar 1949 W 6 Belle Vue Rangers L 1948~49 H 18 0 VIEW
26th Mar 1949 L 6 Batley* Fr 1948~49 H 10 12 VIEW
31st Mar 1949 L 6 Wigan L 1948~49 H 8 13 VIEW
15th Apr 1949 L 6 Wigan L 1948~49 A 5 19 VIEW
16th Apr 1949 L 6 Huddersfield L 1948~49 A 0 34 VIEW
18th May 1949 W 6 Huddersfield* Fr Tour 1948~49 B 33 17 VIEW
21st May 1949 L 6 Huddersfield* Fr Tour 1948~49 A 16 25 VIEW
13th Aug 1949 W 6 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1949~50 H 34 22 VIEW
20th Aug 1949 L 6 Widnes L 1949~50 A 2 15 VIEW
25th Aug 1949 W 6 Wakefield Trinity L 1949~50 H 22 12 VIEW
3rd Sep 1949 L 6 Dewsbury L 1949~50 A 12 18 1 VIEW
7th Sep 1949 L 6 Barrow L 1949~50 A 3 18 VIEW
10th Sep 1949 W 6 Oldham L 1949~50 H 16 8 VIEW
17th Sep 1949 L 6 Wakefield Trinity L 1949~50 A 9 12 VIEW
19th Sep 1949 W 6 Hull K.R. L 1949~50 A 12 5 VIEW
24th Sep 1949 W 6 Workington Town L 1949~50 H 43 10 VIEW
1st Oct 1949 W 6 Bramley L 1949~50 H 39 2 1 VIEW
15th Oct 1949 W 6 Belle Vue Rangers L 1949~50 H 28 5 1 VIEW
22nd Oct 1949 W 6 Oldham L 1949~50 A 12 2 VIEW
29th Oct 1949 W 6 Leeds* Fr 1949~50 H 18 12 VIEW
5th Nov 1949 D 6 Hull L 1949~50 A 5 5 VIEW
12th Nov 1949 W 6 Warrington L 1949~50 A 7 3 1 VIEW
19th Nov 1949 W 6 Hull K.R. L 1949~50 H 14 3 VIEW
26th Nov 1949 W 6 Liverpool Stanley L 1949~50 A 11 3 VIEW
3rd Dec 1949 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1949~50 H 23 0 VIEW
10th Dec 1949 L 6 Salford L 1949~50 A 4 8 VIEW
17th Dec 1949 W 6 Widnes L 1949~50 H 7 0 VIEW
24th Dec 1949 W 6 Whitehaven L 1949~50 A 14 7 VIEW
26th Dec 1949 W 6 Wigan L 1949~50 H 15 8 VIEW
27th Dec 1949 W 6 Swinton L 1949~50 H 10 5 VIEW
11th Mar 1950 D 6 Bradford Northern CC3 1949~50 H 0 0 VIEW
15th Mar 1950 L 6 Bradford Northern CC3(rep) 1949~50 A 0 11 VIEW
18th Mar 1950 D 6 Belle Vue Rangers L 1949~50 A 7 7 VIEW
25th Mar 1950 L 6 Workington Town L 1949~50 A 0 5 VIEW
1st Apr 1950 W 4 Liverpool Stanley L 1949~50 H 27 2 1 2 VIEW
15th Apr 1950 L 3 Leigh L 1949~50 H 5 12 VIEW
22nd Apr 1950 W 7 Neath * Fr 1949~50 H 48 10 3 VIEW
26th Apr 1950 W 7 Bramley L 1949~50 A 12 2 VIEW
26th Aug 1950 W 6 Liverpool Stanley L 1950~51 A 36 2 3 VIEW
30th Aug 1950 W 6 Italy* Fr 1950~51 H 74 38 1 2 VIEW
5th Oct 1950 W 6 Carcassonne * Fr 1950~51 H 24 22 VIEW
14th Oct 1950 L 5 Salford L 1950~51 A 3 25 VIEW
21st Oct 1950 W 6 Liverpool Stanley L 1950~51 H 26 4 2 VIEW
28th Oct 1950 L 7 Warrington L 1950~51 A 2 19 VIEW
4th Nov 1950 W 7 Workington Town L 1950~51 H 13 11 VIEW
11th Nov 1950 L 7 Oldham L 1950~51 H 7 13 1 VIEW
18th Nov 1950 D 7 York L 1950~51 A 6 6 VIEW
25th Nov 1950 W 7 Hull L 1950~51 A 16 5 VIEW
2nd Dec 1950 W 7 Whitehaven L 1950~51 H 47 10 1 VIEW
9th Dec 1950 W 7 Rochdale Hornets L 1950~51 A 38 8 2 6 VIEW
23rd Dec 1950 W 7 Swinton L 1950~51 A 11 3 1 1 VIEW
25th Dec 1950 L 7 Leigh L 1950~51 H 2 12 1 VIEW
13th Jan 1951 L 7 Belle Vue Rangers L 1950~51 A 8 9 1 1 VIEW
20th Jan 1951 W 7 Barrow L 1950~51 H 10 6 VIEW
27th Jan 1951 W 7 Whitehaven L 1950~51 A 3 2 VIEW
3rd Feb 1951 W 7 Salford L 1950~51 H 10 0 1 VIEW
10th Feb 1951 L 7 Bradford Northern CC1(1) 1950~51 A 6 11 VIEW
17th Feb 1951 W 7 Bradford Northern CC1(2) 1950~51 H 4 0 VIEW
24th Feb 1951 L 7 Hunslet L 1950~51 A 4 8 VIEW
3rd Mar 1951 W 7 Hull L 1950~51 H 39 13 1 VIEW
17th Mar 1951 W 7 Belle Vue Rangers L 1950~51 H 13 4 VIEW
23rd Mar 1951 L 7 Wigan L 1950~51 A 13 22 VIEW
24th Mar 1951 W 7 Warrington L 1950~51 H 5 3 VIEW
26th Mar 1951 L 7 Oldham L AB 1950~51 A 0 3 VIEW
4th Apr 1951 W 7 Leeds L 1950~51 H 22 14 2 VIEW
7th Apr 1951 L 7 Oldham L 1950~51 A 4 17 VIEW
12th Apr 1951 W 6 Widnes L 1950~51 A 5 2 1 VIEW
14th Apr 1951 W 7 Leeds L 1950~51 A 9 3 VIEW
18th Apr 1951 L 7 Huddersfield L 1950~51 H 9 14 1 VIEW
21st Apr 1951 W 7 York L 1950~51 H 31 3 VIEW
25th Apr 1951 L 7 Leigh L 1950~51 A 7 10 VIEW
30th Apr 1951 W 7 Players Union * Fr 1950~51 H 45 38 1 VIEW
11th Aug 1951 W 7 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1951~52 H 16 7 1 VIEW
18th Aug 1951 W 7 Widnes L 1951~52 A 20 11 VIEW
21st Aug 1951 W 7 Rochdale Hornets L 1951~52 A 20 2 VIEW
25th Aug 1951 W 7 Liverpool City L 1951~52 H 23 3 2 VIEW
29th Aug 1951 D 7 Swinton L 1951~52 H 12 12 VIEW
6th Sep 1951 D 7 Belle Vue Rangers LC1(2) 1951~52 A 2 2 VIEW
8th Sep 1951 W 7 Dewsbury L 1951~52 H 14 8 VIEW
15th Sep 1951 L 7 Oldham L 1951~52 A 7 13 VIEW
22nd Sep 1951 W 7 Barrow L 1951~52 H 16 3 VIEW
13th Oct 1951 W 6 Halifax L 1951~52 A 20 9 1 VIEW
20th Oct 1951 L 7 New Zealand Tour 1951~52 H 10 33 VIEW
27th Oct 1951 L 6 Workington Town L 1951~52 A 8 11 VIEW
17th Nov 1951 L 6 Workington Town L 1951~52 H 11 20 VIEW
1st Dec 1951 W 6 Widnes L 1951~52 H 14 3 VIEW
15th Dec 1951 L 6 Salford L 1951~52 H 6 14 VIEW
22nd Dec 1951 L 6 Salford L 1951~52 A 0 5 VIEW
25th Dec 1951 L 6 Leigh L 1951~52 A 3 13 VIEW
26th Dec 1951 D 6 Wigan L 1951~52 H 2 2 VIEW
29th Dec 1951 L 6 Swinton L 1951~52 A 2 27 VIEW
1st Jan 1952 W 2 Leigh L 1951~52 H 9 0 VIEW
16th Feb 1952 W 2 Belle Vue Rangers CC1(2) 1951~52 A 9 4 VIEW
23rd Feb 1952 W 6 Huddersfield L 1951~52 H 37 13 VIEW
1st Mar 1952 W 6 Liverpool City L 1951~52 A 31 6 VIEW
8th Mar 1952 L 6 Workington Town CC2 1951~52 A 4 15 VIEW
15th Mar 1952 W 6 Belle Vue Rangers L 1951~52 A 16 8 VIEW
22nd Mar 1952 L 6 Batley L 1951~52 A 5 16 VIEW
29th Mar 1952 L 2 Oldham L 1951~52 H 6 10 VIEW
2nd Apr 1952 W 2 Warrington L 1951~52 H 13 5 1 VIEW
5th Apr 1952 L 2 Hull L 1951~52 A 7 14 1 VIEW
11th Apr 1952 L 6 Wigan L 1951~52 A 11 15 1 VIEW
12th Apr 1952 W 5 Halifax L 1951~52 H 16 11 1 VIEW
4th May 1952 W 5 French XIII* Fr Tour 1951~52 F 27 24 1 VIEW
23rd Aug 1952 W 6 Widnes L 1952~53 H 41 2 3 VIEW
27th Aug 1952 W 6 Salford L 1952~53 A 15 9 VIEW
30th Aug 1952 W 6 Barrow LC1(1) 1952~53 A 24 21 1 VIEW
3rd Sep 1952 W 6 Barrow LC1(2) 1952~53 H 23 5 VIEW
6th Sep 1952 W 6 Liverpool City L 1952~53 A 42 2 VIEW
10th Sep 1952 W 6 Oldham L 1952~53 H 6 2 VIEW
13th Sep 1952 L 6 Workington Town L 1952~53 H 9 15 VIEW
20th Sep 1952 W 6 Keighley L 1952~53 A 27 7 1 VIEW
23rd Sep 1952 W 6 Rochdale Hornets LC2 1952~53 H 31 7 1 VIEW
27th Sep 1952 W 6 Australia Tour 1952~53 H 26 8 VIEW
4th Oct 1952 W 6 Castleford L 1952~53 H 18 17 2 VIEW
11th Oct 1952 W 6 Bramley L 1952~53 A 21 0 1 VIEW
14th Oct 1952 W 6 Warrington LCSF 1952~53 A 17 10 VIEW
18th Oct 1952 W 6 Salford L 1952~53 H 14 6 VIEW
25th Oct 1952 L 6 Huddersfield L 1952~53 H 14 17 VIEW
1st Nov 1952 W 6 Swinton L 1952~53 A 14 7 VIEW
8th Nov 1952 W 6 Barrow L 1952~53 A 14 7 1 VIEW
15th Nov 1952 W 6 Swinton L 1952~53 H 23 10 VIEW
22nd Nov 1952 W 6 Warrington L 1952~53 A 19 8 VIEW
29th Nov 1952 L 6 Leigh LCF 1952~53 N 5 22 VIEW
6th Dec 1952 W 6 Workington Town L 1952~53 A 22 5 VIEW
13th Dec 1952 W 6 Barrow L 1952~53 H 26 9 1 VIEW
20th Dec 1952 W 6 Widnes L 1952~53 A 7 2 VIEW
25th Dec 1952 W 6 Leigh L 1952~53 A 22 2 VIEW
26th Dec 1952 W 6 Wigan L 1952~53 H 5 0 VIEW
1st Jan 1953 D 6 Leigh L 1952~53 H 9 9 VIEW
3rd Jan 1953 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1952~53 H 37 5 1 VIEW
17th Jan 1953 W 6 Bramley L 1952~53 H 52 14 2 VIEW
24th Jan 1953 W 6 Warrington L 1952~53 H 17 5 1 VIEW
7th Feb 1953 W 6 Oldham CC1(1) 1952~53 H 20 4 VIEW
14th Feb 1953 D 6 Oldham CC1(2) 1952~53 A 5 5 VIEW
21st Feb 1953 W 6 Belle Vue Rangers L 1952~53 A 20 7 VIEW
28th Feb 1953 W 6 Belle Vue Rangers CC2 1952~53 H 28 0 VIEW
7th Mar 1953 W 6 Wakefield Trinity L 1952~53 H 69 17 VIEW
14th Mar 1953 W 6 Leigh CC3 1952~53 A 12 3 VIEW
18th Mar 1953 W 6 Whitehaven L 1952~53 A 17 15 VIEW
21st Mar 1953 W 6 Whitehaven L 1952~53 H 26 10 VIEW
28th Mar 1953 W 6 Warrington CCSF 1952~53 N 9 3 VIEW
31st Mar 1953 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1952~53 A 8 0 VIEW
4th Apr 1953 W 6 Liverpool City L 1952~53 H 20 4 VIEW
11th Apr 1953 W 5 Belle Vue Rangers L 1952~53 H 38 9 VIEW
13th Apr 1953 W 6 Keighley L 1952~53 H 29 12 VIEW
18th Apr 1953 W 5 Oldham L 1952~53 A 14 13 1 VIEW
25th Apr 1953 L 6 Huddersfield CCF 1952~53 N 10 15 VIEW
8th Aug 1953 W 2 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1953~54 H 29 20 1 VIEW
26th Aug 1953 W 4 Barrow L 1953~54 H 23 10 VIEW
12th Sep 1953 W 7 Bradford Northern L 1953~54 A 19 14 VIEW
19th Sep 1953 W 7 Bramley L 1953~54 H 49 16 2 VIEW
23rd Sep 1953 W 7 Swinton LC2 1953~54 H 38 9 2 VIEW
26th Sep 1953 L 7 Halifax L 1953~54 A 3 14 VIEW
30th Sep 1953 W 7 Warrington LCSF 1953~54 A 17 10 VIEW
10th Oct 1953 W 7 Belle Vue Rangers L 1953~54 A 27 5 3 VIEW
17th Oct 1953 W 7 Castleford L 1953~54 H 35 9 2 VIEW
24th Oct 1953 W 7 Wigan LCF 1953~54 N 16 8 1 VIEW
31st Oct 1953 W 4 Workington Town L 1953~54 H 20 5 VIEW
7th Nov 1953 W 6 Oldham L 1953~54 A 5 3 VIEW
11th Nov 1953 W 4 Castleford L 1953~54 A 31 14 2 VIEW
14th Nov 1953 W 4 Swinton L 1953~54 H 2 0 VIEW
28th Nov 1953 W 3 Whitehaven L 1953~54 A 12 4 VIEW
5th Dec 1953 W 7 Belle Vue Rangers L 1953~54 H 38 7 2 VIEW
12th Dec 1953 W 7 Oldham L 1953~54 H 21 9 VIEW
25th Dec 1953 W 7 Leigh L 1953~54 H 11 9 VIEW
26th Dec 1953 W 7 Wigan L 1953~54 H 14 4 VIEW
2nd Jan 1954 L 7 Warrington L 1953~54 H 2 7 VIEW
9th Jan 1954 W 5 Swinton L 1953~54 A 8 0 VIEW
6th Mar 1954 L 6 Huddersfield CC2 1953~54 A 5 12 VIEW
13th Mar 1954 L 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1953~54 A 5 9 VIEW
20th Mar 1954 W 4 Liverpool City L 1953~54 H 18 0 VIEW
3rd Apr 1954 W 5 Whitehaven L 1953~54 H 34 12 1 VIEW
7th Apr 1954 L 5 Leigh L 1953~54 A 13 14 1 VIEW
10th Apr 1954 W 5 Bramley L 1953~54 A 25 12 1 VIEW
17th Apr 1954 W 5 Widnes L 1953~54 H 28 4 2 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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