Billy Jacques

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
03-07-1871
N/A
1-12-1895
Hull
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
14-12-1895 v Oldham
Batley
1897- Hull
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1895-1896
50 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
6
25
4
84

BIOGRAPHY

Billy Jacques by Alex Service

Billy Jacques was signed by the Saints in December 1895, during their first season in the newly-formed Northern Union. He was first and foremost a centre threequarter, who could also operate at stand-off and on the wing with equal effectiveness. His signing was not handled well by the St.Helens club. Indeed, they lost two league points after playing him against Oldham on 14th December 1895 whilst he was still a Hull player.

Billy played as a left centre for the rest of the 1895-96 season and appeared in the right centre position during the following campaign, together with some matches on the left wing. A Yorkshire County player with Hull, Billy made 50 appearances for the Saints, scoring 6 tries. His last match was the first-ever Challenge Cup final, against Batley at Headingley, when he played on the left wing, with Jim Barnes as his centre. It was to be his last game for the club. He returned to Hull shortly after.

Michael Ullyatt wrote an excellent history of the Hull club from 1865-1987 and in this, he records Jacques as playing 122 times, scoring 32 tries and kicking 137 goals, for a total of 370 points. This shows the hallmark of a class player, although it is true to say that whilst he was with the Saints, Jacques never really hit the heights.

The 1901 census shows him living in Carlton Street, York, employed as a railway worker, with a wife and two children. When he finished at Hull, he became the Trainer of local rivals Hull KR, certainly by the 1924-25 season. In 1939 we find Billy living in Providence Row, Hull. Sadly, by then he was registered as blind. Billy died in Hull in December,ber 1957 at the age of 86.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1895~963 10 2 21
1896~973 15 2 29
TOTALS:6 25 4 50
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1896~97 0003
TOTALS:0003

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
14th Dec 1895
D
3 Oldham L 1895~96 A 0 0 VIEW
25th Jan 1896
W
4 Batley L 1895~96 H 11 5 1 1 VIEW
1st Feb 1896
L
4 Hull L 1895~96 A 0 9 VIEW
8th Feb 1896
L
4 Hunslet L 1895~96 H 0 5 VIEW
15th Feb 1896
L
4 Manningham L 1895~96 A 5 9 1 VIEW
22nd Feb 1896
L
4 Runcorn L 1895~96 A 0 3 VIEW
29th Feb 1896
D
4 Warrington L 1895~96 A 5 5 1 1 VIEW
7th Mar 1896
W
4 Bradford L 1895~96 H 11 5 1 VIEW
14th Mar 1896
L
4 Leigh L 1895~96 A 3 11 VIEW
21st Mar 1896
L
4 Wigan L 1895~96 A 0 10 VIEW
28th Mar 1896
L
4 Tyldesley L 1895~96 A 10 11 1 VIEW
3rd Apr 1896
L
4 Widnes L 1895~96 A 4 16 VIEW
4th Apr 1896
W
4 Wakefield Trinity L 1895~96 H 7 5 1 VIEW
6th Apr 1896
D
4 Brighouse Rangers L 1895~96 H 0 0 VIEW
7th Apr 1896
L
4 Leeds L 1895~96 A 3 15 VIEW
11th Apr 1896
L
4 Huddersfield L 1895~96 A 4 7 VIEW
16th Apr 1896
W
6 Liversedge L 1895~96 H 14 7 2 VIEW
18th Apr 1896
L
4 Oldham L 1895~96 H 3 5 VIEW
20th Apr 1896
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L 1895~96 A 4 0 1 VIEW
25th Apr 1896
L
4 Liversedge L 1895~96 A 3 13 VIEW
30th Apr 1896
W
4 Broughton Rangers L 1895~96 H 26 0 4 VIEW
5th Sep 1896
W
3 Crompton * Fr 1896~97 H 23 3 VIEW
12th Sep 1896
W
3 Rochdale Hornets L 1896~97 H 6 5 VIEW
19th Sep 1896
D
3 Salford L 1896~97 A 0 0 VIEW
26th Sep 1896
W
3 Tyldesley L 1896~97 H 3 0 VIEW
3rd Oct 1896
L
3 Oldham L 1896~97 A 0 11 VIEW
10th Oct 1896
W
3 Morecambe L 1896~97 A 8 5 1 VIEW
7th Nov 1896
W
3 Rochdale Hornets L 1896~97 A 14 11 1 VIEW
14th Nov 1896
D
3 Warrington L 1896~97 H 0 0 VIEW
21st Nov 1896
L
3 Rochdale St. Cuthberts* Fr 1896~97 A 0 4 VIEW
28th Nov 1896
W
3 Leigh L 1896~97 H 11 3 VIEW
5th Dec 1896
L
3 Swinton L 1896~97 H 0 3 VIEW
12th Dec 1896
L
3 Broughton Rangers L 1896~97 A 0 3 VIEW
19th Dec 1896
L
3 Stockport L 1896~97 A 6 13 VIEW
25th Dec 1896
L
2 Halifax* Fr 1896~97 A 0 4 VIEW
26th Dec 1896
D
3 Widnes L 1896~97 A 0 0 VIEW
2nd Jan 1897
L
4 Runcorn L 1896~97 A 0 20 VIEW
9th Jan 1897
W
4 Morecambe L 1896~97 H 3 0 VIEW
30th Jan 1897
W
4 Salford L 1896~97 H 9 3 VIEW
6th Feb 1897
L
4 Wigan L 1896~97 A 0 4 VIEW
13th Feb 1897
L
4 Broughton Rangers L 1896~97 H 10 20 2 VIEW
20th Feb 1897
L
4 Tyldesley L 1896~97 A 9 12 VIEW
22nd Feb 1897
L
5 Warrington L 1896~97 A 3 7 VIEW
27th Feb 1897
L
5 Swinton L 1896~97 A 0 10 VIEW
6th Mar 1897
D
5 Leigh L 1896~97 A 6 6 VIEW
11th Mar 1897
W
5 Wigan L 1896~97 H 3 0 VIEW
13th Mar 1897
W
5 Stockport L 1896~97 H 9 0 1 VIEW
20th Mar 1897
W
5 Lees CC1 1896~97 H 58 0 1 8 VIEW
27th Mar 1897
W
5 Castleford CC2 1896~97 H 17 3 1 VIEW
3rd Apr 1897
W
4 Wigan CC3 1896~97 H 11 0 1 VIEW
10th Apr 1897
W
5 Tyldesley CC4 1896~97 H 12 0 1 1 1 VIEW
19th Apr 1897
W
5 Swinton CCSF 1896~97 N 7 0 1 VIEW
24th Apr 1897
L
5 Batley CCF 1896~97 N 3 10 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 21 | LOSSES : 25 | DRAWS : 7

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