Bob Jones

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
21-09-1907
N/A
16-08-1928
Chester College RUFC
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
03-11-1928 v Wigan Highfield
Barrow
1934- Struck Off Register
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1928-1934
120 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
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. The teacher was living in Corporation Street, St Helens in 1939. Bob died in March 1958, aged 50 and his death was registered in Prescot. We would welcome any further details about this player.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1928~29 2 5 0 11
1929~30 2 11 0 9
1930~310 3 0 9
1931~329 5 0 31
1932~33 4 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 VIEW
22nd Dec 1928 W 4 Warrington L 1928~29 A 13 4 VIEW
26th Dec 1928 L 3 Wigan L 1928~29 H 2 10 VIEW
1st Jan 1929 L 5 St. Helens Recs L 1928~29 A 2 8 VIEW
12th Jan 1929 L 7 Salford L 1928~29 A 7 10 VIEW
19th Jan 1929 L 7 Swinton L 1928~29 H 2 3 1 VIEW
26th Jan 1929 L 7 Barrow L 1928~29 A 6 16 VIEW
1st Apr 1929 W 7 Barrow L 1928~29 H 9 5 1 VIEW
13th Apr 1929 W 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1928~29 A 12 5 3 VIEW
22nd Apr 1929 W 7 Bradford Northern L 1928~29 A 28 19 2 VIEW
27th Apr 1929 W 7 Hull L 1928~29 H 24 7 VIEW
26th Oct 1929 L 4 Castleford L 1929~30 H 10 20 VIEW
15th Feb 1930 W 1 Hull K.R. L 1929~30 A 16 5 VIEW
22nd Mar 1930 W 6 Hull L 1929~30 H 23 4 4 VIEW
5th Apr 1930 L 1 Hunslet L 1929~30 A 11 14 VIEW
12th Apr 1930 W 7 Batley L 1929~30 H 19 3 2 VIEW
14th Apr 1930 W 1 Warrington L 1929~30 H 23 15 VIEW
17th Apr 1930 W 1 Batley L 1929~30 A 15 11 VIEW
21st Apr 1930 W 6 York L 1929~30 H 29 0 2 4 VIEW
22nd Apr 1930 W 6 Swinton L 1929~30 H 8 4 1 VIEW
10th May 1930 W 2 Wigan * Fr 1929~30 L 21 14 VIEW
30th Aug 1930 W 1 Widnes L 1930~31 A 21 7 1 VIEW
6th Sep 1930 L 1 Widnes L 1930~31 H 5 9 1 VIEW
10th Sep 1930 L 1 Salford L 1930~31 A 5 11 1 VIEW
13th Sep 1930 L 3 Swinton L 1930~31 A 3 12 VIEW
4th Oct 1930 W 4 Dewsbury L 1930~31 H 12 10 VIEW
17th Jan 1931 W 6 Swinton L 1930~31 H 8 3 VIEW
24th Jan 1931 D 3 Broughton Rangers L 1930~31 A 0 0 VIEW
14th Feb 1931 W 4 Bramley L 1930~31 A 19 8 VIEW
6th Apr 1931 W 3 York L 1930~31 H 13 3 VIEW
3rd Oct 1931 L 4 Oldham L 1931~32 A 13 16 VIEW
10th Oct 1931 L 4 Salford LC1 1931~32 A 5 16 VIEW
17th Oct 1931 W 4 Oldham L 1931~32 H 31 17 1 VIEW
31st Oct 1931 W 1 Bradford Northern L 1931~32 H 35 5 1 4 VIEW
7th Nov 1931 W 1 Wigan Highfield L 1931~32 A 19 4 VIEW
14th Nov 1931 W 1 Salford L 1931~32 H 10 2 VIEW
21st Nov 1931 W 1 Warrington L 1931~32 A 23 8 VIEW
28th Nov 1931 W 1 Warrington L 1931~32 H 38 8 VIEW
5th Dec 1931 W 1 Bradford Northern L 1931~32 A 31 5 VIEW
12th Dec 1931 W 1 Leigh L 1931~32 A 16 8 VIEW
19th Dec 1931 W 1 Rochdale Hornets L 1931~32 H 33 12 VIEW
25th Dec 1931 L 1 St. Helens Recs L 1931~32 A 2 13 VIEW
26th Dec 1931 W 1 Wigan L 1931~32 H 10 4 1 VIEW
1st Jan 1932 D 1 St. Helens Recs L 1931~32 H 7 7 VIEW
2nd Jan 1932 W 1 Hull K.R. L 1931~32 A 5 3 VIEW
9th Jan 1932 W 1 Wakefield Trinity L 1931~32 H 11 2 VIEW
13th Jan 1932 L 1 Salford L 1931~32 A 3 9 VIEW
23rd Jan 1932 W 1 Halifax L 1931~32 H 24 10 1 VIEW
30th Jan 1932 W 1 Swinton L 1931~32 A 8 7 VIEW
6th Feb 1932 L 1 Keighley CC1 1931~32 A 6 12 VIEW
13th Feb 1932 L 1 Hull K.R. L 1931~32 H 5 8 VIEW
27th Feb 1932 L 1 Castleford L 1931~32 A 0 5 VIEW
26th Mar 1932 W 1 Castleford L 1931~32 H 24 6 VIEW
28th Mar 1932 W 1 Leigh L 1931~32 H 31 2 1 1 VIEW
29th Mar 1932 W 5 Halifax L 1931~32 A 13 3 VIEW
2nd Apr 1932 W 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1931~32 A 16 3 3 VIEW
16th Apr 1932 W 4 Swinton L 1931~32 H 17 5 VIEW
18th Apr 1932 W 5 Broughton Rangers L 1931~32 H 21 10 1 VIEW
23rd Apr 1932 W 5 Wakefield Trinity L 1931~32 A 25 8 VIEW
30th Apr 1932 W 5 Leeds ChSF 1931~32 H 9 0 VIEW
7th May 1932 W 5 Huddersfield ChF 1931~32 N 9 5 VIEW
27th Aug 1932 L 4 Widnes L 1932~33 A 10 12 VIEW
3rd Sep 1932 W 5 Widnes L 1932~33 H 16 9 VIEW
10th Sep 1932 W 5 Swinton L 1932~33 A 12 7 VIEW
17th Sep 1932 W 5 Leigh L 1932~33 H 33 10 VIEW
24th Sep 1932 L 5 Hunslet L 1932~33 A 8 15 VIEW
1st Oct 1932 L 3 Swinton L 1932~33 H 11 37 VIEW
8th Oct 1932 W 1 Widnes LC1 1932~33 A 10 5 VIEW
15th Oct 1932 W 1 Barrow L 1932~33 H 18 11 VIEW
22nd Oct 1932 D 1 Wigan Highfield L 1932~33 A 11 11 VIEW
24th Oct 1932 W 1 Broughton Rangers LC2 1932~33 H 22 4 VIEW
29th Oct 1932 W 1 Batley L 1932~33 H 14 7 VIEW
2nd Nov 1932 D 1 Salford LCSF 1932~33 A 2 2 VIEW
5th Nov 1932 W 1 Leigh L 1932~33 A 13 3 VIEW
7th Nov 1932 W 1 Salford LCSF(rep) 1932~33 H 17 10 VIEW
12th Nov 1932 W 1 Wigan Highfield L 1932~33 H 34 7 VIEW
19th Nov 1932 L 1 Warrington LCF 1932~33 N 9 10 VIEW
26th Nov 1932 W 1 Leeds L 1932~33 H 21 5 1 VIEW
29th Nov 1932 L 1 Batley L 1932~33 A 12 17 VIEW
3rd Dec 1932 W 1 Castleford L 1932~33 A 10 7 VIEW
10th Dec 1932 L 1 Warrington L 1932~33 H 16 18 1 VIEW
17th Dec 1932 L 1 Salford L 1932~33 A 5 13 VIEW
14th Jan 1933 L 5 York L 1932~33 A 5 11 VIEW
28th Jan 1933 L 3 Barrow L 1932~33 A 17 18 VIEW
4th Feb 1933 W 3 Halifax L 1932~33 H 5 3 VIEW
11th Feb 1933 W 1 Bradford Northern CC1 1932~33 A 24 3 VIEW
18th Feb 1933 W 1 Oldham L 1932~33 H 23 0 VIEW
2nd Mar 1933 W 1 Hunslet CC2 1932~33 H 14 3 VIEW
11th Mar 1933 W 5 Halifax CC3 1932~33 H 18 6 2 VIEW
13th Mar 1933 W 5 York L 1932~33 H 9 8 VIEW
18th Mar 1933 L 1 Huddersfield L 1932~33 A 4 27 VIEW
25th Mar 1933 L 1 Warrington CCSF 1932~33 N 5 11 VIEW
26th Aug 1933 W 1 Widnes L 1933~34 H 29 14 1 VIEW
2nd Sep 1933 L 1 Widnes L 1933~34 A 4 12 VIEW
4th Sep 1933 W 1 Hull K.R. L 1933~34 H 21 11 VIEW
9th Sep 1933 W 1 Warrington L 1933~34 A 11 7 VIEW
16th Sep 1933 W 1 Oldham L 1933~34 H 25 8 VIEW
18th Sep 1933 L 1 Oldham L 1933~34 A 3 16 VIEW
23rd Sep 1933 L 1 Huddersfield L 1933~34 A 0 10 VIEW
30th Sep 1933 W 1 Salford LC1 1933~34 H 12 8 2 VIEW
7th Oct 1933 L 1 Keighley L 1933~34 A 8 16 1 VIEW
14th Oct 1933 W 1 Leigh L 1933~34 H 20 13 VIEW
16th Oct 1933 W 1 Rochdale Hornets LC2 1933~34 H 52 14 VIEW
21st Oct 1933 W 1 Dewsbury L 1933~34 A 11 0 VIEW
28th Oct 1933 L 1 Salford L 1933~34 H 2 17 VIEW
26th Dec 1933 L 5 Wigan L 1933~34 H 8 21 1 VIEW
13th Jan 1934 W 1 Rochdale Hornets L 1933~34 H 29 13 4 VIEW
20th Jan 1934 W 1 Leeds L 1933~34 H 21 19 3 VIEW
27th Jan 1934 L 1 Hull K.R. L 1933~34 A 8 23 VIEW
10th Feb 1934 W 3 Bradford Northern CC1 1933~34 A 34 6 VIEW
17th Feb 1934 L 1 Halifax L 1933~34 A 8 16 1 VIEW
24th Feb 1934 L 3 Bramley CC2 1933~34 A 12 17 VIEW
3rd Mar 1934 W 1 Bradford Northern L 1933~34 A 15 11 3 VIEW
25th Aug 1934 L 1 Widnes L 1934~35 A 0 12 VIEW
1st Sep 1934 L 1 Widnes L 1934~35 H 5 10 1 VIEW
10th Sep 1934 W 1 Rochdale Hornets LC1 1934~35 H 24 18 VIEW
15th Sep 1934 L 1 Swinton L 1934~35 A 2 19 VIEW
22nd Sep 1934 W 1 Hunslet L 1934~35 H 30 10 VIEW
24th Sep 1934 D 1 Liverpool Stanley LC2 1934~35 H 9 9 VIEW
20th Oct 1934 L 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1934~35 H 6 15 VIEW
3rd Nov 1934 W 1 Barrow L 1934~35 H 13 6 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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