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Saints beat off hot competition from other clubs to sign Batchelor, who was the brother of Wakefield Trinity`s James.He remained with York in 2018 joining Saints for the start of the 2019 campaign. Saints boss Justin Holbrook praised Joe as a player they had monitored carefully and heralded him as a real standout in Betfred League One.
Joe was a strong running second rower with good skill and he also had a great work ethic. Batchelor had spells with Sheffield Eagles academy, played a year in Australia before joining Coventry Bears. An outstanding 2017 at York saw Joe named both the Player of the Year and The York Press Player of the Year following his debut season at the club, which saw him score 15 tries in 22 appearances. In 2018 he scored a try against Catalans Dragons in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.
In April 2019 Joe made an impressive debut in the Easter Monday demolition of Hull FC and his career as a Saint was fully-fledged.the 2020 campaign saw Joe feature in several matches. Off the field Joe was also building reputation as an excellent communicator and key member of the Saints’ community programme.
|Season (Official Matches)||Tries||Goals||DGoals||Matches|
|Season (Other Matches)||Tries||Goals||DGoals||Matches|
|22nd Apr 2019||
|28th Apr 2019||
|21st Jul 2019||
|15th Aug 2019||
|6th Feb 2020||
|2nd Aug 2020||
|23rd Oct 2020||
|26th Oct 2020||
|10||Salford Red Devils||SL||2020||A||10||12||VIEW|
|1st Apr 2021||
|17||Hull Kingston Rovers||SL||2021||A||25||0||VIEW|
|16th Apr 2021||
|*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.|
|WINS : 7 | LOSSES : 3 | DRAWS :|
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