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Biography

James Measures by Dave Dooley:
Jim Measures was a strong, fast forward, who made his debut for the Saints at Rochdale in August 1958. Equally at home in the second row or at blind side prop, this former Blackbrook junior signed for Widnes as part of the deal that took loose forward Bill Major to Knowsley Road in October 1962. The only forward who scored a hat-trick of tries for Lancashire in a Roses match under the old competition format, Jim also played at Wembley twice in the same season. On October 16th 1963 he made the first of his two appearances for Great Britain against Australia in the floodlit Test Match. Several months later, he was in the Widnes team that defeated Hull KR in the Challenge Cup Final. Jim moved on to Rochdale shortly after, but could only play a few games for them before retiring prematurely with a degenerative injury to the kneecap.

He made a winning start with the first team on the 19th of August 1958 in the 15 points to 5 victory over Rochdale Hornets. Jim even managed to score a well-taken try in his first match. Measures made another eight appearances in that Championship winning season. After playing just three matches in the following campaign, Jim seemed to be settling into the side during the 1960/61 season when he played a total of 27 matches scoring six tries in the process. After a sound performance for the Saints against the Australians Jim missed out on selection for 1960 and 1961 Lancashire Cup Finals and 1961 Challenge Cup Final. At the time the talented forwards squad included Vines and Huddart in the second row with a young Cliff Watson and experienced Fred Leyland vying for the number 10 jersey and Measures missed out on the big occasions. With just two appearances in the first half of the 1961/2 season Jim's talents were not being exploited to the full. This player of obvious potential had to realise that promise at near neighbours Widnes over the next few seasons.





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Jimmy Measures : Season Stats

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1958~59 1 0 0 9
1959~600 0 0 3
1960~616 0 0 27
1961~621 0 0 2
TOTALS:8 0 0 41

Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1960~610001
TOTALS:0001

W/D/LPosDateOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
W 12 19th Aug 1958 Rochdale Hornets L 1958~59 A 15 5 1 0 0 View
W 12 23rd Aug 1958 Featherstone Rovers L 1958~59 H 32 9 0 0 0 View
W 12 25th Aug 1958 Warrington L 1958~59 H 15 7 0 0 0 View
W 12 30th Aug 1958 Rochdale Hornets LC1 1958~59 A 20 15 0 0 0 View
W 12 20th Sep 1958 Warrington L 1958~59 A 29 15 0 0 0 View
W 12 27th Sep 1958 Hunslet L 1958~59 H 31 15 0 0 0 View
W 10 4th Oct 1958 Blackpool Borough L 1958~59 A 26 19 0 0 0 View
W 10 26th Dec 1958 Wigan L 1958~59 H 13 9 0 0 0 View
L 12 3rd Jan 1959 Leeds L 1958~59 A 11 12 0 0 0 View
W 11 25th Dec 1959 Leigh L 1959~60 H 14 10 0 0 0 View
L 11 19th Mar 1960 Halifax L 1959~60 A 15 20 0 0 0 View
W 12 26th Apr 1960 Oldham L 1959~60 A 10 2 0 0 0 View
W 12 6th Aug 1960 Liverpool City* Fr Charity Cup 1960~61 H 34 10 0 0 0 View
W 11 20th Aug 1960 Hunslet L 1960~61 H 22 10 0 0 0 View
W 13 21st Sep 1960 Swinton L 1960~61 A 15 7 0 0 0 View
W 13 26th Sep 1960 Halifax L 1960~61 H 32 4 0 0 0 View
W 13 12th Oct 1960 Australia Tour 1960~61 H 15 12 0 0 0 View
W 13 15th Oct 1960 Blackpool Borough L 1960~61 A 34 13 1 0 0 View
W 11 22nd Oct 1960 Wigan L 1960~61 H 11 6 0 0 0 View
W 10 12th Nov 1960 Rochdale Hornets L 1960~61 A 38 5 1 0 0 View
W 10 19th Nov 1960 Barrow L 1960~61 A 29 15 1 0 0 View
W 10 26th Nov 1960 Workington Town L 1960~61 H 47 2 1 0 0 View
L 10 3rd Dec 1960 Hunslet L 1960~61 A 5 10 0 0 0 View
W 12 24th Dec 1960 Salford L 1960~61 A 17 5 1 0 0 View
W 10 26th Dec 1960 Rochdale Hornets L 1960~61 H 51 4 0 0 0 View
W 10 2nd Jan 1961 Leigh L 1960~61 H 10 4 0 0 0 View
W 10 7th Jan 1961 Warrington L 1960~61 A 8 5 0 0 0 View
W 10 16th Jan 1961 Hull L 1960~61 H 22 15 0 0 0 View
W 12 21st Jan 1961 Whitehaven L 1960~61 A 15 11 0 0 0 View
L 11 4th Feb 1961 Warrington L 1960~61 H 7 8 0 0 0 View
D 10 11th Feb 1961 Widnes CC1 1960~61 H 5 5 0 0 0 View
W 10 16th Feb 1961 Widnes CC1(rep) 1960~61 A 29 10 0 0 0 View
W 10 18th Feb 1961 Widnes L 1960~61 H 44 7 0 0 0 View
W 10 25th Feb 1961 Castleford CC2 1960~61 A 18 10 0 0 0 View
W 11 11th Mar 1961 Swinton CC3 1960~61 H 17 9 0 0 0 View
W 11 18th Mar 1961 Halifax L 1960~61 A 19 12 1 0 0 View
W 11 21st Mar 1961 Barrow L 1960~61 H 31 2 0 0 0 View
L 11 27th Mar 1961 Wakefield Trinity L 1960~61 A 2 4 0 0 0 View
L 12 1st Apr 1961 Workington Town L 1960~61 A 11 12 0 0 0 View
L 12 3rd Apr 1961 Swinton L 1960~61 H 3 10 0 0 0 View
W 11 25th Nov 1961 Workington Town L 1961~62 H 16 7 1 0 0 View
L 11 2nd Dec 1961 Hull K.R. L 1961~62 A 5 12 0 0 0 View


*Unofficial Match.
**Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 40 OTHER 1 = 41
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 41
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