Jim Barnes

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
01-05-1875
N/A
Date unknown.
Local juniors
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
29-02-1896 v Warrington
Hull
1905-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1895-1904
141 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
31
19
0
131

BIOGRAPHY

James Barnes by Alex Service

James Barnes had quite a distinguished record at club level at Knowsley Road, with 141 appearances and 31 tries, normally from left-centre. He had the build and pace for that position and gradually asserted himself in the First Team after making his debut in the inaugural Northern Union season in 1895-96 in the 5-5 draw at Warrington on February 29th 1896. He was 18 or thereabouts. He also played in the first Challenge Cup final,just over twelve months later when regular centre Sutton broke his collar bone in the semi-final against Swinton.

By the turn of the century, he was a key member of the St.Helens team. During the 1900-01 campaign, James, or Jim as he was known, made 29 appearances, missing just one game, scoring 9 tries. He could also kick goals too. Born in St. Helens, it is presumed he joined the club from the local junior competitions. He played his last match as a Saint at home to Hull on 1st April 1905 in a relatively un-distinguished 0-13 defeat. The team ended the season second from bottom of the table in the First Division and looked to be heading for the Second Division, until the leagues were re-constituted into one the following year.

Around 1903-04 Jim was unhappy and wanted a transfer away from the Saints, according to the Club Minutes. On 15th February 1904 one entry read: "letter from Barnes asking for his transfer. Barnes to state what club he desires to go to and let them apply for a transfer". Fortunately, it all came to nought and Jim went on to produce some of the best rugby of his career afterwards!

It has to be said that Jim was a stalwart when the Saints were at one of their lowest ebbs and his contribution to the team was much valued. He was a popular figure with the supporters but it is sad to relate that he passed away relatively young, at the age of 53 in March 1931. There was hardly a mention in the local press although it appears that Jim was living in Liverpool [Marmaduke Street] at the time of his death. He was survived by his wife and three sons and a daughter. The funeral was a small affair, with nobody present from his old club, which seems quite sad, given his terrific record. Yet they were different times and people had moved on.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1895~96 0 0 0 1
1896~970 0 0 5
1897~982 1 0 5
1898~994 0 0 22
1899~009 0 0 29
1900~01 0 2 0 15
1901~02 4 7 0 24
1902~033 4 0 14
1903~04 7 1 0 13
1904~052 4 0 13
TOTALS:31 19 0 141
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1896~970002
1897~981103
1898~99 2104
1899~002004
1900~01 0001
1901~02 0101
TOTALS:53015

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
29th Feb 1896 D 5 Warrington L 1895~96 A 5 5 VIEW
19th Dec 1896 L 2 Stockport L 1896~97 A 6 13 VIEW
25th Dec 1896 L 5 Halifax* Fr 1896~97 A 0 4 VIEW
26th Dec 1896 D 2 Widnes L 1896~97 A 0 0 VIEW
1st Jan 1897 L 2 Oldham L 1896~97 H 5 17 VIEW
11th Mar 1897 W 4 Wigan L 1896~97 H 3 0 VIEW
16th Apr 1897 W 4 Halifax * Fr 1896~97 H 11 3 VIEW
24th Apr 1897 L 4 Batley CCF 1896~97 N 3 10 VIEW
16th Oct 1897 L 1 Widnes L 1897~98 H 3 13 VIEW
19th Feb 1898 W 2 Stockport L 1897~98 H 27 0 2 VIEW
26th Feb 1898 L 2 Batley CC1 1897~98 A 7 12 VIEW
8th Mar 1898 W 4 Birkenhead* Fr 1897~98 H 8 0 1 VIEW
11th Mar 1898 W 4 Barrow* Fr 1897~98 A 5 3 1 VIEW
24th Mar 1898 L 5 Swinton* Fr 1897~98 A 3 5 VIEW
2nd Apr 1898 L 2 Widnes L 1897~98 A 6 7 VIEW
16th Apr 1898 D 2 Morecambe L 1897~98 H 5 5 1 VIEW
1st Sep 1898 W 2 Salford * Fr 1898~99 A 6 0 2 VIEW
3rd Sep 1898 L 2 Widnes L 1898~99 A 0 6 VIEW
10th Sep 1898 L 3 Broughton Rangers L 1898~99 H 3 13 VIEW
17th Sep 1898 L 2 Warrington L 1898~99 A 0 3 VIEW
24th Sep 1898 W 4 Morecambe L 1898~99 A 8 0 VIEW
1st Oct 1898 W 4 Oldham L 1898~99 H 15 9 VIEW
8th Oct 1898 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1898~99 H 22 3 VIEW
15th Oct 1898 L 2 Lancaster* Fr 1898~99 A 2 8 VIEW
22nd Oct 1898 L 4 Swinton L 1898~99 A 0 8 VIEW
29th Oct 1898 W 4 Wigan L 1898~99 A 22 3 2 VIEW
12th Nov 1898 W 4 Wigan L 1898~99 H 10 7 VIEW
19th Nov 1898 L 4 Leigh L 1898~99 A 2 5 VIEW
26th Nov 1898 D 4 Widnes L 1898~99 H 0 0 VIEW
3rd Dec 1898 W 2 Birkenhead* Fr 1898~99 H 14 0 1 VIEW
10th Dec 1898 L 2 Hull* Fr 1898~99 A 0 19 VIEW
17th Dec 1898 L 4 Broughton Rangers L 1898~99 A 2 20 VIEW
24th Dec 1898 L 4 Salford L 1898~99 A 2 13 VIEW
18th Feb 1899 W 4 Warrington L 1898~99 H 12 3 VIEW
4th Mar 1899 W 4 Stockport L 1898~99 A 13 3 VIEW
11th Mar 1899 L 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1898~99 A 0 16 VIEW
18th Mar 1899 W 4 Whitworth CC1 1898~99 H 12 3 1 VIEW
25th Mar 1899 D 5 Morecambe CC2 1898~99 H 0 0 VIEW
29th Mar 1899 D 3 Morecambe CC2(rep) 1898~99 A 5 5 VIEW
31st Mar 1899 W 3 Morecambe CC2(2nd rep) 1898~99 H 17 5 1 VIEW
1st Apr 1899 L 3 Salford CC3 1898~99 A 0 16 VIEW
20th Apr 1899 W 4 Stockport L 1898~99 H 13 10 VIEW
2nd Sep 1899 D 2 Warrington L 1899~00 H 3 3 VIEW
9th Sep 1899 L 2 Widnes L 1899~00 H 0 3 VIEW
16th Sep 1899 W 4 Swinton L 1899~00 H 17 3 VIEW
23rd Sep 1899 W 2 Lancaster* Fr 1899~00 H 17 3 2 VIEW
30th Sep 1899 W 2 Broughton Rangers L 1899~00 A 14 0 VIEW
7th Oct 1899 L 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1899~00 A 0 7 VIEW
14th Oct 1899 W 4 Wigan L 1899~00 H 5 0 VIEW
21st Oct 1899 W 4 Stockport L 1899~00 H 17 3 2 VIEW
28th Oct 1899 L 4 Widnes L 1899~00 A 3 5 VIEW
4th Nov 1899 W 4 Wigan L 1899~00 A 6 0 1 VIEW
11th Nov 1899 W 4 Salford L 1899~00 H 8 6 1 VIEW
25th Nov 1899 W 4 Stockport L 1899~00 A 6 3 VIEW
2nd Dec 1899 W 4 Tyldesley L 1899~00 H 26 3 1 VIEW
9th Dec 1899 W 4 Oldham L 1899~00 H 17 14 VIEW
23rd Dec 1899 W 4 Warrington L 1899~00 A 11 0 VIEW
25th Dec 1899 W 4 Broughton Rangers L 1899~00 H 4 0 VIEW
26th Dec 1899 L 4 Millom L 1899~00 A 8 10 2 VIEW
30th Dec 1899 W 4 Tyldesley L 1899~00 A 14 3 VIEW
1st Jan 1900 W 4 Leigh L 1899~00 H 26 0 1 VIEW
6th Jan 1900 D 4 Swinton L 1899~00 A 0 0 VIEW
13th Jan 1900 W 4 Millom L 1899~00 H 7 2 VIEW
20th Jan 1900 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1899~00 H 6 0 VIEW
27th Jan 1900 W 2 Birkenhead * Fr 1899~00 A 15 0 VIEW
17th Feb 1900 L 4 Runcorn L 1899~00 A 0 9 VIEW
24th Feb 1900 W 4 Runcorn L 1899~00 H 3 2 VIEW
27th Feb 1900 D 4 Leigh L 1899~00 A 0 0 VIEW
3rd Mar 1900 L 4 Oldham L 1899~00 A 6 35 VIEW
10th Mar 1900 L 4 Salford L 1899~00 A 0 8 VIEW
17th Mar 1900 L 4 Warrington CC1 1899~00 H 0 6 VIEW
4th Apr 1900 W 4 Leigh BTC1 1899~00 H 8 0 VIEW
13th Apr 1900 L 2 Birkenhead * Fr 1899~00 A 5 8 VIEW
14th Apr 1900 W 2 Lancaster * Fr 1899~00 A 15 8 VIEW
30th Apr 1900 W 3 Runcorn BTCF 1899~00 N 6 0 1 VIEW
1st Sep 1900 W 4 Broughton Rangers L 1900~01 H 5 3 VIEW
8th Sep 1900 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1900~01 H 10 3 VIEW
15th Dec 1900 L 4 Oldham L 1900~01 H 5 15 VIEW
22nd Dec 1900 L 4 Broughton Rangers L 1900~01 A 0 29 VIEW
24th Dec 1900 L 4 Warrington BTCSF 1900~01 A 5 6 VIEW
26th Dec 1900 L 4 Leigh L 1900~01 H 0 12 VIEW
29th Dec 1900 L 4 Widnes L 1900~01 A 0 8 VIEW
1st Jan 1901 W 3 Huddersfield * Fr 1900~01 H 11 3 VIEW
5th Jan 1901 L 4 Barrow L 1900~01 A 5 14 VIEW
19th Jan 1901 W 4 Swinton L 1900~01 H 6 3 VIEW
26th Jan 1901 L 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1900~01 A 0 2 VIEW
9th Feb 1901 W 4 Widnes L 1900~01 H 7 5 1 VIEW
23rd Feb 1901 L 5 Millom L 1900~01 A 2 5 1 VIEW
2nd Mar 1901 W 5 Goole CC1 1900~01 A 12 2 VIEW
9th Mar 1901 D 3 Stockport CC2 1900~01 H 0 0 VIEW
5th Apr 1901 L 4 Salford L 1900~01 A 7 16 VIEW
21st Sep 1901 L 3 Widnes L & SWLL 1901~02 H 2 5 VIEW
28th Sep 1901 W 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1901~02 A 9 2 2 VIEW
5th Oct 1901 W 3 Barrow L 1901~02 H 7 3 VIEW
12th Oct 1901 L 3 Stockport L 1901~02 A 0 3 VIEW
19th Oct 1901 L 3 Runcorn SWLL 1901~02 H 0 2 VIEW
26th Oct 1901 L 3 Lancaster L 1901~02 A 4 17 VIEW
2nd Nov 1901 W 3 Radcliffe L 1901~02 A 19 0 1 VIEW
30th Nov 1901 L 3 Warrington SWLL 1901~02 A 5 11 VIEW
14th Dec 1901 L 3 Barrow L 1901~02 A 5 7 1 VIEW
25th Dec 1901 W 3 Hull K.R. L 1901~02 H 12 3 1 VIEW
26th Dec 1901 W 3 Leigh SWLL 1901~02 H 11 8 VIEW
1st Jan 1902 W 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1901~02 H 7 5 VIEW
4th Jan 1902 W 3 Altrincham L 1901~02 A 11 0 VIEW
11th Jan 1902 L 3 Hull K.R. L 1901~02 A 7 15 VIEW
18th Jan 1902 W 3 Stockport L 1901~02 H 13 7 2 VIEW
25th Jan 1902 W 3 Birkenhead Wanderers L 1901~02 A 6 0 VIEW
1st Feb 1902 W 3 Altrincham L 1901~02 H 35 0 3 VIEW
8th Feb 1902 D 3 Millom L 1901~02 H 3 3 VIEW
1st Mar 1902 W 3 Morecambe L 1901~02 H 3 2 VIEW
8th Mar 1902 W 3 Widnes L & SWLL 1901~02 A 3 2 VIEW
15th Mar 1902 L 3 Hull K.R. CC1 1901~02 A 0 7 VIEW
29th Mar 1902 W 3 Oldham * Fr 1901~02 A 26 2 1 VIEW
5th Apr 1902 W 3 Birkenhead Wanderers L 1901~02 H 13 0 1 VIEW
12th Apr 1902 L 3 Wigan L & SWLL 1901~02 A 2 11 VIEW
23rd Apr 1902 W 3 Morecambe L 1901~02 A 10 9 VIEW
6th Sep 1902 L 4 Bradford L 1902~03 H 11 21 1 VIEW
13th Sep 1902 L 4 Huddersfield L 1902~03 A 3 8 VIEW
20th Sep 1902 L 4 Warrington L 1902~03 H 5 18 1 VIEW
4th Oct 1902 L 4 Swinton L 1902~03 H 6 10 1 VIEW
11th Oct 1902 D 4 Runcorn L 1902~03 H 0 0 VIEW
18th Oct 1902 L 4 Batley L 1902~03 A 4 7 1 VIEW
25th Oct 1902 W 4 Salford L 1902~03 H 9 5 1 VIEW
21st Feb 1903 L 3 Rochdale Hornets CC2 1902~03 H 2 8 VIEW
28th Feb 1903 W 4 Halifax L 1902~03 H 7 3 VIEW
7th Mar 1903 W 4 Leigh L 1902~03 A 8 5 1 VIEW
14th Mar 1903 W 4 Hull L 1902~03 H 10 8 VIEW
28th Mar 1903 L 4 Broughton Rangers L 1902~03 H 3 18 VIEW
31st Mar 1903 L 4 Oldham L 1902~03 A 4 13 1 VIEW
4th Apr 1903 L 4 Hull K.R. L 1902~03 H 2 6 VIEW
20th Feb 1904 W 2 Morecambe L 1903~04 H 8 0 1 1 VIEW
22nd Feb 1904 W 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1903~04 H 6 0 VIEW
27th Feb 1904 L 2 Brighouse Rangers L 1903~04 A 0 3 VIEW
5th Mar 1904 W 3 Highfield CCP 1903~04 H 48 5 3 VIEW
12th Mar 1904 L 3 Halifax CC1 1903~04 A 0 15 VIEW
16th Mar 1904 W 2 Millom L 1903~04 A 3 0 VIEW
19th Mar 1904 W 2 Bramley L 1903~04 H 21 2 VIEW
1st Apr 1904 W 3 Widnes SWLL 1903~04 A 8 4 VIEW
2nd Apr 1904 D 3 Runcorn SWLL 1903~04 A 3 3 VIEW
4th Apr 1904 L 3 Warrington SWLL 1903~04 A 3 19 VIEW
9th Apr 1904 W 3 Castleford L 1903~04 H 31 3 VIEW
21st Apr 1904 W 3 Pontefract L 1903~04 H 19 0 3 VIEW
23rd Apr 1904 W 2 Lancaster L 1903~04 H 35 2 VIEW
10th Sep 1904 L 4 Wigan L 1904~05 H 7 11 VIEW
17th Sep 1904 L 2 Swinton L 1904~05 A 7 17 1 1 VIEW
24th Sep 1904 L 5 Broughton Rangers L 1904~05 A 5 24 VIEW
1st Oct 1904 W 5 Hull K.R. L 1904~05 H 10 6 1 1 VIEW
8th Oct 1904 L 2 Batley L 1904~05 A 10 20 VIEW
15th Oct 1904 L 5 Hunslet L 1904~05 H 3 9 VIEW
29th Oct 1904 W 5 Salford L 1904~05 H 13 11 1 VIEW
12th Nov 1904 W 5 Wakefield Trinity L 1904~05 H 5 0 1 VIEW
19th Nov 1904 L 5 Leigh L 1904~05 A 5 14 VIEW
4th Mar 1905 W 5 Rochdale Rangers CC1 1904~05 H 9 2 VIEW
11th Mar 1905 L 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1904~05 A 0 21 VIEW
30th Mar 1905 L 2 Leigh L 1904~05 H 0 2 VIEW
1st Apr 1905 L 2 Hull L 1904~05 H 0 13 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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