Jimmy Measures

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
14-04-1939
N/A
27-04-1957
Blackbrook ARL
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
19-08-1958 v Rochdale Hornets
Hull K.R.
1961- Widnes
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1958-1961
41 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
8
0
0
24

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.

SEASON STATISTICS

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

ALL MATCHES

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

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