Jones, Richard (Dicky)

Birth Date

6th June 1900

Birthplace

Ashton-in-Makerfield

Occupation

Half-Back

Biographical Text

Jones started his career playing for Skelmersdale United, where he helped them win the Liverpool County Combination championship and the Liverpool Cup in 1919-20.

He then moved to Oldham Athletic where he was a team mate of former Grecians, Stan Charlton, Jimmy Carrick and Bob Stewart.

He featured in 16 league matches, but was then sidelined by a knee injury sustained in an FA Cup tie at Barnsley.

Making a full recovery, Jones added a further nine league outings for Oldham in 1921-22, before moving to Rochdale, adding 32 Third Division North appearances in 1922-23.

In 1923-24 Jones signed for Stockport County where he featured in 14 first team matches, then moving on to Exeter City in the summer of 1924.

His Grecians’ debut came in a 1-1 draw at Luton Town in September 1924, but he faced stiff competition for the centre-half slot with Ellis Crompton and as a result only played 10 league matches in total.

At the end of the season Jones moved to Bristol Rovers, but only remained there for twelve months, playing 8 league games. He moved to Colwyn Bay and Bath City and finally Wigan Borough before signing for Northwich Victoria for the 1926-27 season. He then returned to Ashton St Thomas in Wigan,

Appearances

10

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