Jones, Richard (Dicky)

Birth Date

6th June 1900





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,




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