Jones, Dicky

Birth Date

6th June 1900

Birthplace

Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire

Occupation

Half-Back

Biographical Text

Lancastrian Dicky Jones briefly played for Exeter City in the mid-1920s.  He joined the club from Stockport County and later played for Bristol Rovers. He also appeared for Oldham Athletic and Rochdale.

Dicky started his career with Skelmersdale United where he won the Liverpool County Combination and the Liverpool Challenge Cup in 1919/20. Moving to Oldham Athletic - and appearing alongside former Grecians Stan Charlton, Jimmy Carrick and Bob Stewart - he featured in 25 league matches in a two-season stay before a single campaign with Rochdale (32 league appearances). Joining Stockport County for 1923/24, he added a further 14 league games ahead of moving on to Exeter City in the summer of 1924.

Dicky's debut for the Grecians came in the fourth game of the season at Luton Town in September 1924 but, facing stiff competition for the centre-half slot from Ellis Crompton, he only made a further nine appearances in the league and none beyond the Plymouth Argyle game on Christmas Day 1924. 

Moving to Bristol Rovers in time for the 1925/26 campaign, Dicky spent a single seson with his new club ahead of spells with Colwyn Bay, Bath City, Wigan Borough and Northwich Victoria. He later turned out for Ashton St Thomas in his hometown.

Appearances

10

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