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James HARDICRE (1939-2005)
James William HARDICRE , son of Frederick HARDICRE (1911-1995) and Edith FOX (1909-1976), was born on 18 October 1939 in Middleton, Lancashire, England. 1 In 1964 he was a Rugby Player in Salford, Lancashire, England. In 2000 he was a Rugby Team Chariman. He died in October 2005 in Manchester, Lancashire, England. 2
Jim represented Lancashire and Great Britain amatuers before being asked to try out for Oldham RLFC, his hometown club. His break actually came when Salford 'A' were present the day he went down, and were short of numbers. Jim turned out for Salford 'A' and after a couple more trial games, was signed up. He went on to make 52 appearances for Salford between 1964 and 1971, making his debut on 4th January 1964 against St Helens, up against the legendary Tom Van Vollenhoven.
After his playing career, Jimmy sat on the Red Devils Association Commitee for a number of years, eventually becoming Chairman in 2000 after Dai Moses. In Graham Morris' A Willows Century, Jimmy said: "I was always happy at Salford and I always classed Salford as my own club and not Oldham, even though I'm from Oldham. I've always been attached to Salford".
|1||1939 Oct-Nov-Dec Middleton 8d 823.|
|2||2005 Manchester J80B 95.|