Alderton, James Harris ‘Jim’

Wing-half.

Born: Wingate, 6 December 1924; Died: 1998.

Career: WOLVES juniors, professional Dec 41, Coventry City Oct 47, Darlaston.

Jimmy Alderton came through the Wolves juniors to make his Reserves debut in the Birmingham Combination against Solihull Borough on 23 March 1940, and his fourth game just a month later saw him in the side beaten 16-1 at Darlaston. By the start of the following season he was a regular in the first team, but due to the hostilities he did not make his League debut until a visit to Aston Villa on 16 September 1946. Also making their League debut on the same day were other war time regulars Paddy Radcliffe and Bob King. Alderton could not get a regular first team spot though and transferred to Second Division Coventry City where he made 64 appearances and just one goal in five seasons. His final season before retirement and dropping in to Non-league football saw the ‘Sky Blues’ relegated.

First Team

Debut: Leicester City (a) 25/5/40.

FL F L Oth Tot
A S G A S G A S G A S G A S G
1939/40 2 2
1941/42 15 1 15 1
1942/43 18 18
1943/44 11 11
1944/45 35 2 35 2
1945/46 4 31 35
1946/47 11 11
Total 11 4 112 3 127 3
Reserves

Debut: Stoke City ‘R’ (H) 23/3/46.

CL SC BC Oth Tot
A S G A S G A S G A S G A S G
1945/46 2 2
1946/47 14 4 14 4
1947/48 8 8
Total 24 4 24 4