Due to a decision by the Rugby League Record Keepers club to include some fixtures from the 1918-19 season as senior matches, Joe Ferguson, Oldham’s record appearance maker has had his total increased to 631.
There were four matches played in March / April 1919 that originally had their status changed from senior fixtures to “friendlies”. However, for record keeping purposes these games have now been declared good to count towards official statistics.
The matches were as follows:
Oldham 11 St Helens Recs. 0 March 15th 1919 Swinton 6 Oldham 5 April 18th 1919 Oldham 28 Swinton 12 April 19th 1919 Oldham 18 Broughton R. 5 April 21th 1919
Joe played in all four matches and the other players affected are as follows:
4 matches: Alf Wood, Jim Parkinson, Danny Thompson, Rod Marlor and Herman Hilton.
3 matches: Tom Fitton, Ernest Forshaw, Harry Carter and Bill Biggs.
2 matches: Billy Hall, Evan Davies, Ned Thomas and Tom Taylor.
1 Match: George Cook, Joel Tetlow, George Evans, Robert Duff, Hallam Fenton, Dave Holland, Jack Wiltshire and J Foster.
These are the points that have been added to their totals:
Alf Wood: 7 goals – 14 points.
Jim Parkinson & Herman Hilton: 3 tries – 9 points.
Tom Fitton & Danny Thompson: 2 tries – 6 points.
Evan Davies, Ned Thomas, Joe Ferguson, Ernest Forshaw, Bill Biggs & Jack Wiltshire: 1 try – 3 points.