Albert Brough

Profile

Albert Brough came to Oldham from Barrow in August 1923 and was an instant and unqualified success. He first played at loose forward, but was equally effective in the second row or on the wing and was always amongst the points. On his debut he kicked a goal in the 8 – 5 win over Broughton Rangers in the opening match of the 1923-24 season.

Although not a very tall player he was an awesome all round talent, possessing speed, power and a fine defensive game, especially in the loose forward position where he was famed for “looking after” his half backs. Albert played in all four of the Challenge Cup finals in which the club appeared in the 1920’s, scoring a try in each of the victories in 1925 and 1927. An automatic choice for the 1924 tour, he played in the second Australian test in Sydney, helping Britain to secure the “Ashes” in a tight 5 – 3 victory and scored two tries in the third New Zealand test in Dunedin.

Four times he was the leading goal kicker and twice topped 20 tries for a season. Albert played in his last match for Oldham on the left wing, in a 16 – 0 win at Bramley in the first round of the Challenge Cup on February 9th, 1929, again being amongst the scorers with a try. Later that year he returned to his native Barrow and commenced playing soccer for the local team. He left having been one of the most prolific all round points scorers ever to play for Oldham RLFC.

Career Games

Opposition Venue Date Competition
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home August 25, 1923 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away September 1, 1923 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home September 8, 1923 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away September 8, 1923 Infirmary Cup
St Helens v Oldham Away September 22, 1923 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home October 27, 1923 Lancashire Cup
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away November 3, 1923 League Championship
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away November 10, 1923 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Leigh Home November 17, 1923 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home November 19, 1923 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away November 24, 1923 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home December 1, 1923 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Recs Home December 15, 1923 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away December 22, 1923 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1923 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away December 26, 1923 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home December 29, 1923 League Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home January 1, 1924 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away January 5, 1924 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away January 12, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home January 19, 1924 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away January 26, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home February 2, 1924 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away February 9, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home February 16, 1924 Rugby League Challenge Cup
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away February 23, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Dewsbury Home March 1, 1924 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home March 4, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home March 8, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home March 15, 1924 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v St Helens Home March 22, 1924 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Neutral March 29, 1924 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Featherstone Rovers v Oldham Away March 31, 1924 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away April 3, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Highfield Home April 5, 1924 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Neutral April 12, 1924 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Halifax Home September 27, 1924 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away October 4, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home October 11, 1924 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away October 18, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home October 25, 1924 Lancashire Cup
Widnes v Oldham Away November 1, 1924 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away November 8, 1924 Lancashire Cup
Batley v Oldham Away November 15, 1924 League Championship
St Helens Recs v Oldham Neutral November 22, 1924 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Wigan Home December 6, 1924 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away December 13, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v York Home December 15, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home December 20, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1924 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away December 26, 1924 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away December 27, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home January 1, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Highfield Home January 3, 1925 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away January 10, 1925 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away January 17, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home January 24, 1925 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away February 14, 1925 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Widnes Home February 21, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home February 28, 1925 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Barrow v Oldham Away March 5, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Batley Home March 7, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Featherstone Rovers Home March 14, 1925 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Salford Home March 21, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home March 23, 1925 League Championship
York v Oldham Away March 28, 1925 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Neutral April 4, 1925 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Swinton v Oldham Away April 10, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Recs Home April 11, 1925 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away April 13, 1925 League Championship
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Neutral April 25, 1925 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Dewsbury v Oldham Away August 29, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home September 5, 1925 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away September 12, 1925 Infirmary Cup
Oldham v Warrington Home September 19, 1925 League Championship
Rest Of Lancs v Oldham Neutral September 22, 1925 Friendly
Leigh v Oldham Away September 26, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home October 10, 1925 Lancashire Cup
Hull FC v Oldham Away October 12, 1925 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away October 31, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home November 2, 1925 Lancashire Cup
Wigan v Oldham Away November 11, 1925 Lancashire Cup
Batley v Oldham Away November 21, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home November 28, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home December 19, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1925 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away December 26, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home January 1, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home January 2, 1926 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away January 9, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home January 23, 1926 League Championship
Hunslet v Oldham Away March 6, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home March 13, 1926 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Wigan Highfield v Oldham Neutral March 27, 1926 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Swinton v Oldham Away April 2, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home April 3, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home April 5, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home April 10, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Recs Home April 17, 1926 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away April 21, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home April 24, 1926 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Neutral May 1, 1926 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home August 21, 1926 Infirmary Cup
Oldham v Leeds Home August 28, 1926 League Championship
Pontypridd v Oldham Away September 4, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home September 6, 1926 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away September 11, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home September 18, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home September 20, 1926 League Championship
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away September 25, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home October 2, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home October 9, 1926 Lancashire Cup
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away October 16, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v New Zealand Home October 23, 1926 Tour Match
Warrington v Oldham Away October 30, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v York Home November 6, 1926 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away November 13, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home December 4, 1926 League Championship
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away December 11, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Batley Home December 18, 1926 League Championship
Wigan Highfield v Oldham Away January 29, 1927 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away February 5, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home February 12, 1927 Rugby League Challenge Cup
York v Oldham Away February 19, 1927 League Championship
Hunslet v Oldham Away February 26, 1927 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home March 5, 1927 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away March 12, 1927 Rugby League Challenge Cup
St Helens v Oldham Away March 16, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home March 19, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home March 21, 1927 League Championship
Batley v Oldham Away March 26, 1927 League Championship
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Neutral April 2, 1927 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Wigan v Oldham Away April 9, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Recs Home April 11, 1927 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away April 15, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home April 16, 1927 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away April 18, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home April 19, 1927 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away April 23, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home April 30, 1927 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Neutral May 7, 1927 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Salford v Oldham Away August 27, 1927 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away August 31, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home September 3, 1927 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away September 6, 1927 Infirmary Cup
York v Oldham Away September 10, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home September 12, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home September 17, 1927 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away September 24, 1927 League Championship
Wigan Highfield v Oldham Away September 28, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v York Home October 1, 1927 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away October 15, 1927 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away October 19, 1927 Lancashire Cup
Pontypridd v Oldham Away October 22, 1927 League Championship
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away November 5, 1927 League Championship
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away December 3, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 10, 1927 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away December 27, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home December 31, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Recs Home February 4, 1928 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home February 11, 1928 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home March 3, 1928 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away March 10, 1928 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Widnes v Oldham Away March 17, 1928 League Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home March 24, 1928 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Highfield Home March 31, 1928 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away April 6, 1928 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away April 7, 1928 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home April 9, 1928 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away April 14, 1928 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away April 16, 1928 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home April 23, 1928 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home August 25, 1928 League Championship
Oldham v Hunslet Home November 24, 1928 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away December 1, 1928 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away January 12, 1929 League Championship
Bramley v Oldham Away February 9, 1929 Rugby League Challenge Cup