Billy Dixon

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Born in Maryport in 1882, Billy Dixon was a utility back who came to the club thanks to the persuasive powers of committee man Mr George Kilner. Having arrived up in Cumberland on a mission to acquire new players, the Oldham official was at first given a point blank refusal by Dixon, but he agreed to accompany the Oldham man on a train journey to see the former Oldham favourite Tom Fletcher at High Harrington.

By the time the journey was over Billy was an Oldham player.
He started his Oldham career at the beginning of the 1903-04 season in the stand off half position and stayed there for most of his early appearances. Before long his versatility was recognised and he turned out regularly at scrum half and centre, also filling in when required on the wing. This was in probably the most successful period in the club’s history and Billy was playing in a team of the highest calibre.

A strong and determined character one of the favourite Dixon ploys was to try and burrow through to the line direct from a scrum or maul. This manoeuvre working to good effect in the 1910 League Championship final when such an effort led to him opening the scoring in the eventual 13 – 7 victory over Wigan.

Capped many times for Cumberland county, he was sometimes referred to as William Dixon “Senior”, due to the fact that another player of the same name was also playing for the club at that time. The other William was known as “Junior”, although more often than not they were respectively referred to as “Billy” and “Birdie”. Reputed to be a quiet retiring chap away from the playing field, he retired after sustaining an injury against Hull K.R. on Christmas Day 1911 and after his playing days, he assisted the local junior league as a referee.

Career Games

Opposition Venue Date Competition
Oldham v Hull FC Home September 5, 1903 Division 1
Halifax v Oldham Away September 12, 1903 Division 1
Oldham v Huddersfield Home September 19, 1903 Division 1
Bradford v Oldham Away September 26, 1903 Division 1
Oldham v Wigan Home October 3, 1903 Division 1
Salford v Oldham Away October 24, 1903 Division 1
Oldham v Leigh Home October 31, 1903 Division 1
Warrington v Oldham Away November 7, 1903 Division 1
Batley v Oldham Away November 14, 1903 Division 1
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home November 28, 1903 Division 1
Swinton v Oldham Away December 19, 1903 Division 1
Oldham v Batley Home December 25, 1903 Division 1
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home December 26, 1903 Division 1
Hull FC v Oldham Away January 2, 1904 Division 1
Oldham v Halifax Home January 9, 1904 Division 1
Huddersfield v Oldham Away January 16, 1904 Division 1
Oldham v Bradford Home January 23, 1904 Division 1
Oldham v Warrington Home March 5, 1904 Division 1
Batley v Oldham Away March 12, 1904 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away March 26, 1904 Division 1
Oldham v Oldham A Home April 2, 1904 Friendly
Widnes v Oldham Away April 9, 1904 Division 1
Oldham v Keighley Home April 12, 1904 Division 1
Oldham v Hunslet Home April 19, 1904 Division 1
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away April 23, 1904 Division 1
St Helens v Oldham Away September 3, 1904 Division 1
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away September 10, 1904 Division 1
Oldham v Widnes Home September 10, 1904 Division 1
Oldham v Batley Home September 17, 1904 Division 1
Hunslet v Oldham Away September 24, 1904 Division 1
Salford v Oldham Away October 8, 1904 Division 1
Bradford v Oldham Away November 19, 1904 Division 1
Oldham v Leeds Home November 26, 1904 Division 1
Runcorn v Oldham Away December 3, 1904 Division 1
Oldham v Wigan Home December 17, 1904 Division 1
Swinton v Oldham Away December 24, 1904 Division 1
Oldham v Swinton Home December 26, 1904 Division 1
Oldham v St Helens Home December 31, 1904 Division 1
Halifax v Oldham Away January 2, 1905 Division 1
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home January 7, 1905 Division 1
Batley v Oldham Away January 14, 1905 Division 1
Widnes v Oldham Away January 28, 1905 Division 1
Oldham v Salford Home February 4, 1905 Division 1
Warrington v Oldham Away February 11, 1905 Division 1
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home February 18, 1905 Division 1
Leigh v Oldham Away February 25, 1905 Division 1
Oldham v Normanton Home March 4, 1905 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Hull FC v Oldham Away March 11, 1905 Division 1
Batley v Oldham Away March 18, 1905 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Leeds v Oldham Away March 25, 1905 Division 1
Oldham v Bradford Home April 1, 1905 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away April 8, 1905 Division 1
Oldham v Widnes Home November 4, 1905 RL Championship
Salford v Oldham Away November 11, 1905 RL Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home November 18, 1905 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home November 25, 1905 RL Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away December 2, 1905 RL Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away December 9, 1905 RL Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away December 16, 1905 RL Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home December 23, 1905 RL Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home December 25, 1905 RL Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away December 30, 1905 RL Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home January 1, 1906 RL Championship
Oldham v Runcorn Home January 2, 1906 RL Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home January 6, 1906 RL Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away January 20, 1906 RL Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home January 27, 1906 RL Championship
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away February 3, 1906 RL Championship
Oldham v Salford Home February 10, 1906 RL Championship
Oldham v Millom Home February 12, 1906 RL Championship
Oldham v Dewsbury Home February 17, 1906 RL Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away February 24, 1906 RL Championship
Pontefract v Oldham Away March 3, 1906 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Bradford Home March 10, 1906 RL Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home March 17, 1906 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Halifax Home March 24, 1906 RL Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away April 4, 1906 RL Championship
Bradford v Oldham Away April 7, 1906 RL Championship
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home April 14, 1906 RL Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away April 16, 1906 RL Championship
Oldham v Chadderton Home April 19, 1906 Friendly
Barrow v Oldham Away April 21, 1906 RL Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away April 26, 1906 RL Championship
Dewsbury v Oldham Away April 28, 1906 RL Championship
Oldham v Runcorn Home September 1, 1906 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home September 8, 1906 League Championship
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home September 15, 1906 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away September 22, 1906 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away September 24, 1906 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home September 29, 1906 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away October 13, 1906 Lancashire Cup
Hunslet v Oldham Away October 20, 1906 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home October 27, 1906 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Leigh Home November 3, 1906 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away November 5, 1906 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away November 10, 1906 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away November 12, 1906 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away November 17, 1906 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Salford Home November 24, 1906 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home December 3, 1906 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home December 8, 1906 League Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home December 15, 1906 League Championship
Bradford v Oldham Away December 18, 1906 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away December 22, 1906 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1906 League Championship
Runcorn v Oldham Away December 26, 1906 League Championship
Oldham v Hunslet Home December 29, 1906 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home January 1, 1907 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away January 5, 1907 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home January 19, 1907 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home February 4, 1907 League Championship
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away February 9, 1907 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away February 16, 1907 League Championship
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home February 23, 1907 League Championship
Oldham v Bradford Home March 2, 1907 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home March 9, 1907 League Championship
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away March 11, 1907 League Championship
Oldham v Runcorn Home March 16, 1907 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Halifax v Oldham Away March 23, 1907 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Leigh v Oldham Away March 27, 1907 League Championship
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away March 30, 1907 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Wigan v Oldham Away April 1, 1907 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away April 2, 1907 League Championship
Oldham v Runcorn Home April 6, 1907 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Neutral April 13, 1907 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Halifax v Oldham Neutral April 20, 1907 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Neutral April 27, 1907 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Merthyr Tydfil v Oldham Away September 7, 1907 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home September 14, 1907 League Championship
Oldham v Ebbw Vale Home September 21, 1907 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away September 23, 1907 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away September 28, 1907 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away October 5, 1907 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home October 12, 1907 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Swinton Home October 26, 1907 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Runcorn Home November 2, 1907 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home November 9, 1907 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away November 16, 1907 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v New Zealand Home November 23, 1907 Tour Match
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Neutral November 30, 1907 Lancashire Cup
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away December 7, 1907 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away December 9, 1907 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home December 14, 1907 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home December 21, 1907 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home December 25, 1907 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away December 26, 1907 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away January 1, 1908 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home January 4, 1908 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home January 11, 1908 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away January 18, 1908 League Championship
Oldham v Merthyr Tydfil Home January 25, 1908 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home February 1, 1908 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away February 8, 1908 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home February 15, 1908 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away February 19, 1908 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away February 22, 1908 League Championship
Dewsbury v Oldham Away February 29, 1908 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Leeds Home March 7, 1908 League Championship
Hunslet v Oldham Away March 14, 1908 Rugby League Challenge Cup
St Helens v Oldham Away March 21, 1908 League Championship
Ebbw Vale v Oldham Away March 25, 1908 League Championship
Runcorn v Oldham Away March 28, 1908 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home April 4, 1908 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away April 11, 1908 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home April 18, 1908 League Championship
Oldham v Oldham Past Home April 20, 1908 Friendly
Hunslet v Oldham Neutral May 2, 1908 League Championship
Hunslet v Oldham Neutral May 9, 1908 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away September 5, 1908 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home September 12, 1908 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away September 19, 1908 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home September 26, 1908 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home October 10, 1908 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home October 24, 1908 League Championship
Barry v Oldham Away October 31, 1908 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home November 7, 1908 Lancashire Cup
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away November 14, 1908 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home November 21, 1908 Lancashire Cup
Warrington v Oldham Away November 23, 1908 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home November 28, 1908 League Championship
Oldham v Runcorn Home December 5, 1908 Lancashire Cup
Leigh v Oldham Away December 9, 1908 League Championship
Oldham v Hunslet Home December 12, 1908 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Neutral December 19, 1908 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home December 25, 1908 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away January 4, 1909 League Championship
Runcorn v Oldham Away January 9, 1909 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home January 16, 1909 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away January 30, 1909 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home February 6, 1909 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away February 13, 1909 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home March 16, 1909 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Hunslet v Oldham Away March 22, 1909 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home March 27, 1909 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Barrow v Oldham Away April 1, 1909 League Championship
Oldham v Runcorn Home April 3, 1909 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away April 10, 1909 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away April 12, 1909 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away April 17, 1909 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home April 21, 1909 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Neutral May 1, 1909 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away September 11, 1909 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home September 18, 1909 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home September 25, 1909 League Championship
Treherbert v Oldham Away October 2, 1909 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home December 27, 1909 League Championship
Oldham v Ebbw Vale Home January 3, 1910 League Championship
Runcorn v Oldham Away January 15, 1910 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home January 22, 1910 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away January 26, 1910 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home January 29, 1910 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away February 19, 1910 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home March 26, 1910 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away March 28, 1910 League Championship
Oldham v Treherbert Home April 9, 1910 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Neutral April 23, 1910 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away September 3, 1910 League Championship
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away September 10, 1910 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home September 17, 1910 League Championship
Oldham v Coventry Home September 24, 1910 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home October 29, 1910 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away November 5, 1910 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Halifax Home November 12, 1910 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away November 19, 1910 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Huddersfield Home November 26, 1910 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Neutral December 3, 1910 Lancashire Cup
Widnes v Oldham Away December 7, 1910 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home December 10, 1910 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away December 13, 1910 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away December 17, 1910 League Championship
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home December 24, 1910 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 26, 1910 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away December 31, 1910 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away January 2, 1911 League Championship
Runcorn v Oldham Away January 21, 1911 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away February 4, 1911 League Championship
Oldham v Runcorn Home February 11, 1911 League Championship
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away February 18, 1911 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home February 25, 1911 League Championship
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home March 4, 1911 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Barrow Home March 11, 1911 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home March 18, 1911 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away March 21, 1911 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Coventry v Oldham Away March 23, 1911 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home March 25, 1911 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away March 29, 1911 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away April 1, 1911 League Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home April 8, 1911 League Championship
Ebbw Vale v Oldham Away April 15, 1911 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away April 17, 1911 League Championship
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home April 22, 1911 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Neutral May 6, 1911 League Championship
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away September 2, 1911 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away September 9, 1911 League Championship
Bradford Northern v Oldham Away September 12, 1911 League Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home September 16, 1911 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away September 23, 1911 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home September 30, 1911 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away October 7, 1911 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home October 14, 1911 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home October 28, 1911 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away December 7, 1911 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away December 16, 1911 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home December 23, 1911 League Championship
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home December 25, 1911 League Championship