David Parker

Profile

Born in Barrow-in Furness, G.D. (George David) Parker, signed for Oldham in August 1960, from Manchester Rugby Union club, where his displays were so impressive as to land him the captaincy of the Lancashire County XV. Once with the “Roughyeds”, he soon established himself as the first team loose forward.

A clever footballer, Dave was a sound ball handler with a good eye for an opening from which his long striding runs would make many tries for his team mates. In the match at Widnes on September 19th, 1964, the ever alert Parker caught the ball from an Oldham re-start kick off and scythed right through the “Chemics” defence to score a remarkable try. On defence he was tremendous. It didn’t matter if it was a forward charging head on, or a wing man speeding up the touchline, he would hit them hard and low and fair. When tackled by Dave Parker, you stayed tackled !

He went on to captain Oldham, gained county honours and two full Great Britain caps. His two internationals were against the French in 1964, Dave scoring a try in the second of these games, when Britain won easily 39 – 0 at Leigh, on March 18th.

A recurrence of a knee injury in the first match of the 1967-68 season against Liverpool City brought an end to the career of one of the most stylish forwards ever to play for the club.

Career Games

Opposition Venue Date Competition
Oldham v Widnes Home October 22, 1960 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away October 29, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Liverpool City Home November 5, 1960 League Championship
Keighley v Oldham Away November 12, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home November 19, 1960 League Championship
Whitehaven v Oldham Away November 26, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home December 3, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home December 17, 1960 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away December 24, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 26, 1960 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away December 31, 1960 League Championship
Workington Town v Oldham Away January 2, 1961 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home January 28, 1961 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away February 11, 1961 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home February 18, 1961 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away March 11, 1961 League Championship
Oldham v Workington Town Home March 18, 1961 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away March 31, 1961 League Championship
Oldham v Whitehaven Home April 1, 1961 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home April 3, 1961 League Championship
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home April 11, 1961 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away April 26, 1961 League Championship
Oldham v Keighley Home April 29, 1961 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home August 12, 1961 Law Cup
Oldham v Halifax Home August 19, 1961 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away August 21, 1961 League Championship
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away August 26, 1961 League Championship
Oldham v York Home August 28, 1961 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away September 2, 1961 Lancashire Cup
Halifax v Oldham Away September 9, 1961 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home September 16, 1961 League Championship
Hunslet v Oldham Away September 23, 1961 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home September 30, 1961 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away October 2, 1961 Lancashire Cup
York v Oldham Away October 14, 1961 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home October 21, 1961 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away October 28, 1961 League Championship
Whitehaven v Oldham Away November 4, 1961 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home November 19, 1961 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away November 25, 1961 League Championship
Oldham v Whitehaven Home December 2, 1961 League Championship
Workington Town v Oldham Away December 9, 1961 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away December 16, 1961 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away January 6, 1962 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away January 13, 1962 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home January 20, 1962 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away January 27, 1962 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home February 10, 1962 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Leigh Home February 17, 1962 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away February 24, 1962 League Championship
Oldham v Workington Town Home March 3, 1962 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v St Helens Home March 17, 1962 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away March 24, 1962 League Championship
Oldham v Liverpool City Home March 31, 1962 League Championship
Oldham v Hunslet Home April 7, 1962 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home April 14, 1962 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away April 20, 1962 League Championship
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home April 21, 1962 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home April 23, 1962 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home April 28, 1962 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away August 11, 1962 Law Cup
Whitehaven v Oldham Away August 18, 1962 Western Division
Oldham v Barrow Home August 21, 1962 Western Division
Oldham v Leigh Home August 25, 1962 Western Division
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away August 28, 1962 Western Division
Oldham v Whitehaven Home August 31, 1962 Western Division
Whitehaven v Oldham Away September 7, 1962 Lancashire Cup
Barrow v Oldham Away September 15, 1962 Western Division
Leigh v Oldham Away September 29, 1962 Western Division
Widnes v Oldham Away February 2, 1963 Division 1
Leigh v Oldham Away March 2, 1963 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Featherstone Rovers Home March 9, 1963 Division 1
Workington Town v Oldham Away March 16, 1963 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Wigan Home April 6, 1963 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Workington Town Home April 9, 1963 Division 1
Swinton v Oldham Away April 12, 1963 Division 1
Oldham v Hull FC Home April 15, 1963 Division 1
Bramley v Oldham Away April 19, 1963 Division 1
Oldham v Swinton Home April 23, 1963 Division 1
Castleford v Oldham Away April 27, 1963 Division 1
Oldham v Warrington Home May 4, 1963 Division 1
Warrington v Oldham Away May 9, 1963 Division 1
Featherstone Rovers v Oldham Away May 15, 1963 Division 1
Oldham v Halifax Home May 18, 1963 Division 1
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home May 21, 1963 Division 1
Oldham v Bramley Home June 1, 1963 Division 1
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home August 17, 1963 Law Cup
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away August 24, 1963 Division 2
Oldham v Batley Home August 31, 1963 Division 2
Liverpool City v Oldham Away September 2, 1963 Division 2
Oldham v Widnes Home September 7, 1963 Lancashire Cup
York v Oldham Away September 14, 1963 Division 2
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away September 16, 1963 Western Division
Oldham v Whitehaven Home September 18, 1963 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Barrow Home September 21, 1963 Division 2
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away September 28, 1963 Division 2
Leigh v Oldham Away September 30, 1963 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Australia Home October 5, 1963 Tour Match
Oldham v Doncaster Home October 12, 1963 Division 2
Barrow v Oldham Away October 19, 1963 Division 2
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home October 26, 1963 Western Division
Doncaster v Oldham Away November 2, 1963 Division 2
Oldham v York Home November 9, 1963 Division 2
Whitehaven v Oldham Away November 16, 1963 Division 2
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home November 23, 1963 Division 2
Barrow v Oldham Away November 30, 1963 Western Division
Bramley v Oldham Away December 7, 1963 Division 2
Oldham v Dewsbury Home December 28, 1963 Division 2
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home January 4, 1964 Western Division
Oldham v Salford Home January 25, 1964 Division 2
Dewsbury v Oldham Away February 1, 1964 Division 2
Keighley v Oldham Away February 8, 1964 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Leigh v Oldham Away February 15, 1964 Western Division
Oldham v Featherstone Rovers Home February 29, 1964 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Hunslet v Oldham Away March 14, 1964 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Barrow Home March 21, 1964 Western Division
Oldham v Liverpool City Home March 27, 1964 Division 2
Oldham v Leigh Home March 28, 1964 Western Division
Salford v Oldham Away March 30, 1964 Division 2
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Neutral April 11, 1964 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away August 15, 1964 Law Cup
Dewsbury v Oldham Away August 22, 1964 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home August 25, 1964 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home August 29, 1964 League Championship
Whitehaven v Oldham Away September 4, 1964 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Liverpool City Home September 12, 1964 League Championship
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away September 14, 1964 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away September 19, 1964 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away September 21, 1964 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Whitehaven Home September 26, 1964 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away October 3, 1964 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home October 10, 1964 League Championship
Workington Town v Oldham Away October 17, 1964 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home October 24, 1964 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away October 31, 1964 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home November 7, 1964 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away January 30, 1965 League Championship
Hunslet v Oldham Away February 6, 1965 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Liverpool City v Oldham Away February 27, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home March 6, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home March 13, 1965 League Championship
Keighley v Oldham Away March 20, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home March 27, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home April 3, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v Workington Town Home April 5, 1965 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away April 9, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home April 13, 1965 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away April 16, 1965 League Championship
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away April 24, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v Oldham Past Home May 29, 1965 Benefit Match
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home August 14, 1965 Law Cup
Oldham v Warrington Home August 21, 1965 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away August 28, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v New Zealand Home August 31, 1965 Tour Match
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home September 4, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home September 6, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home September 11, 1965 Lancashire Cup
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away September 13, 1965 League Championship
Workington Town v Oldham Away September 18, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home September 25, 1965 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away October 1, 1965 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away October 6, 1965 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Huddersfield Home October 9, 1965 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away October 19, 1965 BBC
Widnes v Oldham Away October 28, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v Liverpool City Home November 6, 1965 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away November 13, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home November 20, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v Castleford Home November 23, 1965 BBC
Leeds v Oldham Away December 11, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home December 18, 1965 League Championship
Hunslet v Oldham Away January 1, 1966 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home January 8, 1966 League Championship
Oldham v Hunslet Home February 1, 1966 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home February 5, 1966 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away February 9, 1966 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away February 19, 1966 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away February 26, 1966 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Leigh Home March 4, 1966 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home March 22, 1966 League Championship
Oldham v Whitehaven Home March 26, 1966 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away April 8, 1966 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home April 16, 1966 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away April 22, 1966 League Championship
Oldham v Workington Town Home April 23, 1966 League Championship
Workington Town v Oldham Away April 30, 1966 Top 16
St Helens v Oldham Away May 7, 1966 Top 16
Hull FC v Oldham Away August 20, 1966 League Championship
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home August 23, 1966 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home August 27, 1966 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home December 10, 1966 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away December 14, 1966 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home December 17, 1966 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away December 24, 1966 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away December 27, 1966 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home December 31, 1966 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away January 14, 1967 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home January 21, 1967 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away January 27, 1967 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away February 4, 1967 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Workington Town Home February 11, 1967 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home February 17, 1967 League Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home February 25, 1967 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Widnes v Oldham Away March 3, 1967 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home March 27, 1967 League Championship
Oldham v Liverpool City Home August 15, 1967 League Championship