Edgar Brooks

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Local lad Edgar Brooks signed from the Watersheddings junior club in the summer of 1933, becoming the successor to Yorkshire born Jack Scaife as the Oldham hooker.

His debut was something of a baptism of fire on January 10th, 1934 against the touring Australians. This was the second time Oldham played the “Kangaroos” on the tour and they were walloped both times (6 – 38 & 5 – 38).

A consistent and reliable “striker”, he was to suffer from recurring knee problems, which first came to light in the match against Wigan on October 5th, 1935. That injury would put him out of action for a year, but the next season he was happily back in the team and by 1939 he had won the first of three England caps. The Second World War meant the cancellation of the 1940 tour, for which Edgar was an almost certain choice, and the Lancashire county call he received in the same year was scant consolation. The Rugby League did announce a “shadow” squad and staged a match for “probables” against the 1936 tour squad played at Salford on February 10th, 1940, Edgar played for the former giving an impressive display and scoring a try.

After being demobbed by the army, he returned to the Oldham team, but the knee went again in early 1947 and another spell out of the game followed. His determination to keep on playing despite the set back was realised and he would go on to captain the club in the 1948-49 season. He played his last match in a first round cup tie at Leeds on February 10th, 1951, with almost 300 appearances for the club under his belt, a remarkable figure considering his injuries and the war time disruption.

Career Games

Opposition Venue Date Competition
Oldham v Australia Home January 10, 1934 Tour Match
Oldham v Leigh Home January 13, 1934 League Championship
Batley v Oldham Away January 20, 1934 League Championship
Oldham v London Highfield Home January 27, 1934 League Championship
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home March 5, 1934 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Recs Home April 2, 1934 League Championship
Oldham v Bramley Home September 1, 1934 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away September 22, 1934 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home September 25, 1934 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home September 29, 1934 League Championship
Keighley v Oldham Away October 6, 1934 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home October 13, 1934 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home November 17, 1934 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away November 24, 1934 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away December 8, 1934 League Championship
Oldham v Keighley Home December 15, 1934 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away December 22, 1934 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1934 League Championship
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away December 26, 1934 League Championship
Oldham v York Home December 29, 1934 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home January 1, 1935 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away January 5, 1935 League Championship
Oldham v Liverpool Stanley Home January 12, 1935 League Championship
Oldham v Batley Home January 19, 1935 League Championship
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away January 26, 1935 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home February 2, 1935 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home February 9, 1935 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home February 16, 1935 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away February 23, 1935 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Batley v Oldham Away March 2, 1935 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away March 6, 1935 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home March 9, 1935 League Championship
Liverpool Stanley v Oldham Away March 16, 1935 League Championship
York v Oldham Away March 23, 1935 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away April 6, 1935 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home April 9, 1935 League Championship
Bramley v Oldham Away April 13, 1935 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away April 19, 1935 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home April 20, 1935 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away April 22, 1935 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away August 24, 1935 Infirmary Cup
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home August 31, 1935 League Championship
Streatham & Mitcham v Oldham Away September 7, 1935 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away September 14, 1935 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home September 16, 1935 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away September 21, 1935 League Championship
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away September 28, 1935 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away October 2, 1935 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Wigan Home October 5, 1935 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away September 17, 1936 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home September 19, 1936 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away September 26, 1936 League Championship
Oldham v Liverpool Stanley Home September 28, 1936 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home October 3, 1936 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away October 10, 1936 League Championship
Oldham v Keighley Home October 17, 1936 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away October 24, 1936 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home October 31, 1936 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away November 7, 1936 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home November 14, 1936 League Championship
Hunslet v Oldham Away November 21, 1936 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home November 28, 1936 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away December 5, 1936 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home December 12, 1936 League Championship
Hunslet v Oldham Away December 14, 1936 League Championship
Liverpool Stanley v Oldham Away December 19, 1936 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1936 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away December 26, 1936 League Championship
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home January 1, 1937 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away January 2, 1937 League Championship
Oldham v Streatham & Mitcham Home January 9, 1937 League Championship
Oldham v Batley Home January 16, 1937 League Championship
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away January 23, 1937 League Championship
Keighley v Oldham Away February 6, 1937 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home February 13, 1937 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Leigh Home February 20, 1937 League Championship
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away March 20, 1937 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away March 26, 1937 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home March 27, 1937 League Championship
Batley v Oldham Away March 29, 1937 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home April 5, 1937 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away April 10, 1937 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home April 12, 1937 League Championship
Oldham v Hunslet Home April 17, 1937 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home April 24, 1937 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away August 21, 1937 Infirmary Cup
Warrington v Oldham Away August 28, 1937 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home September 4, 1937 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home September 11, 1937 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v York Home September 18, 1937 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home September 20, 1937 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away September 25, 1937 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home October 2, 1937 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away October 9, 1937 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away October 16, 1937 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Recs Home October 23, 1937 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away October 30, 1937 League Championship
Oldham v Australia Home November 6, 1937 Tour Match
York v Oldham Away November 13, 1937 League Championship
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home November 20, 1937 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away November 27, 1937 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home December 4, 1937 League Championship
Hunslet v Oldham Away December 11, 1937 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home December 18, 1937 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1937 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home January 1, 1938 League Championship
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away January 8, 1938 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away January 15, 1938 League Championship
Oldham v Hunslet Home January 22, 1938 League Championship
Liverpool Stanley v Oldham Away January 29, 1938 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home February 5, 1938 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away February 12, 1938 League Championship
Oldham v Batley Home February 19, 1938 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Dewsbury Home March 12, 1938 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home March 26, 1938 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home April 2, 1938 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away April 5, 1938 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away April 9, 1938 League Championship
Oldham v Liverpool Stanley Home April 11, 1938 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away April 15, 1938 League Championship
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away April 16, 1938 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home April 18, 1938 League Championship
Oldham v Gf Hutchins International Team Home April 30, 1938 Benefit Match
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home August 20, 1938 Infirmary Cup
Salford v Oldham Away August 27, 1938 League Championship
Oldham v Liverpool Stanley Home September 3, 1938 League Championship
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away September 10, 1938 League Championship
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away September 17, 1938 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home September 21, 1938 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Hunslet Home September 24, 1938 League Championship
Liverpool Stanley v Oldham Away October 1, 1938 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home October 8, 1938 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away October 15, 1938 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Recs Home October 22, 1938 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away October 29, 1938 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home November 5, 1938 League Championship
Bradford Northern v Oldham Away November 12, 1938 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home November 14, 1938 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home November 19, 1938 League Championship
Hunslet v Oldham Away November 26, 1938 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home December 3, 1938 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away December 10, 1938 League Championship
Oldham v Castleford Home December 17, 1938 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away December 24, 1938 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home December 29, 1938 League Championship
Batley v Oldham Away December 31, 1938 League Championship
Oldham v Batley Home January 2, 1939 League Championship
Castleford v Oldham Away January 7, 1939 League Championship
Oldham v Keighley Home January 14, 1939 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home January 21, 1939 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away January 28, 1939 League Championship
Oldham v Castleford Home February 4, 1939 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Salford Home February 11, 1939 League Championship
Bradford Northern v Oldham Away February 18, 1939 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Swinton Home February 20, 1939 League Championship
Oldham v Bradford Northern Home March 4, 1939 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away March 18, 1939 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home March 25, 1939 League Championship
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home April 1, 1939 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away April 7, 1939 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home April 8, 1939 League Championship
Keighley v Oldham Away April 10, 1939 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away April 15, 1939 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home April 18, 1939 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away April 22, 1939 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away April 29, 1939 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away August 26, 1939 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away August 30, 1939 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home September 2, 1939 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home September 16, 1939 Friendly
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away September 23, 1939 Friendly
Oldham v Salford Home September 30, 1939 Lancashire League
Barrow v Oldham Away October 7, 1939 Lancashire League
Oldham v Wigan Home October 14, 1939 Lancashire League
Liverpool Stanley v Oldham Away October 21, 1939 Lancashire League
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home October 28, 1939 Lancashire League
Salford v Oldham Away November 4, 1939 Lancashire League
Oldham v St Helens Home November 18, 1939 Lancashire League
Widnes v Oldham Away November 25, 1939 Lancashire League
Oldham v Leigh Home December 2, 1939 Lancashire League
Oldham v Barrow Home December 9, 1939 Lancashire League
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home December 16, 1939 Lancashire League
Wigan v Oldham Away February 24, 1940 Lancashire League
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home March 2, 1940 Lancashire Cup
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away March 9, 1940 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Warrington Home March 16, 1940 Lancashire League
Swinton v Oldham Away March 22, 1940 Lancashire League
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home March 23, 1940 Lancashire League
Warrington v Oldham Away March 25, 1940 Lancashire League
Halifax v Oldham Away March 30, 1940 Friendly
Wigan v Oldham Away April 6, 1940 Friendly
Oldham v Hunslet Home April 13, 1940 Friendly
Warrington v Oldham Away April 20, 1940 Friendly
Oldham v Salford Home April 27, 1940 Friendly
Oldham v Widnes Home May 11, 1940 Lancashire League
Oldham v Leeds Home May 18, 1940 Friendly
Oldham v Halifax Home May 25, 1940 Friendly
Liverpool Stanley v Oldham Away September 14, 1940 Lancashire League
Oldham v Wigan Home September 21, 1940 Lancashire League
Oldham v St Helens Home September 28, 1940 Lancashire League
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home October 5, 1940 Lancashire League
Oldham v Leigh Home October 19, 1940 Lancashire League
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home October 26, 1940 Lancashire League
Oldham v Wigan Home February 15, 1941 Friendly
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away March 15, 1941 Yorkshire Cup
Oldham v Dewsbury Home April 12, 1941 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Bradford Northern Home November 8, 1941 Yorkshire Cup
Bradford Northern v Oldham Away November 15, 1941 Yorkshire Cup
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home December 13, 1941 War Emergency League
Oldham v Dewsbury Home January 3, 1942 War Emergency League
Wigan v Oldham Away April 11, 1942 War Emergency League
Oldham v Leeds Home April 18, 1942 War Emergency League
Oldham v Hunslet Home May 9, 1942 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Leeds v Oldham Away May 23, 1942 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Workington Town v Oldham Away September 7, 1946 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Workington Town Home September 14, 1946 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Leigh Home September 24, 1946 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Wigan Home October 12, 1946 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home October 15, 1946 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Dewsbury Home October 19, 1946 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home November 2, 1946 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away November 9, 1946 League Championship
Oldham v Castleford Home November 16, 1946 League Championship
Workington Town v Oldham Away November 23, 1946 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away December 21, 1946 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1946 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away December 26, 1946 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away January 11, 1947 League Championship
Oldham v Workington Town Home January 18, 1947 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away January 25, 1947 League Championship
Oldham v Belle Vue Rangers Home February 22, 1947 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Belle Vue Rangers v Oldham Away March 8, 1947 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Leigh Home March 6, 1948 League Championship
Bradford Northern v Oldham Away March 13, 1948 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v St Helens Home March 20, 1948 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away March 26, 1948 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away March 27, 1948 League Championship
Oldham v Hunslet Home March 29, 1948 League Championship
Oldham v Belle Vue Rangers Home April 3, 1948 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away April 7, 1948 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away April 10, 1948 League Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home April 13, 1948 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away April 17, 1948 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away April 19, 1948 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away August 14, 1948 Infirmary Cup
Keighley v Oldham Away August 21, 1948 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home August 28, 1948 League Championship
Oldham v Liverpool Stanley Home August 31, 1948 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home September 4, 1948 Lancashire Cup
Widnes v Oldham Away September 9, 1948 Lancashire Cup
Salford v Oldham Away September 11, 1948 League Championship
Oldham v Belle Vue Rangers Home September 13, 1948 League Championship
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home September 18, 1948 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home September 21, 1948 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away September 25, 1948 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away September 28, 1948 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Warrington Home October 2, 1948 League Championship
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home October 9, 1948 League Championship
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away October 16, 1948 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home October 23, 1948 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away November 18, 1948 League Championship
Oldham v Castleford Home November 20, 1948 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away November 27, 1948 League Championship
Oldham v Australia Home December 4, 1948 Tour Match
Oldham v Wigan Home December 11, 1948 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1948 League Championship
Castleford v Oldham Away December 28, 1948 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away January 1, 1949 League Championship
Liverpool Stanley v Oldham Away January 29, 1949 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away February 5, 1949 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Moor Home February 12, 1949 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Broughton Moor v Oldham Away February 19, 1949 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Warrington v Oldham Away February 26, 1949 League Championship
York v Oldham Away March 5, 1949 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Workington Town Home March 12, 1949 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away August 20, 1949 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away August 27, 1949 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Wigan Home August 31, 1949 Lancashire Cup
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away August 31, 1949 Law Cup
Oldham v Hunslet Home September 3, 1949 League Championship
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away September 5, 1949 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away September 10, 1949 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home September 17, 1949 League Championship
Bramley v Oldham Away September 24, 1949 League Championship
Liverpool Stanley v Oldham Away October 1, 1949 League Championship
Oldham v Featherstone Rovers Home October 8, 1949 League Championship
Oldham v Castleford Home November 19, 1949 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away November 26, 1949 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home December 3, 1949 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home December 10, 1949 League Championship
Oldham v Liverpool Stanley Home December 24, 1949 League Championship
Hunslet v Oldham Away December 26, 1949 League Championship
Featherstone Rovers v Oldham Away April 22, 1950 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home August 12, 1950 Law Cup
Whitehaven v Oldham Away August 19, 1950 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home August 21, 1950 League Championship
Oldham v York Home August 26, 1950 League Championship
Belle Vue Rangers v Oldham Away August 30, 1950 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home September 2, 1950 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home September 9, 1950 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away September 12, 1950 Lancashire Cup
Batley v Oldham Away September 16, 1950 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home September 23, 1950 League Championship
Workington Town v Oldham Away September 25, 1950 Lancashire Cup
Salford v Oldham Away November 25, 1950 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away January 6, 1951 League Championship
Oldham v Belle Vue Rangers Home January 20, 1951 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away January 27, 1951 League Championship
Workington Town v Oldham Away February 3, 1951 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away February 10, 1951 Rugby League Challenge Cup