Ernest Knapman

Profile

Ernie Knapman continued the Oldham tradition of plundering top class players from the West Country, when he signed for the club in January, 1921. Born in Torquay, he was a full back and played his early rugby with the local fifteen, where his good form brought him recognition by Devon county.

At Oldham he built up a reputation as a fine full back, especially on defence, which led to him being selected for the 1924 tour as understudy to the great Jim Sullivan of Wigan. He gained his one Great Britain cap on the tour in the first New Zealand test in Auckland.

On the domestic scene, Ernie was, of course, one of the stars of the Oldham side that dominated the Challenge Cup competition in the mid 1920’s, playing in the first three of the four consecutive final appearances in 1924-25-26. A recurring shoulder injury ended his career and he played his final Oldham game at St Helens on March 16th, 1927.

Career Games

Opposition Venue Date Competition
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home January 22, 1921 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away January 29, 1921 League Championship
Oldham v Batley Home February 5, 1921 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away February 12, 1921 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Recs Home February 19, 1921 League Championship
Oldham v Elland Wanderers Home February 26, 1921 Rugby League Challenge Cup
St Helens v Oldham Away March 5, 1921 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away March 12, 1921 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home March 19, 1921 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away March 23, 1921 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away March 25, 1921 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home March 26, 1921 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away March 28, 1921 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away April 2, 1921 Friendly
Cumberland League v Oldham Away April 9, 1921 Friendly
Oldham v Leeds Home April 11, 1921 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away April 23, 1921 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away May 7, 1921 Infirmary Cup
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home May 13, 1921 Infirmary Cup
St Helens v Oldham Away August 27, 1921 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home September 3, 1921 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home September 10, 1921 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away September 17, 1921 League Championship
Oldham v Hunslet Home September 24, 1921 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away October 1, 1921 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home October 3, 1921 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home October 8, 1921 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away October 10, 1921 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away October 22, 1921 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Keighley Home October 29, 1921 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away November 5, 1921 Lancashire Cup
Halifax v Oldham Away November 12, 1921 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home November 19, 1921 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Australia Home November 26, 1921 Tour Match
Warrington v Oldham Neutral December 3, 1921 Lancashire Cup
Salford v Oldham Away December 7, 1921 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home December 10, 1921 League Championship
Keighley v Oldham Away December 17, 1921 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 24, 1921 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away December 26, 1921 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away December 31, 1921 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home January 2, 1922 League Championship
Oldham v Bradford Northern Home January 7, 1922 League Championship
Oldham v Australia Home January 16, 1922 Tour Match
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away January 21, 1922 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home January 28, 1922 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away February 4, 1922 League Championship
Oldham v Featherstone Rovers Home February 18, 1922 League Championship
Elland v Oldham Away February 25, 1922 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Bradford Northern v Oldham Away March 1, 1922 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away March 4, 1922 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home March 11, 1922 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Featherstone Rovers v Oldham Away March 15, 1922 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home March 18, 1922 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home March 20, 1922 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away March 25, 1922 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Widnes Home April 1, 1922 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home April 3, 1922 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Neutral May 6, 1922 League Championship
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away August 26, 1922 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home September 2, 1922 League Championship
Hunslet v Oldham Away September 6, 1922 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home September 9, 1922 Infirmary Cup
Oldham v Huddersfield Home September 16, 1922 League Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home September 23, 1922 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away September 30, 1922 League Championship
Wigan Highfield v Oldham Away October 7, 1922 League Championship
Wigan Highfield v Oldham Away October 14, 1922 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Wigan Highfield Home October 16, 1922 Lancashire Cup
Leigh v Oldham Away October 28, 1922 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Salford Home November 18, 1922 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home December 2, 1922 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away December 9, 1922 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home December 16, 1922 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away December 23, 1922 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1922 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away December 26, 1922 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home December 30, 1922 League Championship
Oldham v Hunslet Home January 1, 1923 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away January 6, 1923 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home January 13, 1923 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away January 20, 1923 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home January 27, 1923 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away February 3, 1923 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home February 10, 1923 League Championship
Batley v Oldham Away February 17, 1923 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Barrow v Oldham Away February 17, 1923 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Batley Home February 19, 1923 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Batley Home February 24, 1923 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away March 3, 1923 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Wigan Highfield Home March 10, 1923 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home March 19, 1923 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away March 30, 1923 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away March 31, 1923 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away April 2, 1923 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away April 4, 1923 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Recs Home April 9, 1923 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away April 14, 1923 League Championship
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 Huddersfield Home September 29, 1923 League Championship
Wigan Highfield v Oldham Away October 6, 1923 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away October 20, 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
York v Oldham Away December 8, 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
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 York Home April 14, 1924 League Championship
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
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away November 29, 1924 League Championship
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 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
Leigh v Oldham Away February 14, 1925 Rugby League Challenge Cup
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
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home April 7, 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
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away October 31, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home November 2, 1925 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Batley Home February 6, 1926 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away February 13, 1926 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Huddersfield v Oldham Away February 20, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home February 27, 1926 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Hunslet v Oldham Away March 6, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home March 13, 1926 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Wigan Highfield v Oldham Away March 17, 1926 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away March 20, 1926 League Championship
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
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 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
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1926 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away December 27, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Highfield Home January 1, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home January 3, 1927 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away January 8, 1927 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away January 15, 1927 League Championship
Wigan Highfield v Oldham Away January 29, 1927 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away February 5, 1927 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away March 16, 1927 League Championship