Evan Davies

Profile

Born in Ammanford, South Wales, Evan Davies first played for the local Trimble club, before moving on to Llanelli. During his time with the “scarlets” he made it to the Welsh trial game of 1911. He was approached by Oldham and agreed to come North only if a place could also be found for his friend Tom Williams. This was agreed and the two of them made their debut in the wing positions against Broughton Rangers on December 9th, 1911.

Whereas Williams would continue to become a successful winger, Davies would convert to be one of the greatest centres in the history of the club. He became a first team regular, but fell victim to a serious illness that almost ended his career in 1913. Happily he recovered only for the first World War to again temporarily interrupt his progress. On returning to first team football in 1919, Evan then displayed his best form and won a place on the 1920 tour. He suffered from a “poisoned” toe on the outward journey and had to sit out the Australian section, but recovered to play in all the New Zealand leg of the tour, except for one match, including all three tests. In 1921-22 he was centre to Reg Farrar and the combined skills of the elusive Davies with the well timed pass and the pacy, determined, Farrar produced 67 tries for the Oldham left wing partnership.

Very much a veteran, he was still in the team that won the Challenge Cup in 1925 and showed a touch of his old form when sweeping in for the final try of the match in the 16 – 3 victory over Hull K.R. Thirty years on and another “Davies” would thrill the Watersheddings crowds and I’m sure as young Alan made his way into the senior side, the older supporters would have drawn comparison between the two.

Career Games

Opposition Venue Date Competition
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home December 9, 1911 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away December 11, 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
Oldham v Bradford Northern Home December 26, 1911 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home December 30, 1911 League Championship
Oldham v Coventry Home January 1, 1912 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away January 6, 1912 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home January 13, 1912 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home January 27, 1912 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away February 10, 1912 League Championship
Coventry v Oldham Away February 17, 1912 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Huddersfield Home February 24, 1912 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home March 2, 1912 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Wigan Home March 9, 1912 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away March 13, 1912 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away March 16, 1912 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home March 23, 1912 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Swinton v Oldham Away March 27, 1912 League Championship
Oldham v Runcorn Home March 30, 1912 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away April 1, 1912 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away April 5, 1912 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home April 6, 1912 League Championship
Coventry v Oldham Away April 8, 1912 League Championship
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Neutral April 13, 1912 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Dewsbury v Oldham Neutral April 27, 1912 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Huddersfield v Oldham Neutral May 11, 1912 Friendly
Oldham v Dewsbury Home September 7, 1912 League Championship
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away September 14, 1912 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away September 21, 1912 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home September 28, 1912 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away October 5, 1912 League Championship
Runcorn v Oldham Away October 19, 1912 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Wigan Home October 26, 1912 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away November 2, 1912 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Runcorn Home November 9, 1912 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home November 23, 1912 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home December 7, 1912 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 12, 1912 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away December 14, 1912 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away December 21, 1912 League Championship
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home December 25, 1912 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home December 26, 1912 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away December 28, 1912 League Championship
Dewsbury v Oldham Away January 1, 1913 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home January 4, 1913 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home January 18, 1913 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away January 25, 1913 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home February 1, 1913 League Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home February 8, 1913 League Championship
Runcorn v Oldham Away February 12, 1913 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home February 22, 1913 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home March 22, 1913 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home March 24, 1913 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away March 29, 1913 League Championship
Runcorn v Oldham Away April 2, 1913 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away April 5, 1913 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away April 7, 1913 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away April 12, 1913 League Championship
Oldham v Dewsbury Home September 6, 1913 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away September 13, 1913 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away September 20, 1913 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home September 27, 1913 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away January 24, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Runcorn Home January 31, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home February 7, 1914 League Championship
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away March 23, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home March 28, 1914 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away March 30, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home April 4, 1914 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away April 10, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home April 11, 1914 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away April 13, 1914 League Championship
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away September 5, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home September 12, 1914 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away September 19, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home September 26, 1914 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away October 3, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Batley Home October 5, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home October 10, 1914 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away October 17, 1914 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Leeds Home October 24, 1914 League Championship
Runcorn v Oldham Away November 14, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home November 21, 1914 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away November 28, 1914 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away December 5, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home December 12, 1914 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away December 19, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1914 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away December 26, 1914 League Championship
Batley v Oldham Away January 1, 1915 League Championship
Oldham v Runcorn Home January 2, 1915 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away January 9, 1915 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away January 16, 1915 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home January 23, 1915 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away January 30, 1915 League Championship
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home February 6, 1915 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home February 13, 1915 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away February 20, 1915 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home February 27, 1915 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Halifax Home March 6, 1915 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home March 16, 1915 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home March 20, 1915 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away April 2, 1915 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away April 3, 1915 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home April 5, 1915 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home April 10, 1915 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away April 24, 1915 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home April 19, 1919 Friendly
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home April 21, 1919 Friendly
Barrow v Oldham Away April 26, 1919 Lancashire Cup
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Neutral May 10, 1919 Lancashire Cup
Warrington v Oldham Away August 23, 1919 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home August 30, 1919 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away September 6, 1919 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home September 13, 1919 League Championship
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away September 20, 1919 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Recs Home September 27, 1919 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home October 11, 1919 League Championship
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away October 13, 1919 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away October 18, 1919 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home October 25, 1919 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away November 1, 1919 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home November 8, 1919 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away November 15, 1919 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Swinton Home November 17, 1919 Lancashire Cup
Leeds v Oldham Away November 19, 1919 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away November 22, 1919 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Neutral December 6, 1919 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Widnes Home December 13, 1919 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home December 20, 1919 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1919 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home December 26, 1919 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away December 27, 1919 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home January 1, 1920 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home January 3, 1920 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away January 14, 1920 League Championship
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away January 17, 1920 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away January 24, 1920 League Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home January 31, 1920 League Championship
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home February 7, 1920 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away February 14, 1920 League Championship
Bradford Northern v Oldham Away February 21, 1920 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Bradford Northern Home February 23, 1920 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Warrington Home February 28, 1920 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Salford v Oldham Away March 6, 1920 League Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home March 13, 1920 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Widnes v Oldham Away March 17, 1920 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home March 23, 1920 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Neutral March 27, 1920 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Swinton v Oldham Away April 2, 1920 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home April 3, 1920 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away April 5, 1920 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home October 16, 1920 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Huddersfield Home October 23, 1920 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away October 30, 1920 Friendly
Oldham v Barrow Home November 6, 1920 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away November 13, 1920 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away November 20, 1920 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home November 27, 1920 League Championship
Dewsbury v Oldham Away November 30, 1920 League Championship
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away December 4, 1920 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home December 11, 1920 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away December 18, 1920 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1920 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home December 27, 1920 Friendly
Oldham v Warrington Home January 1, 1921 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home January 3, 1921 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home January 8, 1921 League Championship
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 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
Leeds v Oldham Away April 23, 1921 League Championship
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
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away October 15, 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
Warrington v Oldham Away December 31, 1921 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home January 2, 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 St Helens Home February 11, 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
Hunslet v Oldham Away April 5, 1922 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Recs Home April 8, 1922 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home April 22, 1922 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Neutral May 6, 1922 League Championship
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
Batley v Oldham Away October 21, 1922 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away October 28, 1922 Lancashire Cup
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
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away March 24, 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 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
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
Leigh v Oldham Away January 5, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home January 19, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home August 30, 1924 League Championship
Wigan Highfield v Oldham Away September 6, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home September 13, 1924 Infirmary Cup
Salford v Oldham Away September 20, 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
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 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
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away January 31, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home February 7, 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
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home April 7, 1925 League Championship
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
Leigh v Oldham Away September 26, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Hunslet Home October 3, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home October 10, 1925 Lancashire Cup
Wigan v Oldham Away November 11, 1925 Lancashire Cup
Wigan v Oldham Away March 20, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home August 17, 1963 Law Cup