George Frater

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Although there has always been a steady flow of players from Wales into Rugby League, back in the early days, after the initial formation of the “Northern Union”, Oldham would often cast the net North of the border to bring some of the top Scottish players to the club. Never were they more fortunate than when Melrose forward George Frater was tempted to leave the land of the thistle.

George came to the club for the start of the 1896-97 season and for eight years would be a cornerstone of the Oldham pack. A grafting, tireless packman, he was always to be found in the thick of the action and was, when required, a useful relief goal kicker.

As was the custom at the time George qualified to play for Lancashire while playing for Oldham and was duly capped by the red rose county. He also captained the “Other Nationalities” side against England in the very first Northern Union International.

The highlight of his career was to play in the 1899 Challenge Cup winning side, where he was accompanied in the winning team by fellow Scottish forwards, Jim Moffatt and E.W. Telfer. His last match was in the Championship clinching 23 – 0 win against Hull at Watersheddings on April 24th, 1905.

Career Games

Opposition Venue Date Competition
Manningham v Oldham Away September 5, 1896 Friendly
Salford v Oldham Away September 12, 1896 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Tyldesley Home September 19, 1896 Lancashire Senior Competition
Swinton v Oldham Away September 26, 1896 Lancashire Senior Competition
Halifax v Oldham Away September 28, 1896 Friendly
Oldham v St Helens Home October 3, 1896 Lancashire Senior Competition
Wigan v Oldham Away October 24, 1896 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Leigh Home October 31, 1896 Lancashire Senior Competition
Morecambe v Oldham Away November 7, 1896 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Runcorn Home November 28, 1896 Lancashire Senior Competition
Warrington v Oldham Away December 5, 1896 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Salford Home December 19, 1896 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Stockport Home December 25, 1896 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home December 26, 1896 Lancashire Senior Competition
St Helens v Oldham Away January 1, 1897 Lancashire Senior Competition
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away January 2, 1897 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Swinton Home January 9, 1897 Friendly
Stockport v Oldham Away January 30, 1897 Lancashire Senior Competition
Widnes v Oldham Away February 6, 1897 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Wigan Home February 13, 1897 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Warrington Home February 20, 1897 Lancashire Senior Competition
Runcorn v Oldham Away February 27, 1897 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Swinton Home March 2, 1897 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v St Helens Recs Home March 6, 1897 Friendly
Tyldesley v Oldham Away March 13, 1897 Lancashire Senior Competition
Bradford v Oldham Away March 20, 1897 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home March 27, 1897 Friendly
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away April 3, 1897 Friendly
Oldham v Crompton Home September 6, 1897 Friendly
Stockport v Oldham Away September 11, 1897 Lancashire Senior Competition
Crompton v Oldham Away September 13, 1897 Friendly
Oldham v Runcorn Home September 18, 1897 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Salford Home September 25, 1897 Lancashire Senior Competition
Swinton v Oldham Away October 1, 1897 Lancashire Senior Competition
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away October 9, 1897 Lancashire Senior Competition
Bradford v Oldham Away October 16, 1897 Friendly
Oldham v Morecambe Home October 30, 1897 Lancashire Senior Competition
Widnes v Oldham Away November 6, 1897 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Leigh Home November 13, 1897 Lancashire Senior Competition
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away November 20, 1897 Friendly
St Helens v Oldham Away November 27, 1897 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Halifax Home December 4, 1897 Friendly
Oldham v Warrington Home December 11, 1897 Lancashire Senior Competition
Leigh v Oldham Away December 18, 1897 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home December 25, 1897 Lancashire Senior Competition
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away December 27, 1897 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Widnes Home January 8, 1898 Lancashire Senior Competition
Warrington v Oldham Away January 15, 1898 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Stockport Home January 22, 1898 Lancashire Senior Competition
Wigan v Oldham Away January 29, 1898 Lancashire Senior Competition
Salford v Oldham Away February 5, 1898 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v St Helens Home February 12, 1898 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Leeds Home February 26, 1898 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Halifax v Oldham Away March 5, 1898 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Runcorn Home March 19, 1898 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Batley v Oldham Away March 26, 1898 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Runcorn v Oldham Away April 2, 1898 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home April 11, 1898 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Tyldesley Home April 16, 1898 Lancashire Senior Competition
Manningham v Oldham Away April 19, 1898 Friendly
Halifax v Oldham Away April 25, 1898 Friendly
Oldham v Rest Of Lancs Home April 30, 1898 Champs v Rest
Morecambe v Oldham Away September 3, 1898 Lancashire Senior Competition
Warrington v Oldham Away September 10, 1898 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Tyldesley Home September 17, 1898 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Runcorn Home September 24, 1898 Lancashire Senior Competition
Huddersfield v Oldham Away September 26, 1898 Friendly
St Helens v Oldham Away October 1, 1898 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home October 8, 1898 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Workington Home October 15, 1898 Friendly
Salford v Oldham Away October 22, 1898 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Swinton Home October 29, 1898 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Seaton Home November 5, 1898 Friendly
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away November 12, 1898 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Warrington Home November 19, 1898 Lancashire Senior Competition
Leigh v Oldham Away November 26, 1898 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Widnes Home December 10, 1898 Lancashire Senior Competition
Wigan v Oldham Away December 17, 1898 Lancashire Senior Competition
Stockport v Oldham Away December 24, 1898 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home December 26, 1898 Lancashire Senior Competition
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away December 31, 1898 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Hunslet Home January 2, 1899 Friendly
Oldham v Morecambe Home January 7, 1899 Lancashire Senior Competition
Tyldesley v Oldham Away January 14, 1899 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Leigh Home January 21, 1899 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v St Helens Home January 28, 1899 Lancashire Senior Competition
Swinton v Oldham Away February 4, 1899 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Stockport Home February 11, 1899 Lancashire Senior Competition
Runcorn v Oldham Away March 4, 1899 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Wigan Home March 11, 1899 Lancashire Senior Competition
Bradford v Oldham Away April 1, 1899 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Widnes Home April 8, 1899 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Leigh v Oldham Neutral April 15, 1899 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Hunslet v Oldham Neutral April 29, 1899 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Morecambe v Oldham Away September 2, 1899 Friendly
Millom v Oldham Away September 9, 1899 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Tyldesley Home September 16, 1899 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Runcorn Home September 23, 1899 Lancashire Senior Competition
Stockport v Oldham Away September 25, 1899 Lancashire Senior Competition
Seaton v Oldham Away September 30, 1899 Friendly
Widnes v Oldham Away October 7, 1899 Lancashire Senior Competition
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away October 14, 1899 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Stockport Home October 17, 1899 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Salford Home October 28, 1899 Lancashire Senior Competition
Swinton v Oldham Away November 11, 1899 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Warrington Home November 18, 1899 Lancashire Senior Competition
Wigan v Oldham Away November 25, 1899 Lancashire Senior Competition
St Helens v Oldham Away December 9, 1899 Lancashire Senior Competition
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away December 23, 1899 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home December 25, 1899 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Millom Home December 30, 1899 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Bradford Home January 1, 1900 Friendly
Oldham v Leigh Home January 6, 1900 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Widnes Home January 13, 1900 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Wigan Home January 20, 1900 Lancashire Senior Competition
Salford v Oldham Away January 27, 1900 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Swinton Home February 3, 1900 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home February 17, 1900 Lancashire Senior Competition
Warrington v Oldham Away February 21, 1900 Lancashire Senior Competition
Leigh v Oldham Away February 24, 1900 Lancashire Senior Competition
Tyldesley v Oldham Away February 27, 1900 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v St Helens Home March 3, 1900 Lancashire Senior Competition
Runcorn v Oldham Away March 10, 1900 Lancashire Senior Competition
Halifax v Oldham Away March 24, 1900 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Swinton v Oldham Away March 31, 1900 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away April 7, 1900 Friendly
Workington v Oldham Away September 1, 1900 Friendly
Barrow v Oldham Away September 8, 1900 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Wigan Home September 15, 1900 Lancashire Senior Competition
Swinton v Oldham Away September 29, 1900 Lancashire Senior Competition
Runcorn v Oldham Away October 6, 1900 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v St Helens Home October 13, 1900 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Leigh Home October 27, 1900 Lancashire Senior Competition
Salford v Oldham Away November 10, 1900 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Widnes Home November 17, 1900 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home November 24, 1900 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Millom Home December 1, 1900 Lancashire Senior Competition
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away December 25, 1900 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home December 29, 1900 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Halifax Home January 1, 1901 Friendly
Widnes v Oldham Away January 5, 1901 Lancashire Senior Competition
Stockport v Oldham Away January 19, 1901 Lancashire Senior Competition
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away January 26, 1901 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Stockport Home February 9, 1901 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Warrington Home February 19, 1901 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Runcorn Home February 23, 1901 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Swinton Home February 25, 1901 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Otley Home March 2, 1901 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Bramley v Oldham Away March 9, 1901 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Wigan v Oldham Away March 16, 1901 Lancashire Senior Competition
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away March 23, 1901 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Widnes v Oldham Away March 30, 1901 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Leigh v Oldham Away April 2, 1901 Lancashire Senior Competition
Oldham v Salford Home April 6, 1901 Lancashire Senior Competition
Millom v Oldham Away April 8, 1901 Lancashire Senior Competition
Batley v Oldham Neutral April 13, 1901 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v The Rest Home April 20, 1901 Champs v Rest
Werneth v Oldham Away April 26, 1901 Friendly
Leigh v Oldham Away September 7, 1901 Northern RL
Batley v Oldham Away September 14, 1901 Northern RL
Oldham v Huddersfield Home September 21, 1901 Northern RL
Bradford v Oldham Away September 28, 1901 Northern RL
Oldham v Brighouse Rangers Home October 5, 1901 Northern RL
Oldham v Runcorn Home October 12, 1901 Northern RL
Warrington v Oldham Away October 19, 1901 Northern RL
Oldham v South Shields Home October 26, 1901 Friendly
Hull FC v Oldham Away November 9, 1901 Northern RL
Huddersfield v Oldham Away November 23, 1901 Northern RL
Hunslet v Oldham Away November 30, 1901 Northern RL
Oldham v Leigh Home December 7, 1901 Northern RL
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home December 25, 1901 South East Lancashire League
Oldham v Hull FC Home December 31, 1901 Northern RL
Swinton v Oldham Away January 1, 1902 Northern RL
Oldham v Salford Home January 4, 1902 Northern RL
Oldham v Hunslet Home January 11, 1902 Northern RL
Halifax v Oldham Away January 18, 1902 Northern RL
Salford v Oldham Away January 25, 1902 Northern RL
Oldham v Halifax Home January 28, 1902 Northern RL
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home February 25, 1902 Northern RL
Oldham v Swinton Home March 1, 1902 Northern RL
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away March 8, 1902 Northern RL
Maryport v Oldham Away March 15, 1902 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Runcorn v Oldham Away March 22, 1902 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Stockport v Oldham Away March 31, 1902 South East Lancashire League
Hunslet v Oldham Away April 14, 1902 Northern RL
South Shields v Oldham Away April 19, 1902 Friendly
Salford & Swinton v Oldham Away April 29, 1902 Friendly
Hull FC v Oldham Away September 6, 1902 Division 1
Swinton v Oldham Away September 13, 1902 Division 1
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home September 20, 1902 Division 1
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away September 27, 1902 Division 1
Oldham v Hunslet Home October 4, 1902 Division 1
Wigan v Oldham Away October 11, 1902 Division 1
Oldham v Widnes Home October 18, 1902 Division 1
Oldham v Huddersfield Home November 1, 1902 Division 1
Warrington v Oldham Away November 8, 1902 Division 1
Oldham v Salford Home December 13, 1902 Division 1
Oldham v Halifax Home December 20, 1902 Division 1
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1902 Division 1
Oldham v Leigh Home December 27, 1902 Division 1
Widnes v Oldham Away January 1, 1903 Division 1
Oldham v Hull FC Home January 3, 1903 Division 1
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away January 17, 1903 Division 1
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home January 24, 1903 Division 1
Hunslet v Oldham Away January 31, 1903 Division 1
Batley v Oldham Away February 3, 1903 Division 1
Oldham v Wigan Home February 7, 1903 Division 1
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away February 14, 1903 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Wigan Home February 21, 1903 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Huddersfield v Oldham Away February 28, 1903 Division 1
Bradford v Oldham Away March 7, 1903 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Bradford Home March 10, 1903 Division 1
Oldham v Hunslet Home March 21, 1903 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Warrington Home March 24, 1903 Division 1
Oldham v Runcorn Home March 28, 1903 Division 1
Oldham v St Helens Home March 31, 1903 Division 1
Salford v Oldham Neutral April 4, 1903 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Salford v Oldham Neutral April 8, 1903 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Salford v Oldham Away April 11, 1903 Division 1
Oldham v Swinton Home April 13, 1903 Division 1
Oldham v Batley Home April 14, 1903 Division 1
Halifax v Oldham Away April 18, 1903 Division 1
Leigh v Oldham Away April 25, 1903 Division 1
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
Leeds v Oldham Away October 10, 1903 Division 1
Oldham v Runcorn Home October 17, 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
Keighley v Oldham Away November 21, 1903 Division 1
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home November 28, 1903 Division 1
Hunslet v Oldham Away December 5, 1903 Division 1
Oldham v Widnes Home December 12, 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
Oldham v Bradford Home January 23, 1904 Division 1
Wigan v Oldham Away January 30, 1904 Division 1
Oldham v Leeds Home February 6, 1904 Division 1
Runcorn v Oldham Away February 13, 1904 Division 1
Oldham v Salford Home February 20, 1904 Division 1
Leigh v Oldham Away February 27, 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
Oldham v Swinton Home April 4, 1904 Division 1
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
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
Oldham v Warrington Home October 15, 1904 Division 1
Oldham v Halifax Home November 5, 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 Broughton Rangers Home December 10, 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
Oldham v Hunslet Home January 21, 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
Oldham v Bradford Home March 20, 1905 Division 1
Oldham v Bradford Home April 1, 1905 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Bradford v Oldham April 5, 1905 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away April 8, 1905 Division 1
Oldham v Runcorn Home April 22, 1905 Division 1
Oldham v Hull FC Home April 24, 1905 Division 1