Herman Hilton

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Herman Hilton was one of the greatest forwards ever to play for Oldham RLFC.

A local man, he joined the club from the local “Healey Street” team in November 1913, making his senior debut on December 15th against Leeds at Watersheddings.

In his younger days he was a vigorous, robust player with a deceptive turn of speed and capable of crunching tackles. As he matured he would go on to become a fine loose or second row forward, excelling in both the domestic and international arenas. In later years the bulkier Hilton would fill in at prop forward, but retained the skills and fitness to still shine in the back row when required.

Selected for the 1920 tour, he enjoyed a marvellous trip and is probably the Oldham player to make the biggest impact “Down Under”.

Herman played in all six tests, scoring two tries, in the “Ashes” winning third Australian match in Sydney and adding a further score in the second Kiwi test, in Christchurch. His personal favourite international appearance came in the match that decided the “Ashes” once again, when the Kangaroos of 1921-22 came to Britain. This was the third test at Salford on January 14th, 1922. A bruising encounter which the “Lions” won 6 – 0. Herman was again on the score sheet, taking a pass from the “prince of centres”, Harold Wagstaff to dive over, taking two Australians with him as he crossed the line.

In 1924-25 having played prop for most of the season he was reinstated at loose forward to great effect and from that position captained the team to success in the Challenge Cup final against Hull K.R. He then suffered a serious illness in the close season and, although attempting a short comeback, he decided to call it a day, having played his last match in November 1925, against Wigan.

Career Games

Opposition Venue Date Competition
Oldham v Leeds Home December 15, 1913 League Championship
Oldham v Runcorn Home January 31, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home February 7, 1914 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away February 14, 1914 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away February 28, 1914 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Leigh Home March 7, 1914 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away March 14, 1914 Rugby League Challenge Cup
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
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 St Helens Home October 16, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Hull FC v Oldham Away January 1, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Oldham Present Home January 3, 1916 Special Friendly
Oldham v Leeds Home September 30, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Halifax Home October 7, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home December 25, 1918 Friendly
Warrington v Oldham Away February 15, 1919 Lancashire League
Oldham v Barrow Home March 1, 1919 Lancashire League
Barrow v Oldham Away March 8, 1919 Lancashire League
Oldham v St Helens Recs Home March 15, 1919 Friendly
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away March 22, 1919 Lancashire League
Oldham v Wigan Home April 5, 1919 Lancashire League
Oldham v St Helens Home April 12, 1919 Lancashire Cup
Swinton v Oldham Away April 18, 1919 Friendly
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
Oldham v Warrington Home May 17, 1919 Lancashire League
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
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
Oldham v Hull FC Home November 29, 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
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 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
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
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
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
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 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 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
Huddersfield v Oldham Away April 17, 1922 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home April 22, 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
Batley v Oldham Away October 21, 1922 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away October 28, 1922 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Widnes Home November 4, 1922 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home November 11, 1922 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away November 25, 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
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
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
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
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
Oldham v Widnes Home December 29, 1923 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away January 12, 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 Featherstone Rovers Home April 19, 1924 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away April 21, 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
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 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
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
Rest Of Lancs v Oldham Neutral September 22, 1925 Friendly
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
Hull FC v Oldham Away October 12, 1925 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away October 17, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home October 19, 1925 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Wigan Highfield Home October 24, 1925 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away October 31, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home November 2, 1925 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Dewsbury Home November 7, 1925 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away November 11, 1925 Lancashire Cup