Jack Oster

Profile

Born in Seaton, Cumbria, Joe Owens was one of four players from that county who were guests of the club at the 1899 Cup Final victory over Hunslet. Tom Fletcher, Joe Ferguson and Jim Lomas being the other three. All of them would eventually play for Oldham.

Joe played his first rugby with the local Payhouse Rangers team, going on to join the Seaton club for whom he was a star winger and captain. On joining Oldham he was again placed in the threequarters, but would go on to play most of his games in the pack. A utility player of tremendous courage, Joe once turned out at Swinton with a broken bone in his hand, when the club was stuck for players.

Like many of his team mates he joined the Manchester Regiment during the First World War and saw action at Gallipoli, where he was reported killed. He was in fact wounded and invalided home. It occurred that shortly after his return Oldham were playing at Leeds and as the “Oldham Chronicle” reported…. “There was a knock on the Headingley dressing room door and this wounded Tommy in hospital blue, hobbled in on sticks and enquired …if they were any short ?”…. It was Joe, back from the wars and as far as the Oldham players thought, back from the dead. A great celebration followed.

One of the great Cumbrian imports to Watersheddings, Joe gained caps from both the Rugby Union and the Northern Union for his county.

Career Games

Opposition Venue Date Competition
York v Oldham Away February 19, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home March 5, 1927 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away March 16, 1927 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away April 9, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Recs Home April 11, 1927 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away April 15, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home April 16, 1927 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away April 18, 1927 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away August 27, 1927 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away August 31, 1927 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away September 6, 1927 Infirmary Cup
Oldham v Leigh Home September 17, 1927 League Championship
Wigan Highfield v Oldham Away September 28, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v York Home October 1, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Highfield Home October 8, 1927 Lancashire Cup
Wigan v Oldham Away October 15, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home October 29, 1927 League Championship
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away November 5, 1927 League Championship
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away December 3, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 10, 1927 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away December 27, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home December 31, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home January 2, 1928 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away January 7, 1928 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home January 14, 1928 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away January 28, 1928 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Recs Home February 4, 1928 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home February 11, 1928 Rugby League Challenge Cup
St Helens v Oldham Away February 18, 1928 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home February 21, 1928 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away February 25, 1928 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home March 3, 1928 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away March 10, 1928 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Widnes v Oldham Away March 17, 1928 League Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home March 24, 1928 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Highfield Home March 31, 1928 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away April 6, 1928 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away April 7, 1928 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home April 9, 1928 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away April 14, 1928 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away April 16, 1928 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home April 23, 1928 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home August 25, 1928 League Championship
Wigan Highfield v Oldham Away September 1, 1928 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away September 3, 1928 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home September 8, 1928 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away September 15, 1928 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home September 22, 1928 League Championship
Oldham v Featherstone Rovers Home September 29, 1928 League Championship
Hunslet v Oldham Away October 6, 1928 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home October 13, 1928 Infirmary Cup
Huddersfield v Oldham Away October 20, 1928 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home October 24, 1928 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Leigh Home October 27, 1928 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away November 3, 1928 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home November 5, 1928 Lancashire Cup
Wigan v Oldham Away November 7, 1928 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Wigan Home November 10, 1928 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away November 17, 1928 League Championship
Oldham v Hunslet Home November 24, 1928 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away December 1, 1928 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home December 8, 1928 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away December 15, 1928 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away December 22, 1928 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1928 League Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home January 6, 1929 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away January 12, 1929 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away January 19, 1929 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Highfield Home January 26, 1929 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away February 2, 1929 League Championship
Bramley v Oldham Away February 9, 1929 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Warrington v Oldham Away February 23, 1929 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Huddersfield Home March 2, 1929 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home March 16, 1929 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Recs Home March 23, 1929 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away March 29, 1929 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home March 30, 1929 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away April 1, 1929 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home April 6, 1929 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home April 13, 1929 League Championship
Oldham v Hunslet Home August 31, 1929 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away September 4, 1929 League Championship
Dewsbury v Oldham Away September 7, 1929 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home September 9, 1929 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home September 14, 1929 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away September 21, 1929 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away September 28, 1929 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home October 5, 1929 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away October 12, 1929 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Wigan Home October 19, 1929 League Championship
Oldham v Australia Home November 2, 1929 Tour Match
Oldham v Warrington Home November 11, 1929 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Wigan Highfield Home November 16, 1929 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away November 23, 1929 Infirmary Cup
Oldham v Halifax Home November 30, 1929 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away December 7, 1929 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home December 14, 1929 League Championship
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away December 21, 1929 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1929 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away December 26, 1929 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home December 28, 1929 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away January 11, 1930 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home January 18, 1930 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home January 25, 1930 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away February 1, 1930 League Championship
Hunslet v Oldham Away February 8, 1930 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home February 15, 1930 League Championship
Oldham v Dewsbury Home March 1, 1930 League Championship
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away March 6, 1930 League Championship
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home March 15, 1930 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home March 17, 1930 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away March 22, 1930 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away April 5, 1930 League Championship
Wigan Highfield v Oldham Away April 7, 1930 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away April 18, 1930 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Recs Home April 19, 1930 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away April 21, 1930 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away April 26, 1930 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home August 25, 1930 Infirmary Cup
Wigan v Oldham Away August 30, 1930 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home September 6, 1930 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away September 10, 1930 Friendly
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away September 13, 1930 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home September 15, 1930 Friendly
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home September 20, 1930 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home September 22, 1930 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home September 27, 1930 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away October 4, 1930 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home October 11, 1930 Lancashire Cup
Hunslet v Oldham Away October 18, 1930 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away October 21, 1930 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Warrington Home October 25, 1930 League Championship
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away November 1, 1930 League Championship
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away November 6, 1930 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Bradford Northern Home November 8, 1930 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away November 15, 1930 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home November 22, 1930 League Championship
Keighley v Oldham Away November 29, 1930 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home December 8, 1930 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away December 13, 1930 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home December 20, 1930 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1930 League Championship
Wigan Highfield v Oldham Away December 26, 1930 League Championship
Oldham v York Home December 27, 1930 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away January 3, 1931 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Recs Home January 17, 1931 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away January 24, 1931 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home February 7, 1931 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away February 14, 1931 League Championship
Oldham v Hunslet Home February 16, 1931 League Championship
Bramley v Oldham Away February 21, 1931 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Halifax v Oldham Away March 7, 1931 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Halifax Home March 9, 1931 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Hull FC Home March 21, 1931 League Championship
Bradford Northern v Oldham Away March 28, 1931 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away April 3, 1931 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home April 4, 1931 League Championship
Oldham v Keighley Home April 6, 1931 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away April 7, 1931 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Highfield Home April 11, 1931 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away April 13, 1931 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away April 16, 1931 League Championship
York v Oldham Away April 18, 1931 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home April 20, 1931 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away April 25, 1931 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away August 22, 1931 Infirmary Cup
Salford v Oldham Away August 29, 1931 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Highfield Home September 5, 1931 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away September 12, 1931 League Championship
Hunslet v Oldham Away September 16, 1931 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home September 19, 1931 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Recs Home September 21, 1931 League Championship
Batley v Oldham Away September 26, 1931 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home October 3, 1931 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home October 10, 1931 Lancashire Cup
Barrow v Oldham Away October 15, 1931 Lancashire Cup
St Helens v Oldham Away October 17, 1931 League Championship
Oldham v Bramley Home October 24, 1931 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away October 31, 1931 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away November 14, 1931 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home November 21, 1931 League Championship
York v Oldham Away November 28, 1931 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home December 5, 1931 League Championship
Bramley v Oldham Away December 12, 1931 League Championship
Oldham v Batley Home December 19, 1931 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home January 23, 1932 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away January 30, 1932 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home February 6, 1932 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Hunslet Home February 8, 1932 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away February 13, 1932 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home February 20, 1932 League Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home February 27, 1932 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away March 5, 1932 League Championship
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away March 19, 1932 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away March 25, 1932 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home March 26, 1932 League Championship