James Chalmers


A native of Hawick in the Scottish Borders, James, often known as Jimmy, was a half-back who had represented the South of Scotland against the touring Australians at Rugby Union before signing for Oldham in 1948. He made a try scoring debut in the 15 – 11 victory ove St Helens on August 28th 1948 but his overall first team apearance were limited to just 17 after being struck down with Tuberculosis which broght his rugby career to a premature end.

A benefit match was played for Jimmy on May 6th 1952 when an attendance of 5,000 saw Oldham defeat a Rugby League Xlll 18 – 8 at Watersheddings.

Career Games

Opposition Venue Date Competition
Oldham v St Helens Home August 28, 1948 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away September 28, 1948 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Warrington Home October 2, 1948 League Championship
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home October 9, 1948 League Championship
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away October 16, 1948 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home October 23, 1948 League Championship
Batley v Oldham Away November 6, 1948 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home November 13, 1948 League Championship
Oldham v Castleford Home November 20, 1948 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away November 27, 1948 League Championship
Oldham v Australia Home December 4, 1948 Tour Match
Barrow v Oldham Away April 18, 1949 League Championship
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away April 23, 1949 League Championship
Workington Town v Oldham Away April 30, 1949 League Championship
Oldham v Invitation XIII Home May 4, 1949 Benefit Match
Oldham v Oldham Athletic Afc Home May 9, 1949 Charity Match
Oldham v Belle Vue Rangers Home March 4, 1950 League Championship
Oldham v Bramley Home April 1, 1950 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home April 7, 1950 League Championship