John Noon

Profile

It so happened that when the club were about to lose the services of one local, long serving, centre threequarter, they were fortunate enough to have another waiting in the wings. I refer to the retirement of Billy Mitchell and the emergence of Johnny Noon.

John came to Oldham from the Lowermoor club having previously played with St Patricks. He soon established himself in the first team and in 1955-56 he was top appearance maker with 36 out of a possible 40. The following season an injury kept him out of the side with his place going to another local lad, Dennis Ayres. Undeterred he would force his way back into the first team and played left centre to John Etty in the 1958 Lancashire Cup Final triumph over St Helens and went on to play for Lancashire.

A versatile player who played every back position except scrum half for the club, he is best remembered as a centre, forceful on attack and uncompromising on defence. In three consecutive seasons; 1959-60/60-61/61-62, he topped the 20 try mark and was the leading goal kicker in 1962-63. John went on to captain the club and on September 4th, 1961, he thumped over five goals as a combined Oldham / Rochdale Xlll triumphed over New Zealand 10 – 8, this being the last occasion either club was successful over a touring team. His last game was in the Law Cup match of 1964, after which he became the captain at Rochdale Hornets.

Career Games

Opposition Venue Date Competition
Leigh v Oldham Neutral April 3, 1954 Exhibition Match
Barrow v Oldham Away September 4, 1954 League Championship
Oldham v Lancs County Amateurs Home September 11, 1954 Lancashire Cup
Batley v Oldham Away September 18, 1954 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home September 20, 1954 Lancashire Cup
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away October 2, 1954 League Championship
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home November 6, 1954 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away November 13, 1954 League Championship
Oldham v Whitehaven Home November 20, 1954 League Championship
Workington Town v Oldham Away January 22, 1955 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away August 30, 1955 League Championship
Oldham v Hunslet Home September 3, 1955 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home September 7, 1955 Lancashire Cup
Leeds v Oldham Away September 10, 1955 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home September 17, 1955 League Championship
York v Oldham Away September 24, 1955 League Championship
Oldham v Featherstone Rovers Home October 1, 1955 League Championship
Hunslet v Oldham Away October 8, 1955 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home October 15, 1955 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away October 22, 1955 League Championship
Oldham v New Zealand Home October 29, 1955 Tour Match
Featherstone Rovers v Oldham Neutral November 2, 1955 Independent Television Floodlit Trophy
Leigh v Oldham Away November 5, 1955 League Championship
Oldham v Liverpool City Home November 12, 1955 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away November 19, 1955 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home November 26, 1955 League Championship
Liverpool City v Oldham Away December 3, 1955 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away December 10, 1955 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home December 17, 1955 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away December 24, 1955 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 26, 1955 League Championship
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away December 27, 1955 League Championship
Oldham v Whitehaven Home December 31, 1955 League Championship
Workington Town v Oldham Away January 2, 1956 League Championship
Whitehaven v Oldham Away January 7, 1956 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away January 21, 1956 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home January 28, 1956 League Championship
Oldham v Dewsbury Home February 11, 1956 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Wigan Home February 18, 1956 League Championship
Featherstone Rovers v Oldham Away February 25, 1956 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away March 3, 1956 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v York Home March 10, 1956 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away March 30, 1956 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away April 2, 1956 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home April 14, 1956 League Championship
Oldham v Workington Town Home April 21, 1956 League Championship
Workington Town v Oldham Away November 3, 1956 League Championship
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away August 24, 1957 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home August 26, 1957 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home August 31, 1957 Lancashire Cup
Huddersfield v Oldham Away September 2, 1957 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away September 7, 1957 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home September 10, 1957 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Warrington Home September 14, 1957 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away October 12, 1957 League Championship
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home November 2, 1957 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away November 9, 1957 League Championship
Oldham v Liverpool City Home November 16, 1957 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away November 23, 1957 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home November 30, 1957 League Championship
Hunslet v Oldham Away December 7, 1957 League Championship
Liverpool City v Oldham Away December 14, 1957 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away December 28, 1957 League Championship
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home March 1, 1958 League Championship
Whitehaven v Oldham Away March 15, 1958 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home March 25, 1958 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home August 16, 1958 League Championship
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away August 19, 1958 League Championship
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home September 13, 1958 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home September 16, 1958 Lancashire Cup
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away September 20, 1958 League Championship
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home September 27, 1958 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home September 30, 1958 Lancashire Cup
Warrington v Oldham Away October 4, 1958 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home October 11, 1958 League Championship
Liverpool City v Oldham Away October 18, 1958 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Neutral October 25, 1958 Lancashire Cup
Featherstone Rovers v Oldham Away November 1, 1958 League Championship
Oldham v Featherstone Rovers Home November 8, 1958 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away November 15, 1958 League Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home November 22, 1958 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away November 29, 1958 League Championship
Workington Town v Oldham Away December 13, 1958 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away January 31, 1959 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home February 7, 1959 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away February 14, 1959 League Championship
Whitehaven v Oldham Away February 28, 1959 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away March 14, 1959 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away March 27, 1959 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home March 30, 1959 League Championship
Oldham v Liverpool City Home April 4, 1959 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away April 11, 1959 League Championship
Oldham v Hunslet Home April 14, 1959 League Championship
Oldham v Whitehaven Home April 18, 1959 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away April 20, 1959 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home August 8, 1959 Law Cup
Oldham v Leeds Home August 15, 1959 League Championship
Dewsbury v Oldham Away August 18, 1959 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away August 22, 1959 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home August 25, 1959 League Championship
Whitehaven v Oldham Away August 29, 1959 Lancashire Cup
Halifax v Oldham Away September 5, 1959 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home September 8, 1959 League Championship
Oldham v Hunslet Home September 12, 1959 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home September 19, 1959 League Championship
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away September 26, 1959 League Championship
Oldham v Australia Home October 3, 1959 Tour Match
Barrow v Oldham Away October 10, 1959 League Championship
Oldham v Workington Town Home October 17, 1959 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away October 24, 1959 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home October 31, 1959 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away November 7, 1959 League Championship
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home November 14, 1959 League Championship
Whitehaven v Oldham Away November 21, 1959 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home November 28, 1959 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away December 5, 1959 League Championship
Oldham v Dewsbury Home December 19, 1959 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1959 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home December 28, 1959 League Championship
Liverpool City v Oldham Away January 2, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home January 9, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home January 16, 1960 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away January 23, 1960 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away January 30, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home February 6, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home February 13, 1960 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away February 20, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Walney Central Home February 27, 1960 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Leeds v Oldham Away March 5, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Bramley Home March 19, 1960 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Hunslet v Oldham Away March 26, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Liverpool City Home April 2, 1960 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Neutral April 9, 1960 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Swinton v Oldham Away April 15, 1960 League Championship
Workington Town v Oldham Away April 16, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Whitehaven Home April 18, 1960 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away April 23, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home April 26, 1960 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away April 30, 1960 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away August 6, 1960 Law Cup
Oldham v St Helens Home August 13, 1960 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away August 17, 1960 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away August 20, 1960 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away August 27, 1960 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Leigh Home August 30, 1960 League Championship
Featherstone Rovers v Oldham Away September 3, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home September 10, 1960 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away September 17, 1960 League Championship
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away October 15, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home October 22, 1960 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away October 29, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Liverpool City Home November 5, 1960 League Championship
Keighley v Oldham Away November 12, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home November 19, 1960 League Championship
Whitehaven v Oldham Away November 26, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home December 3, 1960 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away December 24, 1960 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 26, 1960 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away December 31, 1960 League Championship
Workington Town v Oldham Away January 2, 1961 League Championship
Liverpool City v Oldham Away January 21, 1961 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home January 28, 1961 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home February 4, 1961 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away February 11, 1961 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home February 18, 1961 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away March 4, 1961 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away March 11, 1961 League Championship
Oldham v Workington Town Home March 18, 1961 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away March 25, 1961 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away March 31, 1961 League Championship
Oldham v Whitehaven Home April 1, 1961 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home April 3, 1961 League Championship
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home April 11, 1961 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home April 15, 1961 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home August 12, 1961 Law Cup
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away August 26, 1961 League Championship
Oldham v York Home August 28, 1961 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away September 2, 1961 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v New Zealand Home September 4, 1961 Tour Match
Halifax v Oldham Away September 9, 1961 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home September 16, 1961 League Championship
Hunslet v Oldham Away September 23, 1961 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home September 30, 1961 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away October 2, 1961 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Workington Town Home October 7, 1961 League Championship
York v Oldham Away October 14, 1961 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home October 21, 1961 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away October 28, 1961 League Championship
Whitehaven v Oldham Away November 4, 1961 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home November 19, 1961 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away November 25, 1961 League Championship
Oldham v Whitehaven Home December 2, 1961 League Championship
Workington Town v Oldham Away December 9, 1961 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away December 16, 1961 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away January 6, 1962 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away January 13, 1962 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home January 20, 1962 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away January 27, 1962 League Championship
Liverpool City v Oldham Away February 3, 1962 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away March 10, 1962 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home March 17, 1962 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away March 24, 1962 League Championship
Oldham v Liverpool City Home March 31, 1962 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home April 5, 1962 League Championship
Oldham v Hunslet Home April 7, 1962 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home April 14, 1962 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away April 20, 1962 League Championship
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home April 21, 1962 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home April 23, 1962 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home April 28, 1962 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away August 11, 1962 Law Cup
Whitehaven v Oldham Away August 18, 1962 Western Division
Oldham v Barrow Home August 21, 1962 Western Division
Oldham v Leigh Home August 25, 1962 Western Division
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away August 28, 1962 Western Division
Oldham v Whitehaven Home August 31, 1962 Western Division
Whitehaven v Oldham Away September 7, 1962 Lancashire Cup
Barrow v Oldham Away September 15, 1962 Western Division
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home September 18, 1962 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home September 22, 1962 Western Division
Leeds v Oldham Away October 20, 1962 Division 1
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home October 27, 1962 Division 1
Oldham v Leeds Home November 24, 1962 Division 1
Oldham v Castleford Home December 15, 1962 Division 1
Widnes v Oldham Away February 2, 1963 Division 1
Leigh v Oldham Away March 2, 1963 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Featherstone Rovers Home March 9, 1963 Division 1
Workington Town v Oldham Away March 16, 1963 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away March 23, 1963 Division 1
Oldham v Widnes Home March 30, 1963 Division 1
Oldham v Wigan Home April 6, 1963 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Workington Town Home April 9, 1963 Division 1
Swinton v Oldham Away April 12, 1963 Division 1
Oldham v Hull FC Home April 15, 1963 Division 1
Bramley v Oldham Away April 19, 1963 Division 1
Oldham v Swinton Home April 23, 1963 Division 1
Castleford v Oldham Away April 27, 1963 Division 1
Oldham v Warrington Home May 4, 1963 Division 1
St Helens v Oldham Away May 6, 1963 Division 1
Warrington v Oldham Away May 9, 1963 Division 1
Featherstone Rovers v Oldham Away May 15, 1963 Division 1
Oldham v Halifax Home May 18, 1963 Division 1
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home May 21, 1963 Division 1
Hull FC v Oldham Away May 27, 1963 Division 1
Oldham v St Helens Home May 30, 1963 Division 1
Oldham v Bramley Home June 1, 1963 Division 1
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home August 17, 1963 Law Cup
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away August 24, 1963 Division 2
Oldham v Leigh Home August 27, 1963 Division 2
Oldham v Batley Home August 31, 1963 Division 2
Liverpool City v Oldham Away September 2, 1963 Division 2
Oldham v Widnes Home September 7, 1963 Lancashire Cup
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away September 28, 1963 Division 2
Leigh v Oldham Away September 30, 1963 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Australia Home October 5, 1963 Tour Match
Barrow v Oldham Away October 19, 1963 Division 2
Barrow v Oldham Away November 30, 1963 Western Division
Dewsbury v Oldham Away February 1, 1964 Division 2
Keighley v Oldham Away February 8, 1964 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Hunslet v Oldham Away March 14, 1964 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Liverpool City Home March 27, 1964 Division 2
Salford v Oldham Away March 30, 1964 Division 2
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away August 15, 1964 Law Cup