Bob Sloman

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Bob Sloman came to Oldham from the Plymouth Albion Rugby Union club in August 1921, making his debut in the 10 – 3 victory over St Helens on August 27th of that year.

A towering forward, he would become an automatic choice for the Oldham second row for the next eight years, which would encompass the successful Challenge Cup period of the mid 1920’s. He was renowned for his long striding runs, at pace, through the heart of the opponents’ defence, often sent on his way by a well timed George Hesketh pass.

Promoted to club captain, he revelled in the extra responsibility proving to be a fine leader on the field, inspiring fellow colleagues to follow his example.. In the 1926-27 season he led the team to victory in the Challenge Cup and remains the last Oldham skipper to lift the trophy when Swinton were defeated 26 – 7 at Wigan. Bob himself rose to the occasion scoring a try, as Oldham swept away the “boys in blue” with an emphatic second half display.

One of only two Oldham players to be selected for two Antipodean tours, all of Bob’s five international caps came on his second trip in 1928, when he played in all three tests against Australia, helping the his country to “Ashes” success and the first two tests in New Zealand.

Career Games

Opposition Venue Date Competition
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
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 Australia Home January 16, 1922 Tour Match
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away January 21, 1922 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home January 28, 1922 League Championship
Elland v Oldham Away February 25, 1922 Rugby League Challenge Cup
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 Warrington Home March 18, 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
Oldham v Gwyn Thomas's Team Home April 10, 1922 Benefit Match
Swinton v Oldham Away April 14, 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
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
Oldham v Salford Home November 18, 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
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home December 30, 1922 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
Oldham v Leigh Home March 19, 1923 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away March 24, 1923 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away March 30, 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
Oldham v Salford Home September 8, 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 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
York v Oldham Away December 8, 1923 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Recs Home December 15, 1923 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away January 5, 1924 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
Wigan v Oldham Neutral April 12, 1924 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v York Home April 14, 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
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
York v Oldham Away March 28, 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
Huddersfield v Oldham Away April 13, 1925 League Championship
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Neutral April 25, 1925 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Dewsbury v Oldham Away August 29, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home September 5, 1925 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away September 12, 1925 Infirmary Cup
Oldham v Warrington Home September 19, 1925 League Championship
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
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away November 14, 1925 League Championship
Batley v Oldham Away November 21, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home November 28, 1925 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away December 12, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home December 19, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home January 23, 1926 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away January 30, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Batley Home February 6, 1926 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away February 13, 1926 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Huddersfield v Oldham Away February 20, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home February 27, 1926 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Hunslet v Oldham Away March 6, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home March 13, 1926 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Wigan Highfield v Oldham Away March 17, 1926 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away March 20, 1926 League Championship
Wigan Highfield v Oldham Neutral March 27, 1926 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Swinton v Oldham Away April 2, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home April 5, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home April 10, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Recs Home April 17, 1926 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away April 21, 1926 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Neutral May 1, 1926 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Salford Home October 9, 1926 Lancashire Cup
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away October 16, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v New Zealand Home October 23, 1926 Tour Match
Warrington v Oldham Away October 30, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v York Home November 6, 1926 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away November 13, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home December 4, 1926 League Championship
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away December 11, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Highfield Home January 1, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home January 3, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home February 12, 1927 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Hunslet v Oldham Away February 26, 1927 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home March 5, 1927 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away March 12, 1927 Rugby League Challenge Cup
St Helens v Oldham Away March 16, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home March 19, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home March 21, 1927 League Championship
Batley v Oldham Away March 26, 1927 League Championship
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Neutral April 2, 1927 Rugby League Challenge Cup
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
Widnes v Oldham Away April 23, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Pontypridd Home April 25, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home April 30, 1927 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Neutral May 7, 1927 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Salford v Oldham Away August 27, 1927 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away August 31, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home September 3, 1927 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away September 6, 1927 Infirmary Cup
Leeds v Oldham Away September 24, 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
Swinton v Oldham Away October 19, 1927 Lancashire Cup
Pontypridd v Oldham Away October 22, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home October 29, 1927 League Championship
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away November 5, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home November 12, 1927 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away November 19, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home November 26, 1927 League Championship
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away December 3, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 10, 1927 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away December 24, 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
Oldham v Featherstone Rovers Home September 29, 1928 League Championship
Hunslet v Oldham Away October 6, 1928 League Championship
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
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 Widnes Home December 29, 1928 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away January 1, 1929 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
Warrington v Oldham Away February 23, 1929 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Huddersfield Home March 2, 1929 League Championship