Rothwell Marlor

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Rothwell “Rod” Marlor, signed for Oldham from the Salem Rangers club in December 1913. This being just after the capture of Herman Hilton, it is safe to say that never have the club been so dually fortunate in plundering the local amateur ranks, as with these two fine forwards.

Rod was an uncompromising prop forward, renowned for bone crunching tackles, but also noted for good field kicking. Indeed he was often entrusted with the job of taking the restart kicks, so adept was he at precisely despatching the oval leather.

After the resumption of competitive Rugby after the First World War, he quickly established himself as a regular member of the Oldham front row, picking up England and Lancashire honours along the way. His enthusiasm in support play was always a feature of his game, a talent which saw him second top try scorer with 13 in the 1920-21 season. A fantastic figure for a prop in those days, only the emerging Reg Farrar did better.

A vigorous and forceful scrummager throughout his career, Rod played in the last three of the club’s four consecutive Challenge Cup Final appearances in the 1920’s. The match against Wigan Highfield on October 24th, 1925 was declared as his benefit game. He played his last senior game for Oldham at Pontypridd in October, 1927.

Career Games

Opposition Venue Date Competition
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away March 23, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home March 28, 1914 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away March 30, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home April 11, 1914 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away April 13, 1914 League Championship
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away September 5, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home September 12, 1914 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away September 19, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home September 26, 1914 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away October 3, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Batley Home October 5, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home October 10, 1914 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away October 17, 1914 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Leeds Home October 24, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home February 6, 1915 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away February 20, 1915 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home February 27, 1915 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Halifax Home March 6, 1915 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home March 16, 1915 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home March 20, 1915 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away April 2, 1915 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home September 11, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Wigan v Oldham Away September 18, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Huddersfield Home September 25, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Leigh Home October 2, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v St Helens Home October 16, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away October 23, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Bradford Northern Home October 30, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Leigh v Oldham Away November 6, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home November 13, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Wigan Home December 4, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Salford v Oldham Away December 11, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Halifax Home December 18, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Huddersfield v Oldham Away December 27, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Hull FC v Oldham Away January 1, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Oldham Present Home January 3, 1916 Special Friendly
Wigan v Oldham Away January 15, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home January 22, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Leeds Home September 30, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home January 18, 1919 Lancashire League
Swinton v Oldham Away January 25, 1919 Lancashire League
Oldham v Swinton Home February 8, 1919 Lancashire League
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
Wigan v Oldham Away March 29, 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
Oldham v Halifax Home October 11, 1919 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home October 25, 1919 League Championship
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home November 8, 1919 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away November 19, 1919 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
Warrington v Oldham Away August 28, 1920 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away September 4, 1920 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home September 11, 1920 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away September 18, 1920 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home September 25, 1920 League Championship
Batley v Oldham Away October 2, 1920 League Championship
Oldham v Dewsbury Home October 9, 1920 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away October 11, 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
Oldham v Widnes Home November 27, 1920 League Championship
Dewsbury v Oldham Away November 30, 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 Warrington Home January 1, 1921 League Championship
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 St Helens Recs Home February 19, 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
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home October 3, 1921 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home October 8, 1921 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away October 10, 1921 League Championship
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away October 15, 1921 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away December 7, 1921 League Championship
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
Barrow v Oldham Away February 4, 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 Warrington Home March 18, 1922 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away March 25, 1922 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Widnes Home April 1, 1922 League Championship
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 Leeds Home September 23, 1922 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away September 30, 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 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
Widnes v Oldham Away January 20, 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
Hull FC v Oldham Away September 1, 1923 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away September 8, 1923 Infirmary Cup
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
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
Halifax v Oldham Away December 22, 1923 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1923 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away December 26, 1923 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home December 29, 1923 League Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home January 1, 1924 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away January 5, 1924 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away January 12, 1924 League Championship
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away February 23, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Highfield Home April 5, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v York Home April 14, 1924 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away April 18, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Featherstone Rovers Home April 19, 1924 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away April 21, 1924 League Championship
Batley v Oldham Away April 26, 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
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
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away January 31, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home February 7, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Batley Home March 7, 1925 League Championship
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 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
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
Wigan v Oldham Away November 11, 1925 Lancashire Cup
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
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home April 24, 1926 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Neutral May 1, 1926 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home August 21, 1926 Infirmary Cup
Oldham v Leeds Home August 28, 1926 League Championship
Pontypridd v Oldham Away September 4, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home September 6, 1926 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away September 11, 1926 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away December 27, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Highfield Home January 1, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home January 3, 1927 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away January 8, 1927 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away February 5, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home February 12, 1927 Rugby League Challenge Cup
York v Oldham Away February 19, 1927 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home March 19, 1927 League Championship
Batley v Oldham Away March 26, 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
Oldham v Leigh Home April 19, 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
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