Syd Rix

Profile

Originally from Irlam O’th Heights in Manchester, Sid joined Oldham at the end of the First World War, making his debut against Rochdale on March 22nd, 1919. It would take another three years before he became a regular first team player, but once he had established himself in the side in the 1922-23 season he went on to become an automatic selection and play well over 300 games for the club.

A speedy and determined winger, he soon gained Lancashire county honours and represented his country in nine test matches, including all six on the 1924 tour to Australia and New Zealand, scoring a try in the first Australian test in Sydney and the second Kiwi match at Wellington. His other three caps were against the New Zealand tourists to this country in 1926-27.

Sid was also a useful centre and played in that position in three of the four consecutive Challenge Cup Finals the club reached in the 1920’s. He did play in his more usual wing position in the 1924 final against Wigan and is one of only four players to appear in all four games, scoring a try in the 1927 victory over Swinton. He became club captain before moving on in 1932 to spend a season with Broughton Rangers.

Sid is second to Alan Davies on the all time Oldham try list and acknowledged as one of the greatest threequarters ever to play for the club.

Career Games

Opposition Venue Date Competition
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away March 22, 1919 Lancashire League
Barrow v Oldham Away April 26, 1919 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Warrington Home May 17, 1919 Lancashire League
Warrington v Oldham Away August 23, 1919 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away April 10, 1920 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away August 28, 1920 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home September 11, 1920 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away September 18, 1920 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home May 13, 1921 Infirmary Cup
Oldham v Gwyn Thomas's Team Home April 10, 1922 Benefit Match
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away August 26, 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
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
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
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
Oldham v Batley Home February 19, 1923 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Batley Home February 24, 1923 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Highfield Home March 10, 1923 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away March 17, 1923 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Leigh Home March 19, 1923 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away March 31, 1923 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home September 8, 1923 League Championship
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 Leigh Home November 17, 1923 League Championship
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 Swinton Home December 25, 1923 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 Halifax Home March 8, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home March 15, 1924 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Wigan Highfield Home April 5, 1924 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Neutral April 12, 1924 Rugby League Challenge Cup
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Batley v Oldham Away November 21, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home November 28, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home December 19, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1925 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away December 26, 1925 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home January 1, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home January 2, 1926 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away January 9, 1926 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
Oldham v Halifax Home March 13, 1926 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Wigan Highfield v Oldham Away March 17, 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 Wigan Home April 10, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Recs Home April 17, 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
Oldham v Widnes Home September 18, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home September 20, 1926 League Championship
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away September 25, 1926 League Championship
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
Oldham v St Helens Home December 4, 1926 League Championship
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away December 11, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1926 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away December 27, 1926 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Highfield Home January 1, 1927 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away January 8, 1927 League Championship
Wigan Highfield v Oldham Away January 29, 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
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
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
Huddersfield v Oldham Away April 18, 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 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
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
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 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
Featherstone Rovers v Oldham Away March 9, 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
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away April 22, 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 St Helens Recs Home October 21, 1929 Lancashire Cup
Hunslet v Oldham Away October 26, 1929 League Championship
Oldham v Australia Home November 2, 1929 Tour Match
Leigh v Oldham Away November 9, 1929 League Championship
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
Barrow v Oldham Away January 1, 1930 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home January 4, 1930 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 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
Halifax v Oldham Away March 22, 1930 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home March 29, 1930 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away April 5, 1930 League Championship
Wigan Highfield v Oldham Away April 7, 1930 League Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home April 12, 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
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
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away November 1, 1930 League Championship
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
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
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
Widnes v Oldham Away March 14, 1931 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Neutral March 16, 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
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
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
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
Oldham v Hull FC Home November 7, 1931 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away November 14, 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 Swinton Home December 25, 1931 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away December 26, 1931 League Championship
Oldham v Hunslet Home January 2, 1932 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away January 9, 1932 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away January 16, 1932 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home January 23, 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
Swinton v Oldham Away March 25, 1932 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home March 26, 1932 League Championship