Terry O’grady

Profile

Signed from the local St Mary’s team, Terry O’Grady had a sensational start to his rugby career, being capped for Lancashire against the 1951 Kiwis, while still only 17 years old. He would prove to be a major asset to the red rose county playing a total of fourteen times and scoring 16 tries.

He was leading try scorer for the club in 1952-3 and also in 1953-4, at the conclusion of which he was selected for the 1954 tour to Australia and New Zealand. Still only nineteen, Terry was a fantastic success on the tour, scoring 28 tries, including five in the match against Wide Bay. The five Great Britain caps he won as an Oldham player were all earned on the tour, playing in two tests against the Aussies and all three in New Zealand.

Terry returned from the tour in good form and the following season the Davies / O’Grady threequarter pairing rattled up 51 tries between them, as the club finished runners-up to Warrington in the 1955 Championship Final. Thereafter his career was disrupted by injury and he had to contend with competition from Etty and Cracknell for the wing positions. In 1957 he was transferred to Wigan, a move which brought him a trip to Wembley and a winners medal in the 1958 final against Workington Town.

Career Games

Opposition Venue Date Competition
Oldham v St Helens Home March 26, 1951 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home April 7, 1951 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away April 14, 1951 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home April 23, 1951 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home May 8, 1951 Benefit Match
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home September 4, 1951 Lancashire Cup
Wigan v Oldham Away September 8, 1951 League Championship
Oldham v Whitehaven Home September 10, 1951 League Championship
Oldham v New Zealand Home September 29, 1951 Tour Match
Oldham v Warrington Home October 6, 1951 League Championship
Liverpool City v Oldham Away October 13, 1951 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home October 16, 1951 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Leigh Home October 20, 1951 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away October 27, 1951 League Championship
Oldham v Bramley Home November 3, 1951 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away November 24, 1951 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home December 1, 1951 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away December 8, 1951 League Championship
Whitehaven v Oldham Away December 15, 1951 League Championship
Oldham v Keighley Home December 22, 1951 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home January 5, 1952 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home January 12, 1952 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away February 2, 1952 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away February 9, 1952 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Hull FC Home February 16, 1952 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home February 23, 1952 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away March 1, 1952 Rugby League Challenge Cup
St Helens v Oldham Away March 29, 1952 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away April 1, 1952 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home April 12, 1952 League Championship
Oldham v RL XIII Home May 6, 1952 Benefit Match
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home August 16, 1952 Law Cup
Oldham v Featherstone Rovers Home August 23, 1952 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home August 30, 1952 Lancashire Cup
Swinton v Oldham Away September 3, 1952 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home September 20, 1952 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away September 27, 1952 League Championship
Workington Town v Oldham Away October 4, 1952 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home October 11, 1952 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away October 18, 1952 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home October 25, 1952 League Championship
Bramley v Oldham Away November 1, 1952 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home November 8, 1952 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home January 24, 1953 League Championship
Oldham v Bramley Home January 31, 1953 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home February 14, 1953 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away February 21, 1953 League Championship
Whitehaven v Oldham Away February 28, 1953 League Championship
Oldham v Bradford Northern Home March 7, 1953 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away March 14, 1953 League Championship
Oldham v Workington Town Home March 21, 1953 League Championship
Featherstone Rovers v Oldham Away March 28, 1953 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away April 3, 1953 League Championship
Belle Vue Rangers v Oldham Away April 4, 1953 League Championship
Oldham v Whitehaven Home April 6, 1953 League Championship
Oldham v Liverpool City Home April 11, 1953 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away April 22, 1953 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home May 16, 1953 Benefit Match
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away August 8, 1953 Law Cup
Oldham v Wigan Home August 15, 1953 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away August 22, 1953 League Championship
Bramley v Oldham Away August 26, 1953 League Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home August 29, 1953 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away September 2, 1953 League Championship
Oldham v Whitehaven Home September 7, 1953 Lancashire Cup
Leigh v Oldham Away September 12, 1953 League Championship
Oldham v Liverpool City Home September 19, 1953 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away September 24, 1953 Lancashire Cup
Dewsbury v Oldham Away October 31, 1953 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home November 7, 1953 League Championship
Whitehaven v Oldham Away November 14, 1953 League Championship
Oldham v Bramley Home November 21, 1953 League Championship
Belle Vue Rangers v Oldham Away November 28, 1953 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home December 5, 1953 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1953 League Championship
Workington Town v Oldham Away December 26, 1953 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away January 2, 1954 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home January 9, 1954 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home January 16, 1954 League Championship
Liverpool City v Oldham Away January 23, 1954 League Championship
Liverpool City v Oldham Away February 6, 1954 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Liverpool City Home February 13, 1954 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Warrington v Oldham Away February 20, 1954 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home February 27, 1954 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home March 6, 1954 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Barrow v Oldham Away March 13, 1954 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home March 20, 1954 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Neutral April 3, 1954 Exhibition Match
Oldham v Warrington Home April 8, 1954 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away April 10, 1954 League Championship
Oldham v Whitehaven Home April 12, 1954 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away April 16, 1954 League Championship
Oldham v Belle Vue Rangers Home April 17, 1954 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away April 19, 1954 League Championship
Oldham v Liverpool City Home September 14, 1954 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home September 20, 1954 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home September 25, 1954 League Championship
Workington Town v Oldham Away September 30, 1954 Lancashire Cup
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away October 2, 1954 League Championship
Oldham v Workington Town Home October 9, 1954 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away October 16, 1954 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Neutral October 23, 1954 Lancashire Cup
Liverpool City v Oldham Away October 30, 1954 League Championship
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home November 6, 1954 League Championship
Oldham v Whitehaven Home November 20, 1954 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away November 27, 1954 League Championship
Whitehaven v Oldham Away December 11, 1954 League Championship
Keighley v Oldham Away December 18, 1954 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1954 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home December 28, 1954 League Championship
Oldham v Belle Vue Rangers Home January 1, 1955 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away January 8, 1955 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home January 15, 1955 League Championship
Workington Town v Oldham Away January 22, 1955 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home January 29, 1955 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home February 5, 1955 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home February 12, 1955 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v St Helens Home February 19, 1955 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away March 5, 1955 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Warrington v Oldham Away March 26, 1955 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home April 2, 1955 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away April 8, 1955 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away April 9, 1955 League Championship
Oldham v Keighley Home April 11, 1955 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home April 16, 1955 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home April 18, 1955 League Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home April 23, 1955 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Neutral May 14, 1955 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away August 13, 1955 Law Cup
Oldham v Keighley Home August 20, 1955 Friendly
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away August 27, 1955 Lancashire Cup
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
Featherstone Rovers v Oldham Away February 25, 1956 League Championship
Oldham v York Home March 10, 1956 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Neutral October 8, 1956 Rules trial game
Oldham v Keighley Home October 27, 1956 League Championship
Oldham v Australia Home November 7, 1956 Tour Match
Oldham v Salford Home January 12, 1957 League Championship
Whitehaven v Oldham Away January 19, 1957 League Championship