Tom White

Profile

Tom White was born in Bath and played half back for his famous home town West Country club and became captain of the team. He represented Somerset county and was reserve for the Ireland v England game in 1904. After a spell with Bristol he returned to Bath from where Oldham signed him up in February 1905.

In the Northern Union he won both county and international honours, playing for Lancashire in 1906 and for Great Britain in the third test against the first touring team, the New Zealand “All Golds” of 1907-08. The match was played at Cheltenham with the tourists pinching the series with an 8 – 5 victory, Tom kicking the only British goal on the day.

A happier day was the 1911 League Championship Final, when Tom scored two tries in the 20 – 7 victory over Wigan. A half back of great speed, he played mostly at stand off for Oldham, but was just as happy at scrum half and possessed enough pace to fill in on the wing if required.

Like many of his team mates he joined the Manchester Regiment in the “Great War” and whilst in the services was selected for the British Army in a match, presumably under Union rules, against a colonial team. The Brits won easily 29 – 0, Tom weighing in with four tries. He marked the end of his first class career by scoring a try in the game at Leigh on December 13th, 1913, returning for one “friendly” match when on leave from the army against Swinton on Christmas Day 1915.

Career Games

Opposition Venue Date Competition
Oldham v Bradford Home March 20, 1905 Division 1
Wigan v Oldham Away April 15, 1905 Division 1
Oldham v Runcorn Home April 22, 1905 Division 1
Oldham v Hull FC Home April 24, 1905 Division 1
Millom v Oldham Away September 1, 1905 RL Championship
Morecambe v Oldham Away September 2, 1905 RL Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away September 9, 1905 RL Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home September 16, 1905 RL Championship
Runcorn v Oldham Away September 20, 1905 RL Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home September 23, 1905 RL Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away September 30, 1905 RL Championship
Oldham v Morecambe Home October 7, 1905 RL Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home October 14, 1905 RL Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home October 21, 1905 RL Championship
Salford v Oldham Away October 28, 1905 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Widnes Home November 4, 1905 RL Championship
Salford v Oldham Away November 11, 1905 RL Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home November 18, 1905 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home November 25, 1905 RL Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away December 2, 1905 RL Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away December 9, 1905 RL Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away December 16, 1905 RL Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home December 23, 1905 RL Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home December 25, 1905 RL Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away December 30, 1905 RL Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home January 1, 1906 RL Championship
Oldham v Runcorn Home January 2, 1906 RL Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home January 13, 1906 RL Championship
Oldham v Salford Home February 10, 1906 RL Championship
Oldham v Millom Home February 12, 1906 RL Championship
Oldham v Dewsbury Home February 17, 1906 RL Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away February 24, 1906 RL Championship
Pontefract v Oldham Away March 3, 1906 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Bradford Home March 10, 1906 RL Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home March 17, 1906 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away March 31, 1906 RL Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away April 21, 1906 RL Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away April 26, 1906 RL Championship
Dewsbury v Oldham Away April 28, 1906 RL Championship
Oldham v Runcorn Home September 1, 1906 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home September 8, 1906 League Championship
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home September 15, 1906 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away September 22, 1906 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away September 24, 1906 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home September 29, 1906 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home October 6, 1906 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away October 13, 1906 Lancashire Cup
Hunslet v Oldham Away October 20, 1906 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home October 27, 1906 Lancashire Cup
Barrow v Oldham Away November 5, 1906 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away November 10, 1906 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away November 12, 1906 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away November 17, 1906 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Salford Home November 24, 1906 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home December 3, 1906 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home December 8, 1906 League Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home December 15, 1906 League Championship
Bradford v Oldham Away December 18, 1906 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away December 22, 1906 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1906 League Championship
Runcorn v Oldham Away December 26, 1906 League Championship
Oldham v Hunslet Home December 29, 1906 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home January 1, 1907 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away January 5, 1907 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away January 12, 1907 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away March 27, 1907 League Championship
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away March 30, 1907 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Wigan v Oldham Away April 1, 1907 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away April 2, 1907 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Neutral April 13, 1907 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Halifax v Oldham Neutral April 20, 1907 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Neutral April 27, 1907 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Merthyr Tydfil v Oldham Away September 7, 1907 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home September 14, 1907 League Championship
Oldham v Ebbw Vale Home September 21, 1907 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away September 23, 1907 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away September 28, 1907 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away October 5, 1907 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home October 12, 1907 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Leigh Home October 19, 1907 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home October 26, 1907 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Runcorn Home November 2, 1907 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home November 9, 1907 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away November 16, 1907 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v New Zealand Home November 23, 1907 Tour Match
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Neutral November 30, 1907 Lancashire Cup
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away December 7, 1907 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away December 9, 1907 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home December 14, 1907 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home December 21, 1907 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home December 25, 1907 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away December 26, 1907 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 28, 1907 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away January 1, 1908 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home January 4, 1908 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home January 11, 1908 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away January 18, 1908 League Championship
Oldham v Merthyr Tydfil Home January 25, 1908 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home February 1, 1908 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away February 8, 1908 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away February 19, 1908 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away February 22, 1908 League Championship
Dewsbury v Oldham Away February 29, 1908 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Leeds Home March 7, 1908 League Championship
Hunslet v Oldham Away March 14, 1908 Rugby League Challenge Cup
St Helens v Oldham Away March 21, 1908 League Championship
Ebbw Vale v Oldham Away March 25, 1908 League Championship
Runcorn v Oldham Away March 28, 1908 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home April 4, 1908 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away April 11, 1908 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home April 18, 1908 League Championship
Hunslet v Oldham Neutral May 2, 1908 League Championship
Hunslet v Oldham Neutral May 9, 1908 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away September 5, 1908 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home September 12, 1908 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away September 19, 1908 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home September 26, 1908 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away October 3, 1908 League Championship
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away October 17, 1908 League Championship
Barry v Oldham Away October 31, 1908 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home November 7, 1908 Lancashire Cup
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away November 14, 1908 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home November 21, 1908 Lancashire Cup
Warrington v Oldham Away November 23, 1908 League Championship
Oldham v Runcorn Home December 5, 1908 Lancashire Cup
Leigh v Oldham Away December 9, 1908 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Neutral December 19, 1908 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Australia Home December 26, 1908 Tour Match
Oldham v Barry Home January 1, 1909 League Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home January 2, 1909 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away January 4, 1909 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away January 30, 1909 League Championship
Hunslet v Oldham Away March 22, 1909 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home March 27, 1909 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Halifax Home September 18, 1909 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home September 25, 1909 League Championship
Treherbert v Oldham Away October 2, 1909 League Championship
Ebbw Vale v Oldham Away October 4, 1909 League Championship
Oldham v Runcorn Home October 9, 1909 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away October 16, 1909 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Hull FC Home October 23, 1909 League Championship
Runcorn v Oldham Away October 30, 1909 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Warrington Home November 6, 1909 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away November 13, 1909 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home November 20, 1909 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away November 27, 1909 League Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home December 4, 1909 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Neutral December 13, 1909 Friendly
Oldham v St Helens Home December 18, 1909 League Championship
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home December 25, 1909 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away January 1, 1910 League Championship
Oldham v Ebbw Vale Home January 3, 1910 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away January 4, 1910 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away January 8, 1910 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away January 26, 1910 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home January 29, 1910 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home February 12, 1910 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away February 19, 1910 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away February 26, 1910 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Salford Home March 5, 1910 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away March 12, 1910 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away March 25, 1910 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home March 26, 1910 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away March 28, 1910 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away April 2, 1910 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away April 4, 1910 League Championship
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home April 16, 1910 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Neutral April 23, 1910 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away September 3, 1910 League Championship
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away September 10, 1910 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home September 17, 1910 League Championship
Oldham v Coventry Home September 24, 1910 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home October 15, 1910 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away October 22, 1910 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home October 29, 1910 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away November 5, 1910 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Halifax Home November 12, 1910 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away November 19, 1910 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Huddersfield Home November 26, 1910 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Neutral December 3, 1910 Lancashire Cup
Widnes v Oldham Away December 7, 1910 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away December 13, 1910 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away December 17, 1910 League Championship
Oldham v Hull Kingston Rovers Home December 24, 1910 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 26, 1910 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away December 31, 1910 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home January 7, 1911 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away January 14, 1911 League Championship
Runcorn v Oldham Away January 21, 1911 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away February 4, 1911 League Championship
Oldham v Runcorn Home February 11, 1911 League Championship
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away February 18, 1911 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home February 25, 1911 League Championship
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home March 4, 1911 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Barrow Home March 11, 1911 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home March 18, 1911 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away March 21, 1911 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Coventry v Oldham Away March 23, 1911 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away March 29, 1911 League Championship
Ebbw Vale v Oldham Away April 15, 1911 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Neutral April 19, 1911 League Championship
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home April 22, 1911 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Neutral May 6, 1911 League Championship
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away September 2, 1911 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away September 9, 1911 League Championship
Bradford Northern v Oldham Away September 12, 1911 League Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home September 16, 1911 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home September 30, 1911 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away October 7, 1911 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home October 14, 1911 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away October 21, 1911 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Warrington Home October 28, 1911 League Championship
Runcorn v Oldham Away November 8, 1911 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home December 9, 1911 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away December 11, 1911 League Championship
Oldham v Coventry Home January 1, 1912 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away January 6, 1912 League Championship
Coventry v Oldham Away April 8, 1912 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Neutral May 11, 1912 Friendly
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away October 5, 1912 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home December 7, 1912 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 12, 1912 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home December 26, 1912 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away February 15, 1913 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Neutral December 6, 1913 Lancashire Cup
Leigh v Oldham Away December 13, 1913 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Huddersfield v Oldham Away December 27, 1915 Wartime Friendly
Halifax v Oldham Away March 31, 1917 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home December 25, 1918 Friendly