Trevor Simms

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Trevor Simms, “the scrum capped winger”, joined Oldham from Rochdale Hornets for the start of the 1962-63 season, but his first appearance for the club came as part of the combined team of Oldham & Rochdale players that beat the 1961 Kiwis, 10 – 8 at Watersheddings.

Although it is not so uncommon now, the sight of a back wearing protective headgear in the 1960’s was indeed a rare occurrence and this provided Trevor with a sort of trademark. He topped the Oldham try list in 62-3 and 63-4, the latter being the season of second division Championship success and the Hull K.R. semi finals, when he scored 24 touchdowns.

Lightning fast off the mark, his impressive form brought him Lancashire honours, but a most promising career was badly disrupted in his first game of the 1964-65 season when he broke his leg after crashing into the wall while diving over for a try at Leigh. I remember being at the match and although being stood well away from the incident it was soon clear that something was badly wrong.

He missed the rest of that season and although he returned the following year the speed was never quite the same again. On the odd occasion, Trevor was still capable of scoring some fabulous tries and an eighty yard effort against Leeds in November 1966, which clinched a 16 – 13 victory, immediately springs to mind.

Career Games

Opposition Venue Date Competition
Oldham v New Zealand Home September 4, 1961 Tour Match
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away August 11, 1962 Law Cup
Whitehaven v Oldham Away August 18, 1962 Western Division
Oldham v Barrow Home August 21, 1962 Western Division
Oldham v Leigh Home August 25, 1962 Western Division
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away August 28, 1962 Western Division
Oldham v Whitehaven Home August 31, 1962 Western Division
Whitehaven v Oldham Away September 7, 1962 Lancashire Cup
Barrow v Oldham Away September 15, 1962 Western Division
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home September 18, 1962 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home September 22, 1962 Western Division
Leigh v Oldham Away September 29, 1962 Western Division
Oldham v St Helens Home October 2, 1962 Lancashire Cup
Workington Town v Oldham Away October 6, 1962 Division 1
Oldham v Huddersfield Home October 13, 1962 Division 1
Leeds v Oldham Away October 20, 1962 Division 1
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home October 27, 1962 Division 1
Wigan v Oldham Away November 3, 1962 Division 1
Huddersfield v Oldham Away November 17, 1962 Division 1
Oldham v Leeds Home November 24, 1962 Division 1
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away December 1, 1962 Division 1
Oldham v Wigan Home December 8, 1962 Division 1
Halifax v Oldham Away December 22, 1962 Division 1
Widnes v Oldham Away February 2, 1963 Division 1
Leigh v Oldham Away March 2, 1963 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Featherstone Rovers Home March 9, 1963 Division 1
Workington Town v Oldham Away March 16, 1963 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away March 23, 1963 Division 1
Oldham v Wigan Home April 6, 1963 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Bramley v Oldham Away April 19, 1963 Division 1
Oldham v Swinton Home April 23, 1963 Division 1
Castleford v Oldham Away April 27, 1963 Division 1
Oldham v Batley Home August 31, 1963 Division 2
Liverpool City v Oldham Away September 2, 1963 Division 2
Oldham v Widnes Home September 7, 1963 Lancashire Cup
York v Oldham Away September 14, 1963 Division 2
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away September 16, 1963 Western Division
Oldham v Whitehaven Home September 18, 1963 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Barrow Home September 21, 1963 Division 2
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away September 28, 1963 Division 2
Leigh v Oldham Away September 30, 1963 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Australia Home October 5, 1963 Tour Match
Oldham v Doncaster Home October 12, 1963 Division 2
Barrow v Oldham Away October 19, 1963 Division 2
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home October 26, 1963 Western Division
Doncaster v Oldham Away November 2, 1963 Division 2
Oldham v York Home November 9, 1963 Division 2
Whitehaven v Oldham Away November 16, 1963 Division 2
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home November 23, 1963 Division 2
Oldham v Salford Home January 25, 1964 Division 2
Dewsbury v Oldham Away February 1, 1964 Division 2
Keighley v Oldham Away February 8, 1964 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Leigh v Oldham Away February 15, 1964 Western Division
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home February 22, 1964 Division 2
Oldham v Featherstone Rovers Home February 29, 1964 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Batley v Oldham Away March 7, 1964 Division 2
Hunslet v Oldham Away March 14, 1964 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Barrow Home March 21, 1964 Western Division
Oldham v Liverpool City Home March 27, 1964 Division 2
Oldham v Leigh Home March 28, 1964 Western Division
Salford v Oldham Away March 30, 1964 Division 2
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Neutral April 11, 1964 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Neutral April 15, 1964 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Neutral April 20, 1964 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Leigh v Oldham Away April 27, 1964 Division 2
Oldham v Whitehaven Home May 2, 1964 Division 2
Whitehaven v Oldham Away September 4, 1964 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Liverpool City Home September 12, 1964 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away October 3, 1964 League Championship
Whitehaven v Oldham Away August 25, 1965 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away August 28, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v New Zealand Home August 31, 1965 Tour Match
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home September 4, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home September 6, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home September 11, 1965 Lancashire Cup
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away September 13, 1965 League Championship
Workington Town v Oldham Away September 18, 1965 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away October 1, 1965 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away October 19, 1965 BBC
Widnes v Oldham Away October 28, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v Liverpool City Home November 6, 1965 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away November 13, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home November 20, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v Castleford Home November 23, 1965 BBC
Huddersfield v Oldham Away November 27, 1965 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away December 11, 1965 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home December 18, 1965 League Championship
Hunslet v Oldham Away January 1, 1966 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home January 8, 1966 League Championship
Oldham v Hunslet Home February 1, 1966 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home February 5, 1966 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away February 9, 1966 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away February 26, 1966 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Leigh Home March 4, 1966 League Championship
Liverpool City v Oldham Away March 12, 1966 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home March 22, 1966 League Championship
Oldham v Whitehaven Home March 26, 1966 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away March 31, 1966 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away August 20, 1966 League Championship
Oldham v Blackpool Borough Home August 23, 1966 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home August 27, 1966 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home September 2, 1966 Lancashire Cup
Salford v Oldham Away September 9, 1966 League Championship
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away September 12, 1966 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away September 15, 1966 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Whitehaven Home September 17, 1966 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away September 24, 1966 League Championship
Blackpool Borough v Oldham Away September 27, 1966 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Wigan Home September 30, 1966 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home October 4, 1966 BBC
Liverpool City v Oldham Away October 8, 1966 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home October 14, 1966 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Neutral October 29, 1966 Lancashire Cup
Leeds v Oldham Away November 5, 1966 League Championship
Oldham v Liverpool City Home November 11, 1966 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away November 18, 1966 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away November 22, 1966 BBC
Oldham v Leeds Home November 25, 1966 League Championship
Oldham v Featherstone Rovers Home August 24, 1968 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away August 28, 1968 League Championship