Billy Hall

Profile

Billy Hall was born in Gloucester and started his rugby career with the local West End team, before graduating to the full Gloucester side. The youngest of seven rugby playing brothers, he followed in all of their footsteps by gaining county honours for Gloucestershire and this was followed by an appearance for an England XV against France in 1912. He had toured France with the Gloucester team and Perpignan attempted to acquire his services, but after returning home to consider their offer, he switched allegiance to the Coventry club and was snapped up by Oldham on the recommendation of ex-player Tommy Cash.

He commenced the 1913-14 season at Watersheddings proving to be a tricky and elusive player in the centre or stand off position and so impressed in the new code that he was selected for the 1914 tour to Australia and New Zealand. He played in all three tests in Australia, including the famous third “Rorke’s Drift” encounter, where he had to leave the field with concussion.

As his career progressed after the First World War, he would be utilised more and more in the centre position and along with Evan Davies formed a tremendous pair of inside threequarters. He went on to give great service to the club until his last match in the Challenge Cup quarter final against Featherstone at Watersheddings on March 14th, 1925, helping Oldham towards their eventual final triumph against Hull K.R.

Career Games

Opposition Venue Date Competition
Oldham v Dewsbury Home September 6, 1913 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away September 13, 1913 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away September 20, 1913 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home September 27, 1913 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away October 4, 1913 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home October 11, 1913 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away October 18, 1913 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Widnes Home October 25, 1913 League Championship
Oldham v Widnes Home November 1, 1913 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home November 8, 1913 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home November 15, 1913 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Hull FC Home November 22, 1913 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away November 25, 1913 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away November 29, 1913 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Neutral December 6, 1913 Lancashire Cup
Leigh v Oldham Away December 13, 1913 League Championship
Oldham v Leeds Home December 15, 1913 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home December 20, 1913 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1913 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away December 26, 1913 League Championship
Leeds v Oldham Away December 27, 1913 League Championship
Dewsbury v Oldham Away January 1, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home January 3, 1914 League Championship
Salford v Oldham Away January 10, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home January 17, 1914 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away January 24, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Runcorn Home January 31, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home February 7, 1914 League Championship
Runcorn v Oldham Away February 21, 1914 League Championship
Leigh v Oldham Away February 28, 1914 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Widnes v Oldham Away March 14, 1914 Rugby League Challenge Cup
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 St Helens Home April 4, 1914 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away April 10, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home April 11, 1914 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away April 13, 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
Barrow v Oldham Away October 31, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home November 7, 1914 League Championship
Runcorn v Oldham Away November 14, 1914 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home November 21, 1914 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away January 30, 1915 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home February 13, 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
Leeds v Oldham Away April 3, 1915 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home April 5, 1915 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home April 10, 1915 League Championship
Hull FC v Oldham Away April 24, 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
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away October 9, 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 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
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away January 8, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home January 22, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Swinton v Oldham Away January 29, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Leeds Home February 5, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Batley v Oldham Away February 12, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home February 19, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Dewsbury Home March 4, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Dewsbury v Oldham Away March 11, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Wigan Home March 18, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Halifax v Oldham Away March 25, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Batley Home April 1, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Bradford Northern v Oldham Away April 8, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Hull FC Home April 15, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home April 29, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Leeds Home September 30, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Halifax Home October 7, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v St Helens Recs Home October 28, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Warrington v Oldham Away November 18, 1916 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home March 17, 1917 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home March 24, 1917 Wartime Friendly
Halifax v Oldham Away March 31, 1917 Wartime Friendly
Salford v Oldham Away April 14, 1917 Wartime Friendly
Leeds v Oldham Away April 28, 1917 Wartime Friendly
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away May 5, 1917 Wartime Friendly
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home December 25, 1918 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 Lancashire League
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away March 22, 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 Lancashire League
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Neutral May 10, 1919 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Huddersfield Home September 13, 1919 League Championship
Wakefield Trinity v Oldham Away September 20, 1919 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Recs Home September 27, 1919 League Championship
Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham Away October 13, 1919 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away October 18, 1919 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home October 25, 1919 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away November 1, 1919 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home November 8, 1919 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away November 15, 1919 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Swinton Home November 17, 1919 Lancashire Cup
Leeds v Oldham Away November 19, 1919 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away November 22, 1919 League Championship
Oldham v Hull FC Home November 29, 1919 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Neutral December 6, 1919 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Widnes Home December 13, 1919 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home December 20, 1919 League Championship
Oldham v Swinton Home December 25, 1919 League Championship
Oldham v Broughton Rangers Home December 26, 1919 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away December 27, 1919 League Championship
Oldham v Warrington Home January 1, 1920 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home January 3, 1920 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
Bradford Northern v Oldham Away February 21, 1920 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Warrington Home February 28, 1920 Rugby League Challenge Cup
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
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
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away April 10, 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
Oldham v Batley Home February 5, 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
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
Widnes v Oldham Away September 17, 1921 League Championship
Oldham v Hunslet Home September 24, 1921 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away October 1, 1921 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home October 3, 1921 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home October 8, 1921 League Championship
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away October 15, 1921 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away October 22, 1921 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Keighley Home October 29, 1921 League Championship
St Helens v Oldham Away November 5, 1921 Lancashire Cup
Halifax v Oldham Away November 12, 1921 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home November 19, 1921 Lancashire Cup
Oldham v Australia Home November 26, 1921 Tour Match
Warrington v Oldham Neutral December 3, 1921 Lancashire Cup
Salford v Oldham Away December 7, 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
Oldham v Huddersfield Home March 20, 1922 League Championship
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away March 25, 1922 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Widnes Home April 1, 1922 League Championship
Oldham v Wigan Home April 3, 1922 League Championship
Hunslet v Oldham Away April 5, 1922 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Recs Home April 8, 1922 League Championship
Oldham v Huddersfield Home April 22, 1922 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Neutral May 6, 1922 League Championship
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away August 26, 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
Oldham v Widnes Home November 4, 1922 League Championship
Oldham v St Helens Home November 11, 1922 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home November 18, 1922 League Championship
Barrow v Oldham Away November 25, 1922 League Championship
Warrington v Oldham Away December 9, 1922 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
Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Away March 24, 1923 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Away April 2, 1923 League Championship
Oldham v Salford Home September 15, 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 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
Warrington v Oldham Away January 12, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Barrow Home January 19, 1924 League Championship
Wigan v Oldham Away January 26, 1924 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
Oldham v Dewsbury Home March 1, 1924 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home March 4, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Halifax Home March 8, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Wakefield Trinity Home March 15, 1924 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v St Helens Home March 22, 1924 League Championship
Huddersfield v Oldham Neutral March 29, 1924 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Wigan v Oldham Neutral April 12, 1924 Rugby League Challenge Cup
Oldham v York Home April 14, 1924 League Championship
Swinton v Oldham Away April 18, 1924 League Championship
Batley v Oldham Away April 26, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Leigh Home August 30, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Rochdale Hornets Home September 13, 1924 Infirmary Cup
Salford v Oldham Away September 20, 1924 League Championship
Widnes v Oldham Away November 1, 1924 League Championship
St Helens Recs v Oldham Away November 29, 1924 League Championship
Broughton Rangers v Oldham Away December 26, 1924 League Championship
Halifax v Oldham Away December 27, 1924 League Championship
Oldham v Featherstone Rovers Home March 14, 1925 Rugby League Challenge Cup