'Crooky' closes in on 2,000 points

PAUL Crook is only 11 points short of reaching 2,000 in a professional career stretching back to the 2005/6 season.

To date, Oldham’s stand-off has kicked 82 goals in Betfred League 1 in his first season with Roughyeds plus another 12 in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup, making 94 in total.

With 82, he is currently fourth in this season’s League 1 goalkickers behind Connor Robinson of York City Knights (112), Benn Hardcastle of Keighley Cougars (98) and Dane Chisholm of Bradford Bulls (93).

Six more goals will give him 100 for Oldham this season and take him beyond the 2,000 career points milestone.

His total currently stands at 1,989, achieved with 72 tries, 843 goals and 15 drop goals, divided into clubs as follows:

  • 2005/6 Widnes: 19 points (nine goals, one drop goal).
  • 2008 Doncaster: 34 points (two tries, 13 goals).
  • 2009 Swinton: 18 points (nine goals).
  • 2010/2016 Rochdale Hornets: 1,497 points, post-war club record (65 tries, 613 goals, 11 drop goals).
  • 2017 Whitehaven: 225 points (three tries, 105 goals, three drop goals).
  • 2018 Oldham (to date): 196 points (two tries, 94 goals).

Another Oldham milestone seeker is Danny Langtree, whose try at Doncaster gave him 15 for the season and enabled him to equal Tommy Goulden’s haul in 2008, the best by a specialist second-rower in the life of the new Oldham club.

One more try and Danny boy is a Roughyeds’ record-breaker.

Gareth Owen, meanwhile, is two appearances short of his 100 for his home-town club, which he will probably reach in our next home game against Whitehaven at the Vestacare Stadium (3pm) on Sunday week, August 12.

Kick-off at Hemel

Fans should note that this Sunday’s game at Hemel Stags kicks-off at 2pm.

Club Cash Lottery

SINCE Covid-19 caused us to temporarily abandon door-to-door CLUB CASH lottery collections last Spring there's never been a better time to come on board and help Roughyeds to get through these hugely challenging times.

Why ? The £500-a-week rollover jackpot is back -- not only that there are now TWO £50 prizes and TWO £25 prizes in addition to the first prize of £1,000, a second prize of £100 and ten consolation prizes of £10.

But the return of the jackpot is the big lottery news. It's back this week and it's been won first time out, so next week's jackpot is again £500 but if nobody touches lucky it will go up to £1,000 the following week and increase by £500 a week, if not won, to a maximum of £10,000.

We have seriously missed the regular income from collections on the doorstep, but we cannot thank too much those supporters who have got behind the club in these unprecedented times of hardship by keeping their Club Cash memberships going or, indeed, by joining for the first time, knowing that for £1 a week they can help the club to combat Covid and prepare with confidence for the challenges of Betfred Championship rugby in 2021.

You can send a cheque to cover a set number of weeks; take out a bank standing order -- our preferred option; complete a bank transfer; or pay for several weeks up front by credit or debit card.

You can download a standing order form by clicking on the link at the end of this news release and following the instructions or you can contact our Club Cash administrator John McAndrew (tel: 07980 129541; email: mcandrewj@aol.com) or speak to the club direct on 07904 898177 or email to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

he easiest way, though, is to download a standing order form below. The latest prize updates are shown on the form as follows (all for £1): £1,000, £100, £50 (2), £25 (2), a number of £10 consolation prizes and the £500-a-week rollover jackpot.

Best of luck!

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