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‘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.


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AS lockdown restrictions start to ease, now is the time for everyone connected with Oldham RLFC to do all they can to help with getting income from our Club Cash lottery back to where it was before the pandemic started to bite.

This is vital for the club and its finances which, as you all know, have taken a massive hit in the past 12 months.

Collectors will be returning to door-to-door visits in the next few weeks and we hope people who suspended payments will pick up where they left off as we strive and work hard to get back to where we were before the pandemic caused us to lose 50 per cent of our lottery income.

Many of our regular punters, who would normally pay a collector, have answered our calls for help by finding other ways to pay and to retain their chances of winning prizes.

To those people we are very grateful and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them once again for their loyal and continued support.

The lottery, of course, is potentially one of our biggest fund-raisers and for as little as £1 a week — more if you wish — you can help the club immensely and at the same time have chances to win £1,000, £100, £50, £25 or one of ten consolation prizes of £10.

That’s the present prize structure. There’s every chance it will be increased once we are out of lockdown, door-to-door collections start again and we get back to some sort of normality.

In the meantime you can join, or start up again, by contacting the club on 07904 898177 or by email to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

For more information about the lottery, and for the “great opportunities” provided by our partnership with the National Youth and Community Development Association (NYCDA) go our Club Cash page.

There, you will find all the results and a detailed statement about getting back to normal with the help of our not-for-profit partners.

All proceeds from the partnership will continue to support the club and help us to meet the aims of our Club Cash activities, particularly in its aims and objectives to be an active stakeholder in the local community.

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