Heritage Trust Trophy up for grabs

​Michael Turner has confirmed that the Oldham RL Heritage Trust will again choose and present the Heritage Trust Trophy to the Roughyeds’ man of the match in Sunday’s Law Cup game at Rochdale (3pm kick-off).

The trophy, first presented in 2004, has been won by 11 players — seven backs and four forwards.

The first winner was scrum-half Ian Watson, now doing fabulously well as head coach of Salford Red Devils, whom he guided to Old Trafford as Super League Grand Finalists against mighty St Helens at the end of last season.

Other winners were Andy Isherwood (2005), James Kirkland (2006), James Coyle (2008), Gary Sykes (2010), Ben Wood (2011), Jamie Dallimore (2013), Josh Crowley (2016), Scott Leatherbarrow (2017), Matt Reid (2018) and Ritchie Hawkyard (2019).

Hawkyard’s successor in the Oldham side, new signing Dan Abram, scored two tries from full-back in Roughyeds’ 22-18 win at Barrow last Sunday and he will fancy his chances of lifting the man-of-the-match trophy if he can find the same form at the Crown Oil Arena.

John Hutchings also gave a stand-out performance, coming off the bench for two spells and suitably impressing coach Matt Diskin as a “middles” forward, driving and carrying the ball forward with strength and determination.

In his first game at this level, the 19-years-old former St Helens forward looked a very bright prospect.

Club Cash Lottery

In challenging times for businesses we are again stressing our urgent need for more financial support via the Club Cash lottery from both existing and new members.

With door-to-door collections temporarily abandoned, some have paid up front to cover a few weeks; moved to direct debit; or completed a bank transfer but the overall result has seen a drop in lottery income of nearly 50 per cent.

This trend is hitting all clubs and organisations and we have had to temporarily modify the weekly prize structure in line with the number of people taking part.

We still have a weekly first prize of £1,000 and other prizes of £100, £50 and £25 plus some £10 consolation prizes and we urgently and seriously need people to help us on this.

One way is to download a direct debit form here and follow the instructions.

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