4th October 1947: Wigan 18 Oldham 10
Posted by cherryandwhite on November 19 2012 - 15:30
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Wigan 18 Oldham 10 - Saturday 4th October 1947
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: League
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Jack Cunliffe, 2. Jack Hilton, 3. Johnny Lawrenson, 4. Ernie Ashcroft, 5. Brian Nordgren, 6. Ces Mountford, 7. Martin Ryan
WiganlForwards:l 8. George Banks, 9. Teddy Hanley, 10. Frank Barton, 11. Les White, 12. Billy Blan, 13. Jack Bowen

WiganlTries:l Ernie Ashcroft 2, Johnny Lawrenson, Ces Mountford
WiganlGoals:l Jack Cunliffe 3


Oldham had started the season well enough to be early season league leaders, so this was a stern test for Wigan who had won every match in the season so far. Wigan had to play without Gordon Ratcliffe, Ted Ward, Tommy Bradshaw, Ken Gee and Joe Egan who were all playing in the First Test between Great Britain and New Zealand at Headingley, which Britain won narrowly 11-10. Those absences didn't stop Wigan from maintaining their 100% start in the season.