Herman Hilton

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Herman Hilton
Herman Hilton - Oldham.jpg
Personal information
Born first ¼ 1894
Oldham district, England
Died first ¼ 1947 (aged 52–53)
Blackpool England
Playing information
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 14 st 0 lb (89 kg)
Position Prop, Second-row, Loose forward

Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1913–25 Oldham 253 40 1 0 122
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
191?–2? Lancashire 2
1921 England 3 1 0 0 3
1920–22 Great Britain 7 4 0 0 12
Source: [1][2][3]

Herman Hilton (birth registered first ¼ 1894 – death registered first ¼ 1947) was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1910s and 1920s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, England, Lancashire, and at club level for Healey Street ARLFC (in Springhead, West Riding of Yorkshire (now in Greater Manchester)), and Oldham (captain), as a prop, second-row, or loose forward/lock, i.e. number 8 or 10, or, 11 or 12, 13, during the era of contested scrums.[1] Hilton is an Oldham Hall Of Fame Inductee.[4]

Hilton was selected to go on the 1920 Great Britain Lions tour of Australasia. He won caps for Great Britain while at Oldham in 1920 against Australia (3 matches), and New Zealand (3 matches), and in 1922 against Australia.[3] Hilton also won caps for England while at Oldham in 1921 against Wales, Other Nationalities, and Australia,[2]

Background[edit]

Herman Hilton's birth was registered in Oldham district, Lancashire,[5] and his death aged 52–53 was registered in Blackpool district, Lancashire,

Playing career[edit]

Championship Final appearances[edit]

Hilton played right-prop, i.e. number 10, in Oldham's 2-13 defeat by Wigan in the Championship Final during the 1921–22 season at The Cliff, Broughton on Saturday 6 May 1922.[6]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Herman Hilton played loose forward/lock in Oldham's 4-21 defeat by Wigan in the 1924 Challenge Cup Final during the 1923–24 season at Athletic Grounds, Rochdale on Saturday 12 April 1924,[7] and played loose forward/lock, and was captain in the 16-3 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1925 Challenge Cup Final during the 1924–25 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium.[4]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

About Herman Hilton's time, there was Oldham's 5-7 defeat by Warrington in the 1921 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1921–22 season at The Cliff, Broughton, Salford on Saturday 3 December 1921, he played in Oldham's 7-0 victory over Rochdale Hornets in the 1919–20 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1919–20 season at The Willows, Salford on Saturday 6 December 1919, and played left-prop, i.e. number 8, in the 10-0 victory over St Helens Recs in the 1924 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1924–25 season at The Willows, Salford on Saturday 22 November 1924.

Club career[edit]

Herman Hilton transferred from Healey Street ARLFC to Oldham in November 1913, he made his début for Oldham against Leeds at the Watersheddings, Oldham on Monday 15 December 1913, he suffered a serious illness following the end of the 1924–25 season, he attempted a comeback, and he played his last match for Oldham against Wigan in November 1925, after which he retired from playing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  3. ^ a b "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  4. ^ a b "Oldham Hall of Fame". orl-heritagetrust.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Matchday Programme - Warrington versus Oldham". Mackie and Co. Ltd. Printers. Warrington. 31 December 1921. 
  6. ^ "1921-1922 Championship Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "1923–1924 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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