1899 Challenge Cup

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1899 Challenge Cup
Duration 6 Rounds
Number of teams 64
Highest attendance 15,763
Winners Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham
Runners-up Hunsletcolours.svg Hunslet

The 1899 Challenge Cup was the 3rd staging of rugby league's oldest knockout competition, the Challenge Cup.[1]

The final was contested by Oldham and Hunslet at Fallowfield Stadium in Manchester.[2]

The final was played on Saturday 29 April 1899, where Oldham beat Hunslet 19-9 at Fallowfield Stadium in front of a crowd of 15,763.[3] The cup was presented by Mrs Burnley, wife of the President of the Northern Union.[4]

First Round[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
01 Mar Halifax 17 St Helens Recs 0
01 Mar Rochdale Athletic 0 Whitworth 4
18 Mar Batley 38 Rochdale Athletic 0
18 Mar Bowling 12 Warr. St Mary's 0
18 Mar Bradford 8 Wakefield Trinity 0
18 Mar Brighouse Rangers 10 Stockport 0
18 Mar Broughton Rangers 59 Rothwell 8
18 Mar Castleford 8 Halifax 0
18 Mar Dewsbury 2 Tyldesley 0
18 Mar Elland 13 Workington 5
18 Mar Goole 0 Oldham 63
18 Mar Groves Utd 3 Wigan 28
18 Mar Holbeck 9 Birkenhead 3
18 Mar Hull FC 21 Featherstone 0
18 Mar Hull Kingston Rovers 11 Manningham 2
18 Mar Hunslet 11 Maryport 2
18 Mar Leeds Parish Church 11 Idle 0
18 Mar Leigh 14 Bramley 0
18 Mar Liversedge 0 York City Knights 4
18 Mar Millom 24 Ulverston 2
18 Mar Morecambe 30 Latchford Rangers 0
18 Mar Outwood Church 8 Altrincham 3
18 Mar Radcliffe 0 Normanton 5
18 Mar Rochdale Hornets 28 Dalton 0
18 Mar Rochdale Rangers 0 Leeds 20
18 Mar Runcorn Recs 0 Runcorn 77
18 Mar St Helens 12 Whitworth 3
18 Mar Saddleworth 2 Huddersfield 43
18 Mar Salford St Bart's 2 Werneth 4
18 Mar Salford 63 Luddendenfoot 3
18 Mar Swinton 40 Fletcher Russell 5
18 Mar Warrington 12 Barrow 2
18 Mar Widnes 48 Fleetwood 3

Second Round[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
25 Mar Batley 29 York City Knights 5
25 Mar Bradford 19 Rochdale Hornets 5
25 Mar Broughton Rangers 10 Hull Kingston Rovers 5
25 Mar Castleford 10 Brighouse Rangers 2
25 Mar Elland 10 Bowling 3
25 Mar Huddersfield 17 Heckmondwike 0
25 Mar Hull FC 21 Millom 0
25 Mar Leeds 3 Wigan 0
25 Mar Leigh 4 Runcorn 2
25 Mar Normanton 7 Holbeck 2
25 Mar Oldham 14 Warrington 0
25 Mar Outwood Church 0 Leeds Parish Church 6
25 Mar St Helens 0 Morecambe 0
25 Mar Salford 31 Werneth 0
25 Mar Swinton 0 Hunslet 2
25 Mar Widnes 28 Dewsbury 0
29 Mar - replay Morecambe 5 St Helens 5
31 Mar - replay St Helens 17 Morecambe 5

Third Round[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
01 Apr Bradford 3 Oldham 23
01 Apr Broughton Rangers 6 Leeds Parish Church 7
01 Apr Huddersfield 23 Normanton 2
01 Apr Hull FC 86 Elland 0
01 Apr Hunslet 16 Castleford 0
01 Apr Leigh 16 Batley 6
01 Apr Salford 16 St Helens 0
01 Apr Widnes 11 Leeds 8

Quarter Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
08 Apr Hunslet 9 Hull FC 0
08 Apr Leeds Parish Church 5 Leigh 10
08 Apr Oldham 20 Widnes 0
08 Apr Salford 8 Huddersfield 0

Semi Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
15 Apr Hunslet 15 Salford 8
15 Apr Oldham 16 Leigh 2

Final[edit]

29 April 1899
Oldham 19 – 9 Hunslet
Try: Williams (2), S. Lees, Moffatt, J. Lees
Goal: Thomas, S. Lees
Report Try: W. Goldthorpe
Goal: A. Goldthorpe (3)
Fallowfield, Manchester
Attendance: 15,763
Referee: T. H. Marshall (Bradford)[4]
1 Dicky Thomas
2 Sam Williams
3 Sam Lees
4 Tom Fletcher
5 Tom Davies
6 Arthur Lees (c)
7 Joe Lawton
8 E. W. Telfer
9 William Barnes
10 George Frater
11 Herbert Ellis
12 Emanuel Bonser
13 James Moffatt
14 Joe Lees
15 Harry Broome
1 Jack Mitchell
2 Billy Hannah
3 Albert Goldthorpe
4 Walter Goldthorpe
5 John Wright
6 Herbert Robinson
7 William Fletcher
8 Tommy Leach
9 Tom Young
10 Harry Wilson
11 Richard Rubrey
12 Owen Walsh
13 Tommy Walsh
14 James Ramage
15 James Harrison

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Huxley; David Howes (1980). Encyclopedia of Rugby League Football. London: Robert Hale. pp. 41–43. ISBN 0-7091-8133-7. 
  2. ^ Raymond Fletcher; David Howes (1995). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1995-1996. London: Headline Book Publishing. p. 191. ISBN 0-7472-7817-2. 
  3. ^ "RFL Challenge Cup Roll of Honour". Archived from the original on 2009-09-26. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  4. ^ a b Hoole, Les (2015). The Rugby League Challenge Cup An Illustrated History 1897-1998. DB Publishing. p. 13. ISBN 978-1-78091-462-6. 

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