1900 Challenge Cup

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1900 Challenge Cup
Duration 6 Rounds
Number of teams 62
Highest attendance 17,864
Winners Swintoncolours.svg Swinton
Runners-up Redscolours.svg Salford

The 1900 Challenge Cup was the 4th staging of rugby league's oldest knockout competition, the Challenge Cup.[1]

The final was contested by Swinton and Salford at Fallowfield Stadium in Manchester.[2]

The final was played on Saturday 28 April 1900, where Swinton beat Salford 16-8 at Fallowfield Stadium in front of a crowd of 17,864.[3] The cup was presented by Mrs Smith, wife of the President of the Northern Union.[4]

First Round[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
17 Mar Altrincham 24 Pontefract 0
17 Mar Alverthorpe 2 Workington 8
17 Mar Barrow 2 Bradford 3
17 Mar Birkenhead 4 Werneth 6
17 Mar Brighouse Rangers 16 Todmorden 5
17 Mar Broughton Rangers 22 Lancaster 7
17 Mar Castleford 0 Batley 0
17 Mar Dewsbury 3 Wigan 0
17 Mar Featherstone 2 Halifax 19
17 Mar Goole 8 Heckmondwike 6
17 Mar Hebden Bridge 0 Wakefield Trinity 15
17 Mar Huddersfield 22 Idle 0
17 Mar Hull FC 52 Wath Brow Hornets 0
17 Mar Hull Kingston Rovers 3 Millom 0
17 Mar Kendal Hornets 0 Maryport 9
17 Mar Leeds Parish Church 5 Seaton Rangers 0
17 Mar Liversedge 8 Leigh 12
17 Mar Manningham 3 Oldham 3
17 Mar Morecambe 19 Whitehaven Recs 0
17 Mar Normanton 5 Leeds 0
17 Mar Ossett 5 Elland 0
17 Mar Outwood Church 5 Widnes 24
17 Mar Radcliffe 13 Whitworth 0
17 Mar Runcorn 42 Birstall 0
17 Mar St Helens 0 Warrington 6
17 Mar Salford 9 York City Knights 0
17 Mar Stockport 2 Hunslet 0
17 Mar Swinton 53 Eastmoor 0
17 Mar Tyldesley 12 Brookland 0
17 Mar Windhill 0 Rochdale Hornets 11
17 Mar Batley 5 Castleford 0
17 Mar Oldham 18 Manningham 3

Second Round[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
24 Mar Altrincham 3 Leeds Parish Church 15
24 Mar Bradford 12 Ossett 0
24 Mar Bramley 8 Hull FC 5
24 Mar Brighouse Rangers 0 Wakefield Trinity 4
24 Mar Dewsbury 0 Widnes 2
24 Mar Halifax 5 Oldham 10
24 Mar Holbeck 8 Swinton 17
24 Mar Huddersfield 13 Workington 0
24 Mar Leigh 2 Salford 9
24 Mar Morecambe 0 Broughton Rangers 7
24 Mar Normanton 0 Batley 3
24 Mar Radcliffe 2 Werneth 0
24 Mar Rochdale Hornets 13 Hull Kingston Rovers 5
24 Mar Runcorn 12 Maryport 0
24 Mar Stockport 5 Tyldesley 2
24 Mar Warrington 44 Goole 0

Third Round[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
31 Mar Bradford 0 Runcorn 0
31 Mar Bramley 3 Widnes 3
31 Mar Broughton Rangers 5 Wakefield Trinity 3
31 Mar Leeds Parish Church 7 Batley 2
31 Mar Rochdale Hornets 3 Warrington 0
31 Mar Salford 6 Huddersfield 5
31 Mar Stockport 24 Radcliffe 3
31 Mar Swinton 14 Oldham 2
03 Apr - replay Widnes 8 Bramley 0
04 Apr - replay Runcorn 3 Bradford 3
05 Apr - replay Runcorn 6 Bradford 2

Quarter Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
07 Apr Leeds Parish Church 5 Runcorn 5
07 Apr Salford 11 Rochdale Hornets 3
07 Apr Stockport 0 Widnes 3
07 Apr Swinton 9 Broughton Rangers 0
11 Apr - replay Runcorn 6 Leeds Parish Church 8

Semi Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
14 Apr Salford 11 Widnes 0
14 Apr Swinton 8 Leeds Parish Church 0

Final[edit]

28 April 1900
Swinton 16 – 8 Salford
Try: Davies, Lewis, Messer, R. Valentine
Goal: J. Valentine (2)
Report Try: Pearson, T. Williams
Goal: Griffiths
Fallowfield, Manchester
Attendance: 17,864
Referee: F. Renton (Hunslet)[4]
1 Alf Chorley
2 Jack Lewis
3 Bobby Messer
4 Bob Valentine
5 Vernon Hampson
6 Dai Davies
7 Joey Morgan
8 Evan Vigors
9 George Harris
10 Jack Preston
11 Dick Jones
12 Jim Valentine
13 Charlie Pollitt
14 Jack Evans
15 Ben Murphy
1 Dan Smith
2 Arthur Pearson
3 Tom Williams
4 E. T. Harter
5 Herbert Hadwen
6 Ben Griffiths
7 Ivor Grey
8 Hugh Shore
9 Robert Shaw
10 Pat Tunney
11 Miles Gledhill
12 William Brown
13 George Fisher
14 Jack Williams
15 Jack Rhapps

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ John Huxley; David Howes (1980). Encyclopedia of Rugby League Football. London: Robert Hale. p. 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 26 September 2009. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Hoole, Les (2015). The Rugby League Challenge Cup An Illustrated History 1897-1998. DB Publishing. p. 15. ISBN 978-1-78091-462-6. 

References[edit]

  • Platt, Darrell (1991). A History of Salford Rugby League Club. Salford Rugby League Club. 

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