1907 Yorkshire Cup

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1907–08 Yorkshire Cup
Structure Regional knockout championship
Teams 13
Winners Hunslet
Runners-up Halifax
Seasons

The 1907 Yorkshire Cup was the third occasion on which the Yorkshire Cup competition was held. This year's final was a repeat of the first Yorkshire Cup final in which the same two clubs reached the same outcome. Hunslet won the trophy for the second time in three years by beating Halifax by the score of 17–0
The match was played at Headingley, Leeds, now in West Yorkshire. The attendance was 15,000 and receipts were £397

Background[edit]

This season there were no junior/amateur clubs taking part, Pontefract folded part way through the last season, and last years cup winner and cup holder, Bradford, became turncoats to play with the round ball. As replacement, a new club Bradford Northern joined the league, resulting in an overall decrease of two from 1906, and giving a total of thirteen entrants.
This in turn resulted in three byes in the first round.

Competition and Results[1][2][edit]

Round 1[edit]

Involved 5 matches (with three byes) and 13 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sat 09 Nov 1907 Halifax 10–5 Batley Thrum Hall
2 Sat 09 Nov 1907 Hull 21–10 Keighley Boulevard [3]
3 Sat 09 Nov 1907 Hunslet 50–0 Bramley Parkside
4 Sat 09 Nov 1907 Leeds 16–2 Hull Kingston Rovers Headingley
5 Sat 09 Nov 1907 York 14–15 Bradford Northern Clarence Street 1
6 09 Nov 1907 Dewsbury 0 bye
7 09 Nov 1907 Huddersfield 0 bye
8 09 Nov 1907 Wakefield Trinity 0 bye

Round 2 – Quarter Finals[edit]

Involved 4 matches and 8 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sat 23 Nov 1907 Dewsbury 3–15 Hull Crown Flatt [3]
2 Sat 23 Nov 1907 Halifax 31–0 Bradford Northern Thrum Hall
3 Sat 23 Nov 1907 Huddersfield 2–2 Wakefield Trinity Fartown
4 Sat 23 Nov 1907 Hunslet 17–10 Leeds Parkside

Round 2 – Replays[edit]

Involved 1 match and 2 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
R Wed 27 Nov 1907 Wakefield Trinity 12–0 Huddersfield Belle Vue

Round 3 – Semi-Finals[edit]

Involved 2 matches and 4 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sat 07 Dec 1907 Hull 2–16 Halifax Boulevard [3]
2 Sat 07 Dec 1907 Hunslet 10–0 Wakefield Trinity Parkside

Final[edit]


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 21 December 1907 Hunslet 17–0 Halifax Headingley 15,000 397 2 [4][5]

Teams and Scorers[6][edit]

Hunslet Halifax
teams
Billy Batten 1
Fred Farrar 2
Fred Smith 3
Walter Goldthorpe 4
Herbert Place 5
Harry Cappleman 6
Albert Goldthorpe 7
Tom Walsh 8
Harry Wilson 9
Jack Randle 10
William "Bill" 'Tubby' Brookes 11
Bill Jukes 12
John Willie Higson 13
Coach
17 score 0
4 HT 0
Scorers
Tries
T
T
T
T
T
Goals
G
G
Drop Goals
DG
Referee unknown

Scoring – Try = three (3) points – Goal = two (2) points – Drop goal = two (2) points

The road to success[edit]

First Round Second Round Semi Finals Final
            
Bradford 68
Bramley 2
Bradford 21
Leeds 5
Wakefield Trinity 7
Leeds 19
Bradford 6
Keighley 4
Keighley 34
New Blackpool 2
Keighley 34
York 2
York 8
Batley 7
Bradford 8
Hull Kingston Rovers 5
Hull Kingston Rovers 44
Pontefract 0
Hull Kingston Rovers 11
Huddersfield 3
Dewsbury 10
Huddersfield 27
Hull Kingston Rovers 21
Halifax 0
Hull 3
Halifax 6
Halifax 6
Hunslet 0
Hunslet
bye

Notes and comments[edit]

1 * 1 * First Yorkshire Cup match played by newly formed club Bradford Northern who replaced Bradford who had converted to Soccer
2 * Headingley, Leeds, is the home ground of Leeds RLFC with a capacity of 21,000. The record attendance was 40,175 for a league match between Leeds and Bradford Northern on 21 May 1947.

General information for those unfamiliar[edit]

The Rugby League Yorkshire Cup competition was a knock-out competition between (mainly professional) rugby league clubs from the county of Yorkshire. The actual area was at times increased to encompass other teams from outside the county such as Newcastle, Mansfield, Coventry, and even London (in the form of Acton & Willesden.
The Rugby League season always (until the onset of "Summer Rugby" in 1996) ran from around August-time through to around May-time and this competition always took place early in the season, in the Autumn, with the final taking place in (or just before) December (The only exception to this was when disruption of the fixture list was caused during, and immediately after, the two World Wars)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rugby League Project".
  2. ^ Jack Winstanley & Malcolm Ryding (1991). John Player Yearbook 1975–76. Queen Anne Press.
  3. ^ a b c "HULL&PROUD – Stats – Fixtures & Results 1896/1897".
  4. ^ Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1991). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1991–1992. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617852 8.
  5. ^ Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1990). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1990–1991. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617851 X.
  6. ^ "Hunslet Remembered".

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