1908–09 Yorkshire Cup

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1908–09 Yorkshire Cup
Structure Regional knockout championship
Teams 13
Winners Halifax
Runners-up Hunslet
Seasons

The 1908–09 Yorkshire Cup was the fourth occasion on which the Yorkshire Cup competition, a Rugby league tournament, was held. This year's final was between cup holder Hunslet and the previous season's runner-up Halifax with this year the reverse result, Halifax winning the trophy by beating Hunslet by the score of 9-6. The match was played at Belle Vue, in the City of Wakefield, now in West Yorkshire. The attendance was 13,000 and receipts were £356. This was the third meeting between the two teams, Halifax and Hunslet, who had now met in three out of the first four previous finals, Hunslet having won on both earlier occasions in 1905–06 and 1907–08.

Background[edit]

This season there were no junior/amateur clubs taking part, no new entants and no "leavers" and so the total of entries remained the same at thirteen. 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 10 Oct 1908 Halifax 13-0 Leeds Thrum Hall
2 Sat 10 Oct 1908 Hull Kingston Rovers 13-19 Batley Craven Street (off Holderness Road)
3 Sat 10 Oct 1908 Keighley 6-14 Hunslet Lawkholme Lane
4 Sat 10 Oct 1908 Wakefield Trinity 0-17 Huddersfield Belle Vue
5 Sat 10 Oct 1908 York 8-2 Bradford Northern Clarence Street
6 Sat 10 Oct 1908 Bramley 0 bye
7 Sat 10 Oct 1908 Dewsbury 0 bye
8 Sat 10 Oct 1908 Hull 0 bye [3]

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 24 Oct 1908 Dewsbury 32-2 Bramley Crown Flatt
2 Sat 24 Oct 1908 Halifax 31-2 Hull Thrum Hall [3]
3 Sat 24 Oct 1908 Huddersfield 8-13 Batley Fartown
4 Sat 24 Oct 1908 York 0-14 Hunslet Clarence Street

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 14 Nov 1908 Halifax 9-0 Batley Thrum Hall
2 Sat 14 Nov 1908 Hunslet 10-2 Dewsbury Parkside

Final[edit]


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 28 November 1908 Halifax 9-5 Hunslet Belle Vue 13000 356 1 [4][5]

Teams and Scorers[edit]

Halifax Hunslet
team unknown teams team unknown
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Coach
9 score 6
7 HT 0
Scorers
Tries
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
            
Halifax 13
Leeds 0
Halifax 31
Hull 2
Hull
bye
Halifax 9
Batley 0
Wakefield Trinity 0
Huddersfield 17
Huddersfield 8
Batley 13
Hull Kingston Rovers 13
Batley 19
Halifax 9
Hunslet 5
York) 8
Bradford Northern 2
York) 0
Hunslet 14
Keighley 6
Hunslet 14
Hunslet 10
Dewsbury 2
Dewsbury
bye
Dewsbury 32
Bramley 2
Bramley
bye

Notes and comments[edit]

1 * Belle Vue is the home ground of Wakefield Trinity with a capacity of approximately 12,500. The record attendance was 37,906 on the 21 March 1936 in the Challenge Cup semi-final between Leeds and Huddersfield

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 "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. 

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