1909–10 Lancashire Cup

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1909–10 Lancashire Cup
Structure Regional knockout competition
Teams 12
Winners Wigan
Runners-up Leigh
Seasons

The 1909–10 Lancashire Cup was the fifth year of this regional rugby league competition and for the first time the defending champions retained the trophy as Wigan beat Leigh in the final at Wheater's Field, Broughton, Salford, by 22-5. The attendance at the final was 14,000 and receipts £296.

Background[edit]

For the third year there were 12 teams participating in the competitions so four clubs were awarded byes in the first round.

Fixtures and results [1][edit]

Round 1[edit]

Involved 4 matches (with four byes) and 12 Clubs

Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sat 16 October 1909 Leigh 15-3 Barrow Mather Lane
2 Sat 16 October 1909 Rochdale Hornets 6-38 Oldham Athletic Grounds
3 Sat 16 October 1909 Widnes 4-10 St. Helens Lowerhouse Lane 1 [2][3]
4 Sat 16 October 1909 Wigan '15-8 Warrington Central Park [4][5]
5 Salford bye
6 Runcorn bye
7 Swinton bye
8 Broughton Rangers bye

Round 2 - Quarter Finals[edit]

Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sat 30 October 1909 Leigh 13-6 Salford Mather Lane
2 Sat 30 October 1909 Runcorn 9-5 Oldham Canal Street
3 Sat 30 October 1909 Swinton 2-0 St. Helens Chorley Road ground [2]
4 Sat 30 October 1909 Wigan 16-0 Broughton Rangers Central Park [4]

Round 3 – Semi-Finals[edit]

Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sat 13 November 1909 Leigh 11-8 Runcorn Mather Lane
2 Sat 13 November 1909 Swinton 0-8 Wigan Chorley Road ground [4]

Final[edit]

Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 27 November 1909 Wigan 22-5 Leigh Wheater's Field 14000 £296 2, 3 [4][6]

Teams and scorers[edit]

Wigan[4] Leigh
teams
Jim Sharrock 1 team not known
Jim Leytham 2
Bert Jenkins 3
Harry Price[1] 4
Joe Miller 5
Naddy Jones[2] 6
Johnny Thomas 7
Dick Silcock 8
Dick Ramsdale 9
Tom Whittaker 10
Joseph Topping[3] 11
Howell de Francis 12
Jack Barton 13
22 score 5
5 HT 5
Scorers
Tries
Joe Miller (2) T unknown
Jim Leytham (1) T
Johnny Thomas (1) T
Naddy Jones (1) T
Howell De Francis (1) T
Goals
Jim Leytham (2) G
G
Drop Goals
DG
Referee

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
            
Swinton
bye
Swinton 2
St. Helens 0
Widnes 4
St. Helens 10
Swinton 0
Wigan 8
Wigan 15
Warrington 8
Wigan 16
Broughton Rangers 0
Broughton Rangers
bye
Wigan 22
Leigh 5
Leigh 15
Barrow 3
Leigh 13
Salford 6
Salford
bye
Leigh 11
Runcorn 8
Runcorn
bye
Runcorn 9
Oldham 5
Rochdale Hornets 6
Oldham 38

Notes and comments[edit]

  • 1 The first time St Helens had won a game in the competition
  • 2 Wheater's Field was the home ground of Broughton Rangers with a capacity of 20,000
  • 3 Joe Millar was the first player to score more than one try in the final

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rugby League Project".
  2. ^ a b "Saints Heritage Society - History - Season 1909–10".
  3. ^ "Widnes Vikings - History - Season In Review - 1909–10".
  4. ^ a b c d e "Wigan "Cherry and White" archived results".
  5. ^ "Warrington Wolves - Results Archive - 1909".
  6. ^ Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1991). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1991-1992. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617852 8.