1909–10 Yorkshire Cup

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1909–10 Yorkshire Cup
Structure Regional knockout championship
Teams 13
Winners Huddersfield
Runners-up Batley
Seasons

The 1909–10 Yorkshire Cup was the fifth occasion on which the Yorkshire Cup competition, a Rugby league tournament, was held. This year's final was between two clubs who had not previously played in the final and Huddersfield won the trophy by beating Batley by the score of 21-0. The match was played at Headingley, Leeds, now in West Yorkshire. The attendance was 22,000 and receipts were £778. This was Huddersfield's first appearance in what would be seven appearances in eight consecutive finals between 1909 and 1919 (which included four successive victories and six in total.)

Background[edit]

This season there were again no junior/amateur clubs taking part 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 16 Oct 1909 Bramley 7-7 Halifax Barley Mow
2 Sat 16 Oct 1909 Huddersfield 33-5 Hull Kingston Rovers Fartown
3 Sat 16 Oct 1909 Hunslet 18-0 Bradford Northern Parkside
4 Sat 16 Oct 1909 Leeds 2-3 Wakefield Trinity Headingley
5 Sat 16 Oct 1909 York 7-6 Hull Clarence Street [3]
6 Batley bye .
7 Dewsbury bye .
8 Keighley bye .

Round 1 - Replays[edit]

Involved 1 match and 2 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
R Mon 18 Oct 1909 Halifax 29-2 Bramley Thrum Hall

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 30 Oct 1909 Batley 8-4 Dewsbury Mount Pleasant
2 Sat 30 Oct 1909 Halifax 14-10 York Thrum Hall
3 Sat 30 Oct 1909 Huddersfield 12-4 Hunslet Fartown
4 Sat 30 Oct 1909 Keighley 8-8 Wakefield Trinity Lawkholme Lane

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 03 Nov 1909 Wakefield Trinity 7-3 Keighley 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 13 Nov 1909 Batley 7-7 Wakefield Trinity Mount Pleasant [4]
2 Sat 13 Nov 1909 Huddersfield 20-2 Halifax Fartown 28600

Semi-Final - Replays[edit]

Involved 1 match and 2 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
R Wed 17 Nov 1909 Wakefield Trinity 3-11 Batley Belle Vue [4]

Final[edit]


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 27 November 1909 Huddersfield 21-0 Batley Headingley 22000 778 1 [5][6]

Teams and Scorers[7][edit]

Huddersfield Batley
teams
Percy Holroyd (2) 1 Albert Senior
Albert "Rozzi" Rosenfeld 2 Edward/Edwin "Eddie" Ward
Kitchen (William Kitchin?) 3 Wattie Davies
Sykes 4 William T. Davies
5 Harry Thomas
Edgar Wrigley 6 Joseph "Joe" Oakland
7 John "Jack" Jones
8 James "Jim" Gath
Douglas Clark 9 Fred "Ted" Fozzard
W. Ainsley 10 James W. Debney
11 William "Willie" Settle
12 Fred Hill
13 Arthur Kitson
Coach
21 score 0
5 HT 0
Scorers
Tries
Kitchen (1) T
Sykes (1) T
Edgar Wrigley (1) T
Albert "Rozzi" Rosenfeld (1) T
W. Ainsley (1) T
Goals
Percy Holroyd (2) G
Edgar Wrigley (1) G
Drop Goals
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
            
Huddersfield 33
Hull Kingston Rovers 5
Huddersfield 12
Hunslet 4
Hunslet 18
Bradford Northern 0
Huddersfield 20
Halifax 2
Bramley 7 (2)
Halifax 7 (29)
Halifax 14
York 10
York 7
Hull 6
Huddersfield 21
Batley 0
Batley
bye
Batley 8
Dewsbury 4
Dewsbury
bye
Batley 7 (11)
Wakefield Trinity 7 (3)
Keighley
bye
Keighley 8 (3)
Wakefield Trinity 8 (7)
Leeds 2
Wakefield Trinity 3

Notes and comments[edit]

1 * 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. ^ "HULL&PROUD - Stats - Fixtures & Results 1896/1897". 
  4. ^ a b J C Lindley and D W Armitage (1973). 100 Years of Rugby. The History of Wakefield Trinity 1873-1973. Wakefield Trinity Centenary Committee. ISBN 0 35617852 8. 
  5. ^ Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1991). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1991-1992. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617852 8. 
  6. ^ Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1990). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1990-1991. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617851 X. 
  7. ^ "Huddersfield RL Heritage 1909-10" (PDF). 

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