1910–11 Yorkshire Cup

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1910–11 Yorkshire Cup
Structure Regional knockout championship
Teams 14
Winners Wakefield Trinity
Runners-up Huddersfield
Seasons

The 1910–11 Yorkshire Cup 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 (as this season), and even London (in the form of Acton & Willesden. The 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.) 1910 was the sixth occasion on which the Yorkshire Cup competition was held. This year saw a new name on the trophy. Wakefield Trinity won by beating the previous season's winners, Huddersfield by the score of 8-2. The match was played at Headingley, Leeds, now in West Yorkshire, the attendance was 19,000 and receipts were £696. This was Huddersfield's second 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 Coventry's name was added to the entrants as newcomers to rugby league, this increased the number of entries by one up to a total of fourteen. This in turn resulted in two byes in the first round.

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

Round 1[edit]

Involved 6 matches (with two byes) and 14 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sat 15 Oct 1910 Batley 4-7 Dewsbury Mount Pleasant
2 Sat 15 Oct 1910 Bramley 4-11 Huddersfield Barley Mow
3 Sat 15 Oct 1910 Hull 9-6 Leeds Boulevard [3]
4 Sat 15 Oct 1910 Hunslet 8-13 Hull Kingston Rovers Parkside
5 Sat 15 Oct 1910 Keighley 2-12 Halifax Lawkholme Lane
6 Sat 15 Oct 1910 York 9-5 Bradford Northern Clarence Street
7 Wakefield Trinity bye [4]
8 Coventry 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 05 Nov 1910 Huddersfield 25-0 Dewsbury Fartown
2 Sat 05 Nov 1910 Hull 24-2 York Boulevard [3]
3 Sat 05 Nov 1910 Hull Kingston Rovers 10-2 Halifax Craven Street (off Holderness Road)
4 Sat 05 Nov 1910 Wakefield Trinity 42-16 Coventry Belle Vue 1 [4]

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 19 Nov 1910 Huddersfield 12-2 Hull Kingston Rovers Fartown
2 Sat 19 Nov 1910 Wakefield Trinity 11-0 Hull Belle Vue [3][4]

Final[edit]


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 3 December 1910 Wakefield Trinity 8-2 Huddersfield Headingley 19000 696 2 [4][5][6]

Teams and Scorers[4][7][edit]

Wakefield Trinity Huddersfield
teams
James "Jimmy" D Metcalfe 1 Jack Bartholomew
Ernest Bennett 2 Albert "Rozzi" Rosenfeld
William "Billy" Lynch 3 Edgar Wrigley
Thomas "Tommy" Poynton 4 Harold Wagstaff (c)
William "Billie" Simpson 5 W F Kitchen
Thomas "Tommy" 'Trapper' Newbould 6 James "Jim" Davies
Ezra Sidwell 7 Thomas Grey
Herbert "Harry" Kershaw 8 Ben Gronow
A K "Nealy" Crosland 9 Douglas Clark
John "Jack" Walton 10 H Sherwood
James Auton 11 Conrad "Con" Augustus Byrne
George Taylor 12 W Ainsley
Joseph "Joe" Taylor 13 W Mellor
?? Coach (??)
8 score 2
5 HT 0
Scorers
Tries
William "Billie" Simpson (1) T
George Taylor (1) T
Goals
James "Jimmy" D Metcalfe (1) G Edgar Wrigley (1)
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
                       
Wakefield Trinity
bye
Wakefield Trinity 42
Coventry 16
Coventry
bye
Wakefield Trinity 11
Hull 0
Hull 9
Leeds 6
Hull 24
York 2
York 9
Bradford Northern 5
Wakefield Trinity 8
Huddersfield 2
Bramley 4
Huddersfield 11
Huddersfield 25
Dewsbury 0
Batley 4
Dewsbury 7
Huddersfield 12
Hull Kingston Rovers 2
Hunslet 8
Hull Kingston Rovers 13
Hull Kingston Rovers 10
Halifax 2
Keighley 2
Halifax 12

Notes and comments[edit]

1 * The first (and only) game played by new club Coventry in the Yorkshire Cup. The next season they transferred to the Lancashire Cup competition
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.

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". 
  4. ^ a b c d e 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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