1911–12 Lancashire Cup

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1911 Lancashire Cup
Structure Regional knockout competition
Teams 13
Winners Rochdale Hornets
Runners-up Oldham
Seasons

The 1911 Lancashire Cup was the seventh year of this regional rugby league competition, the winners of the trophy, for the first time, were Rochdale Hornets who beat local rivals Oldham in the final at Wheater's Field, Broughton, Salford, by a score of 12-5. The attendance at the final was 20,000 and receipts £630.

Background[edit]

The number of teams entering the competition was increased to 13 with the addition of recent newcomers Coventry, although not a Lancashire club Coventry and were invited to play to increase the number of games played (the previous year they had played in the Yorkshire Cup on the same basis).

With a total of entrants now at 13, there were only three byes in the first round.

Competition and results [1][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 21 October 1911 Barrow 2-13 Oldham Canendish Park
2 Sat 21 October 1911 Broughton Rangers 24-2 Runcorn Wheater's Field
3 Sat 21 October 1911 Rochdale Hornets 13-0 Swinton Athletic Grounds
4 Sat 21 October 1911 St. Helens 18-7 Salford Knowsley Road [2]
5 Sat 21 October 1911 Widnes 9-5 Warrington Lowerhouse Lane [3][4]
6 Leigh bye
7 Coventry bye
8 Wigan bye [5]

Round 2 - Quarter Finals[edit]

Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sat 4 November 1911 Broughton Rangers 3-18 Rochdale Hornets Wheater's Field
2 Sat 4 November 1911 Oldham 23-0 Leigh Watersheddings
3 Sat 4 November 1911 Widnes 22-3 Coventry Lowerhouse Lane [3]
4 Sat 4 November 1911 Wigan 22-8 St. Helens Central Park [5][2]

Round 3 – Semi-Finals[edit]

Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sat 18 November 1911 Rochdale Hornets 8-8 Widnes Athletic Grounds [3]
2 Sat 18 November 1911 Wigan 0-3 Oldham Central Park [5]
Replay
3 Wed 22 November 1911 Widnes 0-11 Rochdale Hornets Lowerhouse Lane [3]

Final[edit]

Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 2 December 1911 Rochdale Hornets 12-5 Oldham Wheater's Field 20000 £630-0-0 1 [6]

Teams and Scorers[edit]

Rochdale Hornets Oldham
teams
team unknown 1 team unknown
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
12 score 5
4 HT 0
Scorers
Tries
unknown T unknown
T
Goals
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
                       
Broughton Rangers 24
Runcorn 2
Broughton Rangers 3
Rochdale Hornets 18
Rochdale Hornets 13
Swinton 0
Rochdale Hornets 8 (11)
Widnes 8 (0)
Widnes 9
Warrington 5
Widnes 22
Coventry 3
Coventry
bye
Rochdale Hornets 12
Oldham 5
Wigan
bye
Wigan 22
St. Helens 8
St. Helens 18
Salford 7
Wigan 0
Oldham 3
Barrow 2
Oldham 13
Oldham 23
Leigh 0
Leigh
bye

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