1912–13 Lancashire Cup

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1912–13 Lancashire Cup
Structure Regional knockout competition
Teams 13
Winners Wigan
Runners-up Rochdale Hornets
Seasons

The 1912 Lancashire Cup was the eighth year of this regional rugby league competition. The cup was won by Wigan who beat the holders Rochdale Hornets in the final at The Willows, Salford by a score of 21-5. The attendance at the final was 6,000 and receipts £200.

Background[edit]

As in 1911 the 12 semi-professional clubs and Warwickshire side Coventry. With a total of entrants 13, there were 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 19 October 1912 Barrow 0-18 Salford Cavendish Park
2 Sat 19 October 1912 Runcorn 7-13 Oldham Canal Street
3 Sat 19 October 1912 Swinton 0-11 Broughton Rangers Chorley Road ground
4 Sat 19 October 1912 Widnes 36-0 Coventry Lowerhouse Lane 1 [2]
5 Sat 19 October 1912 Wigan 24-6 Leigh Central Park [3]
6 Rochdale Hornets bye
7 St. Helens bye [4]
8 Warrington bye [5]

Round 2 - Quarter Finals[edit]

Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sat 2 November 1912 Broughton Rangers 0-0 Rochdale Hornets Wheater's Field
2 Sat 2 November 1912 St. Helens 18-10 Warrington Knowsley Road [5][4]
3 Sat 2 November 1912 Salford 16-3 Widnes The Willows [2]
4 Sat 2 November 1912 Wigan 24-8 Oldham Central Park [3]
Replay
5 Tue 5 November 1912 Rochdale Hornets 18-4 Broughton Rangers Athletic Grounds

Round 3 – Semi-Finals[edit]

Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sat 16 November 1912 Rochdale Hornets 10-8 St. Helens Athletic Grounds [4]
2 Sat 16 November 1912 Salford 5-13 Wigan The Willows [3]

Final[edit]

Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Wednesday 11 December 1912 Wigan 21-5 Rochdale Hornets The Willows 6000 £200 2 [3]

Teams and scorers[edit]

Wigan[3] Rochdale Hornets
teams
Jim Sharrock 1 team unknown
Lewis Bradley/Llewellyn Bradley[1] 2
Bert Jenkins 3
Lance Todd 4
Robert Curwen[2] 5
Fred Gleave 6
Johnny Thomas 7
Charlie Seeling 8
Dick Ramsdale 9
Arthur Francis 10
Percy Coldrick 11
Dick Silcock 12
Thomas Whittaker 13
21 score 5
10 HT 5
Scorers
Tries
Lew Bradley (2) T unknown
Lance Todd (1) T
Charlie Seeling (1) T
Percy Coldrick (1) T
Goals
Jim Sharrock (2) G
Johnny Thomas (1) 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
            
Barrow 0
Salford 18
Salford 16
Widnes 3
Widnes 36
Coventry 9
Salford 5
Wigan 13
Wigan 24
Leigh 6
Wigan 24
Oldham 8
Runcorn 7
Oldham 13
Wigan 21
Rochdale Hornets 5
Swinton 0
Broughton Rangers 10
Broughton Rangers 0(4)
Rochdale Hornets 0(18)
Rochdale Hornets
bye
Rochdale Hornets 10
St. Helens 8
St. Helens
bye
St. Helens 18
Warrington 10
Warrington
bye

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • 1 According to the Widnes official archives the score was 36-0,[2] but according to "RUGBY LEAGUE project" the score was 36-9[1]
  • 2 The Willows was the home ground of Salford

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rugby League Project".
  2. ^ a b c "Widnes Vikings - History - Season In Review - 1912–13".
  3. ^ a b c d e "Wigan "Cherry and White" archived results".
  4. ^ a b c "Saints Heritage Society - History - Season 1912–13".
  5. ^ a b "Warrington Wolves - Results Archive - 1912".