1912–13 Yorkshire Cup

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1912–13 Yorkshire Cup
Structure Regional knockout championship
Teams 13
Winners Batley
Runners-up Hull
Seasons

The 1912–13 Yorkshire Cup was the eighth occasion on which the Yorkshire Cup competition, a Rugby league tournament, was held, this year's tournament saw a new name on the trophy, Batley winning the trophy by beating Hull F.C. by the score of 17-3
The match was played at Headingley, Leeds, now in West Yorkshire. The attendance was 16,000 and receipts were £523
This was the only time between 1909–10 and 1919-20 inclusive that Huddersfield would not contest the final. During this period the club made seven appearances out of the eight occasions winning six times (which included four consecutive times between 1913–14 and 1919–20.)

Background[edit]

This season there were no junior/amateur clubs taking part, no new entants and no "leavers" 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 12 Oct 1912 Batley 15-12 Wakefield Trinity Mount Pleasant
2 Sat 12 Oct 1912 Hull 7-5 Dewsbury Boulevard [3]
3 Sat 12 Oct 1912 Hull Kingston Rovers 11-3 Huddersfield Craven Street (off Holderness Road)
4 Sat 12 Oct 1912 Keighley 5-5 Bradford Northern Lawkholme Lane
5 Sat 12 Oct 1912 Leeds 19-8 Bramley Headingley
6 Halifax bye
7 Hunslet bye
8 York 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 Wed 16 Oct 1912 Bradford Northern 5-0 Keighley Birch Lane

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 26 Oct 1912 Batley 21-2 York Mount Pleasant
2 Sat 26 Oct 1912 Bradford Northern 2-3 Hunslet Birch Lane
3 Sat 26 Oct 1912 Hull 15-0 Halifax Boulevard [3]
4 Wed 30 Oct 1912 Leeds 11-10 Hull Kingston Rovers Headingley

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 9 Nov 1912 Batley 18-2 Leeds Mount Pleasant
2 Sat 9 Nov 1912 Hull 8-6 Hunslet Boulevard [3]

Final[edit]


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 23 November 1912 Batley 17-3 Hull Headingley 16000 523 1 [3][4][5]

Teams and Scorers[6][edit]

Batley Hull
teams
Jimmy Lyons 1
Eddie Ward 2
Walter Drummond 3
Clem Garforth 4
Jack Tindall 5
Benny Laughlin 6
Jack Brooksby 7
Jack Battersby 8
'Billy' Fenton 9
Jim Gath 10
Fred Hill 11
Arthur Kitson (c) 12
Fred Leek 13
Arthur Garner Coach Sid Melville (trainer)
17 score 3
4 HT 0
Scorers
Tries
Jack Tindall (2) T
Brooksby (1) T
Goals
Lyons (2 ) G
Brooksby (1) G
Garforth (1) G
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
                       
Batley 15
Wakefield Trinity 12
Batley 21
York 2
York
bye
Batley 18
Leeds 2
Leeds 19
Bramley 8
Leeds 11
Hull Kingston Rovers 10
Hull Kingston Rovers 11
Huddersfield 3
Batley 17
Hull 3
Hull 7
Dewsbury 5
Hull 15
Halifax 0
Halifax
bye
Hull 8
Hunslet 6
Keighley 5 (0)
Bradford Northern 5 (5)
Bradford Northern 2
Hunslet 3
Hunslet
bye

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. ^ a b c d "HULL&PROUD - Stats - Fixtures & Results". 
  4. ^ Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1991). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1991–1992. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617852 8. 
  5. ^ Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1990). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1990–1991. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617851 X. 
  6. ^ "Domesday Reloaded - Batley history so far". 

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