1913–14 Yorkshire Cup

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1913–14 Yorkshire Cup
Structure Regional knockout championship
Teams 13
Winners Huddersfield
Runners-up Bradford Northern
Seasons

The 1913–14 Yorkshire Cup was the ninth occasion on which the Yorkshire Cup competition, a Rugby league tournament, was held, 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.

This year saw a previous two-time winner, Huddersfield taking the trophy by beating Bradford Northern by the score of 19-3 in the final, the match was played at Thrum Hall, Halifax, now in West Yorkshire. The attendance was 12,000 and receipts were £430, this was Huddersfield's fourth appearance in what would be seven appearances in eight consecutive finals between 1909 and 1919 (which included four successive victories and six in total), and who knows, but for the intervention of the First World War and suspension of the competition, it may have been more. It was also the first of the four consecutive wins.

Background[edit]

The Rugby Football League's 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).

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 18 Oct 1913 Bradford Northern 4-2 Keighley Birch Lane
2 Sat 18 Oct 1913 Halifax 9-0 Batley Thrum Hall
3 Sat 18 Oct 1913 Huddersfield 67-0 Bramley Fartown 1
4 Sat 18 Oct 1913 Hunslet 8-19 Dewsbury Parkside
5 Sat 18 Oct 1913 Wakefield Trinity 8-0 Hull Belle Vue [3]
6 Hull Kingston Rovers bye
7 Leeds bye
8 York 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 1 Nov 1913 Dewsbury 18-5 Hull Kingston Rovers Crown Flatt
2 Sat 1 Nov 1913 Halifax 0-39 Huddersfield Thrum Hall
3 Sat 1 Nov 1913 Leeds 7-15 Wakefield Trinity Headingley
4 Sat 1 Nov 1913 York 4-9 Bradford Northern Clarence Street

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 15 Nov 1913 Bradford Northern 13-2 Wakefield Trinity Birch Lane
2 Sat 15 Nov 1913 Huddersfield 37-0 Dewsbury Fartown

Final[edit]


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 29 November 1913 Huddersfield 19-3 Bradford Northern Thrum Hall 12000 430 2 [4][5]

Teams and Scorers[6][edit]

Huddersfield Bradford Northern
actual position unsure teams
Major Holland 1
Albert "Rozzi" Rosenfeld 2
3
4
5
6
Johnny Rogers 7
8
Douglas Clark 9
10
Todd ?
Habron ?
13
?? Coach ??
19 score 3
8 HT 0
Scorers
Tries
Todd (2) T
Habron (2) T
Albert "Rozzi" Rosenfeld (1) T
Goals
Major Holland (2) 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
                       
Halifax 9
Batley 0
Halifax 0
Huddersfield 39
Huddersfield 67
Bramley 0
Huddersfield 37
Dewsbury 0
Hunslet 8
Dewsbury 19
Dewsbury 18
Hull Kingston Rovers 5
Hull Kingston Rovers
bye
Huddersfield 19
Bradford Northern 3
York
bye
York 4
Bradford Northern 9
Bradford Northern 4
Keighley 2
Bradford Northern 13
Wakefield Trinity 2
Leeds
bye
Leeds 7
Wakefield Trinity 15
Wakefield Trinity 8
Hull 0

Notes[edit]

1 * Highest winning margin at the time (beating Bradford's 68-2 victory over Bramley in 1906
2 * Thrum Hall was the home ground of Halifax with a final capacity of 9,832 (The attendance record of 29,153 was set on 21 March 1959 for a third round Challenge Cup tie v Wigan). The club finally moved out in 1998 to take part ownership and ground-share with Halifax Town FC at The Shay Stadium.

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". 
  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. ^ "Huddersfield RL Heritage 1913–14" (PDF). 

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