1920–21 Lancashire Cup

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1920–21 Lancashire Cup
Structure Regional knockout competition
Teams 14
Winners Broughton Rangers
Runners-up Leigh
Seasons

The 1920–21 Lancashire Cup competition was the thirteenth playing of this regional rugby league competition. Broughton Rangers beat Leigh in the final at The Willows, Salford by a score of 6-3. The attendance at the final was 25,000 and receipts £1800. Both set new records at the time, the previous highest attendance was 20,000 in 1911.

Background[edit]

The number of teams entering this year’s competition was increased by 2 from the previous season’s 12 to 14 with the introduction of two junior/amateur clubs Wigan Highfield (who would become members of the league in two years time), and Cumbrian team Askam. This enabled the competition to be run with only 2 byes in the first round.

Competition and results [1][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 16 October 1920 Oldham 0-6 Leigh Watersheddings
2 Sat 16 October 1920 Rochdale Hornets '11-5 Salford Athletic Grounds
3 Sat 16 October 1920 St Helens Recs 16-0 Barrow City Road
4 Sat 16 October 1920 St. Helens 26-2 Askam Knowsley Road 1 [2]
5 Sat 16 October 1920 Swinton 11-18 Wigan Chorley Road ground [3]
6 Sat 16 October 1920 Wigan Highfield 2-12 Broughton Rangers Tunstall Lane 2
7 Warrington bye [4]
8 Widnes bye [5]

Round 2 - Quarter Finals[edit]

Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sat 30 October 1920 Broughton Rangers 6-2 St. Helens The Cliff [2]
2 Sat 30 October 1920 Rochdale Hornets 0-0 Leigh Athletic Grounds
3 Sat 30 October 1920 Warrington 5-9 St Helens Recs Wilderspool [4]
4 Sat 30 October 1920 Widnes 13-12 Wigan Lowerhouse Lane [3][5]
Replay
5 Wed 3 November 1920 Leigh 9-7 Rochdale Hornets Mather Lane

Round 3 – Semi-Finals[edit]

Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sat 13 November 1920 Broughton Rangers 9-4 Widnes The Cliff [5]
2 Sat 13 November 1920 Leigh 9-3 St Helens Recs Mather Lane

Final[edit]

Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 4 December 1920 Broughton Rangers 6-3 Leigh The Willows 25000 £1,800 3 [6]

Teams and scorers[edit]

Broughton Rangers Leigh
teams
team unknown 1 team unknown
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
6 score 3
6 HT 0
Scorers
Tries
unknown T
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
            
Wigan Highfield 2
Broughton Rangers 12
Broughton Rangers 6
St. Helens 2
St. Helens 26
Askam 2
Broughton Rangers 9
Widnes 4
Widnes
bye
Widnes 13
Wigan 12
Swinton 11
Wigan 18
Broughton Rangers 6
Leigh 3
Rochdale Hornets 11
Salford 5
Rochdale Hornets 0(7)
Leigh 0(9)
Oldham 0
Leigh 6
Leigh 9
St Helens Recs 3
Warrington
bye
Warrington 6
St Helens Recs 9
St Helens Recs 16
Barrow 0

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • 1 Askam are a junior (or amateur) team from the neighbourhood of Barrow in Cumbria (originally the Furness district of Lancashire).
  • 2 Wigan Highfield were at the time a Junior (or amateur) Club. They joined the league in season 1922-23
  • 3 The Willows was the home ground of Salford

References[edit]