1920–21 Yorkshire Cup

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1920–21 Yorkshire Cup
Structure Regional knockout championship
Teams 13
Winners Hull Kingston Rovers
Runners-up Hull
Seasons

The 1920–21 Yorkshire Cup was the thirteenth occasion on which the Yorkshire Cup competition had been held. This year saw a new name on the trophy, when previously twice beaten finalists (1906 and 1911), Hull Kingston Rovers won the trophy at the third attempt by beating close neighbours and fierce rivals Hull F.C. by the score of 2-0 in the final. The match was played at Headingley, Leeds, now in West Yorkshire. The attendance was 20,000 and receipts were £1,926. This was the first of only three meetings between the teams which would take place in the finals in the long history of the tournament

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]

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.

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 16 Oct 1920 Batley 10-3 York Mount Pleasant
2 Sat 16 Oct 1920 Halifax 15-3 Bramley Thrum Hall
3 Sat 16 Oct 1920 Huddersfield 5-5 Dewsbury Fartown
4 Sat 16 Oct 1920 Hull Kingston Rovers 12-3 Bradford Northern Craven Street (off Holderness Road)
5 Sat 16 Oct 1920 Leeds 14-2 Wakefield Trinity Headingley
6 Hull bye [3]
7 Hunslet bye
8 Keighley 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 Tue 19 Oct 1920 Dewsbury 7-0 Huddersfield Crown Flatt

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 30 Oct 1920 Dewsbury 3-2 Halifax Crown Flatt 26584 1
2 Sat 30 Oct 1920 Hunslet 10-9 Batley Parkside
3 Sat 30 Oct 1920 Keighley 5-18 Hull Lawkholme Lane [3]
4 Sat 30 Oct 1920 Leeds 2-8 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 13 Nov 1920 Hull 31-5 Hunslet Boulevard [3]
2 Sat 13 Nov 1920 Hull Kingston Rovers 8-5 Dewsbury Craven Street (off Holderness Road)

Final[edit]


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 27 November 1920 Hull Kingston Rovers 2-0 Hull Headingley 20000 £1,926 2 [3][4][5]

Teams and Scorers[edit]

Hull Kingston Rovers Hull
teams unknown teams teams unknown
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
?? Coach Sid Melville (trainer)
2 score 0
0 HT 0
Scorers
Goals
G
Drop Goals
DG
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
            
Leeds 14
Wakefield Trinity 2
Leeds 2
Hull Kingston Rovers 8
Hull Kingston Rovers 12
Bradford Northern 3
Hull Kingston Rovers 8
Dewsbury 5
Huddersfield 5 (0)
Dewsbury 5 (7)
Dewsbury 3
Halifax 2
Halifax 15
Bramley 3
Hull Kingston Rovers 2
Hull 0
Keighley
bye
Keighley 5
Hull 18
Hull
bye
Hull 31
Hunslet 5
Hunslet
bye
Hunslet 10
Batley 9
Batley 10
York 3

Notes[edit]

1 * the attendance was a never to be bettered ground record
2 * 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.

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. 

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