1921–22 Yorkshire Cup

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1921–22 Yorkshire Cup
Structure Regional knockout championship
Teams 14
Winners Leeds
Runners-up Dewsbury
Seasons

The 1921–22 Yorkshire Cup was the fourteenth occasion on which the Yorkshire Cup competition had been held. This year saw another new name on the trophy when Leeds won the cup by beating Dewsbury by the score of 11-3 in the final. The match was played at Thrum Hall, Halifax, now in West Yorkshire. The attendance was 20,000 and receipts were £1,650. This was the first of Leeds' Yorkshire Cup successes, and they would go on to (eventually) triumph on a record seventeen occasions.

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 "leavers" but Featherstone Rovers joined for the first time as a league team, after being newly admitted to the league during the close-season. This resulted in one additional entrant, bringing the total up to fourteen. This in turn resulted in only two byes in the first round.

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 15 Oct 1921 Batley 5-4 Hunslet Mount Pleasant
2 Sat 15 Oct 1921 Bradford Northern 2-14 Bramley Birch Lane
3 Sat 15 Oct 1921 Dewsbury 3-0 Hull Crown Flatt [3]
4 Sat 15 Oct 1921 Hull Kingston Rovers 16-7 Keighley Craven Street (off Holderness Road)
5 Sat 15 Oct 1921 Leeds 11-2 Huddersfield Headingley
6 Sat 15 Oct 1921 York 3-4 Wakefield Trinity Clarence Street
7 Halifax bye
8 Featherstone Rovers 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 29 Oct 1921 Batley 5-5 Bramley Mount Pleasant
2 Sat 29 Oct 1921 Dewsbury 15-2 Wakefield Trinity Crown Flatt
3 Sat 29 Oct 1921 Featherstone Rovers 0-12 Hull Kingston Rovers Post Office Road 1
4 Sat 29 Oct 1921 Leeds 20-2 Halifax Headingley

Round 2 - Replays[edit]

Involved 1 match and 2 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
R Wed 2 Nov 1921 Bramley 6-0 Batley Barley Mow

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 12 Nov 1921 Bramley 4-11 Leeds Barley Mow
2 Sat 12 Nov 1921 Dewsbury 8-3 Hull Kingston Rovers Crown Flatt

Final[edit]


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 26 November 1921 Leeds 11-3 Dewsbury Thrum Hall 20000 1650 2 3 [4][5]

Teams and Scorers[6][edit]

Leeds Dewsbury
teams team unknown
Roberts 1
Syd Walmsley 2
Wm A Davies 3
Janes "Jim" Bacon 4
W H Davies 5
Joe Brittain 6
Archie Brown 7
Bernard Gould 8
Hardaker 9
Godwad 10
Boagey 11
Pearson 12
Billy Ward? 13
?? Coach ??
11 score 3
8 HT 3
Scorers
Tries
James "Jim" Bacon (2) T 1
Syd Walmsley (1) T
Goals
1 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
            
Batley 5
Hunslet 4
Batley 5 (0)
Bramley 5 (6)
Bradford Northern 2
Bramley 14
Bramley 4
Leeds 11
Leeds 11
Huddersfield 2
Leeds 20
Halifax 2
Halifax
bye
Leeds 11
Dewsbury 3
Dewsbury 3
Hull 0
Dewsbury 15
Wakefield Trinity 2
York 3
Wakefield Trinity 4
Dewsbury 8
Hull Kingston Rovers 3
Featherstone Rovers
bye
Featherstone Rovers 0
Hull Kingston Rovers 12
Hull Kingston Rovers 19
Keighley 7

Notes[edit]

1 * Featherstone Rovers played their first Yorkshire Cup match since being elected to the league, and at Post Office Road
2 * The attendance is given as 22,001 by RUGBYLEAGUEproject[1] but only 20,000 by the Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook of 1991-92[4] and 1990-91[5]
3 * 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. ^ a b "Rugby League Project". 
  2. ^ Jack Winstanley & Malcolm Ryding (1991). John Player Yearbook 1975-76. Queen Anne Press. 
  3. ^ "HULL&PROUD - Stats - Fixtures & Results". 
  4. ^ a b Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1991). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1991–1992. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617852 8. 
  5. ^ a b Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1990). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1990–1991. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617851 X. 
  6. ^ "Leeds Rhinos history". 

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