1922–23 Lancashire Cup

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1922–23 Lancashire Cup
Structure Regional knockout competition
Teams 13
Winners Wigan
Runners-up Leigh
Seasons

The 1922–23 Lancashire Cup was the fifteenth staging of this regional rugby league competition. The trophy was won again by Wigan who beat local rivals Leigh in the final at The Willows, Salford, by a score of 20-2. The attendance at the final was 15,000 and receipts £1,200 (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £212,800 in 2013).[1]

Background[edit]

The number of teams entering this year’s competition was reduced by one to 13. Wigan Highfield continued to participate, but now as full league members after joining the league. Askam who had played in the previous two tournaments were not invited to take part this year and no other junior/amateur club was invited to take part. With 13 teams, 3 teams were given byes in the first round.

Competition and results [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 14 October 1922 Barrow 5-14 Swinton Little Park, Roose
2 Sat 14 October 1922 Rochdale Hornets 2-5 Wigan Athletic Grounds [3]
3 Sat 14 October 1922 St. Helens 25-8 Salford Knowsley Road [4]
4 Sat 14 October 1922 Warrington 8-5 Broughton Rangers Wilderspool [5]
5 Sat 14 October 1922 Wigan Highfield 0-0 Oldham Tunstall Lane 1
6 St Helens Recs bye
7 Leigh bye
8 Widnes bye [6]
Replay
9 Mon 16 October 1922 Oldham 20-5 Wigan Highfield Watersheddings

Round 2 - Quarter Finals[edit]

Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sat 28 October 1922 Leigh 13-8 Oldham Mather Lane
2 Sat 28 October 1922 St. Helens 4-17 Warrington Knowsley Road [5][4]
3 Sat 28 October 1922 Widnes 7-0 Swinton Lowerhouse Lane [6]
4 Sat 28 October 1922 Wigan 14-3 St Helens Recs Central Park [3]

Round 3 – Semi-Finals[edit]

Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sat 11 November 1922 Leigh 5-2 Widnes Mather Lane [6]
2 Sat 11 November 1922 Warrington 2-8 Wigan Wilderspool [5][3]

Final[edit]

Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 25 November 1922 Wigan 20-2 Leigh The Willows 15000 £1,200-0-0 2 [3][7]

Teams and scorers[edit]

Wigan[3] Leigh
teams
Jim Sullivan 1 Walter Mooney (position uncertain)
Danny Hurcombe 2
Jerry Shea 3
Tommy Howley 4
Johnny Ring 5
George Owens 6
Syd Jerram 7
Wilf Hodder 8
Tom Woods 9
Bert Webster[1] 10
Percy Coldrick 11
Harry Banks[2] 12
Fred Roffey 13
20 score 2
13 HT 2
Scorers
Tries
Bert Webster (2) T
Tommy Howley] (1) T
Johnny Ring (1) T
Goals
Jim Sullivan(4) G Walter Mooney (1)
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
            
St. Helens 25
Salford 8
St. Helens 4
Warrington 17
Warrington 8
Broughton Rangers 5
Warrington 2
Wigan 8
Rochdale Hornets 2
Wigan 5
Wigan 14
St Helens Recs 3
St Helens Recs
bye
Wigan 20
Leigh 2
Leigh
bye
Leigh 13
Oldham 8
Wigan Highfield 0(5)
Oldham 0(20)
Leigh 5
Widnes 2
Widnes
bye
Widnes 7
Swinton 0
Barrow 5
Swinton 14

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • 1 This was also the first game in the competition to be played at Tunstall Lane
  • 2 The Willows was the home ground of Salford w

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Measuring Worth - Relative Value of UK Pounds". Measuring Worth. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Rugby League Project".
  3. ^ a b c d e "Wigan "Cherry and White" archived results".
  4. ^ a b "Saints Heritage Society - History - Season 1922–23".
  5. ^ a b c "Warrington Wolves - Results Archive - 1922".
  6. ^ a b c "Widnes Vikings - History - Season In Review - 1922–23".
  7. ^ Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1991). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1991-100. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617852 8.