1922–23 Yorkshire Cup

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1922–23 Yorkshire Cup
Structure Regional knockout championship
Teams 14
Winners York
Runners-up Batley
Seasons

The 1922–23 Yorkshire Cup was the fifteen occasion on which the Yorkshire Cup competition had been held, for the third year in succession, the name of yet another new club appeared on the trophy. This year, York won the trophy by beating Batley by the score of 5-0 in the final, the match was played at Headingley, Leeds, now in West Yorkshire. The attendance was 33,719 and receipts were £2,414.

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[edit]

This season, two junior clubs were invited to enter bringing the total number taking part up to a "full house" of sixteen, which in turn removed the necessity to have any byes.[1][2]

Round 1[edit]

Involved 8 matches (with no byes) and 16 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sat 14 Oct 1922 Bradford Northern 13-3 Keighley Birch Lane
2 Sat 14 Oct 1922 Bramley 2-7 Dewsbury Barley Mow
3 We 18 Oct 1922 Sharlston Rovers 11-32 Batley Mount Pleasant 1 2
4 Sat 21 Oct 1922 Featherstone Rovers 9-17 Leeds Post Office Road
5 Sat 21 Oct 1922 Huddersfield 5-0 Halifax Fartown
6 Sat 21 Oct 1922 Hull Kingston Rovers 14-2 Hull Craven Park (1) 3 [3]
7 Sat 21 Oct 1922 Hunslet 11-13 Wakefield Trinity Parkside
8 Sat 21 Oct 1922 York 24-2 Elland Wanderers Clarence Street 4

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 4 Nov 1922 York 4-3 Huddersfield Clarence Street
2 Sat 4 Nov 1922 Batley 15-3 Hull Kingston Rovers Mount Pleasant
3 Sat 4 Nov 1922 Leeds 22-3 Bradford Northern Headingley
4 Sat 4 Nov 1922 Wakefield Trinity ? Dewsbury check venue 5

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 18 Nov 1922 Leeds 0-28 Batley Headingley
2 Sat 18 Nov 1922 Wakefield Trinity 2-4 York Belle Vue

Final[edit]


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 2 December 1922 York 5-0 Batley Headingley 33,719 £2414 6 7 8 [4][5]

Teams and Scorers[edit]

York Batley
teams
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
?? Coach ??
5 score 0
3 HT 0
Scorers
Tries
T
Goals
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
                       
Hunslet 11
Wakefield Trinity 13
Wakefield Trinity w
Dewsbury
Bramley 2
Dewsbury 7
Wakefield Trinity 2
York 4
York 24
Elland Wanderers 2
York 4
Huddersfield 3
Huddersfield 5
Halifax 0
York 5
Batley 0
Featherstone Rovers 9
Leeds 17
Leeds 22
Bradford Northern 3
Bradford Northern 13
Keighley 3
Leeds 0
Batley 28
Sharlston Rovers 11
Batley 32
Batley 15
Hull Kingston Rovers 3
Hull Kingston Rovers 14
Hull 2

Notes[edit]

1 * Sharlston Rovers are a junior (or amateur) club from Wakefield [6]
2 * Sharlston Rovers forgo ground advantage for a better ground/higher receipts
3 * The first Yorkshire Cup match to be played at the new stadium
4 * Elland Wanderers were a Junior/amateur club from Elland (Halifax)
5 * cannot locate any reference to this fixture, but both Wakefield Trinity and Dewsbury won their first round tie and Wakefield Trinity proceede to the semi-final. The venue and score are both unknown
6 * The attendance was at the time, a record, and this for, arguably, possibly two of the least glamorous teams in the competition. The record was not to be bettered until 1949, and then only the once.
7 * The receipts of £2,414 were also a record and this would stand for almost 25 years until broken in 1946 with a new record of £3,718
8 * Headingley, Leeds, now in West Yorkshire

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. ^ "Sharlston Rovers ARLFC". 

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