1923–24 Lancashire Cup

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1923–24 Lancashire Cup
Structure Regional knockout competition
Teams 13
Winners St Helens Recs
Runners-up Swinton
Seasons

The 1923–24 Lancashire Cup competition was the sixteenth competition for this regional rugby league tournament. The trophy was won by St Helens Recs who beat Swinton in the final at Central Park, Wigan, by a score of 17-0. The attendance was a new record for the competition final at the time, being 25,656 and receipts £1,450. The triumph by St Helens Recs was the first time the club had won the competition and also the first time that winning club were not one of the original clubs who formed the Northern Union.

Background[edit]

The number of teams entering this year’s competition remained at 13, with again no junior/amateur team being admitted. This resulted in 3 byes in the first round.

The quarter-final match between Warrington and Widnes took three matches to finally decide, the second replay being held at Central Park.

Competition and Results [1][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 13 October 1923 Rochdale Hornets 7-3 Wigan Highfield Athletic Grounds
2 Sat 13 October 1923 St. Helens 5-0 Salford Knowsley Road [2]
3 Sat 13 October 1923 Warrington 15-2 Barrow Wilderspool [3]
4 Sat 13 October 1923 Widnes 5-3 Leigh Lowerhouse Lane [4]
5 Sat 13 October 1923 Wigan 11-6 Broughton Rangers Central Park [5]
6 Oldham bye
7 St Helens Recs bye
8 Swinton bye

Round 2 - Quarter Finals[edit]

Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sat 27 October 1923 Oldham 15-5 Wigan Watersheddings [5]
2 Sat 27 October 1923 St Helens Recs 21-0 Rochdale Hornets City Road
3 Sat 27 October 1923 St. Helens 5-5 Swinton Knowsley Road [2]
4 Sat 27 October 1923 Warrington 6-6 Widnes Wilderspool [3][4]
1st Replays
5 Wed 31 October 1923 Swinton 21-8 St. Helens Chorley Road ground [2]
6 Thu 1 November 1923 Widnes 5-5 Warrington Lowerhouse Lane [3][4]
2nd Replay
7 Mon 5 November 1923 Warrington 13-2 Widnes Central Park [3][4]

Round 3 – Semi-Finals[edit]

Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sat 10 November 1923 St Helens Recs 13-11 Oldham City Road
2 Sat 10 November 1923 Swinton 19-7 Warrington Chorley Road ground 14,000 [3]

Final[edit]

Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 24 November 1923 St Helens Recs 17-0 Swinton Central Park 25,656 £1,450 1 [6]

Teams and scorers[edit]

St Helens Recs Swinton
teams
Tommy Dingsdale 1 Frank Pearson
Gormley 2 Frank Evans
Jim Owen 3 Hector Halsall (c)
Pyke 4 Jack Evans
McCormas 5 Chris Brockbank
Fred Halton 6 Albert Jenkins
Johnny Greenall (c) 7 Bryn Evans
Ramsdale 8 Miller Strong
Hughes 9 Henry Blewer
Harry Grundy 10 Harold Worsley
Tommy Smith 11 Harry Powell
Albert Fildes 12 Tom McCormick
William "Billy" Mulvanney 13 Stan Howarth
J. Bate (reserve to travel) 14
F. Leyland (reserve to travel) 15
17 score 0
4 HT 0
Scorers
Tries
T
T
T
T
Goals
G
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
            
St Helens Recs
bye
St Helens Recs 21
Rochdale Hornets 0
Rochdale Hornets 7
Wigan Highfield 3
St Helens Recs 13
Oldham 11
Oldham
bye
Oldham 15
Wigan 5
Wigan 11
Broughton Rangers 6
St Helens Recs 17
Swinton 0
St. Helens 5
Salford 0
St. Helens 5(8)
Swinton 5(21)
Swinton
bye
Swinton 19
Warrington 7
Warrington 15
Barrow 2
Warrington 6(5)(13)
Widnes 6(5)(2)
Widnes 5
Leigh 3

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]