1923–24 Yorkshire Cup

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1923–24 Yorkshire Cup
Structure Regional knockout championship
Teams 16
Winners Hull
Runners-up Huddersfield
Seasons

The 1923–24 Yorkshire Cup was the sixteenth occasion on which the Yorkshire Cup competition had been held, this year, for the fourth consecutive year, produced another new name was inscribed on the trophy. Hull (previously three times beaten finalists) won the trophy by beating Huddersfield by the score of 10-4 in the final. The match was played at Headingley, Leeds, now in West Yorkshire, the attendance was 23,300 and receipts were £1,728.

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 there were again two junior/amateur clubs taking part, Elland Wanderers again, and Castleford, the number of entries remained at last year's "full house" total of sixteen again obviating the necessity of having 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 13 Oct 1923 Castleford 3-17 Batley Sandy Desert 1
2 Sat 13 Oct 1923 Dewsbury 13-5 Leeds Crown Flatt
3 Sat 13 Oct 1923 Elland Wanderers 2-53 Huddersfield venue unknown 2
4 Sat 13 Oct 1923 Featherstone Rovers 6-15 Hull Kingston Rovers Post Office Road
5 Sat 13 Oct 1923 Halifax 27-0 Bradford Northern Thrum Hall
6 Sat 13 Oct 1923 Hull 16-3 Bramley Boulevard [3]
7 Sat 13 Oct 1923 Keighley 5-3 York Lawkholme Lane
8 Sat 13 Oct 1923 Wakefield Trinity 4-13 Hunslet Belle Vue

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 27 Oct 1923 Huddersfield 19-2 Halifax Fartown
2 Sat 27 Oct 1923 Hull 16-7 Hunslet Boulevard [3]
3 Sat 27 Oct 1923 Hull Kingston Rovers 7-16 Batley Craven Park (1)
4 Sat 27 Oct 1923 Keighley 6-8 Dewsbury Lawkholme Lane

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 10 Nov 1923 Dewsbury 3-12 Hull Crown Flatt [3]
2 Sat 10 Nov 1923 Huddersfield 10-9 Batley Fartown [4]

Final[edit]


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 24 November 1923 Hull 10-4 Huddersfield Headingley 23,300 £1,728 3 [3][5][6]

Teams and Scorers[7][edit]

Hull Huddersfield
team unknown teams team unknown
1
2 Joe Oliver
3
4
5
6
7 Johnny Rogers
8 Ben Gronow
9 Douglas Clark
10
11
12
13
?? Coach ??
10 score 4
3 HT 4
Scorers
Tries
T
T
Goals
G Ben Gronow (1)
G Joe Oliver (1)
G
Drop Goals
DG
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
                       
Keighley 5
York 3
Keighley 6
Dewsbury 8
Dewsbury 13
Leeds 6
Dewsbury 3
Hull 12
Hull 16
Bramley 3
Hull 16
Hunslet 7
Wakefield Trinity 4
Hunslet 13
Hull 10
Huddersfield 4
Elland Wanderers 2
Huddersfield 53
Huddersfield 19
Halifax 2
Halifax 27
Bradford Northern 0
Huddersfield 10
Batley 9
Featherstone Rovers 6
Hull Kingston Rovers 15
Hull Kingston Rovers 7
Batley 16
Castleford 3
Batley 17

Notes[edit]

1 * Castleford were at that time a junior club. They joined the league for season 1926–27
2 * Elland Wanderers were a Junior/amateur club from Elland (Halifax)
3 * 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. ^ "Batley official/history". 
  5. ^ Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1991). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1991–1992. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617852 8. 
  6. ^ Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1990). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1990–1991. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617851 X. 
  7. ^ "Huddersfield RL Heritage 1923–24" (PDF). 

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