1924–25 Yorkshire Cup

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1924–25 Yorkshire Cup
Structure Regional knockout championship
Teams 16
Winners Wakefield Trinity
Runners-up Batley
Seasons

The 1924–25 Yorkshire Cup was the seventeenth occasion on which the competition was held, this year's final was between two local rivals, Wakefield Trinity, who won the trophy by beating Batley by the score of 9-8. The match was played at Headingley, Leeds, now in West Yorkshire, the attendance was 25,546 and receipts were £1,912.

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, Wyke 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 5 matches (with three byes) and 13 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sat 11 Oct 1924 Bramley 5-9 Dewsbury Barley Mow
2 Sat 11 Oct 1924 Huddersfield 18-18 Batley Fartown
3 Sat 11 Oct 1924 Hull Kingston Rovers 45-0 Halifax Craven Park (1)
4 Sat 11 Oct 1924 Hunslet 2-11 York Parkside
5 Sat 11 Oct 1924 Keighley 13-0 Bradford Northern Lawkholme Lane
6 Sat 11 Oct 1924 Leeds 24-10 Castleford Headingley 1
7 Sat 11 Oct 1924 Wakefield Trinity 20-8 Hull Belle Vue [3][4]
8 Sat 11 Oct 1924 Wyke 3-19 Featherstone Rovers venue unknown 2

Round 1 - Replays[edit]

Involved 1 match and 2 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
R Tue 14 Oct 1924 Batley 12-3 Huddersfield Mount Pleasant

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 25 Oct 1924 Featherstone Rovers 2-13 Batley Post Office Road
2 Sat 25 Oct 1924 Hull Kingston Rovers 16-0 York Craven Park (1)
3 Sat 25 Oct 1924 Keighley 5-8 Wakefield Trinity Lawkholme Lane [4]
4 Sat 25 Oct 1924 Leeds 24-4 Dewsbury Headingley

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 08 Nov 1924 Hull Kingston Rovers 8-10 Batley Craven Park (1)
2 Sat 08 Nov 1924 Leeds 4-5 Wakefield Trinity Headingley [4]

Final[edit]


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 22 November 1924 Wakefield Trinity 9-8 Batley Headingley 25,546 £1,912 3 [4][5][6]

Teams and Scorers[4][edit]

Wakefield Trinity Batley
teams
Len Abrahams 1 J. Robinson
C. A. "Charlie" Pollard 2 J. C. Stacey
Billy Batten 3 George Davidge
Peter Reid 4 Harry Rees
Edward "Ned" Thomas 5 J. Kirkby
Thomas "Tommy" Pickup 6 W. Scott
Jonathan "Jonty" Parkin (c) 7 Isaac "Ike" John Fowler
Bernard P Gould 8 A. Brooke
Robert "Bob" White 9 J. Leeming
Ernest W. Blower 10 J. W. Smith
Thomas Gibson 11 F. Carter
William "Bill" Horton 12 George Douglas
C H "Charlie" Glossop 13 Frank Gallagher
?? Coach ??
9 score 8
5 HT 8
Scorers
Tries
Jonathan "Jonty" Parkin (1) T 2
T
Goals
C. A. "Charlie" Pollard (2) G 1
Jonathan "Jonty" Parkin (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
                       
Leeds 24
Castleford 10
Leeds 24
Dewsbury 4
Bramley 5
Dewsbury 9
Leeds 4
Wakefield Trinity 5
Keighley 13
Bradford Northern 0
Keighley 5
Wakefield Trinity 8
Wakefield Trinity 20
Hull 8
Wakefield Trinity 9
Batley 8
Hull Kingston Rovers 45
Halifax 0
Hull Kingston Rovers 16
York 0
Hunslet 2
York 11
Hull Kingston Rovers 8
Batley 10
Wyke 3
Featherstone Rovers 19
Featherstone Rovers 2
Batley 13
Huddersfield 18 (3)
Batley 18 (12)

Notes[edit]

1 * Castleford were at that time a junior club. They joined the league for season 1926–27
2 * Wyke are a junior/amateur club from Wyke, near Bradford http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/wykearlfc/a/history-7698.html
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.
4 * The initial is given as "A Davidge" in the book "100 Years of Rugby. The History of Wakefield Trinity 1873–1973"[4]

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. ^ a b c d e f J C Lindley and D W Armitage (1973). 100 Years of Rugby. The History of Wakefield Trinity 1873–1973. Wakefield Trinity Centenary Committee. ISBN 0 35617852 8. 
  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. 

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