1925–26 Lancashire Cup

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1925–26 Lancashire Cup
Structure Regional knockout competition
Teams 13
Winners Swinton
Runners-up Wigan
Seasons

The 1925–26 Lancashire Cup was the eighteenth tournament in the history of this regional rugby league competition, and another new name was added to the trophy, this time it was the turn of Swinton, one of the founding members of the Northern Union, whose previous best had been as runners up to Oldham in 1910.

Background[edit]

The number of teams entering this year’s competition remained at 13 which resulted in 3 byes in the first round.

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 10 October 1925 Leigh 10-7 Rochdale Hornets Mather Lane
2 Sat 10 October 1925 Oldham 14-9 St. Helens Watersheddings [2]
3 Sat 10 October 1925 Wigan Highfield 6-7 Salford Tunstall Lane
4 Sat 10 October 1925 Widnes 8-0 Widnes Little Park, Roose [3]
5 Sat 10 October 1925 Wigan 14-10 Warrington Central Park [4][5]
6 Broughton Rangers 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 Mon 19 October 1925 Oldham 8-5 Salford Watersheddings
2 Wed 21 October 1925 Wigan 31-8 Broughton Rangers Central Park [4]
3 Thu 22 October 1925 Barrow 8-6 Leigh Little Park, Roose
4 Thu 22 October 1925 St Helens Recs 7-8 Swinton City Road

Round 3 – Semi-Finals[edit]


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Mon 2 November 1925 Oldham 5-5 Wigan Watersheddings [4]
2 Wed 4 November 1925 Swinton 22-3 Barrow Chorley Road ground 8,000
Replay
3 Wed 11 November 1925 Wigan 52-3 Oldham Central Park [4]

Final[edit]

The final was due to be played on Saturday, 21 November 1925 but was postponed due to bad weather, in this case fog, the weather during that short period was atrocious and in fact Wigan had 5 matches postponed due to either a waterlogged pitch, a frozen pitch, fog or other bad weather in the four-week period from early November to early December. The final was eventually played on Wednesday 9 December 1925 and Swinton beat Wigan by 15-11, the match was played at the Cliff, Broughton, Salford. The attendance was 15,000 and receipts £1,116.

Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 21 November 1925 Swinton post Wigan The Cliff 1 [4]
Wednesday 9 December 1925 Swinton 15-11 Wigan The Cliff 17,000 £1,115 2 [4][6]

Teams and scorers[edit]

Swinton Wigan[4]
teams
Jack Pearson 1 Jim Sullivan
Frank Evans 2 Johnny Ring
Hector Halsall (c) 3 Tommy Howley
Jack Evans 4 David Booysen
Chris Brockbank 5 Attie van Heerden
Billo Rees 6 George Owens
Bryn Evans 7 Danny Hurcombe
Miller Strong 8 Wilf Hodder
Henry Blewer 9 Jack Bennett
Bert Morris 10 Bob Ilsley [1]
Tom Halliwell 11 George van Rooyen
Harry Entwistle 12 Frank Stephens
Fred Beswick 13 Jack Price
15 score 11
5 HT 0
Scorers
Tries
Chris Brockbank (1) T Johnny Ring (3)
Jack Evans (1) T
Bryn Evans (1) T
Goals
Bert Morris (3) G Jim Sullivan (1)
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 7
Swinton 8
Swinton
bye
Swinton 22
Barrow 3
Widnes 0
Barrow 8
Barrow 8
Leigh 6
Leigh 10
Rochdale Hornets 7
Swinton 15
Wigan 11
Wigan 14
Warrington 10
Wigan 31
Broughton Rangers 8
Broughton Rangers
bye
Oldham 5(52)
Wigan 5(3)
Oldham 14
St. Helens 9
Oldham 8
Salford 5
Wigan Highfield 6
Salford 7

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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