1925–26 Yorkshire Cup

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1925–26 Yorkshire Cup
Structure Regional knockout championship
Teams 15
Winners Dewsbury
Runners-up Huddersfield
Seasons

The 1925–26 Yorkshire Cup was the eighteenth competition in this series. This year again saw a new name added to the list of cup winners. This time it was Dewsbury winning the trophy by beating Huddersfield in the final 2-0. The match was played at Belle Vue, in the City of Wakefield, now in West Yorkshire. The attendance was 12,616 and receipts were £718. This was the last time for another fourteen years that a new name would be added.

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 was only one junior/amateur club taking part, Castleford, at the time still a junior club, but which would be joining the league in the next closed season. This resulted in a reduction in entrants of just one, giving a total of fifteen entrants. This in turn resulted in one bye in the first round.[1][2]

Round 1[edit]

Involved 7 matches (with one bye) and 15 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sat 10 Oct 1925 Batley 4-6 Wakefield Trinity Mount Pleasant
2 Sat 10 Oct 1925 Bradford Northern 9-9 Castleford Birch Lane 1
3 Sat 10 Oct 1925 Dewsbury 22-7 Bramley Crown Flatt
4 Sat 10 Oct 1925 Halifax 0-2 Leeds Thrum Hall
5 Sat 10 Oct 1925 Hull 16-3 Hunslet Boulevard [3]
6 Sat 10 Oct 1925 Hull Kingston Rovers 10-14 York Craven Park (1)
7 Sat 10 Oct 1925 Keighley 4-18 Featherstone Rovers Lawkholme Lane
8 Huddersfield bye

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 Wed 14 Oct 1925 Castleford 5-11 Bradford Northern Sandy Desert 1

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 Tue 20 Oct 1925 Dewsbury 13-3 Hull Crown Flatt [3]
2 Wed 21 Oct 1925 Bradford Northern 15-5 York Birch Lane
3 Wed 21 Oct 1925 Huddersfield 16-11 Leeds Fartown
4 Wed 21 Oct 1925 Wakefield Trinity 2-23 Featherstone Rovers Belle Vue

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 Wed 4 Nov 1925 Huddersfield 15-9 Featherstone Rovers Fartown
2 Wed 11 Nov 1925 Dewsbury 13-5 Bradford Northern Crown Flatt

Final[edit]


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 28 November 1925 Dewsbury 2-0 Huddersfield Belle Vue 12,616 £718 2 [4][5]

Teams and Scorers[6][edit]

Dewsbury Huddersfield
teams unknown teams teams unknown
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 Douglas Clark
10
11
12
13
?? Coach ??
2 score 0
2 HT 0
Scorers
Goals
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
            
Dewsbury 22
Bramley 7
Dewsbury 13
Hull 3
Hull 16
Hunslet 3
Dewsbury 13
Bradford Northern 5
Bradford Northern 9 (11)
Castleford 9 (5)
Bradford Northern 15
York 5
Hull Kingston Rovers 10
York 14
Dewsbury 2
Huddersfield 0
Huddersfield
bye
Huddersfield 16
Leeds 11
Halifax 0
Leeds 2
Huddersfield 15
Featherstone Rovers 9
Batley 4
Wakefield Trinity 6
Wakefield Trinity 2
Featherstone Rovers 23
Keighley 4
Featherstone Rovers 18

Notes[edit]

1 * Castleford were at that time a junior club. They joined the league for season 1926–27
2 * Belle Vue is the home ground of Wakefield Trinity with a capacity of approximately 12,500. The record attendance was 37,906 on the 21 March 1936 in the Challenge Cup semi-final between Leeds and Huddersfield

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 "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. ^ "Huddersfield RL Heritage 1925–26" (PDF). 

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