1926–27 Yorkshire Cup

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1926–27 Yorkshire Cup
Structure Regional knockout championship
Teams 15
Winners Huddersfield
Runners-up Wakefield Trinity
Seasons

The 1926–27 Yorkshire Cup was the nineteenth occasion on which the Yorkshire Cup competition was held. Huddersfield won the trophy for the seventh time in total by beating Wakefield Trinity in the final by the score of 10-3. The match was played at Headingley, Leeds, now in West Yorkshire. The attendance was 11,300 and receipts were £863.

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 no junior/amateur clubs taking part, but last year's junior entrant Castleford had now turned (semi-)professional, and took part as a full league member; and so the total of entries remained the same at fifteen.[1][2] This in turn resulted in one byes in the first round.

Round 1[edit]

Involved 7 matches (with one byes) and 15 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sat 9 Oct 1926 Batley 5-3 Dewsbury Mount Pleasant
2 Sat 9 Oct 1926 Huddersfield 21-8 Keighley Fartown
3 Sat 9 Oct 1926 Hull 14-0 Featherstone Rovers Boulevard [3]
4 Sat 9 Oct 1926 Hull Kingston Rovers 2-2 Halifax Craven Park (1)
5 Sat 9 Oct 1926 Hunslet 7-13 Leeds Parkside
6 Sat 9 Oct 1926 Wakefield Trinity 27-3 Bradford Northern Belle Vue [4]
7 Sat 9 Oct 1926 York 24-2 Castleford Clarence Street 1
8 Bramley 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 Mon 11 Oct 1926 Halifax 13-0 Hull Kingston Rovers Thrum Hall

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 Mon 18 Oct 1926 Leeds 3-26 York Headingley
2 Tue 19 Oct 1926 Batley 2-7 Wakefield Trinity Mount Pleasant [4]
3 Wed 20 Oct 1926 Bramley 4-16 Hull Barley Mow [3]
4 Wed 20 Oct 1926 Halifax 8-10 Huddersfield Thrum Hall

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 27 Oct 1926 Huddersfield 8-0 York Fartown
2 Wed 3 Nov 1926 Wakefield Trinity 15-5 Hull Belle Vue [3][4]

Final[edit]


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 27 November 1926 Huddersfield P Wakefield Trinity Headingley 2 [4]

Final - Replay[edit]


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
R Wednesday 1 December 1926 Huddersfield 10-3 Wakefield Trinity Headingley 11300 863 3 [4][5][6]

Teams and Scorers[4][7][edit]

Huddersfield Wakefield Trinity
teams
Syd Walmsley 1 R. Wood/Fred Wood
2 Edward "Ted" Bateson
3 Billy Batten
4 Thomas "Tommy" Pickup
5 Charles "Charlie" Arthur Pollard
6 Joe 'Sandy' Pearce
7 Jonathan "Jonty" Parkin (c)
8 Thomas Coles
Douglas Clark 9 Robin "Bob" White
Walker 10 W. Ralph Howell
Jones 11 John William Higson
12 William "Bill" Horton
13 Charles "Charlie" Henry Glossop
?? Coach ??
10 score 3
5 HT 0
Scorers
Tries
Walker T Edward "Ted" Bateson (1)
Jones T
Goals
Syd Walmsley (2) G
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
                       
Hull Kingston Rovers 2 (0)
Halifax 2 (13)
Halifax 8
Huddersfield 10
Huddersfield 21
Keighley 8
Huddersfield 8
York 0
Hunslet 7
Leeds 13
Leeds 3
York 26
York 24
Castleford 2
Huddersfield 10
Wakefield Trinity 3
Batley 5
Dewsbury 3
Batley 2
Wakefield Trinity 7
Wakefield Trinity 27
Bradford Northern 2
Wakefield Trinity 15
Hull 5
Bramley
bye
Bramley 4
Hull 16
Hull 14
Featherstone Rovers 0

Notes[edit]

1 * The first Yorkshire Cup match played by Castleford, newly elected to the league this season
2 * Match postponed due to fog
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 "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. 
  7. ^ "Huddersfield RL Heritage 1926-27" (PDF). 

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