1927–28 Lancashire Cup

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1927–28 Lancashire Cup
Structure Regional knockout competition
Teams 13
Champions Swinton
Runners-up Wigan
Seasons

The 1927–28 Lancashire Cup competition was the 20th competition in the history of this regional rugby league event and the final was a repeat of the 1925–26 Lancashire Cup Final, with Swinton beating Wigan by 5-2. The match was played at Watersheddings, Oldham. The attendance was 22,000 and receipts £1,275.

Background[edit]

The number of teams entering this year’s competition dropped back to 13 due to no amateur participation. This resulted in the competition running with 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 8 October 1927 Oldham 20-9 Wigan Highfield Watersheddings
2 Sat 8 October 1927 St Helens Recs 41-5 Broughton Rangers City Road
3 Sat 8 October 1927 St. Helens 7-13 Swinton Knowsley Road 15,000 [2]
4 Sat 8 October 1927 Widnes 10-8 Rochdale Hornets Lowerhouse Lane [3]
5 Sat 8 October 1927 Wigan 21-8 Leigh Central Park [4]
6 Salford bye
7 Barrow bye
8 Warrington bye [5]

Round 2 - Quarter Finals[edit]

Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Mon 17 October 1927 Salford 0-0 Barrow The Willows
2 Mon 17 October 1927 Warrington 16-2 Widnes Wilderspool [3][5]
3 Wed 19 October 1927 St Helens Recs 7-10 Wigan City Road [4]
4 Wed 19 October 1927 Swinton 18-9 Oldham Chorley Road ground 8,000
Replay
5 Thu 20 October 1927 Barrow 2-5 Salford Little Park, Roose

Round 3 – Semi-Finals[edit]

Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Wed 2 November 1927 Swinton 10-3 Salford Chorley Road ground 7,000
2 Wed 2 November 1927 Wigan 12-5 Warrington Central Park [4][5]

Final[edit]

Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 19 November 1927 Swinton 5-2 Wigan Watersheddings 22,000 £1,275 1 [4][6]

Teams and scorers[edit]

Swinton Wigan[4]
teams
Jack Pearson 1 Jim Sullivan
Frank Evans 2
Hector Halsall (c) 3
Jack Evans 4
Chris Brockbank 5
Billo Rees 6
Bryn Evans 7
Miller Strong 8
Henry Blewer 9
Bert Morris 10
Martin Hodgson 11
Dick Cracknell 12
Fred Beswick 13
5 score 2
5 HT 0
Scorers
Tries
Fred Beswick (1) T
Goals
Bert Morris (1) G Jim Sullivan (1)
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 7
Swinton 13
Swinton 18
Oldham 9
Oldham 20
Wigan Highfield 9
Swinton 10
Salford 3
Salford
bye
Salford 0(5)
Barrow 0(2)
Barrow
bye
Swinton 5
Wigan 2
St Helens Recs 41
Broughton Rangers 5
St Helens Recs 7
Wigan 10
Wigan 21
Leigh 8
Wigan 12
Warrington 5
Warrington
bye
Warrington 16
Widnes 2
Widnes 10
Rochdale Hornets 8

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • 1 Watersheddings was the home ground of Oldham from 1889 to 1997. The ground, at one time, also housed a greyhound track.

References[edit]