1928–29 Yorkshire Cup

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1928–29 Yorkshire Cup
Structure Regional knockout championship
Teams 15
Winners Leeds
Runners-up Featherstone Rovers
Seasons

The 1928–29 Yorkshire Cup was the 21st occasion on which the Yorkshire Cup competition had been held. Leeds won the trophy by beating Featherstone Rovers in the final by the score of 5-0. The match was played at Belle Vue, in the City of Wakefield, now in West Yorkshire. The attendance was 14,000 and receipts were £838. This was Leeds' first of six victories in a period of ten years, during which time they won every Yorkshire Cup final in which they appeared.

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, no new entants and no "leavers" and so the total of entries remained the same at fifteen. This in turn resulted in three byes in the first round.[1]

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 13 Oct 1928 Castleford 19-4 Keighley Wheldon Road
2 Sat 13 Oct 1928 Dewsbury 14-3 Batley Crown Flatt
3 Sat 13 Oct 1928 Featherstone Rovers 4-2 Bramley Post Office Road
4 Sat 13 Oct 1928 Halifax 5-8 Huddersfield Thrum Hall
5 Sat 13 Oct 1928 Leeds 20-5 Hull Kingston Rovers Headingley
6 Sat 13 Oct 1928 Wakefield Trinity 7-7 Hunslet Belle Vue
7 Sat 13 Oct 1928 York 14-9 Hull Clarence Street [2]
8 Bradford Northern 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 17 Oct 1928 Hunslet 11-20 Wakefield Trinity Parkside

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 Wed 24 Oct 1928 Dewsbury 26-8 Bradford Northern Crown Flatt
2 Wed 24 Oct 1928 Huddersfield 4-7 Featherstone Rovers Fartown
3 Wed 24 Oct 1928 Wakefield Trinity 7-24 Leeds Belle Vue
4 Wed 24 Oct 1928 York 0-8 Castleford Clarence Street

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 7 Nov 1928 Dewsbury 5-16 Leeds Crown Flatt
2 Wed 7 Nov 1928 Featherstone Rovers 10-6 Castleford Post Office Road

Final[edit]


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 24 November 1928 Leeds 5-0 Featherstone Rovers Belle Vue 14,000 £838 1 2 [3][4]

Teams and Scorers[edit]

Leeds Featherstone Rovers
team unknown teams
1 Sid Denton
2 G. Albert Taylor
3 Jack Hirst
Frank O'Rourke (position uncertain) 4 Tom Askin
5 George Whitaker
6 Jim Denton
7 Charles Annable
Arthur Thomas (position uncertain) 8 Ernest Barraclough
9 J. W. Smith
10 Herbert Rogerson
11 Sam Shirley
12 Arthur Haigh
13 Joe Morgan
?? Coach xBilly Williams
5 score 0
5 HT 0
Scorers
Tries
Frank O'Rourke T
Goals
G
Drop Goals
DG
Referee unknown ()

Scoring - Try = four (4) points - Goal = two (2) points - Drop goal = one (1) point

The road to success[edit]

The following chart excludes any preliminary round fixtures/results

First Round Second Round Semi Finals Final
            
Dewsbury 14
Batley 3
Dewsbury 26
Bradford Northern 8
Bradford Northern
bye
Dewsbury 5
Leeds 16
Wakefield Trinity 7 (20)
Hunslet 7 (11)
Wakefield Trinity 7
Leeds 24
Leeds 20
Hull Kingston Rovers 5
Leeds 5
Featherstone Rovers 0
Halifax 5
Huddersfield 8
Huddersfield 4
Featherstone Rovers 7
Featherstone Rovers 4
Bramley 2
Featherstone Rovers 10
Castleford 6
York 14
Hull 9
York 0
Castleford 8
Castleford 19
Keighley 4

Notes[edit]

1 * The attendance is given as 13,000 by RUGBYLEAGUEproject[1] but 14,000 by the Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook of 1991-92[3] and 1990-91[4]
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. ^ a b "Rugby League Project". 
  2. ^ "HULL&PROUD - Stats - Fixtures & Results". 
  3. ^ a b Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1991). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1991–1992. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617852 8. 
  4. ^ a b Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1990). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1990–1991. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617851 X. 

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