1928–29 Lancashire Cup

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1928–29 Lancashire Cup
Structure Regional knockout competition
Teams 13
Winners Wigan
Runners-up Widnes
Seasons

The 1928–29 Lancashire Cup was the 21st running of this regional rugby league competition. Wigan took the trophy for the 6th time, by beating Widnes by 5-4 in the final played at Wilderspool, Warrington. The attendance was 19,000 and receipts £1,150.

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 13 October 1928 Broughton Rangers 10-15 St. Helens The Cliff [2]
2 Sat 13 October 1928 St Helens Recs 7-7 Warrington Knowsley Road 1 [3]
3 Sat 13 October 1928 Swinton 7-3 Leigh Chorley Road ground
4 Sat 13 October 1928 Widnes 4-0 Wigan Highfield Lowerhouse Lane [4]
5 Sat 13 October 1928 Wigan 37-13 Barrow Central Park [5]
6 Rochdale Hornets bye
7 Oldham bye
8 Salford bye
Replay
9 Wed 17 October 1928 Warrington 10-2 St Helens Recs Wilderspool 2 [3]

Round 2 - Quarter Finals[edit]

Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Mon 22 October 1928 Rochdale Hornets 2-15 Widnes Athletic Grounds [4]
2 Wed 24 October 1928 Oldham 12-2 Salford Watersheddings
3 Wed 24 October 1928 Swinton 3-21 Wigan Chorley Road ground [5]
4 Wed 24 October 1928 Warrington 14-11 St. Helens Wilderspool [3][2]

Round 3 – Semi-Finals[edit]

Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Mon 5 November 1928 Oldham 5-5 Wigan Watersheddings [5]
2 Thu 8 November 1928 Widnes 25-5 Warrington Lowerhouse Lane [4][3]
Replay
1 Wed 7 November 1928 Wigan 21-0 Oldham Central Park [5]

Final[edit]

Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 24 November 1928 Wigan 5-4 Widnes Wilderspool 19000 £1,150 3 [5][4][6]

Teams and scorers[edit]

Wigan[5] Widnes[4]
teams
Jim Sullivan 1 Bob Fraser[1]
Lou Brown 2 Jack Dennett[2]
Roy Kinnear 3 Peter Topping[3]
Tommy Parker 4 Alec Higgins
Johnny Ring 5 Joe Stanley[4]
Arthur Binks 6 Paddy Douglas[5]
Syd Abram 7 Jerry Laughton[6] (probably Captain)
Tom Beetham 8 Frederick Kelsall
Jack Bennett 9 George Stevens[7]
Wilf Hodder 10 Nat Silcock
Len Mason 11 Jack Higgins[8]
Frank Stephens 12 Jack Gregory[9]
John Sherrington 13 Jimmy Hoey
5 score 4
0 HT 0
Scorers
Tries
Lou Brown (1) T nil
Goals
Jim Sullivan (1) G Jimmy Hoey (1)
Drop Goals
nil DG Paddy Douglas (1)
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
                       
Oldham
bye
Oldham 12
Salford 2
Salford
bye
Oldham 5(0)
Wigan 5(21)
Swinton 7
Leigh 3
Swinton 3
Wigan 21
Wigan 37
Barrow 13
Wigan 5
Widnes 4
Rochdale Hornets
bye
Rochdale Hornets 2
Widnes 15
Widnes 4
Wigan Highfield 0
Widnes 25
Warrington 5
St Helens Recs 7(2)
Warrington 7(10)
Warrington 14
St. Helens 11
Broughton Rangers 10
St. Helens 15

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • 1 This match was transferred to the neighbouring St Helens stadium due to the better facilities offered
  • 2 The official Warrington archives give the score for the replayed match as 13-3 - the details given by "RUGBY LEAGUE projects"[1] show the score as 10-2
  • 3 Watersheddings was the home ground of Oldham RLFC from 1889 to 1997

References[edit]