1929–30 Challenge Cup

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1929–30 Challenge Cup
Duration 5 rounds
Winners Widnes colours.svg Widnes
Runners-up Saintscolours.svg St Helens

The 1929–30 Challenge Cup was the 30th staging of rugby league's oldest knockout competition, the Challenge Cup.[1]

First Round[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
08 Feb Barrow 15 York 4
08 Feb Batley 5 Hull Kingston Rovers 3
08 Feb Castleford 11 Bramley 4
08 Feb Cottingham 0 Leigh 48
08 Feb Dewsbury 24 Rochdale Hornets 10
08 Feb Featherstone Jrs 9 Halifax 74
08 Feb Huddersfield 2 Warrington 5
08 Feb Hull FC 44 Bickershaw 10
08 Feb Hunslet 8 Oldham 3
08 Feb Keighley 6 Great Clifton 5
08 Feb Leeds 27 Featherstone Rovers 5
08 Feb St Helens 9 St Helens Recs 7
08 Feb Salford 0 Wigan Highfield 5
08 Feb Swinton 5 Wakefield Trinity 5
08 Feb Widnes 20 Bradford Northern 0
08 Feb Wigan 19 Broughton Rangers 7
12 Feb Wakefield Trinity 2 Swinton 7

Second Round[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
22 Feb Barrow 7 Keighley 5
22 Feb Castleford 3 Hull FC 6
22 Feb Hunslet 15 Batley 0
22 Feb Leeds 5 St Helens 18
22 Feb Swinton 7 Widnes 7
226 Feb Warrington 12 Leigh 3
22 Feb Wigan Highfield 0 Dewsbury 0
22 Feb Wigan 14 Halifax 5
25 Feb Dewsbury 7 Wigan Highfield 5
27 Feb Widnes 6 Swinton 5

Quarter Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
08 Mar Barrow 13 Dewsbury 7
08 Mar St Helens 22 Hunslet 7
08 Mar Widnes 19 Hull FC 5
08 Mar Wigan 16 Warrington 5

Semi Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
29 Mar Widnes 10 Barrow 3
29 Mar St Helens 5 Wigan 5
02 Apr Wigan 10 St Helens 22

Final[edit]

Widnes beat St Helens 10-3 in the Challenge Cup Final at Wembley played before a crowd of 36,544.

This was Widnes' first Cup Final appearance and thus their first Cup Final win.[2]

3 May 1930
Widnes 10 - 3 St Helens
Tries: Ratcliffe, Dennett
Goals: Hoey (2)
Report Tries: Houghton
Wembley, London
Attendance: 36,544
1 Bob Fraser[3]
2 Jack Dennett[4]
3 Albert Ratcliffe[5]
4 Peter Topping[6]
5 Harry Owen
6 Paddy Douglas[7] (c)
7 Jerry Laughton[8]
8 Nat Silcock
9 George Stevens[9]
10 Fred Kelsall
11 Harry Millington
12 George van Rooyen[10]
13 Jimmy Hoey
1 Charlie Crooks[11]
2 Roy Hardgrave[12]
3 George Lewis (c)
4 Billy Mercer
5 Alf Ellaby
6 Les Fairclough
7 Walter 'Plodder' Groves[13]
8 Lou Hutt[14]
9 William "Bill" Clarey[15]
10 Louis Houghton
11 Trevor Hall
12 Ben Halfpenny
13 Robert "Bob" 'Slosher' Harrison[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Challenge Cup 1929/30". Rugby League Project. 
  2. ^ "RFL Challenge Cup Roll of Honour". Archived from the original on 2009-08-11. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  3. ^ "Bob Fraser Statistics at rugby.widnes.tv". rugby.widnes.tv. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  4. ^ "Jack Dennett Statistics at rugby.widnes.tv". rugby.widnes.tv. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  5. ^ "Albert Ratcliffe Statistics at rugby.widnes.tv". rugby.widnes.tv. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  6. ^ "Peter Topping Statistics at rugby.widnes.tv". rugby.widnes.tv. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  7. ^ "Paddy Douglas Statistics at rugby.widnes.tv". rugby.widnes.tv. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  8. ^ "Jerry Laughton Statistics at rugby.widnes.tv". rugby.widnes.tv. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  9. ^ "George Stevens Statistics at rugby.widnes.tv". rugby.widnes.tv. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  10. ^ "George van Rooyen Statistics at rugby.widnes.tv". rugby.widnes.tv. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  11. ^ "Charlie Crooks Statistics at saints.org.uk". saints.org.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  12. ^ "Roy Hardgrave Statistics at saints.org.uk". saints.org.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  13. ^ "Walter Groves Statistics at saints.org.uk". saints.org.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  14. ^ "Lou Hutt Statistics at saints.org.uk". saints.org.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  15. ^ "William Clarey Statistics at saints.org.uk". saints.org.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  16. ^ "Robert Harrison Statistics at saints.org.uk". saints.org.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.