1931–32 Yorkshire Cup

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1931–32 Yorkshire Cup
Structure Regional knockout championship
Teams 15
Winners Huddersfield
Runners-up Hunslet
Seasons

The 1931–32 Yorkshire Cup was the twenty-fourth occasion on which the Yorkshire Cup competition had been held. Huddersfield won the trophy (for the eighth time) by beating Hunslet in the final by the score of 4-2.

Background[edit]

General information for those unfamiliar[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 entrants, and no "leavers" and so the total of entries remained the same at fifteen. This in turn resulted in one bye in the first round.[1][2]

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 10 Oct 1931 Batley 4-24 Leeds Mount Pleasant
2 Sat 10 Oct 1931 Bradford Northern 5-11 Huddersfield Birch Lane
3 Sat 10 Oct 1931 Castleford 4-12 Dewsbury Wheldon Road
4 Sat 10 Oct 1931 Hull 33-7 Keighley Boulevard [3]
5 Sat 10 Oct 1931 Hull Kingston Rovers 6-2 Wakefield Trinity Craven Park (1)
6 Sat 10 Oct 1931 Hunslet 50-11 Bramley Parkside
7 Sat 10 Oct 1931 York 3-0 Halifax Clarence Street
8 Featherstone Rovers bye

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 14 Oct 1931 Hunslet 27-7 Hull Kingston Rovers Parkside
2 Mon 19 Oct 1931 Featherstone Rovers 5-15 Huddersfield Post Office Road
3 Tue 20 Oct 1931 Dewsbury 5-9 Hull Crown Flatt [3]
4 Wed 21 Oct 1931 Leeds 9-14 York Headingley

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 4 Nov 1931 York 2-2 Huddersfield Clarence Street
2 Thu 5 Nov 1931 Hull 0-15 Hunslet Boulevard [3]

Semi-Final - Replays[edit]

Involved 1 match and 2 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
R Mon 9 Nov 1931 Huddersfield 10-7 York Fartown

Final[edit]

The final was played at Headingley, Leeds, now in West Yorkshire. The attendance was 27,800 and receipts were £1,764. The attendance was the second highest attendance recorded to date at the Yorkshire Cup final behind the record of 33,719 from 1922.


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 21 November 1931 Huddersfield 4-2 Hunslet Headingley 27,800 £1,764 1 2 [4][5]

Teams and Scorers[6][edit]

Huddersfield Hunslet
team unknown teams team unknown
J. William "Willie" Stocks 1
2
3
Leonard Bowkett 4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
?? Coach ??
4 score 2
2 HT 0
Scorers
Goals
Leonard Bowkett (1) G
J. William "Willie" Stocks (1) 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
            
Batley 4
Leeds 24
Leeds 9
York 14
York 3
Halifax 0
York 2 (7)
Huddersfield 2 (10)
Featherstone Rovers
bye
Featherstone Rovers 5
Huddersfield 15
Bradford Northern 5
Huddersfield 11
Huddersfield 4
Hunslet 2
Castleford 4
Dewsbury 12
Dewsbury 5
Hull 9
Hull 33
Keighley 7
Hull 0
Hunslet 15
Hunslet 50
Bramley 11
Hunslet 27
Hull Kingston Rovers 7
Hull Kingston Rovers 6
Wakefield Trinity 2

Notes[edit]

1 * The attendance is given as 27,800 by RUGBYLEAGUEproject[1] but 27,000 by the Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook of 1991-92[4] and 1990-91[5]
2 * 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. ^ a b "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 Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1991). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1991-1992. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617852 8. 
  5. ^ a b Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1990). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1990-1991. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617851 X. 
  6. ^ "Huddersfield RL Heritage 1931–32" (PDF). 

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