1936–37 Yorkshire Cup

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1936–37 Yorkshire Cup
Structure Regional knockout championship
Teams 16
Winners York
Runners-up Wakefield Trinity
Seasons

The 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 Mansfield, Coventry, this season's appearance of Newcastle, and even last year's appearance of London (in the form of Acton & Willesden. The 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)
1936 was the twenty-ninth occasion on which the Yorkshire Cup competition had been held.

York won the trophy by beating Wakefield Trinity by the score of 9-2
The match was played at Headingley, Leeds, now in West Yorkshire. The attendance was 19,000 and receipts were £1,294
This was the York's second successive appearance in a Yorkshire Cup final, last year as defeated finalists. It was also the third and last of York's Yorkshire Cup winning appearances, although they would appear in the finals twice more, on each occasion ending as defeated finalists

Background[edit]

This season there were no junior/amateur clubs taking part, one "leavers" with the loss of Acton & Willesden and one new entrant in the form of Newcastle. This resulted in the total number of entries remaining the same as last season at sixteen.
This in turn resulted in no byes in the first round.

Competition and Results[1][2][edit]

Round 1[edit]

Involved 8 matches (with no byes) and 16 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sat 12 Sep 1936 Bradford Northern 11-12 Leeds Odsal
2 Sat 12 Sep 1936 Dewsbury 8-0 Keighley Crown Flatt
3 Sat 12 Sep 1936 Halifax 7-0 Castleford Thrum Hall
4 Sat 12 Sep 1936 Huddersfield 2-8 Wakefield Trinity Fartown
5 Sat 12 Sep 1936 Hull Kingston Rovers 13-17 Hull Craven Park (1) [3]
6 Sat 12 Sep 1936 Hunslet 19-5 Featherstone Rovers Parkside
7 Sat 12 Sep 1936 Newcastle 7-7 Bramley Brough Park[4] 1
8 Sat 12 Sep 1936 York 8-2 Batley Clarence Street

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 16 Sep 1936 Bramley 11-7 Newcastle Barley Mow

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 23 Sep 1936 Hunslet 15-7 Halifax Parkside
2 Wed 23 Sep 1936 Wakefield Trinity 20-7 Bramley Belle Vue
3 Wed 23 Sep 1936 York 14-2 Dewsbury Clarence Street
4 Thu 24 Sep 1936 Hull 12-9 Leeds Boulevard [3]

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 30 Sep 1936 Wakefield Trinity 11-6 Hunslet Belle Vue
2 Wed 30 Sep 1936 York 5-0 Hull Clarence Street [3]

Final[edit]


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 17 October 1936 York 9-2 Wakefield Trinity Headingley 19,000 1,294 2 3 [5][6][7]

Teams and Scorers[5][edit]

York Wakefield Trinity
teams
Tommy Dingsdale 1 Robert "Bob" Oliver
T. Western 2 T. Ryan /J. 'Mackie' Ryan
W. Welsh 3 John Malpass
S. Hunt 4 J. Pearman/M. Pearman
H. Haigh 5 F G "Freddie" Smart
G. Rees 6 Sam Herberts
William Thomas 7 Herbert "Harry" Goodfellow
L. Sharpe 8 Harry Wilkinson
Harry Field 9 Clifford "CJ" Carter
Dai Prosser 10 Jimmy A. Hobson
H. Coldrick 11 William "Bill" Horton
F. Elias 12 G H "Mick" Exley
Norman Fender 13 Alfred Watson
?? Coach ??
9 score 2
0 HT 2
Scorers
Tries
S. Hunt (1) T
Goals
Tommy Dingsdale (2) G Robert/Robin "Bob" Oliver (1)
Norman Fender (1) G
Drop Goals
DG
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
            
York 8
Batley 2
York 14
Dewsbury 2
Dewsbury 8
Keighley 0
York 5
Hull 0
Hull Kingston Rovers 13
Hull 17
Hull 12
Leeds 9
Bradford Northern 11
Leeds 12
York 9
Wakefield Trinity 2
Huddersfield 2
Wakefield Trinity 8
Wakefield Trinity 20
Bramley 7
Newcastle 7 (7)
Bramley 7 (11)
Wakefield Trinity 11
Hunslet 6
Hunslet 19
Featherstone Rovers 5
Hunslet 15
Halifax 7
Halifax 7
Castleford 0

Notes and comments[edit]

1 * Newcastle's first Yorkshire Cup match. According to "The Grounds of Rugby League",[4] Newcastle RLFC played at Brough Park in the 1936/37 season. For 1937/38 the team moved to the new White City Stadium in Gateshead.
2 * The receipts are given as £1,294 by the Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook of 1991-92[6] and 1990-91[7] but as £1 less as £1,293 by "100 Years of Rugby. The History of Wakefield Trinity 1873-1973" [5]
3 * 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. ^ "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 Trevor R.Delaney (1991). The Grounds of Rugby League. Trevor R.Delaney, Keighley. ISBN 978-0950998220. 
  5. ^ a b c J C Lindley and D W Armitage (1973). 100 Years of Rugby. The History of Wakefield Trinity 1873-1973. Wakefield Trinity Centenary Committee. ISBN 0 35617852 8. 
  6. ^ a b Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1991). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1991-1992. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617852 8. 
  7. ^ 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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