1938–39 Lancashire Cup

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1938 Lancashire Cup

1938–39 Lancashire Cup
Structure Regional knockout championship
Teams 13
Winners Wigan
Runners-up Salford
Seasons

1938–39 was the thirty-first occasion on which the Lancashire Cup completion had been held.
Wigan won the trophy by beating Salford by the score of 10-7
The match was played at Station Road, Pendlebury, Salford, (historically in the county of Lancashire). The attendance was 27,940 and receipts were £1,708

Background[edit]

The number of teams entering this year’s competition remained the same at 13 and the same fixture format was retained.
There was once again one bye and one “blank” or “dummy” fixture in the first round. The bye in the second round remained.

Competition and Results [1][edit]

Round 1[edit]

Involved 6 matches (with one bye and one “blank” fixture) and 13 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sat 10 Sep 1938 Salford 8-4 Broughton Rangers The Willows
2 Sat 10 Sep 1938 St Helens Recs 12-7 Barrow City Road
3 Sat 10 Sep 1938 Rochdale Hornets 5-19 Widnes Athletic Grounds [2]
4 Sat 10 Sep 1938 Leigh 8-24 Warrington Mather Lane [3]
5 Sat 10 Sep 1938 Wigan 12-8 Swinton Central Park [4]
6 Mon 12 Sep 1938 St. Helens 5-10 Liverpool Stanley Knowsley Road [5]
7 Oldham bye
8 blank blank

Round 2 - Quarter Finals[edit]

Involved 3 matches (with one bye) and 7 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Wed 21 Sep 1938 Oldham 4-13 Wigan Watersheddings [4]
2 Wed 21 Sep 1938 St Helens Recs 8-10 Liverpool Stanley City Road
3 Wed 21 Sep 1938 Warrington 5-4 Widnes Wilderspool [2][3]
4 Salford bye

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 28 Sep 1938 Wigan 13-9 Liverpool Stanley Central Park [4]
2 Thu 29 Sep 1938 Warrington 6-12 Salford Wilderspool [3]

Final[edit]


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 22 October 1938 Wigan 10-7 Salford Station Road 27,940 £1,708 1 [4][6]

Teams and Scorers[4][edit]

Wigan Salford
teams
Jim Sullivan 1 Harold Osbaldestin
Jack Morley 2 Barney Hudson
Ted Ward 3 Albert Gear
Gwynne Davies 4 Bob Brown
Gwyn Williams 5 Alan Edwards
Jack Garvey 6 Gus Risman
Hector Gee 7 Billy Watkins
George Banks 8 David Davies
Joe Egan 9 Bert Day
Ken Gee 10 Joe Bradbury
Ike Jones [1] 11 Paddy Dalton
Trevor Thomas 12 Harold Thomas
Jackie Bowen 13 Jack Feetham
10 score 7
4 HT 2
Scorers
Tries
Goals
Jim Sullivan (5) G
G
Drop Goals
DG
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 4
Wigan 13
Wigan 12
Swinton 8
Wigan 13
Liverpool Stanley 9
St Helens Recs 12
Barrow 7
St Helens Recs 8
Liverpool Stanley 10
St. Helens 5
Liverpool Stanley 10
Wigan 10
Salford 7
Leigh 8
Warrington 24
Warrington 5
Widnes 4
Rochdale Hornets 5
Widnes 19
Warrington 6
Salford 12
Salford 8
Broughton Rangers 4
Salford
bye
blank
blank

Notes and comments[edit]

1 * Station Road was the home ground of Swinton from 1929 to 1992 and at its peak was one of the finest rugby league grounds in the country and it boasted a capacity of 60,000. The actual record attendance was for the Challenge Cup semi-final on 7 April 1951 when 44,621 watched Wigan beat Warrington 3-2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rugby League Project". 
  2. ^ a b "Widnes Vikings - History - Season In Review - 1896–97". 
  3. ^ a b c "Warrington Wolves - Results Archive - 1897". Archived from the original on 6 July 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Wigan "Cherry and White" archived results". 
  5. ^ "Saints Heritage Society - History - Season 1896–97". 
  6. ^ Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1991). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1991–100. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617852 8. 

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