1946–47 Yorkshire Cup

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1946–47 Yorkshire Cup
Structure Regional knockout championship
Teams 16
Winners Wakefield Trinity
Runners-up Hull
Seasons

1946–47 was the thirty-ninth occasion on which the Yorkshire Cup competition had been held.

Wakefield Trinity won the trophy by beating Hull F.C. by the score of 10-0
The match was played at Headingley, Leeds, now in West Yorkshire. The attendance was 34,300 and receipts were £3,718
This is Wakefield Trinity second successive appearance in a Yorkshire Cup final, last year they were beaten by Bradford Northern 5-2

Background[edit]

This season junior/amateur clubs Yorkshire Amateurs were invited to take part. This increased the number of clubs who entered last season by one to a total number of sixteen.
This in turn resulted in no byes in the first round.
The competition again followed the original formula of a knock-out tournament, with the exception of the first round which was still played on a two-legged home and away basis.

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

Round 1 - First Leg[edit]

Involved 8 matches (with no byes) and 16 Clubs
All first round ties are played on a two-legged home and away basis


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue agg Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Wed 6 Sep 1946 Yorkshire Amateurs 7-28 York Parkside 1
2 Sat 7 Sep 1946 Batley 8-9 Hunslet Mount Pleasant
3 Sat 8 Sep 1946 Bramley 4-9 Dewsbury Barley Mow
4 Sat 9 Sep 1946 Featherstone Rovers 10-16 Hull Post Office Road [3]
5 Sat 10 Sep 1946 Huddersfield 20-5 Bradford Northern Fartown
6 Sat 11 Sep 1946 Hull Kingston Rovers 10-9 Halifax Craven Park (1)
7 Sat 12 Sep 1946 Keighley 14-11 Wakefield Trinity Lawkholme Lane [4]
8 Sat 13 Sep 1946 Leeds 8-11 Castleford Headingley

Round 1 - Second Leg[edit]

Involved 8 matches (with no byes) and 16 Clubs
All first round ties are played on a two-legged home and away basis


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue agg Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sat 14 Sep 1946 York 29-12 Yorkshire Amateurs Clarence Street 57-19 1
2 Sat 15 Sep 1946 Hunslet 10-4 Batley Parkside 19-12
3 Sat 16 Sep 1946 Dewsbury 9-8 Bramley Crown Flatt 18-12
4 Sat 17 Sep 1946 Hull 24-3 Featherstone Rovers Boulevard 42-13 [3]
5 Sat 18 Sep 1946 Bradford Northern 3-20 Huddersfield Odsal 8-40
6 Sat 19 Sep 1946 Halifax 7-11 Hull Kingston Rovers Thrum Hall 16-21
7 Sat 20 Sep 1946 Wakefield Trinity 8-2 Keighley Belle Vue 19-16 [4]
8 Sat 21 Sep 1946 Castleford 16-7 Leeds Wheldon Road 27-15

Round 2 - Quarter Finals[edit]

Involved 4 matches and 8 Clubs
All second round ties are played on a knock-out basis


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue agg Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sat 23 Sep 1946 Hunslet 10-9 Dewsbury Parkside
2 Mon 24 Sep 1946 Huddersfield 10-15 Hull Kingston Rovers Fartown
3 Thu 25 Oct 1946 Hull 42-8 York Boulevard [3]
4 Thu 26 Oct 1946 Wakefield Trinity 11-2 Castleford Belle Vue [4]

Round 3 – Semi-Finals[edit]

Involved 2 matches and 4 Clubs
Both semi-final ties are played on a knock-out basis


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue agg Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Thu 28 Oct 1946 Hull 15-11 Hull Kingston Rovers Boulevard [3]
2 Wed 29 Oct 1946 Wakefield Trinity 7-4 Hunslet Belle Vue [4]

Final[edit]


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue agg Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 31 November 1946 Wakefield Trinity 10-0 Hull Headingley 34,300 £3,718 2 3 4 [3][4][5][6]

Teams and Scorers[4][edit]

Wakefield Trinity Hull
teams Positions uncertain
William "Billy" Teall 1 Freddie Miller (c)
Jackie Perry 2 Ivor J. Watts
Ronald "Ron" Rylance (c) 3 T. Glynn
A J "Jim" Croston 4 Ernie Lawrence
Dennis Baddeley 5 A. Shakesby
Johnny Jones 6 Alan Sinclair
Arthur Fletcher 7 Thomas A. Johnson
Harry Wilkinson 8 Charlie Booth
Leonard "Len" Marson 9 Jack Tindall
James "Jim" Higgins 10 S. Jimmeson
G H "Mick" Exley 11 H. Wilkinson
Harry Murphy 12 Albert Bowers
Leonard "Len" Bratley 13 F. W. Shillito
probably James "Jim" Croston Coach Ted Tattersfield (trainer)
10 score 0
0 HT 0
Scorers
Tries
Ronald "Ron" Rylance (1) T no score
Arthur Fletcher (1) T
Goals
Jackie Perry (2) G
Referee unknown

Scoring - Try = three (3) points - Goal = two (2) points - Drop goal = two (2) points

The road to success[edit]

All the ties in the first round were played on a two leg (home and away) basis.
For the first round ties, the first club named in each of the ties played the first leg at home.
For the first round ties, the scores shown are the aggregate score over the two legs.

First Round Second Round Semi Finals Final
            
Hull Kingston Rovers 9
Dewsbury 24
Dewsbury 10
Keighley 3
Bramley 29
Keighley 39
Dewsbury 2
Bradford Northern 7
Bradford Northern
bye
Bradford Northern 8
Hunslet 0
Batley 5
Hunslet 40
Bradford Northern 5
Wakefield Trinity 2
Wakefield Trinity 52
Huddersfield 12
Wakefield Trinity 34
Hull 7
Halifax 23
Hull 35
Wakefield Trinity 14
Leeds 7
Leeds 21
Castleford 15
Leeds 11
Featherstone Rovers 4
York L
Featherstone Rovers W

Notes and comments[edit]

  1. Yorkshire Amateurs were a team from Yorkshire which appeared to have players selected from many, both professional and amateur, clubs? Yorkshire Amateurs played on many grounds, this match was played at Parkside, the ground of Hunslet
  2. The attendance is given as 34,300 by the Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook of 1991-92[5] and 1990-91[6] but 29,000 by RUGBYLEAGUEproject[1] and also by "100 Years of Rugby. The History of Wakefield Trinity 1873-1973"[4]
  3. The attendance of 34,300, if correct (see last item) is a record to date beating the previous record of 33,719 set in 1922. The previous second highest attendance was 28,714 set in 1938
  4. The receipts of £3,718 were a new record, beating the previous best of £2,414 set in 1922 by over £1,300
  5. 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.

General information for those unfamiliar[edit]

The Rugby League 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)

Information Required[edit]

Can anyone add any further details about Yorkshire Amateurs

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 d e "HULL&PROUD - Stats - Fixtures & Results". 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g 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. 
  5. ^ a b Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1991). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1991-1992. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617852 8. 
  6. ^ 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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