1956–57 Lancashire Cup

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1956–57 Lancashire Cup
Structure Regional knockout championship
Teams 15
Winners Oldham
Runners-up St. Helens
Seasons

1956–57 was the forty-fourth occasion on which the Lancashire Cup completion had been held.
Oldham won the trophy by beating St. Helens by the score of 10-3
The match was played at Central Park, Wigan, (historically in the county of Lancashire). The excellent attendance was 39,544 and receipts were £6,274
This was the first of Oldham's three consecutive triumphs. 1958 would be the last time they would win the trophy, although they did later appear 4 times as runners-up (in 1966, 1969, 1987 and 1989

Background[edit]

With the invitation to junior club “County Amateurs”, the number of clubs remained the same at 15.
The same pre-war fixture format was retained, and due to the number of clubs this resulted in one bye in the first round.

Competition and results[1][edit]

Round 1[2][edit]

Involved 7 matches (with one bye but no “blank” fixture) and 15 clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sat 01 Sep 1956 Blackpool Borough 15-12 Whitehaven St Anne's Road Greyhound Stadium
2 Sat 01 Sep 1956 Liverpool City 24-7 County Amateurs Mill Yard, Knotty Ash 1
3 Sat 01 Sep 1956 St. Helens 27-7 Swinton Knowsley Road 17,000 [3]
4 Sat 01 Sep 1956 Salford 17-9 Workington Town The Willows
5 Sat 01 Sep 1956 Warrington 31-8 Rochdale Hornets Wilderspool [4]
6 Sat 01 Sep 1956 Widnes 7-17 Barrow Naughton Park [5]
7 Sat 01 Sep 1956 Wigan 16-18 Oldham Central Park [6]
8 Leigh bye

Round 2 - Quarter Finals[edit]

Involved 3 matches (with no bye) and 8 clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Tue 11 Sep 1956 St. Helens 34-3 Liverpool City Knowsley Road 9,000 [3]
2 Tue 11 Sep 1956 Salford 0-31 Oldham The Willows
3 Wed 12 Sep 1956 Leigh 25-3 Blackpool Borough Kirkhall Lane
4 Thu 13 Sep 1956 Warrington 5-2 Barrow Wilderspool [4]

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 19 Sep 1956 Leigh 9-18 Oldham Kirkhall Lane
2 Thu 20 Sep 1956 Warrington 9-17 St. Helens Wilderspool 26,000 [4][3]

Final[edit]


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 20 October 1956 Oldham 10-3 St. Helens Central Park 39,544 £6,274 2 [3][7][2]

Teams and Scorers [3][edit]

Oldham St. Helens
teams
1 Glyn Moses
John Etty 2 Steve Llewellyn
3 Doug Greenall
4 Bill Finnan [1]
5 Frank Carlton
Frank Stirrup (c) 6 Austin Rhodes
7 John Dickinson
8 Alan Prescott
9 Len McIntyre
10 Nat Silcock, Jr.
11 George Parsons
12 Josh Gaskell [2]
13 Vince Karalius
10 score 3
7 HT 3
Scorers
Tries
John Etty (1) T
Goals
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
            
Leigh
bye
Leigh 25
Blackpool Borough 3
Blackpool Borough 15
Whitehaven 12
Leigh 9
Oldham 18
Salford 17
Workington Town 9
Salford 0
Oldham 31
Wigan 16
Oldham 18
Oldham 10
St. Helens 3
Warrington 31
Rochdale Hornets 8
Warrington 5
Barrow 2
Widnes 7
Barrow 17
Warrington 9
St. Helens 17
#REF!   27
Swinton 7
St. Helens 34
Liverpool City 3
Liverpool City 24
County Amateurs 7

Notes and comments[edit]

1 * County Amateurs were a Junior (amateur) club from ??
2 * Central Park was the home ground of Wigan with a final capacity of 18,000, although the record attendance was 47,747 for Wigan v St Helens 27 March 1959

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rugby League Project". 
  2. ^ a b David Jack (1957). Empire News Football Annual 1957–58 - 71st year. Empire News and Sunday Chronicle. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Saints Heritage Society - History - Season 1896-97". 
  4. ^ a b c "Warrington Wolves - Results Archive - 1897". Archived from the original on 2010-07-06. 
  5. ^ "Widnes Vikings - History - Season In Review - 1896-97". 
  6. ^ "Wigan "Cherry and White" archived results". 
  7. ^ Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1991). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1991-100. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617852 8. 

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