1957–58 Yorkshire Cup

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1957–58 Yorkshire Cup
Structure Regional knockout championship
Teams 16
Winners Huddersfield
Runners-up York
Seasons

1957–58 was the fiftieth occasion on which the Yorkshire Cup competition had been held.

Huddersfield won the trophy by beating York by the score of 15-8
The match was played at Headingley, Leeds, now in West Yorkshire. The attendance was 22,531 and receipts were £4,123

Background[edit]

This season there were no junior/amateur clubs taking part, no new entants and no "leavers" and so the total of entries remained the same at sixteen.
This in turn resulted in no byes in the first round.

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

[3][4]

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 31 Aug 1957 Dewsbury 12-28 Bradford Northern Crown Flatt
2 Sat 31 Aug 1957 Doncaster 9-29 Castleford Bentley Road Stadium/Tattersfield
3 Sat 31 Aug 1957 Featherstone Rovers 46-5 Hull Kingston Rovers Post Office Road
4 Sat 31 Aug 1957 Huddersfield 68-19 Batley Fartown 6,912 [4]
5 Sat 31 Aug 1957 Hull F.C. 14-16 Hunslet Boulevard [5]
6 Sat 31 Aug 1957 Leeds 55-10 Bramley Headingley
7 Sat 31 Aug 1957 Wakefield Trinity 19-16 Halifax Belle Vue
8 Sat 31 Aug 1957 York 15-8 Keighley Clarence Street

Round 2 - Quarterfinals[edit]

Involved 4 matches and 8 clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Tue 10 Sep 1957 Castleford 6-19 Leeds Wheldon Road
2 Mon 16 Sep 1957 Wakefield Trinity 10-13 Huddersfield Belle Vue 7,546 [4]
3 Tue 17 Sep 1957 Bradford Northern 5-2 Featherstone Rovers Odsal
4 Wed 18 Sep 1957 Hunslet 17-19 York Parkside

Round 3 – Semifinals[edit]

Involved 2 matches and 4 clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Mon 30 Sep 1957 Bradford Northern 2-2 York Odsal
2 Wed 2 Oct 1957 Huddersfield 14-2 Leeds Fartown 11,766 [4]

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 Wed 2 Oct 1957 York 14-8 Bradford Northern Clarence Street

Final[edit]


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 19 October 1957 Huddersfield 15-8 York Headingley 22,531 £4,123 1 [4][6][7][8]

Teams and Scorers[4][3][9][edit]

Huddersfield York
teams
Frank Dyson 1 Willie Hargreaves
Harry Plunkett 2 Brian Smith[10]
Austin Kilroy 3 Denzil Webster
Roland Barrow 4 Geoffrey Smith
Mick Sullivan 5 Stan J. Flannery[10]
Peter Ramsden 6 Johnny Robinson[10]
Tommy Smales 7 W. "Bill" Riley[10] (c)
Ted Slevin 8 Frank Moore[10]
Roy Wood 9 Ray Illingworth[10]
David Flint 10 Vic Yorke
Brian Briggs 11 Basil Watts
Kenneth "Ken" Bowman 12 Ron L. O'Brien[10]
Dave Valentine (c) 13 Edgar Dawson
?? Coach W. "Bill" Riley[10]
15 score 8
7 HT 6
Scorers
Tries
Austin Kilroy (1) T Ray Illingworth (1)
Tommy Smales (1) T Stan J. Flannery (1)
Kenneth "Ken" Bowman (1) T
Goals
Frank Dyson (3) G Vic Yorke (1)
Drop Goals
DG
Referee C F (Charlie) Appleton

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
            
Wakefield Trinity 19
Halifax 16
Wakefield Trinity 10
Huddersfield 13
Huddersfield 68
Batley 19
Huddersfield 14
Leeds 2
Doncaster 9
Castleford 29
Castleford 6
Leeds 19
Leeds 55
Bramley 10
Huddersfield 15
York 8
Dewsbury 12
Bradford Northern 28
Bradford Northern 5
Featherstone Rovers 2
Featherstone Rovers 46
Hull Kingston Rovers 5
Bradford Northern 2 (14)
York 2 (8)
Hull F.C. 14
Hunslet 16
Hunslet 17
York 19
York 15
Keighley 8

Notes and comments[edit]

1 * 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)

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 HC&AC committee (1958). Fartown Rugby League Year Book 1958 (price 1/-). HC&AC Supporters' Club. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Fartown Rugby League Yearbook 1958" (PDF). 
  5. ^ "HULL&PROUD - Stats - Fixtures & Results". 
  6. ^ Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1991). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1991-1992. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617852 8. 
  7. ^ Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1990). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1990-1991. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617851 X. 
  8. ^ David Jack (1958). Empire News Football Annual 1958–59 - 72nd year. Empire News and Sunday Chronicle. 
  9. ^ "Huddersfield RL Heritage 1957–58" (PDF). 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h "Programme 'Yorkshire County Rugby League - Challenge Cup Final - 1957 - Huddersfield v. York'" (PDF). huddersfieldrlheritage.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 

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