1958–59 Lancashire Cup

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The 1958 Rugby League Lancashire Cup competition

1958–59 Lancashire Cup
Structure Regional knockout championship
Teams 14
Winners Oldham
Runners-up St. Helens
Seasons

1958–59 was the forty-sixth occasion on which the Lancashire Cup completion had been held.
Oldham won the trophy by beating St. Helens by the score of 12-2
The match was played at Station Road, Pendlebury, (historically in the county of Lancashire). The attendance was 38,780 and receipts were £6,933; another excellent attendance.
This was the third (and final one) of Oldham's three consecutive triumphs. It 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 again no invitation to a junior club this season, the total number of teams entering the competition remained the same at 14.
The same pre-war fixture format was retained, and due to the number of clubs this resulted in no bye but one “blank” or “dummy” fixture in the first round, and one bye in the second round.

Competition and results[1][2][edit]

Round 1[edit]

Involved 7 matches (with no bye but one “blank” fixture) and 14 clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sat 30 Aug 1958 Warrington 10-16 Leigh Wilderspool [3]
2 Sat 30 Aug 1958 Widnes 44-13 Salford Naughton Park [4]
3 Sat 30 Aug 1958 Workington Town 25-12 Liverpool City Derwent Park
4 Sat 30 Aug 1958 Rochdale Hornets 15-20 St. Helens Athletic Grounds 8,257 [5]
5 Sat 30 Aug 1958 Swinton 12-31 Wigan Station Road [6]
6 Sat 30 Aug 1958 Oldham 49-5 Whitehaven Watersheddings
7 Sat 30 Aug 1958 Barrow 28-12 Blackpool Borough Craven Park
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 Mon 08 Sep 1958 Barrow 23-17 Workington Town Craven Park
2 Mon 08 Sep 1958 Leigh 2-12 St. Helens Kirkhall Lane 14,800 [5]
3 Tue 16 Sep 1958 Oldham 19-7 Wigan Watersheddings [6]
4 Widnes bye [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 17 Sep 1958 St. Helens 18-6 Barrow Knowsley Road 23,000 [5]
2 Tue 30 Sep 1958 Oldham 9-4 Widnes Watersheddings [4]

Final[edit]


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 25 October 1958 Oldham 12-2 St. Helens Station Road 38,780 £6,933 [2][5][7]

Teams and Scorers[5][edit]

Oldham St. Helens
teams
Bernard Ganley 1 Peter Fearis [1]
Dick Cracknell 2 Tom van Vollenhoven
Alan Davies 3 Doug Greenall
John Noon 4 Ken Large [2]
John Etty 5 Frank Carlton
Allan Kellett 6 Brian Howard [3]
Frank Stirrup (c) 7 Alex Murphy
Ron Rowbottom 8 Abe Terry
Jack Keith 9 Tom McKinney
Ken Jackson 10 Derek Brown [4]
Charlie Winslade 11 Brian Briggs
Des McKeown 12 Walter Delves [5]
Derek Turner 13 Vince Karalius
12 score 2
7 HT 2
Scorers
Tries
T
T
Goals
G
G
Drop Goals
DG
Referee R. Gelder, Wakefield

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 49
Whitehaven 5
Oldham 19
Wigan 7
Swinton 12
Wigan 31
Oldham 9
Widnes 4
Widnes 44
Salford 13
Widnes
bye
blank
blank
Oldham 12
St. Helens 2
Warrington 10
Leigh 16
Leigh 2
St. Helens 12
Rochdale Hornets 15
St. Helens 20
St. Helens 18
Barrow 6
Barrow 28
Blackpool Borough 12
Barrow 23
Workington Town 17
Workington Town 25
Liverpool City 12

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 David Jack (1957). Empire News Football Annual 1957–58 - 71st year. Empire News and Sunday Chronicle. 
  3. ^ "Warrington Wolves - Results Archive - 1897". Archived from the original on 2010-07-06. 
  4. ^ a b c "Widnes Vikings - History - Season In Review - 1896-97". 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Saints Heritage Society - History - Season 1896-97". 
  6. ^ a b "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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