1963–64 Challenge Cup

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1963–64 Challenge Cup
Duration 5 rounds
Winners Widnes colours.svg Widnes
Runners-up HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers

The 1963–64 Challenge Cup was the 63rd staging of rugby league's oldest knockout competition, the Challenge Cup.[1]

First Round[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
08 Feb Barrow Dewsbury 11-6
08 Feb Blackpool Borough Doncaster 25-2
08 Feb Featherstone Rovers Stanningley Leeds 60-4
08 Feb Halifax Batley 0-3
08 Feb Hull Kingston Rovers Rochdale Hornets 12-12
08 Feb Hunslet Wakefield Trinity 4-4
08 Feb Keighley Oldham 4-11
08 Feb Leigh Widnes 2-2
08 Feb Liverpool City Huddersfield 3-0
08 Feb St Helens Castleford 6-13
08 Feb Salford Leeds 10-6
08 Feb Whitehaven Hull 7-5
08 Feb Wigan Swinton 15-15
08 Feb Workington Town Warrington 21-3
08 Feb York Bramley 5-2
11 Feb Rochdale Hornets Hull Kingston Rovers 7-22
12 Feb Swinton Wigan 13-8
12 Feb Wakefield Trinity Hunslet 7-14
12 Feb Widnes Leigh 11-11
17 Feb Widnes Leigh 14-2

Second Round[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
29 Feb Batley Hunslet 6-14
29 Feb Oldham Featherstone Rovers 9-7
29 Feb Blackpool Borough Thames Board Mills (Warrington) 48-8
29 Feb Whitehaven Castleford 5-29
29 Feb Workington Swinton 3-11
29 Feb York Hull Kingston Rovers 7-23
29 Feb Widnes Liverpool City 16-6
29 Feb Salford Barrow 4-10

Quarter Finals[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
14 Mar Widnes Swinton 5-5
14 Mar Blackpool Borough Castleford 4-25
14 Mar Hull Kingston Rovers Barrow 38-4
14 Mar Hunslet Oldham 5-7
18 Mar Swinton Widnes 0-0
23 Mar Widnes Swinton 15-3

Semi Finals[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
11 Apr Hull Kingston Rovers Oldham 5-5
15 Apr Oldham Hull Kingston Rovers 17-14+
18 Apr Widnes Castleford 7-7
20 Apr Hull Kingston Rovers Oldham 12-2
20 Apr Castleford Widnes 5-7

+ Abandoned after 12 minutes of extra time due to bad light.

Final[edit]

Widnes beat Hull Kingston Rovers 13-5 in the Challenge Cup played at Wembley Stadium on 9 May before a crowd of 84,488.

This was Widnes’ third Challenge Cup Final win in five Final appearances.[2] Frank Collier, their prop forward, was awarded the Lance Todd Trophy for his man-of-the-match performance.

9 May 1964
Widnes 13 – 5 Hull Kingston Rovers
Try: Briers, Myler, Collier
Goal: Randall (2)
Report Try: Burwell
Goal: Kellett
Wembley, London
Attendance: 84,488
Referee/s: R.L. Thomas (Oldham)
Man of the Match: Frank Collier
1 Robert Randall
2 Bobby Chisnall
3 Alan Briers
4 Frank Myler
5 William Thompson
6 Ged Lowe
7 Ray Owen
8 Wally Hurstfield
9 George Kemel
10 Frank Collier
11 Jim Measures
12 Arthur Hughes
13 Vince Karalius (c)
Coach:
1 Cyril Kellett
2 Graham Paul
3 Terry Major
4 David Elliott
5 Mike Blackmore
6 Alan Burwell
7 Arthur Bunting
8 Brian Tyson
9 Peter Flanagan
10 Brian Mennell
11 Eric Palmer
12 Len Clark
13 Harry Poole (c)
Coach:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Challenge Cup 1963/64". Rugby League Project. 
  2. ^ "RFL Challenge Cup Roll of Honour". Archived from the original on 2009-09-16. Retrieved 2009-08-07.