1964–65 Challenge Cup

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1964–65 Challenge Cup
Duration 5 Rounds
Number of teams 32
Broadcast partners BBC 1
Winners Wigancolours.svg Wigan
Runners-up Hunsletcolours.svg Hunslet
Lance Todd Trophy Wigancolours.svg Ray Ashby
Hunsletcolours.svg Brian Gabbitas (shared)

The 1964–65 Challenge Cup was the 64th staging of rugby league's oldest knockout competition, the Challenge Cup.[1]

The final was contested by Wigan and Hunslet at Wembley Stadium. Wigan won the match 20–16, with Wigan's Ray Ashby and Hunslet's Brian Gabbitas jointly receiving the Lance Todd Trophy.

First Round[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
06 Feb Crosfields Blackpool 4-27
06 Feb Dewsbury Wakefield Trinity 2-11
06 Feb Doncaster Whitehaven 4-5
06 Feb Featherstone Rovers York 24-7
06 Feb Halifax Rochdale Hornets 17-12
06 Feb Huddersfield Bramley 5-20
06 Feb Hull Kingston Rovers Batley 5-7
06 Feb Hunslet Oldham 12-4
06 Feb Keighley Salford 8-11
06 Feb Leeds Liverpool 19-6
06 Feb Leigh Bradford Northern 6-7
06 Feb St Helens Castleford 22-9
06 Feb Swinton Dewsbury Celtic 48-5
06 Feb Warrington Hull FC 7-4
06 Feb Widnes Workington Town 2-2
06 Feb Wigan Barrow 16-0
10 Feb - replay Workington Town Widnes 2-0

Second Round[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
27 Feb Blackpool Whitehaven 5-2
27 Feb Bradford Northern Wakefield Trinity 7-10
27 Feb Featherstone Rovers Swinton 2-9
27 Feb Hunslet Batley 24-4
27 Feb Leeds Bramley 13-9
27 Feb Warrington Salford 16-2
27 Feb Wigan St Helens 7-2
27 Feb Workington Town Halifax 18-5

Quarter Finals[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
13 Mar Hunslet Leeds 7-5
13 Mar Wakefield Trinity Blackpool 4-0
13 Mar Warrington Swinton 10-11
13 Mar Workington Town Wigan 4-10

Semi Finals[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
03 Apr Wigan Swinton 25-10
10 Apr Hunslet Wakefield Trinity 8-0

Final[edit]

8 May 1965
Wigan 20 – 16 Hunslet
Try: Holden, Lake (2), Gilfedder
Goal: Gilfedder (3), Ashton
Report Try: Shelton, Griffiths
Goal: Langton (5)
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 89,016
Referee: Joe Manley (Warrington)[2]
Man of the Match: Ray Ashby & Brian Gabbitas[3]
FB 1 Ray Ashby
RW 2 Billy Boston
RC 3 Eric Ashton (c)
LC 4 Keith Holden
LW 5 Trevor Lake
SO 6 Cliff Hill
SH 7 Frank Parr
PR 8 Danny Gardiner
HK 9 Colin Clarke
PR 10 Brian McTigue
SR 11 Tony Stephens
SR 12 Roy Evans
LF 13 Laurie Gilfedder
Substitutes (not used):
IC 14 Kevin O'Loughlin
IC 15 Geoff Lyon
Player-coach:
Eric Ashton
FB 1 Bill Langton
RW 2 John Griffiths
RC 3 Geoff Shelton
LC 4 Alan Preece
LW 5 Barry Lee
SO 6 Brian Gabbitas
SH 7 Alan Marchant
PR 8 Dennis Hartley
HK 9 Bernard Prior
PR 10 Ken Eyre
SR 11 Bill Ramsey
SR 12 Geoff Gunney
LF 13 Fred Ward (c)
Substitutes (not used):
IC 14 Arthur Render
IC 15 Billy Baldwinson
Player-coach:
Fred Ward

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Challenge Cup 1964/65". Rugby League Project. 
  2. ^ "8th May 1965: Wigan 20 Hunslet 16 (Challenge Cup Final)". cherryandwhite.co.uk. RLFANS.COM. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Mather, Harold (10 May 1965). "Hunslet's defiance a revelation: Wigan win a memorable final". The Guardian. p. 13. 

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