1966–67 Yorkshire Cup

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1966–67 Yorkshire Cup
Structure Regional knockout championship
Teams 16
Winners Hull Kingston Rovers
Runners-up Featherstone Rovers
Seasons

The 1966–67 Yorkshire Cup was the fifty-ninth occasion on which the competition had been held.

Hull Kingston Rovers won the trophy by beating Featherstone Rovers by the score of 25-12.
The match was played at Headingley, Leeds, now in West Yorkshire. The attendance was 13,241 and receipts were £3,482
This was the first of two successive victories for Hull Kingston Rovers.

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 Fri 2 Sep 1966 Castleford 32-2 Batley Wheldon Road
2 Fri 2 Sep 1966 Hunslet 21-10 Doncaster Parkside
3 Sat 3 Sep 1966 Dwesbury 13-13 Wakefield Trinity Crown Flatt [5]
4 Sat 3 Sep 1966 Featherstone Rovers 50-15 York Post Office Road
5 Sat 3 Sep 1966 Huddersfield 8-4 Bradford Northern Fartown 9,990 [4]
6 Sat 3 Sep 1966 Hull F.C. 20-24 Hull Kingston Rovers Boulevard [6]
7 Sat 3 Sep 1966 Keighley 16-30 Halifax Lawkholme Lane
8 Sat 3 Sep 1966 Leeds 18-20 Bramley Headingley 1

Round 1 - Replays[edit]

Involved 1 match and 2 clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
R Mon 5 Sep 1966 Wakefield Trinity 18-11 Dewsbury Belle Vue [5]

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 Mon 12 Sep 1966 Huddersfield 11-6 Wakefield Trinity Fartown 7,473 [5][4]
2 Tue 13 Sep 1966 Featherstone Rovers 17-9 Bramley Post Office Road
3 Wed 14 Sep 1966 Castleford 14-18 Halifax Wheldon Road
4 Wed 14 Sep 1966 Hunslet 3-29 Hull Kingston Rovers 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 26 Sep 1966 Featherstone Rovers 20-9 Halifax Post Office Road
2 Mon 26 Sep 1966 Hull Kingston Rovers 27-7 Huddersfield Craven Park (1) 10,533 [4]

Final[edit]


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 15 October 1966 Hull Kingston Rovers 25-12 Featherstone Rovers Headingley 13,241 £3,482 2 [7][8]

Teams and scorers[edit]

Hull Kingston Rovers Featherstone Rovers
teams
Cyril Kellett 1 Dave Kellett
Christopher Young 2 Vaughn Thomas
Alan Burwell 3 Kenneth "Ken" Greatorex
Johnny Moore 4 Brian Wrigglesworth
Mike Blackmore 5 Graham Westwood
Roger Millward 6 Michael Smith
Arthur Bunting 7 Carl Dooler
Frank Fox 8 Malcolm Dixon
Peter Flanagan 9 Milan Kosanović
Brian Tyson 10 Colin Forsyth
William Holliday 11 Arnold Morgan
Frank Foster 12 Steve Lyons
Terry Major 13 Tommy Smales
Colin Hutton Coach Laurie Gant
25 score 12
17 HT 2
Scorers
Tries
Christopher Young (1) T Brian Wrigglesworth (1)
Alan Burwelll (1) T Colin Forsyth (1)
Johnny Moore (1) T
Mike Blackmoore (1) T
Peter Flanagan (1) T
Goals
Cyril Kellett (5) G Tommy Smales (3)
G
Drop Goals
DG
Referee Brian Baker (Horwich)
White Rose Trophy for Man of the match Cyril Kellett - Hull Kingston Rovers - Fullback
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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
            
Hunslet 21
Doncaster 10
Hunslet 3
Hull Kingston Rovers 29
Hull F.C. 20
Hull Kingston Rovers 24
Hull Kingston Rovers 27
Huddersfield 7
Huddersfield 8
Bradford Northern 4
Huddersfield 11
Wakefield Trinity 6
Dwesbury 13 (11_
Wakefield Trinity 13 (18)
Hull Kingston Rovers 25
Featherstone Rovers 12
Featherstone Rovers 50
York 15
Featherstone Rovers 17
Bramley 9
Leeds 18
Bramley 20
Featherstone Rovers 20
Halifax 9
Castleford 32
Batley 2
Castleford 14
Halifax 18
Keighley 16
Halifax 30

Notes and comments[edit]

1 * Bramley were now playing their home matches at a new venue, McLaren Field
2 * 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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rugby League Project". 
  2. ^ Jack Winstanley & Malcolm Ryding (1991). John Player Yearbook 1975-76. Queen Anne Press. 
  3. ^ HC&AC Committee (1967). Fartown Rugby League Year Book 1967 (price 1/-). HC&AC Supporters' Club. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Fartown Rugby League Yearbook 1967" (PDF). 
  5. ^ a b c J C Lindley and D W Armitage (1973). 100 Years of Rugby. The History of Wakefield Trinity 1873-1973. Wakefield Trinity Centenary Committee. ISBN 0 35617852 8. 
  6. ^ "HULL&PROUD - Stats - Fixtures & Results". 
  7. ^ Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1991). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1991-1992. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617852 8. 
  8. ^ Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1990). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1990-1991. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617851 X. 

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