1981–82 Yorkshire Cup

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1981–82 Yorkshire Cup
Structure Regional knockout championship
Teams 16
Winners Castleford
Runners-up Bradford Northern
Seasons

The 1981–82 Yorkshire Cup was the seventy-fourth occasion on which the Yorkshire Cup competition had been held.

Castleford won the trophy by beating Bradford Northern by the score of 10-5
The match was played at Headingley, Leeds, now in West Yorkshire. The attendance was 5,852 and receipts were £10,359
1981 is the start of an incredible eleven years in which Castleford. previously only once winners in 1977, will make eight appearances in the Yorkshire Cup final, winning four and ending as runner-up in four occasions.
It is also the first of two successive years when Bradford Northern played in the Yorkshire Cup final, and in both cases they ended as runner-up

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][edit]

[2][3]

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 14 Aug 1981 Hull Kingston Rovers 34-7 Huddersfield Craven Park (1) 7030 [3]
2 Sun 16 Aug 1981 Castleford 18-16 Featherstone Rovers Wheldon Road 3092
3 Sun 16 Aug 1981 Doncaster 11-12 Batley Bentley Road Stadium/Tattersfield 443
4 Sun 16 Aug 1981 Halifax 5-33 Bradford Northern Thrum Hall 4164
5 Sun 16 Aug 1981 Hull F.C. 16-19 Leeds Boulevard 11194 [4]
6 Sun 16 Aug 1981 Keighley 23-13 Bramley Lawkholme Lane 1003
7 Sun 16 Aug 1981 Wakefield Trinity 18-6 Dewsbury Belle Vue 2817
8 Sun 16 Aug 1981 York 26-11 Hunslet Clarence Street 3000 1

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 Sun 23 Aug 1981 Castleford 42-30 York Wheldon Road 3453
2 Sun 23 Aug 1981 Hull Kingston Rovers 22-12 Wakefield Trinity Craven Park (1) 8907
3 Sun 23 Aug 1981 Keighley 12-28 Batley Lawkholme Lane 1374
4 Sun 23 Aug 1981 Leeds 5-11 Bradford Northern Headingley 7526

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 Wed 2 Sep 1981 Castleford 40-3 Batley Wheldon Road 3014 [5]
2 Wed 2 Sep 1981 Hull Kingston Rovers 11-12 Bradford Northern Craven Park (1) 9878

Final[edit]


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 3 October 1981 Castleford 10-5 Bradford Northern Headingley 5,852 £10,359 2 3 [6][7][8]

Teams and scorers[1][8][edit]

Castleford Bradford Northern
teams
George Claughton 1 Keith Mumby
Terrence "Terry" Richardson 2 David Barends
Steve Fenton 3 Gary Hale
Gary Hyde 4 Alan Parker
Geoffrey "Geoff" Morris 5 Les Gant
John Joyner 6 Ellery Hanley
Robert "Bob" Beardmore 7 Alan Redfearn
Alan Hardy 8 Jeff Grayshon
Robert Spurr 9 Brian Noble
Barry Johnson 10 Phil Sanderson
David Finch 11 Gary Van Bellen
Kevin Ward 12 Graham Idle
Andrew Timson 13 Alan Rathbone
Ian Birkby 14 David Redfearn (for Phil Sanderson)
Paul Norton (for Alan Hardy) 15 Dick Jasiewicz (for Gary Van Bellan)
Malcolm "Mal" Reilly Coach Peter Fox
10 score 5
5 HT 2
Scorers
Tries
Gary Hyde (1) T Alan Parker (1)
John Joyner (1) T
Goals
David Finch (2) G Ellery Hanley (1)
Referee M. Robin Whitfield (Widnes)
White Rose Trophy for Man of the match Barry Johnson - Castleford - Prop
sponsored by
Competition Sponsor Webster's Brewery (Samuel Webster & Sons Ltd)

Scoring - Try = three (3) points - Goal = two (2) points - Drop goal = one (1) point

The road to success[edit]

First Round Second Round Semi Finals Final
                       
Castleford 18
Featherstone Rovers 16
Castleford 42
York 30
York 26
Hunslet 11
Castleford 40
Batley 3
Keighley 23
Bramley 13
Keighley 12
Batley 28
Doncaster 11
Batley 12
Castleford 10
Bradford Northern 5
Hull Kingston Rovers 34
Huddersfield 7
Hull Kingston Rovers 22
Wakefield Trinity 12
Wakefield Trinity 18
Dewsbury 6
Hull Kingston Rovers 11
Bradford Northern 12
Hull F.C. 16
Leeds 19
Leeds 5
Bradford Northern 11
Halifax 5
Bradford Northern 33

Notes and comments[edit]

1 * Hunslet had moved to Leeds United's Elland Road at the start of the season
2 * The attendance is given as 5,876 by RUGBYLEAGUEproject[1] but the Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook of 1991-92[7] and 1990-91[8] gives the attendance as twenty-four less at 5,852
3 * 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. ^ a b c "Rugby League Project". 
  2. ^ HC&AC committee (1982). Fartown Rugby League Year Book 1981–82 (price 60p). HC&AC Supporters' Club. 
  3. ^ a b "Fartown Rugby League Yearbook 1981–82" (PDF). 
  4. ^ "HULL&PROUD - Stats - Fixtures & Results". 
  5. ^ Castleford RLFC Programme dept. Match Programme Yorkshire Cup semi-final 1981. Castleford RLFC. 
  6. ^ Yorkshire County Rugby League Programme dept. Match Programme Yorkshire Cup 1981. YCRL Committee. 
  7. ^ a b Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1991). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1991-1992. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617852 8. 
  8. ^ a b c Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1990). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1990-1991. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617851 X. 

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