1988–89 Yorkshire Cup

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1988–89 Yorkshire Cup
Structure Regional knockout championship
Teams 18
Winners Leeds
Runners-up Castleford
Seasons

The 1988–89 Yorkshire Cup was the eighty-first occasion on which this rugby league Yorkshire Cup competition was held.

Leeds won the trophy by beating the previous season's runner-up, Castleford, with a score of 33-12.
The match was played at Elland Road, Leeds, now in West Yorkshire. The attendance was 22,968 and receipts were £83,591.
This was the sixth time in an incredible eleven-year period in which Castleford, previously only winners once, in 1977, made eight appearances in the Yorkshire Cup final, winning four and finishing runners-up on the other four occasions. It was also the second season in succession that Castleford appeared, and lost, in the final within that eleven-year period.

Background[edit]

In the 1988–89 season there were no junior/amateur clubs taking part, no new entrants and no "leavers" and so the total of entries remained the same at eighteen.
As a result, a preliminary round was required to reduce the number of clubs entering the first round to sixteen.

Competition and Results[1][edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

Involved 2 matches and 4 clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
P1 Wed 31 Aug 1988 Bramley 16-38 Leeds McLaren Field 4,258
P2 Wed 31 Aug 1988 Sheffield Eagles 8-28 Wakefield Trinity Owlerton Stadium 1,356

Round 1[edit]

Involved 5 matches (with three byes) and 13 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sun 18 Sep 1988 Castleford 94-12 Huddersfield Wheldon Road 3,144 1 2
2 Sun 18 Sep 1988 Featherstone Rovers 38-8 Doncaster Post Office Road 2,682
3 Sun 18 Sep 1988 Halifax 36-14 Batley Thrum Hall 5,370
4 Sun 18 Sep 1988 Hull F.C. 53-0 Hunslet Boulevard 3,153 [2]
5 Sun 18 Sep 1988 Keighley 22-28 Hull Kingston Rovers Lawkholme Lane 1,596
6 Sun 18 Sep 1988 Leeds 24-21 Bradford Northern Headingley 10,992
7 Sun 18 Sep 1988 Wakefield Trinity 46-20 Dewsbury Belle Vue 3,733
8 Sun 18 Sep 1988 York 25-4 Mansfield Marksman Clarence Street 1,370

Round 2 - Quarter Finals[edit]

Involved 4 matches and 8 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Tue 27 Sep 1988 Hull F.C. 18-0 Featherstone Rovers Boulevard 4,010 [2]
2 Wed 28 Sep 1988 Castleford 40-14 York Wheldon Road 3,155
3 Wed 28 Sep 1988 Halifax 24-2 Hull Kingston Rovers Thrum Hall 6,296
4 Wed 28 Sep 1988 Leeds 15-10 Wakefield Trinity Headingley 11,150

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 5 Oct 1988 Halifax 8-12 Castleford Thrum Hall 8,432
2 Wed 5 Oct 1988 Leeds 12-8 Hull F.C. Headingley 10,384 [2]

Final[edit]


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Sunday 16 October 1988 Leeds 33-12 Castleford Elland Road 22,968 £83.591 3 4 [3][4][5]

Teams and Scorers[1][2][4][edit]

Leeds Castleford
teams
Gary Spencer 1 Gary Belcher
Andrew Ettingshausen 2 David Plange
Garry Schofield 3 Tony Marchant
David Stephenson 4 Giles Boothroyd
Carl Gibson 5 Chris Chapman
Cliff Lyons 6 Grant Anderson
Ray Ashton 7 Robert "Bob" Beardmore
Lee Crooks 8 Kevin Ward
Colin Maskill 9 Kevin Beardmore
Hugh Waddell 10 Keith England
Roy Powell 11 Martin Ketteridge
Mark Brooke-Cowden 12 Ron Gibbs
David Heron 13 John Joyner
Paul Medley (for Mark Brooke-Cowden) 14 David Roockley (for Chris Chapman)
Sam Backo (for Hugh Waddell) 15 Dean Sampson (for David Roockley)
Malcolm "Mal" Reilly Coach Darryl van der Velde
33 score 12
15 HT 12
Scorers
Tries
Garry Schofield (2) T Giles Boothroyd (1)
Carl Gibson (2) T John Joyner (1)
Paul Medley (1) T
Goals
David Stephenson (6) G Martin Ketteridge (2)
Drop Goals
Garry Schofield (1) DG
Referee Robin Whitfield (Widnes)
White Rose Trophy for Man of the match Cliff Lyons - Leeds - Stand-off/Five-eighth
sponsored by
Competition Sponsor John Smith's Brewery Tadcaster

Scoring - Try = four (4) points - Goal = two (2) points - Drop goal = one (1) point

The road to success[edit]

The following chart excludes any preliminary round fixtures/results

First Round Second Round Semi Finals Final
                       
Leeds 24
Bradford Northern 21
Leeds 15
Wakefield Trinity 10
Wakefield Trinity 46
Dewsbury 20
Leeds 12
Hull F.C. 8
Hull F.C. 53
Hunslet 0
Hull F.C. 18
Featherstone Rovers 0
Featherstone Rovers 38
Doncaster 8
Leeds 33
Castleford 12
Halifax 36
Batley 14
Halifax 24
Hull Kingston Rovers 2
Keighley 22
Hull Kingston Rovers 28
Halifax 8
Castleford 12
Castleford 94
Huddersfield 12
Castleford 40
York 14
York 25
Mansfield Marksman 4

Notes and comments[edit]

1 * The first Yorkshire Cup match played by the newly renamed Huddersfield who dropped the "Barracudas"'s suffix
2 * The record score (and highest winning margin) at the time for a Yorkshire Cup match, beating the previous record win of 79-5 (1948)
3 * The receipts are given as £76,658 by the Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook of 1991-92[3] and 1990-91[4] but the details given in a section of the Huddersfield v Ryedale-York match programme[6][7] for the Preliminary Round on Sunday 23 August 1992 (and all verified by The Rugby League Record Keepers Club), show the receipts as £83,591

General information about the Rugby League Yorkshire Cup competition[edit]

The Rugby League Yorkshire Cup competition was a knock-out competition between (mainly professional) rugby league clubs from Yorkshire, however teams were sometimes included 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 to May. This competition always took place early in the season, in Autumn, with the final taking place in (or just before) December (The only exception 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 "Rugby League Project". 
  2. ^ a b c d "HULL&PROUD - Stats - Fixtures & Results". 
  3. ^ a b Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1991). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1991-1992. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617852 8. 
  4. ^ a b c Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1990). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1990-1991. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617851 X. 
  5. ^ Yorkshire County Rugby League Programme dept. Match Programme Yorkshire Cup 1988. YCRL Committee. 
  6. ^ Yorkshire Cup Prelim rd 1992 Huddersfield v Ryedale York. Match Programme. Huddersfield RLFC. 
  7. ^ "Yorkshire Cup Prelim rd 1992 v Ryedale-York" (PDF). 

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