1992–93 Yorkshire Cup

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1992–93 Yorkshire Cup
Structure Regional knockout championship
Teams 18
Winners Wakefield Trinity
Runners-up Sheffield Eagles
Seasons
 

The 1992–93 Yorkshire Cup was the eighty-fifth and last occasion on which the Yorkshire Cup competition had been held.

Wakefield Trinity won the trophy by beating Sheffield Eagles by the score of 29-16
The match was played at Elland Road, Leeds, now in West Yorkshire. The attendance was 7,918 and receipts were £??

Background[edit]

This season there were no junior/amateur clubs taking part, no new entrants but one "leavers", Scarborough Pirates having folded after just one season and a large loss, and so the total of entries decreased by one from last season, to a total of eighteen.
This in turn resulted in the necessity to continue with a preliminary round 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 Sun 23 Aug 1992 Castleford Tigers 10-16 Bradford Northern Wheldon Road 4988 1
P2 Sun 23 Aug 1992 Huddersfield 36-12 Ryedale-York Fartown 1619 2 Last ever competitive fixture at Fartown[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 11 Sep 1992 Sheffield Eagles 34-14 Halifax Don Valley Stadium 3596
2 Sun 13 Sep 1992 Bradford Northern 34-22 Bramley Odsal 3108
3 Sun 13 Sep 1992 Featherstone Rovers 40-8 Dewsbury Post Office Road 2468 3
4 Sun 13 Sep 1992 Huddersfield 16-8 Batley Leeds Road 1714
5 Sun 13 Sep 1992 Hull F.C. 14-6 Hull Kingston Rovers Boulevard 8825 [4]
6 Sun 13 Sep 1992 Leeds 28-20 Hunslet Headingley 5952
7 Sun 13 Sep 1992 Nottingham City 4-30 Keighley Cougars Harvey Hadden Stadium 327
8 Sun 13 Sep 1992 Wakefield Trinity 54-14 Doncaster Belle Vue 3229

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 Wed 23 Sep 1992 Bradford Northern 8-17 Sheffield Eagles Odsal 3333
2 Wed 23 Sep 1992 Featherstone Rovers 18-8 Huddersfield Post Office Road 2385
3 Wed 23 Sep 1992 Hull F.C. 26-16 Leeds Boulevard 6609 [4]
4 Wed 23 Sep 1992 Wakefield Trinity 22-16 Keighley Cougars Belle Vue 2508

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 Tue 06 Oct 1992 Sheffield Eagles 12-8 Hull F.C. Don Valley Stadium 3017 [4]
2 Wed 07 Oct 1992 Featherstone Rovers 8-22 Wakefield Trinity Post Office Road 5544

Final[edit]


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Sunday 18 October 1992 Wakefield Trinity 29-16 Sheffield Eagles Elland Road 7,918 ?? 4 [5]

Teams and Scorers[1][edit]

Wakefield Trinity Sheffield Eagles
teams
1
2
Andrew "Andy" Mason 3
Peter Benson 4 Bruce McGuire
Andrew "Andy" Wilson 5 Mark Gamson
Nigel Wright 6 David Mycoe
Geoff Bagnall 7
Gary Spencer 8
Billy Conway 9
Richard Slater 10
Gary Price 11
Darren Fritz 12
13
Richard Goddard 14
15
David Topliss Coach Gary Hetherington
29 score 16
11 HT 0
Scorers
Tries
Geoff Bagnall (1) T Bruce McGuire (2)
Andrew "Andy" Mason (1) T Mark Gamson (1)
Gary Price (1) T
Richard Slater (1) T
Gary Spencer (1) T
Goals
Peter Benson (3) G David Mycoe (2)
Nigel Wright (1) G
Drop Goals
Nigel Wright (1) DG
Referee unknown ()
White Rose man of the match ?
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
                       
Featherstone Rovers 40
Dewsbury 8
Featherstone Rovers 18
Huddersfield 8
Huddersfield 16
Batley 8
Featherstone Rovers 8
Wakefield Trinity 22
Wakefield Trinity 54
Doncaster 14
Wakefield Trinity 22
Keighley Cougars 16
Nottingham City 4
Keighley Cougars 30
Wakefield Trinity 29
Sheffield Eagles 16
Bradford Northern 34
Bramley 22
Bradford Northern 8
Sheffield Eagles 17
Sheffield Eagles 34
Halifax 14
Sheffield Eagles 12
Hull F.C. 8
Hull F.C. 14
Hull Kingston Rovers 6
Hull F.C. 26
Leeds 16
Leeds 28
Hull Kingston Rovers 20

Notes and comments[edit]

1 * The first Yorkshire Cup match played by Castleford Tigers since renaming their stadium The Jungle
2 * The first Yorkshire Cup match played by Huddersfield since moving into Huddersfield Town's Leeds Road stadium
3 * Dewsbury had moved to Batley's Mount Pleasant while awaiting construction of their new stadium, but played no Yorkshire Cup matches at this temporary venue
4 * Elland Road, Leeds, is the home ground of Leeds United A.F.C. with a capacity of 37,914 (The record attendance was 57,892 set on 15 March 1967 for a cup match Leeds v Sunderland). The ground was originally established in 1897 by Holbeck RLFC who played there until their demise after the conclusion of the 1903-04 season

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)

Postscript[edit]

To date, this was the last season for the Yorkshire (and Lancashire Cup) competitions, which except for the break due to the two World Wars, had taken place annually since its inauguration in the 1905–06 season.
It was fitting that all the major players, with the possible exceptions of Keighley Cougars, Bramley, Doncaster and Sheffield Eagles had their name inscribed on the trophy, during the eighty-five occasions on which the tournament took place, and possible just as well the no "none-Yorkshire" club managed to win the trophy during that period! It was only after the two county finals had been played that it was announced that both competitions were to be scrapped; news which came as a major surprise and shock to the fans. The reasons given by the ruling body, the Rugby Football League, were that it was deemed the cup was adding to fixture congestion for more successful sides and also that a local county cup did not fit the modern image of Rugby League.

Records from the Yorkshire Cup competition[6][7][edit]

Record Holder
In Final Record
Most appearances 21 Leeds
Most wins 17 Leeds
Most consecutive wins 4 Huddersfield 1913-14, 14-15, 1919 Spring & 1919 Autumn
3 Hull F.C.
2 Bradford Northern (twice)
2 Castleford
2 Halifax
2 Hull Kingston Rovers
2 Leeds (3 times)
2 Wakefield Trinity (twice)
Most consecutive appearances 4 Huddersfield 1913-14, 14-15, 1919 Spring & 1919 Autumn
3 Hull F.C. (twice)
3 Wakefield Trinity
Highest Score 34-8 Leeds v Dewsbury 1972
Highest Agg score 31-24 Castleford v Hull F.C. 1986
Lowest Agg score 2-0 on 4 occasions 1920,25,42 & 1944
Widest margin 30-2 Huddersfield v Hull F.C. 1914
Biggest Attendance 36000 - Headingley) Bradford Northern v Huddersfield 1949
Smallest Attendance 5536 - Belle Vue Castleford v Hull Kingston Rovers 1971
Highest Receipts £83,591 - Elland Road Leeds v Castleford 1988
Individual in a final
Most tries 4 Stan Moorhouse Huddersfield v Leeds 1919
Most goals 6 David Stephenson Leeds v Castleford Tigers 1988
Most points 16 (4g+2t) Graham Steadman Castleford Tigers v Bradford Northern 1991
14 (5g+1t) Martin Ketteridge Castleford Tigers v Hull F.C. 1986
Players Records in all finals
Most Appearances 10 Douglas Clark Huddersfield 1909, 10, 11, 13, 14, 19 Spring, 19 Autumn, 23, 25 & 1926
Most Tries 6 Stan Moorhouse Huddersfield 1911, 14 & 1919 Autumn
6 Stanley "Stan" Smith Leeds 1934, 35 & 1937
6 Alan Smith Leeds 1968, 70, 79 & 1980
Most Goals 19 Neil Fox Wakefield Trinity, Hull Kingston Rovers & Bradford Northern 1958, 60, 61, 64, 75 & 1978
Most Points 53 Neil Fox clubs/games as above
In competition
Highest Score 6-100 Nottingham City v Hull Kingston Rovers 1990
Other record scores at the time 94-12 Castleford v Huddersfield 1988
8-76 Hunslet v Halifax 1972
73-5 Wakefield Trinity v Bradford Northern 1961
67-0 Huddersfield v Bramley 1913
68-2 Bradford v Bramley 1906
Highest score v junior club 79-5 Huddersfield v Yorkshire Amateurs 1948
Highest aggregate score 140-5 Huddersfield v Yorkshire Amateurs 1948

Entrants and number of cup wins[edit]

This table list all the semi-professional clubs which have entered the competition and the number (and dates) of their cup final wins, cup final runner-up spots, and losing semi-final aooearances.

No. cup winner No, runner-up No losing Semi-Final appearances
Acton & Willesden 0 0 0
Barrow 0 0 1 1943
Batley 1 1912 4 1909, 1922, 1924, 1952 8 1908, 1914, 1919, 1923, 1937, 1950, 1958, 1981
Bradford 1 1906 0 0
Bradford Northern 11 1940, 1941, 1943, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1953, 1965, 1978, 1987, 1989 4 1913, 1981, 1982, 1991 10 1925, 1942, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1968, 1973, 1974, 1985, 1986
Bramley 0 0 5 1921, 1929, 1949, 1970, 1971
Brighouse Rangers 0 0 0
Castleford 5 1977, 1981, 1986, 1990, 1991 8 1948, 1950, 1968, 1971, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1988 9 1928, 1932, 1934, 1947, 1955, 1965, 1973, 1980, 1989
Coventry 0 0 0
Dewsbury 3 1925, 1927, 1942 4 1918, 1921, 1940, 1972 16 1908, 1913, 1920, 1923, 1928, 1935, 1937, 1939, 1944, 1945, 1949, 1963, 1967, 1976, 1979, 1990
Doncaster 0 0 0
Featherstone Rovers 2 1939, 1959 8 1928, 1963, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1976, 1977, 1989 12 1925, 1940, 1952, 1961, 1962, 1975, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992
Halifax 5 1908, 1944, 1954, 1955, 1963 4 1905, 1907, 1941, 1979 16 1906, 1909, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1952, 1956, 1959, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1972, 1978, 1988, 1989
Huddersfield 12 1909, 1911, 1913, 1914, 1918, 1919, 1926, 1931, 1938, 1950, 1952, 1957 8 1910, 1923, 1925, 1930, 1937, 1942, 1949, 1960 12 1933, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1947, 1953, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1980
Hull F.C. 5 1923, 1969, 1982, 1983, 1984 12 1912, 1914, 1920, 1927, 1938, 1946, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1959, 1967, 1986 14 1907, 1910, 1918, 1926, 1930, 1931, 1935, 1936, 1970, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1988, 1992
Hull Kingston Rovers 7 1920, 1929, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1974, 1985 7 1906, 1911, 1933, 1962, 1975, 1980, 1984 10 1905, 1910, 1921, 1924, 1927, 1939, 1946, 1969, 1981, 1990
Hunslet 3 1905, 1907, 1962 6 1908, 1929, 1931, 1944, 1956, 1965 11 1911, 1912, 1914, 1920, 1936, 1938, 1946, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953
New Hunslet 0 0 1 1976
Keighley Cougars 0 2 1943, 1951 7 1906, 1929, 1960, 1971, 1975, 1977, 1982
Leeds 17 1921, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1958, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1988 4 1919, 1947, 1961, 1964 16 1911, 1912, 1922, 1924, 1945, 1951, 1954, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1967, 1969, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1976, 1907,
Mansfield Marksman 0 0 0
Newcastle 0 0 0
Normanton 0 0 0
Oldham 0 0 0
Pontefract 0 0 0
St. Helens 0 0 0
Scarborough Pirates 0 0 0
Sheffield Eagles 0 1 1992 0
Wakefield Trinity 10 1910, 1924, 1946, 1947, 1951, 1956, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1992 10 1926, 1932, 1934, 1936, 1939, 1945, 1958, 1973, 1974, 1990 12 1907, 1909, 1913, 1918, 1919, 1922, 1930, 1938, 1948, 1979, 1983, 1991
Wigan 0 0 3 1941, 1942, 1944
Ryedale-York 3 1922, 1933, 1936 3 1935, 1957, 1978 7 1905, 1926, 1927, 1931, 1956, 1958, 1961

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rugby League Project". 
  2. ^ "Yorkshire Cup Prelim rd 1992 v Ryedale-York" (PDF). 
  3. ^ Yorkshire Cup Prelim rd 1992 Huddersfield v Ryedale York. Match Programme. Huddersfield RLFC. 
  4. ^ a b c "HULL&PROUD - Stats - Fixtures & Results". 
  5. ^ Yorkshire County Rugby League Programme dept. Match Programme Yorkshire Cup 1992. YCRL Committee. 
  6. ^ Robert Gate (1991). Guinness Rugby League Fact Book. Guinness Publishing. ISBN 978-085112949 5. 
  7. ^ Spotter Series. Spotter book of Rugby League Facts. Dorset Publ. 

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