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1959–60 Lancashire Cup

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The 1959–60 Lancashire Cup was the forty-seventh occasion on which the competition had been held. Warrington won the trophy by beating St. Helens by the score of 5-4.

1959–60 Lancashire Cup
StructureRegional knockout championship
Teams14
WinnersWarrington
Runners-upSt. Helens
Seasons

Contents

BackgroundEdit

With again no invitation to a junior club this season, the total number of teams entering the competition remained the same at 14.
The same fixture format was retained, and due to the number of clubs this resulted in no bye but one “blank” or “dummy” fixture in the first round, and one bye in the second round

Competition and results[1][2]Edit

Round 1Edit

Involved 7 matches (with no bye but one “blank” fixture) and 14 clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sat 29 Aug 1959 Widnes 21-15 Barrow Naughton Park [3]
2 Sat 29 Aug 1959 Leigh 12-12 Blackpool Borough Hilton Park 1
3 Sat 29 Aug 1959 Salford 45-8 Liverpool City The Willows
4 Sat 29 Aug 1959 Whitehaven 23-5 Oldham Recreation Ground
5 Sat 29 Aug 1959 Wigan 39-20 Rochdale Hornets Central Park [4]
6 Sat 29 Aug 1959 Swinton 9-17 St. Helens Station Road 14,000 [5]
7 Sat 29 Aug 1959 Workington Town 12-33 Warrington Derwent Park [6]
8 blank blank

Round 1 - ReplayEdit

Involved 1 match


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Thu 03 Sep 1959 Blackpool Borough 7-13 Leigh St Anne's Road Greyhound Stadium

Round 2 - Quarter FinalsEdit

Involved 3 matches (with one bye) and 7 clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Mon 07 Sep 1959 Wigan 39-15 Salford Central Park [4]
2 Wed 09 Sep 1959 Leigh 2-27 Warrington Kirkhall Lane [6]
3 Wed 09 Sep 1959 Widnes 9-24 St. Helens Naughton Park 16,630 [3][5]
4 Whitehaven bye

Round 3 – Semi-FinalsEdit

Involved 2 matches and 4 clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Tue 15 Sep 1959 Wigan 13-15 Warrington Central Park [4][6]
2 Tue 29 Sep 1959 Whitehaven 2-18 St. Helens Recreation Ground 12,500 2 [5]

FinalEdit

The match was played at Central Park, Wigan, (historically in the county of Lancashire). The attendance was 39,237 and receipts were £6,424. This is the last time the attendance at a Lancashire Cup final would approach 40,000.


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 31 October 1959 Warrington 5-4 St. Helens Central Park 39,237 £6,424 1 [2][5][6][7]

Teams and Scorers [5][6]Edit

Warrington St. Helens
teams
Eric Fraser 1 Austin Rhodes
Brian Bevan 2 Tom van Vollenhoven
Jim Challinor (position uncertain) 3 Doug Greenall
Albert Naughton (position uncertain) 4 Brian McGinn[1]
5 Jan Prinsloo
Bobby Greenough 6 Wilf Smith[2]
7 Alex Murphy
Nat Silcock, Jr. (position uncertain) 8 Abe Terry
9 Tom McKinney
Alistair Brindle 10 Alan Prescott
11 Brian Briggs
12 Dick Huddart
13 Fred Terry[3]
5 score 4
5 HT 4
Scorers
Tries
Brian Bevan (1) T
Goals
Eric Fraser (1) G Austin Rhodes (2)
Referee

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

The road to successEdit

First Round Second Round Semi Finals Final
            
Wigan 39
Rochdale Hornets 20
Wigan 39
Salford 15
Salford 45
Liverpool City 8
Wigan 13
Warrington 15
Leigh 12-13
Blackpool Borough 7-12
Leigh 7
Warrington 13
Workington Town 12
Warrington 33
Warrington 5
St. Helens 4
Whitehaven 23
Oldham 5
Whitehaven
bye
blank
blank
Whitehaven 2
St. Helens 18
Widnes 21
Barrow 15
Widnes 2
St. Helens 27
Swinton 9
St. Helens 17

Notes and commentsEdit

1 * The first Lancashie Cup match to be played since the stadium was renamed after the former chairman James Hilton
2 * The fixture date was given in the official St. Helens archives[5] as Wednesday 30 September - but RUGBY LEAGUE review[1] gives the date as Tuesday 29 September
3 * Central Park was the home ground of Wigan with a final capacity of 18,000, although the record attendance was 47,747 for Wigan v St Helens 27 March 1959

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Rugby League Project".
  2. ^ a b David Jack and Malcolm Gunn (1959). Empire News Football Annual 1959–60 - 73rd year. Empire News and Sunday Chronicle.
  3. ^ a b "Widnes Vikings - History - Season In Review - 1896-97".
  4. ^ a b c "Wigan "Cherry and White" archived results".
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Saints Heritage Society - History - Season 1896-97".
  6. ^ a b c d e "Warrington Wolves - Results Archive - 1897". Archived from the original on 2010-07-06.
  7. ^ Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1991). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1991-100. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617852 8.

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