Rugby league county cups

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Historically, British rugby league clubs competed for the Lancashire Cup and the Yorkshire Cup, known collectively as the county cups. The leading rugby clubs in Yorkshire had played in a cup competition (affectionately known as t’owd tin pot) for several years prior to the schism of 1895. However the Lancashire authorities had refused to sanction a similar tournament, fearing it would lead to professionalism.

After the split, the replacement for the Yorkshire Cup was not immediately introduced, however new Yorkshire and Lancashire Cups were introduced in the 1905–06. This was the final set of trophies that went towards the concept of All Four Cups.

The county cups were played on the same basis as the Challenge Cup, with an open draw and straight knock-out matches leading to a final.

The county cups were abandoned in 1993 due to the more successful clubs complaining about overloaded fixtures. BARLA continue to run cup competitions for Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria for amateur clubs.

Cup finals[edit]

Note: The Lancashire Cup was not played during the Second World War (1940–45). During this period the Yorkshire Cup final was played over two legs, with aggregate score being used.

Lancashire Cup Yorkshire Cup
Season/Date Venue Winner Score Runner-up Season/Date Venue Winner Score Runner-up
1905–06 Wheater's Field, Broughton Wigan 0–0
(replay 8–0)
Leigh 1905–06 Park Avenue, Bradford Hunslet 13–3 Halifax
1906–07 Central Park, Wigan Broughton Rangers 15–6 Warrington 1906–07 Bradford FC 8–5 Hull Kingston Rovers
1907–08 The Athletic Grounds, Rochdale Oldham 16–9 Broughton Rangers 1907–08 Hunslet 17–0 Halifax
1908–09 Wheater's Field, Broughton Wigan 10–9 Oldham 1908–09 Halifax 9–5 Hunslet
1909–10 Wheater's Field, Broughton Wigan 22–5 Leigh 1909–10 Huddersfield 21–0 Batley
1910–11 Wheater's Field, Broughton Oldham 4–3 Swinton 1910–11 Wakefield Trinity 8–2 Huddersfield
1911–12 Wheater's Field, Broughton Rochdale Hornets 12–5 Oldham 1911–12 Huddersfield 22–10 Hull Kingston Rovers
1912–13 The Willows, Salford Wigan 21–5 Rochdale Hornets 1912–13 Batley 17–3 Hull
1913–14 Wheater's Field, Broughton Oldham 5–0 Wigan 1913–14 Huddersfield 19–3 Bradford Northern
1914–15 The Willows, Salford Rochdale Hornets 3–2 Wigan 1914–15 Huddersfield 31–0 Hull
1918–19 The Willows, Salford Rochdale Hornets 22–0 Oldham 1918–19 Huddersfield 14–8 Dewsbury
1919–20 The Willows, Salford Oldham 7–0 Rochdale Hornets 1919–20 Huddersfield 24–5 Leeds
1920–21 The Willows, Salford Broughton Rangers 6–3 Leigh 1920–21 Hull Kingston Rovers 2–0 Hull
1921–22 The Cliff, Broughton Warrington 7–5 Oldham 1921–22 Leeds 11–3 Dewsbury
1922–23 The Willows, Salford Wigan 20–2 Leigh 1922–23 York 5–0 Batley
1923–24 Central Park, Wigan St Helens Recs 17–0 Swinton 1923–24 Hull 10–4 Huddersfield
1924–25 The Willows, Salford Oldham 10–0 St Helens Recs 1924–25 Wakefield Trinity 9–8 Batley
1925–26 The Cliff, Broughton Swinton 15–11 Wigan 1925–26 Dewsbury 2–0 Huddersfield
1926–27 Wilderspool, Warrington St Helens 10–2 St Helens Recs 1926–27 Huddersfield 10–3 Wakefield Trinity
1927–28 Watersheddings, Oldham Swinton 5–2 Wigan 1927–28 Dewsbury 8–2 Hull
1928–29 Wilderspool, Warrington Wigan 5–4 Widnes 1928–29 Leeds 5–0 Featherstone Rovers
1929–30 Central Park, Wigan Warrington 15–2 Salford 1929–30 Hull Kingston Rovers 13–7 Hunslet
1930–31 St Helens Recs 18–3 Wigan 1930–31 Leeds 10–2 Huddersfield
1931–32 Salford 10–8 Swinton 1931–32 Huddersfield 4–2 Hunslet
1932–33 Warrington 10–9 St Helens 1932–33 Leeds 8–0 Wakefield Trinity
1933–34 Oldham 12–0 St Helens Recs 1933–34 York 10–4 Hull Kingston Rovers
1934–35 Salford 21–12 Wigan 1934–35 Leeds 5–5
(replay 2–2)
(replay 13–0)
Wakefield Trinity
1935–36 Salford 15–7 Wigan 1935–36 Leeds 3–0 York
1936–37 Salford 5–2 Wigan 1936–37 York 9–2 Wakefield Trinity
1937–38 Warrington 8–4 Barrow 1937–38 Leeds 14–8 Huddersfield
1938–39 Wigan 10–7 Salford 1938–39 Huddersfield 18–10 Hull
1939–40 Swinton 4–5
16–111
(21–15 on aggregate)
Widnes 1939–40 Featherstone Rovers 12–9 Wakefield Trinity
1940–41 Bradford Northern 15–5 Dewsbury
1941-42 Bradford Northern 24–0 Halifax
1942-43 Dewsbury 7–0
0–2
(9–2 on aggregate)
Huddersfield
1943-44 Bradford Northern 5–2
5–5
(10–7 on aggregate)
Keighley
1944-45 Halifax 12–3
2–0
(14–3 on aggregate)
Hunslet
1945–46 Widnes 7–3 Wigan 1945–46 Bradford Northern 5–2 Wakefield Trinity
1946–47 Wigan 9–3 Belle Vue Rangers Saturday 2 November 1946 Wakefield Trinity 10–0 Hull
1 November 1947 Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington Wigan 10–7 Belle Vue Rangers Wednesday 5 November 1947 Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington Wakefield Trinity 7–7
(replay 8–7)
Leeds
13 November 1948 Station Road, Swinton Wigan 14–8 Warrington 1948–49 Bradford Northern 18–9 Castleford
29 October 1949 Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington Wigan 20–7 Leigh 1949–50 Station Road, Swinton Bradford Northern 11–4 Huddersfield
4 November 1950 Station Road, Swinton Wigan 28–5 Warrington 1950–51 Huddersfield 16–3 Castleford
1951–52 Wigan 14–6 Leigh Saturday 27 October 1951 Wakefield Trinity 17–3 Keighley
29 November 1952 Station Road, Swinton Leigh 22–5 St Helens 1952–53 Huddersfield 18–8 Batley
1953–54 St Helens 16–8 Wigan 1953–54 Bradford Northern 7–2 Hull
23 October 1954 Station Road, Swinton Barrow 12–2 Oldham 1954–55 Halifax 22–14 Hull
1955–56 Leigh 26–9 Widnes 22 October 1955 Headingley Stadium, Leeds Halifax 10–10
(replay 7–0)
Hull
20 October 1956 Central Park, Wigan Oldham 10–3 St Helens 20 October 1956 Headingley Stadium, Leeds Wakefield Trinity 23–5 Hunslet
19 October 1957 Station Road, Swinton Oldham 13–8 Wigan 1957–58 Huddersfield 15–8 York
25 October 1958 Station Road, Swinton Oldham 12–2 St Helens 18 October 1958 Odsal Stadium, Bradford Leeds 24–20 Wakefield Trinity
31 October 1959 Central Park, Wigan Warrington 5–4 St Helens 31 October 1959 Headingley Stadium, Leeds Featherstone Rovers 15–14 Hull
29 October 1960 Central Park, Wigan St Helens 15–9 Swinton 29 October 1960 Headingley Stadium, Leeds Wakefield Trinity 16–10 Huddersfield
11 November 1961 Central Park, Wigan St Helens 25–9 Swinton 11 November 1961 Odsal Stadium, Bradford Wakefield Trinity 19–9 Leeds
27 October 1962 Central Park, Wigan St Helens 7–4 Swinton 27 October 1962 Headingley Stadium, Leeds Hunslet 12–2 Hull Kingston Rovers
26 October 1963 Station Road, Swinton St Helens 15–4 Leigh 2 November 1963 Belle Vue, Wakefield Halifax 10–0 Featherstone Rovers
24 October 1964 Central Park, Wigan St Helens 12–4 Swinton 31 October 1964 Fartown Ground, Huddersfield Wakefield Trinity 18–2 Leeds
29 October 1965 Knowsley Road, St. Helens Warrington 16–5 Rochdale Hornets 16 October 1965 Headingley Stadium, Leeds Bradford Northern 17–8 Hunslet
29 October 1966 Station Road, Swinton Wigan 16–13 Oldham 15 October 1966 Headingley Stadium, Leeds Hull Kingston Rovers 25–12 Featherstone Rovers
7 October 1967
2 December 1967 (replay)
Central Park, Wigan
Station Road, Swinton (replay)
St Helens 2–2
(replay 13–10)
Warrington 14 October 1967 Headingley Stadium, Leeds Hull Kingston Rovers 8–7 Hull
25 October 1968 Central Park, Wigan St Helens 30–2 Oldham 19 October 1968 Belle Vue, Wakefield Leeds 22–11 Castleford
1 November 1969 Central Park, Wigan Swinton 11–2 Leigh 20 September 1969 Headingley Stadium, Leeds Hull 12–9 Featherstone Rovers
28 November 1970 Station Road, Swinton Leigh 7–4 St Helens 21 November 1970 Odsal Stadium, Bradford Leeds 23–7 Featherstone Rovers
28 August 1971 Knowsley Road, St. Helens Wigan 15–8 Widnes 28 August 1971 Belle Vue, Wakefield Hull Kingston Rovers 11–7 Castleford
21 October 1972 Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington Salford 25–11 Swinton 7 October 1972 Odsal Stadium, Bradford Leeds 36–9 Dewsbury
13 October 1973 Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington Wigan 19–9 Salford 20 October 1973 Headingley Stadium, Leeds Leeds 7–2 Wakefield Trinity
1974–75 Widnes 6–2 Salford 1974–75 Hull Kingston Rovers 16–13 Wakefield Trinity
4 October 1975 Central Park, Wigan Widnes 16–7 Salford 15 November 1975 Headingley Stadium, Leeds Leeds 15–11 Hull Kingston Rovers
30 October 1976 Central Park, Wigan Widnes 16–11 Workington Town 16 October 1976 Headingley Stadium, Leeds Leeds 16–12 Featherstone Rovers
29 October 1977 Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington Workington Town 16–13 Wigan 15 October 1977 Headingley Stadium, Leeds Castleford 17–7 Featherstone Rovers
1978–79 Widnes 15–13 Workington Town 28 October 1978 Headingley Stadium, Leeds Bradford Northern 18–8 York
1979–80 Widnes 11–0 Workington Town 27 October 1979 Headingley Stadium, Leeds Leeds 15–6 Halifax
4 October 1980 Knowsley Road, St. Helens Warrington 26–10 Wigan 8 November 1980 Fartown Ground, Huddersfield Leeds 8–7 Hull Kingston Rovers
26 September 1981 Central Park, Wigan Leigh 8–3 Widnes 3 October 1981 Headingley Stadium, Leeds Castleford 10–5 Bradford Northern
23 October 1982 Central Park, Wigan Warrington 16–0 St Helens 2 October 1982 Headingley Stadium, Leeds Hull 18–7 Bradford Northern
1 October 1983 Central Park, Wigan Barrow 12–8 Widnes 15 October 1983 Elland Road, Leeds Hull 13–2 Castleford
28 October 1984 Central Park, Wigan St Helens 26–18 Wigan 27 October 1984 Boothferry Park (Hull City), Kingston upon Hull Hull 29–12 Hull Kingston Rovers
13 October 1985 Knowsley Road, St. Helens Wigan 34–8 Warrington 27 October 1985 Headingley Stadium, Leeds Hull Kingston Rovers 22–18 Castleford
19 October 1986 Knowsley Road, St. Helens Wigan 27–6 Oldham 11 October 1986 Headingley Stadium, Leeds Castleford 31–24 Hull
11 October 1987 Knowsley Road, St. Helens Wigan 28–16 Warrington 17 October 1987
31 October 1987 (replay)
Headingley Stadium, Leeds
Elland Road, Leeds (replay)
Bradford Northern 12–12
(replay 11–2)
Castleford
23 October 1988 Knowsley Road, St. Helens Wigan 22–17 Salford 16 October 1988 Elland Road, Leeds Leeds 33–12 Castleford
14 October 1989 Knowsley Road, St. Helens Warrington 24–16 Oldham 5 November 1989 Headingley Stadium, Leeds Bradford Northern 20–14 Featherstone Rovers
29 September 1990 Central Park, Wigan Widnes 24–18 Salford 23 September 1990 Elland Road, Leeds Castleford 11–8 Wakefield Trinity
1991–92 St Helens 24–14 Rochdale Hornets 20 October 1991 Elland Road, Leeds Castleford 28–6 Bradford Northern
18 October 1992 Knowsley Road, St. Helens Wigan 5–4 St Helens 18 October 1992 Elland Road, Leeds Wakefield Trinity 29–16 Sheffield Eagles

Footnote[edit]

  1. After extra time; full-time score was 9–8 meaning scores were tied 13–13 on aggregate

See also[edit]