1898 Challenge Cup

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1898 Challenge Cup
Highest attendance 27,941
Winners Batley colours.svg Batley
Runners-up Bullscolours.svg Bradford

The 1898 Challenge Cup was the 2nd staging of rugby league's oldest knockout competition, the Challenge Cup.[1]

The final was contested by Batley and Bradford at Headingley Stadium in Leeds.

The final was played on Saturday 23 April 1898, where Batley beat Bradford 7-0 at Headingley in front of a crowd of 27,941.[2]

First Round[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
26 Feb Altrincham Salford St Bart's 8-0
26 Feb Barrow Dalton 13-3
26 Feb Barton Rochdale Rangers 16-3
26 Feb Batley St Helens 12-7
26 Feb Birkenhead Runcorn Recs 17-0
26 Feb Bradford Swinton 7-2
26 Feb Castleford Wigan 18-2
26 Feb Eastmoor Smallbridge 22-3
26 Feb Fleetwood Warr. St Mary's 6-3
26 Feb Hull FC Morecambe 8-0
26 Feb Hull Kingston Rovers Hull Marlborough 46-0
26 Feb Hunslet Lancaster 8-3
26 Feb Leeds Parish Church Bramley 7-10
26 Feb Leigh Heckmondwike 7-0
26 Feb Manningham Huddersfield 5-11
26 Feb Millom Salford 2-9
26 Feb Mossley Lees 0-9
26 Feb Oldham Leeds 8-3
26 Feb Rochdale Hornets Holbeck 10-6
26 Feb Stockport Brighouse Rangers 5-6
26 Feb Tyldesley Broughton Rangers 2-3
26 Feb Ulverston Runcorn 2-19
26 Feb Wakefield Trinity Warrington 5-3
26 Feb Walkden Swinton Church 22-0
26 Feb Werneth Oldham Jnrs 14-0
26 Feb Whitworth Rochdale Athletic 2-2
26 Feb Widnes Liversedge 26-0

Second Round[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
05 Mar Abbey Hills Leigh 0-2
05 Mar Altrincham Eastmoor 11-2
05 Mar Barton Werneth 16-4
05 Mar Birkenhead Bradford 0-5
05 Mar Brighouse Rangers Runcorn 3-3
05 Mar Broughton Rangers Wakefield Trinity 3-0
05 Mar Castleford Whitworth 14-7
05 Mar Halifax Oldham 3-8
05 Mar Huddersfield Barrow 14-6
05 Mar Hull Kingston Rovers Morley 11-0
05 Mar Lees Salford 2-65
05 Mar Lostock Gralam Fleetwood 0-10
05 Mar Radcliffe Hull FC 0-18
05 Mar Rochdale Hornets Bramley 3-4
05 Mar Walkden Batley 0-8
05 Mar Widnes Hunslet 8-7
09 Mar - replay Runcorn Brighouse Rangers 11-0

Third Round[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
19 Mar Altrincham Salford 0-16
19 Mar Barton Bramley 3-9
19 Mar Castleford Batley 4-10
19 Mar Fleetwood Hull Kingston Rovers 0-31
19 Mar Huddersfield Broughton Rangers 0-6
19 Mar Hull FC Bradford 2-6
19 Mar Leigh Widnes 3-3
19 Mar Oldham Runcorn 11-0
23 Mar Widnes Leigh 22-3

Quarter Finals[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
26 Mar Batley Oldham 3-0
26 Mar Bradford Broughton Rangers 7-5
26 Mar Hull Kingston Rovers Widnes 0-0
26 Mar Salford Bramley 12-2
30 Mar - replay Widnes Hull Kingston Rovers 6-5

Semi finals[edit]

Batley 5–0 Salford
Watersheddings, Oldham
Attendance: 15,000
Bradford 13–0 Widnes

Final[edit]

23 April 1898
Batley 7–0 Bradford
Try: J. Goodall, Davies
Goal: J. Goodall
Report
Headingley, Leeds
Attendance: 27,941
Referee: J. H. Smith (Widnes)[3]
1 Arthur Garner
2 Wattie Davies
3 John B. Goodall
4 Dai Fitzgerald
5 Fred 'Ted' Fozzard
6 Joe Oakland
7 Harry Goodall
8 Mark Shackleton
9 Jim Gath
10 George Main
11 Robert 'Bob' Spurr
12 Fred Fisher
13 Charlie Stubley
14 John T. 'Paudy' Munns
15 Jack Rogers
1 B. Patrick
2 T. H. Dobson
3 F. W. Cooper
4 W. Murgatroyd
5 F. Murgatroyd
6 R. Wood
7 H. Prole
8 T. Broadley
9 J. Fearnley
10 R. J. Robertson
11 H. Holden
12 E. Kelsey
13 B. Holt
14 J. McLoughlin
15 J. Toothill

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Huxley; David Howes (1980). Encyclopedia of Rugby League Football. London: Robert Hale. p. 41-43. ISBN 0-7091-8133-7.
  2. ^ "RFL Challenge Cup Roll of Honour". Archived from the original on 2009-09-26. Retrieved 2009-08-07.
  3. ^ Hoole, Les (2015). The Rugby League Challenge Cup An Illustrated History 1897-1998. DB Publishing. p. 11. ISBN 978-1-78091-462-6.

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