1942–43 Challenge Cup

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1942–43 Challenge Cup
Duration 4 rounds
Winners Ramscolours.svg Dewsbury
Runners-up Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds

The 1942–43 Challenge Cup was the 42nd staging of rugby league's oldest knockout competition, the Challenge Cup.[1] All four rounds, including the final, were played as two-legged ties. The tournament took place over consecutive weeks in March and April 1943. All the ties were drawn at the beginning of March 1943 to enable the clubs to make travel arrangements in advance.[2]

First round[edit]

Date Team Score Team Source
13 March Batley 3–7 Keighley [3]
13 March Featherstone Rovers 11–12 Wakefield Trinity
13 March Halifax 2–0 Huddersfield
13 March Hull FC 0–21 Dewsbury
13 March Leeds 18–0 York
13 March St Helens 13–2 Barrow
13 March Wigan 6–5 Bradford Northern
20 March Barrow 4–0
(6)–(13)
St Helens [4]
20 March Bradford Northern 18–3
(23)–(9)
Wigan
20 March Dewsbury 21–12
(42)–(12)
Hull FC
20 March Huddersfield 7–2
(7)–(4)
Halifax
20 March Keighley 15–0
(22)–(3)
Batley
20 March Wakefield Trinity 10–0
(22)–(11)
Featherstone Rovers
20 March York 7–14
(7)–(32)
Leeds

Aggregate scores shown in brackets

Second round[edit]

Date Team Score Team Source
27 March Huddersfield 8–10 Dewsbury [5]
27 March Keighley 2–0 Bradford Northern
27 March Oldham 17–12 St Helens
27 March Wakefield Trinity 5–8 Leeds
3 April Bradford Northern 6–7
(6)–(9)
Keighley [6]
3 April Dewsbury 15–10
(25)–(18)
Huddersfield
3 April Leeds 10–8
(18)–(13)
Wakefield Trinity
3 April St Helens 5–20
(17)–(37)
Oldham

Aggregate scores shown in brackets

Semi-finals[edit]

Date Team Score Team Source
10 April Keighley 5–3 Leeds [7]
10 April Oldham 3–25 Dewsbury
17 April Dewsbury 43–5
(68)–(8)
Oldham [8]
17 April Leeds 27–0
(30)–(5)
Keighley

Aggregate scores shown in brackets

Final[edit]

The final was played over the Easter weekend of 1943 with the first leg played on the Saturday and the second leg the following Monday. 10,740 attended the first leg at Crown Flatt while 16,000 watched the second leg at Headingley two days later.[9][10] Receipts for the two games totalled £2,340.[10]

Date Team Score Team Source
24 April Dewsbury 16–9 Leeds [9]
26 April Leeds 6–0 Dewsbury [10]

Dewsbury won 16–15 on aggregate.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Challenge Cup 1942/43". Rugby League Project.
  2. ^ "Rugby League Cup: To-day's Draw to Final stage". Yorkshire Evening Post (16, 339). 3 March 1943. p. 5 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  3. ^ "Football Results". Yorkshire Post (29, 824). 15 March 1943. p. 5 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  4. ^ "Football Results". Yorkshire Post (29, 830). 22 March 1943. p. 6 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  5. ^ "Football Results". Yorkshire Post (29, 836). 29 March 1943. p. 5 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  6. ^ "Football Results". Yorkshire Post (29, 842). 5 April 1943. p. 5 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  7. ^ "Football Results". Yorkshire Post (29, 848). 12 April 1943. p. 5 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  8. ^ "Leeds in Cup Final Again". Yorkshire Post (29, 854). 19 April 1943. p. 5 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  9. ^ a b "Dewsbury's Cup Final Lead". Yorkshire Post (29, 859). 26 April 1943. p. 3 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  10. ^ a b c "Dewsbury's Cup Triumph". Yorkshire Post (29, 860). 27 April 1943. p. 3 – via British Newspaper Archive.