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1945 Yorkshire Cup

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Teams  15
Runners-up  Wakefield Trinity
Winners  Bradford Northern
Structure  Regional knockout championship

1945 Yorkshire Cup

Contents

1945 was the thirty-eighth occasion on which the Yorkshire Cup competition had been held.
In this, the first peace-time Cup final for five years, there is a new name on the trophy. Bradford Northern who previously won the trophy in 1940, 1941 and 1943, can now lay claim to a genuine trophy (The wartime competitions were not counted officially in the records) Bradford Northern won the trophy by beating Wakefield Trinity by the score of 5-2
The match was played at Thrum Hall, Halifax, now in West Yorkshire. The attendance was 24,252 and receipts were £1,934

Background

The Second World War was now over, and things were beginning to return to normal, although still a long way to go. Hull Kingston Rovers and Bramley re-joined the competition and the four Lancashire clubs returned to their own competition. This season there were no junior/amateur clubs taking part, and these changes resulted in the number of entrants falling by two, and leaving a total number of entries at fifteen.
This in turn resulted in one bye in the first round.
The competition reverted to original formula of a knock-out tournament, with the exception of the first round which was still played on a two-legged home and away basis.

Round 1 - First Leg

Involved 7 matches (with one bye) and 15 Clubs
All first round ties are played on a two-legged home and away basis

Round 1 - Second Leg

Involved 7 matches (with one bye) and 15 Clubs
All first round ties are played on a two-legged home and away basis

Round 2 - Quarter Finals

Involved 4 matches and 8 Clubs
All second round ties are played on a two-legged home and away basis

Round 3 – Semi-Finals

Involved 2 matches and 4 Clubs
Both semi-final ties are played on a two-legged home and away basis

Teams and Scorers

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

The road to success

All the ties in the first round were played on a two leg (home and away) basis.
For the first round ties, the first club named in each of the ties played the first leg at home.
For the first round ties, the scores shown are the aggregate score over the two legs.

References

1945 Yorkshire Cup Wikipedia


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