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Wigan RL History - 1896-97 Season
Click to View: 1895-1896 Season or 1897-1898 Season

With so many teams signing up to the new Northern Union, now in its second season, the league was split into county (Lancashire and Yorkshire) competitions. The Challenge Cup was also held for the first time in this season.

Wigan Final League Position: 11th in Lancashire Senior Competition
Lancashire League Champions:
Broughton Rangers
Challenge Cup Winners: Batley (10-3 v St Helens)

1896-97 Northern Rugby Football Union - Lancashire Senior Competition CC = Challenge Cup
Date Opposition Venue Resultl Tries Goals
Sat 5 Sept Morecambe Away Won 06-03 Timoney Walkden 1P
Sat 12 Sept Stockport Away Lost 00-12 - 0
Sat 19 Sept Runcorn Home Lost 00-03 - -
Sat 3 Oct Broughton Rangers Home Draw 00-00 - -
Sat 10 Oct Leigh Away Won 03-00 - Walkden 1P
Sat 24 Oct Oldham Home Lost 03-15 Dixon -
Sat 31 Oct Tyldesley Home Lost 00-03 - -
Sat 7 Nov Salford Away Lost 03-16 - Walkden 1P
Sat 14 Nov Swinton Away Won 13-00 Foster 2, B.Halliwell Dixon 1DG
Sat 21 Nov Rochdale Hornets Away Won 16-13 Rigby Walkden 1P + 1C, Dixon 1DG + 1GM
Sat 28 Nov Widnes Away Lost 00-11 - 0
Sat 5 Dec Tyldesley Away Lost 00-08 - -
Sat 12 Dec Warrington Home Draw 00-00 - -
Sat 19 Dec Broughton Rangers Away Lost 00-03 - 0
Sat 26 Dec Runcorn Away Draw 00-00 - -
Fri 1 Jan Salford Home Won 06-05 Collier, Benson -
Sat 2 Jan Warrington Away Draw 00-00 - 0
Sat 9 Jan Leigh Home Draw 00-00 - -
Sat 6 Feb St Helens Home Won 04-00 - Walkden 1DG
Sat 13 Feb Oldham Away Lost 00-14 - 0
Sat 20 Feb Morecambe Home Won 06-00 Foster, Dixon -
Sat 27 Feb Widnes Home Draw 00-00 - -
Sat 6 Mar Swinton Home Lost 05-09 Green Winstanley 1C
Thu 11 Mar St Helens Away Lost 00-03 - -
Sat 13 Mar Rochdale Hornets Home Won 08-00 Robinson Green 1C + 1P
Wed 17 Mar Stockport Home Draw 00-00 - 0
Sat 20 Mar CC R1: Radcliffe Home Won 03-00 - Winstanley 1P
Sat 27 Mar CC R2: Manningham Home Won 07-00 Blackburn Walkden 1DG
Sat 3 April CC R3: St Helens Away Lost 00-11 - -

Scoring: Try - 3 points. Conversion - 2 points. Drop Goal - 4 points. Penalty - 3 points. Goal from Mark - 4 points.

1896-1897 Team Sheets
aalaDatealaa Opponent Resultl 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Sat 5 Sept More (A) W06-03 JoelWinstanley TimoneylT Jago Wilding Dixon WalkdenlP Patterson Perkins Benson Brown Green Yates Walsh Rigby

Catterall

Sat 12 Sept Stock (A) L00-12 JoelWinstanley Timoney Jago Wilding Flowers Dixon Patterson Perkins Benson Brown Green Yates Walsh Rigby

Blackburn

Sat 19 Sept Runc (A) L00-03 JoelWinstanley Timoney Jago Dixon Flowers B.Halliwell Foster Perkins Benson Brown Green Catterall Walsh Rigby

Webster

Sat 3 Oct Bro (H) D00-00 JoelWinstanley Flowers Jago Evans Dixon B.Halliwell Walkden Perkins Benson Brown Green Catterall Walsh Rigby

Blackburn

Sat 10 Oct Leigh (H) W03-00 JoelWinstanley Flowers Wilding Evans Dixon B.Halliwell WalkdenlP Perkins Benson Brown Green Webster Walsh Rigby

Blackburn

Sat 24 Oct Old (H) L03-15 Timoney Flowers Wilding Jago DixonlT B.Halliwell Walkden Perkins Benson Brown Green Catterall Walsh Rigby

Blackburn

Sat 31 Oct Tyld (A) L00-03 J.Halliwell Flowers Wilding Evans Timoney B.Halliwell Walkden Perkins Benson Brown Green Catterall Walsh Rigby

Blackburn

Sat 7 Nov Salf (A) L03-16 J.Halliwell Flowers Wilding Evans Timoney B.Halliwell WalkdenlP Perkins Benson Brown Green Catterall Walsh Rigby

Blackburn

Sat 14 Nov Swin (A) W13-00 J.Halliwell Flowers Walkden DixonlDG Timoney B.HalliwelllT FosterlT2 Perkins Benson Brown Green Catterall Walsh Rigby

Blackburn

Sat 21 Nov Roch (H) W16-13 J.Halliwell Flowers WalkdenlClP DixonlGMlDG Timoney B.Halliwell Austin Perkins Benson Collier Green Catterall Walsh RigbylT

Blackburn

Sat 28 Nov Wid (H) L00-11 J.Halliwell Flowers Walkden Timoney Dixon B.Halliwell Foster Perkins Benson Brown Green Catterall Walsh Rigby

Blackburn

Sat 5 Dec* Tyld (A) L00-08 J.Halliwell Flowers Walkden Timoney Dixon B.Halliwell Foster Collier Benson Brown Green Catterall Walsh Rigby

-

Sat 12 Dec Warr (A) D00-00 J.Halliwell Flowers Walkden Jago Dixon B.Halliwell Dennett Collier Benson Brown Perkins Catterall Walsh Rigby

Blackburn

Sat 19 Dec Bro (H) L00-03 J.Halliwell Flowers Timoney Jago Dixon B.Halliwell Walkden Collier Benson Brown Perkins Catterall Green Rigby

Blackburn

Sat 26 Dec Runc (H) D00-00 JoelWinstanley Flowers Timoney Jago Knowles B.Halliwell Walkden Collier Benson Brown Perkins Catterall Green Rigby

Blackburn

Fri 1 Jan Salf (A) W06-05 JoelWinstanley Flowers Walkden Jago Timoney B.Halliwell Dixon CollierlT BensonlT Brown Perkins Catterall Green Rigby

Blackburn

Sat 2 Jan Warr (A) D00-00 JoelWinstanley Flowers Dixon Jago Timoney Walkden Foster Collier Benson Brown Perkins Catterall Kearsley Rigby

Blackburn

Sat 9 Jan Leigh (H) D00-00 JoelWinstanley Dixon Knowles Jago Timoney Walkden B.Halliwell Collier Benson Brown Perkins Catterall Green Rigby

Blackburn

Sat 6 Feb St H (H) W04-00 JoelWinstanley Wilding Flowers WalkdenlDG Timoney Dixon Foster Collier Benson Brown Perkins Catterall Green Rigby

Blackburn

Sat 13 Feb Old (H) L00-14 JoelWinstanley Knowles Wilding Walkden Timoney Dixon Foster Collier Benson Brown Perkins Catterall Walsh Rigby

Blackburn

Sat 20 Feb More (A) W06-00 JoelWinstanley Flowers JohnlWinstanley Knowles Wilding DixonlT FosterlT Collier Benson Brown Perkins Catterall Walsh Rigby

Blackburn

Sat 27 Feb Wid (H) D00-00 Knowles Flowers JohnlWinstanley Wilding Timoney Dixon Foster Collier Benson Brown Perkins Catterall Walsh Rigby

Blackburn

Sat 6 Mar Swin (H) L05-09 JoelWinstanley Knowles Walkden Robinson JohnlWinstanleylC Dixon Foster GreenlT Benson Brown Perkins Catterall Walsh Rigby

Blackburn

Thu 11 Mar St H (A) L00-03 JoelWinstanley Flowers Walkden JohnlWinstanley Robinson Dixon Foster Green (A.NlOther) Brown Perkins Catterall Walsh Rigby

Blackburn

Sat 13 Mar Roch (A) W08-00 JoelWinstanley Flowers Walkden JohnlWinstanley RobinsonlT B.Halliwell Foster GreenlClP Benson Brown Perkins Collier Walsh Rigby

Blackburn

Wed 17 Mar Stock (H) D00-00 JoelWinstanley Flowers Walkden Timoney Robinson B.Halliwell JohnlWinstanley Green Benson Brown Perkins Collier Walsh Rigby

Blackburn

Sat 20 Mar Radc (H) W(CCR1) JoelWinstanley Webster Walkden JohnlWinstanleylP Robinson B.Halliwell Foster Green Benson Brown Perkins Collier Walsh Rigby

Blackburn

Sat 27 Mar Mann (A) W(CCR2) JoelWinstanley Flowers WalkdenlDG JohnlWinstanley Robinson B.Halliwell Foster Catterall Benson Brown Perkins Collier Walsh Rigby

BlackburnlT

Sat 3 April St H (H) L(CCQF) JoelWinstanley Flowers Walkden JohnlWinstanley Robinson B.Halliwell Foster Catterall Benson Brown Perkins Collier Walsh Rigby

Webster

*Played with 14 Men Only

Top Try Scorers

Player

Tries
F Foster 3
Jack Blackburn 1
Frank Dixon 2
W Benson 1
Rueben Collier 1
Green 1
Billy Halliwell 1
George Rigby 1
J Robinson 1
John Timoney 1

Top Conversion Goal Scorers

Player

Tries
Jimmy Walkden 1
P Green 1
John Winstanley 1

Top Drop Goal Scorers

Player

Tries
Jimmy Walkden 3
Frank Dixon 2

Top Penalty Goal Scorers

Player

Tries
Jimmy Walkden 4
P Green 1
John Winstanley 1

Top Goals from a Mark Scorers

Player

Tries
Frank Dixon 1

Eight new teams joined the League, and so it was split into two county leagues. The new teams were Bramley, Castleford, Heckmondwike, Holbeck, Leeds Parish Church, Morecambe, Swinton, and Salford.

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