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Wigan RL History - 1918-19 Season
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Following the end of the First World War in November 1918 a shortened Lancashire League was set up and played in what would have been the second half of the 1918-19 Season. Prior to this a War Emergency League was started and not finished (Details of that further down page). The Challenge Cup did not return until the following season, however the Lancashire Cup did return.

Wigan Final League Position: 3rd in Lancashire League
Lancashire League Champions:
Rochdale Hornets
Lancashire Cup Winners: Rochdale Hornets (22-0 v Oldham)

1918-1919 Northern Rugby Football Lancashire League
Date Opposition Venue

Result

Sat 25 Jan Warrington Home Won 13-5
Tries: Rudd, T.Smith, Blan. Goals: J.Thomas 2.
Sat 15 Feb Rochdale Hornets Home Won 10-6
Tries: Rudd, Barnes. Goals: J.Thomas 2.
Sat 1 Mar Warrington Away Lost 0-13
No Score.
Sat 8 Mar Broughton Rangers Away Lost 0-14
No Score.
Sat 15 Mar Swinton Home Won 11-2
This score was not counted into league table due to no away fixture being played.
Tries: Blan 2, Walford. Goals: J.Thomas 2.
Sat 29 Mar Oldham Home Won 34-9
T: Blan 2, J.Thomas 2, V.Smith, Hesketh, Magraw, Joe Sherrington. G: J.Thomas 5.
Sat 5 April Oldham Away Draw 2-2
Goals: Jolley 1.
Sat 12 April Lancashire Cup R2: Swinton Home Won 18-0
Tries: Blan, Hesketh, Joe Sherrington, Walford. Goals: Jolley 3.
Fri 18 April St Helens Recreation Home Won 47-11
Tries: Blan 4, T.Smith 3, Walford, Jerram, Winstanley, Joe Sherrington. G: Blan 7.
Sat 19 April St Helens Recreation Away Won 18-3
Tries: T.Smith 2, Coldrick, Blan. Goals: J.Thomas 3.
Sat 26 April Lancashire Cup Semi: Rochdale Hornets Away Lost 0-40
No Score.
Sat 3 May Rochdale Hornets Away Lost 10-17
Tries: T.Smith, Heaton. Goals: J.Thomas 2.
Sat 10 May Broughton Rangers Home Won 19-5
Tries: Barnes 2, T.Smith, Prescott, Joe Sherrington. Goals: J.Thomas 2.


Player

Apps

Tries Goals
Joe Sherrington 13 4 -
John Blan 12 11 7
George Hesketh 10 2 -
Johnny Thomas 10 2 17
Bert Jenkins 9 - -
Tom Magraw 9 1 -
Dick Silcock 9 - -
Charlie Seeling 8 - -
Ted Smith 8 8 -
Herbert Barnes 7 3 -
Gwyn Thomas 7 - -
Frank Walford 7 3 -
Jim Sherrington 6 - -
William Jolley 6 - 4
Billy Winstanley 6 1 -
Syd Jerram 5 1 -
Billy Banks 4 - -
Percy Coldrick 4 1 -
Dick Ramsdale 4 - -
Joseph Rudd 4 2 -
Vincent Smith 4 1 -
Arthur Francis 3 - -
Bert Webster 3 - -
Harry Banks 2 - -
J Green 2 - -
Peter Heaton 2 1 -
Tom Prescott 2 1 -
William Ainscough 1 - -
James Henry 1 - -
George Litherland 1 - -

Top Try Scorers

Player

Tries
John Blan 11
Ted Smith 8
Joe Sherrington 4
Herbert Barnes 3
Frank Walford 3
George Hesketh 2
Joseph Rudd 2
Johnny Thomas 2
Percy Coldrick 1
Peter Heaton 1
Syd Jerram 1
Tom Magraw 1
Tom Prescott 1
Vincent Smith 1
Billy Winstanley 1

Top Goal Scorers

Player

Goals
Johnny Thomas 17
John Blan 7
William Jolley 4

The Lancashire and Yorkshire Competitions restarted a year earlier than the Championship. Of the championship clubs, St Helens Recreation replaced Runcorn, and Huddersfield and Keighley did not play this year.

Lancashire League

 1 Rochdale Hornets     13 10  0  3  -  109   53       20  76.92
 2 Leigh                12  8  2  2  -   99   31       18  75.00
 3 Wigan                11  7  1  3  -  164   87       15  68.18
 4 Warrington           17 10  1  6  -  145  105       21  61.76
 5 Barrow                5  3  0  2  -   52   66        6  60.00
 6 Widnes               12  7  0  5  -  120   83       14  58.33
 7 Salford              15  7  0  8  -  107   95       14  46.66
 8 Oldham               14  6  1  7  -  159  121       13  46.43
 9 St Helens             9  3  0  6  -   29  109        6  33.33
10 St Helens Rec        13  3  2  8  -   75  134        8  30.77
11 Broughton Rangers    14  4  0 10  -   80  144        8  28.70
12 Swinton              15  3  1 11  -   64  179        7  23.33
  [Table error: FOR - AGAINST = -4]
Prior to the start of the shortened 1918-1919 season commencing after World War II a War Emergency League was started but never finished. Wigan played 13 matches in the league as follows.

1918-1919 Northern Rugby Football War Emergency League
Date Opposition Venue

Result

Sat 21 Sept Barrow Home Lost 2-5
Goals: A.Blan 1.
Sat 5 Oct St Helens Recreation Away Lost 3-22
Try: Rudd.
Sat 19 Oct Swinton Away Lost 0-3
No Score.
Sat 26 Oct Broughton Rangers Home Won 17-2
Tries: Ainscough, J.Heaton, Rudd, Jim Sherrington, T.Smith. Goals: Blan 1.
Sat 2 Nov Salford Away Won 11-0
Tries: Bennett, J.Blan, Rudd. Goals: Blan 1.
Sat 16 Nov Swinton Home Won 26-3
Tries: T.Smith 3, P.Heaton, Hesketh, Melling, Rudd, Thomas. G: Francis 1
Sat 23 Nov St Helens Recreation Home Won 3-0
Try: Thomas.
Sat 30 Nov Broughton Rangers Away Won 10-4
Tries: Barnes, J.Heaton. Goals: Thomas 2.
Sat 7 Dec Salford Home Won 9-2
Tries: Barnes 2, J.Heaton.
Sat 14 Dec Leigh Away Won 8-0
Tries: Joe Sherrington, T.Smith. Goals: J.Heaton 1.
Sat 21 Dec Leigh Away Won 8-0
Tries: Joe Sherrington, T.Smith. Goals: J.Heaton 1.
Thu 26 Dec St Helens Recreation Away Lost 4-8
Goals: Thomas 2.
Wed 1 Jan Barrow Away Lost 0-5
Match Abandoned after 70 mins due to Heavy Rain, wind and being "too cold"
Result was ordered to Stand
Sat 11 Jan Swinton Away Won 3-2
Try: Francis.

Player

Apps

Tries Goals
Tom Magraw 13 - -
Joe Sherrington 13 1 -
Joseph Rudd 12 4 -
Bennett 11 1 -
Ted Smith 11 5 -
John Blan 10 1 2
Fairhurst 10 - -
Jim Sherrington 10 1 -
Gwyn Thomas 10 2 4
William Ainscough 9 1 -
Arthur Francis 9 1 1
J Heaton 8 3 1
Peter Heaton 8 1 -
George Litherland 7 - -
Billy Banks 5 - -
James Henry 5 - -
Herbert Barnes 4 3 -
A Blan 3 - -
George Hesketh 2 1 -
Molyneux 2 - -
Dawson 1 - -
Deakin 1 - -
Hannah 1 - -
Bill Melling 1 1 -
Rimmer 1 - -
Sutton 1 - -

Top Try Scorers

Player

Tries
Ted Smith 5
Joseph Rudd 4
Herbert Barnes 3
J Heaton 3
Gwyn Thomas 2
William Ainscough 1
Bennett 1
John Blan 1
Arthur Francis 1
Peter Heaton 1
George Hesketh 1
Bill Melling 1
Jim Sherrington 1
Joe Sherrington 1

Top Goal Scorers

Player

Goals
Gwyn Thomas 4
John Blan 2
Arthur Francis 1
J Heaton 1

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