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Wigan RL History - 1956-57 Season

Click to View: 1955-1956 Season or 1957-1958 Season

Wigan Final League Position: 6th (Coach: Joe Egan)
League Champions:
Oldham (15-14 v Hull)
Challenge Cup Winners: Leeds (9-7 v Barrow)
Lancashire Cup Winners: Oldham (10-3 v St Helens)
Lancashire League Winners: Oldham

1956-1957 Northern Rugby Football League CC = Challenge Cup CPO = Championship Play Off LC = Lancashire Cup
Date Opposition Venue KO Resultl Tries Goals Report
Sat 18 Aug Hull Away 3:00 Lost 08-16 Ashcroft 2 Cunliffe 1 Click Here
Sat 25 Aug Leeds Home 3:00 Won 22-08 Boston 2, Ashton, Bolton Ashton 4, Cunliffe 1 Click Here
Mon 27 Aug Workington Town Away 6:30 Won 24-00 Bolton 3, Griffin 2, McGillycuddy Cunliffe 3 Click Here
Sat 1 Sept LC R1: Oldham Home 3:00 Lost 16-18 Bolton 2 Cunliffe 5 Click Here
Sat 8 Sept Widnes Home 3:00 Won 30-05 Boston 2, Ashton, McGillycuddy, McGurrin, Parr Ashton 6 Click Here
Mon 10 Sept Barrow Home 6:15 Lost 15-26 Bird, Bolton, Boston Ashton 3 Click Here
Sat 15 Sept Liverpool City Away 3:00 Won 44-14 Boston 4, Parr 2, Ashton, Bolton, Cherrington, Collier Ashton 7 Click Here
Sat 22 Sept Hull Home 3:00 Won 30-17 Bolton 2, Boston 2, Ashcroft, Hill Ashton 6 Click Here
Sat 29 Sept Halifax Away 3:00 Lost 03-09 McTigue - Click Here
Sat 6 Oct Oldham Home 3:00 Lost 13-25 Boston 3 Ashton 2 Click Here
Sat 13 Oct Leigh Away 3:00 Won 17-11 Ashton, Boston, McTigue Cheetham 4 Click Here
Sat 27 Oct Leeds Away 3:00 Lost 07-13 Boston Ashton 2 Click Here
Sat 3 Nov Barrow Away 3:00 Lost 12-15 Bolton, Cunliffe Ashton 3 Click Here
Sat 10 Nov Blackpool Borough Home 3:00 Won 22-08 Boston 4, Ashcroft, Bretherton Cunliffe 2 Click Here
Sat 24 Nov Swinton Home 2:30 Won 17-07 Bretherton 2, Mather Ashton 4 Click Here
Sat 1 Dec Featherstone Rovers Home 2:30 Won 19-04 Bolton 3, Cherrington, Collier Ashton 2 Click Here

Sat 8 Dec

Tour: Australia Home 2:30 Lost 04-32 - Ashton 2 Click Here
Sat 15 Dec Blackpool Borough Away 2:30 Won 18-09 Abram, Ashton, McGurrin, Mather Ashton 3 Click Here
Sat 22 Dec Swinton Away 2:30 Postponed Due to Fog - -
Tue 25 Dec Salford Home 2:30 Won 13-10 Bolton, Boston, McTigue Ashton 2 Click Here
Wed 26 Dec St Helens Away 2:30 Postponed Due to Frozen Pitch - -
Sat 29 Dec Workington Town Home 2:30 Won 52-05 Boston 3, Barton, Bretherton, Cherrington, Chisnall, McGurrin,
McTigue, Mather, D.Platt, Thomas
Ashton 8 Click Here
Tue 1 Jan Warrington Home 2:30 Won 37-02 Chisnall 3, Ashcroft 2, Ashton, Boston, Bretherton, McTigue Ashton 5 Click Here
Sat 5 Jan Whitehaven Away 2:30 Won 11-00 Boston 2, Cherrington Ashton 1 Click Here
Sat 12 Jan Rochdale Hornets Home 2:30 Won 18-05 Boston 2, Cherrington, McGurrin Ashton 3 Click Here
Sat 19 Jan Rochdale Hornets Away 2:30 Won 19-11 Boston 2, Barton Ashton 5 Click Here
Sat 26 Jan Liverpool City Home 3:00 Won 20-04 Cherrington, Cunliffe, Thomas, Turnock Ashton 4 Click Here
Sat 2 Feb Whitehaven Home 3:00 Won 32-03 Boston 3, O'Grady 3, Cherrington 2 Ashton 4 Click Here
Sat 9 Feb CC R1: Leeds Away 3:00 Lost 11-13 Boston 2, Ashton D.Platt 1 Click Here
Sat 16 Feb Bradford Northern Away 3:00 Lost 05-14 Boston Ashton 1 Click Here
Sat 23 Feb St Helens Away 3:00 Postponed Due to Poor Weather - -
Sat 2 March Featherstone Rovers Away 3:00 Lost 09-15 O'Grady 2, Turnock - Click Here
Sat 9 March St Helens Away 3:00 Won 20-11 Ashton, Boston, Cherrington, McGurrin D.Platt 4 Click Here

Sat 16 Mar

Huddersfield Away 3:00 Won 20-10 Ashcroft, Ashton, McGurrin, O'Grady D.Platt 3, Ashton 1 Click Here
Wed 20 Mar Swinton Away 5:00 Won 28-07 Boston 3, Ashton 2, O'Grady Ashton 5 Click Here
Sat 23 Mar Halifax Home 3:00 Won 25-09 McGurrin 2, Ashton, Boston, Thomas Ashton 4, Cunliffe 1 Click Here
Sat 30 Mar Oldham Away 3:00 Lost 06-14 Boston, O'Grady - Click Here
Wed 3 April Bradford Northern Home 5:30 Won 38-05 Boston 2, Ashcroft, Ashton, Cherrington, Cunliffe, McGurrin, McTigue Cunliffe 6, Ashton 1 Click Here
Sat 6 April Huddersfield Home 3:00 Lost 08-13 Ashcroft, Ashton Cunliffe 1 Click Here
Sat 13 April Widnes Away 3:00 Won 26-17 Boston 2, D.Platt 2, Ashton, Cherrington Ashton 2, Cunliffe 2 Click Here

Mon 15 Apr

Leigh Home 6:15 Won 26-09 McGurrin 2, Ashton, Boston, Cherrington, D.Platt Cunliffe 4 Click Here
Fri 19 April St Helens Home 3:00 Won 19-11 Ashton 2, Boston, Cherrington, McGurrin Ashton 1, Cunliffe 1 Click Here
Sat 20 April Warrington Away 3:00 Lost 07-40 Boston Ashton 2 Click Here
Mon 22 Apr Salford Away 3:00 Lost 10-15 Chisnall, McGurrin Ashton 2 Click Here

1956-1957 Season Team Sheets List
aalaDatealaa Opponent alllResultllLl 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Sat 18 Aug Hull (A) L08-15 CunliffelG Boston Broome AshcroftlT2 Ashton Bolton Parr Armstrong F.Platt Bretherton McTigue Cherrington McGurrin
Sat 25 Aug Leeds (H) W22-08 CunliffelG BostonlT2 Broome Ashcroft AshtonlTlG4 BoltonlT Parr Bretherton Mather McTigue Cherrington Griffin McGurrin
Mon 27 Aug Work (A) W24-00 CunliffelG3 Boston Broome McGillycuddylT Ashton BoltonlT3 Parr Bretherton Mather McTigue Cherrington GriffinlT2 McGurrin
Sat 1 Sept Old (H) L (LCR1) CunliffelG5 Boston Broome Ashcroft Ashton BoltonlT2 Parr Bretherton Mather McTigue Cherrington Griffin McGurrin
Sat 8 Sept Wid (H) W30-05 Broome BostonlT2 McGillycuddylT Ashcroft AshtonlTlG6 Bolton ParrlT Armstrong Mather McTigue Collier Griffin McGurrinlT
Mon 10 Sep Barr (H) L15-26 Broome BostonlT BirdlT Ashcroft AshtonlG3 BoltonlT Parr Armstrong Mather McTigue Griffin Hill McGurrin
Sat 15 Sep Liv C (A) W44-14 McGillycuddy BostonlT4 Broome Ashcroft AshtonlTlG7 BoltonlT ParrlT2 McTigue Mather CollierlT CherringtonlT Hill McGurrin
Sat 22 Sep Hull (H) W30-17 McGillycuddy BostonlT2 Broome AshcroftlT AshtonlG6 BoltonlT2 Parr McTigue Mather Collier Cherrington HilllT McGurrin
Sat 29 Sep Hal (A) L03-09 McGillycuddy Boston Broome Ashcroft Ashton Bolton Parr Barton Mather Collier McTiguelT Hill McGurrin
Sat 6 Oct Old (H) L13-25 McGillycuddy BostonlT3 Broome Ashcroft AshtonlG2 Bolton Parr Barton Mather McTigue Cherrington Griffin McGurrin
Sat 13 Oct Leigh (A) W17-11 Cunliffe BostonlT AshtonlT Ashcroft Broome McGillycuddy Hooper Barton Mather Bretherton McTiguelT Collier CheethamlG4
Sat 27 Oct Leeds (A) L07-13 Cunliffe BostonlT AshtonlG2 Ashcroft Broome Bolton Thomas Barton Mather Bretherton McTigue Collier McGurrin
Sat 3 Nov Barr (A) L12-15 CunliffelT Broome AshtonlG3 Ashcroft Chisnall BoltonlT Thomas Barton Mather McTigue Bretherton Collier McGurrin
Sat 10 Nov Black (H) W22-08 CunliffelG2 BostonlT4 Ashton AshcroftlT Broome Bolton Thomas Barton Mather McTigue BrethertonlT Collier Cheetham
Sat 24 Nov Swin (H) W17-07 Cunliffe Boston AshtonlG4 Ashcroft Broome McGillycuddy Thomas Barton MatherlT McTigue BrethertonlT2 Cherrington Collier
Sat 1 Dec Feath (H) W19-04 Cunliffe BoltonlT3 AshtonlG2 Ashcroft CherringtonlT McGillycuddy Thomas Barton Mather McTigue Bretherton CollierlT D.Platt
Sat 8 Dec Aus (H) L (TOUR) Cunliffe Boston AshtonlG2 Ashcroft Bolton McGillycuddy Thomas Barton Mather McTigue Bretherton Collier D.Platt
Sat 15 Dec Black (A) W18-09 Cunliffe Chisnall McGurrinlT Ashcroft AshtonlTlG3 Bolton Thomas Bretherton MatherlT McTigue Cherrington AbramlT Collier
Tue 25 Dec Salf (H) W13-10 Cunliffe BostonlT Ashcroft McGurrin AshtonlG2 BoltonlT Thomas Barton Mather McTiguelT Bretherton Cherrington Abram
Sat 29 Dec Work (H) W52-05 D.PlattlT BostonlT3 AshtonlG8 Ashcroft ChisnalllT McGurrinlT ThomaslT BartonlT MatherlT McTiguelT BrethertonlT CherringtonlT Collier
Tue 1 Jan Warr (H) W37-02 D.Platt BostonlT AshtonlTlG5 AshcroftlT2 ChisnalllT3 McGurrin Thomas Barton Mather McTiguelT BrethertonlT Cherrington Collier
Sat 5 Jan White (A) W11-00 D.Platt BostonlT2 AshtonlG Ashcroft Chisnall McGurrin Thomas Barton Mather McTigue Bretherton CherringtonlT Collier
Sat 12 Jan Roch (H) W18-05 D.Platt BostonlT2 AshtonlG3 Ashcroft Bolton McGurrinlT Thomas Barton Mather McTigue Bretherton CherringtonlT Collier
Sat 19 Jan Roch (A) W19-11 D.Platt BostonlT2 AshtonlG5 Ashcroft Turnock McGurrin Thomas BartonlT Mather Bretherton Griffin Cherrington Collier
Sat 26 Jan Liv C (H) W20-04 D.Platt TurnocklT AshtonlG4 CunliffelT Romano McGurrin ThomaslT Barton Mather McTigue Bretherton CherringtonlT Collier
Sat 2 Feb White (H) W32-03 D.Platt BostonlT3 AshtonlG4 Ashcroft O'GradylT3 Bolton Thomas Barton Mather McTigue Bretherton CherringtonlT2 Collier
Sat 9 Feb Leeds (A) L (CCR1) D.PlattlG BostonlT2 AshtonlT Ashcroft O'Grady Bolton Thomas Barton Mather McTigue Bretherton Cherrington Collier
Sat 16 Feb Brad (A) L05-14 D.Platt BostonlT AshtonlG Ashcroft O'Grady McGurrin Thomas Barton Mather Bretherton Griffin Cherrington Collier
Sat 2 Mar Feath (A) L09-15 D.Platt TurnocklT Ashton Ashcroft O'GradylT2 McGurrin Thomas Barton Mather McTigue Griffin Cherrington Collier
Sat 9 Mar St H (A) W20-11 D.PlattlG4 BostonlT AshtonlT Ashcroft O'Grady McGurrinlT Thomas Barton Sayer McTigue CherringtonlT Collier Griffin
Sat 16 Mar Hudd (A) W20-10 D.PlattlG3 Boston AshtonlTlG AshcroftlT O'GradylT McGurrinlT Thomas Armstrong Sayer McTigue Cherrington Collier Griffin
Wed 20 Mar Swin (A) W28-07 D.Platt BostonlT3 AshtonlT2lG5 Ashcroft O'GradylT McGurrin Thomas Armstrong Sayer McTigue Cherrington Collier Griffin
Sat 23 Mar Hal (H) W25-09 CunliffelG BostonlT AshtonlTlG4 Ashcroft O'Grady McGurrinlT2 ThomaslT Armstrong Sayer McTigue D.Platt Collier Griffin
Sat 30 Mar Old (A) L06-14 D.Platt BostonlT Ashton Ashcroft O'GradylT McGurrin Thomas Armstrong Sayer McTigue Cherrington Collier Griffin
Wed 3 Apr Brad (H) W38-05 CunliffelTlG6 BostonlT2 AshtonlTlG AshcroftlT O'Grady McGurrinlT Thomas Barton Sayer McTiguelT CherringtonlT Collier Griffin
Sat 6 Apr Hudd (H) L08-13 CunliffelG Boston AshtonlT AshcroftlT O'Grady McGurrin Thomas Armstrong Sayer McTigue Cherrington Collier Griffin
Sat 13 Apr Wid (A) W26-17 CunliffelG2 BostonlT2 AshtonlTlG2 Ashcroft O'Grady McGurrin Thomas McTigue Sayer Wareing CherringtonlT D.PlattlT2 Collier
Mon 15 Apr Leigh (H) W26-09 CunliffelG4 BostonlT AshtonlT Ashcroft O'Grady McGurrinlT2 Thomas Armstrong Sayer Collier CherringtonlT D.PlattlT Griffin
Fri 19 Apr St H (H) W19-11 CunliffelG BostonlT AshtonlT2lG Ashcroft O'Grady McGurrinlT Thomas McTigue Sayer Collier CherringtonlT D.Platt Griffin
Sat 20 Apr Warr (A) L07-40 Cunliffe BostonlT AshtonlG2 Ashcroft O'Grady McGurrin Thomas McTigue Sayer Collier Cherrington D.Platt Griffin
Mon 22 Apr Salf (A) L10-15 Cunliffe ChisnalllT AshtonlG2 Ashcroft O'Grady McGurrinlT Thomas Armstrong Sayer Collier Cherrington D.Platt Griffin

Player

Apps

Tries Goals
Eric Ashton 41 18 95
Ernie Ashcroft 39 9 -
Brian McTigue 37 6 -
Billy Boston 35 50 -
Frank Collier 34 2 -
Bernard McGurrin 34 13 -
Norman Cherrington 32 13 -
Rees Thomas 30 3 -
Ronnie Mather 28 3 -
John Barton 22 2 -
Bill Bretherton 22 5 -
Jack Cunliffe 22 3 27
Don Platt 22 4 8
David Bolton 20 15 -
Frank Griffin 20 2 -
Terry O'Grady 16 8 -
Jack Broome 15 - -
Bill Sayer 12 - -
Alan Armstrong 10 - -
Mike McGillycuddy 10 2 -
Tommy Parr 10 3 -
Bob Chisnall 6 5 -
Ken Hill 4 1 -
Bob Turnock 3 2 -
Roy Abram 2 1 -
Teddy Cheetham 2 - 4
Ken Bird 1 1 -
Jimmy Hooper 1 - -
Frank Platt 1 - -
Tony Romano 1 - -
Albert Wareing 1 - -

Top Try Scorers

Player

Tries
Billy Boston 50
Eric Ashton 18
David Bolton 15
Norman Cherrington 13
Bernard McGurrin 13
Ernie Ashcroft 9
Terry O'Grady 8
Brian McTigue 6
Bill Bretherton 5
Bob Chisnall 5
Don Platt 4
Jack Cunliffe 3
Ronnie Mather 3
Tommy Parr 3
Rees Thomas 3
John Barton 2
Frank Collier 2
Frank Griffin 2
Mike McGillycuddy 2
Bob Turnock 2
Roy Abram 1
Ken Hill 1
Ken Bird 1

Top Goal Scorers

Player

Goals
Eric Ashton 95
Jack Cunliffe 27
Don Platt 8
Teddy Cheetham 4

- Team P W D L Pts
1 Oldham 38 33 0 5 66
2 Hull 38 29 2 7 60
3 Barrow 38 29 0 9 58
4 Leeds 38 28 0 10 56
5 St Helens 38 25 3 10 53
6 Wigan 38 26 0 12 52
7 Hunslet 38 26 0 12 52
8 Wakefield Trinity 38 23 1 14 47
9 Huddersfield 38 23 0 15 46
10 Warrington 38 21 1 16 43
11 York 38 21 0 17 42
12 Halifax 38 21 0 17 42
13 Salford 38 19 2 17 40
14 Workington Town 38 20 0 18 40
15 Featherstone Rovers 38 19 0 19 38
16 Rochdale Hornets 38 19 0 19 38
17 Leigh 38 18 1 19 37
18 Whitehaven 38 18 1 19 37
19 Swinton 38 18 0 20 36
20 Keighley 38 17 1 20 35
21 Bradford Northern 38 17 0 21 34
22 Bramley 38 14 2 22 30
23 Widnes 38 15 0 23 30
24 Blackpool Borough 38 14 0 24 28
25 Castleford 38 11 2 25 24
26 Hull Kingston Rovers 38 11 2 25 24
27 Liverpool City 38 9 1 28 19
28 Batley 38 8 0 30 16
29 Dewsbury 38 5 1 32 11
30 Doncaster 38 3 0 35 6




Championship Play-Offs

Semifinals:

    Hull 45 beat Barrow 14.
    Oldham 22 beat Leeds 12.

Final:

    Oldham 15 beat Hull 14.

    


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