23rd October 1948: Wigan 46 Wakefield 0
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Wigan 46 Wakefield Trinity 0 - Saturday 23rd October 1948
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: League
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Martin Ryan, 2. Gordon Ratcliffe, 3. Jack Cunliffe, 4. Ernie Ashcroft, 5. Jack Hilton, 6. Ces Mountford, 7. Tommy Bradshaw

WiganlForwards:l

8. Ken Gee, 9. Joe Egan, 10. Frank Barton, 11. Bill Hudson, 12. Nat Silcock, 13. Billy Blan


WiganlTries:l Jack Cunliffe 3, Jack Hilton 2, Gordon Ratcliffe 2, Ernie Ashcroft, Ces Mountford, Martin Ryan
WiganlGoals:l Ken Gee 8
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Summary:l

Wigan were selling Lancashire Cup Final tickets at the turnstiles as Wakefield were visiting for a league match. The first queues began at 8am with 10,000 being in line by 12noon. The tickets soon sold out with 7s 6d tickets soon ending up on the black market for 25 shillings. On the field Wigan had a field day in hammering Wakefield. Jackie Cunliffe stood out standing in for Ted Ward in the centres.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l Warrington - Played - 11 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 0 / Points: - 22
2nd Place:l Wigan - Played - 11 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 20
3rd Place:l Widnes - Played - 11 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 2 - Points: - 18
4th Place:l Barrow - Played - 10 - Won - 7 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 2 - Points: - 15
5th Place:l Workington - Played - 13 - Won - 7 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 6 - Points: - 14
6th Place:l Batley - Played - 12 - Won - 7 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 5 - Points: - 14

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