11th October 1950: St Helens 7 Wigan 9
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St Helens 7 Wigan 9 - Wednesday 11th October 1950
Venue: Knowsley Road, St Helens
Competition: Lancashire Cup Semi Final
Kick Off: 4:30pm


1. Ted Ward, 2. Nat Silcock, 3. Jack Broome, 4. Ernie Ashcroft, 5. Brian Nordgren, 6. Ces Mountford, 7. Johnny Alty


8. Ken Gee, 9. Ronnie Mather, 10. Ted Slevin, 11. Frank Barton, 12. Jack Large, 13. Billy Blan

WiganlTries:l Ronnie Mather
WiganlGoals:l Ken Gee 3

StlHelenslBacks:l 1. Jimmy Lowe, 2. Steve Llewellyn, 3. Don Gullick, 4. Viv Harrison, 5. Bill Finnan, 6. Eric Hesketh, 7. Billy Holland

8. Bill Whittaker, 9. Reg Blakemore, 10. Alan Prescott, 11. George Parsons, 12. Len Aston, 13. Max Garbler

StlHelenslTries:l Steve Llewellyn

Viv Harrison 2


This was a very tight Lancashire Cup Semi Final throughout at Knowsley Road. Only penalty goals had been scored in the first half, for a 4-2 Wigan lead, before Don Gullick sent Steve Llewellyn over for a try that put them 5-4 ahead at half time. Wigan then found a try early in the second half from Ronnie Mather that made it 9-5 after Ken Gee converted. That slender lead was sweated on for the rest of the game but Saints only reply came towards the end with a penalty goal from Viv Harrison making it 9-7. Wigan survived a late scare when Eric Hesketh almost scored but hung on to make their sixth Lancashire Cup Final in a row.

Half Time:l St Helens 5 Wigan 4
Attendance:l 33,000
Lancashire Cup Semi Final Results

Tuesday 10th October 1950
Oldham 0 Warrington 5

Wednesday 11th October 1950
St Helens 7 Wigan 9