12th December 1903: Wigan 14 Batley 0
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Wigan 14 Batley 0 - Saturday 12th December 1903
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: League First Division

WiganlBacks:l

1. Jack Mason, 2. Jim Sharrock, 3. Jim Leytham, 4. Dai Harris, 5. Joe Cooper, 6. Billy Anderson, 7. Eli Davies

WiganlForwards:l

8. Rueben Collier, 9. Tom Beesley, 10. Billy Halliwell, 11. Jack Barton, 12. Tom Whittaker, 13. Tom Ellison, 14. Jack Hilton, 15. John Wolfenden


WiganlTries:l

Jim Sharrock, Dai Harris, Jim Leytham, Jack Hilton

WiganlGoals:l

Eli Davies 1


Summary:l

Wigan unleashed a new signing in the form of Jim Leytham, who had been signed from Lancaster. He would go on to become a Wigan legend with 258 tries scored in 280 appearances for the club over the next nine years. He would score the third try of the match in this game that Wigan dominated. It was only 3-0 at half time after Jim Sharrock scored but Dai Harris, Leytham and Jack Hilton added scores later to complete the win.


Top of Table After This Match

1st Place:l

Oldham

- Played - 15 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 21
2nd Place:l Hull KR - Played - 14 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 21
3rd Place:l Leeds - Played - 14 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 21
4th Place:l

Bradford

- Played - 14 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 20

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13th Place:l Wigan - Played - 14 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 9 - Points: - 9

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Relegation Zone (Bottom Two Relegated)

15th Place:l Batley - Played - 14 - Won - 3 - Drawn - 3 - Lost - 8 - Points: - 9
16th Place:l Swinton - Played - 13 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 9 - Points: - 8

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17th Place:l Leigh - Played - 13 - Won - 3 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 9 - Points: - 7
18th Place:l Keighley - Played - 14 - Won - 2 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 10 - Points: - 6