17th February 1985: Wigan 46 Batley 8
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Wigan 46 Batley 8 - Sunday 17th February 1985
Venue: Burnden Park, Bolton (switched from Central Park, Wigan)
Competition: Silk Cut Challenge Cup First Round
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Colin Whitfield, 2. Shaun Edwards, 3. David Stephenson, 4. Steve Donlan, 5. John Ferguson, 6. Brett Kenny, 7. Mike Ford
WiganlForwards:l 8. Neil Courtney, 9. Nicky Kiss, 10. Brian Case, 11. Graeme West, 12. Shaun Wane, 13. Ian Potter
WiganlSubs Used:l 14. Henderson Gill (replaced David Stephenson), 15. Danny Campbell (replaced Neil Courtney)

WiganlTries:l

Brett Kenny, John Ferguson 2, Mike Ford, Henderson Gill 2, Graeme West, David Stephenson, Shaun Edwards

WiganlGoals:l Colin Whitfield 5

BatleylTries:l

Gibson

BatleylGoals:l Oulton 2
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Summary:l

The freezing weather, which had relented briefly at the beginning of the month, returned to twice postpone this cup tie against Batley at Central Park. With John Ferguson due to soon return home to Eastern Suburbs, Wigan took the decision to play this home cup tie at Bolton Wanderer's Burnden Park ground because that venue had undersoil heating. The decision worked a treat with a good victory earned and amazingly the attendance of 9,606 topped all the Bolton crowds in the football season to that date.

Half Time:l Wigan 16 Batley 4
Attendance:l 9,606
Referee:l Fred Lindop
Note:l Having been twice postponed at home on Sunday 10th February 1985 (3:00pm) and Wednesday 13th February 1985 (7:30pm)
Wigan defaulted home advantage to Burnden Park, Bolton so they could take advantage of that grounds Undersoil heating system.

1984-1985 Silk Cut Challenge Cup Preliminary Round Results

Sunday 27th January 1985
Leeds 68 Bridgend 6

Monday 29th January 1985
Barrow 12 Halifax 26
Salford 14 Featherstone Rovers 6

Sunday 3rd February 1985
Doncaster 6 Wakefield Trinity 25

1984-1985 Silk Cut Challenge Cup First Round Results

Saturday 9th February 1985
Leeds 4 Widnes 14 (Delayed Highlights on BBC 1)

Sunday 10th February 1985
Fulham 4 Halifax 17
Keighley 5 Runcorn Highfield 12

Thursday 14th February 1985
Hull 52 Carlisle 6

Sunday 17th February 1985
Bramley 16 Blackpool Borough 15
Oldham 8 Castleford 14
Sheffield Eagles 18 Warrington 54
Wigan 46 Batley 8 (at Burnden Park, Bolton)
Workington Town 28 Dewsbury 6

Wednesday 20th February 1985
Rochdale Hornets 11 York 5
Salford 31 Swinton 8

Thursday 21st February 1985
St Helens 3 Hull Kingston Rovers 8

Sunday 24th February 1985
Southend Invicta 9 Bradford Northern 50 (at Odsal Stadium, Bradford)
Leigh 14 Huddersfield 8
Mansfield Marksmen 10 Hunslet 34
Whitehaven 8 Wakefield Trinity 10