8th April 1911: Batley 2 Wigan 4
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Batley 2 Wigan 4 - Saturday 8th April 1911
Venue: Fartown, Huddersfield
Competition: Challenge Cup Semi Final

WiganlBacks:l

1. Jim Sharrock, 2. Joe Miller, 3. Lance Todd, 4. Bert Jenkins, 5. Albert Renwick, 6. Johnny Thomas, 7. Fred Gleave

WiganlForwards:l 8. Dick Silcock, 9. Dick Ramsdale, 10. Percy Williams, 11. Tom Whittaker, 12. Walter Cheetham, 13. Charlie Seeling (Snr)

WiganlTries:l

(None)

WiganlGoals:l

Jim Sharrock 2

Summary:l

Wigan reached their first ever Challenge Cup Final with an unspectacular semi final success over Batley at Fartown in Huddersfield. It was generally reported though that Wigan were lucky to win this tie having played no where near their high standards. It was only 2-0 to Wigan into the final ten minutes but the crowd, which the majority of the 20,000 in attendance were Batley fans, roared as Batley levelled the score. It was a controversial leveller though with the referee having allowed a drop goal (worth two points then) to stand despite it seemingly having gone under the cross bar. But Wigan reached the final with a penalty goal from the halfway line right at the death. Batley later put in an official protest over the awarding of that penalty but the Northern Rugby Union committee dismissed their appeal.

1910-1911 Challenge Cup Semi Final Results

Saturday 8th April 1911
Batley 4 Wigan 2 (at Fartown, Huddersfield)
Broughton Rangers 12 Rochdale Hornets 9 (at The Willows, Salford)