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Batley Bob

On this day 95 year ago

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After winning 3 challenge cups , Batley RLFC highlight , was the lifting of the Rugby League Championship Trophy for the only time in the club’s history on Saturday 3rd May 1924 at Broughton, Manchester, when Wigan were defeated 13 – 7 before a crowd of 15,097 paying gate receipts of £987. (Batley Team; Robinson, B. Williams, G. Davidge, H. Rees (2 goals), Murray (2 tries), Scott, I. Fowler (Captain), Leeming (1 try), Brooke, G. Ramsbottom, Douglas, Smith & F. Carter. In addition the club also lifted the Yorkshire League Cup. 1924 – 25 saw the ground record attendance set on 14th March 1925 when 23,889 attended a Challenge Cup Tie with Leeds. Gate receipts totalling £1,693 / 11 / 3d. Silverware has been in short supply for Batley since the Championship success.

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