100th Anniversary of 1st Cup Win29th April 2005 is the 100th anniversary of Warrington's first Challenge Cup Trophy success.img src="1905_team.jpg" caption="The 1905 Challenge Cup Winning Team" alt="The 1905 Challenge Cup Winning Team" width="375" height="233" hspace="2" vspace="2" border="0" align="right">Jackie Fish scored both tries in a 6 - 0 win over Hull Kingston Rovers at a wet Headingley.Warrington made their third Challenge Cup final appearance thanks to a brilliant interception try by Fish against Bradford in the semi-final. Warrington had beaten Morecambe, Keighley (after a replay) and Wigan in earlier rounds. The replay at Keighley kicked off an hour late, at 5pm, because of the late arrival of the train carrying the Warrington team.Match ReportA dreary and wet day restricted the crowd to 19,638 for the final at Headingley, Leeds. The weather conditions made the pitch very soft which suited the heavier Hull KR pack.Initially the match was dominated to the two packs and did not move into the respective 25's for the first half hour. At which point Jackie Fish made a great break, but slipped on the wet turf with the line at his mercy. It was the only scoring opportunity of the first half.Warrington went ahead within three minutes of the restart when Fish scored a try in the corner. His second came following a scrum in the Warrington half. Scrum half Davies raced down the field, eventually passing to Isherwood, who handed on to Fish. Fish galloped away and placed the ball between the posts. Hallam missed the conversion and a subsequent penalty. Warrington were now on top and finished worthy winners.TeamJack Hallam (captain), a full back who played 217 matches for Warrington.Jackie Fish, Warrington's first Superstar, scored 215 tries and 262 goals for 1,169 points, he scored 3 tries in 3 England appearances and scored 16 tries for Lancashire in 16 matches.Danny Isherwood, played 217 matches for Warrington and one for Lancashire.George Dickenson, played in the first Test match against Australia, and also represented England and Lancashire.T Kenyon, scored a try in the 3rd round win over Wigan.Ernie Brookes, "The Terrier" also played in the first Test match against Australia and scored a try & 2 goals.Dai Davies, the final was the last of his 61 games for Warrington.Alf Boardman, the first player to play over 400 matches for Warrington, once for Engalnd and 6 for Lancashire.George Thomas, played in the first ever International match and was killed in action on the Somme.Frank Shugars, an international who went on the first Great Britain tour to Australia.G.Jolley, a forward who did not score in 136 matches for Warrington.James Belton, a Cheshire county forward who played 158 matches for Warrington.Arthur Naylor, a Lancashire county forward who played 202 matches for Warrington.W Swift, a forward who played 102 matches for Warrington.Bill Harmer, a forward who played 187 matches for Warrington.
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