VALIANT efforts to clear the pitch of snow enabled Fartown's Challenge Cup-tie against Dewsbury to get the go-ahead.
And a crowd of 25,250 turned out to support, bringing in gate receipts of £2,624 for a first round first-leg tie.
Dewsbury played good football for a 9-6 win and a three-point lead to take into the second leg at Crown Flatt the following week (first-round ties were played over two legs in the years after World War II, up until 1953-54).
The result prompted the Examiner's Autolycus to comment: "Huddersfield need more resolution for their task against these dour Cup-tie fighters."
Dewsbury played well, but above all they played with inspiration - or they did near the end when they had almost shot their bolt.
Hudersfield's try-scorers were Pat Devery and Lionel Cooper. Mahoney and two tries from Pollard accounted for the Dewsbury points.
When the teams met for the second leg at Crown Flatt the pitch showed bad patches of mud and the high wind played a great part in the game.
Claret and gold scarves were prominent among the early arrivals who seemed to have a decided advantage, for the popular stand was three-parts full an hour before the start and, 10 minutes before kick-off, appeals were made for fans to pack into the centre of the stand- not that they seemed to make any impression.
Dewsbury won the toss and, using the wind, quickly established themselves.
Huddersfield fought back strongly, but there were no tries in the game.
With hail sweeping down the ground, Dewsbury won 4-2 with two Thompson penalties to a single reply by Devery.
Three years later, of course, Fartown won the Cup.
Huddersfield's second-leg team - Hunter, Cracknell, Bowden, Devery, Cooper, Pepperell, Banks, Wagstaff, Meek, Wilmot, Nicholson, Owens, Valentine.