Doncaster beats Leeds, Sheffield and York to win Yorkshire World Cup on Twitter

Doncaster has been crowned the greatest place in Yorkshire – in a World Cup which pitted 16 of the county’s towns and cities against each other on Twitter.

By Darren Burke
Sunday, 12th April 2020, 8:59 am
Updated Wednesday, 15th April 2020, 10:20 am
Doncaster was crowned number one place in Yorkshire.
Doncaster was crowned number one place in Yorkshire.

The Yorkshire World Cup aimed to find the region’s top spot – through a series of votes played out in the format of a football World Cup.

And Doncaster eventually emerged victorious after seeing off the likes of bigger city rivals such as Leeds, Sheffield and York in the fun contest organised by Twitter user James Marshall.

Doncaster scored a surprise victory in the final, taking more than 66 per cent of the vote against historic tourist spot York.

Doncaster secured its place in the final after easily seeing off West Yorkshire rival Leeds, while York made the final two by defeating Harrogate.

Earlier in the competition, Doncaster topped ‘Group A’ finishing ahead of Sheffield, Barnsley and Rotherham to be crowned South Yorkshire number one.

Harrogate emerged victorious from a group that also contained Wakefield, Castleford, Pontefract and Harrogate while Leeds secured its place in the last four by finishing ahead of Hallifax, Bradford and Huddersfield.

York easily won its group, which also included Hull and the seaside resorts of Whitby and Scarborough.

Full results

Group A

Sheffield 32.7%

Barnsley 4.4%

Rotherham 3.1%

Doncaster 59.7%

Group B

Huddersfiled 14.3%

Bradford 14.5%

Halifax 17%

Leeds 68.3%

Group C

Wakefield 20.7%

Castleford 9.8%

Pontefract 4.9%

Harrogate 64.6%

Group D

York 50.9%

Hull 5.4%

Scarborough 18%

Whitby 25.7%