the official history of the eastern counties football league 1935 2010
Although Cambridge Town and Norwich CEYMS later decided against joining, a further four clubs were recruited; Bury Town and Thetford Town from the Norfolk & Suffolk League, Chelmsford City from the London League and Clacton Town from the Ipswich & District League.[2]. Between its inception in 1935 and the formalisation of promotion and relegation between the ECL and its feeder leagues in 1983, several clubs applied to join the Eastern Counties League but were rejected, or were approached by the league but turned the offer of admission down. After the war ended in May 1945 a meeting was held in late June to see whether the league could be restarted. Football Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. [4] It covers the rest of Essex, as well as east London and parts of north London and east Hertfordshire and is intended to enable promotion to the Essex Senior League and relegation to the Essex Olympian League. 1 May 1961. In the 1940s and 1950s it contained up to four 'A' teams from London. All were accepted except Hatfield Peveral and Little Oakley, whose grounds were deemed inadequate, whilst Ortonians later withdrew after difficulties getting their reserve and 'A' teams into the Peterborough & District League. A number of the tables held within the the F.A. During the 1934–35 season there was a strong movement in Harwich and Ipswich for the formation of such a league and after canvassing, a 'Meeting of Representatives of East Anglian Football Clubs' was held at the Picture House in Ipswich on 17 February 1935. that future ahead of them, but those with past Isthmian or Southern League experience include During the early part of the 20th century there were several leagues covering East Anglia, including the Norfolk & Suffolk League, the East Anglian League, the Essex & Suffolk Border League and the Ipswich & District League, whilst some of the larger clubs (including Ipswich Town and Cambridge Town) played in the Southern Amateur League. 1 January 1966. Ultimately fourteen clubs applied to join the league; eight from the Peterborough & District League (Downham Town, Huntingdon United, King's Lynn reserves, Ortonians, Somersham Town, Warboys Town and Yaxley – Parson Drove also applied later in the year, but were rejected), three from the Anglian Combination (Diss Town, Fakenham Town and Wroxham) and three from the Essex & Suffolk Border League (Bury Town reserves, Hatfield Peverel and Little Oakley). the Football League and the UEFA Cup. The Eastern Counties Football League, currently known as the Thurlow Nunn League for sponsorship purposes, is an English football league at levels 9 and 10 of the English football league system. The company's main factory was located next to Norwich City's Carrow Road ground and was known as the Gothic Works, from which the team took its name. It currently contains clubs from Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, eastern Cambridgeshire, eastern Hertfordshire and north and east London and is a feeder to Division One North of the Isthmian League. has the complete final table information for this league. mainly Norfolk, Suffolk and north Essex, with the occasional club from These included:[6], The champions of the league have been as follows:[2]. Eastern Counties League sides have quite often made the Rounds Proper of the F.A. The 1939–40 season was abandoned due to the outbreak of World War II , and due to the high travelling costs the club left the league before it resumed in 1946, rejoining the Norfolk & Suffolk League. Eastern Counties League. [3] More recently it has been sponsored by building supplies company Jewson, Ridgeons, and current sponsor Thurlow Nunn. Tottenham H. ‘A’ 1 March Town United 2. There had been occasional discussions about adding a second division to the league since its formation, but in 1983 it seemed about to become a reality. The best performances National Football Teams without an confederation, 2020 League of Ireland Premier Division table, Template:Eastern Counties Football League Premier Division teamlist, Template:Eastern Counties Football League Division One teamlist, Template:Eastern Counties Football League seasons, https://football.fandom.com/wiki/Eastern_Counties_Football_League?oldid=280010. format until 1988 when the existing members formed a Premier Division and The club was established in 1898 as the works team of Laurence, Scott and Electromotors and initially played at Hall Road in Norwich city centre, a site which is now the Hewett Academy. Mildenhall Town from the Cambridgeshire League and Ipswich Wanderers from the Ipswich Sunday League were later invited to join, whilst Halstead Town were persuaded to transfer from the Essex Senior League after Ortonian's late withdrawal, allowing the inaugural Division One season in 1988–89 to start with 14 clubs. The following season Gillingham reserves joined, becoming the only Kent-based club to ever play in the league (Dartford also applied to join at the same time, but were rejected). We're not aware of the full set of tables being published recently in book form. Although Lowestoft had a better goal average, the championship was decided by a play-off match held at Layer Road on 29 August 1936. in the BNLF and Non-League Directories. Eastern Counties League. The club won the Norfolk & Suffolk League again in 1935–36, and joined the Eastern Counties League in 1937 and finished eighth in 1937–38 and twelfth in 1938–39. Needham Market (2010) have moved up from the Eastern Counties League to the either the Southern or Isthmian Leagues. History. It currently contains clubs from Norfolk, Suffolk, northern Essex and eastern Cambridgeshire, and is a feeder to Division One North of the Isthmian League. The league's geographical span has previously stretched from Gillingham in Kent in the south to Boston in Lincolnshire in the north and Eynesbury in Cambridgeshire in the west. Bury Town (both 2006), Soham Town Rangers (2008), Lowestoft Town (2009) and [1] In 1951 the league gained its first Cambridgeshire club with the admission of Cambridge United, and by 1955–56 the league was up to 20 clubs, of which five were reserve or 'A' teams. In 1976 the league was renamed the Eastern League, but returned to its original name six years later. [1] At the end of the first season Ipswich left to join the Southern League and were replaced by their reserve team. Eastern Counties League. FC Clacton (as Clacton Town), Saffron Walden Town, Wisbech Town and Wivenhoe Town, The Eastern Counties Football League, currently known as the Thurlow Nunn League for sponsorship purposes, is an English football league at levels 9 and 10 of the English football league system. The league expanded to two divisions in 1988. The F.C.H.D. 14 new clubs formed Division One. However, a further meeting on 28 July decided that too few clubs were ready to resume footballing activities as many were unable to sign players and some grounds remained under the control of the armed forces. The ten clubs in attendance were Cambridge Town, Harwich & Parkeston and Ipswich Town from the SAL, Colchester Town and Crittall Athletic from the Spartan League, and Gorleston, Great Yarmouth Town, King's Lynn, Lowestoft Town and Norwich CEYMS from the Norfolk & Suffolk League. while in recent years, Histon (2000), Maldon Town (2004), AFC Sudbury and Prior to the start of the 1948–49 season the league was expanded to 16 clubs, largely through the addition of the 'A' teams of four London clubs, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United. The Eastern Counties Football League, currently known as the Thurlow Nunn League for sponsorship purposes, is an English football league at levels 9 and 10 of the English football league system. [1] The ten clubs in attendance were Cambridge Town, Harwich & Parkeston and Ipswich Town from the SAL, Colchester Town and Crittall Athletic from the Spartan League, and Gorleston, Great Yarmouth Town, King's Lynn, Lowestoft Town and Norwich CEYMS from the Norfolk & Suffolk League. It currently contains clubs from Norfolk, Suffolk, northern Essex and eastern Cambridgeshire, and is a feeder to Division One North of the Isthmian League. Suggestions of forming a league to cover the whole region had been made since the early 1900s, but intensified after Norwich City were promoted to Division Two of the Football League in 1934 and saw a significant rise in attendances. The league was formed in 1934 with a single division, and continued with that Tables from 1978 to 1985 were then checked against tables published For quite a while now I've been trying to get hold of a copy of Mick Blakeman's 2010 2 volume history of the Eastern Counties League. The idea was resurrected during the 1987–88 season and a meeting was held to discuss it on 22 November 1987. Tables for 1935-1985 were originally The following season the league expanded to 13 clubs as two of the Essex clubs rejoined (the Essex County League had been a failure with only five members completing the season and was not continued).[1]. taken from the history book of Lowestoft Town. Stowmarket 11 Biggleswade Town 0. markedsført under navnet Thurlow Nunn League af sponsorhensyn, er en engelsk fodboldliga med to divisioner på niveau 9 og 10 i det engelske ligasystem.Ligaen har klubber fra Norfolk, Suffolk, det nordlige Essex og den østlige del af Cambridgeshire.Oprykning fra Eastern Counties Football League sker til Isthmian League eller Southern League… Eastern Counties League sides have quite often made the Rounds Proper of [2] Transferred to a different league at the same level. All five Essex clubs had left to join the newly established Essex County League, whilst Thetford had resigned after finishing bottom of the league, leaving only six remaining clubs. Bury Town 3 Lowestoft Town 2. The league was among the first to be sponsored by an external company when, in the late 1970s, it was sponsored by local building societies Magnet and Planet, and Town and Country. Additional divisions are organised for reserve teams. Between its inception in 1935 and the formalisation of promotion and relegation between the ECL and its feeder leagues in 1983, several clubs applied to join the Eastern Counties League but were rejected, or were approached by the league but turned the offer of admission down. 12 October 1963. Template:Eastern Counties Football League Division One teamlist In the 1940s and 1950s it contained up to four 'A' teams from London. The league contacted 21 clubs who were considered potential members, of which fifteen were interested in joining. These included: Template:Eastern Counties Football League Premier Division teamlist The 1939–40 season started on 26 August, but was abandoned after the outbreak of World War II. The league finally resumed for the 1946–47 season with ten clubs. The first season commenced on 31 August 1935 and ended with Harwich and Lowestoft level at the top of the league with 26 points each. A further four clubs were contacted and another (Long Sutton Athletic) asked for details. ECL Cup, Final, 2 nd leg. Please acknowledge the F.C.H.D. feeding the Isthmian League and the Southern League. It currently contains clubs from Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, eastern Cambridgeshire, eastern Hertfordshire and north and east London and is a feeder to Division One North of the Isthmian League.

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