NWPl history

Early Days

Water polo has undergone radical change since the National League - originally the Premier Invitation League - staged its first matches in 1963. The following articles are reproduced from the book published in 2002 to mark the 40th anniversary of the National Water Polo League.

‘SUPER LEAGUE’ PREPARES FOR LIFT-OFF!

The Beatles had just released their first UK album, Please Please Me. American astronaut John Glenn orbited the Earth three times in Friendship 7. And, of course there was THE big event of 1962 – formation of the National Water Polo League.

Since then, thousands of players, referees and supporters up and down the country have had good reason to applaud the foresight and pioneering spirit of the founders. For pioneers they were. Forty years ago, there were virtually no motorways in the UK. The English game was polarised to a great extent in regions, the only contact in many cases arising through the occasional ASA Club Championship match or the County Championship.

Therefore, the coming together of eight teams to establish a nationwide competition to be played on a home and away basis was a huge step forward.

It meant, for example, clubs from the capital looking beyond the comparative comfort of London League competition and accepting an annual trial by ordeal in Birkenhead’s dreaded unheated New Ferry open air pool (more of that later!). A trip to distant Sheffield for Weston-super-Mare had to be undertaken by train because the journey up country on A-roads would have been far too arduous. And of course, there was the formidable prospect for all teams of playing in front of a packed house at Cheltenham’s “Fortress Alstone”.

Founder members were Birkenhead, Birmingham & District League (now the Midland League), Cheltenham, Otter, Polytechnic, Sheffield Dolphins, Sutton & Cheam and Weston-super-Mare. The picture above shows two outstanding ex-internationals, David Wright (left) and Jim Tancock tossing for ends before another bruising West Country derby in the very early months of the league. Second from right is the late Wally Rowse, the referee. The trophy presented to the winners of the NWPL Second Division was given in memory of this popular London official.

How did it all come about? It seems the original idea for a national “super league” was discussed at one of the regular Cheltenham club water polo committee meetings. Cheltenham were then a power in the land (and indeed won the first league title in 1963) but people like Phil Jones (an England senior international at 16 and a mighty goal-scorer left or right-handed) and his brother Jack (GB captain at the 1952 and 1956 Olympics) recognised the need for tougher competition, if only to match the increasing strength of club sides elsewhere in Europe.

At the time, David Taylor – local butcher and a perpetual motion midbath player for England and Great Britain – was Cheltenham’s secretary. He wrote to a number of leading clubs to gauge interest. Draft rules were written, including a suggested annual membership fee per club of 7s 6d (37 1/2p) – soon to be raised to a more realistic £5 (which subsequently ensured a profit of £14 13s 1d in the first full season)!

The response was sufficiently encouraging for an exploratory meeting to be convened prior to Sutton & Cheam’s popular annual tournament. It took place on 14 April 1962 at the home of Mr and Mrs Charles Thurley, parents of Charlie Thurley, for many years Sutton’s National League secretary, coach and inspiration and, of course, a formidable centre-forward in the league’s early seasons.

David Taylor wasn’t there. Many people still worked a five-and-a-half day week in 1962 and he was shop-bound on a Saturday morning. So Phil Jones went as the Cheltenham representative. Other clubs present were Sutton, Polytechnic and Otter. “I was more or less told that I would be secretary,” says Phil, who remained in the post until 1975.

Penguin did not attend – “the general feeling is that the benefit that the club would obtain from the league would not warrant the extra expense involved,” according to the Minutes. York City were approached and declined entry. However, the new league was soon creating a great deal of interest. Even Penguin had a change of heart. Following a players’ meeting, the club applied to join in October 1962.

It was too late. So was a subsequent application from Wales on behalf of Newport Olympic. By now, the eight teams had committed themselves to English water polo’s bold new venture. When the first annual meeting was held at The Plough Hotel, Cheltenham, on 1 December 1962, the eight teams sent 22 delegates. Among them were Allan “Mugs” Murray, the GB international from Birkenhead who 40 years on is still his club’s secretary; Neil May and Peter Pass, of Polytechnic; Duncan Kemp and Peter Stevens (Otter); Olympic pentathlete Tom Hudson (Sheffield Dolphins); the late Maurice Skerman, a wonderful goalkeeper for Sutton & Cheam and GB; plus Weston-super-Mare representatives Jim Tancock, who was another outstanding international, and current National League general secretary Chris Ducker.

Eric Kimber, of Otter, who was elected chairman after a contest with Great Britain team manager Ted Wright, of Birkenhead, declared: “Our task is a very important one. We are here to launch what we all hope will one day be the major league in this country. We have to be very careful with the rules we set up and must go in wholeheartedly and stick by what we say today.”

Phil Jones told the meeting: “The league . . . will enable clubs to play a competitive game throughout the country, one which will stimulate interest and increase gates to bring much-needed money into the sport.”

It was not all plain sailing. Not everyone supported the idea. In the north, the influential Doug Scales, of Southport, was soon arguing that the competition had “ruined English water polo” by reducing clubs’ commitment to their traditional local leagues.

There was also the matter of the league’s title. Early attempt to call it The Water Polo League (as in The Football League), The English Water Polo League, British Water Polo League or any similar name were firmly resisted by the ASA. The first annual meeting was actually called under the provisional title of English Water Polo League – with the compromise name of Premier Invitation Water Polo League substituted shortly afterwards.

Eric Kimber was to prove an excellent chairman and a key figure in helping the league through its challenging early days. The ASA headquarters were then in London and he held several private meetings with secretary Harold Fern to smooth over certain political difficulties. The two men agreed, for example, that the league needed to be affiliated to the ASA, but to do it through one of the districts. The West was chosen – “on the basis,” suggests Phil Jones, “that there might not have been such a good reception elsewhere!”

Whatever the arguments, the new league was ready for the off. On 5 April 1963, the first-ever match was staged (just in any case anyone wondered, the photo above is not from this match but from a very early version of the sport in Victorian times!). The result: Birmingham & District League 3 Otter 5. The referee was Peter Churchley.

Birmingham League squad: A Whittington (Walsall), T Hayes (Nechells), N Winter (Wednesbury), M Hands (Heath Town) captain, K Williams (Aston), G Brownjohn (Wednesbury), M Fox (Northampton), N Lines (Coventry), D Abbott (Aston), T Morris (Walsall), C Dickinson (Northfield), P Milford (English Electric). Otter: J Towers, C Ball, R Burn, L Elsom, D Kept capt, A Milton, M McLachlan, P Stevens, B Zimmerman.

‘FRIENDLY’ START – BUT REFS TAKE A BASHING

Who’d be a ref? It’s a tough enough job these days. But imagine what it was like in 1963 when you were on your own, there were large and knowledgeable crowds breathing down your neck at places like Cheltenham, Walsall and Weston-super-mare and, at most venues, shallow ends were the norm.

It has to be said that the league’s rules didn’t exactly help matters in the first year by decreeing it would be “the duty of the HOME CLUB” to provide a water polo referee and timekeeper.” The rule added: “The referee must be on the national or district referees list and from a neutral club.”

Did it work? Not a chance. This was a typical reaction after a lively Birkenhead v Birmingham & District League encounter: “Last Saturday, the referee never made a decision. He had the ball out for a neutral throw a couple of dozen times and even when a major foul was obviously committed by either side, he sent both men out. Frankly, he was not up to the standard required to handle these games and in my humble opinion completely ruined this one.”

After another match, Sutton complained: “Last Saturday we travelled nearly 190 miles by car to play Sheffield Dolphins at a cost of approximately £18, which is the cheapest possible way. This was a long journey and a lot of money to play a game completely spoilt by a hopeless referee. He obviously intended the game to change from water polo to a blood bath . . . and did not know the rules.”

What needs to be understood is that the first season was very much of an experimental nature and the eight teams had merely agreed to play each other “home and away on a friendly basis.” Of course, we all know that water polo doesn’t work out like that! So, for 1964, a panel of 17 referees was appointed – men like Stan Armitage, Les Baldwin, Peter Churchley, Bill Dodds, Dickie Laundon, Nobby Neivens, Don Newbold and Wally Rowse. Even then, the situation wasn’t perfect, as illustrated by this comment from an independent observer:

“I can say that I have never seen a more weak, ineffectual, completely helpless man on a bath side. He, in my opinion, does not know the rules. And those he does know, he does not carry out. His faults included standing at the four-metre line at one end and giving decisions on play at the other end.”

Cheltenham were clear winners in the first year, losing only one of their 14 games – 4-2 at Otter – and finishing three points clear of Birkenhead, who were the leading goal scorers with 103. Top individual marksmen were Brian Clark (Sheffield Dolphins), with 46, Dickie Mathews (Birkenhead) and Phil Messider (Polytechnic), both 41.

Water polo was undergoing much change at the time. The game had only just moved from two halves and seven-a-side to four quarters each of five minutes and squads of 11. But facilities in the UK hadn’t changed (a referee in 1967 complained the Leamington shallow end was just 3ft 4ins deep) and this was something that proved an increasing handicap to GB polo as the seasons went by. In his first annual report, league secretary Phil Jones commented: “It is encouraging to see that one club at least (Birkenhead) is making a genuine effort to improve their game by using a full-some open air pitch when possible. This the League should encourage and I would like to see other members making a similar effort to improve playing conditions.”

At the end of 1963, the committee took stock and decided to “consolidate” the league by not admitting any further clubs for the following season. That’s in spite of the fact that Sheffield had pulled out and there had been applications from North Devon club Ilfracombe, Midlands teams Walsall and Wednesbury and, once again, Newport Olympic. The possibility of forming a second division was already being mentioned at this stage. There was also debate about the need for a junior division. Interestingly, it was suggested that a better option would be an ASA-sponsored inter-district competition – exactly what happened some years later.

Otter and Polytechnic finished level on points at the top of the table in the 1964 season and it was agreed the title should be settled by a play-off. Poly won 4-3 at Crystal Palace, which was tough on Otter, who had scored more goals than their London rivals. Otter skipper Duncan Kemp recalls: “We had had a good season, winning the ASA Championship and, we believed, the league on goal average. I had told dear Eric Kimber to push through a goal average rule, but to no avail. It meant going into the play-off with an understrength team. So much for having officials in high places – too nice, you see.”

Incidentally, it was agreed that cost of pool hire for the play-off – all of £6 – should be split between the league and the two clubs.

The first couple of seasons were over. By now it was clear that the league, wholly self-financed, had begun to achieve its objectives of promoting water polo in this country and raising the competitive horizons of the teams involved.

How different life had become for a club like Cheltenham. As Phil Jones explained: “Before the National League came into being, we used to pay guarantees to clubs, mainly from London and the Midlands, to play us at Alstone. It might cost us £8 to bring a team by train from London, but we could reckon to take £80 on the gate – equivalent to a couple of thousands pounds these days, I suppose.

“Teams were happy to come on that basis, knowing that they would be very well entertained after the game. But with points at stake in the new league, there was a new edge to many more fixtures.”

Not everyone was happy. London clubs, in particular, detested the annual pilgrimage to Merseyside and the New Ferry pool. This was Polytechnic secretary Phil Shailer, writing to Birkenhead’s Allan Murray in 1963 to agree a date for their 1964 fixture:

“We are writing to confirm that we are playing you at your home bath on Saturday 9th May (we certainly hope this is not your outdoor pool!). For the return . . . we shall provide warm and pleasant swimming conditions at Seymour Hall Baths. Please note that we would prefer to give you the points at Birkenhead than to play in such freezing conditions in spite of the added attraction of a bathing beauty contest!”

After the opening season, Phil Jones said: “The first annual report will stand for many years as a record of the amount the members have achieved in laying a foundation upon which a new competition for our game is being built.”

BIRKENHEAD ARE CHAMPIONS – BY 0.016 OF A GOAL!

There are still those who regret the passing of the old home and away system of matches. It did more, they argue, to foster local interest. And it also encouraged better social contact between teams over sausage and chips and a pint or three at the pub just down the road.

Fair enough. However, the National League is a progressive organisation. So, since 1999, shared venues have been the norm in all divisions. This has meant better playing conditions (with full-size, deep water pitches now guaranteed in Division One), two refs on every occasion and general a more structured and meaningful competition.

It is surely no coincidence that British international water polo has been on the rise again after many years in the doldrums. The National League contribution to recent successes (qualification for the European Youth Championships, England seniors’ victory at the North Sea Tournament, plus a Commonwealth Tournament bronze) should not be underestimated.

The travel demand on teams of shared venues can be considerable. Ask Invicta, Newton Abbot or Newcastle. But, overall, clubs have it much easier these days. Driving from, say, Southampton to Southport, Watford to Warrington or Yeovil to York in the height of summer (it wasn’t until 1991 that the league first experimented with a winter season) was a mighty undertaking for one game. The programme was particularly tough in 1981 when Division Three contained 12 teams (22 games per club) at venues as far afield as Aberavon, Plymouth, Nottingham and Chester.

Two years earlier, Lancaster’s debut season in the league included a nice little 360-mile jaunt to Port of Plymouth for a Third Division game – a trip the players involved will never forget. The team boarded a mini bus at 8.30 am on a July Saturday. After 100 miles, a water hose burst, causing a 45-minute delay. Near Bristol, at about 2pm, the engine failed and the vehicle had to be pushed off the M5 to the nearest garage. After a series of phone calls, another mini bus was secured at an additional cost of £53 – but the players had to take a taxi into Bristol to pick it up.

Telephone calls to Plymouth (no mobiles in those days!) produced reassurances from the bath staff that the pool would be available after the scheduled 6.30pm start. However, when Lancaster arrived some 20 minutes late, a swimming gala was already in full swing and the match was called off. To rub salt in Lancaster’s wounds, the league subsequently awarded the points to Plymouth. Fortunately, Lancaster’s weekend wasn’t entirely wasted. They played at Bristol Central the next day (yes, these giants of the present day were then Division Three rivals) and won.

Poly’s play-off victory over Otter in 1964 prompted a change of rule, making goal difference the method of separating teams that finished level on points. This proved extremely significant the following season – because Birkenhead and Poly tied for top spot on 28 points. The title went to Birkenhead – by 0.016 of a goal!

For the Premier Invitation League (the change to National League was not sanctioned until 1970), 1965 was a key year. Liverpool, Penguin and Walsall were elected to playing membership and, with numerous clubs now knocking on the door, a ten-team Second Division was formed for 1966. Interestingly, potential new clubs were asked to accompany their applications with details of the measurements, depth etc of their home pools – and the 100 yards time of each registered player!

The Birmingham League withdrew its team at the end of the 1965 season having “done the job it set out to do three years ago, which was to raise the standard of water polo in the Midlands to a position where individual clubs felt themselves capable of entering the Premier League.” (Aston, Leamington Spa and Heath Town all joined the new Second Division).

York City were Second Division champions in the first season, but Beckenham failed to last the course. After cancelling four matches at short notice, the committee expunged the team’s record and suspended the club for two years. This draconian action was for “conducting itself in a manner contrary to the interests of this League by repeated infringement of its rules.” Sadly, Beckenham were never seen again. What’s more, the then individual record of ten goals in a match – scored by a certain Mike Clark, our long-serving National League treasurer – counted for nothing.

Committee meetings were becoming long drawn-out affairs by now. Roger Hargreaves, the league’s first match secretary, expressed concerned about the number of games not played on Saturdays – nearly half.

It was a row over fixtures that led to the RAF, runners-up in the new Second Division, quitting the league after just one season. Availability problems forced the RAF to “bunch” fixtures and arrange seven games in an eight-day period. The league hierarchy didn’t like it, arguing this made a “farce” of the table and stating that, if the Service team couldn’t accept an evenly spread programme, they would have to go. They went.

Finance, as now, was another major talking point. There was concern by clubs at the rising costs of running the league. The 1965 annual meeting was told there had been a loss on the year’s workings of £5 14s 4d. And that was in spite of a £2 per member call imposed during the season.

Refs were a generous lot in those days! Many, it was noted, declined to accept expenses. As a result, the refereeing bill for the WHOLE of the first division in 1966 totalled £107 11s 5d. When Newport Olympic failed to travel to Sheffield that season, they were ordered to pay the home club’s expenses claim of £7 11s - £4 for bath hire and £3 11s referee’s expenses.

Sutton & Cheam were champions in 1967, the year of the dreaded (and fortunately short-lived) penalty points. What a daft system it was! A player committing a major foul received a penalty point instead of an exclusion. And when three points had accrued against his team, a penalty throw was awarded to the opposition. That was fairly easy to follow until rival players were simultaneously penalised, raising the penalty point tally for each side to three. At that stage, the first penalty was taken at the goal nearest to the point where the fouls occurred. Then, irrespective of whether a goal was scored, the game stopped and everyone swam to the other end while the second penalty was taken. The match restarted with a neutral throw on half way. And people complain that the modern game is complicated!

The league continued its successful rise although, inevitably, the odd row surfaced. In 1968, Birkenhead requested that a very well know senior referee should not be appointed to their games on the grounds that: “The Birkenhead squad are . . . demoralised, disillusioned and disgusted at having the opposition, after the game, commiserating with us on the inexplicable whistle blowing and flag-gyrating performances of this particular referee.”

In more positive vein, the Sutton & Cheam v Walsall match was televised by the BBC on Grandstand. It went well – except that the yellow ball hardly showed up on screen! Next time, it was agreed, a red ball would be introduced. If only . . .

In 1969, Polytechnic began a dominant run that was to earn nine titles in 11 years. It is interesting that the merits of shared venues or tournament play were first mooted as far back as 1974 – 25 years before all three divisions finally embraced the system. The 1975 annual meeting featured a long debate on the subject, sparked by escalating costs. Teesside complained their travel bill for the season had rocketed – to £280.

Eventually, a working party was set up in 1979 to consider the practicalities of tournaments. A special general meeting that year in Leamington Spa rejected the idea. However, it never really went away. The need for better playing conditions persuaded a number of leading club to pool their resources in 1982 and stage matches at Wigan, Walsall and Crystal Palace. The experiment was repeated the following year at Palace, Cardiff and Varley Street, Manchester, and at Gurnell and Cardiff in 1985.


Officers

NWPL Officers - 1962-2010

Chairman

1962-64 Eric Kimber
1965-75 Bill Dodds
1976-82 Philip Jones
1983-86 Peter Pass M.B.E.
1988-91 Bob Davies
1992-00 Stephen Baker
2000-01 Howard Cartwright
2002-09 Steve Monico
2010 David Andrews

General Secretary

1962-75 Philip Jones
1976-82 Roger Hargreaves
1983-84 Graham Bernard
1985-88 Stephen Baker
1989-92 Colin Povey
1993-0 Howard Cartwright
2000-01 Lee Burger
2002-10 Chris Ducker

Match Secretary

1966-75 Roger Hargreaves
1976-88 Gordon Dacre
1989-91 Paul Nicholson
1992-93 Charlie Thurley
1994-10 David Boot

Treasurer

1962-65 Keith Phillips
1966-75 David Wright
1976-77 Nick Jordan
1977-78 Roger Hargreaves
1979-09 Dr Mike Clark
2010 Mike Jukes

Competition Co-ordinator

2003 Ron Flude
2004 Jeff Parker
2005-10 David Andrews

Officials’ Co-ordinator

1984-90 Leo Beatty
1990-03 Chris Freebury
2004-08 Jim Dalley
2009-10 Damien Taylor

Champions

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS

DIVISION ONE (Dr John Howell Memorial Trophy)

1963 Cheltenham
1964 Polytechnic
1965 Birkenhead
1966 Birkenhead
1967 Sutton & Cheam
1968 Cheltenham
1969 Polytechnic
1970 Polytechnic
1971 Cheltenham
1972 Polytechnic
1973 Polytechnic
1974 Polytechnic
1975 Polytechnic
1976 Polytechnic
1977 Polytechnic
1978 Sutton & Cheam
1979 Polytechnic
1980 Sutton & Cheam
1981 Sutton & Cheam
1982 Maindee Olympic
1983 Maindee Olympic
1984 Maindee Olympic
1985 Polytechnic
1986 Polytechnic
1987 Hammersmith Penguin
1988 Polytechnic
1989 Sutton & Cheam
1990 Sutton & Cheam
1991 Polytechnic
1992 Polytechnic
1993 Polytechnic
1994 Polytechnic
1995 Bristol Central
1996 Lancaster
1997 Bristol Central
1998 Lancaster
1999 Lancaster
2000 Lancaster
2001 Bristol Central
2002 Lancaster
2003 Lancaster
2004 Lancaster
2005 Lancaster
2006 Lancaster
2007 Bristol Central
2008 Lancaster
2009 Lancaster

DIVISION TWO (Wally Rowse Memorial Trophy)

1966 York
1967 Leamington
1968 Aston
1969 Liverpool
1970 Leamington
1971 Manchester
1972 Teesside
1973 Maindee Olympic
1974 Old Mid-Whitgiftians
1975 Birkenhead
1976 York
1977 Southport
1978 Hammersmith Penguin
1979 Ilford
1980 Durham
1981 Hammersmith Penguin
1982 Plant Hill
1983 Walsall
1984 Nova
1985 Team Wilson
1986 Royton
1987 Team Wilson
1988 Royton
1989 Everton
1990 Warley
1991 Bristol Central
1992 Cheltenham
1993 Chester
1994 Birkenhead
1995 Coventry
1996 Sutton & Cheam
1997 Parogon
1998 Tyldesley
1999 Cheltenham
2000 Newton Abbot
2001 Nova
2002 Birkenhead
2003 Hucknall
2004 Otter
2005 Portobello
2006 Otter
2007 Invicta
2008 Tyldesley
2009 Sutton & Cheam

DIVISION THREE (Mike & Ron Creamore Memorial Trophy)

1973 G.E.M. Waltham Forest
1974 Metropolitan Police
1975 Kingston
1976 Bedford Modernians
1977 Plant Hill
1978 Penguin
1979 Walsall
1980 Lancaster
1981 Nova
1982 Warley
1983 Chester
1984 Purples
1985 Bristol Central
1986 Bristol Central
1987 Royton
1988 Warley
1990 Parogon
1991 Exeter
1992 Middlesbrough
1993 Coventry
1994 Bedford
1995 Welsh Wanderers
1996 Weston-super-Mare
1997 Newcastle-on-Tyne
1998 Newton Abbot
1999 Newcastle-on-Tyne
2000 Wroughton
2001 Reading
2002 Otter
2003 Warley
2004 Portobello
2005 Caledonia
2006 City of Sheffield
2007 Invicta Marlins
2008 Croydon Amphibians
2009 Hucknall

DIVISION FOUR (Roddy Haswell and Richard Laundon Trophy)

1986 Plymouth
1987 Old Mid-Whitgiftians
1988 Tyldesley
1989 Weston-super-Mare
1990 Welsh Wanderers
1991 Rotherham
1992 Coventry
1993/05 No Competition
2006 Otter 1869
2007 City of Birmingham
2008 Swindon Dolphin
2009 Exeter City

 

 

Clubs

National Water Polo League

Member Clubs 1963-2009

(Figures indicate the year of competition, division and final position)

Aberavon 81-3-11

Aston 66-2-3, 67-2-3, 68-2-1, 69-1-7, 70-1-5, 71-1-9, 72-1-3, 73-1-4, 74-1-2, 75-1-2, 76-1-4, 77-1-4, 78-1-5, 79-1-9, 80-1-10, 81-2-5, 82-2-2

Basingstoke 91-4-5, 92-4-3, 04-3-6, 05-3-5, 06-3-7, 07-4-8

Bedford 81-3-3, 82-3-10, 83-3-5, 84-3-10, 85-3-11, 91-4-3, 92-4-4, 93-3-4, 94-3-1, 95-2-7, 96-2-7, 97-2-8, 98-2-8, 99-2-8, 00-2-6, 01-2-6, 02-2-9, 03-3-2, 04-3-4, 05-3-6, 06-3-6, 07-3-8, 08-4-8, 09-4-9

Birkenhead 63-1-2, 64-1-3, 65-1-1, 66-1-1, 67-1-2, 68-1-2, 69-1-2, 70-1-4, 71-1-5, 72-1-8, 73-1-9, 74-1-10, 75-2-1, 76-1-5, 77-1-5, 78-1-7, 79-1-3, 80-1-3, 81-1-4, 82-1-3, 83-1-3, 84-1-4, 85-1-6, 86-1-6, 87-1-8, 88-2-6, 89-2-5, 90-2-3, 91-2-4, 92-2-2, 93-1-10, 94-2-1, 95-1-7, 96-1-8, 97-1-10, 98-2-3, 99-2-2, 00-1-9, 01-1-10, 02-2-1, 03-1-9, 04-1-8, 05-1-8, 06-1-10, 07-2-6, 08-2-5, 09-2-7

Birmingham and Dist Lge 63-1-6, 64-1-7, 65-1-9

Bracknell 75-3-6, 76-3-4, 77-3-7, 78-3-8, 79-3-9, 80-3-5, 81-3-4, 82-3-4, 83-3-9, 84-3-9, 85-3-10, 86-4-6, 87-4-8, 88-4-8, 89-4-7, 90-4-5

Bradford 84-3-2 (see City of Bradford E & E Chemicals), 89-2-4, 90-2-2, 91-1-8, 92-2-5, 93-2-8, 94-2-9, 95-2-9, 96-2-9, 97-2-9, 98-2-9, 99-2-9, 00-2-8, 01-2-8, 02-2-7 (transferred to City of Leeds)

Bradford (City of) E & E Chemicals 85-3-2, 86-3-4, 87-3-3, 88-3-2

Brighton 74-3-6, 75-3-3, 76-3-7, 77-3-6

Bristol Central 76-3-6, 77-3-5, 78-3-3, 79-3-5, 80-3-2, 81-3-10, 82-3-6, 83-3-7, 84-3-3, 85-3-1, 86-3-1, 87-2-2, 88-1-8, 89-2-7, 90-2-5, 91-2-1, 92-1-5, 93-1-4, 94-1-3, 95-1-1, 96-1-2, 97-1-1, 98-1-3, 99-1-2, 00-1-5, 01-1-1, 02-1-4, 03-1-2, 04-1-2, 05-1-2, 06-1-3, 07-1-1, 08-1-4, 09-1-4

Bristol City 73-3-4, 74-3-2, 75-2-8.

Bristol Harlequins 99-3-8, 00-3-9

British Armed Forces (BAF) 01-3-8, 02-3-6, 03-3-6, 04-3-7

Caledonia 05-3-1, 06-2-7, 07-3-2, 08-3-3, 09-3-3

Cardiff 70-2-3, 71-2-4, 72-2-4 (see Cardiff, City of)

Cardiff, City of 76-3-3, 77-3-4, 78-3-2, 79-3-2, 80-3-4, 81-3-2, 82-3-4, 83-2-9, 84-2-10, 85-2-9, 86-3-9

Carlisle 09-4-6

Chelmsford 73-3-6, 74-3-9, 99-3-6, 00-3-7

Cheltenham 63-1-1, 64-1-6, 65-1-3, 66-1-3, 67-1-4, 68-1-1, 69-1-4, 70-1-2, 71-1-1, 72-1-2, 73-1-3, 74-1-3, 75-1-6, 76-1-6, 77-1-6, 78-1-6, 79-1-5, 80-1-6, 81-1-5, 82-1-8, 83-1-9, 84-1-8, 85-1-8, 86-1-7, 87-1-7, 88-1-4, 89-1-7, 90-2-4, 91-2-6, 92-2-1, 93-1-9, 94-1-8, 95-1-8, 96-1-9, 97-2-2, 98-2-2, 99-2-1, 00-1-6, 01-1-6, 02-1-6, 03-1-5, 04-1-4, 05-1-4, 06-1-2, 07-1-2, 08-1-6, 09-1-5

Chester, City of 81-3-6, 82-3-3, 83-3-1, 84-2-8, 85-2-4, 86-2-4, 87-2-4, 88-2-4, 89-2-3, 90-2-6, 91-2-5, 92-2-4, 93-2-1, 94-1-10, 95-2-6, 96-2-4, 97-2-6, 98-2-5, 99-2-7, 00-2-8

City of Birmingham 86-3-5, 87-3-2, 88-2-8, 89-3-7, 90-3-5, 91-3-2, 92-2-8, 93-2-5, 94-2-10, 06-4-3, 07-4-1, 08-3-6, 09-3-5

City of Cambridge 06-4-7, 07-4-5, 08-4-3, 09-4-5

City of Leeds (see also Bradford) 03-2-9, 04-2-3, 05-2-6, 06-2-3, 07-2-8, 08-3-2, 09-2-6

City of Manchester (see also Manchester Bolton & District, Team Wilson and Royton) 99-1-5, 00-1-8, 01-1-8, 02-1-7, 03-1-6, 04-1-7, 05-1-5, 06-1-4, 07-1-4, 08-1-3, 09-1-2

City of Manchester Hawks 08-4-5, 09-4-7

City of Newcastle 95-3-3, 96-3-2, 97-3-1, 98-2-10, 99-3-1, 00-2-7, 01-2-9, 02-2-8, 03-2-10, 04-3-8, 05-3-7, 06-3-8, 07-4-7, 08-4-7, 09-4-8

City of Sheffield 00-3-6, 01-3-7, 02-3-5, 03-3-4, 04-3-2, 05-3-4, 06-3-1, 07-2-5, 08-2-4, 09-2-5

Coventry, City of 75-3-5, 76-3-5, 77-3-9, 92-4-1, 93-3-1, 94-2-2, 95-2-1, 96-1-6, 97-1-8, 98-1-9, 99-1-10, 00-2-9, 01-2-10

Croydon Amphibians 06-4-6, 07-4-2, 08-3-1, 09-2-4

Devonport 73-3-5, 74-3-4, 75-3-7

Durham City 78-3-1, 79-2-4, 80-2-1, 81-1-8, 82-1-9, 83-1-8, 84-1-6, 85-1-9, 86-2-2, 87-2-8, 88-2-9, 89-3-3

Ealing 87-4-6, 88-4-9, 89-4-9, 90-4-7, 91-4-6, 92-4-6, 93-3-9, 06-4-5, 07-4-3, 08-3-7, 09-4-2

Enfield 86-4-3, 87-4-3, 88-4-5, 89-4-3, 90-4-3, 91-3-8, 92-3-5, 93-3-7

Everton 72-1-4, 73-1-2, 74-1-5, 75-1-5, 76-1-3, 77-1-2, 78-1-4, 79-1-6, 80-1-9, 81-1-7, 82-1-5, 83-1-4, 84-1-7, 85-1-7, 86-1-8, 87-2-6, 88-2-7, 89-2-1, 90-1-8, 91-2-7, 92-2-9

Exeter City 88-4-2, 89-3-4, 90-3-4, 91-3-1, 92-2-6, 93-2-3, 94-2-4, 95-2-2, 96-1-10, 97-2-3, 98-2-6, 99-2-10, 09-4-1

Fleetwood 01-3-10, 02-3-7

GEM (Waltham Forest) 73-3-1, 74-2-2, 75-2-3, 76-2-2, 77-2-4, 78-2-5 (see Ilford).

Grantham 99-3-3, 00-3-4, 01-3-3, 02-3-2, 03-2-4, 04-2-7, 05-2-8, 08-4-6, 09-4-4

Harrow & Wealdstone 85-3-7, 86-3-6, 87-3-6, 88-3-4, 89-3-5, 90-3-8, 91-3-7

Heath Town 66-2-8, 67-2-6

Heston 69-2-8, 72-2-10, 73-3-3, 74-3-3

Hucknall 98-3-3, 99-3-2, 00-3-2, 01-2-3, 02-2-2, 03-2-1, 04-1-10, 05-2-3, 06-2-5, 07-2-2, 08-2-7, 09-3-1

Ilford 79-2-1, 80-1-7, 81(withdrew during season).

Invicta 93-3-2, 94-2-8, 95-2-5, 96-2-6, 97-2-7, 98-2-4, 99-2-4, 00-2-2, 01-2-2, 02-1-9, 03-1-10, 04-2-9, 05-2-5, 06-2-6, 07-2-1, 08-1-7, 09-1-7

Invicta Marlins 01-3-4, 02-3-4, 03-3-5, 04-3-5, 05-3-8, 06-4-2, 07-3-1, 08-2-6, 09-2-8

Jersey 04-3-9, 05-3-10

Kingston 75-3-1, 76-2-7, 77-2-5, 78-2-8, 79-2-7, 80-2-9, 81-2-10

Lancaster City 79-3-3, 80-3-1, 81-2-8, 82-2-6, 83-2-5, 84-2-5, 85-2-6, 86-2-6, 87-2-7, 88-2-3, 89-2-2, 90-1-4, 91-1-3, 92-1-2, 93-1-3, 94-1-2, 95-1-2, 96-1-1, 97-1-4, 98-1-1, 99-1-1, 00-1-1, 01-1-2, 02-1-1, 03-1-1, 04-1-1, 05-1-1, 06-1-1, 07-1-2, 08-1-1, 09-1-1

Leamington Spa 66-2-4, 67-2-1, 68-1-7, 69-1-8, 70-2-1, 71-1-8, 72-1-7, 73-1-8, 74-1-7, 75-1-3, 76-1-2, 77-1-8, 78-1-10, 79-2-6, 80-2-3, 81-2-6, 82-2-10, 83-2-7, 84-2-9, 85-2-10, 86-3-7, 87-3-5, 88-3-3, 89-3-1, 90-2-7, 91-2-9

Liverpool 65-1-10, 66-1-9, 67-2-2, 68-2-2 (see Liverpool City, Everton)

Liverpool City 69-2-1, 70-1-8, 71-1-4

Maindee Olympic 69-2-4, 70-1-8, 73-2-1, 74-1-9, 75-1-9, 76-1-9, 77-1-9, 78-1-8, 79-1-4, 80-1-2, 81-1-3, 82-1-1, 83-1-1, 84-1-1 (see Newport & Maindee Olympic)

Manchester B & D 70-2-4, 71-2-1, 72-1-10, 73-2-7.

Metropolitan Police 74-3-1, 75-2-10

Middlesbrough 76-1-8, 77-1-7, 78-1-3, 79-1-7, 80-1-5, 81-1-9, 82-1-10, 83-2-8, 84-2-7, 85-2-5, 86-2-5, 87-2-5, 88-2-5, 89-2-9, 90-3-7, 91-3-3, 92-3-1, 93-2-6, 94-2-7, 95-2-10

Middleton 89-1-6, 90-1-7

Modernians 73-3-7, 74-3-8, 75-3-4, 76-3-1, 77-2-8, 78-2-7, 79-2-9, 80-2-10 (see Bedford)

Nechells 69-2-9, 70-2-8, 71-2-8, 72-2-9, 73-2-8, 74-2-6, 75-2-6, 76-2-5, 77-2-7, 78-2-9, 79-2-10, 80-3-7, 81-3-8, 82-3-7, 83-3-6, 84-3-4, 85-3-5 (see Birmingham, City of)

Newport & Maindee Olympic 85-1-3, 86-1-3, 87-1-4

Newport Olympic 66-2-6, 67-2-8, 68-2-3 (see Maindee Olympic)

Newton Abbot 98-3-1, 99-2-6, 00-2-1, 01-1-9, 02-1-10, 03-2-2, 04,2-5, 05-2-10, 06-3-3, 07-3-5

Nova Centurion 81-3-1, 82-2-3, 83-2-4, 84-2-1, 85-1-5, 86-1-4, 87-1-5, 88-1-7, 89-1-5, 90-1-6, 91-1-5, 92-1-6, 93-1-7, 94-1-4, 95-1-3, 96-1-3, 97-1-2, 98-1-10, 99-2-3, 00-2-3, 01-2-1

Old Mid-Whitgiftians 72-2-5, 73-2-3, 74-2-1, 75-1-10, 76-2-3, 77-2-2, 78-2-3, 79-2-8, 80-2-6, 81-2-9, 82-2-9, 83-2-10, 84-3-7, 85-3-8, 86-4-5, 87-4-1, 88-3-7, 89-3-8, 90-4-4, 91-4-4, 92-4-2, 93-3-8, 94-3-5, 95-3-6, 96-3-4

Otter 63-1-3, 64-1-1 (Poly champions after play-off), 65-1-8, 66-1-5, 67-1-6, 68-1-8, 69-2-2, 70-2-2, 71-1-7, 72-1-9, 73-1-10, 74-2-5, 75-2-5, 76-2-8, 77-2-6, 78-2-4, 79-2-3, 80-2-2, 81-2-4, 82-2-7, 83-2-3, 84-2-6, 85-2-7, 86-2-9, 87-3-8, 88-3-9, 89-4-6, 90-4-8, 91-4-7, 01-3-5, 02-3-1, 03-2-5, 04-2-1, 05-1-10, 06-2-1, 07-1-10, 08-2-2, 09-2-3

Otter 1869 06-4-1, 07-3-6, 08-3-8, 09-4-10

Parogon 85-3-3, 86-3-2, 87-2-3, 88-2-2, 89-2-8, 90-3-1, 91-2-2, 92-1-8, 93-1-8, 94-1-9, 95-1-10, 96-2-3, 97-2-2, 98-1-7, 99-1-8

Penguin (see West London Penguin)

Plant Hill 77-3-1, 78-2-6, 79-2-2, 80-2-5, 81-2-3, 82-2-1, 83-1-10 (see Team Wilson)

Plymouth, Port of 76-3-2, 77-2-9, 78-2-10, 79-3-8, 80-3-6, 81-3-9, 82-3-8, 83-3-8, 84-3-8, 85-3-9, 86-4-1, 87-3-7, 88-3-5, 89-3-6, 90-3-3, 91-3-4, 92-3-7, 93-3-5, 94-3-3, 95-3-5, 96-3-3, 97-3-3

Polytechnic 63-1-4, 64-1-1(Poly champions after play-off v Otter), 65-1-2, 66-1-2, 67-1-3, 68-1-3, 69-1-1, 70-1-1, 71-1-2, 72-1-1, 73-1-1, 74-1-1, 75-1-1, 76-1-1, 77-1-1, 78-1-2, 79-1-1, 80-1-4, 81-1-2, 82-1-2, 83-1-2, 84-1-3, 85-1-1, 86-1-1, 87-1-2, 88-1-1, 89-1-2, 90-1-2, 91-1-1, 92-1-1, 93-1-1, 94-1-1, 95-1-4, 96-1-7, 97-1-7, 98-1-4, 99-1-4, 00-1-2, 01-1-5, 02-1-5, 03-1-7, 04-1-9, 05-1-6, 06-1-8, 07-1-8, 08-1-10, 09-2-2

Polytechnic II 68-2-5, 69-2-7.

Portobello 04-3-1, 05-2-1, 06-1-6, 07-1-9, 08-1-9, 09-1-8

Potters Bar 88-4-3, 89-4-5, 90-4-2, 91-3-6, 92-3-4, 93-2-10, 94-3-7, 95-3-4, 96-3-5

Purples 79-3-4, 80-3-9, 82-3-2, 83-3-4, 84-3-1, 85-2-2, 86-2-1, 87-1-6, 88-1-6, 89-1-8

Reading 95-3-7, 96-3-6, 97-3-2, 98-3-4, 99-3-5, 00-3-5, 01-3-1, 02-2-5, 03-2-7, 04-2-6, 05-2-7, 06-2-8, 07-3-7

Rotherham Metro 91-4-1, 92-3-2, 93-2-7, 94-2-6, 95-2-3, 96-2-2, 97-1-5, 98-1-5, 99-1-6, 00-1-3, 01-1-4, 02-1-3, 03-1-3, 04-1-3, 05-1-3, 06-1-5, 07-1-5, 08-1-2, 09-1-3

Royal Air Force 66-2-2, 08-4-9, 09-4-11

Royal Navy 87-4-5, 88-4-6, 89-4-8

Royton 83-3-2, 84-3-6, 85-3-6, 86-3-3, 87-3-1, 88-2-1, 89-1-3, 90-1-3, 91-1-2, 92-1-3, 93-1-2, 94-1-5, 95-1-6, 96-1-4, 97-1-9, 98-1-6 (see City of Manchester)

St James 86-4-2, 87-4-4, 88-4-4, 89-4-2, 90-3-2, 91-2-8,

Sheffield Dolphins 63-1-7, 66-2-5

Shiverers 66-2-9, 67-2-5, 68-2-4, 69-2-5, 70-2-7, 71-2-6, 72-2-3, 73-2-4, 74-2-4, 75-2-4, 76-2-6, 82-3-9, 83-3-10, 84-3-11, 85-3-9, 86-4-4, 87-4-2, 88-3-8, 89-4-4, 90-4-6, 91-4-2, 92-4-5

Solihull 00-3-3, 01-3-2, 02-2-3, 03-2-3, 04-2-3, 05-2-4, 06-2-2, 07-2-2, 08-2-8, 09-3-8

Southampton 66-2-7, 71-2-5, 72-2-6, 73-2-5, 74-2-8, 75-2-7, 76-2-9, 77-2-10, 78-3-7, 79-3-7

South Derbyshire 05-3-3, 06-3-4, 07-3-4, 08-3-4, 09-3-4

Southport 75-3-2, 76-2-4, 77-2-1, 78-1-9, 79-1-8, 80-1-8, 81-1-6, 82-1-7, 83-1-7, 84-1-10, 85-2-8, 86-2-7, 87-2-9, 88-3-6, 89-3-9

Sutton & Cheam 63-1-5, 64-1-5, 65-1-4, 66-1-6, 67-1-1, 68-1-4, 69-1-3, 70-1-3, 71-1-6, 72-1-5, 73-1-6, 74-1-4, 75-1-7, 76-1-7, 77-1-3, 78-1-1, 79-1-2, 80-1-1, 81-1-1, 82-1-4, 83-1-5, 84-1-2, 85-1-2, 86-1-5, 87-1-3, 88-1-2, 89-1-1, 90-1-1, 91-1-4, 92-1-4, 93-1-5, 94-1-7, 95-1-9, 96-2-1, 97-1-3, 98-1-8, 99-1-7, 00-1-10, 01-2-5, 02-2-6, 03-2-8, 04-2-8, 05-2-9, 06-3-2, 07-2-4, 08-2-3, 09-2-1

Swindon Dolphin 08-4-1, 09-3-6

Team Wilson 84-2-2, 85-2-1, 86-2-3, 87-2-1, 88-1-5 (see Middleton)

Teesside 71-2-3, 72-2-1, 73-1-5, 74-1-8, 75-1-4 (see Middlesbrough)

Tyldesley 88-4-1, 89-3-2, 90-2-8, 91-2-3, 92-2-3, 93-2-2, 94-2-5, 95-2-4, 96-2-5, 97-2-4, 98-2-1, 99-1-9, 00-1-7, 01-1-7, 02-1-8, 03-1-8, 04-1-6, 05-1-9, 06-2-4, 07-2-3, 08-2-1, 09-1-10

University of Bristol 04-3-3, 05-3-9, 06-4-4, 07-4-4, 08-4-2, 09-3-2

Walsall 65-1-6, 66-1-7, 67-1-5, 68-1-6, 69-1-6, 70-1-7, 71-1-10, 77-3-2, 78-3-5, 79-3-1, 80-2-8, 81-2-7, 82-2-8, 83-2-1, 84-1-9, 85-1-10

Walsall II 68-2-8.

Warley Wasps 77-3-3, 78-3-4, 79-3-10, 80-3-3, 81-3-5, 82-3-1, 83-2-6, 84-2-4, 85-2-3, 86-2-8, 87-3-4, 88-3-1, 89-2-6, 90-2-1, 91-1-7, 92-2-7, 93-2-4, 94-2-3, 95-2-8, 01-3-6, 02-3-3, 03-3-1, 04-2-10, 05-3-2, 06-3-5, 07-3-3, 08-3-5, 09-3-7

Warrington 81-3-7, 82-3-5, 83-3-3, 84-3-5, 85-3-4, 86-3-8, 93-3-6, 94-3-6, 95(withdrew during season).

Watford 73-3-2, 74-3-7, 75-3-9

Welsh Wanderers 90-4-1, 91-3-5, 92-3-3, 93-2-9, 94-3-4, 95-3-1, 96-2-8, 97-2-5, 98-2-7, 99-2-5, 00-2-5, 01-2-4, 02-2-4, 03-2-6, 04-2-2, 05-2-2, 06-1-7, 07-1-7, 08-1-8, 09-1-6

West London Penguin (previously Penguin) 65-1-5, 66-1-8, 67-1-7, 68-1-5, 69-1-5, 70-1-6, 71-1-3, 72-1-6, 73-1-7, 74-1-6, 75-1-8, 76-1-10, 77-2-3, 78-2-1, 79-1-10, 80-2-7, 81-2-1, 82-1-6, 83-1-6, 84-1-5, 85-1-4, 86-1-2, 87-1-1, 88-1-3, 89-1-4, 90-1-5, 91-1-6, 92-1-7, 93-1-6, 94-1-6, 95-1-5,
96-1-5, 97-1-6, 98-1-2, 99-1-3, 00-1-4, 01-1-3, 02-1-2, 03-1-4, 04-1-5, 05-1-7, 06-1-9, 07-1-6, 08-1-5, 09-1-9

Weston-super-Mare 63-1-8, 64-1-4, 65-1-7, 66-1-4, 67-1-8, 68-2-6, 69-2-3, 70-2-5, 71-2-7, 72-2-7, 73-2-6, 74-2-7, 75-2-9, 87-4-7, 88-4-7, 89-4-1, 90-3-6, 91-3-9, 92-3-6, 93-3-3, 94-3-2, 95-3-2, 96-3-1, 98-3-5, 99-3-7, 00-3-8, 01-3-9

Weymouth & Portland 07-4-6, 08-4-4

Worthing 09-4-3

Wroughton 98-3-2, 99-3-4, 00-3-1, 01-2-7, 02-2-10, 03-3-3

Yeovil 70-2-9, 71-2-9, 72-2-8, 73-2-9, 74-3-5 (see Yeovil District)

Yeovil District 75-3-8, 76-3-8, 77-3-8, 78-3-6, 79-3-6, 80-3-8, 81-3-12

York City Baths (see York, County of) 66-2-1, 67-2-4, 68-2-7, 69-2-6, 70-2-6, 71-2-2

York, County of 72-2-2, 73-2-2, 74-2-3, 75-2-2, 76-2-1, 77-1-10, 78-2-2, 79-2-5, 80-2-4, 81-2-2, 82-2-5, 83-2-2, 84-2-3

Tables

National Water Polo League Tables 1963-2009

1963
Division 1
P W D L F A Pts

Cheltenham 14 9 4 1 91 67 22
Birkenhead 14 9 1 4 103 67 19 Otter 14 8 0 6 84 80 16
Polytechnic 14 8 0 6 85 68 16
Sutton & Cheam 14 6 1 7 66 80 13
Birm & Dist Lge 14 6 0 8 84 77 12
Sheff Dolphins 14 4 2 8 86 105 10
Weston-s-Mare 14 2 0 12 56 111 4

1964
Division 1

Otter 12 9 0 3 93 57 18
*Polytechnic 12 8 2 2 82 66 18
Birkenhead 12 6 1 5 86 74 13
Weston-s-Mare 12 5 1 6 57 79 11
Sutton & Cheam 11 4 0 7 44 56 10
Cheltenham 12 4 1 7 54 53 9
Birm & Dist Lge 11 2 1 8 48 79 5

*Polytechnic won title after play-off with Otter
Sutton v Birmingham, points to Sutton, unplayed fixture

1965
Division 1

*Birkenhead 18 12 4 2 130 80 28
Polytechnic 18 13 2 3 103 64 28
Cheltenham 18 11 3 4 104 92 25
Sutton & Cheam 18 10 3 5 106 85 23
Penguin 18 8 2 8 81 90 18
Walsall 18 7 1 10 85 102 15
Weston-s-Mare 18 6 3 9 92 111 15
Otter 18 5 2 11 81 104 12
Birm & Dist Lge 18 3 2 13 76 99 8
Liverpool 18 4 0 14 84 115 8

*Birkenhead won title on superior goal-difference (0.016)

1966
Division 1

Birkenhead 16 9 5 2 103 70 23
Polytechnic 16 8 6 2 88 57 22
Cheltenham 16 8 5 3 90 65 21
Weston-s-Mare 16 7 4 5 81 82 18
Otter 16 7 1 8 79 88 15
Sutton & Cheam 16 6 2 8 72 82 14
Walsall 16 5 3 8 76 97 13
Penguin 16 3 4 9 52 68 10
Liverpool 16 1 6 9 71 103 8

Division 2

York City 16 12 1 3 105 65 25
Royal Air Force 16 12 0 4 85 62 24
Aston 16 10 1 5 92 64 21
Leamington Spa 16 7 2 7 86 90 16
Sheff Dolphins 16 7 2 7 77 81 16
Newport Olympic 16 7 0 9 73 75 14
Southampton 16 4 3 9 74 87 11
Heath Town 16 4 2 10 80 109 10
Shiverers 16 2 3 11 63 102 7

1967

Division 1

Sutton & Cheam 14 10 3 1 91 71 23
Birkenhead 14 9 2 3 116 78 20
Polytechnic 14 8 2 4 94 65 18
Cheltenham 14 7 2 5 72 62 16
Walsall 14 4 4 6 72 79 12
Otter 14 4 2 8 61 90 10
Penguin 14 2 3 9 59 84 7
Weston-s-Mare 14 3 0 11 65 101 6

Division 2

Leamington Spa 12 9 1 2 95 66 19
Liverpool 12 8 1 3 85 56 17
Aston 12 6 3 3 88 68 15
York City 12 4 2 6 69 79 10
Shiverers 12 5 0 7 49 62 10
Heath Town 12 2 3 7 63 96 7
Newport Olympic 12 2 2 8 51 73 6

1968

Division 1

Cheltenham 14 11 1 2 96 67 23
Birkenhead 14 10 0 4 115 80 20
Polytechnic 14 7 2 5 98 71 16
Sutton & Cheam 14 6 3 5 87 85 15
Penguin 14 5 2 7 69 64 12
Walsall 14 5 2 7 79 95 12
Leamington Spa 14 3 1 10 75 118 7
Otter 14 3 1 10 59 98 7

Division 2

Aston 14 13 0 1 116 61 26
Liverpool 14 12 0 2 75 51 24
Newport Olympic 14 7 2 5 80 69 16
Shiverers 14 6 3 5 69 61 15
Polytechnic II 14 6 2 6 73 59 14
Weston-s-Mare 14 4 1 9 76 95 9
York City 14 3 2 9 63 88 8
Walsall II 14 0 0 14 41 109 0

1969
Division 1

Polytechnic 14 11 2 1 115 67 24
Birkenhead 14 9 1 4 107 84 19
Sutton & Cheam 14 7 2 5 91 79 16
Cheltenham 14 5 3 6 76 67 13
Penguin 14 5 1 8 70 84 11
Walsall 14 5 0 9 85 106 10
Aston 14 4 2 8 81 103 10
Leamington Spa 14 4 1 9 76 111 9

Division 2

Liverpool City 16 14 1 1 145 65 29
Otter 16 13 1 2 139 55 27
Weston-s-Mare 16 9 2 5 72 77 20
Maindee Olympic 16 9 1 6 73 57 19
Shiverers 16 8 0 8 75 80 16
York City 16 6 1 9 70 72 13
Polytechnic II 16 4 1 11 69 78 9
Heston 16 3 1 12 52 107 7
Nechells 16 2 0 14 40 144 4

1970

Division 1

Polytechnic 14 10 2 2 97 52 22
Cheltenham 14 6 6 2 75 60 18
Sutton & Cheam 14 6 3 5 64 61 15
Birkenhead 14 6 2 6 93 82 14
Aston 14 4 6 4 63 74 14
Penguin 14 6 1 7 56 78 13
Walsall 14 3 3 8 60 87 9
Liverpool City 14 2 3 9 59 73 7

Division 2

Leamington Spa 16 12 1 3 130 76 25
Otter 16 12 0 4 77 47 24
Cardiff 16 9 3 4 90 57 21
Manch B & D 16 8 3 5 85 67 19
Weston-s-Mare 16 7 1 8 83 80 15
York City 16 7 0 9 72 73 14
Shiverers 16 6 2 8 72 85 14
Nechells 16 3 2 11 51 101 8
Yeovil 16 2 0 14 44 118 4

1971

Division 1

Cheltenham 18 15 1 2 119 64 31
Polytechnic 18 15 0 3 138 69 30
Penguin 18 8 4 6 108 77 20
Liverpool 18 9 1 8 94 86 19
Birkenhead 18 8 3 7 94 87 19
Sutton & Cheam 18 8 1 9 89 86 17
Otter 18 5 3 10 67 108 13
Leamington Spa 18 4 3 11 81 121 11
Aston 18 5 1 12 66 106 11
Walsall 18 4 1 13 64 116 9

Division 2

Manch B & D 16 13 3 0 99 55 29
York City 16 11 4 1 93 55 26
Teesside 16 11 1 4 84 64 23
Cardiff 16 9 1 6 83 56 19
Southampton 16 6 2 8 65 82 14
Shiverers 16 5 4 7 60 77 14
Weston-s-Mare 16 5 1 10 83 86 11
Nechells 16 2 2 12 54 93 6
Yeovil 16 0 2 14 52 105 2

1972

Division 1

Polytechnic 18 17 0 1 138 52 34
Cheltenham 18 16 1 1 100 53 33
Aston 18 10 2 6 131 75 22
Everton 18 8 4 6 91 81 20
Sutton & Cheam 18 9 1 8 89 77 19
Penguin 18 8 3 7 107 107 19
Leamington Spa 18 5 3 10 72 101 13
Birkenhead 18 5 2 11 98 101 12
Otter 18 3 0 15 60 120 6
Manch B & D 18 1 0 17 50 159 2

Division 2

Teesside 18 16 1 1 147 60 33
County of York 18 12 2 4 86 54 26
Shiverers 18 11 2 5 94 70 24
Cardiff 18 10 3 5 111 90 23
Mid-Whitgift 18 10 1 7 106 84 21
Southampton 18 7 2 9 67 81 16
Weston-s-Mare 18 5 3 10 82 100 13
Yeovil 18 4 2 12 65 96 10
Nechells 18 2 4 12 62 118 8
Heston 18 2 2 14 60 127 6

1973

Division 1

Polytechnic 18 14 3 1 145 64 31
Everton 18 12 2 4 110 82 26
Cheltenham 18 12 2 4 105 80 26
Aston 18 10 3 5 98 75 23
Teesside 18 8 1 9 89 91 17
Sutton & Cheam 18 6 4 8 105 111 16
Penguin 18 7 2 9 83 93 16
Leamington Spa 18 5 1 12 62 97 11
Birkenhead 18 4 2 12 75 111 10
Otter 18 1 2 15 60 128 4

Division 2

Maindee Olympic 16 15 0 1 127 51 30
County of York 16 11 1 4 71 63 23
Mid-Whitgift 16 10 2 4 107 65 22
Shiverers 16 9 3 4 98 73 21
Southampton 16 6 1 9 56 81 13
Weston-s-Mare 16 5 2 9 72 86 12
Manch B & D 16 4 2 10 50 86 10
Nechells 16 4 1 11 59 94 9
Yeovil 16 1 2 13 48 101 4

Division 3

GEM 12 11 1 0 91 33 23
*Watford 11 7 1 3 80 74 15
Heston 12 6 2 4 59 51 14
Bristol City 12 4 2 6 55 74 10
Devonport 12 3 2 7 61 70 8
*Chelmsford 11 2 3 6 49 65 7
Modernians 12 2 1 9 64 92 5

* Watford v Chelmsford, not played

1974

Division 1

Polytechnic 18 16 1 1 175 65 33
Aston 18 14 3 1 110 69 31
Cheltenham 18 10 2 6 89 80 22
Sutton & Cheam 18 9 4 5 100 108 22
Everton 18 8 3 7 83 91 19
Penguin 18 6 2 10 85 104 14
Leamington Spa 18 4 4 10 83 99 12
Teesside 18 5 2 11 75 92 12
Maindee Olympic 18 4 0 14 89 137 8
Birkenhead 18 3 1 14 71 115 7

Division 2

Mid-Whitgift 14 12 2 0 97 41 26
GEM 14 8 3 3 68 51 19
County of York 14 9 1 4 63 53 19
Shiverers 14 7 1 6 89 83 15
Otter 14 5 2 7 70 67 12
Nechells 14 6 0 8 74 75 12
Weston-s-Mare 14 3 1 10 52 91 7
Southampton 14 1 0 13 34 86 2

Division 3

Met Police 16 11 2 3 101 82 24
Bristol City 16 10 3 3 90 79 23
Heston 16 8 4 4 97 79 20
Devonport 16 8 4 4 94 78 20
Yeovil 16 6 5 5 74 70 17
Brighton 16 6 4 6 99 97 16
Watford 16 5 1 10 81 107 11
Modernians 16 5 0 11 90 98 10
Chelmsford 16 1 1 14 54 90 3

1975

Division 1

Polytechnic 18 18 0 0 162 51 36
Aston 18 13 2 3 107 67 28
Leamington Spa 18 10 2 6 99 77 22
Teesside 18 10 1 7 76 72 21
Everton 18 9 3 6 106 104 21
Cheltenham 18 9 1 8 91 81 19
Sutton & Cheam 18 7 3 8 89 87 17
Penguin 18 4 0 14 86 131 8
Maindee Olympic 18 3 2 13 73 119 8
Mid-Whitgift 18 0 0 18 46 146 0

Division 2

Birkenhead 18 17 1 0 196 73 35
County of York 18 10 3 5 110 72 23
GEM 18 10 3 5 99 70 23
Shiverers 18 9 3 6 106 96 21
Otter 18 8 4 6 87 71 20
Nechells 18 8 2 8 76 94 18
Southampton 18 6 2 10 63 115 14
Bristol City 18 3 4 11 66 111 10
Weston-s-Mare 18 3 2 13 95 139 8
Met Police 18 4 0 14 71 128 8

Division 3

Kingston 16 12 3 1 123 83 27
Southport 16 12 2 2 140 85 26
Brighton 16 8 3 5 99 97 19
Modernians 16 8 2 6 107 96 18
Coventry 16 6 2 8 83 90 14
Bracknell 16 6 2 8 100 109 14
Devonport 16 4 4 8 69 90 12
Yeovil District 16 2 5 9 81 121 9
Watford 16 1 3 12 71 102 5

1976

Division 1

Polytechnic 18 17 0 1 137 69 34
Leamington Spa 18 12 2 4 105 75 26
Everton 18 10 1 7 98 89 21
Aston 18 9 2 7 106 88 20
Birkenhead 18 9 1 8 118 102 19
Cheltenham 18 8 1 9 82 96 17
Sutton & Cheam 18 7 2 9 101 104 16
Middlesbrough 18 7 1 10 93 86 15
Maindee Olympic 18 5 2 11 103 131 12
Penguin 18 0 0 18 58 161 0

Division 2

County of York 16 12 2 2 111 72 26
GEM 16 9 3 4 83 56 21
Whitgiftians 16 10 1 5 81 58 21
Southport 16 9 2 5 89 61 20
Nechells 16 6 3 7 74 80 15
Shiverers 16 5 2 9 71 99 12
Kingston 16 5 2 9 81 115 12
Otter 16 4 2 10 59 77 10
Southampton 16 2 3 11 48 79 7

Division 3

Modernians 14 12 0 2 110 68 24
Plymouth 14 8 3 3 93 75 19
City of Cardiff 14 8 2 4 90 83 18
Bracknell 14 6 2 6 98 97 14
Coventry 14 5 3 6 70 74 13
Bristol Central 14 4 2 8 76 83 10
Brighton 14 3 1 10 91 117 7
Yeovil District 14 2 3 9 57 88 7

1977

Division 1

Polytechnic 18 16 1 1 128 70 33
Everton 18 12 1 5 135 102 25
Sutton & Cheam 18 9 5 4 129 90 23
Aston 18 8 3 7 96 93 19
Birkenhead 18 8 1 9 103 101 17
Cheltenham 18 5 7 6 85 86 17
Middlesbrough 18 6 4 8 97 107 16
Leamington Spa 18 6 3 9 86 113 15
Maindee Olympic 18 4 2 12 88 132 10
County of York 18 2 1 15 64 117 5

Division 2

Southport 18 17 1 0 138 56 35
Whitgiftians 18 13 1 4 137 85 27
*Penguin 17 12 3 2 119 77 27
GEM 18 10 2 6 98 65 22
Kingston 18 8 2 8 92 98 18
Otter 18 7 0 11 77 111 14
Nechells 18 3 5 10 95 129 11
*Modernians 17 4 3 10 83 113 11
Plymouth 18 4 3 11 86 124 11
Southampton 18 0 2 16 62 129 2

* Penguin v Modernians, unplayed

Division 3

Plant Hill 16 14 1 1 119 56 29
Walsall 16 14 1 1 147 93 29
Warley 16 10 1 5 103 91 21
City of Cardiff 16 9 1 6 107 85 19
Bristol Central 16 7 0 9 89 81 14
Brighton 16 7 0 9 119 114 14
Bracknell 16 4 1 11 81 108 9
Yeovil District 16 3 1 12 61 105 7
Coventry 16 1 0 15 42 135 2

1978

Division 1

Sutton & Cheam 18 16 1 1 150 86 33
Polytechnic 18 15 0 3 128 79 30
Middlesbrough 18 10 2 6 99 92 22
Everton 18 10 0 8 127 125 20
Aston 18 6 4 8 85 94 16
Cheltenham 18 7 0 11 90 100 14
Birkenhead 18 5 3 10 113 130 13
Maindee Olympic 18 5 3 10 105 135 13
Southport 18 4 3 11 85 107 11
Leamington Spa 18 4 0 14 92 126 8

Division 2

Penguin 18 15 1 2 131 91 31
County of York 18 11 3 4 104 84 25
Whitgiftians 18 9 4 5 104 84 22
Otter 18 10 1 7 110 80 21
GEM 18 9 3 6 95 70 21
Plant Hill 18 8 2 10 113 108 18
Modernians 18 8 2 10 112 119 18
Kingston 18 4 3 11 85 109 11
Nechells 18 3 2 13 84 130 8
Plymouth 18 1 3 14 88 151 5

Division 3

Durham City 14 13 1 0 149 89 27
City of Cardiff 14 10 3 1 111 66 23
Bristol Central 14 8 0 6 90 82 16
Warley 14 7 2 5 87 82 16
Walsall 14 5 2 7 77 82 12
Yeovil District 14 4 0 10 60 97 8
Southampton 14 2 2 10 57 97 6
Bracknell 14 1 2 11 62 98 4

1979

Division 1

Polytechnic 18 16 1 1 116 53 33
Sutton & Cheam 18 13 2 3 126 74 28
Birkenhead 18 13 0 5 133 104 26
Maindee Olympic 18 9 4 5 91 95 22
Cheltenham 18 10 1 7 85 68 21
Everton 18 4 4 10 74 107 12
Middlesbrough 18 5 2 11 64 93 12
Southport 18 3 4 11 90 116 10
Aston 18 3 2 13 60 85 8
Penguin 18 3 2 13 69 113 8

Division 2

Ilford 18 16 1 1 130 72 33
Plant Hill 18 14 1 3 148 86 29
Otter 18 13 2 3 127 72 28
Durham City 18 11 1 6 120 81 23
County of York 18 10 0 8 112 99 20
Leamington Spa 18 8 0 10 121 127 16
Kingston 18 5 1 12 69 115 11
Whitgiftians 18 5 0 13 85 114 10
Modernians 18 3 2 13 104 160 8
Nechells 18 1 0 17 66 156 2

Division 3

Walsall 18 16 2 0 135 84 34
City of Cardiff 18 10 5 3 108 87 25
Lancaster City 18 10 4 4 87 58 24
Purples 18 9 1 8 102 85 19
Bristol Central 18 8 1 9 88 86 17
Yeovil District 18 7 2 9 106 111 16
Southampton 18 7 1 10 88 107 15
Plymouth 18 6 0 12 70 123 12
Bracknell 18 5 1 12 112 128 11
Warley 18 3 1 14 91 118 7

1980

Division 1

Sutton & Cheam 18 17 0 1 174 58 34
Maindee Olympic 18 14 1 3 121 82 29
Birkenhead 18 12 1 5 104 95 25
Polytechnic 18 9 4 5 95 78 22
Middlesbrough 18 8 2 8 78 81 18
Cheltenham 18 5 5 8 78 79 15
Ilford 18 5 4 9 74 103 14
Southport 18 5 1 12 71 104 11
Everton 18 4 1 13 56 106 9
Aston 18 1 1 16 57 122 3

Division 2

Durham City 18 14 2 2 134 84 30
*Otter 17 11 2 4 115 74 24
Leamington Spa 18 9 3 6 110 103 21
County of York 18 6 8 4 102 90 20
*Plant Hill 17 8 2 7 88 78 18
Whitgiftians 18 8 2 8 83 98 18
Penguin 18 8 1 9 87 92 17
Walsall 18 5 3 10 90 107 13
Kingston 18 3 4 11 65 90 10
Modernians 18 3 1 14 83 141 7

* Plant Hill v Otter, unplayed

Division 3

Lancaster City 16 12 2 2 100 62 26
Bristol Central 16 8 4 4 88 74 20
Warley Wasps 16 7 5 4 82 61 19
City of Cardiff 16 8 2 6 93 76 18
Bracknell 16 7 4 5 99 88 18
Plymouth 16 5 6 5 87 93 16
Nechells 16 4 3 9 81 105 11
Yeovil District 16 3 2 11 77 116 8
Purples 16 3 2 11 59 91 8

1981

Division 1

Sutton & Cheam 16 14 1 1 221 96 29
Polytechnic 16 13 0 3 125 79 26
Maindee Olympic 16 11 1 4 146 101 23
Birkenhead 16 8 2 6 152 134 18
Cheltenham 16 4 3 9 109 145 11
Southport 16 5 0 11 104 122 10
Everton 16 5 0 11 81 125 10
Durham City 16 4 1 11 94 143 9
Middlesbrough 16 3 2 11 84 169 8

Ilford withdrew during season, record expunged

Division 2

Penguin 18 16 1 1 196 105 33
County of York 18 12 3 3 171 126 27
*Plant Hill 17 12 2 3 147 97 26
Otter 18 8 4 6 116 108 20
*Aston 17 7 2 8 117 117 16
Leamington Spa 18 6 3 9 141 154 15
Walsall 18 6 2 10 132 140 14
Lancaster City 18 6 2 10 137 147 14
Whitgiftians 17 4 2 11 117 164 10
*Kingston 17 0 1 16 75 191 1

* Aston v Kingston, OMW v Plant Hill, unplayed

Division 3

Nova Centurion 22 17 2 3 226 146 36
City of Cardiff 22 15 2 5 203 161 32
Bedford 22 15 1 6 198 136 31
Bracknell 22 13 3 6 237 207 29
Warley Wasps 22 13 2 7 170 134 28
City of Chester 22 10 3 9 221 192 23
Warrington 22 10 2 10 213 226 22
Nechells 22 7 2 13 178 202 16
Plymouth 22 7 1 14 166 198 15
Bristol Central 22 5 1 16 178 198 11
Aberavon 22 5 1 16 167 234 11
Yeovil District 22 4 2 16 148 271 10

1982

Division 1

Maindee Olympic 18 15 1 2 184 100 31
Polytechnic 18 14 2 2 195 96 30
Birkenhead 18 14 1 3 199 149 29
Sutton & Cheam 18 12 3 3 246 149 27
Everton 18 7 1 10 133 151 15
Penguin 18 6 2 10 142 166 14
*Southport 17 5 1 11 120 149 11
Cheltenham 18 4 1 13 115 166 9
Durham City 18 3 3 12 133 210 9
*Middlesbrough 17 1 1 15 105 235 3

* Middlesbrough v Southport, unplayed

Division 2

Plant Hill 18 16 2 0 199 112 34
Aston 18 12 3 3 126 103 27
Nova Centurion 18 12 2 4 146 116 26
City of Cardiff 18 10 4 4 142 122 24
County of York 18 8 4 6 131 121 20
Lancaster City 18 6 6 6 134 129 18
Otter 18 4 2 12 107 133 10
Walsall 18 3 2 13 136 174 8
Whitgiftians 18 3 2 13 120 170 8
Leamington Spa 18 3 1 14 107 168 7

Division 3

Warley Wasps 18 14 2 2 175 101 30
Purples 18 14 0 4 165 114 28
City of Chester 18 11 1 6 182 143 23
Bracknell 18 11 1 6 174 146 23
Warrington 18 8 3 7 156 161 19
Bristol Central 18 6 5 7 165 155 17
Nechells 18 7 3 8 151 156 17
Plymouth 18 6 0 12 116 145 12
Shiverers 18 3 0 15 148 211 6
Bedford 18 2 1 15 106 206 5

1983

Division 1

Maindee Olympic 18 16 2 0 201 103 34
Polytechnic 18 13 2 3 209 128 28
Birkenhead 18 10 3 5 194 174 23
Everton 18 10 2 6 134 115 22
Sutton & Cheam 18 9 3 6 175 138 21
Penguin 18 9 2 7 150 150 20
Southport 18 5 3 10 101 147 13
Durham City 18 4 2 12 151 222 10
Cheltenham 18 3 0 15 123 178 6
Plant Hill 18 1 1 16 117 200 3

Division 2

Walsall 18 15 3 0 200 121 33
County of York 18 16 0 2 171 93 32
Otter 18 11 3 4 158 123 25
Nova Centurion 18 8 5 5 137 110 21
Lancaster City 18 6 4 8 144 145 16
Warley Wasps 18 6 2 10 125 146 14
Leamington Spa 18 6 1 11 125 165 13
Middlesbrough 18 5 2 11 137 186 12
City of Cardiff 18 3 2 13 106 144 8
Whitgiftians 18 3 0 15 129 199 6

Division 3

City of Chester 18 14 2 2 245 147 30
Royton 18 12 3 3 206 167 27
Warrington 18 11 3 4 194 154 25
Purples 18 9 4 5 156 116 22
Bedford 18 8 4 6 160 139 20
Nechells 18 9 1 8 189 178 19
Bristol Central 18 8 1 9 192 181 17
Plymouth 18 4 1 13 144 191 9
Bracknell 18 3 2 13 151 232 8
Shiverers 18 1 1 16 120 252 3

1984

Division 1

Maindee Olympic 18 15 3 0 212 116 33
Sutton & Cheam 18 14 1 3 202 116 29
Polytechnic 18 13 1 4 228 118 27
Birkenhead 18 13 0 5 219 171 26
Penguin 18 11 0 7 1 86 159 22
Durham City 18 6 2 10 173 217 14
Everton 18 5 1 12 122 155 11
Cheltenham 18 4 1 13 116 179 9
Walsall 18 3 1 14 136 198 7
Southport 18 1 0 17 94 259 2

Division 2

Nova Centurion 18 17 1 0 166 87 35
Team Wilson 18 12 0 6 183 142 24
County of York 18 11 2 5 135 126 24
Warley Wasps 18 10 0 8 127 132 20
Lancaster 18 7 3 8 154 147 17
Otter 18 8 0 10 147 154 16
Middlesbrough 18 7 0 11 131 159 14
City of Chester 18 6 1 11 147 151 13
Leamington Spa 18 4 1 13 132 161 9
City of Cardiff 18 4 0 14 123 186 8

Division 3

Purples 20 18 2 0 322 121 38
Bradford 20 16 1 3 224 139 33
Bristol Central 20 13 0 7 239 196 26
Nechells 20 11 2 7 236 183 24
Warrington 20 12 0 8 226 211 24
Royton 20 11 0 9 197 193 22
Whitgiftians 20 9 1 10 198 212 19
Plymouth 20 6 1 13 163 201 13
Bracknell 20 6 1 13 184 268 13
Bedford 20 4 0 16 147 282 8
Shiverers 20 0 0 20 167 297 0

1985

Division 1

Polytechnic 18 15 3 0 235 93 33
Sutton & Cheam 18 13 1 4 210 110 27
Newport/Maindee 18 12 2 4 227 104 26
Penguin 18 10 2 6 196 135 22
Nova Centurion 18 9 3 6 181 140 21
Birkenhead 18 9 1 8 182 220 19
Everton 18 6 0 12 114 158 12
Cheltenham 18 6 0 12 130 215 12
Durham City 18 2 1 15 140 258 5
Walsall 18 1 1 16 113 304 3

Division 2

Team Wilson 18 14 2 2 226 132 30
Purples 18 12 2 4 188 140 26
Warley Wasps 18 9 3 6 159 162 21
City of Chester 18 8 4 6 183 158 20
Middlesbrough 18 9 1 8 165 171 19
Lancaster City 18 6 4 8 165 143 16
Otter 18 7 2 9 149 165 16
Southport 18 5 2 11 157 187 12
City of Cardiff 18 5 0 13 133 188 10
Leamington Spa 18 4 2 12 108 186 10

Division 3

Bristol Central 22 18 3 1 286 164 39
Bradford E & E 22 18 0 4 264 154 36
Parogon 22 16 2 4 205 130 34
Warrington 22 14 2 6 200 154 30
Nechells 22 12 3 7 218 187 27
Royton 22 12 1 9 265 209 25
Harrow & W 22 10 1 11 176 174 21
Whitgiftians 22 8 3 11 185 216 19
Plymouth 22 7 0 15 177 205 14
Shiverers 22 5 1 16 189 269 11
Bracknell 22 2 1 19 126 279 5
Bedford 22 1 1 20 144 319 3

1986

Division 1

Polytechnic 14 12 1 1 162 73 25
Penguin 14 12 0 2 191 100 24
Newport/Maindee 14 11 0 3 161 114 22
Nova Centurion 14 7 0 7 128 152 14
Sutton & Cheam 14 6 1 7 146 138 13
Birkenhead 14 5 0 9 134 165 10
Cheltenham 14 1 0 13 87 168 2
Everton 14 1 0 13 92 191 2

Division 2

Purples 16 13 2 1 174 101 28
Durham City 16 12 1 3 198 140 25
Team Wilson 16 12 0 4 176 130 24
City of Chester 16 8 2 6 167 142 18
Middlesbrough 16 8 2 6 155 156 18
Lancaster 16 4 4 8 126 143 12
Southport 16 4 2 10 116 145 10
Warley Wasps 16 4 1 11 116 138 9
Otter 16 0 0 16 91 224 0

Division 3

Bristol Central 16 14 0 2 184 119 28
Parogon 16 13 0 3 132 94 26
Royton 16 12 0 4 174 128 24
Bradford E & E 16 9 1 6 128 110 19
Birmingham 16 8 0 8 133 141 16
Harrow & W 16 5 4 7 109 125 12
Leamington Spa 16 1 5 10 112 153 7
Warrington 16 2 2 12 99 151 6
City of Cardiff 16 1 2 13 78 128 4

Division 4

Plymouth 10 9 0 1 131 84 18
St James 10 7 0 3 119 93 14
Enfield 10 5 0 5 105 97 10
Shiverers 10 4 1 5 95 106 9
Whitgiftians 10 3 1 6 100 102 7
Bracknell 10 0 2 8 63 131 2

1987

Division 1

Penguin 14 12 1 1 219 110 25
Polytechnic 12 8 2 2 136 80 18
Sutton & Cheam 12 7 1 4 138 124 15
Newport/Maindee 14 5 3 6 125 132 13
Nova Centurion 14 4 4 6 141 146 12
Purples 14 5 0 9 109 159 10
Cheltenham 14 3 1 10 114 176 7
Birkenhead 12 3 0 9 94 149 6

Division 2

Team Wilson 16 12 1 3 184 127 25
Bristol Central 16 12 0 4 185 144 24
Parogon 16 10 1 5 134 103 21
City of Chester 16 8 1 7 172 167 17
Middlesbrough 16 7 2 7 176 172 16
Everton 16 6 2 8 126 156 14
Lancaster 16 5 1 10 131 142 11
Durham City 16 4 1 11 166 219 9
Southport 16 3 1 12 112 156 7

Division 3

Royton 14 12 1 1 217 121 25
Birmingham 14 9 0 5 144 124 18
Bradford E & E 14 8 2 4 126 114 18
Warley 14 7 2 5 120 114 16
Leamington Spa 14 7 1 6 125 128 15
Harrow & W 14 4 1 9 109 115 9
Plymouth 14 4 1 9 119 143 9
Otter 14 1 0 13 75 176 2

Division 4

Whitgiftians 14 11 0 3 140 106 22
Shiverers 14 10 1 3 213 149 21
Enfield 14 9 1 4 144 121 19
St James 14 9 0 5 171 124 18
Royal Navy 13 8 2 3 127 97 18
Ealing 13 3 0 10 128 184 6
Weston-s-Mare 14 2 1 11 112 182 5
Bracknell 14 0 1 13 121 193 1

1988

Division 1

Polytechnic 14 11 1 2 170 102 23
Sutton & Cheam 14 11 1 2 189 117 23
Penguin 14 8 2 4 202 128 18
Cheltenham 14 7 0 7 128 140 14
Team Wilson 14 7 0 7 129 150 14
Purples 14 5 0 9 123 147 10
Nova Centurion 14 5 0 9 146 187 10
Bristol Central 14 0 0 14 87 203 0

Division 2

Royton 16 16 0 0 235 131 32
Paragon 16 10 4 2 156 117 24
Lancaster 16 10 1 5 182 158 21
City of Chester 16 9 2 5 176 141 20
Middlesbrough 16 6 2 8 187 225 14
Birkenhead 16 6 0 10 185 191 12
Everton 16 4 3 9 130 153 11
Birmingham 16 4 2 10 164 201 10
Durham City 16 0 0 16 128 226 0

Division 3

Warley 16 15 0 1 186 93 30
Bradford E & E 16 14 1 1 201 118 29
Leamington Spa 16 10 0 6 139 102 20
Harrow & W 16 9 0 7 138 120 18
Plymouth 16 9 0 7 154 147 18
Southport 16 7 1 8 112 118 15
Whitgiftians 16 4 0 12 142 164 8
Shiverers 16 2 0 14 112 212 4
Otter 16 0 0 16 100 210 0

Division 4

Tyldesley 16 14 0 2 259 149 28
Exeter City 16 11 1 4 160 130 23
Potters Bar 16 9 2 5 169 140 20
St James 16 9 1 6 178 150 19
Enfield 16 9 0 7 139 132 18
Royal Navy 16 7 1 8 127 138 15
Weston-s-Mare 16 5 1 10 151 177 11
Bracknell 16 4 0 12 144 228 8
Ealing 16 1 0 15 131 214 2

1989

Division 1

Sutton & Cheam 14 13 0 1 220 108 26
Polytechnic 14 12 0 2 164 96 24
Royton 13 8 0 5 196 199 16
Penguin 14 7 1 6 168 146 15
Nova Centurion 14 6 0 8 139 159 12
Middleton 14 4 1 9 115 166 9
Cheltenham 13 4 0 9 107 140 8
Purples 14 1 0 13 84 179 2

Division 2

Everton 16 12 0 4 149 107 24
Lancaster 16 11 0 5 156 118 22
Chester 16 10 2 4 168 143 22
Bradford 16 7 2 8 146 142 16
Birkenhead 16 8 0 8 161 173 16
Warley 16 6 3 7 128 129 15
Bristol Central 16 7 1 8 122 132 15
Paragon 16 4 3 9 137 143 11
Middlesbrough 16 1 1 14 131 221 3

Division 3

Leamington Spa 16 12 1 3 154 116 25
Tyldesley 16 11 1 4 189 150 23
Durham City 16 9 2 5 184 162 20
Exeter City 16 8 1 7 156 151 17
Harrow & W 16 7 0 9 150 148 14
Plymouth 16 5 4 7 182 190 14
Birmingham 16 6 1 9 156 188 13
Whitgiftians 16 4 2 10 127 156 10
Southport 16 4 0 12 130 170 8

Division 4

Weston-s-Mare 16 15 0 1 169 110 30
St James 16 12 1 3 184 128 25
Enfield 16 10 0 6 134 116 20
Shiverers 16 9 0 7 157 145 18
Potters Bar 16 7 1 8 127 113 15
Otter 16 6 0 10 126 141 12
Bracknell 16 6 0 10 158 188 12
Royal Navy 16 4 0 12 98 143 8
Ealing 16 2 0 14 123 192 4

1990

Division 1

Sutton & Cheam 14 13 0 1 211 96 26
Polytechnic 14 13 0 1 205 107 26
Royton 14 10 0 4 193 183 20
Lancaster 14 7 1 6 148 146 15
Penguin 14 3 3 8 151 194 9
Nova Centurion 14 2 1 11 145 182 8
Middleton 14 2 1 11 117 188 5
Everton 14 1 1 12 104 175 3

Division 2

Warley 14 9 0 5 113 87 18
Bradford 14 8 1 5 125 122 17
Birkenhead 14 8 0 6 144 141 16
Cheltenham 14 7 1 6 137 93 15
Bristol Central 14 5 3 6 121 122 13
City of Chester 14 6 1 8 120 127 13
Leamington Spa 14 5 1 8 110 143 11
Tyldesley 14 4 1 9 139 154 9

Division 3

Paragon 14 14 0 0 145 84 28
St James 14 8 2 4 161 130 20
Plymouth 14 7 2 5 152 130 16
Exeter City 14 8 0 6 153 113 16
Birmingham 14 6 4 4 147 156 16
Weston-s-Mare 14 3 1 10 105 143 7
Middlesbrough 14 2 2 10 116 169 6
Harrow & W 14 1 1 12 94 158 3

Division 4

Welsh Wanderers 14 11 1 2 131 90 23
Potters Bar 14 10 1 3 151 129 21
Enfield 14 9 2 3 162 118 20
Whitgiftians 14 6 1 7 160 144 13
Bracknell 14 6 0 8 139 175 12
Shiverers 14 5 1 8 141 157 11
Ealing 14 2 2 10 110 151 6
Otter 14 3 0 11 102 129 6

1991

Division 1

Polytechnic 14 13 0 0 201 82 26
Royton 14 10 1 3 179 136 21
Lancaster 14 9 2 3 127 105 20
Sutton & Cheam 14 8 0 6 161 142 16
Nova Centurion 14 5 2 7 133 132 12
Penguin 14 5 0 9 116 150 10
Warley 14 2 0 12 99 188 4
Bradford 14 1 1 12 92 177 3

Division 2

Bristol Central 16 13 2 1 171 99 28
Parogon 16 12 2 2 174 115 26
Tyldesley 16 11 0 5 197 149 22
Birkenhead 16 9 0 7 199 154 18
City of Chester 15 8 2 5 152 142 18
Cheltenham 16 7 0 9 159 147 14
Everton 16 4 2 10 122 195 10
St James 16 1 2 13 143 195 4
Leamington Spa 15 1 0 14 121 212 2

Division 3

Exeter City 16 14 0 2 206 124 28
Birmingham 16 12 1 3 186 137 25
Middlesbrough 16 9 3 4 173 152 21
Plymouth 16 7 2 7 167 165 16
Welsh Wanderers 15 4 3 8 146 135 11
Potters Bar 16 4 3 9 109 150 11
Harrow & W 15 5 0 10 116 148 10
Enfield 16 4 2 10 123 161 10
Weston-s-Mare 16 4 2 10 112 157 10

Division 4

Rotherham 12 10 0 2 20
Shiverers 12 8 1 3 16
Bedford 11 6 1 4 13
Whitgiftians 11 5 2 4 12
Basingstoke 11 4 2 5 10
Ealing 12 3 2 7 8
Otter 11 0 0 11 0

1992

Division 1

Polytechnic 14 13 0 1 206 96 26
Lancaster 14 11 0 3 160 126 22
Royton 14 8 1 5 182 146 17
Sutton & Cheam 14 8 1 5 160 152 17
Bristol Central 14 5 1 8 134 167 11
Nova Centurion 14 5 0 9 139 175 10
Penguin 14 2 1 11 134 177 5
Paragon 14 1 2 11 111 201 4

Division 2

Cheltenham 16 12 1 3 243 149 25
Birkenhead 16 10 1 5 213 181 21
Tyldesley 16 9 2 5 184 169 20
City of Chester 16 9 0 7 187 159 18
Bradford 16 8 1 7 171 179 17
Exeter City 16 7 2 7 160 160 16
Warley 16 6 2 8 137 145 14
Birmingham 16 3 2 11 135 197 8
Everton 16 2 1 13 155 236 5

Division 3

Middlesbrough 11 8 3 0 129 69 19
Rotherham 12 6 4 2 116 97 16
Welsh Wanderers 12 6 0 6 107 122 12
Potters Bar 12 4 2 6 108 124 10
Enfield 12 3 3 6 115 122 9
Weston-s-Mare 12 4 1 7 96 124 9
Plymouth 11 3 1 7 115 140 7

Division 4

Coventry 10 7 1 2 114 77 15
Whitgiftians 10 5 2 3 109 83 12
Basingstoke 10 6 0 4 92 87 12
Bedford 10 6 0 4 79 87 12
Shiverers 10 2 1 7 85 97 5
Ealing 10 2 0 8 66 114 4

1993

Division 1

Polytechnic 18 18 0 0 261 123 36
Royton 18 13 1 4 225 157 27
Lancaster 18 13 0 5 192 146 26
Bristol Central 18 10 2 6 173 152 22
Sutton & Cheam 18 8 1 9 167 190 17
Penguin 18 8 1 9 169 202 17
Nova Centurion 18 7 1 10 175 175 15
Parogon 18 3 2 13 143 196 8
*Cheltenham 18 4 0 14 167 244 8
Birkenhead 18 2 0 16 172 257 4

*Cheltenham beat Tyldesley in play-offs

Division 2

City of Chester 18 14 4 0 214 136 32
Tyldesley 18 12 2 4 225 144 26
Exeter City 18 12 2 4 195 137 26
Warley 18 10 2 6 137 123 22
Birmingham 18 8 5 5 158 159 21
Middlesbrough 18 8 3 7 174 165 19
Rotherham Metro 18 7 1 10 183 170 15
Bradford 18 6 1 11 180 201 13
*Welsh Wdrs 18 1 1 16 144 228 3
Potters Bar 18 1 1 16 108 255 3

*Welsh Wanderers lost to Invicta in challenge match

Division 3

Coventry 16 13 0 3 215 121 26
Invicta 16 12 0 4 203 131 24
Weston-s-Mare 16 11 0 5 146 129 22
Bedford 16 10 0 6 165 135 18
Plymouth 16 7 1 8 120 155 15
Warrington 16 8 0 8 139 158 16
Enfield 16 5 1 10 135 173 11
Whitgiftians 16 3 0 13 158 178 6
Ealing 16 1 0 15 75 176 2

1994

Division 1

*Polytechnic 18 14 1 3 246 135 29
Lancaster 18 14 1 3 243 132 29
Bristol Central 18 12 2 4 196 147 26
Nova Centurion 18 11 2 5 183 164 24
Royton 18 9 2 7 204 148 20
Penguin 18 9 1 8 208 203 19
Sutton & Cheam 18 7 0 11 197 236 14
Cheltenham 18 4 0 14 145 248 8
Parogon 18 2 2 14 132 222 6
City of Chester 18 2 1 15 143 262 5

*Poly won title by scoring more goals and gaining more points in games v Lancaster (teams had identical goal difference – 111)

Division 2

Birkenhead 18 16 0 2 275 172 32
Coventry 18 14 1 3 216 169 29
Warley 18 12 1 5 164 139 25
Exeter City 18 9 4 5 169 157 22
Tyldesley 18 9 0 9 212 183 18
Rotherham Metro 18 6 4 8 186 202 16
Middlesbrough 18 8 0 10 161 185 16
Invicta 18 5 1 12 163 203 11
Bradford 18 4 0 14 149 195 8
Birmingham 18 1 1 16 136 226 3

Division 3

Bedford 12 11 0 1 154 95 22
Weston-s-Mare 12 8 1 3 131 92 17
Plymouth 12 6 1 5 132 117 13
Welsh Wanderers 12 5 2 5 110 114 10
Whitgiftians 12 3 2 7 107 140 8
Warrington 12 3 1 8 95 135 7
Potters Bar 12 2 1 9 113 149 5

1995

Division 1

Bristol Central 18 18 0 0 259 136 36
Lancaster 18 14 1 3 208 139 29
Nova Centurion 18 10 3 5 199 157 23
Polytechnic 18 11 0 7 202 175 22
Penguin 18 8 3 7 170 189 19
Royton 18 6 2 10 191 183 14
Birkenhead 18 5 2 11 163 230 12
Cheltenham 18 6 0 12 154 228 12
*Sutton & Cheam 18 4 1 13 153 196 9
Parogon 18 1 2 15 127 193 4

*Sutton declined Exeter’s challenge. Exeter promoted. Sutton relegated.

Division 2

Coventry 18 17 1 0 227 120 35
Exeter City 18 11 3 4 164 139 25
Rotherham Metro 18 11 2 5 214 174 24
Tyldesley 18 10 1 7 197 179 21
Invicta 18 9 2 7 175 169 20
City of Chester 18 8 0 10 130 119 16
Bedford 18 7 2 9 183 175 16
Warley 18 6 1 11 153 182 13
*Bradford 18 3 2 13 129 218 8
Middlesbrough 18 1 0 17 114 211 2

*Bradford v Weston play-ff match – 11-11 draw. Bradford remained in Division 2

Division 3

*Welsh Wdrs 12 10 0 2 149 101 20
Weston-s-Mare 12 10 0 2 125 77 20
Newcastle 12 8 0 4 84 86 16
Potters Bar 12 5 0 7 111 109 10
Plymouth 12 4 0 8 100 139 8
Whitgiftians 12 3 0 9 115 131 6
Reading 12 2 0 10 91 132 4

*Welsh Wanderers won title by scoring more goals in games v Weston

1996

Division 1

Lancaster 18 15 2 1 271 135 32
Bristol Central 18 13 1 4 237 144 27
Nova Centurion 18 12 2 4 214 158 26
Royton 18 10 1 7 218 207 21
Penguin 18 9 1 8 188 178 19
Coventry 18 5 4 9 136 201 14
Polytechnic 18 6 1 11 162 188 13
Birkenhead 18 4 3 11 144 198 11
*Cheltenham 18 5 1 12 155 223 11
Exeter City 18 3 0 15 160 253 6

*Cheltenham relegated. Two-leg play-offs: Rotherham 13 Chelt 5; Chelt 14 Rotherham 10

Division 2

Sutton & Cheam 16 16 0 0 290 142 32
Rotherham 16 12 1 3 214 140 25
Parogon 16 11 2 3 201 144 24
City of Chester 16 9 1 6 153 147 19
Tyldesley 16 5 1 10 157 170 11
Invicta 16 5 1 10 144 164 11
Bedford 16 4 1 11 124 206 9
Welsh Wanderers 16 3 2 11 122 192 8
*Bradford 16 2 1 13 126 226 5

*Bradford remain in Div 2. Play-offs: Bradford 9 Newcastle 7; Newcastle 6 Bradford 7

Division 3

Weston-s-Mare 10 9 0 1 101 58 18
Newcastle 10 7 0 3 70 55 14
Plymouth 10 6 0 4 75 64 12
Whitgiftians 10 3 0 7 65 73 6
Potters Bar 10 3 0 7 48 84 6
Reading 10 2 0 8 78 103 4

1997

Division 1

Bristol Central 18 17 1 0 277 154 35
Nova Centurion 18 10 2 6 181 157 22
Sutton & Cheam 18 10 1 7 216 192 21
Lancaster 18 10 0 8 172 160 20
Rotherham Metro 18 8 2 8 195 187 18
Penguin 18 9 0 9 190 191 18
Polytechnic 18 7 1 10 179 176 15
Coventry 18 4 3 11 151 202 11
Royton 18 5 0 13 205 265 10
Birkenhead 18 5 0 13 162 244 10

Division 2

Parogon 16 15 1 0 188 107 31
Cheltenham 16 11 1 4 192 133 23
Exeter City 16 9 2 5 148 120 20
Tyldesley 16 8 4 4 158 138 20
Welsh Wanderers 16 7 3 6 122 121 17
City of Chester 16 6 2 8 103 101 14
Invicta 16 5 0 11 118 152 10
Bedford 16 4 0 12 111 166 8
Bradford 16 0 1 15 108 210 1

Division 3

Newcastle 4 3 1 0 47 31 7
Reading 4 1 1 2 37 43 3
Plymouth 4 1 0 3 37 47 2

1998

Division 1

Lancaster 18 17 1 0 247 95 35
Penguin 18 16 0 2 214 122 32
Bristol Central 18 13 1 4 196 134 27
Polytechnic 18 12 0 6 198 124 24
Rotherham 18 9 0 9 141 149 18
Royton 18 6 1 11 138 191 13
Parogon 18 5 2 11 136 186 12
Sutton & Cheam 18 4 0 14 116 193 8
Coventry 18 1 4 13 111 201 6
Nova 18 1 3 14 120 222 5

Division 2

Tyldesley 18 16 0 2 258 147 32
Cheltenham 18 14 2 2 274 156 30
Birkenhead 18 12 3 3 223 160 27
Invicta 18 11 0 7 182 160 22
City of Chester 18 8 3 7 166 163 19
Exeter City 18 8 1 9 180 178 17
Welsh Wanderers 18 6 1 11 163 173 13
Bedford 18 5 2 11 147 237 12
Bradford 18 4 0 14 139 214 8
Newcastle 18 0 0 18 73 217 0

Division 3

Newton Abbot 8 8 0 0 95 41 16
Wroughton 8 5 1 2 79 77 11
Hucknall 8 3 1 4 65 69 7
Reading 8 2 0 6 73 92 4
Weston-s-Mare 8 1 0 7 48 81 2

Junior

Cheltenham 4 4 0 0 47 17 8
Invicta 4 3 0 1 28 20 6
Penguin 4 2 0 2 25 39 4
Rotherham 4 1 0 3 23 47 2

1999

Division 1

Lancaster 18 16 0 2 252 126 32
Bristol Central 18 14 0 4 205 112 28
Penguin 18 13 1 4 219 140 27
Polytechnic 18 13 0 5 197 129 26
Manchester 18 10 1 7 181 142 21
Rotherham 18 8 0 10 162 188 16
Sutton & Cheam 18 6 0 12 127 210 12
Parogon 18 5 1 12 132 208 11
Tyldesley 18 3 0 15 139 220 6
Coventry 18 0 1 17 102 241 1

Division 2

Cheltenham 18 17 1 0 294 123 35
Birkenhead 18 15 1 2 248 156 31
Nova 18 13 0 5 190 136 26
Invicta 18 10 0 8 172 160 20
Welsh Wanderers 18 8 0 10 171 174 16
Newton Abbot 18 7 1 10 184 226 15
Chester 18 5 0 13 142 217 10
Bedford 18 5 0 13 140 225 10
Bradford 18 4 1 13 140 197 9
Exeter 18 4 0 14 153 220 8

Division 3

Newcastle 14 13 0 1 189 88 26
Hucknall 14 12 1 1 175 89 25
Wroughton 14 9 1 4 173 130 19
Grantham 14 7 2 5 144 107 16
Reading 14 7 0 7 169 164 14
Chelmsford 14 4 0 10 138 192 8
Weston-s-Mare 14 1 0 13 86 195 2
Harlequins 14 1 0 13 77 186 2

2000

Division 1

Lancaster 18 16 0 2 173 92 32
Polytechnic 18 13 1 4 180 130 27
Rotherham 18 13 1 4 199 150 27
Penguin 18 11 2 5 178 121 24
Bristol Central 18 10 1 7 173 125 21
Cheltenham 18 6 2 10 148 169 14
Tyldesley 18 5 3 10 133 179 13
Manchester 18 6 1 11 150 179 13
Birkenhead 18 3 0 15 112 202 6
Sutton & Cheam 18 1 1 16 109 208 3

Division 2

Newton Abbot 16 11 1 4 191 126 23
Invicta 16 10 2 4 166 103 22
Nova 16 11 0 5 168 115 22
Bradford 16 9 2 5 154 126 20
Welsh Wanderers 16 9 1 6 192 135 19
Bedford 16 9 1 6 171 124 19
Newcastle 16 7 1 8 138 144 15
Chester 16 2 0 14 96 192 4
Coventry 16 0 0 16 61 272 0

Division 3

Wroughton 16 15 0 1 265 123 30
Hucknall 16 13 0 3 225 77 26
Solihull 16 12 0 4 228 116 24
Grantham 16 12 0 4 241 131 24
Reading 16 7 1 8 169 221 15
Sheffield 16 5 0 11 107 165 10
Chelmsford 16 4 1 11 170 204 9
Weston-s-Mare 16 2 0 14 106 315 4
Harlequins 16 1 0 15 84 243 2

2001

Division 1

Bristol Central 18 17 0 1 218 90 34
Lancaster 18 14 1 3 215 129 29
Penguin 18 12 1 5 220 120 25
Rotherham 18 12 0 6 191 130 24
Polytechnic 18 10 3 5 145 127 23
Cheltenham 18 9 1 8 156 171 19
Tyldesley 18 6 1 11 157 197 13
Manchester 18 3 2 13 124 190 8
Newton Abbot 18 1 1 16 112 249 3
Birkenhead 18 1 0 17 90 225 2

Division 2

Nova 18 15 3 0 223 135 33
Invicta 18 15 0 3 215 120 30
Hucknall 18 10 4 4 154 115 24
Welsh Wanderers 18 8 4 6 159 137 20
Sutton & Cheam 18 6 4 8 159 145 16
Bedford 18 6 3 9 157 177 15
Wroughton 18 6 2 10 150 165 14
Bradford 18 5 3 10 127 153 13
Newcastle 18 3 2 13 112 184 8
Coventry 18 3 1 14 110 235 7

Division 3

Reading 18 17 0 1 211 108 34
Solihull 18 15 1 2 205 96 31
Grantham 18 12 2 4 198 115 26
Invicta Marlins 18 11 1 6 161 129 23
Otter 18 11 0 7 154 133 22
Warley 18 8 1 9 147 129 17
Sheffield 18 7 1 10 158 161 15
BAF 18 3 0 15 130 199 6
Weston-s-Mare 18 3 0 15 95 236 6
Fleetwood 18 0 0 18 89 242 0

2002

Division 1

Lancaster 18 17 0 1 226 90 34
Penguin 18 15 1 2 224 119 31
Rotherham 18 12 1 5 218 146 25
Bristol Central 18 11 2 5 186 140 24
Polytechnic 18 9 3 6 143 131 21
Cheltenham 18 8 2 8 176 172 18
Manchester 18 5 1 12 137 182 11
Tyldesley 18 4 1 13 152 224 9
Invicta 18 3 0 15 118 220 6
Newton Abbot 18 0 1 17 115 271 1

Division 2

Birkenhead 18 14 2 2 194 120 30
Hucknall 18 13 3 2 206 116 29
Solihull 18 12 1 5 190 128 25
Welsh Wanderers 18 11 3 4 152 122 25
Reading 18 7 4 7 139 139 18
Sutton & Cheam 18 7 3 8 163 142 17
Bradford 18 7 2 9 148 145 16
Newcastle 18 4 2 12 113 158 10
Bedford 18 3 0 15 115 235 6
Wroughton 18 2 0 16 109 224 4

Division 3

Otter 12 10 1 1 112 75 21
Grantham 12 10 0 2 148 69 20
Warley 12 8 1 3 99 73 17
Invicta Marlins 12 6 0 6 106 96 12
Sheffield 12 5 0 7 121 110 10
BAF 12 1 0 11 79 139 2
Fleetwood 12 1 0 11 54 157 2

2003

(Mid-season split introduced in Divs 1 and 2)

Division 1 (phase 1)

Bristol Central 9 7 0 2 101 62 14
Lancaster 9 7 0 2 97 50 14
Rotherham 9 6 0 3 94 49 12
Penguin 9 5 0 4 43 34 10
Cheltenham 9 5 0 4 89 65 10
Tyldesley 9 3 1 5 53 77 7
Manchester 9 3 0 6 72 88 6
Polytechnic 9 3 0 6 44 75 6
Birkenhead 9 1 1 7 46 91 3
Invicta 9 1 0 8 44 92 2

Division 1 (final)

Lancaster 12 10 0 2 119 65 20
Bristol Central 12 8 0 4 107 94 16
Rotherham 12 4 1 7 84 87 9
Penguin 12 4 0 8 76 109 8
Cheltenham 12 2 1 9 80 111 5
Manchester 12 9 2 1 117 87 20
Polytechnic 12 8 0 4 96 77 16
Tyldesley 12 4 2 6 84 92 10
Birkenhead 12 3 2 7 80 93 8
Invicta 12 2 2 8 78 106 6

Division 2 (phase 1)

Solihull 9 7 1 1 101 76 15
Newton Abbot 9 7 0 2 112 79 14
Hucknall 9 7 0 2 91 60 14
Grantham 9 6 1 2 87 80 13
Otter 9 4 1 4 74 73 9
Welsh Wanderers 9 4 0 5 76 81 8
Reading 9 3 0 6 80 93 6
Sutton & Cheam 9 2 1 6 76 88 5
Leeds 9 2 0 7 69 88 4
Newcastle 9 1 0 8 54 102 2

Division 2 (final)

Hucknall 12 9 0 3 104 83 18
Newton Abbot 12 7 0 5 131 118 14
Solihull 12 6 1 5 101 95 13
Grantham 12 5 0 7 100 113 10
Otter 12 2 1 9 85 112 5
Welsh Wanderers 12 9 1 2 120 75 19
Reading 12 9 0 3 93 87 18
Sutton & Cheam 12 5 2 5 106 99 12
Leeds 12 3 1 8 97 123 7
Newcastle 12 2 0 10 68 100 4

Division 3

Warley 15 11 4 0 140 85 26
Bedford 15 11 2 2 135 85 24
Wroughton 15 6 3 6 136 127 15
Sheffield 15 4 2 9 101 91 10
Invicta Marlins 15 3 0 12 108 147 6
BAF 15 2 1 12 86 171 5

2004

(Mid-season split in Div 1 only)

Division 1

Lancaster 9 9 0 2 134 47 18
Cheltenham 9 7 0 2 115 85 14
Bristol Central 9 7 0 2 114 59 14
Rotherham 9 6 0 3 78 47 12
+Penguin 9 4 0 5 61 68 6
Tyldesley 9 3 0 6 84 118 6
Manchester 9 3 0 6 60 91 6
Birkenhead 9 2 0 7 48 88 4
Hucknall 9 2 0 7 44 89 4
++Polytechnic 9 1 0 8 37 83 -7

++ Poly deducted nine points, three non-fulfilments
+ Penguin deducted two points, unregistered player

Division 1 (final)

Lancaster 12 11 0 1 145 69 22
Bristol Central 12 6 0 6 105 96 12
Rotherham 12 5 1 6 93 97 11
Cheltenham 12 5 1 6 102 118 11
+Penguin 12 2 0 10 58 123 2
Tyldesley 12 9 0 3 134 94 18
Manchester 12 6 0 6 112 91 12
Birkenhead 12 6 0 6 85 94 12
++Polytechnic 12 6 0 6 73 88 7
Hucknall 12 3 0 9 64 101 6

Division 2

Otter 18 17 0 1 206 112 34
Welsh Wanderers 18 15 1 2 208 135 31
Leeds 18 9 2 7 174 162 20
Solihull 18 9 2 7 157 154 20
Newton Abbot 18 6 4 8 187 225 16
Reading 18 6 2 10 155 177 14
Grantham 18 5 2 11 151 173 12
Sutton & Cheam 18 4 3 11 124 156 11
Invicta 18 4 3 11 131 172 11
Warley 18 5 1 12 140 167 11

Division 3

Portobello 16 16 0 0 301 91 32
Sheffield 16 12 1 3 209 127 25
Univ of Bristol 16 10 0 6 148 139 20
Bedford 16 9 1 6 182 144 19
Invicta Marlins 16 6 0 10 155 209 12
Basingstoke 16 5 1 10 134 157 11
BAF 16 3 1 12 107 236 7
+++Newcastle 16 7 0 9 110 114 5
+++Jersey 16 2 0 14 92 221 -5

+++ Newcastle and Jersey both deducted nine points for non-fulfilments

2005

Division 1 (phase 1)

Bristol Central 9 9 0 0 98 51 18
Lancaster 9 8 0 1 122 52 16
Rotherham 9 7 0 2 123 67 14
Manchester 9 4 0 5 73 79 8
Cheltenham 9 3 1 5 83 74 7
Penguin 9 3 1 5 53 71 7
Tyldesley 9 2 1 6 67 114 5
+Polytechnic 9 5 0 4 41 53 4
Birkenhead 9 2 0 7 71 102 4
Otter 9 0 1 8 47 115 1

+ Poly deducted six points, unregistered player

Division 1 (final)

Lancaster 12 10 1 1 144 73 21
Bristol Central 12 8 1 3 105 95 17
Rotherham 12 7 0 5 124 102 14
Cheltenham 12 3 1 8 99 129 7
Manchester 12 0 1 11 68 141 1
Polytechnic 12 12 0 0 99 54 20
Penguin 12 8 0 4 83 64 16
Birkenhead 12 5 0 7 97 99 10
Tyldesley 12 3 1 8 92 114 7
Otter 12 1 1 10 79 119 3

Division 2

Portobello 18 17 0 1 308 151 34
Welsh Wanderers 18 14 2 2 237 123 30
Hucknall 18 12 1 5 181 146 25
Solihull 18 11 1 6 176 139 23
Invicta 18 6 4 8 166 194 16
Leeds 18 6 3 9 158 210 15
Reading 18 5 2 11 156 193 12
Grantham 18 5 2 11 155 215 12
Sutton & Cheam 18 3 1 14 136 230 7
++Newton Abbot 18 3 0 15 216 288 4

++ Newton Abbot deducted two points, unregistered player

Division 3

Caledonia 18 16 1 1 282 164 33
Warley 18 16 0 2 195 138 32
South Derby 18 12 2 4 223 180 26
Sheffield 18 12 1 5 194 151 25
Basingstoke 18 7 3 8 134 142 17
Bedford 18 8 1 9 162 159 17
Newcastle 18 6 2 10 174 191 14
Invicta Marlins 18 4 1 13 144 203 9
+Uni of Bristol 18 2 3 13 159 206 3
++Jersey 18 0 0 18 114 247 -9

+University deducted four points, ineligible players
++ Jersey deducted five points for unfulfilled fixtures; four points for ineligible player

2006

Division 1 (phase 1)

Lancaster 9 9 0 0 143 71 18
Cheltenham 9 8 0 1 119 74 16
Manchester 9 6 0 3 69 60 12
Bristol Central 9 6 0 3 97 67 12
Rotherham 9 5 0 4 128 95 10
Welsh Wanderers 9 3 1 5 81 106 7
Portobello 9 3 0 6 85 110 6
Penguin 9 2 1 6 51 99 5
Polytechnic 9 1 0 8 50 106 2
Birkenhead 9 1 0 8 81 116 2

Division 1 (final)

Lancaster 17 17 0 0 280 123 34
Cheltenham 17 11 1 5 209 176 23
Bristol Central 17 9 0 8 171 162 18
Manchester 17 8 1 8 136 155 17
Rotherham 17 8 0 9 208 199 16
Portobello 17 10 0 7 158 118 20
Welsh Wanderers 17 7 1 9 153 171 15
Polytechnic 17 5 0 12 116 161 10
Penguin 17 4 1 12 111 168 9
Birkenhead 17 4 0 13 132 191 8

Division 1 (including GB Juniors)

Portobello 10 8 0 2 98 76 16
Welsh Wanderers 10 5 1 4 95 81 11
GB Juniors 10 4 1 5 99 102 9
Birkenhead 10 4 0 6 72 96 8
Penguin 10 4 0 6 83 87 8
Polytechnic 10 4 0 6 76 81 8

Division 2

Otter 14 10 2 2 170 128 22
Solihull 14 11 0 3 151 122 22
Leeds 14 10 1 3 168 151 21
Tyldesley 14 6 1 7 183 181 13
Hucknall 14 6 0 8 182 160 12
Invicta 14 5 1 8 178 142 11
Caledonia 14 3 2 9 136 176 8
Reading 14 1 1 12 116 224 3

Division 3

Sheffield 14 12 1 1 204 107 25
Sutton & Cheam 14 12 0 2 186 125 24
Newton Abbot 14 10 0 4 265 213 20
South Derby 14 8 1 5 197 192 17
Warley 14 7 0 7 176 157 14
Bedford 14 3 1 10 150 205 7
Basingstoke 14 1 1 12 101 185 3
Newcastle 14 1 0 13 123 218 2

Division 4

Otter 1869 12 8 1 3 153 135 17
Invicta Marlins 12 7 2 3 154 124 16
Birmingham 12 7 1 4 136 124 15
Univ of Bristol 12 7 1 4 139 128 15
Ealing 12 5 0 7 176 187 10
Croydon 12 4 0 8 137 164 8
Cambridge 12 1 1 10 127 160 3

2007

Division 1 (phase 1)

Bristol Central 9 8 0 1 117 64 16
Lancaster 9 7 1 1 162 78 15
Cheltenham 9 7 1 1 142 85 15
Manchester 9 7 0 2 121 73 14
Rotherham 9 5 0 4 120 98 10
Welsh Wanderers 9 3 1 5 96 118 7
Penguin 9 2 2 4 71 115 6
Polytechnic 9 1 0 8 59 113 2
Portobello 9 1 0 8 84 145 2
+Otter 9 1 1 7 81 164 -3

+Otter deducted six points, ineligible player

Division 1 (final)

Bristol Central 17 14 0 3 210 150 28
Lancaster 17 12 2 3 266 155 26
Cheltenham 17 11 2 4 247 181 24
Manchester 17 8 0 9 195 175 16
Rotherham 17 8 0 9 211 204 16
Penguin 17 8 3 6 149 172 19
Welsh Wanderers 17 9 1 7 201 189 19
Polytechnic 17 4 1 12 117 183 9
Portobello 17 2 0 15 1158 251 4
Otter 17 4 1 12 161 255 3

Division 1 (including GB Juniors)

Lancaster 10 7 1 2 136 86 15
Bristol Central 10 7 0 3 112 104 14
Cheltenham 10 5 1 4 119 113 11
Rotherham 10 5 0 5 114 119 10
GB Juniors 10 3 0 7 85 111 6
Manchester 10 2 0 8 97 130 4

Division 2

Invicta 14 13 0 1 191 101 26
Solihull 14 10 1 3 165 127 21
Tyldesley 14 8 2 4 175 126 18
Sutton & Cheam 14 6 0 8 123 126 12
Sheffield 14 6 0 8 102 121 12
Birkenhead 14 4 2 8 125 165 10
Hucknall 14 4 1 9 121 147 9
Leeds 14 1 2 11 96 185 4

Division 3

Invicta Marlins 14 10 2 2 195 156 22
Caledonia 14 10 1 3 209 143 21
Warley 14 10 1 3 167 141 21
South Derby 14 8 1 5 186 126 17
Newton Abbot 14 6 1 7 242 254 13
Otter 1869 14 4 3 7 143 146 11
Reading 14 3 1 10 147 201 7
Bedford 14 0 0 14 127 249 0

Division 4

Birmingham 14 11 1 2 193 120 23
Croydon 14 10 0 4 198 125 20
Ealing 14 10 0 4 209 138 20
Univ of Bristol 14 9 0 5 157 149 18
Cambridge 14 5 2 7 131 132 12
Weymouth & P 14 5 1 8 130 169 11
Newcastle 14 3 0 11 107 169 6
Basingstoke 14 1 0 13 87 210 2

2008

Division 1 (phase 1)

Lancaster 9 9 0 0 159 54 18
Bristol Central 9 7 0 2 121 82 14
Manchester 9 6 1 2 122 74 13
Rotherham 9 6 0 3 122 81 12
WL Penguin 9 4 1 4 85 91 9
Cheltenham 9 4 1 4 116 102 9
Welsh Wanderers 9 3 1 5 84 115 7
Invicta 9 2 2 5 89 104 6
Portobello 9 1 0 8 71 182 2
Polytechnic 9 0 0 9 52 136 0

Division 1 (final)

Lancaster 17 16 0 1 255 109 32
Rotherham 17 12 0 5 204 147 24
Manchester 17 10 1 6 204 128 21
Bristol Central 17 10 0 7 177 155 20
+WL Penguin 17 4 1 12 121 195 4
Cheltenham 17 11 1 5 211 173 23
Invicta 17 8 2 7 179 171 18
Welsh Wanderers 17 8 2 7 184 196 18
Portobello 17 2 1 14 145 285 5
Polytechnic 17 0 1 16 117 238 1

+Penguin deducted five points, non-fulfilments

Division 1 (including GB Juniors I)

Lancaster 10 7 0 3 114 85 14
Rotherham 10 7 0 3 111 88 14
Manchester 10 5 0 5 101 76 10
Bristol Central 10 3 0 7 71 92 6
++GB Juniors 10 8 0 2 116 93 -2
WL Penguin 10 0 0 10 48 127 -5

++ GB Juniors points deductions for unregistered players

Division 1 (including GB Juniors II)

Cheltenham 10 8 1 1 117 85 17
Invicta 10 8 0 2 115 89 16
Welsh Wanderers 10 7 1 2 129 98 15
GB Juniors II 10 3 0 7 97 108 6
Portobello 10 2 1 7 94 127 5
Polytechnic 10 0 1 9 77 122 1

Division 2

Tyldesley 14 12 1 1 172 111 25
Otter 14 9 1 4 156 135 19
Sutton & Cheam 14 7 3 4 134 119 17
Sheffield 14 6 1 7 99 107 13
Birkenhead 14 5 2 7 120 128 12
Invicta Marlins 14 4 2 8 129 136 10
Hucknall 14 4 2 8 132 153 10
Solihull 14 3 0 11 115 168 6

Division 3

Croydon 14 14 0 0 254 140 28
Leeds 14 11 0 3 196 143 22
Caledonia 14 9 0 5 189 153 18
South Derby 14 7 0 7 174 155 14
+Warley 14 6 0 8 188 203 10
Birmingham 14 4 0 10 117 179 8
Ealing 14 4 0 10 148 193 8
Otter 1869 14 1 0 13 93 193 2

+ Warley deducted two points, unregistered player

Division 4

Swindon Dolphin 16 15 1 0 320 177 31
Univ of Bristol 16 13 0 3 239 165 26
Cambridge 16 10 0 6 218 158 20
Weymouth & P 16 9 1 6 222 212 19
Manchester Hwks 16 9 0 7 230 194 18
Grantham 16 4 0 12 131 225 8
Newcastle 16 4 0 12 164 232 8
+Bedford 16 5 2 9 156 210 8
RAF 16 1 0 15 127 234 2

+Bedford deducted four points, unregistered player

2009

Division 1 (phase 1)

Lancaster 9 8 1 0 144 70 17
Manchester 9 6 2 1 100 52 14
Rotherham 9 6 0 3 124 84 12
Bristol Central 9 6 0 3 131 89 12
Cheltenham 9 5 1 3 136 99 11
Invicta 9 4 1 4 105 102 9
Welsh Wanderers 9 3 2 4 99 126 8
Portobello 9 1 2 6 74 134 3
WL Penguin 9 1 1 7 74 129 3
Tyldesley 9 0 0 9 65 167 0

Division 1 (final)

Lancaster 17 16 1 0 261 143 33
Manchester 17 10 2 5 176 122 22
Rotherham 17 11 0 6 210 171 22
Bristol Central 17 8 0 9 196 182 16
Cheltenham 17 6 1 10 211 195 13
Welsh Wanderers 17 9 2 6 205 212 20
Invicta 17 9 1 7 202 175 19
Portobello 17 4 2 11 167 218 10
WL Penguin 17 4 1 12 161 228 9
Tyldesley 17 3 0 14 146 289 6

Division 1 (including GB Juniors)

Welsh Wanderers 10 7 0 3 126 109 14
Invicta 10 7 0 3 114 82 14
GB Juniors 10 6 0 4 121 93 12
WL Penguin 10 4 0 6 108 126 8
Portobello 10 3 0 7 113 113 6
Tyldesley 10 3 0 7 95 154 6

Division 2

Sutton & Cheam 14 13 0 1 157 68 26
Polytechnic 14 11 0 3 137 92 22
Otter 14 10 0 4 140 136 20
Croydon 14 7 0 7 143 128 14
Sheffield 14 7 0 7 97 100 14
Leeds 14 5 1 8 112 125 11
Birkenhead 14 2 1 11 105 139 5
Invicta Marlins 14 0 0 14 99 202 0

Division 3

Hucknall 14 12 1 1 188 107 25
Univ of Bristol 14 11 0 3 191 153 22
Caledonia 14 8 0 6 182 136 16
South Derby 14 8 0 6 209 176 16
Birmingham 14 6 0 8 149 181 14
Swindon Dolphin 14 4 1 9 170 188 9
Warley 14 4 0 10 159 188 8
+Solihull 14 2 0 12 123 242 2

+ Solihull deducted two points for non-fulfilment.

Division 4

Exeter City 13 12 0 1 255 169 24
Ealing 13 9 1 3 178 161 19
Worthing 13 8 1 4 206 152 17
Grantham 13 8 1 4 144 128 17
Cambridge 13 7 0 6 166 136 14
Carlisle 13 6 1 6 129 150 13
Manchester Hwks 13 5 0 8 154 138 10
Newcastle 13 4 1 8 145 146 9
Bedford 12 4 1 7 131 166 9
Otter 1869 12 3 1 8 115 147 7
RAF 12 0 1 11 101 221 1

Hot shots

Leading individual goal scorers – from 1963-2010

Division One

1963 B Clark Sheffield Dolphins 46
1964 No record
1965 C Thurley Sutton & Cheam 48
1966 C Thurley Sutton & Cheam 35
1967 C Thurley Sutton & Cheam 67
1968 H Fogg Birkenhead 65
1969 C Thurley Sutton & Cheam 58
1970 H Fogg Birkenhead 37
1971 P Spicer Cheltenham 40
1972 C Ayling Polytechnic 41
1973 A Lench Polytechnic 38
1974 C James Maindee 42
A Lench Polytechnic 42
1975 A Lench Polytechnic 62
1976 R Chappell Everton 49
1977 M Mitchell Everton 56
1978 M Mitchell Everton 53
1979 P Rollinson Birkenhead 35
1980 No record
1981 No record
1982 No record
1983 G Carpenter Durham 66
1984 No record
1985 No record
1986 M Mitchell Birkenhead 42
1987 D Edwards Maindee Olympic 37
1988 M Ortiz Penguin 48
1989 I Spooner Sutton & Cheam 57
1990 P Dinsdale Nova 53
1991 No record
1992 A Darlington Royton 56
1993 A Darlington Royton 58
1994 C Burgess Lancaster 78
1995 C Thurley Jr Sutton & Cheam 58
1996 C Burgess Lancaster 85
C Motley Nova 85
1997 A Croft Sutton & Cheam 68
1998 S Love Bristol Central 71
1999 C Burgess Lancaster 81
2000`` R Leighton Rotherham 57
2001 C Burgess Lancaster 81
2002 C Burgess Lancaster 74
2003 M Cowburn Tyldesley 62
2004 M Cowburn Tyldesley 73
2005 T Curwen Lancaster 68
2006 S Carpenter Lancaster 100
2007 S Carpenter Tyldesley 109
2008 S Carpenter Tyldesley 78
2009 A Parsonage Lancaster 75

Division Two

1966 B Clark Sheffield Dolphins 63
1967 B Spooner Heath Town 36
1968 N Horton Aston 45
1969 G Derby Liverpool 51
1970 J Shekhdar Leamington 44
1971 J Caddick Cardiff 43
1972 D Burke Teesside 68
1973 C James Maindee 44
1974 J Groom Old Mid-Whitgiftians 35
H Milton Otter 35
1975 B Chapman Metropolitan Police 49
1976 D Nowicki York 52
1977 P Ferguson Nechells 49
1978 P Ferguson Nechells 37
J Martin-Dye Penguin 37
1979 G Carpenter Durham 54
1980 No record
1981 No record
1982 No record
1983 R Detko Lancaster 64
1984 No record
1985 No record
1986 G Carpenter Durham 100
1987 G Carpenter Durham 105
1988 P Dinsdale Middlesbrough 76
1989 D Partington Birkenhead 53
1990 S Davidson Tyldesley 60
1991 No record
1992 C Bent Tyldesley 70
1993 J Hutchings Exeter City 73
1994 A Evans Birkenhead 76
1995 C Bent Tyldesley 66
1996 A Croft Sutton & Cheam 70
1997 J Keates Parogon 67
1998 D Evans Cheltenham 66
P Sydenham Exeter City 66
1999 A Margetts Newton Abbot 74
2000 L Copley Nova 60
2001 L Copley Nova 69
2002 S Pemberton Solihull 67
2003 A Margetts Newton Abbot 55
2004 A Margetts Newton Abbot 55
2005 B Elder Portobello 89
2006 M Cowburn Tyldesley 85
2007 M Cowburn Tyldesley 92
2008 M Cowburn Tyldesley 85
2009 M Bayliss Croydon Amphibians 38

Division Three

1973 J Curtain Devonport 29
1974 B Chapman Metropolitan Police 51
1975 A Hill Kingston 52
1976 J Ottaway Brighton 38
1977 P Baxter Brighton 38
I Bayley Walsall 38
G Hodges Walsall 38
1978 G Carpenter Durham 52
1979 B Flook Bracknell 42
K Sturgess Yeovil 42
1980 No record
1981 No record
1982 No record
1983 M Peacock Chester 70
1984 No record
1985 No record
1986 H Cartwright Parogon 65
1987 G Brownjohn Birmingham 64
1988 I Pring Plymouth 39
1989 G Carpenter Durham 94
1990 M Scott Plymouth 57
1991 No record
1992 P Lamb Middlesbrough 43
1993 T Perry Bedford 61
1994 J Saville Bedford 50
1995 J Griffiths Welsh Wanderers 40
1996 G King Old Mid-Whitgiftians 18
1997 No record
1998 I Price Newton Abbot 27
1999 D Siddons Hucknall 77
2000 D Siddons Hucknall 74
2001 P Feilden Solihull 58
2002 J Saville Grantham 36
2003 R Toolen Wroughton 56
2004 B Elder Portobello 84
2005 N Bird South Derbyshire 61
2006 A Margetts Newton Abbot 78
2007 A Margetts Newton Abbot 73
2008 A Whitehall Warley 71
2009 S Love University of Bristol 69

Division Four

1986 R Baker Plymouth 31
D Hoad Shiverers 31
1987 W Warner Shiverers 60
1988 C Bent Tyldesley 91
1989 P Baxter Shiverers 47
1990 N May Potters Bar 49
1991 No record
1992 B Heath Old Mid-Whitgiftians 26
2006 L Luidus Ealing 59
2007 M Hook Birmingham 58
2008 S Margetts Swindon Dolphin 91
2009 S Margetts Exeter City 63

Olson Trophy

PETER OLSON TROPHY (awarded to top goal scorer)

1993 Jon Hutchings Exeter 73
1994 Colin Burgess Lancaster 78
1995 Colin Bent Tyldesley 66
1996 Colin Burgess Lancaster 85
Chris Motley Nova 85
1997 Tony Croft Sutton & Cheam 68
1998 Sean Love Bristol 71
1999 Colin Burgess Lancaster 81
2000 Richard Leighton Rotherham 57
2001 Colin Burgess Lancaster 81
2002 Colin Burgess Lancaster 74
2003 Mike Cowburn Tyldesley 62
2004 Mike Cowburn Tyldesley 73
2005 Tom Curwen Lancaster 68
2006 Scott Carpenter Lancaster 100
2007 Scott Carpenter Lancaster 109
2008 Scott Carpenter Lancaster 78
2009 Alex Parsonage Lancaster 75

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