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The Cheshire County League was formed on 23rd April, 1919 at a meeting at the Moseleys Hotel, Manchester. It was fitting that the competition should have been born in a city more associated with Lancashire than the County of Chester, as, before the Great War, many of Cheshire’s leading football clubs had plied their trade in leagues based in the more northerly county, such as the Lancashire League, the Lancashire Combination and the Manchester League. Two of these competitions had folded before World War I, as had another league in which Cheshire sides had played – The Combination.

 

Thirteen clubs committed to the new league, though, in October 1919, the expulsion from the Football League of Leeds City had the knock-on effect of Central League side Port Vale replacing the West Yorkshire club in the 2nd Division, Tranmere Rovers’ first team moving from the Lancashire Combination to take Vale’s place, and the Prenton Park’s reserve side leaving the Cheshire League to take over the first team’s fixtures. A ‘principal’ competition was played, followed by a subsidiary competition where the clubs competed in two sections of six. The outcomes are shown below.

 

Final tables

 

1919-1920

 

Principal Competition

 

  1. RUNCORN                        22  17   2   3  57  19  36

  2. MOSSLEY                        22  11   3   8  43  43  25

  3. WITTON ALBION                  22  10   4   8  41  38  24

  4. CREWE ALEXANDRA RESERVES       22  10   3   9  45  45  23

  5. CRICHTON’S ATHLETIC            22   9   4   9  48  38  22

  6. CHESTER                        22   9   4   9  55  55  22

  7. WINSFORD UNITED                22  10   1  11  45  34  21

  8. ALTRINCHAM                     22   7   6   9  38  47  20

  9. MACCLESFIELD                   22   8   4  10  36  54  20

 10. MONK’S HALL                    22   8   2  12  47  56  18

 11. NANTWICH                       22   8   2  12  39  54  18

 12. NORTHWICH VICTORIA             22   5   5  12  33  44  15

  (264 112 40 112 527 527 264)

 

Subsidiary Section A

 

  1. MOSSLEY                        10   6   2   2  24  14  14

  2. ALTRINCHAM                     10   3   5   2  15  13  11

  3. NORTHWICH VICTORIA             10   3   5   2  14  13  11

  4. WITTON ALBION                  10   3   2   5  15  15   8

  5. WINSFORD UNITED                10   2   4   4  15  16   8

  6. MACCLESFIELD                   10   2   4   4  11  23   8

  (60 19 22 19 94 94 60)

 

Subsidiary Section B

 

  1. CREWE ALEXANDRA RESERVES       10   7   1   2  33  13  15

  2. RUNCORN                        10   5   4   1  20  15  14

  3. MONK’S HALL                    10   5   1   4  26  19  11

  4. CRICHTON’S ATHLETIC            10   5   0   5  15  21  10

  5. CHESTER                        10   2   1   7  23  37   5

  6. NANTWICH TOWN                  10   2   1   7  14  26   5

  (60 26 8 26 131 131 60)

 

The top sides in the two sections played off, home and away, to decide the winners of the competition. Crewe Alexandra Reserves defeated Mossley 5-2 on aggregate.

 

The competition was expanded by the election of six clubs – Ashton National, Congleton Town, Connah’s Quay & Shotton, Sandbach Ramblers, Stalybridge Celtic Reserves and Tranmere Rovers Reserves.

 

1920-1921

 

  1. WINSFORD UNITED                34  19   6   9  67  48  44

  2. CONGLETON TOWN                 34  17   8   9  68  56  42

  3. RUNCORN                        34  17   7  10  64  42  41

  4. MONK’S HALL                    34  16   9   9  58  40  41

  5. CREWE ALEXANDRA RESERVES       34  15   9  10  80  51  39

  6. MACCLESFIELD                   34  16   7  11  67  50  39

  7. CRICHTON’S ATHLETIC            34  16   6  12  72  62  38

  8. MOSSLEY                        34  14   8  12  49  48  36

  9. ALTRINCHAM                     34  14   8  12  59  70  36

 10. CHESTER                        34  15   5  14  72  74  35

 11. NANTWICH TOWN                  34  14   6  14  82  72  34

 12. ASHTON NATIONAL                34  14   5  15  69  64  33

 13. NORTHWICH VICTORIA             34  12   5  17  53  60  29

 14. TRANMERE ROVERS RSERVES        34  13   3  18  52  69  29

 15. STALYBRIDGE CELTIC RESERVES    34  11   5  18  61  74  27

 16. SANDBACH RAMBLERS              34   8   9  17  42  68  25

 17. WITTON ALBION                  34  10   3  21  48  77  23

 18. CONNAH’S QUAY & SHOTTON        34   6   9  19  44  82  21

  (612 247 118 247 1107 1107 612)

 

Ellesmere Port Cement and Whitchurch joined the Cheshire League. Crichton’s Athletic became Saltney Athletic.

 

1921-1922

 

  1. CHESTER                        38  25   3  10  78  50  53

  2. CONGLETON TOWN                 38  22   6  10  82  49  50

  3. ASHTON NATIONAL                38  23   2  13  78  63  48

  4. WITTON ALBION                  38  20   7  11  77  54  47

  5. STALYBRIDGE CELTIC RESERVES    38  18   8  12  71  59  44

  6. NANTWICH TOWN                  38  15  13  10  71  57  43

  7. NORTHWICH VICTORIA             38  15  10  13  62  40  40

  8. MACCLESFIELD                   38  13  13  12  60  64  39

  9. CONNAH’S QUAY & SHOTTON        38  13  12  13  51  52  38

 10. WHITCHURCH                     38  16   6  16  65  71  38

 11. WINSFORD UNITED                38  13  12  13  53  64  38

 12. ALTRINCHAM                     38  13   9  16  75  70  35

 13. SANDBACH RAMBLERS              38  13   9  16  51  54  35

 14. ELLESMERE PORT CEMENT          38  14   6  18  61  63  34

 15. CREWE ALEXANDRA RESERVES       38  13   8  17  61  70  34

 16. SALTNEY ATHLETIC               38   9  15  14  65  75  33

 17. MOSSLEY                        38  11   7  20  54  84  29

 18. STOCKPORT COUNTY ‘A’*          38  11   6  21  57 102  28

 19. TRANMERE ROVERS RESERVES       38  10   7  21  59  66  27

 20. RUNCORN                        38  10   7  21  56  80  27

  (760 297 166 297 1287 1287 760)

 

*The Monk’s Hall club folded during the season, with their record and fixtures being taken over by Stockport County ‘A’. At the end of the season, Stockport County’s Reserves replaced the club’s ‘A’ team. Connah’s Quay & Shotton left the Cheshire League to join the Welsh National league (North) and their place was taken by Middlewich.

 

1922-1923

 

  1. CREWE ALEXANDRA RESERVES       38  27   6   5 102  42  60

  2. STOCKPORT COUNTY RESERVES      38  20   8  10  89  58  48

  3. ALTRINCHAM                     38  19  10   9  86  60  48

  4. MACCLESFIELD                   38  18  10  10  84  52  46

  5. ELLESMERE PORT CEMENT          38  18   7  13  69  48  43

  6. SALTNEY ATHLETIC               38  20   3  15  75  83  43

  7. WINSFORD UNITED                38  17   7  14  51  52  41

  8. TRANMERE ROVERS RESERVES       38  16   9  13  69  71  41

  9. MOSSLEY                        38  15  10  13  76  62  40

 10. STALYBRIDGE CELTIC RESERVES    38  15   9  14  56  49  39

 11. ASHTON NATIONAL                38  14  10  14  75  57  38

 12. WHITCHURCH                     38  14   9  15  66  78  37

 13. CONGLETON TOWN                 38  14   8  16  64  71  36

 14. NANTWICH TOWN                  38  15   5  18  61  84  35

 15. CHESTER                        38  13   8  17  59  60  34

 16. SANDBACH RAMBLERS              38  10  10  18  53  81  30

 17. RUNCORN                        38  11   5  22  56  85  27

 18. NORTHWICH VICTORIA             38   8  10  20  47  75  26

 19. WITTON ALBION                  38   9   7  22  43  83  25

 20. MIDDLEWICH                     38   8   7  23  40  70  23

  (760 301 158 301 1321 1321 760)

 

A number of changes took place at the end of the season. Saltney Athletic resigned, but the size of the competition was increased to 22 clubs through the election of three new clubs – Hurst, Port Vale Reserves and Wallasey United. After resigning from the 3rd Division (North), Stalybridge Celtic replaced their reserve side with their first team in the league.

 

1923-1924 – the goals totals do not balance

 

  1. CREWE ALEXANDRA RESERVES       42  28   5   9  96  62  61

  2. PORT VALE RESERVES             42  24  10   8 109  60  58

  3. WHITCHURCH                     42  24   8  10  81  52  56

  4. STALYBRIDGE CELTIC             42  24   6  12  93  50  54

  5. STOCKPORT COUNTY RESERVES      42  21  12   9  92  56  54

  6. NORTHWICH VICTORIA             42  18  10  14  85  77  46

  7. CONGLETON TOWN                 42  18   9  15  86  59  45

  8. HURST                          42  19   7  16  78  76  45

  9. MACCLESFIELD                   42  18   6  18  82  67  42

 10. ALTRINCHAM                     42  19   4  19  69  75  42

 11. ASHTON NATIONAL                42  15  11  16  59  60  41

 12. ELLESMERE PORT CEMENT          42  14  12  16  66  64  40

 13. MOSSLEY                        42  16   8  18  77  90  40

 14. WINSFORD UNITED                42  17   5  20  56  77  39

 15. WALLASEY UNITED                42  13  12  17  50  71  38

 16. CHESTER                        42  11  15  16  59  66  37

 17. WITTON ALBION                  42  14   9  19  55  67  37

 18. TRANMERE ROVERS RESERVES       42  13   9  20  78  90  35

 19. RUNCORN                        42  13   9  20  54  68  35

 20. MIDDLEWICH                     42  12   8  22  56 101  32

 21. NANTWICH TOWN                  42   9   6  27  53 101  24

 22. SANDBACH RAMBLERS              42   7   9  26  41  85  23

  (924 367 190 367 1575 1574 924)

 

The Wallasey United club disbanded at the end of the season and Stockport County Reserves also withdrew from the competition. Two new clubs entered the Cheshire league, however – Ellesmere Port Town and Manchester North End.

 

1924-1925 – the goals totals do not balance

 

  1. PORT VALE RESERVES             42  25  10   7 112  43  60

  2. NORTHWICH VICTORIA             42  25   6  11  94  58  56

  3. STALYBRIDGE CELTIC             42  24   7  11  92  52  55

  4. ASHTON NATIONAL                42  24   6  12  94  50  54

  5. HURST                          42  22  10  10 101  61  54

  6. MACCLESFIELD                   42  21   6  15  79  77  48

  7. TRANMERE ROVERS RESERVES       42  21   5  16 106  79  47

  8. CREWE ALEXANDRA RESERVES       42  20   5  17  91  68  45

  9. MOSSLEY                        42  17   8  17  85  83  42

 10. WINSFORD UNITED                42  18   6  18  83  87  42

 11. MIDDLEWICH                     42  18   6  18  67  71  42

 12. ALTRINCHAM                     42  16   7  19  70  93  39

 13. MANCHESTER NORTH END           42  15   7  20  96  95  37

 14. CONGLETON TOWN                 42  14   8  20  77  93  36

 15. WHITCHURCH                     42  12  12  18  55  86  36

 16. SANDBACH RAMBLERS              42  12  11  19  57  81  35

 17. CHESTER                        42  14   7  21  59 103  35

 18. WITTON ALBION                  42  13   7  22  59  82  33

 19. NANTWICH TOWN                  42  12   9  21  72 102  33

 20. RUNCORN                        42  14   5  23  62  94  33

 21. ELLESMERE PORT CEMENT          42  13   6  23  67  84  32

 22. ELLESMERE PORT TOWN            42  12   6  24  56  88  30

  (924 382 160 382 1734 1730 924)

 

Ellesmere Port Cement left the Cheshire League. Eccles United were admitted to the competition.

 

1925-1926

 

This was the first season in which games were played under the new ‘offside’ law.

 

  1. CHESTER                        42  29   5   8 110  57  63

  2. PORT VALE RESERVES             42  26   6  10 115  58  58

  3. CONGLETON TOWN                 42  25   6  11 125  74  56

  4. STALYBRIDGE CELTIC             42  24   4  14 133  77  52

  5. WITTON ALBION                  42  21   8  13 121  85  50

  6. ASHTON NATIONAL                42  20   8  14  98  84  48

  7. WINSFORD UNITED                42  22   3  17  96  87  47

  8. NANTWICH TOWN                  42  19   9  14  90  90  47

  9. TRANMERE ROVERS RESERVES       42  17  11  14 104  97  45

 10. MANCHESTER NORTH END           42  18   7  17  92 111  43

 11. CREWE ALEXANDRA RESERVES       42  18   6  18  96  75  42

 12. RUNCORN                        42  19   4  19  79  92  42

 13. HURST                          42  16   9  17 114  95  41

 14. MOSSLEY                        42  14   8  20  80 106  36

 15. ELLESMERE PORT TOWN            42  16   4  22  73 107  36

 16. ALTRINCHAM                     42  15   4  23  85  94  34

 17. SANDBACH RAMBLERS              42  14   6  22  81  92  34

 18. NORTHWICH VICTORIA             42  14   5  23  75 101  33

 19. WHITCHURCH                     42  14   4  24  85 124  32

 20. MACCLESFIELD                   42  12   8  22  88 142  32

 21. MIDDLEWICH                     42  13   4  25  76 120  30

 22. ECCLES UNITED                  42   9   5  28  84 132  23

  (924 395 134 395 2100 2100 924)

 

1926-1927 – the goals totals do not balance

 

  1. CHESTER                        42  31   3   8 147  67  65

  2. ASHTON NATIONAL                42  29   4   9 119  63  62

  3. TRANMERE ROVERS RESERVES       42  28   4  10 163  72  60

  4. CONGLETON TOWN                 42  27   5  10 125  59  59

  5. STALYBRIDGE CELTIC             42  26   6  10 136  79  58

  6. CREWE ALEXANDRA RESERVES       42  26   6  10 118  81  58

  7. PORT VALE RESERVES             42  24   5  13 119  74  53

  8. MANCHESTER NORTH END           42  24   3  15 156  90  51

  9. ALTRINCHAM                     42  20   7  15 129 108  47

 10. RUNCORN                        42  19   7  16  94 101  45

 11. MACCLESFIELD                   42  19   5  18 113 112  43

 12. NANTWICH TOWN                  42  16  10  16  95  86  42

 13. WINSFORD UNITED                42  18   5  19 120  97  41

 14. MIDDLEWICH                     42  15   6  21  99 132  36

 15. WITTON ALBION                  42  13   6  23  79 108  32

 16. ECCLES UNITED                  42  10   9  23  84 127  29

 17. MOSSLEY                        42  11   7  24  88 146  29

 18. NORTHWICH VICTORIA             42  11   4  27  70 141  26

 19. WHITCHURCH                     42  10   6  26  62 134  26

 20. HURST                          42   8   6  28  65 119  22

 21. SANDBACH RAMBLERS              42   7   7  28  59 124  21

 22. ELLESMERE PORT TOWN            42   8   3  31  77 196  19

  (924 400 124 400 2317 2316 924)

 

Ellesmere Port Town resigned at the end of the campaign and the club folded. Stockport County Reserves re-joined the Cheshire League to maintain its strength at 22 clubs.

 

1927-1928 – the goals totals do not balance

 

  1. PORT VALE RESERVES             42  31   5   6 147  48  67

  2. STOCKPORT COUNTY RESERVES      42  26   9   7 158  81  61

  3. ASHTON NATIONAL                42  28   5   9 145  78  61

  4. CONGLETON TOWN                 42  26   7   9 105  60  59

  5. CHESTER                        42  23   6  13 120  73  52

  6. WINSFORD UNITED                42  21   9  12 122 101  51

  7. STALYBRIDGE CELTIC             42  21   6  15 120  93  48

  8. RUNCORN                        42  19  10  13  86  81  48

  9. MANCHESTER NORTH END           42  20   7  15 133 101  47

 10. HURST                          42  19   7  16 105 101  45

 11. TRANMERE ROVERS RESERVES       42  21   3  18 104 101  45

 12. CREWE ALEXANDRA RESERVES       42  17   9  16 112  98  43

 13. WITTON ALBION                  42  18   7  17  89  98  43

 14. MIDDLEWICH                     42  15   8  19  87 102  38

 15. SANDBACH RAMBLERS              42  13   8  21  89 101  34

 16. NANTWICH TOWN                  42  15   3  24 103 133  33

 17. MACCLESFIELD                   42  13   5  24  75 117  31

 18. NORTHWICH VICTORIA             42  10   9  23  88 136  29

 19. MOSSLEY                        42  12   5  25  86 138  29

 20. ALTRINCHAM                     42  10   4  28  77 146  24

 21. WHITCHURCH                     42   8   2  32  77 166  18

 22. ECCLES UNITED                  42   7   4  31  64 153  18

  (924 393 138 393 2292 2306 924)

 

Eccles United and Stockport County Reserves both left the competition at the end of the season to play in other leagues. The Cheshire League was reduced therefore to 20 clubs as there were no new entrants.

 

1928-1929

 

  1. PORT VALE RESERVES             38  24   6   8 121  64  54

  2. ASHTON NATIONAL                38  23   5  10 115  70  51

  3. WINSFORD UNITED                38  22   7   9 109  74  51

  4. CONGLETON TOWN                 38  21   7  10  97  76  49

  5. MANCHESTER NORTH END           38  20   8  10 122  81  48

  6. TRANMERE ROVERS RESERVES       38  18   8  12 128  88  44

  7. STALYBRIDGE CELTIC             38  19   6  13  92  75  44

  8. CHESTER                        38  19   5  14  99  75  43

  9. CREWE ALEXANDRA RESERVES       38  18   5  15  92  84  41

 10. MACCLESFIELD                   38  17   3  18  94  93  37

 11. RUNCORN                        38  13  11  14  86  94  37

 12. HURST                          38  14   8  16 126 119  36

 13. MOSSLEY                        38  14   8  16  89  93  36

 14. NORTHWICH VICTORIA             38  13   7  18  85  90  33

 15. SANDBACH RAMBLERS              38  14   2  22 101 116  30

 16. WHITCHURCH                     38  13   4  21  96 115  30

 17. WITTON ALBION                  38   9  12  17  62  82  30

 18. MIDDLEWICH                     38  11   4  23  51 125  26

 19. ALTRINCHAM                     38   8   7  23  74 128  23

 20. NANTWICH TOWN                  38   8   1  29  62 159  17

  (760 318 124 318 1901 1901 760)

 

Connah’s Quay & Shotton re-joined the Cheshire League and the competition returned to its 22-club format with the admission also of Manchester Central Reserves.

 

1929-1930

 

  1. PORT VALE RESERVES             42  29   6   7 146  49  64

  2. CONNAH’S QUAY & SHOTTON        42  30   3   9 148  59  63

  3. TRANMERE ROVERS RESERVES       42  26   6  10 154  90  58

  4. MACCLESFIELD                   42  24   7  11 139 109  55

  5. ASHTON NATIONAL                42  24   4  14 118  70  52

  6. STALYBRIDGE CELTIC             42  25   2  15 136 109  52

  7. RUNCORN                        42  23   5  14 123  98  51

  8. SANDBACH RAMBLERS              42  21   5  16 112 108  47

  9. CHESTER                        42  18   5  19 120 109  41

 10. MOSSLEY                        42  18   5  19  99 126  41

 11. CREWE ALEXANDRA RESERVES       42  15  10  17  99 115  40

 12. NORTHWICH VICTORIA             42  19   2  21  95 111  40

 13. WITTON ALBION                  42  15   8  19 105 120  38

 14. WINSFORD UNITED                42  16   5  21 105 128  37

 15. MANCHESTER CENTRAL RESERVES    42  15   4  23  92 125  34

 16. MANCHESTER NORTH END           42  14   4  24 115 130  32

 17. CONGLETON TOWN                 42  11  10  21  69  92  32

 18. WHITCHURCH                     42  14   4  24  86 122  32

 19. HURST                          42  14   2  26  96 130  30

 20. NANTWICH TOWN                  42  12   5  25  69 112  29

 21. MIDDLEWICH                     42  12   5  25  70 125  29

 22. ALTRINCHAM                     42  12   3  27  81 140  27

  (924 407 110 407 2377 2377 924)

 

Middlewich resigned at the end of the season and their place was taken by Hyde United. The Great Depression may have started during this season, but followers of Cheshire League football were treated to a record number of goals being scored – 5.15 goals per game.

 

1930-1931

 

  1. PORT VALE RESERVES             42  33   5   4 163  48  71 

  2. CHESTER                        42  31   6   5 170  59  68

  3. HYDE UNITED                    42  25   6  11 133  84  56

  4. ALTRINCHAM                     42  22   8  12 123  96  52

  5. RUNCORN                        42  20   9  13 129  83  49

  6. STALYBRIDGE CELTIC             42  21   6  15 122 114  48

  7. CREWE ALEXANDRA RESERVES       42  19   8  15 132 104  46

  8. ASHTON NATIONAL                42  18   8  16 114  90  44

  9. MACCLESFIELD                   42  20   4  18 112 101  44

 10. SANDBACH RAMBLERS              42  19   4  19 123 124  42

 11. WITTON ALBION                  42  18   6  18  97 103  42

 12. TRANMERE ROVERS RESERVES       42  18   6  18 105 120  42

 13. MANCHESTER NORTH END           42  19   4  19  97 119  42

 14. HURST                          42  18   5  19 132 115  41

 15. CONGLETON TOWN                 42  14   8  20  68 112  36

 16. MOSSLEY                        42  12  10  20 104 124  34

 17. NORTHWICH VICTORIA             42  15   3  24 105 135  33

 18. CONNAH’S QUAY & SHOTTON        42  15   2  25  96 122  32

 19. WINSFORD UNITED                42  13   4  25  98 151  30

 20. WHITCHURCH                     42  10   7  25  79 160  27

 21. NANTWICH TOWN                  42   9   8  25  83 132  26

 22. MANCHESTER CENTRAL RESERVES    42   7   5  30  51 140  19

  (924 396 132 396 2436 2436 924)

 

Chester were elected to the Football League Division 3 (North) and placed their reserve side in the Cheshire County League. Manchester Central placed their first team in the competition instead of their reserves.

 

1931-1932

 

  1. MACCLESFIELD                   40  25   8   7 119  65  58

  2. PORT VALE RESERVES             40  25   5  10 110  50  55

  3. STALYBRIDGE CELTIC             40  25   5  10 124  71  55

  4. ALTRINCHAM                     40  25   5  10  94  69  55

  5. MANCHESTER CENTRAL             40  23   7  10 108  68  53

  6. HYDE UNITED                    40  22   7  11  98  66  51

  7. TRANMERE ROVERS RESERVES       40  22   4  14 116  80  48

  8. CONGLETON TOWN                 40  20   6  14 105  81  46

  9. CHESTER RESERVES               40  17  10  13  82  73  44

 10. CREWE ALEXANDRA RESERVES       40  19   6  15  89 107  44

 11. RUNCORN                        40  18   5  17 104  97  41

 12. MANCHESTER NORTH END           40  18   4  18 106 103  40

 13. HURST                          40  16   6  18  98 108  38

 14. ASHTON NATIONAL                40  16   3  21 110  92  35

 15. MOSSLEY                        40  13   7  20  71 104  33

 16. WINSFORD UNITED                40  12   4  24  70  99  28

 17. WHITCHURCH                     40  10   8  22  74 109  28

 18. WITTON ALBION                  40  10   7  23  73 116  27

 19. NORTHWICH VICTORIA             40  10   7  23  76 122  27

 20. SANDBACH RAMBLERS              40   8   5  27  68 120  21

 21. NANTWICH TOWN                  40   1  11  28  60 155  13

  (840 355 130 355 1955 1955 840)

 

Connah’s Quay & Shotton resigned in November because of financial problems and their record was deleted. At the end of the season Manchester Central withdrew from the competition. Buxton and Wigan Athletic were elected.

 

1932-1933

 

  1. MACCLESFIELD                   42  29   5   8 121  64  63

  2. PORT VALE RESERVES             42  26   5  11 112  57  57

  3. MANCHESTER NORTH END           42  24   7  11 124  78  55

  4. HURST                          42  25   4  13 129  98  54

  5. WIGAN ATHLETIC                 42  21  11  10 121  54  53

  6. ASHTON NATIONAL                42  23   7  12 130  83  53

  7. CONGLETON TOWN                 42  22   6  14 105 103  50

  8. HYDE UNITED                    42  22   5  15 105  93  49

  9. CREWE ALEXANDRA RESERVES       42  19   8  15 110  77  46

 10. STALYBRIDGE CELTIC             42  19   8  15 132 100  46

 11. CHESTER RESERVES               42  21   2  19 118 109  44

 12. ALTRINCHAM                     42  17   9  16 108  95  43

 13. MOSSLEY                        42  19   4  19  96 101  42

 14. TRANMERE ROVERS RESERVES       42  18   5  19 108 118  41

 15. NORTHWICH VICTORIA             42  17   6  19 100 123  40

 16. BUXTON                         42  16   5  21  81  92  37

 17. RUNCORN                        42  15   6  21  88 109  36

 18. NANTWICH TOWN                  42  12   7  23  84 133  31

 19. WITTON ALBION                  42   9   7  26  71 119  25

 20. WINSFORD UNITED                42   8   6  28  65 143  22

 21. SANDBACH RAMBLERS              42   6   7  29  63 146  19

 22. WHITCHURCH                     42   6   6  30  70 146  18

  (924 394 136 394 2241 2241 924)

 

Port Vale Reserves and Whitchurch left at the end of the season. Prescot Cables and Stockport County Reserves replaced these clubs.

 

1933-1934

 

  1. WIGAN ATHLETIC                 42  30   6   6 111  46  66

  2. MACCLESFIELD                   42  29   3  10 142  71  61

  3. WITTON ALBION                  42  21   9  12  85  75  51

  4. STOCKPORT COUNTY RESERVES      42  23   3  16 104  77  49

  5. PRESCOT CABLES                 42  21   7  14  93  78  49

  6. ALTRINCHAM                     42  19   9  14  99  72  47

  7. TRANMERE ROVERS RESERVES       42  22   3  17 110  98  47

  8. MANCHESTER NORTH END           42  21   4  17 132 105  46

  9. STALYBRIDGE CELTIC             42  18   9  15 100  84  45

 10. ASHTON NATIONAL                42  21   3  18  89  85  45

 11. HYDE UNITED                    42  19   6  17  99  84  44

 12. MOSSLEY                        42  15  12  15  91  87  42

 13. RUNCORN                        42  19   2  21  91 104  40

 14. CHESTER RESERVES               42  16   7  19  84  97  39

 15. BUXTON                         42  14  11  17  81  95  39

 16. HURST                          42  17   3  22 103 111  37

 17. NANTWICH TOWN                  42  15   4  23  77 112  34

 18. CREWE ALEXANDRA RESERVES       42  16   2  24  71 111  34

 19. CONGLETON TOWN                 42  11   8  23  84  97  30

 20. NORTHWICH VICTORIA             42  14   2  26  63  87  30

 21. WINSFORD UNITED                42  11   6  25  70 118  28

 22. SANDBACH RAMBLERS              42   8   5  29  57 142  21

  (924 400 124 400 2036 2036 924)

 

Sandbach Ramblers left the league and their place was taken by Port Vale Reserves.

 

1934-1935

 

  1. WIGAN ATHLETIC                 42  27   9   6 153  59  63

  2. ALTRINCHAM                     42  26  11   5 118  57  63

  3. STALYBRIDGE CELTIC             42  28   7   7 136  74  63

  4. PORT VALE RESERVES             42  23   6  13 113  69  52

  5. HYDE UNITED                    42  21   6  15  89  73  48

  6. STOCKPORT COUNTY RESERVES      42  21   5  16  94  88  47

  7. CHESTER RESERVES               42  22   2  18 116  98  46

  8. MACCLESFIELD                   42  19   7  16 137  83  45

  9. BUXTON                         42  19   5  18  95  95  43

 10. MANCHESTER NORTH END           42  15   9  18 112 110  39

 11. CONGLETON TOWN                 42  17   5  20  93 113  39

 12. MOSSLEY                        42  17   5  20  97 119  39

 13. ASHTON NATIONAL                42  15   7  20  68  86  37

 14. WITTON ALBION                  42  16   5  21  60 106  37

 15. HURST                          42  13  10  19  82 101  36

 16. NORTHWICH VICTORIA             42  14   7  21  83  95  35

 17. PRESCOT CABLES                 42  13   9  20  79 100  35

 18. WINSFORD UNITED                42  12   9  21  68 104  33

 19. TRANMERE ROVERS RESERVES       42  14   4  24  82 110  32

 20. RUNCORN                        42  14   3  25  95 147  31

 21. NANTWICH TOWN                  42  11   9  22  71 121  31

 22. CREWE ALEXANDRA RESERVES       42  12   6  24  72 105  30

  (924 389 146 389 2113 2113 924)

 

1935-1936

 

  1. WIGAN ATHLETIC                 42  31   6   5 136  46  68

  2. ALTRINCHAM                     42  22  11   9  88  51  55

  3. STOCKPORT COUNTY RESERVES      42  23   8  11 103  57  54

  4. CHESTER RESERVES               42  22   9  11 104  85  53

  5. STALYBRIDGE CELTIC             42  23   6  13 112  64  52

  6. RUNCORN                        42  21   8  13 129  88  50

  7. NORTHWICH VICTORIA             42  20  10  12  98  74  50

  8. CREWE ALEXANDRA RESERVES       42  21   6  15 113  84  48

  9. MACCLESFIELD                   42  21   4  17 105 106  46

 10. PORT VALE RESERVES             42  17  10  15  69  72  44

 11. BUXTON                         42  18   7  17  95  90  43

 12. HURST                          42  16  10  16  89 106  42

 13. TRANMERE ROVERS RESERVES       42  16   9  17 113 120  41

 14. MANCHESTER NORTH END           42  17   6  19  94 107  40

 15. HYDE UNITED                    42  17   5  20 107 108  39

 16. MOSSLEY                        42  16   4  22  90 113  36

 17. CONGLETON TOWN                 42  15   4  23  95 114  34

 18. PRESCOT CABLES                 42  15   4  23  59  94  34

 19. NANTWICH TOWN                  42  13   7  22  74 115  33

 20. WITTON ALBION                  42  11   5  26  58  96  27

 21. ASHTON NATIONAL                42   7   8  27  64 114  22

 22. WINSFORD UNITED                42   4   5  33  44 135  13

  (924 386 152 386 2039 2039 924)

 

Prescot Cables left the Cheshire League and were replaced by Rhyl.

 

1936-1937

 

  1. RUNCORN                        42  30   6   6 156  60  66

  2. STOCKPORT COUNTY RESERVES      42  23  11   8 105  55  57

  3. NORTHWICH VICTORIA             42  27   3  12  92  52  57

  4. WITTON ALBION                  42  24   8  10 107  56  56

  5. PORT VALE RESERVES             42  22   8  12  97  91  52

  6. BUXTON                         42  22   6  14 107  89  50

  7. ASHTON NATIONAL                42  18   9  15  97  96  45

  8. WIGAN ATHLETIC                 42  19   6  17  94  73  44

  9. STALYBRIDGE CELTIC             42  19   6  17  96  81  44

 10. RHYL                           42  17   9  16  75  71  43

 11. CREWE ALEXANDRA RESERVES       42  18   5  19  77  88  41

 12. CHESTER RESERVES               42  14   9  19  79  93  37

 13. ALTRINCHAM                     42  14   8  20  91  94  36

 14. CONGLETON TOWN                 42  15   6  21  83 104  36

 15. WINSFORD UNITED                42  14   8  20  75  94  36

 16. TRANMERE ROVERS RESERVES       42  15   6  21  74 100  36

 17. MOSSLEY                        42  11  13  18  84 108  35

 18. MANCHESTER NORTH END           42  15   5  22  85 113  35

 19. MACCLESFIELD                   42  14   6  22  74  96  34

 20. HYDE UNITED                    42  13   7  22  97 114  33

 21. NANTWICH TOWN                  42  11   6  25  78 146  28

 22. HURST                          42   9   5  28  76 125  23

  (924 384 156 384 1999 1999 924)

 

1937-1938

 

  1. TRANMERE ROVERS RESERVES       42  30   6   6 148  45  66

  2. RUNCORN                        42  30   3   9 123  54  63

  3. STOCKPORT COUNTY RESERVES      42  29   4   9 104  48  62

  4. HYDE UNITED                    42  24   8  10 105  67  56

  5. CREWE ALEXANDRA RESERVES       42  21  11  10  99  61  53

  6. WITTON ALBION                  42  20   7  15 104  68  47

  7. MOSSLEY                        42  19   9  14  86  76  47

  8. NORTHWICH VICTORIA             42  19   6  17  86  79  44

  9. ALTRINCHAM                     42  17  10  15  77  80  44

 10. STALYBRIDGE CELTIC             42  18   6  18  96  86  42

 11. WIGAN ATHLETIC                 42  19   4  19  95  89  42

 12. PORT VALE RESERVES             42  16   7  19  77  76  39

 13. CHESTER RESERVES               42  17   4  21  84  92  38

 14. MANCHESTER NORTH END           42  18   2  22 112 131  38

 15. MACCLESFIELD                   42  14  10  18  96 115  38

 16. CONGLETON TOWN                 42  16   6  20  74 122  38

 17. ASHTON NATIONAL                42  16   5  21  78  92  37

 18. BUXTON                         42  14   5  23  87 108  33

 19. WINSFORD UNITED                42  12   6  24  71  98  30

 20. RHYL                           42  11   7  24  74 117  29

 21. NANTWICH TOWN                  42   8   4  30  59 149  20

 22. HURST                          42   7   4  31  63 145  18

  (924 395 134 395 1998 1998 924)

 

Nantwich Town withdrew from the Cheshire County League at the end of the season. Wellington Town took their place.

 

1938-1939

 

  1. RUNCORN                        42  28   6   8 134  60  62

  2. TRANMERE ROVERS RESERVES       42  29   2  11 136  63  60

  3. ASHTON NATIONAL                42  25   7  10 131  90  57

  4. CREWE ALEXANDRA RESERVES       42  26   4  12 132  74  56

  5. WELLINGTON TOWN                42  23   8  11 108  68  54

  6. CHESTER RESERVES               42  22   8  12 111  74  52

  7. WIGAN ATHLETIC                 42  21   5  16 104  84  47

  8. NORTHWICH VICTORIA             42  20   7  15  88  87  47

  9. WITTON ALBION                  42  17   9  16  94  78  43

 10. HYDE UNITED                    42  20   3  19  84  91  43

 11. CONGLETON TOWN                 42  16  10  16  80  89  42

 12. MOSSLEY                        42  14  12  16  77  78  40

 13. PORT VALE RESERVES             42  18   4  20  84  86  40

 14. HURST                          42  15  10  17  86 113  40

 15. STOCKPORT COUNTY RESERVES      42  18   3  21  86  90  39

 16. BUXTON                         42  12  11  19  71  93  35

 17. MACCLESFIELD                   42  14   7  21  55  90  35

 18. STALYBRIDGE CELTIC             42  13   8  21  87 108  34

 19. RHYL                           42  12   9  21  94 117  33

 20. ALTRINCHAM                     42   9   7  26  72 119  25

 21. WINSFORD UNITED                42   8   6  28  57 134  22

 22. MANCHESTER NORTH END           42   7   4  31  57 142  18

  (924 387 150 387 2028 2028 924)

 

Manchester North End resigned at the end of the season and were replaced by Wrexham Reserves.

 

1939-1940

 

The outbreak of the Second World War on September 3rd brought a quick end to the Football Season, which had started just 8 days before. Congleton Town, Crewe Alexandra, Port Vale, Rhyl, Tranmere Rovers, Wellington Town and Wrexham took no further part in Cheshire League-sponsored competition. ‘Unofficial’ leagues were run, however, with Droylsden and South Liverpool from the Lancashire Combinaton involved in these.

 

Two ‘rounds’ of games were played with the clubs divided into ‘East’ and ‘West’ Sections for both of these. In the 1939 series not all matches were completed, but the records stood as the outcomes were not affected. South Liverpool did not take part in the first ‘round’ of games, while Buxton and Stockport County Reserves did not play in the second ‘round’, for which Macclesfield transferred from the ‘West’ Section to the ‘East’.

 

1939 series East Section

 

  1. DROYLSDEN                      14   9   2   3  52  31  20

  2. ASHTON NATIONAL                13   7   3   3  47  35  17

  3. HYDE UNITED                    14   7   3   4  27  24  17

  4. HURST                          13   7   1   5  29  32  15

  5. BUXTON                         14   5   4   5  29  31  14

  6. STALYBRIDGE CELTIC             14   5   1   8  34  38  11

  7. MOSSLEY                        13   2   3   8  26  35   7

  8. STOCKPORT COUNTY RESERVES      11   2   1   8  22  40   5

  (106 44 18 44 266 266 106)

 

1939 series West Section

 

  1. RUNCORN                        14   7   6   1  46  28  20

  2. ALTRINCHAM                     14   7   3   4  45  29  17

  3. WITTON ALBION                  14   5   5   4  32  28  15

  4. WINSFORD UNITED                14   6   3   5  25  25  15

  5. NORTHWICH VICTORIA             13   6   3   4  23  26  15

  6. CHESTER RESERVES               13   5   1   7  32  40  11

  7. WIGAN ATHLETIC                 14   3   3   8  37  46   9

  8. MACCLESFIELD                   14   3   2   9  28  46   8

  (110 42 26 42 268 268 110)

 

1940 series East Section

 

  1. HYDE UNITED                    12   8   2   2  40  21  18

  2. DROYLSDEN                      12   7   1   4  35  25  15

  3. ASHTON NATIONAL                12   6   1   5  36  31  13

  4. MOSSLEY                        12   5   3   4  25  27  13

  5. HURST                          12   4   3   5  29  33  11

  6. MACCLESFIELD                   12   4   0   8  24  42   8

  7. STALYBRIDGE CELTIC             12   1   4   7  26  36   6

  (84 35 14 35 215 215 84)

 

1940 series West Section

 

  1. RUNCORN                        14   9   4   1  49  21  22

  2. WITTON ALBION                  14   8   2   4  31  24  18

  3. ALTRINCHAM                     14   8   1   5  35  31  17

  4. CHESTER RESERVES               14   6   2   6  31  33  14

  5. SOUTH LIVERPOOL                14   4   4   6  34  36  12

  6. NORTHWICH VICTORIA             14   5   1   8  20  33  11

  7. WIGAN ATHLETIC                 14   4   3   7  32  46  11

  8. WINSFORD UNITED                14   2   3   9  16  24   7

  (112 46 20 46 248 248 112)

 

Play-offs

 

East Section

 

Droylsden beat Hyde United 7-5 on aggregate

 

West Section

 

No play-off necessary because Runcorn won both West Sections.

 

Championship

 

Runcorn beat Droylsden 5-3 on aggregate

 

The Cheshire County League now ceased operating until 1945.