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This temporary page includes the first-ever issue of a league table from 'the season that never was'.


This page, which picks up the story of the West Riding County Amateur League in 1948 and takes things through to 1957, is a temporary one.  The tables below have still to be checked and revised, with the goals details to be added in.  A number of people are involved in this process and I wish them the best of luck with their work.  I would also like to thank the League for making this interesting information available to put onto the site.

 

The last league table in the set, which is for the 1956-1957 season, has never been issued before and I am grateful to the League’s Results and Publicity Secretary, Philip Rhodes, for providing the details.

 

1948-1949

 

  1. THACKLEY                   26  18  7  1  XX  XX  43

  2. BOOTHTOWN                  26  14 10  2  XX  XX  38

  3. BRADFORD ROVERS            26  14  8  4  XX  XX  36

  4. SALTS (SALTAIRE)           26  14  7  5  XX  XX  35

  5. FARSLEY CELTIC             26  11  6  9  XX  XX  28

  6. THORNHILL EDGE             26  12  4 10  XX  XX  28

  7. YEADON CELTIC              26  12  4 10  XX  XX  28

  8. CARLTON UNITED             26  11  3 12  XX  XX  25

  9. MARSDEN                    26  10  4 12  XX  XX  24

 10. GUISELEY                   26   8  5 13  XX  XX  21

 11. LEEDS UNIVERSITY           26   8  5 13  XX  XX  21

 12. LUDDENDENFOOT              26   7  2 17  XX  XX  16

 13. RAWDON OLD BOYS            26   5  2 19  XX  XX  12

 14. MELTHAM                    26   3  1 22  XX  XX   7

 

1949-1950

 

  1. BRADFORD ROVERS            26  20  2  4  XX  XX  42

  2. MANNINGHAM MILLS           26  18  2  6  XX  XX  38

  3. LIVERSEDGE                 26  15  5  6  XX  XX  35

  4. LUDDENDENFOOT              26  15  4  7  XX  XX  34

  5. BOOTHTOWN                  26  14  4  8  XX  XX  32

  6. GUISELEY                   26  14  3  9  XX  XX  31

  7. THACKLEY                   26  13  3 10  XX  XX  29

  8. THORNHILL EDGE             26   9  5 12  XX  XX  23

  9. LIGHTCLIFFE                26   8  6 12  XX  XX  22

 10. MELTHAM                    26   7  6 13  XX  XX  20

 11. SALTS (SALTAIRE)           26   8  4 14  XX  XX  20

 12. YEADON CELTIC              26   7  3 16  XX  XX  17

 13. RAWDON OLD BOYS            26   5  4 17  XX  XX  14

 14. OSSETT ALBION.             26   2  3 21  XX  XX   7

  (364 155 54 155 XX XX 364)

 

1950-1951

 

  1. BRADFORD ROVERS            26  24  1  1  XX  XX  49

  2. SALTS (SALTAIRE)           26  22  1  3  XX  XX  45

  3. GUISELEY                   26  17  5  4  XX  XX  39

  4. BOOTHTOWN                  26  17  3  6  XX  XX  37

  5. LIVERSEDGE                 26  16  2  8  XX  XX  34

  6. THACKLEY                   26  13  3 10  XX  XX  29

  7. LIGHTCLIFFE                26  12  3 11  XX  XX  27

  8. MANNINGHAM MILLS           26   8  4 14  XX  XX  20

  9. RAWDON OLD BOYS            26   8  3 15  XX  XX  19

 10. LUDDENDENFOOT              26   8  1 17  XX  XX  17

 11. THORNHILL EDGE             26   7  3 16  XX  XX  17

 12. MELTHAM                    26   6  2 18  XX  XX  14

 13. SUTTON UNITED              26   6  1 19  XX  XX  13

 14. YEADON CELTIC              26   2  0 24  XX  XX   4

  (364 166 32 166 XX XX 364)

 

1951-1952

 

  1. SALTS (SALTAIRE)           26  22  2  2  XX  XX  46

  2. BRADFORD ROVERS            26  18  4  4  XX  XX  40

  3. GUISELEY                   26  16  4  6  XX  XX  36

  4. LIVERSEDGE                 26  14  5  7  XX  XX  33

  5. BOOTHTOWN                  26  14  4  8  XX  XX  32

  6. MELTHAM                    26  11  7  8  XX  XX  29

  7. THORNHILL EDGE             26  11  3 12  XX  XX  25

  8. THACKLEY                   26  10  4 12  XX  XX  24

  9. LIGHTCLIFFE                26   8  2 16  XX  XX  18

 10. LUDDENDENFOOT              26   6  6 14  XX  XX  18

 11. MANNINGHAM MILLS           26   6  5 15  XX  XX  17

 12. BURLEY TROJANS             26   6  4 16  XX  XX  16

 13. RAWDON OLD BOYS            26   6  3 17  XX  XX  15

 14. YEADON CELTIC              26   3  9 14  XX  XX  15

  (364 151 62 151 XX XX 364)

 

1952-1953

 

  1. SALTS (SALTAIRE)           26  19  5  2  XX  XX  43

  2. LIVERSEDGE                 26  18  3  5  XX  XX  39

  3. BRADFORD ROVERS            26  16  5  5  XX  XX  37

  4. GUISELEY                   26  18  1  7  XX  XX  37

  5. THORNHILL EDGE             26  15  4  7  XX  XX  34

  6. THACKLEY                   26  10  6 10  XX  XX  26

  7. LUDDENDENFOOT              26   8  6 12  XX  XX  22

  8. MELTHAM                    26  10  2 14  XX  XX  22

  9. BURLEY TROJANS             26  10  1 15  XX  XX  21

 10. RAWDON OLD BOYS            26   8  4 14  XX  XX  20

 11. MANNINGHAM MILLS           26   7  4 15  XX  XX  18

 12. BOOTHTOWN                  26   7  2 17  XX  XX  16

 13. YEADON CELTIC              26   7  1 18  XX  XX  15

 14. LIGHTCLIFFE                26   6  2 18  XX  XX  14

  (364 159 46 159 XX XX 364)

 

1953-1954

 

Section A

 

  1. THORNHILL EDGE             22  16  4  2  XX  XX  36

  2. SALTS (SALTAIRE)           22  15  2  5  XX  XX  32

  3. GUISELEY                   21  14  3  4  XX  XX  31

  4. LIVERSEDGE                 22  14  1  7  XX  XX  29

  5. BRADFORD ROVERS            22  13  2  7  XX  XX  28

  6. LUDDENDENFOOT              22  14  0  8  XX  XX  28

  7. THACKLEY                   22  10  6  6  XX  XX  26

  8. MANNINGHAM MILLS           22   8  1 13  XX  XX  17

  9. MELTHAM                    22   5  2 15  XX  XX  12

 10. BURLEY TROJANS             22   3  2 17  XX  XX   8

 11. BOOTHTOWN                  21   3  2 16  XX  XX   8

 12. RAWDON OLD BOYS            22   3  1 18  XX  XX   7

  (262 118 26 118 XX XX 262)

 

The Guiseley v. Boothtown match was not played.

 

Section B

 

  1. MARSDEN                    22  15  4  3  XX  XX  34

  2. BRITISH ROPES SC           22  12  4  6  XX  XX  28

  3. HARROGATE TOWN             21  12  4  5  XX  XX  28

  4. BRADFORD ELECTRIC          22  12  3  7  XX  XX  27

  5. SWAIN HOUSE                22  13  1  8  XX  XX  27

  6. LIGHTCLIFFE                22  12  3  7  XX  XX  27

  7. GRANGE OLD BOYS            22  10  5  7  XX  XX  25

  8. HARROGATE RAILWAY          22  11  3  8  XX  XX  25

  9. CHRIST CHURCH OLD BOYS     22   7  1 14  XX  XX  15

 10. THORNHILL LEES W.M.C.      21   4  4 13  XX  XX  12

 11. YEADON CELTIC              22   3  2 17  XX  XX   8

 12. BAILDON ATHLETIC           22   3  0 19  XX  XX   6

  (262 114 34 114 XX XX 262)

 

The Harrogate Town v. Thornhill Lees W.M.C. match was not played.   

 

1954-1955

 

Section A

 

  1. SALTS (SALTAIRE)           22  19  3  0  XX  XX  41

  2. GUISELEY                   22  16  4  2  XX  XX  36

  3. THACKLEY                   22  13  3  6  XX  XX  29

  4. LUDDENDENFOOT              22  11  4  7  XX  XX  26

  5. BRADFORD ROVERS            22   8  7  7  XX  XX  23

  6. MANNINGHAM MILLS           22   7  6  9  XX  XX  20

  7. MARSDEN                    22   7  5 10  XX  XX  19

  8. THORNHILL EDGE             22   7  4 11  XX  XX  18

  9. LIVERSEDGE                 22   7  3 12  XX  XX  17

 10. MELTHAM                    22   7  3 12  XX  XX  17

 11. BOOTHTOWN                  22   6  4 12  XX  XX  16

 12. HARROGATE TOWN             22   0  2 20  XX  XX   2

  (264 108 48 108 XX XX 264)

 

Section B

 

  1. BRADFORD ELECTRIC          24  16  3  5  XX  XX  35

  2. GRANGE OLD BOYS            24  15  2  7  XX  XX  32

  3. CHRIST CHURCH OLD BOYS     24  13  3  8  XX  XX  29

  4. RAWDON OLD BOYS            24  12  3  9  XX  XX  27

  5. YEADON CELTIC              24  11  4  9  XX  XX  26

  6. JOWETT CARS                24   9  6  9  XX  XX  24

  7. BRITISH ROPES              23  11  1 11  XX  XX  23

  8. BURLEY TROJANS (+2)        23   9  3 11  XX  XX  23

  9. D.P.&.E (OTLEY)            24   8  3 13  XX  XX  19

 10. LIGHTCLIFFE                24   7  5 12  XX  XX  19

 11. HARROGATE RAILWAY          24   6  6 12  XX  XX  18

 12. THORNHILL LEES W.M.C.      24   4  3 17  XX  XX  11

 

Burley Trojans were awarded 2 points for one of their fixtures against British Ropes.  

 

1955-1956

 

Section A

 

  1. GUISELEY                   18  12  3  3  XX  XX  27

  2. THORNHILL EDGE             18  10  3  5  XX  XX  23

  3. THACKLEY                   18   9  3  6  XX  XX  21

  4. MANNINGHAM MILLS           17   5  7  5  XX  XX  17

  5. BRADFORD ROVERS            17   7  3  6  XX  XX  17

  6. GRANGE OLD BOYS            18   6  4  8  XX  XX  16

  7. ELECTRICITY FC             18   7  2  9  XX  XX  16

  8. LIVERSEDGE                 18   7  1 10  XX  XX  15

  9. LUDDENDENFOOT              18   5  5  8  XX  XX  15

 10. SALTS (SALTAIRE)           18   3  5 10  XX  XX  14

 

The Manningham Mills v. Bradford Rovers match was not played.  

 

Section B

 

  1. SWAINE HOUSE               18  14  2  2  XX  XX  30

  2. CHRIST CHURCH OLD BOYS     18  12  4  2  XX  XX  28

  3. RAWDON OLD BOYS            18  12  1  5  XX  XX  25

  4. LIGHTCLIFFE                18   9  4  5  XX  XX  22

  5. BRITISH ROPES SC           18   9  3  6  XX  XX  21

  6. BIRKENSHAW ROVERS          18   8  1  9  XX  XX  17

  7. BURLEY TROJANS             18   6  2 10  XX  XX  14

  8. INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER'S  18   6  1 11  XX  XX  13

  9. THORNHILL LEES W.M.C.      18   2  1 15  XX  XX   5

 10. YEADON CELTIC              18   2  1 15  XX  XX   5

 

1956-1957

 

There was only one section for ‘the season that never was’.  The 18-club competition ended up being declared ‘null and void’ by the League Management Committee at the A.G.M. because all efforts to complete the season were thwarted.  Atrocious winter weather, which meant 13 weeks went by without any games being played, the trolley buses were unable to access many areas and a young school-leaver, Philip Rhodes, had to walk to work due to the lack of public transport, meant the season was extended into mid-June.  The revised plan for the League had been for a top-four play-off to decide the champion club.  However, one of the games was drawn and there simply wasn’t time to organise and fit in a replay and a final.

 

  1. RAWDON OLD BOYS            25  19  3  3  XX  XX  41

  2. BRADFORD ROVERS            26  17  4  5  XX  XX  38

  3. GRANGE OLD BOYS            26  15  6  5  XX  XX  35

  4. MANNINGHAM MILLS           26  14  6  6  XX  XX  34

  5. ELECTRICITY FC             26  15  2  9  XX  XX  32

  6. THORNHILL EDGE             25  11  8  6  XX  XX  28

  7. LIVERSEDGE                 26  13  4  9  XX  XX  30

  8. SWAIN HOUSE                26  10  8  8  XX  XX  28

  9. BIRKENSHAW ROVERS          26  11  5 10  XX  XX  27

 10. LUDDENDENFOOT              26   9  6 11  XX  XX  24

 11. BRITISH ROPES SC           23  10  4  9  XX  XX  24

 12. THACKLEY                   26  10  4 12  XX  XX  24

 13. GUISELEY                   25   9  2 14  XX  XX  20

 14. CHRIST CHURCH OLD BOYS     26   6  5 15  XX  XX  17

 15. BURLEY TROJANS             26   6  4 16  XX  XX  16

 16. LIGHTCLIFFE                25   7  1 17  XX  XX  15

 17. YEADON CELTIC              26   5  2 19  XX  XX  12

 18. THORNHILL LEES W.M.C.      24   3  4 17  XX  XX  10

       

 League Play Offs

 

 Bradford Rovers   4      Grange Old Boys   3   After Extra Time

 Rawdon Old Boys   2      Manningham Mills  2   After Extra Time

           

 No replay of the drawn game took place, so there was no final and the competition had to be 

 declared void.