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Many thanks to the West Riding County Amateur League for making these details available for use on this site.


On Wednesday, May 24th 1922, the West Riding County Amateur Football League and the West Yorkshire Amateur Football Association were sanctioned

to be affiliated to the West Riding County F.A. A report on this was published in the ‘Bradford Argus’ newspaper the following day. The League Sanction

Committee of the W.R.C.F.A. agreed to the formation of the two competitions, and to a Yorkshire Mid-Week League for reserve sides of Football League clubs,

after several weeks of meetings, negotiations and talks stretching back into April, according to an earlier article in the ‘Bradford Daily Telegraph’

(10th May), which suggests the process was an interesting one, for reasons it is not appropriate to go into here.  I wish to thank the WEST RIDING COUNTY AMATEUR

LEAGUE for the details provided.

 

This page currently carries the final tables for the competition from the inaugural 1922-1923 season to the 1938-1939 season. 

All the tables were worked out, from Results Grids, by ROB GRILLO and many thanks go to Rob for the time and work he has put into this. 

As yet the final tables for the 1928-1929, 1929-1930 and 1930-1931 seasons are not available.  There are Results Grids for these two

campaigns, but some of the information is faded, making parts of the data unreadable.  A number of individuals at the West Riding County

Amateur League are using the Local Library Archives in an effort to trace the ‘missing results’ and in carrying out checks on any tables

containing discrepancies.  There is a delay also with the 1938-1939 final table, full version, as the goals details are still in need of

confirmation.  With the League’s centenary coming up in 2022, there will be a book published to mark the anniversary.  This,

it is hoped, will contain all final tables, as well as a full history of the competition.

 

The table below shows the 33 clubs which played in the West Riding County Amateur League between the 1922-1923 season and the

1929-1930 season.  The dates provided show the years during which each club was a member of the competition.

 

APPERLEY BRIDGE     1922-30     FARSLEY CELTIC        1926-40     LOWER HOPTON       1923-25

BARNOLDSWICK P.R.   1925-27     GREENFIELD ATHLETIC   1922-23     MANNINGHAM MILLS   1927-35

BINGLEY TOWN        1922-26     GUISELEY              1925-58     RAWDON             1924-26

BIRKENSHAW          1928-30     HAWORTH               1922-31     SCHOLES ATHLETIC   1922-26

BIRSTALL PARISH     1922-23     HEBDEN BRIDGE         1923-24     SILSDEN            1922-24

BLYTHWICK           1926-31     HECKMONDWIKE W.M.C.   1924-26     SOUTHOWRAM         1927-31

BOOTHTOWN           1922-41     HORSFORTH             1924-33     SUTTON UNITED      1923-24

BOWLING ALBION      1922-24     IDLE                  1928-30     THORNHILL LEES     1922-23

CALVERLEY           1922-25     INGS HOUSE            1922-24     THORNTON UNITED    1922-28

CLECKHEATON         1922-27     KEIGHLEY PARKWOOD     1923-24     WIBSEY             1922–23

                                                      1927-30

EARBY             1925-26     LIVERSEDGE            1922-27     YEADON CELTIC      1924-36

 

The information above was provided by League Results and Publicity Secretary, PHILIP RHODES.

 

 FINAL TABLES 1922-23 to 1927-28

 

 1922-1923

 

  1. BOWLING ALBION           30   22   6   2   78   21   50

  2. APPERLEY BRIDGE          30   19  10   1   68   23   48

  3. CALVERLEY                30   16   9   5   61   27   41

  4. BOOTHTOWN                30   17   4   9   83   45   38

  5. LIVERSEDGE               30   16   6   8   61   39   38

  6. THORNTON UNITED          30   12  10   8   51   42   34

  7. CLECKHEATON              30   14   5  11   69   51   33

  8. SCHOLES ATHLETIC         30   14   5  11   51   33   33

  9. WIBSEY                   30   13   4  14   52   50   30

 10. SILSDEN                  30   10   6  14   49   66   26

 11. BINGLEY TOWN             30    8  10  12   44   65   26

 12. BIRSTALL PARISH          30    9   5  16   47   60   23

 13. HAWORTH                  30    8   4  18   53   67   20

 14. GREENFIELD ATHLETIC      30    6   4  20   39   95   16

 15. INGS HOUSE               30    5   3  22   41   94   13

 16. THORNHILL LEES WMC       30    2   7  21   24   93   11

  (480 191 98 192 871 871 480)

 

 1923-1924

 

  1. LIVERSEDGE               30   23   4   3  102   33   50

  2. HEBDEN BRIDGE            30   17   7   6   67   30   41

  3. CLECKHEATON              30   16   7   7   67   31   39

  4. BOOTHTOWN                30   17   5   8   64   41   39

  5. LOWER HOPTON WMC         30   18   1  11   71   58   37

  6. HAWORTH                  30   16   2  12   62   58   34

  7. INGS HOUSE               30   12   8  10   53   45   32

  8. THORNTON UNITED          30   12   7  11   60   55   31

  9. CALVERLEY                30   10   7  13   46   48   27

 10. SCHOLES ATHLETIC         30   12   3  15   42   49   27

 11. BINGLEY TOWN             30   10   7  13   50   75   27

 12. APPERLEY BRIDGE          30   11   4  15   47   63   26

 13. BOWLING ALBION           30    9   5  16   47   69   23

 14. KEIGHLEY PARKWOOD        30    7   8  15   40   63   22

 15. SUTTON UNITED            30    5   4  21   40   85   14

 16. SILSDEN                  30    3   5  22   38   93   11

  (480 198 84 198 896 896 480)

 

 1924-1925

 

  1. YEADON CELTIC            26   21   2   3   68   23   44

  2. LIVERSEDGE               26   18   6   2   77   31   42

  3. APPERLEY BRIDGE          26   19   4   3   57   29   42

  4. RAWDON                   26   15   5   6   67   27   35

  5. CLECKHEATON              25   11   7   7   56   46   29

  6. GUISELEY                 25   12   4   9   69   53   28

  7. SCHOLES ATHLETIC         26   11   5  10   54   39   27

  8. THORNTON UNITED          26   10   2  14   57   48   22

  9. BOOTHTOWN                26    8   4  14   42   51   20

 10. HECKMONDWIKE             26    8   3  15   54   70   19

 11. HAWORTH                  26    6   4  16   49   78   16

 12. BINGLEY TOWN             26    6   1  19   35   83   13

 13. HORSFORTH                26    5   3  18   32   91   13

 14. LOWER HOPTON WMC         26    5   2  19   40   88   12

  (362 155 52 155 757 757 362)

 

 The Guiseley v. Cleckheaton match was not played.

 

 1925-1926

 

  1. LIVERSEDGE               24   19   1   4   79   27   39

  2. YEADON CELTIC            24   15   4   5   84   44   34

  3. BARNOLDSWICK PARK ROVERS 24   14   2   8   94   62   30

  4. BOOTHTOWN                24   11   3  10   59   53   25

  5. CLECKHEATON              24   10   5   9   61   63   25

  6. THORNTON UNITED          24   11   2  11   78   75   24

  7. SCHOLES ATHLETIC         24   11   2  11   60   59   24

  8. GUISELEY                 24   10   4  10   50   49   24

  9. APPERLEY BRIDGE          24   10   4  10   61   63   24

 10. HORSFORTH                24    9   4  11   59   78   22

 11. HAWORTH                  24    7   3  14   45   78   17

 12. RAWDON                   24    6   2  16   44   78   14

 13. EARBY                    24    5   0  19   33   78   10

  (312 138 36 138 807 807 312)

 

 Bingley Town and Heckmondwike withdrew from the competition during the season and the clubs’  

 records were deleted.

 

 1926-1927

 

  1. LIVERSEDGE               22   18   0   4   72   30   36

  2. BOOTHTOWN                21   16   1   4   82   41   33

  3. GUISELEY                 21   15   0   6   94   41   30

  4. BARNLODSWICK PARK ROVERS 22   13   3   6   76   50   29

  5. YEADON CELTIC            22   11   1  10   54   62   23

  6. HORSFORTH                22   10   1  11   58   56   21

  7. FARSLEY CELTIC           21    9   2  10   53   64   20

  8. THORNTON UNITED          21    8   2  11   49   70   18

  9. APPERLEY BRIDGE          22    6   3  13   38   65   15

 10. CLECKHEATON              22    6   2  14   48   75   14

 11. BLYTHWICK                22    5   1  16   42   73   11

 12. HAWORTH                  22    4   2  16   35   74   10

  (260 121 18 121 701 701 260)

 

  The Boothtown v. Farsley Celtic and Guiseley v. Thornton United matches were not played.

 

 1927-1928

 

  1. MANNINGHAM MILLS         22   21   1   0   90   31   43

  2. YEADON CELTIC            22   14   4   4   90   53   32

  3. FARSLEY CELTIC           22   12   4   6   75   54   28

  4. SOUTHOWRAM (+1)          21   12   2   7   66   52   27

  5. GUISELEY                 22    8   8   6   73   60   24

  6. BOOTHTOWN                22    7  10   5   70   61   24

  7. BLYTHWICK                22    8   3  11   66   81   19

  8. HAWORTH (+2)             20    6   3  11   35   57   17

  9. APPERLEY BRIDGE          22    5   4  13   56   69   14

 10. THORNTON UNITED (+1)     21    4   4  13   48   82   13

 11. KEIGHLEY PARKWOOD        22    5   2  15   56   94   12

 12. HORSFORTH                22    5   1  16   51   82   11

  (260 107 46 107 776 776 264)

 

 The Southowram v. Haworth and Thornton United v. Haworth matches were not played.  One point

 was awarded to each team in both cases.

 

 Final league tables for the 1928-1929, 1929-1930 and 1930-1931 are not available yet.

 

A total of 22 clubs joined the West Riding County Amateur League between 1930 and 1939, with three of these becoming members in the latter year,

when the competition continued despite the outbreak of the Second World War.  The dates provided show the years during which each club was

a member of the competition.  Once again I am grateful to PHILIP RHODES for providing this information.

 

ALTOFTS WRC         1930-34     HARROGATE HOTSPURS    1937-40     SALTS (SALTAIRE)   1937-40

APPERLEY BRIDGE     1922-30     HORBURY               1935-40     THACKLEY           1939-41

BRADFORD ROVERS     1934-48     KEIGHLEY TOWN UNITED  1930-31     VALLEY UNITED      1938-40

BRITISH DYE STUFFS  1931-33     MARSDEN               1931-35     WYKE OLD BOYS      1931-40

CARLTON UNITED      1939-42     MARSHFIELDS           1933-34     YEADON CELTIC      1939-41

E. & A. SMITHS      1930-38     MELTHAM MILLS         1931-46     YORKSHIRE AMATEUR  1933-34

EAST BIERLEY        1935-46     PUDSEY TOWN           1930-32

GOLCAR UNITED       1934-38     RAVENSTHORPE          1934-40

 

 FINAL TABLES 1931-1932 to 1938-1939

 

 Thanks again to ROB GRILLO for his work so far in making these available and best wishes to

 those at the WRCAmL in the checking work being carried to bring balance and completion to all

 the tables..  Where a table contains one or more discrepancies, a star has been placed by the

 dates for the season.

 

 1931-1932

 

  1. ALTOFTS W.R. COLLIERY    20   13   2   5   69   51   28

  2. YEADON CELTIC            20   11   6   3   48   29   28

  3. FARSLEY CELTIC           20   11   3   6   62   38   25

  4. BOOTHTOWN                20   10   4   6   57   39   24

  5. WYKE OLD BOYS            20   11   1   8   53   35   23

  6. E. & A. SMITHS           20    9   5   6   51   41   23

  7. GUISELEY                 20    9   4   7   60   48   22

  8. MANNINGHAM MILLS         20   10   1   9   49   52   21

  9. BLYTHWICK                20    5   3  12   39   51   13

 10. HEBDEN BRIDGE            20    3   4  13   37   58   10

 11. PUDSEY TOWN              20    1   1  18   27  110    3

  (220 93 34 93 552 552 220)

 

 Altofts West Riding Colliery beat Yeadon Celtic 3-1 in the title play-off.

 

 1932-1933

 

  1. GUISELEY                 22   15   2   5   65   41   32

  2. E & A SMITHS             22   15   1   6   71   39   31

  3. FARSLEY CELTIC           22   12   4   6   51   30   28

  4. MELTHAM MILLS            22   11   4   7   48   32   26

  5. MANNINGHAM MILLS         22   11   2   9   60   47   24

  6. WYKE OLD BOYS            22   11   2   9   52   55   24

  7. YEADON CELTIC            22    8   4  10   47   47   20

  8. MARSDEN                  21    8   4   9   48   55   20

  9. ALTOFTS W.R. COLLIERY    22    7   4  11   57   56   18

 10. BOOTHTOWN                22    6   5  11   45   62   17

 11. BRITISH DYES             22    5   2  15   39   83   12

 12. HORSFORTH                21    4   2  15   40   76   10

  (262 113 36 113 623 623 262)

 

 The Horsforth v. Marsden game was not played.

 

1933-1934

 

  1. GUISELEY                 22   16   1   5   76   45   33

  2. BOOTHTOWN                22   13   5   4   64   27   31

  3. WYKE OLD BOYS            22   11   3   8   56   43   25

  4. YEADON CELTIC            22   10   4   8   46   41   24

  5. MELTHAM MILLS            22    9   5   8   55   45   23

  6. MARSDEN                  22    9   5   8   49   49   23

  7. E. & A. SMITHS           22   10   2  10   65   54   22

  8. FARSLEY CELTIC           22    9   2  11   63   60   20

  9. ALTOFTS W.R. COLLIERY    22    6   7   9   46   60   19

 10. MANNINGHAM MILLS         22    5   8   9   43   55   18

 11. YORKSHIRE AMATEUR        22    4   7  11   38   71   15

 12. MARSHFIELD ATHLETIC      22    4   3  15   37   88   11

  (264 106 52 106 638 638 264)

 

 1934-1935

 

  1. GUISELEY                 22   16   1   5   82   39   33

  2. GOLCAR UNITED            22   10   8   4   73   50   28

  3. E. & A. SMITHS           22   12   3   7   53   39   27

  4. BRADFORD ROVERS          22   13   0   9   83   54   26

  5. FARSLEY CELTIC           22   11   4   7   55   39   26

  6. MELTHAM MILLS            22   11   1  10   66   55   23

  7. RAVENSTHORPE             22    7   9   6   43   41   23

  8. YEADON CELTIC            22    8   6   8   59   51   22

  9. BOOTHTOWN                22    7   8   7   49   62   22

 10. WYKE OLD BOYS            22    7   7   8   52   47   21

 11. MANNINGHAM MILLS         22    2   3  17   41  108    7

 12. MARSDEN                  22    1   4  17   32  103    6

  (264 105 54 105 688 688 264)

 

 1935-1936

 

  1. BRADFORD ROVERS          22   17   0   5   74   44   34

  2. MELTHAM MILLS            22   13   3   6   62   43   29

  3. GOLCAR UNITED            22   11   3   8   54   46   25

  4. YEADON CELTIC            22   10   5   7   54   48   25

  5. RAVENSTHORPE             22   11   2   9   54   53   24

  6. GUISELEY                 22   10   3   9   57   41   23

  7. BOOTHTOWN                22   10   3   9   65   53   23

  8. HORBURY                  22    7   6   9   46   58   20

  9. FARSLEY CELTIC           22    9   2  11   45   59   20

 10. E. & A. SMITHS           22    8   2  12   38   49   18

 11. EAST BIERLEY             22    5   5  12   38   62   15

 12. WYKE OLD BOYS            22    3   2  17   29   60    8

  (264 114 36 114 616 616 264)

 

 1936-1937

 

  1. BRADFORD ROVERS          22   19   0   3   83   39   38

  2. FARSLEY CELTIC           22   15   4   3   83   37   34

  3. EAST BIERLEY             22   13   4   5   50   28   30

  4. GOLCAR UNITED            22   11   2   9   60   41   24

  5. GUISELEY                 22   11   2   9   47   38   24

  6. APPERLEY BRIDGE          22    8   4  10   41   61   20

  7. RAVENSTHORPE             22    7   4  11   35   60   18

  8. BOOTHTOWN                22    8   1  13   57   68   17

  9. HORBURY                  22    6   4  12   38   50   16

 10. MELTHAM MILLS            22    6   4  12   42   63   16

 11. WYKE OLD BOYS            22    3   8  11   37   55   14

 12. E. & A. SMITHS           22    4   5  13   29   62   13

  (264 111 42 111 602 602 264)

 

 1937-1938

 

  1. EAST BIERLEY             26   22   4   0   94   30   48

  2. GUISELEY                 26   18   3   5   93   34   39

  3. BOOTHTOWN                26   14   7   5   79   50   35

  4. FARSLEY CELTIC           26   16   2   8   94   47   34

  5. MELTHAM MILLS            26   13   4   9   73   51   30

  6. BRADFORD ROVERS          26   12   6   8   69   56   30

  7. HARROGATE HOTSPURS       26   12   4  10   76   73   28

  8. RAVENSTHORPE             26   12   4  10   74   71   28

  9. SALTS (SALTAIRE)         26   11   1  14   70   75   23

 10. APPERLEY BRIDGE          26    7   5  14   50   65   19

 11. WYKE OLD BOYS            26    7   2  17   68  113   16

 12. E. & A. SMITHS           26    4   5  17   32   74   13

13. HORBURY                   26    6   1  19   35  100   13

14. GOLCAR UNITED             26    3   2  21   50  118    8

  (364 157 50 157 957 957 364)

 

 1938-1939*

 

  1. GUISELEY                 20   13   4   3   ??   ??   30

  2. BRADFORD ROVERS          20   12   2   6   ??   ??   26

  3. BOOTHTOWN                20   11   6   3   ??   ??   25

  4. EAST BIERLEY (-2)        20   12   3   5   ??   ??   25

  5. RAVENSTHORPE             20   10   3   7   ??   ??   23

  6. VALLEY UNITED            20   11   0   9   ??   ??   22

  7. FARSLEY CELTIC           20    9   3   8   ??   ??   21

  8. MELTHAM MILLS (+2)       20    8   1  11   ??   ??   19

  9. HARROGATE HOTSPURS       20    6   2  12   ??   ??   14

 10. SALTS (SALTAIRE)         20    4   3  13   ??   ??   11

 11. WYKE OLD BOYS            20    1   2  17   ??   ??    4

  (220 97 29 94 ?? ?? 220)

 

Despite the outbreak of World War II in 1939, the West Riding County Amateur League continued to operate.