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Results and Players 1920-21 to 1929-30

1921-1922 1922-1923 1923-1924
1924-1925 1925-1926 1926-1927
1927-1928 1928-1929 1929-1930

Season 1920-1921

Yorkshire 1 - 4 Durham Local, Newton, Makepeace, Ruddock
Northumberland 2 - 2 Durham

Players Apps Goals Association
Bell 1 Seaham SFA
Bulleyment 1 Sunderland SFA
Dixon 1 East Durham SFA
Galloway 1 South Shields SFA
Gibbs 1 Chester-le-Street SFA
Holt 1 Sunderland SFA
Johnson 1 Crook SFA
Local 1 1 Durham SFA
Maidment Tom 1 Sunderland SFA
Makepeace 1 1 East Durham SFA
Murphy 1 South Shields SFA
Newton Alfred 2 1 Sunderland SFA
Parish 2 West Stanley SFA
Proctor 1 Deerness Valley SFA
Raine 1 Deerness Valley SFA
Ruddock 1 1 Spennymoor SFA
Tunny 1 Deerness Valley SFA
Walton 2 Lambton & Hetton SFA
Worthington 1 Crook SFA

The 1921 AGM reported that a "Counties' School Sports Federation had been formed for the purpose of promoting inter-county games and sports". Durham decided to join the Federation.

Season 1921-1922

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Durham 12 - 1 North Midlands Gibbs (2), Cresswell (2), Gurney (4), Churchill (2), Wilkinson (2)
Durham 4 - 3 Northumberland Churchill (3), Gibbs
Lincolnshire 1 - 5 Durham
Nottinghamshire 0 - 5 Durham Maidment (2), Churchill, Cresswell, Gibbs
Lancashire 2 - 3 Durham Churchill (2), Wilkinson
Yorkshire 0 - 1 Durham

Final Table P W D L F A Pts
Durham 6 6 0 0 30 7 12
Northumberland 5 2 2 1 11 9 6
North Midlands 6 3 0 3 11 22 6
Lancashire 6 2 1 3 10 9 5
Yorkshire 5 2 0 3 13 10 4
Lincolnshire 5 1 1 3 8 16 3
Nottinghamshire 5 1 0 4 7 17 2

Players Apps Goals Association
Bailes 1 Lambton & Hetton SFA
Bell 3 South Shields SFA
Browbank 1 Crook SFA
Carlton 1 Darlington SFA
Churchill Matthew 6 8 Sunderland SFA
Cresswell Frank 3 3 South Shields SFA
Dixon 2 East Durham SFA
Gibbs 5 4 Chester-le-Street SFA
Gilroy 1 East Durham SFA
Gurney Bobby 1 4 Sunderland SFA
Haggerston 1 Derwent Valley SFA
Hope 1 Shildon SFA
Jolly 1 Deerness Valley SFA
Kelly Jimmy 4 Seaham SFA
Maidment Tom 6 2 Sunderland SFA
McGrega 1 Chester-le-Street SFA
Nevin 6 Burnopfield SFA
Nichols 1 East Durham SFA
Parkinson W 5 Seaham SFA
Rix 1 Burnopfield SFA
Simpson 1 Darlington SFA
Tait 2 Lambton & Hetton SFA
Urwin 2 South Shields SFA
Vincent 5 Seaham SFA
Wilkinson 5 3 West Stanley SFA

Reports from the Durham Chronicle

Durham v North Midlands reported on Friday 30 Dec 1921: "Durham were much heavier than their opponents and their superiority became apparent after two minutes play. Despite the fact that five goals had been registered against the visitors at half time, frequent calls had been made on the home custodian. Durham added their sixth goal and the North Midlands retaliated and their first goal was scored by Sanderson. Durham forwards were quick on the ball and combined very nicely. A further six goals were scored by Durham in the second half. It was the finest display of schoolboy football seen at Darlington."

Durham v Lincolnshire reported on Friday 28 April 1922: "Durham played their third game in this competition against Lincolnshire at Scunthorpe and won handsomely by 5 goals to 1, although Durham had three boys playing in an international trial match at Brighton on the same day. Durham are the most likely team to win the championship. The outstanding players in the Lincolnshire match were Wilkinson, Churchill and Maidment. Lincolnshire gave only a moderate display."

Yorkshire v Durham reported on Friday 19 May 1922: "Durham County finished their fixtures in the Northern Counties Federation when they visited Huddesfield to meet the Yorkshire boys. The fixture had no bearing on the championship as the Durham boys had already made their position at the head of the league table safe, but they were naturally anxious to retain their unbeaten record. After a hard struggle they managed to do this, gaining a well earned victory by the only goal scored."
"After the game at Huddersfield. Maidment (Sunderland) the captain of the Durham team received, on their behalf, a beautiful silver shield, which had been presented to the competition by Messr Tetley of Leeds. This splendid trophy will, by the request of the donor, bear the name not only of the champion county, but also that of the captain of the team, so that the inscription on the first of the championship shield should be as follows: 1922, Durham, T Maidment."

Season 1922-1923

The competition was for season 1922-23 conducted in 2 divisions thus bringing a great saving in expense. The first game against Yorkshire was a friendly match. The rest were Federation matches. Yorkshire were overall winners.

Yorkshire 5 - 2 Durham
Northumberland 1 - 4 Durham
Yorkshire 2 - 1 Durham
Durham 4 - 1 Lancashire

Players Apps Goals Association
Affleck 1 Chester-le-Street SFA
Anderson 1 Seaham SFA
Bailes 2 Crook SFA
Bartley 2 Lambton & Hetton SFA
Brown 2 Derwent Valley SFA
Clark 1 Washington SFA
Cowell 1 Lambton & Hetton SFA
Cresswell Frank 3 South Shields SFA
Dodgin 1 Gateshead SFA
Earson 1 West Hartlepool SFA
Greenwell 2 South Shields SFA
Hickman George 2 Burnopfield SFA
Lambert 1 Darlington SFA
Logan 1 East Durham SFA
Makepeace 1 East Durham SFA
Mason 3 Spennymoor SFA
Mattinoe 1 Bishop Auckland SFA
McKay 1 Kelloe SFA
Piggford 1 Chester-le-Street SFA
Pinkney 1 Deerness Valley SFA
Richardson 4 East Durham SFA
Smith 1 Sunderland SFA
Steele 1 Durham SFA
Tait T 4 Lambton & Hetton SFA
Welsh 1 Spennymoor SFA
White 2 Spennymoor SFA
Wilson 1 Derwent Valley SFA
Wilson 1 Jarrow SFA
Wright 1 East Durham SFA

Season 1923-1924

The competition was again conducted in 2 divisions. The away victory over Northumberland was a friendly match. The rest were Federation matches. Lancashire were overall winners.

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Durham 0 - 0 Yorkshire
Durham 1 - 0 Northumberland Starling
Northumberland 2 - 3 Durham
Lancashire 1 - 0 Durham

Players Apps Goals Association
Bee 1 Deerness Valley SFA
Bragan 1 West Stanley SFA
Briggs 2 West Stanley SFA
Charlton 1 Shildon SFA
Coates 1 Bishop Auckland SFA
Curry 1 Derwent Valley SFA
Emmerson 1 Derwent Valley SFA
Felton 2 Seaham SFA
Fleming 2 South Shields SFA
Haddleton 1 East Durham SFA
Halliday Tom 3 Deerness Valley SFA
Hodgson Tom 3 Shildon SFA
Howe 1 Seaham SFA
Jubb 3 Seaham SFA
Kelly 1 Sunderland SFA
Kempson 1 Darlington SFA
Robinson 4 Lambton & Hetton SFA
Smith 3 Sunderland SFA
Spencer 3 South Shields SFA
Starling 3 1 Washington SFA
Thompson 2 Bishop Auckland SFA
Wallace 1 Burnopfield SFA
Watson 1 Sunderland SFA
Wilson 1 Crook SFA
Windale 1 Darlington SFA

Season 1924-1925

The first match against Northumberland was a friendly the other matches were Federation games.

Northumberland 4 - 2 Durham Dunmore, Spence
Northumberland 2 - 0 Durham
Durham 1 - 1 Lancashire
Yorkshire 1 - 0 Durham

Players Apps Goals Association
Briggs 3 West Stanley SFA
Charlton 4 Crook SFA
Clough 1 Gateshead SFA
Dalkin 3 Derwent Valley SFA
Dunmore 3 1 South Shields SFA
Elliot 3 Bishop Auckland SFA
Fairlamb 2 Gateshead SFA
Gemmell 1 West Stanley SFA
Hunter 1 Lambton & Hetton SFA
Knight 1 West Stanley SFA
Meredith 2 Durham SFA
Nicholson 1 West Stanley SFA
Oliver 1 East Durham SFA
Park 1 Shildon SFA
Parkinson 1 Deerness Valley SFA
Pearson 1 South Shields SFA
Robson FW 2 Sunderland SFA
Rumney 1 Lambton & Hetton SFA
Spence 1 1 Kelloe SFA
Tapping 1 Lambton & Hetton SFA
Thomas 1 Lambton & Hetton SFA
Tiplady 2 West Hartlepool SFA
Waggot 2 Sunderland SFA
Wallace 2 West Hartlepool SFA
Whappit 1 Shildon SFA
Wilkinson 2 Deerness Valley SFA

Season 1925-1926

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Durham 5 - 1 Northumberland
Lancashire P Durham
Durham 1 - 1 Yorkshire Coates

The away fixture with Lancashire was fixed for 15 May but owing to the General Strike it was cancelled. Lancashire were unable to offer another date. The match against Yorkshire was originally due to be played on 8 May but had to be postponed as Yorkshire were unable to travel due to the Strike.

Players Apps Goals Association
Bowes 1 Darlington SFA
Carter HS 'Raich' 2 Sunderland SFA
Charlton W 2 Crook SFA
Coates 1 1 Deerness Valley SFA
Curry 1 Sunderland SFA
Farrow 2 Sunderland SFA
Gemmell 2 West Stanley SFA
Harris 2 East Durham SFA
McNally 1 Lambton & Hetton SFA
Moffatt 1 Durham SFA
Self 1 South Shields SFA
Sill 2 Spennymoor SFA
Smith S 2 Sunderland SFA
Thomas 1 Lambton & Hetton SFA
Yarrow 1 South Shields SFA

Season 1926-1927

The AGM of the Northern Counties' Federation decided "to reduce the number of County matches by dividing the membership into two groups and playing the matches on the knock-out principle. The draw for the Northern Section was:
1st Round by end of January: Yorkshire v Durham,
2nd Round by end of February: Northumberland v Yorkshire or Durham
The winner of the 2nd Round to meet the winners in the Southern Section, which consists of Lancashire, Cheshire and Nottinghamshire

Federation Matches
Rd1: Yorkshire 1 - 2 Durham Kelly (2)
Rd2: Northumberland 2 - 2 Durham
Replay: Durham 3 - 1 Northumberland
Final: Lancashire 4 - 1 Durham
Friendlies
Durham 4 - 2 Northumberland
Yorkshire 3 - 3 Durham Kelly (2), Mitchell

Players Apps Goals Association
Ainsworth 1 Spennymoor SFA
Alderson 1 Deerness Valley SFA
Carter HS 'Raich' 4 Sunderland SFA
Daglish 2 Deerness Valley SFA
Davis 1 Crook SFA
Dickinson 1 Derwent Valley SFA
Everett 5 Chester-le-Street SFA
Farrow 3 Sunderland SFA
French 6 Spennymoor SFA
Gilmore 1 West Hartlepool SFA
Halliday 2 Lambton & Hetton SFA
Harris 6 East Durham SFA
Horseman 5 Crook SFA
Kelly 2 4 Lambton & Hetton SFA
Lee 3 Chester-le-Street SFA
Lish 6 Chester-le-Street SFA
Mitchell 5 1 Spennymoor SFA
Owen 1 Deerness Valley SFA
Scott 4 South Shields SFA
Turnbull 1 Deerness Valley SFA
Witham 6 Durham SFA

At the DCESFA AGM of 1927 it "was resolved that we do not affiliate to the Northern Counties' Federation" and decided "not to send a delegate to the AGM of the ESFA."

Season 1927-1928

At the Committee Meeting of 23rd September 1927 the Secretary "was empowered to attend the AGM of the Northern Counties' Federation". A report at the October meeting, about the NCF AGM, stated "that arrangements were being made to carry on the competition, that the presentation of the Balance Sheet had been deferred until the accounts are completed. Our previous decision to withdraw from the Federation was reaffirmed".

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Durham 3 - 0 Northumberland Carter (2), Gilmore
Yorkshire v Durham
Northumberland 1 - 0 Durham
Durham 1 - 3 Yorkshire

Players Apps Goals Association
Ainslie 1 South Shields SFA
Alderson 2 Bishop Auckland SFA
Banks 1 Blaydon SFA
Bartram Sam 1 Sunderland SFA
Bryan 1 Bishop Auckland SFA
Carter HS 'Raich' 3 2 Sunderland SFA
Charvill 1 Gateshead SFA
Davis 1 Crook SFA
Farrow 2 Sunderland SFA
Gibson 1 Crook SFA
Hibbert 2 Spennymoor SFA
Hodgson 4 Seaham SFA
Jackson 1 Lambton & Hetton SFA
Jordan 1 Spennymoor SFA
Lumsden 1 Sunderland SFA
Maddison 1 Deerness Valley SFA
Martin 1 Chester-le-Street SFA
Melville 1 East Durham SFA
Parker 2 Kelloe SFA
Pratt 1 Bishop Auckland SFA
Raine 1 Bishop Auckland SFA
Slinker 2 Deerness Valley SFA
Turnbull 1 Deerness Valley SFA
Watson 1 Derwent Valley SFA

Season 1928-1929

It was reported at the Committee Meeting of 21st September 1928 that the Secretary "would attend the AGM of the Northern Counties' Federation; that this season the competition is to consist of two divisions:
A: Northumberland and Durham
B: Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cheshire".
It was resolved that "the Secretary report after the meeting to the other officers of the Association, who shall be empowered to join the Federation if they consider it advisable
At the Committee Meeting of 26th October 1928 details of the AGM were reported and "The officers, on receiving the report, had resolved to enter the Federation.

* Durham 2 - 3 Northumberland Rogerson (2)
Durham v Northumberland
Northumberland 6 - 2 Durham
* denotes Northern Counties Federation tie

Players Apps Goals Association
Ainslie 3 South Shields SFA
Ashton 1 Deerness Valley SFA
Copeland 2 East Durham SFA
Dodds Ephraim "Jock" 2 Derwent Valley SFA
Earle 3 Gateshead SFA
Gibson 2 Bishop Auckland SFA
Grazier 3 West Hartlepool SFA
Hannah GL 2 Sunderland SFA
Harrison 2 Lambton & Hetton SFA
Lock 1 West Stanley SFA
Parkin 1 Deerness Valley SFA
Pratt 3 Bishop Auckland SFA
Raine 1 Bishop Auckland SFA
Robinson 1 Bishop Auckland SFA
Rodgerson 2 2 Sunderland SFA
Tait 1 Sunderland SFA
Tatters 2 East Durham SFA
Wright 1 East Durham SFA

Season 1929-1930

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Durham 6 - 1 Northumberland Wright, Shaw (2), Gardiner, Robson (2)
Durham 2 - 2 Northumberland Wright, Shaw
Northumberland 2 - 3 Durham Southern, Gardiner, Wright
Durham 3 - 2 Yorkshire Gardiner, Brunskill (2)
Yorkshire 0 - 2 Durham Glidden (2)

Durham won the northern section of the Tetley Shield Competition but there was no possibility of fixing up a championship match with Lancashire, the winners of the southern section, owing to the late date on which that section finished and the difficulty of securing a ground.

Players Apps Goals Association
Adams 1 Chester-le-Street SFA
Amos Scott 4 Chester-le-Street SFA
Brunskill 5 1 Bishop Auckland SFA
Clement 2 Derwent Valley SFA
Darling 5 South Shields SFA
Dodds Ephraim "Jock" 5 Derwent Valley SFA
Gardiner 5 3 Deerness Valley SFA
Glidden Gilbert 3 2 Sunderland SFA
Leighton 1 Bishop Auckland SFA
Little 4 Derwent Valley SFA
Lynch 1 Washington SFA
Neilson 1 East Durham SFA
Robson 3 2 Sunderland SFA
Royston 4 Sunderland SFA
Scott HHA 1 East Durham SFA
Shaw 3 3 Stockton SFA
Southern 2 1 West Stanley SFA
Wright 4 3 East Durham SFA