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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

Association Under 15 County Players
Chester-le-Street SFA Gibbs (1 app)
Crook SFA Johnson (1 app), Worthington (1 app)
Deerness Valley SFA Proctor (1 app), Raine (1 app), Tunny (1 app)
Durham SFA Local (1 app)
East Durham SFA Dixon (1 app), Makepeace (1 app)
Lambton & Hetton SFA Walton (2 apps)
Seaham SFA Bell (1 app)
South Shields SFA Galloway (1 app), Murphy (1 app)
Spennymoor SFA Ruddock (1 app)
Sunderland SFA Bulleyment (1 app), Holt (1 app), Maidment (1 app), Newton (2 apps)
West Stanley SFA Parish (2 apps)

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 ^TOP
Durham 12 - 1 North Midlands Gibbs (2), Cresswell (2), Gurney (4),
Churchill (2), Wilkinson (2)

Durham Chronicle Fri 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 4 - 3 Northumberland Churchill (3), Gibbs
Lincolnshire 1 - 5 Durham

Durham Chronicle Fri 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."

Nottinghamshire 0 - 5 Durham Maidment (2), Churchill, Cresswell,
Gibbs
Lancashire 2 - 3 Durham Churchill (2), Wilkinson
Yorkshire 0 - 1 Durham

Durham Chronicle Fri 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."


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

Association Under 15 County Players
Burnopfield SFA Nevin (6 apps), Rix (1 app)
Chester-le-Street SFA Gibbs (5 apps), McGrega (1 app)
Crook SFA Browbank (1 app)
Darlington SFA Carlton (1 app) Simpson (1 app)
Deerness Valley SFA Jolly (1 app)
Derwent Valley SFA Haggerston (1 app)
East Durham SFA Dixon (2 apps), Gilroy (1 app) Nichols (1 app)
Lambton & Hetton SFA Bailes (1 app), Tait (2 apps)
Seaham SFA Kelly (4 apps), Parkinson (5 apps), Vincent (5 apps)
Shildon SFA Hope (1 app)
South Shields SFA Bell (3 apps), Frank Cresswell (3 apps), Urwin (2 apps)
Sunderland SFA Churchill (6 apps), Bobby Gurney (1 app), T Maidment (6 apps)
West Stanley SFA Wilkinson (5 apps)

Season 1922-1923

The competition was this season 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

Association Under 15 County Players
Bishop Auckland SFA Mattinoe (1 app)
Burnopfield SFA Hickman George (2 apps)
Chester-le-Street SFA Affleck (1 app), Piggford (1 app)
Crook SFA Bailes (2 apps)
Darlington SFA Lambert (1 app)
Deerness Valley SFA Pinkney (1 app)
Derwent Valley SFA Brown (2 apps) Wilson (1 app)
Durham SFA Steele (1 app)
East Durham SFA Logan (1 app), Makepeace (1 app), Richardson (4 apps), Wright (1 app)
Gateshead SFA Dodgin (1 app)
Jarrow SFA Wilson (1 app)
Kelloe SFA McKay (1 app)
Lambton & Hetton SFA Bartley (2 apps), Cowell (1 app), Tait (4 apps)
Seaham SFA Anderson (1 app)
South Shields SFA Frank Cresswell (3 apps), Greenwell (2 apps)
Spennymoor SFA Mason (3 apps), Welsh (1 app), White (2 apps)
Sunderland SFA Smith (1 app)
Washington SFA Clark (1 app)
West Hartlepool SFA Earson (1 app)

Season 1923-1924 ^TOP

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.

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

Association Under 15 County Players
Bishop Auckland SFA Coates (1 app), Thompson (2 apps)
Burnopfield SFA Wallace (1 app)
Crook SFA Wilson (1 app)
Darlington SFA Kempson (1 app), Windale (1 app)
Deerness Valley SFA Bee (1 app), Tom Halliday (3 apps)
Derwent Valley SFA Curry (1 app), Emmerson (1 app)
East Durham SFA Haddleton (1 app)
Lambton & Hetton SFA Robinson (4 apps)
Seaham SFA Felton (2 apps), Howe (1 app) Jubb (3 apps)
Shildon SFA Charlton (1 app), Tom Hodgson (3 apps)
South Shields SFA Fleming (2 apps), Spencer (3 apps)
Sunderland SFA Kelly (1 app) Smith (3 apps) Watson (1 app)
Washington SFA Starling (3 apps)
West Stanley SFA Bragan (1 app), Briggs (2 apps)

Season 1924-1925 * Friendly; # Federation Cup
Northumberland 4 - 2 * Durham Dunmore, Spence
Northumberland 2 - 0 # Durham
Durham 1 - 1 # Lancashire
Yorkshire 1 - 0 # Durham

Association Under 15 County Players
Bishop Auckland SFA Elliott (3 apps)
Crook SFA Charlton (4 apps)
Deerness Valley SFA Parkin (1 app), Wilkinson (2 apps)
Derwent Valley SFA Dalkin (3 apps)
Durham SFA Meredith (2 apps)
East Durham SFA Oliver (1 app)
Gateshead SFA Clough (1 app), Fairlamb (2 apps)
Kelloe SFA Spence (1 app)
Lambton & Hetton SFA Hunter (1 app), Rumney (1 app), Tapping (1 app), Thomas (1 app)
Shildon SFA Park (1 app), Whappit (1 app)
South Shields SFA Dunmore (3 apps), Pearson (1 app)
Sunderland SFA Robson (2 apps), Waggott (2 apps)
West Hartlepool SFA Tiplady (2 apps), Wallace (2 apps)
West Stanley SFA Briggs (3 apps), Gemmell (1 app), Knight (1 app), Nicholson (1 app)

Season 1925-1926 ^TOP
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.


Association Under 15 County Players
Crook SFA Charlton (2 apps)
Darlington SFA Bowes (1 app)
Deerness Valley SFA Coates (1 app)
Durham SFA Moffatt (1 app)
East Durham SFA Harris (2 apps)
Lambton & Hetton SFA McNally (1 apps), Thomas (1 app)
South Shields SFA Self (1 app), Yarrow (1 app)
Spennymoor SFA Sill (2 apps)
Sunderland SFA HS 'Raich' Carter (2 apps), Curry (1 app), Farrow (2 apps), Smith (2 apps)
West Stanley SFA Gemmell (2 apps)

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

* Durham 4 - 2 Northumberland
Yorkshire 1 - 2 Durham Kelly (2) Federation 1st Round
Northumberland 2 - 2 Durham Federation 2nd Round
* Yorkshire 3 - 3 Durham Kelly (2), Mitchell
Durham 3 - 1 Northumberland Federation 2nd Round replay
Lancashire 4 - 1 Durham Federation Final
* denotes Friendly fixtures

Association Under 15 County Players
Chester-le-Street SFA Everett (5 apps), Lee (3 apps), Lish (6 apps)
Crook SFA Davis (1 app) Horseman (5 apps)
Deerness Valley SFA Alderson (1 app), Daglish (2 apps), Owen (1 app), Turnbull (1 app)
Derwent Valley SFA Dickinson (1 app)
Durham SFA Witham (6 apps)
East Durham SFA Harris (6 apps)
Lambton & Hetton SFA Hall (2 apps), Kelly (2 apps)
Spennymoor SFA Ainsworth (1 app), French (6 apps), Mitchell (5 apps)
South Shields SFA Scott (4 apps)
Sunderland SFA HS 'Raich' Carter (4 apps), Farrow (3 apps)
West Hartlepool SFA Gilmore (1 app)

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 ^TOP

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".

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

Association Under 15 County Players
Bishop Auckland SFA Alderson (2 apps), Bryan (1 app), Pratt (1 app), Raine (1 app)
Blaydon SFA Banks (1 app)
Chester-le-Street SFA Martin (1 app)
Crook SFA Davis (1 app), Gibson (1 app)
Deerness Valley SFA Maddison (1 app), Slinker (2 apps), Turnbull (1 app)
Derwent Valley SFA Watson (1 app)
East Durham SFA Melville (1 app)
Gateshead SFA Charvil (1 app)
Kelloe SFA Parker (2 apps)
Lambton & Hetton SFA Jackson (1 app)
Seaham SFA Hodgson (4 apps)
South Shields SFA Ainslie (1 app)
Spennymoor SFA Hibbert (2 apps), Jordan (1 app)
Sunderland SFA Bartram (1 app), HS 'Raich' Carter (3 apps), Farrow (2 apps), Lumsden (1
app)
Washington SFA Atkinson (2 apps), Hardy (2 apps)
West Hartlepool SFA Gilmore (1 app)
West Stanley SFA Christopher (4 apps), Harrison (1 app)

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

Association Under 15 County Players
Bishop Auckland SFA Gibson (2 apps), Pratt (3 apps), Raine (1 app), Robinson (1 app)
Deerness Valley SFA Ashton (1 app), Parkin (1 app)
Derwent Valley SFA Dodd (2 apps)
East Durham SFA Copeland (2 apps), Tatters (2 apps), Wright (1 app)
Gateshead SFA Earle (3 apps)
Lambton & Hetton SFA Harrison (2 apps)
South Shields SFA Ainslie (3 apps)
Sunderland SFA Hannah (2 apps), Rogerson (2 apps), Tait (1 app)
West Hartlepool SFA Grazier (3 apps)
West Stanley SFA Lock (1 app)

Season 1929-1930 ^TOP
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.


Association Under 15 County Players
Bishop Auckland SFA Brunskill (5 apps), Leighton (1 app)
Chester-le-Street SFA Adams (1 app), Amos Scott (4 apps)
Deerness Valley SFA Gardiner (5 apps)
Derwent Valley SFA Clement (2 app), Dodd (5 apps), Little (4 apps)
East Durham SFA Neilson (1 app), Scott (1 app), Wright (4 apps)
South Shields SFA Darling (5 apps)
Stockton SFA Shaw (3 apps)
Sunderland SFA Glidden (3 apps), Robson (3 apps), Royston (4 apps)
Washington SFA Lynch (1 app)
West Stanley SFA Southern (2 app)