Cheshire County League
Formed on the resumption of organised football after World War I, the Cheshire County league was for most of its existence one of the very strongest leagues outside the Football League.
The league ceased to exist in 1982 when it merged with the Lancashire Combination to form the North West Counties League.
Despite its name, the league covered a far bigger area than the County of Cheshire, including at various times clubs from Lancashire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire and even North Wales.
|1922-23||Crewe Alexandra reserves|
|1923-24||Crewe Alexandra reserves|
|1924-25||Port Vale reserves|
|1927-28||Port Vale reserves|
|1928-29||Port Vale reserves|
|1929-30||Port Vale reserves|
|1930-31||Port Vale reserves|
Upon the outbreak of World War II in 1939, the league split into two sections, East and West and played two competitions (one in late 1939 and one in early 1940) to make up the 1939-40 season
|1939-40||1939 - Droylsden||1939 - Runcorn|
|1940 - Hyde United||1940 - Runcorn|
The League then shut down for the War, and resumed in 1945-46 with all the clubs back in a single division
|1957-58||Ellesmere Port Town|
|1958-59||Ellesmere Port Town|
|1959-60||Ellesmere Port Town|
|1961-62||Ellesmere Port Town|
The League expanded in 1978 by creating a Second Division
|Season||Division One||Division Two|
|1978-79||Horwich R M I||Bootle|
|1979-80||Stalybridge Celtic||Prescot Town|
|1980-81||Nantwich Town||Accrington Stanley|
|1981-82||Hyde United||Congleton Town|
The F.C.H.D. has the full set of final tables for this league, originally sourced from an A.F.S. "Tables of..." publication from the mid-1980s. These have been checked where possible against contemporary sources, but a number of tables still contain errors (mostly the goals for/against totals are out ot balance). The tables that do not completely balance are highlighted in blue above - any assistance in resolving these "issues" would be much appreciated.
Please acknowledge the F.C.H.D. when using this information elsewhere