Central Midlands League
The Central Midlands League emerged from the Derbyshire League in 1983 as the league expanded into neighbouring counties.
In 1986, the league added a "Supreme" division above the existing Premier division in an attempt to form a combination of clubs that would be a Midlands-based feeder league to the Football Conference.
The Central Midlands League never attainted that position, but the league has consistently provided clubs that were capable of moving to higher leagues over recent years
After operating a number of different divisional systems throughout the mid-1980s, the format settled down to a constitution that consisted of a Supreme Division (at Step 7 of the National League System), and Premier Division which is technically outside the NLS, along with two divisions for reserve teams (of both CML clubs and clubs from other leagues). In 2011, the league was re-organised with the Supreme and Premier Divisions being combined and the league then split on a straight north-south basis.
No Central Midlands League clubs currently enter the F.A. Cup (nor have done so since 1997-98), but during the period in which they did, Lincoln United were the only member club to reach the First Round proper in 1991-92.
The league currently uses Football Mitoo as it's website.
The League was formed with four divisions
|1983-84||Shepshed Charterhouse reserves||Rolls Royce (Derby)||FC Ashbourne||Clay Cross Works reserves|
After only one season, Premier Division One was renamed Central Division
|1984-85||Rossington Main||Graham Street Prims reserves||Nuthall reserves||Alvaston & Boulton reserves|
|1985-86||Stanton||Huthwaite||Shirebrook Colliery||Clay Cross Works reserves|
The Divisions were re-organised in 1986.
|1986-87||Hinckley Town||Stanton||Shirebrook Construction||Kilburn Miners Welfare|
|1987-88||Harworth Colliery Institute||Huthwaite||Station||Bulwell United|
Division Two was dropped in 1988.
|1989-90||Hucknall Town||Mickelover R B L||Glapwell|
|1990-91||Hucknall Town||Mickelover R B L||Gedling Town|
In 1991, the lower divisions were re-split on a North/South basis
|Season||Supreme||Premier North||Premier South|
|1991-92||Lincoln United||Fryston Colliery Welfare||Slack & Parr|
In 1992, the regional sections of the Premier Division were merged
|1992-93||Arnold Town||Sandicare Town|
|1994-95||Heanor Town||Clipstone Welfare|
|1995-96||Oakham United||Killamarsh Juniors|
|1996-97||Heanor Town||Clipstone Welfare|
|1998-99||Mickleover Sports||Lincoln Moorlands|
|2000-01||Shirebrook Town||North Notts|
|2001-02||Shirebrook Town||Retford United|
|2003-04||Retford United||Radcliffe Olympic|
|2005-06||Barton Town Old Boys||Bilborough Pelican|
|2006-07||Bottesford Town||Hatfield Main|
|2007-08||Askern Welfare||Ollerton Town|
|2008-09||Radcliffe Olympic||Louth Town|
|2009-10||Louth Town||Church Warsop|
|2010-11||Sheffield Parramore||Yorkshire Main|
The league was re-organised in 2011. Instead of hierarchical divisions, there were two equal divisions split geographically
|2011-12||Westella & Willerby||Basford United|
|2012-13||Dronfield Town||Sutton Town 2002|
|2013-14||AFC Mansfield||Clifton All Whites|
|2017-18||Harworth Colliery||Eastwood Community|
The F.C.H.D. does not the complete final table information for this league. The tables which we do not have are highlighted in blue above, plus there may also be some further divisions in the League's early days of which we are not aware.
|Season||Reserve Premier||Reserve One|
|1986-87||Shepshed Charterhouse reserves||Rolls Royce reserves|
|1987-88||Borrowash Victoria reserves||Stanton reserves|
|1988-89||Rolls Royce reserves||Priory reserves|
|1989-90||Borrowash Victoria reserves||Highfield Rangers reserves|
|1990-91||Arnold Town reserves||Arnold Town "A"|
|1991-92||Hucknall Town reserves||Norton Woodseats reserves|
|1992-93||Arnold Town reserves||Glapwell reserves|
|1993-94||Arnold Town reserves||Nuthall reserves|
|1994-95||Priory Eastwood reserves||Staveley Miners Welfare reserves|
|1995-96||Shirebrook Town reserves||Dunkirk reserves|
|1996-97||Gedling Town reserves||Clipstone Welfare reserves|
|1997-98||Gedling Town reserves||Hucknall Rolls reserves|
|1998-99||Gedling Town reserves||Sandiacre Town reserves|
|1999-00||Mickleover Sports reserves||Sandiacre Town reserves|
|2000-01||Sneinton reserves||Holbrook reserves|
|2001-02||Long Eaton United reserves||Retford United reserves|
|2002-03||Shirebrook Town reserves||Pelican reserves|
|2003-04||Carlton Town reserves||Radcliffe Olympic reserves|
|2004-05||Holbrook Miners Welfare reserves||Dunkirk reserves|
|2005-06||Arnold Town reserves||Santos reserves|
|2006-07||Arnold Town reserves||Radcliffe Olympic reserves|
|2007-08||Arnold Town reserves||Carlton Town reserves|
The divisions were renamed in 2008
|Season||Reserve Supreme||Reserve Premier|
|2008-09||Carlton Town reserves||Yorkshire Main reserves|
|2009-10||Belper Town reserves||Dronfield Town reserves|
|2010-11||Staveley Miners Welfare reserves||Clipstone Welfare reserves|
|2011-12||Staveley Miners Welfare reserves||Calverton Miners Welfare reserves|
|2012-13||Dunkirk reserves||Belper United reserves|
|2013-14||Rainworth Miners Welfare reserves||Sherwood Colliery reserves|
|2014-15||Matlock Town reserves||Blidworth Welfare reserves|
The two reserve divisions were merged in 2015.
|2015-16||Hucknall Town reserves|
|2016-17||Sherwood Colliery reserves|
In 2018, the Reserve Division was renamed Division One.
|2017-18||Eastwood Community reserves|
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