Durham Challenge Cup

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Durham County Challenge Cup
Founded 1884
Region County Durham
Current champions Shildon AFC (2014)
Most successful club(s) Sunderland (including ‘A’ and reserve teams, 21 wins)
Website Durham FA

The Durham County Challenge Cup (commonly known as the Durham Challenge Cup) is an annual football competition held between the clubs of the Durham County Football Association which was first played in 1884. It is the senior county cup for the footballing county of Durham, which includes County Durham, Darlington, Gateshead, Hartlepool, South Tyneside, Stockton-on-Tees, and Sunderland. The first winners were Sunderland.

Winners

1884 Sunderland 1928 Sunderland ‘A’ 1973 Spennymoor 2013 Bishop Auckland
1885 Darlington 1929 Sunderland ‘A’ 1974 Spennymoor United 2014 Shildon AFC
1886 Bishop Auckland Church Institute1 1930 Spennymoor United 1975 Spennymoor United
1887 Sunderland 1931 Bishop Auckland 1976 Spennymoor United
1888 Sunderland 1932 Crook Town 1977 South Shields10
1889 Sunderland Albion 1933 Jarrow7 1978 Ryhope
1890 Sunderland 1934 Jarrow7 1979 Spennymoor United
1891 Darlington 1935 Stockton 1980 Seaham Red Star
1892 Bishop Auckland 1936 Horden Colliery Welfare 1981 Horden Colliery Welfare
1893 Darlington 1937 South Shields8 1982 Horden Colliery Welfare
1894 Sunderland ‘A’ 1938 South Shields8 1983 Spennymoor United
1895 Stockton 1939 Bishop Auckland 1984 Counden TT
1896 Tow Law2 1940 Blackhall Colliery Welfare 1985 Bishop Auckland
1897 Darlington 1946 Spennymoor United 1986 Bishop Auckland
1898 Stockton 1947 Blackhall Colliery Welfare 1987 Counden TT
1899 Bishop Auckland 1948 Consett 1988 Bishop Auckland
1900 Jarrow3 1949 South Shields8 1989 Billingham Synthonia
1901 Sunderland ‘A’ 1950 Consett 1990 Eppleton Colliery Welfare
1902 Sunderland ‘A’ 1951 Stockton 1991 Billingham Synthonia
1903 Sunderland ‘A’ 1952 Bishop Auckland 1992 Hebburn11
1904 Sunderland ‘A’ 1953 Annfield Plain 1993 Murton
1905 Leadgate Park 1954 Spennymoor United 1994 Spennymoor United
1906 Sunderland ‘A’ 1955 Crook Town 1995 Spennymoor United
1907 Sunderland ‘A’ 1956 Bishop Auckland 1996 Spennymoor United
1908 Shildon Athletic4 1957 Hartlepools United5 1997 Spennymoor United
1909 Hartlepools United5 1958 Hartlepools United5 1998 Bishop Auckland
1910 Hartlepools United5 1959 Consett 1999 Bishop Auckland
1911 South Shields6 1960 Crook Town 2000 Darlington Reserves
1912 Sunderland ‘A’ 1961 Consett 2001 Bishop Auckland
1913 Sunderland ‘A’ 1962 Bishop Auckland 2002 Bishop Auckland
1914 South Shields6 1963 Spennymoor United 2003 Horden Colliery Welfare
1919 Sunderland ‘A’ 1964 Horden Colliery Welfare 2004 Billingham Town
1920 Darlington 1965 West Auckland Town 2005 Hartlepool United Reserves
1921 Leadgate Park 1966 Sunderland Reserves 2006 Whickham
1922 Sunderland ‘A’ 1967 Bishop Auckland 2007 Consett
1923 Sunderland ‘A’ 1968 Spennymoor United 2008 Sunderland Reserves
1924 Ferryhill Athletic 1969 Consett 2009 Billingham Synthonia
1925 Sunderland ‘A’ 1970 Evenwood Town9 2010 Billingham Synthonia
1926 Shildon 1971 Ferryhill Athletic 2011 Gateshead Reserves
1927 Crook Town 1972 Shildon 2012 Spennymoor Town

The competition was not held between 1915 and 1918 due to World War I and between 1941 and 1945 due to World War II.

1 Part of Bishop Auckland from 1886
2 Known as Tow Law Town from 1905 to present
3 First incarnation of Jarrow, existed from 1894 to 1909
4 Known as Shildon from 1923 to present
5 Known as Hartlepool from 1967 to 1977, Hartlepool United from 1977 to present
6 First incarnation of South Shields, known as Gateshead from 1930 to 1973
7 Third incarnation of Jarrow, existed from 1919 to 1949
8 Second incarnation of South Shields, existed from 1936 to 1974
9 Known as Spennymoor Town from 2005 to present
10 Third incarnation of South Shields, formed 1974
11 Known as Hebburn Town from 2000 to present

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