Berks/Bucks & Oxon Premier

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Berks/Bucks & Oxon Premier
Current season or competition:
2018–19 Berks/Bucks & Oxon Premier
England Rugby text logo.svg
SportRugby union
Number of teams10
Country England
HoldersSlough (1st title) (2017–18)
(promoted to Southern Counties North)
Most titlesNewbury Stags (2 titles)
Websiteenglandrugby.com

Berks, Bucks & Oxon Premier is a division at level 8 of the English rugby union system featuring teams from Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. Promoted teams usually move up to Southern Counties North while relegated teams drop to the Berks/Bucks & Oxon Championship. Each year three teams (one each from the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire unions) are picked to take part in the RFU Senior Vase (a level 8 national cup competition).

The league was set up originally for teams from Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire ut expanded to include teams from Berkshire (who had been playing teams from Dorset and Wiltshire) from the 2001–02 season onwards.

Teams 2018–19[edit]

Teams 2017–18[edit]

Teams 2016–17[edit]

2015–16[edit]

The 2015–16 Berks/Bucks & Oxon Premier consisted of twelve teams; five from Oxfordshire, four from Berkshire and three from Buckinghamshire. The season started on 12 September 2015 and the last league matches were played on 23 April 2016.

Participating teams and location[edit]

Seven of the twelve teams participated in last season's competition. The 2014–15 champions Reading Abbey were promoted to the Southern Counties North along with runner-up, Swindon College Old Boys, while Phoenix were relegated to the Berks/Bucks & Oxon Championship.

Locations of the 2015-16 Berks/Bucks & Oxon Premier teams in Oxfordshire
Locations of the 2015-16 Berks/Bucks & Oxon Premier teams in Berkshire
Locations of the 2015-16 Berks/Bucks & Oxon Premier teams in Buckinghamshire
Team Ground Capacity Town/Village Previous season
Abingdon Southern Sports Park Abingdon, Oxfordshire 4th
Alchester Fritwell Playing Fields Fritwell, Oxfordshire relegated from Southern Counties North (11th)
Chesham Chiltern Hills Academy Playing Fields Chesham, Buckinghamshire 8th
Chipping Norton Greystones Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire 6th
Crowthorne The Crows New Nest Reading, Berkshire promoted from Berks/Bucks & Oxon Championship (runner-up)
Driftera One Pin Lane As many as you like. Farnham Common, Buckinghamshire relegated from Southern Counties North
Gosford All Blacks Stratfield Brake Kidlington, Oxfordshire 3rd
Hungerford Triangle Field Hungerford, Berkshire 5th
Milton Keynes Emerson Valley Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire Relegated from Southern Counties North (12th)
Risborough Princes Risborough School Playing Fields Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire promoted from Berks/Bucks & Oxon Championship (champions)
Slough Tamblyn Fields Slough, Berkshire 9th
Tadley Tigers Red Lane Aldermaston, Berkshire relegated from London 2 South West (12th) & level transferred to league
Wheatley Holton Playing Fields Holton, Wheatley, Oxfordshire 7th

2014–15[edit]

Participating teams[edit]

2013–14[edit]

Participating teams[edit]

2012–13[edit]

Participating teams[edit]

  • Aylesbury Athletic
  • Bicester
  • Chipping Norton
  • Gosford All Blacks
  • Harwell
  • Hungerford
  • Littlemore
  • Phoenix
  • Risborough
  • Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Swindon College Old Boys

2011–12[edit]

Participating teams[edit]

  • Bicester
  • Chipping Norton
  • Drifters[1]
  • Gosford All Blacks[2]
  • Hungerford
  • Littlemore
  • Phoenix
  • Stow-on-the-Wold and District[3]
  • Swindon College Old Boys
  • Thatcham

Berks/Bucks & Oxon Premier honours[edit]

Berks/Bucks & Oxon Premier Honours
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams League Name
1998–99[4] 7 Witney Drifters No relegation[a 1] Bucks/Oxon
1999–00[5] 11 Phoenix Grove Gosford All Blacks, Harwell, Abingdon, Didcot, Wheatley[a 2] Bucks/Oxon
2000–01[6] 8 Oxford Milton Keynes Berkshire Shire Hall, Littlemore Bucks/Oxon 1
2001–02[7] 10 Bicester Wallingford Wheatley, Chesham, Bletchley Berks/Bucks & Oxon 1[a 3]
2002–03[8] 10 Henley Wanderers Phoenix Farnham Royal, Littlemore, Drifters Berks/Bucks & Oxon 1
2003–04[9] 9 Bletchley Beaconsfield No relegation[a 4] Berks/Bucks & Oxon 1
2004-05[10] 12 Swindon Chipping Norton Thatcham, Harwell Berks/Bucks & Oxon Premier
2005–06[11] 12 Newbury Stags Milton Keynes Farnham Royal, Chesham, Littlemore Berks/Bucks & Oxon Premier
2006–07[12] 11 Wallingford Slough Swindon College Old Boys Berks/Bucks & Oxon Premier
2007–08[13] 12 Chipping Norton Bicester Wheatley, Farnham Royal, Crowthorne Berks/Bucks & Oxon Premier
2008–09[14] 11 Newbury Stags Amersham & Chiltern No relegation Berks/Bucks & Oxon Premier
2009–10[15] 11 Crowthorne Oxford Abingdon, Harwell Berks/Bucks & Oxon Premier
2010–11[16] 10 Alchester Slough No relegation Berks/Bucks & Oxon Premier
2011–12[17] 11 Drifters Thatcham Phoenix Berks/Bucks & Oxon Premier
2012–13[18] 11 Stow-on-the-Wold Swindon College Old Boys Risborough, Harwell Berks/Bucks & Oxon Premier
2013–14[19] 11 Tadley Bicester Farnham Royal, Aylesbury Athletic Berks/Bucks & Oxon Premier
2014–15[20] 10 Reading Abbey Swindon College Old Boys Phoenix Berks/Bucks & Oxon Premier
2015–16[21] 12 Gosford All Blacks Milton Keynes Chipping Norton, Wheatley Berks/Bucks & Oxon Premier
2016–17[22] 11 Swindon College Old Boys Drifters Phoenix, Risborough Berks/Bucks & Oxon Premier
2017–18[23] 10 Slough Littlemore Abingdon, Hungerford Berks/Bucks & Oxon Premier
2018–19 10
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Number of league titles[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ No relegation as Bucks & Oxon would merge with Bucks & Oxon 2 to form one league - Bucks & Oxon - for the following season.
  2. ^ There were a lot of relegated teams as Bucks Oxon would split back into two divisions for the following season.
  3. ^ The league was renamed this season as teams from Berkshire joined from the Dorset & Wilts league.
  4. ^ No relegation as league would expand to 12 teams for the next season.
  5. ^ Oxford's title was won back when the league was known as Bucks/Oxon 1.
  6. ^ Phoenix's title was won back when the league was known as Bucks/Oxon.
  7. ^ Witney's title was won back when the league was known as Bucks/Oxon.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Drifters RFC
  2. ^ Gosford All Blacks RFC
  3. ^ Stow-on-the-Wold and District RFC
  4. ^ "1998-99 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  5. ^ "1999-00 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  6. ^ "2000-01 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  7. ^ "2001-02 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  8. ^ "2002-03 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  9. ^ "2003-04 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  10. ^ "2004-05 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  11. ^ "2005-06 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  12. ^ "2006-07 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  13. ^ "2007-08 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  14. ^ "2008-09 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  15. ^ "2009-10 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  16. ^ "2010-11 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  17. ^ "2011-12 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  18. ^ "2012-13 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  19. ^ "2013-14 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  20. ^ "2014-15 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  21. ^ "2015-16 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  22. ^ "2016-17 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  23. ^ "2017-18 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 21 April 2018.

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