Essex Canterbury Jack 1

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Essex Canterbury Jack 1
Current season or competition::
2016–17 Essex Canterbury Jack 1
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Sport Rugby union
Instituted 2003; 15 years ago (2003)
Number of teams 16
Country  England
Holders Kings Cross Steelers (1st title) (2017–18)
(promoted to London 3 Essex)
Most titles Wanstead, Billericay, Campion, East London (2 titles)
Website englandrugby.com

Essex/Canterbury Jack 1 is an English Rugby Union league at the ninth tier of the domestic competition and features teams from Essex and parts of north-east London. Promoted clubs tend to move up to London 3 Essex. Relegated clubs used to drop into Essex Spitfire 2 but as that division has been abolished there is currently no relegation. The division was created in 2003 by Essex-based teams who left Eastern Counties 1 and Eastern Counties 2.

For the 2016-17 season the league was divided into two parallel divisions - Essex 1A and Essex 1B - divided on geographical lines with teams in Essex 1A typically based in the north and east of the county, while teams in Essex 1B are predominately London based. Each division plays 14 home and away games from September until February. From February the top 4 teams from each division go into the Essex Canterbury Jack 1 Premiership and play for the title and promotion, while the bottom 4 sides from each group would play for the Essex Canterbury Jack 1 Shied.

Participating Clubs 2017-18[edit]

Essex Canterbury Jack League 1A[edit]

Essex Canterbury Jack League 1B[edit]

Participating Clubs 2016-17[edit]

Essex 1A[edit]

Essex 1B[edit]

  • Braintree
  • Burnham-on-Crouch
  • Canvey Island
  • Clacton
  • Harwich & Dovercourt
  • Maldon
  • Writtle Wanderers
  • Witham

Participating Clubs 2015-16[edit]

Participating Clubs 2014-15[edit]

  • Bancroft
  • Burnham-on-Crouch
  • Canvey Island (relegated from London 3 North East)
  • Dagenham
  • East London
  • Epping Upper Clapton
  • Ilford Wanderers
  • Maldon
  • May & Baker
  • Millwall
  • Pegasus Palmerians
  • Writtle Wanderers

Essex Canterbury Jack League 1 Honours[edit]

Essex Canterbury Jack League 1 Honours
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams League Name
2003-04[1] 10 Westcliff Wanstead Canvey Island Essex 1
2004-05[2] 10 Wanstead Upminster Stanford Le Hope Essex 1
2005-06[3] 10 Upminster Canvey Island Thames Essex 1
2006-07[4] 10 Billericay South Woodham Ferrers Ilford Wanderers II[a 1] Essex 1
2007-08[5] 10 Dagenham Maldon East London, Millwall Essex 1
2008-09[6] 10 Wanstead Campion Writtle Wanderers, Epping Upper Clapton Essex Canterbury Jack League 1
2009-10[7] 10 Campion Bancroft Ilford Wanderers Essex Canterbury Jack League 1
2010-11[8] 11 East London Millwall Dagenham, Thames, Brightlingsea Essex Canterbury Jack League 1
2011-12[9] 10 Old Brentwoods Maldon Writtle Wanderers, Pegasus Palmerians Essex Canterbury Jack League 1
2012-13[10] 10 Campion Old Cooperians Burnham-On-Crouch, Millwall Essex Canterbury Jack League 1
2013-14[11] 9 Billericay Clacton No relegation[a 2] Essex Canterbury Jack League 1
2014-15[12] 11 May & Baker Epping Upper Clapton No relegation Essex Canterbury Jack League 1
2015-16[13] 13 East London Ilford Wanderers No relegation Essex Canterbury Jack League 1
2016-17[14] 16 Braintree Canvey Island (3 others also promoted)[a 3] No relegation Essex Canterbury Jack League 1
2017-18 16 Kings Cross Steelers Ilford Wanderers No relegation Essex Canterbury Jack League 1
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Promotion play-offs[edit]

From 2004 to 2016 there was a play-off between the runners-up of Eastern Counties 1 and Essex Canterbury Jack 1 for the third and final promotion place to London 3 North East. The team with the superior league record had home advantage in the tie. At the end of the 2015–16 season the Essex Canterbury Jack 1 teams had been the most successful with seven wins to the Eastern Counties 1 teams five; and the home team had won promotion on eight occasions compared to the away teams four. Since the introduction of London 3 Eastern Counties and London 3 Essex at the start of the 2017-18 season the playoff has been cancelled.[15]

Eastern Counties 1 v Essex Canterbury Jack promotion play-off results
Season Home team Score Away team Venue Attendance
2004-05[16] Crusaders (EC) 41-24 Upminster (EX) Beckhithe, Little Melton, Norfolk
2005–06[17] Canvey Island (EX) 31-18 Mersea Island (EC) Tewkes Creek, Canvey Island, Essex
2006–07[18] Thurston (EC) 22-33 South Woodham Ferrers (EX) Robinson Field, Thurston, Suffolk
2007–08[19] Maldon (EX) 15-20 West Norfolk (EC) Drapers Farm Playing Fields, Heybridge, Essex
2008–09[20] Wisbech (EC) 38-14 Campion (EX) Chapel Road, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
2009–10[21] Bancroft (EX) 37-29 Stowmarket (EC) Buckhurst Way, Buckhurst Hill, Essex
2010–11[22] Holt (EC) HWO[a 4] Millwall (EX) Bridge Road, Holt, Norfolk
2011–12[23] Wisbech (EC) 38-12 Maldon (EX) Chapel Road, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
2012–13[24] Ipswich Y.M. (EC) 20-27 Old Cooperians (EX) The Street, Rushmere St Andrew, Ipswich, Suffolk
2013–14[25] Newmarket (EC) 17-18 Clacton (EX) The NSDA Pavillion, Newmarket, Suffolk
2014–15[26] Epping Upper Clapton (EX) 36-22 Ely (EC) Upland Road, Thornwood, Essex 400
2015–16[27] Ilford Wanderers (EX) 66-17 Wymondham (EC) Ilford Wanderers Sports Ground, Barkingside, Greater London
Green background is the promoted team. EC = Eastern Counties 1 and EX = Essex Canterbury Jack (formerly Essex 1)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ilford Wanderers II were relegated despite finishing 7th as Ilford Wanderers 1st team was demoted to the league for the following season.
  2. ^ No relegation as division due to increase from 9 to 11 teams the following season.
  3. ^ Due to London 3 North East being split into London 3 Eastern Counties and London 3 Essex, five teams would be promoted this season instead of the usual 1 or 2, including Maldon, Clacton and Millwall.
  4. ^ Holt were promoted as Millwall did not manage to raise a team for the 2010-11 play-off game.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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