Herts/Middlesex 3

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Herts/Middlesex 3
Current season or competition:
2013–14 Herts/Middlesex 3
England Rugby text logo.svg
SportRugby union
Ceased2014
Number of teams7
Country England
HoldersLondon French (2nd title) (2013–14)
(promoted to Herts/Middlesex 2)
Most titlesWasps Amateurs, Feltham, London French (2 titles)
Websiteclubs.rfu.com

Herts/Middlesex 3 was a tier 11 English Rugby Union league that was organized by the London and South East Division Rugby Football Union. It was the third division competition for clubs in Hertfordshire and parts of north-west London that belonged to the historic county of Middlesex, with promoted teams moving up to Herts/Middlesex 2.

It involved a number of formats over the years, switching between a single division and regional (north/south) divisions and during certain years there was relegation to Herts/Middlesex 4 (when in existence). Herts/Middlesex 3 folded at the end of the 2013-14 season with most teams being promoted automatically to Herts/Middlesex 2.

Participating Clubs 2013-14[edit]

  • Borehamwood
  • Hatfield
  • London French
  • Mill Hill
  • Old Grammarians
  • Old Isleworthians
  • Pinner & Grammarians
  • Watford

Participating Clubs 2012-13[edit]

  • Borehamwood
  • Feltham
  • Hatfield
  • London French
  • Mill Hill
  • Old Ashmoleans
  • Old Tottonians
  • Sodam
  • Thamesians
  • Watford

Participating Clubs 2009-10[edit]

  • Cuffley
  • Hatfield
  • London French
  • Ickenham
  • Old Tottonians
  • Pinner & Grammarians - promoted from Middlesex/Herts 4 in 2009
  • Thamesians
  • Watford

Herts/Middlesex 3 Honours[edit]

Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams League Name
1998-99[1] 13 Northolt Southgate Royston, Watford 2nd XV, Millfield Old Boys, British Airways[a 1] Herts/Middlesex 3[a 2]
1999-00[2] 6 Cuffley Old Streetonians Royston Herts/Middlesex 3 North
1999-00[3] 6 London Exiles Old Isleworthians British Airways Herts/Middlesex 3 South
2000-01[4] 9 Kilburn Cosmos Old Grammarians Old Ashmoleans, Southgate, Old Streetonians Herts/Middlesex 3 North
2000-01[5] 9 Wasps Amateurs Old Actonians, Hammersmith & Fulham (also promoted)[a 3] London Tribes, Quintin Herts/Middlesex 3 South
2001-02[6] 8 Chess Valley Hendon Watford 2nd XV, Hatfield, Northolt Herts/Middlesex 3 North
2001-02[7] 8 Wasps Amateurs Old Isleworthians Wealdstone, Ickenham Herts/Middlesex 3 South
2002-03[8] 7 Old Grammarians Old Haberdashers No relegation[a 4] Herts/Middlesex 3 North
2002-03[9] 9 Harlequin Amateurs Belsize Park Northolt, Osterley Herts/Middlesex 3 South
2003-04[10] 8 Wealdstone Cuffley No relegation[a 5] Herts/Middlesex 3 North
2003-04[11] 7 Belsize Park London French No relegation[a 6] Herts/Middlesex 3 South
2004-05[12] 7 Old Ashmoleans Hendon No relegation Herts/Middlesex 3 North
2004-05[13] 7 Feltham G.W.R. No relegation Herts/Middlesex 3 South
2005-06[14] 7 Saracens Amateurs Watford 2nd XV No relegation Herts/Middlesex 3 North
2005-06[15] 8 British Airways Old Isleworthians No relegation Herts/Middlesex 3 South
2006-07[16] 8 Royston Wasps Amateurs No relegation Herts/Middlesex 3 North
2006-07[17] 9 Thamesians H.A.C. No relegation Herts/Middlesex 3 South
2007-08[18] 7 Hackney[a 7] Cuffley[a 8] Chess Valley, Southgate, Hatfield, Pinner & Grammarians[a 9] Herts/Middlesex 3 North
2007-08[19] 7 London French[a 10] Quintin[a 11] Hayes, G.W.R, Northolt, British Airways, Sudbury & London Springboks[a 12] Herts/Middlesex 3 South
2008-09[20] 8 Old Isleworthians Hackney Watford, Old Tottonians, Cuffley Herts/Middlesex 3
2009-10[21] 8 Ickenham London French Cuffley, Watford, Hatfield Herts/Middlesex 3
2010-11[22] 9 Harrow Hillingdon Abbots No relegation[a 13] Herts/Middlesex 3
2011-12[23] 9 Quintin Chess Valley No relegation Herts/Middlesex 3
2012-13[24] 8 Feltham Thamesians No relegation Herts/Middlesex 3
2013-14[25] 7 London French Watford (and 2 others)[a 14] No relegation Herts/Middlesex 3
Green backgrounds are promotion places.
  1. ^ More relegations than usual due to league restructuring for the next season.
  2. ^ Herts/Middlesex 3 would split into two regional divisions - north and south - for the following season. This format would continue until 2008-09.
  3. ^ Due to champions Wasps Amateurs being denied promotion, Old Actonians weent up in 2nd place and 3rd place Hammersmith & Fulham won the promotion playoff to join them.
  4. ^ No relegation as division would increase from 7 to 8 teams for the following season.
  5. ^ No relegation as Herts/Middlesex 4 North abolished for the following season.
  6. ^ No relegation as Herts/Middlesex 4 South abolished for the following season.
  7. ^ Due to league restructuring Hackney would not be promoted but would remain in the new look, single division Herts/Middlesex 3 for the next season.
  8. ^ As with Hackney, Cuffley would remain in the new look, single division Herts/Middlesex 3 for the next season.
  9. ^ All relegated teams would drop into the new single division Herts/Middlesex 4 for the following season.
  10. ^ Due to league restructuring London French would not be promoted but would remain in the new look, single division Herts/Middlesex 3 for the next season.
  11. ^ As with London French, Quintin would remain in the new look, single division Herts/Middlesex 3 for the next season.
  12. ^ All relegated teams would drop into the new single division Herts/Middlesex 4 for the following season.
  13. ^ No relegation as Herts/Middlesex 4 abolished for the next season.
  14. ^ As this was the last season of Herts/Middlesex 3 most teams in the division would be automatically promoted to Herts/Middlesex 2 although Pinner & Grammarians and Old Grammarians would leave the league to join Middlesex Merit Table 5 and 6 respectively.

Promotion play-offs[edit]

From 2000 to 2003 there was a playoff between the runners-up of Herts/Middlesex 3 North and Herts/Middlesex 3 South for the third and final promotion place to Herts/Middlesex 2 with the team with the superior league record has home advantage in the tie. The promotion playoffs were discontinued for the 2003-04 season when Herts/Middlesex 2 split into two divisions (north and south), meaning that the top two sides in Herts/Middlesex 3 North and Herts/Middlesex 3 South automatically went up instead. At the end of the 2003-04 season the Herts/Middlesex 3 South teams had been the most successful with two wins to the Herts/Middlesex 3 North teams one; and the away team had won promotion two times to the home team's one.

Herts/Middlesex 3 North v Herts/Middlesex 3 South promotion play-off results
Season Home team Score Away team Venue Attendance
2000-01[26] Hammersmith & Fulham (S)[b 1] 58-0 Old Grammarians (N) Hurlingham Park, Fulham, London
2001-02[27] Hendon (N) 5-22 Old Isleworthians (S) Copthall Playing Fields, Hendon, London
2002-03[28] Belsize Park (S) 8-12 Old Haberdashers (N) Regent's Park, Central London, London
Green background is the promoted team. N = Herts/Middlesex 3 North and S = Herts/Middlesex 3 South
  1. ^ Despite finishing 3rd in the league Hammersmith & Fulham qualified for the 2000-01 promotion playoff as champions Wasps Amateurs were denied promotion. This meant that 2nd placed Old Actonians went up instead with Hammersmith & Fulham going into the playoff which was usually reserved for the league runners up.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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