Midlands 1 East

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Midlands 1 East
Current season or competition:
2018–19 Midlands 1 East
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SportRugby union
Number of teams14
Country England
HoldersBedford Athletic (3rd title) (2017–18
(promoted to Midlands Premier))
Most titlesBedford Athletic (3 titles)
WebsiteEngland RFU

Midlands 1 East is an English semi-professional level 6 rugby union regional league for rugby clubs in the eastern region of the Midlands, including sides from Bedfordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and occasionally Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

The champions are promoted to Midlands Premier (formerly National League 3 Midlands) and the runner-up plays against the second-placed team from Midlands 1 West for the second promotion place. The last three teams are relegated teams to either Midlands 2 East (North) or Midlands 2 East (South), depending on geographic location.[1]

Teams 2018–19[edit]

Teams 2017–18[edit]

2016-17[edit]

2015–16[edit]

2014–15[edit]

2013–14[edit]

2012–13[edit]

2011–12[edit]

2010–11[edit]

2009–10[edit]

2008–09[edit]

Ampthill promoted as champions to newly formed National Division 3 Midlands.

Midland 1 East honours[edit]

Midlands 1 East honours
Season No of teams Champions Runners-up Relegated teams League name
1998–99[2] 17 Longton Newbold-on-Avon Leamington, Towcestrians, Stafford Midlands 2 East
1999–00[3] 17 Malvern Bromsgrove Wolverhampton, Derby Midlands 2 East
2000–01[4] 12 Dunstablians Wellingborough Stockwood Park, Leighton Buzzard, Nottingham Moderns Midlands 2 East
2001–02[5] 12 Hinckley Spalding Lincoln, Huntingdon & District Midlands 2 East
2002–03[6] 12 Kettering Luton Ilkeston, Wellingborough Midlands 2 East
2003–04[7] 12 Mansfield Hinckley Nottingham Moderns, Banbury, Northampton Old Scouts Midlands 2 East
2004–05[8] 12 Luton Market Bosworth Huntingdon & District, Syston, Melton Mowbray Midlands 2 East
2005–06[9] 12 South Leicester Peterborough Ampthill, Spalding, Towcestrians Midlands 2 East
2006–07[10] 12 Loughborough Students Matlock Mansfield, Northampton Old Scouts, Ilkeston Midlands 2 East
2007–08[11] 12 Kettering Hinckley Melton Mowbray, Banbury, Old Northamptonians Midlands 2 East
2008–09[12] 12 Ampthill Scunthorpe No relegation due to league restructure[a 1] Midlands 2 East
2009–10[13] 14 Scunthorpe Old Northamptonians Market Bosworth, Stewarts & Lloyds Midlands 1 East
2010–11[14] 14 Syston Mansfield Dunstablians, Wellingborough Midlands 1 East
2011–12[15] 14 Derby Paviors Coalville, Nuneaton Old Edwardians, Leighton Buzzard Midlands 1 East
2012–13[16] 14 Bedford Athletic Ilkeston Loughborough, Spalding, Market Bosworth Midlands 1 East
2013–14[17] 14 Peterborough Lions Derby Coalville, Peterborough, Matlock Midlands 1 East
2014–15[18] 14 Syston Old Northamptonians Spalding, Belgrave, Mansfield Midlands 1 East
2015–16[19] 14 Bedford Athletic Derby Matlock, Old Laurentians, Newark Midlands 1 East
2016-17[20] 14 Newbold-on-Avon Kettering Ilkeston, Dronfield[a 2] Midlands 1 East
2017-18[22] 14 Bedford Athletic Syston Market Rasen & Louth, Huntingdon & District, Bugbrooke Midlands 1 East
2018-19 14
Green background are the promotion places.

Promotion play-offs[edit]

Since the 2000–01 season there has been a play-off between the runners-up of Midlands 1 East and Midlands 1 West for the third and final promotion place to National League 3 Midlands. The team with the superior league record has home advantage in the tie. At the end of the 2017–18 season the Midlands 1 East teams have been the most successful with ten wins to the Midlands 1 West teams eight; and the home team has won promotion on twelve occasions compared to the away teams six.

Midlands 1 East v Midlands 1 West promotion play-off results
Season Home team Score Away team Venue Attendance
2000–01[23] Luctonians (W) 20-13 Wellingborough (E) Mortimer Park, Kingsland, Herefordshire
2001–02[24] Old Laurentians (W) 10-32 Spalding (E) Fenley Field, Rugby, Warwickshire
2002–03[25] Luton (E) 16-11 Derby (W) Newlands Road, Luton, Bedfordshire
2003–04[26] Derby (W) 29-12 Hinckley (E) Haslams Lane, Derby, Derbyshire
2004–05[27] Market Bosworth (E) 40-7 Malvern (W) Cadeby Lane, Market Bosworth, Warwickshire
2005–06[28] Peterborough (E) 23-21 Kenilworth (W) Fortress Fengate, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire 1,000
2006–07[29] Newport (Salop) (W) 20-5 Matlock (E) The Old Showground, Newport, Shropshire 500
2007–08[30] Hereford (W) 13-43 Hinckley (E) Wyeside, Hereford, Herefordshire
2008–09[31] Scunthorpe (E) 9-16 Hereford (W) Heslam Park, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire
2009–10[32] Bournville (W) AWO[a 3] Old Northamptonians (E) Rowheath, Bournville, Birmingham, West Midlands N/A
2010–11[34] Sutton Coldfield (W) 27-33 Mansfield (E) Roger Smoldon Ground, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
2011–12[35] Bournville (W) 42-11 Paviors (E) Bournbrook, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands
2012–13[36] Worcester Wanderers (W) 27-17 (aet) Ilkeston (E) Weston's Field, Worcester, Worcestershire
2013–14[37] Burton (W) 24-20 Derby (E) Peel Croft, Burton, Staffordshire 1,000[38]
2014–15[39] Old Northamptonians (E) 20-5 Worcester Wanderers (W) Sir Humphrey Cripps Pavilion, Northampton, Northamptonshire
2015–16[40] Derby (E) 28-23 Bournville (W) Haslams Lane, Derby, Derbyshire 200[41]
2016–17[42] Kettering (E) 19-55 Bournville (W) Waverley Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire
2017–18[43] Syston (E) 37-33 Dudley Kingswinford (W) Barkby Road, Queniborough, Leicestershire
2018–19
Green background is the promoted team. E = Midlands 1 East (formerly Midlands 2 East) and W = Midlands 1 West (formerly Midlands 2 West)

Number of league titles[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The division would be renamed Midlands Division 1 East for the next season and along with the whole national restructure of the league system by the RFU lead to mass changes at all levels.
  2. ^ Due to London Welsh being expelled from the RFU Championship in January 2017 only 23 teams would be relegated from the 8 divisions that make up tier 6 of the English rugby union league system instead of the usual 24 - meaning that the 12th placed side in one of the leagues would be safe. In the end 12th placed Wellingborough from Midlands 1 East gained more points (56) than any other 12th placed team across tier 6 leaving them safe from relegation and ensuring only 2 teams went down from Midlands 1 East that season.[21]
  3. ^ Old Northamptonians were promoted by default as Bournville were unable to field a front row for the 2009-10 play-off game.[33]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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