North Lancashire/Cumbria

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North Lancashire/Cumbria
Current season or competition::
2016–17 North Lancashire/Cumbria
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Sport Rugby union
Number of teams 14
Country  England
Holders Carlisle (1st title) (2016–17)
(promoted to North 1 West)
Most titles Blackburn, Carlisle, Fleetwood, Oldham, Wigton (2 titles)
Website England RFU

North Lancashire/Cumbria is an English Rugby Union League at the seventh tier of club rugby union for teams from North Lancashire and Cumbria. Promotion from this division is into North 1 West with the champions going straight up and the league runners up facing the league runners up from South Lancs/Cheshire 1 for their place. Clubs at the bottom of the table are relegated either to Lancashire (North) or the Cumbria League depending on their geographical location.

Participating Clubs 2016-17[edit]

Participating Clubs 2015-16[edit]

2015-16 North Lancashire/Cumbria teams in Greater Manchester
Team Ground Capacity City/Area Previous season
Aldwinians Audenshaw Park Audenshaw, Greater Manchester 6th
Ashton-under-Lyne Gambrel Bank Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester Promoted from North Lancashire 1 (playoffs)
Aspatria Bower Park Wigton, Cumbria 4th
Bolton Avenue Street Bolton, Greater Manchester Relegated from North 1 West (12th)
De La Salle De La Salle Sports & Social Club Salford, Greater Manchester 5th
Fleetwood Melbourne Avenue Fleetwood, Lancashire 8th
Hawcoat Park Hawcoat Lane Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria 9th
Oldham Manor Park Oldham, Greater Manchester Promoted from North Lancashire 1 (champions)
Silloth The Jim Brough Rugby Park Silloth, Cumbria Promoted from Cumbria League (champions)
St Benedicts Newlands Avenue Mirehouse, Whitehaven, Cumbria 3rd
Tyldesley St Georges Park Tyldesley, Greater Manchester Promoted & level transferred from South Lancs/Cheshire 2 (2nd)
Upper Eden Pennine Park Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria 10th
Whitehaven Richmond Terrace Whitehaven, Cumbria 11th
Wigton Lowmoor Road Wigton, Cumbria Relegated from North 1 West (14th)

Participating Clubs 2014-15[edit]

Participating Clubs 2013-14[edit]

Participating clubs 2012−13[edit]

North Lancs/Cumbria Honours[edit]

North Lancs/Cumbria Honours
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams League Name
1998-99[1] 10 Blackpool Oldham Keswick North Lancs/Cumbria
1999-00[2] 10 Oldham[a 1] De La Salle (Salford)[a 2] Furness, Millom, Ambleside, Windermere, Hawcoat Park, Trafford MV, Tyldesley, Ormskirk[a 3] North Lancs/Cumbria
2000-01[3] 12 Workington Carlisle Egremont, Fleetwood, Burnley North Lancs/Cumbria
2001-02[4] 12 Rochdale Oldham Cockermouth, Netherhall, St Benedicts North Lancs/Cumbria
2002-03[5] 12 Oldham Penrith Bury, De La Salle (Salford) North Lancs/Cumbria
2003-04[6] 12 Fleetwood Rossendale Windermere, Blackpool, Hawcoat Park North Lancs/Cumbria
2004-05[7] 12 Rossendale Tyldesley Egremont, Kirkby Lonsdale, Aldwinians North Lancs/Cumbria
2005-06[8] 12 Carlisle St Benedicts Netherhall, Workington, Heaton Moor North Lancs/Cumbria
2006-07[9] 12 Aldwinians Blackburn Trafford MV, Whitehaven North Lancs/Cumbria
2007-08[10] 11 Blackburn Rossendale St Benedicts, Didsbury Toc H, De La Salle (Salford) North Lancs/Cumbria
2008-09[11] 12 Tyldesley Vale of Lune No relegation[a 4] North Lancs/Cumbria
2009-10[12] 14 Wigton Kirkby Lonsdale Netherhall, Burnley, Aldwinians North Lancs/Cumbria
2010-11[13] 14 Aspatria Fleetwood Oldham, Keswick, Whitehaven North Lancs/Cumbria
2011-12[14] 14 Fleetwood Kirkby Lonsdale Furness, Millom, De La Salle (Salford) North Lancs/Cumbria
2012-13[15] 14 Wigton Eccles Egremont, Didsbury Toc H, Heaton Moor North Lancs/Cumbria
2013-14[16] 14 Eccles Bolton Littleborough, Workington, Keswick North Lancs/Cumbria
2014-15[17] 14 Blackburn Leigh Furness, Tarleton, Heaton Moor North Lancs/Cumbria
2015-16[18] 14 St Benedicts Bolton Ashton-under-Lyne, Whitehaven, Aldwinians North Lancs/Cumbria
2016-17[19] 14 Carlisle De La Salle (Salford) Workington, Silloth, Upper Eden North Lancs/Cumbria
2017-18 14
Green backgrounds are promotion places.
  1. ^ Oldham were not promoted due to Northern League restructuring.
  2. ^ Despite finishing 2nd De La Salle (Salford) were demoted to North Lancs 1 due to league restructuring caused by the cancellation of North West 1, North West 2 and North West 3.
  3. ^ Due to restructuring of the Northern League all teams in the division aside from champions Oldham were relegated. Furness, Millom, Ambleside, Windermere and Hawcoat Park all joined the Cumbrian League, Trafford MV and Tyldesley joined North Lancs 1 while Ormskirk joined South Lancs/Cheshire 2.
  4. ^ There was no relegation due to the division increasing from 12 to 14 teams for the next season.

Promotion play-offs[edit]

Since the 2000–01 season there has been a play-off between the runners-up of North Lancashire/Cumbria and South Lancs/Cheshire 1 for the third and final promotion place to North 1 West. The team with the superior league record has home advantage in the tie. At the end of the 2016–17 season the North Lancashire/Cumbria sides have been the most successful with nine wins to the South Lancs/Cheshire 1 team sides eight; and the home team has won promotion on twelve occasions compared to the away teams five.

North Lancashire/Cumbria v South Lancs/Cheshire 1 promotion play-off results
Season Home team Score Away team Venue Attendance
2000–01[20] Warrington (SLC) HWO[b 1] Carlisle (NLC) The Fortress, Walton, Warrington, Cheshire N/A
2001–02[21] Oldham (NLC) 15-24 Aspull (SLC) Manor Park, Oldham, Greater Manchester
2002–03[22] Penrith (NLC) 25-10 Widnes (SLC) Winters Park, Penrith, Cumbria
2003–04[23] Rossendale (NLC) 24-28 Bowdon (SLC) Marl Pits, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire
2004–05[24] Leigh (SLC) 13-15 Tyldesley (NLC) Round Ash Park, Leigh, Greater Manchester
2005–06[25] Wilmslow (SLC) 43-10 St Benedicts (NLC) Memorial Ground, Wilmslow, Cheshire
2006–07[26] Leigh (SLC) 40-15 Blackburn (NLC) Round Ash Park, Leigh, Greater Manchester
2007–08[27] Rossendale (NLC) 20-16 Burnage (SLC) Marl Pits, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire
2008–09[28] Widnes (SLC) 41-52 Vale of Lune (NLC) Heath Road, Widnes, Cheshire
2009–10[29] Kirkby Lonsdale (NLC) 13-12 Widnes (SLC) Underley Park, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria
2010–11[30] Widnes (SLC) 26-19 Fleetwood (NLC) Heath Road, Widnes, Cheshire
2011–12[31] Kirkby Lonsdale (NLC) 21-18 (aet) New Brighton (SLC) Underley Park, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria
2012–13[32] Broughton Park (SLC) 32-13 Eccles (NLC) Hough End, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester
2013–14[33] Bolton (NLC) 21-18 Northwich (SLC) Avenue Street, Bolton, Greater Manchester 500
2014–15[34] Leigh (NLC) 34-26 Liverpool St Helens (SLC) Leigh, Greater Manchester
2015–16[35] Bolton (NLC) 20-27 West Park St Helens (SLC) Avenue Street, Bolton, Greater Manchester
2016–17[36] Douglas (I.O.M.) (SLC) 15-14 De La Salle (Salford) (NLC) Port-E-Chee, Douglas, Isle of Man, Isle of Man 600
2017–18
Green background is the promoted team. NLC = North Lancashire/Cumbria and SLC = South Lancs/Cheshire 1
  1. ^ Warrington won 2000-01 promotion playoff by default as Carlisle were unable to raise a team.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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