South Lancs/Cheshire 1

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South Lancs/Cheshire 1
Current season or competition::
2016–17 South Lancs/Cheshire 1
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Sport Rugby union
Number of teams 14
Country  England
Holders Manchester (1st title) (2016–7)
(promoted to North 1 West)
Most titles Wilmslow, Northwich (2 titles)
Website England RFU

South Lancs/Cheshire 1 is a regional English rugby union league at the seventh tier of club rugby union for teams from the South Lancashire, Manchester and Cheshire area. Promoted teams enter North 1 West with the champions going straight up while the runners up face the runners up from North Lancashire/Cumbria for their place. Relegated teams typically drop down to South Lancs/Cheshire 2.

Participating Clubs 2016-17[edit]

Participating Clubs 2015-16[edit]

Team Ground Capacity City/Area Previous season
Anselmians Malone Field Eastham, Merseyside 8th
Bowdon Clay Lane Timperley, Altrincham, Greater Manchester 11th
Douglas Port-e-Chee Meadow Douglas, Isle of Man 10th
Glossop Hargate Hill Lane Charlesworth, Glossop, Derbyshire 7th
Hoylake Carham Road Hoylake, Merseyside 12th
Liverpool Collegiate Aigburth Cricket Ground 3,000 Liverpool, Merseyside Promoted from South Lancs/Cheshire 2 (champions)
Liverpool St Helens Moss Lane St. Helens, Lancashire 2nd
Manchester Grove Park 4,000 Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Greater Manchester 9th
New Brighton Hartsfield 2,000 Moreton, Merseyside Relegated from North 1 West (13th)
Northwich Moss Farm Northwich, Cheshire 3rd
Sefton Thornhead Lane Liverpool, Merseyside 6th
West Park St Helens Red Rocks St. Helens, Lancashire 5th
Wigan Douglas Valley Wigan, Lancashire Level transfer from North Lancashire/Cumbria (7th)
Winnington Park Burrows Hill Winnington, Northwich, Cheshire 4th

Participating Clubs 2014-15[edit]

Participating Clubs 2013-14[edit]

Participating Clubs 2012-13[edit]

South Lancs/Cheshire Division 1 Honours[edit]

South Lancs/Cheshire Division 1 Honours
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams League Name
1998-99[1] 10 St Edward's O.B. Wallasey Anselmians, Ruskin Park Euromanx South Lancs/Cheshire 1
1999-00[2] 9 Birchfield Dukinfield Old Salians, Eagle, Crewe and Nantwich Euromanx South Lancs/Cheshire 1
2000-01[3] 12 Birkenhead Park Warrington Ashton-on-Mersey Euromanx South Lancs/Cheshire 1
2001-02[3] 12 Wilmslow Aspull St Edward's O.B., Dukinfield Euromanx South Lancs/Cheshire 1
2002-03[4] 12 Caldy Widnes Ormskirk, Oldershaw Euromanx South Lancs/Cheshire 1
2003-04[5] 12 Widnes Bowdon Birchfield, Anselmians Euromanx South Lancs/Cheshire 1
2004-05[6] 12 Rochdale Leigh Southport, Wigan Euromanx South Lancs/Cheshire 1
2005-06[7] 12 Broughton Park Wilmslow Warrington Euromanx South Lancs/Cheshire 1
2006-07[8] 12 Northwich Leigh Oldershaw, Dukinfield Euromanx South Lancs/Cheshire 1
2007-08[9] 12 Wilmslow Burnage Ruskin Park, Anselmians, Aspull Euromanx South Lancs/Cheshire 1
2008-09[10] 11 Burnage Widnes No relegation[a 1] South Lancs/Cheshire 1
2009-10[11] 14 Wirral Widnes Dukinfield, Warrington South Lancs/Cheshire Division 1
2010-11[12] 14 Anselmians Widnes Oswestry, Vagabonds (I.O.M.) South Lancs/Cheshire Division 1
2011-12[13] 14 Sale New Brighton Ormskirk, Liverpool Collegiate South Lancs/Cheshire Division 1
2012-13[14] 14 Warrington Broughton Park Orrell, Bowdon South Lancs/Cheshire Division 1
2013-14[15] 14 New Brighton Northwich Ashton-on-Mersey, Tyldesley South Lancs/Cheshire Division 1
2014-15[16] 14 Altrincham Kersal Liverpool St Helens Ruskin Park, Manchester Medics South Lancs/Cheshire Division 1
2015-16[17] 14 Northwich West Park St Helens Winnington Park, Hoylake South Lancs/Cheshire Division 1
2016-17[18] 14 Manchester Douglas (I.O.M.) Oswestry, Wigan South Lancs/Cheshire Division 1
2017-18 14
Green backgrounds are promotion places.
  1. ^ No relegation as division due to increase from 11 to 14 teams for the following 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[19] Warrington (SLC) HWO[b 1] Carlisle (NLC) The Fortress, Walton, Warrington, Cheshire N/A
2001–02[20] Oldham (NLC) 15-24 Aspull (SLC) Manor Park[disambiguation needed], Oldham, Greater Manchester
2002–03[21] Penrith (NLC) 25-10 Widnes (SLC) Winters Park, Penrith, Cumbria
2003–04[22] Rossendale (NLC) 24-28 Bowdon (SLC) Marl Pits, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire
2004–05[23] Leigh (SLC) 13-15 Tyldesley (NLC) Round Ash Park, Leigh, Greater Manchester
2005–06[24] Wilmslow (SLC) 43-10 St Benedicts (NLC) Memorial Ground, Wilmslow, Cheshire
2006–07[25] Leigh (SLC) 40-15 Blackburn (NLC) Round Ash Park, Leigh, Greater Manchester
2007–08[26] Rossendale (NLC) 20-16 Burnage (SLC) Marl Pits, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire
2008–09[27] Widnes (SLC) 41-52 Vale of Lune (NLC) Heath Road, Widnes, Cheshire
2009–10[28] Kirkby Lonsdale (NLC) 13-12 Widnes (SLC) Underley Park, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria
2010–11[29] Widnes (SLC) 26-19 Fleetwood (NLC) Heath Road, Widnes, Cheshire
2011–12[30] Kirkby Lonsdale (NLC) 21-18 (aet) New Brighton (SLC) Underley Park, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria
2012–13[31] Broughton Park (SLC) 32-13 Eccles (NLC) Hough End, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester
2013–14[32] Bolton (NLC) 21-18 Northwich (SLC) Avenue Street, Bolton, Greater Manchester 500
2014–15[33] Leigh (NLC) 34-26 Liverpool St Helens (SLC) Leigh, Greater Manchester
2015–16[34] Bolton (NLC) 20-27 West Park St Helens (SLC) Avenue Street, Bolton, Greater Manchester
2016–17[35] 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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  18. ^ "2016-2017 Northern Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
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