County Medals

The County Medals Competitions were formed for the start of the 1946/47 season. They replaced the regional based County Medals competitions which took place before the Second World War.

To help with travelling costs the competitions were split on a geographical basis, roughly based on East & West.

County Medals East

WinnersRunners Up
1946/47CroftSyston St. Peter’s Reserves
1947/48Glen VillaRavenstone Athletic Reserves
1948/49Croft St. Michael’sThurmaston PWMC
1949/50RAF North LuffenhamKilby Bridge
1950/51Cosby United ReservesCountesthorpe United
1951/52Broughton AstleySomerby
1952/53Broughton AstleyLutterworth Town Reserves
1953/54Barkby SwiftsBroughton Astley
1954/55GilmortonKibworth Town
1955/56GilmortonBirstall Social
1956/57GilmortonWigston COB Reserves
1957/58Whetstone Athletic ReservesGilmorton
1958/59Wigston Fields ‘A’Narborough & Littlethorpe
1959/60Wigston COB ReservesGlen Villa
1960/61Enderby Town ‘A’Gilmorton

County Medals West

WinnersRunners Up
1946/47Broughton AstleyLutterworth Town
1947/48Hinckley Old BoysBarwell Athletic Reserves
1948/49Donisthorpe St. John’sShepshed Swifts
1949/50Breedon & Cloud HillEnderby Town ‘A’
1950/51Hathern United ReservesSutton Cheney St. John’s
1951/52Shepshed AmateursAppleby Magna
1952/53Bardon HillBlackfordby
1953/54Shelthorpe Social ClubShepshed Swifts
1954/55Kegworth RoversCottons Sports
1955/56Stoney StantonWoodhouse Imperial
1956/57DesfordShepshed Parish Church
1957/58Enderby Town ‘A’Hugglescote Athletic
1958/59Whitwick Colliery ReservesDesford
1959/60Whitwick Colliery ReservesSutton Bonington
1960/61Breedon & Cloud HillLoughborough Dynamo

After the 1960/61 season the regional format was changed to become a two tiered County wide competition. The top ranked teams competed in the ‘A’ competition while the lower ranked (mainly from lower divisions of the City and Mutual leagues) competed in the County Medals ‘B’

County Medals ‘A’

WinnersRunners Up
1961/62Belvoir BaconBrush Amateurs
1962/63Barsby & DistrictSapcote United
1963/64Enderby Town ‘B’Blaby & Rural District Old Boys Reserves
1964/65Westfield Rovers ReservesSketchley Dye Works
1965/66Thurmaston PWMCFollsain Wycliffe
1966/67Desford CollierySouth Leicester Colliery
1967/68Burgess ProductsPeggs Green Sports Club
1969/70Syston Boys’ Club Old BoysOadby Boys’ Club Old Boys
1970/71Blaby NomadsWestfield Rovers Reserves
1971/72Dainite SportsBagworth Colliery
1972/73Kibworth Town UnitedPetfoods

County Medals ‘B’

WinnersRunners Up
1961/62Enderby Town ‘B’Barsby & District
1962/63Countesthorpe UnitedSyston Imperial Reserves
1963/64Dunton BassettSyston Imperial Reserves
1964/65Mountsorrel Amateurs ReservesWigston Fields ‘C’
1965/66Glenfield United ReservesLoughborough WMC
1966/67Oadby Boys’ Club Old BoysSyston Boys’ Club Old Boys
1967/68Syston Boys’ Club Old BoysStoughton & Thurnby
1968/69Westfield Rovers ‘A’Fortuna Reserves
1969/70Oadby JuniorsStoughton & Thurnby Reserves
1970/71KirklandsGreat Wigston WMC Reserves
1971/72Loughborough RoversKirklands
1972/73Desford Colliery ReservesBarsby & District
1973/74Thringstone ‘A’Oadby Boys’ Club Old Boys Reserves

For the final two seasons of the County Medals a ‘C’ competition was introduced containing teams from the lowest divisions of the City, Mutual and North Leicestershire Leagues.

County Medals ‘C’

WinnersRunners Up
1972/73Oadby ’67 ReservesBrush Amateurs Reserves
1973/74Kibworth Town ReservesQueniborough Amateurs Reserves

After the 1973/74 season the county cups were reorganised so that the City Medals and County Medals competitions were combined into the three Saturday Medals competitions.