Leicestershire Senior League

Leicestershire Senior League 1929/30

Burton Town Reserves complete a hat-trick of league wins.


WinnersRunners Up
LeagueBurton Town ReservesGresley Rovers Reserves

Before the start of the season the following teams moved to the league:

From the Derby & District Football League

Newhall United.

From the Leicester & District Football League

South Wigston Imperial.

From the Nuneaton Combination

Nuneaton Town Reserves

Leicestershire Senior League

1Burton Town ReservesM1292155193620
2Gresley Rovers ReservesM1263345311415
3South Wigston ImperialM126153440-613
4Nuneaton Town ReservesM125253338-512
5Loughborough Corinthians ReservesM122463240-88
6Newhall UnitedL122462034-148
7Barrow TrinityL123271633-178

After the season finished the following teams moved from the league:

  • Burton Town Reserves to the Derbyshire Senior League
  • Gresley Rovers Reserves to the Derbyshire Senior League
  • Loughborough Corinthians Reserves to the Derbyshire Senior League
  • Nuneton Town Reserves to the Nuneaton Combination
  • South Wigston Imperial to the Leicester City Football League

Barrow Trinity and Newhall United both left the league at the end of the season but could not be traced.

At the end of the season the numbers of teams left in the league were so low that it was decided at the annual meeting to suspend the league for a season as reported below.

Leicestershire Senior League to Suspend Operations.

Birmingham Daily Gazette, Saturday 21st June 1930.

“It seems almost a tragedy that after 27 years of splendid work senior football in Leicestershire should have to close down.”

So remarked Mr. J.H. Linthwaite, hon. secretary of the Leicestershire Senior Football League, in his report to the annual meeting.

“The Management Committee,” the report continued, “have done their utmost for several seasons now to keep the league going, in the hope that football would revive in the county, but in spite of their efforts is has gradually got worse, and there are now only three clubs left, none of which is in Leicestershire. This being so, the committee feel that they must reluctantly suspend operations for a season, in the hope that a revival will take place, and that we can re-commence in 1931-32.”

It was unanimously agreed to suspend the league for one year.

However it was to be another four years before the league started up again in the 1934/35 season under the name of the Leicestershire Football League.