Market Harborough & District Football League

What do we know about this league ?

For the early seasons I have quite a bit of information in terms of who won the league and the participating teams, however I have little information from the early 1950’s onwards.

WinnersRunners-Up
1904/05Market Harborough Town Resunknown
1905/06Harborough Excelsiorunknown
1906/07Desborough VictoriaMarket Harborough Town Res

At the end of the 1906/07 season only five teams were left, three of whcih moved to new leagues for the next season. I can’t find any reference to the Market Harborough & District League until the 1910/11 season.

WinnersRunners-Up
1910/11unknownunknown
1911/12Harborough Caxtonunknown
1912/13Fleckney United Resunknown
1913/14Little Bowden CorinthiansKibworth SS
1914/15Symington’sunknown

Due to the First World War the league was suspended for four seasons, resuming again in 1919/20.

Division OneDivision Two
1919/20Market Harborough Congs
1920/21Little Bowden Albion
1921/22Billesdon & District (East)
Saddington Athletic (West)
1922/23Symingtons RC (East)
Little Bowden Albion (West)
1923/24Stoke Albany (East)
unknown (West)
1924/25Billesdon & District
1925/26Little Bowden AlbionFleckney Guild
1926/27Symingtons Athletic ResStoke Albany
1927/28Stoke & Wilbarston
1928/29Stoke & WilbarstonGreat Bowden
1929/30Little Bowden AlbionFree Church Institute Res
1930/31Little Bowden BCSymingtons RC Res
1931/32Symingtons RCMarket Harborough Congs
1932/33Welford Victoriaunknown
1933/34Cottingham All Saints
1934/35Little Bowden Albion
1935/36Little Bowden Albion
1936/37Little Bowden AlbionKibworth Town Reserves
1937/38Great Bowden ImperialWelford Victoria
1938/39CottinghamLoomes Ltd.

For the 1939/40 season a constitutio was proposed but the league went into temporary suspension from early September due to the outbreak of the Second World War. The suspension of games lasted seven seasons with the league returning for the start of the 1946/47 season.

Division OneDivision Two
1946/47Harborough Rubber Co.
1947/48Great Bowden Imperial &
Great Easton (joint winners)
1948/49Cottingham
1949/50Foxton UnitedStoke & Wilbarston
1950/51Langtons
1951/52unknown
1952/53unknown
1953/54unknown
1954/55unknown
1955/56unknown
1956/57Welford Victoria
1957/58unknown
1958/59unknown
1959/60Medbourne
1960/61Medbourne
1961/62Medbourne
1962/63Welford Victoria
1963/64Symingtons
1964/65Symingtons
1965/66Wigston Town
1966/67unknownGartree United
1967/68unknownunknown
1968/69unknownunknown
1969/70Leicester Polytechnic ‘A’unknown
1970/71unknown
1971/72unknownunknown

At the end of the 1971/72 season the Market Harborough & District Football League merged with the South Leicestershire Football League to form the Hinckley & Harborough Alliance Football League.