Norfolk & Suffolk League


The Norfolk & Suffolk League was a football league covering the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk in England.

Norfolk & Suffolk League
Founded1897
Folded1964
CountryEngland
RegionEast Anglia
Last championsCNS Old Boy's Union (1963–64)
Most championshipsKing's Lynn and Lowestoft Town
(8 titles each)

History


The league was established in 1897, starting with six clubs, Beccles Caxton, Great Yarmouth Town, Kirkley, Lowestoft Town, Lynn Town and Norwich CEYMS.[1] Lowestoft won the inaugural league title and went on to win six of the first seven championships.[1] By the early 1900s it had attracted the two biggest clubs in the region, Ipswich Town and Norwich City. The league gradually expanded, reaching 14 clubs in the 1920s and after a slight contraction, losing many of its better clubs to the newly established Eastern Counties League, it had sixteen members by the late 1930s.[1] During the late 1950s it had 18 members. However, it had lost most of the Suffolk-based clubs and in 1964 the league merged with the East Anglian League to form the Anglian Combination.[1]

Champions


Season Champions
1897–98Lowestoft Town
1898–99Lowestoft Town
1899–00Norwich CEYMS
1900–01Lowestoft Town
1901–02Lowestoft Town
1902–03Lowestoft Town
1903–04Lowestoft Town
1904–05Norwich City
1905–06Lynn Town
1906–07Norwich CEYMS
1907–08Lynn Town
1908–09Cromer
1909–10Lynn Town
1910–11Norwich CEYMS
1911–1216th Lancers
1912–13Lynn Town
1913–14Great Yarmouth Town
1919–20Norwich City Reserves
1920–21Gorleston
1921–22Lynn Town
1922–23Lynn Town
1923–24Lynn Town
1924–25Lynn Town
1925–26Gorleston
1926–27Great Yarmouth Town
1927–28Great Yarmouth Town
1928–29Lowestoft Town
1929–30Gorleston
1930–31Lowestoft Town
1931–32Gorleston
1932–33Gorleston
1933–34Gorleston
1934–35Gorleston
1935–36Norwich CEYMS
1936–37Norwich City 'A'
1937–38Eastern Coachworks
1938–39Holt United
1946–47Bungay Town
1947–48Bungay Town
1948–49Bungay Town
1949–50Gothic
1950–51Gothic
1951–52Bungay Town
1952–53Beccles Town
1953–54North Walsham Town
1954–55Thetford Town
1955–56Gothic
1956–57Gothic
1957–58Sheringham
1958–59Gothic
1959–60CNS Old Boy's Union
1960–61Gothic
1961–62Gothic
1962–63CNS Old Boy's Union
1963–64CNS Old Boy's Union

Member clubs


Member clubs during the league's existence included:

References