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THE CORINTHIAN LEAGUE 1945-1963

 

Formed after the Second World War by clubs seeking a higher level of competition, but unable to gain entry to the Isthmian or Athenian Leagues, the Corinthian League took a few years to stabilise before maintaining a membership of 16 clubs over its latter stages. Despite losing a number of its better clubs to the Athenian League, ‘the Corinthian’ kept up the standards it was formed to produce over the period before the merger with the Athenian and Delphian Leagues in 1963.

 

FINAL TABLES

 

1945-1946

  1. GRAYS ATHLETIC                   16  14   2   0  59  14  30

  2. SLOUGH UNITED                    16  13   1   2  54  24  27

  3. ERITH & BELVEDERE                16   9   2   5  50  28  20

  4. WINDSOR & ETON                   16   8   1   7  56  49  17

  5. MAIDENHEAD UNITED                16   7   0   9  43  44  14

  6. EPSOM TOWN                       16   6   1   9  28  37  13

  7. WALTON & HERSHAM                 16   5   2   9  31  53  12

  8. TWICKENHAM                       16   4   1  11  31  67   9

  9. LONDON FIRE FORCES               16   1   0  15  16  52   2

  (144 67 10 67 368 368 144)

 

Epsom Town, London Fire Forces and Twickenham left the Corinthian League. Bedford Avenue, Carshalton Athletic, Eastbourne, Edgware Town, Hastings & St. Leonards, Hounslow Town and Uxbridge joined the competition.

 

1946-1947

  1. WALTON & HERSHAM                 24  19   2   3  88  35  40

  2. SLOUGH UNITED                    24  15   4   5  92  49  34

  3. WINDSOR & ETON                   24  14   4   6  83  49  32

  4. UXBRIDGE                         24  13   4   7  92  53  30

  5. GRAYS ATHLETIC                   24  12   5   7  70  59  29

  6. ERITH & BELVEDERE                24  12   2  10  68  51  26

  7. HOUNSLOW TOWN                    24   9   4  11  57  55  22

  8. MAIDENHEAD UNITED                24   8   5  11  50  67  21

  9. HASTINGS & ST. LEONARDS          24   6   7  11  42  68  19

 10. EASTBOURNE                       24   8   2  14  57  80  18

 11. CARSHALTON ATHLETIC              24   6   6  12  59  91  18

 12. EDGWARE TOWN                     24   6   2  16  40  76  14

 13. BEDFORD AVENUE                   24   4   1  19  51 116   9

  (312 132 48 132 849 849 312)

 

Chesham United joined the Corinthian League. Slough United became ‘Slough Town’.

 

1947-1948

  1. WALTON & HERSHAM                 26  17   4   5  82  40  38

  2. HOUNSLOW TOWN                    26  16   2   8  68  46  34

  3. ERITH & BELVEDERE                26  15   3   8  67  38  33

  4. CARSHALTON ATHLETIC              26  15   2   9  70  53  32

  5. GRAYS ATHLETIC                   26  13   5   8  68  56  31

  6. EDGWARE TOWN                     26  12   5   9  55  46  29

  7. HASTINGS & ST. LEONARDS          26  12   3  11  72  57  27

  8. MAIDENHEAD UNITED                26  10   5  11  45  52  25

  9. EASTBOURNE                       26  10   4  12  55  68  24

 10. UXBRIDGE                         26  10   3  13  53  62  23

 11. CHESHAM UNITED                   26   6   9  11  48  60  21

 12. WINDSOR & ETON                   26   9   3  14  42  75  21

 13. SLOUGH TOWN                      26   7   4  15  50  51  18

 14. BEDFORD AVENUE                   26   4   0  22  35 106   8

  (364 156 52 156 810 810 364)

 

Bedford Avenue and Hastings & St. Leonards left the Corinthian League. Worthing joined the competition.

 

 

1948-1949

  1. WALTON & HERSHAM                 24  19   1   4  82  32  39

  2. UXBRIDGE                         24  14   5   5  52  36  33

  3. HOUNSLOW TOWN                    24  13   6   5  67  45  32

  4. ERITH & BELVEDERE                24  13   5   6  54  39  31

  5. GRAYS ATHLETIC                   24  12   4   8  73  58  28

  6. SLOUGH TOWN                      24  10   6   8  55  38  26

  7. WORTHING                         24   7   7  10  49  60  21

  8. CHESHAM UNITED                   24   8   5  11  42  75  21

  9. MAIDENHEAD UNITED                24   8   4  12  34  48  20

 10. CARSHALTON ATHLETIC              24   7   3  14  48  59  17

 11. EDGWARE TOWN                     24   4   8  12  35  43  16

 12. EASTBOURNE                       24   6   4  14  49  68  16

 13. WINDSOR & ETON                   24   6   0  18  35  74  12

  (312 127 58 127 675 675 312)

 

Epsom joined the Corinthian League.

 

1949-1950

  1. HOUNSLOW TOWN                    26  19   3   4  86  37  41

  2. WALTON & HERSHAM                 26  18   4   4  69  31  40

  3. ERITH & BELVEDERE                26  14   6   6  59  30  34

  4. UXBRIDGE                         26  15   3   8  65  47  33

  5. WORTHING                         26  12   4  10  57  50  28

  6. GRAYS ATHLETIC                   26  10   8   8  63  62  28

  7. EASTBOURNE                       26  10   7   9  52  46  27

  8. SLOUGH TOWN                      26  10   7   9  46  51  27

  9. EDGWARE TOWN                     26  10   5  11  50  53  25

 10. MAIDENHEAD UNITED                26   7   8  11  43  46  22

 11. CHESHAM UNITED                   26   7   8  11  53  59  22

 12. CARSHALTON ATHLETIC              26   8   4  14  56  75  20

 13. EPSOM                            26   2   5  19  38  95   9

 14. WINDSOR & ETON                   26   3   2  21  34  89   8

  (364 145 74 145 771 771 364)

 

Walton & Hersham (Athenian League) and Windsor & Eton both left the Corinthian League. Maidstone United and Tilbury joined the competition.

 

1950-1951

  1. SLOUGH TOWN                      26  17   4   5  65  33  38

  2. HOUNSLOW TOWN                    26  17   3   6  80  41  37

  3. ERITH & BELVEDERE                26  13   5   8  59  43  31

  4. EDGWARE TOWN                     26  14   2  10  65  52  30

  5. MAIDENHEAD UNITED                26  13   3  10  57  49  29

  6. GRAYS ATHLETIC                   26  11   5  10  68  54  27

  7. CHESHAM UNITED                   26  11   4  11  69  61  26

  8. TILBURY                          26  11   4  11  42  44  26

  9. UXBRIDGE                         26  10   4  12  64  62  24

 10. WORTHING                         26  11   2  13  52  75  24

 11. CARSHALTON ATHLETIC              26   8   4  14  65  75  20

 12. EASTBOURNE                       26   8   3  15  47  65  19

 13. EPSOM                            26   8   2  16  61  94  18

 14. MAIDSTONE UNITED                 26   6   3  17  58 104  15

  (364 158 48 158 852 852 364)

 

1951-1952

  1. HOUNSLOW TOWN                    26  21   1   4  85  28  43

  2. GRAYS ATHLETIC                   26  19   5   2  77  35  43

  3. SLOUGH TOWN                      26  19   3   4  85  37  41

  4. ERITH & BELVEDERE                26  14   1  11  56  50  29

  5. CARSHALTON ATHLETIC              26  10   7   9  67  59  27

  6. CHESHAM UNITED                   26  12   2  12  64  62  26

  7. TILBURY                          26  11   4  11  46  58  26

  8. EASTBOURNE                       26   9   7  10  53  53  25

  9. EPSOM                            26   9   4  13  45  65  22

 10. WORTHING                         26   8   6  12  44  68  22

 11. UXBRIDGE                         26   8   5  13  59  58  21

 12. EDGWARE TOWN                     26   5   5  16  37  61  15

 13. MAIDSTONE UNITED                 26   3   7  16  40  80  13

 14. MAIDENHEAD UNITED                26   5   1  20  28  72  11

  (364 153 58 153 786 786 364)

 

1952-1953

  1. CARSHALTON ATHLETIC              26  19   1   6  70  44  39

  2. HOUNSLOW TOWN                    26  16   4   6  84  46  36

  3. EPSOM                            26  16   2   8  72  39  34

  4. MAIDSTONE UNITED                 26  14   4   8  58  53  32

  5. UXBRIDGE                         26  12   5   9  40  41  29

  6. GRAYS ATHLETIC                   26  11   6   9  58  47  28

  7. EDGWARE TOWN                     26  11   6   9  65  54  28

  8. TILBURY                          26  10   5  11  46  42  25

  9. MAIDENHEAD UNITED                26   9   5  12  44  50  23

 10. SLOUGH TOWN                      26   7   7  12  39  53  21

 11. EASTBOURNE                       26   7   7  12  40  58  21

 12. ERITH & BELVEDERE                26   8   4  14  43  50  20

 13. CHESHAM UNITED                   26   5   4  17  33  64  14

 14. WORTHING                         26   6   2  18  30  81  14

  (364 151 62 151 722 722 364)

 

1953-1954

  1. CARSHALTON ATHLETIC              26  17   5   4  75  41  39

  2. EDGWARE TOWN                     26  17   4   5  74  40  38

  3. HOUNSLOW TOWN                    26  13   8   5  75  45  34

  4. MAIDSTONE UNITED                 26  13   7   6  60  43  33

  5. GRAYS ATHLETIC                   26  12   2  12  62  50  26

  6. TILBURY                          26  10   6  10  59  55  26

  7. ERITH & BELVEDERE                26  10   6  10  45  55  26

  8. EASTBOURNE (-2)                  26  11   5  10  47  45  25

  9. UXBRIDGE                         26  11   3  12  45  56  25

 10. EPSOM                            26  11   1  14  54  64  23

 11. WORTHING                         26   7   6  13  52  66  20

 12. MAIDENHEAD UNITED                26   7   4  15  47  72  18

 13. SLOUGH TOWN                      26   5   7  14  49  60  17

 14. CHESHAM UNITED                   26   4   4  18  39  91  12

  (364 148 68 148 783 783 362)

 

Yiewsley joined the Corinthian League.

 

1954-1955

  1. HOUNSLOW TOWN                    28  22   3   3  80  37  47

  2. GRAYS ATHLETIC                   28  18   3   7  74  41  39

  3. CARSHALTON ATHLETIC              28  17   4   7  65  38  38

  4. SLOUGH TOWN                      28  12  10   6  58  49  34

  5. UXBRIDGE                         28  11   8   9  62  46  30

  6. MAIDENHEAD UNITED                28  11   6  11  50  63  28

  7. YIEWSLEY                         28  12   3  13  49  46  27

  8. EDGWARE TOWN                     28  10   7  11  58  60  27

  9. CHESHAM UNITED                   28  12   3  13  56  73  27

 10. ERITH & BELVEDERE (-2)           28  10   8  10  57  56  26

 11. WORTHING                         28  10   4  14  54  62  24

 12. MAIDSTONE UNITED                 28   9   5  14  48  50  23

 13. TILBURY                          28   9   5  14  46  55  23

 14. EASTBOURNE                       28   3   7  18  24  63  13

 15. EPSOM                            28   3   6  19  41  83  12

  (420 169 82 169 822 822 418)

 

Hounslow Town moved to the Athenian League.

 

1955-1956

  1. MAIDSTONE UNITED                 26 19 3 4 74 36 41

  2. YIEWSLEY                         26 15 5 6 62 31 35

  3. UXBRIDGE                         26 14 5 7 55 34 33

  4. SLOUGH TOWN                      26 14 5 7 59 38 33

  5. EPSOM                            26 14 3 9 58 42 31

  6. MAIDENHEAD UNITED                26 13 4 9 59 45 30

  7. CARSHALTON ATHLETIC              26 12 3 11 50 41 27

  8. GRAYS ATHLETIC                   26 12 3 11 47 50 27

  9. TILBURY                          26 9 6 11 43 55 24

 10. EDGWARE TOWN                     26 7 7 12 31 53 21

 11. WORTHING                         26 7 5 14 57 71 19

 12. EASTBOURNE                       26 6 4 16 29 54 16

 13. ERITH & BELVEDERE                26 6 2 18 33 70 14

 14. CHESHAM UNITED                   26 6 1 19 34 71 13

  (364 154 56 154 691 691 364)

 

Carshalton Athletic moved to the Athenian league. Dorking and Wembley were admitted to the competition.

 

1956-1957

  1. YIEWSLEY                         28 18 6 4 73 35 42

  2. GRAYS ATHLETIC                   28 16 8 4 81 43 40

  3. MAIDENHEAD UNITED                28 17 5 6 88 50 39

  4. EPSOM                            28 18 2 8 76 37 38

  5. MAIDSTONE UNITED                 28 15 6 7 82 41 36

  6. SLOUGH TOWN                      28  12   9   7  63  42  33

  7. EASTBOURNE                       28  12   6  10  67  56  30

  8. UXBRIDGE                         28  12   6  10  54  52  30

  9. WEMBLEY                          28   9   8  11  53  54  26

 10. ERITH & BELVEDERE                28  11   3  14  51  66  25

 11. EDGWARE TOWN                     28   7   7  14  48  72  21

 12. DORKING                          28   7   5  16  51  80  19

 13. TILBURY                          28   8   3  17  31  78  19

 14. CHESHAM UNITED                   28   4   5  19  38  83  13

 15. WORTHING                         28   2   5  21  34 101   9

  (420 168 84 168 890 890 420)

 

Maidstone United (Athenian League) and Tilbury left the Corinthian League. Dagenham and Horsham joined the competition.

 

1957-1958

  1. MAIDENHEAD UNITED                28  20   3   5  65  39  43

  2. SLOUGH TOWN                      28  18   6   4  72  41  42

  3. GRAYS ATHLETIC                   28  17   6   5  82  28  40

  4. YIEWSLEY                         28  13   8   7  56  36  34

  5. EDGWARE TOWN                     28  13   5  10  59  54  31

  6. UXBRIDGE                         28  12   7   9  57  53  31

  7. DAGENHAM                         28  11   8   9  38  40  30

  8. EPSOM                            28  12   5  11  64  60  29

  9. ERITH & BELVEDERE                28  11   2  15  44  57  24

 10. EASTBOURNE                       28   7   9  12  40  50  23

 11. WEMBLEY                          28   9   4  15  48  54  22

 12. CHESHAM UNITED                   28   9   4  15  40  50  22

 13. HORSHAM                          28   6   5  17  50  77  17

 14. DORKING                          28   4   9  15  37  63  17

 15. WORTHING                         28   6   3  19  48  98  15

  (420 168 84 168 800 800 420)

 

Grays Athletic (Athenian League) and Yiewsley left the Corinthian League. Leatherhead joined the competition.

 

1958-1959

  1. DAGENHAM                         26  19   2   5  70  36  40

  2. MAIDENHEAD UNITED                26  14   7   5  63  38  35

  3. SLOUGH TOWN                      26  14   5   7  75  41  33

  4. WEMBLEY                          26  13   4   9  61  44  30

  5. LEATHERHEAD                      26  13   4   9  58  54  30

  6. DORKING                          26   9   8   9  45  40  26

  7. UXBRIDGE                         26  11   3  12  58  63  25

  8. EDGWARE TOWN                     26  11   3  12  49  67  25

  9. HORSHAM                          26   9   5  12  66  68  23

 10. ERITH & BELVEDERE                26   8   7  11  43  53  23

 11. CHESHAM UNITED                   26   8   6  12  45  57  22

 12. EPSOM                            26   8   6  12  44  57  22

 13. EASTBOURNE                       26   5   7  14  28  50  17

 14. WORTHING                         26   5   3  18  45  82  13

  (364 147 70 147 750 750 364)

 

Letchworth Town and Wokingham Town joined the Corinthian League.

 

1959-1960

  1. UXBRIDGE                         30  20   4   6  72  40  44

  2. MAIDENHEAD UNITED                30  16   6   8  70  40  38

  3. DORKING                          30  17   3  10  69  47  37

  4. EPSOM                            30  17   2  11  70  55  36

  5. LETCHWORTH TOWN                  30  14   6  10  68  62  34

  6. DAGENHAM                         30  13   7  10  50  40  33

  7. SLOUGH TOWN                      30  14   4  12  54  53  32

  8. HORSHAM                          30  13   5  12  68  64  31

  9. WOKINGHAM TOWN                   30  11   7  12  62  51  29

 10. WORTHING                         30  11   7  12  70  74  29

 11. ERITH & BELVEDERE                30  10   9  11  62  66  29

 12. LEATHERHEAD                      30  12   3  15  56  63  27

 13. CHESHAM UNITED                   30  11   4  15  45  60  26

 14. WEMBLEY                          30  11   3  16  56  77  25

 15. EASTBOURNE                       30   8   4  18  41  67  20

 16. EDGWARE TOWN                     30   4   2  24  37  91  10

  (480 202 76 202 950 950 480)

 

Epsom became ‘Epsom & Ewell’.

 

1960-1961

  1. MAIDENHEAD UNITED                30  19   5   6  65  39  43

  2. CHESHAM UNITED                   30  19   2   9  73  38  40

  3. EDGWARE TOWN                     30  17   6   7  70  40  40

  4. DAGENHAM                         30  18   3   9  82  55  39

  5. HORSHAM                          30  17   3  10  85  77  37

  6. UXBRIDGE                         30  15   5  10  50  40  35

  7. WORTHING                         30  14   5  11  85  67  33

  8. LETCHWORTH TOWN                  30  15   3  12  64  66  33

  9. DORKING                          30  12   6  12  64  61  30

 10. ERITH & BELVEDERE                30  10   7  13  59  57  27

 11. EASTBOURNE                       30  10   6  14  50  59  26

 12. EPSOM & EWELL                    30  11   3  16  46  77  25

 13. LEATHERHEAD                      30   9   4  17  68  93  22

 14. WOKINGHAM TOWN                   30   8   5  17  44  60  21

 15. WEMBLEY                          30   6   6  18  51  80  18

 16. SLOUGH TOWN                      30   4   3  23  48  95  11

  (480 204 72 204 1004 1004 480)

 

1961-1962

  1. MAIDENHEAD UNITED                30  23   3   4  77  31  49

  2. CHESHAM UNITED                   30  19   4   7  64  34  42

  3. HORSHAM                          30  18   3   9  88  57  39

  4. EDGWARE TOWN                     30  15   7   8  47  40  37

  5. DAGENHAM                         30  16   3  11  65  49  35

  6. UXBRIDGE                         30  14   5  11  47  41  33

  7. ERITH & BELVEDERE                30  14   5  11  56  57  33

  8. SLOUGH TOWN                      30  12   5  13  47  49  29

  9. WOKINGHAM TOWN                   30  11   6  13  50  49  28

 10. LEATHERHEAD                      30  10   7  13  63  52  27

 11. LETCHWORTH TOWN                  30   8   9  13  55  65  25

 12. WORTHING                         30  10   5  15  52  67  25

 13. EASTBOURNE                       30   8   6  16  39  57  22

 14. DORKING                          30   8   6  16  55  90  22

 15. EPSOM & EWELL                    30   8   2  20  47  81  18

 16. WEMBLEY                          30   7   2  21  40  73  16

  (480 201 78 201 892 892 480)

 

1962-1963

  1. LEATHERHEAD                      30  22   5   3  88  36  49

  2. ERITH & BELVEDERE                30  18   6   6  61  32  42

  3. WOKINGHAM TOWN                   30  18   5   7  53  41  41

  4. DAGENHAM                         30  15   8   7  64  47  38

  5. UXBRIDGE                         30  15   7   8  73  51  37

  6. LETCHWORTH TOWN                  30  16   3  11  75  50  35

  7. MAIDENHEAD UNITED                30  12   9   9  61  46  33

  8. SLOUGH TOWN                      30  12   9   9  62  54  33

  9. CHESHAM UNITED                   30  11   6  13  66  59  28

 10. WORTHING                         30  12   4  14  63  78  28

 11. DORKING                          30   9   6  15  56  70  24

 12. HORSHAM                          30  10   3  17  50  74  23

 13. EDGWARE TOWN                     30   9   5  16  43  66  23

 14. EASTBOURNE                       30   7   5  18  43  76  19

 15. EPSOM & EWELL                    30   5   5  20  31  82  15

 16. WEMBLEY                          30   4   4  22  46  73  12

  (480 195 90 195 935 935 480)

 

The Corinthian League merged with the Athenian League and the Delphian League, under the name ‘The Athenian League’. Dagenham and Maidenhead United joined former Athenian League clubs in the new ‘Premier Division’, while the remaining clubs from the Corinthian League 1962-1963 went into Division 1 and Delphian League clubs made up Division 2.