Durham Sunday League welcomes four new clubs for coming season

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The new Swinburne Maddison Durham Sunday League season will feature 50 clubs over four divisions.

Four new sides have joined up for the coming campaign: Hetton Social RAR, Peases West, Spennymoor Voltigeur and Waldridge.

Sacriston Cricket Club, Sacriston The Shoes, Newton Hall Jovial Monk, Durham Buffaloes Head, West Rainton and Chester Black Horse all resigned.

The new season begins on Sunday, August 12, when 18 ties in the Castle Insurance Alan Smith Memorial Trophy take centre stage, alongside a full Premier Division programme.

Mick Henderson has taken over as league chairman.

He said: “It is my privilege to be the chairman for the league’s 52nd season as my memories go back to the early days of the league when I was refereeing.

“We, as a league, have come a Long way from then, the days when Durham FA would not sanction Sunday football in the county, to now when Sunday leagues make up the nucleus of teams in the county.”

League line-up - Premier Division: Sherburn Village, Newton Aycliffe Iron Horse (former Huntsman), Pelton RAOB, Sedgefield St Edmund’s, Houghton Town, Chilton WMC, Ferryhill Celtic, Ouston Cherry Tree, Ferryhill Dynamos, Burnside WMC,Durham County, Houghton Wild Boar All-Stars

Division One: Brandon Sports, Washington Westwood (formerly Cross Keys), Chester Hilda Park, Coxhoe Red Lion, New Brancepeth WMC, Sacriston WMC, Langley Park, East Rainton, Chester Garden Farm RAR, Ouston Juniors, Dubmire WMC, Chester Whitehills

Division Two: Bede Lodge SC, Framwellgate Moor WMC, Ushaw Moor Cricket Club, Lambton Lions United, Lumley Snooker Club, Grange Villa WMC, Hetton Social, Sherburn Village WMC (formerly Pittington), Lumley, Sedgefield Corner House (formerly Sedgefield Social Club), Newton Aycliffe Navy Club, Belmont Social Club (formerly Durham Woodman)

Division Three: Bowburn, Houghton Chilton Lodge, Durham Rangers, Ferryhill Community Hub, Hetton New Inn, Bishop Middleham, Bearpark, Pelton Crown Inn (formerly Chester Park Inn), Witton Gilbert WMC, Quarrington Hill WMC, Peases West, Hetton Social RAR, Spennymoor Voltigeur, Waldridge