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Mike Odgers

West Penwith League 1929-30 -query

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I am currently researching the West Penwith League and have found the following interesting report in The Cornishman in May 1930 regarding the end of season table for season 1929-30.


An extraordinary position has arisen in connection with the West Penwith Football League and the Hannaford Cup. [The league champions were awarded the Hanaford Cup].

At a meeting of the Management Committee of the West Penwith League on Saturday night, Mousehole put in a claim for the Cup.

It appears that there is a rule that all matches in connection with the cup must be played by April 26. There are 16 matches to be played by each competing team. Mousehole have played 15, Longrock 14, and Marazion 13.

Mousehole base their claim for the cup on the ground that they are 2 points ahead of Longrock, and 4 ahead of Marazion on the number of games played up to April 26.

The contention of Long Rock and Marazion was that Mousegole are not entitled to the cup, as if the matches are played both Long Rock and Marazion have a chance of winning it.

In this, they were supported by every other secretary in the League with the exception of Mousehole. The matches unplayed at present are due to the fact that they were postponed because of the Charity Cup competition, in which the clubs have to participate.

Mousehole were appealed to fulfil their fixture with Marazion, but they declined to do so.

The decision of the committee was that the matter be referred to the Cornwall County Football Association for their decision.

Mr Charles Tregenza presided at the meeting.

Mr S. B. Morris, vice-chairman, left the meeting as a protest."

There followed a lot of correspondence in The Cornishman over the following weeks from the various clubs involved. It is clear that the outstanding matches were not played. All clubs disputed the facts offered by others, particularly as to why Mousehole had refused to play its outstanding match in the League prior to 26 April.

Unfortunately, I have been unable to find the Cornwall FAs response to this dispute, or, indeed a final league table.

Any help would be gratefully received.


Found this on the Tony Kempster site-History section-Can you help CTB?





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