Seaman's Institute

By "Sir" - March 24 2009

Seamans

Seaman's Institute 1926/1927
One of the most successful sides in the twenties, Seaman's Institute annexed the Junior Cup in 1925/26 defeating Chopwell at Westoe by 26-3 and then carried on to lift the Second Teams' Cup a year later.

Ihey had carried off the League title on four occasions in 1922/23 and then a hat trick in 1924/25, 25/26 and 26/27. In addition the clubs Second Fifteen had just as strong a record winning the Second Division of the League on three straight occasions in 22/23, 23/24 and 24/25. The second string were also equally successful in the then newly presented Lormor Cup, retaining the Cup, which was run on a knockout basis, from 1922/23 season through to 1925/26.

The club eventually amalgamated with Y.M.C.A. but folded up in 1927/1928 season.

Back Row Standing J. GANT (SEC.) LONGMOOR, SUTHERAN, WESTON, E. GISSING, WEST, A. JOHNSON, BEHA. Second Row Standing
BRANSFIELD, WALKER, F. LISTER, R. WATSON, JEFFERSON, DOYLE, BROWN, S. BENNISON.  Seated A. BATTLE, SPENCE, JEFFERSON, T. KENNEDY, S. ANDERSON (CAPTAIN), H. ALLEN, S. BARKER, A. BROWNLESS, T. METCALFE. Front Row
J. WARDROP, MCCARTHY, T. PEAK, L. STEVENSON