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Kilmarnock Junior League

Formed in 1898, the Kilmarnock & District Junior League existed until after the Great war, but by then it had been largely superseded by the formation of the Western Junior League.
Initially only clubs in the direct vicinity of the town could join, but as the number of clubs thinned out, this was extended to a 10 mile radius. In an attempt at generating more funds, in 1904 it was decided to have a play-off between the top two clubs to decide the championship.
The early league tables (1899-1903) were researched by Stuart Robertson. The other seasons’ memberships were taken from John Aitken’s book ‘West of Scotland Juniors 1885-2005’

Winners
1898-99 Shawbank
1899-00 Crosshouse
1900-01 Darvel
1901-02 Woodend
1902-03 Galston Athletic
1903-04 Shawbank
1904-05 Darvel
1905-06 Darvel
1906-07 Rugby XI
1907-08 Ardrossan Winton Rovers
1908-09 St Joseph’s Hibernian
1909-10 Riccarton Bluebell
1910-11 Riccarton Bluebell
1911-12 Kilmarnock Juniors
1912-13 Dreghorn
1913-14 St Joseph’s Hibernian
1914-15 Kilmarnock Juniors
1915-1919 no competition
1919-20 Riccarton Bluebell
1920-21 Troon Athletic

 

1898-99

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Shawbank

12

10

1

1

41

12

21

Crosshouse

12

7

1

4

19

17

15

Rugby XI

12

6

3

3

41

22

15

Winton

12

6

1

5

19

23

13

St Joseph’s Hibernian

12

3

2

7

24

34

8

Woodend

12

3

2

7

21

46

8

Crookedholm

12

2

0

10

23

33

4

1899-00

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Crosshouse

16

11

3

2

36

23

25

Rugby XI

16

10

3

3

32

18

23

Darvel

16

8

3

5

33

22

19

Kilmarnock Hibernian

16

9

1

6

33

31

19

Shawbank

16

9

1

6

16

22

19

Woodend

16

8

2

6

28

40

18

Stewarton

16

7

2

7

30

32

16

Mauchline Thistle and Kilmarnock Winton (on 2 October 1899) both withdrew from the league. Points were awarded to their opponents for games not played.

1900-01

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Darvel

14

12

0

2

42

20

24

Kilmarnock Hibernian

14

10

0

4

28

21

20

Dean Park

14

7

4

3

28

24

18

Shawbank

14

6

2

6

34

29

14

Woodend

14

6

1

7

19

24

13

Riccarton Victoria

14

5

2

7

20

24

12

Rugby XI

14

3

2

9

21

34

8

Stewarton Cunninghame withdrew in mid August
Crosshouse resigned on 23 February 1901, and the points for their remaining games were awarded to their opponents. 
1901-02

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Woodend

14

12

1

1

27

11

25

Springside

14

10

1

3

 

 

21

Stewarton Cunninghame

14

8

3

3

 

 

19

Shawbank

14

6

4

4

 

 

16

Darvel

14

6

3

5

 

 

15

Deanpark

14

4

2

8

 

 

10

Kilmarnock Hibernian

14

3

0

11

14

27

6

Winton

14

0

0

14

11

45

0

1902-03

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Galston Athletic

10

5

4

1

27

16

14

Shawbank

10

4

4

2

23

21

12

Stewarton

9

4

3

2

23

16

11

Kilmaurs

10

4

2

4

20

28

10

Woodend

9

2

3

4

28

24

7

Deanpark

10

1

2

7

14

31

4

1903-04

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Shawbank
Ardrossan Celtic
Ardrossan Winton Rovers
Dean Park
Galston Athletic
Kilmaurs
Rankinstone
Stewarton
1904-05

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Darvel
Galston Athletic
Hurlford Rovers
Kilmarnock Hibernian
Kilmaurs
Mauchline Thistle
Newmilns
Springvale
Stewarton

1905-06

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Darvel
Galston Athletic
Hurlford Rovers
Newmilns
Rugby XI
Stewarton
1906-07

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Darvel
Rugby XI
1st Kilmarnock RV
Galston Athletic
Hurlford Rovers
Lanemark Thistle
Louden Thistle
Lugar Boswell
Newmilns
St Joseph’s Hibernian
South Hook Rangers
1907-08

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Ardrossan Winton Rovers
St Joseph’s Hibernian
Ardrossan Celtic
Dalry Blair
Darvel
1st Kilmarnock RV
Galston Athletic
Hurlford Rovers
Rugby XI
Winton
1908-09

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

St Joseph’s Hibernian
Darvel
Ardrossan Celtic
Galston Athletic
Hurlford Rovers
Kilwinning
Rugby XI
Winton
1909-10

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Riccarton Bluebell
Rugby XI
Darvel
Galston Athletic
St Joseph’s Hibernian
Springside Thistle
Winton
1910-11

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Riccarton Bluebell
Dreghorn
Darvel
Kilmarnock Juniors
Riccarton Bluebell
St Joseph’s Hibernian
Springside Thistle
Stewarton
Winton
1911-12

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Kilmarnock Juniors
Dreghorn
Clifton
Darvel
Riccarton Bluebell
St Joseph’s Hibernian
Stewarton
1912-13

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Dreghorn
St Joseph’s Hibernian
Clifton
Darvel
Kilmarnock Juniors
Riccarton Bluebell
Stewarton
Winton

1913-14

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

St Joseph’s Hibernian
Riccarton Bluebell
Dreghorn
Bonnyton Thistle
Darvel
Kilmarnock Juniors
Stewarton
Winton
1914-15

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Kilmarnock Juniors
Riccarton Bluebell
Bonnyton Thistle
Darvel
Dreghorn
St Joseph’s Hibernian
Stewarton
Winton
1919-20

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Riccarton Bluebell
Kilmarnock Juniors
Darvel
Dreghorn
Springvale
Stewarton
1920-21

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Troon Athletic
Riccarton Bluebell
Darvel
Kilmarnock Juniors
Stewarton