Colliton Chimps

Part 2 of 10 – Teams that have not re-joined the league for the forthcoming season

 Goldies Chimps joined the league in 1973 and played in the newly formed Section E and finished runners up playing at the Bourough Arms (Goldies) on a Wednesday evening. Promotion was gained again in the 74-75 season as Chimps again finished runners-up in Section D. Two seasons were spent in Section C with Chimps winning it in 1977. For the 79-80 season Chimps moved to a Thursday evening at the Goldies and finished runners-up to clinch a place in Section A. In their debut season Chimps finished 5th in Section A and stayed in the top section throughout the 80’s but 5th place would be their best finish in top league until they were relegated in 88-89. In the 91-92 season Chimps moved to a Friday at the Goldies and in 1994 won Section B. After four seasons in the top section Chimps found themselves heading back to Section B after unluckily getting relegated even though they had finished third from bottom in 97-98. The 2000’s saw more promotions and relegations, runners-up in B in 99-00 and then relegated from A in 00-01 again after finishing third from bottom. After a couple of low finishes in Section B it was another promotion in 03-04 with a second place finish. Chimps played two seasons back in Section A finishing bottom in 05-06 returning to Section B and stayed in the section for the next 13 years. Chimps moved to the Bulls Head in 2009 playing Friday evenings and reached the Plate final losing to Barmy Army. Goldies was dropped from their name for the 10-11 season. Chimps were on the move again for the 15-16 season as they became Colliton Chimps playing on alley two at the Colliton Club on a Friday evening.