SUMMER LEAGUE AGM 30th January at Abingdon United FC 7:30pm

All motions to be submitted by 16th January as per Rule 26 to the Chairman.


WINTER LEAGUE : 

Winter Fixtures         PAIRS Competition Fixtures   Singles Competition Fixtures

Summer League Committee – URGENT Call For Action AGM

At the AGM this year (30th Jan 7:30pm @ Ab.Utd FC) we will also be seeing several Committee members stand down. Last year we had the Secretary Graham Brown and Trophy Curator Terry Downes step away after 38 and 28 years service respectively on the Committee. That caused a near crisis when no-one came forward to take on the responsibilities of running the League and the League nearly folded. An extended AGM was called to allow some volunteers to step forward.

Chairman James Barguss was re-elected to continue another year on the understanding that Reg Couch, newly elected as Vice Chairman could take over in due course.

Paul Stone who keeps the website and social media (facebook/twitter) running took it upon himself with help from Scott Humphries and James Barguss to keep the league running for 2016. Both Paul and Scott are going to step down from the full workload of running the league. John Simmons is also stepping down from the Committee having served for several decades. Keith Clarke who volunteered as Treasurer has also stepped down.

Once again we need to have people with appropriate skills step up and come the aid of the League. Or it will have to fold. It doesn’t run itself.

We have all noticed the reduction in the number of venues/teams that have been taking part in the summer. This is in some parts representative of the number of pubs/venues that have closed but many others have dropped putting a team or two in. Getting venues to get teams together is one thing – having the volunteer effort to run the League at all is another.

This year we had 62 teams and formed a G section for 5 teams. This was a mistake. Of the 5 teams with a 20 week fixture with 4 byes giving 16 complete games no single team entered a complete 16 games. Several teams skipped games.

We had additional players signed on well into the season. Some 67 players – enough for another 6 teams. Why?

We need to strengthen the number of venues/teams that take part in the League and we need to have people with appropriate skills to take on some of the work and a publicity drive January-March to get venues to sign up. 

We need:-

Treasurer – preferably an accounting/bookkeeping professional to keep tabs on the income/expenditure – this totals a few transactions a year so no massive workload but preparation of the end of year balance sheet is essential for transparency.

League Secretary – ideally someone who isn’t computer-phobic and has an attention to detail and methodical approach to check team entries and averages. Also on registration night check forms and collect subscriptions. Prepare programmes for presentation night from League and competition results etc (print by self or get printed). Ensure fixture lists and cards are printed and packed for start of season. Deliver or pass on fixture packs to teams.

Dolly Recorder – again a methodical individual who can make sure games are recorded and all cards are present and correct each week. This role also sends in the results to the papers which involves getting the information from the online scoring system (instructions provided).

Competition Secretary – record the competition entries, set venues for each competition fairly, run the venue or nominate an official from the committee, record results to ensure website updated/records kept.

Webmaster – help with setting up the teams/players in the scoring system, run various reports (over 14s) etc and publish on the site for email newsletters. Ensure twitter and facebook feeds are maintained/active as required. Upload photos/videos as needed – finals/pres night.

Website enhancements have been done by the webmaster or by us paying a third party. If anyone knows a web designer that could spend a short amount of time converting our ideas into practice with php and mySQL scripts they would be a godsend.

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Winter League: Week 9 Match Reports

ABINGDON & DISTRICT W.A.S.L.

‘A’ Section

  TEAM P W D L FOR AGT PTS AVE
1 Ab. Utd. ‘A’ 9 8 1 0 438 312 50 16.22
2 Spread Eagle ‘B’ 9 5 1 3 370 320 36 13.70
3 Spread Eagle ‘A’ 9 6 0 3 362 304 36 13.40
4 The Heathens 9 7 1 1 372 314 35 13.77
5 Ab. Legion 9 6 1 2 315 296 31 11.66

‘B’ Section

  TEAM P W D L FOR AGT PTS AVE
1 Penlon 9 4 0 5 299 331 21 11.07
2 Ab. Utd. ‘B’ 9 2 1 6 280 319 20 10.37
3 Ab. Con. Club 9 2 0 7 265 331 18   9.81
4 Ab. Utd. ‘C’ 9 2 1 6 262 322 16   9.70
5 Brown Owls 9 0 0 9 200 313 8   7.40

Game reports.

Spread Eagle ‘A’ and Ab. Con. Club kicked off the new year with The Spread running out 6-0 winners and Con. Club recording their lowest total of the season (19).  The leg scores were 11-6, 12-6, 13-7.  For The Spread S.Humphries & J.Gapper 9 each, A.Humphries 8 & J.Bowler 7.  In reply for Con. Club B.Clapton top scored with 9 dolls.

Spread Eagle ‘B’ beat Ab. Utd. ‘C’ 6-0 with leg scores of 13-12, 17-11, 16-9.  For Spread ‘B’ B.Stowell & A.Bell 11 each, S.Enock 10 & L.Clapton 9.  For Utd. ‘C’ Jon Warrell top scored with 11 (his first double figures of the season), M.James 9 & C.Keeley 6.

Ab. Utd. ‘B’s first 6-0 win of the season came against Brown Owls (who else) with leg scores of 10-6, 8-4, 12-6.  For Utd. ‘B’ S.Martin 7, N.Green, K.Souch & the returning D.Harris all scored 6 dolls.  For The Owls I.Brown top scored with 7.  D.Hathaway throwing like an undernourished black pudding maker had the dreaded X-X-X.

The Heathens beat Penlon 6-0 with leg scores of 16-7, 13-11, 17-8.  For The Heathens P.Longford 12, D.Butler 11, D.Holmes & T.Downes 8 each and B.Adams managed to include a blob in his 7.  In reply for Penlon D.Bellcourt 9 & I.Morrison 8.

Ab. Utd. ‘A’ also won 6-0 against Ab. Legion whose lowest total (28) saw them drop from 2nd to 5th in the ‘A’ section.  The leg scores were 12-7, 17-8, 14-13.  For Utd. ‘A’ D.Dix was c**p, he only scored 11 dolls (his lowest total of the season), B.Duff  included a 6 in his 9 and B.Parker also scored 9, D.Davies 8 & K.Fisher 6.  For The Legion S.Champ 9, P.Ealey & C.Brind 6 each.

                     Regards        

Tosh

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Welcome to the Kennel

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So what do you give a World Champion to say congratulations? Well the committee at Abingdon UTD Aunt Sally HQ were quick to decide that our own Barrington ‘Mutley’ Parker needed some formal recognition for his achievements and Abingdon United presented him the Special Club Events award.
Recognition from his friends and fellow tossers was always going to have to be a bit different ,but the combined brains, mainly from the Sporting Icons that are the AUFC ‘C’ team, came up with a solution. With permission granted from AUFC the Aunt Sally shed has been named ‘The Kennel’, home of the dog. A fitting tribute that will be seen by all visiting players, just as it should be.
Well done again Barry.

Matt Ashmall (Abingdon UTD C)

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Winter League: Week 8 Match Reports

ABINGDON & DISTRICT W.A.S.L.

‘A’ Section

  TEAM P W D L FOR AGT PTS AVE
1 Ab. Utd. ‘A’ 8 7 1 0 395 284 44 16.45
2 Ab. Legion 8 6 1 1 287 253 31 11.95
3 Spread Eagle ‘A’ 8 5 0 3 326 285 30 13.58
4 Spread Eagle ‘B’ 8 4 1 3 324 288 30 13.50
5 The Heathens 8 6 1 1 326 288 29 13.58

‘B’ Section

  TEAM P W D L FOR AGT PTS AVE
1 Penlon 8 4 0 4 273 285 21 11.37
2 Ab. Con. Club 8 2 0 6 246 295 18 10.25
3 Ab. Utd. ‘C’ 8 2 1 5 230 276 16   9.58
4 Ab. Utd. ‘B’ 8 1 1 6 250 303 14 10.41
5 Brown Owls 8 0 0 8 184 283 8   7.66

Game reports.

The Heathens’ highest total of the season (49) was enough to inflict a 2nd defeat on the trot on Spread Eagle ‘B’ whose 47 dolls was their highest total also.  The score was 4-2 with leg scores of 19-18, 12-14, 18-15.  For The Heathens D.Butler 11, T.Downes, P.Longford & B.Adams each scored 10 & D.Holmes 8.  In reply for Spread ‘B’ A.Bell 12, L.Clapton 11, N.Weston 10, B.Stowell & S.Enock 7 each.

4 man Ab. Legions’ lowest total of the season (30) was enough to overcome Brown Owls 5-1 with leg scores of 11-8,13-8,6-6.  For The Legion P.Ealey 12 & D.Sapey hit 8.  For The Owls B.Robins & I.Brown each scored 6 dolls.

Penlon came from behind to beat Ab. Con. Club 4-2 with leg scores of  10-12, 13-11, 12-8.  For Penlon I.Morrison 11, T.Lach 9 & P.Stone 6. In reply for Con. Club P.Barrett 11 & B.Clapton 6.

Ab. Utd ‘A’ beat Spread Eagle ‘A’ 6-0 despite The Spread recording their highest total of the season (45).  The leg scores were 15-13, 20-17, 17-15.  For Utd ‘A’ ‘The Incredible’ Dave Dix hit 5-6-5, B.Parker 12, D.Davies 9, B.Duff 8 & K.Fisher hit 7 despite a 1st leg blob.  For Spread ‘A’ J.Bowler 12, S.Humphries, D.Mott & J.Gapper 9 each & B.Newman 6.

Ab. Utd. ‘B’ drew 3-3 with Ab. Utd. ‘C’ with leg scores of  8-8, 9-11, 13-10.  For Utd. ‘B’ S.Martin 11, K.Souch 8 & R.Taylor 7.  P.Arnold throwing like a ruptured Bulgarian weightlifter managed just 1 doll.  For Utd. ‘C’ C.Keeley 11 & D.Warrell 6.

                                                Regards

Tosh

 p.s. We will cease the pairs competition tonight at 9.45 in order to do the Xmas raffle.  Think you will agree it’s an awesome one – thanks to your support.

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Winter 2016-17: Top Dolls Week 8

TOP DOLLS

‘A’ Section

  Player M Dolls Ave.
1 D.Dix 8 110 4.58
2 L.Clapton 8 81 3.37
3 D.Davies 8 79 3.29
4 B.Parker 8 78 3.25
5 D.Mott 7 76 3.61
6 P.Ealey 8 69 2.85
7 S.Humphries 7 67 3.19
8 B.Stowell 8 66 2.75
9 P.Longford 7 65 3.09
10 D.Sapey 8 63 2.62

‘B’ Section

  Player M Dolls Ave
1 P.Barrett 8 78 3.25
2 S.Martin 8 72 3.00
3 T.Lach 8 68 2.83
4 B.Clapton 8 61 2.54
5 D.Bellcourt 8 58 2.41
6 R.Taylor 8 57 2.37
7 C.Keeley 7 56 2.66
=8 P.Wright 6 42 2.33
=8 I.Brown 7 42 2.00
=8 K.Souch 7 42 2.00

 

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Winter 2016-17: Week 7 Match Reports

ABINGDON & DISTRICT W.A.S.L.

‘A’ Section

  TEAM P W D L FOR AGT PTS AVE
1 Ab. Utd. ‘A’ 7 6 1 0 343 239 38 16.33
2 Spread Eagle ‘A’ 7 5 0 2 281 233 30 13.38
3 Spread Eagle ‘B’ 7 4 1 2 277 239 28 13.19
4 Ab. Legion 7 5 1 1 257 231 26 12.23
5 The Heathens 7 5 1 1 277 241 25 13.19

‘B’ Section

  TEAM P W D L FOR AGT PTS AVE
1 Penlon 7 3 0 4 238 254 17 11.33
2 Ab. Con. Club 7 2 0 5 215 260 16 10.23
3 Ab. Utd. ‘C’ 7 2 0 5 201 246 13   9.57
4 Ab. Utd. ‘B’ 7 1 0 6 220 274 11 10.47
5 Brown Owls 7 0 0 7 162 253 7   7.71

Game reports.

Ab. Utd. ‘A’ survived a 1st leg scare to beat Ab. Utd. ‘C’ 5-1 with leg scores of 15-15, 13-11, 17-12.  For Utd ‘A’ D.Dix 14, D.Davies & B.Duff (making his 1st appearance) 10 each & B.Parker hit 7.  For the inspired Utd. ‘C’ Dave ‘Fox’ Warrell making his 1st appearance included a 6 in his 11, M.James 10 & C.Keeley 8.  Jon Warrell needing 4 to take the 1st leg just failed by missing with his last stick.  Utd. ‘C’s 38 dolls was their highest total.

Spread Eagle ‘A’ inflicted a 2nd 6-0 defeat on the trot for an under par Penlon.  The leg scores were 14-8, 14-10, 13-5.  For Spread ‘A’ B.Newman & J.Bowler 10 each, S.Humphries 9 & J.Gapper 8.  In reply for Penlon D.Bellcourt 8 & T.Lach 7.  Penlons’ 23 dolls was their lowest total so far.

4 man Ab. Legion caused the upset of the night by beating Spread Eagle ‘B’ 4-2 with leg scores of 11-10, 12-8, 10-14.  For The Legion S.Champ 10, P.Ealey 9, N.Hazell & D.Sapey 7 each.  For Spread ‘B’ N.Weston & L.clapton 8 each, R.Nicholls & S.Enock 6 each.

The Heathens beat Ab. Utd. ‘B’ 4-2 with leg scores of 11-7, 8-9, 17-13.  For The Heathens A.Woolloff 12 (his 1st double figures of the season), P.Longford managed a blob in his 8, D.Holmes & T.Downes each hit 6 dolls with Terry also blobbing.  For Utd ‘B’ S.Martin 9, K.Souch 7 & P.Arnold 6.  Norma Green throwing more like Norma Jean managed 2 in the 3rd leg to avoid the dreaded X-X-X.

Ab. Con. Club managed their highest total of the season to ensure their 1st 6-0 win of the seasaon.  It came against The Brown Owls with leg scores of 10-9, 11-10, 13-5.  For The Con. Club B.Clapton hit 11 (somehow), P.Barrett 10 & D.Todd 8.  R.North throwing like a one armed fisherman managed just 1 doll, coming in the 3rd leg.

                               Regards

Tosh

 

 

 

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Winter 2016-17: Week 6 Match Reports

ABINGDON & DISTRICT W.A.S.L.

‘A’ Section

  TEAM P W D L FOR AGT PTS AVE
1 Ab. Utd. ‘A’ 6 5 1 0 298 201 33 16.55
2 Spread Eagle ‘B’ 6 4 1 1 245 206 26 13.61
3 Spread Eagle ‘A’ 6 4 0 2 240 210 24 13.33
4 Ab. Legion 6 4 1 1 224 199 22 12.44
5 The Heathens 6 4 1 1 241 212 21 13.38

‘B’ Section

  TEAM P W D L FOR AGT PTS AVE
1 Penlon 6 3 0 3 215 213 17 11.94
2 Ab. Utd. ‘C’ 6 2 0 4 163 201 12   9.05
3 Ab. Con. Club 6 1 0 5 181 236 10 10.05
4 Ab. Utd. ‘B’ 6 1 0 5 191 238 9 10.61
5 Brown Owls 6 0 0 6 138 219 7   7.66

Game reports.

Spread Eagle ‘A’ beat Brown Owls 5-1 with leg scores of 10-10, 16-9, 15-7.  For The Spread D.Mott 13, S.Humphries included a 6 in his 10 & J.Gapper hit 9.  In reply for The Owls S.Bonthron & B.Robbins each hit 7 dolls

The Heathens 1st 6-0 win of the season came against Ab. Utd. ‘C’ with leg scores of 13-9, 16-7, 10-9.  For The Heathens P.Longford 11, B.Adams 10, D.Butler included a blob in his 7 and A.Woolloffs’ 6 included a brilliant 1 in the 3rd leg to ensure the 6 points. lol.  For Utd. ‘C’ T.Cartlidge 7 and Jon Warrell 6.

Ab. Utd. ‘A’ beat a spirited Penlon side 6-0 with leg scores of 19-13, 16-15, 20-17.  For Utd. ‘A’ D.Davies hit a cracking 5-4-6, D.Dix & T.Ward 13 each and B.Parker 9.  For Penlon (whose 45 dolls was highest of the season) T.Lach & P.Wright 11 each, D.Bellcourt 9, E.Jeffries and I.Morrison 7 each although Ian did have a 2nd leg blob.  I have checked every match card since the start of the 07-08 season and this is the only game to have 100 dolls scored.  This eclipses the 99 scored on week 1 of the 07-08 season between The Fox and Ab. Utd. ‘A’ where N.Nuttall & G.Brown each recorded a 6.  The only other match to have 99 dolls scored was week 12 of the 13-14 season between Spread Eagle and Old Masters where G.Bargus hit a 6. Phew.

Spread Eagle ‘B’ beat Ab. Con. Club 6-0 with leg scores of 14-10, 7-5, 19-8.  For Spread ‘B’ B.Stowell 10, L.Clapton 9, S.Enock 8, N.Weston 7 & A.Bell 6.  In reply for Con. Club P.Barrett 8 & B.Clapton 7.  Con. Clubs 23 dolls was their lowest total so far.

Ab. Legion beat Ab. Utd ‘B’ 5-1 with leg scores of  9-9, 16-8, 13-4.  For The Legion S.Champ included a 6 in his 13 (his 1st double of the season), P.Ealey 9 & D.Sapey 6.  In reply for Utd ‘B’ S.Martin top scored with 7 in their lowest total so far of 21.  N.Green scored 1 in the 3rd leg to avoid the dreaded X-X-X.

                                         Regards

                                         Tosh

p.s.  Not sure how long the Threes will take tonight but I will get through them as fast as I can.  Good luck to all.

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Winter 2016-17: Week 5 Match Reports

ABINGDON & DISTRICT W.A.S.L.

‘A’ Section

  TEAM P W D L FOR AGT PTS AVE
1 Ab.Utd. ‘A’ 5 4 1 0 243 156 27 16.20
2 Spread Eagle ‘B’ 5 3 1 1 205 183 20 13.66
3 Spread Eagle ‘A’ 5 3 0 2 199 184 19 13.26
4 Ab. Legion 5 3 1 1 186 178 17 12.40
5 The Heathens 5 3 1 1 202 187 15 13.46

‘B’ Section

  TEAM P W D L FOR AGT PTS AVE
1 Penlon 5 3 0 2 170 158 17 11.33
2 Ab. Utd. ‘C’ 5 2 0 3 138 162 12 9.20
3 Ab. Con. Club 5 1 0 4 158 196 10 10.53
4 Ab. Utd. ‘B’ 5 1 0 4 170 200 8 11.33
5 Brown Owls 5 0 0 5 112 178 6 7.46

Game reports.

The Heathens drew 3-3 with Ab. Legion whose 43 dolls was their highest total of the season – b******s.  The leg scores were 17-17, 19-12, 11-14.  For The Heathens P.Longford & B.Adams 11 each, D.Holmes 10, A.Woolloff  9 & D.Butler failed to hit double figures for the 1st time in hitting 6 dolls.  In reply for The Legion C.Brind 11 (his first double figures), P.Ealey 10, B.Lacey 8, D.Sapey & S.Champ 7 each.

Ab. Con. Club. scored their highest total so far (34) in recording their 1st win of the season.  They beat Ab. Utd. ‘B’ 4-2 with leg scores of 12-8, 7-14, 15-11.  For Con. Club P.Barrett 11, M.Neal 7 & D.Coles hit 6.  For Utd ‘B’ R.Taylor & S.Martin 8 each and P.Arnold 7.

Spread Eagle ‘A’ inflicted a first defeat of the season on Spread Eagle ‘B’ with a 4-2 win.  The leg scores were 10-14, 16-12, 17-11. S.Humphries inspired Spread ‘A’ with 13 dolls (his 1st double figures), B.Newman also recorded his 1st double figures of the season (10), D.Mott & J.Gapper each hit 8 dolls.  In reply for Spread ‘B’ N.Weston 10, A.Bell 9, L.Clapton 8 & B.Stowell 7.  R.Nicholls hit a ‘Nelson’ – 1-1-1, if you don’t know what that stands for, just ask.

Penlon beat Ab. Utd. ‘C’ 5-1 with leg scores of 10-5, 9-9, 10-6.  For Penlon T.Lach 8 & D.Bellcourt hit 7.  Utd. ‘C’ s 20 dolls was their lowest total so far.  M.Ashmall top scored with 6 dolls. What a double that would have been – Donald Trump to win U.S.A. presidency election and Matt Ashmall to top score for Utd. ‘C’. Wish I’d had a fiver on that.

Ab. Utd. ‘A’ beat Brown Owls 6-0 with leg scores of14-7, 19-4, 14-9.  D.Dix & B.Parker 12 each, K.Fisher 10 & D.Davies 9.  I.Brown top scored for The Owls with 6 dolls.

                                 Regards

                               Tosh                 

p.s. It’s the Threes next week and the order of play is on the notice board and on the website.  Please don’t ask me what time you are on as a kick in the shins can offend.

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Winter League Threes Fixtures and Section A revised

THREES KNOCKOUT

Preliminary round.

  • Nicholls-Clapton-Bell                     v      Stowell-Enock- Weston                        7-30
  • Chung-Jackson-Fitzgerald              v      Champ-Ealey-Brind                              7-50
  • Brown-Robbins-Kinnaird               v      Humphries-Kinnaird-Newman              8-10
  • Martin-Taylor-Taylor                     v      Holmes-Downes-Woolloff                    8-30
  • Butler-Longford-Adams                 v      Keeley-Warrell-Warrell                        8-50
  • Davies-Dix-Parker                          v      Humphries-Mott-Bowler                       9-10

1st round.

  • Winner of  4                                    v      Winner of  2 
  • Fisher-Duff-Ward                           v      Winner of  5                                          9-30
  • Winner of  6                                    v      Winner of  3
  • Brown-Bonthron-Hathaway           v      Winner of  1                                           9-50

Semi-final.

  • Winner of  3                                    v      Winner of  1
  • Winner of  2                                    v      Winner of  4

                                                                     Final

                                                                         v

We will start this competition on the 23rd of  November at 7-30 prompt.  I am hoping to play the 8 scheduled games on this night so that everyone gets to play but this will mean the co-operation of  the 2 teams due to play a second game hanging around.  Captains, hold on to this info and relay it to your players.  Not going to hand this out to all teams as nobody actually hangs on to it.  Out of the 10 captains that had the Fives sheet 4 had to ask what time they were on – unbelieveable.  Go on, say it, I’m sounding more and more like Victor Meldrew.  This will be displayed on the notice board and on the website.   

Following is a revised ‘A’ Section table as last weeks match card between Spread Eagle ‘A’ and Ab. Utd. ‘B’ showed discrepencies due to someone not being able to add up properly.  Not fair to mention names but he had the initials of J.G. lol.

  TEAM P W D L FOR AGT PTS AVE
1 Ab. Utd. ‘A’ 4 3 1 0 196 136 21 16.33
2 Spread Eagle ‘B’ 4 3 1 0 168 140 18 14.00
3 Spread Eagle ‘A’ 4 2 0 2 156 147 15 13.00
4 Ab. Legion 4 3 0 1 143 131 14 11.91
5 The Heathens 4 3 0 1 155 144 12 12.91

                      Regards

                                Tosh

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