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Aunt Sally and Uncle Sam – some history of the game

In 2015 the then Secretary Graham Brown received an unsolicited email from a chap in the US wanting to use some of the photos from our website. Graham passed the email to me and I corresponded with the chap over a few images and thought nothing further. We get a few emails like this – the last USA one was asking about the specification for a doll (I sent a couple in the post).

A couple of weeks ago the same chap, Rhett Krause of Massachusetts contacted the Chairman for his address as ‘I have something to mail to the League, but need an address.’  James passed the email to me and I immediately recognised the name. Oh. He’s written the leaflet! 

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Summer League: Week 8 Results & Comp News

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Competition News: Eights Final was played at Abingdon Conservative Club this week between Spread Eagle and Ab.Utd. B. Spread’s Scott Humphries had to retire injured which was crucial to Ab.Utd. securing the trophy for 2017 despite missing the top man Dave Dix.  First leg drew and Spread secured it on 3 sticks then Utd took the next two legs. Spread 20-18-22 and Ab.Utd.B 20.24.23.

THIS WEEK: – Tom Simmons (5s) trophy matches ALL PLAYED AT Abingdon Conservative Club. See revised competition fixture list online.


One match defaulted this week – no card entered for F Section North Star B vs RAL RecSoc. “Nil point”. Shame.

A special mention to the newest team/pitch in the League – The Ladygrove A of Didcot. I’ve been asked to thank Chris Harrison and Darren ‘you know the rules’ Saunders for their efforts this week. Well done Dan Sheridan for making this happen and even getting the pitch sponsored! Magnificent!

There’s a lady in the house for the over 14s in Janet Morton Waggon & Horses A – well done ! You’ve obviously vastly improved from your early season performance and/or got very fortunate with the knocks! Just shows anyone can put their mind to it.

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Summer League:Week 7 Results

SPECIAL OFFER!

As you know the League is sponsored this year by Dyno Plumbing & Heating and they are offering an exclusive discount for registered players of the league off the cost of all new boilers they install. From now until the end of the season they will be offering a 10% discount off all new boilers installed. The boilers come with a 7-year warranty and you’ll need to quote DYNOAASL17 when making an enquiry. This offer is open to all registered players of the League.  So give them a ring on 01235 523708 and get a great deal!


We had a full house of all cards online this week so no defaulters and only 2 missing in the post.

C Section – The Plough West Hanney EAST HENDRED has closed but Aunt Sally GOES ON! – all games will now be played at other venues starting with Abingdon Arms, Wantage. Contact the Plough Captain for details.

In the Over 14s Dave Dix reappears and Dave Butler (Tandem) also. You don’t need to be called ‘Dave’ but it looks like it helps!

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Summer League: Week 6 Results

Competition News:  Doubles knockout this week – ALL GAMES AT SPREAD EAGLE Abingdon.

8s Knockout – Semi-Final Spread Eagle beat Abingdon RBL in two straight legs. Spread Eagle B failed to field a side so the FINAL between Spread Eagle and Ab.Utd B will take place on Thursday 22nd June at Abingdon Conservative Club. 


No change in the Over 14s this week and we are a third of the way through the season!

Sixers : Leigh Clapton (Abingdon United B), Martin Putt (Abingdon Con Club).

Blobbers : Anna Trower (White Horse B), Daniel Smith (Berinsfield SC C), Darren Saunders (Ladygrove A),  Ken Rolls (Fox Denchworth A),Lyn Moore (RAL Sec Soc), Lynne Ford (White Horse B), Mervyn Dyer (The Bell Grove), Robert Cox (Boundary House A), Sarah Grover (Wantage Town FC), Shaun Morgan (The Vine Cumnor).

Premier/A Section – Spread Eagle B 1 – Abingdon Con Club 5; Tandem 6 – Steventon Sports A 0; College Oak A 6 – Plum Pudding B 0; Hart Harwell A 2 – Spread Eagle 4; Plum Pudding 2 – Abingdon United B 4; 

B Section – Abingdon United C 2 – SITV FC 4; Berinsfield SC B 6 – The Vine Cumnor 0; Chequers Charney 6 – Abingdon RBL @Ab.Utd.FC 0; Fox Denchworth B 5 – Royal Oak Didcot 1; Red Lion Drayton A 6 – Fox Denchworth A 0; 

C Section – Abingdon Arms Wantage 2 – Red Lion Drayton B 4; Abingdon Con Club A 2 – Spread Eagle D 4; Eight Bells Eaton 2 – The Bell Grove 4; Plough East Hendred 4 – Fleur De Lys 2; The Grapes 6 – Brewery Tap A 0; 

D Section –Bowyer Arms 3 – White Horse A 3; FMSSC Morning Star 1 – Berinsfield SC C 5; North Star A 0 – Harwellian A 6; The Plough Long Wittenham 6 – Bear and Ragged Staff 0; Wheatsheaf Didcot A 3 – Waggon and Horses B 3; 

E Section –Boundary House 6 – Saxton Rovers 0; Brewery Tap B 2 – Black Horse East Hanney 4; George and Dragon Upton 0 – Crown Marcham 6; Harwellian B 2 – Wheatsheaf Drayton 4; Waggon and Horses A 4 – Boundary House A 2; Ladygrove A 2 – North Star B 4; Old Anchor A 3 – College Oak 3; Queens Arms Didcot 4 – Wheatsheaf Didcot B 2; The Plough A West Hanney 4 – Wantage Town FC 2; White Horse B 2 – RAL Sec Soc 4;

 

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Summer League: Week 5 Results

Two matches this week have defaulted their match points due to no online card entry. D Section Berinsfield SC C vs Wheatsheaf Didcot A and F Section North Star B vs Old Anchor A.

COMPETITION NEWS: 8s Semi-Finals will be this Thursday with

Spread Eagle vs Abingdon RBL playing at Fox Denchworth

Abingdon Utd B vs Spread Eagle B playing at Abingdon Con. Club

Founder Members Competition had 16 entrants with some hard fought battles ending with Bob Duff and Dave Coles going for the title this year at Finals Night.


Over 14s – With Dave Dix making another appearance along with Dave Harris and Ian Cooksley – game’s looking up! 

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