Archive | August, 2021

Basil Collins funeral details

From: Chris King <>
Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2021, 11:39
Subject: Basil Collins
To: <>


Hi Vic,

My name is Chris and I am Grandson of the late Basil Collins.

Thank you so much for your kind words in the Abingdon & District Newsletter, it means a lot to the family to see his dedication to the sport still recognised and appreciated. 

I’m not sure whether or not there are members who still remember Basil as an active member or not given the 30 years since his committee role, but for anyone who is interested in paying their respects to Basil his funeral service will be held: Friday September 3rd, 11am at South Oxfordshire Crematorium and Memorial Park, Garford, OX13 5PA. 
Otherwise the family is asking for Family Flowers only or donations to Thames Valley Air Ambulance, a charity Basil was fond of. 

If any are interested in paying their respects to Basil, could you please direct them my way for catering purposes. 

Again, thank you so much for your kind words remembering Basil. His love for Aunt Sally never diminished and it is great to see the community remembering him still too. 

Best Wishes, 
Chris King


Basil Collins

It is with great sadness that the committee has learnt that Basil Collins the original founder of the  Abingdon &District Aunt Sally League has passed away today 11th August.The very existence and much of the history of our League was created by Basil over the last 60+ years,he remained a keen supporter and follower throughout his life attending and presenting trophies up until a couple of years ago.Our thoughts are with his family to whom we send our condolences.

R I P Basil and thank you for being the founding father of our Aunt Sally League.

If any players past or present have any words of tribute that they would wish to be shared on this website please send them to and we will endeavour to publish them.

Abingdon and District Aunt Sally committee


Winter League Update 2nd August 2021

A.D.W.A.S.L. 2021-22

Hi all,

        Hope you have kept safe and well during the last 18 months which has been challenging for everyone.  I’ve not posted anything about the unfinished 2019-20 season as there was really nothing to say – I think Covid said it all.  I would like to take something from that season though but not sure what.  I would like teams thoughts on whether the league tables stand as of 4th March 2020 having played 16 games and if so do we engrave cups accordingly.  Also Top Dolls and most improved players could be kept but would we give trophies or just record them.  I will have to go with the averages as I will need them for the upcoming season if it goes ahead.  I would welcome your feed back on these and any other issues.

      I am about to gets this seasons packs out shortly and I can arrange for registration sheets to be collected if you can’t get them to me.  I think it is going to be difficult as some of you may have found other things to do on a Wednesday night but we must try to get this season up and running.  As usuall the friendly night of games would take place on the last Wednesday of September with the league starting the following week.

      Sadly, since we last met we have lost a couple of  ‘Golden Oldies’ in Ron North and Owen Gill and more recently Laddie Moody from S.S.S.C. Mike Jarvis from S.S.S.C. has been hospitalised and we wish him a full and speedy recovery.

      Captains, can you please get back to me A.S.A.P. and I hope to see you all soon.  Stay safe and well.