What a new entry in the Over 14s with Dave Dix missing a full house by only 1 doll. Magnificent 17!
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Sixers: Colin Brind (Steventon Sports A),David Mott (Spread Eagle),John Gould (Red Lion Drayton B).
Blobbers:Andy Forsyth (Wheatsheaf Didcot B),Ben Moore (Waggon and Horses A),Gavin Walton (Brewery Tap B),James Tyrell (North Star B),Karen Beard (FMSSC Morning Star),Lorley Chadwick (Boundary House),Mervyn Dyer (The Bell Grove),Pete Towlerton (Plum Pudding B),Pete Wiblin (Abingdon Con Club A),Robert Glen (Harwellian B),Roger Jefferys (Harwellian B)
Competitions finished this week (apart from Finals on Wed 13th Sept) with the Captains and Secretaries Knockouts. With injuries and holidays we had 7 Captains and only 5 Secretaries. The finalists for Captains are Paul Longford (Tandem) and Michael Jarvis (Steventon Sports) and in the Secretaries Paul Ealey (Ab.RBL) and John Gapper (Spread Eagle).
A new face in the Over 14s this week with Ian Brook from Spread Eagle B cracking a 5-5-4! Well done Ian!
Competition News : Red Drive competition will see the 3s of Spread Eagle in the final with Abingdon Utd B (A) team.
THIS WEEK: Captain’s & Secretaries at Steventon Sports Club on Thursday.
No change the over 14s this week although unlucky for some as Dave Butler 5-4-4 (Tandem) and Dave Dix 6-3-4 (Abingdon United B) missed by 1 doll.
Sixers: Dave Dix (Abingdon United B),David Mott (Spread Eagle),Jim Morris (Red Lion Drayton A).
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Competitions: Penultimate competitions this week with the Red Drive 3s Knockout taking place at The Fox Denchworth and The Vine Cumnor.
Sixers: Alan Bell (Spread Eagle B),Dave Dix (Abingdon United B).
Thursday saw the next set of competitions play out at Abingdon Conservative Club and Abingdon United FC in the form of the 4s Knockout.
With just Tandem and Ab.RBL appearing at Ab Utd (losing Steventon Sports & Spread Eagle B(A) ) Legion made short work of a poorly performing Tandem winning 2-1.
At ACC Spread Eagle B(B) failed to field (due to sickness/holidays) and left Spread Eagle to take on Ab.Utd B(A) in the first match.
With four players both teams managed 16 in the first leg with Spread managing all 2’s in the 3 stick leg which Utd couldn’t match. Spread then set 13 which again Utd couldn’t chase putting Spread into the semi final.
Plum Pudding were knocked out 2-0 by Ab.Utd B(B) (scores illustrated).
Semi final between Spread and Ab Utd B(B) had Utd setting 7 which John Simmons getting an impressive 6 to leave Scott Humphries with a simple 2 for the first leg win. Spread set with a 4×4 giving 16 which was no match for an under pressure Utd despite Paul Barrett’s fine 4 start.
4s Final is between Spread Eagle and Ab.RBL to be played on Finals Night Wed 13th Sept at Ab.Utd.
Competition News: 5s Competition – The Committee have decided that because the Spread Eagle B team withdrew from the competition voluntarily that Spread Eagle go through to the Final.
Singles Competitions: with the 4 venues hosting 30 players with games running to repeat 3/1/6 stick legs in places and some high 5/6s being challenging in some of the later matches the semi-finalists are: Dave Dix (Ab Utd B), Barry Parker (Ab Utd B), John Simmons (Spread Eagle) and Nicky Biggs (Tandem). Semi-finals/Finals will be held as part of Presentation Night on Friday 20th October at Abingdon United FC.
THIS WEEK : Fours competitions are at Ab.Con Club and Ab.Utd FC (as per Competition Fixture list not poster or Player lists – I know we rushed it – apologies) this Thursday. Registered players are listed here.
As we’re halfway through here’s the Dirty Dozens (12 dolls) and Unlucky for some (13 dolls)…..
Competition News: A disappointing turnout in the Tom Simmons 5’s Knockout this week with two out of the six teams unable to field teams left only 3 contenders once Spread Eagle B withdrew after a pre-match issue with unsporting behaviour from a player from Spread Eagle. Spread Eagle B lodged a complaint with the Committee and the player’s team Captain/Secretary have been warned that any further behaviour will result in the player being barred from the League. The Committee will decide whether the other semi-final should be rescheduled.
Plum Pudding took on the might of Abingdon Utd B in the Semi-Final to lose 2-0 to putting Utd through.
THIS WEEK : Singles competition – see fixture list for revised venues.
No change to the Over 14s this week but Barry Parker (Ab Utd B) was unlucky with 4-5-4 and unfortunate not to retain his World Title at the Charlbury Beer Festival this year. Next time Barrington.
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!