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History: 1990 to 2020 the next 30 years….

This Abingdon and District Aunt Sally Association was founded in 1960 by Basil Collins and collegaues. Basil sadly is no longer with us but when he retired from the league in 1990 he wrote a document cataloging the League in the first 30 years. A reproduced copy is available in the History section on the website.

At the AGM this week Roger Nichols suggested that we should collate the ‘next 30 years’ so we are looking for any historical artifacts you may have to get us started. If you want to volunteer to help please do!

We already have a few photographs in the Photos section but we are lacking a complete set of Finals Night programmes since 1991 and any other stories or newspaper articles that we can summarise and form ‘The Second 30 Years’ booklet. 

Check out the The History Books in the Photos section as well. 

Contact any member of the Committee if you’ve got any:-

  • Old photos
  • Old programmes
  • Old final league tables/scorecards (with important events like this one)
  • Any stories or anecdotes about the game, whether about the weather or great players past, passed and present.

Alternatively login and leave a comment and we’ll be in touch.



Competition Sunday – Singles Order for 8th Sept

Singles Competitions – Final Groups will be played — Thursday 8th September 2022

  • 2 venues will be used to hold singles competition – Steventon Sports & Social Club  & Abingdon Conservative Club – both venues confirmed.
    The draw was made of players registered on 21st. First 16 to play at Steventon Sports, second 16 to play at Con Club, Abingdon.
  • Registration from 8pm – 8.10pm on the night.
  • First game to commence at 8.15pm
  • Summer rules will apply

VENUE ONE – Steventon Sports Club – played to last two players

1 Mark Johnson
2 Andy Phelps

3 Anton Wooloff
4 Bye

5 Steve Enock
6 Phil Adams

7 Dave Sapey
8 Stuart Wilson

9 Dave Butler
10 Bye

11 Bye
12 Keith Buckle

13 Dave Davies
14 Terry Downes

15 Bye
16 Ian Brook

VENUE TWO – Abingdon Conservative Club – played to last two players

17 Nick Baldwin
18 Mick Greenaway

19 Barry Parker
20 Paul Longford

21 Alec Chamberlain
22 Leigh Clapton

23 Tom Baldwin
24 Ken Fisher

25 Bye
26 Bob Duff

27 Scott Humphries
28 Barry Townsend

29 Paul Barrett
30 Bye

31 Geoff Lee
32 Bye


Competition Sunday! – RESULTS

After a lovely DRY Sunday afternoon at Abingdon Utd FC starting at 1.30pm we managed to succeed in playing all the competition fixtures except the singles. We finished at 7.30pm and by that time most players were flagging. If it wasn’t for Committee member Roy Taylor’s wife Pauline, who very kindly donated refreshments in the form of sandwiches etc which we had around 5pm, I don’t think we would have lasted that long! However the bar was open the sun was shining and everyone was in good spirits for some great Aunt Sally.

As expected there were some were hard fought matches going 3-1-6 sticks when drawn after 3 legs, some not so much! Having two pitches meant that Abingdon Utd weren’t always at a home pitch advantage and thanks to Claire Foster and Roy Taylor for sorting the draws on the day we tried to keep both pitches busy. I tried to be the MC for the occasion and was glad Reg Couch brought the speaker and microphone!  I’d also like to thank both the ladies behind the bar, Brian Clapton (for dolls and pitch prep) and for those who volunteered (or otherwise) to ensure that matches were stuck up/called and scored.

There were several learning points the committee are reviewing so it can be improved if repeated next year. It’s been estimated that to run the remaining singles would have probably taken another 1.5 hours so these games will be rescheduled at independent venues to be decided by the committee meeting this week.

As this was the first ‘one day event’ for the competitions I think it went very well (and I’m not on the committee!) so if you were there and want to login and leave a comment on this post or email team support with some feedback it’ll all be welcome I’m sure.

As for the results below they speak for themselves with the two top Premier sides managing to fight it to the final for 5’s,4’s, 3’s, Pairs and Secretary’s! Well done for Bernisfield and Croft Nomads for hanging in on the Captains and Pairs.


Finals Night is Wednesday 21st September and Presentation Night is Friday 4th November.
NOTE: once a player has played they cannot be substituted so they must be available for the final game night.

Competition Finalists
(Semi for

To be Played

5’s Abingdon Utd A
Plum Pudding B
Finals Night
4’s Abingdon Utd B
Plum Pudding A
Finals Night
3’s Plum Pudding B
Abingdon Utd A
Finals Night
Secretary’s K.Buckle vs B.Duff Finals Night
Captain’s T.Downes vs G.Lee Finals Night
to last 4
B.Townsend & P.Adams
S.Enock & I.Brook
S.Wilson & G.Lee
L.Clapton & S.Humphries
Semi & Final
to last 4
TO BE DECIDED  Presentation
Semi & Final

SINGLES NOTE: only those players who registered and turned up on the Sunday will be in the Singles
as the fixture has already been drawn and venues/players will be announced in due course.



Free to enter for all players over 50 – turn up and play on 14th September


Competition Sunday!


This Sunday 21st August we will be playing the rest of the competitions

at Abingdon United FC

Practice will be from 1 to 1.30pm 
and the first competition will start at 1.30.

Playing order
5’s 4’s 3’s Secretary’s, Captain’s, Pairs and Singles

If you want to play and haven’t already registered then you need to be
at the venue before 12.30 when the draws will take place by the Committee.
NOTE: once a player has played they cannot be substituted so they must be available for the final game night.
League registered players only.

We will be using both pitches at Ab.Utd.

BAR will be OPEN!


Competition and playing order

Entries Pre-Registered

Final will be Played

5’s 6 teams Finals Night
4’s 8 teams Finals Night
3’s 9 teams Finals Night
Secretary’s 8 players Finals Night
Captain’s 7 players Finals Night
to last 4
21 pairs Presentation
Semi & Final
to last 4
33 players  Presentation

Finals Night is Wednesday 21st September and Presentation Night is Friday 4th November.
NOTE: once a player has played they cannot be substituted so they must be available for the final game night.

To make this run smoothly the losing team will provide 2 players to call/stick up for the next match or for 1 player matches the last 2 players.

Matches will be best of 3 legs and 3 stick decider if drawn until won.



The Best and the Rest at Week 7

Round up of the best after week 7

Total Dirty Dozens
12 Alan Bell 4-4-4 (Croft Nomads) – Week 4
12 Alec Chamberlain 3-5-4 (Abingdon United B) – Week 5
12 Andrew Shipman 3-5-4 (Harwellian B) – Week 6
12 Barry Townsend 4-4-4 (Plum Pudding) – Week 3
12 Barry Townsend 4-5-3 (Plum Pudding) – Week 4
12 Danny Hamilton 5-4-3 (The Vine Cumnor) – Week 7
12 Dean Bowler 4-4-4 (Red Lion A) – Week 4
12 Ian Brook 5-4-3 (Croft Nomads) – Week 6
12 Rick Vincent 5-4-3 (Harwellian B) – Week 4
12 Scott Humphries 2-4-6 (Abingdon United B) – Week 6


Total Unlucky 13s
13 Alan Bell 4-5-4 (Croft Nomads) – Week 7
13 Barrington Parker 5-4-4 (Abingdon United B) – Week 1
13 David Dix 4-5-4 (Abingdon United B) – Week 2
13 David Mott 4-5-4 (Prince of Wales Shippon Veterans) – Week 7
13 Paul Longford 4-3-6 (Plum Pudding) – Week 7
13 Phil Adams 6-5-2 (Plum Pudding) – Week 6
13 Philip Soden 5-4-4 (College Oak A) – Week 4
13 Scott Humphries 4-4-5 (Abingdon United B) – Week 4
13 Terry Downes 3-4-6 (Plum Pudding) – Week 1


Total Over_14s
15 Jason Black 5-6-4 (Red Lion C) – Week 6
15 Alec Chamberlain 3-6-6 (Abingdon United B) – Week 4
15 Paul Longford 6-5-4 (Plum Pudding) – Week 4
14 David Dix 4-6-4 (Abingdon United B) – Week 7
14 Andrew Shipman 4-5-5 (Harwellian B) – Week 7
14 David Dix 5-5-4 (Abingdon United B) – Week 5
14 David Dix 5-3-6 (Abingdon United B) – Week 3
14 Phil Adams 5-5-4 (Plum Pudding) – Week 2
14 David Dix 6-5-3 (Abingdon United B) – Week 1
14 Derek Fletcher 4-4-6 (Steventon Sports A) – Week 1

SIXERS of 2022 – Week 7

Alec Chamberlain 3-6-6 (Abingdon United B) – Week 4
Anthony Humphries 1-1-6 (Boundary House) – Week 7
Caroline Baker 0-6-2 (Red Lion B) – Week 6
David Dix 4-6-4 (Abingdon United B) – Week 7
David Dix 5-3-6 (Abingdon United B) – Week 3
David Dix 6-5-3 (Abingdon United B) – Week 1
Derek Fletcher 4-4-6 (Steventon Sports A) – Week 1
Gareth Thomas 6-1-2 (Berinsfield B) – Week 7
Graham Brown 2-3-6 (Prince of Wales Shippon Veterans) – Week 4
Jason Black 5-6-4 (Red Lion C) – Week 6
Paul Longford 4-3-6 (Plum Pudding) – Week 7
Paul Longford 6-5-4 (Plum Pudding) – Week 4
Phil Adams 6-5-2 (Plum Pudding) – Week 6
Scott Humphries 2-4-6 (Abingdon United B) – Week 6
Terry Downes 3-4-6 (Plum Pudding) – Week 1

So far this season we’ve had nearly 90 blobber scores (X-X-X or no score at all) recorded across all results to date – far too many to mention by name – take heart that you can only get better from there and of course we’ve all had a LONG break as an excuse to roll out!

Get practicing and Good dolls!


WEBSITE MENU CHANGES – For the players….

You’ll notice the website menus have been reordered. This is so that if you are on a mobile phone or other small screen device the Navigation menu gives you match card entry and player relevant items at the top of the list. For regular ‘PC’ users this means the menu now fits on a widescreen monitor (if you don’t have one of these it really is time for a new PC).

Any suggestions for improvements please leave a comment below.


User Registration and Problems Logging In

It’s been a few years since we originally setup the website with ‘users’ matching ‘team names’ and every year we get queries about passwords etc. So read on and find out what you can do to help make this easier and some of the reasons we have to do what we do!


If you are having difficulties in logging in please use the Team Support email and contact us separately.

PASSWORD RESETS : If you have a valid email address set on your profile you can request a password reset yourself. If not when you get us to reset it and you login successfully please add one to your profile (see below).

USER ACCOUNTS: We get many bots trying to register fake accounts so it’s difficult to see the wheat from the chaff when valid players or AASL friends do not make it obvious they are genuine users.  We can get dozens of these a week so it’s not a simple job to spot fakes or even genuine users. They try it on with fake accounts so they can attempt to hack the site later.

We are therefore removing any accounts with risky/undeliverable email addresses. These will be denied and deleted. If that is you and you can’t login either email Team Support or re-register with a VALID email address AND make it obvious you’re not a bot by using your proper name or name+team name. That way, if you are traceable in the league, we can approve registration quicker.
If you are not a registered player then please email Team Support for help and thanks for being interested.

MATCH CARD PERMISSION: If you are a Secretary (or stand-in) and need to enter Match Cards then use the Team Support email after you have registered successfully and this will be separately enabled for you if you give us your team name, email/user details.

EDIT YOUR PROFILE – It is also in your interest to set your First and Surname in your profile – again this helps us validate real users. Once logged in just click on the top right where it says ‘Hi,….’ and edit your preferences etc.

EMAIL and PASSWORDS: It’s in your interest to have a valid email registered because you can reset your own password when forgotten and get notified of updates. On passwords we are insisting on high strength passwords which can be generated for you on reset and if you use a modern browser you can safely store these for next time you login so you don’t have to remember them. Why ? Because of the simplicity now in hacking passwords means crackable passwords could be the weak link that gets the website hacked. By the way – you need to have the strongest and different passwords for all your accounts especially your email account and any banks!

For more password advice see


SUMMER 2022 – Aunt Sally is back!

The Summer 2022 League is upon us and the Committee have been working hard to get ready for a new season…

WE START THIS WEEK on 11th May. 

Competition Entries close 30th May. 

8s Competitions will be played on THURSDAYS in June/July (TBC)

Founders & Legends (Over 50s Only) is on 14th Sept – turn up and play.

FINALS NIGHT 21st September

PRESENTATION NIGHT – 4th November 2022

Website Logins!

You may have a login on this site so that

  1. we can keep in touch with newsletters and/or
  2. to enter match cards if you are a Captain or Secretary

Please try your login NOW – especially those of you who enter match cards – you don’t want to get stuck when you win your first game on Wednesday!

If you don’t have a valid email address on your login you won’t get newsletters nor will you be able to reset your own password should you have lost it! So check your own account as soon as so we can make any necessary updates soonest. Login and check the profile in the top right hand corner where it says Hi!

You CAN register a new account but the email address has to be unique (and not used before) and as we have to vet these (you wouldn’t believe how many email addresses from abroad we get asking to register so they can try to hack our site) please make it obvious you are a genuine person or venue – or just drop a second email to Team Support so we can join you and the team up.


Winter League: Over 14s etc

Thought you might like to know who had scores of 14 etc during the Winter season.

For Top Dolls etc see online score reports and don’t forget to change the Year to 2018 and Season to Winter before clicking Submit!

17D.Dix 6-6-5 (Ab.Utd.A) – Week 11
16P.Adams 6-5-5 (The Heathens) – Week 12
16D.Dix 6-5-5 (Ab.Utd.A) – Week 10
15P.Adams 5-5-5 (The Heathens) – Week 18
15D.Dix 4-5-6 (Ab.Utd.A) – Week 16
15P.Adams 5-5-5 (The Heathens) – Week 15
15P.Wright 5-6-4 (Penlon) – Week 15
15P.Adams 5-4-6 (The Heathens) – Week 13
15B.Parker 6-5-4 (Ab.Utd.A) – Week 13
15B.Parker 4-5-6 (Ab.Utd.A) – Week 4
14P.Adams 3-5-6 (The Heathens) – Week 17
14D.Dix 4-5-5 (Ab.Utd.A) – Week 17
14D.Dix 4-5-5 (Ab.Utd.A) – Week 12
14L.Clapton 6-5-3 (Spread Eagle B) – Week 10
14P.Adams 6-3-5 (The Heathens) – Week 9
14L.Clapton 5-5-4 (Spread Eagle B) – Week 9
14P.Adams 5-5-4 (The Heathens) – Week 4
14D.Dix 4-6-4 (Ab.Utd.A) – Week 3

The Unlucky for some 13s…..

TotalUnlucky 13s
13A.Bell 5-3-5 (Spread Eagle B) – Week 18
13B.Parker 4-4-5 (Ab.Utd.A) – Week 3
13B.Parker 4-6-3 (Ab.Utd.A) – Week 12
13C.Brind 4-4-5 (Ab.Legion) – Week 5
13D.Dix 3-4-6 (Ab.Utd.A) – Week 4
13D.Dix 3-4-6 (Ab.Utd.A) – Week 7
13D.Dix 3-5-5 (Ab.Utd.A) – Week 8
13D.Dix 4-5-4 (Ab.Utd.A) – Week 1
13D.Hamilton 3-5-5 (The Vine) – Week 3
13J.Pounceby 4-5-4 (The Vine) – Week 7
13N.Weston 4-5-4 (Spread Eagle B) – Week 14
13P.Adams 4-3-6 (The Heathens) – Week 10
13P.Adams 5-4-4 (The Heathens) – Week 5
13P.Adams 6-4-3 (The Heathens) – Week 2
13P.Ealey 6-4-3 (Ab.Legion) – Week 12
13P.Soden 4-4-5 (Ab.Utd.A) – Week 2
13P.Wright 4-4-5 (Penlon) – Week 12
13S.Enock 4-3-6 (Spread Eagle B) – Week 5
13S.Martin 5-5-3 (Ab.Utd.B) – Week 14
13T.Barrett 4-4-5 (Ab.Con.Club) – Week 3

And the Dirty Dozens…..

TotalDirty Dozens
12B.Newman 4-4-4 (Spread Eagle A) – Week 10
12B.Parker 2-5-5 (Ab.Utd.A) – Week 14
12B.Parker 2-5-5 (Ab.Utd.A) – Week 16
12B.Parker 4-4-4 (Ab.Utd.A) – Week 8
12B.Parker 5-2-5 (Ab.Utd.A) – Week 6
12B.Parker 6-2-4 (Ab.Utd.A) – Week 18
12B.Stowell 6-2-4 (Spread Eagle B) – Week 6
12B.Townsend 3-5-4 (The Heathens) – Week 12
12B.Townsend 4-3-5 (The Heathens) – Week 3
12B.Townsend 4-4-4 (The Heathens) – Week 2
12D.Bellcourt 4-5-3 (Penlon) – Week 9
12D.Davies 4-4-4 (Ab.Utd.A) – Week 6
12D.Dix 3-5-4 (Ab.Utd.A) – Week 9
12D.Dix 5-4-3 (Ab.Utd.A) – Week 2
12D.Dix 5-4-3 (Ab.Utd.A) – Week 5
12D.Hamilton 5-3-4 (The Vine) – Week 7
12D.Holmes 4-4-4 (The Heathens) – Week 12
12D.Sapey 4-4-4 (Ab.Legion) – Week 15
12J.Gapper 4-3-5 (Spread Eagle A) – Week 5
12Jon Warrell 5-3-4 (Ab.Utd.C) – Week 1
12L.Clapton 3-3-6 (Spread Eagle B) – Week 13
12L.Clapton 3-4-5 (Spread Eagle B) – Week 11
12L.Clapton 5-3-4 (Spread Eagle B) – Week 12
12P.Adams 3-5-4 (The Heathens) – Week 11
12P.Adams 6-3-3 (The Heathens) – Week 6
12P.Ealey 4-4-4 (Ab.Legion) – Week 7
12P.Longford 3-4-5 (The Heathens) – Week 4
12P.Longford 6-1-5 (The Heathens) – Week 3
12S.Enock 4-4-4 (Spread Eagle B) – Week 8
12S.Peedell 4-5-3 (The Vine) – Week 10
12T.Barrett 5-3-4 (Ab.Con.Club) – Week 12
12T.Barrett 6-4-2 (Ab.Con.Club) – Week 6
12T.Ward 3-5-4 (Ab.Utd.A) – Week 14