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2023 Fixtures ONLINE!

The 2023 Fixture list is now available on line.  See 2023 Fixture List PDF

NOTE There is a minor problem with the fixture as printed (and PDF) for the Harwellian B, Abingdon Arms A/B, Abingdon RBL and Wheatsheaf Didcot due to a home game clash due to two team venues. Team captains have been contacted that are affected and have agreed to reversing the home/away status for some matches. Ask your captain/secretary for details.


2023 8s Handicap Knockout Competition

We had 12 teams entered into the Team 8s competition this year so there are 4 preliminary matches….

Don’t forget there is a handicap in place 2 dolls for each section difference so A playing Prem would have 2 dolls up to a max of 10 dolls for Premier vs Section F for instance.

Prelims will be played on 3rd May and the 1st Round matches on a mutually agreed night during June.

Handicaps, where appropriate,  will be determined by the Section position of competing clubs and will be confirmed once league sections have been published (late April)

Preliminary Home Away
1 Abingdon British Legion Fox Denchworth
2 Berinsfield A Steventon Sports A
3 Abindon Utd C Bell @ Grove
4 Plum Pudding Steventon Sports B

1st Round Matches

Match Home Away
A Bystander A Winner of Prelim 4
B Winner of Prelim 2 Winner of Prelim 3
C Ab Utd @ Con Club Winner of Prelim 1
D Croft Nomads Abingdon Con Club



40th Winter League Finals

Well the 40th Abingdon & District Winter Aunt Sally League Finals and Presentation Night took place last Wednesday. 

We had a great set of competition finals including a long fought battle for Singles champion between Leigh Clapton and Anton ‘Tosh’ Woolloff with Tosh becoming the winner. Presentations were given by World Aunt Sally Champion Barry ‘The Iceman’ Parker.

Best Performance of the Night was a tight run thing but Dave Dix clinched it with his 5-5-5 performance in the 5s. If you need full details, the obvious question is why weren’t you there, but Brian Clapton has the record.

I know Tosh would want to remind Winter League teams that there is an Extraordinary General Meeting on the 26th April to discuss the Winter league and he’d like all teams represented. Tosh has run the league for probably the best part of that 40 years so I know he’s got some important things to say on the night.




Winter League Finals TONIGHT!

Its the Finals Night for the Winter League tonight at Abingdon United FC so pop along to see some good games fingers crossed.

The Summer is coming and hopefully by May we’ll get rid of these heavy April showers which aren’t good for anyone’s doll score!

We’ve done the 8s draw and had 12 teams entered – fixtures will be published this week online ready for the preliminary matches on 3rd May.

The final summer sections will be at the printers soon and distributed as soon as we can, ready for the league start on 10th May.

Further details will be coming soon! 



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