Photos from Presentation Night (with thanks to Ellen Downes for photography) are now available.
2017 COMPETITION WINNERS AND RUNNERS UP
Finals Night was held on 13th September at Abingdon United FC with some great matches including a massive game for the Red Drive 3s with Dave Hudson doing two 6s and Dave Dix following with 6-5.
Pairs and Singles semi and finals will be played on Presentation Night 20th October 2017 at Abingdon United FC. Programmes on sale soon !
2017 COMPETITION WINNERS AND RUNNERS UP
|Eights KO||Abingdon United B||Spread Eagle|
|Tom Simmons 5s||Abingdon United B||Spread Eagle|
|Fours||Spread Eagle||Abingdon RBL|
|Red Drive 3s||Spread Eagle||Abingdon United B|
|Captain’s||P.Longford Tandem||M.Jarvis Steventon Sports|
|Secretary’s||J.Gapper Spread Eagle||P.Ealey Abingdon RBL|
Abingdon Utd B
Abingdon Conservative Club A
|MOST SIXES IN THE SEASON||D.Dix Abingdon Utd B||10 – doubling last year|
Abingdon & District Aunt Sally League
2017 FINALS NIGHT ORDER OF PLAY
AT ABINGDON UNITED FC
PLAY TO START AT 7.30PM
Wednesday 13th September 2017
Spread Eagle vs Abingdon United B
P.Longford (Tandem) vs M.Jarvis (Steventon Sports)
vs Spread Eagle (S.Humphries/G.Brown/M.Phillips/(J.Gapper)
RED DRIVE (3s)
Spread Eagle (D.Hudson/G.Brown/M.Phillips/(S.Humphries)
vs Ab.Utd B (A) (D.Dix/L.Clapton/B.Parker/(B.Clapton)
P.Ealey (Ab.RBL) vs John Gapper (Spread Eagle)
B.Duff (Ab Utd B) vs D.Coles (Ab.Con.Club A)
* SINGLES AND DOUBLES WILL BE PLAYED ON
PRESENTATION NIGHT 20th October.
STARTING WITH THE PAIRS SEMI FINAL AND
THEN THE SINGLES SEMI FINAL…. *
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!
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.
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.
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.
The Pairs Knockout was played at the Spread Eagle tonight with 20 pairs turning up for the competition with the best weather.
With two pitches and a few preliminaries it took a while to get the games through with a finish around 11pm !
The B Section team Abingdon RBL (Capt D.Sapey) will be playing their games at Abingdon United FC for the rest of the season.
Singles competition venue will also be changed in due course and will be notified nearer the time.