17th March - Summer League

Mid-March and just under 7 weeks to go - yeah, we start on 26 April!

What do I know? At the moment we've just 44 teams - 3 less than last year. Launton S&SC A and the Highfield SC A have pulled out, the Hundred Acres can't get sufficient number of players, and the Poachers Pocket has closed.

What else do I know? I can guarantee you I'm going to upset a few people! With the withdrawal of the Launton and Highfield teams, the bottom two teams from last season's Division One (the Muddy Duck and Black Bull B) will not be going down; this will, of course, snowball down and affect the lower divisions.

At the AGM - those of you who were there will remember - I was given authority to formulate the league as I see fit. In previous years, I've allocated teams in the lower divisions on a geographical basis; I'm afraid that's not possible this coming season.

Previously when we've had 44 teams, we've had 3 divisions of eight and 2 divisions of 10. That has then meant that those in Divisions Four and Five were unable to play in the Singles and Pairs competitions; so, as someone suggested at the AGM, we are going to stick to six divisions as last season allowing players to enter the divisional singles and pairs if they so wish. However, to do that, we need to insert a "Bye" in the four lower divisions.

So, here it is! The "First Draft" of the Fixtures List is on the fixtures page. Please have a look at it and, if there are any glaring errors, please let me know.

Phil

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17th March - Indoor League

Sadly, the season has now come to an end. Hope it's been an enjoyable one for you all!

Congratulations to the following winners and commiserations to those who didn't quite make it!

- DRD Roofing League Champions - Misfits

- Knockout Cup - Misfits

- Two-and-a-half pairs - Misfits

- Triples - Dave Reast, Keith Skinner and Phil Allen (Misfits)

- Pairs - Eddie Gordon and Billy Atwell (Misfits)

- Singles - Dave Reast (Misfits)

- Top Doll Scorer - Brian Gough (Misfits)

I know I said it at the Finals Night last night, but, once again, many thanks to Keith Lennard for ensuring everything was set up on each match day.

Phil

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13th March - Indoor League

Oops, did the results and individual scores on Thursday but still haven't sent them out. Just lazing about on a Sunday night, with nothing to do - as you do! - and it's just come to me! Here goes.

Congratulations to our sixers of the week - Dougie Revitt with his second of the season and one for Keith Lennard. Well done chaps.

Finals night this week.

- Knockout Cup (sponsored by D Jobling and son) - The Bell v Misfits

- Two and a half pairs cup - Misfits v The Bell

- Triples - Two Misfits teams against each other (can't remember who played with who)!

- Pairs - Darren Moore and Darren Lodge (The Bell) v Eddie Gordon and Billy Atwell (Misfits)

- Singles - Martin Wanless v Dave Reast.

Hope to see you all on Wednesday.

Phil

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SUMMER LEAGUE 2017

Come along you lovely people! Registration forms and money are now due!

Only received 15 at the moment.

Registration form is attached, just in case you've lost yours.

Phil

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27th February 2017 - INDOOR LEAGUE

Well done Dougie Revitt - our sixer of the week!

Phil

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20th February 2017 - INDOOR LEAGUE

Morning all,

Last Wednesday's results and other updated stats are attached.

With the season drawing to a close, I need to go and order the trophies. At the same time, I'll want to take the following trophies for engraving. Could whoever's holding the trophy please get it back to the Ex Services on Wednesday and I'll arrange to pick them up from there.

- DRD Roofing League Champions - Misfits

- Knockout Cup - Misfits

- Triples - Liam Merchant, Pete Stammers and Robbie Bryant (Misfits)

- Pairs - Pete Stammers and Dave Reast (Misfits)

- Singles - Dave Wheeler (Ashton Club)

- Top Doll Scorer - Brian Gough (Misfits)

 

Phil

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24th January - SUMMER LEAGUE

Morning all,

Just a reminder about the AGM at The Shakespeare this coming Thursday (26th). It starts at 8 o'clock.

Look forward to seeing you.

Phil

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22nd January 2017 - INDOOR LEAGUE

Congratulations to the two Misfits' triples teams; they will now meet each other in the final.

Phil


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13th January 2017

Afternoon all,

I have another point which I wish to raise at the AGM and, once again, because I think it will take up most of the evening with its discussion, I'll give you an idea beforehand so that you can mull it over amongst yourselves and let me know your views.

At the moment it is only aimed at the Premier and Division One teams - but, should it prove workable, it may be introduced into other divisions next year.

We've heard it all before - "it's a waste of time turning up against the top three teams", "the top three teams should be kicked out of the league", "they should go and play in the Oxford League" - and so on, and so on!

It's taken me many a year to build this league up and I, for one, certainly don't want to see it dwindle away, losing teams just because three teams are too good! And secondly, we don't want to be seen to be doing nothing!

We have been looking at introducing a method (other than a handicap system), to give those teams in Division One an incentive, rather than seeing sticks just being thrown away. An example here is, say a team sets a score of 25-30, instead of the chasers mumbling away that "it's a waste of time, we've got no chance of getting that", if we set a target figure at the beginning of the season of, say, 19 or 20 (and I didn't just pluck them out of the air; I chose them after a great deal of research during the winter months), and the chasers reach that, they then get a "bonus point" (or half a point - see my later comment).

So, to clarify, we want the Division One teams to feel they still have a chance of salvaging something out of the game. The idea is:

- in any league match against a Premier or fellow Division One team, whether setting or chasing, if they reach (or overtake, of course) the target figure they get a bonus point (or, I say again, half a point - read on).

- if they win the leg too, they get a point for that as normal. Now, the reason for my "half a point" comment is that, if a team reaches the target figure in all three legs and wins all three legs, they could finish up with a 6-0 victory - I think that's too much. And, because of that, I believe the bonus should be "half a point"

- or, we come up with some other method (like two points for a win and one for the bonus point!). Again, only in the Premier and Division One.

- Premier Division teams do not get any bonus points.

I'd "award" bonus points when I get the result through.

Please, have a think about it, here's your chance. Discuss it amongst yourselves and let me know how you feel.

 

Phil

 

PS: Would you believe that, now I'm retired, I should be relaxing !?



9th January 2017

Afternoon all,

Following on from my email over the weekend about the possibility of arranging divisions by averages, I have received a few replies, most of them pointing out the pros and cons of going either way, and fairly "even-stevens" at the moment - but still a while to go yet.

In response, and to clarify a couple of questions I've been asked, league positions will continue to be based on "legs won" (ie points). Averages would only be used:

- the following season to determine which division a team should be placed in - if that is the option taken.

or

- if teams are level on points and one of those teams has not scored as many dolls because one or more of their games has not been played through no fault of their own.

In the first set of tables of that attachment I sent out, in some cases the dolls scored differ from last season's final tables. Since the end of season, to be able to calculate teams' averages, I've been working on another spreadsheet, recording every teams leg scores. Having done that, I then noticed some errors and corrected them.

Hope that clears up things a little!

 

Phil


SUMMER LEAGUE 2017 - 8th January

Afternoon all,

Right, our main item for discussion at the AGM will be, without a doubt, the constitution of the league - ie, which division teams should be in. I've had loads of complaints and whingeing about certain teams being so much better than others and should be in a higher division - or, in three cases, shouldn't even be in the League at all !

During the winter I've been working on this and have come up with a set of tableS. The first one is how it all finished last season, showing the averages for each leg. Now, in this one, there are a number of averages shown in red. This means that where games weren't played, I've awarded the points to the "non-offending" team and the "games played column" then shows 14; however, for the averages I've had to divide the number of dolls hit by the actual number of games/legs played. For instance, the Division Three game between Brill S&SC B and the White Horse A wasn't played so their dolls scored were each divided by 39 (and not 42 as the others). Got it?

BICESTER AND DISTRICT AUNT SALLY LEAGUE
HOW IT FINISHED IN SEASON 2016








PREMIER AND DIVISION ONE
Pos TEAM P F A Dolls Pts Ave








1 White Lion A 14 34 8 894 34 21.29
2 Launton S&SC A 14 33 9 892 33 21.24
3 Black Bull A 14 29 13 845 29 20.12
4 Shakebull 14 18 24 687 18 16.36








1 Crown A 14 16 26 735 16 17.50
2 Nut Tree 14 16 26 628 16 14.95
3 Muddy Duck 14 13 29 650 13 15.48
4 Black Bull B 14 9 33 605 9 14.40








DIVISION TWO
1 Highfield SC A 14 30 12 609 30 14.50
2 The Lion 14 26 16 603 26 14.36
3 Ashton Club 14 25 17 565 25 13.45
4 White Horse B 14 21 21 521 21 12.40
5 Bell Bicester 14 22 20 540 22 12.86
6 Bull Inn A 14 19 23 571 19 13.60
7 Barley Mow 14 16 26 449 16 10.69
8 Red Lion Finmere 14 9 33 425 9 10.12








DIVISION THREE
1 Brill S&SC B 14 31 11 594 31 15.23
2 Red Lion Islip 14 26 16 548 26 13.05
3 Highfield SC B 14 23 19 540 23 12.86
4 Bull & Butcher B 14 20 22 500 20 11.90
5 White Horse A 14 20 22 455 20 11.67
6 Prince of Wales 14 18 24 500 18 11.90
7 Ex Services 14 16 26 518 16 12.33
8 Red Cow 14 14 28 462 14 11.00








DIVISION FOUR
1 Brill S&SC A 14 31 11 519 31 12.36
2 Chearsley Cricketers 14 27 12 515 27 12.26
3 Crown B 14 26 16 504 26 12.00
4 Chandos Arms 14 22 20 466 22 11.10
5 Fountain A 14 22 20 409 22 9.74
6 White Hart Wanderers 14 19 23 454 19 10.81
7 Safari Garden 14 15 27 408 15 9.71
8 Bull & Butcher A 14 6 36 319 6 7.60








DIVISION FIVE
1 Launton S&SC B 14 33 9 459 33 11.77
2 Red Lion SA 14 30 12 366 30 9.38
3 KEA 14 22 20 342 22 8.77
4 Hundred Acres 14 22 20 338 22 8.67
5 Eight Bells 14 18 24 263 18 6.74
6 Poachers Pocket 14 15 27 218 15 7.27
7 Black Bull Divas 14 15 27 213 15 5.92
8 Nightingale 14 13 29 221 13 8.19








DIVISION SIX
1 White Lion B 14 37 5 391 37 11.85
2 Fountain B 14 25 17 336 25 9.33
3 Butchers Arms 14 25 17 305 25 9.24
4 Plough Marsh Gibbon 14 25 17 312 25 9.45
5 Royal Oak 14 24 18 288 24 8.73
6 Bull Inn B 14 19 23 215 19 7.17
7 Crown Gawcott 14 13 29 112 13 6.22
8 Bye 14 0 42 0 0

Our rules at the moment state "At the end of the season, the bottom two teams in each division will be relegated and replaced by the top two teams in the following division." The second set of tables show how the divisions would look if this rule is abided by and implemented.

BICESTER AND DISTRICT AUNT SALLY LEAGUE
HOW IT SHOULD LOOK IN 2017 BASED ON PROMOTION/RELEGATION








PREMIER AND DIVISION ONE
Pos TEAM P F A Dolls Pts Ave








1 White Lion A 14 34 8 894 34 21.29
2 Launton S&SC A 14 33 9 892 33 21.24
3 Black Bull A 14 29 13 845 29 20.12
4 Crown A 14 16 26 735 16 17.50








1 Shakebull 14 18 24 687 18 16.36
2 Nut Tree 14 16 26 628 16 14.95
3 Highfield SC A 14 30 12 609 30 14.50
4 The Lion 14 26 16 603 26 14.36








DIVISION TWO
1 Muddy Duck 14 13 29 650 13 15.48
2 Black Bull B 14 9 33 605 9 14.40
3 Ashton Club 14 25 17 565 25 13.45
4 White Horse B 14 21 21 521 21 12.40
5 Bell Bicester 14 22 20 540 22 12.86
6 Bull Inn A 14 19 23 571 19 13.60
7 Brill S&SC B 13 31 11 594 31 15.23
8 Red Lion Islip 14 26 16 548 26 13.05








DIVISION THREE
1 Barley Mow 14 16 26 449 16 10.69
2 Red Lion Finmere 14 9 33 425 9 10.12
3 Highfield SC B 14 23 19 540 23 12.86
4 Bull & Butcher B 14 20 22 500 20 11.90
5 White Horse A 13 20 22 455 20 11.67
6 Prince of Wales 14 18 24 500 18 11.90
7 Brill S&SC A 14 31 11 519 31 12.36
8 Chearsley Cricketers 14 27 12 515 27 12.26








DIVISION FOUR
1 Ex Services 14 16 26 518 16 12.33
2 Red Cow 14 14 28 462 14 11.00
3 Crown B 14 26 16 504 26 12.00
4 Chandos Arms 14 22 20 466 22 11.10
5 Fountain A 14 22 20 409 22 9.74
6 White Hart Wanderers 14 19 23 454 19 10.81
7 Launton S&SC B 13 33 9 459 33 11.77
8 Red Lion SA 13 30 12 366 30 9.38








DIVISION FIVE
1 Safari Garden 14 15 27 408 15 9.71
2 Bull & Butcher A 14 6 36 319 6 7.60
3 KEA 13 22 20 342 22 8.77
4 Hundred Acres 13 22 20 338 22 8.67
5 Eight Bells 13 18 24 263 18 6.74
6 Poachers Pocket 10 15 27 218 15 7.27
7 White Lion B 11 37 5 391 37 11.85
8 Fountain B 11 25 17 336 25 9.33








DIVISION SIX
1 Black Bull Divas 12 15 27 213 15 5.92
2 Nightingale 9 13 29 221 13 8.19
3 Butchers Arms 11 25 17 305 25 9.24
4 Plough Marsh Gibbon 11 25 17 312 25 9.45
5 Royal Oak 11 24 18 288 24 8.73
6 Bull Inn B 10 19 23 215 19 7.17
7 Crown Gawcott 6 13 29 112 13 6.22
8 Bye 14 0 42 0 0

My thoughts throughout the winter have been that divisions be based on leg averages from last season. However, I really need to put that to member teams.

If I wait until the AGM before raising it, I do believe we'd still be discussing it way after midnight! So, what I'd like you to do is to look at, study and discuss with your team (if you feel you need to), the third set of tables.

BICESTER AND DISTRICT AUNT SALLY LEAGUE
HOW IT WOULD LOOK IN 2017 - BASED ON AVERAGES








PREMIER DIVISION


P F A Dolls Ave








1 White Lion A 14 34 8 894 21.29
2 Launton S&SC A 14 33 9 892 21.24
3 Black Bull A 14 29 13 845 20.12
4 Crown A 14 16 26 735 17.50








DIVISION ONE
1 Shakebull 14 18 24 687 16.36
2 Muddy Duck 14 13 29 650 15.48
3 Brill S&SC B 13 31 11 594 15.23
4 Nut Tree 14 16 26 628 14.95








DIVISION TWO
1 Highfield SC A 14 30 12 609 14.50
2 Black Bull B 14 9 33 605 14.40
3 The Lion 14 26 16 603 14.36
4 Bull Inn A 14 19 23 571 13.60
5 Ashton Club 14 25 17 565 13.45
6 Red Lion Islip 14 26 16 548 13.05
7 Bell Bicester 14 22 20 540 12.86
8 Highfield SC B 14 23 19 540 12.86








DIVISION THREE
1 White Horse B 14 21 21 521 12.40
2 Brill S&SC A 14 31 11 519 12.36
3 Ex Services 14 16 26 518 12.33
4 Chearsley Cricketers 14 27 15 515 12.26
5 Crown B 14 26 16 504 12.00
6 Bull & Butcher B 14 20 22 500 11.90
7 Prince of Wales 14 18 24 500 11.90
8 White Lion B 11 37 5 391 11.85








DIVISION FOUR
1 Launton S&SC B 13 33 9 459 11.77
2 White Horse A 13 20 22 455 11.67
3 Chandos Arms 14 22 20 466 11.10
4 Red Cow 14 14 28 462 11.00
5 White Hart Wanderers 14 19 23 454 10.81
6 Barley Mow 14 16 26 449 10.69
7 Red Lion Finmere 14 9 33 425 10.12
8 Fountain A 14 22 20 409 9.74








DIVISION FIVE
1 Safari Garden 14 15 27 408 9.71
2 Plough MG 11 25 17 312 9.45
3 Red Lion SA 13 30 12 366 9.38
4 Fountain B 12 25 17 336 9.33
5 Butchers Arms 11 25 17 305 9.24
6 KEA 13 22 20 342 8.77
7 Royal Oak 11 24 18 288 8.73
8 Hundred Acres 13 22 20 338 8.67








DIVISION SIX
1 Nightingale 9 13 29 221 8.19
2 Bull & Butcher A 14 6 36 319 7.60
3 Poachers Pocket 10 15 27 218 7.27
4 Bull Inn B 10 19 23 215 7.17
5 Eight Bells 13 18 24 263 6.74
6 Crown Gawcott 6 13 29 112 6.22
7 Black Bull Divas 12 15 27 213 5.92
8 Bye 14 0 42 0 0.00

If the "averages" option was chosen, we could get around the rule change by having that earlier in the AGM agenda than the league constitution itself.

Would you please consider the options seriously and let me know by Sunday 22nd January (two weeks) what you'd prefer. I'll still raise it at the AGM but, if you let me know beforehand, at least I'll have a good idea how you feel!

If there are any other points you'd like to raise at the meeting, would you please let me have the details also by Sunday 22nd so I can prepare myself.

If you need anything else before the season gets under way, please give me a shout and I'll see what I can do to help.

 

Phil



SUMMER LEAGUE 2017

Morning all and a Happy New Year to you.

I'm getting excited! We've only just got the festive season out of the way and I'm already planning for the new summer season!

Firstly, I've booked the room at The Shakespeare for the AGM on Thursday 26th January, starting at 8 o'clock. There could be a few changes affecting you and your team; so, if you want to know what's happening and have your say, come and join us.

I'm doing my best to keep the same number of teams as last year (48). Whilst there were a couple of things which didn't go entirely to plan - and I've learnt from that - it's much easier to run with that number.

So, if your team (or any you know of) are not going to be playing, would you please let me know. I can then start looking for replacements. Thanks.

 

Phil


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 INDOOR LEAGUE - 6th January 2017

Morning all and a Happy New Year to you.

Last Wednesday's results have been updated. Managed to get the "missing" result sheet I'd been chasing for; it got left at the Club and Keith kindly brought it around to me.

 

No sixers again - the standard's dropping!

 

Phil



19th December 2016 - INDOOR LEAGUE

Morning all

Wednesday's scores are updated

. No sixers this week.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

Phil


11th December 2016 - INDOOR LEAGUE

Morning all,

Last Wednesday's results are attached.

You know, many a week I have to wait til Saturday or Sunday to get the results, yet this week I got them on Thursday - just a coincidence that "he who delivers the results to me" got a SIX this week - well done to Billy Atwell!

Incidentally, in the pairs competition, Darren Moore and Darren Lodge (The Bell) got through to the final and will play Eddie Gordon and Billy Atwell (Misfits).

Well done chaps.

 

Phil


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18th September 2016

Sadly, the season has now come to an end and that’s it for another year. Hope you’ve all enjoyed it and are looking forward to next year already!

As said in previous years, this Newsletter is very much a repeat, except of course, in many cases team/individual names will have changed.


Divisional honours

Premier Division champions White Lion A
Runners up Launton S&SC A

Division One Champions Crown A
Runners up Nut Tree

Division Two Champions Highfield SC A
Runners up
The Lion

Division Three Champions Brill S&SC B
Runners up Red Lion Islip

Division Four Champions Brill S&SC A
Runners up
Chearsley Cricketers

Division Five Champions Launton S&SC B
Runners up
Red Lion Stratton Audley


2. Top doll scorer – Kevin Powney with 143 dolls.

3, Finals night – A truly brilliant night once again. Despite the threat of rain earlier in the day, it held off and we struck lucky once again.

The venue is superb and we had a great turn out once again. The Black Bull teams and their landlord, Paulo, should feel so proud of what they achieved. My thanks go out to all of them and the pub staff once again for providing an ideal venue and facilities for such an occasion.

Despite having to fit in a number of extra finals, we still finished playing by 10 o’clock. Thanks to everyone for the swift changeovers – and, in some cases, playing on a different pitch to the one first allocated.

Sadly, the Hook Norton Brewery rep was taken ill and, therefore, wasn’t able to stay with us to do the presentation; however, we do thank them for their support and sponsorship for the season. I must also thank those other individuals who have sponsored some of the trophies this season. Their contributions are very much appreciated.


Finals Night Results

League Cup winners The Crown A who beat the White Lion A team.

Intermediate Cup winners Brill S&SC B who beat the Chandos Arms.

Supplementary Cup winners White Lion B who got the better of the Red Lion Stratton Audley.

The Phil Allen Four a Side Cup winners White Lion A (Pete Dempsey, Bobby Allen, Doug Revitt and Brian Gough) who overcame the threat of Launton S&SC A (Dave Williams, Bill Mellis, Dave Sawyer and Francis Hillier).

The Terry Hawkins Pairs Cup winners Brian Gough and Doug Revitt who defeated Pete Dempsey and Bobby Allen.

Division Two Pairs Cup winners Darren Moore and James Harkness (Bell Bicester).

Division Three Pairs Cup winners Colin Grant and Eddie Jones (Ex Services).

Division Five Pairs winners Ben Harris and Ian McIlrath (Launton S&SC B).

Division Six Pairs winners Charlie Surman and Dan Kimber (White Lion B).

The Steve Huntley Memorial Singles Shield Bobby Allen and Phil Allen contested the singles final with Bobby winning it.

Division Two Singles winner Dave Futter (White Horse B).

Division Three Singles winner Lee Conway (Highfield SC B).

Division Four Singles winner Lee Mason (Brill S&SC B).

Division Six Singles winner Nick Line (Plough Marsh Gibbon).


4. There are a few teams who need to be looking at improving their throws in readiness for next year – with regard to lighting in most cases; so, if you need any equipment or advice please let me know and I’ll do what I can to help.

5. This is probably the last you’ll hear from me until mid-January when I’ll start sending out application forms and so on for next season; however, as most of you’ll know, I am very approachable and if anyone wishes to contact me to discuss anything Aunt Sally related, then please do so – numbers are below.

6. Congratulations to all this season’s winners and commiserations to those who came second best. Don’t let it grind you down, I want to see you all back again next season.


Phil Allen 01869 252125 07578 915693




12th September 2016

Morning all,

A great pity but the end of the season is nigh - in fact, for some, it's already finished!

The results of the Plate finals, and the numerous semis, played last Wednesday are attached. Congratulations to the winners and, for those who came second, hard luck, you gave it your best shot!

And, while I'm on about last Wednesday, I must apologise for the lateness. It is the first season we've held it in this way and I've learned a great deal from it!

However, let's not forget the fact that it was still a terrific night! Many thanks to Karen and Brandon and their staff at the Bull Inn. Well done.

All we have left now is the Finals Night this coming Friday, to be held at the Black Bull. The format for the evening - which starts at 7.30 - is on our Fixtures Page. Please ensure those who are playing are there early enough for their event.

Also shown on that format is a list of trophies presented on the night. We could really do with someone there to collect those trophies.

With last Wednesday a typical example of how long the evening can take, it's been decided that on Friday no practising will be allowed - except for those who have not yet played but are coming up against an opponent or opponents who have already thrown.

 

Phil Allen

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8th September 2016

Morning all,

Time to start thinking about the Indoor League.
We'll have our meeting at the Ex Services on Tuesday 20th September, starting at 8 o'clock.

I understand there could be some movement - team(s) dropping out, new teams. Let's see you at the meeting.

Phil Allen


5th September 2016

It is with great sadness that I report of the death of our aunt sallying friend, Malcolm ‘Sam’ Butler who died on 17th August. He played for a number of teams in our league - generally speaking, it was with the same group of players but they moved around from pub to pub (The Star, Shakespeare and, more recently, Launton Sports Club A). His funeral is this coming Thursday (8th September) - 12 o'clock at Banbury Crematorium, Southam Road, Banbury.

Apart from the fixture in Division Four between Fountain A and Chearsley Cricketers (which is being played tomorrow night), the league fixtures have now been completed and champions decided.

In a very tight top-of-the-table Premier Division clash, the White Lion A needed just one leg in their home match with Launton Sports Club A but had to wait until the very last leg to get it. The Club set 25 and took the first, but the home side set a terrific 28 in the second - terrific, but not good enough. Terry Hawkins got his side off to a great start with a six and the club levelled at 28 and then won the three sticker. The Club's set in the final leg was a mild (by their

standards) 19! No cock-ups this time and with Pete Dempsey starting off with a 5 (in his 13), the White Lion went on to win and claim the Premier Division championship.

My previous headache of 16 in a play off for the sixers trophy was further compounded when Terry got that six and Norman Brock (Black Bull A) got his first of the season in his evening's score of 13. But, hang on, Kevin Powney came to the rescue and got his second - also in a total of 13. Well done Kev, finishing up as Top Doll Scorer and the Sixers champion.

Another to hit 13 on the night was Matt Hillsdon (Crown A) - his highest of the season and finished as Top Doll Scorer in Division One with a creditable 115.

Plenty of time to go, but something to think about before the AGM in January. It has been suggested that promotion and relegation be looked at and, maybe, changed - instead of top two and bottom two going up and down, it be done on leg averages. Just a thought at this stage! If you wish to put in your "two pennyworth", don't be afraid to let me have it (both barrels)! Incidentally, it's a little dangerous to try and work it out for yourselves because there have been games which have not been played and, whilst the points have been given to the opponents they have not been awarded any dolls. It's going to take a bit of soul-searching on my part!

Don't forget, this coming Wednesday is actually Semi Finals night with three Plate Finals added. It's being held at the Bull Inn, Launton (at the crossroads) and starts at 8 o'clock. The format is attached.

 

Phil


28th August 2016

It is with great sadness that I report of the passing away of Malcolm 'Sam' Butler who used to play aunt sally in our league with Launton Sports Club A team.

His funeral will take place at Banbury Crematorium on Thursday 8th September at 12 o'clock midday.

I have noticed that the results have not appeared in the Bicester Advertiser for a few weeks now. I've sent a couple of emails to the publishers trying to find out why they haven't appeared but have got no response.

This week's sixer is Martin Wanless (Shakebull). Well done.

Talking about sixes, we have a trophy for the player with the most sixes throughout the season. As it stands at the moment, we don't have anyone with more than one six - we have 16 players with just the one, meaning that we should be talking about a "play off" between those 16 - but, as I see it at the moment, we just don't have time to do that. What I really need to prevent having to do that, is one of those 16 players to get another one this coming Wednesday in their last league game of the season!

 

Rather tight at the top of the Top Doll Scorers list too! Francis Hillier and Kevin Powney tied on 130 each. Could involve another play off unless one of them pulls away this coming Wednesday.

 

Right, let's get out there and enjoy it!

 

Phil


21st August 2016

Last Wednesday's Cup and Plate semi-final results have been updated.

The finals of the three plate competitions will be held at The Bull Inn, Launton on Wednesday 7th September, starting at 8 o'clock. The singles, pairs and four a side semi finals will be also take place there on that same night.

 The full schedule can be found on the fixture page

The three cup finals will be played on Finals Night (Friday 16th September) at the Black Bull.

 

Phil


14th August 2016

Morning all,

Last week's results are attached, along with updated individual scores and league tables.

The sixer of the week goes to Kevin Powney (Black Bull A). Well done Kev.

It's got to the time when I need the return of the trophies won last season. Could the following team captains/individuals please arrange to get them to me soonest.

Premier Division champions - Launton S&SC A Division One champions - Shakespeare Division Two champions - Black Bull B Division Three champions - Bell Bicester Division Four champions - Red Lion Islip Division Five champions - Red Lion Stratton Audley

League Cup winners - Launton S&SC A

League Plate winners - Crown A

Supplementary Cup winners - Bell Bicester Supplementary Plate winners - Highfield SC B The Four a Side winners - White Lion A The Terry Hawkins Pairs winners - Brian Gough and Doug Revitt (White Lion A) Division Two Pairs winners - Malcolm Skuce and Dave Reast (Muddy Duck) Division Three Pairs winners - Ian Cantwell and Roger Herbert (Red Cow) The Steve Huntley Memorial Singles Shield - Brian Gough (White Lion A) Division Three Singles winner - Roger Herbert (Red Cow) Top Doll scorer - John Weller (Launton S&SC A) Sixers winner - John Weller (Launton S&SC A)

 

Phil Allen


7th August

Back from holiday, now a bit of catching up to do!

Last Wednesday's results and other updated material are attached.

No sixers this week.

Those who got through to the semi finals of the four a side competition played the previous Wednesday are:

 Played at the White Lion

Bell A (Aimee Sheehan, Darren Moore, Darren Lodge, Olly Carvell)

Played at the Hundred Acres

Launton S&SC A A (Bill Mellis, Dave Williams, Francis Hillier, Dave Sawyer)

Played at the Black Bull

Brill S&SC B A (Ian Houghton, Martin Bailey, Peter Cross, Alan Horton)

Played at Launton Sports and Social Club

White Lion A B (Pete Dempsey, Bobby Allen, Doug Revitt, Brian Gough)

 

Well done to them.

 

Phil Allen


29th July

Apologies for the results coming out late but I've been waiting for some to arrive - and, as you can see, there are still some that haven't turned up.

No sixers this week.

I'm away on holiday from Friday morning - for a week. So there'll be nothing published next weekend - it's only the four a sides anyway.

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20th July

The Phil Allen Four-a-Side competition. The draw for this competition, to be played on Wednesday 27th July has been made and on our Fixtures page

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17th July

This week's sixers are Jon Woodman (Muddy Duck) and Lee Conway (Highfield SC B). And my apologies to Colin Baldwin (Bull Inn A) who also hit a six earlier in the season, but I forgot to publish it. Congratulations to the three of them.

 

The draw for the Four a Side will be done on Tuesday evening and, hopefully, I'll get the list out to you before Wednesday evening's games.

 

Phil


11th Jul

Last Wednesday's singles results have been added to the Results page.

Congratulations to those who got through.

 

Phil


5th July

This week's sixers - Francis Hillier (Launton S&SC A) and Dave Futter (White Horse B). Dave's came in a terrific score of 14. Well done to both of them.

Phil


4th July

The Steve Huntley Memorial Shield” singles competition. The draw for this competition, to be played on Wednesday 6th July has been made and is on the Fixtures page.



26th June

Congratulations to this week's sixers - Pete Dempsey and Brian Gough (both from White Lion Fewcott A) and Trevor Jones (Red Lion Finmere). Well done.

I will get the draw for the Singles done (probably on Tuesday evening) to allow me to notify the captains before you all meet up again on Wednesday evening.

Oh yeh, I've just remembered...... I had it brought to my attention that, on the results for the pairs published last week, I said the semi finals are on 9th September - they're not, they're on Wednesday 7th September.

 

Phil



20th June

Afternoon all,

Firstly, please note that the Shakespeare team will no longer be playing their home fixtures at the Shakespeare - they are moving to the Bull at Launton.

The results of the pairs competitions held on Wednesday evening are attached. Very well done to those who got through.

On a sadder note, cancer doesn't care who it affects or when and our aunt sally friend, Laurie Welford of the Black Bull Launton is currently battling lung cancer.

A number of his friends at the pub have felt very humble in his company over the last few months, especially doing things we take for granted - including playing aunt sally and golf.

Therefore the opportunity to try and raise some much need funding for such a worthwhile cause, doing something we share with Laurie, couldn't be missed.

In an effort to do just that, four of his pub and aunt sally friends (Karl Budd, Ged Mills, Richard Butler and Paul Giles - calling themselves The Black Bulls Hitters) are taking part tomorrow in the Longest Day Golf Challenge - four rounds of golf in one day.

If you would like to support them, by making a donation, please see the attachment below. It does say on there that they have already raised £570.00 but I have just seen on Facebook that that figure has risen to £800.00. A terrific effort already.

 

Your support would be gratefully appreciated!

 

Phil Allen


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