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2018 SEASON - 31/12/2017


The entrance forms for 2018 can be downloaded from the link on the front page. Season will start on Wednesday 25th April and Finals night will be on Friday October 12th at Cowley Workers Club.

Gordon Newbold - 04/12/2017

It is with much regret to announce that our President Gordon Newbold passed away on Friday 8th December. Gordon had participated in the Oxford League for many years, playing for The Golden Ball, Prince Of Wales, and a few more. He was also a committee member and helped out when not on the committee.
Funeral is on Wednesday 10th January 1.00pm at the Crem.

FINALS NIGHT PART 2 - 06/11/2017


Jon Townsend & Dick Walsh beat Billy Trinder & Barry Ruffels 2-0 in the Oxford Pairs. Ruffels and Trinder set 7 in the first leg and in reply Townsend clanged off all six leaving Walsh to hit the winning dolls. The second leg Townsend & Walsh set 7 which was enough to give them the leg and game. The Swan 'A' beat Gladiators 'A' 2-0 (15-12, 13-12) in the Monty Greenaway Fours.
It was good to see Tony Bradford attending.
All trophies that were not collected on the night are still at The Gladiators Club and can be picked up any night after 7.00pm.

FINALS NIGHT - 29/10/2017


The remainder of finals night will be at The Gladiators Club on Friday 3rd November.
Order of play:
8.00pm. Oxford Pairs Final
8.20pm. Monty Greenaway Fours Final.
8.50pm Presentation of trophies.

Free entrance from 7.00pm and throws ups from 7.30pm.

Can all teams send at least one representative to collect their team trophies.



Tony has had a pacemaker fitted and is doing well. He should be released from hospital today to start his recovery.
The Aunt Sally committee would like to thank everyone who helped with the aid to Tony. There were more involved than the report in the Oxford Mail stated , Brian Reidy was also one of the players first on the scene to give CPR and Carly Rebecca Clark was giving 'the kiss of life' when needed,it was a team effort from everyone.
We would also like to thank the conduct of everyone in the hall, there were no angry outbursts or moaning, just respect to what was going on. Everyone left the hall when asked and made room for Tony to be transported to the ambulance.

The Oxford Pairs and Monty Fours and presentation of trophies will be at The Gladiators Club on Friday 3rd November, 8.00pm start. Throw ups from 7.30pm.Free entry and all players that turn up will be given a free strip of raffle tickets for the prizes we had on Finals night.
If all teams could send at least one player to collect the trophies it will be appreciated.

Thank you.



There was some dramatic incidents, games and history made at the 2017 Oxford Aunt Sally finals and presentation night at the Kassam Stadium that had to be abandoned before all games were played.

In the Oxford Singles final Jon Townsend from The Swan ‘A’ made history by beating Kevin Baker from The Gladiators ‘A’ 2-1 to join his two brothers, Barry & Geoff, who have both previously won the singles title once before, and the only time brothers have won the singles title. It was heartbreak for Baker again as this was the sixth final he has competed in and has lost every one of them.
Townsned set in the opening leg but could only muster up a score of two. In reply Baker also struggled and could only match it to send it to three sticks which Townsend won. Baker set and won the next leg with a score of five that Townsend couldn’t match. In the final and deciding leg Townsend won the toss and decided to set and whacked in a five which proved to be enough to give him victory and join his two brothers in celebration.

The Ted Houghton singles between Josh Breakspear from Donnington Club ‘C’ and Steve Jessup from Littlemore British Legion, who were both competing in their first singles final, produced the game of the night. Breakspear set the opening leg with a low score of two. Jessup passed that with ease with sticks to spare. Second leg Jessup set with three which Breakspear matched to send it to three sticks. Breakspear won the three stick shootout to level the game. The final leg Breakspear hit a maximum six. After the noise had subsided Jessup steadied himself for his reply and clanged off the doll with his first five sticks, but narrowly missed with his last stick to give Breakspear his first finals trophy.

The Gladiators ‘A’ won the Greene King Cup for the second successive year when they defeated The Swan ’A’ 2-0. The Glad’s set the opening leg with 23 and in reply the Swan left anchor man Keith Powell all six to win and he nearly succeeded. After clanging off the doll five times he missed with his final stick to tie the leg. Gladiators won the three stick shoot out with a set of thirteen. The Swan set the second leg, and despite a six from Terry Stuart they could only manage a score of 22 but it was no where near enough as The Gladiators passed that with a player to spare.

Donnington Club ‘C’ couldn’t make it a league and cup double when they lost 2-1 to Littlemore British Legion ‘A’ 2-1 in a close game. The Legion set and won the opener 17-15 and then set 18 in the next leg. Donnington snatched the leg by the closest of margins with 19. The final and deciding leg Legion set again this time with 20 and it proved to be enough as Donnington fell two short in reply with 18.

In The Oxford fours Littlemore Legion inflicted defeat upon Donnington again by beating them 2-0 in leg scores of 10-5, 9-8.

In the Lower Pairs final Steve Greenough and Josh Breakspear from Donnington Club ‘C’ beat Ian Sharp and Dave Edwards from The Fox & Goat 2-0. Chasing a set of seven in the first leg Breakspear hit three and Greenough whipped off five to give them an early lead. A set of eight in the next leg was enough for The Donnington pair to be crowned champions.

Liam Costar from The Masons was declared the Under 21’s winner by default after Max Dybalski from The Catherine Wheel didn’t turn up.

We then came to the Parent & Child Final where a dramatic turn of events took place. Carl & Robert Edgington from The Black Prince were up against 83year old Tony Bradford and his son Rob also from The Black Prince.
The Edgington’s set five in the first leg. In reply Rob could only hit two but Tony came to the rescue and clanged off the four needed to give them the leg. In the second leg the Bradford’s set and Rob started off with four. Tony hit two but before he could finish his throw, Tony had a heart attack. The quick thinking and aid of other players managed to keep Tony alive until the paramedics arrived. After working on him for an hour they managed to stabilise him and get him to hospital where he is recovering and stable. Rob would like to pass his sincere thanks to everyone who helped until the paramedics arrived.

The remaining games, The Oxford Pairs and Monty Greenaway Fours and the presentation of trophies were abandoned.
The league have decided to hold a mini presentation night and play the two remaining games at The Gladiators Club on Friday 3rd November 8.00pm start. Entrance will be free. Could teams please send at least one representative to collect their team trophies.


Oxford Singles J.Townsend (Swan ‘A’ 2 1 K.Baker (Gladiators ‘A’)
Ted Houghton Singles J.Breakspear (Donnington Club ‘C’) 2 1 S.Jessup (Littlemore Legion)
Greene King Cup Gladiators ‘A’ 2 0 The Swan ‘A’
Jim Whitbread Cup Littlemore Legion ‘A’ 2 1 Donnington Club ‘C’
Oxford Fours Littlemore Legion ‘A’ 2 0 Donnington Club ‘C’
Lower Pairs J.Breakspear & S.Greenough (Donn C) 2 0 I.Sharp & D.Edwards(Fox& Goat)
Under 21’s L.Costar (Masons Arms) Walk over
Parent & Child Abandoned
Monty Greenaway Fours Gladiators ‘A’ v The Swan ‘A’ not played
Oxford Pairs B.Trinder & B.Ruffels (Garsington Spts) v J.Townsend & D.Walsh (Swan ‘A’) Not played

J.Breakspear (Donnington Club ‘C’)
T.Stuart (The Swan 'A')

FINALS NIGHT REPORT 2017 - 14/10/2017


Finals and presentation night had to be abandoned with two games to play due to Tony Bradford collapsing on the oche with a heart attack half way through the Parent & Child Final. Due to the quick response from first aiders in the room to keep Tony alive until the paramedics arrived his son Rob has reported that Tony is recovering in hospital and is coherent. He has asked his thanks to be passed on to all those that helped.


Jim Whitbread Cup
Littlemore B.L. beat Donnington Club 'C'
Under 21's
Liam Costar, Walk Over
Lower Section Pairs
S.Greenough/ J.Breakspear beat I.Sharp & D.Edwards
Oxford Fours
Littlemore B.L. beat Donnington Club 'C'
Greene King Cup
Gladiators 'A' beat The Swan 'A'
Ted Houghton Singles
Josh Breakspear beat Steve Jessup
Oxford Singles
Jon Townsend beat Kevin Baker
Parent & Child
Did not finish
Oxford Pairs
Was not played
Monty Greenaway Fours
Was not played

Provisionally we have booked The Gladiators Club on Friday 3rd November to play the outstanding games and present the trophies.
More details on this and finals night will be available on Monday.

FINALS NIGHT - 02/10/2017


Finals night at The Kassam stadium on Friday 13th October. Tickets from Andy Beal or Kevin Giles in advance or on the door £3.00.
Everyone to pay entrance including those playing on the night.
Anyone still have cups from last year please return by Saturday 7th October.

10 trophies for each section winner.
Any extra trophies will be £15.00 and must be paid in advance.

Order of play
7.15pm start
Jim Whitbread Cup
Under 21's
Lower Section Pairs
Oxford Fours
Greene King Cup
Ted Houghton Singles
Oxford Singles
Parent & Child
Oxford Pairs
Monty Greenaway Fours

Presentation of trophies 9.15pm approx.

FINALS NIGHT - 12/09/2017

Finals night details

Finals night is on Friday 13th October at The Kassam Stadium. Entrance is £3.00 by ticket in advance or on the door. If any team require extra trophies please let Andy Beal or Kevin Giles know. Each one will be £15.00 which must be paid in advance.
Any teams or players holding trophies from last season please return them ASAP.

Outstanding Games - 25/08/2017

All outstanding games must be played by Tuesday 5th September.

Results cards must be returned by same date.


All last game cards must be returned by Monday 11th September.

NO GAMES will be allowed after the 6th September. Any games that are played will be void.

Ken Maunder 17 dolls - 23/08/2017

Ken Maunder hit 17 dolls.

Ken Maunder hit 17 dolls for Garsington Sports 'A' playing at home against The Swan 'B' . He missed with his fourth stick.


Oxford Singles & Pairs playoffs venue decided

The Oxford Singles & Pairs playoffs will be on Monday 4th September at Littlemore British Legion. 8.00pm start. Full details in the competitions section.

Semi-final fours - 17/08/2017

Results of the Semi-finals of the fours competition,and result cards.

The results of the Semi-finals of both the Monty Greenaway and Oxford Fours are in.

Result Cards - 16/08/2017

Result Cards, hard copies needed.

While we accept result cards by e-mail, text and Whats App, which helps get the results onto the website quick, I still need the hard copy of the result card in asap please.

Greene King & Jim Whitbread Cup semi finals - 15/08/2017

Greene King & Jim Whitbread Cup Semi-Finals results are in.

Congratulations to The Swan 'A' and The Gladiators 'A' who got through to the final of the Greene King Cup and to Donnington Club 'C' and Littlemore British Legion 'A' who got through to the final of The Jim Whitbread Cup.
All results in the competitions section.

Competitions 2017 - 08/08/2017

All the Fours results are in and the Semi-final details

The Monty Greenaway Fours & Oxford Fours Quarter Finals results are in with the winners playing in the semi-finals on Monday 21st August at The Masons Arms. All details in the competition section.

Finals night - 02/08/2017

Finals night

Finals night will be on Friday October 13th at The Kassam Stadium.

Singles Results - 27/07/2017

Oxford Singles Quarter Finalists.
Steve Walton (Donnington Club)
Mark Rollins (The Woodman)
Jeff Glenister (The Woodman)
Kevin Baker (Gladiators 'A')
Dennis Butler (Gladaitors 'A')
Mick Berry (The Swan 'A')
Jon Townsend (The Swan 'A')
Rob Bradford (Black Prince)

Ted Houghton Final
Josh Breakspear (Donnington Club)
Steve Jessop (Littlemore British Legion)

Full results being added in the Competitions section

SINGLES CHANGE - 26/07/2017

Due to a break in at Garsington Sports Club last night, the club can not open for a few days. We have switched the singles competition to The Three Horseshoes Garsington. Due to the late change it will not start until 8.30pm to give players time to get there. Please let anyone else who is playing there know.

SINGLES - 25/07/2017


If you can not make the singles competitions this Wednesday please let us know ASAP. If you decide you cant be bothered to turn up then please inform us first.

Competition Draws - 24/07/2017

Semi-Final Venues and draws for competitions have been made.

The Venues for the Semi-Finals of Greene King & Jim Whitbread Cup have been decided.
The Quarter Final draw for The Monty Greenaway and Oxford Fours have been made.
All in the competitions section.

FOUR A SIDE COMP - 17/07/2017

All results in the competitions page.

Greene King & Jim Whitbread Cup Quarter Final games - 10/07/2017

Greene King Cup & Jim Whitbread Cup Quarter Finals results are in.

The Quarter Finals of The Greene KIng Cup and Jim Whitbread Cup results are coming in. All in the competitions section.

WEBSITE - 06/07/2017

Website Viewing

We had 9,800 hits on the website during the month of June, one of the most ever. More information is being added when we can. If your not sure of where a pub / club is, go to the Venues/Pub tab and you will find all the information there, plus if you click on the Map link, it will take you to Google maps to show you where the venue is.

World Champion! - 28/06/2017

Roger Goodall Aunt Sally World Champion!

Roger Goodall from The New Club 'A' was crowned Aunt Sally World Champion 2017 at the Charlbury Beer Festival. The second time he has achieved the feat. Photo in the gallery.


Next round of competitions have been made.

Greene KIng Cup, Jim Whitbread Cup, Monty & Oxford Fours plus Under 21's venue are all in the competitions section.

Greene King Cup & Jim Whitbread - 06/06/2017

The results of The Greene King & Jim Whitbread Cup are in the competitions section.


Oxford Mail reports

We will be given more space for the Aunt Sally reports in the Oxford Mail. Therefore if you can send Andy Beal team photos (e-mail, text, or WhatsApp with names) and individual photos of any player hitting a high score, I will see if we can get them in with the report.

GAMES CALLED OFF - 17/05/2017

Games called off due to weather.

With heavy rainfall forecast for tonight any games that are called off you must inform the secretary within 24 hours and the game must be played within 28 days. Arrange a date tonight, do not leave it until the last moment.
Any games started must be completed.


All the Competition draws have been made

All the competition draws have been made and are in the Competition section. Please note NO hard copies will be sent out. Please download the sheets from the website.


Entrants for competitions are now closed

The draw will take place on Monday 15th May and put on the website soon after.

Competition Forms PLEASE READ - 26/04/2017

Competition Forms PLEASE READ URGENT

Some competition forms may have been sent out with the wrong entrance fee information.
Please scrap them or download new ones from the Competitions section.
Entrance Fees are as follows:
Eight a side: £5.00 per team
Fours: £4.00 per team
Pairs: £4.00 per pair
Parent & Child : £4.00
Under 21's: £3.00

RESULT CARDS - 25/04/2017

All result cards must be sent in by the winning team within five days after the game.

All hard copies of the result cards must be sent in, but I will accept a picture from the phone or an e-mail at first to be able to update the website quickly. Please take a picture of the scoreboard or the result card in case it goes missing in the post.

FIXTURE SHEETS Etc - 11/04/2017

Fixtures sheets, results cards, rules and competition sheets can be collected from The Gladiators Club on Tuesday 18th April from 7.30pm

FIXTURE SHEET - 06/04/2017

First draft fixture sheet will be on the website tonight, Thursday 6th April.



Please see below the list of teams for this season. Grading meeting takes place on Monday 3rd April.
League will start Wednesday April 26th

Black Horse A
Black Horse B
Black Horse C
Black Prince
Black Swan
Bullnose Morris A
Bullnose Morris B
Catherine Wheel A
Catherine Wheel B
Chequers A
Chequers B
Chequers C
Cricketers A Cowley
Cricketers B Cowley
Cricketers Littleworth
Democrats Club A
Democrats Club B
Donnington Club A
Donnington Club B
Donnington Club C
Florence Park Club
Fox & Goat
Garsington Sports B
Garsington Sports A
Gladiators A
Gladiators B
Gladiators C
Golden Ball
Green Road Club A
Green Road Club B
Headington Con Club
Kidlington F.C.
King & Queen
Kings Arms Kidlington
Littlemore B.L. A
Littlemore B.L. B
Marston B.L.
Masons A
Masons B
New Club A
New Club B
Northway Club A
Northway Club B
Northway Club C
Original Swan A
Original Swan B
Queens Head
Red Lion B Yarnton
Red Lion A Cassington
Red Lion A Yarnton
Red Lion Old Marston
Rose Hill A
Seacourt Bridge A
Seacourt Bridge B
Six Bells A Kidlington
Six Bells A Quarry
Six Bells B Kidlington
Six Bells B Quarry
Six Bells D Kidlington
Six Bells E Kidlington
The Blackbird
The George A
The George B
The Swan A
The Swan B
The Swan C
The Tandem
The Woodman
Three Pigeons
Tiddington Cricket Club
Vikings A
Vikings B
Vikings C
Vikings D
White Hart A Wolvercote
White Hart B Wolvercote
White Hart Wytham
White House

Reserve List
North Oxford Con Club B
Rose Hill Club B



We now have 80 teams entered for the league. This will consist of eight sections of 10. Any entrants that arrive now will go onto the reserve list. Unless we get an extra nine teams, these late entrants will not be able to take part in the league this season.
Sorry, but warnings were given and we do not want the situation where we have eight sections with only nine teams in.

We have room for seven more teams. After that all forms received will go on a reserve list and will only be accepted if we can make up a full section.
If we have enough teams from Sunday 19th entrance will be closed. This will be reviewed daily.

It was decided at the meeting to raise the entrance fees to enter the league and competitions. These have not been raised for over ten years. Costs of running the league have gone up and the number of teams have declined.
The £3.00 entrance fee per player remains the same, but there is now and extra £5.00 added per team.
Competitions fees will be going up slightly for each competition.

SPARE ALLEY - 07/03/2017

Spare Alley

The Original Swan Cowley has room for a team to take part in the league this year. Contact 07823 440322 if you wish to play.

FINALS NIGHT - 20/02/2017

Finals night date & venue

The 2017 finals and presentation night will take place on Friday 13th October at the Kassam stadium.

Annual Genral Meeting - 01/01/2017

The meeting will take place at The Gladiators Club, Iffley Road, 8.00pm start. All welcome. Any changes to rules must be with the secretary by January 2nd.

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