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TROPHIES TO COLLECT - 24/10/2022

TROPHIES TO COLLECT

Trophies left behind or did not collect on finals night. These must be collected by Sunday 30th October from Andy Beal, 10 Sandy Lane, Blackbird Leys, Oxford.
Top doll scorers
Section 3: Steve Tooke Catherine Wheel
Section 4: Mark Faulkner Rose Hill Club
Section 5: Jack Wells Northway Club B

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PHOTOS FROM FINALS NIGHT - 22/10/2022

PHOTOS FROM FINALS NIGHT

PICTURES from finals night are now on the website under GALLERY.
Hover over the picture for a description, click on the picture for a larger version.


FINALS NIGHT RESULTS - 15/10/2022

FINALS NIGHT RESULTS

Congratulations to all who took part in a successful finals night. Winners as follows and full report and pictures on the website in the next couple of days.

Oxford Singles: Chris Jenkins (Gladiators 'A')
Ted Houghton Singles: Wally Harwood (Blectchington Sports)
Oxford Pairs : Roger Goodall & Rob Bradford (Black Prince)
Lower Pairs: Stephen Reeves & Gary Smith (Vikings 'B')
Monty Greenaway Fours: Gladiators 'A'
Oxford Fours: Bletchington Sports Club
Parent & Child: Kevin & Ashley Stuart (George 'A')
Jim Whitbread Cup: Littlemore Rugby Club
Stuart & Sons Cup: Black Prince


FINALS NIGHT UPDATE - 10/10/2022

FINALS NIGHT UPDATE


FINALS NIGHT
Doors open 6.45pm, Bar closes 11.45pm.
First game Jim Whitbread Cup starts 7.15pm sharp.
Food available from 7.00pm - 9.00pm.
Raffle with various prizes.
Disco straight after the presentations until midnight.
PARKING
You can park anywhere directly in front of the club or at the back. DO NOT park at the front of the apartments next to the club as you will get a ticket!

TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILBLE FROM ANDY BEAL OR KEVIN GILES.


ORDER OF PLAY FINALS NIGHT - 28/09/2022

ORDER OF PLAY FINALS NIGHT

7.15pm start
Jim Whitbread Cup: Six Bells 'C' v Littlemore Rugby Club
Parent & Child: Kevin & Ashley Stuart v Terry & Steve Buckle
Lower Section Pairs: S.Wlash & D.Plumstead v S.Reeves & G.Smith
Monty Greenaway Fours: Gladiators 'A' v North Leigh FC
Oxford Pairs: R.Goodall & R.Bradford v J.Glenister & M.Rollins
Ted Houghton Singles: W.Harwood v P.Edwards
Oxford Singles: A.Beal V C.Jenkins
Oxford Fours: Blackbird 'A' v Blechington Sports
Stuart & Son Cup: Black Prince v The Swan 'A'


FINALS NIGHT - 26/09/2022

FINALS NIGHT

FINALS NIGHT FRIDAY 14TH OCTOBER AT COWLEY WORKERS CLUB.
7.00pm open, first game starts at 7.15pm. (No throw ups) Order of play will be out later this week. Entrance is £3.00 for everyone including those that are playing. On the door or tickets in advance from Monday 10th October.
Food will be available , raffle and a Disco afterwards until midnight.


PLAYOFF RESULTS - 16/09/2022

PLAYOFF RESULTS AND TROPHIES.

The George ‘A’ beat The Blackbird ‘B’ 2-1 to win the Section One playoff and
Littlemore Rugby Club beat The Swan ‘C’ 2-0 to win the Section Five playoff.

Ten trophies are awarded to each section winning team. If any team needs any extras they are £15.00 each and must be paid before ordering. Please let the secretary know asap.


LAST GAMES TONIGHT - 07/09/2022

RESULTS OF GAMES TO BE SENT IN WITHIN 24 HOURS.

So here we are the last night of the season. It is very important that you get me the results ASAP tonight so league tables and top dolls can be updated. Please send a picture after the game and the result card to reach me by the weekend.
There is a good chance that we could have a couple of play offs for the league and these will be played next Wednesday at a neutral venue, so please look out for the notice. League tables are decided on points only not dolls.
Good luck to everyone tonight.


TWO SAD DEATHS - 04/09/2022

Mike Gradwell and Felix Roper RIP

It is with great sadness that we have to report the sudden deaths of two Aunt Sally players this week.
Mike Gradwell from Kidlington Sports Club, heart attack and Felix Roper from The White Hart wolvercote, tragic traffic accident.
RIP and are thoughts go out to their family.


SINGLES & PAIRS PLAYOFFS - 24/08/2022

SINGLES & PAIRS PLAYOFFS

The Oxford Singles, Pairs and Lower Section pairs playoffs will be played at Garsington Sports club on Monday September 5th 8.00pm start. Throw ups until 7.55pm when the draws will be made.

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SEMI-FINALS FOURS COMPETITIONS - 11/08/2022

SEMI-FINALS FOURS COMPETITIONS

The semi-finals of the Monty Greenaway fours and the Oxford fours will take place on Monday 15th August at The Chequers Quarry, 8.00pm start.
Throw ups allowed until 7.55pm when the draw will be made.

Monty Greenaway Fours
Gladiators 'A'
Black Prince 'B'
Swan 'A'
North Leigh FC 'A'

Oxford Fours
Cowley Workers 'A'
Blackbird 'A'
Donnington Club 'B'
Bletchington Sports


AUNT SALLY ETIQUETTE - 10/08/2022

AUNT SALLY ETIQUETTE

FOUND THIS ON THE BICESTER AUNT SALLY LEAGUE WEBSITE.
This should apply to all leagues with additions.

It would be almost impossible to cover every scenario in the rules, if so it would be a booklet and not a A4 sheet of paper. So the below is what is expected and has been throughout the history of Aunt Sally.



AUNT SALLY ETIQUETTE

Etiquette is a code of behaviour whereby individuals treat one another the way they would like to be treated. Breaches of etiquette are sometimes wilful, and sometimes inadvertent.
In addition to our rules, a certain amount of etiquette is expected. Etiquette refers to the way in which we play the game to ensure enjoyment for everyone and so that all have the chance to play their best.
The etiquette guidelines offered here should be noted by beginners and experienced players alike. They are all based on common courtesy, which will make them easy to remember.

For players and spectators

Unless otherwise stated for competitions, games start at 8.30 pm, (allow enough time for visiting teams to have practice throws.)

Do not distract those who are throwing towards you, by moving around or walking across in front of them. Wait until he/she has finished throwing, then move.

It is not good etiquette to interrupt other players when they are on the oche.

Do your utmost to ensure you don’t drop your sticks when someone is about to throw.
The thrower shall not be interfered with, annoyed, or have their attention distracted in any way by their opponents.

Encourage, rather than criticise – no one throws a bad stick intentionally.

Learn to accept lucky dolls, both for and against you – they will balance out in the long run.

Always show good sportsmanship by acknowledging a display of good skill by another player.

The caller’s decision is final and must be respected.


TEAM CUP SEMI-FINAL RESULTS - 09/08/2022

TEAM CUP SEMI-FINAL RESULTS

SEMI-FINAL RESULTS
Stuart & Sons Cup
Black Prince 2-0 Gladiators 'A'
Swan 'A' 2-1 North Leigh FC

Jim Whitbread Cup
Six Bells 'C' 2 -1 Cricketers
Littlemore Rugby Club 2-0 Donnington Club 'B'


Team Cup Semi-finals - 07/08/2022

Monday 8th August is the semi-finals

Monday 8th August is the semi-finals of the Stuart & Sons Cup at KIDLINGTON FC
Gladiators A
Swan A
North Leigh FC
Black Prince

& The Jim Whitbread Cup at THE AMPLEFORTH ARMS
Six Bells C Kidlington
Cricketers Arms Cowley
Donnington Club B
Littlemore Rugby Club
Both 8.00pm start, throw ups allowed until 7.50pm when the draw will be made.


PAIRS RESULTS - 04/08/2022

PAIRS RESULTS

Congratulations to the following players who battled their way through to the Oxford Pairs Semi-Finals play-offs:
Geoff Glenister & Mark Rollins (North Leigh FC) Dave Lee & Martin Herbert, Mark Revill & Lee Thompson (Swan 'A') Roger Goodall & Rob Bradford (Black Prince)
The Lower Section Pairs Semi Finals play-offs
Steve Reeves & Gary Smith (Vikings Sports 'B') Clive Walsh & Dean Plumstead (Six Bells 'C') Steven Bradbury & Andy Clare (Cowley Workers 'A') Joe Bandrowski & Chris Jilbert (Masons Arms 'B' )
These will be played on Monday 5th September. Venue to be decided.


DONNINGTON CLUB C WITHDRAWN FROM THE LEAGUE - 28/07/2022

DONNINGTON CLUB C WITHDRAWN FROM THE LEAGUE

In the Premier/Section One Donnington Club 'C' have been withdrawn from the league with immediate effect. All records relating to games, and dolls scored have been deleted with Section and doll scorers tables updated.


EDDIE EDWARDS RIP - 13/07/2022

EDDIE EDWARDS FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

It is with great regret we have to report the sad death of Eddie Edwards. Eddie was well liked within the aunt sally community and will be sadly missed. Eddie last played for The Swan at Eynsham as well as many years at The Three Pigeons.
More to follow over the coming days.
EDDIE EDWARDS FUNERAL
Will be on Thursday 21st July, 10.00am at North Oxfordshire Crematorium, Tackley, Kidlington
Afterwards to The Windrush Pub Burford Road, Witney. All welcome.


WEEK 10 REPORT NOW IN THE REPORTS SECTION - 11/07/2022

WEEK 10 REPORT NOW IN THE REPORTS SECTION

The full report on week 10 is now in the reports section. The reports in the Oxford Mail will now be published on Tuesdays.


PARENT & CHILD COMPETITION MONDAY 4th JULY - 04/07/2022

PARENT & CHILD COMPETITION MONDAY 4th JULY

It's the PARENT & CHILD Competition tonight played at The Six Bells Kidlington. This will be played down to the two finalists.
All players to be present for the draw at 8.00pm. Anyone not there for the draw will be eliminated.
If you can not attend please let us know ASAP.


SINGLES RESULTS - 29/06/2022

SINGLES RESULTS

Congratulations to the following players who made it through to the Oxford Singles play offs.
Andy Beal, Chris Jenkins & Kevin Baker (Gladiators 'A') Rob Bradford (Black Prince) Chris Webb (Chequers 'B') Keith Powell (Swan 'A') Pete Rampton (Red Lion 'B' Kidlington) Kevin Stuart (George 'A')
The Ted Houghton Singles Final will be between Paul Edwards (Red Lion 'A' Kidlington) & Walter Harwood (Blechington Sports)
Full results on the website Thursday.


SINGLES COMPETITIONS THIS WEEK - 27/06/2022

SINGLES COMPETITIONS THIS WEEK

It's singles competitions this Wednesday.

The Ted Houghton Singles for players in Section 3,4 & 5 will take place at The Seacourt Bridge and Gladiators Club. ALL PLAYERS TO BE PRESENT FOR THE DRAW AT 8.00PM. Any player not present at 8.00pm WILL NOT BE IN THE DRAW AND WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE COMPETITION.

Oxford singles are being played at The George, Garsington Sports Club, Masons Arms & Six Bells Kidlington. ALL PLAYERS TO BE PRESENT FOR THE DRAW AT 8.15PM.
Any player not present at 8.15pm WILL NOT BE IN THE DRAW AND WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE COMPETITION.

Throw ups will be allowed up to when the draw is made.
Previous two players to stick up for the following game.


WEEK 9 REPORT now in the reports section - 25/06/2022

WEEK 9 REPORT now in the reports section

WEEK 9 REPORT now in the reports section


ROB BRADFORD WORLD CHAMPION - 25/06/2022

ROB BRADFORD Aunt Sally World Champion

Rob Bradford was crowned Aunt Sally World Champion today when he beat holder Philip Adams 2-1 at the Charlbury Beer Festival.
Rob set 2 in the first leg which Adams sailed by. Adams then set 3 in the next leg, Bradford clanged off four dolls with a stick to spare to level. The all important final leg and Bradford put Adams in. He set 3 which was not enough as Bradford clanged off four dolls to claim the world title for the first time.
Rob is a sponsor for our league with Metal Salvage and plays for The Black Prince.

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WEEK 8 REPORT NOW IN THE REPORTS SECTION - 18/06/2022

WEEK 8 REPORT NOW IN THE REPORTS SECTION

Week 8 report with pictures now published.


COMPETITION DRAWS MADE - 15/06/2022

COMPETITION DRAWS MADE

The next round of the competitions have been drawn and all in the competitions section.


SIX BELLS D KIDLINGTON MOVING TO RED LION KIDLINGTON - 13/06/2022

SIX BELLS D KIDLINGTON MOVING TO RED LION KIDLINGTON

ATTENTION SECTION 2 TEAMS:
The Six Bells 'D' Kidlington will be moving to The Red Lion Kidlington immediately , and will be known as The Red Lion 'B'. They will be in contact with teams regarding home games when they clash with The Red Lion 'A'.


RIP COLIN WHITTAKER - 08/06/2022

RIP COLIN WHITTAKER UPDATE

It is with great regret that we have to report the death of Colin Whittaker on Monday. Colin was devoted to Aunt Sally and served his time as Chairman, Secretary and committee member.
Colin played for just a handful of teams and won the Halls Cup in 1976, 1982, 1983 with Littlemore British Legion as well as 1991 with General Elliott and 2001 with The George. Colin also participated in the fours and pairs finals. He will be sadly missed.
FUNERAL will take place on Thursday 7th July 4.00pm at the Oxford Crematorium and then to the Gladiators Club afterwards.

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FOURS COMPETITIONS MONDAY 6th JUNE - 05/06/2022

FOURS COMPETITIONS MONDAY 6th JUNE

Monday 6th June
MONTY GREENAWAY FOURS
Chequers 'B' v Ampleforth Arms 'A'

OXFORD FOURS
Cowley Workers v Blackbird B
Blackbird A V Six Bells 'C'

Results to Andy Beal within 24 hours.


WEEK 6 REPORTS NOW AVAILABLE IN THE REPORTS SECTION - 04/06/2022

WEEK 6 REPORTS NOW AVAILABLE IN THE REPORTS SECTION


EARLY WEEK 6 NEWS - 02/06/2022

EARLY WEEK 6 NEWS TOP SCORING

There was some outstanding throwing this week, and with just over half the results in, top of the tree is Chris Webb from The Chequers 'B' hitting 15 dolls (4-6-5) for the second time this season, with seven other players hitting a six and five players hitting thirteen dolls.


TEAM CUP GAMES TONIGHT - 30/05/2022

TEAM CUP GAMES MONDAY 30TH MAY

STUART & SONS CUP
The George A v Gladiators A
Chequers B v Black Prince
Swan A v The Blackbird B

JIM WHITBREAD CUP
Six Bells C v Cowley Workers A
Cricketers Cowley v Vikings B
Littlemore Rugby v The Blackbird A
Bletchingdon Spts v Donnington B

All results to be sent into Andy Beal
ASAP


MISSING CARDS, REMINDER OF RULES - 26/05/2022

MISSING CARDS, REMINDER OF RULES

We are still missing some result cards from games played on 18th May. It's great getting pictures sent in early so the website can be updated however the hard copies have to be sent in as well.
SECTION 2:
Vikings Sports 'A' v Six Bells 'A' & Red Lion 'A' v Seacourt Bridge
SECTION 4:
Bletchington Sports V the Tandem

A REMINDER OF RULE 19 REGARDING RESULT CARDS
All results of league matches to be sent in by the winning team, Result cards to reach the fixtures secretary no later than five days after the game has been played. Failure to do so, points and dolls will be forfeited.

A REMINDER OF RULE 17 REGARDING GAMES CANCELLED OR CHANGED
Any games cancelled for what ever reason shall be played within 28 days, without going past the end of the season. Both teams must agree a revised date at the time of cancellation and the secretary informed. Games not played within the 28 days, points and dolls will be void


WEEK 4 REPORT IS NOW AVAILABLE - 24/05/2022

WEEK 4 REPORT IS NOW AVAILABLE

Week 4 in the reports section and in the Oxford Mail on Thursday


Early Week 4 News - 20/05/2022

Early News Week 4

Andy Lewis from the New Club hit 16 dolls, 6-6-4. Missing with his first stick of his final throw.

MISSING RESULTS FROM WEEK 4
Section 3
Cowley Workers 'A' v Ampleforth Arms 'B'
Section 4
Six Bells 'B' v Rose Hill Club
Section 5
Northway Club 'C' v Red Lion Cassington

PREMIER/SECTION 1 UPDATE
Cowley Workers 'B' team have moved to The Blackbird and will be called The Blackbird 'B'. They may get in touch with teams to reverse fixtures.


Competitions & Reports - 17/05/2022

Competitions & Reports

All the competition draws have been done and are in the competitions section with future dates.
Week 3 report is now in the reports section and will be in the Oxford Mail on Thursday.


COMPETITONS - 09/05/2022

COMPETITIONS UPDATE

SINGLES AND PAIRS, THE DATES ON FRONT PAGE OF THE COMPETITIONS PAGE IS WRONG THE DATES ON THE ACTUAL FORMS ARE CORRECT.
SINGLES PLAYED ON WEDNESDAY 29TH JUNE PAIRS ON WEDNESDAY 3rd AUGUST
The competitions dead line has been extended until Thursday 12th May. Please return them asap.


FIRST WEEK SCORES & REPORT - 29/04/2022

FIRST WEEK REPORT

The first weeks report is now in the Reports section.
Some good throwing on the first night and early scores as follows,
SIXERS: : D.Walsh (Black Prince) K.McMahon (Cowley Workers ‘B) A.Surman (Six Bells ‘A’ Kidlington) Jez Thompson (Red Lion ‘A’ Yarnton)
TOP SCORER: D.Walsh 15 5-6-4 (Black Prince)
Shhhh
BLOBBERS: C.Wright (New Club) P.Brown, L.Barrett (Rose Hill SC) D.Woodward, S.Longthorp (White Hart Wolvercote)


RESULT CARDS - 28/04/2022

RESULT CARDS

Can you please make sure result cards are filled in fully and correctly. Please circle who has set, this helps when writing the reports, tick who wins each leg, and put total scores in.
Please do not use any nick names, full first and last names must be used.
Sample below.
Thank you.

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Aunt Sally result cards - 27/04/2022

Aunt Sally result cards

Good luck to all teams tonight. Please send your result cards through asap. You can send me photos of the card, via WhatsApp, text or e-mail but I still need a hard copy of the card.
Please put in the notes section anything about the game and any team or player photo.
Oxford Mail reports will be on Thursdays.


AUNT SALLY PACKS READY TO BE PICKED UP - 18/04/2022

AUNT SALLY PACKS READY TO BE PICKED UP

The Aunt Sally packs, fixture sheet, result cards, competition forms and rules are now ready to be picked up. They can be picked up from the home of Andy Beal, 10 Sandy Lane, Blackbird Leys, today until Wednesday daytime and then on Wednesday night from 7.00pm at the Gladiators Club.


FIXTURE SHEET NOW ON WEBSITE - 12/04/2022

FIXTURE SHEET 2022

The 2022 fixture sheet is attached here and will be on the website in the next 24 hours. All Aunt Sally packs, fixture sheet, result cards, rules, competition forms will be available to collect or be delivered by the end of next week, earlier if possible. Please do not be alarmed if you think you are in a section to high. We have lost two sections so if you were in Section 7 last time and now are in section 5, you are still in the bottom section!!!
We have graded the sections evenly as we can. It’s great to be able to get the Aunt Sally up and running again, and gives us something to build on for the future.
Finals night will be at Cowley Workers Social Club on Friday 14th October.
Here’s to a successful season for all.

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LITTLEMORE RUGBY CLUB NEEDS PLAYERS - 11/04/2022

LITTLEMORE RUGBY CLUB LOOKING FOR A COUPLE OF PLAYERS

Interested in playing Aunt Sally? Littlemore Rugby club are looking for an extra two players. Please contact the league asap.


Registration closed - 04/04/2022

REGISTRATION CLOSED

We have 49 teams entered. There will be four sections of 10 teams and one of 9 teams.
Season will start on Wednesday 27th April.
Grading meeting is on Monday 11th April and the fixtures on the website 24 hours later.


CLOSING DATE TO REGISTER - 29/03/2022

George 'A' needs players.

We now have 48 teams registered and last date to register will be Sunday 3rd April.
The George 'A' are looking for two to three players. If interested please contact Andy Beal asap.


TWO SPACES LEFT TO REGISTER - 22/03/2022

TWO SPACES LEFT TO REGISTER FOR THE NEW SEASON

Registration for the league is going well and we now have 48 teams, with two spaces to fill. This will give us five sections which is pretty good considering what we have gone through the past two years.
This gives us a good base to start the league and build on it in future years.
Once we have received two more teams registration will close and the task of sorting out the sections will begin.


AUNT SALLY FUND RAISER IN AID OF JOEY BEAUCHAMP - 15/03/2022

AUNT SALLY FUND RAISER IN AID OF JOEY BEAUCHAMP

AUNT SALLY FUND RAISER IN AID OF JOEY BEAUCHAMP
On Bank holiday Monday 2nd May at the Ex Serviceman's club, Bicester. 2.00pm start, all welcome.
Blind Pairs, drawn on the day, trophies to the winners and runners up. £5.00 per entrant
All proceeds to go to Joey's two daughters.
Please send your interest to Paul Sawyer at pasawyer@sky.com


ENTRANCE DATE EXTENDED - 11/03/2022

ENTRANCE DATE EXTENDED

With nearly 40 entrance forms received, the closing date has been extended to 20th March to give teams more time to sign on players. If any team is struggling please get in touch and we will see how we can help.
We want to start a successful season which will begin on Wednesday April 27th.


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING UPDATE - 19/01/2022

AGM

We had a successful AGM and it was agreed that we will be running a full 18 week season and competitions for 2022. Entrance forms are now available to download from the website. A major change is that we have a new sponsor for the league. Stuart & Sons (Kevin, Ashley and Jack) and we thank them and look forward to working with them.
We would also like to thank Greene King for sponsoring the league for the past seventeen years.

We will do everything we can to help teams get ready for the league. If teams are short of players or any players looking for a team, let us know and we will see if we can assist.

Provisionally the league will start on Wednesday 27th April and finals night at Cowley Workers Club on Friday 14th October.


Trophies to be returned - 06/01/2022

TROPHIES TO BE RETURNED Premier Swan 'A' 1 New Club 'A' 2 Donnington Club 'C' 3 Gladiators 'B' 4 Catherine Wheel 'B' 5 Cricketers Arms Cowley 6 Chequers 'B' 7 Headington Con Club

Can those still holding trophies please return them to Andy Beal asap.
Premier Swan 'A'
1 New Club 'A'
2 Donnington Club 'C'
3 Gladiators 'B'
4 Catherine Wheel 'B'
5 Cricketers Arms Cowley
6 Chequers 'B'
7 Headington Con Club

GREENE KING CUP Gladiators 'A'
JIM WHITBREAD CUP Vikings Sports 'D'
MONTY GREENAWAY FOURS WINNERS The Swan 'A'
MONTY GREENAWAY FOURS RUNNER UP Black Prince 'B'
OXFORD FOURS WINNERS Vikings Sports 'D'
OXFORD PAIRS WINNERS Kevin Stuart & James Morrison 'George 'A'
OXFORD PAIRS RUNNER UP Andy Lewis & Mark Washington 'Ampleforth Arms '
LOWER SECTION PAIRS WINNERS Ian Gillett & Richard Hathaway 'Chequers 'C'
OXFORD SINGLES WINNER Dave Simms 'Ampleforth Arms'
OXFORD SINGLES RUNNER UP Billy Trinder 'The George 'A'
TED HOUGHTON SINGLES WINNER Jack Lane 'Northway Club 'C'
TED HOUGHTON SINGLES RUNNER UP Tom Finney 'The Blackbird'
PARENT & CHILD WINNERS Kevin & Ashley Stuart 'The George 'A'
PARENT & CHILD RUNNER UP Jason & John Weller 'Gladiators 'A'
UNDER 21'S WINNER Daniel Reading 'The Swan 'A'
MOST SIXES
HIGHEST DOLLS Kevin Giles 'Gladiators 'A'


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