News & Comment (Always refresh the page to ensure the latest version)
2019
 
Obituary - Mick Williams
30th May
 
With sadness, we report to you the passing of Mick Williams after a difficult and protracted illness.
Mick has been a stalwart of the Bampton League for many, many years, playing for several of the pubs and clubs in the south-east corner of our region.
2017 saw Mick's final season playing for the Volunteer Faringdon, finishing top of the team scoreboard with a 121 across 16 games.
His competition career peaked in 2004, with Mens Singles and Mixed Pairs wins (I know - they beat Lindy & I !) and the Mens' Pairs with another
great loss - Paul Featherstone.
Our thoughts go out at this time to Dawn, family and friends.
Mick's cremation will be held at 12:30pm on Wednesday 19th June at the South Oxford Crematorium, Garford (OX13 5PA)
 
Mick receiving his Men's Singles Tropy
 
AGM minutes
29th May
 
If you're interested, a draft copy of the AGM minutes 2019 can be viewed here
 
Bookmarked pages
16th May
 
Several of you will have bookmarked certain pages over the years to allow quick acess - eg Fixtures, Scoring etc
This has caused some problems this year, because you're being re-directed to old - and sometimes inaccurate pages - particularly scoring.
I've removed the old scoring page - you must log in to access scoring. Other 'old' pages have been left in situ while work is completed,
but will be removed over time.
Re-bookmark your current favourite pages by all means, but appreciate that you must log in each time to enter scores and that
in bypassing the 'Home' page, you may be missing out on critical news headlines.
 
Match score display error
11th May
 
There was a bug in the scorecard display code, which, in some cases was showing either incorrect player names, zero score or wrong throwing order.
It's fixed now, but is a timely reminder to please RETAIN YOUR COPIES/PHOTOS OF EXISTING MATCH SCORES - we may need to refer back to them.
Thanks to everyone who fed back on this problem.
Not entirely sure that the Set/Chased display is always working correctly - if you spot a discrepancy - shout.
 
Sixes galore
10th May
 
Is 'busload' a collective noun for sixes - because none came along in week one , yet we had FIVE (at least) last night.
Three happened in one match - between Griffins (David Edwards & Kevin Giles) against Curbridge Griffins (Bill Mills)
The other two were both scored by Ady Pitts (Athletico Talbot), who currently holds the highest single match score of 14. Well done Ady
 
 
New Feature - Match Reports
14th April
 
Whilst the Committee accepted the request to display (optional) match reports on the web site, there is nothing yet to suggest a significant uptake.
Added to this is the need to moderate content - and we are fully mindful of the fate of the Oxford League Forum!
Consequently, we will trial a system for this year, where anyone wishing to can email a match report and (subject to suitability) it will be published on a
new 'Match News' page.
At the end of the season, we'll carry out an analysis and survey the membership to determine its viability and how we manage it for the future.
 
Change of Venue
7th April
 
Please note that last year's 'Red Lion A' and 'Clangers' have moved from the Red Lion and Bell to the Old Crown Inn, Faringdon.
Red Lion A are now known as 'Crown Roundheads' and the 'Clangers' as 'Crown Clangers'
The on-line Fixtures list has been updated to show this.
 
Fixtures & 8 A Side Draw
7th April
 
These are now published and can be viewed, downloaded and printed from the 'Documents Downloads ' page.
A glitch in the team registration process led to some teams not being included - this has now been rectified.
 
Potential cut-off at 60 teams
7th March
 
In order to minimise byes, we may choose to impose a cut-off of 60 teams. Anyone registering after the 60th will be put on a reserve list and will be
selected based on total entriesc and a Committee decision.
 
Easter Aunt Sally - for a charitable cause
1st March
 
Happy to include this promotion for a Wychwood event at Easter for a good cause.See 'Features'
 
Fees for 2019
21st February
 
The fees will be held at £45 for this season - WITH A £5 DISCOUNT IF PAID BEFORE THE AGM (5th April)
You can pay by cash or cheque at the AGM (or Morris Clown) or by electronic bank transfer if you request details. Receipts will be provided on request.
 
Web Site Update
5th February
 
We've been working on a long overdue update to the web site - see 'Features Page' opposite for details.
 
First Committee Meeting & AGM
13th January
 
Will be on Tuesday February 19th @ Morris Clown and the AGM has been booked for Friday 5th April.