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This is the earliest reference we have for the league - apparently the first ever finals night!
  Witney Gazette Thursday 20th September 1972:-
  “The Bampton & District Aunt Sally finals will be held tomorrow at the Elephant & Castle, Bampton,
and games will start at 7.30 for the League Final between the Eagle, Bampton, and the Bull, Aston.
After the games there will be a Bar-B-Q.”


According to past Secretary Bob Watts :

  "In 1971 a competition was organised by the Lord Kitchener but at the end of that, some teams felt they had been badly treated but wanted to carry on playing Aunt Sally. A meeting was held at the Elephant & Castle, Bampton and the existing Association was formed. Ken Mullis was Chairman and I was Secretary. There was only one section and Ken and myself put up the cup. This was the "Mullis and Watts Cup."