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Saturday 24th September 2022
11:00 Witney & District League Division 2
BRIZE NORTON 0
CASSINGTON RANGERS 1 (Blackman 3p)
14:00 Witney & District League- Division 1
TOWER HILL 1 (Scott 82)
HATHEROP 3 (Hathaway 31 Turner-Williams 56p 63)
Skinner sent off 20 (violent conduct)
17:00 Witney & District League- Division 1
HEYFORD ATHLETIC 2 (Chambers 20 Phipps 90)
CHADLINGTON 2 (Charlesworth 7 61)
Entry to each game, including programme £4
When the league and I were putting together this event, I found myself thinking back to Steventon, the first game on the first North Berkshire League Hop back in 2011.
Rightly or wrongly I see the North Berks and Witney Hops as being continuations of each other- both are grassroots leagues playing (mostly) in Oxfordshire. I remember a senior (in terms of numbers) groundhopper coming up to me before the event in 2011 to inform me that, in his opinion, a groundhop here couldn’t possibly work. We held 7 hops in the North Berks, and this was to be the 3rd in the Witney & District. And while I’ll be the first to admit that these hops aren’t for every hopper, they certainly do a lot of good for the clubs, I get a lot of personal satisfaction from seeing a good club do well, and any hop organiser will tell you, the smaller clubs tend to make the most effort!