We love our sport at Chearsley Cricket Club so when one of the lads suggested we start to play Aunt Sally we thought - well why not?
For the un-initiated, the game of Aunt Sally is still played as a pub game in Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. The ball is on a short plinth about 10 cm high, and is known as a 'dolly'. The dolly is placed on a dog-legged metal spike a metre high and players throw sticks or short battens at the dolly, trying to knock it off without hitting the spike. Successfully hitting the dolly off is known as a "doll", however if the spike is hit first then the score does not count and is called an "iron"
There is also some truth to the rumour that it is also a good night out with the lads and facilitates a drink or two.....
The team is fresh from winning the Division 5 of the Bicester & District Aunt Sally League
The fixtures for the current year will appear here
For more information, please contact Adam Lazaruk