Steeple Aston Angling Club
Steeple Aston Angling Club was formed by local men back in 1949. They included such stalwarts as T Barratt, W Brock, B Lewis, E Calver, J Wadham, J Smith, E Townsend, R Walton and many others.
The season runs from 16th June until 14th March. There are 18 competitions throughout the season at various venues both close to home and further afield. Trophies are presented at the Annual Dinner, which is normally held in May of each year.
Now for a bit of history. The original membership fee was 3 shillings old money – that’s 15p today. Hire of Village Hall for Annual Dinner was £0-17-9. C Preston for vegetables £1-6-6.
Membership is a bit more expensive these days. It costs £20 for adults, £10 for senior citizens, but there are big reductions for juniors (£3.00). The Club is also affiliated to Oxford and District Anglers Association (ODAA) meaning Members can fish their stretches of the Thames and Oxford Canal for free. Membership is open to all from age 10 upwards. An adult must accompany members under the age of 16. The main skill required is PATIENCE.
For more information about membership and competition dates please contact the Club, details below.
This Badminton group meets on Tuesdays in the village hall between 10.00am and 12.30pm during term time – but not in the school holidays. It is a mixed group with all abilities and ages. They try not to take themselves too seriously, and don’t compete in a club league.
Barbara, the organiser, says that this is a fun way of getting some exercise. If you are tempted to come along and see if it’s for you, either phone her or simply turn up in trainers and comfortable clothes. She looks forward to seeing you there.
Membership is open to all from 18 to 90 years. No skills are needed, but maybe a little knowledge of badminton would be useful.
Barbara Brewer, OrganiserTel: 01869 340423
This Badminton group meets on Thursday evenings in the village hall between 8.00pm and 10.00pm. They are a very informal group of mixed ages who like to have a bit of exercise and a laugh on a Thursday night.
Membership is open to all from age 18. There is no membership fee, just a charge of £2.00 per session. Any skill level is welcome. You don’t have to arrive at the beginning or stay until the end of a session. Just turn up wearing trainers whenever it fits in with you.
Tel: 01869 347746
Steeple Aston Cricket Club
Steeple Aston Cricket Club plays at nearby Steeple Barton. It has a programme of around fifteen games each summer, six of which are at home. Games usually take place on Sunday afternoons.
Pictured here is the team who played Barton Abbey on Sunday, June 21st 2015. They are:
back row (l to r): Harvey Townson, Paul Longman, Jon Scotchbrook, Peter Higgins, Chris Nevile, Ben Ramos, Rob Hull
front row (l to r): Ross Baird, Jamie Longman, Arthur Higgins, Stan Owen, Graham Goadby
For more photos of the team in the field at their home ground in Steeple Barton, please click here.
Every four years the village plays against the Lord’s Taverners, pictured here. They are captained by former England Captain, Mike Gatting and include Graeme Hick, Chris Tarrant, Nicholas Parsons (umpire) and Barry Norman (umpire). Like the Olympics the game happens every four years! For more photos of the 2011 match, please click here.
For the Chairmans latest report, please click here.
The club is open to anyone from age 13 who can play cricket. Membership is £10 a year. If you are interested in joining, please contact Peter Higgins.
Peter Higgins, Chairman
Tel: 01869 347493
|Sunday||29th April||Tiddington (Village Cup)||Home||2pm|
|Sunday||13th May||Minster Lovell||Away||2pm|
|Saturday||19th May||Peter Higgins XI||Home||11.30am|
|Sunday||3rd June||Middleton Stoney||Away||2pm|
|Sunday||10th June||Sandford St Martin||Away||2pm|
|Sunday||17th June||Oxford Downs||Away||2pm|
|Thursday||5th July||Barton Abbey (T20)||Home||6pm|
|Sunday||8th July||Blenheim Palace||Away||2pm|
|Sunday||29th July||Great & Little Tew||Away||2pm|
|Sunday||2nd September||Chairman’s v Captain’s||Home||1.30pm|
Cycling: Team Steeple is still here
We are a group of mainly middle aged cyclists who meet up every Sunday morning for a ride of anything between 40 and 60 miles normally heading out into the Cotswolds. We do ride further on occasions and do take part in several Cycling Sportives in the UK and Europe from time to time.
The group includes Ian Hart, Charlie Hodges, Graham Smith, Jose Lluna, Simon Thatcher, Ian Churchill, Steve Boote, Torquil Mclusky, Matt Robinson, Scot Henney, Jack Taylor and Bill Thatcher.
We meet at 08.30am every Sunday throughout the year at the top of Bradshaw Close and would welcome all cyclists from the village to join us – this invite genuinely extends to all cyclists, so please come along.
If you want more details please contact any one of us, or if you see us out riding please stop us.
Hope to see more of you out on a Sunday morning.
Tel: 01869 349091
Steeple Aston Football Club
Based at Robinsons Close in the village, Steeple Aston FC was formed in 1897. The club has traditionally had two teams playing in the Banbury District & Lord Jersey Football Association, which is affiliated to the Oxfordshire Football Association, but for 2019/20 there will only be one team representing Steeple Aston.
The Club not only has a great tradition, of which the members are proud, but it also has some of the best facilities in the league and a reputation as a true village club which members strive to protect and enhance.
The teams play every Saturday from September to May, kick off 2.00pm at Robinsons Close. Training takes place in the summer months at the home ground on Wednesdays 6.30pm – 8.00pm. Winter training takes place at Heyford School.
To keep up to date with what is happening at the club please use the following links:
Steeple Aston’s football team has won the Lord Jersey Cup seven times since it was first contested in 1887 and since their first appearance in the Final in 1897. Pictured here are members of the Lord Jersey Cup winning team in 1957/58. They are (from l to r): Sam Keys, Gerald (Dicky) Kirby, John Flower, Gordon MacCutcheon, Eric Stevens, Gil Sorrell and Roy Kinch. See the history of the cup: www.thejerseycup.co.uk
Peter Wild, Secretary
Tel: 07950 837773
Alan Peckham, Chairman
Tel: 01869 347756
Steeple Aston Golf Society (SAGS)
SAGS has been going since 1988, and is recognised by the R & A. The Society currently has 25 members, and around 20 turn up to each meeting.
Members meet at a different golf club each month (see programme below). The average cost of a day’s play is £40/45. All of the games are played midweek, except for the annual game against Steeple Aston Cricket Club which is played on a Sunday.
The club is open to all genders over 18. A handicap is preferred, but not essential. Most important is a sense of humour and to be able to enjoy a game of golf with good company.
The cost of membership is £20, which includes society club tie and entry to all competitions. To enquire about membership, please contact Alan or Chris.
Fixtures for 2019
End of April: Old Codger Trip (details yet to be decided)
Friday 3rd May: Wychwood Golf Club
Thursday 13th June: Burford Golf Club
Friday 5th July: The Oxford (we know it as Southfields) Golf Club
Friday 9th August: Captain’s Day, The Cotswold Club Chipping Norton
Sunday 8th September SAGS v Exiles – The Cotswold Club Chipping Norton
Friday 4th October: Stratford on Avon Golf Club
Alan Brewer, Chairman
Tel: 01869 340423
Chris Cooper, Secretary
Tel: 01869 347173 or 07803 750442
Steeple Aston Walking Group (SAWG)
The main purpose of SAWG is to share the experience of being out in beautiful countryside, get some exercise, and meet new people. The walks are mostly local, usually with a short car journey. Many of them end with a well-deserved visit to a pub, or a bring and share picnic.
Regular walks are on the last Friday of every month, year round, but also some during weekends or evenings in summer. They welcome all above the age of 16, well-behaved dogs (note they may have to be lifted over stiles!), and they adhere closely to the Country Code. Members are welcome to bring guests.
If you would like to join the SAWG mailing list, or would like to sign up and receive details for the next walk, please contact Anna. By being on the mailing list, you will receive information about the next walk, so you can set a date in your diary.
Anna Allen, Organiser
Tel: 01869 340160
There isn’t a rugby club in Steeple Aston, but there are two close by in Banbury and Bicester. They both have websites, giving details of membership, fixtures and much more.