Abingdon Blog

Abingdon is probably the oldest town in Britain - continuously inhabited since the Iron Age. Abingdon is seven miles downstream from Oxford on the River Thames. The Abingdon Blog is a photo record of events and places in Abingdon - mostly every day.

Saturday, 29 July 2006

Football, Cricket and Camping

At the Culham Road ground Abingdon Town (yellow) were playing at home to Abingdon United (red). Bill Reynolds was there from BBC Radio Oxford. He expected this local derby would bring in the crowds, but said with disappointment "Looks like just one man and his dog."

Rather suprisingly Abingdon Town won 2-1. Abingdon United have just been promoted to the Southern League and Town ended last season near the bottom of the same Hellenic League Division. This game was a pre-season Charity Cup game.

Next door, Abingdon Vale Cricket Club were playing at home to Great Tew. The second cricket pitch serves as a temporary home to lots of campers from The Camping and Caravanning Club. This is an annual temporary thing during the summer holidays, and earns a few extra pennies. The football club had put up signs to encourage campers to drink at their bar, as well as having a carboot sale tomorrow (more extra pennies).

Here the Abingdon Vale team are leaving the pavillion to start fielding after the Tea break.

The caravans and camping vans in the background brought a few more spectators. It was not as warm as it has been.

At Old Trafford today, England beat Pakistan by an innings and 120 runs.


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