North Berks Cup Finals


Football clubs began to be formed in villages in North Berkshire in about 1905-06 and friendly games were arranged between them,but often teams failed to keeps its agreement.About this time Jim Welsh ( he was the last official Wantage town crier ) and Arthur.A.Dobell,chairman and secretary of the Wantage Town Football Club decided that a competition should be formed from the clubs.

Mr A.E.Strauss then MP for North Berkshire was approached, and was enthusiastic about the idea and agreed to present a trophy, to be competed for by amateur football teams in North Berkshire for the encouragement of the game in the villages. Mr Strauss wanted to know which was the most valuable trophy in the country and it was believed that the Eastbourne charity cup held the distinction and despite the protest of Mr Dobell, Mr Strauss was adamant on the point that nothing was too good for North Berkshire,and that is how the competition came to possess such a valuable trophy as the Strauss Challenge Cup.

The first meeting was called at Wantage on Feb 28th 1907, and a copy of that letter is now in the archives of the competitions.Mr Strauss was the first President ,A.A.Dobell ( Treasurer ), E.J.Jones of Abingdon ( Secretary ), and a real good secretary he proved to be,for there seems no doubt that the success of the competition is due to the sound basis he established.

It was on May 3rd 1907 the North Berks Junior Challenge Cup competition  came into being.The first final was played on Abingdon Town's ground between Long Wittenham and Faringdon Town and resulted in a win for Long Wittenham

Year Winners Runners-up Score Notes Attendance Officials
2016-17BerinsfieldSaxton Rovers2 - 1100th North Berks Cup FinalOfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee: John Barlow
Assistant Referees: Matthew Myers and Ben Whitty
4th Official: Darren Hill
2015-16Long WittenhamSaxton Rovers5 - 3AET, 3-3 after 90 minsOfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee: Paul Dick
Assistant Referees: Richie Bush and Trevor Pitson
4th Official: Phil Rose
2014-15BerinsfieldSaxton Rovers5 - 0379OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee: Darren Edwards
Assistant Referees: Phil Rose and Gary Winsor
4th Official: Stephen Phipps
2013-14Long WittenhamDorchester2 - 1233OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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2012-13Long WittenhamDidcot Casuals3 - 2185OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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2011-12Wootton & Dry SandfordBerinsfield2 - 1286OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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2010-11BerinsfieldBenson AFC3 - 0296OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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2009-10Saxton RoversAFC Wallingford1 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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2008-09Saxton RoversBlewbury1 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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2007-08Ardington & LockingeFaringdon Town1 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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2006-07Ardington & LockingeLambourn Sports2 - 2Won 4-3 on pens aetOfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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2005-06Lambourn SportsDrayton2 - 2Won 4-3 on pens aetOfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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2004-05Ardington & LockingeLambourn Sports2 - 1after extra timeOfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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2003-04Kintbury RangersSutton Courtenay5 - 1OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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2002-03Kintbury RangersDrayton2 - 1OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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2001-02Kintbury RangersArdington & Lockinge4 - 2OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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2000-01Kintbury RangersHarwell International2 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1999-00East Hendred Shrivenham4 - 1OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1998-99Harwell InternationalLambourn Sports4 - 3after extra timeOfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1997-98DraytonFaringdon Town 1 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee: Leroy Paddock
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1996-97DraytonSaxton Rovers4 - 2OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1995-96Saxton RoversLong Wittenham2 - 1OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1994-95Harwell Village Saxton Rovers1 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1993-94Harwell Village Great Shefford2 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1992-93Harwell Village Faringdon Town 1 - 0 (aet), 1 - 1OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1991-92Harwell Village Great Shefford3 - 1OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1990-91Saxton RoversDrayton2 - 0 after extra timeOfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1989-90Saxton RoversA.E.R.E.3 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1988-89Milton UnitedSaxton Rovers5 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1987-88LetcombeSaxton Rovers1 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1986-87Botley UnitedHanney United2 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1985-86Milton UnitedChildrey1 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1984-85Milton UnitedSaxton Rovers3 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1983-84Harwell Village Saxton Rovers1 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1982-83Saxton RoversHarwell Village 1 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1981-82Uffington Harwell Village 2 - 0, 1 - 1OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1980-81Harwell Village Woodcote1 - 0, 1 - 1OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1979-80Faringdon Town Buckland1 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1978-79Harwell Village Long Wittenham2 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1977-78Faringdon Town Steventon3 - 1OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1976-77Long WittenhamHarwell Village 1 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1975-76Harwell Village Faringdon Town 5 - 1OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1974-75BamptonBuckland2 - 1OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1973-74BamptonColeshill3 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1972-73BucklandDrayton1 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1971-72BamptonMilton United3 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1970-71Harwell Village M.G. Athletic2 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1969-70BamptonSutton Courtenay3 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1968-69Long WittenhamM.G. Athletic4 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1967-68M.G. AthleticSteventon3 - 1OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1966-67Milton UnitedWootton & Dry Sandford6 - 1OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1965-66M.G. AthleticAbingdon United3 - 2OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1964-65M.G. AthleticDrayton3 - 2OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1963-64Long WittenhamM.G. Athletic2 - 1OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1962-63M.G. AthleticWatchfield2 - 1, 1 - 1OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1961-62Grove RangersClifton Hampden1 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1960-61Milton UnitedM.G. Athletic3 - 1, 0 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1959-60Long WittenhamMilton United2 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1958-59Faringdon Town Long Wittenham3 - 1OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1957-58Faringdon Town Long Wittenham2 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1956-57Stanford-in-the-ValeEast Hendred 4 - 3OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1955-56Botley UnitedSteventon4 - 1after extra timeOfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1954-55Hanney UnitedBlewbury 4 - 1OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1953-54Hanney UnitedHarwell Village 2 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1952-53DraytonAbingdon United2 - 1, 1 - 1OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1951-52Barn ClubBotley United1 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1950-51Faringdon Town Harwell Village 2 - 1, 2 - 2OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1949-50Hanney UnitedFaringdon Town 2 - 1OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1948-49Hanney UnitedLong Wittenham 3 - 2, 2 - 2OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1947-48Hanney UnitedHarwell Village 3 - 1OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1946-47Hanney UnitedFaringdon Town5 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1945-46East HendredPavlova3 - 1 void1) See notes belowOfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1939-40Hanney UnitedRadley4 - 0, 1 - 1OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1938-39Culham AthleticHanney United4 - 0, 1 - 1OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1937-38Long WittenhamHarwell Village 4 - 1OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1936-37Culham AthleticHarwell Village 3 - 2, 1 - 1OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1935-36Culham AthleticAston Tirrold3 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1934-35Long WittenhamDrayton 3 - 1OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1933-34M.G. AthleticEast Hendred 5 - 1OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1932-33CholseyEast Hendred 6 - 3OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1931-32Drayton Wantage Town 7 - 2OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1930-31Long WittenhamArdington & Lockinge2 - 1OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1929-30Stanford-in-the-ValeEast Hendred 2 - 0, 0 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1928-29Ardington & LockingeFaringdon Town 2 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1927-28Long WittenhamBuscot Park 4 - 1OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1926-27Long WittenhamArdington & Lockinge5 - 2OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1925-26CholseyArdington & Lockinge5 - 3OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1924-25Long WittenhamAbingdon United3 - 2OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1923-24ChildreyDrayton 3 - 1OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1922-23Abingdon United Childrey 4 - 2OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1921-22Long WittenhamShrivenham6 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1920-21Wantage Town Abingdon United 1 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1919-20Wantage Town Abingdon United 2 - 0, 2- 2, 0- 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1913-14RadleyHarwell Village 5 - 1OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1912-13Didcot Town Radley1 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1911-12RadleyFaringdon Town 2 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1910-11Long WittenhamAbingdon United2 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1909-10Long WittenhamFaringdon Town 4 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1908-09Faringdon TownRadley3 - 0OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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1907-08Long WittenhamFaringdon Town3 - 1OfficialsErrorOfficialsReferee:
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Notes:
1 North Berks cup 1945/46: East Hendred 3-1  Pavlova. 
East Hendred played an ineligible player. No time for a replay this season, Hendred suggested the final be played at the start of next season.
  Unfortunately Pavlova folded for the following season.

Analysis of Winners:
17 Long Wittenham

Harwell Village

Hanney United

Faringdon Town , Saxton Rovers

M.G. Athletic, Milton United

Ardington & Lockinge, Bampton, Drayton, Kintbury Rangers

Berinsfield, Culham Athletic

Botley United, Cholsey, East Hendred , Radley, Stanford-in-the-Vale, Wantage Town

Abingdon United , Barn Club, Buckland, Childrey, Didcot Town , Grove Rangers, Harwell International, Lambourn Sports, Letcombe, Uffington , Wootton & Dry Sandford,

 
Analysis of Runners Up:
10 Faringdon Town

Harwell Village , Saxton Rovers

Drayton

Abingdon United

Long Wittenham

Ardington & Lockinge, East Hendred , M.G. Athletic

Lambourn Sports, Radley, Steventon

Blewbury, Buckland, Childrey, Great Shefford, Hanney United, Milton United, Shrivenham, Sutton Courtenay

A.E.R.E., AFC Wallingford, Aston Tirrold, Benson AFC, Berinsfield, Botley United, Buscot Park , Clifton Hampden, Coleshill, Didcot Casuals, Dorchester, Harwell International, Pavlova, Wantage Town , Watchfield, Woodcote, Wootton & Dry Sandford,