Old Stratford - Sport & Activities

March 22nd 1974

The Northampton Mercury August 12th 1882

A cricket match between the village and Old Stratford was played in a field lent by Mr. Toe.

The Northampton Mercury June 1st 1894

Stony Stratford Friendly Society v. Old Stratford. This fixture was brought off at Old Stratford on Saturday, in cold and showery weather, the home team winning by six wickets and 18 runs. Batting first, the visitors compiled a total of 67, S. Oldham (17) and J. Robinson (10) being top scorers. C. Burrell captured seven wickets at a small cost. The homesters made 85 runs for the loss of only four wickets, J. Andrews (43), and T. Tarry (30, not out), played remarkably well.

The Northampton Mercury June 8th 1894

Potterspury Red Rose v. Old Stratford. Played at Potterspury on Saturday, when the former won by twelve runs. For the winners E. Tarry, C. Pettifer, and A. Stewart scored 8 each, whilst J. Andrews (15) and W. Price (9) were the chief scorers for the losers. Scores: Potterspury, 63; Old Stratford, 51.

c.1956 Old Stratford Cricket Pavilion in Black Horse Field

The Northampton Mercury June 29th 1894

Stony Stratford Town v. Old Stratford. Played at Stony Stratford on Saturday, and won easily by the home team.

The Northampton Mercury August 3rd 1900

QUOITS MATCH Mr. Bull's team (Black Horse) Old Stratford v. Mr. Tilley's team (Prince of Wales) Stony Stratford.

The Northampton Mercury September 9th 1900

QUOITS. On Saturday last, match was played the Black Horse Inn, Old Stratford, between Mr. G. Beard's team (Locomotive Inn, Old Wolverton) and Mr. F. Bull’s team, resulting in a win for the latter by 107 points to 88. After the match, which proved a most exciting one, a most convivial evening was spent on the premises, and most excellent songs were given by the members and friends of both teams.

The Northampton Mercury January 1st 1904

FOOTBALL: The Thursday Football Club continued their success this season, when they met Old Stratford on Boxing Day at Towcester, before a good company, and they won by seven goals to one.

The Northampton Mercury August 21st 1914


A successful general meeting of the Stony Stratford and District Kite and Model Aeroplane Club was held on Wednesday night, when an interesting discussion on “Rising off ground models” was introduced by Mr. Mennells. An invitation has been received from the Bedford Club for an inter-competition with them, and the matter is under consideration. Mr. Palmer’s flight of 60 1-5 secs. With his single screw was passed for record in class 2b. The ninth members’ monthly competition was held at Old Stratford, when some keen and exciting flights were witnessed. The results were worked out on the club formula, and were as follows: 1 Mr. E. Brown. 91.75 marks; 2 Mr. Palmer, 69.5 marks; 3 Mr. Mennell, 64.4 marks. Mr. Brown successfully increased the club record distance in class 1a to 480 yds. 2ft.

The Northampton Mercury September 3rd 1920


The Stantonbury Hospital Cup Competition has now been recognised by the Berks and Bucks Football Association, and the Stantonbury Hospital Fund Committee, which is piloting the competition through its first season, has extended invitations to the following clubs in the district to take part, the majority having definitely accepted: Stantonbury St. Peter’s, Stantonbury Albions, Hanslope, Great Linford, Old Wolverton, Olney Town, Stoke Goldington, Stony Stratford, Wolverton Town, Old Bradwell, Deanshanger, Bletchley, Newport Autos, Cosgrove, Potterspury, and Old Stratford.
It is anticipated that the first round of competition will be played in January in order not to clash with the preliminary and early rounds of the various county cup competitions which will be played in the district during the early part of the season.

The Wolverton Express March 22nd 1974


Division three leaders, Old Stratford, took a step nearer the title on Saturday when they held second-in-the-table Westbury to a 1-1 draw.
Old Stratford now have 33 points from 18 games while Westbury now have 31 points from 19 matches.
However in the second half the visitors netted the equaliser through the club’s leading scorer, Up stone.
Stratford did have a chance to clinch both points when they were awarded a penalty. However the Westbury keeper Grainge saved the spot kick and denied the home side the chance of opening up a four points gap at the top of the table. This was game dominated by the two defences with the Westbury centre half Critchley playing a major role in his teams success.