For many years, sport has played an important part in the life of the Twyford residents. The formation of the History Society has unearthed many treasured photos of success on the sporting field.
Today, Twyford is the proud owner of a fine sports field and pavilion which is home to both Twyford football and cricket clubs. Matches are played almost every weekend throughout the year and the turf is regularly maintained to the very high standard.
Football and Cricket were played in Twyford with the first recorded matches being in 1904. There is mention in the local newspaper of a cricket match between Twyford and Marsh Gibbon in 1876.
There were mixed successes mainly with the football team and the unfortunate record of the Twyford under 11’s team makes for interesting reading as printed in the Buckingham Advertiser on October 31st 1975.
“The Twyford under 11 boys football team take some beating for our wooden spoon award. They entered the Bicester League at the start of the season but soon found themselves outclassed. In 8 matches, they scored no goals but conceded a total of 134 goals which is an average of 17-0 for each game”
The Twyford Ladies Sports Club football team did much better in the 1972-73 season during the Bunny Hill Challenge Trophy.
- In the first round against Grendon Underwood, they won by 7 goals to 1
- In the second round semi-final, they won by 6 goals to nil
- In the final against Marsh Gibbon, they won by 2 goals to nil