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CRICKET: Banbury enjoy Twenty 20 vision

The Oxford Times: Jimmy Phillips

8:20am Friday 25th July 2014

Banbury captain Jimmy Phillips believes they are well-placed for another decent run in the ECB National Club Twenty20 competition.

CRICKET: Promotion would be amazing, says Eason

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Horspath captain Will Eason says it would be remarkable achievement if they can secure promotion from Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier League Division 2.

CRICKET: No panic for Rowant ahead of crunch clash

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Chris Watling says there is no panic in the Aston Rowant camp, despite being just one place above the Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier League Division 1 relegation zone.

RUGBY UNION: Jones is welcome here, says Exiles coach

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

LONDON Welsh head coach Justin Burnell would welcome the chance to sign Wales and Lions prop Adam Jones.

ATHLETICS: Curtis setting sights on Rio

The Oxford Times: Freddie Curtis

10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

Freddie Curtis hopes this week’s World Junior Championships can be a springboard to Rio 2016 qualification.

ATHLETICS: England shines in the rain

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

OXFORD’S Hannah England provided the star turn in the British Milers’ Club (BMC) Grand Prix at Iffley Road.

ATHLETICS: Curtis eyes up Olympic progression

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

FREDDIE Curtis hopes this week’s World Junior Championships can be a springboard to Rio 2016 qualification.

ATHLETICS: Bruce in Hornton cruise

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

DAVID Bruce held off James Bolton to come home a clear winner at the Hornton Classic 6.

ATHLETICS: Alchester are prize guys

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

ALCHESTER had a prize bonanza at the Waddesdon Manor Summer 5K.

ATHLETICS: Clarke keeping focused for Glasgow

The Oxford Times:

9:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

LAWRENCE Clarke will not allow himself to look beyond the Commonwealth Games as he prepares for two championships in three weeks.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: England out to shine on national service

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HANNAH England will not take making the final for granted when she competes in the 1,500m at Glasgow.

CRICKET: Captain Ryan: Let's have fun

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Friday 18th July 2014

LUKE Ryan hopes the feelgood factor surrounding Oxfordshire’s 50-over side can rub off on their three-day outfit.

CRICKET: It's time to prove ourselves, says Crosby

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Friday 18th July 2014

OXFORD must prove that their Henley humiliation was simply a blip, according to captain Ian Crosby.

CRICKET: Tew up for Cornish trip

The Oxford Times: Andy Harris took 3-9 in Tew's cup win at Cropredy

6:00am Friday 18th July 2014

DAVIDSTOW VILLAGE CUP

ATHLETICS: Curtis focuses on Oregon glory trail

The Oxford Times:

10:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Javelin thrower Freddie Curtis’s career will hit a new high when he competes at next week’s World Junior Championships in the USA.

ATHLETICS: Curtis set for world junior challenge

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

JAVELIN thrower Freddie Curtis’s career will hit new heights when he competes at next week’s World Junior Championships in the USA.

ATHLETICS: Radley's relegation fears increase

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

RADLEY’S survival hopes look bleak after finishing third in their Sweatshop Southern League Division 1 round four meeting at Croydon.

ATHLETICS: Wright's on top at Adderbury

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

BANBURY Harriers’ Tim Wright won the Adderbury Three Spires Challenge multi-terrain race.

RUGBY: Captain May eager to make his mark in big time

The Oxford Times:

8:50am Wednesday 16th July 2014

TOM May said he jumped at the chance to captain London Welsh in the Aviva Premiership.

RUGBY UNION: Tongan ace Aholelei is humbled to join Welsh

The Oxford Times: London Welsh are staying at the Kassam

8:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Tongan international prop Eddie Aholelei said he was honoured and humbled to have signed for London Welsh.

CRICKET: Ryan relishing shot at silverware with Oxfordshire

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Tuesday 15th July 2014

OXFORDSHIRE captain Luke Ryan says there is every reason to be confident as they look ahead to the Unicorns Counties Trophy final.

CRICKET: Centurion Cater hails Oxfordshire spinners

The Oxford Times:

8:40am Monday 14th July 2014

JONNY Cater was quick to credit his spin-bowling teammates after his century helped Oxfordshire book their place in the final of the Unicorns Counties Knockout Trophy.

CRICKET: Oxfordshire's delight as victory books final spot

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Monday 14th July 2014

OXFORDSHIRE reached the Minor Counties knockout final for the first time in their history after a dramatic turnaround against Wiltshire at Bicester & North Oxford.

CRICKET: Belcher on standby for Oxfordshire debut at 15

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Friday 4th July 2014

Llloyd Belcher is on standby to make his Oxfordshire debut as captain Luke Ryan battles to be fit after a neck spasm.

CRICKET: Phillips wants Banbury to keep focused

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Friday 4th July 2014

Jimmy Phillips has urged Banbury to stay focused despite their Division 1 title chase being held up by the wet weather.

CRICKET: Hubbert fit as Great Tew eye last eight

The Oxford Times: Ashley Hubbert top-scored for Great & Little Tew in their defeat at Dinton

8:00am Friday 4th July 2014

Great & Little Tew’s Ashley Hubbert has won his battle to get fit for Sunday’s last 16 tie at Avon & Somerset champions Ashbrittle.

ATHLETICS: Bolton and Carter take the honours at Thame

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

JAMES Bolton and Sophie Carter took the men’s and ladies’ honours with strong showings at the CPM Thame 10K.

ATHLETICS: Stephens shines as trio reach national finals

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

TIM Stephens, Jade O’Dowda and Maike Chapel reached the national finals after top-three finishes in the Midland Schools Combined Events Championships.

ATHLETICS: Depleted Oxfordshire facing relegation

The Oxford Times: Simi Fajemisin

7:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

TEAM Oxfordshire were all but relegated from Midland Premier 1 after coming last in round three of the UK Youth Development League at Yate, near Bristol.

ATHLETICS: Douglas happy to take safe option

The Oxford Times:

9:30am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

TRIPLE jumper Nathan Douglas is still hopeful of making the European Championships, despite missing the trials due to a niggling injury.

ATHLETICS: Harriers' top pair stroll in at Thame

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

James Bolton and Sophie Carter took the men’s and ladies’ honours with strong showings at the CPM Thame 10K.

RUGBY UNION: Ferguson's know-how welcomed by Welsh

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

JUSTIN Burnell praised new assistant coach Matthew Ferguson’s scrum knowledge as London Welsh announced his addition to their backroom team.

Coach Burnell delighted by capture of Schofield

The Oxford Times: Dean Schofield

8:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

London Welsh head Justin Burnell has tipped former England lock Dean Schofield to make a big impact at the club.

RUGBY UNION: Waters is relishing challenge at Welsh

The Oxford Times: London Welsh’s latest capture, Darren Waters, says he can’t wait for their Aviva Premiership campaign to get started after signing from Newport Gwent Dragons

9:10am Friday 27th June 2014

Darren Waters says he is determined to shine on the big stage after joining London Welsh from Newport Gwent Dragons.

CRICKET: In-form Oxford looking forward to derby clash

The Oxford Times: Stuart Hole is returning for Oxford

8:00am Friday 27th June 2014

Oxfordshire's highest-ranked sides Banbury and Oxford enter tomorrow’s Home Counties League Division 1 derby in contrasting form.

RUGBY UNION: Chinnor sign half-backs Boughton and Keohane

The Oxford Times: Reece Boughton in LV= Cup action for Gloucester against Llanelli Scarlets    	              Picture: Martin Bennett/ Gloucester Rugby

8:00am Friday 27th June 2014

NATIONAL 2 SOUTH

ATHLETICS: Freddie's got edge on brother Redford

The Oxford Times: Freddie and Redford Curtis (left) on the podium alongside third-placed Jack Swain

1:00pm Thursday 26th June 2014

FREDDIE Curtis saw off younger brother Redford to take gold at the England Under 20/23 Championships in Bedford.

ATHLETICS: Muskwe hopes GB call is first of many

The Oxford Times: Osman Muskwe is keeping positive, despite missing out on GB selection

8:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

OXFORDSHIRE decathlete Osman Muskwe will compete for Great Britain & Northern Ireland in the European Cup Combined Events Super League.

ATHLETICS: Baird leads way, but Radley slip to bottom

The Oxford Times: Aislinn Baird

7:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

AISLINN Baird starred for Radley in their Sweatshop Southern League Division 1 meeting at Hornchurch.

ATHLETICS: Curtis brothers on the podium

The Oxford Times: Freddie and Redford Curtis (left) on the podium alongside third-placed Jack Swain

7:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

FREDDIE Curtis saw off younger brother Redford to take gold at the England Under 20/23 Championships in Bedford.

RUGBY UNION: Exiles coach Burnell is happy with new signing

The Oxford Times: Justin Burnell

8:00am Tuesday 24th June 2014

London Welsh head coach Justin Burnell said hooker Koree Britton will add “serious competition” to the squad after announcing his signing yesterday.

CRICKET: Rooney out to impress after surprise Oxon call

The Oxford Times: Will Rooney will make his Oxfordshire debut on Sunday

8:00am Friday 20th June 2014

DEBUTANT WILL Rooney wants to take his chance after being called up for Oxfordshire’s Western Division clash with Devon at Banbury.

CRICKET: Let's get back in the groove, says Phillips

The Oxford Times: Banbury 2nd wicket-keeeper Eddie Phillips is beaten by a leg glance from Horspath’s Steve Green during their Division 1 clash

7:00am Friday 20th June 2014

JIMMY Phillips wants leaders Banbury to regain their early season form when they visit Burnham in Division 1 tomorrow.

CRICKET: Harris banking on experience

The Oxford Times: Andy Harris

7:00am Friday 20th June 2014

DAVIDSTOW VILLAGE CUP

ATHLETICS: Headington retain Ridgeway title

The Oxford Times: Alejandro Heuck runs leg seven of the Ridgeway Relay for eventual winners Headington Road Runners.     Picture: Barry Cornelius

8:00am Thursday 19th June 2014

HEADINGTON Road Runners A came on strong to retain their Ridgeway Relay title.

ATHLETICS: Clarke eyes another England medal hat-trick

The Oxford Times: Lawrence Clarke

7:30am Thursday 19th June 2014

LAWRENCE Clarke says England are aiming for another one-two-three at the Commonwealth Games.

ATHLETICS: Bruces shine in horse test

The Oxford Times: Ladies’ runner-up Jessica Bruce (right) shares the podium with winner, ironman legend Chrissie Wellington, and third-placed Emma Dalton

7:00am Thursday 19th June 2014

HUSBAND and wife David and Jessica Bruce, from Oxford, both secured top-three finishes at the Man v Horse race in Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales.

ATHLETICS: Fernandez so close to milestone

The Oxford Times: Paul Fernandez

7:00am Thursday 19th June 2014

PAUL Fernandez fell just short of the 200km barrier during the Gloucester 24-hour track race.

ATHLETICS: England at the helm for GB

The Oxford Times: Oxford’s Hannah England will    captain the Great Britain & Northern Ireland athletics team at the European Team Championships

10:08am Wednesday 18th June 2014

HANNAH England will lead her country for the first time at this weekend’s European Team Championships.

RUGBY UNION: May and Ross retained by Exiles

The Oxford Times: London Welsh centre Tom May

8:00am Tuesday 17th June 2014

Veterans Tom May and Gordon Ross have extended their London Welsh careers for the upcoming Aviva Premiership season, writes ED MEZZETTI.

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