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LONDON WELSH: Olly Barkley backs Exiles to surprise this season

The Oxford Times:

9:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

LONDON Welsh are not just in the Aviva Premiership this season to make up the numbers.

CRICKET: Stronger Oxfordshire aiming to move up

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Oxfordshire will be trying to move off the bottom of the Western Division table when they take on Berkshire in a three-day contest at Great & Little Tew on Sunday (11am), writes MICHAEL KNOX.

CRICKET: Phillips and Foster put Horspath in the mix

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Horspath skipper Will Eason praised the consistency of leading batsman Jimmy Phillips and strike bowler Pat Foster ahead of their all-Oxfordshire Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier League Division 2 clash at home to Great & Little Tew tomorrow.

CRICKET: Shell-shocked Oxford told "Stand up and be counted"

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Oxford are still shell-shocked after their astonishing collapse at home to Serious Cricket Home Counties Division 1 leaders High Wycombe on Saturday.

CRICKET: Sorry Shrivenham bowled all out for 9

The Oxford Times: cricket generic

9:20am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SHRIVENHAM 2nd captain Martin Hammond was rueing his side’s chronic availability after seeing them bow-led out for just nine runs in their Division 6 match at home to Faringdon 2nd.

CRICKET: Seamer's absence leaves hole for Oxford

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Oxford will be without skipper Ian Crosby and strike bowler Stuart Hole for the Division 1 derby clash at home to Henley tomorrow.

CRICKET: Keegan injury worry as Oxon aim to reach final

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Oxfordshire have an injury worry over their key fast bowler Chad Keegan ahead of their semi-final against Wiltshire at Bicester & North Oxford on Sunday.

CRICKET: Keegan's an injury doubt for Oxfordshire's semi-final clash

8:30am Friday 11th July 2014

Oxfordshire have an injury worry over their key fast bowler Chad Keegan ahead of their Unicorns Counties Trophy semi-final against Wiltshire at Bicester & North Oxford on Sunday.

CRICKET: Oxford must do without paceman Hole

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Oxford will be without skipper Ian Crosby and strike bowler Stuart Hole for the Serious Cricket Home Counties League Division 1 derby clash at home to Henley tomorrow.

CRICKET: Oxford must do without paceman Hole

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Oxford will be without skipper Ian Crosby and strike bowler Stuart Hole for the Serious Cricket Home Counties League Division 1 derby clash at home to Henley tomorrow.

CRICKET: Oxford all set for Varsity Match

The Oxford Times: cricket generic

6:40am Monday 30th June 2014

OXFORD University will be hoping to maintain their winning sequence over Cambridge in the four-day Varsity Match which gets under way in The Parks today.

CRICKET: Tiddington lord it over seniors in clash of Lord's finalists

The Oxford Times: CRICKET: Tiddington lord it over seniors in clash of Lord's finalists

7:00am Friday 27th June 2014

Tiddington’s 1995 National Village Cup runners-up prevailed over the Oxfordshire’s 2008 Over 50’s national champions in a match between two of the county’s Lord’s finalists.

CRICKET: Lord's finalists in birthday reunion at Tiddington

The Oxford Times: cricket generic

7:00am Thursday 19th June 2014

TWO Oxfordshire teams who have played in finals at Lord’s will meet in a special celebration match at Tiddington tomorrow (2pm).

WEIGHTLIFTING: Watson delighted with Commonwealth Games call-up

The Oxford Times: Didcot weightlifter Ben Watson is looking forward to competing for England in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

9:30am Saturday 31st May 2014

Ben Watson is targeting a top-five finish after being selected in England’s weightlifting team for the Commonwealth Games in July.

CRICKET: Oxfordshire dominate to set up last-eight chance

The Oxford Times: Oxfordshire skipper Luke Ryan smashes a six

8:30am Monday 12th May 2014

OXFORDSHIRE virtually secured their place in the quarter-finals with a comfortable 39-run win over Bucks in the Unicorns Trophy at Challow & Childrey yesterday.

POOL: Rowland aims high in bid to reach the top

The Oxford Times: Ben Rowland is hoping to continue his climb through the pool ranks

8:00am Saturday 10th May 2014

Ben Rowland, one of the country’s most promising young players, wants to follow in the foosteps of Mark Selby and become a double world champion.

RUGBY: Brown's joy as Oxford Harlequins complete the double

The Oxford Times: Luke Brown lifts the Oxfordshire Cup

8:40am Thursday 8th May 2014

OXFORD Harlequins captain Luke Brown was delighted after receiving the Oxfordshire Cup from county president Ken Bumpass.

RUGBY: Late flourish seals cup glory for mighty Quins

The Oxford Times: Oxford Harlequins' players and officials celebrate their cup success

7:40am Thursday 8th May 2014

OXFORD Harlequins completed the greatest season in their history when they beat a determined Banbury side 21-3 to win their sixth Oxfordshire Cup at Iffley Road last night.

RUGBY UNION: Quins aim to put icing on the cake

The Oxford Times: Will Hilton

7:00am Wednesday 7th May 2014

OXFORD Harlequins will be trying to cap a memorable season in perfect style when they face Banbury Bulls in the Oxfordshire Cup final at Iffley Road tonight (7.45).

CRICKET: Oxfordshire gain benefit from Sussex link

The Oxford Times: Richard Kaufman returns to the Oxfordshire side to face Sussex on Monday

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Oxfordshire have praised their relationship with Sussex as an outstanding on the eve of their Twenty20 friendly match at Hove on Monday.

CRICKET: Youngsters stand by for Oxfordshire debuts

The Oxford Times: Seamer Liam Manley makes his debut

6:00am Friday 11th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS Shabaz Alam and Liam Manley get their first taste of senior county cricket when they play for Oxfordshire in their warm-up match against Bedfordshire at Aston Rowant on Sunday.

RUGBY UNION: Quins close to clinching title

The Oxford Times: Fly half Zac Norris returns for Oxford Harlequins’ derby clash at Grove

8:00am Friday 21st March 2014

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FOOTBALL: Milton's James gets Wembley chance

The Oxford Times: Jonny James

7:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014

JONNY James will achieve a lifetime’s ambition by playing at Wembley Stadium next month on a day when he hopes to reignite his football careerox.

RUGBY UNION: Chinnor boost as new director brings in four players

The Oxford Times: Chinnor new director of rugby Matt Wiliams has already brought in four new players to the National 2 South club

8:00am Friday 21st February 2014

Former London Harlequins player Matt Williams predicts a bright future for Chinnor after taking over as their director of rugby.

RUGBY UNION: Chinnor coach Goode to step back from the action

The Oxford Times: Oxford Harlequins centre Adam Walsh will miss their trip to Swindon after having a shoulder operation

8:00am Friday 17th January 2014

CHINNOR'S player-coach Matt Goode is to take a lower key role on the field, following a series of discussions at the club.

RUGBY UNION: Ross expecting a positive reaction after league loss

The Oxford Times: London Welsh are staying at the Kassam

8:20am Saturday 7th December 2013

The two weeks away from the Greene King IPA Championship will allow London Welsh to iron out the faults that led to losing their 100 per cent record last Saturday, according to assistant coach Gordon Ross.

RUGBY UNION: Chinnor blow as Cathcart breaks arm

The Oxford Times: James Cathcart could face at least two months out after breaking an aem

8:00am Friday 6th December 2013

Chinnor fly half James Cathcart is expected to be out for at least two months after breaking an arm.

FOOTBALL: Appleton crumble to nine-goal McCullough

12:00pm Wednesday 13th November 2013

Acting coach Dave Catherall saw his Appleton Stars side crash out of the North Berks League's WarMemorial Cup 27-0 and admitted: “I was not surprised."

GOLF: Young Gregor waits on world place

The Oxford Times: Gregor McKenzie

11:00am Tuesday 5th November 2013

KIRTLINGTON’S prodigy Gregor McKenzie is waiting to hear whether he has qualified for the Callaway World Junior Championships in San Diego for the second successive year, after a near-miss in a tournament last week.

RUGBY UNION: Welsh ready to repel the Pirates

The Oxford Times: Exiles coach Justin Burnell

11:00am Thursday 24th October 2013

LONDON Welsh head coach Justin Burnell has shrugged off suggestions that Cornish Pirates might be thirsting for revenge in their eagerly awaited rematch at Oxford’s Kassam Stadium on Saturday (6.30pm).

CRICKET: Foster fired up for Oxon debut

The Oxford Times: Patrick Foster makes his debut for Oxfordshire on Sunday

10:00am Friday 24th May 2013

Horspath seamer Patrick Foster will finally make his competitive debut for Oxfordshire in their Minor Counites Cricket Association Trophy Group 1 match against Cornwall at Challow & Childrey on Sunday (11am).

RUGBY UNION: Jones surprised to be on top list

The Oxford Times: Lyn Jones passes on some tips to the Alchester squad

10:00am Saturday 27th April 2013

LONDON Welsh's Lyn Jones admitted he was doubly surprised after being nominated for the Aviva Premiership coach of the season award.

RUGBY UNION: Chinnor cap perfect season with Oxon Cup

The Oxford Times: Chinnor’s injured regular skipper Ian Stock (left) shares the glory with on-field captain Trevor Powell

10:00am Tuesday 23rd April 2013

Chinnor maintained their dominant hold on the Oxfordshire Cup when they won a hard-earned 27-9 victory over Oxford University Greyhounds in the battle of the second strings at Iffley Road on Sunday.

RUGBY: London Welsh urged to keep nerve after day of double disappointment

The Oxford Times: Matt Corker’s expression says it all as time runs out on London Welsh’s stay in the Aviva Premiership

12:03am Monday 15th April 2013

LONDON Welsh head coach Lyn Jones has urged the club not to lose its nerve following a day of double disappointment yesterday.

RUGBY: Jones confident Welsh can bounce back

The Oxford Times: Daniel Browne is bundled over for Welsh’s second try of the game

9:50am Monday 15th April 2013

LONDON Welsh head coach Lyn Jones vowed to bounce straight back after seeing his side relegated from the Aviva Premiership yesterday, writes MICHAEL KNOX.

London Welsh 14, Northampton Saints 31

The Oxford Times: Nick Scott dives over to give London Welsh an early lead against Northampton

7:50am Monday 15th April 2013

LONDON Welsh’s relegation – seemingly inevitable for the past month – was confirmed when they lost to play-off chasers Northampton Saints at the Kassam Stadium yesterday.

FOOTBALL: It's 800 up for loyal Heapy

The Oxford Times: Jamie Heapy

10:39am Wednesday 10th April 2013

DIDCOT Town skipper Jamie Heapy is about to add to his already legendary status by playing his 800th game for the club.

Lenagan urges Oxford United fans to stick together as club raise season ticket prices

The Oxford Times: Ian Lenagan

9:00am Saturday 6th April 2013

OXFORD United chairman Ian Lenagan has urged fans to ‘stick together’ on the day the club announced their season-ticket packages for the 2013/14 campain.

FOOTBALL: North Leigh out to extend unbeaten run

10:00am Friday 22nd March 2013

North Leigh will be aiming to make it seven wins in a row when they entertain Oxfordshire rivals Didcot Town in Division 1 South & West tonight.

FOOTBALL: City sign keeper as Ingram goes

The Oxford Times: Nick Townsend was recommended to Oxford City by Birmingham City’s chief scout Malcolm Crosby

10:00am Friday 22nd March 2013

Oxford City have signed up Nick Townsend, a teenage goalkeeper from Birmingham City, following the decision of Wycombe Wanderers to permanently recall Matt Ingram.

RUGBY UNION: Quins looking to the future

The Oxford Times: Oxford Harlequins’ head of rugby Steve Chadbone is optimistic about the club’s future

10:00am Friday 1st March 2013

OXFORD Harlequins’ head of rugby Steve Chadbone admits the club are already preparing for next season as they struggle to avoid relegation from National 3 South West.

CRICKET: League opts for 50-50 split on fixtures

The Oxford Times: Ian Crosby

10:00am Saturday 2nd February 2013

IN a revolutionary move, half the matches in the Home Counties Premier League (HCPL) this summer will be limited-overs affairs.

Richards back to give United a New Year boost

The Oxford Times: Justin Richards is on a month's loan at Oxford

9:30am Saturday 5th January 2013

Oxford United manager Chris Wilder has hailed the return of striker Justin Richards ahead of today’s FA Cup third-round tie at home to Sheffield United.

RUGBY UNION: Jones wary of hosts threat

9:40am Friday 21st December 2012

London Welsh head coach Lyn Jones has warned his players to be aware of Worcester’s attacking threat when the teams meet at Sixways Stadium to-night (8pm), writes MICHAEL KNOX.

CRICKET: Herts clubs back breakaway move

10:00am Tuesday 6th November 2012

A threatened breakaway from the Home Counties Premier League (HCPL) has moved a step closer with Hertfordshire clubs backing a proposal to set up on their own.

CRICKET: Relegated trio may escape drop

9:40am Friday 26th October 2012

Three Oxfordshire clubs, who suffered relegation in the Home Counties Premier Lea-gue last season, could get a reprieve following a proposal for Hertfordshire teams to quit the competition.

GOLF: Pepperell lift in bid for Euro spot

The Oxford Times: Eddie Pepperell

11:00am Thursday 27th September 2012

Eddie Pepperell gave himself an excellent chance of qualifying for the full European PGA Tour by finishing third in the last tournament on the Challenge Tour.

FOOTBALL: Elkins enjoying his Didcot role

7:10pm Thursday 6th September 2012

Caretaker boss Gary Elkins, who takes charge of Didcot Town’s first qualifying round trip to Windsor tomorrow, has indicated he would like the job on a permanent basis.

FOOTBALL: Ford keeps City up to the mark

9:50am Friday 7th September 2012

Oxford City boss Mike Ford has no intention of letting his players rest on their laurels following their excellent start to the campaign, writes Michael Knox.

FOOTBALL: Fuller: Why I said 'no' to new Banbury role

The Oxford Times: FOOTBALL: Fuller: Why I said 'no' to new Banbury role

10:20am Friday 7th September 2012

Ady Fuller revealed he turned down the post of director of football at Banbury United after being told he was no longer manager at the club.

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