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Appleton's closing in on striker for Oxford United

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Michael Appleton says Oxford United are “super close” to signing a striker to boost a side which lacked a cutting edge in a 1-0 home defeat to Wolves last night.

RACING: Longsdon's double bid

The Oxford Times: Charlie Longsdon

8:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Chipping Norton trainer Charlie Longsdon is double-handed in the thetote.com Galway Plate (5.30) at the Irish track today with Vulcanite and Grandads Horse.

RACING: Charlie in action again

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Charlie Wells, the horse trained by Eve Johnson Houghton at Blewbury, near Didcot, who tested positive for morphine, runs in the 7.15 at Ffos Las tomorrow.

AUNT SALLY: Title race thrown open as Six Bells falter

The Oxford Times:

7:20am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE battle for the Premier Section crown is alive after leaders Six Bells C lost for the second match in succession, writes ANDY BEAL.

CRICKET: Ayaz's nine-wicket blitz crushes Minster

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Cowley Internationals’ bowler Ayaz Khan nearly took all ten for a second time when he bagged a nine-wicket haul in their 65 win at Minster Lovell in OCA League Division 1.

CRICKET: Cumnor push Downs closer towards drop

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Former Oxfordshire opener Andew Sabin compiled a match-winning innings of 92 not out as Banbury 2nd eased to a convincing eight-wicket win at Thame Town in Cherwell League Division 1 on Saturday.

POLL: Which Oxford United signing impressed the most against Wolves?

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10:33pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Oxford United fall to Clarke strike

The Oxford Times:

9:47pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Oxford United suffered their first setback of pre-season as Leon Clarke's strike gave Wolverhampton Wanderers a narrow victory at the Kassam Stadium.

Riley signing is worth the risk - Oxford United boss

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Signing Joe Riley for Oxford United was a “no-brainer” according to head coach Michael Appleton, despite the full back’s injury record.

ICE HOCKEY: Long-serving Cox moves on from Oxford City Stars

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

OXFORD City Stars have parted company with veteran Andy Cox ahead of the new season.

Appleton hungry for Wolves test

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Michael Appleton is hoping Oxford United can continue their pre-season progress as Wolverhampton Wanderers visit the Kassam Stadium tonight (7.45).

Titterrell in Wasps role

The Oxford Times: Warning: Andy Titterrell says London Welsh are not the finished article

8:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Andy Titterrell, who retired from playing professionally at London Welsh in January due to injury, has joined Wasps’ strength and conditioning team on a three-day-a-week contract.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Sound of Thunder proves too much for Oxford

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

OXFORD RL remain second from bottom in the table after going down 48-28 to Gateshead Thunder at Gateshead International Stadium on Sunday.

Oxford United sign Bolton full back Joe Riley on loan

The Oxford Times: Joe Riley

10:59am Monday 28th July 2014

OXFORD United have signed Bolton Wanderers full back Joe Riley on loan until January.

CRICKET: Rowant fall to fellow strugglers Harefield

The Oxford Times: Wes Morrick in full flow against Shipton

8:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Aston Rowant’s relegation fears increased when they lost by nine wickets at home to fellow Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier League Division 1 strugglers Harefield on Saturday.

CRICKET: Tew sets up exciting victory for Banbury

The Oxford Times: Banbury’s Ian Tew plays and misses, and is grateful the ball ends up in the hands of Oxford wicket-keeper Ryan Canning rather than dismissing him

8:00am Monday 28th July 2014

A sparkling innings from Ian Tew led Banbury to a thrilling last-over victory at home to Tring Park to stay in touch at the top of Division 1.

CRICKET: Oxford crash after shattering collapse

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Oxford lost seven wickets for just one run in an extraordinary collapse at home Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier League Division 1 leaders High Wycombe on Saturday.

CRICKET: Foster's magnificent seven fires up Horspath

The Oxford Times: Pat Foster took seven wickets Horspath pipped Amersham

8:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Pat Foster’s second seven-wicket haul of the season saw Horspath crush Cove by eight wickets to slash the gap on Division 2 leaders Reading to just three points.

CRICKET: Barrett smashes ton as Shipton shock Reading

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Joe Barrett hit a sparkling century to set Shipton-under-Wychwood on the way to a stunning six-wicket home win over Serious Cricket Home Counties League Division 2 leaders Reading on Saturday.

CRICKET: Brock's six of the best boost Tew

The Oxford Times: Great & Little Tew’s Lloyd Brock bowled tidily in their home clash with Cove, before his unbeaten 42 helped them to a draw

8:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Lloyd Brock returned Home Counties League club record figures of 6-39 as Great & Little Tew moved out of the Division 2 relegation zone with a comfortable six-wicket win at fellow strugglers Falkland.

CRICKET: Banbury capitulate in Twenty20 final

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Banbury's hopes of repeating last year’s run to the ECB National Club Twenty20 finals day were shattered with a 16-run defeat by Henley in the Home Counties final at Oxford CC yesterday.

FOOTBALL: Appleton's hopeful of imminent new signing for United

The Oxford Times: MICHAEL APPLETON

6:00am Monday 28th July 2014

At least one new face is expected at Oxford United training this morning as Michael Appleton looks to strengthen ahead of tomorrow’s home friendly with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

MOTORSPORT: Massa in fifth as Ricciardo triumphs

The Oxford Times: Felipe Massa will be appearing at Goodwood Festival of Speed today

3:23pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Felipe Massa finished fifth in a Grove-based Williams at the Hungarian Grand Prix as Daniel Ricciardo claimed a thrilling victory for Red Bull.

Oxford United beat Fulham youngsters in pre-season friendly

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1:51pm Saturday 26th July 2014

OXFORD United confidently swept aside Fulham's development side 3-0 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Roman Way.

United loan stopper Long aiming to play for keeps

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

George Long is looking forward to a battle with Max Crocombe to become Oxford United’s first-choice goalkeeper after joining on loan yesterday.

CRICKET: Price and Ward fire centuries in big victory

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

CENTURIES from captain Tom Price and Harrison Ward helped Oxfordshire Under 14s to a poignant 103-run victory over Shropshire ECB in County Cup Group 2.

SWIMMING: Wood makes it a deadly dozen in City's Open

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

CITY of Oxford’s Chris Wood won 12 gold medals in the club’s July Open Gala at Temple Cowley.

SWIMMING: Super Wilkinson through to open water nationals

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

DIDCOT Barramundi’s Freddie Wilkinson won a gold medal in the ASA British Gas South East Regional Open Water Championship at Westhampnett Lake, near Chichester.

ICE SKATING: County aces target nationals

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Oxford skaters Natasha Nemeth Knight (15), Maeve Hastings (13) and Alicia Boyer (10) head to Sheffield Arena in November to compete in the national championships.

CRICKET: Charlbury thwarted as Freeland go top

The Oxford Times: cricket generic

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Freeland moved to the top of the Oxfordshire Midweek League with a 24-run win at Charlbury.  After being inserted, the visitors made a respectable 104-3 from their 16 overs. Carla Wood led the way with 28 not out, while Rhian Todd (25no) and Suzy Halsey (18) also contributed.  Charlbury made a flying start in reply with Caroline Shearer hitting an unbeaten 27, including six fours, as they raced to 53-0 after eight overs. However, Freeland managed to put the brakes on and restricted to Charlbury to 80-4. Robyn Coburn was the pick of the bowlers for the visitors with 2-4. RESULT Freeland 104-3 (C Wood 28no, R Todd 25no), Charlbury 80-4 (C Shearer 27no, R Coburn 2-4). l CHARLBURY held on to second spot in ECB Women’s Midlands League Division 2 despite not playing. No Oxfordshire sides were in action this week, but Astwood Bank’s surprise defeat at bottom club Moddershall boosted Charlbury.

CRICKET: Davies leads Oxfordshire to third win in a row

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

ALEX Davies scored a fluent 69 as Oxfordshire Under 17s posted their third successive ECB Cup victory with a 63-run success away to Bedfordshire at Southill Park.

SCHOOLS' SPORT: Fajemisin secures silver as trio shine in Cardiff

The Oxford Times: Simi Fajemisin

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Oxfordshire athletes won three medals for England in the SIAB Under 17 Under 17 International at Cardiff.

CRICKET: Cumnor are champions

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Cumnor were crowned Oxfordshire Under 13 champions after beating Great & Little Tew by six wickets at Bicester & North Oxford.

ANGLING: Webb earns top honours

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

MATCH NEWS

CRICKET: Oxon beaten six times out of six

The Oxford Times: cricket generic

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Oxfordshire's women have had a week to forget with six defeats from six matches.

TRIATHLON: Fiona fifth for Bicester

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Bicester Tri Club’s Fiona Clarke finished fifth in the women’s Olympic distance event at the City of Birmingham Triathlon at Sutton Park.

MOTORSPORT: Polden loses power

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Kidlington's Georgina Polden suffered more misery in round six of the Motul Motostar Championship at Brands Hatch.

ARCHERY: Murray in call-up for England

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

BICESTER Cooper School pupil Owen Murray has been selected by England to shoot at the Commonwealth Euronations Championships in Cardiff from August 1-3.

Oxford United sign loan deal for England Under 21 goalkeeper George Long

The Oxford Times:

12:10pm Friday 25th July 2014

OXFORD United have signed highly-rated goalkeeper George Long on loan from Sheffield United until January.

RUGBY UNION: London Welsh open cup campaign at Bath

The Oxford Times: London Welsh are staying at the Kassam

11:40am Friday 25th July 2014

LONDON Welsh will open their LV= Cup campaign by taking on Bath at the Rec on the weekend of October 31, November 1-2.

Crocombe striving to be spot-on at Oxford United

The Oxford Times:

9:30am Friday 25th July 2014

Max keeping it simple in order to impress

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.

Fixtures: July 26-31

The Oxford Times: cricket generic

8:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Saturday

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.

ROWING: Headington girls storm in for Britain

8:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Headington School rowers are still celebrating after starring for Great Britain in a junior international match against France at Nantes.

ROWING: National medals for Wallingford crews

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Two Wallingford RC crews won bronzes medals in the British Junior Championships at Nottingham.

Oxford United seal trio of deals for shirt sponsorship

The Oxford Times: oxford united logo 1200pix

7:20am Friday 25th July 2014

OXFORD United have agreed deals for three new shirt sponsors this season.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Baird blow as Oxford face Gateshead test

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Oxford RL will be without JJ Baird for the rest of the season after the second row forward suffered a knee injury in their 58-16 defeat by York a fortnight ago.

CYCLING: Waller smashes 50-mile record

7:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Oxford City RC veteran Howard Waller obliterated the club’s 50-mile time trial record with a superb 1 min 47. 33 secs in the Shafesbury 50.




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