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COMMONWEALTH GAMES: England out to shine on national service

Oxford Mail:

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

Oxford Mail:

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

Oxford Mail:

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

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

6:00am Friday 18th July 2014


ATHLETICS: Curtis focuses on Oregon glory trail

Oxford Mail:

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

Oxford Mail:

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

Oxford Mail:

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

Oxford Mail:

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

Oxford Mail:

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

Oxford Mail: 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

Oxford Mail:

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

Oxford Mail:

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

Oxford Mail:

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

Oxford Mail:

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

Oxford Mail:

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

Oxford Mail: 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

Oxford Mail:

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

Oxford Mail:

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

Oxford Mail: 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

Oxford Mail:

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

Oxford Mail:

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

Oxford Mail:

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

Oxford Mail: 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

Oxford Mail: 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

Oxford Mail: 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

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

8:00am Friday 27th June 2014


ATHLETICS: Freddie's got edge on brother Redford

Oxford Mail: 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

Oxford Mail: 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

Oxford Mail: 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

Oxford Mail: 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

Oxford Mail: 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

Oxford Mail: 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

Oxford Mail: 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

Oxford Mail: Andy Harris

7:00am Friday 20th June 2014


ATHLETICS: Headington retain Ridgeway title

Oxford Mail: 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

Oxford Mail: 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

Oxford Mail: 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

Oxford Mail: 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

Oxford Mail: 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

Oxford Mail: 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.

ATHLETICS: Douglas gets England nod

Oxford Mail: Triple jumper Nathan Douglas has been chosen for England at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow four years after his last major championships

9:00am Tuesday 17th June 2014

Nathan Douglas said it felt great to make the England team for next month’s Commonwealth Games four years after his last major championship.

RUGBY UNION: London Welsh confirm 25 players are leaving

Oxford Mail: Big name: Former Wales international Sonny Parker in action for London Welsh at the Athletic Ground

3:22pm Monday 16th June 2014

LONDON Welsh have confirmed 25 players are leaving the club as they prepare for their Aviva Premiership return.

ATHLETICS: Oxfordshire trio to compete in Commonwealth Games

Oxford Mail: Hannah England

11:21am Monday 16th June 2014

OXFORDSHIRE athletes Hannah England, Lawrence Clarke and Nathan Douglas will compete in the Commonwealth Games, it was confirmed this morning.

CRICKET: Keegan's stunning spell puts Oxon into last four

Oxford Mail: Chad Keegan  shatters Scott Lees’s stumps to seal Oxfordshire’s 49-run win over Cumberland

9:00am Monday 16th June 2014

Chad Keegan’s superb five-wicket haul led Oxfordshire to a 49-run victory over Cumberland in the quarter-finals of the Unicorns Counties Trophy at Bicester & North Oxford yesterday.

CRICKET: Keegan leads Oxfordshire into semi-finals

Oxford Mail: Chad Keegan (right) takes the plaudits after his five-wicket haul helped take Oxfordshire into the last four of the Unicorns Counties Championship

6:50am Monday 16th June 2014

CHAD Keegan said Oxfordshire were always confident of victory after booking their place in the semi-finals of the Unicorns Counties Championship yesterday, writes ED MEZZETTI.

RUGBY UNION: McNally bids for take-off with London Welsh

Oxford Mail: Josh McNally, who is based at RAF Brize Norton, has joined London Welsh from Henley Hawks

6:00am Friday 13th June 2014

OXFORDSHIRE airman Josh McNally is determined to take his career to the next level after signing for London Welsh.

ATHLETICS: Bellinger blitzes rivals on way to emphatic victory

Oxford Mail: Oxford City’s Darrell Bellinger (right) and Woodstock Harriers’ James Bolton battle it out in the early stages at Bletchingdon

6:00am Thursday 12th June 2014

Darrell Bellinger powered to a dominant victory in round two of the Mota-Vation Series at Bletchingdon.

ATHLETICS: Jubilant Jones in Chiltern triumph

Oxford Mail: Tegid Jones on his way to victory in the Chiltern Chase 10k

7:00am Thursday 12th June 2014

Witney Road Runners’ Tegid Jones stormed to victory in the Chiltern Chase 10K.

RUGBY UNION: Euro draw is just the tonic for Exiles

Oxford Mail: London Welsh v Leicester Tigers

7:00am Wednesday 11th June 2014

JUSTIN Burnell said there were exciting times ahead after London Welsh were drawn with Edinburgh, Bordeaux and Lyon in the European Rugby Challenge Cup.

ATHLETICS: Carter storms to terrific triumph

Oxford Mail: Woodstock's Sophie Carter helped Belgrave to silver

1:00pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

Sophie Carter enjoyed her first win as a veteran athlete when winning the Potters ‘Arf Half Marathon at Hanley, near Stoke.


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