BOWLS: Young Watts called up for Oxon's cup opener

8:00am Thursday 29th May 2014

Watlington's Sam Watts is set to make his Middleton Cup debut for Oxfordshire against Middlesex at Oxford City & County on Saturday (2pm).

The county under 25s bowler will play lead in the rink completed by Headington trio Gary May, Jason King and skip Mark Charlett in the South Group Section B opener.

Fellow junior teammate Shane Cooper (Banbury Central) makes only his second appearance.

He plays at No 2 in the rink skipped by Carterton’s Paul Sharman, which also features Banbury Central’s Lee Young and Shiplake Village’s Barry Lambourne.

Bicester’s Rob Pink has been recalled, and will play in a new rink with Headington’s Colin Whitehead and Carterton’s Baden Sparkes, who were unavailable last year, and Headington’s Remy Clanfield.

West Witney’s Kevin Alder also earns a recall and will play No 2 alongside Headington trio Dean May, Nathan Lewis and skip Ian Snowdon.

Carterton’s Alan Prew continues as captain as Oxon seek to improve on reaching the quarter-finals in the last two years.

Banbury Borough’s Keith Holloway is vice-captain.

Oxfordshire: K Holloway (Banbury Borough), I Henwood (Headington), C Carpenter (Banbury Borough), A Prew (Carterton, capt); S Watts (Watlington), G May (Headington), J King (Headington), M Charlett (Headington); L Young (Banbury Central), S Cooper (Banbury Central), B Lambourne (Shiplake Village), P Sharman (Carterton); D May (Headington), K Alder (West Witney), N Lewis (Headington), I Snowdon (Headington); R Pink (Bicester), R Clanfield (Headington), C Whitehead (Headington), B Sparkes (Carterton); AJ Docherty (Banbury Borough), G Schwab (Banbury Borough), R Redford (Banbury Borough), M Sykes (Banbury Borough).

OXFORDSHIRE’S Gary May missed out on a place in the England junior men’s squad following the trials at Royal Leamington Spa.

The Headington star gave a good account of himself, but was unable to secure a place for the British Isles International Series in September.

New signing Brown out to entertain U's fans

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Junior Brown is aiming to excite the fans at Oxford United this season after admitting the chance to join was too good to turn down.

CRICKET: Porter shines as Oxon bounce back in style

Oxford Mail: cricket generic

8:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE bounced back emphatically to beat Leicestershire & Rutland by eight wickets at Ashby Hastings in ECB Women’s County Championship Division 3.

CRICKET: Garrett breaks record with double ton

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

JORDAN Garrett re-wrote the county age group record books with an unbeaten double century for Oxfordshire Under 17s against Bucks in the ECB Championship.

ANGLING: It's Devon delight for Paul

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

WITNEY angler Paul Claridge’s third carping holiday trip to Furzebray Lakes in Devon proved one to remember.

CRICKET: Russell's half-century secures semi-final rpeat

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire Under 16s’ Callum Russell looks for runs during his innings of 40 against England MLD at Aston Rowant

8:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

CALLUM Russell’s gutsy 57 not out led Oxfordshire to a thrilling four-wicket win at home to Buckinghamshire in their last ECB Under 17 Cup group match.

FOOTBALL: Crendon are runners-up

Oxford Mail: football generic

7:20am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Long Crendon Res finished runners-up to Aylesbury Park Rangers in the DAF Trucks Cup on their home ground.

MOTORSPORT: Top riders in Berks bonanza

7:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Top riders from across the country will be battling it out for honours in the Berks Bonanza Arena Super Trial at Seymour’s Arena, Aston Tirrold, near Didcot, next weekend.

CRICKET: Noble nails top knock

Oxford Mail: cricket generic

7:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE Under 15 girls experienced mixed results in a festival at Malvern College.

ANGLING: Sorry, this relief canal for Oxford doesn't hold water

7:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

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ANGLING: Swimmers, boats - a cracking match to boot

7:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

THE 25 anglers fishing the practice match for the next round of the Oxford Summer League on the Thames at Folly and Medley had to contend with boats and swimmers, but it still turned out to be a cracker.

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