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.

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Patrick Hoban says Oxford United could not have done more to beat Newport County

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9:30am Wednesday 25th November 2015

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Kidlington march on with away win

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9:00am Wednesday 25th November 2015

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FOOTBALL: Carterton's hot-shots put eight goals past Combe

Oxford Mail:

7:50am Wednesday 25th November 2015

JACK Morton, Kevin Rookes and Jason Lonsdale all hit doubles for Carterton Town A in an 8-0 thrashing of visitors Combe in the Witney & District FA’s Fred Ford Cup third round, writes ANTHONY BARLOW.

FOOTBALL: Dorchester find their form to knock-out Westminster in penalty shoot-out

Oxford Mail: football generic

7:50am Wednesday 25th November 2015

Dorchester put league form to the back of the minds to edge Westminster 6-5 on penalties and avoid an exit in the first round of the North Berks Charity Shield, writes Phil Annets.

FOOTBALL: Manning double is key for Hailey in Junior Shield

7:40am Wednesday 25th November 2015

Luke Manning’s double helped Hailey into the third round of the John Fathers Junior Shield with a 4-1 win at North Oxford Con Club.

CRICKET: Top division of Cherwell League to introduce limited-overs cricket next season

Oxford Mail:

6:50am Wednesday 25th November 2015

THE Cherwell League will play 50-over cricket next season – but only in the top flight.

Oxford Utd 1 (Hoban 72), Newport County 1 (John-Lewis 43)

Oxford Mail:

11:00pm Tuesday 24th November 2015

PATRICK Hoban expertly struck an equaliser as Oxford United came from behind to draw with Newport County at the Kassam Stadium.

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10:52pm Tuesday 24th November 2015

FOOTBALL: Midfielder Ellen Hopkins is unlikely penalty shoot-out hero for Tower Hill

6:52pm Tuesday 24th November 2015

Midfielder Ellen Hopkins proved to be Tower Hill Ladies’ penalty shoot-out hero, donning the gloves to save two spot-kicks as they reached the semi-finals of the OFA County Cup at the expense of Benson Lionesses.


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