CRICKET: Banbury scrape home for one-wicket success

8:00am Thursday 5th June 2014

Banbury secured their place in the Royal London National Club Championship Group 13 final with a thrilling one-wicket success at home to Kibworth.

Skipper Jimmy Phillips hit the winning runs to book a trip to Cambridge Granta on June 22.

A disciplined bowling display saw Banbury restrict their visitors to 125-9 off 45 overs.

Ollie Wright, Luke Ryan, Phillips and Richard West all took two wickets.

However, things looked bleak when Banbury slumped to 53-7.

However, Ashley Blanchard and Wright shared a 71-run eighth-wicket partnership to leave their side two runs short.

A nervy finish saw Blanchard and Wright then both dismissed without adding to the score, but Phillips hit a four in the 42nd over to see his side home.

Oxford are out after a heavy defeat at home to Sunbury in their Group 12 semi-final.

Oliver Roland-Jones hit an unbeaten 104 as the visitors set 226-8 off their 45 overs.

And Oxford fell well short, being bowled out for 117 in the 30th over despite 43 from Shami Mendis.

CUMNOR cruised into the second round of the Bernard Tollett Oxfordshire Cup with a 78-run win over a depleted Abingdon Vale on Tuesday.

Result: Cumnor 176 (19.5 ovs, J Dale 65, A Morteza 37), Abingdon Vale 98-9 (J Butcher 32, M Mannering 4-9).

Appleton keen to bring U's back down to earth

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Friday 5th February 2016

OXFORD United will round off a frantic week when they head south-west for tomorrow’s Sky Bet League Two clash against Exeter City.

Captain Wright fully focused on Exeter

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 5th February 2016

THERE is one thing Oxford United do not have to worry about tomorrow and that is a hangover from Tuesday night’s celebrations.

Maguire turned down higher offers to rejoin United

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Friday 5th February 2016

A RELIEVED Chris Maguire turned down offers from higher-league clubs to rejoin Oxford United’s promotion push.

Exeter ready for Oxford challenge

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 5th February 2016

EXETER City boss Paul Tisdale believes Oxford United will provide a good test of how well his side are performing.

LUKE COULSON COLUMN: I will always be grateful for what Oxford City did for me

Oxford Mail:

4:14pm Friday 5th February 2016

The former City man reflects on his time at Marsh Lane, before signing for Eastleigh

FOOTBALL: Wantage Town boss Stuart Cattell targets Burnham game as Jimmy Deabill leaves

Oxford Mail:

8:20am Friday 5th February 2016

Wantage Town manager Stuart Cattell believes his side’s quest for survival could hinge on the result of their match at home to fellow strugglers Burnham tomorrow afternoon.

FOOTBALL: Oxford City sign striker Matt Whichelow from Hemel Hempstead

Oxford Mail:

8:20am Friday 5th February 2016

Oxford City have boosted their attacking options after bringing in winger Matt Whichelow on loan from Boreham Wood until the end of the season.

Michael Appleton delighted with Jonjoe Kenny performance

Oxford Mail:

8:10am Friday 5th February 2016

MICHAEL Appleton could not speak any highly of teenager Jonjoe Kenny after the Everton loanee impressed on his full debut.

FOOTBALL: Jimmy Deabill returns to boost Kidlington

Oxford Mail:

8:10am Friday 5th February 2016

Striker Jimmy Deabill has rejoined Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division promotion hopefuls Kidlington from Wantage Town.

TENNIS: North Oxford victory turns up pressure on Virgin Active in Thames Valley Winter League

Oxford Mail:

7:50am Friday 5th February 2016

Virgin Active lost top spot in Ladies Division 1 of the Babolat Thames Valley Winter League.

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