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).

MOTORSPORT: Smith storms to third in Australian GP

Oxford Mail:

2:05pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Bradley Smith rode an unforgettable race today to clinch his best ever MotoGP result and a debut podium at the Tissot Australian Grand Prix.

Who was Oxford United's man of the match against Tranmere?

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5:56pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Oxford Utd 2 (Barnett 28, Potter 73), Tranmere Rov 0

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4:57pm Saturday 18th October 2014

OXFORD United climbed out of the bottom two as goals from Tyrone Barnett and Alfie Potter gave them a crucial win against rock bottom Tranmere Rovers.

Oxford Utd v Tranmere Rov - updates

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1:59pm Saturday 18th October 2014

All the news from Oxford United's bottom two clash at home to Tranmere Rovers.

Oxford United legend John Aldridge sad to see former sides propping up table

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

JOHN Aldridge says he will have divided loyalties when Oxford United and Tranmere Rovers meet this afternoon, but the former striker – a legend at both clubs – is desperate to see them climb away from trouble.

SNOOKER: Butcher squeezes Witney home

8:20am Saturday 18th October 2014

WITNEY D progressed into the next round of the Gentworks Oxford & District League’s Colin Cutler Memorial Trophy by the skin of their teeth.

ANGLING: Wickens wins league warm-up by a clear water

8:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Martin Wickens won the practice match for the second round of the Oxford Winter League with a weight of 16lb 11oz to beat off competition from 37 rivals on the Channel and Folly sections of the Thames.

RUGBY UNION: Burnell makes 12 changes for French trip

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8:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Head coach Justin Burnell shuffles his pack for London Welsh’s European Challenge Cup Pool 4 opener away to Lyon on Saturday (1pm BST).

FOOTBALL: Ballard's set to make his Didcot bow

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Didcot Town will give former Oxford City midfielder Andy Ballard his debut when they host Marlow in the FA Trophy preliminary-round at Loop Meadow Stadium today.

BIATHLON: All-rounder Lottie fastest in the pool and on the track

8:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Lottie James won the girls’ under 11 title at the Abingdon Vale Schools Biathlon trials held at Abingdon School Sports Centre and Tilsley Park.

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