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).

Oxford United's Callum O'Dowda scores maiden international goal for Ireland Under 21s

Oxford Mail:

6:38pm Friday 9th October 2015

CALLUM O'Dowda has continued his strong start to the season by opening his goalscoring account for Republic of Ireland Under 21s tonight.

John Lundstram on the secret to success in Oxford United's midfield

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Friday 9th October 2015

WHILE teammates higher up the pitch have grabbed the limelight in recent games, John Lundstram has quietly made himself at home in a yellow shirt.

Oxford United's Callum O'Dowda relishing prospect of Italian job

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Friday 9th October 2015

CALLUM O’Dowda is hoping a first derby experience is just the start of a memorable week.

LUKE COULSON: Confidence is high after Chelmsford victory

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Friday 9th October 2015

At the end of a game, it is fair to say that you have performed well if the opposition fans applaud you.

Oxford United in talks to extend Jordan Graham loan spell

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Friday 9th October 2015

OXFORD United are optimistic about extending the loan spell of winger Jordan Graham after holding discussions with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Oxford United's body language to play role in Michael Appleton's selection

Oxford Mail:

9:20am Friday 9th October 2015

FIGURING out which Oxford United players are physically ready for selection against AFC Wimbledon tomorrow should be straightforward.

Oxford United's Milk Cup run revisited: King John leads victory march

Oxford Mail:

9:10am Friday 9th October 2015

To mark Oxford United’s Milk Cup success 30 seasons ago, the Oxford Mail are delving into their archives to show how the run was reported round-by-round on the corresponding date this season.

FOOTBALL: Oxford City duo join Slough on loan

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 9th October 2015

PAUL Stonehouse and Declan Benjamin will play no part in Oxford City’s Emirates FA Cup third qualifying round tie tomorrow after completing 28-day loans to Slough Town.

Liam Sercombe eyes new goals target at Oxford United

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 9th October 2015

LIAM Sercombe has revealed he is already halfway to his goals target for the season.

FOOTBALL: Ian Concannon eyes Didcot progress

Oxford Mail: Didcot Town's joint boss Ian Concannon

8:00am Friday 9th October 2015

DIDCOT Town joint boss Ian Concannon is dreaming of Emirates FA Cup progress ahead of his side’s third qualifying round tie at home to Eastbourne Town.


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