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 are ready, says boss Michael Appleton

Oxford Mail:

9:40am Monday 3rd August 2015

MICHAEL Appleton declared Oxford United were ready for the competitive football to start after they outplayed Coventry City without getting their rewards in a goalless draw.

Mickey Lewis returns to coaching a month after leaving Oxford United

Oxford Mail: Caretaker boss Mickey Lewis

9:34am Monday 3rd August 2015

MICKEY Lewis is back in football less than a month after parting company with Oxford United.

Danny Hylton could pay the penalty after spot-kick miss

Oxford Mail:

9:10am Monday 3rd August 2015

DANNY Hylton’s missed spot-kicki against Coventry City could cost the forward his role as Oxford United’s main penalty taker this season.

Oxford United receive bye in the JPT

Oxford Mail:

10:32am Monday 3rd August 2015

OXFORD United have been handed a bye in the first round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

CRICKET: Sanklecha is the star as Shipton return to winning ways

Oxford Mail: cricket generic

8:30am Monday 3rd August 2015

ANUPAM Sanklecha took seven wickets as Shipton-under-Wychwood returned to winnings way in Division 2 with a five-wicket victory over Gerrards Cross.

WEEKEND RESULTS: August 1-2

Oxford Mail: cricket generic

7:30am Monday 3rd August 2015

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FOOTBALL: Oxford City lose in final pre-season friendly

Oxford Mail: football generic

7:10am Monday 3rd August 2015

OXFORD City were well beaten as they ended pre-season with a 4-1 defeat at Solihull Moors.

CRICKET: Hugo Darby’s knock gives Oxfordshire early control over Cornwall

Oxford Mail:

6:20am Monday 3rd August 2015

HUGO Darby scored 92 as Oxfordshire hold the upper hand against Cornwall after the first day of their Unicorns Counties Championship clash at Banbury.

CRICKET: Tom Nugent shines for Henley as Banbury slip up in title hunt

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Monday 3rd August 2015

BANBURY lost ground in the Division 1 title race after they were beaten by three wickets at leaders Henley.

Oxford Utd 0, Coventry City 0

Oxford Mail:

4:49pm Saturday 1st August 2015

OXFORD United hit the woodwork three times and missed a penalty as they finished pre-season with a strong display but a goalless draw with Coventry City.

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