GIRLS CRICKET: Super Mitchelmore stars with magnificent seven

7:00am Saturday 7th June 2014

Sophie Mitchelmore returned the incredible figures of 7-6 as Oxfordshire Under 13s hammered Northampton by 103 runs at Bletchingdon.

Seamer Mitchelmore’s salvo, all clean bowled, helped skittle Northants for just 22 in their ECB Women’s County League Performance Group 2 clash.

The opening bowler’s haul came in five miserly overs, which included two maidens.

Northants opted to bowl on a damp wicket and this looked a good decision after Beth Dickens bowled Charlotte Haynes for a duck early on.

The visitors bowled tidily, but Oxon managed to score at a reasonable rate, led by Grace Guthrie (19) and Mitchelmore (18).

They closed on 125-8 from their 35 overs, with six Northants bowlers each picking up a wicket.

The last time the teams met, Mitchelmore and opening partner Georgia Haworth took four wickets each.

But Mitchelmore was in no mood to share on this occasion.

Her seven wickets included four in one over, with the spell a great advert for bowling, full, fast and straight.

Confident Hoskins out to repay Oxford United's faith with goals

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

AFTER spending 18 months away from competitive football, Oxford United’s newest signing may be short on match fitness, but there is one commodity he does not lack – self-belief.

Ruffels eyes payback for Dagenham's bizarre winner

Oxford Mail:

8:40am Friday 29th August 2014

JOSH Ruffels is hoping Oxford United get a change of fortune as they attempt to get off the mark tomorrow.

Daggers boss not fooled by Oxford United's league position

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 29th August 2014

DAGENHAM & Redbridge boss Wayne Burnett is reading nothing into Oxford United’s position at the foot of the Sky Bet League Two table ahead of their trip to the Kassam Stadium tomorrow.

United boss Appleton's dilemma on Hoskins

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 29th August 2014

Will Hoskins is set to make his Oxford United home debut against Dagenham & Redbridge tomorrow, but head coach Michael Appleton has not yet decided whether the striker will start.

Newey - striking first blow key for Oxford United

Oxford Mail:

8:20am Friday 29th August 2014

TOM Newey says Oxford United would go a long way to turning their form around by scoring the first goal when they host Dagenham & Redbridge tomorrow.

CRICKET: Rowant positive for showdown against Henley

Oxford Mail: Aston Rowant opener Chris Watling plays on against Dinton

8:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Aston Rowant are confident they can beat Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier League Division 1 title favourites Henley at Butts Way tomorrow and boost their survival hopes.

Oxford United fourth in agent fees league table

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8:00am Friday 29th August 2014

OXFORD United spent the fourth highest amount on agent fees in Sky Bet League Two last season.

FOOTBALL: Davis expects big changes at Banbury

Oxford Mail: Keeper Leigh Bedwell

8:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Paul Davis says he is well aware of the huge job he faces as Banbury United’s interim manager.

FOOTBALL: Ackling: "We're on a loser"

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Wantage Town boss Gary Ackling admits tonight’s FA Cup preliminary round tie at home to Kidlington is “a bit of a nightmare”.

FOOTBALL: Merritt expecting more improvement from City

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Oxford City general manager Justin Merritt knows there is more to come from his side, despite their unbeaten start to the season.

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