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.

Oxford United: Deadline day update

Oxford Mail:

12:10pm Monday 1st September 2014

MICHAEL Appleton says Oxford United are in advanced talks with their top target, but there are no guarantees a deal will be finalised before the deadline closes tonight.

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12:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

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VIDEO: Highlights from Oxford United's draw with Dagenham

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11:24am Monday 1st September 2014

Oxford United got off the mark in Sky Bet League Two with a 3-3 draw at home to Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday.

Dagenham draw leaves Oxford United boss with mixed emotions

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Monday 1st September 2014

MICHAEL Appleton admitted he had never seen a game so wide open as Oxford United got off the mark with a topsy-turvy 3-3 draw at home to Dagenham & Redbridge.

FOOTBALL: Merritt upbeat despite defeat

Oxford Mail:

9:20am Monday 1st September 2014

OXFORD City general manager Justin Merritt said he was proud of his players despite defeat at Harrogate Town on Saturday.

FOOTBALL: Strafford dismissal key as Banbury lose again

Oxford Mail:

8:40am Monday 1st September 2014

BANBURY United let slip a 2-0 lead as they fell to a seventh straight league defeat this season with a 4-2 loss at Frome Town in the Southern League Premier Division.

FOOTBALL: Margetts strike condemns City to first defeat of season

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 1st September 2014

JONATHAN Margetts’ 55th-minute strike inflicted a first defeat of the season on Oxford City in their Vanarama Conference North clash at Harrogate Town on Saturday, writes MATTHEW BRUCE.

FOOTBALL: Thame through after sensational comeback

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8:30am Monday 1st September 2014

THAME United produced a sensational comeback to beat Highmoor Ibis 3-2 with the final kick of their FA Cup preliminary round tie on Saturday.

ROWING: Oxfordshire oarsmen star in Great Britain gold rush

Oxford Mail:

8:20am Monday 1st September 2014

GREAT Britain’s men’s eight successfully defended their title with a stunning display in Amsterdam yesterday.

Two-goal Hylton feels right at home

Oxford Mail:

8:10am Monday 1st September 2014

DANNY Hylton says the warm welcome he has received at Oxford United has been key to his flying start to the season.

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