Oxfordshire 50+ suffered their first Group 4 defeat after two wins this season in the ECB 50+ County Championship when they went down by one run in a pulsating finish against Warwickshire 50+ at Kenilworth.
Having bowled and fielded superbly to restrict their hosts to 171-6 from their 45 overs, Alex Cunningham taking 3-30 and Ian Curtis 2-26, Oxon reached the last over needing seven to win with wickets in hand.
When Steve Roberts hit the first ball for four, victory seemed assured.
But two wickets fell, including Cunningham for a top score of 59, as Oxon finished agonisingly short of their target.
Scores: Warwickshire 50+ 171-6 (45 ovs, A Cunningham 3-30), Oxfordshire 50+ 170-6 (45 ovs, A Cunningham 59, P Tew, 38, S Roberts 30).
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.
9:34am Monday 3rd August 2015
MICKEY Lewis is back in football less than a month after parting company with Oxford United.
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.
10:32am Monday 3rd August 2015
OXFORD United have been handed a bye in the first round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
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.
7:30am Monday 3rd August 2015
7:10am Monday 3rd August 2015
OXFORD City were well beaten as they ended pre-season with a 4-1 defeat at Solihull Moors.
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.
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.
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.