CRICKET: Veterans are thwarted in late drama

8:00am Friday 13th June 2014

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).

Oxford United chief Darryl Eales: I wish we had got in sooner

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Saturday 4th July 2015

Darryl Eales says the only big regret of his first year in charge at Oxford United was the takeover was not completed sooner.

HORSE RACING: Victoria Pendleton debut delights trainer Lawney Hill

Oxford Mail:

9:20am Saturday 4th July 2015

LAWNEY Hill was delighted with Victoria Pendleton’s debut as a jockey at Newbury on Thursday night, writes MARK EDWARDS.

TENNIS: Chris Hampton is named coach of the year

Oxford Mail: Local Tennis Coach wins national coaching award

7:20am Saturday 4th July 2015

Chris Hampton has been named Aegon national club coach of the year.

ANGLING: Jeacock is joyful after cup victory

7:00am Saturday 4th July 2015

Kevin Jeacock showed the benefits of Beehive AC’s recent re-stocking by winning the club’s FA & UEFA Cup quarter-finals with a threefigure weight at Lower Court.

SWIMMING: Natasha Fenton bags a medal double to cap City's brilliant display

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 4th July 2015

City of Oxford’s Natasha Fenton had reason to celebrate after landing a medal double at the English Schools’ Association’s Inter-Divisional Championships in Sunderland.

FOOTBALL: Oxford City kick-off south campaign with Chelmsford home clash

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 4th July 2015

Oxford City will kickoff their National League South Division campaign on August 8 at home to Chelmsford City.

FOOTBALL: Wantage and Didcot to meet in FA Cup

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 4th July 2015

Local rivals Wantage Town and Didcot Town have been drawn together in this season’s Emirates FA Cup.

SCHOOL SPORT: Oxfordshire trio turn on the style to reach national finals

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 4th July 2015

Oxfordshire trio Alice Hopkins, Sam Way and Tim Stephens have qualified for September’s English Schools National finals in Birmingham.

WEIGHTLIFTING: Title delight for Manon Bradley

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 4th July 2015

Oxfordshire weightlifter Manon Bradley broke her own world record as she won a title at the World Drug Free Powerlifting Federation single lift world championships in Telford.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Oxford head coach Tim Rumford says Keighley are the benchmark

Oxford Mail: rugby generic

7:00am Saturday 4th July 2015

Oxford RL coach Tim Rumford says his players will have to stand up and be counted away to Keighley Cougars in Kingstone Press League 1 tomorrow.

 

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