Skipper Luke Ryan is confident Oxfordshire can send Cumberland packing in the Unicorns Counties Trophy quarter-final at Bicester & North Oxford on Sunday (11am).
Oxon have reached the last eight by winning their four group games.
And Ryan is able to name a full-strength side with Banbury’s destructive batsman, Nathan Hawkes, who has been unavailable until now, returning in place of Damian Shirazi.
The captain said: “He is a terrific batter at this level and can win a game on his own.
“It is fantastic to have him in the side and really strengthens our batting.”
And he added: “We are playing good one-day cricket at the moment and I would take us to beat any Minor Counties side on the day.
“We have really got ourselves sorted in one-day cricket with our roles and responsibilities and everyone has played a part.
“We are in a great place to nail the quarter-final.”
Hawkes will bat at No 3, with Lloyd Sabin stepping up to join Richard Kaufman in opening the innings.
A feature of Oxfordshire’s displays this season has been the depth of their batting, and Ryan believes that stands them in good stead for their latest test.
“We have lost a couple of wicket early on and our middle to lower order have stepped up and scored quickly with over 100 runs in the last ten overs on a couple of occasions to get us up to competitive totals,” he said.
Ryan admitted to not knowing much about Cumberland’s side apart from the fact they include Gary Pratt, who is famous for running out Australia captain Ricky Ponting while on the pitch as a substitute fielder in the Ashes Test at Trent Bridge in 2005.
But he added: “They are probably an experienced side that have played a lot of league cricket up there.”
Oxfordshire: L Ryan (capt), A Blanchard, J Cater, N Hawkes (all Banbury), R Kaufman (Old Northamptonians), C Keegan (Henley), L Manley (Banbury), K Penhale (Aston Rowant), L Sabin (Banbury), C Watling (Aston Rowant), R West (Banbury).
11:00am Tuesday 6th October 2015
MICHAEL Appleton is looking forward to his first experience of an Oxford-Swindon clash, but has made it clear the priority is on ensuring it is a fixture in Sky Bet League One next season.
9:30am Tuesday 6th October 2015
KEEPING a cool head will be key if Oxford United are going to beat fierce rivals Swindon Town tonight, according to skipper Jake Wright.
9:20am Tuesday 6th October 2015
CALLUM O’Dowda cannot wait for his first taste of a game against Swindon Town after getting permission to delay his trip to meet up with the Ireland Under 21 squad.
9:00am Tuesday 6th October 2015
JORDAN Graham is in line to make his first Oxford United start as injury looks likely to rule Danny Rose out of their clash with Swindon Town.
8:30am Tuesday 6th October 2015
ALTHOUGH Oxford United have won fewer derby matches than rivals Swindon Town, who lead 21-13, they go into tonight’s game looking for an unprecedented fifth straight victory.
8:00am Tuesday 6th October 2015
Oxfordshire are still looking for their first win in this season's BDO Inter-Counties Championship after losing 20-16 away to Surrey at Worcester Park at the weekend The visitors never recovered after losing the opening Ladies’ B match 5-1.
7:40am Tuesday 6th October 2015
DIDCOT Town joint manager Ian Concannon admitted he was frustrated his side face an FA Trophy preliminary round replay at Bridgwater Town tonight, following a goalless draw on Saturday.
7:30am Tuesday 6th October 2015
Sam Chilvers scored twice as Oxford Hawks opened their South League Premier 1 campaign with an exciting 4-3 win at Milton Keynes.
7:00am Tuesday 6th October 2015
KimHaynes scored after 20 seconds as Oxford Ladies started their South Clubs League Division 2 campaign with a 5-1 win at home to Marlow on Saturday.
7:00am Tuesday 6th October 2015
Oxford United’s three-match winning run in FA Women’s Super League 2 was brought to an end with a 3-0 defeat away to league leaders Doncaster Rovers Belles.