SWIMMING: Fenton breaks City record in capturing double gold

8:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

City of Oxford’s girls were in medal-winning form in the breaststroke events over the second weekend of the South East Regional Championships in Crawley.

Natasha Fenton, 11, took gold in both the 200m (2mins 53.57secs) and 100m (1.21.33) breaststroke, breaking the club record in the latter and securing national qualifying times with both swims.

Maia Little, 13, won gold in the 100m breaststroke in 1.17.11 and silver in the 200m breaststroke in 2.47.93.

Younger sister Delphine, 11, won silver in the 100m freestyle in a club record of 1.06.53.

Bicester Blue Fins’ Freddie Ashley-Sparks also secured a double success.

The 11-year-old won the 100m and 200m butterfly titles in club record times.

He also broke records in the 200m individual medley and 400m freestyle.

Maddy Powell, ten, became regional champion in the 400m individual medley in a club age group record time.

She also picked up silver in the 200m freestyle and bronze in the 200m individual medley.

On the way to securing a top-ten finish, Lottie Wynne-Jones sliced a remarkable 12 seconds off the club 11-year-old 200m freestyle record and 11 seconds off the 200m individual medley mark.

Daniel McNamara was Abingdon Vale’s most successful competitor.

The 11-year-old secured silver medals in the 100m freestyle, with a time of 1min 05.94secs, and the 100m butterfly (1.15.89).

He also came fourth in the 200m backstroke (2.42.03) and seventh in the 400m freestyle (5.08.17).

The Witney & District SC member won the 17-24 age group title in all three backstroke events (50m, 100m and 200m), setting new master long-course club, county and regional records and Great Britain records along the way.

Other medals for the Witney team came from Graham Cable, who picked up silver in the 30-34 year breaststroke and bronze in the 200m breaststroke, while Matt Everett also claimed bronze in the 30-34 year 800m freestyle.

To cap a great day at the event in Swansea, Witney’s quartet of Speare, Cable, Everett and Blan Walker became national champions in the 72yrs plus 4x50m and 4x100m relay.

Oxford Utd 0, Coventry City 0

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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.

Oxford Utd v Coventry City - updates

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1:58pm Saturday 1st August 2015

All the news from Oxford United's final game in pre-season, against Coventry City.

Confident Oxford United ready to step up for Coventry test

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George Baldock says Oxford United will benefit from a tough test against Coventry City this afternoon as they look to complete their preparations for the new season.

Oxford United revert to red and black away strip for new season

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Saturday 1st August 2015

Oxford United have unveiled their new away kit for the 2015-16 campaign.

CRICKET: Grace Guthrie and Rachael Potter star to skittle Northants for 20

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8:00am Saturday 1st August 2015

Oxfordshire Girls’ Under 15s bowled Northants out for just 20 on the way to bagging a brace of wins in their ECB County Championship T20 double-header at Bicester & North Oxford.

BOXING: Terry Russell eyes title defence

Oxford Mail: Terry Russell (left), seen on the attack during his defeat against Dominic Felix in his last fight, will bid to get back to winning ways against Freddie Yemofio

8:00am Saturday 1st August 2015

Terry Russell has set his sights on regaining his Queensbury national super middleweight title when he returns to action in the UK’s Premier League.

SAILING: Magdalen College School claim bronze in world team challenge

8:00am Saturday 1st August 2015

Magdalen College School, Oxford, capped a successful year with a bronze medal at the Team Racing World Championships.

ANGLING: Peter Oliver nets more joy on River Thames

8:00am Saturday 1st August 2015

Peter Oliver made it two wins out of two on the Thames when he won Yarnton and District AC’s match on Yarnton Meadow.

SWIMMING: City of Oxford's Rosie Bancroft sets her sights on making Rio Olympics

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 1st August 2015

Oxford swimmer Rosie Bancroft insists she is fully focused on making her mark in Rio de Janeiro after putting in a strong performance at this year’s National Paralympic Day.

MOTOR RACING: Bottas insists he is focused only on winning for Williams

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8:00am Saturday 1st August 2015

Valtteri Bottas admits speculation about a potential move to Ferrari is disturbing – but he insists he is fully committed to winning his first grand prix with Williams.

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