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.

GOLF: Eddie Pepperell's in the hunt at Czech Masters

Oxford Mail:

8:30pm Friday 28th August 2015

ANOTHER solid round saw Oxfordshire’s Eddie Pepperell finish four shots behind the leaders in the Czech Masters.

MOTORSPORT: Bradley Smith storms to third in Silverstone free practice

Oxford Mail:

4:26pm Friday 28th August 2015

OXFORDSHIRE’S Bradley Smith was third fastest after the first day of free practice at the British MotoGP at Silverstone today.

CRICKET: Great Tew handed walkover as Dinton fail to raise team

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3:40pm Friday 28th August 2015

GREAT & Little Tew’s promotion hopes were given a big boost when tomorrow's scheduled opponents Dinton handed them a walkover.

Josh Ruffels playing the waiting game to regain Oxford United place

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Friday 28th August 2015

JOSH Ruffels believes the increased competition in midfield has made him a better player, even though he is not getting in the side.

Alex MacDonald searching for a sparkle after frustrating start to season

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Friday 28th August 2015

ALEX MacDonald is working on making improvements in his game after admitting he is suffering a frustrating start to the season with Oxford United.

Michael Appleton on the importance of Oxford United hitting their targets

Oxford Mail:

9:20am Friday 28th August 2015

ON the final whistle tomorrow Oxford United will know without consulting the league table whether they are ahead of schedule, or playing catch-up.

Oxford United upbeat over Sam Long's injury

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 28th August 2015

OXFORD United are cautiously optimistic ahead of the results from a scan on Sam Long’s injured ankle today.

FOOTBALL: New recruit David King named in Oxford City squad

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8:30am Friday 28th August 2015

DAVID King will be included in Oxford City’s squad for the first time as they host bottom side Weston-super-Mare in Vanarama National League South tomorrow afternoon.

Call for Oxford United fans to go retro for the day

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 28th August 2015

OXFORD United supporters are being encouraged to dig out shirts from the back of their wardrobe to take part in retro day.

FOOTBALL: Wantage Town boss hoping to shock Didcot in FA Cup

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Friday 28th August 2015

WANTAGE Town boss Daniel Barry believes his side are underdogs in tonight's derby at home to Didcot Town in the Emirates FA Cup preliminary round (7.45).

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