CRICKET: Eason and Phillips sparkle to take Horspath second

8:00am Monday 23rd June 2014

Robbie Eason and Jimmy Phillips hit half-centuries as Horspath beat Chesham by seven wickets to regain the winning thread and go second in Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier League Division 2.

Chasing Chesham’s 218-9 after the visitors had won the toss and decided to bat, Horspath eased home with plenty of time to spare.

Eason led the way with 64 before being run out by a direct hit from fine leg to the bowler’s end as he went for a second.

His runs came off 107 balls, with nine fours and two straight sixes.

Left-hander Phillips then maintained the momentum.

After a steady start, he blossomed with some classy boundaries, making 62 from 90 balls with nine fours and a six, before he was caught at point off Matt Rance.

It was then left to Shahbaz Ali to steer Horspath home with an unbeaten 37, which included seven fours, before Andy Wynd hit the winning boundary.

Oxford Mail:

Horspath skipper Will Eason flicks the ball on to the stumps, but the Chesham batsman stands his ground and umpire Don Brooks gives not out

Earlier, Horspath, whose run chase was aided by 26 byes, had produced a good display in the field to hold Chesham in check.

Fiery Pat Foster spearheaded the home attack with 3-60, while skipper Will Eason took the important wicket of University of New South Wales all-rounder James Day, courtesy of a smart offside stumping by Andy Wynd.

Stand-in skipper Barnaby Atkins made a patient 54 at the top of the order off 121 balls with six fours, while Matt Rance hit a fluent 51 from 60 balls with eight fours.

But Jamil Faruq and Lloyd Belcher picked up two wickets apiece, and South African Dean Conradie showed the benefit of some intensive work in the nets with former Oxfordshire off-spinner Paul Jeacock to produce his best spell for several weeks, taking 1-13 off five overs.

Oxford United not expecting any movement before transfer window closes

Oxford Mail:

3:15pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

NO movement is likely in or out of the Oxford United squad before tonight's transfer deadline.

Oxford United boss pulls plug on 'wow signing' to preserve squad's tight unit

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Tuesday 1st September 2015

OXFORD United pulled out of moves for high-profile targets over concerns they risked disrupting the spirit within the camp, according to head coach Michael Appleton.

No moves for Callum O'Dowda, says Oxford United chief executive

Oxford Mail:

9:20am Tuesday 1st September 2015

OXFORD United have not received any approaches for their players ahead of the transfer window closing tonight.

Oxford United goalkeeper receives New Zealand call-up

Oxford Mail:

10:05am Tuesday 1st September 2015

MAX Crocombe will miss Oxford United's trip to Bristol Rovers on Sunday after being called up to the New Zealand squad.

FOOTBALL: Vinny Mukendi’s rapid hat-trick sweeps Oxford City to huge win

Oxford Mail:

7:40am Tuesday 1st September 2015

VINNY Mukendi hit an 11-minute hat-trick as Oxford City smashed six past Truro City.

DARTS: Trio handed call-ups as Oxon start season

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 1st September 2015

OXFORDSHIRE open their new campaign in Division 1 of the BDO Inter-Counties Championship with a match at home to Durham this weekend.

FOOTBALL: North Leigh maintain super start with victory at Didcot Town

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 1st September 2015

NORTH Leigh continued their unbeaten start to the season as they came from behind to beat Didcot Town 3-2 in Evo-Stik Southern League Division 1 South & West.

RACING: Victoria Pendleton is denied first victory in photo finish

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 1st September 2015

Double Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton said she was thrilled, despite being denied a fairy-tale victory on her first ride as a fully-fledged amateur jockey at Ripon yesterday.

DARTS: Brothers’ maximums do the Trick

Oxford Mail:

6:50am Tuesday 1st September 2015

BROTHERS Tim and Simon Tricker starred with a total of five maximums to help Democrats Club win 6-3 at Peachcroft Social Club in Premier & Section 1 of the Greene King ODDA Summer League.

GOLF: Harry Richardson is class act in Frilford Heath's Challenor Rose Bowl

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 1st September 2015

HARRY Richardson stormed to victory in the Challenor Rose Bowl at Frilford Heath.

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