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.

GOLF: Eddie Pepperell down the field at Woburn

Oxford Mail:

5:51pm Thursday 8th October 2015

OXFORDSHIRE’S Eddie Pepperell has plenty of work to do in the British Masters after shooting a one-over-par round of 72 at Woburn today.

Oxford United chairman calls on fans to keep derby buzz going

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Thursday 8th October 2015

DARRYL Eales has a simple message for Oxford United’s supporters in the wake of their derby victory – let’s do it all again on Saturday.

ICE HOCKEY: New capture Ruzicka is set for debut for Oxford City Stars

Oxford Mail: ice hockey

9:10am Thursday 8th October 2015

Oxford City Stars have bolstered their squad by signing Slovakian defenceman Boris Ruzicka.

ICE HOCKEY: Hedges is late hero as Oxford City Stars pull off stunning comeback

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 8th October 2015

OXFORD City Stars staged a superb third-period fightback from 4-2 down to beat Solent Devils 5-4 at Oxpens Road in English National League South 1.

HORSE RACING: Henrietta Knight reveals heartbreak in new book

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 8th October 2015

HENRIETTA Knight has written for the first time about the death of her triple Cheltenham Gold cup winner Best Mate.

Deadline nearing for Oxfordshire Sports Awards nominations

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 8th October 2015

NOMINATIONS for the 2015 Oxfordshire Sports Awards closes tomorrow.

RUGBY UNION: George Cullen in form as Oxford University triumph

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 8th October 2015

OXFORD University fly-half George Cullen scored 21 points as they defeated University of Queensland 26-21 at Iffley Road.

RUGBY UNION: Witney to face Oxford University Greyhounds in county cup

Oxford Mail: rugby generic

6:40am Thursday 8th October 2015

WITNEY will take on Oxford University Greyhounds for a place in the first round of the Oxfordshire Cup.

ATHLETICS: James Bolton proves class above to conquer Hanney challenge

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Thursday 8th October 2015

WOODSTOCK Harriers’ James Bolton claimed victory in the Hanney five-mile road race.

ATHLETICS: Super Bonnie van Wilgenburg shines in Scottish trail tester

Oxford Mail:

6:10am Thursday 8th October 2015

BONNIE van Wilgenburg admitted she exceeded her expectations by winning the Loch-Gu-Loch trail running event in Scotland.


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