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.

Callum O'Dowda prepared to wait for starts in stronger Oxford United side

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 30th July 2015

CALLUM O’Dowda says Oxford United’s stronger squad means he is prepared for his playing opportunities to be harder to come by than last season.

BOWLS: Triumphant Oxfordshire Under 25s see title tilt dashed

Oxford Mail: image of bowls close up of bowling woods and jack for sport

8:00am Thursday 30th July 2015

Oxfordshire Under 25s' hopes of staying in contention for the Junior Home Counties League title were dashed despite recording a 70¼-49 win over Bucks at Iver Heath.

BOWLS: Bicester bite the dust to suffer relegation

Oxford Mail: image of bowls close up of bowling woods and jack for sport

8:00am Thursday 30th July 2015

Bicester were relegated from Division 1 of the Oxfordshire League, sponsored by Bridle Insurance, following a 4-2 defeat at Oxford City & County A.

BOWLS: Caroline Campion cruises in to wreck Katherine Hawes's bid for 14th crown

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 30th July 2015

Caroline Campion scuppered Katherine Hawes’s bid for a record-breaking 14th Oxfordshire ladies’ singles title with a scintillating display.

FOOTBALL: Mukendi nets winner for Oxford City at Banbury United

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 30th July 2015

TRIALLIST Vinny Mukendi scored the only goal as Oxford City won 1-0 in a pre-season friendly at Banbury United.

FOOTBALL: Injury sees McEachran ruled out of Oxford United tie

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 30th July 2015

JOSH McEachran will miss the first three months of the season after breaking three bones in his foot.

RUGBY UNION: Shoulder injury forces Witney’s Jez Hicks to call it a day

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Thursday 30th July 2015

FORMER Witney captain Jez Hicks admits he will miss playing for his hometown club, but says it is the right time to hang up his boots.

ATHLETICS: Radley ace Paula Owen hurdles to double gold at British Masters Championships

Oxford Mail:

6:20am Thursday 30th July 2015

PAULA Owen’s preparations for next week’s World Masters Championships could not have gone any better after she became a double British champion at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.

BAR BILLIARDS: Mark Trafford shines in Oxford triumph

Oxford Mail: cue and cue ball for images of snooker and billards for sport

6:00am Thursday 30th July 2015

MARK Trafford starred as Oxford A lifted the Johnsons Buildbase Oxford and District Supplementary Shield with a 5-0 win over Eynsham, writes PETE EWINS.

TENNIS: Alexis Canter beaten by Riccardo Bonadio in Egypt test

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Thursday 30th July 2015

ALEXIS Canter missed out on his second professional ranking point in a straight sets loss at an ITF Futures tournament in Sharm El Sheikh.

Back

© Copyright 2001-2015 Newsquest Media Group

Oxford Mail: site_logo http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk

Click 2 Find Business Directory http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/trade_directory/