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GOLF: Fleming in the groove at Frilford

Oxford Mail: Frilford Heath’s Tom Fleming on the tee in the Buildbase Open at his home club Frilford Heath’s Tom Fleming on the tee in the Buildbase Open at his home club

Tom Fleming was the pick of the local players in action during yesterday morning’s Buildbase Open first round at Frilford Heath.

Playing at his home club, Fleming carded a two-under par 70 to stand a good chance of making the cut at the end of today’s play.

Clubmate Robert Harrhy (72) will also fancy his chances of qualifying for tomorrow’s final round, where the winner will claim a cheque for £10,000.

James Robinson (Southport & Ainsdale) put himself in pole position following a bogey-free round of 63 to get to nine-under.

Adam Wootton shot 73 as he continued a strong week.

The Oxford Golf Centre professional came through Monday’s regional qualifying for The Open.

Wootton, who played at Royal St George’s in 2011, finished on two-under at The Buckinghamshire.

The Headington resident was the only one of 14 Oxfordshire golfers to make it through to final qualifying, held on July 1, where he will target a spot at Hoylake.

No bye for Oxford United in JPT

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6:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

OXFORD United will be in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy first round draw next month after missing out on a bye.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: It's Rivers of gold for Dan

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Shooter Dan Rivers said it was an amazing feeling to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal at Glasgow 2014.

Appleton's closing in on striker for Oxford United

Oxford Mail:

8:50am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Michael Appleton says Oxford United are “super close” to signing a striker to boost a side which lacked a cutting edge in a 1-0 home defeat to Wolves last night.

FOOTBALL: City beaten at Ardley

Oxford Mail: Callum Convey scored Ardley United's winner in their 1-0 success at Ascot United on Tuesday

8:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Oxford City slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Ardley United in their penultimate friendly before the new season gets under way.

RACING: Longsdon's double bid

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8:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Chipping Norton trainer Charlie Longsdon is double-handed in the thetote.com Galway Plate (5.30) at the Irish track today with Vulcanite and Grandads Horse.

RACING: Charlie in action again

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Charlie Wells, the horse trained by Eve Johnson Houghton at Blewbury, near Didcot, who tested positive for morphine, runs in the 7.15 at Ffos Las tomorrow.

AUNT SALLY: Title race thrown open as Six Bells falter

Oxford Mail:

7:20am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE battle for the Premier Section crown is alive after leaders Six Bells C lost for the second match in succession, writes ANDY BEAL.

CRICKET: Ayaz's nine-wicket blitz crushes Minster

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Cowley Internationals’ bowler Ayaz Khan nearly took all ten for a second time when he bagged a nine-wicket haul in their 65 win at Minster Lovell in OCA League Division 1.

Commonwealth Games: Watson aiming to lift crown

Oxford Mail: Ben Watson just missed out on a place in 2010

7:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

BEN Watson will look to convert his English title into a Commonwealth Games medal tonight.

Commonwealth Games: England pays price for lack of finishing power

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

HANNAH England admitted she did not have enough finishing speed after fading to seventh place in the 1500m final last night.

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