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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.

BAR BILLIARDS: Patey stars at the double

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

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John Patey led the way for West Oxford Democrats Club in their 4½-1½ win over Vikings in Group A of the Oxford Summer League, writes PETE EWINS.

BOWLS: Ley and Petersen denied in national agony

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

Oxfordshire's Alan Ley and Mike Petersen suffered an agonising 20-18 defeat in the Bowls England Men’s National Senior Pairs Championship final at Royal Leamington Spa.

RUGBY UNION: Tombleson is 'significant' appointment for England

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

TRIPLE Oxford Blue Tom Tombleson has been appointed as England’s strength and conditioning coach.

BOWLS: Oxon veteran Ley reaches 800-game milestone

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

8:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

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BOWLS: Headington to face City & County in final

Oxford Mail: Headington’s Jason King kept up his impressive record in the win over Oxford City & County A

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Headington A will face Oxford City & County A in the Oxford & District League Cup final for the third time in four years.

CRICKET: Barbados dream over for Rowant

Oxford Mail: Wesley Morrick

8:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

Aston Rowant’s dreams of a trip to the Caribbean were dashed as they fell to an agonising six-run home defeat against Reigate Priory in the Barbados & Smile Group Travel Cup semi-final.

BOWLS: Central duo's challenge flounders in last four

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

8:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

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AMERICAN FOOTBALL: Walter stars as Saints sign off on a high

Oxford Mail:

7:20am Thursday 21st August 2014

JAMES Walter scored four touchdowns as Oxford Saints ended the season with a 34-20 home win over Leicester Falcons.

ATHLETICS: Fajemisin bags southern gold

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

SOPHIE Carter stormed to victory by more than four minutes in the Burnham Beeches Half Marathon.

ATHLETICS: Carter's on song with big victory

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

SOPHIE Carter stormed to victory by more than four minutes in the Burnham Beeches Half Marathon.

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