COMMONWEALTH GAMES: England ready to launch bid

Hannah England runs for England today

Hannah England runs for England today

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Oxford's Hannah England begins her quest for glory in the 1,500m heats at Hampden Park today.

The 27-year-old Oxford City star and 2011 world silver medallist races for England in heat one at 12.20pm.

Her opponents include home favourite Laura Muir and Kenya’s Helen Obiri, but England will be confident of a top-four finish to guarantee a spot in tomorrow night’s final.

Heat two includes England’s teammates, Laura Weightman and Jemma Simpson, with the former topping the UK rankings.

Lawrence Clarke, from Christmas Common, goes in the 110m hurdles tomorrow, while Oxford City triple jumper Nathan Douglas begins his campaign on Friday.

Didcot rifle-shooter Dan Rivers will go for a second medal in today’s prone competition after winning bronze in the 10m air rifle on Friday.

OXFORDSHIRE COMPETITORS IN ACTION TODAY

SHOOTING

10.45: Dan Rivers (England) prone qualifying (final 1.45pm).

SWIMMING 

10.51: James Jurkiewicz (Guernsey) 200m backstroke heat 3.

ATHLETICS

12.20: Hannah England – 1,500m heat 1.

HOCKEY

2pm: Zoe Shipperley (England) v Australia.

4pm: Emma Batten (Wales) v Scotland.

PARALYMPICS

11.11am: Daniel Hooker (England) T37 100m heat 2 (final 8.40pm).

Oxford Utd 0, Stevenage 0

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5:03pm Saturday 20th September 2014

OXFORD United produced an entertaining display but had to settle for a draw as they were unable to find a way past a dogged Stevenage.

Who was Oxford United's man of the match against Stevenage?

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5:49pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Oxford Utd v Stevenage - updates

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1:57pm Saturday 20th September 2014

All the latest new from Oxford United's home game against Stevenage in Sky Bet League Two.

Oxford United Wright issues warning

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9:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

Jake Wright believes it will be key for Oxford United to avoid getting dragged into a physical contest if they are to build on a midweek win when Stevenage visit today.

SWIMMING: Blue Fins’ Wynne-Jones is top of UK rankings

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

LOTTIE Wynne-Jones starred as Bicester Blue Fins competed in the final gala of the Milton Keynes & District Junior League for the first time at Oxford’s Temple Cowley Pool.

Oxford duo Hylton and Howard set to receive green light

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Top scorer Danny Hylton and Brian Howard are expected to have recovered from midweek knocks to start for Oxford United today.

RUGBY UNION: Welsh form must come first for Tongan Taione

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

TAIONE Vea says he can’t let playing in the World Cup with Tonga distract him from London Welsh’s Aviva Premiership challenge.

CRICKET: Brown set for Uganda trip

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8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts chairman John Brown is gearing up for a cricketing charity trip to Uganda.

CRICKET: Freeman is rewarded for courage

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Banbury's Amy Freeman has won the CMJ Spirit of Cricket Girls’ Award.

RACING: Young charges have Hill excited about the future

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

With a fresh intake of young horses, Lawney Hill is hoping her Aston Rowant stables will continue to flourish as the jumps season prepares to move up a notch.

 

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