RUGBY LEAGUE: Cavaliers may quit due to low numbers

JJ Baird is worried about Oxford Cavaliers' dwindling numbers

JJ Baird is worried about Oxford Cavaliers' dwindling numbers

First published in Sport

CONFERENCE LEAGUE SOUTH

OXFORD Cavaliers face having to pull out of the league if they cannot raise a side for their next match.

That is the message from manager JJ Baird after Cavaliers scratched their last two games against Leicester Storm, on Saturday, and Sheffield Hallam Eagles.

The club withdrew their A side from the West of England Premier League due to low player numbers, but the same problem, plus injuries, remains.

Posting on the club’s Facebook page, Baird said: “We have a game this Saturday at home to Valley Cougars and if we can not field a team by Tuesday, I will be pulling the plug on it for the remainder of the season.

“It may seem unfair, but we cannot waste the opponents’ time, my time and the RFL’s time any more.”

Injuries to players in the Oxford RL squad have seen many Cavaliers promoted, as their structure is designed to provide, but availability has now reached crisis point.

Latest Sport news

FOOTBALL: Carterton steal a march to storm clear

Oxford Mail: football generic

8:50am Wednesday 26th November 2014

With their closest rivals in cup action, Carterton Town A increased their lead at the top of the Witney & District FA Premier Division to eight points with a 3-1 home win over bottom club Brize Norton, writes ANTHONY BARLOW.

FOOTBALL: High fives as Berinsfield add to Saxton's misery

Oxford Mail:

8:40am Wednesday 26th November 2014

North Berks League Division 1 leaders Berinsfield made short work of bottom side Saxton Rovers with a comfortable 5-0 home win, writes PHIL ANNETS.

FOOTBALL: Damini’s treble ends Tower Hill Vixens proud run

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Wednesday 26th November 2014

DAMINI Bhagat hit a hat-trick for Oxford City in the Under 12 Red League as they ended leaders Tower Hill Vixens’ perfect record with a 6-2 away win.

FOOTBALL: Old Boys edge past nine men on shoot-out

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 26th November 2014

KIDLINGTON Old Boys won an epic Oxfordshire Charity Cup second round tie at home to West Witney following a 2-2 draw after extra time.

FOOTBALL: Kennedy's fab four sends Harwell top

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 26th November 2014

OXFORD MAIL YOUTH LEAGUE

RACING: Johnson Houghton aims to build on record tally

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 26th November 2014

With a record-breaking season just completed, Eve Johnson Houghton believes she has assembled an even stronger team for 2015.

FOOTBALL: Cantwell bags four to end win wait for Chalgrove Res

Oxford Mail: football generic

7:10am Wednesday 26th November 2014

ROB Cantwell scored a four-timer as Chalgrove Res ended their wait for a first Oxfordshire Senior League Division 2 win in style with a 6-0 home drubbing of Charlton Res.

FOOTBALL: Slattery helps England to victory over Scots

Oxford Mail: football generic

7:00am Wednesday 26th November 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S Callum Slattery helped England Under 16s to a 2-1 win over Scotland in the Victory Shield at Yeovil Town.

SCHOOLS' FOOTBALL: Spruyt hits treble as Vale go marching on

Oxford Mail: football generic

6:50am Wednesday 26th November 2014

JAMES Spruyt hit a hat-trick as Vale of White Horse won 6-2 away to Coventry in the ESFA PlayStation Under 15 Inter Association Trophy fourth round.

FOOTBALL: Fitness pays off for Wheatley

Oxford Mail: football generic

6:30am Wednesday 26th November 2014

Wheatley Youth eventually progressed into the Oxford City FA Premier Cup semi-finals with a 5-3 extra time victory at Fairview.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree