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JACK BROOKS COLUMN: Reaching the 200-club is a real achievement

Oxford Mail:

12:30pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Our exclusive column from Yorkshire's former Oxfordshire cricketer

A race to forget, with the injuries to prove it

Oxford Mail:

11:30am Thursday 17th July 2014

Our exclusive column from the Oxfordshire MotoGP ace

BOWLS: Headington back on track with sixth century

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

8:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

Headington A resumed normal service in Division 1 of the Oxford & District League, sponsored by Yarnton Nurseries, with an emphatic 5-1 home win over Banbury Central.

JACK BROOKS: Getting away from it all has been real tonic

Oxford Mail: Jack Brooks is the leading County Championship wicket-taker this season

4:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

So we are over halfway through the season now and I am currently on a seven to ten-day break from playing as my body is exhausted.

BRADLEY SMITH: We're heading in the right direction

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

I came home with eighth place from Assen, which was not exactly what we wanted, but there were so many positives I’m not going to worry about it.

FOOTBALL: It was a case of the good, the bad and the ugly, says Duberry

Oxford Mail: Michael Duberry

3:00pm Saturday 21st June 2014

Not much separated England and Uruguay, but what did divide the teams was one world-class striker and two world class finishes.

BRADLEY SMITH: It's a tough time, but I'm definitely keeping faith

Oxford Mail: I share a joke with Lewis Hamilton at the weekend. The Formula 1 star was a guest of sponsors Monster

2:30pm Thursday 19th June 2014

The MotoGP ace with his thoughts on another frustrating race

BRADLEY SMITH COLUMN: Struggling to convert positives into points

Oxford Mail: An encouraging weekend in Italy ended in disappointment with a crash during the race

4:00pm Thursday 5th June 2014

EVERY road I go down at the moment seems to be booby trapped, which is so frustrating.

I'm loving my fine form

Oxford Mail: Yorkshire's Jack Brooks celebrates on his way to a five-wicket haul against Lancashire

3:00pm Thursday 5th June 2014

Another two weeks into the season and my body is beginning to get slightly more stiff, sore and tired.

BOWLS: Oxon Under 25s sunk by Berkshire

Oxford Mail: George Schwab was part of the Oxfordshire team who came third

8:00am Thursday 5th June 2014

Oxfordshire Under 25s produced a below-par display in their 71-45 defeat by Berkshire in their Junior Home Counties League opener at Thatcham.

CRICKET: Exciting times as the county season heats up, but there's more to strive for

Oxford Mail: Liam Plunkett must be close to a recall for England after a superb start to the season. Here he is celebrating a wicket against Durham. In case you’re wondering, that handsome chap strolling in from the boundary is yours truly

3:00pm Friday 23rd May 2014

Jack Brooks column

Bradley Smith column: I need to learn from French lessons

Oxford Mail: I battle it out with Marc Marquez (93) during last weekend’s French Grand Prix Le Mans where I was disappointed with my   tenth-placed finish, having been fourth fastest in practice. I’m hoping for better luck at the Italian Grand Prix

6:00pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

You learn a lot more from bad results than you do from good ones.

Time to call 'cut' on a season to remember

Oxford Mail: Samir Nasri celebrates opening the scoring on Sunday as Manchester City beat West Ham 2-0 to lift the title

4:00pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

Michael Duberry looks back on the Premier League season.

CRICKET: Mauling by Middlesex left us shell-shocked

Oxford Mail: Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com - 01/04/2014 - Cricket - Friendly - Yorkshire CCC v Leeds/Bradford MCCU, Day 1 - Headingley, Leeds, England - Yorkshire's Jack Brooks appeals. (5532504)

2:50pm Thursday 8th May 2014

Jack Brooks Column

Nothing worse than relegation from the top flight

Oxford Mail: Cardiff players are distraught after their 3-0 defeat at Newcastle confirmed relegation

3:00pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

Michael Duberry on the agony of going down with Leeds and Reading

Who will pay the price for Oxford United's failure?

Oxford Mail: United’s Scott Davies (left) and Jake Wright applaud the fans after Saturday’s defeat at home to Accrington, but will they be at the Kassam Stadium next season?

3:00pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

Michael Duberry predicts major changes at the Kassam Stadium

JACK BROOKS COLUMN: Having a ball against my former team

Oxford Mail: Jack Brooks has taken two wickets against the students

3:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

WE’VE only had two Championship matches this season, but they’ve been played on completely different pitches.

Red Devils' demise spells the end of an era

Oxford Mail: David Moyes's face tells its own story of frustration

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Michael Duberry hasn't much sympathy for Manchester United as boss Moyes gets the chop

COLUMN: We've made huge strides since last year

Oxford Mail: I’m on the outside of my Monster Tech 3 Yamaha teammate Pol Espargaro, but managed to fend him off and record a career-best fifth-placed finish in Texas

3:50pm Thursday 17th April 2014

MotoGP rider Bradley Smith reflects on a best-ever finish

My old club crack it after 130-year wait

Oxford Mail: Stevie May celebrates St Johnstone's winner against Aberdeen

3:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Michael Duberry rejoices as St Johnstone reach Scottish Cup final

Hughton goes - and then there were none

Oxford Mail: Chris Hughton sacking last week means there are no black managers in the top flight

3:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Michael Duberry laments the shortage of black managers in the game

SWIMMING: Murphy on song for gold strike

Oxford Mail: Alex Murphy pictured with his two medals

8:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Alex Murphy struck gold for City of Oxford in the City of Sheffield Premier Meet at Pond’s Forge.

Back in action, but the weather was a shock

Oxford Mail: cricket generic

3:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Jack Brooks goes from Sri Lanka to Headingley

Great striking partnerships

Oxford Mail: Luis Suarez (left) and Daniel Sturridge have bagged 20 goals apiece to spearhead Liverpool’s title challenge this season

3:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Michael Duberry says Liverpool's SAS are great, but not the greatest

BRADLEY SMITH'S VIEWS: So many positives to take, despite early exit

Oxford Mail: I crash out during free practice on the Friday, but despite my obvious frustration, I got back up to qualify on the front row for the first time

4:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

What a difference a year makes – although the end result, on paper, looks exactly the same.

I was not a happy Wanderer under manager Gary Waddock

Oxford Mail: My last game for Wycombe was in 2009 against Southampton in League One and here I’m getting the better of one Ricky Lambert, who went on to play for England. We lost that game 1-0 and overall, my spell with Wanderers was not the happiest of m

3:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

Michael Duberry's view on Oxford United's new manager

MOTORSPORT: Bradley Smith's views

Oxford Mail: My Monster Tech 3 Yamaha team and I can’t wait to get going in Qatar this weekend

4:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

The wait is over and the next 18 grands prix will decide my fate.

Clubs paying the price for loss of discipline

Oxford Mail: Oxford United's Tom Newey sees red at Chesterfield

3:00pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

Michael Duberry says frustration is responsible for spate of red cards

MOTORSPORT: It's tough out there

Oxford Mail: alice powell

12:00pm Saturday 15th March 2014

I am still working flat-out to find sponsorship for the new season, but it’s proving tough with racing prices continue to rise.

It's a real mixed bag for my former sides

Oxford Mail: Samuel Eto’o celebrates scoring for Chelsea against Tottenham at the weekend. The Blues are over-achieving by leading the Premiership, despite being a ‘work in progress’

3:00pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

As we enter the latter stages of the season, it’s time to have a closer look at how my teams are faring ahead of the final run-in.

Another sad picture for Pardew's wall of shame

Oxford Mail: Newcastle boss Alan Pardew clashes with Hull's David Meyler

3:00pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

Michael Duberry on Newcastle manager's headbutt

COLUMN: I loved every minute of Australian adventure

Oxford Mail: Myself with Brad Hogg

3:00pm Thursday 27th February 2014

Oxfordshire cricket ace Jack Brooks reflects on his spell Down Under

Rooney deserves his £300k-a-week wages

Oxford Mail: Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring a cracking goal for Manchester United in their 2-0 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday – the day after he had signed his new £300k-a-week contract

3:00pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

After Wayne Rooney signed his new £300k-a-week contract, the question arose does he deserve that sort of money, asks Michael Duberry.

Magic of the FA Cup is still alive and kicking + Video

Oxford Mail: Wigan Athletic’s goalscorer Ben Watson (left) celebrates with teammate Callum McManaman after their shock win over Manchester City in May

3:00pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

Michael Duberry says there are some fairytale scenarios in this season's competition

I'm still focused on my Formula 1 dream

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

4:00pm Saturday 15th February 2014

There is still no news on my racing front yet. However, I am proud to have the continued support of nutrition and supplement company, MyProtein.

My four-wicket haul in top-of-the-table clash - and my view on the KP sacking

Oxford Mail: Kevin Pietersen

3:00pm Thursday 13th February 2014

Oxfordshire paceman Jack Brooks's latest column from Australia

What it's like to be on the end of a hammering - and to dish one out!

Oxford Mail: Raheem Sterling scores his first in Liverpool's 5-1 thrashing of Arsenal

3:00pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

Michael Duberry on the highs and lows of football

McDermott should be left to get on with the job

Oxford Mail: Leeds boss Brian McDermott at Monday's press conference

3:00pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

Michael Duberry hits out at the goings-on behind the scenes at one of his former clubs

MOTORSPORT: I'd love to get a drive in new Formula E class

Oxford Mail: alice powell

6:00pm Saturday 1st February 2014

Formula 1 testing began this week, but there’s an exciting new championship due to start this year which I hope to raise funds to compete in.

My bowling's looking up, but I'm better than a No 11!

Oxford Mail: ALL-TIME GREAT: Terry Alderman bowling in 1985 - but I didn’t recognise him in the Test Match Special box!

3:00pm Thursday 30th January 2014

Jack Brooks with his latest news from Down Under

Oxford United need a hungry young boss to fill Wilder's boots

Oxford Mail: That's me with Chris Wilder at Southend in 2011 when I was out injured

3:00pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

Michael Duberry says manager's departure is good for both parties

Brendan Rodgers - one very special guy

Oxford Mail: Brendan Rodgers points the way at Anfield

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014

Michael Duberry spends some time with the Liverpool manager and is impressed

MOTORSPORT: Time to get my 2014 plans sorted

Oxford Mail: alice powell

6:00pm Saturday 18th January 2014

In her regular motorsport column, young driver Alice Powell is looking for sponsorship to support her racing this year

RACING: Somersby out to provide a poignant win

Oxford Mail: Somersby clears the last fence to win the BetVictor Haldon Gold Cup

7:00am Friday 17th January 2014

Emotions will be running high at Ascot tomorrow if Somersby can land the Sodexo Clarence House Chase – a day after Terry Biddlecombe’s funeral.

I’m well on the road to recovery at last

Oxford Mail: Golden boy: Andrew Triggs Hodge

3:00pm Saturday 11th January 2014

Oxford's double Olympic champion writes about how he overcame a back injury which made even cleaning his teeth too painful

Getting back in the swing is so painful

Oxford Mail: Aussie paceman Mitchell Johnson was superb in the Ashes Series. Here he takes off after dismissing my Yorkshire teammate Gary Ballance during the fifth Test in Sydney

3:00pm Thursday 9th January 2014

Former Oxfordshire paceman Jack Brooks on how it's going Down Under

I'm hoping you'll see more of me in 2014

Oxford Mail: Michael Schumacher

3:00pm Wednesday 8th January 2014

Michael Duberry is hoping for more media work in the new year

New points system has pros and cons

Oxford Mail: alice powell

5:40pm Saturday 21st December 2013

Alice Powell's motorsport column

RACING: Butler drops appeal

Oxford Mail: Gerard Butler

8:00am Saturday 21st December 2013

Former Oxfordshire trainer Gerard Butler has withdrawn his appeal against the five-year ban imposed by the British Horseracing Authority over the use of banned steroids on some of his horses.

Chairmen need more patience with managers

Oxford Mail: Andre Villas-Boas, who lost his job as Spurs boss last week

3:00pm Wednesday 18th December 2013

Michael Duberry says bosses are not getting a fair crack of the whip

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