POINT-TO-POINT: Whittington hands Venant debut at Lockinge

Oxford Mail: Runners, headed by Lough Derg (left), jump a fence in front of packed crowds during last year’s meeting at Lockinge

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Sparsholt trainer Joanna Whittington is set to provide Jordon Venant with his first ride in public when she runs Cuban Piece at the Old Berks Hunt meeting at Lockinge, near Wantage, on Easter Monday.

CYCLING: Axford's team ease to victory

Oxford Mail: generic image of a racing cyclist for the sport desk

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Arctic Tacx Racing Team, headed by Oxford cyclist Danny Axford, made it two wins out of two with a two-minute victory over their nearest competitors in the Antelope 50km three-man team time trial in Chalgrove, Averaging 28mph, the Kent-based team posted the fastest time at halfway by more than a minute from Loughborough University.

MOTORSPORT: Grosjean is paid at last

Oxford Mail: Romain Grosjean at Sepang

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Formula 1

PIGEON RACING RESULTS

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Oxford Central (Portland, 10 sent 96): 1, 3, 6 K Shipperley 1636, 1547.9,1537; 2, 4, 9, L Wheeler 1632, 1547.4, 1496.5; 11, 13 Mr & Mrs V Hall 1540, 1488, 1481; 7, 8 D Bowler 1517.8, 1517.3; 10, 20 K Raw 1489,1458; 12 M Higginson 1484,14,15, 17 E Irving 1479, 1477.7, 1477.1; 16 D Fellows 1477.1; 18, 19 Mr & Mrs R Ward 1469, 1467.

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

ICE HOCKEY: Double joy sees Stars reach new heights

Oxford Mail: Oxford City Stars gather (above) after retaining the league title, as some of their 220 travelling fans begin the party in the background

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

DARREN Elliott hailed Oxford City Stars’ first league and cup double as a triumph for the entire club.

RACING: King on top of the world with award in Hollywood

Oxford Mail: Rachel King at the awards ceremony

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Oxfordshire rider Rachel King was presented with the world’s best lady jockey award for her achievements in Arab racing at a glittering ceremony at the home of the Oscars in Hollywood.

POINT-TO-POINT: Ledge grabs glory for Mansells

Oxford Mail: Agent James (left) survives this stumble under Richard Spencer to win the confined race from Classic Destiny and Commanche Conflict

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

My Lil Ledge provided trainer Julie Mansell and her jockey husband, David, with a family victory in the Southern Grand National mixed open at the Kimblewick Hunt meeting at Kingston Blount, near Chinnor.

AUNT SALLY: First shield success for Kidlington

Oxford Mail: Aunt sally doll close up for sport

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Kidlington captured the Inter-League Shield for the first time.

BAR BILLIARDS: Vikings sail through to Knockout Cup final

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

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Vikings Sports Club are into the final of the Johnsons Oxford League Group A Team Knockout Cup after defeating Kennington Club 3-2, writes PETE EWINS.

BOWLS: Curtain falls on Petersen's cup career

Oxford Mail: Mike Petersen delivers a wood during Oxon’s big win

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Oxford City & County’s Mike Petersen has announced his retirement from Oxfordshire’s Middleton Cup squad after 27 years.

BOWLS: Didcot claim Tens title

Oxford Mail: The victorious Didcot team celebrate their success

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Didcot won the Tens Competition with a thrilling 79-76 victory over hosts Oxford City & County in the final.

BOWLS: Docherty's full house

Oxford Mail: Banbury Cross’s AJ Docherty (right) receives the Oxfordshire indoor singles trophy from Banbury chairman John Bone

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Banbury Cross’s AJ Docherty completed a clean sweep of the Oxfordshire indoor titles with a 21-10 win over clubmate Mark Sykes on their home rink.

MOTORSPORT: Consistent Polden happy with top-five finishes

Oxford Mail: Georgina Polden showed good form at Donington Park

8:40am Tuesday 15th April 2014

GEORGINA Polden secured four top-five finishes in the second round of the Aprilia Super Teen Championship at Donington Park, despite running out of the fuel in one of the races.

MOTORSPORT: Corderoy slips after superb qualifying

Oxford Mail: Zak Corderoy, 14, crouches  proudly next to his four-strike bike

8:20am Tuesday 15th April 2014

ZAK Corderoy excelled in qualifying in third place for the second round of the Thundersport-GB Aprilia 450 Challenge at Donington Park.

ICE HOCKEY: Champions Stars delay decision on promotion

Oxford Mail: Josh Oliver scored four times as Oxford City Stars roared back to defeat Slough Jets 9-6 in a thrilling final period

8:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Oxford City Stars, who won the English National League South Division 2 title for the second successive year on Sunday, are to delay a decision on which level they will play next season.

HOCKEY: Hawks boys clinch title double

Oxford Mail: Oxford Under 8s celebrate their victory in the Rover Oxford Festival

7:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

MORE than 500 children, including a team from Northern Ireland, competed in the 22nd Rover Oxford Festival hosted by Oxford Hockey Club at Cokethorpe School, Witney.

ICE HOCKEY: Sensational Stars storm to double

Oxford Mail: ice hockey

11:44pm Sunday 13th April 2014

OXFORD City Stars were crowned English National League South Division 2 ice hockey champions following a 9-3 win at Basingstoke Buffalo last night.

MOTOGP: Smith so close to podium

Oxford Mail: Bradley Smith qualified in third, only to crash out five laps from home

11:43pm Sunday 13th April 2014

BRADLEY Smith was just two seconds off a first MotoGP podium finish in the Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas tonight.

MOTORCYCLING: Smith says he can get better

Oxford Mail: Bradley Smith qualified in third, only to crash out five laps from home

8:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Oxfordshire's Bradley Smith finished tenth fastest following yesterday’s two free practice sessions ahead of tomorrow’s Grand Prix of the Americas.

ANGLING: It's time for trout and we're spoilt for choice, says Gerald Stratford

Oxford Mail: ANGLING: It's time for trout and we're spoilt for choice, says Gerald Stratford

8:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

It's nice to start feeling warmer with the odd sunny day arriving and with the clocks changing it can only mean one thing – trout are on the menu!

MOTORSPORT: Zak's aiming to follow in tyre-tracks of the famous

Oxford Mail: Zak Corderoy, 14, crouches  proudly next to his four-strike bike

8:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

MOTORCYCLING: Corderoy, 14,  is taking on and beating seniors at their own game

MOTORSPORT: Maldonado talks to rival

Oxford Mail: Lotus’ Pastor Maldonado says questions need to asked after his crash with Esteban Gutierrez

7:10am Saturday 12th April 2014

Pastor Maldonado has cleared the air with Esteban Gutierrez in the wake of their crash in the Bahrain Grand Prix last Sunday.

EQUESTRIAN: Cooke claims dressage joy

7:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Paula Cooke, from Middleton Cheney, triumphed in a prestigious amateur championship at Hartpury College, Gloucestershire.

MOTORSPORT: Squires about to turn dream into reality

Oxford Mail: Al Squires

7:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

RALLYING

ICE HOCKEY: Stars have sights on title glory

Oxford Mail: ice hockey

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

OXFORD City Stars go into their clash at Basingstoke Buffalo tomorrow (6.30) knowing that their destiny is in their own hands as they bid to retain the English National League South Division 2 title.

TABLE TENNIS: Borrowdale cannot stop Forum taking title

Oxford Mail: table tennis bat and ball close up for sport

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

FORUM D were crowned Oxford & District League Division 2 champions after winning 6-4 at Vikings C.

SNOOKER: Ace Walker retains title in top style

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

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Karl Walker retained the Gentworks Oxford & District League’s Arthur Goodwin Handicap Cup in a repeat of last year’s final.

CYCLE SPEEDWAY: Hammers pip Sheffield in last-heat thriller

Oxford Mail: Horspath Hammers. Back row (from left): Lewis Osborne, Zac Payne, Mark Boaler, Marcin Paradinski, Daniel Harper, Geoff Gammage (general manager), Marcin Kolata

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Horspath Hammers gave debuts to four riders as they edged to a thrilling 89-87 victory away to Sheffield Stars in their Elite League opener.

AWARDS: Nominations are invited

5:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

NOMINATIONS are being sought for the Oxford City Sports Persons of the Year (2012-13) Awards on Wednesday, May 21.

BILLIARDS: Cook is comeback king

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

5:32pm Friday 11th April 2014

Gorden Cook came from 50 points down to beat Allan King 250-245 in the Gentworks Oxford & District League Turner Cup semi-finals.

BADMINTON: Young Ethan makes history

Oxford Mail: Ethan Rose is the youngest to retain national age group title

7:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Oxfordshire’s Ethan Rose made history by retaining both his under 11 singles and doubles junior titles in English National Age Group Championships the Redbridge Sports Centre, Essex, on Sunday.

ROWING: Wallingford and City rule the waves

Oxford Mail: Wallingford’s women’s J15 coxed four with their trophies (from left): Poppy Dawe, Jess Polkey, Billy Lines, Ani Cook and Georgia Swiatoniowska

7:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Crews from Wallingford and City of Oxford clubs dominated the Abingdon Head of the River Race with a total of 17 victories.

BOWLS: Hawes and Gallety fall in semis

Oxford Mail: Oxford & District’s Carole Galletly (left) and Katherine Hawes in the ladies’ pairs at Melton & District IBC

8:20am Thursday 10th April 2014

OXFORD & District’s Katherine Hawes and Carole Galletly’s bid for glory in the English Indoor Bowling Association’s ladies’ pairs came to an end with defeat in the semi-finals at Melton & District IBC, Leicestershire.

BAR BILLIARDS: Oxford beaten in Inter Area Cup

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

8:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

OXFORD B were knocked out 6-4 on aggregate by Northants B in the Inter Area Cup.

RACING: Webber a little embarrassed at landmark

Oxford Mail: Paul Webber trains Alasi

8:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

Banbury trainer Paul Webber admitted to being a little embarrassed after Koolala provided him with his 500th career winner.

ICE HOCKEY: Stars shoot down Jets to boost double hopes

Oxford Mail: Josh Oliver makes a break in Oxford City Stars top-of-the-table clash with Slough Jets

8:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

Oxford City Stars are one game away from a league and cup double after a capacity crowd saw them come from behind to leapfrog English National League South Division 2 leaders Slough Jets.

BOWLS: Docherty eyeing clean sweep

Oxford Mail: AJ Docherty

7:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

BANBURY Cross’s AJ Docherty bids to complete a clean sweep of the Oxfordshire CIBA men’s indoor titles when he faces clubmate Mark Sykes in the singles final on their home rink tonight (6.30).

AUNT SALLY: Arthurs lifts singles title at Banbury

Oxford Mail: Aunt sally doll close up for sport

7:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

DEDDINGTON’S Steve Arthurs was crowned the Banbury Indoor League’s singles champion with a 2-0 win over Banbury’s Steve McAteer on finals night.

CYCLING: Oxonian land team prize in season's opener

Oxford Mail: generic image of a racing cyclist for the sport desk

4:59pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Oxonian won the team prize when Oxford City held their first open ten-mile time trial of the year on the Witney bypass.

MOTORSPORT: Walkinshaw completes F4 team

Oxford Mail: Jordan Albert

8:10am Tuesday 8th April 2014

SEAN Walkinshaw is backing his new batch of rookies to make an impact in the Formula 4 Championship after completing his driver line-up.

DARTS: Hot-shot Tricker is top of the stats

Oxford Mail: Simon Tricker

7:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

SIMON Tricker, of Rose Hill Community Centre, was the top man in the Premier Section 1 of the Greene King ODDA Winter League season with 12 wins.

ROWING: Dark Blues romp to biggest win for 41 years

Oxford Mail: Oxford are jubilant after retaining the BNY Mellon Trophy

8:00am Monday 7th April 2014

Oxford University beat Cambridge by 11 lengths in the biggest victory since 1973 to win the 160th University Boat Race, extending their dominance with their fifth triumph in seven years.

RACING: Squirrel lifts Brooks

Oxford Mail: Charlie Brooks

8:00am Monday 7th April 2014

Charlie Brooks enjoyed a welcome distraction from the phone-hacking trial at the Old Bailey when he sent out Simon Squirrel (12-1) from his Sarsden stables, near Chipping Norton, to make a winning debut at Chepstow on Saturday.

ROWING: Dark Blues sympathy for losers

7:00am Monday 7th April 2014

Oxford president Malcolm Howard expressed sympathy for one of the Cambridge rowers after leading the Dark Blues to a commanding 11-length victory in the 160th BNY Mellon University Boat Race yesterday.

MOTORSPORT: Maldonado calls for a crash probe

Oxford Mail: Pastor Maldonado

7:00am Monday 7th April 2014

Lotus’s Pastor Maldonado says they will need to assess what happened after he sent Esteban Gutierrez crashing out of yesterday’s race.

MOTORSPORT: Williams drivers in the points

Oxford Mail: Felipe Massa finished seventh for Williams

6:04pm Sunday 6th April 2014

Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas finished in the points for the Grove-based Williams team at the Bahrain Grand Prix, won by Great Britain's Lewis Hamilton.

ROWING: Lighter Oxford have power to win Boat Race says coach Bowden

Oxford Mail: Oxford University, with cox Laurence Harvey on the right, prepare for tomorrow’s 160th Boat Race on The Thames

9:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Oxford University coach Sean Bowden is backing his lighter crew to pack a big punch when they race Cambridge in the 160th Boat Race tomorrow (5.55pm).

SNOOKER: Noake edges out Eels in real thriller

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

8:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Dave Noake lifted the Gentworks Oxford & District League’s Walt Bradbury Trophy after a thrilling final.

TABLE TENNIS: Holton canter to top title

Oxford Mail: table tennis bat and ball close up for sport

8:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Holton A clinched the Oxford & District League Division 1 title with an emphatic 8-2 victory over Forum A.






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