FLANKER Derek Asbun was named Oxford University’s player of the year at their annual dinner.

The American was consistently excellent in Oxford’s successful Varsity campaign.

Scrum half Sam Egerton collected the most improved player award, while Heewon Cho was clubman of the year.

  • OXFORDSHIRE host defending champions Dorset & Wilts in their opening County Championship Shield fixture at Banbury on Saturday (3).

Coaches Richard Williams and Craig Burrows will announce their squad for the Pool 3 clash today.