THE Marvin Johnson transfer saga dominated the opening month of the football season.

And it was not resolved until deadline day, when the Oxford United winger was finally sold to Middlesbrough for an undisclosed fee.

Hull City were also reportedly interested in the wide man, but Middlesbrough won the race for his signature.

The sale, believed to be £2.5-3 million, triggered the signings of John Mousinho and Alex Mowatt.

Amateur cricketer Steve McComb gained national attention after hitting 40 runs off the final over to snatch a sensational victory for Dorchester against Swinbrook.

The 54-year-old smashed seven boundaries during the eight-ball over, including a six to win off the final ball in the OCA League Division 4 clash.

McComb’s feat hit the headlines across the country – although it was a story Swinbrook bowler Mihai Cucos was not so keen to read.

Oxford’s Gemma Bridge finished 40th in the 20K race walk at the IAAF World Championships in London.

Wheatley RUFC rubbed shoulders with England greats past and present at Twickenham after being shortlisted for rugby club of the year at the National Rugby Awards.