RUGBY UNION: Bicester are on the up

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7:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Bicester RFC were yesterday promoted to Southern Counties without playing a match.

RUGBY UNION: Chinnor out to secure their safety

thisisoxfordshire: MEMBERS of Oxford Harlequins’ minis junior section received some top tips from  British Lion and England star Manu Tuilagi and Leicester’s Samoan player Logovi'i Mulipola at the Marston Ferry Road training ground this week.  They were there as part of

8:00am Friday 11th April 2014

If results go their way, Chinnor could be safe from relegation tomorrow night and so face a more relaxed end to their National 2 South campaign.

CRICKET: Youngsters stand by for Oxfordshire debuts

thisisoxfordshire: Seamer Liam Manley makes his debut

6:00am Friday 11th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS Shabaz Alam and Liam Manley get their first taste of senior county cricket when they play for Oxfordshire in their warm-up match against Bedfordshire at Aston Rowant on Sunday.

CRICKET: Two for Trott, but students dig in for draw

thisisoxfordshire: Oxford MCCU's Lloyd Sabin faces up to Chris Wright

7:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

JONATHAN Trott may have failed with the bat against Oxford MCCU, but he confirmed he is a more than useful bowler with two wickets in The Parks yesterday.

CRICKET: Trott misses out in The Parks

thisisoxfordshire: Jonathan Trott is out as he lofts the ball to fine leg

9:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Jonathan Trott’s woes continued in The Parks yesterday when he could make only eight on the second day against Oxford MCCU.


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CRICKET: Trott is in the spotlight

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7:00am Monday 7th April 2014

Jonathan Trott will be the centre of attention when Warwickshire face Oxford MCCU in The Parks, starting today.

CRICKET: Trott to make first-class return in the Parks on Monday

thisisoxfordshire: Jonathan Trott is playing in Oxford

9:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Jonathan Trott will make his first-class return against Oxford MCCU in The Parks on Monday.

CRICKET: Harris lands top award in Oz

thisisoxfordshire: Andy Harris mopped up the tail

7:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

GREAT & Little Tew captain Andy Harris pipped clubmate Harry Smith to a player-of-the-season title in Australia.

CRICKET: Struggling students hit back with late wickets against Notts

thisisoxfordshire: Oxford MCCU's Nick Ferraby loses his off stump to Steven Mullaney

6:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

OXFORD MCCU were bowled out for 102 in their first innings on a rain-interrupted second day against Notts in The Parks.

CRICKET: Shipton sign up Sanklecha for new campaign

thisisoxfordshire: Anupam Sanklecha in action for Maharashtra

6:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

INDIAN seamer Anupam Sanklecha will join Shipton-under-Wychwood as player-coach for the new Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier League season.

New season opens

thisisoxfordshire: Oxford MCCU celebrate the wicket of Notts’ former England all-rounder Samit Patel, caught behind by wicket-keeper Alex Martin

9:30am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

THE cricket season returned to The Parks yesterday and the sun shone on Oxford MCCU against Nottinghamshire.

CRICKET: Tew topple champions

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5:09pm Friday 21st March 2014

Champions Banbury lost against Great & Little Tew, while Charlbury and Preston Capes were relegated from Division 1 of the Banbury Indoor League after the final round of matches.

RUGBY UNION: Williams brace caps recovery

thisisoxfordshire: Oxford University’s No 8 Fraser Heathcote goes on the charge during the 33-25  victory against Bristol at Iffley Road last night

8:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

Chris Williams scored a brace of tries as Oxford University fought back to beat Bristol 33-25 at Iffley Road last night.

Pitch in to shirt appeal

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6:30am Friday 14th March 2014

Football fans are being urged to support a charity helping children in poverty-striken areas of Brazil.

RUGBY: Wilson predicting bright future for Witney

thisisoxfordshire: Witney head coach Pete Wilson (left) and assistant Ritchie Craig

8:40am Thursday 6th March 2014

HEAD coach Pete Wilson insists there is plenty more to come from his upwardly mobile Witney side.

RUGBY: Oxfordshire looking for fresh talent

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7:50am Thursday 6th March 2014

OXFORDSHIRE will hold an open trial session as they prepare for the upcoming County Championship Shield campaign.

RUGBY: Backhouse receives international call-up

thisisoxfordshire: Doug Backhouse

7:50am Thursday 6th March 2014

BANBURY lock Doug Backhouse has been selected for the England Under 18 squad.

RUGBY: Faringdon festivities

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6:50am Thursday 6th March 2014

FARINGDON will celebrate their tenth birthday with a series of events on Saturday, April 5.

RUGBY: Angels still flying high

thisisoxfordshire: Two-try Liz Spicer charges forward   Picture: Roy Telling

6:50am Thursday 6th March 2014

WITNEY Angels made it six wins from six Women’s National Conference South East West 2 matches with a 22-0 home success over Tabard Ladies.

RUGBY: Purdy and Jones all set for England duty

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5:50am Thursday 6th March 2014

OXFORDSHIRE pair Henry Purdy and Gus Jones will line up for England Under 20s in tomorrow night’s Six Nations clash against Wales at Kingston Park, Newcastle (7.45).

RUGBY UNION: Penguins prevail in Iffley Road thriller

thisisoxfordshire: Nick Gardner on the charge for the University last night

7:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

OXFORD University went down 47-28 to HSBC Penguins in a feast of running rugby at Iffley Road last night in the annual match to raise funds for Against Breast Cancer.

CRICKET: Trott set to play in The Parks

thisisoxfordshire: Jonathan Trott is coming to Oxford

7:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

Jonathan Trott is set to play against Oxford University in The Parks as he begins his comeback for Warwickshire and bids to return to the England fold. The 32-year-old batsman left England’s Ashes tour in November with a stress-related illness, but is “raring to go”, according to Dennis Amiss, chairman of Trott’s Warwickshire benefit committee. Trott, who averages 46.95 for England having scored 3,763 runs in 49 Tests, has been given time for a family holiday while Warwickshire are on their pre-season tour in Barbados. He has been earmarked to play against Gloucestershire at Edgbaston on April 1-2 and against the Dark Blues from April 7-9, followed by the County Championship opener against Sussex from April 13. Former England batsman Amiss, who was Warwickshire chief executive when Trott joined the county from South Africa in 2002, has spent time with the player recently and is encouraged by his state of mind. “He’s still very hungry,” said Amiss. “He wants to continue succeeding both for Warwickshire and for England.”

RUGBY UNION: Despair for Allan as Scotland snatch win

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7:00am Monday 24th February 2014

Tommy Allan’s joy turned to despair as his Italy team had victory snatched from their grasp in the last minute against Scotland.

RUGBY UNION: Quins skipper to miss trip to Swindon

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8:10am Friday 21st February 2014

Oxford Harlequins will be without skipper Luke Brown as they continue their march towards the South West I East title, with a short trip to Swindon tomorrow.

RUGBY UNION: Chinnor boost as new director brings in four players

thisisoxfordshire: Chinnor new director of rugby Matt Wiliams has already brought in four new players to the National 2 South club

8:00am Friday 21st February 2014

Former London Harlequins player Matt Williams predicts a bright future for Chinnor after taking over as their director of rugby.

CRICKET: Williams is the star in a thriller

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6:00am Saturday 15th February 2014

Former Oxfordshire batsman Rob Williams starred with 56 not out as Preston Capes edged out Cropredy by 12 runs in Division 1 of the Banbury Indoor League.

RUGBY UNION: Chinnor are sucked into relegation mire

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8:00am Tuesday 4th February 2014

Chinnor saw their National 2 South survival hopes take a battering, despite not playing this weekend.

RUGBY UNION: Spencer leads the way as Bicester go second

thisisoxfordshire: Bicester captain Dan Spencer powers past Hungerford’s   former Oxford Harlequins player Anthony Cope

7:00am Tuesday 4th February 2014

Two tries from captain Dan Spencer helped Bicester beat visitors Hungerford 29-19 to go second in the BB&O Premier Division.

Footie shirts gift for cup city poorest

thisisoxfordshire: Mark Heelis and his dad David Heelis watching England at the World Cup in 2010 in South Africa

4:00pm Saturday 1st February 2014

MOST people are excited about the 2014 World Cup to see England’s fate, but an Oxford City coach has another reason.

CRICKET: Hook Norton capture title in style

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8:00am Saturday 1st February 2014

Hook Norton sealed the Division 2 title in the Banbury Indoor League with an emphatic three-wicket win over Castlethorpe, who are relegated.

CRICKET: Hammond helps England to win

thisisoxfordshire: Miles Hammond hopes to gain experience from the tri-nation series

11:03pm Friday 28th February 2014

Oxford's Miles Hammond took 1-41 from eight overs and made three runs as England beat Australia by one wicket in the Under 19 World Cup third place play-off.

CRICKET: Hammond in England squad

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8:00am Wednesday 15th January 2014

Oxfordshire’s Miles Hammond (below) has received the perfect 18th birthday present by being named in the England squad for the ICC Under 19 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates next month.

CRICKET: Brooks keeping low profile in Oz

thisisoxfordshire: A forlorn England skipper Alastair Cook

9:30am Thursday 9th January 2014

JACK Brooks is relieved not to be suffering too much “Pommie bashing” after England’s dismal Ashes series in Australia.

FOOTBALL: Ex-Quarry youngster making his mark at Leeds

thisisoxfordshire: Gboly Ariyibi congratulates Matt Smith after he scored for Leeds against Blackburn     Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe/Yorkshire Post

9:30am Wednesday 8th January 2014

GBOLY Ariyibi is determined to build on his first taste of professional football, but says he will always remember his Oxfordshire grounding.

CRICKET: Oxford at home in national cup

6:30am Tuesday 7th January 2014

OXFORD have been drawn at home to London side Richmond in the ECB National Club Championship first round on Sunday, April 27.

CRICKET: Hammond hoping for World Cup call

thisisoxfordshire: Miles Hammond in action for Oxfordshire Under 17s

6:00am Tuesday 7th January 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S Miles Hammond is keeping his fingers crossed that he will be selected for the England Under 19s squad for the World Cup in the United Arab Emirates in February.

RUGBY UNION: Scrum half Egerton apologises after red card

thisisoxfordshire: Sam Egerton snipes over for a try shortly before his dismissal

8:10am Friday 13th December 2013

Sam Egerton said the gouging incident that saw him sent off in the Varsity Match was accidental.

RUGBY UNION: Retiring captain Carter hails outstanding display

thisisoxfordshire: Oxford University captain John Carter raises the  cup in triumphant after his side's success at Twickenham

8:00am Friday 13th December 2013

Oxford University captain John Carter felt his side produced one of the best displays he had witnessed to destroy Cambridge.

CRICKET: Oxon to help disabled players

8:00am Thursday 12th December 2013

THE Oxfordshire Cricket Board are to introduce disability cricket as part of their four-year plan.

CRICKET: Dorchester's umpire appeal

6:00am Saturday 7th December 2013

OCA side Dorchester Cricket Club are looking for an umpire for the 2014 season.

RUGBY UNION: Oxford name 13 Blues for Varsity Match

thisisoxfordshire: John Carter leads Oxford for the third time at Twickenham

9:16pm Wednesday 4th December 2013

Oxford University have named a record 13 Blues in their starting line-up as they seek a fourth successive victory in the Varsity Match at Twickenham next Thursday (2pm).

RUGBY UNION: Oxford name 13 Blues to face Cambridge

thisisoxfordshire: Oxford University captain John Carter appeared as a replacement in their defeat by Worcester

8:30am Wednesday 4th December 2013

Oxford University have named a record 13 old Blues in their starting line-up as they seek a fourth successive victory in the Varsity Match at Twickenham on Thursday, December 12.

RUGBY: Dark Blues' last chance to impress

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8:00am Monday 2nd December 2013

Oxford University players have a last chance to stake their claim for a place in next week’s Varsity Match when they travel to face Esher tonight (7.45).

CRICKET: Oxford MCCU to host top counties

10:00am Thursday 28th November 2013

Oxford MCCU have three attractive first-class fixtures to look forward to against top-flight counties in The Parks next season.

RUGBY: Taylor relishing reunion in University clash

10:30am Monday 25th November 2013

JACOB Taylor is looking forward to facing his former teammates when Oxford University host Sydney University at Iffley Road tonight (7.15pm).

RUGBY UNION: Late Russian surge sinks Blues

thisisoxfordshire: Henry Lamont on his way to score for Oxford University

10:00am Monday 11th November 2013

A late charge from Russia denied Oxford University what would have been an impressive victory as they were beaten 31-24 at Iffley Road thanks to two tries in the final ten minutes, writes Matthew Bruce.

RUGBY UNION: Tongan Latu makes debut for Quins

thisisoxfordshire: Injured Adam Walsh is missing for Quins

10:00am Friday 11th October 2013

Mosese Latu will increase Oxford Harlequins’ Tongan contingent to four tomorrow when he makes his debut at Towcestrians.

RUGBY UNION: Goode calls for big improvement

thisisoxfordshire: star man Matt Goode

10:00am Friday 11th October 2013

Chinnor head coach Matt Goode has called for a “massive, massive improvement” from his side when they host Hartpury College in National 2 South tomorrow.

RUGBY UNION: Oxford eight win medals

5:13pm Friday 6th September 2013

Eight Oxford Touch Rugby Club players won medals while representing their countries this summer.

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