Thu, 17th Apr 2014

Oxford Sport

COLUMN: We've made huge strides since last year

3:50pm Thursday 17th April 2014

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

MotoGP rider Bradley Smith reflects on a best-ever finish

Ruffels signs long-term contract at Oxford United

3:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Oxford Mail: Pictures from the U's 3-0 lose at Chesterfield

JOSH Ruffels has signed a new contract which could keep him at Oxford United until 2018.

Oxford United owner says fans hold the key to financial stability

9:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

Oxford Mail: Ian Lenagan and Gary Waddock

IAN Lenagan has called on supporters to match his commitment to Oxford United, with the chairman saying they hold the key to the club’s financial success in the future.

ICE HOCKEY: Double joy sees Stars reach new heights

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

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

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

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Oxford Mail: Rachel King at the awards ceremony

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.

ATHLETICS: Dettmar's delight after making mark in capital

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Oxford Mail: Headington’s Chris Dettmar powers down The Embankment                                    Picture: Ulen Neale

VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON

POINT-TO-POINT: Ledge grabs glory for Mansells

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

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

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.

ATHLETICS: Fernandez in top-100 for second time

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Oxford Mail: Paul Fernandez

VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON

AUNT SALLY: First shield success for Kidlington

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Oxford Mail: Aunt sally doll close up for sport

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

BAR BILLIARDS: Vikings sail through to Knockout Cup final

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

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

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

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

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

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

RUGBY UNION: London Welsh's Quill keeping grounded

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Oxford Mail: John Quill attacks for London Welsh against Jersey on Saturday                        Picture: Martin John

JOHN Quill enjoyed a dream first start for London Welsh with a brace of tries and a man-of-the-match award.

RUGBY UNION: Angels are champions

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Oxford Mail: Witney Angels celebrate the title

WITNEY Angels clinched the Women’s National Confer-ence South East West 2 title with a 27-5 win over Marlow at Hailey Road.

RUGBY UNION: Promotion prompts mixed feelings

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Oxford Mail: Bicester’s squad

BICESTER captain Dan Spencer admitted winning promotion had been an anticlimax, but stressed they had a lot to be proud of.

ATHLETICS: Kipsang boost for Chalgrove 10K

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Oxford Mail: Chalgrove Festival 10K’s (from left) David Sawyer, Helen Rees and Dave Crosthwaite with Wilson Kipsang and Geoff Mutai (right)

THE organisers of the Chalgrove Festival 10K have ‘enlisted’ the help of London Marathon winner Wilson Kipsang to promote this year’s race.

ATHLETICS: Jegou's 'world' win

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

RICHARD Jegou (White Horse Harriers) edged out Oxfordshire rival David Kuester (Bicester) to take the vet 70 men’s title at a world throwing championships.

BOWLS: Didcot claim Tens title

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Oxford Mail: The victorious Didcot team celebrate their success

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

BOWLS: Docherty's full house

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

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

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.

Exiles coach Ross plays down big-match clash

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Oxford Mail: Gordon Ross

LONDON Welsh assistant coach Gordon Ross has talked down the significance of tomorrow’s trip to Greene King IPA Championship leaders Bristol (7.45).

RUGBY UNION: Theo seeks Euro glory in Poland

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Oxford Mail: Theo Brophy Clews

THEO Brophy Clews will hope to steer England to glory in Saturday’s FIRA/AER European Championship final.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Oxford at the double

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Oxford Mail: Tony Benson

OXFORD Rugby League received a double accolade after their 24-16 victory at Kingstone Press Championship One title favourites York City Knights.

GOLF: No panic as Pepperell bids to end his poor run

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Oxford Mail: Eddie Pepperell

EDDIE Pepperell insists there is no reason for concern as he looks to turn around a run of missed cuts at the Maybank Malaysian Open, which starts this morning.

ATHLETICS: Results round-up

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Oxford Mail: Abingdon’s Fiona Bunn edged home by just one second to win at Milton Keynes

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FOOTBALL: Oxon Senior Cup date revealed

3:34pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Oxford Mail: football generic

The all-Uhlsport Hellenic League Oxfordshire Senior Cup final between Ardley United and Kidlington will be staged at the Kassam Stadium on Thursday, May 1 (7.45pm)

My old club crack it after 130-year wait

3:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

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

Michael Duberry rejoices as St Johnstone reach Scottish Cup final

Oxford United chief happy to talk, but not sell

11:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Oxford Mail: Oxford United logo

PROSPECTIVE investors are always welcome at Oxford United, but the club is not up for sale.

Oxford United owner plays down £1.1m deficit

10:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Oxford Mail: Ian Lenagan

IAN Lenagan says accounts which reveal Oxford United lost more than £1.1million were disappointing but not surprising.

Waddock's appointment gives chairman a boost

9:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Oxford Mail: Gary Waddock

GARY Waddock’s appointment at Oxford United has given chairman Ian Lenagan renewed optimism for the future after a testing time spent searching for Chris Wilder’s replacement.

FOOTBALL: Abba on song in shoot-out to capture Coronation Cup

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Oxford Mail: Abba Athletic with the Coronation Cup

Abba Athletic lifted the Coronation Cup with a 7-6 sudden death penalty shoot-out victory over Bishops Itchingdon in the Diamond Jubilee final at Banbury United.

FOOTBALL: West Witney celebrate retaining crown in style

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Oxford Mail: West Witney celebrate winning back-to-back Premier Division titles

Newly-crowned Witney & District FA Premier Division champions West Witney celebrated retaining their title with a 5-0 home success against Chadlington, writes Anthony Barlow.

FOOTBALL: Almond and Keeble keep Oakley on title track

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Oxford Mail: Horspath’s Aaron Laman takes evasive action as Oakley’s Paul Brown lets fly during their Premier Division clash, which Oakley won 2-0

OXFORDSHIRE SENIOR LEAGUE

FOOTBALL: Chinnor title hopes ended

7:50am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Oxford Mail: football generic

CHINNOR’S slim hopes of retaining their Oxford Mail Girls League title were ended with a 3-2 home defeat to Moretonville in the Under 16/17 League.

FOOTBALL: Nicholls hat-trick leaves Dorchester in title limbo

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Oxford Mail: football generic

Leaders Dorchester completed their North Berks League Division 1 campaign with a 3-2 victory at Long Wittenham Athletic – and must now wait to see if they are champions.

FOOTBALL: Five-star Sweeney is Charlton's hero

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Oxford Mail: football generic

OXFORDSHIRE SENIOR LEAGUE

Welsh welcome new first aid match unit at Kassam

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Oxford Mail: St John Ambulance district manager, Craig Heigold at the Kassam Stadium

ONE of the teams based at the Kassam Stadium has welcomed news that a new first aid unit will be based there on match days.

FOOTBALL: Evangelinos clinches it for Banbury

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Oxford Mail: football generic

A SPLENDED 67th-minute goal from Nick Evangelinos earned Banbury all three Calor League Premier Division points with a 1-0 victory from their trip to Weymouth last night.

FOOTBALL: Upsets earn Wallingford and Westminster the glory

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Oxford Mail: Westminster line up before their win over East Hendred which claimed the War Memorial Cup for the first time

Underdogs Wallingford Town Res came from behind to beat Faringdon Town A 2-1 in the North Berks League Cup final.

FOOTBALL: Moss seals it as Barton avenge loss

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Oxford Mail: football generic

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FOOTBALL: No justice as Oxford City fall to promotion-chasers

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Oxford Mail: City's Andy Ballard heads just over

OXFORD City felt hard done by as they went down 2-1 to Altrincham at Marsh Lane last night.

Kitson out to end on a high

9:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Oxford Mail: Dave Kitson salutes the fans after Oxford United’s welcome 2-0 win at Plymouth on Saturday when he scored

Dave Kitson has added incentive to help Oxford United finish in the play-offs as he looks to end his career on a high.

MOTORSPORT: Consistent Polden happy with top-five finishes

8:40am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Oxford Mail: Georgina Polden showed good form at Donington Park

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.

RUGBY UNION: Henley still hanging in there

8:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Oxford Mail: Christoph Bart scores Henley’s third try against Loughborough

NATIONAL 1

MOTORSPORT: Corderoy slips after superb qualifying

8:20am Tuesday 15th April 2014

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

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

FOOTBALL: We need to finish the job, says Ford

8:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Oxford Mail: Andy Ballard battled alone up front for City

Oxford City manager Mike Ford warned his players against complacency as they host fourth-placed Altrincham in Skrill North tonight, writes MATTHEW BRUCE.

ICE HOCKEY: Champions Stars delay decision on promotion

8:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

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

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.

RUGBY UNION: Chinnor hit by eight-try hammering

8:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Oxford Mail: Jack Hayes

NATIONAL 2 SOUTH

RUGBY UNION: Quins end home season with perfect record

8:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Oxford Mail: Oxford Harlequins’ Jack Robinson gets his pass away as Witney’s Carl Campbell closes in

SOUTH WEST 1 EAST

United women stung by Bees in opener

8:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Oxford Mail: Oxford United walk out for the first time to play in the Women’s Super League

Oxford United’s Women's Super League debut ended in disappointment as they lost to London Bees.

GOLF: Chris Kamara invests in range

8:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Oxford Mail: Sky Sports pundit and enthusiastic amateur golfer Chris Kamara (2663222)

CHRIS Kamara has become a partner at the new driving range at Heathfield Park.

GOLF: Super Stone crowned Oxon champion

8:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Oxford Mail: Sophie Stone (right) receives the trophy from county captain Kate Evans

SOPHIE Stone came out on top to become county champion for the first time at Huntercombe.

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