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COMMONWEALTH GAMES: It's Rivers of gold for Dan

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Shooter Dan Rivers said it was an amazing feeling to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal at Glasgow 2014.

Commonwealth Games: Fox frustrated as hockey team lose

Bicester Advertiser: hockey - field

7:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

DAN Fox was left frustrated as England’s men’s hockey team lost 2-1 to New Zealand.

Commonwealth Games: Clarke trails in last

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Lawrence Clarke had a final to forget as he finished last in the 110m hurdles.

Commonwealth Games: England pays price for lack of finishing power

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

HANNAH England admitted she did not have enough finishing speed after fading to seventh place in the 1500m final last night.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Shooter Rivers strikes gold

Bicester Advertiser: Dan Rivers, 21, attended an Olympic Ambitions programme in London

4:37pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

DIDCOT shooter Dan Rivers has won a gold medal at Glasgow 2014 this afternoon.

Live COMMONWEALTH GAMES: July 29 live action

Bicester Advertiser: Oxford City's Hannah England

8:28am Tuesday 29th July 2014

All the action involving Oxfordshire competitors at Glasgow 2014

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Hooker's happy Hampden memories

Bicester Advertiser:

8:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Daniel Hooker said he may retire after finishing seventh in the T37 100m final.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Buoyant England elated at securing spot in final

Bicester Advertiser:

8:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Hannah England was delighted to qualify automatically for tonight’s 1500m final after only scraping through in past championships.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: England reaches 1,500m final

Bicester Advertiser: Hannah England  with captain British team

1:11pm Monday 28th July 2014

OXFORD'S Hannah England reached tomorrow night's 1,500m final at Glasgow 2014 after finishing fourth in a surprisingly quick heat today.

Live COMMONWEALTH GAMES: July 28 live action

Bicester Advertiser: Oxford City's Hannah England

10:03am Monday 28th July 2014

All the Oxfordshire action from Glasgow 2014 where Hannah England begins her 1,500m campaign

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: French rues just missing out on gold medal

Bicester Advertiser:

9:20am Monday 28th July 2014

Matt French admitted he had been unlucky to secure only a silver medal at Glasgow 2014.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: England ready to launch bid

Bicester Advertiser: Hannah England

8:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Oxford's Hannah England begins her quest for glory in the 1,500m heats at Hampden Park today.

CRICKET: Banbury enjoy Twenty 20 vision

Bicester Advertiser: Jimmy Phillips

8:20am Friday 25th July 2014

Banbury captain Jimmy Phillips believes they are well-placed for another decent run in the ECB National Club Twenty20 competition.

CRICKET: Promotion would be amazing, says Eason

Bicester Advertiser:

8:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Horspath captain Will Eason says it would be remarkable achievement if they can secure promotion from Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier League Division 2.

CRICKET: No panic for Rowant ahead of crunch clash

Bicester Advertiser:

8:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Chris Watling says there is no panic in the Aston Rowant camp, despite being just one place above the Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier League Division 1 relegation zone.

RUGBY UNION: Jones is welcome here, says Exiles coach

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

LONDON Welsh head coach Justin Burnell would welcome the chance to sign Wales and Lions prop Adam Jones.

ATHLETICS: Curtis setting sights on Rio

Bicester Advertiser: Freddie Curtis

10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

Freddie Curtis hopes this week’s World Junior Championships can be a springboard to Rio 2016 qualification.

ATHLETICS: England shines in the rain

Bicester Advertiser:

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

OXFORD’S Hannah England provided the star turn in the British Milers’ Club (BMC) Grand Prix at Iffley Road.

ATHLETICS: Curtis eyes up Olympic progression

Bicester Advertiser:

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

FREDDIE Curtis hopes this week’s World Junior Championships can be a springboard to Rio 2016 qualification.

ATHLETICS: Bruce in Hornton cruise

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

DAVID Bruce held off James Bolton to come home a clear winner at the Hornton Classic 6.

ATHLETICS: Alchester are prize guys

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

ALCHESTER had a prize bonanza at the Waddesdon Manor Summer 5K.

ATHLETICS: Clarke keeping focused for Glasgow

Bicester Advertiser:

9:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

LAWRENCE Clarke will not allow himself to look beyond the Commonwealth Games as he prepares for two championships in three weeks.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: England out to shine on national service

Bicester Advertiser:

8:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HANNAH England will not take making the final for granted when she competes in the 1,500m at Glasgow.

CRICKET: Captain Ryan: Let's have fun

Bicester Advertiser:

8:00am Friday 18th July 2014

LUKE Ryan hopes the feelgood factor surrounding Oxfordshire’s 50-over side can rub off on their three-day outfit.

CRICKET: It's time to prove ourselves, says Crosby

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00am Friday 18th July 2014

OXFORD must prove that their Henley humiliation was simply a blip, according to captain Ian Crosby.

CRICKET: Tew up for Cornish trip

Bicester Advertiser: Andy Harris took 3-9 in Tew's cup win at Cropredy

6:00am Friday 18th July 2014

DAVIDSTOW VILLAGE CUP

ATHLETICS: Curtis focuses on Oregon glory trail

Bicester Advertiser:

10:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Javelin thrower Freddie Curtis’s career will hit a new high when he competes at next week’s World Junior Championships in the USA.

ATHLETICS: Curtis set for world junior challenge

Bicester Advertiser:

8:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

JAVELIN thrower Freddie Curtis’s career will hit new heights when he competes at next week’s World Junior Championships in the USA.

ATHLETICS: Radley's relegation fears increase

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

RADLEY’S survival hopes look bleak after finishing third in their Sweatshop Southern League Division 1 round four meeting at Croydon.

ATHLETICS: Wright's on top at Adderbury

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

BANBURY Harriers’ Tim Wright won the Adderbury Three Spires Challenge multi-terrain race.

RUGBY: Captain May eager to make his mark in big time

Bicester Advertiser:

8:50am Wednesday 16th July 2014

TOM May said he jumped at the chance to captain London Welsh in the Aviva Premiership.

RUGBY UNION: Tongan ace Aholelei is humbled to join Welsh

Bicester Advertiser: London Welsh are staying at the Kassam

8:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Tongan international prop Eddie Aholelei said he was honoured and humbled to have signed for London Welsh.

CRICKET: Ryan relishing shot at silverware with Oxfordshire

Bicester Advertiser:

8:30am Tuesday 15th July 2014

OXFORDSHIRE captain Luke Ryan says there is every reason to be confident as they look ahead to the Unicorns Counties Trophy final.

CRICKET: Centurion Cater hails Oxfordshire spinners

Bicester Advertiser:

8:40am Monday 14th July 2014

JONNY Cater was quick to credit his spin-bowling teammates after his century helped Oxfordshire book their place in the final of the Unicorns Counties Knockout Trophy.

CRICKET: Oxfordshire's delight as victory books final spot

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00am Monday 14th July 2014

OXFORDSHIRE reached the Minor Counties knockout final for the first time in their history after a dramatic turnaround against Wiltshire at Bicester & North Oxford.

CRICKET: Belcher on standby for Oxfordshire debut at 15

Bicester Advertiser:

8:00am Friday 4th July 2014

Llloyd Belcher is on standby to make his Oxfordshire debut as captain Luke Ryan battles to be fit after a neck spasm.

CRICKET: Phillips wants Banbury to keep focused

Bicester Advertiser:

8:00am Friday 4th July 2014

Jimmy Phillips has urged Banbury to stay focused despite their Division 1 title chase being held up by the wet weather.

CRICKET: Hubbert fit as Great Tew eye last eight

Bicester Advertiser: Ashley Hubbert top-scored for Great & Little Tew in their defeat at Dinton

8:00am Friday 4th July 2014

Great & Little Tew’s Ashley Hubbert has won his battle to get fit for Sunday’s last 16 tie at Avon & Somerset champions Ashbrittle.

ATHLETICS: Bolton and Carter take the honours at Thame

Bicester Advertiser:

8:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

JAMES Bolton and Sophie Carter took the men’s and ladies’ honours with strong showings at the CPM Thame 10K.

ATHLETICS: Stephens shines as trio reach national finals

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

TIM Stephens, Jade O’Dowda and Maike Chapel reached the national finals after top-three finishes in the Midland Schools Combined Events Championships.

ATHLETICS: Depleted Oxfordshire facing relegation

Bicester Advertiser: Simi Fajemisin

7:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

TEAM Oxfordshire were all but relegated from Midland Premier 1 after coming last in round three of the UK Youth Development League at Yate, near Bristol.

ATHLETICS: Douglas happy to take safe option

Bicester Advertiser:

9:30am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

TRIPLE jumper Nathan Douglas is still hopeful of making the European Championships, despite missing the trials due to a niggling injury.

ATHLETICS: Harriers' top pair stroll in at Thame

Bicester Advertiser:

12:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

James Bolton and Sophie Carter took the men’s and ladies’ honours with strong showings at the CPM Thame 10K.

RUGBY UNION: Ferguson's know-how welcomed by Welsh

Bicester Advertiser:

8:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

JUSTIN Burnell praised new assistant coach Matthew Ferguson’s scrum knowledge as London Welsh announced his addition to their backroom team.

Coach Burnell delighted by capture of Schofield

Bicester Advertiser: Dean Schofield

8:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

London Welsh head Justin Burnell has tipped former England lock Dean Schofield to make a big impact at the club.

RUGBY UNION: Waters is relishing challenge at Welsh

Bicester Advertiser: London Welsh’s latest capture, Darren Waters, says he can’t wait for their Aviva Premiership campaign to get started after signing from Newport Gwent Dragons

9:10am Friday 27th June 2014

Darren Waters says he is determined to shine on the big stage after joining London Welsh from Newport Gwent Dragons.

CRICKET: In-form Oxford looking forward to derby clash

Bicester Advertiser: Stuart Hole is returning for Oxford

8:00am Friday 27th June 2014

Oxfordshire's highest-ranked sides Banbury and Oxford enter tomorrow’s Home Counties League Division 1 derby in contrasting form.

RUGBY UNION: Chinnor sign half-backs Boughton and Keohane

Bicester Advertiser: Reece Boughton in LV= Cup action for Gloucester against Llanelli Scarlets    	              Picture: Martin Bennett/ Gloucester Rugby

8:00am Friday 27th June 2014

NATIONAL 2 SOUTH

ATHLETICS: Freddie's got edge on brother Redford

Bicester Advertiser: Freddie and Redford Curtis (left) on the podium alongside third-placed Jack Swain

1:00pm Thursday 26th June 2014

FREDDIE Curtis saw off younger brother Redford to take gold at the England Under 20/23 Championships in Bedford.

ATHLETICS: Muskwe hopes GB call is first of many

Bicester Advertiser: Osman Muskwe is keeping positive, despite missing out on GB selection

8:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

OXFORDSHIRE decathlete Osman Muskwe will compete for Great Britain & Northern Ireland in the European Cup Combined Events Super League.

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