OXFORD Brookes University student Oliver Southon will make the step up to the county squad for Sunday’s friendly with Berkshire.

The seamer joins the 12-man group for the 50-over match at Challow & Childrey CC.

Southon has joined Oxford for the summer and has played second XI cricket for Hampshire and Kent.

Oxon have won all five pre-season friendlies to date, beating Oxford UCCE, Free Foresters and Wiltshire, plus two victories over Hertfordshire.

The women’s first XI are also in action on Sunday, with Dorset the opponents in two T20 games at Sherborne CC.

Emily Day and Amelie Trivedi are set to make their senior debuts for Oxon.

No spectators are allowed at either match due to coronavirus restrictions.

Men’s squad v Berkshire

Jonny Cater (wk/capt), Joe Butcher, Olly Clarke, Tom Cosford, Tom Haynes, Jordan Garrett, Max Mannering, Harry Smith, Oliver Southon, George Tait, Joe Thomas, Harrison Ward.

Women's squad v Dorset

Sam Bennett (capt), Emilia Bartram, Abi Currie (wk), Emily Day, Georgia Haworth, Ellie Ingram, Lucy Johnson, Abi Norgrove, Lottie Oxton, Amelie Trivedi, Chloe Westbury, Carla Wood.