AWARDS: Last chance to nominate Oxfordshire's finest talent

Banbury Cake: Bradley Smith qualified in third, only to crash out five laps from home

8:30am Thursday 9th October 2014

NOMINATIONS for the 2014 Oxfordshire Sports Awards close tomorrow – meaning you have just 24 hours remaining to put forward individuals, clubs or teams who have excelled in the past year.

SPORTS AWARDS: Nominations flood in during first week

Banbury Cake:

9:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

ENTRIES have already started pouring in for the 2014 Oxfordshire Sports Awards.

AWARDS: Your chance to nominate best in local talent

Banbury Cake:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

NOMINATIONS for the 2014 Oxfordshire Sports Awards open today.

MOTORSPORT: Walkinshaw eyes podium finish

Banbury Cake: Sean Walkinshaw in action

6:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

ChippingNorton’s Sean Walkinshaw will be striving for his first EuroFormula Open podium finish when the series resumes after a seven-week break at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium this weekend.

MOTORSPORT: Marussia's fears over Aussie GP

Banbury Cake: Marussia driver Max Chilton at Jerez

8:00am Tuesday 25th February 2014

Marussia team principal John Booth fears his Banbury-based outfit will not be ready in time for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Sunday, March 16.

Symonds joins Williams F1

9:34am Tuesday 16th July 2013

The Williams F1 Team today announced the appointment of Pat Symonds as chief technical officer, replacing Mike Coughlan.

Williams F1 sign Mercedes engine deal

10:34am Thursday 30th May 2013

The Grove-based Williams F1 team today announced an engine deal with Mercedes-Benz from the 2014 season.

RUGBY UNION: Joubert penalty caps Banbury comeback

11:00am Tuesday 5th February 2013


MOTORSPORT: Glock leaves Marussia F1 team

Banbury Cake: On the move: Timo Glock

9:41am Monday 21st January 2013

Banbury's Marussia F1 Team announced today that driver Timo Glock was leaving the team.

Sordo swaps Mini seat for Citroen

Banbury Cake: Picture: Prodrive

11:34am Thursday 15th November 2012

Banbury's Prodrive WRC Team today wished Spanish rally driver Dani Sordo the best of luck for the future, following his move to the Citroen World Rally Team for 2013.

MOTORSPORT: Mini pulls out of WRC

Banbury Cake: MOTORSPORT: Mini pulls out of WRC

3:06pm Friday 12th October 2012

Mini announced this afternoon it would end its works involvement in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) at the end of the 2012 season.

FOOTBALL: Banbury let point slip

10:00am Wednesday 10th October 2012

Banbury United and Frome shared the spoils in Tuesday night’s Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division fixture.

Ellinas to test for Marussia F1 team

5:39pm Thursday 13th September 2012

Cypriot Tio Ellinas is being given the chance to test for Banbury's Marussia F1 Team.

CRICKET: Hart and Eaton keep up record

11:00am Tuesday 14th August 2012

Cherwell League

CRICKET: Five-star Skelton shines for leaders

10:30am Tuesday 14th August 2012

Cherwell League

CRICKET: Warner is the matchwinner

10:30am Tuesday 14th August 2012

Cherwell League

CRICKET: Banbury facing mammoth task

10:10am Monday 13th August 2012

BANBURY could only draw with Henley in Division 1 – leaving them with a massive task to now wrestle the title away from High Wycombe.

CRICKET: Oxfordshire denied by downpour after record stand

10:00am Wednesday 8th August 2012

Oxfordshire openers Richard Kaufman and Lloyd Sabin broke the the county’s first-wicket record partnership, but rain cruelly denied them a Western Division victory over Cornwall at Great Tew.

CRICKET: Manley lifts Tew title bid

Banbury Cake: Liam Manley took 7-31 in a devastating spell as Great & Little Tew trounced Leighton Buzzard by ten wickets

11:20am Tuesday 7th August 2012

LIAM Manley took 7-31 as Great & Little Tew hammered Leighton Buzzard Town to put the Cherwell League title race back in the balance.

CRICKET: Cropredy dish out hammering

10:50am Tuesday 7th August 2012

Cropredy moved a step closer to Cherwell Division 2 and sent Chearsley nearer to Division 4 by handing out a hiding to their struggling opponents.

CRICKET: Horley in pole position

10:20am Tuesday 7th August 2012

HORLEY stayed on course to finish their first Cherwell League season with a 100 per cent winning record when they beat Brackley easily in Division 5.

CRICKET: Megson catch seals it for Banbury

10:30am Monday 6th August 2012

A BRILLIANT catch on the boundary by Josh Megson clinched Banbury a 19-run victory at Potters Bar in rain-shortened Home Counties Premier League Division 1 match.

Prodrive Mini WRC team not contesting Rally GB

Banbury Cake: Dani Sordo in action in the Mosel Valley test

2:55pm Thursday 2nd August 2012

Banbury's Prodrive Mini World Rally Championship team will not be competing in the Rally GB this year.

FOOTBALL: Banbury's home start

10:00am Thursday 19th July 2012

BANBURY United will host St Albans City when they kick off their Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division campaign on Saturday, August 18.

FOOTBALL: Banbury given home comfort

10:54am Wednesday 18th July 2012

Banbury United will host St Albans City when they kick off their Evo-Stik Southern League campaign on Saturday, August 18. Their away programme starts the following Tuesday when they travel to Barwell. Didcot Town entertain Yate Town in their Division 1 South & West opener, while North Leigh are at home to Bishops Cleeve and Abingdon United have a trip to Tiverton Town. North Leigh host Abingdon United on Bank Holiday Monday in the first of the league’s Oxfordshire derbies. The return is on Monday, April 1.

MOTORSPORT: De Villota's 'remarkable recovery'

Banbury Cake: Marussia F1 team test driver Maria de Villota is in hospital after an accident at Duxford Airfield

7:46pm Wednesday 11th July 2012

Banbury's Marussia F1 team said tonight that Maria De Villota was making a 'remarkable recovery' following her accident at Duxford Airfield whilst testing for the tam.

Formula 1: De Villota latest

4:01pm Wednesday 4th July 2012

Banbury's Marussia F1 Team today said that test driver Maria De Villota had lost an eye as a result of the crash at Duxford.

CRICKET: Banbury can mount title challenge

Banbury Cake: Jonny Cater

10:00am Friday 11th May 2012

Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier League

CRICKET: Oxon throw it away

Banbury Cake: Oxfordshire batsman Richard Kaufman drives straight back at Hertfordshire bowler Will Jones yesterday

10:10am Monday 7th May 2012

Oxfordshire threw away a glorious opportunity to win their opening Group 1 game of the season when they lost by three runs against Hertfordshire yesterday.

MOTORSPORT: Plato pleased with points haul

Banbury Cake: Jason Plato (far right) battles it out at a rain-lashed Thruxton as the cars send the spray flying

11:00am Saturday 5th May 2012

Oxford's Jason Plato was happy to come away from a rain-soaked Thruxton with a good points haul to maintain his lead in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

MOTORSPORT: Meadows makes a big splash at Thruxton

10:50am Saturday 5th May 2012

Banbury's Michael Meadows overcame atrocious weather conditions at Thruxton to record his fourth win this season in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship.

CRICKET: Oxon trio called up in trophy

Banbury Cake: Nathan Hawkes, seen blasting a boundary on the way to making 71 in Oxon’s friendly win over Bucks last Sunday, will bid to shine again against Cornwall

11:10am Friday 20th April 2012

Experienced trio Rob Williams, Daniel Rowe and Chad Keegan come into Oxfordshire’s side for the opening Minor Counties Cricket Association Trophy game against Cornwall at St Austell on Sunday.

FOOTBALL: City aim to spoil Brackley's party

10:10am Friday 20th April 2012

Oxford City boss Mike Ford says his side will do everything in their power to prevent tomorrow’s visitors Brackley Town winning the Premier Division title at Court Place Farm.

FOOTBALL: Forinton ready to go extra yard for Banbury

10:00am Friday 20th April 2012

Banbury United striker Howard Forinton says he is willing to play a part in tomorrow’s Premier Division relegation battle with Leamington – despite competing in the London Marathon 24 hours later.

FOOTBALL: Banbury miss out in final

11:40am Wednesday 18th April 2012

Banbury United’s hopes of lifting the Southern League’s Red Insure Cup were dashed by a 2-1 defeat to Clevedon in the second leg at the Spencer Stadium.

FOOTBALL: Battling Banbury boosted

Banbury Cake: Banbury keeper Andy Kemp made a number of good saves inthe 2-1 win at Hitchin on Saturday

10:00am Monday 16th April 2012

Banbury United climbed out of the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division relegation zone with a 2-1 victory at nine-man Hitchin on Saturday.

FOOTBALL: Johnson salvages a point

10:00am Monday 2nd April 2012

RELEGATION-haunted Banbury United fought back for a share of the spoils, thanks to a late leveller from Ricky Johnson against Frome Town at Spencer Stadium on Saturday.

FOOTBALL: Leaders Nomads hand Ardley a thrashing

Banbury Cake: Oxford City Nomads’ Albi Skendi scores No 6 to complete his double

10:00am Monday 2nd April 2012

Conor McDonagh and Albi Skendi notched doubles as Oxford City Nomads moved a step closer to the Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division crown by thrashing second-placed Ardley United 7-1 in the top-of-the-table clash at Court Place Farm on Saturday.

Extra grandstands installed for British Grand Prix

1:44pm Monday 2nd April 2012

Silverstone today announced it is adding two new grandstands to meet demand for tickets for July's British Grand Prix.

Sordo powers to final stage win in Portugal

Banbury Cake: Sordo powers to final stage win in Portugal

8:53am Monday 2nd April 2012

Dani Sordo claimed six fastest stage times in the Rally Portugal, including winning the final powerstage, in the Banbury-built Prodrive Mini John Cooper Works WRC.

Sordo on a flier in Portugal

Banbury Cake: Patrik Sandell was running fourth until his Mini suffered suspension failure

10:08am Sunday 1st April 2012

The Prodrive-built Mini John Cooper Works WRC cars go into the final day of the Rally Portugal running 12th and 17th.

Sandell holds fourth in Rally Portugal

Banbury Cake: Sandell holds fourth in Rally Portugal

8:52pm Friday 30th March 2012

Patrik Sandell held on to fourth place at the end of the slippery second day of the Rally Portugal in the Banbury-built Prodrive Mini John Cooper Works WRC.

FOOTBALL: Victory is vital says Banbury boss Fuller

Banbury Cake: Banbury United boss Ady Fuller (left), pictured with his assistant Paul Lamb, is confident his side can pull clear of danger starting with the visit of Frome tomorrow

10:30am Friday 30th March 2012

Banbury United manager Ady Fuller says he faces the biggest test since he took over at the helm when they host Frome Town tomorrow.

RUGBY UNION: Banbury crowned champions

Banbury Cake: Banbury celebrate winning the Oxfordshire Under 14 Cup

10:30am Thursday 29th March 2012

TWO tries from captain Jake Anderson helped Banbury defeat Wallingford 22-12 in the Oxfordshire Under 14 Cup final at Witney.

HOCKEY: Banbury still haunted by relegation

12:00pm Tuesday 27th March 2012

Banbury look set to go down from South League Premier 1 despite defeating Richmond 3-1 with goals from Adrian Simons (2) and James Dick.

RUGBY UNION: Rampant Chippy stay on track

11:00am Tuesday 27th March 2012


FOOTBALL: Chilton set to miss Banbury final

10:00am Tuesday 27th March 2012

Banbury United boss Ady Fuller is likely to be without Dan Chilton when they travel to Clevedon in the first leg of the Red Insure Cup final tonight.

FOOTBALL: Precious point for Banbury battlers

10:40am Monday 26th March 2012

St Albans City 1

FOOTBALL: Ardley miss chance to catch up

10:30am Monday 26th March 2012

Ardley United squandered the chance to draw level on points with Oxford City Nomads – who were without a game – at the top of the Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division as they crashed to a 1-0 defeat at home to Binfield.

HOCKEY: Banbury off the basement

Banbury Cake: Jack Biggs netted bioth Oxford Hawks goals against High Wycombe

12:00pm Tuesday 20th March 2012

Banbury hauled themselves off the foot of South League Premier 1 by snatching a valuable point from their two weekend fixtures.

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