Banbury News - Banbury Star Cyclists' Club were joined by Cycling Weekly magazine

Banbury Star Cyclists’ Club Featured in Cycling Weekly magazine

Banbury Star Cyclists’ Club were joined by Cycling Weekly magazine to celebrate joint 125th Birthday. Cycling Weekly, the UK’s best selling cycling magazine came to Banbury last month to celebrate a joint 125th birthday with the Banbury Star Cyclists Club and to feature the club in their 4 page ‘Ride with’ magazine feature.   Dave Nash from the magazine and … Read More

Banbury Football News - Banbury United

Banbury United 0 Basingstoke Town 1

Banbury United 0 Basingstoke Town 1 – Match Report A superb free-kick by Nana Owusu six minutes into the second half gives Basingstoke a deserved three points   Photo by  E.A.Barson photography The visitors had much the better of the first half. Both sides tried to play their passing game but Basingstoke were better at it, keeping the ball for … Read More

Banbury United News

Banbury United’s nine game unbeaten league run comes to an end

United’s nine game unbeaten league run comes to an end with loss at Merthyr Town United’s nine game unbeaten league run comes to an end but it really ought to have been extended as they miss a penalty two minutes from time.   Final Score  Merthyr Town 1 – 0 Banbury United   Photo by  E.A.Barson photography     This was … Read More

Valtteri Bottas joins Mercedes

Valtteri Bottas joins Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport for 2017

Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will race for Brackley based Mecedes in 2017 Valtteri Bottas becomes the 11th driver to compete in Formula One with the Silver Arrows Nico Rosberg accepts ambassadorial role with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport   It’s been 45 days since Nico Rosberg dropped the bombshell of his immediate retirement from Formula One. And it left the team … Read More

Banbury News - Banbury United Football Club - Aylesbury United

Match Report : Aylesbury United 3 Banbury United 2

Aylesbury stage a remarkable comeback from 2-0 down, scoring three goals in the last quarter of an hour to knock Banbury out of the League Cup Banbury led 2-0 at half time through goals from Mark Bell and Luke Carnell and with just 15 minutes to go in the second half and the score still 2-0 looked to be heading … Read More

Banbury based F1 team goes into administration.

Banbury Based F1 team Manor Racing goes into Administration The company that operates the Manor Racing Formula One team has gone into administration, putting around 200 jobs at risk. Following media speculation about the teams future on Friday morning, staff were called to a meeting at the teams Banbury factory. The team has been bankrolled by Stephen Fitzpatrick since he … Read More

Banbury Rugby Club by Jessica Rogers

Banbury Bulls 28 v 36 Grove

Banbury Bulls flew out of the traps on Saturday only to fade to a frustrating defeat, narrowly missing out on both bonus points. Banbury addressed their failings from previous weeks and turned their early pressure into points. The opening score came from a quick tap by Ed Phillips after a free kick was awarded for an early scrum engagement only … Read More

Banbury United Football Club

Banbury United into Third Qualifying Round of FA Cup for the first time since 2005

Banbury United into Third Qualifying Round of FA Cup for the first time since 2005 with 6-1 hammering of Cirencester Town There was little between the sides in the opening ten minutes but the game swung heavily in Banbury’s favour in the 12th minute when Alfie Kilgour was shown a straight red card for a poor challenge on Jacob Blackstock … Read More

Banbury United

Chippenham Town 0 Banbury United 1

Banbury United win away to Chippenham Town to move up 4 places to 9th in the table A George Nash goal midway through the first half, followed by some quality and committed defending earns Banbury United a win away to morning leaders Chippenham Town. With Jack Self injured and other players unavailable there were enforced changes from the side that had done … Read More

Emily Thompson - Banbury Harriers

Banbury’s Emily Thompson wins further national honours

Banbury Harrier Emily Thompson concluded her season in style last weekend as she won further national honours in the UK School Games, staged at Loughborough University. She had been selected for the England Midlands athletics squad following her success at English School Championships in July, being picked to represent her region both in the 800m and as part of the … Read More

Dorchester Town 0 Banbury United 3

Banbury United win an FA Cup game for just the second time in ten seasons with a convincing win at Dorchester Town This was a game played in very difficult conditions with very heavy rain from the start of the game. It was a fairly equal beginning to the game. In the fifth minute Andy Gunn from the half way … Read More

Banbury United Football Club

Banbury United 0 Redditch United 1

Banbury United slip to 13th in the Evo-Stik League Southern with a fourth consecutive defeat. A depleted Banbury United side matched Redditch United for most of the game but were beaten by a Jazz Luckie goal just after the hour. Banbury United went into this game without the unavailable David Lynn and Andy Gunn and with Jack Westbrook and Zac McEachran injured … Read More

News - Banbury United Football Club - Match Report

Banbury United 1 Dorchester Town 2

Banbury drop to 7th with home defeat against Dorchester Town. A late goal from Mark Janes is not enough as Dorchester leave with all three points. This was a game in which Banbury started the better of the sides. In the 8th minute a good shot from Darius Browne on the edge of the Dorchester penalty area on the left … Read More

Banbury United player James Fawke

Banbury United sign versatile defender or midfielder James Fawke

Banbury United Football Club have signed the versatile James Fawke who can play in defence or in midfield. The signing of James Fawke, who was in Cinderford’s championship winning team last season, has been part funded by supporters contributing to the “Spencer Villa” Players Fund. United Manager Mike Ford was quick to welcome James to the club and said “James … Read More

Banbury News - Banbury United Dunstable Town

Banbury United suffer first defeat of season

Dunstable Town 1 Banbury United 0 Banbury United are down to 3rd in the table after their first defeat of the season against Dunstable Town. In the 10th minute Andy Gunn headed a free-kick from Duran Martin wide but as the half developed Dunstable began to have the better of the game. In the 17th minute Jack Hutchinson set up … Read More

Banbury United Football Club

Banbury United top of the league

Banbury United win comfortably over King’s Lynn Town with four first half goals, a result which moves them to the top of the league Three goals against their Norfolk visitors in the first 17 minutes of this game put Banbury United firmly in control of this game. Mark Bell opened the scoring after just three minutes. This was followed by a … Read More

Manor Racing driver Rio Haryanto - Banbury

Rio Haryanto appointed new Manor Racing Reserve Driver

Rio Haryanto appointed new Manor Racing Reserve Driver Banbury based Manor Racing has announced that Rio Haryanto will remain with the Formula One team for the rest of the season, having accepted its offer of a Reserve Driver role. Rio will be available to deputise should either race driver be unable to take part in an event. He will also … Read More

Banbury United - John Nicholls Sponsor

John Nicholls announced as Main Stand Sponsor at Banbury United

JOHN NICHOLLS ANNOUNCED AS MAIN STAND SPONSOR AT BANBURY UNITED FOR 2016-17 SEASON The Board of Banbury United is delighted to confirm that John Nicholls Limited are the new sponsors of the club’s main stand for the forthcoming season. John Nicholls have been an extremely loyal sponsor for many years and were last season’s away shirt sponsor.  They have now … Read More

Banbury United v Slough

Banbury United 1 Slough Town 0

A goal from Zac McEachran two minutes from time earns United another three points to follow up their success on the road at Basingstoke on Saturday This was a game that Slough started much the better of the two sides. In the sixth minute the United defence looked less than secure as the ball bobbled around with Gavin James getting … Read More

Banbury United Football Club Manager

Banbury United manager signs contract extension

Banbury United manager Mike Ford has signed a contract through to the end of season 2017-18. Mike joined Banbury United in the summer of 2015 and steered the club to promotion in his first year. The club’s Board of Directors were keen to reward Mike, build on that success and give stability to the club. Commenting on the news Mike … Read More

Wellingborough Town

Match Report : Banbury United 8 Wellingborough Town 0

Banbury United hit eight in final pre-season friendly before season starts next Saturday Banbury United had an early scare when a shot from just outside the penalty area on the left by Nathan Wills hit the far post after just three minutes but were soon in front when Felipe Barcelos knocked home from eight yards out a cross from Darius … Read More

Banbury Sports News - Hockenheim, Germany Grand Prix F1 Report

F1 German Grand Prix: Race Recap

Haas F1 Team drivers Esteban Gutiérrez and Romain Grosjean drove to hard-fought 11th – and 13th -place finishes, respectively, in the German Grand Prix Sunday at the Hockenheimring in Baden-Württemberg. While the effort did not yield a point-paying result, it was still a strong showing from the Banbury based team as both drivers had to rally from deep within the … Read More

Banbury Harriers

Banbury Harriers in winning form at Solihull

Banbury Harriers were in fine form at the weekend’s final Upper Age Group Youth Development League Meeting at Solihull. On the track, in form sprinters Ollie Sprio and Abbey Anson both looked sharp coming away with victories. Sprio running the 100m in 11.4s and then being 1st in the U17 200m in 22.8s and Anson 1st in the 100m in … Read More

Owen Knox - Banbury Harriers

Banbury Harriers complete at Dudley Youth Development League

  Banbury Harriers athletes compete at the Youth Development League for the lower age group at Dudley Saturday’s final round of the Youth Development League for the lower age group at Dudley again saw great performances by Banbury Harriers athletes, despite a low turnout due to injuries & end of school year commitments. U13 Charlie Evans continued his impressive throwing form … Read More

Emily Thompson from Banbury Harriers

Banbury Harriers compete at the English Schools National Championships at Gateshead

Abbey Anson, Michael Dawes, Seb Hartwell, Zoe Pollock and Emily Thompson all excelled with their performances in the 86th English Schools National Championships at Gateshead last weekend. The five Banbury Harriers had been honoured to be selected to represent their county schools teams in the most prestigious fixture in the athletics calendar for school age athletes and a competition in … Read More

Banbury Harriers Athletics Club - Ollie Sprio racing to victory

Banbury Harriers compete on home ground

Sunday (10th July) saw Banbury Harriers compete in the third and final match of the Heart of England League Division 2. They were on home ground on North Oxfordshire Academy’s track in Banbury. The event was hosted jointly with friendly rivals Bicester. On the back of superb results from some Harriers athletes in English Schools on Friday and Saturday, the club … Read More

Lewis Hamilton wins rain-hit British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton team took a comfortable victory driving for the Brackley based Mercedes Formula 1 team in a rain-hit British Grand Prix ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg. Esteban Gutierrez driving for the Hass F1 team was the only driver in a Banbury team to finish the race, finishing in 16th position, 1 lap down. It was a bad day for … Read More

Broughton Castle Cycling Sportive

Broughton Castle Cycling Sportive 2016

Cyclists and spectators turn out for the Broughton Castle Cycling Sportive 2016 Now in its fourth year, cyclists of all abilities returned to Broughton Castle for the annual cycling sportive organised by the Banbury Star Cyclists’ Club and the Rotary Club of Banbury Cherwell. The Broughton Castle Cycling Sportive had a challenge for every level of cyclist from a 5 … Read More

Lewis Hamilton on Pole for British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton claimed the British Grand Prix pole position for the Brackley based Mercedes Formula 1 team, despite having a time deleted for a track limits offence in Q3. The reigning F1 world champion was almost three tenths of a second faster than team-mate Nico Rosberg after their first runs in Q3 at Silverstone, but had his provisional pole lap … Read More

Banbury Harriers Athletics Club

Banbury Harriers in action at Dudley

The penultimate Midland League event took place in Dudley on Sunday, where Banbury Harriers U17, U20 & Senior athletes were in action. Rebecca Scott and Sophia Daenen got the day underway in the Long Jump, with performances of 4.85m and 4.31m respectively, both also in action in the 200m with times of 27.3s and 30.0s. Abby Anson’s final race before … Read More

In the points – Banburyshire F1 teams

The Austrian GP proved be a successful weekend for the Banbury and Brackley based Formula One teams. For only the second time in Banbury based Manor Racing’s 124-race history, the team secured a top-10 finish and therefore a point with Pascal Wehrlein. He took the place on the last lap after brake failure sent Force India’s Sergio Perez crashing out. Dave … Read More

Banbury Harriers in excellent form at Loughborough

Abbey Anson, Emily Thompson & Michael Dawes were in excellent form coming away to two wins each at the hotly contested Youth Development League Upper Age Group Meeting at Loughborough University. Banbury Harriers U17s & U20s travelled to Paula Radcliffe Stadium on Sunday 26th June, using the event as part of their final preparations for the forthcoming prestigious English Schools … Read More

Banbury United - The Banbury Plant Hire Community Stadium

New name for Spencer Stadium – Banbury United Football Club

Banbury United  have announced a stadium naming rights sponsorship agreement with local firm Banbury Plant Hire. In an initial 3-year deal worth an annual five figure sum to the club, the Spencer Stadium will be re-named The Banbury Plant Hire Community Stadium. Commenting on the news, Banbury United Commercial Director Mark Allitt said “I’m absolutely delighted we’ve been able to … Read More

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