FORMER Wimbledon semi-finalist Tim Henman was the star attraction at a profitable fundraising evening for Chinnor’s under 13 side.

The club held a quiz, raffle and auction at their Kingsey Road base.

Just under £5,000 was raised on the night, with proceeds going towards a rugby tour in Somerset on April 28-29, as well as a future overseas trip.

A quarter of the money raised will also go to the Tim Henman Foundation, which delivers education and health programmes to vulnerable young people.

The former tennis world No 4, who lives in Aston Tirrold near Cholsey, said: “Chinnor is a lovely club in the community, so I was very happy to support.

“It was the first time I’ve hosted a quiz – I hope I’ll be invited back next year.”

Chinnor’s youth midi chairman Grant Chanter said: “I’m over the moon, we raised £2,000 more than I thought we would.”

MATT Goode said Banbury used leaders Old Patesians’ 18-match winning record as motivation to become the first club to beat the Gloucestershire side this season.

The Bulls coach scored both tries in their 15-5 win, which keeps them in the hunt to finish in South West 1 East’s top-two.

Banbury will jump ahead of Chippenham, who occupy second place and the sole play-off spot, if they beat Old Centralians in their game in hand on Saturday.

Goode said: “We talked about that (Old Patesians’ winning run), it gives you fire, everyone wants to be top of the table.

“We had that in mind, but we also knew that if we played our match right, if we were intense in defence, then we would win.

“That performance showed why we’re right up there near the top of the table.”

OXFORD Brookes University bid to make history when they take on Oxford University in their annual rugby league match at Iffley Road on Thursday, February 16.

They are eyeing back-to-back victories after beating the Dark Blues for the first time last year.

Kick-off is at 6pm and tickets cost £2.