Oxfordshire lose captain Ian Hawtin to bizarre injury

Oxfordshire's Minor Counties championship prospects have been dealt a major blow with the news that captain Ian Hawtin has broken his elbow.

Hawtin, 45, could miss up to two months after picking up the injury falling out of the loft hatch at his home.

The wicketkeeper-batsman's arm is now in plaster pending an operation.

The side begin their Minor Counties season on Sunday with a cross-border Western Division match against Berkshire at Henley.