not to take anything away from his achievments but i believe Sir Roger Bannister has had plenty of honours bestowed upon him. a street, a coin, a knighthood and now a stadium.besides his record only lasted for 46 days!!!i would have preferred the acolade to go to someone like Joey Beauchamp who gave 13 years loyal service to oxford united football club.also i think the poll should have been entitled 'oxford's finest sportsperson' as the original title almost guides the voter straight to Bannister.
Phil Adams all the way! On top of his game for generations and modest with it.
John Aldridge - best football player in the world!
Please do not forget Sid and Mary Rand. sid was an olympic oarsman and in one world meeting in France the 4 he was in won more medals and any country's score. His wife mary was a top olympic long jumper
I would like to vote for Roger Bannister fo his outstanding achievement -being the first man to run a mile in under 4 minutes. He was in my class at Vaughan Road School, West Harrow over 70 years ago! A friend who lives near was also in our class.
I recentlty received an email from one of my Cousins who now lives in France. He has informed me that James Figg is in fact one of our ancestors.My Fathers name is Derrick Charles Theis and my Grandmother's maiden name was Ethel Figg. I find this so very interesting + would obviousley love to see James Figg voted Oxford's Finest Athelete. Thank you for nominating him.
John Aldridge? You really are scraping a barrel there. An OK player on an average team - at the very best.
There is a fatal flaw in your poll. While I agree completely with your selection, many of your viewers / listeners who were born before the age of the 'baby boom' will not have heard of Sir Roger Bannister. Tim Henman is better know among today's generation, but does this mean he is the better candidate? I don't this so. Perhaps you should have balanced your poll by some demographic data such as length of residence in Oxfordshire, age, and whether the person participating in the poll considers themselves an active, passive or non sportsperson?
what about billy whitehurst