About us

Sports Shots has raised £10,064.01 for our two charities:

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We would like to dedicate this site to the memory of Jonathan Stobart, a dear and valued friend who gave us the belief that we could make this a success. RIP Stompy.

Welcome to Sports Shots!

Sports Shots is a sport-based news and images service run by Andy Bone and his wife Lorna, with the help from Dale & Gemma James, Luke Stafford and friends in the sporting community.

Focusing in and around Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, Andy and Lorna came up with the idea to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and Vasculitis UK while following a love of local sport.

Sports Shots is not a charity. All donations are made to Macmillan Cancer Support and Vasculitis UK; every effort is made to distribute money raised equally between the two charities.

No personal gain is made from Sports Shots.

After starting a Facebook group for our action shots at local matches in 2009, we started a website in January 2011 with news to support our images.

Sports Shots has evolved beyond our wildest expectations and to date the website is approaching 20 million hits from around the world.

Social media: we have 1,329 fans on Facebook and 1,784 followers on Twitter.

Media: we work with, support and promote –

BBC Three Counties Radio, the Buckingham & Winslow Advertiser, the Bucks Herald, Oxford Mail, The Bucks Free Press, MK Citizen, When Saturday Comes, Club Cricketer magazine.

Bucks CCC (Minor Counties), Oxfordshire Cricket (Minor Counties).

Teams from/and the following leagues – Home Counties Premier Cricket League, Cherwell League, South Northants Cricket League, Southern Football League, Hellenic Football League, South Midlands Football League, United Counties Football League.

Our ethos: is to support local clubs by letting them use our reports and images for their websites, matchday programmes, Facebook and Twitter groups for no charge. We also supply local newspapers with our images free of charge as it is all about our community, not personal gain. All we ask for is an accreditation and that is with the aim of raising awareness into what we do.

View us on our
Russell & Butler YouTube Channel


Follow us on Social Media

Twitter page link

You can follow us on Facebook

Facebook page link

View our images galleries

LINK  Dale James – Flickr

LINK  Andy Bone – Flickr

Sports Shots Instagram

Sports Shots is also very fortunate to have the following people supporting the site –

Andy Bone, the website founder, has experience of sport in the local area for almost a life time. A former Programme Editor and Press Officer for Buckingham Town Football Club in the Southern League in the 1980s and early 1990s in which time he wrote an article for the Arsenal FC programme, Daily Telegraph, numerous local newspapers (Eastern Daily Press, The Green, The Chronicle & Echo Pink, etc). A spell as Secretary and Press Officer at Buckingham Town Cricket Club followed.

Lorna Bone, the website joint owner, has been involved in local cricket through boys county youth and club cricket. Now a keen interviewer for our YouTube channel.

Dale James has vast experience of media and photography duties at Winslow United and Ardley United. A Non-League follower, who has an excellent knowledge of the local football scene, Dale is also a very good photographer who showcases his work in the Oxford-based newspapers, as well as online. Dale is now writing for the Non-League Paper. A fantastic addition who we are honoured to include as part of our team.

CLICK HERE to view Dale’s online portfolio

Dale James

Luke Stafford supports raising money for charity by showcasing his excellent Videography work for us.