Cambridge University Cricket Club

(Founded 1820)

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  • The toss at Fenner’s for the 2019 University Match.

About CUCC

Cambridge University Cricket Club is the original Blues sport, with records dating back to 1820 and the first University Match against Oxford University played at Lord’s in 1827. CUCC has played at the historic Fenner’s Cricket Ground has been the home of the CUCC since 1848 and over the years, produced many great cricketers, including 21 test captains, 62 test players and many noted senior administrators.

Today, CUCC is a club of over 1,000 members.  These including approximately 100 students, spread across squads for men and women. The Club plays some 100 days of cricket each season, including annual matches against Oxford in the University matches (One-day and 4-day) and T20 games.  A broad range of other fixtures include the Services, MCC, Free Foresters and other wandering clubs, Irish and Scottish Universities, schools and clubs. We also play in the British Universities & Colleges leagues.

We welcome spectators to our matches and members and their guests to use the pavilion.  Details of how to join CUCC can be found on this website.

University Matches

The University Match is the annual fixture between Oxford University Cricket Club and Cambridge University Cricket Club, played since 1827.

From 2001, as part of the reorganisation of national cricket, the University Match was changed from a three-day first-class fixture, played at Lord’s to a one-day University Match at Lord’s and a four-day first-class fixture played alternately at Fenner’s or The Parks.  At the same time, CUWCC was incorporated into CUCC and the annual varsity match for women also played at Lord’s on the same day as the men.

New Players & Officials

CUCC is looking forward to welcoming new players and officials to the club.

If you’re interested in playing for one of CUCC men’s teams, please sign up to our mailing list here.

If you’re interested in playing for one of CUCC Women’s teams, please contact the women’s captain, Emma Jones (ewsj2@cam.ac.uk), and sign up to our mailing list here.

If you are interested in scoring, umpiring or progressing your coaching qualifications, please contact Helen Hyde at helen.hyde@cucc.net.

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