Oxford Brookes University Cricket Club, established in 1992, is one of our top-performing clubs. The club consists of approximately 50 students in total, accommodating cricketers across all abilities and helping those who want to improve.
The club trains at the Centre for Sport at Brookes' Headington Campus, and the University Centre of Cricketing Excellence (UCCE) squad also access the Cricket Centre at Oxford University's Iffley Road. Training sessions involve net practices, fielding drills, and general fitness exercises. In warmer weather, they use the astroturf as well as University Parks in order to be able to conduct fielding practices more expansively. Every UCCE session is run by an ECB qualified coach, with specific focus on batting, bowling, wicket-keeping and fielding in order to allow for optimum performance every game, as well as general improvement.
Outside of the elite UCCE team, OBUCC fields two sides (1st and 2nd XI) for the outdoor BUCS season which run from mid-April through to June. It is the club’s aim to annually compete for 'National Champion' status for our UCCE side and achieve a long-awaited and well-earned series of promotions for the Brookes teams, with some promising new talent amongst the new intake.
You can find our Brookes Cricket Club's Instagram @OBUCC.
You can also find the Oxford UCCE on Instagram @OxfordUCCE.