Cricket

Oxford Brookes cricket team

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.

Training

Trials take place throughout October. Once trials have concluded, training takes place in the nets of the Sports Hall at the Centre for Sport in Headington.

All players require a TEAMBrookes Membership to attend sessions and represent in BUCS fixtures.

Day TimeTeamLocation
Monday7:00am - 12:00pmMen's & Women's UCCESports Hall, Headington Campus
Tuesday8:00am - 9:00amMen's UCCEPerformance Gym, Headington Campus
Wednesday9:00am - 10:30amMen's & Women's UCCESports Hall, Headington Campus
Wednesday10:30am - 12:30amBrookes Men'sSports Hall, Headington Campus
Thursday4:00pm - 5:50pmWomen's UCCESports Hall, Headington Campus
Friday8:00am - 9:00amMen's UCCEPerformance Gym, Headington Campus
Sunday8.00pm - 9.30pmIntra-mural Tapeball LeagueSports Hall, Headington Campus

Oxford UCCE

The Oxford University Centre of Cricketing Excellence is an amazing opportunity for elite level cricketers who aspire to become professional.  Oxford is one of just six university centres across the country where an elite team of coaches work with players daily from October to June across all disciplines: Batting, Fast Bowling and Spin Bowling, Fielding, Wicket-Keeping and Conditioning.

Players selected for the UCCE squads receive access to some additional benefits including: 

Every summer, players selected for the Oxford UCCE may have the opportunity to play against some of the best players in the world.  Over the years this included: Kevin Pieterson, Steve Finn, Nick Compton, Chris Tremlett and Sam Robson among others.  Most recently in 2022, we welcomed both Worcestershire and Derbyshire to the stunning University Parks.

Deadline

Selection to the Oxford UCCE squad is reflective of a "cricket scholarship", due to the level of support and resource involved in the programme. If you would like to trial for the Oxford UCCE, please submit an expression of interest form, by Friday 30 September 2022. Trials will be held. You will be notified about the time of your trial via email.

Coaching

Our Head of Cricket is Graham Charlesworth. A former top-level cricketer himself, Graham has been a mainstay in the university cricket scene for many years. Graham assembles a coaching staff each year with a mix of experience and youth, and prides himself on having a person-centric approach to his coaching philosophy and delivery. Graham uses his extensive network to arrange annual games against professional County sides, and balances his coaching duties between the combined Men's and Women's UCCE programmes, being the Head Coach for the University of Oxford Cricket Club, as well as supporting the OBU 1st and 2nd teams too.

We endeavour to support aspiring coaches and support staff in the same way as our student-athletes, so if you would like to hone your skills by learning from our experienced coaches in a high-performance environment then do not hesitate to get in touch via Sport@Brookes.ac.uk.

2022 Squad

  • Conner Haddow - All rounder
  • Jamie Harrison - Batsman
  • Toby Greatwood - All rounder
  • Chris McBride © - All rounder
  • Oliver Southon - Bowler
  • Hugo Whitlock - Bowler
  • Henry Chapman - All rounder
  • Tommy Simeons - All rounder
  • Jake Gordon - All rounder
  • Tom Hall - All rounder
  • Ollie Baker - All rounder
  • Callum Lea - Batsman
  • Justin Clarke - Bowler
  • Joe Millard - Wicket keeper/All rounder
  • Joe Burslem - Batsman
  • Imran Malik -  Batsman
  • Prav Chahal - All rounder
  • Edward Middleton -  All rounder
  • Karan Parmar - All rounder
  • Matt Mills - Batsman

Oxford UCCE fixtures 2022

Type 

 Home

  

 Away 

 Date

 Address

 Result

Friendly Oxford UCCE

 241 / All out (92.1)

 61 / 3 (25 overs)

 371 / 4 dec (95)

167 / 2 dec (46 overs)

 Worcestershire CCC 23-25 March 2022University Parks Draw
Friendly Oxford UCCE 272 / AO (110.5) 402 / 6 (104) Derbyshire CCC 2-4 April 2022University Parks Draw 
BUCS National League Oxford UCCE 114 / 3 (21.2) 113 / AO (36.3) Cambridge UCCE 8 April 2022University Parks Oxford
BUCS National League Oxford UCCE 211 / AO (47.2) 137 / 3 (24.3) Exeter 1s 12 April 2022University Parks Exeter
BUCS National League Oxford UCCE 185 / 2 (25.1) 183 / 9 (50.0) Bristol 1s 14 April 2022University Parks Oxford
BUCS National League Loughborough UCCE 192 / 10 (43) 266 / 9 (50) Oxford UCCE 19 April 2022Haselgrave Loughborough University Oxford
BUCS National League Oxford UCCE 233 / 9 (50) 237 / 7 (50) Leeds/Bradford UCCE 21 April 2022University Parks Leeds
BUCS National League Cardiff UCCE 310 / 5 (50) 272 / 10 (47.4) Oxford UCCE 28 April 2022TBC  Cardiff
BUCS National League Durham UCCE 241 / 9 (50) 242 / 6 (50) Oxford UCCE 24 May 2022TBC Oxford
Friendly - Exeter Varsity Bristol 1s 157 / AO 204 / 5 Oxford UCCE 3 June 2022Exeter Cricket Club Oxford

Alumni testimonials

"It has been fantastic to be a part of such a well-structured cricket programme. All credit to Graham Charlesworth and Luke Taylor who work endlessly to provide our group with the best opportunities to grow as athletes. From skills work to S&C to nutrition, opportunities for improvement are always available. Our full winter programme gives us the chance to train all year round with high-quality skills and fitness programmes that are fine tuned for our individual progress. We always have that flexibility that allows us to stay ahead of our studies as well. The pre-season county fixtures offer great opportunities, and this led to me being able to train with the Hampshire squad and debuting in the T20 Blast."

Calvin Harrison, 2019; Hampshire 2020; Nottinghamshire 2021 & 2022; Manchester Originals 2021 & 2022

"I look back at my time at Oxford Brookes with immense pride. My student life was not a stereotypical one. My ambition was to get a good degree and also pursue my ambition to become a professional cricketer. Oxford Brookes gave me access to the facilities and expertise I required to achieve both. By the end of my time I had a 2:1 and been offered my first professional contract at Sussex CCC. Going to Oxford Brookes was one of the best and most important decisions I have ever made and I’ve never looked back."

Tim Linley, 2003-05; Sussex 2006; Surrey 2009-15

Representative honours

Players who have represented Men's Oxford MCCU / UCCE v 1st Class Counties, or in Universities MCCU or BUCS Competition from 2001 onwards:

Cap number 

Name 

Debut season 

Info 

 1 Porter J.J. 
 2001 Captain 2001 | Surrey 2s
 2 Bones A.S. 2001 
 3 Dalrymple J.W.M. (Ox) 2001 Captain 2002 | Middlesex/Glam(Capt)/England ODI.
 4 Floyd M.K. (Ox) 2001 Sky Sports presenter
 5 Hicks T.C.  (Ox) 2001 Dorset Captain
 6 Jones H.R. 2001 Warwickshire 2s
 7 Khan S.H. (Ox)  2001 
 8 Mees T. 2001 Warwickshire pro
 9 Millar N. (Ox)  2001 
 10 Sharpe T.J. 2001 Dorset
 11 Warren C.C.M. (Ox) 2001 
 12 Lowe S.J. 2001 Herts
 13 Birkett A.S 2001 
 14 Butcher G.R. (Ox) 2001 
 15 Daniels T.J. 2001 
 16 Hawinkels S.J (Ox) 2001 
 17 Sanklecha P. (Ox) 2001 
 18 Cohen D.C. (Ox) 2001 
 19 Evans P.P. (Ox) 2001 
 20 Gofton A.F. (Ox) 2001 
 21 Horton D.A. (Ox) 2001 
 22 Stearn C.P. (Ox) 2001 Bedfordshire
 23 Clark P.J. (Ox) 2002 
 24 Sayers J.J. (Ox) 2002 Captain 2003 | Yorkshire pro/Eng 19s  
 25 Hilsum I.J. 2002 Hampshire 2s
 26 Howard W.O.F. 2002 
 27 Redmayne J.R.S. (Ox) 2002 
 28 Wyatt A.A. (Ox) 2002 
 29 Bowers G.H. 2002 Glamorgan 2s
 30 Dalrymple S.H. (Ox) 2002 
 31 Airey S.J. 2003 Lincolnshire
 32 Anwar O.S. 2003 Middlesex 2s
 33 Cowan E.J.M. 2003 Australia Test player
 34 McMahon P.J. (Ox) 2003 Notts pro/Eng 19s Captain in 2004
 35 Munday M.K. (Ox) 2003 Somerset pro/ Eng 19s
 36 Allen J.A. (Ox) 2003 
 37 Linley T.E. 2003 Sussex & Surrey pro
 38 Hutton O.R. 2004 Middlesex 2s
 39 Knappett J. 2004 Captain 2006 | Worcestershire pro 
 40 Parker L.C. 2004 Captain 2005 | Warwickshire pro 
 41 Suman A.K. (Ox) 2004 
 42 Richards M.A. 2004 Antigua
 43 Selvey-Clinton P.J. (Ox) 2004 
 44 Moreton S.J.P. 2004 Warwickshire 2s
 45 Fox D.R. (Ox) 2004 (England/GB Hockey)
 46 Woods N.J. (Ox) 2005 Lancashire 2s
 47 Oberoi S. (Ox) 2005 
 48 Sekri R. 2005 
 49 Brierley T.M. 2005 
 50 Lamb H.P. 2005 
 51 Morse E.J. (Ox) 2005 Middlesex 2s
 52 Chorlton S.V. 2005 Suffolk
 53 Fox T.F. 2005 
 54 Bradshaw D.P. 2006 
 55 Kalam T. 2006 
 56 Wilshaw P.J. 2006 Staffordshire
 57 Young P.J.W. 2006 Captain 2007 & 2008
 58 Mottram W.J. 2006 
 59 Hooper J.H.P. 2006 
 60 Morris D.H. 2006 Oxfordshire
 61 Lett R.H.J. 2007 Captain 2009 | Somerset pro
 62 Mendis B.G.A.S. 2007 
 63 Duffell C.B.R. 2007 
 64 Sandbach C.J.L. 2007 Oxfordshire
 65 Sadler O.J. (Ox) 2007 Cheshire
 66 Ryan L.C. 2007 Oxfordshire
 67 Ball A.H. (Ox) 2007 
 68 Abel E. 2008 Hampshire 2s / Dorset
 69 Macadam J.M. (Ox) 2008 
 70 Ali M. 2009 
 71 Coughtrie R.G. 2009 Gloucestershire pro
 72 Khalid F.M. 2009 
 73 Martin J. 2009 Captain 2010 | Surrey 2s
 74 Milligan M.J. 2009 
 75 Sharma R. (Ox) 2009 Auckland
 76 Watson M.J.C. 2009 Buckinghamshire
 77 Young E.G.C. 2009 Captain 2011 | Gloucestershire pro
 78 Lewis M.F. 2009 Warwickshire 2s
 79 Smith D.T. 2009 Oxfordshire
 80 Swainland C.J. 2009 Essex 2s
 81 Watkins S.J. 2009 Hampshire 2s/ Dorset
 82 Pascoe D.C. (Ox) 2009 
 83 Klopper W.A. (Ox) 2009 
 84 Strachan J.P. (Ox) 2009 
 85 Agarwal S.S. (Ox) 2010 Surrey 2s
 86 Conway D.O. 2010 Cumberland / Herefordshire
 87 Stebbings B.R.W. 2010 Herefordshire
 88 Barnard M.R. 2010 Shropshire
 89 Jeavons A.F. 2010 
 90 Buchanan N.J.S. (Ox) 2010 
 91 Gordon D.A. (Ox) 2011 
 92 Kruger N. (Ox) 2011 ICC Holland
 93 Walker C.A.M. 2011 Gloucestershire 2s
 94 Unknown 2011 
 95 Williams B. (Ox) 2011 Captain 2012 | Warwickshire pro
 96 Ellison C.P. 2011 
 97 Fleming J.D. 2011 
 98 Westaway S.A. (Ox) 2011 
 99 Higham P.S. (Ox) 2011 
 100 Jeffery B.A. (Ox) 2011 
 101 Scott A.J.D. (Ox) 2011 
 102 John F.R.H. 2012 
 103 Morris C.A.J. 2012 Captain 2013 | Worcestershire pro (current)
 104 Thompson J.S. 2012 
 105 Jones O.J. (Ox) 2012 Sussex 2s
 106 Coleman F.R.J. 2012 Warwickshire pro / ICC Scotland
 107 Kemp B.W. 2012 Kent 2s
 108 Ashfaq M.B. 2012 
 109 Paternott L.C. 2012 Northants 2s
 110 Edwards H.R. 2012 ICC Scotland
 111 Gurney J.H. 2012 
 112 Neale A.D.G. 2012 
 113 Bodenstein C.J. 2013 ICC Jersey
 114 Davison S.R. 2013 Berkshire
 115 Fell T.C. 2013 Worcestershire pro (current)
 116 Sabin L.M. 2013 Captain 2014 | Midd 2s /Oxfordshire
 117 Kidd M.J.L. 2013 
 118 Marriott W.W.J. 2013 Captain 2014 | Hampshire 2s
 119 Martin A.T.A. 2013 
 120 Kennedy A.D.J. (Ox) 2013 
 121 Marsden J. (Ox) 2013 Derbyshire pro
 122 Ferraby N.J. (Ox) 2014 Leicestershire pro / ICC Jersey
 123 Leach S.G. 2014 Worcs 2s / Staffordshire
 124 Penhale K.W. 2014 Oxfordshire
 125 Weller S.D. 2014 Captain 2015 & 2016 | Kent 2s
 126 Winter M.J. (Ox) 2014 
 127 Davies J.W. 2014 
 128 Poulson J.E. 2014 Suffolk
 129 Sakande A. (Ox) 2014 Sussex/Leics pro (current) / England 19s
 130 Mylavarapu S.V.S. (Ox) 2014 ICC Singapore
 131 Hughes H.C.D. 2014 
 132 O’Gorman T.J.J. 2014 
 133 Cato S.J. 2014 
 134 Ellis E.J. 2015 Hampshire 2s / Dorset
 135 Grundy J.O. 2015 Captain 2017 | Warks 2s
 136 Lake M.B. 2015 Captain 2018 | Middlesex 2s
 137 McIver J.N. 2015 
 138 Webb L.A. 2015 Dorset
 139 Hughes M.S.T. (Ox) 2015 
 140 Broughton B.M. 2015 Surrey 2s
 141 Wells D.A.C. 2015 
 142 Haines R.A. (Ox) 2015 
 143 Mann H.J.B. 2015 
 144 Dickinson C.M. 2016 Hampshire pro
 145 Laidman M.J. 2016 
 146 Mushtaq H. 2016 
 147 Hussain R. 2016 Hertfordshire
 148 Steele T.A. 2016 Staffordshire
 149 Carrasco J.D. 2016 Shropshire 
 150 Green S.R. 2016 
 151 Heathfield T.D. 2017 Northants 2s
 152 Scott D.N.C. 2017 
 153 Wilkinson A.R. 2017 Worcestershire 2s
 154 Hopper K. 2017 
 155 Clutterbuck D.J. 2017 Dorset
 156 Murphy D.J. 2017 
 157 Rackow A.J.W. (Ox) 2017 
 158 Escott D.A. (Ox) 2017 
 159 Perrin O.W.C.R. 2017 
 160 Adair H.R.D. 2018 Durham T20 pro
 161 Gnodde J.S.D. (Ox) 2018 
 162 Pettman T.H.S. (Ox) 2018 Captain 2019 | Nottinghamshire pro (3 years)
 163 Robertson W.J. 2018 ICC Jersey
 164 Seward J.C. 2018 Captain 2019 | Cheshire
 165 Taylor M.J. 2018 Bedfordshire
 166 Akhter Z. 2019 Cambridgeshire
 167 Harrison C.G. 2019 Nottinghamshire/100 pro (3 years)
 168 McBride C.J. 2019 Captain 2022 | Durham 2s / Scotland
 169 Searle C.J. (Ox) 2019 Hampshire pro
 170 Shaw L.J.P. 2019 Captain 2021 | Somerset 2s / England 19s
 171 Rizvi M.S. 2019 Essex 2s
 172 Burgess L. 2019 Durham 2s
 173 Heathfield W.J. 2019 Northamptonshire 2s
 174 Roger W.J. 2019 Norfolk
 175 Charters J. 2020 
 176 Gwynn C. 2020 
 177 Fisher B. 2021 
 178 Greatwood T. 2021 Middlesex pro (current) 2021 & 2022
 179 Harrison J. 2021 
 180 Hawkins J. 2021 
 181 Lea C. 2021 
 182 Middleton E. 2021 Devon NC
 183 Southon O. 2021 Hampshire 2s
 184 Whitlock H. 2021 Devon NC / Somerset 2s


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