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    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 every Wednesday  at Brookes Sport Headington. Training sessions involve net practices, fielding drills, and general fitness exercises. In warmer weather, they use the astroturf outside in order to be able to conduct fielding practices more expansively. Each 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 training, OBUCC fields two indoor teams that compete in BUCS level competitions during the winter, and two sides (1st and 2nd XI) for the outdoor matches which run from mid-April through to June. It is the club’s aim to achieve a long-awaited and well-earned promotion, with some promising new talent amongst the new intake.

    Contact the club at cricket@brookes.ac.uk


    Teams

    The club consists of 2 men's teams who compete in both indoor and outdoor BUCS competition. We also provide an elite academy for men's and women's players alongside the University of Oxford.


    Training

    Training takes place in the nets of the Sports Hall at the Centre for Sport in Headington for Semester 1 (Monday 14th September - Sunday 6th December). All players require a TEAMBrookes Membership to attend sessions.

    All attendees must pre-register, and complete Brookes Sport's  NHS Test & Trace form

    Day  Time Requirement
    Wednesday 12:00pm-2:00pm TEAMBrookes Membership
    Sunday 12:00pm-1:30pm TEAMBrookes Membership




  • Oxford Universities Cricket Academy (OUA)

    The Oxford Universities Cricket Academy programme 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 November to June across all disciplines: Batting, Fast Bowling and Spin Bowling, Fielding, Wicket-Keeping and Conditioning.

    Every summer, players selected for the OUA have the opportunity to play against some of the best players in the world through our County Programme. In 2015, this included: Kevin Pieterson, Steve Finn, Nick Compton, Chris Tremlett and Sam Robson among others, at the stunning University Parks.

    Players demonstrating outstanding personal qualities, real commitment and progress can apply for a sports scholarship award. These are awarded in January and February by the OUA coaches.

    OUA training takes place in the nets at the Headinton Centre for Sport on a Wednesday morning from 7:00am to 9:00am.

    If you would like to trial for the Oxford Universities Cricket Academy, please contact Sport@Brookes.ac.uk to request an application form, to be submitted by Friday 2nd October 2020. Trials will be held, and you will be notified as to the time of your trial via email.

    Scheme update March 2018: Funding to retain the MCCU scheme across all the 6 centres, has been secured until 2021 and discussions continue to extend this further. Further updates will be made when available. Please contact us should you have any questions regarding this matter.





  • Want to join?

    If you want to represent #TEAMBrookes, give a new sport a go, or just find out more, then head over to our Instagram account @BrookesSportOxford

    Or for more information, email us at  sport@brookes.ac.uk 


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