Cricketing excellence

  • The Oxford MCC University Academy (MCCU)

    The Oxford MCC University Academy is a joint centre of cricketing excellence open to students of Oxford Brookes and Oxford University.

    Kevin Pietersen walking off the cricket pitch

    The Marylebone Cricket Club Universities (MCCU) scheme is the product of the MCC's desire to further youth and University cricket. The Oxford MCCU is one of six university centres around England and Wales offering a high standard of cricketing education to develop talented young cricketers.

    The scheme is designed to foster young cricketing talent by preparing individuals for the first-class game whilst also allowing for the completion of higher education.

    Oxford University Parks cricket ground

    Students at Oxford Brookes are eligible for selection for the MCCU, along with students from Oxford University. Some players will move into the professional game during or after university. In 2015 the Oxford MCCU is being led by Sam Weller (Oxford Brookes). Oxford Brookes also has two cricket teams competing in the BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) leagues.