Blues fixture list released
Tuesday 22 January 2013
The CUCC Blues fixture list for 2013 was confirmed this afternoon.
The highlights of the summer are once again provided by the three Varsity matches against Oxford. The One-day Varsity will take place at Lord's on Saturday 15th June and the 4-day First-class Varsity Match will be held at Fenner's from 2-5 July. These two matches are sandwiched by the T20 Varsity, also at Fenner's, which will be held on Thursday 20th June. Falling as it does at the height of May week, it looks set to be a fantastic day for all involved. Ticket details for Lord's and the T20 will be released and publicised in due course.
The season starts with the traditional curtain-raiser away to Hampstead on 13th April. The pre-exam highlights of the fixture list are provided by the annual match against Cambridge CCC at Fenner's on the 15th April. Scottish Universities will visit Fenner's for the first time on 17th April and have the potential to field as many as three full Scotland Internationals. This year's trip to Arundel to take on the Duke of Norfolk's XI will be extra special, falling as it does on a Bank Holiday Sunday, 5th May.
Durham CCC Academy once again provide the final warm up matches ahead of Lord's and both Cowdrey Schools and Midlands CCC will return to Fenner's in 2013.
The Blues v Quidnunc match is scheduled for Sunday 28th April and there are also fixtures with Teddington CC, Spencer CC, the Combined Services and the Free Forresters.
Commenting on the release, captain Paddy Sadler said, 'We've worked hard to put together a really comprehensive and challenging fixture list, and we're looking forward with anticipation to the season. There is plenty of top quality Cricket scheduled for Fenner's this summer and with the strength of our squad and the way we have started winter training, hopefully we will be able to enjoy some really positive results.'
BUCS fixtures, in which we will be represented by a CUCC, as opposed to Blues, side in 2013, the schedule for CUWCC and details of matches for the Crusaders will be released in due course.
All fixture dates and start times are subject to change.