CUCC statement on BUCS

Monday 04 February 2013

Following the decision to retain the 50-over format for all BUCS cricket in 2013, CUCC felt it necessary to make a statement regarding our participation in the competition.

Cambridge University will once again play in the Midlands 1A division of the BUCS competition in 2013.

The decision has been made to take part in BUCS under the guise of Cambridge University, as opposed to as either the Blues or the Crusaders. With exam commitments and nine members of the Blues squad forming a significant proportion of the MCCU squad in 2013, the committee felt the side would rarely reflect the Blues first eleven and as a result, it would be misleading for the team to play under that name. All Blues squad members who are available for selection will be expected to play in BUCS fixtures, as will leading members of the Crusaders squad.

The six team league will see the BUCS XI take on Nottingham Trent University, the Universities of Birmingham, Worcester and Coventry, as well as the University of Nottingham.

The MCCU will continue to play in the Premier division of BUCS against the five other MCCU centres, plus Southampton Solent and Exeter. The MCCU are aiming to win this competition for the third consecutive year.

The fixtures announced last month will be those contested by the Blues in 2013, with full fixtures for the Crusaders and CUWCC to be released shortly.

Full BUCS fixtures for both the MCCU and Cambridge University can be found on the fixtures page of this website.

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