Oxford University Cricket Club

Oxford University Cricket Club
Oxford University
Coach: England Graham Charlesworth
Captain: England Rajiv Sharma
Founded: 1827
Home ground: University Parks
First-class debut: Cambridge University
in 1827
at Lord's

Oxford University Cricket Club (now closely linked to the Oxford MCC Universities (MCCU) team which incorporates Oxford Brookes University, but retaining its independence) is a first-class cricket team, representing the University of Oxford. It plays its home games at the University Parks in Oxford, England. For Oxford's first-class fixtures other than those against Cambridge University they play as Oxford MCCU (known as Oxford Universities Centre of Cricketing Excellence (UCCE) prior to the 2010 season).

Cricketers who have competed in the first-class four day Varsity Match against Cambridge University are eligible for an Oxford Blue.

The earliest reference to cricket at Oxford University is the year 1729; no less an authority than Dr Samuel Johnson was a student and later stated that he played cricket there.

Oxford University made its first class debut in 1827 when it played Cambridge University Cricket Club in the first ever University Match, which is the oldest 1st Class Fixture in the world.

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