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Warwick Women’s Cricket Club BUCS season set to begin

The anticipation is rising as University of Warwick Women’s Cricket Club get ready to play in their first outdoor BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) league since 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The University of Warwick will kick off the 2020/21 season with an exciting home game against the University of Birmingham on Wednesday 5 May starting at 11am on the Cryfield pitches.

The seven teams, namely Warwick, Birmingham, Worcester, Nottingham, Oxford, Cambridge, and Loughborough will compete in 11-aside 30-over matches as part of the BUCS Cricket Midlands Tier 1 league.

UOWWCC is one of the few clubs on campus to have secured a 2020/21 BUCS season as the club makes its return to the prestigious multi-sport competition. Matches will take place from 5 May to 6 June.

We just want to enjoy every game and not worry about what the score-card says

– Isobel Ralph, captain

The last time Warwick competed was in Varsity, February 2020, in which Warwick took a convincing victory against Coventry. It marked a significant milestone for the university’s fastest growing club as it was the first ever Varsity Women’s cricket match.

Warwick Captain Isobel Ralph: “We can’t wait for the BUCS season to get started. We have games against competitive teams like Loughborough and Cambridge but we just want to enjoy every game and not worry about what the score-card says.

“We have lots of players who are new to cricket that we’d love to experience their first game and we can’t wait to play our away fixtures in lovely grounds like at Oxford!”


Fixtures:

Birmingham 5 May, Home

Worcester 12 May, Away

Nottingham 21 May, Home

Oxford 26 May, Away

Cambridge 2 June, Home

Loughborough 6 June, Home

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