Cricket, first played in the 16th Century, is the second biggest sport worldwide. Behind football, the national sport of England has developed across the world with an estimated 25% of the global population having played or watched the ‘bat and ball’ sport. Cricket is played in a variety of forms - Test, One Day and the more recently popular 20/20 form. The rivalry between England and Australia is legendary in cricket with ‘The Ashes’ often described as one of the biggest contests in sport.
Here, at Liverpool University Cricket Club, our local rivalries are no different! Local varsity matches against LJMU, as well as Christie Cup contests against Manchester and Leeds 1st XI’s, are only a few of the highlights of our cricketing calendar. We play 50 over games on Wednesday afternoons, in the Northern Prem, 2A and 3A leagues in the British University and College Sports (BUCS).
The Club currently has 3 men’s teams, competing at all levels of BUCS competition. The men train throughout the Winter and early Spring at St Margaret’s Sports Centre in Aigburth. We are fortunate to be able to offer a high level of coaching and extremely well delivered sessions, at one of the best indoor facilities in the region.
Our Women’s team compete in BUCS Northern 1B during the Summer season, with indoor softball tournaments throughout the winter against local teams. We are proud to offer high quality coaching for players at all levels of experience and ability at our weekly training sessions. We strive to make all sessions fun, whilst allowing players to compete and improve at the level which suits them best, in an incredibly supportive environment. Our members range from complete beginners to experienced club and county players, so there is something to suit everyone. Having played our first season of competitive outdoor games in 2019, we have learnt a lot and can’t wait to build on this success by welcoming new players to the sport and to the club!
LUCC are very fortunate to be heavily associated with nearby Sefton Park CC. Sefton welcome us to every aspect of their club. Jan, Dave, and Rob (at Sefton) really do take every member under their wing. From excellent cricket wickets (and the best teas in the league) to whole club summer BBQ’s, we at LUCC can guarantee a high level of cricket with an equally high level of enjoyment.
With international tours scheduled for every 2 years, building on our previous tours to Barbados and tour to Australia over the past five years, LUCC is a perfect way to see the world with close friends. Meeting Chris Gayle and the whole New Zealand test squad on our last tour to Barbados is just one example the many unforgettable moments to be experienced at this club.
The social side of LUCC is not to be missed; Monthly AU nights are legendary! Don’t forget to put the Christmas and End of Year Ball in your diary. Expect weekly socials including pub cricket and ‘charity shop swap’, as well as joint socials with other AU teams. Don’t miss out and we hope to see you at Freshers Fair!