Welcome to the University of Liverpool’s Cricket Club
Here at the University of Liverpool we offer you the chance to get involved in the 2nd largest sport worldwide, with both Men and Women’s cricket clubs.
There are 3 men’s teams that play 50 over matches on Wednesday afternoon during the spring and summer months. The teams compete in the Northern Premier, 1A, 2A and 3A leagues in the British University and College Sports (BUCS). The teams vary in experience and skill so whatever your ability, there’s always a chance to develop in the best way possible. By playing games.
Despite Covid19, We are still hopeful that our fixtures will be able to take place in the 20/21 season due to them being in the summer months.
In preparation for the outdoor season the club host training sessions throughout the year. We are fortunate to be able to offer a high level of coaching and extremely well delivered sessions consisting of a mixture of net sessions, fielding practise, and strength & conditioning training. During the winter and early spring we train at one of the best indoor facilities in the region, St Margaret’s Sports Centre in Aigburth, and in the summer months we head outdoors to train at Liverpool CC.
Although currently the ECB return to play guidance does not permit indoor activity, we are working to ensure that all our members have access to some form of outdoor training.
Pre-season is a crucial part of the calendar at LUCC and is usually hosted during the last week of the Easter holidays. We are again hopeful that we will be in a position to offer a similar experience this year, in line with the ECB guidance at the time. The week includes an inter-club practice match, friendlies, socials and much more. Selection can be competitive so pre-season is a great final opportunity to show the captains what you’ve got, to help give you the best chance of being selected for the opening games. Not only this but it’s a fantastic experience where you can build lifelong friendships.
Through the winter, the club plays in the National indoor championships, a great opportunity to continue to play cricket during the off season. We have been very successful in this competition in recent years reaching the national finals. We also participate in the historic Christie cup, playing indoor games against Manchester and Leeds. The club also participates in the highly anticipated Varsity tournament against Liverpool John Moors University. These matches are always great fun for players and fans with no love lost between the sides.
Following pre-season our outdoor BUCS fixtures begin with all three teams playing competitively on a Wednesday afternoon at Sefton Park CC. All of our teams have enjoyed success in recent years, and we are looking for keen cricketers to strengthen the club and continue this positive progress!
With an international tour to Barbados organised for June 2021, this will be the perfect way to celebrate the completion of the academic year. Getting the chance to play fixtures against clubs in Barbados alongside your mates is a once in a lifetime opportunity and shouldn’t be missed.
Sun, sea, cricket, it’s hard to say no.
Due to cricket being a predominately summer sport, socials throughout the year are an essential part of the experience here at LUCC. They are a great opportunity to meet current members of the club and forge friendships with people in all different years at the university. We hold socials every Wednesday, including pub golf, joint socials, and the monthly AU Event with all sports teams. We also host annual events such as Christmas dinner and the End of year ball.
If drinking isn’t your thing then don’t worry, we organise meetups to go bowling, play mini golf, and even paintballing. Cricket is a team sport, so we believe that building the LUCC community and having an excellent team culture is the foundations of what makes this club so great.
If you are interested in joining LUCC, we will be holding trials following freshers fair this year. Things will be slightly different this year, so please follow all of our social media channels for updates and the link to join the freshers group chat!
The Women’s team compete in BUCS Northern 1B during the Summer season, with indoor softball tournaments throughout the winter against local teams.
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!
Our members range from complete beginners to experienced club and county players, so there is something to suit everyone.
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!
LUWCC are also an incredibly social club, with weekly nights out and exciting events such as Christmas dinner and the end of year party. Our social atmosphere will continue this year even if it is over Zoom!