University Cricket in Oxford
Cricket in the Parks Since 1881
Oxford mccu

Funded by the MCC Youth Cricket Programme

In partnership with the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University

The Marylebone Cricket Club Universities (MCCU) scheme is the product of the MCC’s desire to further Youth and University cricket.

The MCC funds six centres of cricketing excellence:

Funding to retain the MCCU scheme, nationally, across all the 6 centres, has been secured until 2021 and discussions continue to extend this further. More updates will be posted when available. Please contact us should you have any questions regarding this matter.

  • Oxford (formed of University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University students)
  • Durham

  • Leeds-Bradford (Leeds University, Leeds Metropolitan University, Bradford College and University of Bradford)

  • Cardiff (University of Cardiff and Cardiff Metropolitan University)

  • Loughborough

  • Cambridge (University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin)

The scheme is designed to foster young cricketing talent by preparing individuals for the First-Class game whilst also allowing for the completion of higher education.

Oxford MCCU is led by Head Coach Graham Charlesworth, himself a former Durham University and Cambridge University cricketer. A level 4 ECB Coach, Charlesworth, with the support of a variety of techinical coaches, operates a year-round program of specialised cricket coaching, fitness, gym sessions, nutrition, lifestyle, psychological and media training.

In 2017, Oxford MCCU will be led by Jack Grundy (Oxford Brookes).