Women's Blues

The 2019-20 season promises to be another strong one for OUCC Ladies with much of the Varsity winning squad of 2018-19 returning this year. Both the bowling and batting stocks have also been boosted with the discovery of several promising new recruits. The squad are training hard for the season ahead and selection of the First XI is sure to be difficult for Coach Graham Charlesworth and Captain Vanessa Picker.  

Women’s cricket at Oxford marked a significant milestone in 2018/19 with the granting of Full Blue status for the first time (Discretionary Full Blue Sport from 2015 – 2018). We have also made great strides on the social side of things, thanks to the efforts of various social secs, who have organised a number of OUCC joint socials with the ‘Tics and the Men’s Blues. Special mention must be made to all Committee members who have contributed time and energy to ensure that the 2019-20 season will be a successful one (Vanessa Picker, Amy Hearn, Caitlin Deacock, Emily Wilkins, Elodie Harbourne, Hannah Sirringhaus and Sarah Attrill).

The Ladies Blues are looking forward to a busy Trinity Term of BUCS fixtures, Varsity matches and friendlies against the Army, the Navy, Oxfam and MCC. The development squad will play various local matches in and around Oxford. We will also be organising a Cuppers Day (date TBC) so look out for info from your college or get in touch if you want to try out cricket (no previous experience necessary).

If you’re interested in joining us for some cricket this year – it’s not too late!

Prospective players should contact Vanessa Picker (vanessa.picker@jesus.ox.ac.uk).

The 2018 Lords Varsity Squad

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