Crichard signs off in style in light blue triumph

The University Match, 4th day  Cambridge University 225 & 417-7dec beat Oxford University 212 & 214 (Gnodde 54, Crichard 6-68) by 216 runs  There are some bowlers who are hard to define: the type who defy the established science and the biomechanics of cricket. Sometimes they’re off, disjointed and sporadic. Sometimes they’re on, and wicket-taking […]

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Supreme Rackow re-fires dark blue challenge on day two

The University Match, 2nd day  Oxford University 212 (Rackow 95, Crichard 5-72) trail Cambridge University 225 & 121-2 (Colverd 47*) by 134 runs  A collective groan filled the Fenner’s air. Then it morphed to a silence imbued with disbelief. Then a final incarnation: lavish applause, genuine in origin and extended in length. Alex Rackow had […]

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Captain’s knock from Tice as Cambridge take hold on day one

The University Match, 1st day Oxford University 50-5 (Crichard 4-23) trail Cambridge University 225 (Tice 54, Marsden 4-47) by 175 runs A captain’s knock. An innings compiled under huge pressure in a middlingly-bad to severe situation. Produced only by a leader of men. Typified by hard-graft and punchiness, hallmarked by immediate command of an unwarranted […]

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Hughes heroics in vain as Cambridge take T20 triumph

University of Cambridge (133-7, Moses 43) beat the University of Oxford (123-7, Hughes 59) by 10 runs They turned up sporting a deep black jersey smacking more Black Caps than Cambridge University, but by the end of the Men’s Varsity Twenty20 fixture Fenners was undoubtedly painted the lighter shade of Oxbridge blue. Cambridge had never […]

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Fresh-faced OUCC Blues chase Varsity success

The first of the cricket Varsity triad takes place on Friday, at Fenners in Cambridge. Here, Calum Flintoff previews the fixtures. Last year, Oxford completed their first clean sweep of the Varsity cricket matches. Ruthless in the Twenty20; controlling at Lords; unrelenting throughout the 4-days at The Parks; this was a unique dominance – hallmarked […]

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OUCC vs Arabs: England pedigree on show at The Parks

On Sunday, Oxford University Cricket Club hosted their first fixture at The Parks this season, welcoming travelling club Arabs. The visitors are a side composed of Oxbridge and Durham alumni, and they fielded a strong side, bolstered by the presence of Jamie Dalrymple – famously the last man to make the transition from OUCC to […]

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Dark Blues secure an historic eighth successive Rugby League Varsity win

Oxford University 48-10 Cambridge University They say the sun always shines on rugby league, and such was the case on 3rd March as the morning rainclouds cleared just as the spectators rolled off the buses from Oxford to come watch the Rugby League Varsity Match, hosted at the Honourable Artillery Company grounds in the heart […]

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OUGC: Soaring high above the Oxford bubble

Gliding is perhaps at the more niche end of the spectrum of sports offered at Oxford but it is certainly one of the most exhilarating and challenging sports out there! Gliding entails flying unpowered aircraft in which glider pilots have to make use of lift (invisible currents of rising air) in order to stay airborne […]

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Cambridge win women’s boat race, Oxford takes men’s

Cambridge has won the 72nd women’s boat race, setting a new time record, while Oxford fought to maintain a narrow lead in the 163rd men’s. While the Cambridge women’s boat set an astonishing time of 18:33- the first time the 19-minute mark has been broken- the Oxford boat suffered an early crab, which left a lead that […]

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