The Varsity Match

In most sports, Oxford and Cambridge compete in an annual Varsity match. Currently OUWCC has two Varsity matches, the One Day match and the T20 match. The latter is a newer fixture and alternates between The Parks in Oxford and Fenner's in Cambridge. (Both grounds are of first-class cricket standard and so also host men's county matches.)

The One Day game dates back to at least the 60s and was originally a declaration contest, but was changed to a 50 over game in 1996. At first the venue alternated between The Parks and Fenner's, however from 2001 onwards we have played at Lord's Cricket Ground. Our match takes place on the Nursery Ground concurrently with the men's on the Main Ground, followed by a joint reception in the Long Room.


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