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Fortress Topham For The Women's 1st XI

Exeter University Men’s & Women’s Cricket Teams out of the crease for season start

University of Exeter Cricket Club have been put through their paces in recent weeks in preparation for the 2017/2018 BUCS Cricket Season.

Head of Cricket Ruan Louw, has been using the sports park facilities to their full capacity with players using all available surfaces to get the edge ahead in the upcoming season. With the weather proving unpredictable and the majority of grass pitches still saturated, organising friendly fixtures that can go ahead has not been the headache that any coach wants before the season starts.

The university cricket season is always a quick affair with term time, weather and fixtures always playing their part in what feels like the shortest BUCS competition of the year. Exeter Men's 1st XI have promotion to play for after last year’s relegation from the National league into Premier South. Ruan commented on how is first preseason with the cricket club has gone: “Preseason has gone well with everyone making really good progress – we have had 7 games called off with the rain but despite that we have prepared really well with the players and club really excited to get the outdoor season underway.”

The first fixtures of the season have started with the Men’s 1st team deciding to play their scheduled home fixture in Portsmouth due to Exeter Cricket Club being unplayable. With the home advantage gone Exeter unfortunately fell short by 45 runs. The Women’s 1st XI have started off to fantastic win against Birmingham Women’s 1st XI, a debut 5 wicket haul from Emily Wilson, an outstanding 64 for debutant Amy Weir and captain Becca Silk hitting 58 off 74. With a win by 207 runs, fortress Topsham and the Women’s 1st XI will be looking to continue their dominant start.

 If you want to watch any of the Universities top flight cricket, the Men’s & Women’s 1st team fixtures are listed below:

Date

Opponent

Time

Location

Fixture Type

Men's 1st XI

 

 

 

 

27 April

MCC

11:30

Exeter CC

Friendly

28 April

Sidmouth

13:00

Sidmouth CC

Friendly

02 May

Canterbury Christchurch

11:00

Canterbury

BUCS

06 May

Past v Present

TBC

Exeter CC

Friendly

13 May

Kings College

11:00

Kings College

2 x T20

23 May

Cardiff University

TBC

TBC

BUCS

28 May

Bristol University

12:00

Exeter CC

Varsity

30 May

Oxford University

11:00

The Parks

BUCS

01 June

Bournemouth University

12:30

Bournemouth

BUCS

04 June

Cardiff Met

12:30

Exeter CC

BUCS

Women’s 1st XI

 

 

 

 

02/05/2018

University of Bath Women’s 1st

12:30

University of Bath

BUCS

 

11/05/2018

Southampton Solent University Women’s 1st

12:30

Topsham Sports Ground

BUCS

 

16/05/2018

University of Birmingham Women’s 1st

11:30

University of Birmingham

BUCS

 

23/05/2018

University of Bath Women’s 1st

12:30

Topsham Sports Ground

BUCS

 

30/05/2018

Southampton Solent University Women’s 1st

12:00

Southampton Solent University

BUCS

 

Written by James Fleming

Sport Scholarship & Recruitment Officer

Date: 26 April 2018

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