Covering all standards of the game.
The UMCC offers training and playing that meets the desires of all standards of cricketers. Our 4 men's teams and 1 women's team are inclusive to players of all levels of experience, from the most elite (featuring a plethora of county and semi-pro players) to those playing purely for the joy of the game. Whatever your history with cricket is, as long as your enthusiastic, you will thrive as the UMCC.
Captained this coming season by Ollie Tyson, our first XI play in the BUCS Northern Premier Division, which we have been part of for the last three seasons. In 2017 our first team won the league defeating sides such as Leeds Beckett and Loughborough. In the most recent season, 2019, the first team finished fourth. For the upcoming 2021 season the primary aim for the firsts will be to stay in the Northern premier division, following the departure of several key players. Yet with a few strong early season performances there’s no reason why we can’t replicate the success of 2017.
Captained this coming season by Lucy Arnold, the Woman’s first X1 have moved from strength to strength over the last few seasons. Playing in the BUCS Northern 1B division, the team has shown instrumental progression in the last few years due to an increase in membership and intensity in training. The beginning of the 2020 season saw the girls win the tournament in Nottingham against 3 other teams. This sets the tone for the 2021 season's aims. Aiming for a progression up the league table and consistent results will allow for the best chance at a top placement in the final league. Personal goals will be set with Lucy's input to allow for individual development.
Our second XI are currently in the BUCS northern 3A division alongside first teams from universities such as Bangor and Keele. A disappointing 2019 season for the 2’s saw them relegated from the Northern 2A division, one which they had occupied for the last 6 seasons, however it did contain an impressive ten wicket victory over UCLAN’s first team. After 2019, the obvious goal for the seconds in 2021 will be to achieve first place in their new league and therefore promotion back into the 2A division.
Our third XI will also be playing in the BUCS northern 3A division in 2021 alongside the 2’s. A successful 2019 season involving convincing wins against Liverpool Hope and Bangor university first teams saw the team finish second, narrowly missing out on first place and promotion due to an inferior net run rate. In 2021 the 3’s will be looking to build upon the success of 2019 and have another strong season in the 3A division.
The fourth team are part of the BUCS northern 4A division playing against sides such as Boltons 1’s and Liverpool 3’s. The 2019 season was not particularly successful for the 4’s as they grappled with availability issues and a forest near Bolton. Looking forward to the 2021 season the 4’s will be aiming to put together a few solid performances whilst continuing to enjoy their cricket.