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Keele Uni Cricket Club

Keele University Cricket Club is a place for those university students who come to university looking to meet a bunch of guys who are most likely going to be best mates for the rest of their life mixed in with a sport that we love so. 

KUCC balances a mixture of high intensity training, over seven hours a week, with a fantastic social scene. At the end of our very short season,  in June we head on tour and this year old boys and current students are packing bags and heading to sunny Prague to take on the local beer and cricketing elite. 

Keele has a fantastic history and the cricket club has been a part of that history since day one and as a club we are looking to move forward all the time taking our members to places that they might never get the chance to both cricketing and globally.

Both guys and now our newly form women’s section, have a tremendous amount of fun, whilst obviously taking the work very seriously but also throwing in some time for a lot of cricket and a fair few social nights out.

As a club we play predominantly on a BUCS university league level. Over the winter we have an indoor squad who play in the national competition which to get through to the next stage you have to win your group and we missed out to a strong UCLAN side on net run rate with a difference of 0.01, which we all were pretty gutted about missing out on a trip to Headingly for the Northern Semis. 

Once the Easter break has finished we are back competing around exam period in the BUCS leagues again. Outdoors we produce two sides every Wednesday. The first team compete in the highest regional division, BUCS Northern 2a, whilst the seconds play two divisions lower in BUCS Northern 4a with T20 games and Sunday friendlies thrown in for good measure.

Because of the fact we are university cricket team we are blessed with a bit more spare time on our hands over the winter months than other sports who like mud and rain in the freezing cold, it is cold on the hill at Keele, we spend a lot of our time raising more for charity. 

This year alone we have raised over £3000 for Donna Louise Children's Trust, a charity who help many disadvantaged children in the Staffordshire area. To try and raise more for this fantastic cause we are running T20 days this summer to create a party atmosphere and hopefully continue raising loads of money for such a worth while cause.

There is so much to say about our club that has an ever revolving door of members, however for those who have left they say that they were some of the best they have ever had. Although many see university cricket as a bit of a joke, at Keele University Cricket Club we look to combine having a good time with high standard cricket. We are always open to friendlies and new opposition on a Sunday so feel free to find us on twitter, facebook or pitchero. As students we are quite good at that!