One-Day Varsity Cricket Match at Lord’s


Enjoy a fabulous day out at Lord's in the company of fellow alumni and students from both Cambridge and Oxford. On June 16th the Home of Cricket hosts both the Men’s and Women’s 50-over matches, with both Cambridge teams looking for their third consecutive wins in 2012. Come and cheer them on! The stunning venue provides the perfect setting in which to enjoy a summer’s day, whether that be watching the cricket, enjoying a picnic in the Harris Gardens or taking a tour of the historic ground and MCC museum. Combined with the central London location, this event represents an ideal opportunity to meet up and spend the day with friends and family.


Last year the Men became the first team in history to complete the Varsity Treble, winning the Twenty20, One-Day and Four-Day matches. With twelve returning Blues in this year’s squad, including two professional cricketers and three youth Internationals, hopes are high that 2012 will see a repeat of this success.

Ground admission to see both matches is only £10 and for U16's a mere £5. Hospitality, restaurant and picnic packages are also available. Please visit http://www.cucc.net for further details.

One of the best ways to spend the day, though, is in the Cambridge Society of London’s private suites in the Tavern Stand, in the best location for the Men’s match and in the company of like-minded alumni, enjoying soft and not-so-soft drinks served all day by Lord’s staff, and enjoying your picnic in the Coronation Garden.  The Society’s website is here (do join if you’re not already a member): www.camsoclon.com , and the Lord’s booking will open shortly – for a select group, limited to 36 - so please contact the Society to get places for yourself and your friends as early as possible.

Other boxes can be booked direct from Lord's by emailing hospitality@mcc.org.uk, telephoning 0207 616 8598 or by completing the Box Booking form.  Please note, this form should be sent direct to Lord's.

Further information regarding the menus available on the day is now available.
   

Details about purchasing General Admission tickets will be available shortly.

NB Gates open at 10am for the Women's match to begin at 10:45am on the Nursery Ground and for the Men's match to start at 11am on main square (TBC)


Alumni and fans interested in the history of CUCC may like to read On Fenner’s Sward by Giles Phillips (Wolfson 1998); for those interested in more recent cricketing developments, Steve James (Hughes Hall 1988)’s The Plan: how Fletcher and Flower transformed English cricket may be of interest.



Date: 16/06/2012
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Lord's