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Established in 2001, MCCUs are cricket academies which allow young aspiring cricketers to receive an unrivalled level of training and match-play whilst still furthering their education. 

They provide a pathway into 1st class county cricket and ultimately England with around a fifth of all English qualified players having been part of an MCCU centre of excellence.

Leeds – Bradford Men’s MCCU Programme

The men’s programme has been dominant over the past number of seasons with success in both red ball and white ball cricket. This has culminated in five trips to play at Lords. A number of players have gone from the Leeds – Bradford MCCU programme to represent England on the world class stage. The team is coached by University of Leeds Director of Cricket Andrew Lawson. Andrew is an ECB Level 4 Coach, Ex-First Class cricketer, former Head Coach North West Provincial team in South Africa and former Assistant Coach to Scotland and Holland National teams.

MCCU players compete for five major trophies each year: The BUCS Premier Final and Trophy, The MCCU Challenge Final, The MCCU T-20 and The MCCU two day Championship. A number of players also play for county teams, for those that don’t, the MCCUs form a combined XI and compete in the second XI county championship.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Head Coach Andrew Lawson on a.g.lawson@leeds.ac.uk

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