Following Friday’s resounding victory over Exeter University, the next visitors up to Weetwood will be Oxford MCCU. The Dark Blues will be facing us in the BUCS competition on Monday 20th April (12.30 pm start) before taking us on in our first 2-day game of the season on Tuesday and Wednesday (11.00 am start each day).
Graham Charlesworth’s squad lost two and drew one of their county games earlier this month. After a heavy defeat against Worcestershire they then lost again against Middlesex – although did have Nick Gubbins and his county teammates in trouble at various points before eventually going down by 7 wickets.
Their final 3-day game saw them draw against Surrey, with Kevin Pietersen (170) and Gary Wilson (119*) smashing centuries in the first innings. Oxford had their own centurion though when Steve Leach, brother of former Yellow Joe, compiled an impressive 110 not out in their second innings.
Andrew Lawson has announced an unchanged 12 for Monday’s BUCS game: Davis (capt), Bullen, Wakefield, Root, Weston, Scott, Rouse, Watkinson, Lilley, Ogden, Myers, Ellis-Grewal.
There’s a decent forecast for all 3 days so if you can, please come along & support the boys!