MCCU Scheme gets ECB funding boost

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MCC and ECB have revealed a change to the operation and funding of university cricket from 2020.

After the MCC’s decision to conclude its financial support for the current programme in two years’ time, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has stepped in and agreed to resume the funding of university cricket.

MCCU centres, additional Universities, British Universities Colleges Sports (BUCS) and the First Class Counties will be consulted as part of the evolution of the scheme and the ECB website article below references a possible emphasis on white-ball cricket plus enhanced support for elite women cricketers in higher education.

Much to discuss and no doubt there will be news filtering through in months to come – but crucially, funding has been secured through the governing body.

You can read the full ECB article here –

Interview: Leeds Bradford MCCU Captain Steve Bullen

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Our shirt sponsor and media partner, Cricket Yorkshire, recently caught up with our captain Steve Bullen to chat about the season so far; life as a university cricketer chasing a county contract and much more.

The interview gives a good insight into the MCCU scheme, the importance of the first-class status of fixtures against the counties and how the class of 2018 is faring.

If you haven’t had a listen, here’s the audio clip below:–his-league-ban–fresh-start-e1ema7