TeamBU Sports Brief
At SportBU we have men’s and women’s competitive cricket teams that compete in the British Universities and Colleges (BUCS) leagues and trophy competitions.
The University teams are coached by high-level coaches Steve Wilson (Master Coach Level 4 qualified) (men’s coach) and Rob Newton (Level 3 qualified) (women’s coach).
Leagues & Competition Information
For the 17/18 season our men’s team will compete in Premier A South (one tier below the national premiership) and the women’s team will compete in in Tier 1A.
Training & Conditioning
Times: Wednesday 2.00pm – 4.00pm, Thursday 1.00pm -2.00pm (winter) and minimum of five hours per week (summer) for the men. Monday 8.00pm – 10.00pm (winter) and minimum of three hours per week (summer) for the women.
Location: Winter training is held at the Dorset Indoor Cricket Centre and summer training is at Bournemouth Sports Club.
Winter season includes:
- Two hours net training each week
- Individual net sessions
- Video analysis
Summer season includes:
- Three-five hours training (nets, middle practice and fielding) each week
- Video analysis
As part of each team’s weekly training schedule additional specific sessions on flexibility, SAQ (Strength, Agility and Quickness) and fitness are provided by a full time Strength & Conditioning (S&C) Coach. Our coaches work alongside the S&C coach to identify areas to focus this sports specific training to improve physical strength, power and performance.
Fixtures begin in April and are played on Wednesdays at Bournemouth Sports Club for the men, and Broadstone Cricket Club for the women, please come down to support our teams!
Women’s team won Tier 1A 2016/17.
Athletes who have played or competed at a regional, national or semi-professional standard will be eligible to Apply for a Scholarship to support them in their sport whilst at university. These are currently available to all new and returning UK students. Want more information on Scholarships before you apply, simply follow the link below:
During the winter our men’s team compete in BUCS indoor cricket league in the South Eastern A, where in 2016/17 they placed third in their league. There are also opportunities to play in the Dorset indoor cricket leagues and various social cricket events throughout the year.