Leeds / Bradford MCCU win the Universities Challenge title.

MCCU Cricket
  • University of Leeds Cricket Scholars guide Leeds/Bradford MCCU to victory at Lords
  • Five of the Leeds/Bradford MCC team are Cricket Scholars at the University of Leeds

University of Leeds Cricket Scholars took 6 wickets and scored 66 runs as Leeds/Bradford MCC won the Universities Challenge title at Lords.

Captained by Cricket Scholar Christian Davis, Leeds/Bradford MCC batted first and set a challenging 366 run total for Cardiff to chase down. Including 135 runs for Billy Root, the younger brother of Englands Joe Root. Cardiff went into bat and were all out for 249, with Harry Rouse claiming 3 wickets for 36, Joe Ellis-Grewal 2 wickets and George Scott 1 wicket.

Five of the Leeds/Bradford MCC team are Cricket Scholars at the University of Leeds;

  • Henry Thompson – Studying Classical Civilisation
  • Christian Davis – Studying BA Economics and Geography
  • George Scott – Studying BA Geography
  • Harry Rouse – Studying History and Philosophy of Science and History of Art
  • Joe Ellis-Grewal – Studying Masters in Global Development

The students are supported through the scholarship programme and receive free access to the sports facilities, free physiotherapy, massage and strength and conditioning as well as an academic advisor to help them balance their academic studies with their sporting commitments.

The University of Leeds is a key partner of the Leeds/Bradford MCCU (University Centres of Cricketing Excellence), allowing talented young cricketers to further their academic education whilst still receiving an unrivalled level of cricket coaching and competitive match play.

The University employs Andrew Lawson as the full time Director of Cricket for the programme and Sports Park Weetwood is the host centre with it’s first class cricket pitch.

The scheme has previously hosted current professional cricketers such as Harry Gurney, Louis Reece, Daniel Hodgson, Steve Patterson plus many more.