The aim of the MCCU’S is to give talented young cricketers the chance to receive top-level coaching and playing opportunities whilst furthering their educations. The MCCU’s academies are located in Cambridge, Cardiff, Durham, Leeds, Loughborough and Oxford, incorporating a total of thirteen institutions.
Based in and around the capital city of Wales, the Cardiff/Glamorgan MCCU comprises of Cardiff University, University of South Wales and Cardiff Metropolitan University. The MCC scheme is currently based at Cardiff Met, and during its time there it has seen over 50 students representing the Centre and playing in several First Class county games.
The scheme works in close partnership with Glamorgan CCC and provides opportunities for students who are selected for this pathway to practice and play at a test match venue.
Dave Cobner, Director of Sport is thrilled with the result, ‘‘The Cardiff South Wales MCC Cricket Centre of Excellence has been the most successful squad in the MCC Scheme in recent years having won all the trophies on offer at one stage or another. The initial training squad, which is selected from the best student cricketers in Cardiff University, University of South Wales and Cardiff Met, has been whittled down to a performance squad to prepare for a series of matches against first class counties and the other five MCC Centres of Excellence.
The sporting pedigree and profile of Cardiff Metropolitan University is clearly reflected in the balance of the squad selected. Our players are to be congratulated on their selection and I wish them every success in the season ahead.’’
Cardiff South Wales MCCU squad 2014:
Ryan Adams, Cardiff Met
Sam Bracey, Cardiff Met
Kieran Bull, Cardiff Met
Adam Dyson, Cardiff Met
Richard Edwards, Cardiff Met
Jake George, Cardiff University
Sean Griffiths, Cardiff Met
Tom Hamilton, Cardiff University
James Hendrickson, University of South Wales
Matt Hobden, Cardiff Met
Greg Holmes, Cardiff Met
Dan Lewis Williams, Cardiff Met
Jake Libby, Cardiff Met
Sophie Luff, Cardiff Met
Sam Mount, Cardiff Met
Owen Morgan, Cardiff University
Aron Nijjar, Cardiff University
Harry Powell, Cardiff University
Uzi Qureshi, Cardiff Met
Carla Rudd, Cardiff Met
Andrew Salter, Cardiff Met
Bradley Scrivins, Cardiff Met
Alex Thompson, Cardiff Met
Andrew Westphal, Cardiff Met
Mitchell Wilson, Cardiff Met