Cricket Club

Q: How many Corpus sports teams can claim to have been featured in a book that was read out on BBC Radio 4?

The answer is, of course, just the one. The book is ‘Penguins Stopped Play’ by Harry Thompson and we featured in what was, sadly, Thompson’s last game of cricket before his death.

That was now some time ago and much, including sports grounds, has since changed. Yet cricket at Corpus is
still very much enjoyed by many in college. Although traditionally success has been hard to come by, the CCCCC have a great attitude both on and off the field and provide a great bit of light recreation during the final third of the academic year. However, following our promotion from Division 3 in 2017, no one could have predicted our success in 2018 as the mighty CCCCC won the Division 2 title, finishing the season unbeaten in the league and even enjoying a cuppers run.

The club is open to absolutely everyone, regardless of cricket ability! We have our matches on Wednesday
afternoons in Trinity Term and net sessions on a Monday evening. Currently we are also looking into some winter nets during Michaelmas and Hilary. We also have some cracking stash including some fetching maroon baggy caps (if you are into that sort of thing).

The highlight of the season is the ‘Clock Match’, an all day time game against a team of Old Corpuscles. This is followed by curry and socialising with Corpus cricketers both young and old.

2018-19 Captain: Shiv Bhardwaj (