The University Match (cricket)

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The University Match
First contested 4 June 1827
Number of meetings 170 (incl. 1 abandoned)
Most recent meeting 30 June 2014
All-time series 58-55-56, Cambridge

The University Match in a cricketing context is generally understood to refer to the annual fixture between Oxford University Cricket Club and Cambridge University Cricket Club. From 2001, in most of their fixtures Oxford appeared as the Oxford University Centre of Cricketing Excellence (Oxford UCCE, incorporating Oxford Brookes University), and Cambridge appeared as the Cambridge University Centre of Cricketing Excellence (Cambridge UCCE, incorporating Anglia Ruskin University), but this does not apply to the University Match(es).[1]

History[edit]

The match was first played in 1827 at the instigation of Charles Wordsworth who was also responsible for founding the Boat Race in 1829. It was traditionally an annual three-day first-class fixture, normally held at Lord's.[2] From the 1830s until 1939, it was among the most important fixtures of the season, attracting large crowds and widespread press coverage. It was still a major social, as well as sporting, event as recently as just after World War II . According to The Cricketer (1954), the 1954 match attracted over 13,000 paying spectators as well as MCC members.

In terms of the clubs concerned, the University Match dating from 1827 is the oldest first-class fixture still being played. (However, it should be noted that fixtures involving certain county teams prior to formation of the current county clubs do have a much longer history. The oldest known county fixture is Kent v Surrey, which dates back to 1709 at least. The oldest county club is Sussex CCC, founded in 1839.)

The next two University matches were in 1829 and 1836. From 1838 it has been played annually, except for the war years of 1915-1918 and 1940-45. (From 1941-45, a one-day fixture was played at Lord's, but these matches are not counted in the official records.) The first match was played at Lord's, but it was only in 1851 that Lord's became the permanent venue, five of the early matches having been played in the vicinity of Oxford.

Some of the most dramatic matches in the long history of the fixture occurred in the 1870s. The first of these was 'Cobden's Match' in 1870. F. C. Cobden took the last three Oxford wickets in consecutive balls to give Cambridge victory by 2 runs. The following year S. E. Butler took 10-38 in the Cambridge first innings (the only instance of a bowler taking all ten), followed by five more wickets in the second innings. In 1873 Oxford won by only three wickets. The 1875 match was almost as close an affair as that in 1870. Needing 175 to win, Cambridge were 161-7 at one point, but were all out for 168 to lose by six runs.

Another notable match was in 1923, which became known as the "Thunderstorm match". Oxford had run up a good score, and a torrential storm for much of the night rendered the pitch almost unplayable, so that Cambridge were quickly dismissed in two innings.

William Yardley of Cambridge has the distinction of scoring the first two hundreds made in the series: 100 in 1870 in Cobden's Match and 130 in 1872.

Robin Marlar's bowling figures for Cambridge are worth noting:

  • 1951: 5-41 and 1-64
  • 1952: 7-104 and 2-25
  • 1953: 5-94 and 7-49

Players who became (or in a few instances were already) famous to have appeared in the match include: Alfred Lyttelton (Cantab. 1876-9), Allan Steel (Cantab. 1878-81), Stanley Jackson (Cantab. 1890-3), C. B. Fry (Ox. 1892-5), K. S. Ranjitsinhji (Cantab. 1893), Pelham Warner (Ox. 1895-6), Gilbert Jessop (Cantab. 1896-9), R. E. Foster (Ox. 1897-1900), Bernard Bosanquet (Ox. 1898-1900), Percy Chapman (Cantab. 1920-2), Douglas Jardine (Ox. 1920-1, 1923), Gubby Allen (Cantab. 1922-3), K. S. Duleepsinhji (Cantab. 1925-8), Nawab of Pataudi snr (Ox. 1929-31), Ken Farnes (Cantab. 1931-3), Martin Donnelly (Ox. 1946-7), Abdul Kardar (Ox. 1947-9), Peter May (Cantab. 1950-2), David Sheppard (Cantab. 1950-2), Colin Cowdrey (Ox. 1952-4), M. J. K. Smith (Ox. 1954-6), Ted Dexter (Cantab. 1956-8), Nawab of Pataudi jnr (Ox. 1960-1, 1963), Tony Lewis Cantab 1960-62), Mike Brearley (Cantab. 1961-4), Majid Khan (Cantab. 1971-3), Imran Khan (Ox. 1973-5) and Mike Atherton (Cantab. 1987, 1989). It can be seen that the majority were batsmen rather than bowlers and that the 1890s and 1950s to early 1960s were particularly fertile periods. At the time of writing, the most recent Oxbridge international cricketers are Ed Smith (Cantab. 1996-7) in Tests, and James Dalrymple (Ox. 2001-3) in limited-overs internationals.

From 2001 the match has been replaced by two fixtures each year: a one-day match played at Lord's and a four-day first-class fixture played in alternate years at Fenner's in Cambridge and The Parks in Oxford. Blues are awarded to those appearing in either match for Cambridge players but only to Oxford players who appear in the first-class four-day game. Unless otherwise stated, statistics quoted in this article are for the first-class fixtures only.

In 2008, for the first time a Twenty20 fixture was also played.[3]

Records[edit]

Results[edit]

Up to and including 2014, 170 matches have been scheduled. Cambridge have won 58, Oxford have won 55, 56 have been drawn and one match (in 1988) was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

List of University matches
No. Date Venue Winners Winning margin Notes
1 4 June 1827 Lord's Drawn 2-day match; no play on final day
2 5 June 1829 Magdalen Ground, Cowley Marsh, Oxford Oxford 115 runs 2-day match
3 23 June 1836 Lord's Oxford 121 runs 2-day match
4 6 July 1838 Lord's Oxford 98 runs 2-day match
5 17 June 1839 Lord's Cambridge innings and 125 runs 2-day match;
GB Lee took 9 of the 10 Cambridge wickets; the Oxford bowlers conceded 46 wides;
Oxford batted one man short in both innings.
6 8 July 1840 Lord's Cambridge 63 runs 2-day match
7 14 July 1841 Lord's Cambridge 8 runs
8 9 June 1842 Lord's Cambridge 162 runs 2-day match
9 8 June 1843 Bullingdon Green, Oxford Cambridge 54 runs 2-day match; originally scheduled for Magdalen Ground
10 4 July 1844 Lord's Drawn 2-day match
11 12 June 1845 Lord's Cambridge 6 wickets 2-day match
Stephen Rippingall took 10 wickets in the match for Cambridge
12 11 June 1846 Magdalen Ground, Cowley Marsh, Oxford Oxford 3 wickets 2-day match
13 17 June 1847 Lord's Cambridge 138 runs 2-day match
14 15 June 1848 Magdalen Ground, Cowley Marsh, Oxford Oxford 23 runs 2-day match
15 21 June 1849 Lord's Cambridge 3 wickets 2-day match
16 6 June 1850 Magdalen Ground, Cowley Marsh, Oxford Oxford 127 runs
17 3 July 1851 Lord's Cambridge innings and 4 runs 2-day match
18 8 July 1852 Lord's Oxford innings and 77 runs 2-day match; Cambridge only had 10 men
19 15 June 1853 Lord's Oxford innings and 19 runs 2-day match
20 3 July 1854 Lord's Oxford innings and 8 runs 2-day match
21 21 June 1855 Lord's Oxford 3 wickets
22 16 June 1856 Lord's Cambridge 3 wickets completed in two days
23 25 June 1857 Lord's Oxford 81 runs
24 21 June 1858 Lord's Oxford innings and 38 runs completed in two days;
Cambridge all out for 39, their lowest total in the series
25 23 June 1859 Lord's Cambridge 28 runs completed in two days
26 25 June 1860 Lord's Cambridge 3 wickets completed in two days
27 17 June 1861 Lord's Cambridge 133 runs
28 23 June 1862 Lord's Cambridge 8 wickets completed in two days
29 22 June 1863 Lord's Oxford 8 wickets completed in two days
30 13 June 1864 Lord's Oxford 4 wickets completed in two days
31 26 June 1865 Lord's Oxford 114 runs completed in two days
32 18 June 1866 Lord's Oxford 12 runs completed in two days
33 1 July 1867 Lord's Cambridge 5 wickets completed in two days
34 22 June 1868 Lord's Cambridge 168 runs
35 21 June 1869 Lord's Cambridge 58 runs completed in two days
36 27 June 1870 Lord's Cambridge 2 runs completed in two days;
"Cobden's Match" - F.C. Cobden took the last 3 Oxford wickets in consecutive balls to win the match;
W Yardley scored 100 for Cambridge, the first hundred made in the series
37 26 June 1871 Lord's Oxford 8 wickets completed in two days;
S.E. Butler took all ten wickets in Cambridge first innings and 15 in the match
38 24 June 1872 Lord's Cambridge innings and 166 runs completed in two days;
W Yardley scored 130 for Cambridge
39 23 June 1873 Lord's Oxford 3 wickets completed in two days
40 29 June 1874 Lord's Oxford innings and 92 runs completed in two days
41 28 June 1875 Lord's Oxford 6 runs
42 26 June 1876 Lord's Cambridge 9 wickets WS Patterson scored 105* for Cambridge
43 25 June 1877 Lord's Oxford 10 wickets completed in two days;
FM Buckland scored 117 not out for Oxford
44 1 July 1878 Lord's Cambridge 238 runs AG Steel 8-62 & 5-11 for Cambridge;
completed in two days;
Oxford all out 32 in their 2nd innings, the lowest total in the series by either side.
45 30 June 1879 Lord's Cambridge 9 wickets AG Steel completed hat-trick for Cambridge
46 28 June 1880 Lord's Cambridge 115 runs completed in two days;
PH Morton completed hat-trick in Oxford's 1st innings
47 27 June 1881 Lord's Oxford 135 runs WH Patterson carried his bat in scoring 107* for Oxford in their 2nd innings
48 26 June 1882 Lord's Cambridge 7 wickets GB Studd 120 for Cambridge;
CT Studd took 7-54 and 2-48 and scored 0 and 69;
but JEK Studd achieved nothing of note
49 25 June 1883 Lord's Cambridge 7 wickets CW Wright 102 for Cambridge
50 30 June 1884 Lord's Oxford 7 wickets completed in two days
51 29 June 1885 Lord's Cambridge 7 wickets C Toppin 7-51 and HW Bainbridge 101, both for Cambridge
52 5 July 1886 Lord's Oxford 133 runs KJ Key and W Rashleigh put on 243 for the first wicket in Oxford's 2nd innings, scoring 143 and 107 respectively;
no-one else reached double figures and the innings ended at 304;
in these pre-declaration days this collapse could have been deliberate
53 4 July 1887 Lord's Oxford 7 wickets Lord GW Scott scored 100 for Oxford. E Crawley scored 103* for Cambridge
54 2 July 1888 Lord's Drawn no play on 1st and 4th(!) day of match;
AHJ Cochrane 6-62 for Oxford
55 1 July 1889 Lord's Cambridge innings and 105 runs completed in two days;
SMJ Woods 6-42 and 5-40,
HJ Morduant 127, both for Cambridge
56 30 June 1890 Lord's Cambridge 7 wickets Oxford 42 and 108;
Cambridge 97 and 54-3
57 29 June 1891 Lord's Cambridge 2 wickets completed in two days;
after making Oxford follow on,
Cambridge struggled to 93-8 to win
58 30 June 1892 Lord's Oxford 5 wickets MR Jardine 140 and VT Hill 114 for Oxford;
following on, Cambridge made 388 (EC Streatfeild 116)
59 3 July 1893 Lord's Cambridge 266 runs completed in two days;
Oxford 64 all out in their second innings
60 2 July 1894 Lord's Oxford 8 wickets C B Fry 100* for Oxford
61 4 July 1895 Lord's Cambridge 134 runs HK Foster 121 out of 196 in Oxford 2nd innings
62 2 July 1896 Lord's Oxford 4 wickets JC Hartley 8-161 for Oxford;
GO Smith 132 in Oxford second innings;
Oxford won despite a deficit of 117 on the first innings, scoring 330-6 in their second;
WG Grace jnr made a "pair" for Cambridge
63 5 July 1897 Lord's Cambridge 179 runs GL Jessop 6-65 for Cambridge;
PHE Cunliffe 6-101 for Oxford
64 30 June 1898 Lord's Oxford 9 wickets CEM Wilson 115 for Cambridge;
A Eccles 109 for Oxford
65 3 July 1899 Lord's Drawn BJT Bosanquet 7-89 for Oxford;
Cambridge were set 299 to win in 160 minutes but fell 70 short with 4 wickets down;
Jessop's 46 took only 30 minutes
66 5 July 1900 Lord's Drawn Oxford made 503 (430-8 on Day 1);
with RE Foster scoring 171
Cambridge replied with 392
67 4 July 1901 Lord's Drawn ER Wilson 118 for Cambridge;
Oxford slumped to 82-6 in their second innings,
but recovered to 177-7 to save the match
thanks to their opener CHB Maarsham making 100 not out
68 3 July 1902 Lord's Cambridge 5 wickets Cambridge reached 274-5 in their 2nd innings thanks to SH Day's 117 not out;
in Oxford's 1st innings, they collapsed from 118 when the 1st wicket fell to 206 all out,
with EM Dowson and ER Wilson each taking 5 wickets
69 2 July 1903 Lord's Oxford 268 runs JE Raphael 130,
WHB Evans 7-52 and 4-34 for Oxford
70 30 June 1904 Lord's Drawn JF Marsh 172* as opener in Cambridge 2nd innings out of 390-8d;
Oxford were 128-6 in their 2nd innings,
but recovered to 221-6 to save the game,
thanks to WHB Evans' 86*
71 6 July 1905 Lord's Cambridge 40 runs Cambridge 101 behind on 1st innings;
LG Colbeck 107 in Cambridge 2nd innings;
Oxford 123 all out in their 2nd inngs,
with AF Morcom taking 6-41
72 5 July 1906 Lord's Cambridge 94 runs RA Yound 150 for Cambridge;
NR Udal 7-133 for Oxford
73 4 July 1907 Lord's Cambridge 5 wickets HA Gilbert took 6-36 in Cambridge's 1st innings of 108 (in reply to 141);
Oxford managed only 112 in their 2nd innings
74 6 July 1908 Lord's Oxford 2 wickets E Olivier 6-68 in Oxford's 1st innings;
in Oxford's 2nd innings they were 125-7 but recovered to 183-8 to win,
though Olivier took 4 more wickets
75 5 July 1909 Lord's Drawn rain affected;
HA Gilbert 6-52 for Oxford
76 4 July 1910 Lord's Oxford innings and 126 runs completed in two days;
PR le Couteur 160, 6-20 and 5-46 for Oxford
77 3 July 1911 Lord's Oxford 74 runs JF Ireland completed hat-trick in Oxford's 1st innings,
finishing with 5-25;
in the Oxford 2nd innings a middle-order collapse put them in danger of defeat,
but they recovered through 84 by H Brougham;
PR le Couteur took 8-99 in Cambridge's 2nd innings
(and 11 wickets in the match)
78 8 July 1912 Lord's Cambridge 3 wickets in a match that was close throughout,
the scores were tied on 1st innings
79 7 July 1913 Lord's Cambridge 4 wickets BGV Melle took 6-70 in the Cambridge 1st innings
80 6 July 1914 Lord's Oxford 194 runs Cambridge all out 73 in their 2nd innings
81 7 July 1919 Lord's Oxford 45 runs M Howell 170 for Oxford;
AER Gilligan 6-52 in Oxford 2nd innings;
FCG Naumann 6-81 in Cambridge 2nd innings
82 5 July 1920 Lord's Drawn no play on first day; play extended by one day,
but the weather was so bad that there was not even a result on 1st innings
CS Marriott 7-69 in Oxford 1st innings
83 4 July 1921 Lord's Cambridge innings and 24 runs H Ashton 118 for Cambridge;
CS Marriott 5-44 in Oxford 1st innings
84 10 July 1922 Lord's Cambridge innings and 100 runs APF Chapman 102* for Cambridge;
GOB Allen 5-60 and 4-18 for Cambridge
85 9 July 1923 Lord's Oxford innings and 227 runs "Thunderstorm match" completed in two days after torrential rain all night after Oxford's innings;
CH Taylor 109 for Oxford;
Cambridge 59 all out in their 1st innings,
GTA Stevens taking 6-20;
RHB Bettington took 3-19 and 8-66
86 7 July 1924 Lord's Cambridge 9 wickets HJ Enthoven 104 in Cambridge 1st innings;
PA Wright 6-49 in Oxford 2nd innings
87 6 July 1925 Lord's Drawn HJ Enthoven 129 in Cambridge 1st innings
88 5 July 1926 Lord's Cambridge 34 runs RGH Lowe completed hat-trick for Cambridge, finishing with 5-22
89 4 July 1927 Lord's Cambridge 116 runs AK Judd 124 in Cambridge 2nd innings;
ERT Holmes 113 in Oxford 2nd innings
90 9 July 1928 Lord's Drawn CKH Hill-Wood 6-79 in Cambridge 1st innings;
RWV Robins 101* in Cambridge 2nd innings
Oxford survived with 9 wickets down in their 2nd innings
91 8 July 1929 Lord's Drawn JT Morgan 149 in Cambridge 1st innings;
Nawab of Pataudi snr 106 in Oxford 1st innings and 84 in the 2nd
92 7 July 1930 Lord's Cambridge 205 runs IAR Peebles 7-75 in Cambridge 1st innings and 6-162 in the 2nd,
in which ET Killick made 136
93 7 July 1931 Lord's Oxford 8 wickets Cambridge made 385 (A Ratcliffe 201, RSG Scott 6-64);
Oxford replied with 453-8d (Nawab of Pataudi snr 238*);
Cambridge collapsed to 122 all out in their 2nd innings (EM Wellings 5-25)
94 4 July 1932 Lord's Drawn DR Wilcox 157 and A Ratcliffe 124 in Cambridge 1st innings;
BW Hone 167 in Oxford 1st innings
95 10 July 1933 Lord's Drawn a low-scoring affair, but poor weather prevented any chance of a result
96 9 July 1934 Lord's Drawn DCH Townsend 193 and FGH Chalk 108 in Oxford 1st innings;
JGW Davies, the 7th bowler tried, took 5-43,
the last 5 wickets falling while the score advanced from 406 to 415;
AW Allen scored 115 in the Cambridge 1st innings
97 8 July 1935 Lord's Cambridge 195 runs JH Cameron took 7-73 in the Oxford 1st innings;
Oxford 109 all out in their 2nd innings
98 6 July 1936 Lord's Cambridge 8 wickets Oxford followed on but narrowly avoided an innings defeat;
JM Brocklebank took 4-47 and 6-92 for Cambridge
99 5 July 1937 Lord's Oxford 7 wickets NWD Yardley 101 in Cambridge 1st innings;
JN Grover 121 in Oxford 1st innings
100 2 July 1938 Lord's Drawn GE Hewan 6-91 in Oxford 1st innings;
PA Gibb 122 in Cambridge 1st innings;
rain on the third day delayed play until 4pm;
Oxford finished the match only 18 runs on with 4 wickets left
101 1 July 1939 Lord's Oxford 45 runs Cambridge were 156 behind on 1st innings but were not asked to follow on;
Cambridge, set 430 to win by Oxford's declaration, managed 384 after being 249-8,
thanks to PJ Dickinson (100) and J Webster (60)
102 6 July 1946 Lord's Oxford 6 wickets Martin Donnelly 142 in Oxford 1st innings
103 5 July 1947 Lord's Drawn HA Pawson 135 in Oxford 1st innings;
Cambridge forced to follow on, but comfortably saved the game
104 3 July 1948 Lord's Oxford innings and 8 runs PA Whitcombe 7-51 in Cambridge 1st innings;
HE Webb 145* for Oxford;
CB van Ryneveld 7-57 in Cambridge 2nd innings
105 2 July 1949 Lord's Cambridge 7 wickets Oxford followed on
106 8 July 1950 Lord's Drawn much of the 2nd day lost to rain
107 7 July 1951 Lord's Oxford 21 runs a low-scoring game;
Cambridge reached 197-8 in their second innings, needing 22 more runs to win,
but both the last two wickets fell at that score;
RV Divecha took 7-62
108 5 July 1952 Lord's Drawn Robin Marlar 7-104 in Oxford 1st innings;
David Sheppard made 127 for Cambridge, and they led by 136 on 1st innings;
at 135-8 Oxford looked likely to lose,
but they hung on for the draw at 179-9
109 4 July 1953 Lord's Cambridge 2 wickets Colin Cowdrey 116 in Oxford 1st innings, who led by 121;
however Robin Marlar took 7-49 in their 2nd innings (following 5-94 in their 1st),
and Cambridge scored 238-8 to win, thanks to DRW Silk's 116*
110 3 July 1954 Lord's Drawn MJK Smith 201* for Oxford;
DRW Silk 118 for Cambridge;
in their 2nd innings Cambridge had 8 wickets down at the game's end,
HB Birrell taking 5-20
111 2 July 1955 Lord's Drawn
112 7 July 1956 Lord's Drawn
113 6 July 1957 Lord's Cambridge innings and 186 runs G Goonesena 211 for Cambridge
114 12 July 1958 Lord's Cambridge 99 runs
115 11 July 1959 Lord's Oxford 85 runs
116 6 July 1960 Lord's Drawn Nawab of Pataudi 131 for Oxford; A.R.Lewis 95 for Cambridge
117 15 July 1961 Lord's Drawn
118 11 July 1962 Lord's Drawn A R Lewis 103*
119 13 July 1963 Lord's Drawn
120 8 July 1964 Lord's Drawn
121 7 July 1965 Lord's Drawn
122 9 July 1966 Lord's Oxford innings and 9 runs
123 8 July 1967 Lord's Drawn
124 6 July 1968 Lord's Drawn
125 12 July 1969 Lord's Drawn
126 11 July 1970 Lord's Drawn Majid Khan 200 for Cambridge
127 10 July 1971 Lord's Drawn
128 1 July 1972 Lord's Cambridge innings and 25 runs
129 7 July 1973 Lord's Drawn
130 6 July 1974 Lord's Drawn
131 5 July 1975 Lord's Drawn
132 30 June 1976 Lord's Oxford 10 wickets
133 29 June 1977 Lord's Drawn
134 28 June 1978 Lord's Drawn
135 4 July 1979 Lord's Cambridge innings and 52 runs
136 28 June 1980 Lord's Drawn
137 20 June 1981 Lord's Drawn
138 26 June 1982 Lord's Cambridge 7 wickets
139 29 June 1983 Lord's Drawn
140 4 July 1984 Lord's Oxford 5 wickets
141 3 July 1985 Lord's Drawn GJ Toogood 149 and 8-52 (ten wickets in the match)
142 2 July 1986 Lord's Cambridge 5 wickets
143 1 July 1987 Lord's Drawn
(144a) 2 July 1988 Lord's Abandoned
144 5 July 1989 Lord's Drawn no play on final day
145 4 July 1990 Lord's Drawn
146 2 July 1991 Lord's Drawn
147 30 June 1992 Lord's Cambridge 7 wickets
148 30 June 1993 Lord's Oxford 9 wickets
149 29 June 1994 Lord's Drawn
150 5 July 1995 Lord's Oxford 9 wickets
151 2 July 1996 Lord's Drawn AC Ridley 155 and WS Kendall 145 for Oxford
152 2 July 1997 Lord's Drawn
153 1 July 1998 Lord's Cambridge 91 runs
154 25 June 1999 Lord's Drawn
155 11 July 2000 Lord's Drawn
156 30 June 2001 Cambridge Oxford 3 wickets
157 26 June 2002 Oxford Drawn Cambridge 604, to date Cambridge's highest team score in the series
A Shankar 143 and JSD Moffat 169 for Cambridge
JWM Dalrymple 137 for Oxford
158 26 June 2003 Cambridge Oxford innings and 71 runs JWM Dalrymple 236 not out and 5-49 (1st inns) and MK Munday 5-83 (2nd inns) for Oxford;
SJ Marshall 126 not out for Cambridge
completed in three days
159 28 June 2004 Oxford Oxford innings and 77 runs JJ Sayers 147, DR Fox 104 and PJ McMahon 99 for Oxford
completed in three days
160 28 June 2005 Cambridge Oxford innings and 213 runs Oxford 610-5dec, ;
S Oberoi 247 for Oxford, to date the highest individual score in the series;
Oberoi and DR Fox (184) put on 408 for the third wicket, the highest partnership in the fixture
161 3 July 2006 Oxford Oxford 9 wickets S Oberoi 115 and MK Munday 6-77 & 5-66 for Oxford
162 30 June 2007 Cambridge Drawn
163 1 July 2008 Oxford Drawn AS Ansari 193 & 80 not out and 4-50 (1st inns) and NMH Whittington 83 (1st inns) for Cambridge
EJ Morse 6-102 (1st inns) and N Kruger 172 for Oxford
164 7 July 2009 Cambridge Cambridge 10 wickets AS Ansari 132 (1st inns) and RMR Braithwaite 8-130 for Cambridge
N Kruger 98 (2nd inns) and R Sharma 5-96 for Oxford
165 6 July 2010 Oxford Oxford An innings and 28 runs DA King 189 (1st inns), SS Agarwal 117 (1st inns) & 5-78 (2nd inns), AS Sharma 189* (1st inns), DC Pascoe 5-38 (1st inns) and AJD Scott 8-147 (both inns) for Oxford
PH Hughes 74 & 87, A Ashok 93 (2nd inns) for Cambridge
166 5 July 2011 Cambridge Cambridge 56 runs PM Best 6-86 (2nd inns), ADJ Kennedy 5 dismissals (2nd inngs) for Cambridge
R Sharma 114 (2nd inns) for Oxford
167 24 June 2012 Oxford Drawn
168 2 July 2013 Cambridge Oxford An innings and 186 runs SS Agarwal 313* (1st inns), TJ Williams 5-34 (1st inns) and 8-69 (match), SVS Mylavarapu 5-23 (1st inns) and 8-110 (match) for Oxford
PH Hughes 92 (2nd inns), TC Elliott 101 (2nd inns) for Cambridge
Completed in three days
169 30 June 2014 Oxford Drawn NJ Ferraby 107 and 69 for Oxford,
AD Sears 5-73 (1st inns) for Cambridge

Highest and lowest scores by each side[edit]

  • 604 Cambridge University v Oxford University, The Parks, 2002
  • 611-5d Oxford University v Cambridge University, The Parks, 2010
  • 39 Cambridge University v Oxford University, Lord's, 1858
  • 32 Oxford University v Cambridge University, Lord's, 1878

Individual triple centuries[edit]

  • 313* Sam Agarwal, Oxford, Fenner's, 2013[4] (also the highest first-class innings for Oxford University)[5]

Individual double centuries[edit]

Century on first-class debut[edit]

Best innings bowling[edit]

Best match bowling[edit]

Hat-tricks[edit]

Match double (100 runs & 10 wickets)[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Oxford and Cambridge UCCE teams were rebranded as Oxford MCC University (MCCU) and Cambridge MCCU prior to the 2010 season.
  2. ^ Until 1854, with the exceptions of 1841 and 1850, it was played over two days instead of three.
  3. ^ Scorecard of 2008 T20 fixture
  4. ^ ESPN Cricinfo. "Varsity Match: Cambridge University v Oxford University at Cambridge, Jul 2-5, 2013". Retrieved 2013-07-03. 
  5. ^ Cricket Archive. "Most runs in an innings for Oxford University". Retrieved 2013-07-03. 
  6. ^ Oberoi and D.R. Fox put on 408 for the third wicket, the highest partnership in the fixture. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, 2006 edition, p290 & p925.
  7. ^ Cricinfo, http://www.cricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/395689.html
  8. ^ Playfair Cricket Annual 2009, p133.
  9. ^ "Scorecard University Match 1870". Cricketarchive.com. 
  10. ^ "Scorecard University Match 1879". Cricketarchive.com. 
  11. ^ "Scorecard University Match 1880". Cricketarchive.com. 
  12. ^ "Scorecard University Match 1911". Cricketarchive.com. 
  13. ^ "Scorecard University Match 1926". Cricketarchive.com. 

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