- Durham MCC University
Durham MCC University Coach: Graeme Fowler Captain: Tom Westley Founded: 2001 Home ground: The Racecourse First-class debut: Durham in 2001 at Riverside
Durham MCC University (previously known as Durham University Centre of Cricketing Excellence) is a cricket coaching centre based at Durham University in Durham, County Durham, England and the name under which the university's cricket team plays.
The coaching centre is largely funded by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). They are one of four university teams in England who are considered a first-class team, when playing against other first-class sides. This means that a game against another university would not be considered first class; one against a county side which holds first-class status would. The cricket coaching is overseen by coach and former Test player Graeme Fowler being the university’s head coach, in charge of the technical programme since its inception in 2001. The teams home ground is The Racecourse, famous for holding Durham County Cricket Club's first first-class match in 1992.
Since obtaining first-class status in 2001, the university has produced a large number of cricketers who have obtained professional county contracts, while others such as James Foster have gone on to play international cricket. Prior to first-class status, players such as Andrew Strauss and Nasser Hussain played for the university's cricket club.
- For past players see Category:Durham University cricketers
The current squad for the 2011 season is:
Name Nat Batting Style Bowling Style Notes Batsmen Chris Jones England RHB RM Also plays for Somerset Luc Durandt England LHB RM Greg Smith England RHB LB Also plays for Leicestershire Rishabh Shah England RHB LB Daniel Newton England RHB RM Seren Waters Kenya RHB LB Has played ODIs for Kenya Iwan Jenkins Wales RHB All-rounders Tom Westley (captain) England RHB ROB Also plays for Essex Shan Masood Pakistan LHB RMF Also plays for Habib Bank Limited Luke Blackaby England LHB LM Luke Patel England RHB ROB Charles Legget Scotland RHB RM Alex Turner England RHB LB Pete Vickers England RHB RMF Wicket-keepers James Atkinson Hong Kong RHB Has played ODIs for Hong Kong Joshua Smith England LHB Bowlers Chris Roper England RHB RM Max Scarr England LHB SLA Alex Deuchar England RHB RM George Harper England RHB LMF Jonathan Salt England RHB ? Michael Kearns England RHB RMF
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