KEEPING LORD'S WORLD CLASS
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With the start of the new University year, MCC has produced a video detailing the successes of the MCC Universities scheme.
The video was filmed on the biggest day in its calendar - the MCC Universities Challenge Final at Lord’s.
The 2010 final was contested by Durham and Loughborough in June, with Durham recording a 159-run victory (56 KB) .
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The sides are coached, respectively, by former England players Graeme Fowler and Graham Dilley who explain their passion for the scheme, and its necessity.
Former Durham University and England all-rounder - and now MCC Head of Cricket - John Stephenson reels off some of the scheme’s fine cricketing alumni, while emphasising the sheer breadth of the courses available from the 13 institutions that make up the six MCC Universities.
First-Class shop window
Current and former players shed some light on the standards expected of an MCCU cricketer - and the career options open to those who don’t make it on the first-class circuit.
Former England and Middlesex player - and recently retired MCC Head Coach - Clive Radley takes charge of the MCC Universities team which plays in the Second Eleven Championship.
Radley explains how this side is a valuable shop window for the scheme’s best unsigned players to impress county coaches, just as Cardiff’s Rory Burns (Surrey) and Oxford’s Ed Young (Gloucestershire) proved in the summer.