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Leeds/Bradford MCCU to represent England in Campus Cricket

Leeds/Bradford beat Cardiff in the final
Leeds/Bradford beat Cardiff in the final

Leeds/Bradford MCCU will represent English universities in the Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals T20 tournament.

Leeds/Bradford, who narrowly lost out in the final over of the MCCU final at Lord’s against Loughborough on Monday 23 June, won through against eight other universities in a qualifier at Loughborough for a chance to take part in the tournament.

The Yorkshire based squad will take on qualifying universities from India, Sri Lanka, Australia, South Africa, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the West Indies over three days from Monday 21 to Wednesday 23 July at Wormsley, before the top four universities meet on Finals Day at the Kia Oval on Saturday 26 July.

The MCCU programme gives talented young cricketers the chance to receive top-level coaching and playing opportunities while furthering their education. Notable graduates of the scheme include Jamie Dalrymple, James Foster, and former England captain Andrew Strauss.

The Red Bull Campus Cricket T20 is the only tournament of its kind in world cricket, bringing together the best of university cricketers in a global T20 tournament.

Speaking about the event, England bowler Stuart Broad said "Red Bull Campus Cricket provides a great platform for cricketers to compete on a world stage, challenging themselves against the best, with the opportunity to win not only the tournament but perhaps a professional contract."

Tickets for Finals Day at the Kia Oval cost £5, but are free when using the code ‘givesyouwings277’.

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