The University of Manchester has a ‘Campus Sport’ programme, which allows teams from halls and societies to play one another at different sports.
The Cricket Club has a football side and a rugby side, playing as UMCCFC and UMCCRFC, respectively. The UMCC runs the ICL, an indoor cricket league that takes place in the Armitage Centre. The ICL allows other societies to take part, and is the cricket club’s contribution to Campus Sport at the university.
Previously an 8-team tournament, in 2013 the competition expanded to 16 teams, with societies such as Oak House, Owen’s Park, the Pakistan Society and the Indian Society proving to be big players.
In 2018, ICL returns and we look forward to welcoming other societies and getting an indoor tournament set up.
The same rules apply as the IPL, however with the 16 teams we have a tiered league system with two leagues of 8 and promotion and relegation between the two for the Premier League and Division 1 titles.
If you are interested in entering a team for this year (2018-19),please email as soon as possible: firstname.lastname@example.org
With a new set of players riding on the success of the incredible double winning season of 2016/17 life in division 1 seemed easy during 1st semester with former captain Roebuck scoring for fun with a genuine title challenge on the cards. Things proved more difficult going into semester 2 however with lack of player availability and Roebuck's inability to find the net leading to a run of poor form. We stayed strong in the cup during the season beating Premier league opposition before missing out on a semi final place narrowly losing to a strong ISOC team on penalties. We gathered pace towards the end of the season finishing 4th in a strong division 1 making the season as a whole a promising one.
L.Tweed, UMCCFC Captain, 2017-18
The UMCCRFC began in 2017 with a few of the lads in the club taking an interest in rugby. This encouraged our social sec’s, Shez Mirza and Jack Harland to enter a team into the campus league for rugby. We started the season by beating physics (who ended up winning the whole competition) 12-10. Our greatest victory was beating AMBS 68-5 in the snow. Unfortunately, we lost our final match in a close encounter with the devs who we all very much want to beat next year. The standard overall was good and was very competitive whilst also allowing newcomers to play under no pressure.
J. Harland, UMCCRFC Captain, 2017-18