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Cricket


The club fees are for the 2021/22 academic year. Fees are set by the club and are subject to change the following academic year.

Based: Cyncoed Campus/SWALEC Stadium

Status: High Performance Programme & affiliated with Cardiff South Wales MCCU

 

Indoor Honors Board

-BUCS National Finalists 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2017, 2018, 2020 (3rd Place) (Men)

-BUCS National Champions 2011 & 2012 (Men)

-BUCS National Finalists 2010, 2011, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 (Women)

-BUCS National Champions 2012, 2013 & 2020 (Women)

Outdoor Honours Board

-BUCS Trophy Runners Up 2010 & 2011 (Men)

-BUCS Trophy Semi Finalists 2012 & 2015 (Men)

-BUCS League Winners 2nd XI 2017,2018,2019 (Men)

-BUCS League Winners 2017 (Women’s)

-Men’s BUCS Welsh League Winners 1st, 3rds (2021)

-Women's BUCS Welsh League Winners (2021)

Recent Player Achievements:

Sophie Luff (England Academy, Somerset CCC & Western Storm Franchise); Carla Rudd (England Academy, Berkshire CCC & Southern Vipers Franchise); Lauren Parfitt (Wales Ladies); Jake Libby (Nottinghamshire CCC & Cornwall CCC; Sam Johnson (Bedfordshire CCC), Callum French (Cambridgshire CCC); Barny Huxtable (Devon CCC); Callum Reid (Wales Minor Counties); Matt Thompson (Devon CCC & Unicorns), Thomas Cullen (Somerset 2nd XI, Leicestershire 2nd XI, Glamorgan 2nd XI & MCC Combined Universities), Alex Thomson (Staffordshire CCC & MCC Combined Universities)

Cardiff Met Cricket 

Cardiff Metropolitan University (formally UWIC) is one of the UK’s leading universities for student sport, offering a wide variety of affiliated sports and clubs. Due to its illustrious history and outstanding reputation, Cardiff Met CC is one of the few extremely fortunate clubs to benefit from additional support, enabling our players to achieve and perform at the highest level they can. Some of these privileges include physiotherapy, strength and conditioning, nutritional support and performance analysis. 

We provide three teams for Men’s 1st, 2nd,3rds and 4th XI and Women’s 1st XI as well as opportunities to compete in indoor competitions at local and national level. All teams compete in the British Universities Indoor and Outdoor competitions. Training and coaching is supervised by the Head of Cricket whilst students can benefit from the highly regarded MCC Centre of Excellence Scheme which is based at Cardiff Met. The centre – one of six around the country – provides a pathway for players in our programme to combine their studies with opportunities of first-class cricket. We are proud to have contributed towards over fifty past and present students who have made this phenomenal achievement. 

Although we place a substantial emphasis on our cricket, we are equally keen to equip our players with additional skills that will benefit them later in life once their university career has ended. Students have access to coaching courses, opportunities to develop links with local clubs and communities along with professional development tutorage. Hopefully this underpins our firm belief that our students should enrich their lives in as many environments as possible during their time with us, whether that lies inside or outside of cricket. 

Coaching Team 

Gethin Smart

Head of cricket since the 2017/18 season, he previously worked as an assistant coach at the club in 2016/17 academic year. Gethin is the Activity Leader for Cricket on the Applied Sport Pegagody course and has coached cricket over for the past 16 years in a range of environments; these have included Welsh development centres, Head coach of Sri Vimmalla Cricket club in Sri Lanka and locally within the South Wales League. He holds a ECB Level 3 Coach qualification. Gethin brings considerable experience to the Cardiff Met Cricket Programme expanding the current squad to encompass more performance cricketers,  whilst adding significant value to the quality and experience of the cricket programme for both men’s and women’s cricket. 

Womens Head Coach 

Emma Godman 

Mens Assistant Coach 

Eliott Doyle

Cardiff Met Cricket Performance Programme

 

 

If you could like to find out more about the club please contact our Gethin Smart team on 07983124790

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