The club fees are for the 2023/24 academic year. Fees are set by the club and are subject to change the following academic year.
Based: Cyncoed Campus/SWALEC Stadium/Lisvane Cricket Club/Cardiff Cricket Club
Status: The best University Cricket Club in the UK
High Performance Programme & affiliated with Cardiff South Wales UCCE
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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, 2022 (Silver) (Women)
-BUCS National Champions 2012, 2013 & 2020 (Women)
Outdoor Honours Board
-BUCS Trophy Champions 2023 (Men)
-BUCS Trophy Runners Up 2010 & 2011 (Men)
-BUCS Trophy Semi Finalists 2012 & 2015, 2022 (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)
-Mens BUCS National Semi-Finalists 2022
-Womens BUCS National Semi-Finalsist 2022
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 CC & MCC Combined Universities), Alex Thomson (Staffordshire CCC & MCC Combined Universities), Thomas Bevan (Glamorgan CC), Harrison Ward (Sussex), Prem Sisodyia (Glamorgan CC) Jaques Banton (Worcestershire CC) , Thomas Bevan (Glamorgan CC)
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. These privileges include physiotherapy, strength and conditioning, nutritional support and performance analysis for all players.
We provide 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 UCCE 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.
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 17 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 (Level 3 ECB Coach)
Emma started coaching at the age of 16 for her local club (Bath CC) undertook her level 2 in her first year at University all while still coaching at Bath CC. With her Level 2 she has assisted coaching Somerset Girls age groups and Lead Female club age groups. In her Masters year, Emma became a player coach of the Cardiff Met Women’s Cricket Club. Emma moved into her role as Head Coach in 2020 after completing her level 3. Emma’s playing experience is extensive, recently moving counties to represent Wales, this in order for her to develop her coaching by assisting all Welsh girls age groups both in the summer and winter, alongside her Bath cc age group girls coaching.
In her time with the club, Cardiff Met WCC have been crowned National Indoor Champions in 2020, plus Semi Finalists outdoors in 5 consecutive years. Emma was named coach of the year at Cardiff Met Sports Awards in 2021.
Mens Assistant Coach
Eliott Doyle (Level 2 ECB Coach)
After qualifying at Level 2, Elliott started his coaching career working with the junior sections of his home club side Horsford (Norfolk) and, after moving to Cardiff in 2015, he coached and played at St Fagans and Lisvane. He would go on to spend time coaching with the Cardiff & Vale county age groups, as well as the Cricket Wales Regional Performance Centres.
Elliott initially got involved with coaching the CMUCC squad in 2018 as a player-coach, before announcing his university cricketing retirement in 2020 and continuing solely as the club's Assistant Coach.
Elliott is also a graduate of the Cardiff Met Sports Coaching & Pedagogy MSc course, and is currently studying for a PhD in Sport Coaching.
After playing at St Fagans in his early years at university, Elliott is currently an opening batsman at newly-promoted SWPCL 2 side Usk CC, where he has been playing since 2018.
If you would like to find out more about the club please contact our head of cricket - Gethin Smart team on 07983124790