The 2012 Varsity series comes to an end this Wednesday with Men’s Cricket at Clifton Campus. After emphatic wins for both the women’s rugby and football teams at Meadow Lane two weeks ago, the series is tied up in Uni’s favour. For the past two years, this event has been the decider but the Varsity title in the bag will not stop the Uni Cricketers wanting to play with some style and showing that theirs is the better sporting institution.
This season saw the men’s 1st XI win the Midlands Division 1A, beating Trent by 11 runs along the way. But a weather-disrupted season means that they have to wait to find out if they have gained promotion. Weather also played a big part in the team’s only defeat of the season, affecting the squad list over consecutive days of play against Birmingham. With rain forecast, could Trent - winners of last years’ tie – find a way to get the final word on an entertaining cricket season, and the Varsity series?