Every year, each of CUHC’s six teams takes on their Oxford counterparts in the annual Varsity matches. Varsity is the pinnacle of any Cambridge student’s sporting life, and selection is highly competitive for all seven squads.
For the 2nd and 3rd XIs (and a specially prepared Men’s 4th XI), these matches are held in late February with the venue alternating between Wilberforce road (Cambridge) and Iffley road (Oxford). In 2021, this event, best known as BDotY, will be held at Wilberforce Road, Cambridge.
The Blues’ matches are traditionally held two weeks later, typically on the second Sunday of March, on neutral turf. Since 2003 the matches have been played at Southgate Hockey Centre in London.
Results in 2020
All Varsity Hockey Matches were played before the social distancing measures put in place by the Government in response to SARS-COV-2 (COVID19).
The 2020 edition of BDotY saw the Wanderers and Bedouin win 5-2 and 1-1 (2-1 on shuffles) respectively. The Nomads and Blunderers fought commendably in 0-0 draws and both lost on shuffles. The Squanderers lost 1-0 during regular time. 2020 saw the Wanderer’s first win since 2015, where they also won 5-2.
At the 120th University Hockey Matches, both Cambridge sides came out victorious. The Women’s Blues won on shuffles after a thrilling game that finished 3-3. A fantastic win for our ladies, who had not won in the four year’s prior. Meanwhile, the Men’s Blues made it two wins in a row, with an emphatic 5-0 win over their Oxonian counterparts.
2019/20 Blues Teams
|Toby Brooks (Gk)||Eastbourne College||Clare|
|Matthew Cockerill||RGS Guildford||St. John's|
|Fergus McNab||Firrhill High School||Magdalene|
|Sean Gilmore (C)||Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys||Jesus|
|Ed Tyler||Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School||Sidney Sussex|
|Hantian Wang||RGS Guildford||Jesus|
|Matt Roberts||The Portsmouth Grammar School||Queens'|
|Bill Taylor||Exeter College||Homerton|
|Kieran Gilmore||Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys||St. Catherine's|
|Monty Fynn||Oakham School||Gonville & Cauis|
|Thomas Jackson||Warwick School||Girton|
|James Campkin||The Portsmouth Grammar School||Fitzwilliam|
|Seb Shaw||Bingley Grammar School||Jesus|
|Jonathan Parke||Salesian College||Clare|
|Harry Atkins||RGS Guildford||Clare|
|Johny Staunton-Sykes||St John Bishop Catholic High School||Jesus|
|Morgause Lomas (GK)||Repton||Homerton|
|Freddie Briscoe||Norwich School||Corpus Christi|
|Hatty Darling||Malvern College||Christ's|
|Hattie Bevan (C)||Cheltenham College||Gonville & Cauis|
|Lucia Corry||Forest School||Magdalene|
|Olivia Shears||Perse School for Girls||Jesus|
|Alicia Murphy||Henrietta Barnett School||St. Catherine's|
|Emma Preston||King Edward's VI School (Southampton)||Jesus|
|Izzy Austin||Bradford Grammar||Trinity|
|Amy Edwards||Victoria College Belfast||Gonville and Cauis|
|Bethan Moncur||City of London Freemen’s School||Newnham|
|Bella Padt||Latymer Upper School||Emmanuel|
|Annalise Whitehead||The Abbey School||Robinson|
|Lucy Lawrence||St. Peter's School (York)||Trinity Hall|
|Izzy Montgomery||Dean Close School||Queens'|
|Mollie Ring-Hrubesova||Nonsuch High School for Girls||Murray Edwards|
For more information, please visit our Varsity archive or the website of the JMAN Group Varsity Matches (Blues’ Varsity).
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