Our cricket club
Our winter competition is the Indoor BUCS Competition, which is also played at SportsDock, and our summer programme consists of five 50-over matches. The Cricket Club has achieved three promotions in three years and in the 2015-2016 season, we will be in BUCS Division 1.
The Cricket Club is a very proactive club. The committee have maximised overseas opportunities by arranging pre-season tours to help players prepare for the outdoor season. The Cricket Club toured India in 2013, Holland in 2014 and India in 2015 and Sri Lanka in 2016.
Arfan Akram is now in his fourth year at UEL. Arfan works in a partnership role with University of East London and Essex County Cricket Club. Arfan comes with vast cricket experience; he is an ECB qualified coach and tutor. Having played professionally for Essex CCC, Arfan has represented Cambridge University MCCU, The Unicorns, Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club, and the MCC.
Arfan also sits on various boards and committees such as the MCC, Essex Cricket League, and Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation.
The cricket programme runs year round. During the winter months the Club is based at SportsDock, UEL’s state-of-the-art sports complex. Training is held on Tuesdays from 6pm to 8pm, and the sessions are run by our Head Cricket Coach, Arfan Akram who shares a role at UEL with Essex County Cricket Club.
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UEL has supported me as a student and an athlete. The flexible elite athlete study policy allows me, as a sports scholar, to compete and train at the highest level whilst ensuring I have the flexibility to earn a degree.Adam Gemili , Elite scholar