Many of the teams competing in BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) have finished their season so how did we fare? When you take into consideration that our teams start competing the moment they arrive in October, have never even played together before and come from all over the world, it’s amazing that Cranfield even competes, never mind actually winning! So here’s a round up of all our sporting news.
Congratulations to the Men’s Basketball team on their unbeaten run in the Midlands 3B league. They won all 10 games topping their league with maximum points. Not content with victory in their BUCS league, they hopped across the channel to triumph at the European Aerostudent Games in Toulouse. See their report here.
Men’s Handball also surpassed themselves by being unbeaten and winners of the EHA North & Midlands Regional League (http://www.englandhandball.com/regional-development-league/regional-league-north-and-midlands/men). They also competed in the British Universities Championship. They finished in 1st place at the group stage so automatically went through the finals stage where 16 teams competed. Cranfield won through by 1 goal in a tense final against Durham University to take the trophy for the second time in 3 years.
Cranfield Womens Basketball, Mens Football and Mens Volleyball took a respectable second place in their respective BUCS leagues whilst the Womens Volleyball team reached the semi-final of the Conference Cup where they lost to the eventual winners, Birmingham 1sts.
In individual events, after two great days of competition at West Midlands Shooting Ground Ben McIlwaine won the BUCS Clay Pigeon Shooting Overall and Men’s High Gun Title with a top score of 92 from a field of over 400 entrants.
Congratulations to everyone who has played a part in representing Cranfield at sport
As summer approaches, watch out for cricket balls flying on the field as Cranfield will be competing in the BUCS Cricket league starting 2nd May. Spectators are always welcome.