BUCS Week 4 Round Up: Historic win for CCCU basketball

Men’s basketball

The men’s basketball team narrowly beat local rivals Kent 69-64 in a dramatic game. 

Captain Tudor Criveanu said, “We managed to compose ourselves against our rivals and get the first win against UKC in at least 4 years.” 

Player of the week was awarded to Emre Celiktaslilar, who scored an incredible 30 points. 

Men’s Rugby 1’s

 The CCCU rugby first team defeated local rivals Kent 10-18 in a historical away win. 

This is the first time CCCU have beaten Kent in over 4 years and the boys put on a show for the crowd. 

Captain Ben Gunter said, “Player of the week was Olly Hodkinson. He worked incredibly hard and produced great tackling throughout the game”. 

Women’s Cricket

The CCCU women’s cricket team impressively won all three games this week. Beating Sussex, UCL and even their rivals Kent who had not lost a game since 2019. These wins practically guarantee a place in the National finals, making them one of the top 8 teams in the country. 

Captain Jemma Coales said, “Player of the week was Rebecca Long. Rebecca is a netball player who came to help us out in our last game. She only went and took 3 wickets and we found out that she is a natural born cricketer!”. 

Men’s Lacrosse

The men’s lacrosse team won 11-4 against Sussex’s first team, who were unbeaten before this game. 

Captain Sam Kimber said, “We battled hard following us falling behind from the start. We had 50-60 fans trying to put us off throughout the game and we still managed to keep our cool.” 

Player of the week was awarded to Jaiz after scoring 4 goals, making him one of the top scorers in the entire league. 

Women’s football 

The CCCU women’s football team came out on top in a thrilling 8-4 victory against Royal Holloway. 

Captain Mia Hyland said, “Player of the week was Kylie Alford. She dominated the midfield despite just returning from an ACL injury.” 

Women’s badminton

 UCL women’s second team narrowly beat CCCU 3-5. 

Captain Claudia Crowther said, “This was our best score of the season so far. Georgina Norris was our player of the week as she won her first game of the season and played well throughout”. 

Men’s Hockey 2’s

The second team were victorious against Hertfordshire’s first team, beating them 6-2. 

Player of the week was awarded to Jacob Ashburn, who in his first ever game of hockey managed to get himself on the score sheet. 

Men’s Football 3’s

The CCCU third team battled hard to earn themselves all three points against St Mary’s first team. 

The boys won 1-0 on the day and captain Ben Goodayle added, “It was a quality game of football, in which we battled all the way through against tough opposition. Can’t fault anyone today, the work rate was phenomenal.” 

Player of the week was awarded to James Allison for his gritty and physical display.  

Men’s Badminton

The men’s badminton team suffered a 0-8 loss to the Kent 2nd team. 

Player of the week was awarded to Aaron Smart, who despite being new to the sport, showed great heart against CCCU’s rivals. 

Women’s Hockey 1’s

The first team were defeated 0-5 at the hands of St Mary’s. 

Player of the week was awarded to Jess Bassit, for her continued improvement over the season so far. 

Other results  

American football team: 28-0 defeat. 

Netball 2nd team: 32-36 defeat against Greenwich.  

Player of the week: Erin. 

Men’s tennis: Suffered losses in all four singles matches and both doubles matches against Queen Mary’s. 

Player of the week: Leo Martin. 

Men’s football 1st‘s: 2-2 draw against UCL’s first team. 

Men’s football 2nd‘s: 3-0 defeat against Imperial medic’s second team. 

Women’s hockey 2nd‘s: 0-24 defeat against Arts London first team. 

Player of the week: Daisy Savage. 

Netball 1st‘s: 18-31 defeat to Kings College first team. 

Player of the week: Katie Adams. 

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