Welcome to the Online Home of Southampton University Cricket Club

SUCC is one of the largest sports clubs at Southampton University, fielding 4 sides in the BUCS leagues during the summer term as well as a 5th friendly side and 4 indoor sides, two of which compete in BUCS competition, in the winter. Winter nets, run by Level 3 Hampshire Cricket Board coaches, start from the beginning of the academic year, taking place weekly at the prestigious Ageas Bowl indoor facility.

SUCC also has a very strong social aspect. Socials are varied, however they typically take place in Pre Bar from 8.00pm on Wednesday nights. Feel free to head along, introduce yourself and get involved. Someone might even buy you a drink! SUCC members can normally be recognised by maroon and silver club ties on a blue shirt, so keep an eye out for updates from Social Secretaries Jake Stoneman and Vivek Gulati for more information, add yourself on the SUCC facebook page for regular updates.

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At SUCC, we pride ourselves on creating a welcoming environment which students from all walks of life, cultures and cricketing abilities can take part in. We run a range of socials, as well as other activities, such as trips to watch matches at the Ageas Bowl and an end of year Cricket Week. The club heads off on Tour every year, in 2019 Rimini was the destination for an unforgettable week. 

There is something for everyone in SUCC and if you want to get involved, contact Club Secretary Lijani Cherry (ljrc1g18@soton.ac.uk/07392161800)

Wessex Love,


SUCC Club Captain 2020-2021

Socials & Fundraisers


Gents, it is our great pleasure to welcome you to the socials section of the website. Being part of Southampton University Cricket Club is about more than just turning up to nets and playing some cricket. It is about being part of SUCC, what will most probably become one of your biggest group of friends and, more often than not, like an extended family (figure 1).
Social evenings run throughout the year mostly on Wednesday evenings, when the majority of the University sports teams go out in order to socialise with our fellow members. A few days before each weekly social the details for the night will be posted on the Facebook page, and will be announced at nets prior to the night out. Attire for most nights throughout the year is the blue shirt, club tie, beige chinos and brown boat shoes. On occasion socials will have a special theme, with a fancy dress to match however this is rarely pressured.  

As well as this weekly event, we will of course be undertaking some of our more noteworthy, blue riband socials - the Isle of Wight all-dayer, House Pub Golf, Pub Olympics to name but a few. We will also have various socials with other sports clubs.

I would urge everyone with an interest in the cricket club to make an appearance at the socials as soon as possible. For fresher’s the first socials will help to get your name known within the club, with a good social attendance even helping to get people complimenting your cricketing ability. The most important thing is to just get involved, as high pressured drinking is something that is not enforced and you will be more than welcomed into the group.

This year we are going to continue our Buddy system whereby those new to the club will be paired with one or more senior members in order to teach and mentor the ways of SUCC. Club Captain Matt Smith and senior Alex Lane will run this to make sure your 1st year runs smoothy in and out of the club.

There is no initiation of any kind at any time of the year.

Every member of the club will be hoping to see a great turnout at the beginning of the year – where we will be meeting at Stag's and travelling to Oceana for a truly wonderful first night out. Freshers just remember that every member of the club was new once and knows what its like, so don't be nervous and get involved!

Any questions or queries don't hesitate to message or call our two very friendly social secretaries.

Jake Stoneman (07874 701271) and Vivek Gulati (07535 660203)

SUCC Social Secretaries 2020-21


SUCC provides fantastic opportunities for our members, such as Ageas Bowl training sessions and coaching, but all of this comes at a cost. Therefore, to ensure we maintain reasonable subs fees, fundraisers are vital for the club's wellbeing.

These will be run throughout the year and in the past have generally been run as themed nights at local bars and clubs, the most recent however being the 2nd Annual SUCC poker championships. With many a cricketer prone to a flutter (see S.K.Warne) this night always goes down a success. James Allen (Sponsorship Sec 2018-2019) shall be running this and other fundraisers during the year.