We are delighted that this year's Captains of the Oxford Cricket team, and the Oxford Rugby team, are both Old Salopians.
Ben Williams (Rt 2008-2010, Head of School 2009-10) is the Captain of the Oxford University Cricket Club. The OUCC is one of the most prestigious cricket clubs in the country, and their first-class facilities at the University Parks have been graced by some of the most famous cricketers of all time, producing many ‘Blues’ who have gone on to represent their country such as Imran Khan, Douglas Jardine, and M.J.K Smith.
Ben is also Captain of the Oxford MCCU, and has been filmed by Lord's TV in a 'day in the life' piece to try to encourage the next generation of telent to consider the MCC University scheme:
Ben Williams on Lord's TV.
Ben joined Shrewsbury in the Sixth Form, and went on to become the first Sixth Form entrant to be appointed Head of School. Ben helped our 1st XI to victory in the 2010 Silk Trophy - amongst his many other sporting and academic achievements in his two years here.
We will be watching the 4-day Varsity match at The Parks with particular interest this year!
Captained by OS John-Henry Carter (Rt 1994-1999), the Oxford University Rugby Club (OURFC) have had a successful season, with the highlight probably being the their victory in the Varsity Match at Twickenham in December.
Please also see our full report of this exciting match - Oxford’s biggest win over their deadly rivals from Cambridge since 1988.