Cricket – UCC drawn to face DCU in Intervarsity opener

In a repeat of last year’s semi-finals, UCC will take on DCU in the first round of the 2016 IUCA Intervarsity Championships. In keeping with the custom of the IV tournament, UCC will travel to Dublin for the fixture which has been provisionally set for April 15th.

With the final stages of the tournament to take place in Cork this year, the Leesiders will be under immense pressure to prevail and face a tough challenge in the form of Leinster Division 1 players, Robert ‘Bobbo’ Forrest and captain Tom Anders. UCC did come out on top in last year’s encounter however, a superb bowling effort enough to inch past the Dublin side.

UCC captain Shahrukh Nawaz and his team will be under no illusions about the size of the task ahead and preparation for the unusually early fixture has begun in earnest in recent days. The squad to travel to Dublin for the crunch clash will be announced in due course.