Weekend Preview 6th December

Term may have drawn to a close, but there’s no rest for the men and women of CUHC. Movember has finished and the sixteen survivors will have to deal with the alien sensation of cool air on their top lips. Only time will tell how this will impact play.

The Men’s Blues play Felixstowe at 13:30 at Wilberforce Road. After last week’s draw, the team will be looking for a victory to keep them at the sharp end of the league table. The team play their game in hand (the replayed fixture against Wisbech) on Sunday knowing that six points this weekend will leave the Blues in a good position nearing Christmas.

The Women’s Blues hope to round off an unbeaten term in league matches with a victory as they travel to St. Ives for a 14:00 push-back. Training this week was characteristically intense; the fitness test undertaken the day after the Christmas dinner was described by one onlooker as “outrageous” and “frankly inhumane”. Hopefully the hard work will pay off this week, as De Souza’s team continue on their crusade to ‘find the goal’.

At the Wilberfortress, the Nomads play St. Neots at noon. The team suffered a frustrating loss last week, putting an end to a run of five consecutive victories – the loss is hopefully an anomaly for this rapidly improving side. Captain Steph Willis makes a return this week having been absent at the Christmas Dinner. Her altogether more Danish alter-ego, Nina, delivered the speech which received a rousing reception. Nina will be missed, and we would like to extend our thanks to her for stepping in at the last minute.

The Bedouin play St. Ives away at 11:00. Having produced an impressive 7-0 victory last weekend, all eyes will be on the team on Saturday, not least because the Bedouin now feature heavily in the majority of fantasy teams.

The Wanderers play Saffron Walden 1 away at 14:00. As well as winning their match, the boys will hope to find the time to explore the turf maze at Walden castle, the largest of its type in England. The Squanderers too face a Saffron Walden side: they play the second team at home at 10:30. The men’s 3rd XI may struggle to recognise Captain Lawrence Smith without his moustache.

Tomorrow’s team sheets are available here. Good luck to everyone!

Remember, it’s not too late to donate to the CUHC Movember cause: we’re so close to our £1000 target!

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Team Position in table Opposition Opposition position in table Venue PB Time League Form
Men's Blues 6 Felixstowe 1 10 H 1330 NR L L D D
Women's Blues 3 St Ives 1 10 A 1230 W W W D D
Wanderers 9 Saffron Walden 1 5 A 1400 D L L W –
Nomads 7 St. Neot's 8 H 1200 W W W L
Squanderers 10 Saffron Walden 2 7 H 1030 L L L W D
Bedouin 6 St Ives 3 A 1130 D W D W W
Men's Blues (Sunday) 6 Wisbech 1 12 A - NR L L D D