Save the date in your diaries: this year’s Oxford – Cambridge Boat Race will be at the Argonaut Club on 17 September. Details to follow. Please contact Thomas Dyer if you’re interested in rowing.
Please join us for the fourth Toronto Oxford vs. Cambridge Football (Soccer) match on Sunday, August 13th from 4-6PM on the Trinity College Back Field! Both players and spectators are welcome. Please register with a ticket through Eventbrite. Full details and the Eventbrite page can be found on the Event Page.
Update: The game has been reschedule for Sunday August 27th. Please buy tickets here.
The annual Oxford vs Cambridge Toronto alumni cricket match took place last Sunday June 25th at the Toronto Police Cricket Grounds in Scarborough. Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the first game in 1982 the two teams weathered a couple of major thunderstorms, including pea-sized hail, but managed to play a close fought game.
It was a low scoring affair with Oxford reaching 81 all out off 19.5 overs and Cambridge winning the game with 81/5 off 18.2 overs. Notable performances from alumni included some excellent bowling from Yasir Shah and Alexander Milodowski who skittled the Oxford top order. Oxford fought back by taking some quick Cambridge wickets before Ian Dunlop and Yasir Shah’s partnership brought the light blues home in a fairly comfortable manner.
If anyone is interested in playing cricket next year please contact Martin Sykes at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the mailing list.
A new article has been published in The Canadian Encyclopedia in conjunction with Historica Canada on the history of the Oxford University Ice Hockey Club (OUIHC). Through the formation of the Oxford University Ice Hockey Club (OUIHC), Canadian students at the University of Oxford helped bring Canadian hockey rules to prominence in Europe, thus influencing the development of British and European ice hockey.
You can read the full article here.