Teesside Cricketers are looking to take the bragging rights when they go up against neighbours Sunderland in this week’s varsity competition.
The Teessiders will take on Sunderland for the first time in over three years.
Teesside men’s captain Luke Kenning is looking forward to the clash.
He said: ” It’s going to be a new challenge and a test for the club moving forward.”
“I’m happy at the fact we have two teams who are both looking very strong.”
The squad has been practicing hard ahead of Wednesday’s fixture.
Luke said: “We have been preparing in winter nets by batting and bowling to scenarios we’ve set for different stages of varsity.”
“We have also been practicing fielding with an indoor ball, this is so we get used to the harder plastic ball for indoors.
” I don’t really know much about Sunderland University. However, James Houmark our chairman knows their squad very well, so I will be looking for his expertise at times on Wednesday.”
The match will take place at Middlesbrough Sports Village between 3pm and 5pm.
The annual Tees Wear Varsity sees sports teams from across the university take on Sunderland University in various sports, check out the link for more details.
Luke Kenning (C)
Richard Mains (WK)
Billy Ahmed (C)
Keep an eye on Tside for a match report from Wednesday’s Varsity fixture or check out twitter for updates throughout the day.