Published: 12 March 2012 at 11:27
All-rounder Rob is honoured to be captaining Combined Universities cricket team
Four Anglia Ruskin University students have been selected for a prestigious 10-day cricket tour to Abu Dhabi.
The MCCU touring party will be captained by all-rounder Rob Woolley, and will also include fast bowler Peter Turnbull, opening batsman Ben Ackland and wicketkeeper Dean Bell.
The quartet all play for Cambridge MCCU, and the Combined Universities squad – which is flying out to the Middle East on Saturday, 17 March – also selects players from Cardiff, Durham, Leeds, Loughborough and Oxford, the other national MCCU sides.
Woolley, who is studying an MSc in Accounting and Finance at Anglia Ruskin, said:
The tour consists of games against the MCC Young Cricketers, Sussex and Durham, and the side will get the opportunity to play at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, the venue of the recent matches between England and Pakistan.
The players return on 28 March in time to rejoin their Cambridge MCCU team-mates for the first match of the campaign – against Essex at Fenner’s – three days later.
Woolley is hoping that 2012 can be even more successful than last season, which saw Cambridge MCCU win the British Universities Championship and record a stunning victory over a Surrey side which included England star Kevin Pietersen.