3rd XI Cricket
The GKTCC 3rd XI is a newly established team which has come to fruition as a result of the rapid expansion of the club. The 3rd XI provides an opportunity for our lesser experienced members to develop their cricketing abilities whilst also acting as a stepping stone to GKTCC’s 2nd and 1st XI. Our main aim is to give as many of our members a chance to represent the club while challenging themselves by testing their abilities in competitive matches. The 3rd XI revolves around it’s key values of team spirit and development of skills on and off the pitch.
A willingness to play, dedication to training and displaying love for the game are important traits that every member of this team will have to display. As part of the 3rd XI, we want each of our members to have fun while getting an opportunity to represent the club.
Having been founded in 2019/2020, the 3rd XI will compete in 1 tournament in the coming year.
LUSL Cricket gives players an opportunity to experience 5 T20 fixtures against highly prestigious teams across London. Currently the 3rd XI, lie in Division 2 with aims of being promoted in the years ahead. The 2020/21 was their first competitive year as a team, and they finished 3rd in the league whilst defeating their formidable rivals KCLCC 3rd XI.
In addition to our competitive matches, the 3rd XI play a number of friendly matches versus other universities throughout the cricket season. During these games, we encourage all of our members to get involved and gain some time on the cricket pitch regardless of their ability.