Sports highlights (Weeks 3–4)

Thursday 4 November 2021


The following highlights from various sports clubs and teams were compiled from recent reports. If you have a result that you'd like to feature in the next round-up, please contact

Mixed Hockey

Having been promoted to Division 1, St Catharine’s had a point to prove in their first two fixtures against St Johns 2s and the combined Christ’s/Pembroke team. The team walked away with back-to-back victories: 2-1 and 6-3, respectively. (The Kittbag)

Men’s Rugby

St Catharine’s took on the combined Trinity and Christ’s XV, and secured a 5-0 victory. The first and only try of the game coincided with an opposition player having to retire from the field, without another player available for substitution. As the match report optimistically concluded, ‘if you look very carefully, you might just be able to spot a Cuppers victory on the horizon’. (St Catharine’s College RUFC)

Meanwhile, St Catharine's own Alex King (a third-year Natural Sciences undegraduate) secured a double in front of a home crowd at Grange Road on 27 October, helping the Blues to a 29-14 victory over Exeter Chief’s U23s. (Cambridge University RUFC; Varsity)

Men’s Football

The Cambridge Cuppers competition returned on 29 October. The College team was scheduled to play Selwyn, but our opponents were unable to field a team and we proceeded to the next round with a default 3-0 win. (Varsity)

Women’s Badminton

The team secured their first win of the season with a 8-1 victory over Pembroke. (The Kittbag)

Men’s Basketball

St Catharine's first Division 1 game of the season was on 30 October against the combined Clare/Caius squad. The team won 59-52 despite being a man down for most of the game. (The Kittbag)


Women and men’s boats competed in the University IVs on 2 November: “The boys managed to hold Jesus BC off until the finish line and the girls put up a great fight against the fastest crew of the day.” (The Kittbag)


The season started on 23 October with St Catharine’s first team in Division 2. The first match was 4-2 in favour of our opponents, Magdalene College, but the team claimed a walkover victory in the second fixture scheduled against Emmanuel College. (Cambridge University Lawn Tennis Association)