Sports highlights (Weeks 7 & 8)

Friday 18 March 2022


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


Congratulations to the St Catharine’s College Women’s Football Club on winning the Plate final in this year’s Cuppers competition, thanks to their “dominant, inspiring, passionate presence on the pitch”. The final score was 2-0 against a combined Clare/Clare Hall/Peterhouse team. (The Kittbag)


Cambridge retained trophies at 114th Varsity Fencing match on 5 March. Dan Twine, a third-year Natural Sciences undergraduate, clinched victory in his final fight. He scored the match-winning hit and contributing to the overall 120-115 win (scoring 17 and conceding 14 hits). He earned a full-blue for his efforts and should also be commended for jumping up the UK rankings to 16th place.


Alex King, a third-year Natural Sciences undergraduate, played a big part in the Cambridge Blues’ 31-10 victory at home against Coventry, adding three conversions and a try of his own after the interval. The match was the team’s final fixture before they take on Oxford at Twickenham on 2 April. (Varsity)

Table tennis

Anika Liu, a Computational Biology and Toxicology PhD student, and Sonja Osbild, a Chemistry PhD student, teamed up with Darwin’s Robin Kreutel to win the second division of the Lent term collegiate league, with five wins out of five matches and an impressive 31 points difference. They secured a well-deserved promotion to the first division for the next academic year.


Katherine Nicholls, a second-year Natural Sciences undergraduate, was part of the Women’s Blues squad competing in the 122nd Varsity Matches on 6 March at Southgate Hockey Centre. Sadly, the team conceded two goals from Oxford in the third quarter and were not able to respond in kind. (Galvanised Hockey live feed)


Matt Edge, a fourth-year Natural Sciences undergraduate and Lightweight Men’s President, is set to row at stroke for Cambridge in the Lightweight Boat Race on 20 March, on the Championship Course in London. Read our interview with Matt when he was first elected President.

James Hunter, an MBA student, has also been selected to represent Cambridge in the 167th Men's Boat Race on 3 April. Read our recent news story.