Future Events

July 10th: Family Event – Cricket / Croquet / BBQ / Picnic

Now that we have very successfully held on 6-8 May the Benelux-Rhineland Reunion of Alumni of our two Universities, the Oxford and Cambridge Societies are pleased to invite alumni and their families and friends to one of the Societies’ main events of the year, the annual BBQ / Picnic / Cricket / Croquet Family Day, on Sunday 10 July, 2022 at the Evrange Oval and Schuman Farm.

A combined Oxford Cambridge side will take on the the Trois-Frontières women’s team. We will provide bats, pads and wickets, and encourage everyone to have a go. Our cricketing guru Adrian Wykes will coach ‘our’ side in a way that works for people of all levels also those who have never played before. Children are particularly welcome, and are guaranteed a great time!! Our advice is don’t be shy, put your name forward, and enjoy yourself! And remember that cricket is no longer just a game for the men and the boys!!

For cricketers and audience, we will follow the successful ‘bring your own’ formula. We invite, therefore, all participants to bring whatever you would like to eat, from Marmite sandwiches to items to be grilled on the BBQ.
We will provide Pimms according to our tried and trusted recipe, and water, but please bring yourselves any other drinks that you want to consume.
We will provide tables and benches, but ask participants to bring their own crockery and cutlery, including cups, beakers.
To make this event as green as possible, we kindly ask you to avoid disposable plastic plates, beakers, cutlery, etc.! We will not be providing any disposable plastic items!!!

Apart from cricket, croquet will also be on the sporting menu. Fanny Dedenbach kindly agreed to bring her professional croquet set along once again, which will be set up on the green in front of the Schuman House.

In short, please bring:
– your own food (a.o. grillable)
– your own drinks.
– environmentally friendly crockery and cutlery (no disposable plastics please)
– cricket whites and if you have them.
Provided are:
– A BBQ Grill
– A Big bowl of Pimms, water.
– Cricket bats, pads, and a well-maintained oval.
– Croquet mallets, hoops, and balls.